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 a dire teacher shortage.  At the start of 2021, there were approximately 2,000 teacher vacancies across the state, with areas of high poverty, in rural, [...]

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Holiday Music with a Charles Dickens’ Surprise

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, Michelle Schwartz and Elisabeth Schmidt and other delights. We will even a raffle drawing for those who attend in person. We will have individually wrapped [...]

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

Anne Bokma, Freelance Journalist and Author, Lessons from My Year of Living Spiritually: A Secular Quest for a More Soulful Life More details to come.

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Astrobiology: Looking for Life in the Cosmic Ocean

Shane Larson, Ph.D., Associate Director of CIERA (Center for Interdisciplinary Exploration and Research in Astrophysics), Astrobiology: Looking for Life in the Cosmic Ocean. More details to come.

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

Nina Kraus, Ph.D., Professor of Neurobiology and Otolaryngology, Northwestern University, Of Sound Mind: How Our Brain Constructs a Meaningful Sonic World. More details to come.

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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, Holocaust scholar, The Denial and Hiding of Holocaust Histories in Honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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

Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Research and Innovation at the Mindfulness Center and Associate Professor in Behavioral and Social Sciences, School of Public Health and Psychiatry, Medical School, Brown University, Unwinding Anxiety: New Science Shows How to Break the Cycles of Worry and Fear to Heal Your Mind. More details to come.

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Updating Lincoln’s 1838 Lyceum Speech

David Zarefsky, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, School of Communications, Northwestern University, Updating Lincoln’s 1838 Lyceum Speech. More to come.

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What Is the Least Bad Way to Cool the Planet?

David Keith, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Physics, Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, What Is the Least Bad Way to Cool the Planet? More details to come.

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

Stephen Kinzer, Author, Journalist, America after Afghanistan: Turning Point or Bump in the Imperial Road? More details to come

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