January 21, 2018

EEE fall semester to begin

Education Enrichment for Everyone (EEE) will begin its fall series of programs on Friday, Sept. 11.

EEE is a lifelong learning organization presenting 12 weeks of programs each fall and spring, run by volunteers and supported by dues. Membership also entitles you to attend programs at eight OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes) sites throughout Vermont and gives you the discounted member rate for OLLI at UVM programs.

The series is held at the Faith United Methodist Church, located in South Burlington. Each lecture starts at 2 p.m. and lasts one hour. There will be coffee and refreshments between 1:15 and 1:45 p.m. the first session of each month.

Participants can join EEE for $50 for the fall semester and $90 for both the fall and spring semesters, or pay $5 for each lecture at the door.

Lectures include:

Friday, Sept. 11: “The Russian Point of View on the Ukrainian Crisis,” Denise Youngblood, professor of history, University of Vermont

Friday, Sept. 18: “Amelia Earhart,” Nancy Nahra, Champlain College

Monday, Sept. 21: “On Burgoyne’s Trail to Saratoga,” Willard Sterne Randall, Champlain College

Friday, Sept. 25: “Klezmer Music,” Robert Resnik, Vermont musician

Monday, Sept. 28: “Opera for Everyone,” Toni Hill

Friday, Oct. 2: “Ukraine Update: People, Places, Politics,” Jennifer Dickinson, associate professor of anthropology, University of Vermont

Monday, Oct. 5: “Theater as Moral Education: Directing Romeo and Juliet in Rwanda,” Andrew Garrod, Emeritus professor of education, Dartmouth College

Friday, Oct. 9: “Cultural Transformations in Post-Soviet Cuba: Past, Present, and Future,” Benjamin Eastman, assistant professor of anthropology, University of Vermont

Monday, Oct. 12: “Historic Preservation: A Strategy for Sustainability in Cuba” Thomas Visser, Director of Historic Preservation Program, Associate Professor of History, University of Vermont

Friday, Oct. 16: “Climate Change in New England: What’s Happening and What Should We Expect?” Erich Osterberg, assistant professor of earth sciences, Dartmouth College

Monday, Oct. 19: “War on the Home Front: Shelburne Museum’s Colchester Circus Posters,” Kory Rogers, curator of design arts, Shelburne Museum

Friday, Oct. 23: “The Life and Times of Today’s Veterinarian: We Can’t All Be James Herriot,” Millie Armstrong, president, Vermont Veterinary Medical Association

Monday, Oct. 26: “The Green Mountain Care Board: Health Care Regulation and Reform in Vermont,” Al Gobeille, Chair, Green Mountain Care Board

Friday, Oct. 30: “Rich and Tasty Furniture: Craftsmanship and Culture in Early Vermont,” Philip Zea, president, Historic Deerfield; co-curator of Shelburne Museum exhibition on Vermont furniture to 1850

Monday, Nov. 2: Update from the Vermont Legislature,” Shap Smith, Speaker of the Vermont House of Representatives

Friday, Nov. 6: “The State of Education in Vermont,” Secretary Rebecca Holcombe, Vermont Agency of Education

Monday, Nov. 9: “History and Architecture of Burlington’s Hill Section,” Britta Tonn, architectural historian

Friday, Nov. 13: “A War in Harmony: Prokofiev’s 7th Piano Sonata and the Battle of Stalingrad,” James Stewart, Vermont Public Radio Classical host

Monday, Nov. 16: “Our Neighbors to the North: History, Politics and Culture in Québec,” Marc Boucher, Québec Ministry of International Relations, retired

Friday, Nov. 20: “Forecast Scapes: Predicting Light and Sky Conditions for Landscape Photography,” Lawrence Hayes, Meteorologist, Fairbanks Museum and Vermont Public Radio’s “Eye on the Sky”

Monday, Nov. 23: “On His Own Resources: The Indomitable Will of Alexander Twilight, Middlebury College, Class of 1823,” William Hart, associate professor of history, Middlebury College

Monday, Nov. 30: Next Steps in Protecting Lake Champlain,” Brian Shupe, executive director, Vermont Natural Resources Council

Friday, Dec. 4: Winter luncheon and lecture by Charlotte Mehrtens, professor of geology

For more information, call 864-3516.

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