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


Register for individual lectures below, or register for the full series here.

Dario Gasparini
February 05|noon-1:30 p.m.

The Pantheon in Rome is one of the most renowned buildings of early Western civilization. The talk will not focus on its architecture or on its religious meaning but rather on the material and construction technologies that are intrinsic to its design and are the bases for its extraordinary endurance.

Staff Lawyer, Federal Trade Commission -- East Central Region, Cleveland
March 04|noon-1:30 p.m.

Did you know that the first week of March is National Consumer Protection Week? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) protects consumers by preventing deceptive and unfair business practices through law enforcement, advocacy, and education without unduly burdening legitimate business activity.

James Godfrey
April 01|noon-1:30 p.m.

The talk will trace the origins of the so-called Silk Road, highlighting its importance as the first major transcontinental route of commercial, political and cultural exchange. This route of travel and communication is over 2000 years old and remains as important today as it was at its beginnings.

John Grabowski
May 06|noon-1:30 p.m.

Fifty years have passed since the infamous fire on the Cuyahoga River. Dr. Grabowski will discuss the historical importance of the river to the development of Cleveland and Northeast Ohio and the gradual transitioning of the river from a transportation artery for industry to a lifestyle amenity.