LLI: Notables

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

September 14 
Writing a New History of the Irish in Illinois 
Sean Farrell, NIU Department of History 
September 21 
Revival: How the Arts & Artists Can Help Us Recover from Trauma 
Paul Kassel, NIU College of Visual & Performing Arts 
September 28 
Public Safety 
David Byrd, Chief of Police, City of DeKalb 
October 5 
Swarming Robots 
Sachit Butail, NIU Department of Mechanical Engineering 
October 12 
Is It Our Genes or Our Lifestyle? 
Clare Kron, NIU Department of Biological Sciences 
October 19 
The Not-So-Common Life: Lea Demarest Taylor & the Chicago Commons Settlement House 
Alicia Schatterman, NIU Center for Nonprofit & NGO Studies 
October 26 
Gone with the Images: Black Stereotypes in Hollywood 
Joseph Flynn, NIU Department of Curriculum & Instruction 
November 2 
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.

Dial-In Information

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, November 2, 2021 at 1:30 PM to 2:45 PM

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Faculty and Staff, Alumni, General Public






$47.50 for the entire Fall 2021 term

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