Partnership with MSU (Montclair State University)


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An overview of the development of the Christian Left in the United States, with an emphasis on its influence in American social & political activism, from the Civil Rights movement through the Reagan era. In this session, we'll look at the threads of continuity in Christian liberal and leftist thought - gender equality, environmentalism, GLBTQ issues, and immigration among them.  We will also discuss the schisms that became apparent within evangelical Christianity since the 2016 presidential election, and how this will shape the movement.

1100008

Instructor : Multiple Instructor :
 1.James German  2.Dorothy Rogers 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/24/2017, ending 5/24/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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Spring is the season when we see many forms of nature being renewed. Ever wonder about all those butterflies you see in your backyards, gardens, and around town?  Our presenter has been keeping track of butterflies and photographing them in Montclair for the past 20 – identify 55 species alone in Montclair.  He will discuss which species we have here, when and where they can be seen, their caterpillar food plants, and topics related to butterflies in our area. 

1100009

Instructor : Ahmet Baytas 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Tue 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/2/2017, ending 5/2/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Bellevue Branch.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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India has continued to grow at a fast rate, prioritizing social and economic development along with poverty reduction. This has also led to increasing stress on natural resources and increased environmental risks. Recently, the country is moving towards a proactive engagement on environmental issues such as climate change, renewable energy, and waste management. This session will explore implications of this development strategy through empirical and policy evidence.  

1100012

Instructor : Pankaj Lal 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Mon 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/1/2017, ending 5/1/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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Some technologies present psychological challenges that can lead to unpleasant symptoms such as headache, dizziness, nausea, and disorientation (think sea “sickness”). Now however, numerous types of vehicles, amusement rides, virtual reality, electronic games, 3D movies, and spaceflight, can cause technology-based sicknesses. How are our brains being challenged by these technologies? Professor Bonato will discuss a hypothesis in the context of human development and sensory inputs.  

1100014

Instructor : Frederick Bonato 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 6/7/2017, ending 6/7/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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The tradition of "sanctuary" for asylum seekers has roots in the ancient world, religious and secular.  This tradition was given new life in the 1980s by activists who were opposed to US foreign policy in Central America so helped undocumented refugees enter the country and make their way to Canada.  Though the "right to sanctuary" was struck down in the US court system in the '80s, there are currently hundreds of "sanctuary" cities and towns, colleges and universities across the US.  In this session, we'll discuss what "sanctuary" is and why it is such a compelling concept in our world today.

1100006

Instructor : Dorothy Rogers 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/10/2017, ending 5/10/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00



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In his talk, Neil Baldwin, Professor in the College of the Arts at Montclair State University and the author of the acclaimed biography, To All Gentleness: William Carlos Williams, the Doctor Poet, will read from selected Williams poems that have been his favorites for decades, interspersed with anecdotes on Williams and his tumultuous life. Books will be available for sale and signature following the talk.  

1100013

Instructor : Neil Baldwin 

Tuition: $0.00

Schedule : Weekly - Wed 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM; starting 5/31/2017, ending 5/31/2017

Location : Montclair, MPL - Main Location : 
  Montclair, MPL - Main.

Materials Cost: $0.00

Available 5/1/2017


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