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Learning Before Lunch

Members: Bring guests for free during our fall membership drive!


Birds of Louisiana


Peter Yaukey

December 14 at the

UNO Alumni Center

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A speaker series offering thought-provoking programs and a chance to meet new friends

Are you an active adult interested in lifelong learning... a retiree eager to expand your social network... a student of life looking to expand your horizons?

Learning Before Lunch is a monthly series of talks designed to spark meaningful conversations about the local community of New Orleans. Come together with friends and neighbors to hear entertaining and well-informed speakers discuss their passions: captivating explorations of the people and places that make New Orleans one of the world's most interesting cities.

Learning Before Lunch enters the new decade with a wide range of speakers and topics of interest to the general community. The monthly speakers we are lining up for 2022 include authors, musicians, scientists, artists, economists, and a host of other talented individuals with fascinating stories to tell.

Join us on the second Thursday of each month. Meetings are presented Live and via Zoom for an entertaining hour with our featured speaker. 

Speakers begin at 10:00 Central Time; end at 11:00


October 12th 

Founding the WWII Museum

Nick Mueller

President and CEO Emeritus, The National WWII Museum

Nick Mueller, co-founder and CEO Emeritus of The National WWII Museum, will tell the personal story of how he and Stephen Ambrose spearheaded efforts to create this esteemed institution.  

Since its opening as the National D-Day Museum on June 6, 2000, attendance has surged, making it the second-most visited museum in the United States. 

November 9th 

Modine's New Orleans

Liz Scott

Author and Humorist



The family adventures of Modine Gunch have tickled the funny bones of New Orleans Magazine readers every month since 1985. Join Modine's creator, Liz Scott, to hear the latest escapades!


Liz Scott, creator of Modine Gunch. A Loyola University Journalism graduate, she later taught there for 15 years and was an advisor to the school newspaper. 

December 14th 

Birds of Louisiana

Peter Yaukey

Professor of Biology, University of Holy Cross
Louisiana's bird life is special! Peter Yaukey will focus on our extraordinary wetland bird habitats, massive migratory movements, magnificent avian spectacles (huge concentrations of birds). 

Dr. Yaukey will reveal Louisiana's central relevance to avian mysteries and enigmas.
Thursday of
each month

UNO Alumni and Visitors Center

Doors open at 9:30 
Lecture ends at 11:00

Come early to have coffee, pastry, and chat with other attendees.

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We hope to see you soon!

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