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Lynne Beatty, Professor, Geoscience

Traveling Down the Green River in Utah
How do you plan for a couple of weeks on the river? Explore the geology along the way on this photo adventure.

Fissure 8 on Kilauea, Summer 2018
Helicopter views of the recent eruption and seeing older volcanic features that have made the Big Island the island it is.

Animals of Antarctica
Nesting Adelie, Gentoo and Chinstrap penguins -- raising chicks, staying alive

Alpine and Continental Glaciers
Scenic vistas showing how glaciers form, move and shape the landscape in Alaska and Antarctica and what landscapes look like after glaciers are gone

A Scenic Tour of the Falkland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
Picturesque views of pastoral life on the islands, crossing the Drake Passage with icebergs, Deception Island Caldera and the Continent

Rafting and Hiking Along the Canning River, Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, Alaska
A voyage of wildflowers and caribou

Volcanic Eruptions
Katmai, the largest volcanic eruption of the 20th century, plus Mt. Lassen and Deception Caldera

Backpacking the Superior Hiking Trail
A boreal forest beauty

Permafrost, Polar Bears, and Pack Ice, Oh My!
What is happening to the arctic tundra permafrost? How do scientists conduct research in isolated environments?


Emily Behrmann, General Manager of the Carlsen Center Presents/Carlsen Center

An overview of the Carlsen Center Presents
And other ways JCCC connects to the community through events in the Carlsen Center


Charis Sawyer, Associate Professor, Center for Teaching & Learning

The Aging Brain
Contrary to popular opinion, not all the news is negative on the brain as it grows older. This interactive presentation explores what is positive about an older brain, according to research.

Sleep and the Brain
New research is giving us more insight into the sleeping/dreaming process and why it is so important to brain function.

The Gray Side of the Brain - Brain Basics
This interactive presentation will provide background information for understanding the new research available on how the brain functions. Topics may include aging, chemicals, environmental issues, sleep or others suggested by audience.

What's Love Got to Do With It?
Take a look at the emotional side of the brain. How does the brain recognize emotions? Where are emotions recorded in the brain? What are the physiological impacts of emotions on learning? Answers are provided in an interactive presentation.

Stress, Anxiety, and the Brain
This presentation answers the questions about the impact of too much stress on the brain. How much is too much? What physiological changes take place in an anxious brain? What are some effective ways to handle stress and anxiety?

This Is Your Brain on Technology
Experts have compared the explosion of technology to the Industrial Revolution in its impact on our society. But what is all this technology doing to our brains? Current research suggests there may be widespread changes in both brain structure and function. 


Lori Schwartz, Adjunct Professor, Psychology

Making Relationships Work
I was recently certified as a sex therapist and have been a licensed psychologist for the last 20 years. I'll discuss what we know — from our research as psychologists — that will help ensure relationships work and talk about what harms relationships.