Eclectics I (Open to the Public)

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Alternate Tuesdays • Fall and spring • 10:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m. • Zoom

September 12, 26 • October 10, 24 • November 7, (21 no class), 28

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Explore topics you never even knew existed! Experts recruited by the coordinator introduce their fields of specialty and open windows on their research. Each semester offers great variety and each class is unique and enlightening.

Coordinator: Janice Jeng     Tech Coordinator: TBD

Check out the presentaton that we made for our Fall 2021 Open House below.




After Roe v. Wade

September 12

Speaker: Pamela Fiber-Ostrow, Professor, Political Science, Division of Politics, Administration & Justice, CSUF

Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization shook the legal, political and social world of the United States in overturning the 50-year precedent set in Roe v. Wade that women have a protected right to access abortion services in the United States. The aftermath has revealed deep tensions among communities and states and shaping the electoral map for years to come. This talk will cover the legal and political landscape left after the decision.

Click here PDF File to download a copy of Professor Fiber-Ostrow's presentation.

A Fuzzy Term: Getting a Handle on the Incidence of Mass Murder in the U.S.

September 26

Speaker: Georgia Spiropoulos, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, CSUF

The study of mass murder suffers from scholarly disagreement as to what the term mass means. Some researchers believe the term should refer to single-incident killings of three or more people. Others believe that four or more people is most appropriate. Such disagreements are not trivial. When researchers hold fast to specific thresholds for what they consider mass, they report different counts of the crime clouding the parameters of the phenomenon under study. The problem is presented to the audience by comparing data and giving examples.

CSUF Campus Safety

October 10

Speaker: Officer Young Bin (Peter) Cho

Officer Cho's presentation will include slides about their programs and services, crime stats for the campus, brief active shooter information, and identity theft.

From Imagination to Reality: The Magic of Additive Manufacturing

October 24

Speaker: Sagil James, Ph.D., CSUF

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3D printing, is a modern and innovative way of creating objects or products using a 3D printer. Unlike traditional manufacturing methods that involve cutting and shaping materials to make a final product, additive manufacturing works by adding thin layers of material on top of each other until the desired product is formed. The talk will introduce the concept and evolution of additive manufacturing, emphasizing its impact on modern manufacturing and design. The audience will be entertained by fun and educational applications, igniting curiosity and lifelong learning. Ultimately, the talk will leave the audience eager to explore the endless possibilities of additive manufacturing, fostering a sense of wonder and excitement for the future of innovation.

The Ramifications of Educational Development of Young Boys

November 7

Speaker: Loakim Boutakidis, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Educational Leadership

Professor Boutakidis will speak on the topic of boys and men's educational outcomes and the struggles therein.

Climate Change Impacts

November 28

Speaker: Dr. Joshua Fisher, Presidential Fellow of Ecosystem Science, Chapman University

Climate change is seemingly complex, but complexity is in the eye of the beholder. Here, Dr. Fisher will discuss the foundations of climate change, impacts and solutions, ending with a music video he made on the topic.

Check out the presentation about our course that we made for the Fall 2023 Open House.