Wednesday 3:30-4:30 p.m., the Arizona Senior Academy Great Room As a replacement for the cancelled Great Decisions discussion on the State Department and Foreign Policy originally scheduled for this date, we will show a series of brief TED talks on the
Wednesday, 2:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m. The Arizona Senior Academy Building Following up the Great Decisions sessions on current foreign affairs underway through Winter/Spring 2019, the Arizona Senior Academy will host former Congressman Jim Kolbe on March 27, 2019. Kolbe, who
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 2:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Dr. Michael Brescia, Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona Calling all lovers of Mexican history and Mexican art! As one of several artists to emerge from the violence and
2:30-4:30 p.m., Arizona Senior Academy Building Michael Brescia, Ph.D. As most of us ASA members were growing up, just about every kid played at being a cowboy! We pieced together outfits that looked Western. The hat was dad’s worn-out fedora
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 4:15 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Peter Becskehazy, U.S. Foreign Service, Ret. Can historical shocks from earlier centuries explain the rise of extremist populist movements in Europe? Recent elections in Poland and Hungary reveal that
3:00-4:30 pm, The Arizona Senior Academy Building The fifth in the ASA’s presentions of the Great Decisions program, prepared and sponsored by the century-old Foreign Policy Association (FPA), designed to be a “catalyst for developing awareness, understanding and informed opinion on
Friday’s program is a portrayal in story and song of a far-away place, an island in the cold North Atlantic, molding centuries-old traditions with modern commerce and ways. It’s a gather-round time to learn of Newfoundland’s people and place, over time and now, presented by Tony Oxford, a sixth generation Newfoundlander, fisherman, teacher and former mayor, guitarist and story-teller.
During this 45th presidential administration, we are witnessing an unprecedented shift in foreign policy that defies lucid explanation. Alliances between nuclear powers have been destabilized by an as-yet uncertain foreign policy, inflamed by the replacement of usual methods of diplomacy with erratic declarations delivered by “Tweet.”
While the future of this administration’s nuclear policy is unknown, it is helpful for citizens to understand the history of nuclear arms management, the historic and current trends, and the status of our nuclear arms treaties.
A frequent visitor to Academy Village, Duluth-based poet Connie Wanek will return for a special reading from her work. She is the author of five books of poetry, most recently Rival Gardens: New and Selected Poems, newly released from the University of Nebraska Press. She has also written a book of short stories, Summer Cars, published in 2014 by Will o’ the Wisp Books.
Thursday, January 31, 3:00 p.m ., The Arizona Senior Academy Building “Refugees and Global Migration” is the second in this year’s sessions of the Great Decisions program from the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association (FPA), the now 100-year-old nonprofit formed “to
Thursday, February 21, 3:30-4:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Unlike most of the remaining classical music stations across the country, which purchase packages of preselected music and commentary from American Public Radio’s Classical 24 for their daily fare, Tucson has its own
Wednesday, January 23, 3:00 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building The U.S. trade deficit with China was $375 billion in 2017. The trade deficit exists because U.S. exports to China were only $130 billion while imports from China were $506 billion.
Thursday, February 7, 3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Doris Dwyer Chautauqua is returning to Academy Village. Doris Dwyer, Ph. D., who appeared here as Donner Party survivor Margaret Breen in 2018, will portray photojournalist Margaret Bourke-White this year.
Thursday, January 17, 3:30 pm, Arizona Senior Academy Building Jeff Haskell, jazz musician, composer/arranger, recording artist, educator Legendary Tucson jazz musician Jeff Haskell returns to the Arizona Senior Academy with a behind-the-scenes look at the world of studio recording, in
Wednesday, January 30, 3:30 p.m., The Arizona Senior Academy Building Do you think the accelerating pace of change in our digital world is unique? Think again! Once a radically new technology is developed, such as today’s desktop computer, people become
Mainstream media have been full of negative publicity about Border Patrol agents: infants ripped from their mothers’ breasts, young children dying in custody, water removed from migrants crossing the desert. Have you ever wondered what really happens, what the mission and laws really are, and what a real day is like in the life of a Border Patrol agent? Now is your chance to find out!
Tuesday, January 15, 3:30, in the ASA Building When we go to Nogales, among the first things we see after crossing the border checkpoint are pharmacies and dental clinics. Obviously, their primary clientele is U.S. citizens, and the attraction is much
Thursday, January 10, 3:30-4:30, The Arizona Senior Academy Building Did you know that agriculture in the Tucson area has been thriving for more than 4,000 years? And that the original 4-acre garden of the San Agustin Mission has been recreated
January 3, 2019, 2:30-4:30 p.m. the Arizona Senior Academy George H. Davis, Regents Professor & Provost Emeritus, University of Arizona Professor Davis will describe the scientific importance of the Rincon Mountains and how their geology became a type locality for
Wednesday, January 9, 3:30 – 4:30, Arizona Senior Academy Building Cecil Schwalbe’s presentation will concern herps, which is slang for amphibians and reptiles, and perps, which refers to the perpetrators involved in illegal trade of those animals. Dr. Schwalbe was
Wednesday, December 19, 3:30 -4:30 p.m. ASA Great Room For much of his professional life, biologist Nick Waser has been fascinated by and studied the pollination of wildflowers by hummingbirds, bees and other pollinators. He will discuss his interests and
Wednesday, December 12, 3:30 – 4:30 P.M., Arizona Senior Academy Great Room For a long time, dogs have been written off as a highly artificial species with little left to contribute to the scientific study of behavior, cognition, or evolution.
