Gone with the Wind

Presented by Kathleen Marcaccio
Wed. September 25, 2019 - 6 pm
Meadow Brook Hall

Nationally-known Gone With The Wind expert Kathleen Marcaccio will share the background on Margaret Mitchell, her Pulitzer-award-winning novel, and the 1939 film of the same name. This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Gone With The Wind movie, which debuted in Detroit at the Wilson Theatre, the majestic Art Deco theatre built by Matilda and Alfred Wilson in 1928 and known today as Music Hall. Marcaccio’s presentation will include her collection of artifacts and memorabilia.

Reservations are required and will be $15 per person or $13.50 for Meadow Brook members and volunteers. Light refreshments will be included.

For more information about these lectures call (248) 364-6253 or email rzadkowo@oakland.edu.

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  • The Genius of Radiology

Presented by Dr. Peter Littrup
Thursday, September 26, 2019 - 7 pm
Rochester Hills Public Library

As part of our Smart Towns collaboration, Dr. Peter Littrup of Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital will discuss the history and development of X-rays, CT scan and MRI, Nobel Prizes, and the advancements of medical image guided therapy and ablation immunotherapy.

Register at Rochester Hills Public Library!


Health Technology

Presented by

Dr. Ishmael Jaiyesimi MD, Medical Oncologist - Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Dr. Craig Stevens MD, Radiation-Oncologist - Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
Dr. Jeffrey Falk MD, Surgical Oncologist - Michigan Breast Specialists, Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 7 pm
Rochester Hills Public Library - Multipurpose Room

This program is brought to you by Oakland University & Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital. Cancer treatment has changed dramatically over the last century and is continuing to evolve. Learn about the latest advancements in cancer treatment from three leaders in oncology. Recent developments have improved the outcome for so many patients facing cancer. The future of cancer treatment is profoundly exciting! Find out more about the amazing work that is being done to help patients and their families overcome cancer and its scars.

See more information at Rochester Hills Public Library!


George Washington

Presented by Dr. David Greer
Wednesday, October 30, 2019 - 7 pm
Rochester Hills Museum at Van Hoosen Farm

George Washington is rightly remembered as the “indispensible man” of the American founding, famous for both exercising and renouncing authority. As commander of the Continental Army, president of the Constitutional Convention, and precedent-setting first U.S. president, the “father of his country” was admired by both contemporaries and later generations, by foreigners as well as countrymen. And yet he also was and remains difficult to fully know and explain—the very definition of an enigma. What was it about Washington that made him such an effective leader, the most trusted figure in America and a standard by which other world leaders would come to be measured? What, indeed, was his “genius”? Join Rochester University Professor of History Dr. David Greer to revisit one of the greatest Americans who ever lived.

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Presented by Frank Cardimen, Oakland University Professor
Smart Towns Co-Founder
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 7 pm
Rochester Hills Museum
at Van Hoosen Farm
$5 for Public, Free for Museum Members

Winston Churchill was the greatest orator of his day, the greatest leader of the Second World War, the greatest statesman of his age, and the greatest Englishman of the twentieth century….perhaps of all time. The debt owed to Sir Winston Churchill by the free world remains immeasurable. Yet at the heart of this often intimidating colossus lay a man of vast humanity, enormous wit and boundless humor, much of it mischievous and a prolific writer.

Learn more with Oakland University Professor Frank Cardimen, about his WWII exploits, his life with Clementine, his writings, his leadership in Parliament and his wit….. for this talented Englishman WAS an agent of change in the 20th Century. He was a genius for his time…doing what no other Brit could do to save Europe, stop the tyrant in Germany and engage the people of the UK to stand up to Hitler when no one thought it possible.

See more information at Rochester Hills Museum or call 248-656-4663


The Genius of James

Presented by Dr. Greg Stevenson
Tuesday, November 18, 2019 - 7 pm
Rochester College Auditorium

The New Testament letter of James has, at times throughout Christian history, received harsh criticism from scholars. Among the accusations are that James lacks a coherent structure and unifying theme, that it presents a theology of works that is deficient in comparison with Paul’s more robust theology of faith, and that it fails to present the reader with Jesus. In this presentation, Dr. Stevenson addresses these criticisms by arguing that the letter of James is a masterful work that diagnoses a disease of the human condition that is just as vital for faith in the twenty-first century as it was in the first century.

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