[Zoom Service] Friendship in the Digital Age

Laura Sniderman, M.A. Clinical and Counseling Psychology, Concentration in Mind-Body Spirituality, Friendship in the Digital Age.

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[Zoom Service] How God Became a Mathematician: Kepler, Galileo, and Newton and the Unification of the Laws of Motion

Richard Wilders, Professor Emeritus, History of Science and Mathematics, North Central, How God Became a Mathematician: Kepler, Galileo, and Newton and the Unification of the Laws of Motion.

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[Zoom Service] Why Does Love Feel Magical? It’s an Evolutionary Advantage

Jonathan Schooler, Ph.D., American Psychologist and Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, Why Does Love Feel Magical? It’s an Evolutionary Advantage.

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[Zoom Service] From House Museum to Plantation Site: Rediscovering the Landscapes of Slavery

Susan Kern, Ph.D., Adjunct Associate Professor, Expert in Early America/U.S., Dept. of History, College of William and Mary, How Museums and Historic Sites Make Use of the Recent and Distant Past.

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[Zoom Service] Love and the World’s Religions

Brian Carwana, Executive Director, Encounter World Religions Centre, Love and the World’s Religions

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The Neural Basis of Religious Cognition

Dr. Jordan Grafman, Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology, Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Center, Department of Psychiatry at Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, will speak on the topic of The Neural Basis of Religious Cognition

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Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took on a World At War

Deborah Cohen, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of Dept. of History, Northwestern University, Last Call at the Hotel Imperial: The Reporters Who Took on a World At War

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Nelson Algren: Bard of the Proletariat

Mary Wisniewski, Chicago-based writer, teacher, and actor, will speak on the topic of Nelson Algren: Bard of the Proletariat. 

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What Do We Mean When We Say “Amen”? A Philosophical Approach to Religious Language

Sandy Goldberg, Ph.D., Chester D. Tripp Professor in the Humanities, Professor of Philosophy, Northwestern University, The Philosophy of Language.

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Through 18 Mirrors, Darkly – Webb Telescope Unveils the Universe

Andrew Rivers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, Through 18 Mirrors, Darkly - Webb Telescope Unveils the Universe.

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[Zoom Service] Learning How to Maximize the Benefits of Our Internal Clocks: Latest Research Findings

Shogo Sato, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology with a Specialty in Chronobiology, Texas A & M University, Learning How to Maximize the Benefits of Our Internal Clocks: Latest Research Findings

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[Zoom Service] Beneath the Beauty of 17th Century Dutch Masters

Hugh Leeman, Artist, Lecturer, Teacher, Beneath the Beauty of 17th Century Dutch Masters

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My Grandfather’s Crimes Against Humanity: The Search for Truth

Silvia Foti, Author, Journalist, My Grandfather's Crimes Against Humanity: The Search for Truth

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Freud, Mahler, Winnecott and Kohut: A Look at the Thoughts on Anxiety, Depression and Mental Illness by Top Thinkers’ in the Field of Psychoanalysis

Lee Scheier, Journalist, Lecturer, Freud, Mahler, Winnecott and Kohut: A Look at the Thoughts on Anxiety, Depression and Mental Illness by Top Thinkers' in the Field of Psychoanalysis.

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The State of Anti-Semitism

Trent Spoolstra, Associate Director at Anti-Defamation League-Midwest, The State of Anti-Semitism.

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Music and the Mind Part 2: Music and Emotion

David Smith, Ph.D., Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, Music and the Mind Part 2: Music and Emotion.

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The MeerKAT Radio Telescope in South Africa: New International Discoveries in the Nucleus of our Milky Way Galaxy

Farhad Zadeh, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Northwestern University, The MeerKAT Radio Telescope in South Africa: New International Discoveries in the Nucleus of our Milky Way Galaxy.

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Clash: Presidents and the Press in Times of Crisis

Jon Marshall, Master of Science in Journalism, Associate Professor, Medill School of Journalism, Media History and Social Justice Issues, Northwestern University, Clash: Presidents and the Press in Times of Crisis.

