LLC Lectures and Special Presentations are free and open to the public.
Pre-registration is required for each event.

Use the registration links below to register for each event you wish to attend.

ruthlevyguyer
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
3:30-4:30 PM
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“5th Annual Celebrate Ourselves”

Honors Presenter and LLC Member Ruth Levy Guyer, Ph.D. in Immunology, Teacher and Author of A Life Interrupted: The Long Night of Marjorie Day

Topic: “Sleeping Sickness, Resignation Syndrome, Jumping Frenchmen of Maine, Havana Syndrome”

We at LLC are extraordinary. We are seniors, and here we are – still growing, still learning and still contributing to society. This year, we are celebrating Ruth Levy Guyer, Ph.D in Immunology, teacher, author of A Life Interrupted: The Long Night of Marjorie Day, and a member of LLC and coordinator of several courses.

 “Sleeping Sickness, Resignation Syndrome, Jumping Frenchmen of Maine, Havana Syndrome”

Puzzling new diseases have always piqued our interest – where did they come from, what made them show up when they did, how do we treat and get rid of them? Over the past century, many previously unseen diseases popped up and most were “solved”… but not all of them. Ruth Levy Guyer will talk about “emergent diseases” and her interest in one medical mystery that surfaced more than 100 years ago and, to this day, remains enigmatic.

Currently, Ruth Levy Guyer is a co-director of the Arts and Ethics in Palliative Care program at the Brown Hospice and a member of the Miriam Ethics Committee. She has taught courses in bioethics, medical ethics, environmental ethics, AIDS, and writing at Haverford College. She also taught writing workshops and electives in nonfiction and science in the Graduate Writing Program at Johns Hopkins University.


jimvincent
Monday, February 7, 2022
3:30-3:50 PM
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“RIPTA During the Pandemic"
FOR YOUR INFORMATION: A 15-20 MINUTE REPORT

James Vincent, Outreach Officer at RIPTA

James Vincent, Outreach Officer at RIPTA, will talk about "RIPTA During the Pandemic" and will answer all your questions.


4maskedbanditscropped
Monday, February 14, 2022
3:30-4:30 PM
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A SPECIAL VALENTINE'S DAY TREAT:
"Under the Hood: The Quartet(s) That Changed Everything"

Jesse Holstein, Community MusicWorks

Please join Jesse Holstein and the musical group, the 4 Masked Bandits, for a look under the hood of Haydn’s deeply expressive string quartet in F-minor op. 20 no. 5.

Jesse Holstein will offer an exploration of this transformative Haydn quartet followed by a live performance of the entire work.

When Franz Joseph Haydn’s set of string quartets, op. 20, were published in 1774, he forged a new pathway of expression for the medium. No longer were quartets a showpiece for solo violin with three backup musicians. Also, Haydn left behind the idea that chamber music was purely light entertainment for after a meal.

The 4 Masked Bandits are a string quartet based at Community MusicWorks, an organization whose mission is to create cohesive urban community through music education and performance that transforms the lives of children, families and musicians. The members are Jesse Holstein, Sarah Kim on violins, Jake Petrieniro on viola, and Kamyron Williams on cello.