The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Connecticut invites adult learners (aged 50+) to register for its Winter 2017 session. OLLI welcomes all who are intellectually curious and want to engage in learning for the joy of it. Whether you are retired, semi-retired, or still a working professional, OLLI has something to offer all older adults with a thirst for creativity and learning, regardless of educational background.
OLLI Interim Director, Jonathan Draper said, “We serve a population from across Connecticut, spanning nearly 50 years in age. New members will find a friendly, thriving, and intellectually curious community. It is my privilege to offer another diverse and stimulating selection of classes this Winter”.
The Winter session begins January 11th and runs through February 9th. All classes will be held at the UConn Waterbury campus at 99 East Main Street. Courses include creative photography, navigating social media, the art of happiness, and propaganda in American history. All courses can be found below.
10:00AM – 11:30AM THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR with Ted Welsh
10:00 AM-1:30 PM THE BEST PICTURE MUSICALS PART I with Paul Marino (break included)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY with Timothy Padgett
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM NAVIGATING SOCIAL MEDIA with Alessia Palladino
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM THE ART IN PAINTING: A WORKSHOP with Thelma Appel (Wednesdays & Fridays)
10:00AM – 11:30AM THE CIVILIZATION OF ANCIENT ROME with Vincent Casanova
10:00AM – 11:30AM MANDALAS AS ART AND RELAXATION with Rose-Ann Chrzanowski
10:00AM – 11:30AM MY 10-YEAR SEARCH FOR A PRESIDENT HERO with Avi Isseroff
10:00 AM-1:30 PM ALMODOVAR VS. BERRI: LA FAMILIA! with Nunzio DeFilippis (break included)
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM PROPAGANDA IN AMERICAN HISTORY with Alan Bisbort
11:45 AM – 1:15 PM NAVIGATING SOCIAL MEDIA with Jacqueline Savo
1:30PM-3:00PM THE HAPPINESS QUOTIENT with Julie Cook
About the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UConn Waterbury
OLLI at UConn is a member-driven, community-responsive program offering non-credit learning experiences (courses, lectures, and special events) for older adults who want to engage socially and intellectually with their peers as teachers and learners. There is no educational requirement to join OLLI. Many classes are developed and taught by members who volunteer their time to share their knowledge and experience with other members. Visit us at: Olli.uconn.edu.