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Academy for Learning In Retirement

All Programs
Coffee 10:00 am  to 10:30 am
Program 10:30 am to Noon
Location

Good Samaritan Auditorium
3011 Buena Vida Circle

Las Cruces, NM 88005

Fee Members: $4 per day
Non-Members: $5 per day

 

Our Fall 2015 Schedule


September

Ethics in Action

Organized by Dr. Mark Walker
 Richard L. Hedden Chair of Advanced Philosohical Studies, NMSU

The study of ethics has evolved from a primarily theoretical discipline to one that is increasingly engaged in practical disciplines.  This lecture series will trace how ethics has successfully engaged and influenced three areas: medical science, global poverty and the law.

1. Ethics and ethical theory by Dr. Walker
2. Ethics and the Medical Sciences by Dr. Walker
3. Ethics and Law by Dr. Danny Scoccia, Department of Philosophy, NMSU
4. Ethics and Global Poverty by Dr. Lori Keleher, Department of Philosophy, NMSU

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays
          September 14, 16, 21, & 23


October

The Middle East in Crisis:
Where Do We Go From Here?

Presented by
Dr. Yosef Lapid, Regents Professor, and
Dr. Neal Rosendorf, Assistant Professor
Department of Governmnet, NMSU

This series will discuss recent developments in the Middle East, including new geopolitical complexities and the changing U.S. role in this volatile region.

1. The Middle East in Crisis: The View from the U.S. by Dr. Rosendorf
2. The Middle East in Crisis: The View from Israel by Dr. Lapid
3. Islam in Crisis: Radicalization and Deradicalization in the Muslim World by Dr. Rosendorf
4. The Sectarian Crisis: A New Map for the Middle East? by Dr. Yosef Lapid

 

Dates: Mondays and Wednesdays
           October 5, 7, 12, & 14

 


                                                                                                                                 

November

Accountability and Education in
New Mexico and the U.S.

1. The Accuntability Movement and the Great Lie:Limitations of Standarized Testing and How These Tests do not Demonstrate Teacher Effectiveness or What Students Know by Dr. Michael Morehead, Former Dean of the College of Education, NMSU

2. A Review of Data We Can and Cannot Trust as Derived from Standarized Test Usage in New Mexico by M. Kim Johnson, former president of the Coalition for Excellence in Science and Math Education, and Past President of the New Mexico Academy of Science

3. High-Stakes Assessment for Students Who Receive Special Education Services by Dr. Karen Potter, Assistant Professor, Special Education & Communication Disorders, College of Education, NMSU

4. Current Climate in Education Leading to Teacher Shortages: What are We Doing About It?  by Dr. Karen Trujillo, Research and Technology Specialist, College of Education, NMSU

Dates      Wednesdays and Mondays
               November 4, 9, 11, & 16


 

December

Chocolate and Beer

Presented by Dr. Munson-McGee
Professor of Food Science and Technology
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
NMSU

1)  An abbreviated history of chocolate: from the Olmec to the Industrial Revolution
2)  Chocolate science: from bean to belly
3)  Beer history: from "women's work" to mega-corporations to craft brewing
4)  Beer brewing: mixing art, technology, and science

Dates:   Tuesdays and Thursdays
             December 1, 3, 8, & 10