The Adult Learning Program at the University of Connecticut
in Hartford is offering members some interesting one-session programs.
Chinese New Year Celebration – Participants get to
go to a local restaurant where a variety of New Year dishes will be
From Lucy to Modern Humans – A narrative on what we
now understand about the last five million years of our evolution
with picture and fossils, incorporating up-to-date discoveries in
paleontology, genetics, and evolutionary theory.
Bagpipes – The presenter, clad in full-Scottish costume,
will explain the instrument and its workings, its history and its
lore; he will then give a bagpipe concert.
Cyprus, Microcosm of the Middle East – A thumbnail
sketch of the history of Cyprus, which can be viewed as a microcosm
for the whole Middle East.
Teamwork, the Impossible Dream – Exercises will be
conducted in small groups of eight to learn and foster cooperative
methods of being together.
Alternative Sources of Energy – A talk on alternative
sources of energy - sun, wind, and geothermal sources.
The Decline of Virginia Between the Revolution and the Civil
War – A talk about the decline of the importance of Virginia
in the nation between the American Revolution and the Civil War.
Travelogue: Visiting Impressionist Locations in France –
The presenter will show slides of his trip to Giverny and other locations
made familiar to us by impressionist painters.
Making It New – A trip to the Yale University Art
Gallery to see the exhibit on art and artifacts associated with Gerald
and Sara Murphy.