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Music and the Mind Part 1: The Psychology of Music and its Healing Power

David Smith, Ph.D., Distinguished Senior Lecturer, Psychology, Weinberg School of Arts and Sciences, Northwestern University, Music and the Mind Part 1: The Psychology of Music and its Healing Power.

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Robyn Gabel’s Election Path and Illinois’ Bright Financial Future

Representative Robyn Gabel, Illinois’ 18th District State Representative, will speak on the topic, Robyn Gabel’s Election Path and Illinois’ Bright Financial Future.  Rep. Gabel will share her story about how [...]

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RefugeeOne:
Understanding and Responding to Today’s Worldwide Refugee Crisis!

Sherman Hicks, Pastor and Advocate for RefugeeOne, will speak on the topic, RefugeeOne: Understanding and Responding to Today’s Worldwide Refugee Crisis.  Today, perhaps more than ever, we may be aware [...]

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Metacognition: What’s It All About?

Dr. Nancy Burgoyne, Chief Clinical Officer at the Family Institute of Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, Metacognition: What’s It All About?  Tapping into one's "metacognition,”, or thinking about [...]

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What is a “Work of Art”?

Sandy Goldberg, Ph.D, Professor in the Humanities and Professor of Philosophy at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, What Is a “Work of Art”?  He addresses the challenge of [...]

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[Easter] Foster Care vs. Homelessness: What is the Difference?

Dr. Leon Intrater, Ph.D., Psychologist, will speak on the topic, Foster Care vs. Homelessness: What is the Difference?  Foster care is a situation in which for a period of time [...]

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Why Companies Want Your Data

Joel Shapiro, Ph.D., J.D., Clinical Associate Professor of Managerial Economics and Decision Sciences at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, Why Companies Want Your [...]

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Voting Rights and Representation: Federal and Local Issues

Christina Rivers, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science at DePaul University will speak on the topic, Voting Rights and Representation: Federal and Local Issues.  This discourse will cover current policy [...]

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Women in Politics: The Difference They Make

We will be located in the garden room 111A in today's service. Julie Strauss, Ph.D., will speak on the topic, Women in Politics: The Difference They Make.  Running for office [...]

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The Life and Work of Edward Bernays

Lee Scheier will speak on the topic, The Life and Work of Edward Bernays: the Father of the Public Relations and Advertising Industry in America and the Use of Propaganda [...]

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The Enneagram as a Tool for Spiritual Growth

Jerry Wagner, Ph.D., M.Div., will speak on the topic, The Enneagram as a Tool for Spiritual Growth.  From a theological perspective, there are many ways divinity manifests in humanity.  From [...]

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The Science of Spiritual Direction: What the James Webb Telescope Can Teach Us About the Search for God

Rev. John Kartje, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Biblical Studies and Homilectics at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, will speak on the topic, [...]

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[Virtual] What Is the Least Bad Way to Cool the Planet?

David Keith, Ph.D., is Professor of Applied Physics at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. He will speak on the topic, What Is the Least Bad Way to Cool [...]

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[Virtual] America after Afghanistan: Turning Point or Bump in the Imperial Road?

Stephen Kinzer, a LSUS favorite, will speak on the topic, America after Afghanistan: Turning Point or Bump in the Imperial Road?   For a few weeks this summer Afghanistan was in [...]

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[Virtual] Updating Lincoln’s 1838 Lyceum Speech

David Zarefsky, Ph.D., popular LSUS speaker, will speak on the topic, Updating Lincoln’s 1838 Lyceum Speech.  When he was not yet 29 years old, Abraham Lincoln spoke to the Young [...]

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[Virtual] Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind

Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., will speak on the topic of his book, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind.  [...]

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[Virtual] The Denial and Hiding of Holocaust Histories in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day

Danny M. Cohen, Ph.D., Professor of Instruction at Northwestern University’s School of Education and Social Policy and the Crown Family Center for Jewish and Israel Studies, will speak on the [...]

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[Virtual] Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World

Nina Kraus, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology and Otolaryngology at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic of her book, Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World.  [...]

