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    Few medical histories are as compelling as the story of the conquest of polio. The virus emerged as an epidemic in the 20th century, causing paralysis and death, mainly in children. The path to its conquest was one of great effort until Salk’s vaccine was announced in 1955. Presented by Richard D. Andersen, M.D., Saturday, February 17, at 7:00PM (doors...

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    If you have ever wondered if there is a difference between love and lust, there is no better place to sort out your thoughts than with Shakespeare's sonnets. You may not agree with the Bard, but you are sure to learn something! Presented by Arlene Okerlund, Ph.D., Friday, February 16, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    In 1368, a Chinese peasant defeated the Mongol descendants of Ghengis Khan, became emperor, and established the Ming dynasty. With economic strength built on trade, the dynasty of “Great Brightness” was able to expand the Great Wall, sail as far as Africa, and build the Forbidden City. Presented by Ruby Ming, Friday, February 23, at 7:00PM (doors open at...

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    Except for his most diehard defenders, the case is now closed: Alger Hiss (1904-1996) was a spy for Joseph Stalin's Soviet Union. Whitaker Chambers's pumpkin patch, in which Hiss allegedly concealed State Department papers, became one of the iconic images of the Cold War.  Presented by Bruce Thompson, Ph.D., Friday, March 2, at 7:00PM (doors open at...

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    We owe a great debt to the Greeks, if their long legacy is examined. Even the very word "economy" is Greek, like 25% of English vocabulary. Greek contributons to Western philosophy and politics, including democracy, and to music, poetry, and drama are immense. Presented by Patrick Hunt, Ph.D., Friday, March 9, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine...

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    No place on earth has a richer history than the Levant: modern day Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Jordon, and Israel.  We will look at the history and culture of this region that has so impacted world civilization as we know it, and the sights, food, and places that must be on your “bucket list.”  Presented by Naeem Zafar, Saturday, March 17, at 7:00PM (doors open...

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    The city that beckoned to James Joyce, Italo Svevo, Sir Richard Burton, and Jan Morris is more famous for its literary contributions than its art or architecture. Pictured above is the statue of Joyce near the Trieste harbor. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, March 10, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    A land of majestic mountains and breath-taking coastlines, Istria is the Adriatic's largest peninsula, its territory shared by Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia.  Pictured above is the harbor at Piran, Slovenia.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, April 14, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    The sweet, delightful architecture of Jože Plečni graces Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, an inviting city of colorful churches, parks, bridges, and riverside cafes.  Pictured above is the famous Triple Bridge. Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, May 12, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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    One of the top tourist destinations of the Adriatic, Dubrovnik, Croatia's famous coastal city, boasts an ancient maritime harbor and beautiful medieval walls.  Presented by William H. Fredlund, Ph.D., Saturday, June 2, 2018, at 7:00PM (doors open at 6:15PM for the wine reception).

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