Noon at Noodles & Co. on the East Side - Entire Lecture Series

Plan to save lunchtime for us! For one Wednesday a month in February, March, and April, join us at Noodles & Company in Eastland Plaza for three diverse presentations.

Lectures run from 12–1 p.m. If you plan to purchase lunch at Noodles, please arrive by 11:30 a.m. Order your lunch and head back to the conference room for the presentation, or stay and enjoy lunch after the lecture.  Eastland Plaza has plenty of free parking, so accessibility is easy. 

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Popular Lecture Series! Noon at Noodles & Co. on the East Side

Whatever your day might look like, plan to save lunchtime for us! For one Wednesday a month in February, March, and April, join us at Noodles & Company in Eastland... See more Plaza for three diverse presentations.

Lectures run from 12–1 p.m. If you plan to purchase lunch at Noodles, please arrive by 11:30 a.m. Order your lunch and head back to the conference room for the presentation, or stay and enjoy lunch after the lecture. Either way, Eastland Plaza has plenty of free parking, so accessibility is easy.

Dates and Time: February 20, March 20, and April 17; 12–1 p.m.

Location: Noodles & Co., Eastland Plaza, 2560 E. Third St.*

Fee: $35 (for all three lectures; $15 per lecture if purchased singly)

*Note: Noodles & Company is located in the center of Eastland Plaza shopping center.


Wednesday, February 20

Grand Canyon Birthday: Reasons to Celebrate 100 Years!

The Grand Canyon, designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1979, celebrates its’ Centennial in February 2019. This presentation weaves through the Canyon’s important role in the history of the National Park System, recognizing the Grand Canyon’s significant cultural history and natural resources, and critical issue national parks like the Grand Canyon today.  Review of the many individuals who visited, and lived in the Grand Canyon over its 100-year history, preserving and caring for it will be included in the conversation.


Wednesday, March 20

Scientific ‘Tipping Points:’ The Ozone Layer

Scientific theories typically begin as hypotheses: promising ideas that require a period of refining and testing before they are validated and accepted beyond reasonable doubt.  Controversial issues, especially ones related to public policy, are often subject to considerable skepticism, and in some cases a scientific hypothesis has to contend with a “counter-narrative” challenge.  A significant period of time can elapse before a theory is accepted by the scientific community, and typically even more time elapses before it is accepted by the public.  In a few cases, we can identify a ‘scientific tipping point:’ a single event that causes public opinion to shift towards a final resolution.  As an example, we will review the historic controversy over chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and their effect on our atmospheric ozone layer.  We will discuss a hypothesis by Rowland and Molina, and identify two ‘tipping points’ in proving that CFCs posed a danger to the ozone layer.  We will discuss what might be learned from this example to inform the ongoing public controversy over climate change.


Wednesday, April 17

From the Vote to ‘Me Too’: Themes from the Century of Women’s Citizenship

The long struggle to end male monopoly of American franchise came with the 1919 Nineteenth Amendment.  The signal achievement of the Progressive Era feminist movement, commentators have claimed that feminism then declined, only to reappear in the late 1960s as the Women’s Liberation Movement, burning bras and protesting Miss World contests.  Does the evidence bear out this picture?  We will examine key issues galvanizing women as voters, citizens and activists across the century from suffrage to the current “Me Too” moment.  Did suffrage and citizenship make a difference?  Class members will vote.


Course At-A-Glance

Fee:  $0.00
  Must be 18 or older
  Fee Does Not Include Lunch

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