LIR Course Schedule

Learning in Retirement Course Schedule

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The Carol D’Onofrio LIR Lecture in Public Health

Organized by Donald Mastronarde, Professor of the Graduate School, Emeritus Melpomene Distinguished Professor of Classical Languages and Literature

Carol D’Onofrio was Chair of the UCB Retirement Center Board from 2009-2011 and served as a member at large from 2006-08. She served on the Learning in Retirement Committee for many years, chairing the committee in 2017-2019. Carol passed away on April 14, 2020.

PART I: COVID-19: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

Tuesday, April 5th, 2022, 2pm Pacific Time

Speaker: Arthur Reingold, MD, Professor of Epidemiology, UC Berkeley

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PART II: Improving the "Relevance, Rigor and Reach" of Research through Engaging Communities: Case Studies from San Francisco's Chinatown and Tenderloin Neighborhoods

Tuesday, April 12th, 2022, 2pm Pacific Time

Speaker: Meredith Minkler, Professor of the Graduate School, Professor Emerita of Public Health, UC Berkeley.

Topic Description: A growing body of evidence has demonstrated the value of engaging communities in both improving the quality of the research itself and translating findings into actionable change on the community through the policy levels to address some of our most intractable health and social problems. This presentation will briefly discuss the genesis and principles of community-engaged research, and its wide use today to study and address health inequities, and then illustrate its efficacy and outcomes using two case studies. The examples are from collaborations between UC Berkeley's School of Public Health, colleagues in the SF Department of Public Health, and community groups in SF's Chinatown and Tenderloin communities respectively.

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PART III: Alzheimer's Disease: What is it, and Can we Treat it?

Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, 2pm Pacific Time

Speaker: William Jagust MD, Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley.

Topic Description: This talk will review current concepts of what Alzheimer's disease is - how it develops in the brain and how it causes symptoms. The past year has also seen the approval of a very controversial new therapy, Aducanumab, which targets amyloid deposits in the brain. The rationale for this treatment approach will be discussed in the context of what we understand about Alzheimer's disease and the potential benefits and drawbacks of ongoing and planned therapeutic trials.

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COVID-19: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going? LIR, April 5th 2022

LIR: COVID-19: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Going?

Fire and Ice in the Central Sierras, LIR, March 29th 2022

Learning in Retirement - Fire and Ice in the Central Sierras

Bears in Greece: the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology and the Sanctuary of Zeus, LIR, March 16th 2022

LIR: Bears in Greece: the Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology and the Sanctuary of Zeus

Part 3: Emergent Diseases Will Change Plant Ecosystems, LIR, February 22nd 2022

Part 3: Emergent Diseases Will Change Plant Ecosystems

Part 2: Managing Invasive Species to Reduce Fires in Forests, Shrublands, and Grasslands, LIR, February 15th 2022

Part 2: Managing Invasive Species to Reduce Fires in Forests, Shrublands, and Grasslands

Part 1: Biodiversity Dynamics Across an Island Time Gradient: Response to Invasive Species, LIR, February 8th 2022

Part 1: Biodiversity Dynamics Across an Island Time Gradient: Response to Invasive Species

Boeing 737 MAX: Money, Machines, and Morals in Conflict, LIR, Feb 2022

LIR: Boeing 737 MAX: Money, Machines, and Morals in Conflict

Geometry, Symmetry, Topology, and Abstract Sculpture: Part I, LIR nov 30, 2021

Geometry, Symmetry, Topology, and Abstract Sculpture: Part I

CA's Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Transportation and Land Use Planning, LIR NOV 16, 2021

LIR: CA's Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Transportation and Land Use Planning

The Changing Supreme Court and Free Speech, LIR Nov 1, 2021

Learning in Retirement - The Changing Supreme Court and Free Speech

9/11 Twenty Years Later: The Evolution of Homeland Security, LIR OCT 19, 2021

Learning in Retirement - 9/11 Twenty Years Later: The Evolution of Homeland Security

US National Security in the Era of the Cold War, LIR Oct 12, 2021

Learning in Retirement - US National Security in the Era of the Cold War

Dilemmas in Content Moderation over Social Media and Collective Intelligence Solutions, LIR Sept 2021

LIR: Dilemmas in Content Moderation over Social Media and Collective Intelligence Solutions

Inaugural Carol D’Onofrio LIR Lecture in Public Health - Social Justice and Access to Health Care, LIR May, 2021

Carol D’Onofrio LIR Lecture in Public Health - Social Justice and Access to Health Care

Memorials and Obligation in Germany, England, and the U.S., LIR April 2021

Learning in Retirement - Memorials and Obligation in Germany, England, and the U.S.

Tracing Slavery and Imperialism in England’s Stately Homes, LIR April 2021

Learning in Retirement - Tracing Slavery and Imperialism in England’s Stately Homes

Sardines, Sea Lions and Surgery: An MRI approach to treating epilepsy, LIR March 2021

Learning in Retirement - Sardines, Sea Lions and Surgery: An MRI approach to treating epilepsy

The Modular Brain, LIR March 2021

Learning in Retirement - The Modular Brain

Imaging the Fibers of the Brain, Brain Imaging/Neuroscience Series, LIR March 2021

Learning in Retirement - Imaging the Fibers of the Brain: What They Tell Us About Brain Function

James Joyce, Anglophone Novels Series, LIR, Feb 2021

Learning in Retirement - James Joyce: A Portrait of an Artist in Transformation

Charles Chesnutt, Anglophone Novels Series, LIR, Feb 2021

Learning in Retirement - Charles Chesnutt’s novel, The Marrow of Tradition (1901)

Dickens's Teratology, Anglophone Novels Series, LIR, Jan 2021

Learning in Retirement - Dickens's Teratology: The Natural History of Bleak House

Can We Stop the Race to Extinctions, Part 2, Steve Beissinger, LIR, Oct 2020

Can We Stop the Race to Extinctions? Part 2, Learning in Retirement

Can We Stop the Race to Extinctions, Part 1, Tim Gregory, LIR, Oct 2020

Can We Stop the Race to Extinctions? Part 1, Learning in Retirement

Rules in Photography, Vision Science LIR, Aug 2020

Perceptual Bases for Rules of Thumb in Photography, Vision Science Series, Learning in Retirement