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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.

  • Why Pittsburgh? A Story of Innovation

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday May 28, 2019, 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Anne Madarasz with Heinz History Museum

    From the Ferris wheel to heart valves, the air brake to zombies, this illustrated talk unveils how innovations from this region have changed or impacted the world.

  • Stroke Prevention and Treatment

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Annette Clements, Quality Nurse Manger, UPMC Stroke Institute

    Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the fifth-leading cause of death in the United States. Patient outcomes improve with early action in treatment and restoring blood flow. Therefore, it is crucial that treatment start as soon as possible. For every hour’s delay in medical treatment, the brain loses 120 million cells. Learn from the experts at the UPMC Stroke Institute how to prevent stroke and advanced therapies to treat stroke with the goal of restoring cognitive and physical function.

  • Day of Health for Seniors

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Presented by: UPMC for Life and UPMC Senior Communities

    UPMC for Life will be offering free screenings on body mass index, blood pressure, bone density, cholesterol, and glucose. You do not need to fast. UPMC Centers for Rehab Services will be offering chronic pain screenings, hand screenings, balance screenings and will answer questions on physical therapy, pelvic floor and lymphedema issues. Other UPMC departments will have display tables with helpful information.

    Guest Speaker: Dr. Michael Parkinson is Senior Medical Director of Health and Productivity from UPMC Health Plan. Dr. Parkinson will be presenting on the following topics:

    10 to 10:30 a.m. “Get Active – Stay Young!” – Were Jack LaLanne and Stephen Covey nuts? What does the science say?

    11 to 11:30 a.m. “It’s All About Plants – The Most Recent Studies on What to Eat to Live Long and Prosper” The evidence continues to build: whole food plant-based foods are the cornerstone of good health.

    11:45 to 12:45 p.m. 412 Food Rescue Cooking Demonstration – 412 Food Rescue’s Clean Plate Cooking Demonstrations focus on healthy eating and eliminating food waste with nutritious and delightful recipes that are simple enough to make at home.

    All attendees must RSVP for the event and to schedule screenings at 412-635-8080.

  • ENIGMA: Inventing the Computer

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, July 9, 2019, 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Gary Augustine, Historian

    By early 1943, German submarines were sinking more than 100 Allied ships a month in the icy north Atlantic. This rapidly growing peril threatened to ruin all the enormous Allied efforts to defeat Nazi Germany and to knock Great Britain out of the war. An astoundingly large group of professionals labored secretly to develop the vital information to crack the code to reroute convoys.

  • #FakeNews: Journalism, Digital Media, and the Rise of Clickbait

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, July 23, 2019, 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Jessica Ghilani, PhD, Associate Professor of Communication, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg

    This seminar examines structural changes in the business of journalism and recent developments in communication technologies to uncover how so-called “fake news” has grown in influence and popularity.

  • The Pittsburgh Homefront during the Civil War

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Perry Blatz with Heinz History Center

    The war brought many challenges home to Pittsburgh, from the dangers of making ammunition and weapons to the struggles of caring for soldiers and their families along with paying the bills.

  • Pittsburgh’s Real Estate Market Forecast and Tips for Selling Your Home

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 11 a.m.

    Speakers: Jim Peters, General Manager and Lynn Bryan, SRES, PSA, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

    Gain expert insight into what is expected for the Pittsburgh real estate market. Real estate experts will discuss how to prepare your home for the market and the transaction process to assure a stress-free selling process.

  • Dishonesty in Handwriting

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Michelle Dresbold is an internationally renowned handwriting expert, personality profiler, speaker, artist and author of Sex, Lies and Handwriting. Dresbold will explain how a single sentence can provide insight into a person’s background, psychology and behavior. Learn how to identify the sign of a dirty rotten scoundrel and a lying, cheating, backstabbing lover, as well as view some of the
    most dangerous traits in handwriting.

  • The Revolution in Western Pennsylvania

    Cost:  Free

    Date:  Tuesday, September 17, 2019, 11 a.m.

    Speaker: Michael I. Burke, Exhibit Specialist of The Fort Pitt Museum

    On the morning of April 19, 1775, the first shots of the American Revolution were fired at Lexington and Concord in the colony of Massachusetts. The resulting war would soon consume the fledgling United States, spreading from port cities, such as Philadelphia and Boston, to the backcountry settlements beyond the mountains. The war fought in the west was very different from the eastern battlefields.