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[Virtual] Astrobiology: Looking for Life in the Cosmic Ocean

Shane Larson, Ph.D., Associate Director of CIERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics), will speak on the topic, Astrobiology: Looking for Life in the Cosmic Ocean.  Humans have [...]

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[Virtual] Lessons from My Year of Living Spiritually: A Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life

In 2017, Anne Bokma embarked on a quest to become a more spiritual person.  After leaving the fundamentalist religion of her youth, she became one of the 80 million North [...]

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Holiday Music with a Charles Dickens’ Twist

Don’t miss our special holiday service, Holiday Music with a Charles Dickens’ Twist on Dec. 12! We’ll have Andrew Blendermann’s gorgeous holiday music, a UU Christmas Carol starring Liz Garvey, [...]

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Golden Apple Award: Addressing Illinois’ Teacher Shortage

Alan Mather, President of the Golden Apple Foundation, will speak on the topic, Golden Apple Award: Addressing Illinois’ Teacher Shortage.  As with the rest of the country, Illinois is facing [...]

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Robot Rights: Can and Should Robots be Persons?

David Gunkel, Ph.D., Professor in Media Studies at Northern Illinois University, will speak on the topic, Robot Rights: Can and Should Robots Be Persons?  Whether we recognize it or not, [...]

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Tyrants or Gods? Orchestral Conductors and Their Orchestra Performance Styles

Dr. Drew Edward Davies, Associate Professor of Musicology at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, Tyrants or Gods? Orchestral Conductors and Their Orchestra Performance Styles.  Tyrants or Gods? In [...]

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Major Supreme Court Decisions of the 2020-2021 Term

Julie Strauss, Ph.D., will speak on the topic, Major Supreme Court Decisions of the 2020-2021 Term.  She will discuss two of the major decision of the U.S. Supreme Court as [...]

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[Virtual Service] Roving the Red Planet: The Past, Present and Future of Martian Exploration

Due to the Annual Antiques and Modernism Show at the Community House, when we do not have access to Room 101, our service this week will be via Zoom.  You [...]

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[Virtual Service] Science vs. Intuition: Why Scientific Ideas Elude the Human Mind

Due to the Annual Antiques and Modernism Show at the Community House, when we do not have access to Room 101, our service this week and next will be via [...]

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How Do We Balance the Benefit of Booster Shots for Americans against the Possibility of More Rapidly Vaccinating the Rest of the World?

Craig Klugman, Ph.D., Professor at DePaul University College of Science and Health, will speak on the topic, How Do We Balance the Benefit of Booster Shots for Americans against the [...]

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Human Evolution, Science and Religion from a Biological Anthropologist’s Point of View

Erin Waxenbaum, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Instruction of Anthropology at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic Human Evolution, Science and Religion from a Biological Anthropologist’s Point of View.  Are [...]

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Democracy, Hope and the Meaning of the American Revolution

Chernoh Sesay, Ph.D., Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University, will speak on the topic, Democracy, Hope and the Meaning of the American Revolution.  As we [...]

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Elie Wiesel: A Messenger to Humanity

David Y. Chack, Professor of Theater and Jewish Culture at DePaul University, will speak on the topic, Elie Wiesel: A Messenger to Humanity.  The story of Elie Wiesel is one [...]

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The Justice Gap in Global Forest Governance

Dr. Kimberly Suiseeya, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Political Science, Environmental Policy and Culture Program at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic of her book, The Justice Gap [...]

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Lawmaking through International Human Rights Framework: does U.S. Immigration Policy Violate the Refugee Convention?

Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz, State Representative for Illinois’ 17th District, will speak on the topic, Lawmaking through International Human Rights Framework: Does U.S. Immigration Policy Violate the Refugee Convention and What is [...]

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Memory, Memoir and Humankind: Reflection on Our Universal Themes

Paul McComas will speak on the topic, Memory, Memoir and Humankind: Reflections on Our Universal Themes.  Entertaining, compelling, often moving excerpts from memoirs of the famous (Katherine Graham, Anwar el-Sadat, [...]

