Academy for Lifelong Learning

Map to First Congregational Church, 4515 SW West Hills Rd, Corvallis, where most in- person classes are held in the Meeting Room. (ALL is not affiliated with the church.)

Current Events

ALL Online Classes for the Week of November 28, 2022 Tuesday, November 29, 2022 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Refugee Relief in the late 20th Century Presented by Charlie Fautin, Public Health Nurse Charlie Fautin became a registered nurse in the mid 1980’s. Between 1987 till 1998 he worked in refugee camps in Asia and Africa. Following the Indian Ocean tsunami, he led a team of assessment and restoration experts responding to massive destruction along India’s southeast coast. Charlie will share stories of living and working with those who had to flee armed conflict, genocide, and natural disaster – and some of the ways that international relief work has changed and evolved. Wednesday, November 30, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Morpholinos, the Most Effective and Specific Gene-Inactivating Agents Presented by Dr. Jim Summerton, Founder and President, Gene Tools LLC, and Lena Kinion, Research Associate at Gene Tools Summerton invented morpholinos, nucleic acid analogs which exceed all other such analogs in the base sequence specificity and affinity with which they bind to complementary DNA or RNA targets. Dr. Summerton will describe the current status of research aimed at facilitating the uptake of morpholinos into cells, where they can attack gene sequences responsible for cancer, covid-19, and other diseases that involve abnormal gene expression. Wednesday, November 30, 2022 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Supreme Court Decisions: What's the Impact? Presented by Prof. Rorie Solberg, OSU Professor - Political Science Many recent and future decisions of the Supreme Court reflect the changes in the composition of the Supreme Court over the past few years, Solberg will provide an analysis of the recent decisions and pending decisions in 2023. Thursday, December 1, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Storytelling: Humanity’s First Information Technology? Presented by Dr. Michelle Scalise Sugiyama, Founder and Director of Human Animal Lab, University of Oregon Storytelling appears to be one of humanity’s earliest information technologies, and as such was instrumental in the evolution of cumulative culture. For most of their existence, Homo sapiens have made their living as hunter-gatherers. Hunting-gathering requires extensive and detailed ecological knowledge. In the absence of writing, oral storytelling provided a portable, readily accessible framework for storing, retrieving, and transmitting this information. Classes Using Zoom Meetings, How to…

Zoom Login Credentials

The credentials (Meeting ID’s, passcodes, direct links) for Zoom Meetings classes are emailed to ALL members in the weekly newsletter. If you have misplaced your newsletter or would like to attend a class as a guest, please contact the ALL Program Coordinator ( ). Be sure to obtain credentials as early as you can as it is not always possible to make contact at the last minute. Each class requires different credentials.
This page updated: 11/27/2022