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Seminars

SEMINARS

Education on Every Topic – Free!

Join us for The Legacy Lineup Lifelong Learning Seminars offering a variety of topics at no cost! Seminars are scheduled every other Tuesday at 11 a.m. Parking is free. Please RSVP to 412-635-8080 to reserve a seat or for weather cancellations.

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    A Day of Health for Seniors

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, June 3 — 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Presented by:UPMC Senior Communities, UPMC Health Plan, and UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

    UPMC Health Plan will be offering free screenings on body mass index (BMI), blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, and glucose. UPMC Centers for Rehab Services will be on-site with information and demonstrations for physical improvement. UPMC Senior Communities chefs will demonstrate healthy cooking tips and give out tasty samples. Join us for an informative day of free health information.

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    John James Audubon’s Birds of American Lands in Pittsburgh

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, June 17 — 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Michael J. Dabrishus, Assistant University Librarian, University of Pittsburgh

    To this day, Audubon’s Birds of America is considered both a work of art and a premier ornithological study. Completed between 1827 and 1838, the entire set comprises 435 individual prints. While less than 117 complete copies are known to exist, three of them are found in Pittsburgh within the same block! This presentation will provide insight to the set that now resides at the University of Pittsburgh. It will include a sketch of the life of William M. Darlington, a collector of rare books, manuscripts, maps, prints and, yes, Audubon’s masterpiece. How that set ended up at Pitt will be explained, as well as what the University Library System has done to preserve it.

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    A Taste of Italy

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, July 29 —11 a.m.

    Discover the beauty of Italy. View a film showcasing the natural beauty, the rich culture and hospitality of the country. After the film, Allegro Dance Company, based out of Wheeling, WV will present a wonderful array of traditional Italian dances that represent many regions of Italy. They will provide a unique & contemporary look inside Italy’s past and present, showcasing a variety of dances that leave the audience energized. Buona Festa!

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    Gangs and Outlaws of Western Pennsylvania

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, July 1 — 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Thomas White, University Archivist and Adjunct Professor of History at Duquesne University, Adjunct Professor of History at La Roche College

    Join author and historian Thomas White as he explores western Pennsylvania’s criminal history. Hear the stories of the Flathead Gang and the first armored car robbery, Pittsburgh’s first bank heist, and Glenn and Irene – the area’s own Bonnie and Clyde. Learn about the notorious Cooley Gang who terrified Fayette County in the 1890s, the escape of the Biddle Boys, and many other tales of the region’s dark side.

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    Osteoarthritis of the Knee

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, July 15 — 11 a.m.

    Speakers: Craig Maartmann- Moe, DPT, Cert. MDT, CSCS, and Amy Raco, DPT, UPMC Centers for Rehab Services

    Osteoarthritis of the knee is the most common type of osteoarthritis. More than 10 million Americans have knee osteoarthritis. It is also the most common cause of disability in the United States. Early diagnosis and treatment may help manage knee osteoarthritis symptoms. An overview of knee osteoarthritis will help you understand symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment options. Join us to learn more about treatment options to restore mobility and relieve mild to moderate knee pain.

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    Save Your Shoulder! Surgical and Nonsurgical Treatments For Shoulder Pain

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, August 26 — 11 a.m.

    Speaker: John M. Richmond, MD; Orthopedic Surgeon, Tri Rivers Surgical Associates, LLC.

    From arthritis to rotator cuff tears, find out why your shoulders may hurt and what you can do about it. Discussion will include rotator cuff tears, shoulder arthritis, and the treatment approach to shoulder pain.

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    International Fraud Scams and How They Can Affect You

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, August 12 — 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Darlene Hannes, Financial Crimes Investigator (Retired)

    The Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) estimates millions of dollars are lost each year through international crimes. This seminar will give you details on the latest international scams and how they affect you. You will learn ways to recognize a scam and what you can do to protect yourself, family and friends from becoming victims.

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    Rooney: A Sporting Life

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, September 23 —11a.m.

    Speaker: Rob Ruck, Professor of Sport History at the University of Pittsburgh; Co-author of Rooney: A Sporting Life with his wife and Duquesne University Professor, Maggie Patterson and the late Michael Weber.

    No man better embodied the evolution of sport in the twentieth century than Art Rooney. The patriarch of the Pittsburgh Steelers, Rooney’s sporting baptism came on the sandlots of the city’s Northside before World War I. His first team, the Hope Harveys, evolved from a group of Irish Catholic working class kids who played ball all over the city into hapless losers and finally Super Bowl Champions.

    But Rooney was more than just the man behind their emergence of the squad later regarded as football’s best team ever. He was at the heart of grassroots sport in the city both as an athlete and promoter—a critical force behind the city’s Negro League squads (the Homestead Grays and Pittsburgh Crawfords), boxing, and semi-pro baseball. No city tells its story more through sport than Pittsburgh. Art Rooney is the reason why that’s so.

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    The Assassination of President John F. Kennedy and the Single Bullet Theory

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, September 9—11 a.m.

    Speaker: Cyril H. Wecht, MD, JD, World-Renowned Forensic Pathologist

    Dr. Cyril Wecht will discuss the tragic events which took place November 22, 1963. Wecht is best known for his criticism of the Warren Commission’s findings concerning the assassination. In 1978 Wecht testified before the House Select Committee on Assassinations and was the only dissenter on a nine-person forensic pathology panel charged with reviewing the evidence of President Kennedy’s assassination.

    Wecht has long contested the conclusion of the Warren Commission, including its “single bullet” theory. Wecht will focus on what he views as overwhelming evidence to support his assertion that there was more than one shooter present on the day the president was killed.

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    Hollywood Homicides

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, October 7 — 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Tom Madden, Asylum Entertainment Director and Filmmaker

    The “ugly” side of Hollywood is explored in this haunting look back at the body count of the rich and famous. From the murder trial of Fatty Arbuckle to the horrific death of The Black Dahlia to sinister conspiracies surrounding Marilyn Monroe, Lana Turner and Natalie Wood are all examined. Bob Crane, Dorothy Stratten, Rebecca Schaeffer, Sal Mineo, and Sharon Tate were all murdered in tinseltown. Some of these stories are stranger than anything Hollywood ever came up with!