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Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Leo and Sonya Tolstoy and the Mystery of Marriage thumbnail Photo

Lifelong Learning Lecture Series: Leo and Sonya Tolstoy and the Mystery of Marriage

Guest Speaker: Dr. Helen Heineman, President Emerita, FSU


Lasting 48 years, the marriage of this famous novelist and his remarkable wife is documented in their diaries and notebooks. While their union is a story of a great love affair, it was rocked by extremes of happiness and pain and ended tragically in Tolstoy’s death, separated from his wife, in the train station at Yasnaya Polyana.

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler thumbnail Photo

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at pfideler@lesley.edu.

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 11, 7-8:30pm

Brown Bag Learning Series: Planning and Community Development Updates thumbnail Photo

Brown Bag Learning Series: Planning and Community Development Updates

Presented by Arthur Robert, Director of Community and Economic Development

Art will speak about the status of current and ongoing initiatives in planning and economic development for the City of Framingham.  His discussion will include the status of downtown projects underway; zoning; district plans; transportation, including bicycle and pedestrian improvements; open space planning; and a number of special projects.  Art will also talk about the efforts to comply with the new City charter call for the creation of a new Planning and Community Development department that merges three current departments into one. 

About Arthur Robert:

Art is Framingham's Director of Community and Economic Development.  In this role, he leads a team preparing the state’s 14th largest community – and newest city - for the future, through a wide range of planning, community and economic development initiatives.  Over the past 17 years, Art has served five Massachusetts governors in a range of state-level economic development marketing, policy, business development, and program roles.  He holds degrees from the Maxwell School of Citizenship & Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the University of New Hampshire.  Art retired from the Massachusetts Army National Guard in 2006, with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler thumbnail Photo

Back to Basics: User’s Manual for the U.S. Six Part Series with Paul Fideler

Are you thinking that America’s political discourses have become too shallow, too partisan, too angry? If so, perhaps it’s time that you step back and reacquaint yourself with the user’s manual for the U.S.—its founding documents, the philosophies and practicality they embodied and the compelling humans who authored them. The convener for this effort will be Paul Fideler, Professor Emeritus of History & Humanities at Lesley University.

Please contact Paul for more information and to register for this course at pfideler@lesley.edu.

Class size is limited and registration is required.

Mondays October 29, November 26, December 17, January 14, February 25 and March 11, 7-8:30pm