|OLLI Outlook |
OLLI @Berkeley's monthly newsletter
|Winter 2009 Lecture Series|
From Boom to Bust:
Insights into the Current Economic Downturn
Co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
PLEASE NOTE LOCATIONS
- Tuesdays, February 10, 17, 24 and March 10
- Noon - 1:30 pm
- Feb. 10 lecture at Lipman Room, Barrows Hall
- Feb. 17, 24 and March 10 lectures at Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
- Free for OLLI members, current and retired UC Berkeley faculty and staff, UCB students and CAA members with ID
- $5 general admission
- RESERVATIONS REQUIRED: Call 510.642.9934 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The goal is to engage an educated audience about the recession and the credit crisis and the needed responses---both policy and personal.
Lipman Room, Barrows Hall (8th Floor), UC Berkeley
How did we get here? The credit crisis and the recession
Martha Olney, Department of Economics
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
What is the global nature of the recession?
Brad DeLong, Department of Economics
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering CenterHow can government and the private sector respond to the crisis?
Robert Reich, Goldman School of Public Policy
Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering CenterWhat constructive role can an individual play?
|Mid-term Feedback Session|
|What are we doing well? What could we be doing better? We'd like to hear your feedback and comments at our mid-term feedback session. All are welcome. OLLI @Berkeley Director Susan Hoffman will be in attendance. |
When: Wednesday, Feb 11 from 12:15 - 1:15 pm
Where: Room 150, University Hall (2199 Addison St, above Shattuck Ave.)
|Course evaluation forms will be available in the classrooms starting March 2 for the Winter 2009 term. You will also receive an email with links to online versions of the evaluations. Let's hear from you!|
|We would like to know how you heard about OLLI @Berkeley. Printed surveys have been available at classes this week, but if you haven't filled one out, please go to the following webpage: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=vnq7g360LAr54YqamFopfg_3d_3d to complete an online version, or call our office at 510.642.9934. Your response will help us with our outreach efforts for our growing OLLI.|
|Faculty Profile: Robert Hurwitt
"Experiencing Bay Area Theater"
Mondays, March 30 - May 4 (Spring 2009)
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
by Bonnie Mager
Open the Chronicle's
Datebook section and you will very likely find an article by Robert Hurwitt,
the paper's theater critic. He's been writing for the paper for the past nine
years, and had years of writing for the East
Bay Express, the Berkeley Barb, and
the Examiner before joining the Chronicle's staff. His articles and
criticisms are deftly and eloquently written, giving an accessible vocabulary
to the experience of theater. Last week his piece on ACT's current play, "Rich and Famous", provided this reporter
with some thoughtful insights before seeing that play.|
Born in New York City during World
War II, he grew up in his early years above a jazz club in Greenwich
Village. Later as a New
York suburban kid he was fascinated by the theater
and would often take advantage of cheap tickets to take a date to the latest
play. His plan to have a career in science was forever derailed when he started
acting in high school and then at NYU. He proudly related that he was able to
support himself his last two years of college with acting jobs.
Deeply involved in the civil rights movement in the 1960's, he
spent the fateful summer of 1968 in Louisiana.
Berkeley was right in the middle of the Free
Speech Movement and Viet Nam
protests when he arrived for graduate school. He became very involved in the
foment including the Viet Nam Day committee. For his efforts he was prohibited
from teaching at Berkeley
after getting his master's in English Literature (a ban which was later
rescinded by the University). While his teaching career was on hold here he
spent time in Bologna teaching and then went on
to London to
write theater reviews and start a street theater.
Upon his return from Europe,
Robert joined the San Francisco Mime Troupe for a short while. After a long stint
working for the Oxford University Press, he found he needed a job closer to
home. He was involved in the Epic West theater company in Berkeley before his career as a theater
reviewer started in earnest in the late 1970's. His abiding love of theater and
skills at writing have found a fertile home in the Bay Area which he describes
as rich with diversity and creative energy for new plays and theatrical
He'd gotten wind of a proposed OLLI course on the SF Mime
Troupe and published a brief article about it in the Chronicle. Susan Hoffman, OLLI @ Berkeley's director, contacted him
to thank him for the advance notice, and then pitched the idea of teaching a
course for OLLI about theater. The proposed course description includes a
discussion of the process of looking at theater from the critic's point of
view, of how one becomes engaged in the art form.
His belief is that a critic's job is not just to give a "thumbs
up or down," but to give a broader context for the play, to educate the
audience in order to enhance their experience of that play. He proposes to
bring into class various artists who actively work in local theater including
set designers, actors, and directors. He knows that his OLLI students will be
people who have had a wide variety of experiences with theater and other media,
and he looks forward to learning from them as well as teaching.
|OLLI Annual Fund|
We have raised two-thirds of our financial goal of $36,000, but we still need your help! You can donate by going online to Give To Cal (http://givetocal.berkeley.edu
) or by sending a check to: OLLI @Berkeley, 1925 Walnut Street #1570, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1570. If you have questions regarding the OLLI Annual Fund, please contact Program Coordinator Aileen Kim at 510.642.5291.
