• Senior College begins September 14

    Jul 12, 2021 by Senior College   Updated: 09/16/21

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

    The Fall 2021 Season begins Tuesday, September 14 and continues Tuesdays and Thursdays through October 28. All lectures will be held live via Zoom on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 3:15-4:45pm.

    Once registered, a link provides access 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 smartphone. 

    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 Fall 2021 Lectures

    • White Supremacist Strategies: New Ideas Old Expressions - Lisa Waldner, Sociology, University of St. Thomas

    • Persistence and Change in Criminal Records, Voting, and Disenfranchisement - Chris Uggen, Sociology, Law and Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

    • 163 Years of Power, People, and Partisanship:  A Short History of Minnesota Redistricting - David Schultz, Political Science and Legal Studies, Hamline University

    • Dynamic or Dysfunctional: The US Congress in an Era of Hyper-Polarization - Roger Rose, Political Science, University of Minnesota Morris

    • Zoos: A History in Wildlife Conservation - Kathy Diekman, Science/Math, North Dakota State University/Chahinkapa Zoo

    • Minnesota and the Packaged Food Revolution - Louis Johnston, Economics, College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University

    • Do We Have Dinosaurs Living Amongst Us, Which Some Would Call Birds? - Van Gooch, Biology, University of Minnesota Morris

    • Under the Knife: Aztec Religion and Human Sacrifice Reimagined - Brian Larkin, History, College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University

    • Reinventing Globalization and World Order?  Global Challenges in the Wake of COVID - Tom Hanson, Diplomat in Residence, University of Minnesota Duluth

    • Local Implications of Global Population Trends: Migration and Urbanization in Mongolia - Holly Barcus, Geography, Macalester College

    • Harnessing the Immune System to Fight Cancer - Rachel Johnson, Biology, University of Minnesota Morris

    • Do We Have Dinosaurs Living Amongst Us, Which Some Would Call Birds? - Van Gooch, Biology, University of Minnesota Morris

    • Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsberg - Tim Johnson, Political Science/Law School, University of Minnesota

    • Climate Impacts and Action in Minnesota - Heidi Roop, Climate Science, University of Minnesota and Minnesota’s Climate Change Extension Specialist

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Fall 2021 Season Notes:

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Senior College | Redrawing the political map in the 21st century | Minnesota Lawyer Download Senior College | Redrawing the political map in the 21st century | Minnesota Lawyer Document pdf
Senior College | 163 years of power, people and partisanship | Minnesota Lawyer Download Senior College | 163 years of power, people and partisanship | Minnesota Lawyer Document pdf

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