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Courses of the Learning in Retirement (LIR ) Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) for the Spring held at the First Congregational Church UCC Hartland have been suspended for onsite presentations! Accordingly all LIR classes have been cancelled to onsite instruction and curricular information for the classes will be linked through online sites
We will be offering a Senior Adult class based on the relationship between religion and science within the UCC church - “Environment Justice and the foundation of the Green New Deal! "
Classes begin on August 6th and run
through September 10th
Video Resources Cited in the
The following are "notes" from the Spring 2020 Classes that may be used as "background" for the Fall classes:
The Birth of the Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 17th and 18th Centuries:
Lecture 1 begins with a presentation by Simon J. Schaffer who is a professor of the history and philosophy of science at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge: Isaac Newton: His life and Work - Simon Schaffer 1983
An Interview about Isaac Newton at he New York Botanical Garden: Neil deGrasse Tyson Brings Newton to New York Botanical Garden
Explanation of Isaac Newton’s Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica From Wikipedia
Introduction to Nanotechnology:
TED Connects | March 2020 (This virtual conversation is part of the TED Connects series, hosted by head of TED Chris Anderson and current affairs curator Whitney Pennington Rodgers.) with Bill Gates Philanthropist
TEDxSMU | March 2020 TED Fellow Alanna Shaikh traces the spread of COVID-19, discusses why travel restrictions aren't effective and highlights the medical changes needed worldwide to prepare for the next pandemic.“
The Great Courses Trailer for Introduction to Nanotechnology
Information from the CDC:
(New--May 30)--National Geographic’s "The Coronavirus Pandemic” To help you and your families better understand COVID-19—and learn how to protect yourselves—National Geographic is providing free access to a selection of coronavirus stories.
America and the World: A Diplomatic History
The First World War, Year by Year Epic History:
National Geographic April 2020: When bubonic plague first struck America, officials tried to cover it up. In 1900, the dreaded Black Death showed up in California, setting off a two-year political firestorm.
GLOBALIZATION VS. NATIONALISM
From Aljazeera (May 16, 2020): Samatha Powers (Former US Ambassador to the United Nations) on US involvement with pandemics
From Aljazeera (April 26, 2020): What power does the United Nations General Assembly have to enforce resolutions?
The World Health Organization and the CODIV-19
Accepting the 2006 TED Prize, Dr. Larry Brilliant talks about how smallpox was eradicated from the planet, and calls for a new global system that can identify and contain pandemics before they spread.
The coronavirus has not just brought globalization to a standstill. The COVID-19 crisis also shows how fragmented united Europe actually is — not only relations between countries but between generations and classes.
What influence does China have over the WHO?
The World Health Organization has drawn sharp criticism from some quarters over its deference to Beijing and the way it handled the COVID-19 pandemic in recent weeks.
Aljazeera's "Five Environmental Films to Watch in Earth Day Week:
For the relationship between Climate Change and the CoDiv-19 virus you may with to view Yale Univerisity's Climate Connections introduction to Katherine Hayhoe’s Video Presentations; Climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe's 'Global Weirding' videos
Links for our August Course will be based on the UCC program on "The Green New Deal" and celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day