Newport/Derby/Stanstead Lecture Series

Fall 2015

Lectures are scheduled for Wednesdays beginning promptly at 1:00 p.m. Lectures will be in the Conference Room at the Hebard State Office Building 2nd Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, VT. Site is handicap accessible with ample parking.

GMP – Energy Company of the Future

Dorothy Schnure
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 at 1 PM
Hebard State Office Building-2nd Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, Vermont

Ms. Schnure will speak about Green Mountain Power’s innovative work to become the Energy Company of the Future, transforming the way electricity is delivered to customers – moving towards a greener and more reliable energy future.


Making Music with Handbells

Phil Brown
Wednesday, September 30, 2015, at 1 PM
Hebard State Office Building-2nd Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, Vermont

Phil Brown, VT/NH handbell consultant for Malmark BellCraftsmen, will lead a demonstration and discussion with hands-on experience in making music with handbells. Part history, part physics, part music theory and appreciation, the presentation will include video performances and opportunity for participants to make music themselves.


The Fascinating World of Bats

Barry Genzlinger
Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 1 PM
Hebard State Office Building-2nd Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, Vermont

Barry Genzlinger is a licensed bat rehabilitator for the State of Vermont. In the past 3 years he has rescued, cared for and released over 50 bats. He has a ten question quiz about bats, to which everyone should know the answers, but he wants to be sure. His review of the ten answers will introduce you to the fascinating world of bats, their amazing abilities, the dangers bats now face, and the consequences that declining bat populations have for humans.


Henry Rousseau: An Early Modernist

Andrea Fairchild
Wednesday, October 14, 2015, at 1 PM
Hebard State Office Building-2nd Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, Vermont

Picasso and his artist friends were quite fond of Père Rousseau even though he was a much older artist. They feted him with a magnificent feast which is well known in the annals of art history. But who was Henri Rousseau and what did modern artists value about his art? Why is he still considered a great artist today?


Block Prints: One Artist’s Approach

Jeff Gold
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, at 1 PM
Hebard State Office Building-2nd Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, Vermont

Jeff Gold has been involved with art in various forms all his life. He started doing block prints of the Northeast Kingdom in 2000. He will trace the history of block printing from ancient China though Europe in the 20th Century. The second part of the talk will discuss the methods and materials used in creating his own block prints.


Intra-Familial Marriage in 19th century Vermonters

Allan Rice Yale Jr.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at 1 PM
Hebard State Office Building-2nd Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, Vermont

A by-product of several unrelated research projects was the discovery that nineteenth century Vermonters often chose as spouses someone to whom they were already related. It happened in a farm family in Essex, a quarry owner’s family in Derby, and in the leading families of St. Johnsbury. Nephew married aunt, cousin married cousin, and niece married uncle. Were these coincident aberrations, or was interfamilial marriage common and acceptable? When did intra-marriage cross the line into a forbidden relationship?


Update on Vermont’s 1970s project

Jackie Calder and Amanda Gustin
Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at 1 PM
Hebard State Office Building-2nd Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, Vermont
 

Jackie and Amanda will provide an update on the progress of the project documenting Vermont’s 1970s counterculture (Hippies), and its influence on Vermont. After one year of work on the two year project they will discuss their current research findings and the wide ranging impact the counterculture had on the state.


Great “Unfinished” Masterpieces

Professor William W. Cotte
Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 1 PM
Hebard State Office Building-2nd Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, Vermont

and

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 1 PM
Hebard State Office Building-2nd Floor, 100 Main Street in Newport, Vermont

Some of the truly great composers have left us with a mysterious legacy of unfinished master pieces – many of which are among the most beloved in their now standard repertoire. Over two weeks, come and explore in sight and sound, many of those
“unfinished” masterworks!

 


Membership Information

Membership dues will support the development of the Institute’s future programs, which are shaped by the interests of our members. Payment of membership dues entitles subscribers to attend all 10 sessions in Newport as well as at the seven other Osher sites in Vermont during the Spring 2015 semester. Your active membership also entitles you to the discounted member rate for the new OLLI program on the UVM campus. Complete the membership form and send with your check for $40 USD (individual) or $70 USD (couple). Any two people who sign up for the semester as a team are considered a couple. Non-members may attend individual sessions for $5 per session.

To download the membership form click here.

Please make check payable to “The University of Vermont” and mail to:

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

CONTACT MEMBERS (for information on the Osher Institute or the upcoming semesters lectures.)

John Logan 819-876-5026
Ann Montgomery 819-876-7837
Marvelene & Keith Richards 802-334-1254
Christine Gautier 819-843-4292
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Annemarie Schadinger 802-334-0544
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Become a member today!

Membership in the Newport Osher Lifelong Learning Institute entitles members to attend programs in other Osher Institutes established in seven other locations 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 on UVM campus programs. Simply present your membership card during the corresponding semester.

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  • Community National Bank
  • CCV – Newport
  • Goodrich Memorial Library
  • Green Mountain Coffee
  • Newport Natural Market & Cafe
  • NEK-TV
  • Passumpsic Savings Bank
  • Vista

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