Lecture Archive 2013–2014


The Science Behind Fracking
Dr. Stephen Marshak, Professor of Geology and Director of the School of Earth, Society, and Environment

Illinois Mammals: habits and habitats of our native mammals, Rodents and Carnivores
Dr. Joseph Merritt, Senior Mammalogist, Illinois Natural History Survey

Snapshot in Time – Geologic Secrets of the Danville, Illinois, Fossilized Forest
Scott Elrick, Researcher, Illinois Natural History Survey

3D Printing Technology
Joel Spencer, Adult/Teen Services Librarian, Urbana Free Library

Poetry Reading and Discussion
Carol Gloor, Poet

CU Symphony Orchestra Series—Conductor’s Preview
Stephen Alltop, Music Director and Conductor, CU Symphony Orchestra

Merinda Hensley (Assistant Professor, University Library, and Scholarly Commons Co-Director) and Sarah Christensen (Visual Resources Curator, College of Fine and Applied Arts)

Impact of 2011 Flooding in Cairo, Illinois
Dr. Kenneth Olson, Professor, Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences

Online Security for Everyone
Brant Houston, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Chair in Investigative and Enterprise Reporting, and Professor of Journalism

After 50 Years: Lee Harvey Oswald and the Secret World
William Van Hagey, Attorney and Adjunct Professor, College of Law

Cities helping Cities - Urbana Sister Cities Program
Dennis Roberts, Urbana City Council member and Chairman of the Urbana Sister Cities Committee

The Affordable Care Act: Blessing or Disaster?
Robert Rich, Professor Emeritus of Law, Political Science, Medicine, and Public Health, and retired Director of the Institute of Government and Public Affairs

History of the Academy Awards -
Christine Catanzarite

Lecture and Workshop by the Mark Morris Dance Group -
Sam Black and Huong Hoang

Classic Hollywood & the Spectacular Case of 1939 + Oscar Prizes
Christine Catanzarite

A Place at the Table
Staff of Eastern Illinois Foodbank

Planning Public Places in a Private Society
Varkki Pallathucheril

Guns and Grammar
Dennis Baron

Tourism, Vacations, and Socialist Consumption in the Post-Stalin USSR
Diane P. Koenker         

Exploring Nature in Illinois—A Field Guide to the Prairie State
Mike Jeffords and Susan Post

Intergenerational Mentoring: An Opportunity for OLLI Members
Susan Gershenfeld, Director of Illinois Promise

Cabinet of Curiosities in Nature
Mike Jeffords and Susan Post