Monday, February 5

(All day) - (All day)

Registration Opens for Spring 2018 Courses

Registration for Spring 2018 will open on February 5, 2018. 

Spring courses begin on April 2, 2018. 


Thursday, January 4

1:30pm - 3:00pm

Lafayette Info Session

Meet Lafayette faculty and OLLI members and learn about the courses and workshops offered in Lafayette! 

Includes a free talk by Dr. Margaret Race of SETI "Astrobiology and our Place in the Universe (It's NOT What You Learned in Textbooks!)"

Tuesday, January 9

10:00am - 12:00pm

Berkeley Info Session

Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!

Wednesday, January 10

1:00pm - 2:30pm

What Is Stroke? How Can the Risks of Stroke Be Reduced?

Stroke is a leading cause of death and disability among all Americans, but the incidence of this disease is particularly high for African-Americans. The good news is that all of us can decrease the risks of stroke by understanding its causes and taking direct steps to address them.

Wednesday, January 17

1:00pm - 2:30pm

Last Stands? Art, Memory, and Public Space 

For decades, a painting of Custer’s defeat at Little Big Horn has been on display at the Veterans’ Memorial Building in downtown Oakland. Does the painting glorify genocidal 19-century domestic policies, depict the comeuppance of an arrogant US general at the hands of Lakota warriors... or both?

Wednesday, February 14

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Beyond Crisis Liberalism: How We Can Tackle Extreme Inequality

California is remarkably prosperous. Yet most of us are stuck. How can we inspire the change we need to ensure renewed economic progress? How can we finally end racial economic exclusion? Who will lead us forward?  

Wednesday, February 21

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Why Is the Information Revolution So Scary?

Does the truth matter anymore? For the past several years — but especially since the 2016 US presidential election — Russian hackers, the mainstream media, social media platforms, conspiracy theorists, Twitter bots, U.S.

Wednesday, February 28

12:30pm - 1:30pm

Who Names the Public Space?

From Confederate memorials to Berkeley's Boalt Hall, culture wars are being fought. We need to take a stand, but what stand?