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September 22, 2008

Join UAlbany's Emeritus Center for Fall Activities

Opening of the University at Albany Emeritus Center.

Grand opening of the University at Albany Emeritus Center. (photo Mark Schmidt) 

The University at Albany's Emeritus Center, located in UAB 134, (1215 Western Ave.) will celebrate its third anniversary on November 7 at 4 p.m. in UAB 433. The Center is only the second emeritus center in the entire SUNY system, the first having been created at the University of Buffalo many years ago. 

"The Emeritus Center is dedicated to the interests of the University at Albany's retired faculty and staff. It welcomes all of them, as well as the entire Capital District community, to its various exciting programs," said Emeritus Center President William Reese.

The center offers a full semester of activities to retired faculty and staff. Emeriti board meetings and "A Conversation with" events take place in Room 134. Most other events, including the film and opera series, take place in Room 433.

Emeritus Center Fall 2008 Program
Sept. 23, at 4 p.m. - Special Board Meeting with John Delano and Win Means
Sept. 25, at noon - First meeting of the Memoir-Writing Group, facilitated by Iliana Semmler. 

The film, The Spirit of the Beehive, will be shown Oct. 24.

The film, The Spirit of the Beehive (Spain 1973), will be shown Oct. 24 at 2 p.m.

Oct. 7, at 2 p.m. - Board Meeting
Oct. 10, at 2 p.m. - Film, My Life as a Dog (Sweden 1985)
Oct. 14, at 4 p.m. - A Conversation with John Overbeck and Donna May Crego on their recent and future archeological work in the Greek island of Kea
Oct. 24, at 2 p.m. - Film, The Spirit of the Beehive (Spain 1973)

Nov. 3, at 2 p.m. - Opera 101 - Discovering and exploring opera with Ray Ortali, Jeffrey Ross, and Iliana Semmler. Class 1: Who invented opera? Monteverdi: Orfeo; Handel: Giulio Cesare; Mozart: Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni
Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. - Board Meeting
Nov. 7, at 4 p.m. - Third Anniversary of the Emeritus Center Celebration: A Conversation with Jim Hargett on My Six Visits to China with President Kermit Hall.
Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. - Opera 101- Class 2: Italy conquers Europe. Verdi: La Traviata, Il Trovatore, Nabucco; Puccini: La Bohème, Tosca; Rossini: The Barber of Seville
Nov. 17, at 2 p.m. - Opera 101 - Class 3: Opera speaks German. Wagner: Die Walküre, Götterdämmerung, Tristan und Isolde; Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos, Elektra, Salome
Nov. 18, at 4 p.m. - A Conversation with Bonnie Steinbock on Designer Babies: Choosing Our Children’s Genes
Nov. 24, at 2 p.m. - Opera 101 – Class 4: From the French Connection to the American way. Bizet: Carmen; Debussy: Pelléas et Mélisande; Berlioz: Les Troyens; Offenbach: La Belle Hélène; Berg: Wozzeck; Britten: Peter Grimes; Gershwin: Porgy and Bess; Whitman: The Black Swan
Nov. 28, at 2 p.m. - Film, The Tin Drum (Germany, Poland 1980) Room 433

Dec. 1, at 2 p.m. - Opera 101- Class 5: Prokofiev in America: The Love of Three Oranges, and Prokofiev: The Unfinished Diary, a film by Yosif Feyginberg
Dec. 2, at 2 p.m. - Board meeting
Dec. 9, at 4 p.m. - A Conversation with Duncan Blanchard on Wilson Bentley and his Snowflakes
Dec. 19, at 2 p.m. - Film, My Name is Ivan (Russia 1962)


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