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Environmental History of Dharmic Communities

Description: Presentation for the Dallas Philosophers Forum. This presentation discusses the intertwining of environmentalism in the dharmic practices of traditional grass-roots rural communities such as Bishnois, Bhils, and Swadhyaya.
Date: January 8, 2019
Creator: Jain, Pankaj
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Episode 4: Dr. Reid Ferring

Description: Interview with Dr. Reid Ferring for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan has a wide-ranging conversation with Dr. Reid Ferring of UNT's Department of Geography and the Environment. They discuss his professional accomplishments in the fields of archaeology and geology, why he loves teaching for OLLI, and the reasons for his interest in the relationship between science and faith.
Date: January 2, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Ferring, C. Reid
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Episode 5: Dr. Max Morley

Description: Interview with Dr. Max Morley for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with Dr. Max Morley about his background in music education, his work on the OLLI at UNT Advisory Council and with our OLLI at UNT Ambassadors, as well as his experiences teaching and attending OLLI at UNT courses.
Date: January 10, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Morley, Max
Partner: UNT College of Visual Arts + Design

Episode 6: Dr. Andrew Torget

Description: Interview with Dr. Andrew Torget for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan has a wide-ranging discussion with Andrew Torget, Associate Professor in UNT's History Department. She and Dr. Torget discuss why it's important for us to learn about history, how he recently made history by teaching the world's longest history lesson, and his connection to the recent discovery of a safe full of documents that reveal the presumed-lost history of the Galveston City Company.
Date: January 16, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Torget, Andrew J.
Partner: UNT College of Arts and Sciences

Episode 7: Dr. Fred Busche

Description: Interview with Dr. Fred Busche for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with Dr. Fred Busche about some of his most noteworthy accomplishments, including how he came to work on lunar samples from the Apollo missions as a graduate student, how one of the patents he holds was used to identify the cause of certain SUV rollovers, and how he has used cutting edge Geographic Information Systems to improve the lives of the residents of Highland Village through his work on their City Council.
Date: January 24, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan & Busche, Fred
Partner: University of North Texas

Episode 8: OLLI 101

Description: Interview with Stephanie Reinke, Andrea Tuckness, and Jordan Williams for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. This special episode of the podcast features an overview of the OLLI at UNT program. Susan is joined by three staff members of UNT's Lifelong Learning & Community Engagement department who are responsible for overseeing the program: Director Stephanie Reinke, Assistant Director Andrea Tuckness, and Communications Specialist Jordan Williams. Together, they explain the program in detail, including all of the available membership options, how registration and enrollment works, and all of the programming and benefits that members can enjoy. They even share some behind-the-scenes insights into how a small staff and many dedicated volunteers collaborate to create such a dynamic program.
Date: January 31, 2019
Creator: Supak, Susan; Reinke, Stephanie; Tuckness, Andrea & Williams, Jordan
Partner: University of North Texas

Special Episode: 2020 Census 101 with Jennifer Pope and Marq Youngblood

Description: Interview with Jennifer Pope and Marq Youngblood for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) podcast. In this episode, Susan speaks with two representatives of the U.S. Census Bureau about the importance of the 2020 Census. Jennifer Pope, Partnership Specialist for the Dallas Regional Census Center, talks with Susan about the history of the U.S. Census and the crucial information it generates for states and local communities. Marq Youngblood, Regional Recruiting Coordinator for the Denver/Dallas Region, discusses some of the exciting job opportunities that are available with the Census in 2020.
Date: January 15, 2020
Creator: Supak, Susan; Pope, Jennifer & Youngblood, Marq
Partner: University of North Texas