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.
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.
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?
“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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.