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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

9:30-11:30 AM

(Putin and the "Eurasian Union" By Diane Farrell has been rescheduled to November 5, 9:30-11:30 AM)

1:30-3:30 PM
The Importance of Art in Our Lives: The Role of The Arts Center

By Hester Coucke

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

9:30-11:30 AM
Sustainable Landscaping: A Visionary Look at the Future of Gardens

By Owen Dell

Thursday, October 23, 2014

9:30-11:30 AM
How Did We Get Here? Clues from the Solar System

By Scott Fisher

11:30 AM
Member Social in the Fireplace Room

1:30-3:30 PM
Ballot Measures---Let the Voters Decide

By League of Women Voters

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ALL News

Gala Russian Dinner

For those of you who have not decided whether or not to attend the Gala Russian Dinner on November 19, there is still time to do so. Simply send in your check for $23.50 per dinner, and please note whether you are having the Braised Beef or the Pirozhki (vegetarian) entree, as well as your name(s). See your schedule of classes for the complete description. Please also note if you have special dietary requirements, the caterers can meet your special dietary needs if you give them fair warning-- but not if they find out the night of the dinner. The deadline for signing up and for communicating special dietary needs for this dinner is Wednesday, November 12 at 5 PM. ALL's mailing address is PO Box 923, Corvallis, OR, 97339.

Social Calendar

  • Thursday Oct 23, 11:30 AM
  • Thursday Nov 20 3:30 PM
  • Thursday Dec 4 11:30 AM
Socials are held in the Fireplace Room

Committee Meeting Calendar

  • Monday, October 20: 1:30-3:30 PM - Board of Directors - Chairperson of the Board Margaret Dutton
  • Monday, October 27: 1:30-3:30 PM - Curriculum Committee, Third Planning Meeting for Winter Term. Class forms are due. - Chair David Eiseman
  • Wednesday, October 29: 1:30-3:30 PM - Transition Team and Review Subcommittee - Chair John Ringle

Organization Changes

An announcement from Margret Dutton, Chair, ALL Advisory Council: For the past several years, ALL has been a program of the Oregon State University Alumni Association. There will be a change as of July 1, 2014 when ALL will become a separate organization and will then apply for its own 501 C3 non-profit status. We have had discussions with OSU's Division of University Relations and Marketing and will establish a relationship with them as a sponsoring partner of ALL, thereby maintaining a solid connection with the University. Ongoing support from the Alumni Association will continue also. Although this is a change, we want to assure our members that it will not have any practical effect on our operations. We have always been a self-funded, peer-led organization and will continue to offer the excellent schedule of ALL classes. go to top of page

ALL Class Notes

Lies, Damn Lies and Statistics

Jonathan Kaplan has provided references and resources related to his class on Thursday, October 16.

Why War?

Paul Kopperman, guest speaker at the Wednesday, October 8 class, Why War? Part I: The Causes of Interstate War, has provideded his notes and the following book recommendations:

  • "The Origin and Prevention of Major Wars", edited by Robert Rotberg and Theodore K. Rabb which illustrates how different disciplines, as well as different scholars, regard the issue of what causes war. This is required reading in his college class.
  • "Ways of War and Peace", by Michael W. Doyle, discusses the classical writers (e.g. Hobbes, de Tocqueville, and Marx) whose writings helped to shape the views of the Realist, Liberal, and Socialist perspectives on the causes of war.

3D Printing

Dr. Will Dillon, our speaker from Tuesday, May 6 has posted a blog about his well attended class on 3D Printing. Click Here to go to his page which lists links and videos related to 3D videos and to some of the questions raised during Q & A at his class.

A Touch of Dutch Culture

Presenter and Dutch Native, Sander Hoekstra sent further information after his class on Thursday, April 17.

Friesian Horse:

  • Population ~ 70,000
  • Many of the horses reside outside of the Netherlands.
  • There are a lot of breeders in and outside The Netherlands.
More info: Dutch site (in English):
US breeders:

Sander notes that he will have to ask people in the Netherlands about the influence of Spain on Dutch culture. He cannot find anything when he googles this, so it must have been small. However, the influence of Napoleon was big, e.g. he introduced the metric system and laws. Sander also recommended the PORTLAND DUTCH KONINGSDAG 2014 which is Sunday, April 27 from 3:30-6:30 pm in Portland, Oregon. The link to that information is And finally, for those requesting the web address of the Holland vs the Netherlands clip, it is

One Writer's Story

Susan Jackson Rodgers graciously has shared her slides and notes with us. To see Susan's notes, after opening the file with Adobe Reader, click on "Comment" in the upper right hand corner of your Adobe Reader. Her notes will show up as annotations on the side.

Gala Dinner Recipes

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