Lamoille Valley Lecture Series

Fall 2015

All lectures: Wednesday 1:30 in the afternoon – sharp
$5.00 admission per lecture or $30.00 for the 9-lecture series
Location: Town and Country Resort, 876 Mountain Rd, Stowe.

If there is to be a cancellation due to weather, listen to WDEV 550 AM or WLVB 93.9 FM or call Town and Country Resort: 253-7595


September 9 
Changing US-Cuban Relations and Their Consequences Across The Americas
UVM Political Science Professor Caroline Beer, a specialist in comparative and Latin American politics will remark on the renewal of our diplomatic relationship with Cuba and the impact it will have on Cuba, the Cuban American community and the rest of Latin America.


September 16
My Life As An Artist
Janet Mckenzie, an artist internationally known for her distinctive iconography of secular and sacred subjects, will explore Jesus of the People, which was revealed on the Today Show and generated worldwide interest and discussion as it included two groups traditionally left out of iconic imagery of Jesus – people of color and women.


September 23
No OLLI presentation


September 30
Vermont Wild – Adventures Of Game Warden Eric Nuse
Eric Nuse, of Johnson, retired Vermont game warden, will recount his adventures and misadventures from 20 years in the Vermont woods, from his book Vermont Wild, Volume I.


October 7
Readings From Headwaters
Ellen Bryant Voigt, former Vermont Poet Laureate, will read poems from her most recently published book.  For those who enjoy poetry, those who think they don’t especially like poetry, or wonder what makes something a poem (especially if it does not rhyme).


October 14
One Of The Oldest Reefs: Right Here In Vermont
Linda Fitch, Founder and President of the Isle LaMotte Preservation Trust, will discuss the origins and preservation of the 480 million year old Chazy Reef on Isle LaMotte, Vermont.


October 21
Life In A Jar: The Irena Sendler Project
Dr. Jack Mayer MD, MPH will present the account of how Irena Sendler, a Polish plumber, rescued 2,500 children from the Warsaw ghetto. This lecture will be held at the Jewish Community Of Greater Stowe (JCOGS), 1189 Cape Cod Road, Stowe.


October 28
The Presidential Election Of 2016: A Preview 
Eric L. Davis, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Middlebury College, a frequent commentator on Vermont Public Radio and other local stations, will first discuss the historical, political, and economic context for the 2016 presidential election and then move on to a consideration of the major candidates, their strengths and weaknesses and prospects for winning the nomination and the general election.


November 4
Intelligence In Flux: Human Source Intelligence In An Era Of Technology
David P. Hunt, a retired CIA operations officer with 32 years experience, will draw vignettes from six field tours to illustrate the types of cases which routinely occurred during the Cold War, as well as the situation today of a profession in flux as technology and cyber capabilities interact.


November 11
Wellness And Alternative Medicine
JSC Professor Susan Green will explore the surprising history of Conventional (Allopathic) and Unconventional (Alternative) medicine. She will include a meditation/visualization exercise to experience what medicine was like in 360 B.C.E. with the father of medicine, Dr. Hippocrates.


Membership Information

Membership in your local OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) entitles you to attend programs at any of the other 7 OLLI sites throughout Vermont, as well as EEE-Burlington (Elder Education Enrichment). Your active OLLI membership also entitles you to the discounted member rate for the OLLI programs on the UVM campus. Simply present your membership card during the corresponding semester.

Payment of membership dues entitles subscribers to attend all sessions of the series. Membership dues for the session series are $30.00 or $5.00 for a single session.

To download your membership form click here.

Send your membership form and dues to:

UVM OLLI Registration Office
322 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05401

Make checks payable to The University of Vermont.

For more information call 802-888-2190 or contact a steering committee member:

  • Millie Marron, Chairperson, 253-9011
  • Kay Stephenson, Co-chairperson, 888-5386
  • Ruth Hamilton, Co-chairperson, 253-4654
  • Daniel Noyes, Planning/Publicity
  • Nancy Tingle, Treasurer
  • Lynn Baumrind, Planning
  • Jan Kilburn
  • Dick Johannesen
  • Diane Erwin
  • Ann Spearing

For a complete listing of all programs, see our listing in a pdf format.

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