Umpqua Community College, Douglas Education Service District and Roseburg Public Library have partnered to offer a free College in the Community series.

The lecture series kick off Sept. 19 at the Roseburg Public Library and will continue at 6:30 p.m. every third Thursday of the month.

College professors and other experts will visit to teach on a range of topic.

Sept. 19 — What's Past is Prologue: Earthquakes and Tsunami in the Pacific Northwest by UCC Dean of Career and Technical Education Jason Aase.

Oct. 17 — Considering the Probabilities of Our Existence, Loneliness, and Demise by UCC Associate Professor of Science Mick Davis.

Nov. 21 — Less Drama ... Making Life Matter by UCC Nursing Instructor Cindy Steele.

Dec. 19 — UO Veterans Oral Project by University of Oregon Senior Instructor Alex Dracobly.

Jan. 15 — Jazz as Propaganda: An Exploration of the Power of Music as a Weapon in the Cold War by University of North Texas Mark Breckenridge.

Feb. 20 — The Power of Education by UCC Nursing Simulation Lesa Titus.

March 19 — Sagebrush Collaboration: How Harney County Defeated the Takeover of the Malheur Wildlife Refuge by University of Oregon Department of Geology Professor Peter Walker.

April 16 — Understanding Tides and the Tide Charts Through Interaction of Waves by UCC Mathematics Chair and Instructor Dee Winn.

May 21 — Mapping Douglas-Fir Productivity Across the Pacific Northwest by UCC Associate Professor of Forestry Jarred Saralecos.

Information: Kris Wiley, 541-492-7051.

Sanne Godfrey can be reached at or 541-957-4203. Follow her on Twitter @sannegodfrey.

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