• Senior College Spring Series Begins March 16

    Jan 27, 2021 by Senior College   Updated: 04/26/21

    From the safety of your home, we can still join in learning about our world.  Senior College faculty are ready to offer their lectures via Zoom. 

    College-level scholars from around Minnesota will provide provocative lectures on a variety of topics – from history, economics and political science to music, philosophy, biology and astronomy (see this season’s line-up below). 

    The Spring 2021 Season begins Tuesday, March 16 and continues Tuesdays and Thursdays through April 29. All lectures will be held live on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm.

    Once registered, you will receive a link to join the program. With a single click, you are joining the group. You can safely connect from ANY device with internet access that has audio – computer, laptop, iPad, or phone. 

    Admission for the lecture series is by season membership only.  A single registration fee of $99 covers all 14 lectures.  Registration is required. For more information or to register, please contact the Customized Training Center at 762-4510 or 888-234-1313 or register using the link below:

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    Senior College Spring 2021 Lectures

    • The Imperial Presidency Revisited | David Schultz, Political Science and Legal Studies, Hamline University
    • New and Pending Free Speech Cases | Heidi Kitrosser, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School

    • Minnesota Resources Commission:  What it is and Why it Matters | Louis Johnston, Economics, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University

    • Studying the Beginning of the Universe from the Bottom of the World | Clem Pyrke, Minnesota Institute for Astrophysics, University of Minnesota

    • Sustainable Solutions for Our Plastic Planet Predicament | Marc Hillmyer, Chemistry/College of Science and Engineering, University of Minnesota

    • Earth Day +50: The Legacy of the 1960s-1970s American Environmental Movement | Derek Larson, History/Environmental Studies, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University

    • Media Ownership and You | Christopher Terry, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Minnesota

    • The Impact of the Election and the Pandemic on US Foreign Policy | Tom Hanson, Diplomat in Residence, University of Minnesota Duluth

    • A New Moral Rubicon?  Autonomous Weapons and Just War | Noreen Herzfeld, Science and Religion, St. John’s University and the College of St. Benedict

    • Consciousness and the Natural World | Joy Laine, Philosophy, Macalester College

    • Biological Curiosities Explained | Van Gooch, Biology, University of Minnesota Morris

    • The Preludes and Fugues of J. S. Bach | Mark Mazullo, Music, Macalester College

    • The Playful Side of Engineering | AnnMarie Thomas, Engineering/Entrepreneurship, University of St. Thomas

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    Lectures will be held via Zoom. With a single click, students can join the group from ANY device with internet access that has audio – computer, laptop, tablet, or phone. A trial run will be offered before the season begins to assure students are set up and acquainted with Zoom and participant controls. 

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