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Millard Fillmore College to Present "Lifelong Learning" Series

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: May 26, 2004

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- "Lifelong Learning," a free program for persons ages 55 and older interested in challenging academic lectures, will be held this June as part of UBThisSummer.

The program is being presented by Millard Fillmore College at the University at Buffalo.

"Lifelong Learning" consists of two sessions: Session I will feature single lectures, while Session 2 will feature two-lecture "mini-courses" held on a Tuesday and Thursday of the same week.

All lectures will be held from 2-3 p.m. in 2 Diefendorf Hall on the UB South (Main Street) Campus. The lectures will be free and open to the public. No registration is required to attend.

The schedule:

Session I

• June 8: "Environmental Encounters: Artificial Hearts to Killer Whales," Anne Meyer, research associate professor of biomaterials, UB School of Dental Medicine

• June 10: "Using Conflict Resolution To Create Win/Win Outcomes," Kay Johnson-Gentile, professor emerita of elementary education, Buffalo State College

• June 15: "Chewing On Glass: New All-Ceramic Dental Restorations," Robert Baier, executive director, UB Industry/University Center for Biosurfaces

• June 17: "Picturing the Civil War: Contemporary Civil War Artists and their Work," James McGrath, university police officer, UB

Session II

• June 22 and June 24: "Learning and Teaching: Implications for Teaching," Ron Gentile, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Counseling, School and Educational Psychology, UB Graduate School of Education

• July 13 and July 15: "How Your Calculator Calculates," Gerry Rising, SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor Emeritus, Department of Learning and Instruction, UB Graduate School of Education

• July 20: "Health Informatics: The Role of Information Technology in Healthcare," Scott Erdley, clinical assistant professor, UB School of Nursing

• July 22: "Cancer-Related Nutrition Symptom Management," Jean Brown, associate professor, UB School of Nursing

• July 27 and July 29: "Buffalo's First Century: Reports from the Field," Kerry Grant, UB vice provost for academic affairs and dean of the graduate school

For further information, contact Millard Fillmore College at 829-3131.