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

Fall classes began September 20, 2022. Tuesday, September 27, 2022 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Focusing Initiatives International: Partnering to Strengthen Communities Worldwide Presented by Dr. Pat Omidian, Co-director of Focusing Initiatives International Dr. Pat Omidian, an ALL member and volunteer moderator, is the co-founder and co- director of Focusing Initiatives International, an organization which promotes emotional and social resilience globally. Pat will address current projects of the organization and its approach to building resilience for communities in distress. Pat's latest book is "Resilience Initiatives: Community Wellness Activities From Around the World." Wednesday, September 28, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Potential of Fusion, the Reality of Fission—Eighty Years of Nuclear Energy Presented by Prof. Alexander Chemey, Asst. Professor of Nuclear Science & Engineering, OSU Nuclear energy accounts for just under 20 percent of global energy production, depending on the method of nuclear fission. Nuclear fusion is an alternative proposed method by which electricity can be generated, but it faces significant technological hurdles. This presentation will cover the basic science, technology, and societal impact of nuclear energy production mechanisms. Thursday, September 29, 2022 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The Future of Waste for Benton County Presented by Julie Jackson, Municipal Relations Manager, Republic Services The future of the Coffin Butte landfill is something that impacts all residents. Come hear about the options for waste in Benton County, why Coffin Butte is requesting an expansion, and how that affects the life of the landfill. Thursday, September 29, 2022 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. McCarthyism: Old and New Presented by Dr. Ellen Schrecker, Professor Emerita, American History, Yeshiva University The Cold War red scare of the 1950's was the longest lasting, most widespread episode of political repression in American history. Although it was mild - unlike authoritarian regimes, only two people (Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) were killed - McCarthyism quashed reform and chilled political debate in the U.S. for a generation. Is it about to return? A look at the parallels between the anti-Communist furor of an earlier time and the repressive forces that threaten our democracy today can help us address that question. 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: 9/25/2022