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History and the Humanities
Home and Leisure
Literature and Writing
International Cultures and Language Studies
Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design
Zoom into Fitness
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Student Academic Center
Monroe County Public Library
Monroe County History Center
Indiana Memorial Union
DeVault Alumni Center
Lot #4 (Orange Lot)
Lot #2 (Blue Lot)
First United Church
Meadowood Retirement Community
Noodles & Company - Eastland Plaza
Fourwinds Resort & Marina
Maintaining Health and Wellness in These Unusual Times
These are challenging times and making fitness and overall wellness a priority can be difficult when you have limited options. Lifelong Learning is pleased to offer a two-part series on health and wellness from two IU alumnae who are experts in their field. Learn how to stay sharp and focused not only physically but mentally as well.
Degenerate Science: A Brief History of Eugenics From Victorian England to Nazi Germany
This class will examine the controversial history of eugenics in England and America within the context of late-Victorian racial theories and imperial anxieties, as well as turn-of-the-20th-century American nativism. The settings for these lectures will range from the filthy streets of Victorian London to the Indiana State Reformatory in Jeffersonville, Ind., and from the U.S. Supreme Court to Nazi Germany.
Use Your Strengths to Thrive in Work and Life
Research by Gallup, Inc. shows that people who invest in their strengths perform better and are more engaged in their work. Using the CliftonStrengths assessment, this two-part workshop, facilitated by Gallup-certified strengths coach Emili Bennett, will enable you to discover and define your strengths. Bennett will guide you through the process of creating an action plan to apply your strengths to a personal or professional goal.
Tab Set Pendant
This workshop will focus on the basic skills needed to create small-scale jewelry using semiprecious sheet metal and stones. The instructor will present a variety of metal forming and fabrication techniques, such as sawing, piercing, cold connections, filing, and finishing. Applying these processes, participants will walk away with a one-of-a-kind pendant, complete with a large tab set gemstone, and a basic understanding of traditional metalsmithing, plus jewelry-making skills.
Editing a Documentary Film: Techniques, Ethics and Serendipity
In this session, you will learn how an editor plans and executes the editing process to enhance a story. Scenes from Ron Osgood’s award-winning documentaries will be screened, and you will observe the process as he reedits the scenes, including digital video-clip compilations, photographs, music, sound elements, and graphics. The session will also include discussion about story development and the ethical challenges an editor faces.
Violent Geographies: Trauma and Terror in the Landscape
This course explores the ways in which people come to interact with particular spaces and places that have a known violent history associated with them. The course will look at the ways in which individuals choose to visit—for pilgrimage or tourism—such spaces. Alongside concepts from critical trauma studies and cultural geography, this course will discuss how anthropologists and folklorists understand human relationships to physical spaces in their environment.
Classics of Environmental Literature
We are in the middle of an unprecedented ecological crisis. It seems fair to ask what, if any, guidance the great environmental classics can still give us. In three sessions, participants will ask tough questions of H. D. Thoreau’s still provocative Walden, walk through the poisoned forests of Rachel Carson’s prescient Silent Spring, and confront the racial blindness of white environmentalism with J. Drew Lanham’s The Home Place.
A Virtual Wine Tasting With Oliver Winery
Oliver Winery will lead you through a virtual wine tasting of three wines and a discussion of its winemaking philosophy and the history of the wine industry in Indiana. Founded in 1972, Oliver Winery is Indiana’s oldest and largest winery. This course will explore what it takes to grow or source Oliver’s fruit, the philosophy and processes behind producing these wines, and the role that Oliver Winery and the Indiana Uplands have played in the alcohol industry in Indiana.