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Dark Money: The Billionaire Businessmen Koch Brothers’ Successful Mission to Turn America to the Right

Lee Scheier, journalist, researcher and educator, will speak on the topic, Dark Money: The Billionaire Businessmen Koch Brothers’ Successful Mission to Turn America to the Right.  In 1975 the billionaire [...]

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[Mother’s Day] Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice

Pam Siegel and Leslie Zinberg will speak on the topic of their book, Grandparenting: Renew, Relive, Rejoice.  Do you want to be a mindful grandparent?  Want another shot at childhood? [...]

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Descendants of Rajgród – Learning To Forgive

Karen Kaplan, author and international speaker, will speak on the topic of her book, Descendants of Rajgrod-Learning to Forgive.  Karen Kaplan tells the story of her father, Arie Kaplan, who [...]

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An Analysis of the Political Parties’ Response to the 2020 Election Results

Julie Strauss, Ph.D., will speak on the topic An Analysis of the Political Parties’ Response to the 2020 Election Results.  Since neither party can claim an overwhelming mandate from the [...]

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The Greatest Show on Earth: Human Evolution and Our Species Today

Erin Waxenbaum, Ph.D., will speak on the topic, The Greatest Show on Earth: Human Evolution and Our Species Today.  What is the story with all those crazy skulls we see [...]

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Keeping the Press Free: Attacks on Journalism at Home and Abroad

Michael De Dora, Washington D.C. Advocacy Manager of the Committee to Protect Journalists, will speak on the topic, Keeping the Press Free: Attacks on Journalism at Home and Abroad.  Each [...]

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[Easter] Joseph Priestley: Primitive Christianity

Jim Kenney, Founder of Global Lecture Hall, will speak on the topic, Joseph Priestley: Primitive Christianity.  One of the leading English intellectuals of the 18th century and credited as one [...]

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“Eye of the Beholder” A Meaningful Masterpiece from “The Twilight Zone”

Paul McComas will speak on the topic, “Eye of the Beholder”: A Meaningful Masterpiece from “The Twilight Zone.”  For McComas (last November's "Hero's Journey" program presenter), this 1960 episode is [...]

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Call Me American, One Somalian Man’s Journey from Somalia to American Citizenship

Abdi Nor Iftin, author, advocate for refugee rights and community navigator, will speak on the topic Call Me American, One Somalian Man’s Journey from Somalia to American Citizenship.  As a [...]

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What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City (Flint, Michigan)

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, M.D., MPH, FAAP, will speak about the subject of her book, What the Eyes Don’t See: A Story of Crisis, Resistance, and Hope in an American City.  [...]

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A Storm of Stars: A Living History of the Milky Way

Dr. Shane Larson returns to LSUS to speak on the topic, A Storm of Stars: A Living History of the Milky Way.   For most of human history, we have been [...]

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Defending the Rights of Both Detained and Non-Detained Immigrants Throughout Arizona

Jesse Evans-Schroeder, Tucson-based attorney committed to defending the rights of immigrants facing removal from the U.S., will speak on the topic, Defending the Rights of Both Detained and Non-Detained Immigrants [...]

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New Direction or More of the Same? American Foreign Policy Over the Next Four Years

Stephen Kinzer, Author, Journalist and Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University, will speak on the topic, New Direction or More of the [...]

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The World’s on Fire (and We Still Fall in Love)

Reverend Erin Walter, UU Minister in Austin, Texas, will speak on the topic, The World’s On Fire (and We Still Fall in Love).  After almost a year of pandemic life, [...]

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Morality in American Foreign Policy: The Future of the International Order

Dr. James Marquardt, Associate Professor of Politics at Lake Forest College, will speak on the topic, Morality in American Foreign Policy: The Future of the International Order. The international order [...]

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From Submission to Resistance: Choices and Choiceless Choices in the German Camps

Robert Jan Van Pelt, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Waterloo in Toronto, will speak on the topic, From Submission in Resistance: Choices and Choiceless Choices in the German Camps.  [...]

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The History of the Eugenics Movement in the United States

Lee Scheier, journalist and playwright, will speak on the topic, The History of the Eugenics Movement in the United States. He will discuss the harrowing tale of Harvard Professor, Charles Davenport's [...]

