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CCSU Virtual Scholars For Life! Speaker Series

Scholars for Life Speaker Series

CCSU faculty and guest speakers bring their passions and knowledge to our Scholars For Life! Speaking series. We look forward to the time when we can safely gather again and enjoy our time together over dinner, but for now, we are happy to bring you our series online.

We use Cisco WebEx for our talks.   Once you register, a link will be sent to you the afternoon of the talk.  If you are interested in learning more about lifelong learning, our virtual events and future on-campus events, please join the mailing list.

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Life & Leisure #3

Life Long Learning is a great way to keep your mind sharp!  The Speaking Series is a great program at CCSU – diverse subjects, well done! 

Gary Robinson, New Britain Resident and Life-long Learner!

Life & Leisure #2

I go to the fitness center to exercise my muscles, and I go to CCSU’s Life & Leisure Speaking Series to exercise my brain!  I have a high ‘curiosity quotient (CQ)” so the variety of topics covered in this series helps to satisfy my CQ.  It’s said that curiosity killed the cat, but for me curiosity makes for a more interesting life!

Reverend Dolores, Avid Life-long Learner!

Life & Leisure #1

Education is still important to us and now through the CCSU Continuing Education, ‘Life & Leisure Speaking Series’ it’s also fun again.  Thank You!”

Nick ’70 and JoAnn, Active Life-long Learners!

Scholars For Life! Speaker Series

Predators and Parks

Dr. Richard Benfield, CCSU Professor Emeritus Geography

05/12/2021
7:00 pm

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Description Coming Soon! Dr. Richard Benfield CCSU Professor of Geography Emeritus

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My mother’s memory of Hiroshima and my memory of Hiroshima legacy

Dr. Shizuko Tomoda, CCSU Professor of Japanese

05/19/2021
7:00 pm

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The arch-shaped cenotaph for the A-bomb victims is in the center of the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park. The stone chamber placed in the cenotaph houses the registry of the names of deceased A-bomb victims. As of August 6, 2020 the registry comprises 119 volumes with 319.186 names. If we would listen to each of their voices, we would find 319,186 stories. The talk will present one of those stories, a story of my mother’s life as a Hiroshima A-bomb survivor and my determination to carry on passing the Hiroshima legacy to the next generation. CCSU professor of Japanese. Received her Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Arizona. She is a second generation of Hiroshima A-bomb survivors and a peace activist. She has given presentations about the Hiroshima A-bomb survivors and the legacy of Hiroshima atomic bombing in numerous occasions not only in academic conferences but also for the general public. She has taught a course about Hiroshima and its legacy over 20 years at CCSU. She also has taken over 150 CCSU students to Hiroshima as part of CCSU course abroad programs. She is now engaged in a project of teaching Hiroshima legacy to high school students.

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Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.

Mahatma Ghandi

CCSU’s Office of Continuing Education offers life-long learning opportunities that are friendly, stimulating and informal.
There are no tests and no grades! You will join a learning community that is full of diversity, conversation, stimulation and friendship.

Expand Your Horizons. Meet New Friends.

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to be over 50 to attend any Life, Leisure & Community Programs?

Most of the programs are scheduled to cater to our retired audience, however, anyone can attend.  Just be sure you can keep up with them!

Are there any discounts?

  Check back for our 2019 listing coming soon!

Are there any free events?

Yes.  AARP hosts many events on CCSU’s campus, and these events are free.

Where do I park?

Each individual event will have specific driving and parking instructions.  The events are at various locations, and we will provide the closest parking option.

Is there assistance to the event location?

Yes.  We have handicap parking at every location.  However, because we are a campus and you cannot drive to the front door of most buildings, we use a golf cart to transport those that need assistance.  Please let us know when you register if you require assistance.  Only authorized personnel can drive the carts, so we need to plan ahead.

Who do I contact if I have questions?

Christa Sterling 860-832-2277; csterling@ccsu.edu

Judy Ratcliffe 860-832-2276; jratcliffe@ccsu.edu