Invitation from Carleton Univ LLL Program , Last Chance to Register for LATE SPRING, & Concert for Ukraine

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Our Late Spring session begins next week! The following offerings still have ‘seats’ available, including a new online mini-series and an in-person workshop at our new Kanata location.  Register today for education, entertainment, and distraction in the coming months. Below are details about our new series, new dates, and updated policies, plus an external event.

NEW ONLINE MINI-SERIES! The Cover Song: From Controversy and Theft to Creating New Genres with Keith McCuaig
In this special new mini-series (two lectures) you will hear fascinating examples and analysis to help you better understand and enjoy the world of the cover song in rock, blues, jazz, soul, country, reggae, hip hop, and more. You’ll explore jazz and rock standards, musical theft, mashups, controversial examples, whether some songs are “uncoverable”, how some covers helped launch new musical genres, and much more. Learn more.
A registration link for this additional mini-series will appear on our registration page on Thursday, May 5, at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time.

More Physics Around Us with Dr. Andrew Robinson (Online series)
By popular demand, award-winning educator Dr. Robinson returns with more examples of physics in our everyday lives. This series will cover fluids and gases, heat transfer and wind chill, ocean waves and light waves, gravity, splitting the atom, and ‘weird’ optics. It is a good companion to, but is distinct from, the Physics Around Us lecture series. Learn more.
UPDATE TO SCHEDULING: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this series’ dates have changed to May 10, 17, 24, 31 and June 7, 14.

What Does it Mean to Live a Good Life? Six Philosophical Approaches with Dr. Kyla Bruff (Online series)
In this lecture series, you will examine the different approaches six philosophers have taken to answering the question of the good life (Plato, Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, Friedrich Nietzsche, Martha C. Nussbaum, and Jan Patočka). With Dr. Bruff, you’ll also evaluate which conceptions of the good life (along with their corresponding demands) could be most relevant and helpful today. Learn more.

Behind the Headlines: Current News and World Events with Dr. Elliot Tepper (Online series)
Many Ottawa residents know Dr. Elliot Tepper for the informed political commentary he provides to various news outlets, and love the opportunity to get more in-depth analysis – and to ask questions!—during his Behind the Headlines series. In this interactive World Affairs lecture series, we will discuss current events making the news, affecting our lives and our world. Hot topics of the week will be explored in depth, providing context and background for stories in the headlines (and topics that should have made the headlines). Learn more.

Poem of the Heart, Poem of the Mind with Nicola Vulpe (In-person series)
This series with published poet Nicola Vulpe will begin by examining some poems by great poets to try to understand how these poems reach both the intellect and the heart. Participants will then turn to their poems to discuss them in an open and respectful dialogue, using these discussions and in-class poetry writing exercises to develop skills and help participants write poems in their preferred style.
Learn more. NOTE: Carleton University has extended its mask mandate. See our Policies webpage for updates about our in-person events.


REMINDER: due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our registration process has temporarily changed. Our registration page provides tips for your best registration and lecture experience. We look forward to (virtually) seeing you!


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