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December 2021

The Great Irish Potato Famine – Some Perspective at 175 Years

December 3 @ 9:45 am - 2:45 pm

As we enjoy the abundance of the holiday season, it seems a fitting time for gratitude and remembrance. Join us for a full day of Irish Heritage presented by our favorite Irish scholars. Break out Sessions: Post-Famine Ireland: “Changed, Changed Utterly” Famine Emigrants and a New America Following lunch, clap your hands, tap your feet and sing along with The Cook College Ramblers performing favorite Irish tunes. Friday, Dec 3, 9:45 am-2:45 pm Fee & Code: $69, XIRIG 142, lunch…

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Camera Theory

December 4 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Prerequisite: Introduction to DSLR or working knowledge of your camera. Explore how ISO, aperture, and shutter speed work in unison to create incredible images. Please bring your Nikon or Canon DSLR camera to class and be ready to switch off automatic or guided modes in order to learn how to make manual adjustments which will take your photography to the next level. Discover how ISO, aperture, and shutter work together in various situations. Students must have access to their own…

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Book Talk: Newly Released – The Terror War

December 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join author and Irish historian, Joe Connell for a discussion of his latest publication, The Terror War which examines the trauma of the times – both the exceptional and the ordinary. A diverse range of issues will be addressed including; the establishment of an Irish intelligence network in Ireland; Bloody Sunday and its effect on British intelligence (was Bloody Sunday terror for both sides?); the mirror-like use of terror in the war; the results of the war – did the…

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January 2022

You Be The Judge!

January 12, 2022 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Examine three landmark Supreme Court cases recently argued, but not yet decided. You will gain a deeper understanding of the court and of each Justice’s interpretative prism – through questions that test arguments, ensnare advocates or support key issues. We’ll evaluate the clarity of the advocate’s narrative and discuss strength of response. Which Justices were most obvious in their preference? You will decide on each case and vote! After the court rules, you will be informed of their decision and…

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