|OLLI OUTLOOK |
OLLI @Berkeley's monthly newsletter
|OLLI @Berkeley Staff|
Marisa Cadena Belski
University of California
1925 Walnut St #1570
Berkeley, CA 94720-1570
|Fall 2010 Course Offerings|
The Fall faculty will include some OLLI favorites: Michael Fox, Philippa Kelly, David Presti, Kathryn Roszak, Linda Rugg, Amelia Barili, and Darren Zook. They will be joined by Berkeley faculty, Don McQuade and Mia Fuller, who will be teaching with us for the first time. We will be launching a new series of performing arts courses that will coincide with the rich and ground-breaking work of Cal Performances, Berkeley Symphony, Cal Shakes, and Shotgun Players. There will also be unique offerings in literature, politics, and science.
Look for the brochure and schedule of classes to be posted on our website in the coming weeks.
Fall 2010 registration opens for All-inclusive members in early July, and for all others one week later. The exact date will be announced in an update email. Learn more about membership and its benefits.
|Changes to OLLI Email Policy|
Out of consideration for your in-boxes, we are revising our email policy effective immediately to reflect the following changes:
- OLLI OUTLOOK, our monthly newsletter, will be sent to our entire distribution list
- UPDATE EMAILS, which go out approximately weekly while programming is in session, will be sent to all members and faculty from the current academic year
- SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS and other emails will be sent to those we determine may be interested on a case-by-case basis
|Interest Circles for the Summer|
Interest Circles are under way, and it's not too late to join!
Visit our website for a complete listing
of Summer 2010 Interest Circles and how to sign-up.
Interest Circles are a benefit of OLLI membership. All-inclusive and annual memberships cover the summer term. Others can become a Summer 2010 member for $25. You will receive an OLLI student ID with your membership, and you can join as many Interest Circles as your schedule allows!
For registration information, go to the OLLI Interest Circles webpage
or contact the OLLI office at
510.642.9934.New members are welcome!
|Online Energy Course: Summer 2010|
People from all over the world are registering for "The Energy Challenge," an online collaboration with The New York Times. The course is offered as a self-paced course over the summer months at a reduced fee of $195. You can join the course at anytime. Click here to get details.
From the Director: Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa|
members have been asking about the Tahéima partnership and wondering
how it fits into the overall scheme of OLLI @Berkeley. The Tahéima
project is an international program that engages some of our best
faculty, reaches new audiences across the United States and Mexico, and
provides a travel/learning opportunity for our Berkeley membership. The
program was also conceived as a new revenue source, a partnership that
would generate the additional income that will allow us to maintain our
professional staff throughout the year. It has always seemed a
wonderful win-win, where we could offer five weeks of programming in
Mexico during times when our main program is not operating, and support
the further development of all of our programs.
About the finances of our partnership: first, lest there be
worries, no monies from the Annual Fund or from course fees and
membership dues were used for the development of Tahéima. Instead, the
contractual arrangement with Tahéima is that Tahéima covers the start-up
costs (funding faculty and staff travel to Mexico) as well as providing
$25,000 for services to cover staff time for 2010. When the
program is under way, staff and faculty travel costs will come out of
the gross earnings from the Berkeley weeks at Tahéima. Faculty will not
be paid for participating in Tahéima but will instead have their meals,
accommodations and travel expenses paid in exchange for their week's
participation. Therefore, OLLI is not "paying" for the expenses of the Tahéima project--neither for the start-up or for the ongoing
operations. OLLI will earn income from the new project when it is
launched in November and continues in December, January, and March, as part of the 2010-11 fiscal year.
To understand the broader implications of a Tahéima-like project,
members must appreciate OLLI's fiscal and organizational challenges. The University expects OLLI to be self-sufficient--and we have operated
with a balanced budget every year for the past three years, thanks
largely to a growing membership, the University's one-time allocation,
the Osher grants, and our wonderful Annual Fund.
