Category: Adult Learning

Cover of Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, PhD

Science Book Group

Tuesday, June 22, 7-8 p.m. via Zoom We will finish our discussion of Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, 2018. Viv Ilo will facilitate. (Thanks, Viv Ilo!)...

Presentation on Senior Housing Options

Saturday, June 19, 1:00–3:00 p.m. via Zoom or in Nathan Johnson Hall Knatvold (at UUC) Wise Women Connecting (WWC), UUC’s group for people who identify as women and are over 60 and/or retired, will...

Cover of Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, PhD

Science Book Group

Tuesday, June 8, 7-8 p.m. via Zoom We will discuss the first half of Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker, 2018, 368 pages. Viv Ilo will facilitate....

Protesters hold up an image of Qassem Soleimani, an Iranian commander, during a demonstration

Wednesday Forum

Wednesday, June 2, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom and in-person at UUC Topic:  Great Decisions 2021 Chapter 2: The Future of Persian Gulf Security The Persian Gulf remains tense as the rivalry between the regional...

Cover of Seeing the Light: The Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century by Scott L. Montgomery and Thomas Graham Jr.

Science Book Group

Tuesday, May 25, 7-8 p.m. via Zoom We will discuss the second half of Seeing the Light: The Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century by Scott L. Montgomery and Thomas Graham, Jr.,...

A steelworker in a protective suit checks the temperature of molten metal in furnace at the TMK Ipsco Koppel plant in Koppel, Pennsylvania on March 9, 2018.

Wednesday Forum

Wednesday, May 19, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom Topic:  Great Decisions 2021 Chapter 8: The End of Globalization? As the United States enters another election season, the merits and drawbacks of globalization are again being...

Cover of Seeing the Light: The Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century by Scott L. Montgomery and Thomas Graham Jr.

Science Book Group

Tuesday, May 11, 7-8 p.m. via Zoom We will discuss the first half of Seeing the Light: The Case for Nuclear Power in the 21st Century by Scott L. Montgomery and Thomas Graham, Jr.,...

A passenger, wearing a mask, looks out from a vehicle containing French citizens after their evacuation from the Chinese city of Wuhan

Wednesday Forum

Wednesday, May 5, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom Topic:  Great Decisions 2021 Chapter 7: The World Health Organization’s response to Covid-19 Facilitator: Jane Sisk The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust the World Health Organization (WHO) into...

Cover of Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History

Science Book Group

Tuesday, April 27, 7-8 p.m. via Zoom We will discuss the second half of Origins: How Earth’s History Shaped Human History by Lewis Dartnell. David Beatty will again facilitate. Find the Zoom link in UUC Connect (login...

SAMJIYON, NORTH KOREA - SEPTEMBER 20: North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) walk with South Korean President Moon Jae-in (L) during a visit to Samjiyon guesthouse in Samjiyon on September 20, 2018 in Samjiyon, North Korea. Kim and Moon meet for the Inter-Korean summit talks after the 1945 division of the peninsula, where they will discuss ways to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. (Photo by Pyeongyang Press Corps/Pool/Getty Images)

Wednesday Forum

Wednesday, April 21, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom Topic:  Great Decisions 2021 Chapter 6: The Two Koreas The Korean Peninsula is facing a defining era. Attempts by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and U.S. President...

Cover of Origins: How Earth's History Shaped Human History

Science Book Group

Tuesday, April 13, 7-8 p.m. via Zoom We will discuss the first half of Origins: How Earth’s History Shaped Human History by Lewis Dartnell, 2019, 346 pages. David Beatty will facilitate. Find the Zoom link in...

A group of performers hold Chinese and Ivorian flags during the inauguration ceremony of Ivory Coast's new 60,000-seat Olympic stadium, built with the help of China, in Ebimpe, outside Abidjan, on October 3, 2020 ahead of 2023 Africa Cup of Nations. (Photo by Issouf SANOGO / AFP) (Photo by ISSOUF SANOGO/AFP via Getty Images)

Wednesday Forum

Wednesday, April 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom Topic:  Great Decisions 2021 Chapter 5: China and Africa The Covid-19 crisis has put a massive strain on what was growing a positive economic and political relationship...

Cover of Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Science Book Group

Tuesday, March 23, 7–8 p.m. via Zoom We will finish our discussion of Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Carolina Criado-Pérez (2019) during our March 23 meeting. Find the...

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Book Discussion: The Righteous Mind

Last session: Saturday, March 20, 10–11:30 a.m. via Zoom There is room for more people to join us for our last session discussing The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion,...

Man sitting atop a traffic light on Parliament Street

Wednesday Forum

Wednesday, March 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom Topic:  Great Decisions 2021 Chapter 3: Brexit and the European Union With the “Brexit transition period” coming to an end this year, the United Kingdom will formally...

Cover of Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Science Book Group

Tuesday, March 9, 7–8 p.m. via Zoom We will begin our discussion of Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Carolina Criado-Pérez (2019), covering Parts 1–3 in this meeting and...

microphone, old-fashioned

Wednesday Forum

Wednesday, March 3, 11 a.m.–1 p.m. via Zoom We will have an “open mic” discussion of topics presented by those members who wish to bring what is of interest to them to the attention of...

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Book Discussion: The Righteous Mind

Saturdays, March 6, 13, and 20, 10–11:30 a.m. via Zoom Registration is open now for a 3-session online discussion on the book, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion, by...

Cover of Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Caroline Criado Perez

Science Book Group’s Next Read

The UUC Science Book Group’s next read is Invisible Women: Data Bias in a World Designed for Men by Carolina Criado-Pérez (2019). Let’s plan on discussing Parts 1–3 during our March 9 meeting and...

Black and white headshot of Rev. Joseph F. Jordan (1863-1929)

Universalism and Black History

From the UUC Racial Justice Team in honor of Black and UU history Joseph Jordan, the first Black man to be ordained in the Universalist denomination, began his religious calling as a Baptist minister....

UUC Advocacy Workshop

Sunday, February 21, 2:00–3:30 p.m. via Zoom Are you curious about what bills for climate, racial, immigrant, and economic justice are being considered this legislative session in Washington state? Would you like to learn...

Cover of Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Quantum Physics is Different by Philip Ball

Science Book Group

Tuesday, February 23, 7-8 p.m. via Zoom At this meeting we will finish our discussion of Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew About Quantum Physics is Different by Philip Ball, 2018. Join us! (All...

Ice floes surround the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy in the Arctic Ocean

Wednesday Forum

Wednesday, February 17, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. via Zoom Topic:  The Coldest War: Toward a Return to Great Power Competition in the Arctic (Chapter 4 in the Foreign Policy Association’s Great Decisions 2021 program) We will...