Institute of Learning in Retirement


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  • The ILR course fee is $10/course/person. The registration deadline is August 31. After that deadline the fee increases to $15/course/person depending on availability. The fee is non-refundable even if issues with computer and internet problems interfere with your ability to receive the course content.

Registration deadline is August 31.

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  • 1. Inequality – Jim Williams


    6 weeks, Mondays, 9:00-11:00, Oct. 18-Nov. 22 Is economic inequality growing in the world? In the United States? Is the American middle class shrinking? This class will explore inequality in historic eras and today. We will examine the liberal and conservative critiques of this contemporary issue, as well as inequality’s impact on politics and society….

  • 2. Sonoran Desert Predators – Marion Cimmino


    4 weeks, Wednesdays, 9:00-11:00, Sept. 15-Oct. 6 All living animals have four basic needs for survival: air, water, shelter and food. Food consists of nutrients that are metabolized for energy and growth. No animal lives alone even though it may be solitary. Animals live in communities. A community consists of different plant and animal species…

  • 3. Cooking With Georgie -The Happy Vegan Couple


    4 weeks, Fridays, 2:00-4:00, Oct. 8-Oct. 29 Whole food, plant-based eating is considered one of the healthiest lifestyle adaptations a person can make for themselves. In this interactive course, Chef Georgie will demonstrate food preparation and complete cooking instructions while Denise, his wife, will explain the health benefits of the ingredients. Prior to each class…

  • 4. Exploring the Solar System – Janet Wood


    6 weeks, Thursdays, 9:00-11:00, Nov. 4-Dec. 9 For the past five decades, NASA’s planetary science program has been engaged in one of the oldest scientific pursuits: the observation and exploration of our solar system’s planetary objects. This effort has pushed the limits of spacecraft and robotic engineering design and operations, and has advanced the scientific…

  • 5. Elections: The Problem With Democracy – Randy Myerson


    5 weeks, Tuesdays, 9:00-11:00, Sept. 28-Oct. 26 In this series of presentations by noted authorities including academics and business leaders, we will take a deep dive into such topics as (1) the federal election system, (2) the history of voting rights in America, (3) campaign financing and (4) election security and voter fraud. A fifth…

  • 6. Writing A Legacy Letter – Jay Sherwin


    Class closed 4 weeks, Wednesdays, 10:00-12:00, Oct. 20-Nov. 10 Note: This has a class size minimum of 6 persons and a maximum 20 persons. Also note the starting time. A legacy letter (also called an “ethical will”) is a written document that allows people to share their life lessons, express their values and transmit their…

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