OLLI @Berkeley's monthly newsletter
OLLI info session:
San Francisco and Redwood City
OLLI info session: Lafayette
see article for details
Winter Holiday PotluckDecember 20 - January 4
OLLI offices closed
Fee assistance application deadline
Winter 2009 courses begin
Letter from the Director
Most of you will be receiving the winter brochure in the coming week. If you would like additional copies, they are available outside Room 41C in University Hall. If you would like a stack of brochures to distribute, please give us a call or stop by. As we have learned from your course evaluations, word-of-mouth and the brochures are a dynamic combination--YOU are the best advocate for OLLI.
I hear that many people, incredibly, still don't know about OLLI. We have taken a few measures to insure that at least another 50,000 households will hear about us this holiday season. Last Sunday's New York Times had an OLLI flyer as an insert. The back page of The East Bay Monthly's gift section is devoted to OLLI with the message to give OLLI as a gift. Additionally, we are holding regional meetings to reach out to people in areas that are a bit further away.
And we can do more, with your help. If you would like us to speak to any association or gathering in December or January, we can put the team together to come to your house or community center. However, don't underestimate your own individual endorsement in a friendly conversation.
The winter line-up of courses is evocative of your many interests. I am especially satisfied to offer the winter lectures series on the economy with Berkeley faculty. From Boom to Bust: Insights into the Current Economic Downturn (see below) is aimed at giving us all a better sense of the global nature of the recession and credit crisis, as well as what we can do as individuals.
I hope you will come celebrate with us on December 15 at The Jazz School.
Best wishes to you and your loved ones this holiday season.
Winter Holiday Potluck
December 15 (Monday)
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Jazz School (front lobby)
2087 Addison St., Berkeley
Regional Information Sessions
We will be in your area on December 8 and 10 and would love you to
join us for an info session about OLLI's winter term. Please feel free
to invite your friends and to pass along this email.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
(OLLI @Berkeley) director, Susan Hoffman, will present the OLLI winter program and answer questions in three
regional meetings in December.
December 8 (Monday)
December 10 (Wednesday)
10:00 - 11:30 am
at San Francisco State University Downtown Campus
Street at Powell
1:30 - 3:00 pm
at UC Berkeley Extension at Redwood City
Street at Main
10:30 am - noon
at New Veterans Memorial
3780 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
OLLI @Berkeley is an educational program for liefelong
learners age 50 and up who are eager to explore traditional and new areas of
knowledge -- without exams or grades. Distinguished Berkeley faculty members
and other Bay Area teachers enjoy sharing their expertise with members whose
life experience and intelligence enrich the exchange of
OLLI offers the latest in scientific research and
analysis of world events, and the finest in the arts and humanites. Taught by
renowned University of California faculty, artists, and experts, our six-week
courses for older adults are engaging, inspirational, and
Please find below course descriptions and bios of four of our faculty members. For a complete listing go to www.olli.berkeley.edu.
Winter 2009 OPEN HOUSE
January 13, 2009 (Tuesday)
10:00 am - noon (Doors open at 9:30 am)Berkeley Repertory Theatre2025 Addison Street at Shattuck
, BerkeleyRSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510.642.9934
OLLI @Berkeley's winter session from January 26 to March 9 includes
more than 20 courses on a diverse array of topics nearly half of which are
taught by distinguished UC Berkeley faculty, a four-part lecture series on
politics and science, and two yearlong sessions being offered in collaboration
with Cal Performances.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute classes are offered day and night.
Most classes are held in UC Berkeley's University Hall (2199 Addison St.), close to several bus
lines, BART, and public parking. Visit olli.berkeley.edu
for more information.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the classroom!
|Winter 2009 Lecture Series
From Boom to Bust: Insights into the
Current Economic Downturns
|Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Tuesdays, February 10,
17, 24 and March 10
Noon - 1:30 pm
150 University Hall (at Oxford
and Addison, 2199 Addison Street entrance)
The lecture series will consist of four talks by UC Berkeley
faculty and is directed to the campus community, CAA members, and Osher
Lifelong Learning Institute @Berkeley members.
The goal is
to engage an educated audience about the recession and the credit crisis and
the needed responses---both policy and personal.
we get here---the crisis in credit and the recession?
the global nature of the recession?
What government must do---the possible policy responses
Reich, Goldman School of Public Policy
constructive role can an individual play?
David Robinson, Haas School of Business
Free for OLLI members and current
UC Berkeley faculty, staff, students, and CAA members with ID
$5 general admission
|Tuesdays, Dec 9, 16, and Jan 6, 20
|Shakespeare: Out Loud and Ruminated
10:00 am - noonNational Health Insurance/Care
(No meeting on Jan 20)
10:00 am - noonWriters'
10:00 am - noonEvolutionary Psychology
1:30 - 3:30 pmTalking About Films
6:00 - 8:00 pm off campus
Contact Alan Fong (email@example.com
) for more information
Wednesdays, Dec 10, 17, and Jan 7, 14, 21
10:00 am - noon
10:00 am - noon
Friday, Dec 19 and Wednesday, Jan 7
Lunching Adventures in the East Bay
The Lunch Bunch
by Lucille Poskanzer
2042 University Avenue (between Shattuck and Milvia), Berkeley510.704.0325
Any day but Monday, take a short walk down University Avenue and treat yourself to some delicious Salvadoran Cuisine at Platano, a charming small storefront cafe.
The people are friendly, there's folk art on the walls, and the $7 lunch specials between 11:30 am and 2:30 pm are a great deal.
From 2:00 - 6:00 pm there's a happy hour with beer and sangria for $3.
This place is also good for larger groups.