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Spring 2015
*This adult education class is free for Individual, Couple and Seasonal Mandel JCC members


TED Talks
TED Talks began as a simple attempt to share what happens at the Technology Entertainment Design Conference with the world. Under the slogan “ideas worth spreading,” talks were released online beginning in June 2006. They rapidly attracted a global audience in the millions. As of November 2012, TED Talks have been viewed one billion times. TED topics include technology, entertainment, design, business, science, and global issues. This course will provide you with a viewing of videos of the most watched TED Talks. Class time will offer the opportunity for discussion of the topic with a facilitator.

Facilitator: Robert Maurer is President and founder of the American Corporation for Education and Training (ACET), former President and CEO of the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation and COO of the NYS Board of Regents/Department of Education. He has led curriculum, accreditation and internet-based student career and higher education counseling projects in the United States, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, Spain, and as a Fulbright in 1980, in the former Yugoslavia. He has hosted and facilitated many television shows, conference workshops and forums.

Jan 7; Chris Anderson – What Makes A Great Talk Great
Mar 11; TED Talks About Love
Apr 15; Edward Snowden- Taking Back the Internet

> Wednesdays; Jan 7, Mar 11, Apr 15; 1:00-2:30 PM
   $24/Member*; $36/Guest; $15/Class

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Inside the Issues
Medical marijuana, the rules for political combat, homeland security, and term limits for members of Congress and the Supreme Court are issues that this course takes on. Instructor Ted Cott will interview public officials and others with firsthand knowledge of these topics, and give class participants an opportunity to ask questions.

Instructor: Ted Cott has spent 35 years as a business and education management consultant to political candidates on issues ranging from housing, water management, public safety, ethics, and the environment. He has been an adjunct lecturer at Iona College and lecturer at NYU, U.S.C., C.W. Post, and Barry Universities in public speaking, business, and marketing strategy.

> Mondays; Mar 9, 23; 1:30-3:00 PM 
> Wednesdays: Apr 8, 22; 1:30-3:00 PM
   $32/Member*; $48/Guest; $15/Class

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The Rising Values of Chinese Art: From Rags to Riches CLOSED (PRE-REGISTRATION WAS REQUIRED BY MARCH 19)
The popularity of Chinese art is on the rise and so are its values. Is this a case of demand driving up price or are there other factors? Mr. Langer will discuss the reasons behind this surging market. In addition, a 15 minute film on Chinese art values at auction and a film with the curator of Chinese Art at the Norton Museum will be shown. Each participant is invited to bring two oriental items for a free appraisal. 

Instructor: R. D.(Bob) Langer has been a collector and appraiser of art, antiques, and collectibles for over 40 years. He works with auction houses, dealers, and collectors. His views on the world of art and history have appeared in a number of antique publications and newspapers including the New York Times. This is a Lunch and Learn Lecture. Pre-registration is required by Mar 19

> Tuesday; Mar 24; 12:45-2:15 PM
   $8/Member; $12/Guest

 


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