At the 终身学习学院 at Immaculata大学 (LLI at IU), individuals over 50 in the southeast Pennsylvania region can continue to cultivate their knowledge, 结识志同道合的人, and stay active both mentally and physically.
The LLI volunteer advisory board is offering courses to individuals interested in participating. To request information please email NeverStopLearning00@gmail.com.
Immaculata Wednesday noontime lecture series lineup is below. This series is free to the general public and will not requiring any pre-registration. 尽情享受吧! All lecturers are held in Alumnae Hall at 中午12点.
- The 《PT老虎机》 may be the best-known ship of all time. It hit an iceberg on its maiden voyage, sinking in less than three hours with a loss of almost 1,500人, 妇女和儿童. 这是怎么发生的? 谁灭亡? 幸存者怎么了? This lecture will address all these questions and more!
- Recording the American Songbook: The Ella Fitzgerald Songbook Albums
- By the mid-1950s Ella Fitzgerald was an established jazz and pop vocalist enjoying enormous commercial success. Ella’s long-time manager and influential jazz impresario Norman Granz had a plan, 然而, to elevate her recorded output to a new higher artistic level. Under the auspices of his newly formed Verve record label, Granz produced a series of albums featuring the unique vocal stylings of Ella Fitzgerald performing definitive renditions of classic standards by the greatest of American Songbook songwriters. The eight albums that make up the Ella Fitzgerald Songbooks have achieved legendary status among pop music historians. In this presentation we’ll explore the details behind the individual recordings and listen to selections by the great lady herself. Hopefully you’ll come away understanding why Ella’s Songbooks are considered an essential addition to any serious collection of jazz vocal albums.
- Conspiracy and Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
- The presentation will cover the conspiracy that led up to this tragic and world changing event. The murder of Lincoln set the country into turmoil that will have far reaching effects still felt today.
- An explanation of the various forms of constitutional interpretation employed by the Supreme Court, the paradigms involved in the process (Judicial Restraint v Activism for example), the few checks and balances on the court and the political implications of court actions and the malleable nature of the Constitution which allows for vastly divergent interpretations.
- The Astronomy of Zodiac Signs and Why You Are More than Your Sun Sign
- 许多理性, educated people deride astrology without understanding even the basic principles and techniques on which it is based. I’ll address two big issues in this lecture by first explaining how the Zodiac is a seasonally-based division of the Ecliptic rather than a misinformed association with constellations. I’ll follow that by showing how one can project the positions of all objects in the solar system onto the Ecliptic, thereby giving them a place with the Sun in a chart and a symbolic meaning in the interpretation of a person’s life and personality.
- Any film of unique and significant value will raise philosophical questions and examining these issues will contribute to understanding the work.
- 10 Tips to getting ready for market before you are ready to sell your house
- This lecture will cover the famous winter of 1777-1778 when the Continental Army encamped at Valley Forge, 乔治·华盛顿的领导, the hardships endured by his men and how Valley Forge marked a turning point in the war. Students will learn some little-known facts about that winter, and some popular misconceptions about Valley Forge will be corrected
- 用玛格丽特·杜鲁门的话来说, “the women who occupy the White House with their husbands are a varied, 有趣的, 通常是谜一样的群体. Amid constant comment and relentless glare of the media and public, the first lady’s role has been interpreted colorfully and widely throughout our history.” Join us as we discover what part these women played in the formation of our government, 影响政治决策, and in the formation of social and cultural ideas.
- From an early childhood fascination with airplanes, Jim’s interests led him to study aeronautical engineering in college. This enabled him to find employment in various aerospace industries located in Maryland, 加州, 新泽西, 和宾夕法尼亚州. This talk will describe a few personal experiences involving toys, 模型飞机, 导弹, 火箭, 卫星轨道, 也许还会学一点天文学. All were part of Jim’s lifelong learning.