We are most fortunate and privileged to welcome Dr. Edgar Moran to OLLI once more. He will lead a class on The World, Its Resources and Humankind. Our planet is currently
dealing with many crises. We are seeking answers to solving pollution, combatting diseases, and solving energy choices. The leading scientists of the world have warned that if immediate solutions are not reached the survival of our planet is in jeopardy.
Dr. Moran’s class will review the natural distribution of world resources––such as water, food, metals, and energy––and their impact on the history of human development, the economy, and political life. He will also lead discussions on topics such as the effect of resources on our health and their relationship to our civilization, as well as the problems of waste management. Discover how our lives connect to our environment!
Those who have taken Dr. Moran’s previous classes are familiar with his biographical data. For our new students, here is a glimpse of his outstanding achievements. He received his MD degree from the University of Bucharest School of Medicine. Dr. Moran trained in pathology at the Hebrew University Medical School in Jerusalem, Israel, and was later trained in internal medicine at Columbia University in New York. He also trained at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York in hematology and in medical oncology at the University of Chicago. While at the University of Chicago, Dr. Moran was instrumental in establishing one of the first centers for lymphomas. In 1973, he directed the Breast Cancer Program at the University of Chicago, and in 1976, he established the first Department of Medical Oncology at the City of Hope National Medical Center in Duarte, California. Since 1978, Dr. Moran has been a professor of medicine at the University of California in Irvine. He established the first academic section of Hematology–Oncology at Long Beach Veteran’s Medical Center.
His new class reflects the thorough way that he tackles any subject he presents. We are proud to have such a talented instructor at OLLI.
For almost a year our students who bought new Windows computers or updated their current computers have had a hard time. While their computers at home used the Windows 10 operating system, the computers in the lab still were running the older
Now at last, Windows 10 has been installed on the lab computers, so if you sign up for the 8 week Get to Know Windows or 4 week Windows Skills
Review classes, the computers in the lab will look like your computer at home. This should make it easier for you to practice what you learn in all our PC classes. And if you want to know more about the new
Windows operating system, take the 4 week
Windows 10 class. Also, there’s always the Friday open lab where, if you have questions about anything tech related, there will be someone to help you. Come visit and test it out.
New Projection Screen
When you come to class in the computer lab now you’ll see a new screen with a sharper image. For a while we have received comments that students were having a hard time seeing what was projected on the old one, so this should be a big improvement. The new screen was made possible by a generous gift from an OLLI member. Many thanks!
New iPad and other Smart Device Classes
Beginning this term, iPad instruction will be
divided into two classes: Introduction to the iPad and Advanced iPad, a class to let students become more familiar with the apps that come with their devices. Apps Only for Smart Devices, covering iOS and Android device apps, is a more in-depth study of apps that will be selected by the class. Check your schedule for class descriptions, days, and times.