UVM Continuing and Distance Education Lamoille Valley Lecture Series - UVM Continuing and Distance Education

Lamoille Valley Lecture Series

Fall 2018


All lectures:
Wednesdays 1:30 pm – sharp
$5.00 admission per lecture or $30.00 for the 9-lecture series
 
Location:
The Commodores Inn
823 So. Main St., Rt. 100
Stowe, VT
802-253-7131

If there is to be a cancellation due to weather, listen to WDEV 550 AM or WLVB 93.9 FM or call The Commodores Inn: 802-253-7131
 
September 5
THE MID-TERM ELECTIONS: WILL THEY MAKE ANY DIFFERENCE?
At this unusual time in America’s political history, Jim Douglas, former Vermont Governor, will offer his observations on the first half of the presidential term and on what the outlook is for the next two years. He will also weigh in on how Vermont is faring these days. This lecture is co-sponsored with the Lanpher Memorial Library, Hyde Park.
 


September 12
DEMOCRACY IN IRAN: WHY IT FAILED AND HOW IT MIGHT SUCCEED
Misagh Parsa is a Professor of Sociology and Asian Studies at Dartmouth College. He will discuss the causes of the 1979 Iranian Revolution and its social, economic and political outcomes. He will also analyze the ongoing challenges against the Islamic regime as well as suggest the likely path for Iran’s democratization.
 


September 19
NO LECTURE IN OBSERVANCE OF YOM KIPPUR
 


September 26
THE VERMONT GOLD RUSH OF 1855
Randy Archer will share his knowledge, pictures and artifacts of gold and gold mining history. He will provide a history of Vermont’s search for gold, including the participation of Vermonters in the California Gold Rush of 1849, as well as how these events led to our own Vermont Gold Rush of 1855. His talk will include some of the local history of gold prospecting in Stowe, Vermont. This lecture is co-sponsored with the Stowe Historical Society.
 


October 3
BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE
Linda Bryant is a tutor who through her own business has helped seniors understand how important and how wonderful technology is. She demonstrates how technology will allow seniors to be closer to younger generations. This lecture, sponsored by the Stowe Free Library, is free of charge, and is made possible by a grant from the Copley Fund.
 


October 10
THE AUDACITY OF MIGRATION: PERSPECTIVES OF THE BLACKPOLL WARBLER, THE MONARCH BUTTERFLY AND THE WANDERING GLIDER DRAGONFLY
Writer and Field Naturalist Bryan Pfeiffer will reveal the secrets and new science of the migratory movements of the Blackpoll Warbler, the Monarch Butterfly and the Wandering Glider Dragonfly. With his images, stories and humor, you will discover what new and innovative research tells us about how animals move to survive.
 


October 17
MORE FUN, LESS FEAR: MANAGING STAGE FRIGHT
Jackson Kytle, a retired college leader at Goddard College, Norwich University, and The New School, will discuss how performing in public can be frightening whether it is the yips in golf or trembling hands during a piano recital. He will also explore how performance anxiety can be managed to open room for positive emotions and gratifying experience.
 


October 24
CURRENT DEBATES IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND HEALTH POLICY
Dr. Jan Carney, Professor of Medicine, Associate Dean for Public Health at UVM’s Larner College of Medicine, will discuss current debates in public health (Could sitting too much really kill us? Are e-cigarettes just as bad as tobacco, or an aid to quit smoking?). She will discuss how controversy can be both a helpful tool to raise public awareness and a hindrance for progress in health policy. Learn how and why politics, money and scientific debate fuel these spirited disputes.
 


October 31
IS STOWE VERMONT HAUNTED?
Shawn Woods, local story teller, guide and owner of Stowe At Night Lantern Tours, will spin some tales of the resident ghosts of Stowe. Are these merely things we don’t understand or does Stowe really have ghosts? Bring your best ghost story to share.
 


November 7
MUSIC FROM VERMONT SONGWRITERS
Robert Resnik of Vermont Public Radio and Marty Morrissey, musician and folklorist, will combine their musical talents to present this program. The gentlemen, both former members of the Highland Weavers, are talented players of over thirty musical instruments between them. They will play some of their favorites and most popular Vermont, Irish and Scottish music.
 


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.

For membership, complete the form on the site brochure or click on this membership form. Mail your completed form with your payment to:

UVM OLLI Registration Office
460 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, – Chair
  • Kay Stephenson & Ruth Hamilton – Co-Chairs
  • Nancy Tingle – Treasurer
  • Lynn Baumrind
  • Dick Johannesen
  • Dan Noyes
  • Bill Robinson
  • Ann Spearing
  • Pat Von Trapp
  • Duncan Tingle

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


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