This coming fiscal year, OLLI will need to earn all of its money AND
raise $75,000 in the Annual Fund campaign. There are no new Osher grant
dollars. The payout for the Osher Endowment will be $11,000 for 2010-11 (that is accrued
interest for 3 months paid out once a year in August). Later this summer, you will receive an
informational bulletin that will provide the nuts and bolts of OLLI's
finances, the importance of the Annual Fund, and other income generation
we will have to undertake. Our first priority is to maintain the
quality and strength of our local programs and keep the fees
affordable--Taheima is part of a long-term strategy to insure
Beyond the finances, of course, is the elegance and power
of the five week-long programs we are planning at Tahéima. Our lead
faculty member for the project, Alex Saragoza, has been joined by
several colleagues in designing the program. We are also planning for
the participation of leading Mexican public intellectuals who are
excited about participating in an English language program that
integrates lifelong learning, wellness, and hemispheric issues. I urge
everyone to look forward to the program announcements, start planning
your participation, and spread the word to friends who might have always
wanted an opportunity to visit Mexico in an entirely new way.
Rejuvenate Body and Mind:
Experience OLLI @Berkeley in Mexico
November 13-20, 2010
Cultural Legacies and Connections
December 4-11, 2010
Environmental and Energy
January 22-29, 2011
The Media and the New Global
March 12-19, 2011
Democratization in Latin America
For more information about the programs,
contact OLLI at 510.642.9934 or firstname.lastname@example.org
or sign up for more information here
For information about Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa, click here
OLLI Annual Fund|
Thanks to the 208 households that donated to the 2009-10 Annual Fund, we have raised almost $49,000--that's over 25% of OLLI membership participating--well done! As the University's fiscal doors begin to close (June 15), we can still take your contribution by phone or online: 510.642.9934, or visit our website. All donors will be recognized on the OLLI website in August.
The Lunch Bunch|
by Lucille Poskanzer
Cu Sushi and Roll Japanese Fusion Cuisine
2152 Center Street Berkeley, CA 94704
Now that the hordes of students are gone and the weather has warmed up, take yourself to this nearby place, usually mobbed with students sitting at the outdoor tables. Now's your chance to try the delicious, generously-portioned sushi in its many variations. The specialty rolls are terrific. The simpler nigiri and maki are very good and relatively inexpensive, too. The noodle dishes and salads are less successful, but that's just my opinion!
SiliconValley Boomer Venture SummitNew Music Bay Area and Lifemark Group Arts present "Garden of Memory 2010: a
walk-through concert to celebrate the summer solstice"
University of Santa Clara
Wednesday, June 16, 2010www.scuboomerventure.com
Susan Hoffman's suggestion, I attended last year. The Summit was productive and enjoyable, and allowed me to realize that my skill sets can be applied to a
whole new market niche. " ---Skip Bradish
I recommend the June 16 Summit for people who are curious about the products and
services being developed for older adults and/or who are considering a new career in this new job market. With your OLLI membership card, you can
register at the $99 rate on the day of the Summit. I
hope to see some of you there. ---Director Susan HoffmanAge March
Sunday, August 8, 2010
9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Crissy Field (by Sports Basement)
610 Old Mason Street (in The Presidio)
March will be the first time in history when
people of all ages, races, genders, sexualities, and economic walks of life join
together to celebrate aging as a positive experience. Go to: www.agemarch.org
for more information and to register.OLLI Participation Sought California Migration interviews
A few hundred English language
learners come to UC Berkeley every summer to improve their English. Some will
take a class this July-August focused on the people of California. This class includes field work,
which means students have to interact with a native speaker. Students have to
interview someone who has lived in California for at least 10 years to prepare
an oral presentation for class.
This person could be you!
If you can spare a few hours to talk to an enthusiastic young person
between July 6 and August 4, please contact Joyce Podevyn. Meetings will take place at a mutually convenient location time. Of course, there is no homework, no
preparation, and no cost involved for you, except perhaps sharing a cup of
coffee. If interested, please contact:
Podevyn (email@example.com), Summer
English Language Institute (SELI) instructor at UC Berkeley.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Hear OLLI faculty member Jason Victor Serinus and other Bay Area artists perform in the Chapel of the Chimes in Oakland. For more information, go to: www.gardenofmemory.com/