|OLLI Outlook |
The Monthly Newsletter of OLLI @Berkeley
|OLLI @Berkeley Staff|
University of California
1925 Walnut St #1570
Berkeley, CA 94720-1570
WINTER 2011 OPEN HOUSE
Tuesday, January 11, 2011Bring a friend!
10:00 am-12:00 noon (Doors open at 9:30 am)
Freight & Salvage Coffee House
2020 Addison St., Berkeley
Click to reserve a place
CLASSES START JANUARY 24
Winter 2011 classes begin on January 24, with two exceptions: "Composer's Now: New Music for the 21st Century" begins January 19, and "Cal Performances Dance Series" begins January 20.
Hubert Dreyfus's course, "The Promise of Polytheism," has been moved to a larger classroom and there is now space available. Register online or call the OLLI office (510.642.9934) to be added to the course.
VOLUNTEER WITH OLLI AT KQED
OLLI is sending a group of volunteers to the KQED Radio pledge drive on Thursday, January 20, from 4:00-8:00 pm in San Francisco. Read more information and sign-up to join.
WINTER 2011 BROCHURES AVAILABLE
Contact the office for a copy of the Winter 2011 Brochure. If you would like to volunteer to distribute brochures to local business, venues, and friends. Please contact the office (510.642.9934) to arrange pick-up.
LAFAYETTE LIBRARY LECTURE SERIES
New! OLLI @Berkeley will present a lecture series at the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, Community Hall. Admission $5.
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Crucible in the Courtroom: Scopes Monkey Trial and Clarence Darrow
Thursday, February 17, 2011
More info | Reserve a place
|2010-11 Annual Fund Update|
|Thanks to the 130 households who have donated as of January 1, 2011, the OLLI Annual Fund has raised nearly $40,000 towards our $75,000 goal. If you have not yet given to the 2010-11 Annual Fund, we encourage you to donate now. Join in helping OLLI @Berkeley to grow our groundbreaking learning community, to offer high quality courses, workshops, and lectures, and to stay at the forefront of the movement to keep the mind active and the spirit nimble. Learn more about the OLLI @Berkeley Annual Fund or donate online at http://olli.berkeley.edu/support/give.html.|
|Faculty Profile: Dariush Zahedi|
by Anne Foreman
Born in Tehran, Iran, Dariush Zahedi came to the United States in 1980 at the age of 13 and now has dual American-Iranian citizenship. He is currently a lecturer in political science at UC Berkeley. He received his Ph.D. in political science from the University of Southern California in 1998 and was a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University's Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
His book The Iranian Revolution Then and Now: Indicators of Regime Instability is an in-depth account of Iran's history throughout the 20th century, with extensive detail on the myriad forces--military, economic, political, religious, social--and the many people involved in the 1979 revolution.
He regularly visited relatives in Iran until 2003 when he was arrested on spy charges and imprisoned in the infamous Evin prison in Tehran for 4 months. He was released on $250,000 bail and later acquitted of the spy charges after a trial in the Revolutionary Court. Since then, he no longer visits Iran.
He recently spent 18 months in Turkey as a visiting professor at two universities-Bilkent University in Ankara and Zirve University in Gaziantep.
Zahedi is currently establishing a new program to be called "Islam, Entrepreneurship and Democracy" under the auspices of the Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley to study modernization in Islamic countries. The program will sponsor lectures and conferences and also have a research component to collect data on all Islamic countries from colonization to today. With this data, researchers will be able to analyze and measure the modernization process. Which countries have successfully harnessed entrepreneurship and democracy to modernize? What are the underlying causes of the successes and the failures? What are the key variables? What went right? What went wrong?
We will have the opportunity to delve into these questions with Zahedi in his OLLI course comparing and contrasting Turkey and Iran this winter term (Wednesdays, 10:00 am-12:00 noon).
|Gift Certificates Available|
Encourage a family member or friend to experience OLLI. Gift certificates are available for OLLI memberships, courses, and workshops. Download the order form
or contact the OLLI office (510.642.9934) to purchase a gift certificate.
BROWN BAG LUNCHING
During the Winter 2011 term, brown bag lunches will be on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays at Freight and Salvage from 12:00-1:00 pm. Hosted by the OLLI Membership Committee, brown bag lunches are an opportunity to gather informally and get to know fellow OLLI members.
NEED A QUIET PLACE BETWEEN CLASSES?
Consider stopping by the School of Public Health Library to take a break between classes. The library is located on the north end of University Hall on the ground floor, near the OLLI classrooms. For library hours, see http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/PUBL/hours.html.
A new way to stay in the loop with OLLI @Berkeley is via our Facebook page. Get updates on OLLI activities and network with other OLLI members. Visit our page and click the like button at the top. (Hint: you can also use the "Find us on Facebook" link in the left-hand column.)
|See and hear about the December program at Tahéima Wellness Resort and Spa and what's ahead for the January and March programs. Refreshments will be provided. |
Thursday, January 13, 2011
1925 Walnut St., Berkeley (at University Ave.)
No RSVP needed
|The Lunch Bunch|
by Lucille Poskanzer
Pin Toh Fresh Thai Food and Pho
2272 Shattuck Ave., between Kittredge and Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704
What could be better on a cold and rainy day that a big bowl of pho filled with noodles and veggies or meats of your choice? Or, you could opt for a spicy bowl of soup with coconut milk, lemon grass, and other Thai delights. This small new storefront restaurant, not too far from the OLLI classrooms, is a good place to start, with friendly quick service, good size portions, and moderate prices. Other options include noodle dishes, stir fries, curries, and salads, available as vegetarian or carnivorous choices.
ELIZABETH ROSNER'S BLUE NUDE BOOK RELEASE
OLLI-Tahéima Writers Retreat artist-in-residence Elizabeth Rosner is celebrating the release of her latest book, Blue Nude,
with events around the Bay Area. See www.elizabethrosner.com
for book and event details.
OLLI FACULTY IN THE NEWS
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER OF THE SOCIETY FOR ETHNOMUSICOLOGY (NCCSEM) ANNUAL MEETING
OLLI instructor and chapter president Jeff Callen invites all to the NCCSEM annual meeting on Saturday, March 5, 2011, at SF State. See http://www.santarosa.edu/~mdvorins/nccsem for more information.
50% DISCOUNT AT BERKELEY ARTS AND LETTERS
Berkeley Arts and Letters offers a 50% student discount to OLLI members, including the upcoming lecture "I SHALL NOT HATE: A Gaza Doctor's Journey on the Road to Peace and Human Dignity." Visit http://berkeleyarts.org for more information.
5% DISCOUNT AT ANDRONICO'S
OLLI member and OUTLOOK Lunch Bunch columnist Lucille Poskanzer reports that Andronico's Market offers a 5% student and educator discount every day--show your OLLI student card to qualify.
JAZZ CAFE: Discounts for OLLI members
Ongoing through the Winter and Spring terms, show your OLLI student card and get 10% off on food and non-alcoholic beverages. The Jazz Cafe is located at 2087 Addison Street, just across the street from Freight and Salvage Coffee House.