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2011 A.L.L. Spring Schedule of Speakers Features SUNY Empire State College Faculty and Staff

By Marcia Greenson

January 25, 2011

A.L.L logoThe Academy for Lifelong Learning at Saratoga Springs is offering an eight-week spring speaker series featuring faculty and staff from the SUNY Empire State College community. The schedule begins April 4, 2011 and registration is being accepted now.

Topics and speakers include: “Women Shaping Global Gender Policy, Across the 20th Century,” Karen Garner; “Poetry in Translation,” Marilyn McCabe; “From the Desert to the Arctic: Travels in Jordan and Iceland,” Deb Smith and John DeLuca; “Dream Life of Indigenous People,” Nancy Heinz-Yerka; “Are John Dewey’s Ideas Relevant for Adult Learners?” Xenia Coulter and Alan Mandell; “Samurai and Geisha: Icons from Japan’s Fabled Past,” Anne Cobb; “Energy Challenges in the 21st Century,” Phillip Ortiz; and “Healthy Soil for Healthy Plants,” Sadie Ross.

A.L.L. is sponsored by the college and affiliated with the Elderhostel Institute Network. It offers noncredit academic study groups for older learners each spring and fall, as well as social programming. For information about dates, times and locations, a brochure or membership application, visit www.esc.edu/ALL or call 518-587-2100, ext. 2415.