Society designs series of forums
Renaissance Society- a partnership between the retired community
and California State University, Sacramento- has filled its spring
semester with nearly a dozen informative forums designed for seniors.
The forums are at 3 p.m. each Friday from Feb. 14 through May 2
in the University Union, Redwood Room. There is no forum April 18
because of spring break. All are free and open to the public.
On Friday, Feb. 14 Sacramento Bee columnist Dan Walters shares his
opinions on politics and the state capitol. On Feb. 21, emeritus
economics professor Marc Tool discusses ideas drawn from his new
book Institutional Analysis and Economic Policy.
There's an afternoon of song and dance on Feb. 28 when cast members
of Cabaret join theatre professor Ed Brazo. Brazo will talk about
life in musical theater and the CSUS production of Cabaret opening
on March 20. Then on March 7, Sacramento Bee editorial cartoonist
Rex Babin will present his drawings and discuss his responsibilities
to readers and the newspaper.
On March 14, professor Ayad Al-Qazzaz of the sociology department
talks about the possibility of war in Iraq and its consequences.
He is a specialist on the Middle East and North Africa, with an
emphasis on American foreign policy. Kojo Yelpaala of McGeorge School
of Law will examine international approaches to foreign corporate
corruption when he visits the University on March 21. Yelpaala served
as Ghana's state attorney before teaching at McGeorge.
CSUS history professor Kathy Cairns is sharing information from
her forthcoming book on March 28. "Women in American Journalism
1920-1950" will be published this year. Cairns will discuss
her experiences as a reporter and an
historian. On April 4, physician David Gibson will give his take
on why healthcare
in the United States costs as much as it does. He will look at insurance
premiums and entitlement programs such as Medicaid.
Art therapist Marybeth Webster will talk with the audience during
a discussion titled "Energizing and Encouraging Peacemakers"
on April 11. On April 25, former Sacramento mayor and assemblyman
Phil Isenberg shares his stories about politics and his work as
The last forum is May 2, where humanities and religious studies
professor Jeffrey Brodd discusses various religions and how they
will shape the future of world peace.
For more information about the Renaissance Society call (916) 278-7834.
Additional media assistance is available by contacting CSUS public
affairs at (916) 278-6156.