Thursday, December 1st
How to Listen to and Understand Great Music – Prof. Robert Greenberg, Video Lecturer – Lecture 4. Introduction to the Renaissance [Grant Hagestedt], Ford Hall, Room 122
This lecture examines the impact of the rediscovery of ancient Greek and Roman culture on Europe in the 15th and 16th centuries. Important Renaissance trends—from Humanism to Classicism—are defined and discussed. The ancient Greek ideal of music as a humanistic art powerfully influenced the music of the Renaissance, an influence that is examined both theoretically and musically (through the works of Josquin des Prez).
|11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
Music and Dance – Anne Joslin, American Ballet Academy [Grant Hagestedt], Ford Hall, Room 122
A Salem native, Anne Joslin was a former American Ballet Academy student. She graduated from South Salem High School, and continued to Texas Christian University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She has performed with Eugene Ballet and Ballet Concerto, and toured Europe with Pegine Spetacolo Aperto, an Italian ballet company. Mrs. Joslin returned to American Ballet Academy as director in 2004, and was chosen as Ballet Mistress for the Moscow Ballet's Nutcracker Performance in 2007.
A Snapshot of Modern Turkey – Don Gallagher [Gary Beck], Ford Hall, Room 122
This presentation will attempt to give a sense of the current nation of Turkey through a series of snapshots relating to its people, culture, natural history, politics, and it’s rich and varied history. In a recent trip to Turkey, ICL member Don Gallagher became fascinated with the country that continues to grow in influence in world affairs as noted by news reports from the area. As time permits, there are many possible current topics of discussion for which the presenter will invite your participation: How has the recent Arab Spring affected Turkey? Is their much vaulted rise in influence in the region warranted? Is their secular government a possible model for the region? How does a predominantly Muslim country remain secular? Why is their current prime minister Tayyip Erdogan so popular? Should Turkey be admitted to the European Union?
Tuesday, December 6th
|10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.|
Cosmology: Are Dark Matter and Dark Energy Real? – Rick Watkins, W.U. Physics Department Chair, Ford Hall, Room 122
The Cosmological Standard Model, a variant of the Big Bang model that includes both Dark Matter and Dark Energy, is amazingly well supported by observations of the Universe on very large scales, including results from Supernovae and the Cosmic Background Radiation. However, on smaller scales, the situation is much more ambiguous, leading some Cosmologists to question whether we are heading down the wrong theoretical path. After giving an introduction to the Big Bang, Dark Matter, and Dark Energy, as well as the evidence that supports these ideas, Dr. Watkins will discuss some of the observations on smaller scales that seem to be in conflict with our current model, including my own research on galaxy flows.
Dr. Watkins’s background includes B.A., Cornell University; Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara; Professor of Physics, Willamette University.
“Talking Waters Garden” – Ryan Bodily, ATI WahChang; Mark Madison, CH2M-Hill , Ford Hall, Room 122
In order to address the issue of wastewater reclamation, a unique public-private partnership of the cities of Albany and Millersburg, and ATI Wah Chang, worked together to create a first-of-its-kind project. Because the project is unique, it has received an Excellence in Environmental Engineering award and a Superior Achievement award from the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Additionally, in June the project received an Environmental Protection Agency Performance and Innovation in Creating Environmental Success award. This is given by the EPA in recognition of furthering the goal of clean and safe water with exceptional planning, management and financing. Ryan and Mark will discuss the research that led up to the project.
Tuesday, December 8th
|10:00 a.m.–12:00 noon|
ICL Members Up Close [Gary Beck, Bill Griffitts], Ford Hall, Room 122
This is a continuation of our very well received sessions from the last several terms. ICL is made up of a very interesting group of folks with fascinating backgrounds. In this session we will get to know a few of them a little better as we ask them to share an interesting story from their family, their work experience, or world experience. Today we will hear from the following ICL members, who will each share a 15 minute story: Betty DeHamer, Don Hopkins, Renata Morales, Charlene Robbins, Dan Sewell, Terry & Jan Svingen, Tom and Joyce Zook.
End of Semester Session Luncheon , Montag Den
Our concluding session of the semester is coordinated by Directors of Social Services, Karen Bender and Oddny Everson. For details about pre-registration, please watch the Breaking News page of the ICL web site. Announcements will also be made in class and on the ICL Bulletin Board. Luncheon is by pre-registration only.