The African American Experience Lecture Series (pdf): The next lecture in the series is April 27th, The African American Employment Experience: From Slavery to Unemployment and Discrimination, by Mark P. Fancher, the staff attorney for the Racial Justice Project of the ACLU of Michigan. The three remaining lectures in the series take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, April 27th, May 4th and 11th at the Rave Cinemas. Daypasses are available at the door for $10.
Self-Medication by Animals in the Great Green Pharmacy. The next Distinguished Lecture Series (pdf) lecture is by Mark Hunter on Tuesday, May 9th at Rave Cinema from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Professor Hunter's talk describes the phenomenon of self-medication by animals, with a specific focus on monarch butterflies. Monarchs use toxins in plants to protect themselves from disease. Daypasses are available at the door for $10.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan was established to encourage adults to continue their learning long after formal schooling is done. The Institute’s popular programs help mature adults to rediscover the piquancy of learning — the joy of discovery and feelings of accomplishment that are unencumbered by tests, grades, or drills.
This year’s programs feature:
six lecture series totaling 40 presentations, with average attendance over 250 people;