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Online > Mitigating Juvenile Exposure to the Criminal Justice System - Section 01
This online course focuses on Mitigating Juvenile Exposure to the Criminal Justice System set forth by Senate Bill 367.Completion of this course is estimated to take 1.5 hours. more...

Online > Mitigating Juvenile Exposure to the Criminal Justice System - Section 02
This online course focuses on Mitigating Juvenile Exposure to the Criminal Justice System set forth by Senate Bill 367. Completion of this course is estimated to take 1.5 hours. more...

Online > Mitigating Juvenile Exposure to the Criminal Justice System
This online course focuses on Mitigating Juvenile Exposure to the Criminal Justice System set forth by Senate Bill 367. Completion of this course is estimated to take 2 hours. more...

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute > The Generals' Wives: How the Military Shaped the Role of First Lady
The role of first lady has evolved over the years and each first lady puts her own mark on the position. The first woman to be the president's partner, Martha Washington, was greatly influenced by what she had learned during her years of being in camps with her husband. Two later first ladies, Julia Dent Grant and Mamie Doud Eisenhower, were also military wives whose tenure as first lady was also influenced by their past experiences as military wives. This course explores their biographies and how they enacted the role of first lady.

Instructor Bio: Diana Carlin, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Communication at Saint Louis University and a retired professor of Communication Studies at KU. She has co-authored a book on gender and politics and taught courses on women as political leaders, the rhetoric of women's rights and communication and gender. more...

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute > King Coal in Kansas

We'll explore the development of sub-surface coal mining in Crawford and Cherokee counties, making them the center of "King" Coal and resulting in milestones such as Pittsburg reaching 50,000 residents and UMWA membership exceeding 16,000, making it the world's zinc smelting capital. We'll also examine the emergence of area tycoons such as Mackie, Clemmons, and Spencer.


Instructor Bio: Ken Crockett was born into a second-generation family of coal miners. He was educated at Central Missouri State University (bachelor's degree) and Washburn University of Law (Juris Doctor). He is the author of two books related to Kansas mining (Missouri Coal Miner's Strike and Kenneth and Helen Spencer, Champions of Culture & Commerce in The Sunflower State). more...

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute > Thomas Edison: An American Genius
How did a boy from a small town in Ohio, having very little formal education and attending school for only a few months, become the most prolific inventor of the 19th and early 20th century? We'll seek the answer to this question and study the impact that this genius continues to exert on our lives today.

Instructor Bio: Paul Post, a native Kansan, received a B.A. in history from KSU and a law degree from the KU Law School in 1974. Now retired from the practice of law, he is a member of the Shawnee County Historical Society and an amateur beekeeper. He has authored essays on the history of SBA Hill/ former Menninger Campus in Topeka; Topeka's Bates Family; The Fred Harvey Company; and on Duke Ellington. more...

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute > Exceptional Women Artists from Renaissance to Modern Times

Although women always have been artists, few are described as great. Historically excluded from art history records, women were unable to pursue art education. Successful female artists were likely to have had husbands or fathers supporting them. This course explores seven exceptional female artists and their work from the Baroque to the present time.


Instructor Bio: Susan Pingleton, M.D., is professor emerita at the University of Kansas Medical Center, where she was a clinician-educator. Her interests include art and art history. She is involved in local art organizations, including KC/Arts, the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and a member of the art committee at KU Med. more...