See your name in print! Donors will be recognized in the spring brochure and at the OLLI luncheon in May.
Thank you to our donors (as of January 5, 2008). Please contact us for any oversights to this list.
Dion and David Aroner
Judith L Bloom
Caroline and Todd Cahill
Francoise and Norman Cohen
Deborah and Howard Goodman
Susan Hoffman and Brian Murphy
Deanna and Elroy Kursh
EI Lentz, Jr.
Christina Maslach and Philip Zimbardo
Suzanne and Frank McKnight
Marjorie and Mark Medress
Carol and Joel Neil
Lucille and Arthur Poskanzer
Karlyn and Robert Scott
Elizabeth and Norman Van Patten
Wendy and Mason Willrich
In memory of Rubin Lichtman and Sarah Lichtman from Deborah Lichtman and Kenneth A Frankel
|The Lunch Bunch |
by Lucille Poskanzer
of the OLLI Interest Circles formed in the Summer of 2008 was called "OLLI
A group of us met each week and took public
transportation to visit a number of small, inexpensive ethnic restaurants in San Francisco. It was
great fun, we were a congenial and adventurous bunch, and we ate very well.
In the break between Fall and Winter terms, we tried
some more restaurants, this time in the East Bay.
Different OLLI members came each time, and it was a wonderful way to get to
know one another.
Here are the restaurants we visited:
Francisco: In the East
Canton (Chinese/Dim Sum) T-Rex (Californian and Barbecue)
Aux Delices (Vietnamese) Bangkok Thai (Thai)
Katia's (Russian) Riva Cucina (Italian)
Bursa Kebab (Middle Eastern) Ohgane (Korean)
|UC Wellness Newsletter Subscription DEAL! |
We are pleased to offer a greatly reduced discount on a yearly subscription to the WELLNESS NEWSLETTER
, UC's very popular and informative newsletter. For OLLI members, it will be $10 for a full year (10 issues). Standard price is $28. Call 1-800-829-9170 and give the OLLI @Berkeley promotional code: 84MWNL to receive the special rate
|OLLI @SF State is offering a Writers Workshop this spring that meets over two 6-week terms, on Mondays from 6pm -8pm (Feb. 16 to March 23; Apr. 13 to May 18) at their downtown campus in SF's Westfield Center (at the Powell Street BART station). The course will concentrate on developing material for a small chapbook. Members of the course will be given direction and support with their writing and in turn will be a part of collaborative effort to publish the chapbook (incuding the additional cost of publishing, approximately $100 per person beyond the course fees). For more information, contact OLLI member Renee Golanty-Koel email@example.com.
University of Alaska Fairbanks is offering an adventure for OLLI members this summer. If interested, call 866.404.7021.
The Peace Corps is interested in offering opportunities for people over 50. Please visit www.peacecorps.gove/50plus/?cid=osher.
|Spring 2009 OPEN HOUSE |
|March 17, 2009 (Tuesday)
10:00 am - noon
Doors open at 9:30 am
Program from 10:00 - 11:30 am
Berkeley City Club
2315 Durant Ave (at Ellsworth St)
or call 510.642.9934
Bring your friends to the Open House!
|Spring 2009 Offerings|
|Courses for Spring 2009|
Joy of Singing Lauren
Astronomy: from Galileo to
Dark Energy Bethany
The Art of the
Documentary Michael Fox
The Social, Political
Psychological Effects of the Internet Michael Goldhaber
Experiencing Bay Area Theater Robert Hurwitt
Latinos in Contemporary America Alex Saragoza*
Behind the Scenes at NPR William
for Our Time Philippa Kelly
Current Cases Before the US Supreme Court Marshall
Five Personal Pieces: Experimenting
Autobiography Deborah Lichtman
America at War Beverly Crawford*
Challenges Facing the Obama Presidency, Part 2 Harry Kreisler*
Wisdom and the Mind Michael Thaler
Proust and His World Larry
The Political Thriller from World War II to Iraq Peter Gessner
and Sandra Sutherland
American Colonial Art Susanna Lombardi
Art and Anxiety Clark Poling
Radical Theater Worlshop Dan Chumley
Poetry Writing Workshop Ron
Around the World with Six Poets Zack
Looking at Dance Kathryn Roszak
* denotes UC Berkeley faculty of instructor
Online registration starts Friday, February 27.
Newsletter Contributors and Staff
OLLI @Berkeley Staff
Program Director: Susan Hoffman
Program Coordinator: Aileen Kim
Program Assistant: Mark Gorney
University of California
1925 Walnut St #1570
Berkeley, CA 94720-1570