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Theology of Religions: Exclusivism, Inclusivism, Pluralism

Alan Race, the Reverend Canon Dr. Emeritus of Leicester, England, will speak on the topic, Theology of Religions: Exclusivism, Inclusivism, Pluralism.  In light of modern communications no-one can now ignore [...]

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Intimacy in the Digital Age: Love and Friendship in the Age of Remote Contact

Dr. Stephen Asma, Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Columbia College Chicago, will speak on the topic, Intimacy in the Digital Age: Love and Friendship in the Age of [...]

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Captain Kirk, the Bible, and Hell

Dr. Scott Paeth, Professor in the Department of Religious Studies, at DePaul University, will speak on the topic of Captain Kirk, the Bible, and Hell.  We all know what the [...]

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(Virtual Service) Love Let Go: Radical Generosity for the Real World

This Sunday we will have special holiday music played by pianist Andrew Blendermann and a surprise or two.  Ami Campbell, Wilmette resident and author, will speak on the topic Love [...]

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(Virtual Service) Ethics and the Coronavirus Crisis

Dr. Kelly Michelson, M.D., Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine, will speak on the topic, Ethics and the Coronavirus Crisis.  [...]

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(Virtual Service) Roe v. Wade: Past, Present and Future

Geoffrey Stone, Ph.D., Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Professor of Law at the University of Chicago Law School, will speak on the topic, Roe v. Wade: Past, Present and Future.  [...]

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(Virtual Service) Courage and Cowardice on Camera: The Hero’s Journey in Film

Paul McComas, media scholar, will speak on the topic, Courage and Cowardice on Camera: The Hero’s Journey in Film.  The Hero's Journey (per Joseph Campbell), i.e. the Monomyth (per Dr. [...]

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(Virtual Service) The Dark Side of Human Nature: Being Peaceful in a Troubled World

Daniel Breyer, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Philosophy at Illinois State University in Normal, will speak on the topic, The Dark Side of Human Nature: Being Peaceful in a Troubled World. [...]

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(Virtual Service) Introduction to the Meditation Exercises of Cafh, a Path of Spiritual Unfolding

Dr. Bob Magrisso, M.D., primary care physician, will speak on the topic, Introduction to the Meditation Exercises of Cafh, a Path of Spiritual Unfolding.  There are many exercises of meditation.  [...]

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(Virtual Service) From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran

Jacqueline Saper, writer, commentator, public speaker, and translator, will speak on the topic of her memoir, From Miniskirt to Hijab: A Girl in Revolutionary Iran.  Jacqueline Saper was born and [...]

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(Virtual Service) "Till Death Do Us Part?" Family Life and the Afterlife in Jewish and Christian Thought

David Shyovitz, Ph.D., Associate Professor of History at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, “Till Death Do Us Part?” Family Life and the Afterlife in Jewish and Christian Thought.  [...]

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(Virtual Service) Mind the Misinformation: Reasons We Fall Victim to Fake News

David Rapp, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, Mind the Misinformation: Reasons We Fall Victim to Fake New. We are regularly confronted with statements that [...]

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(Virtual Service) Empowering Clinicians to Hold Competent, Compassionate, Values-Based Conversations with Seriously Ill Patients

Kendra Mirasol, former LSUS member and current CEO of the Seattle nonprofit VitalTalk, will speak on the topic, Empowering Clinicians to Hold Competent, Compassionate, Values-Based Conversations with Seriously Ill Patients. [...]

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(Virtual Service) One Man’s Journey from Judaism to the Philosophy of Humanism

Howard Katz, Humanist Celebrant, President of the Center for Freethought Equality and Board Member of the American Humanist Society, will speak on the topic, One Man’s Journey from Judaism to [...]

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(Virtual Service) Genesis in the Bible and Science

Rev. John Kartje, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Department of Biblical Studies and Homilectics at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, will speak on the topic, [...]

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(Virtual Service) Democracy for an Uncertain World: A Theological Perspective

Michael Hogue, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at Meadville Lombard Theological School, will speak on the topic, Democracy for an Uncertain World: A Theological Perspective.  Dr. [...]

