Recorded Classes

We hope you enjoy the recorded classes below!

If you have any questions for an instructor after watching their class recording, email Katie Earl at katherine.earl@erie.gov. 

 

Interview with Jennifer Johnson

Join us for an interview with Jennifer Johnson! We'll find out how she is staying active during these times and what her favorite show is.

Interview with Dr. Phil Stevens

Join us for an interview with Dr. Phil Stevens! You'll learn about his time in Nigeria, his favorite classes to teach at UB, and what he is currently working on.

Abandoned: The Untold Story of the Orphan Trains

“By the end of the Civil War, an estimated 30,000 homeless and orphaned children roamed the streets of New York City. In response to this crisis, the age of orphan asylums began, culminating in one of the most improbable and audacious episodes in American history. Called the Orphan Train Movement, it endeavored to save these children lost to the streets by heroes who fought for their liberation.

Instructor: Michael T. Keene, Author and Historian 

Eating for Mental Health and Wellbeing Part II

In this part we will learn more about how our gut health impacts our brain health.

Instructor: Leanne Chung, MS, RD, CDN, Dietitian Consultant, Erie County Department of Senior Services

Eating for Mental Health and Wellbeing Part I

Join for a brief lesson about how our mental and physical health can be impacted by what we eat. You will learn what role nutrients can play and how to strike the right balance.

 

Instructor: Leanne Chung, MS, RD, CDN, Dietitian Consultant, Erie County Department of Senior Services

 

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Football 102: Ready for the Playoffs

In preparation for the upcoming NFL Playoffs, we'll discuss offensive and defensive positions, formations, and types of penalties. Come get your questions answered ahead of the first game!

Instructor: Ryan Gadzo, Research Analyst, Erie County Department of Senior Services

*This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on January 8, 2021. 

MADHOUSE

Drawing upon confidential hospital archives, private patient letters and newspaper accounts of the day, we are taken on a remarkable journey inside a world of madness.

What terrible secrets were uncovered at Rolling Hills? Who was the grave digger Lawrence and what was found buried behind the Rochester Insane Asylum? -what happened to the beautiful Nellie Bly inside The Lunatic Asylum on Blackwell Island? -what was the notorious device "The Utica Crib" used for? Who haunts Buffalo State Hospital even to this day?

Shocking tales of neglect, abuse and even torture are revealed here for the first time, but also remarkable stories of inspiration, hope and healing. Welcome to Mad~House.

Instructor: Michael T. Keene, Author and Historian 

Ready, Set, Goals!

Learn how to overcome obstacles by using unique creative problem solving techniques that will help you set goals and keep you accountable.

Instructor: Rob Kubiak, creative problem-solving strategist

*This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on December 11, 2020. 

So…What Happens After I Flush?

Sewer systems are critical for the protection of public health and the environment. They also support our economy.

Instructor: Joseph Fiegl, PE, BCEE, deputy commissioner, Erie County Department of Environment and Planning, Division of Sewerage Management

*This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on December 10, 2020. 

Influential People from Buffalo During the 1800s

We’ll discuss residents of Western New York who contributed to local, regional, and national history, commerce, and culture.

Instructor: Rick Falkowski, author, founder, Buffalo Music Hall of Fame

*This is a recording of the live streaming session that took place on December 10, 2020.