October 26, 2021

October 26, 2021 3:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


PLATO Weekly Update 

October 26, 2021


CURRICULUM

INVITATION

The Curriculum Committee seeks new members to share their interests or expertise with other members by offering a course. If you are thinking of becoming a course coordinator, please visit our Propose a Course page to learn more about this process. Or you can contact Therese Stevens at thmstevens@gmail.com for more information. 

REMINDER

These COVID-19 Protocols continue to be in place for in-person participants:

· Wear masks inside of Host Location buildings.

· Follow social distancing guidelines.

· Follow any additional guidelines required at Host Locations - visit the Courses Page or check with your course coordinator.

COURSES PAGE 


SPECIAL EVENTS

FALL LECTURES
There are several new lectures in the works with details to come soon – stay tuned! In the meantime, members are welcome to access
 Past Recordings. 

Hygge, Health and Happiness, by Claus Andersen, UW–Madison Professor of Scandinavian Studies. With winter's challenges around the corner, now is a good time to revisit last year's "BadgerTalk" on hygge – the Danish word connoting close, cozy comfort – and show how this Scandinavian way of life can benefit us here in Wisconsin. 

THEATER 
At-home virtual options:

The Tragedy of Macbeth  – A little later than now, in the ruins of a theatre, three witches make a prophecy. A warrior and his wife enter the darkness. A war begins. Yaël Farber directs James McArdleand Saoirse Ronan, in an elemental production about a world in transformation, the shadows in all of us, and one couple’s spine-chilling quest for power. Streaming Oct. 27-30.  

Also, browse a variety of options on PLATO’s Virtual Theater Trips page where new items are added frequently.

INVITATION
Have you attended a talk you enjoyed and think more people should be aware of it? Are you curious about something and think others might be too? Send your ideas for new lecture topics and include the name of a speaker if you have it to mdiiorio1234@gmail.com.

SPECIAL EVENTS CALENDAR 


EDUCATION FUND UPDATE

ARRIVING SOON in your mailbox – the PLATO Education Fund's updated scholarship flyer and donation forms for the upcoming year. The flyer highlights the current scholarship and community organization recipients that PLATO funds. This is all made possible by the generosity of PLATO members who value lifelong learning and see value in providing much-needed financial supportto students and community organizations who might otherwise be unable to take advantage of educational opportunities due to financial need.


FEATURED AGORA WORKS

Visit The Agora Weekly Features webpage for highlights from this past season, created and curated by fellow PLATO members for your enjoyment.

AGORA FEATURE 


SOCIAL GATHERINGS

Social Gatherings – to resume next semester, depending upon the course of the pandemic.


SOCIAL JUSTICE EVENTS & READINGS

Select from a range of topics and formats 

for your Fall reading, viewing, or listening, 

curated by PLATO's Diversity Awareness Committee.

DID YOU KNOW? for October 19 – November 1, 2021

Did You Know...The winner of the 1980 Law and Economics Center Prize was a black man, Thomas Sowell, an economist, academic, and social theorist. His book, Knowledge and Decisions, was heralded as a "landmark work," selected for this prize "because of its cogent contribution to our understanding of the differences between the market process and the process of government."

Visit the Social Justice Webpage for more about Thomas Sowell 
and past DID YOU KNOW? features.

DID YOU KNOW? – spotlighting notable contributions made by non-mainstream individuals you might not have learned or read about. Suggestions for inclusions are welcome (send to Kathy at ksmichaelis@gmail.com).

SOCIAL JUSTICE WEBPAGE 


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