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The Institute for Retired Professionals
will offer a spring mini-series, a five-
Fridays program of lectures, beginning
Morning sessions, 10:30 a.m.-noon,
will focus on contemporary issues; after-
noon programs, 1-2:30 p.m., will focus
on culture in our area.
All sessions will be at the Jewish
Community Center in West Bloomfield
at no charge.
Jack Lessenberry, editorial adviser and
freelance writer and member of the
journalism faculty at Wayne State
University, will open the morning ses-
sions Feb. 28 discussing "Implications
of the Republican Controlled
On Friday, March 7, Rabbi Sherwin
Wine, founder of the Birmingham
Temple, will speak on "The Rise,
Decline and Fall of the Arab Empire."
Fay Righthand, professor emeritus
and adjunct professor of neurosciences
at the Wayne State University School of
Medicine will talk on bioterrorism on
Rabbi Leonardo Bitran of
Congregation Shaarey Zedek will talk
on "Jews in South America" March 21.
Completing the morning sessions on
March 28 will be Dr. Rosina Nierbaum,
dean of the School of Natural Resources
and Environment, University of
Michigan. Her presentation is "Fueling
the Future: Energy for a Small Planet. "
"Brass Instruments: A Playful
History" will be the first afternoon pres-
entation, on Feb. 28. Presenters will be
Joseph Labuta, professor emeritus,
Department of Music, Wayne State
University, and his son, Joseph W.
On March 7, Nira Pullin, professor of
stage movement and choreographer,
Wayne State University Theater, and 18
of her students will present " A Preview
of Broadway Bound."
Dr. David Magidson, director of the
Jewish Film Festival and professor of
theater at WSU, will offer a "Preview of
the Jewish Film Festival" on March 14.
Hope Palmer, local art curator and
critic, artist, art historian, lecturer and
teacher, will discuss "Contermporary
Art, Contemporary Dilemma' on
March 21. Concluding the afternoon
sessions on March 28 will be Robert
Bergman, cellist with the Detroit
Symphony Orchestra, who will speak
on "Playing and Building the Cello."
The IRP spring 2003 mini series is
underwritten by contributions from
IRP members Al Ascher and Evelyn and
Jack Schrieier and income from the
Julius and Ruth Novick Senior Adult
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