Thursday, November 15, 3:30 – 4-30 p.m. Arizona Senior Academy Great Room National Geographic DCD: “Sonoran Desert: A Violent Eden”
Thursday, December 20, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m., ASA Great Room Session 4: Revolution and Modernity in the Twentieth Century The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political corruption, drug violence, and extreme
Thursday, December 13, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ASA Great Room Session 3: The Elusive Search for Stability in Nineteenth-Century Mexico The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political corruption, drug violence, and
Thursday, Dec 6, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ASA Great Room Session 2: Culture as an Explanatory Factor and the Wars for Mexican Independence The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political
Thursday, Nov 29, 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. ASA Great Room: Session 1: “Introduction and Legacies of Spanish Colonialism”: The headlines scream that Mexico in the new millennium has become a lawless state riddled with political corruption, drug violence,
Wednesday, November 21, 3:30-4:30, ASA Great Room Last August 12 NASA launched an ambitious space mission named the Parker Solar Probe (or PSP). If all goes well, it will go much closer to the Sun than any man-made object ever
Thursday, October 25th, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. Arizona Senior Academy Great Room Chuck Tampio is well known at the Arizona Senior Academy for his fascinating treatments of art history. He visits Academy Village once again with a new talk on
October 24, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Arizona Senior Academy Great Room What is a labyrinth? Is it the same thing as a maze? Why do people build them? Fresh from The Labyrinth Society’s Annual Gathering in Chicago, Dawna Peterson will give us
Nov. 1, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., Arizona SeniorAcademy Great Room Are there strategies to enhance cognitive function and well-being in normally aging older adults? A University of Arizona professor, who has done extensive research on this subject, will answer this question
During the years 1949 and 1950, faculty members at the University of California, Berkeley, got a dose of the anti-Communism hysteria now known as McCarthyism. They were asked to sign a loyalty oath designed to identity Communists Party members and sympathizers.
One of the goals of mathematician Martin Flashman is to use visual techniques to explain mathematical concepts to people who have little or no mathematical training. To that end, he will present a lecture entitled “Flatland and Understanding Dimension: Visualizing
Wednesday, December 5, 3:30 – 4:30–“The Art of Creatures”: Man’s earliest drawings on cave walls were about the creatures that shared their environment. Centuries before Western artists, Asian artists executed serious paintings and sculptures
The Nov, 6 election will present voters with many alternatives. Six Propositions on the ballot stand out for their subtlety and complexity. At 3:30 p.m. Wednesday (Oct. 17) in the Arizona Senior Academy’s Great Room, Betsy Bolding, a representative of
Six recent TED Talks, streamed over the Internet and presented on the “big screen” in the ASA Great Room, are scheduled for Thursday (Oct. 11), beginning at 3:30 p.m. TED, which stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, was founded in 1984
Wednesday October 10, 2018. 2:30 – 3:30 p.m., Arizona Senior Academy Great Room. Ground-level ozone and particulate matter are two air quality issues in the news these days, and a spokesperson for the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality (PDEQ) will
Arizona, along with the rest of America, is experiencing an explosion in the popularity of “craft beers,” and Rob Fullmer, executive director of the Arizona Craft Brewers Guild, will explain that phenomenon in a talk at 3:30 p.m. Thursday (Oct.
The upcoming ASA lecture on “Keeping Your Voice Healthy” will be presented by a speech-language pathologist who has a very practical interest in her topic. Dori Scholer is also an accomplished soprano with extensive teaching and performing experience. Open to
When Dan Kruse returns to the Arizona Senior Academy on Wednesday (Sept. 26) for the final program in his ethnomusicology series, he will dive into one of the enduring questions of any study of music. What is its real meaning
As the haunting melody of “Danny Boy” drifted through the National Cathedral during the memorial service for Senator John McCain, millions of listeners heard an old Irish ballad beloved by generations of Americans. For some, it awakened personal memories of
Over centuries of human migration, music in many forms has moved, resettled, and melded with the music of other cultures, resulting in new hybrid genres, instruments and varieties of musical expression. Such diasporas, to and from every continent on earth,
2:30 pm-3:30 pm, Arizona Senior Academy If anyone alive today can have been born a cowboy, H. Alan Day is certainly an example. He’s the third generation to grow up on the 200,000-acre Lazy B cattle ranch, which straddles the
If you came of age in Louisiana, the soulful roots music of zydeco and rhythm and blues and the brassy Dixieland jazz bands of New Orleans may have shaped your musical tastes and memories. For anyone with Appalachian roots, hearing
The Arizona Senior Academy’s Thursday (Aug. 30) lecture will offer a timely update on concerns facing the European Union in today’s era of trade wars, political divisiveness, immigration crises and terrorism threats. The speaker is Albrecht Classen, University Distinguished Professor
By now, most of us have used electronic books, known to many as e-books or ebooks. Despite having the same content as bound paper books, it’s obvious that they don’t feel or function the same. The multiple factors that affect
Are genetically modified foods (GMOs) dangerous? Biogenetic innovations in the early 21st century have promoted the development of GMO seeds and foods as a potential solution to the crisis of world hunger. Currently, 80 percent of the corn, soy, and
Wondering whether to use watercolor or oil paints to re-create that beautiful scene outside your backdoor? Or maybe pastels, or colored pencils, or even a chisel and hammer would better express your creative ideas. The choices available to the aspiring
Many know the story of Winnie Ruth Judd, the infamous “Trunk Murderess” of Arizona; but few know the stories of Eva Dugan, Dr. Rose Boido or Eva Wilbur Cruz, also known as “La Pistolera,” or the implications of these notorious
What is Zentangle? Where did it come from and how did it get that name? On Thursday (July 26) the Arizona Senior Academy hosts a combined lecture/hands-on introduction to a meditative art of drawing, unique in philosophy and method, led