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Tuesday, January, 27, 2015

9:30-11:30 AM
Wilderness Search and Rescue in Linn County

By Joe Larsen & Ed Bullard

1:30-3:30 PM
From Anticommunism to Globalization: The U.S. in Central America

By David Bernell

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No Class Today

Thursday, January 29, 2015

9:30-11:30 AM
Family Trees and Family Stories: An Introduction to Genealogical Research

By Lois Courtney

1:30-3:30 PM
Good Science, Pseudoscience, Sloppy Science

By Sharyn Clough

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ALL News

Registration Form Correction

The class Massive Open Online Courses scheduled for March 10 was mistakenly noted to be on Thursday on both copies of the Class Selection Worksheet. The class is indeed on March 10; but that is in fact a Tuesday.

ALL Socials Calendar

  • Thursday, February 12, 11:30 AM
  • Thursday, January 5, 3:30 PM
Socials are held in the Fireplace Room.

Committee Meeting Calendar

  • January 26, 2015, 1:30-3:30 PM-
    Curriculum Committee Meeting Spring Planning #3,
    David Eiseman, Chair.
Committee meetings are held in the UCC library unless otherwise noted.

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ALL Class Notes

A Classless Society

Paul deLespinasse, presenter of "Neither Groucho Nor Karl: A Classless Society for the Country Club Set", on Thursday, February 19, has written a book that is available for Kindle or Kindle App. The hard copy is not due to be released until May. "The Metaconstitutional Manifesto: A Bourgeois Vision of the Classless Society" may be purchased from

Residential Environmental Health Issues

Diane Rohlman has shared her powerpoint presentation from her November 20 class.

I'm a Doctor

Chin Le has provided the article and graph that shows a relationship between Nobel recipients and chocolate consumption. This was presented at his class, "Trust Me, I'm a Doctor!-Oh Yeah on November 18."

Ocean Observatories

Bob Collier has provided several links related to his November 13 class:

Native Art and Artists

Bill Siebler has provided links to the many videos and websites that he showed during his presentation on Tuesday, November 11.

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.

Gala Dinner Recipes

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