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Health Matters Probiotics and Prebiotics: the Care and Feeding of Germs That Keep Us Healthy. The care and feeding of the germs that keep us healthy. Beneficial bacteria populate the outside and the inside of our bodies. They protect us from harmful germs, add to our energy intake, lower cholesterol and boost our immune system. New, genetics-based laboratory tests reveal that we have vastly underestimated their number and variety. Our modern lifestyle can threaten their, and our, existence. Learn how to keep them happy.
The Community Impact of CPR Training. Explore the science behind cardiopulmonary resuscitation, recent advances and the new role of the citizen-rescuer. We will review the history of CPR methods, the rapid advance of technology and how persons without CPR training can prevent at least some of the 1,000 deaths that occur every single day from sudden cardiac arrest.
Body Fat: Everything That Jiggles is Not the Same. It’s location, location, location. Learn why “a moment on the lips, forever on the hips” is what nature intended for women, why husbands lose weight more easily than their wives do, how genetics influences weight gain and weight loss and why baby fat is cute but dangerous.
was the culmination of a 2500 year history, which preceded that event. Now photography is everywhere—snapshots, news photos, art pictures, science-- are just a few of the areas in which photography is crucial, but it took 150 years of development from that first picture to get there. Albert has collected old pictures and photographic equipment that he will share with the class and has spent the last 60 years studying and experimenting with almost everything photographic. He has perfected the field of x-ray photography, has sold many pictures and paintings of his photographs, and is the author of a book of x-ray photographs. Feb. 14
“Voting Surprises” will be presented by K. Brooks Reid, Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at CSUSM and one of the original Founding Faculty who launched the University in 1989. In this lecture, we will examine some of the usual voting procedures ( plurality, pairwise comparisons, Borda count), illustrate several voting paradoxes, and discuss Arrow’s result ( a theory put forth by Nobel Economist Kenneth Arrow in 1951) that a “fair election” method cannot exist. This result led to the development of a new field called “social choice”, which investigates the problem of aggregating individual preferences into a group or social preference. Before coming to CSUSM, Dr. Reid was Professor of Mathematics at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, where he taught for 21 years. He has published 75 papers in the areas of combinatorial mathematics (graph theory and the theory of tournaments) and he has a side interest in voting theory as it is combinatorial in nature.
Dr. Reid played
competitive senior tennis, was a long distance runner, and is now a dedicated bicyclist. Mar. 6
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Chocolate: From the Mayans to Godiva. How real is the hype about chocolate? It affects brain cells and fat cells and the right kind can lower the risk of heart attack and stroke. The Aztecs didn’t call it “The gift of the gods” for nothing.
Antioxidants 101. Organized medicine is discovering important facts about some of the oldest nutrients in the universe. We’ll sort out the confusing names and the ridiculous claims. Some antioxidants are critical for survival; some are cash cows for charlatans. Get to know the difference.
Course No.: OSH11021412HM Date: Tuesdays, Feb. 14 - Mar. 13 Time: 1:00 - 3:00pm
Location: CSUSM, Temecula Fee: 5weeks $60
Instructor: Dr. Phil Goscienski,MD Distinguished Lecture Series - Temecula
“The History of Photography”, with Albert Koetsier. Osher student and well known photographer, Albert Koetsier, will guide us through the history of photography. The first ever photograph was made in 1826, but this
“Darwin’s Galapagos Islands” is another presentation by Lin Craft. This program explores the unique biology and geology of the Galapagos. While showing the geology of the islands and the wonderful and unusual wildlife and plants which inhabit them, Lin draws on her background as a biologist to explain the importance of these islands in the development of Darwin’s theory of evolution. Topics range from lava flows to mangrove swamps, from land and marine iguanas to sea lions and sea turtles, and from flamingos to courting boobies. Feb. 28
“Sulu Sea Adventure” will take us to the remote islands and reefs of the Sulu Sea in the Philippine Islands with marine biologist Lin Craft. We will visit both an island community that harvests seaweed to support itself and the rustic camp of some itinerant shark fishermen. The main part of the program will take you diving to explore the underwater world of the Tubataha reefs to learn about the colorful and diverse marine life that inhabit them, including manta rays. Although still relatively pristine, sadly, even these remote reef areas are being faced with illegal fishing activities that threaten to destroy forever what has been considered one of the most beautiful and diverse marine ecosystems in the world. Lin has lectured for Osher many times in the past and is an accomplished scuba diver, teacher, and marine biologist. Feb. 21
“In Cold Blood: Hollywood Incarnations of Capote and the Killers”. Since its publication in 1965, In Cold Blood has been as famous for the events Truman Capote “documented”, as it has been for the strange friendship he had with the convicted killers. A closer look at two recent film adaptations of the book, Capote and Infamous, reveals that the jury is still out on whether this friendship was genuine and transformative for Capote, or one long manipulation by an author intent on writing his masterpiece. Erica Duran teaches at CSUSM and Palomar College. She holds a Masters in Literature and Writing. Mar. 13
“More Than Just a Game: Sports Fan Psychology and Sports Marketing” will be presented by Vassilis Dalakas, Associate Professor of Marketing at CSUSM and visiting professor at the SDSU Sports MBA Program. The focus of this lecture will be on the attitudes and behaviors of highly identified (“die-hard”) fans. We will discuss how their behavior differs from other “fair-weather” fans and why this is important. This lecture will highlight current research on sport fan identification and its implications from a marketing standpoint, as well as from a broader ethical/societal standpoint. Dr. Dalakas has a BA from Hanover College, an MA from Indiana University, and a PhD in Marketing from the University of Oregon. His research has been published in journals, conference proceedings, and chapters in books. In 2011, he received the Outstanding Marketing Teacher Award from the Academy of Marketing Science. Mar. 20
“South Georgia: Island of the Kings” will be the topic of this lecture by marine biologist Lin Craft. Situated in the sub-Antarctic region of the remote southern ocean, the island of South Georgia is home to the vast majority of the world’s population of King penguins. Our visit to South Georgia begins at the historic whaling station of Grytviken, where Ernest Shackleton is buried. Although the human history of this remote and rugged island is extremely interesting, it was the rich natural history which drew Lin there like a magnet. The program includes in-depth encounters with the beautiful and fascinating King penguins and also
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