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April and May Opportunities at OLLI.

OLLI Newsletter (pdf), April 2017

Exploring Armenian, Bangladeshi and Vietnamese Communities in Metro Detroit. On Tuesday, May 2nd we will visit the Manoogian Mansion and St. John Armenian Church along with other beautiful and interesting communities in Michigan.

The African American Experience Lecture Series (pdf): The next lecture in the series is May 4th, Detroit Area Housing and the Tuxedo Project: Transforming a Detroit Neighborhood, by Stephen Henderson, the Editorial Page Editor for the Detroit Free Press. The two remaining lectures in the series take place from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Thursdays, May 4th and 11th at the Rave Cinemas. Daypasses are available at the door for $10.

Self-Medication by Animals in the Great Green Pharmacy. The next Distinguished Lecture Series (pdf) lecture is by Mark Hunter on Tuesday, May 9th at Rave Cinema from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Professor Hunter's talk describes the phenomenon of self-medication by animals, with a specific focus on monarch butterflies. Monarchs use toxins in plants to protect themselves from disease. Daypasses are available at the door for $10.

Save these dates:
OLLI Annual Meeting, May 11
Fall 2017 Study Group proposals due, May 15
Big Hearts for Seniors, May 25
OLLI Annual Picnic, June 28
OLLI Fall 2017 Kick Off, Sept 17

Welcome to OLLI
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan was established to encourage adults to continue their learning long after formal schooling is done. The Institute’s popular programs help mature adults to rediscover the piquancy of learning — the joy of discovery and feelings of accomplishment that are unencumbered by tests, grades, or drills.

This year’s programs feature:

six lecture series totaling 40 presentations, with average attendance over 250 people;

more than 100 study groups on a wide variety of topics;

casual, friend-producing programs on evenings and weekends — well-suited to people not yet retired;

day-long travel ventures to midwestern venues.


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