Since our beginning, LLI has featured weekly talks by experts, primarily NIU faculty, in our Notables series. We're continuing that tradition this fall but moving to Tuesday afternoons. This fall’s topics will range from genetic issues to swarming robots to the history of the Irish in Illinois. As always, there will be time for asking questions of our speaker.
Fall Notables Schedule
Writing a New History of the Irish in Illinois
Sean Farrell, NIU Department of History
Revival: How the Arts & Artists Can Help Us Recover from Trauma
Paul Kassel, NIU College of Visual & Performing Arts
David Byrd, Chief of Police, City of DeKalb
Sachit Butail, NIU Department of Mechanical Engineering
Is It Our Genes or Our Lifestyle?
Clare Kron, NIU Department of Biological Sciences
The Not-So-Common Life: Lea Demarest Taylor & the Chicago Commons Settlement House
Alicia Schatterman, NIU Center for Nonprofit & NGO Studies
Gone with the Images: Black Stereotypes in Hollywood
Joseph Flynn, NIU Department of Curriculum & Instruction
Humor & Its Impact on American Politics: Do Colbert, Kimmel, Myers & Colleagues Make a Difference? (pre-recorded)
Dannagal Young, University of Delaware Department of Communication
Lorraine Ali, Los Angeles Times TV critic
The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI), established in 2000, is a member-directed group of individuals primarily age 50 plus who enjoy learning in informal, flexible, non-competitive groups and like connecting with peers who share their interests. No grades, no tests – just Learning for the Fun of It.
When you register for one of our courses, you’ll be given a Zoom meeting ID and password to get into a session along with a link to meet on your computer and a phone number if you chose to call in to the class.
Tuesday, September 21 at 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Tuesday, September 28 at 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Tuesday, October 5 at 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Tuesday, October 12 at 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Tuesday, October 19 at 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Tuesday, October 26 at 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM
Tuesday, November 2 at 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM