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Using MCLL’s AV Equipment

16 Jan 201510:00
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Using MCLL’s AV Equipment Presenter: Ana Milic Increase your comfort level using the audio-visual equipment at MCLL. We’ll show you how to log in, browse the Internet, start PowerPoint presentations, use remote presenters and document readers and switch from one device to the other. We’ll spend 20 minutes in each classroom, followed by one hour of supervised hands-on practice.

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

Lies We Are Told About Getting Old

16 Jan 201513:00
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Lies We Are Told About Getting Old Presenter: Sheila Whitzman This lecture is based on an op-ed piece I wrote for The Gazette in August 2014, which attracted a lot of attention. Most people thought the ideas were “bang on.” I will also cover the book Parenting your Parents.

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

The Ancient Art of Felting

23 Jan 201510:00
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The Ancient Art of FeltingPresenter: Marilyn Campbell

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

Advertising: Pluses and Minuses

23 Jan 201510:00
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Advertising: Pluses and MinusesPresenter: Dennis Creamer The evolution of advertising: from its origin in the newspapers of the 1800s to the Internet. How has advertising come to rule our world in so many ways? Who actually likes seeing or hearing some marketing material, never mind all the junk mail and stuff inserted inside your newspaper?

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

The Aga Khan Museum

23 Jan 201513:00
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The Aga Khan Museum

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

“I, Too, Dislike It”

30 Jan 201510:00
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“I, Too, Dislike It” A poetry reading, with commentary, offers examples of poems about poetry that range from serious and thoughtful to satiric and playful. Among the poets included are Marianne Moore (who provided the lecture’s title), P. K. Page, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Dylan Thomas, Billy Collins and Leonard Cohen.

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

Economic Myths (or Confusions)

30 Jan 201510:00
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Economic Myths (or Confusions)

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

Brainy Bar I

30 Jan 201513:00
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Brainy Bar I

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

Jean Dallaire: Talented, Paradoxical and Underappreciated

30 Jan 201513:00
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Jean Dallaire: Talented, Paradoxical and UnderappreciatedPresenter: Chantal Tittley View some of the greatest works produced by one of Quebec’s finest artists and find out a host of little-known facts about the personal and professional life of this complex man, full of paradoxes.

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

Modern Weather Prediction

06 Feb 201510:00
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Modern Weather Prediction Presenter: Richard Jones Weather forecasting has evolved from a rather arcane science to one at the forefront of technology – using the Internet, satellites and super computers. At the core are atmospheric simulation models that forecast weather from the very short range to decades into the future.

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

Falling in Love with the East

06 Feb 201510:00
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Falling in Love with the East Presenter: Gerry Roy Discover the story of Gertrude Bell, the British traveler who became entangled in Middle-East affairs and was instrumental in establishing the borders of Iraq, the consequences of which are felt to this day

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

From Angst to Fulfillment

06 Feb 201513:00
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From Angst to Fulfillment Presenter: Lewis Cattarini Does consciousness always condemn us to a sense of absurdity? On the contrary, this lecture will offer a positive interpretation of existentialism in response to Sartre’s concept of freedom.

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:Before and After

06 Feb 201513:00
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Hong Kong Special Administrative Region:Before and After Presenter: Paul Kuai-Yu Leong On July 1, 1997, Hong Kong became China’s first member of the SARs (Special Administrative Region system – NOT Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome!). Discussion on what happened before and after that date is welcome. So KEEP CALM and Carry On!

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

Brainy Bar II

09 Feb 201513:00
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Brainy Bar IIWorkshop leaders: IELC Students

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL

Rubinstein Remembered

13 Feb 201510:00
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Rubinstein Remembered Presenter: Morty Ellis A film documentary on the life and times of the famed pianist Arthur Rubinstein, which includes footage of him playing some well-known pieces from the repertoire.

Classified as : External, Students, MCLL
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