published on June 23, 2017 - 12:51 PM
Written by Donald A. Promnitz

Fresno State will be giving those who work downtown a chance to learn more about the current state of affairs in Russia with an end-of-the-month lecture.

The session comes as part of a series by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a program at the university aimed at providing those age 50 older with a chance for an ongoing learning experience. The second and final lecture of the June series: “Vladimir Putin’s Russia,” will be held at noon on Wednesday in Bitwise South Stadium at 700 Van Ness Ave. Fresno State’s College of Social Sciences’ interim dean Michelle DenBeste, will explore the rise, policies, ideologies and vision of the Russian president.

OLLI Downtown will hold monthly lectures, with topics ranging from art, to criminology, to politics and history. Membership in OLLI is $20 for the month, which provides access to the lecture, check-out privileges at the Henry Madden Library, the opportunity to register for OLLI courses on the Fresno State campus and announcements about Fresno State events. Classes will resume in August for the fall semester.

Those seeking further information can visit, email or call (559) 278-0008.

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