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Spring Series 2024

The Covid fog has lifted, so let's get out and enjoy life with exciting new travel options! Since we don't know what's coming in the future, let's take advantage of short term planning, with Diane Vest to help guide us. All options are open for singles as well as families, and let's not forget adventure travel, experiential travel, eco-sustainability travel, and wellness travel, to name a few. Diane will bring great new ideas to us, as the world is open, so let's travel! "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness" - Mark Twain. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday April 26 at 9:30am

Diane Vest, Travel Advisor

The gradual buildup of oxidizing molecules in our bodies is one major factor in age-related decline, including loss of memory function. Our UHCL research team found that the normal loss of a key memory ability in aged rats could be greatly slowed by an antioxidant diet with added blueberries. We will also discuss Implications for pathological memory impairment – e.g., Alzheimer’s Disease. (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday May 3 at 9:30am

David Malin, Professor Emeritus, Psychology & Neuroscience

*Join us on a journey into the (very near) future as we explore the transformative role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the realms of libraries, higher education, and scholarly endeavors. This talk will delve into the ways AI is reshaping information access, knowledge dissemination, and academic research. We’ll sample a few of the many AI tools available today and explore how they can enhance discovery, speed up research, and help scholars achieve more. *This description was written with the help of ChatGPT 3.5.

** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday May 3 at 11am

Lee Hilyar, Executive Director, Neumann Library, UHCL

The President who took office in 1861 with no military experience, few weapons, and no officers with a knowledge of strategic warfare, was, by 1865, Commander in Chief of the of the most powerful, well-equipped army in the world. How did he do it? Come and learn secrets of history with Bill! (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday May 10 at 9:30am

Bill Powers, Professor of History & Director of TDCJ

Welcome to the Alfred R. Neumann Library XR Lab, where curiosity meets the cutting edge! Our XR Lab does not have a secret code – it's an Extended Reality wonderland open to our entire UHCL campus community. Ever dreamt of strolling through the space station or exploring this vast globe without a passport? With extended reality, the impossible is now possible. Join us for a tech-tasting adventure designed for the young at heart, where Emerging Technologies Librarian, Beth Fridrick becomes your tour guide to knowledge beyond the ordinary. She will demystify the jargon, making virtual reality as familiar as your favorite book. Step into XR Lab – where the library isn't just about books; it's about experiencing the extraordinary! ** (Your first class includes a $26 membership fee and $18 class fee ($44 total.) Each additional class will be $18 ($44 is still the list price but $26 will be discounted at all subsequent checkouts.)

Friday May 10 at 11am

Beth Fridrick, Emerging Technologies Librarian

Extra Special: The Joy of Travel to Britain

Join us for this special return event, designed to cover all the topics that we could not cover in the previous class! Sign up today and tell your friends! Bring your notebook and a pen, because you will need it! And your lunch if necessary!

Friday June 21 at 9:30am - 12:30pm

Joy Owen