Eclectics (Open to the Public)

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

January 16, 30 • February 13, 27 • March 12, 15*, 26

*Special presentation date and time.

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: Barbara Rosen      Coordinator: Britt Wachsman




University of California Board of Regents

January 16

Speaker: Rich Leib, Chairman UC Board of Regents

It’s been a tumultuous few years at the UC. The Board of Regents is the oversight organization for UC. Come hear Rich Leib discuss the trials and tribulations of serving on the Board of Regents. He will be sharing an insider’s view into issues such as faculty strikes, tuition and budget challenges, the move to PAC 10, antisemitism on campuses, recall attempts and much more.

The Behavior of Gorillas

January 30

Speaker: Maureen Latour, Interpreter of gorilla behavior

Get to know our intelligent, enthralling and inspiring close relatives at this presentation of gorilla social structure, physical attributes, abilities, relationships, conservation status and more.

Bah Humbug: Backstage Stories

February 13

Speaker: Hal Landon Jr., Actor

Hal Landon, Jr. is a star of 40 years as “Scrooge” at South Coast Repertory, “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure,” “Eraserhead” and much more. Mr. Landon will share challenging and humorous stories from his long career.

Freeing the Innocent

February 27

Speaker: Adam Grant, Co-Founder and Senior Director Loyola Law School, Project for the Innocent

Mr. Grant will discuss the legal ramifications of freeing the innocent.

Another Amazing Year at the Supreme Court

March 12

Speaker: Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley School of Law and Founder of UCI Law School

Dean Chemerinsky will discuss the U.S. Supreme Court’s actions during 2023.

Becoming Austin Nation: From Crack to PhD, A Drag Queen’s Story

Friday, March 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Eclectics is thrilled to announce a theatrical performance by CSUF’s own faculty member, Dr. Austin Nation. Mark your calendars! You won't want to miss this added class. Please note the new day and time.

Click here for a flyer with more information about this event. PDF File

Women’s Reproductive Rights

March 26

Speaker: Allyson Brooks M.D., Hoag Hospital Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Dr. Brooks will discuss women’s reproductive rights after Dobbs and the Hoag Hospital legal battle to cancel it’s contract with Providence.

Click here for a flyer for Dr. Allyson Brooks presentation. PDF File

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