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(Virtual Service) Grace from the Rubble: Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation after the Oklahoma City Bombing

Jeanne Bishop, who will speak on the topic of her new book, Grace from the Rubble: Two Fathers’ Road to Reconciliation after the Oklahoma City Bombing, is a public defender, [...]

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Roe v. Wade: Past, Present and Future (CANCELLED)

Geoffrey Stone, Ph.D., Edward H. Levi Distinguished Service Prof. of Law, Univ. of Chicago Law School Roe v. Wade: Past, Present and Future

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Vietnam: Learning about Its People Through Volunteering (CANCELLED)

Peg Cartier, LSUS Board Chair and Long-Time LSUS Member, Vietnam: Learning about Its People Through Volunteering

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Captain Kirk, the Bible, and Hell (CANCELLED)

Scott Paeth, Ph.D., Professor in Religious Studies, DePaul University, Captain Kirk, the Bible, and Hell

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A Spiritual Approach to Conflict with Others (CANCELLED)

Ramaa Krishnan, Owner, Full Bloomed Lotus in Wilmette, A Spiritual Approach to Conflict with Others

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Lawyers in the Classroom: Teaching Young Students about the U.S. Constitution (CANCELLED)

Andreana Turano, Supervisor, 2nd Municipal District, Cook County States Attorney Office, Volunteer with Lawyers in the Classroom Lawyers in the Classroom: Teaching Young Students about the U.S. Constitution

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One Man’s Journey from Judaism to the Philosophy of Humanism (CANCELLED)

Howard Katz, Past President of Humanist Society, Board Member of American Humanist Association, Humanist Celebrant, One Man’s Journey from Judaism to the Philosophy of Humanism

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The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing Your Life’s Work (CANCELLED)

Dr. Nicholas Pearce. Clinical Associate Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, The Purpose Path: A Guide to Pursuing [...]

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Humanitarian Crisis on the Border: Changing Policy for Asylum Seekers (CANCELLED)

Maria Ines Zamudio, reporter for WBEZ Public Radio, will speak on the topic, Humanitarian Crisis on the Border: Changing Policy for Asylum Seekers.  The Trump administration has changed the way [...]

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Democracy for an Uncertain World: A Theological Perspective (CANCELLED)

Dr. Michael Hogue, Professor of Theology Ethics and Philosophy of Religion at Meadville Lombard Theological School, will speak on the topic, Democracy for an Uncertain World: A Theological Perspective.  This [...]

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The Flying Saucer Phenomenon: Its History and Sociology

Dr. Mark Hammergren, Astronomer at the Adler Planetarium, will speak on the topic The Flying Saucer Phenomenon: Its History and Sociology.  Since 1947, many thousands of people have reported seeing [...]

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Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Aristotle and the Ancient Origins of Our Contemporary Worldview

Dr. Sean Kirkland, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at DePaul University, will speak on the topic, Aristotle and the Ancient Origins of Our Contemporary Worldview.  Given the dominance [...]

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Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Are We on the Verge of Slowing Aging?

Jay Olshansky, Ph.D., is a Professor of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Research Associate at the Center on Aging at the University of Chicago.  He [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Humans and the Environment in Medieval Europe: Lessons for Today

Noah Blan, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor of History at Lake Forest College, will speak on the topic, Humans and the Environment in Medieval Europe: Lessons for Today.  How did medieval [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Interfaith Action Evanston Soup Kitchen

On Sunday, February 9 we will be hosting our annual soup kitchen at Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church in Evanston from 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM. To donate food and/or volunteer [...]

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Saint Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1004 Greenwood St
Evanston, IL 60201 United States
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Carbon Pricing: A Necessary Step to Address Climate Change

Mike Zanillo, State Coordinator-Illinois- of the Citizen’s Climate Lobby, will speak on the topic, Carbon Pricing: A Necessary Step to Address Climate Change.  Climate Change has been called “NOT the [...]

