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March Opportunities at OLLI

The Library — Civiliation's Treasure House of Knowledge (pdf). The final lecture in the series will be held March 30th from 10 to 11:30 am at Rave Cinemas. Daypasses are available at the door for $10.

Distinguished Lecture Series: Emergency Medicine--The Good Things Wars Give Us!, by Dr. Gregory Henry, Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School and past President of the American College of Emergency Physicians. When: Tuesday, April 4th from 10 to 11:30 am. Where: Rave Cinemas. Register for the remaining three lectures in Session 2 for $25 or daypasses are available at the door for $10.

The African American Experience (pdf). The six lectures in this series take place at the Rave Cinemas on Thursdays from 10 to 11:30 am starting April 6th. This lecture series will trace the African-American experience in the United States from its origins in slavery to the present day, address how the nature of racism has changed since the Civil War and how contemporary U.S. institutions continue to express the injustice and subjection that have been so common. The entire series costs $30 or daypasses are available at the door for $10.

OLLI Out of Town: Exploring Armenian, Bangladeshi and Vietnamese Communities in Metro Detroit. Space is available to join OLLI's upcoming daytrip on Tuesday, May 2nd! We will visit the Manoogian Mansion and St. John Armenian Church along with other beautiful and interesting communities in Michigan.

Lead an OLLI Study Group: OLLI is looking for study group facilitators for Fall 2017! You can propose a study group for just about any area of interest to you. We especially need facilitators for writing/memoir groups; popular science; beginner, intermediate, and advanced language instruction; history; economics, and political science; art and music; acting and theater; fiction and non-fiction book discussions; Great Courses; and TED Talks.

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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