Thursday, March 1

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
"Victorian Women Explorers," Franca Hernandez [G. Beck], Ford 122

From the period of the late 1700s through that of the early 1900s in the United Kingdom and in the United States a surge of radical possibilities for women manifested themselves. Those who took notice were for the most part well educated women from genteel backgrounds whose prospect in life was usually one: an advantageous marriage. Travel was increasingly an accepted way for genteel women to pass the time. In was also not unusual for doctors, when the diagnoses and cure eluded them, to recommend travel. However, some of these women were really quite exceptional and needed an outlet to their genius that a good marriage and a visit to the seaside could not truly satisfy. These travelers and yes, explorers, sought remote and exotic places within which they could test their mettle and get away from the restraining atmosphere of the staid parlor. What they accomplished is truly remarkable.

1:00-3:00 p.m.
"The Constitution and the Judiciary," Professor Gwynne Skinner [B. Griffitts], Ford 122

W.U. School of Law Professor Gwynne Skinner will discuss the constitutional convention and the "great compromise" regarding federal court jurisdiction.

Tuesday, March 6

10:00 a.m–12:00 p.m.
"Pastel Paintings," Dr. James Southworth [Deanna White] , Ford 122

Five weeks in Italy provided ample inspiration for Dr. Southworth's 25-painting show in 2011. Simply put, art is about ideas; we will journey together and learn his art process from idea to completion.

1:00–3:00 p.m.
Oncology: The Treatment of Cancer, Ford 122

The speakers are John Struther, MD, and Tasha McDonald, MD. Drs. Strother and McDonald will trace the history of oncology, from the first recognition of the entity later known as "cancer," to early breakthroughs that led to cures for patients with testicular cancer, to modern day therapies with a view toward the future of cancer treatment. Dr. Strother will emphasize medical oncology, while Dr. McDonald will focus on radiation oncology.

Thursday, March 8

10:00 a.m.
"Kindles and Nooks and iPads! Oh My! E-Reading 101," Robin Beerbower [Lois Rosen], Ford 122
E-books and e-reading devices are exploding and confusion reigns as more help is needed in sorting out what is what in this new world of books. Robin Beerbower, from Salem Public Library, will explain the differences between the popular e-reading devices and also give a demo on checking out e-books from the library.
11:00 a.m.
"Best Books of 2011," Robin Beerbower [Lois Rosen], Ford 122

Robin will present a selection of titles from the Best Books of 2011.

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Law School Conference: "The Role of International Law in State Government," Jim Nafziger [S. Wright], Law School-Collins Legal Center, Room 122

1:30 p.m. "Coffee at the Law School"

1:50– 2:50 p.m. "Introductory Panel Discussion," Jim Nafziger

3:00–3:30 p.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks: "The States as International Actors"

3:35 p.m. Panel I: International Law in the Courts & Criminal Justice System

4:45 p.m. Break

5:00 p.m. Panel II: International Cooperation & Trade

6:30 p.m. Closing Comments

Reception to follow

Tuesday, March 13

10:00 a.m.
"Twists and Turns on Your Yellow Brick Road," Cy Eberhart [B. Griffitts], Ford 122
"Realizing self worth and fulfillment (to use the language of Cy's Value Dynamics program) is not a given. All along the way are twists and turns because of changes and outside pressures that can cloud our sensitivity [requiring] a continual reassessment as to what our life is about and to adjust our journey accordingly." ICL member, Cy Eberhart, is a retired hospital chaplain and counselor. He remains actively involved as a Lecturer in Human Social Functioning and a Board Certified member of the Association of Professional Chaplains. Cy's life and professional approach to the human condition have been greatly impacted by the experiences and insights of two survivors of Nazi Germany's concerntration camps: Victor Frankl, author of Man's Search for Meaning and Eugene Heimler, developer of the Human Social Functioning counseling system. Today Cy will share the high points of Value Dynamics.
11:00 a.m.
"Reminiscing Through Poetry," Wes Robinson, Ford 122

ICL member Wes Robinson will share his poetry and memories.

1:00-3:00 p.m.
Kevin Carr–Celtic Musician and Storyteller [G. Hagestedt], Ford 122
Celtic music is a new term coined to describe several musical traditions that share very old roots. Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Breton, and Galician traditions all have ancient "Celtic" influences. Some closely related cousins are Quebecois and Appalachian traditional music. This presentation will demonstrate some of these musics, and the rare and wonderful instruments on which they are played, along with stories and folktales about the music and the people by whom it was played.

Thursday, March 15

10:00 a.m.
Video-“The Illusion of Time” [G. Beck] , Ford 122

In Part 2 from the Fabric of the Cosmos series, Brian Green explores the concept of Time. We waste it, save it, kill it, make it. The world runs on it. Yet ask physicists what time actually is, and the answer might shock you: They have no idea. Even more surprising, the deep sense we have of time passing from present to past may be nothing more than an illusion. How can our understanding of something so familiar be so wrong? Maybe we are not really getting as old as we think!