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Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Night Sky Theology: Mysticism and Science

Bob Magrisso, M.D., will give a discourse on the topic, Night Sky Theology: Mysticism and Science.  His talk will be a personal approach to the integration of the scientific worldview [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Kant Can’t Fix It All: Freethought and Universalized Ethics

Dr. David Breeden, Senior Minister at First Unitarian Church of Minneapolis, will speak on the topic Kant Can’t Fix It All: Freethought and Universalized Ethics.  Theists often accuse those who [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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The Socratic Parent: How to Navigate Raising Your Child by Asking the Right Questions

Paul Sweetow, LCSW and Winnetka Counselor to Children and Teens, will speak on the topic, The Socratic Parent: How to Navigate Raising Your Child by Asking the Right Questions.  What [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Adult Education as a Tool for Justice

Wendy Yanow, Ed.D. Trustee at Oakton Community College, will speak on the topic Adult Education as a Tool for Social Justice.  Adult education for social justice is a lifelong journey [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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The Art and Science of Zoo Animal Welfare

The Chicago Zoological Society’s Animal Welfare Biologist, Dr. Jessica Whitham, will speak on the topic The Art and Science of Zoo Animal Welfare.  Dr. Whitham is committed to improving the [...]

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Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Music Service

Please join us for our festive and inspiring Holiday and Music Program, on Sunday, December 8 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  This celebration features the voices of the New Trier Swing [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Unpacking Impeachment: An Analysis of the Inquiry

How did Russia interfere with the US elections exactly? Learn more with Steven J. Harper.

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Enriching Women’s Souls, Shattering Stereotypes – A Jewish Woman and a Muslim Woman Share Their Thoughts and Experiences

Fern Finkel, Board of Trustee member of the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom, will speak on the topic, Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom: Enriching Women’s Souls, Shattering Stereotypes.  The mission of the [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Habitat Restoration, Macro Invertebrates, and Improvement of Toxic Water Chemicals

Water is the source of life, yet more humans on this planet do not have access to clean water than those who do. Hear Mark Hauser speak on the topic, "Habitat Restoration, Macro Invertebrates, and Improvement of Toxic Water Chemicals."

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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An International Comparison of Health Care Systems

What's so different about the United States and everyone else anyway? When it comes to health... actually a lot.

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Mallinckrodt Community Center, 1041 Ridge Rd
Wilmette, Illinois 60091 United States
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The Spiritual Practice of Mindfulness as a Way of Cultivating Compassion for One’s Self and Others

IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to the Antique Modernism Show at the Community House, we will meet at Mallinckrodt Center, 1041 Ridge Rd., Wilmette, use south entrance. Rebecca Bunn, MA, LCPC, therapist [...]

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Mallinckrodt Community Center, 1041 Ridge Rd
Wilmette, Illinois 60091 United States
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Power and Ethics

Dr. Adam Waytz, Associate Professor at the Kellogg School of Management and Organizations at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, Power and Ethics.   He will discuss how power can [...]

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Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Teaching Children to be Lifelong Volunteers

Children are unconsciously selflessness. How do we inspire them to be more mindful of that? Hear co-founders of The Kindness Connection speak on the topic, "Teaching Children to be Lifelong Volunteers."

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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The Eureka Moment and Creative Problem Solving in the Brain

Learn how the brain solve simple to complex problems as Mark Beeman speaks on, "The Eureka Moment and Creative Problem Solving in the Brain."

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Plato and the Allegory of the Cave: Its Relevance to Today

How does a Classical period philosopher still make an impact in societal function today? Find out as we hear Richard Kraut speak on, "Plato and the Allegory of the Cave: Its Relevance to Today."

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Help a Child: Understanding the Needs of Foster Children and At-Risk Youth

Children need love. How can we give it to a stranger? Hear Elizabeth Sammann speak on the topic, "Help a Child: Understanding the Needs of Foster Children and At-Risk Youth."

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From Physics to the Divine: One Priest’s Journey

How does someone with a Ph.D. in Astrophysics transition to a life of spiritual pursuit? John Kartje, Ph.D., speaks on the topic, "From Physics to the Divine: One Priest’s Journey."

