Registration Information

  • All members are invited to register.
  • The cost will be per course.
  • Nonmembers will need to join LLARC prior to attending.

Registration can be completed online. Payment can be completed online via credit card payment or by mailing a check.

Zoom links will be sent to registrants prior to the start of the course.

Programs

The Nun of Watton-A Medieval Whodunnit

SGL: Ronald Greenwald

Number of Sessions: 3

Start Date: January 4 / End Date: January 25

Day and Time: Monday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Description: This a three-week study group (Note: no class meeting on Martin Luther King Day). All handouts will be provided by the Study Group Leader. The participants will read the work out loud in class, and the Socratic method of teaching will be used to encourage discussion. Expect a wide variety of opinions about the outcome.

Reading List: The Nun of Watton by Aelred, abbot of Rievaulx

Cost: $10 / session (attendance at all 3 classes is expected, total cost = $30)

Leader: Ron Greenwald holds three graduate degrees in history and has taught history at three Greater Boston Colleges over 15 years. He teaches his courses in the Socratic method using only primary sources. He taught “American Imperialism: From Sea to Shining Sea” for LLARC during fall 2020.

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Cary On: 5 Cary Grant Films to Help Us Carry On Through Covid

SGL: Ronna Frick

Number of Sessions: 5

Start Date: January 5 / End Date: February 2

Day and Time: Tuesday, 12:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Description: This is a five-week study group. How better to see us through the dark doldrums of this Covid winter than watching and discussing dashing, debonair and delightful Cary Grant movies together! In this course we will be examining five Cary Grant films that illustrate the breadth of his acting range. Before the session begins, the Study Group Leader will send out some material on the nature of good acting and some background material on Grant. Before each individual meeting, the participants will receive a list of guide questions to the individual films. Participants will view the film together during the first part of the class. (Some people choose to view the film independently and just join for discussion, which is fine.) After the viewing, Grant’s acting and the guide questions will be discussed. The films are: The Awful Truth, His Girl Friday, Holiday, To Catch a Thief, and North by Northwest. Please note that the films are subject to change.

Cost: $10 / session (attendance at all 5 classes is expected, total cost = $50)

Leader: Ronna Frick retired after teaching high school English for over forty years, the last nine also serving as English Department Head at Wellesley High School. Having taught LLARC courses on “Jane Austen,” “The Bible as Literature,” “Comedy and Tragedy,” “Hollywood Film Genres,” “Hollywood Film Directors,” “Great Film Actors and Actresses,” and others, she looks forward to another meaningful and fun experience with other lifelong learners in this course, too.

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PRIDE Faculty Seminar: The Science of Viruses and Pandemics

Regis Faculty: Dr. Shannon Hogan and Professor Manuel Cifuentes, MD

Number of Sessions: 1

Start Date: January 6

Day and Time: Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Description: This is a seminar offered one day only. If you have ever wondered about the structure of a virus, how a virus actually works, or what determines the designation of a virus as a coronavirus (a bad one), then this seminar is for you. Similarly, if you have contemplated how epidemics are detected, followed, and compared between places and time periods, then you won’t want to miss the chance to explore these topics and more with Regis’s faculty experts in the fields of virology and epidemiology. Featuring a mixed-method approach of lecture and group discussion, this seminar will provide a scientific framework to respond to your pressing questions about Covid-19. Dr. Hogan is Regis’ resident virologist who teaches a variety of courses that serve students in both STEM and Nursing. He is the professor of record for Regis College’s interdisciplinary Covid-19 pandemic course. With degrees in public health and epidemiology, Professor Cifuentes, MD teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in the School of Health Science’s public health program. He, too, is a professor for the pandemic course. Please note that this seminar will be offered free of charge, but pre-registration is required. Since this event is co-sponsored by Alumni Affairs, the Registration link will be available on the Alumni Affairs webpage.

Cost: Free

Pre-register for the PRIDE Faculty Seminar

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Read It-Book Discussion Group (Martian Chronicles)

SGL: Karen Mallozzi

Number of Sessions: 2

Start Date: January 7 / End Date: January 14

Day and Time: Thursday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Description: This is part one of a four-week study group. We will discuss Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles. Discussion questions will be emailed ahead of time and book should be read before session begins.

Reading List: The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Cost: $10 / session (attendance at 2 classes expected, total = $20)

Leader: Karen Mallozzi has thoroughly enjoyed leading these Mystery sessions along with other offerings, and for the first time this year, has transformed them to online classes due to the virus. She holds a BA from the University of RI and a MA from Andover-Newton Theological School. She is an avid reader, gardener, and is active in Natick committees.

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Read It-Book Discussion Group (Howard's End)

SGL: Karen Mallozzi

Number of Sessions:

Start Date: January 28 / End Date: February 4

Day and Time: Thursday, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Description: This is the second part a four-week study group. We will discuss E.M. Forster's Howard's End. Discussion questions will be emailed ahead of time and book should be read before session begins.

Reading List: Howard's End by E.M Forster

Cost: $10 / session (attendance at 2 classes expected, total = $20)

Leader: Karen Mallozzi has thoroughly enjoyed leading these Mystery sessions along with other offerings, and for the first time this year, has transformed them to online classes due to the virus. She holds a BA from the University of RI and a MA from Andover-Newton Theological School. She is an avid reader, gardener, and is active in Natick committees.

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