|OLLI OUTLOOK |
OLLI @Berkeley's monthly newsletter
|OLLI @Berkeley Staff|
Susan HoffmanProgram Coordinator
:Aileen KimProgram Assistants
: Gerard Alcantara
Joan MoriyamaOLLI @Berkeley
University of California
1925 Walnut St #1570
Berkeley, CA 94720-1570
|Winter 2010 Class Schedule|
|Winter 2010 Open House|
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
10:00 am to 12:00 noon
Doors open at 9:30 am
Freight and Salvage
2020 Addison StreetClick here to RSVP
|Second Chance to be an All-inclusive Member|
The Membership Committee would like to encourage more people to take multiple courses, to build the base of our ongoing lifelong learning community, and to be sensitive to the obstacles that might have kept people from choosing to be an All-inclusive member in August/September (when the economy was at its worst).
We are offering a one-time offer to become an All-inclusive member for the remainder of 2009-10 for $500.
It includes membership for the remainder of this year and 3 courses per term for the Winter and Spring.
As usual, All-inclusive members will be able to register one week before everyone else!
Please complete your course evaluations, which you will be receiving before your last class.
Contact the OLLI office if you need the link.
|Learning through Art Research Study: Call for Participants|
Would you like to participate in OLLI's first research
study on learning?
Sprung from the
Learning to Learn Interest Circle, we asked the Berkeley Art Museum (BAM/PFA) to partner
with us in a study we are calling Learning through Art.
The project is simple. Complete a survey before and after visiting BAM/PFA's fall exhibitions:
surveys will take 10-15 minutes each.
|Interest Circles for
November 2009-January 2010|
Interest Circles will be held from November 12, 2009, to January 11, 2010. Contact the OLLI office if you would like to know more about forming an interest circle.
We have two Interest Circles confirmed:
- Shakespeare Out Loud and Ruminated (Wednesdays, 10:00am-12:00noon starting November 18)
Read Shakespeare as it was meant to be read--out loud!
The first play is Macbeth, so bring your copy.
Location: Room 41C University Hall (2199 Addison Street)
- International Fiction Book Interest Circle (Selected Fridays, 10:00 am-12:00 noon
Contact Suzan Kaufmann at 510.508.3244 if you are interested.
Location: Room 41B University Hall (2199 Addison Street)
- California Budget Interest Circle
A meeting will be scheduled for some time in December. Look for an update in November.
|Faculty Profile: Richard Monson |
by Bonnie Mager
Define these terms and the connection they have with each
Got it? These are all terms used in the wine industry. These
and many others will be defined and discussed by Richard Monson in his next
course on the history, art, and science of winemaking.
Appellation of origin
Dick, a native of LA, left the southland behind when he came
to UC Berkeley for his Ph.D. in Chemistry. The majority of his teaching
experience was in organic chemistry and he was department head at CSU Hayward
(now CSU East Bay).
But for 15 years, he also taught winemaking and wine analysis there. He started
teaching about wine when the opportunity came up for him to accompany a group
of CSU students to France.
Various subjects were to be pursued, and he suggested that he could teach winemaking. He learned as much as his students did, and from that experience he
developed a course in which the students made and analyzed wine.
In 1996 he used part of a sabbatical year to work in the lab
at Kendall Jackson Winery in Napa
during the crush. He learned how a large winery works. Later that year he
headed off to UC Davis to work in the laboratory of Professor Andrew Waterhouse in
the department of enology. They studied the procedures for wine analysis and
wine acids using capillary electrophoresis, and the results were published in a
scientific journal, Analytical Letters.
After retiring in 2000 from the CSU system, he continued as professor emeritus, teaching courses at CSU East Bay in winemaking. In 2007, he was
invited to teach at the Fromm Institute in San Francisco, and soon got involved in OLLI.
His enthusiasm for the subject of wine and winemaking is enormous, as is his
body of knowledge. His courses include viticulture, the effects of variations
in soils and climate on the grapes, the various methods of wine production, the
distinctions between American wine and wines from other parts of the world. His
stories of the history of the California
winemaking industry are fascinating, as are the tales of the characters in the
wine business and their sometimes criminal shenanigans. He knows many of these
colorful people who add spice to the history.
He looks forward to the next OLLI series. He loves these
mature students and the knowledge they bring to his classes, especially the
give and take that occurs. The class will not include wine tasting, but he
hopes to arrange a wine tasting event after his lecture series is completed. He
will attend the next open house to give a preview of his course. All wine
lovers should be there.
|Meet the Challenge! Give to the OLLI Annual Fund|
you receive your Annual Fund Campaign letter, please give what you can.
you understand from the pitches made this week in class that OLLI's expenses grew this
year to cover
the cost of the David Brower
additional courses and faculty honorarium ($200,000+), and additional University
To serve you better (and to not
raise fees), we want to keep offering a wide range courses and keep Tuesday and
Wednesday lecture courses at the Brower Center.
This is also the year that The Osher Foundation will decide (we hope) to
give us the first $1 million endowment--and they pay keen attention to
contributions from members.
|Field Trip to the
California State Railroad Museum, Sacramento|
- DATE: Saturday, December 5
- TIME: 9:05 am to 5:17 pm, roundtrip from Emeryville
For more information or to RSVP, click here
|Berkeley Arts and Letters: Discounts for OLLI members|
Berkeley Arts and Letters offers a 50% discount most of their
events to OLLI members.
from writers and thinkers who interact with you--the readers--for
inspiration, provocation, education, and sharing conversations. OLLI
members receive 50% off admission at the door with ID.
held at First Congregational Church or The Hillside Club, both located
For more information go to: http://www.berkeleyarts.org/
tickets on their website or at Brown Paper Tickets
|Give the Gift of Learning|
Share the joy of learning--give someone a gift certificate for an OLLI @Berkeley membership and course.
Contact the OLLI office at 510.642.9934.
|Transition Network - East Bay Caring Community|
The Transition Network is a community of women over 50, who join forces
as they navigate the transition from one career to another--or
whatever is next.
The Transition Network's East Bay Caring Community is up and running, with its primary focus being to provide services to members in need or crisis.
Please take a moment to read about the Transition Network and the Caring Community
and the free services it will
offer. This is a free service, but members must join The Transition Network
to be a part of it.
|The Lunch Bunch|
by Lucille Poskanzer
2154 Center Street
The ridiculous name is a holdover from the 60's, but inside
this storefront close to OLLI classes you will find some well-priced food in
heartier portions than last month's recommended restaurant, Amanda's.
The thing to order here is the Persian burger sandwich, on a
toasted French bread bun. You can even
get a half-sandwich for $4, which is a steal, but the larger portion is scrumptious.
Also recommended are the Mediterranean dishes: falafel, hummus, dolma, etc. They have lots of regular burger choices, too,
but I have not tried them.