LIR Course Schedule

Learning in Retirement Course Schedule

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We look forward to seeing you at an LIR soon!

New Directions in Transportation

2-part series organized by Organized by Linda Jewell, Professor Emerita of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design, and Betty Deakin, Professor Emerita of City & Regional Planning and Urban Design

PART I: Shared Mobility — Is Sharing Caring? Understanding Social and Environmental Impacts

Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2pm Pacific Time

Speaker: Susan Shaheen, Professor In Residence, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

Topic Description: A consideration of the new mobility and its role in the future (shared vehicles, driverless vehicles.

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PART II: California's Efforts to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through Transportation and Land Use Planning

Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2pm Pacific Time

Speaker: Betty Deakin, Professor Emerita of City & Regional Planning and Urban Design

Topic Description: Forthcoming

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Geometry, Symmetry, Topology, and Abstract Sculpture

2-part series organized by Carlo H. Sequin, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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

Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2pm Pacific Time

Speaker: Carlo H. Sequin, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer

Topic Description: This lecture will cover the following topics: Discovering geometrical patterns. What is symmetry?  The seven classical friezes.  The five Platonic solids. Mathematical knots and “knotty” sculptures.  The construction of large abstract bronze sculptures.

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PART II: Geometry, Symmetry, Topology, and Abstract Sculpture: Part II

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2pm Pacific Time

Speaker: Carlo H. Sequin, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering and Computer

Topic Description: This lecture will cover the following topics: Beyond three dimensions. Regular polytopes in higher dimensions. Topology: When a donut is like a coffee cup. Surface sculptures and 2-manifolds. Creating advanced math-art sculptures. “Star-Cinders” and  “Modular Super-Bottles.”

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*In the spring, Learning in Retirement will present series on invasive species and the second annual Carol D’Onofrio Series on Public Health. Check back for more information.*

US National Security Past and Present

3-part series organized by Tom Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of History 

PART III: Security Issues Today: Bio, Cyber, and Climate Security

Monday, Dec. 13, 2pm Pacific Time

Panelists:

  • Janet Napolitano, Professor of Public Policy and Director of the new Center for Security in Politics, Goldman School of Public Policy; Former University of California President, Secretary of Homeland Security, and Governor of Arizona
  • Daniel J. Sargent, Associate Professor, Department of History

Topic Description: Town Hall Discussion

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The Inaugural 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.

Social Justice and Access to Health Care: Lessons from the COVID Pandemic

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 2pm via Zoom
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Speaker: John Swartzberg, MD, FACP
Clinical Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health
Division of Infectious Diseases & Vaccinology
UC Berkeley -- UCSF Joint Medical Program

Not very long after the onset of the COVID crisis, it became apparent that both the disease and the associated economic disruptions have disproportionately affected those of lower socioeconomic status. As we look to a future beyond this crisis, what lessons can we derive in order to confront similar future events  more effectively and equitably?

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

Learning in Retirement - The Changing Supreme Court and Free Speech

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