Read about events planned for OLLI's Winter/Spring and Summer terms 2020.
OLLI Winter Open House
Monday, January 13, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to noon at Washtenaw Community College
Socialize and learn more about OLLI winter/spring/summer events. This event is free and open to the public. OLLI membership is not required.
Distinguished Lecture with Sander Levin
Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Washtenaw Community College
Sander Levin, Former U.S Congressman (1983-2019) and past Chair of the House Ways and Means Committee.
Distinguished Lecture with Barbara McQuade
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Washtenaw Community College
Barbara McQuade, Professor from Practice at the University of Michigan and former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan under President Barack Obama.
Big Hearts for Seniors
May 2020, Michigan Theater
Watch for details of Big Hearted Stories, a fundraiser benefiting OLLI and the four other community service programs, Turner Senior Wellness Program, Silver Club Memory Programs, Housing Bureau for Seniors, and Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels, of Michigan Medicine.
The Buzz at OLLI, a spelling bee for adults
A spelling bee for adults and a book collection for children (in 2019 we collected 253 books).
Facing the Future: The Challenge of Climate Change
What: A series of panels, speakers and information fairs being planned as a pilot by the OLLI Special Projects Committee
When: January - May 2020, five sessions, one per month on Fridays from 10:00-11:30 a.m.
Where: Washtenaw Community College, Morris Lawrence Building
Planet in Peril, January 17, 2020
Jonathan Overpeck, Dean, UM Samuel A. Graham School for
Environment and Sustainability, William B. Stapp Collegiate Professor
of Environmental Education and Professor, Climate and Space Sciences
The Economics of Carbon, February 14, 2020
Barry Rabe, Professor, UM J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Professor of
Public Policy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Professor of Environmental
Policy, Political Science and Environment; Director, Center for Local,
State, and Urban Policy.
International and National Law and Policy, March 20, 2020
Jennifer Haverkamp, Former US Climate Negotiator Graham Family
Director, UM Graham Sustainability Institute; Professor of Practice,
Michigan Law School; Professor of Practice, Gerald R. Ford School of
Other Topics: International and National Law and Policy; Business and
Corporate Responsibility; Local and Personal Responsibility. Dates for
April and May are coming soon.
Summer Lecture Series
Part of the Thursday Morning Lecture Series, this three lecture series is held on Thursdays in June and July from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at Towsley Auditorium, Morris Lawrence Building, Washtenaw Community College, 4800 E. Huron River Drive, Ann Arbor. Fee $15 for the series or $10 per lecture at the door. OLLI membership is not required.
The theme for the Summer 2020 Lecture Series will be "Water in Michigan".