Academy for Lifelong Learning

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

Current Events

Fall 2021

Classes are presented as Zoom webinars. ALL Online Classes for the Week of September 27, 2021, Class Descriptions Tuesday, September 28, 2021 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Introduction to Hindu Philosophy: Basic Precepts Presented by Dr. S. Lulia, Physician and certified Dharma Ambassador Dr. Lulla, a retired physician, is a certified Dharma Ambassador by the Hindu American Foundation. She will present Hinduism as a living faith with a comprehensive view. She will also provide an accurate interpretation of Hindu traditions. Dr. Lulla has suggested Hinduism Today magazine, Hindu Basics tab, as a source of information related to her class. Wednesday, September 29, 2021 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Light for the Darkside at the end of the COVID Tunnel Presented by Paul Turner, Manager, Darkside Cinema First, it was TV, then color TV, then cable, VHS, DVD, Blu Ray, then streaming. Now Covid. Still here. We're not going anywhere. The industry will adapt and so will the public. This is a presentation on the history of Corvallis' independent cinema. And it's future. Thursday, September 30, 2021 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. History of the American Fire Service, Corvallis Fire Today, and Challenges Going Forward Presented by Kenneth McCarthy, Fire Chief of Corvallis Fire Department This is a presentation by Kenneth McCarthy on the history of the American Fire Service and the Corvallis Fire Department. All Fire Departments are responding to the challenges of today's realities for fires in communities and the surrounding areas. It's not your grandfather's fire department anymore. Thursday, September 30, 2021 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Cancer Cells on the Run Presented by Dr. Bo Sun, Assoc. Prof., Dept. of Physics, OSU If cancer cells were not able to migrate, we would have cured cancer one hundred years ago. But the reality is cancer cells do move, and we have no way to stop them. Exactly how cancer cells navigate in our tissue, which directions they go, and how do we program their migration is a hot research topic at the interface of biology, physics and medicine. Bo Sun, Associate Professor, Dept. of Physics OSU, will survey some recent progresses in cancer cell motility, with a focus on the physics of cancer invasion. Webinar Login Credentials The credentials (Webinar IDs, Passcodes, direct Links) for these Zoom Webinar classes have been emailed to ALL members in the weekly newsletter. If you have misplaced the newsletter or would like to attend as a guest, please contact the ALL Program Coordinator ( ) to obtain the credentials for a class. Click on the Contact ALL tab at the top of the page for other ways of making contact. Be sure to obtain your credentials as early as possible, as it is not always possible to make contact at the last minute. Every class requires different credentials. Beginners Guide to Using Zoom to Attend ALL Webinar Classes Frequently Asked Questions (Registration, Attendance and More)
This page updated: 9/26/2021