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UMASC Brown Bag Lecture Series

Tuesday Lectures •  Noon – 1:30 pm  •  Klahr Center

UMASC’s Brown Bag Series encourages people to attend weekly presentations in January and February at the UMA campus. The series begins on the first week of January and runs for 8 weeks.

UMASC members and guests are invited to bring their lunch to each session at 12 noon on Tuesdays, to see and hear a different presentation each week. Topics will be of various subjects and content. The length of shows should be 60-90 minutes duration. Lectures are held at the Michael Klahr Center which is connected to UMA’s Katz Library.

There is no admission fee.

FEBRUARY 5

The Real World of Health Economics

Patricia House, MPH, PhD

An overview of how applied economic theory helps better understand the complicated American healthcare system. Topics include healthcare fraud, “smarter” spending, and how state investments impact costs and quality. Real Maine data will be shown.

FEBRUARY 12

Senator William Pitt Fessenden of Maine

Patrick Paradis

This lecture will look at the crucial role of Senator Fessenden in the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson in 1868. A 50 minute film will be shown describing the intensity of the trial.

FEBRUARY 19

North of Hadrian’s Wall Scotland

Elizabeth Reinsborough

Mountains and glens, bagpipes and castles, lochs and tarns, Highlands and Lowlands, crofts and moorlands, the list goes on! Scotland on the northern fringe of Europe has stunning scenery, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe and generous hospitality. We will explore from Gretna Green to John O’Groats and on to the Orkney Islands. We’ll climb Ben Nevis, ferry to historical Iona and wander around the windswept Gaelic speaking, romantic western Isles of Skye and the Outer Hebrides.

FEBRUARY 26

Morocco: Land of the Setting Sun

Ann Sullivan

A slide-show visit to some major cities and the Sahara Desert, the lecture will include observations about the history and the culture of Morocco.

MARCH 5

How much should I earmark for eldercare?

Chet Day

First we explore the three facilities for eldercare: Independent Living (IL), Assisted Living (AL), and Nursing Care (NC). Second we review their costs and the expected time spent in each Facility. Finally, we walk through handouts to help each individual answer the original question.

Snow Dates: Thursday, January 24, and Thursday, February 21 (Noon, Klahr Center) • Questions: Please call 621-3551.

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