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ALL WEEK

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

9:30-11:30 AM
Trust Me, I'm a Doctor ! - Oh Yeah.

By Chinh Le

1:30-3:30 PM
Loving What Is

By Christine Thomas

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

9:30-11:30 AM
Woodrow Wilson and World War I

By Cliff Trow

5:00-8:30 PM
Russian Gala Dinner

At the OSU Alumni Center.
Reservations are closed! We're sorry; but due to our contract with the caterer, no new reservations, dietary changes or refunds are allowed as it is past the deadline.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

9:30-11:30 AM
Residential Environmental Health Issues & Risk Reduction Strategies

By Diana Rohlman

1:30-3:30 PM
Russian Political Culture: The Long-term Past in the Immediate Present

By Alan Kimball

3:30-4:30 PM
Member Social

In the Fireplace Room!



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ALL News

Winter is Coming

Members should receive a printed winter term catalog by USPS sometime during the last two weeks of November. A pdf version will be available on this site.

ALL Socials Calendar

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

Committee Meeting Calendar

  • Monday, November 17, 1:30-3:30 PM--Board of Directors, Margaret Dutton, Chairperson

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

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.

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): http://english.kfps.nl/
US breeders: http://www.friesianhorsesociety.com

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 http://www.portlanddutch.com/ And finally, for those requesting the web address of the Holland vs the Netherlands clip, it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eE_IUPInEuc

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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