News and Updates

Casual Conversation about Alzheimers December 20, 2022 with Jennifer Rauch

On Tuesday, December 20 at 4:30 pm Eastern Time (US), Jennifer Rauch will join us for a Casual Conversation.  Ms. Rauch is Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Massachusetts Amherst.   Our Class President Jim Staros asked her to spend time with us, and she has generously agreed.  Here is Jim’s email to me from October 21 placing the importance of her work in a context we can all appreciate:

About Obiter dicta

This is our (new) Class Blog, a place where classmates can share personal stories, essays, and opinions. The guidelines are:

  • Length: under 1000 words.
  • Subjects: things we think classmates might be interested in reading.
  • No anonymous submissions.
  • Show respect for our class and classmates.

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Casual Conversation January 17, 2023: Harari's Sapiens

Time to sharpen our reading skills and get ready to discuss Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari.   Classmates David Abbott and Tex Talmadge will be our docents on this tour through history, but as David writes, see below, the goal is to get your views in reacting to the book and at looking at the future of our species.
The date is January 17, 2023 and the time is 4:30 pm Eastern.   You have plenty of time to obtain the book and read it.