2019 Programs



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Carl McColman, Professed Lay Cistercian, writer, soul friend, storyteller, 
and retreat leader, on Spirituality, (Oct 18-19)




John Siewert presents

Public Art:
MeaningMonuments,  and Social Change



FridayJuly 19Unstable Objects: Public Art and Social Change
5:30 pm potluck dinner6:30 8:00 pm presentation

SaturdayJuly 20: Monuments of Reconciliation in the Contemporary South
8:30 am complimentary continental  breakfast;
9:00 10:30 ampresentation and Q&A
Note: If you plan to attend the potluck supper before the presentation, don't forget to bring your own table setting: plates, cups and cutlery! Those who don't choose to attend the supper are more than welcome to come just for the program that begins at 6:30.

In Adshead Hall (lower level of Fletcher House on the Uplands Village Campus)
86A Church DrPleasant Hill38578(just off Main Stacross from Pleasant Hill Elementary School)

John Siewert is professor of modern and contemporary art and architectural history at The College of Wooster (Ohio)He received his BA in history of art from the University of Minnesota and his PhD from the University of Michiganformer FulbrightHenry Luce,  and Terra Foundation Fellow, he was the Smithsonian Senior Fellow in Art History for 2012-13 at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur MSackler Gallery in WashingtonDCand he holds an appointment as honorary research fellow at the University of GlasgowScotlandHe publishes and lectures widely on varied topics in modern American and British art, including issues in the recent history of public monuments and memorials.

Uplands Lifelong Learning Institute









Dara Gell

Investigations Attorney for the Innocence Project



         


Fri May 10 - Wrongful Convictions: Proving Innocence?
5:30 pm potluck dinner; 6:30 - 8:00 pm presentation


Sat May 11 - Wrongful Convictions: Proving Innocence?  Continued
8:30 am complimentary continental breakfast 
9:00 - 10:30 am, presentation and Q&A  
Note: If you plan to attend the potluck supper before the presentation, please bring your own table setting:plates, cups and cutlery! Those who don’t choose to attend  the supper are more than welcome to come just for the program beginning at 6:30.

In Adshead Hall (lower level of Fletcher House on the Uplands Village Campus)
86A Church Dr, Pleasant Hill, 38578, (just off Main St. across from Pleasant Hill Elementary School)

Dara Gell has been the Innocence Project's Investigations Attorney since October, 2017. She previously worked with the organization as student intern during law school. Before joining the Innocence Project staff she was a practicing immigration defense attorney in New York City, defending individuals and families from deportation in federal immigration court. She holds a BA from State University of New           York at Geneseo, and a JD from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. 


The Innocence Project, founded in 1992 by Peter Neufeld and Barry Scheck at Cardozo School of Law, exonerates the wrongly convicted through DNA testing and reforms the criminal justice system to prevent future injustice.


Uplands Lifelong Learning Institute (ULLI)
(Formerly the Shalom Center for Continuing Education)


Troy Smith


Presents

Native Americans

in East Tennessee












Friday, March 15:Native Tennessee-Indians in the pre-contact and colonial period
5:30 pm potluck dinner; 6:30 - 8:00 pm presentation

Saturday, March 16: Birth of a (Cherokee) Nation: 
The Trail to the Trail of Tears
8:30 am complimentary continental breakfast;
9:00 - 10:30 am, presentation and Q&A


Note: If you plan to attend the potluck supper before the presentation, don’t forget to bring your own table setting:plates, cups and cutlery!  Those who don’t choose to attend the supper are
more than welcome to come j
ust for the program that begins at 6:30.


In Adshead Hall(lower level of Fletcher House on the 
Uplands Village Campus) 
86A Church Dr, Pleasant Hill, 38578,(just off Main St. across from 
Pleasant Hill Elementary School)

Troy D. Smith is an associate professor of history at Tennessee Tech, where he received his BA(with MA and Ph.D at the University of Illinois). He teaches American Indian Studies, the American West, and Environmental History. He is also a novelist and two-time winner of Western Writers of America's Spur Award (other past winners include Louis L'Amour, Larry McMurtry, and Quintin Tarantino). His most recent fiction is a short story about Tonto in The Lone Ranger and Tonto: Frontier Justice, by Moonstone Press (for which he also wrote the introduction, about the history of the character.

Uplands Lifelong Learning Institute (ULLI)
www.ullipleasanthill.org