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The Identity Paradox: How Our Multiple Identities Both Divide and Unite Us: Part II

Judith N. Levi, Ph.D., gives Part 2 of her two-part series: "The Identity Paradox: How Our Multiple Identities Both Divide and Unite Us."

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Our Marvelously Multiple Identities: Part I

Judith N. Levi, Ph.D., gives Part 1 of her two-part series: "Our Marvelously Multiple Identities."

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Music/Religious Explorations Program

Our final service of the 2018-2019 year will feature Hazel Friedman on the piano, Ada Kahn on the flute and our children of Religious Explorations.  Hazel will play selections by [...]

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Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Of Gods and Guns

Scott Paeth, Ph.D., Professor, Religious Studies, Peace, Justice and Conflict Studies, DePaul University Dr. Scott Paeth, Professor in Religious Studies at DePaul University, will speak on the topic, Of Gods [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Asteroids, Comets and Meteorites: Their Effects on Life on Earth

Mark Hammergren, Ph.D., Astronomer, Adler Planetarium Dr. Mark Hammergren, Astronomer and Science Communicator at the Adler Planetarium, will speak on the topic, Asteroids, Comets and Meteorites: Their Effects on Life [...]

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Fighting for People Who Are Impoverished or Otherwise Vulnerable

John Gallo, CEO and Executive Director of LAF (Legal Assistance Foundation), will speak on the topic, Fighting for People Who Are Impoverished or Otherwise Vulnerable.  LAF is the largest provider [...]

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Dr. Karen Altar Addresses Ethical Considerations in International Relations

Dr. Karen Alter, Professor in the Department of Political Science at Northwestern University, will speak on the Do Ethical Considerations Matter in International Relations?  When teaching students about ethics and [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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The Talmud: Its Tremendous Impact beyond the Confines of the Jewish Faith.

Dr. Barry Scott Wimpfheimer, Associate Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, The Talmud: Its Tremendous Impact beyond the Confines of the [...]

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Surge for Water: Providing Safe Water and Sanitation to Poverty Stricken Areas One Drop at a Time

Ms. Shilpa Alva, Founder/CEO, Surge for Water Ms. Shilpa Alva, Founder and Executive Director of the company Surge for Water, will speak on the topic, Surge for Water: Providing Safe [...]

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Medieval Christian Views of Jews

Dr. Anna Jones, Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Lake Forest College, will speak on the topic, Medieval Christian Views of Jews. This talk will cover three [...]

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Spirituality: A Developmental Perspective

Dr. Susan McCracken, Clinical Psychologist and Lay Military Minister at Great Lakes Recruit Training Center, will speak on the topic, Spirituality: A Developmental Perspective. In recent years, the focus in [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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From the Ground Up: A Food Grower’s Education in Life, Love, and the Movement That’s Changing the Nation

Jeanne Nolan, Owner and CEO of the local enterprise The Organic Gardener, will speak on the topic of the title of her book, From the Ground Up: A Food Grower’s [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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The Polarization of Politics in America: Empirical Patterns and Moral Challenges

Dr. Laurel Harbridge-Yong, Associate Professor in the Dept. of Political Science at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, The Polarization of Politics in America: Empirical Patterns and Moral Challenges. [...]

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Winnetka Community House, 620 Lincoln Ave
Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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Head Banging – How Music and Concussions Impact Brain Health

Dr. Nina Kraus, Professor of Neurobiology, Otolaryngology in the Dept. of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University, will speak on the topic, Head Banging – How Music and Concussions [...]

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Winnetka, IL 60093 United States
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David Williams, Ph.D., Professor, Dept. of Political Science, DePaul University – Spinoza: Jew, Heretic, and Visionary

Dr. David Williams, Professor in the Department of Political Science at DePaul University will speak on the topic, Spinoza: Jew, Heretic, and Visionary.  Benedict de Spinoza is among the most controversial [...]

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Gail Lukasik, Ph.D., local author – White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing

For Black History Month, Dr. Gail Lukasik, local author, will speak on the topic of her book, White Like Her: My Family’s Story of Race and Racial Passing. In the [...]

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