OLLI Season Kickoff to be Held Online Monday, Aug. 17
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) will kick off the fall season with a virtual information session on Monday, Aug. 17, from 1:30-3 p.m.
OLLI staff members will share about upcoming activities and classes as well as changes the organization is making to ensure members' safety and well-being during the pandemic.
Following a discussion about the fall semester, Dr. Brian Primack, dean of the College of Education and Health Professions, will lead a fun-filled trivia game covering the 1950s to 1970s.
OLLI is a service organization that offers an array of short courses, lectures, hikes, walking tours, special events, book clubs, special interest groups, day trips and social functions. This season, OLLI is offering courses in various formats, including in-person, virtually via Zoom and a hybrid format that includes in-person and Zoom. A single annual membership is only $50 and Arkansas Alumni Association members pay $40. Workshops and special events are led by current and retired University of Arkansas faculty and community experts as well as enthusiasts in their fields.
OLLI classes, programs and activities are geared toward the interests of adults 50 and over, but there are no age restrictions or academic prerequisites. Anyone is welcome to participate.
OLLI's Opening Day event will be held via Zoom. Event links and information will be posted on the website.
Shannon Magsam, director of communications
College of Education and Health Professions
Lisa M. Corrigan, professor of communication, will give the first of four lectures focusing on racism, social justice, and policing hosted by the Pryor Center. It will be at 6 p.m. Thursday.
Douglas Terrier, chief technologist for NASA, will discuss space technologies at 11:30 a.m. CDT Sept. 23. U of A students will have access to hear the discussion through the university's Rome Center.
Mary Gentile, author of Giving Voice to Values, will speak via Zoom at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29, as part of the Let's Talk About Integrity and Race program.
Carl Smith will be a visiting professor at the University of Sheffield School of Architecture. He was also awarded the 2020 Green Medal Sustainability Award by Garden Communicators International.
University of Arkansas Greek Life will offer a variety of programs and activities to inform the Greek community on the dangers of hazing.