Geauga County Conversations

This lecture series is a monthly luncheon program open to the public in a new partnership with Ohman Family Living and the Geauga Department on Aging. Led by local Case Western Reserve University faculty and laypeople, a variety of academic and contemporary issues are discussed. 

Location: Ohman Family Living at Holly, 10190 Fairmount Road, Newbury
 

Lecturer(s):
Anthony Wexler
October 2|12-1:30 p.m.

The hugely popular Diary of Anne Frank, published in 1952, introduced Americans to a young, innocent victim of Nazi terror. As a result of its popularity, the Diary was adapted for Broadway and Hollywood.

Lecturer(s):
Karen Laurence
November 6|12-1:30 p.m.

The city of Corinth was one of the most important of the ancient Greek world, with a rich religious and mythological past. Sacked and rebuilt by the Romans in the second and first centuries BCE, Corinth was refounded as a Roman colony.

Lecturer(s):
Laura Bernstein-Kurtycz
December 04|12-1:30 p.m.

While many studies of animal cognition have focused on our closest cousins, researchers have begun to look outside the Primate order to gain a better understanding of the evolution of cognition. Carnivores differ greatly in behavior, diet, and social structure from primates, yet they demonstrate equally impressive cognitive abilities.