Join scholars from area colleges and elsewhere as they share their specialized knowledge and enthusiasm. It’s like hearing your favorite college professors again, without worrying about writing papers or taking finals!
Tuesday, January 12--COVID-19 in Context; the Historical Background of a Pandemic.**
Jennifer Gunn, director of the Institute for Advanced Study at the University of Minnesota.
Tuesday, January 19--The Legal Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Struggle to Replace Her**
Timothy Johnson, Morse Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Law at the University of Minnesota
Tuesday, January 26--Using Data Science to Understand Online Extremism. **
Megan Squire, professor of computer science at Elon University in North Carolina.
Tuesday, February 2--The Economic Impact of COVID-19 in Minnesota
Joe Mahon, regional outreach director at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.
Tuesday, February 9--China Rising—Pros and Cons **
Edward L. Farmer, retired professor of history at the University of Minnesota.
Tuesday, February 16 --LGBTQ+ History in Minnesota. *
Robert Frame, history professor at Normandale Community College.
Tuesday, February 23--The 2020 Census: Taking Count amid Controversy
Susan Brower, Minnesota State Demographer.
This series is co-sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of MN with the financial support of the Friends of the Ramsey County Libraries** and Minnesota's Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund*.
This is an online class offered remotely using Zoom communication software. Register online or by calling 651-724-6001 (press #2). You must provide a valid email address to participate.
After registration, participants will receive an email from the library prior to class with additional instructions including a link (or URL) that will be used as an invitation to enter the online class.