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Community Classroom Explores Ireland's 'Troubles'

AUG. 18, 2006--Right now there is calm in Northern Ireland, but is there a real chance for lasting peace? Explore the 30-year struggle of the differing factions in the country that have resulted in the deaths of 3,500 people and injuries of thousands more as part of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls Community Classroom on Thursday, Sept. 14 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the lower level of the River Falls Public Library.  

Presenter Ken Olson, who teaches in the UW-RF English department, has traveled and studied extensively throughout Ireland. Each year he leads a popular, annual January-term study abroad class, "Experience Ireland, Culture and Landscape." Olson's presentation is titled, "The Troubles in Northern Ireland, 1968 to the Present."         

The Community Classroom Series, sponsored by the UW-RF College of Arts and Sciences and the Office of Outreach and Graduate Studies, is designed to help people explore the vital concerns of the contemporary world. Presentations are informal, free, and open to the public. No reservations are required to attend.

Upcoming presentations in the series will be "Growing the Next Generation of Informed Citizens - The Citizen Journalist Model" by journalism professor Pat Berg on Thursday, Oct. 5; "Tissue Engineering and Stem Cell Biology at UW-RF" by biology professor Tim Lyden on Thursday, Oct. 26 and "Walking the Tightrope of Career and Family Planning -- Can Today's Women Really Have it All?" by psychology professor Travis Tubre on Thursday, Nov. 16. All presentations are from 7-8:30 p.m. at the River Falls Public Library on Division and Union streets in River Falls.

The UW-RF outreach office provides lifelong learners with academic and professional development programs that are practical, flexible, convenient, and affordable. A complete list of programs and registration information is available at or may be obtained by calling the outreach office at 1-800-228-5607 or 715-425-3256 or e-mail .


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