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
“Writing About Place, Thinking About Race,” Eric Goodman, Writer [J. Rover], Ford 122

Novelist Eric Goodman will read from his just published novel, Twelfth and Race, which tells the story of a mixed race couple, Richard Gordon and LaTisha Nelson, set against the backdrop of race riots in a fictional Midwestern metropolis, Calhoun City, Missouri. Following his reading, Goodman will discuss the importance of place and the challenges of writing about race and the unspoken and sometimes unsavory secrets of our hearts.

Eric Goodman is the author of five published novels, including the award-winning Child of My Right Hand and Twelfth and Race, to be published in March, 2012 by the University of Nebraska Press "Flyover Fiction" series. His work has been awarded three Ohio Arts Council fellowships and residencies at the Headland Center for the Arts, the Ragdale Foundation and MacDowell. He directs the creative writing program at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

1:00 p.m.
"How the Irish Saved Oregon," Jerry McGee [B. Griffitts], Ford 122
After the war of 1812 England and America signed a treaty of "joint occupancy" in regards to the ownership of the Oregon Territory. It was called a "nervous arrangement." Candidate for president, James Polk, had as his campaign slogan "fifty-four forty or fight." War over Oregon appeared to be inevitable. Some historians (all of whom are Irish) claim that it was Ireland that saved Oregon for America. After you hear the story you can be the judge.

2:00 p.m.
"Little Known Facts About St. Patrick," Jerry McGee [B. Griffitts], Ford 122
Since it is so near to St. Pat's day, perhaps a few little known facts about his life and times would be in order.

Tuesday, March 20

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
"History of Tahuantinsuyu–The Inca," Ken Panck, Ford 122

This session will begin by examining a few of the many pre-Incan cultures absorbed by the Inca. It will describe the rise of the Inca beginning in 1200 CE, the dramatic growth of the Incan empire from 1438 to 1524, and the plunder and destruction of their empire by the Spanish over the next 40 years. We will explore the culture, architecture, religion, agriculture, and fortress strongholds of the Inca.

1:00 p.m.
"How to Listen to and Understand Great Music," Prof. Robert Greenberg, Video Lecturer, "Lecture 7. An Introduction to the Baroque Era" [V. Cozart], Ford 122
This lecture introduces the brilliant and exuberant Baroque era. We differentiate between the measured elegance of Renaissance music and the extravagant emotionalism of Baroque music. Special attention is paid to the scientific and investigative spirit of the Baroque and its impact on the arts of the era. The Baroque artistic duality of emotional extravagance and intellectual control is examined as a manifestation of the scientific and philosophical currents of the time. The lecture concludes with a musical example the genre of French overture.
2:00 p.m.
John Nilsen, Pianist/Guitarist/Songwriter/Recording Artist [G. Hagestedt], Hudson Hall
Award winning NW recording artist, John Nilsen, has toured throughout the USA, Europe and Asia while recording 18 CDs which have sold one million copies world wide. Nilsen has always put an emphasis on being a songwriter and his compositions are built on his signature weave of folk, jazz, classical and rock. He has always strived for his own sound through originality. Willamette Week adds, "John Nilsen is one of those unclassifiable artists that seem to be a NW specialty."

Thursday, March 22

10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
"Great Decisions: Middle East realignment–the Arab upheaval" [J. Flaming], Ford 122
The popular revolts and upheaval of the Arab Spring have radically changed the face of the Middle East. What lies ahead for the Middle East's transition to democracy? What are the prospects for the governments that have held out in this new order? With many longtime U.S. allies ousted, how will the U. S. recalibrate its relations with the new regime?

Richard Francaviglia, Willamette adjunct professor, who teaches the course: 'Introduction to Islam,' will be our presenter. He will include information about the history, culture and religious beliefs which have significantly shaped the people and the nations of today.
1:00 p.m.
"The Death Penalty," Devon H. Cooke [B. Griffitts], Ford 122

Presenter will be W.U. Sociology Major, Devon H. Cooke, Class of 2012.

Against the backdrop of Gary Haugen's demand to be put to death by the State of Oregon and the Stateman Journal's assertion that 59 percent of Oregonians favor the death penalty, Willamette U. student and sociology major, Devon Cooke, will present the results of her research on the death penalty.

2:00 p.m.
"Living Culture: Local Foods," Nathan Rafn [Joyce Zook], Ford 122
Nate Rafn, executive producer of Living Culture TV, will discuss the importance of local foods in Oregon's economy and how consumers have the power to influence how food is grown. This presentation will include helpful information on sourcing local food products, plus photographs that highlight agricultural activities in Oregon.

Week of March 26-30

Willamette University

Institute for Continued Learning

900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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