Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UCLA

Join our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and become part of a community of dynamic adults 50 and above who are interested in the sheer joy of learning. OLLI experiences are geared to your lifestyle. You can choose from short format daytime courses led by instructors or weekly peer-led study groups for in-depth discussion.

Special insider events and opportunities to learn, discuss, and socialize expose our members to fascinating topics—all without tests or grades. Courses meet in Westwood, Sherman Oaks, and Hollywood.

For more information call (310) 825-7093.

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MINDFUL AWARENESS

General Interest 741.602

05/25/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Diana Winston

Mindful awareness can be defined as paying attention to present moment experiences with openness, curiosity, and a willingness to be with what is. It is ... More

INSTRUCTOR APPRECIATION BREAKFAST

General Interest 741.314

05/18/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Tba Tba

Please enjoy this free breakfast as a thank you from us and meet your fellow OLLI instructors. Excelsior! More

The Power of Poetry

General Interest 751.255

05/14/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Keven Bellows

This course explores poems that use a variety of forms and writing styles to move, amuse, educate, and enlighten us and serve as inspiration for ... More

Visit the Grunwald Center

General Interest 741.801

05/13/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Tba Tba

The collection of the UCLA Grunwald Center for the Graphic Arts comprises more than 45,000 prints, drawings, photographs, and artists' books dating from the Renaissance ... More

Archetypes in the Family

General Interest 741.306

05/12/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Bradley TePaske

The family is a basic aspect of an individual's persona and an inevitable part of one's inner self. As a vessel of primary interactions, the ... More

The Roots of Rock 'n' Roll: The '50s

General Interest 731.307

04/27/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Steve Barri

From the American Songbook to American Bandstand, few could predict the revolution that was to explode in popular music during the decade of the '50s. ... More

Comedy at War

General Interest 741.601

04/18/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Vanz Chapman

Comics have always have been vital in breaking down barriers to free speech, fighting for civil rights, and examining our sociopolitical process. One consistent target ... More

Introducation to C.G. Jung

General Interest 741.313

04/11/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Stephen Kenneally

Carl Gustav Jung (1875-1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology. His innovative theories pioneered many of the modern psychological ideas in ... More

Brain Science: How to Get the Best Night's Sleep

General Interest 741.294

04/09/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Marc Milstein

Research is pouring in that sleep is absolutely critical for our mental and physical health in ways we never imagined. Lack of efficient sleep is ... More

Applications of Intergrative Medicine

General Interest 721.700

04/08/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Jeannie Kang

Acupuncture and herbal medicine have been used as effective treatment methods for a wide variety of problems. Come learn about the pratical applications of various ... More

New Weimar on the Pacific

General Interest 741.308

04/07/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Kevin Gordon

In this course, we explore and discuss works of several German-speaking writers who lived in exile in Los Angeles during World War II. This community, ... More

Boo! Ghosts and Hauntings

General Interest 711.268

04/06/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Thomas Ogden

Interest in the possible existence of hauntings and related spirit activity is at an all-time high, as evidenced by the numbers that watch such television ... More

Tai Chi: The Art of Effortless Movement

General Interest 741.600

04/06/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Bob Tajima

Recent research shows that tai chi offers many health benefits, especially for seniors. These benefits accrue from living and moving in accord with tai chi ... More

The Contemporary Theater

General Interest 741.311

04/05/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Vincent Coppola

This course looks at the contemporary theater, with emphasis on the Theater of the Philosophers, Theater of the Absurd, and Truth Theater. We see how ... More

Dante's Inferno

General Interest 731.306

04/03/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Leonard Koff

Dante's Inferno, the first part of his three-part Divine Comedy, describes the author's imagined journey through Hell. In this realm, Dante the Pilgrim meets those ... More

American Short Fiction: Stories that Stir the Soul

General Interest 741.304

04/01/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Brandon French

Contemporary American stories challenge the limits of short fiction, condensing complex lifetimes into 10 or 20 pages to correspond with our shortened attention spans, while ... More

Reel Dilemmas III

General Interest 741.305

04/01/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Vincent Coppola

"The play's the thing wherein to catch the conscience of the king," Hamlet said. Well here it shall be the screenplay, actually, the screenplay actualized, ... More

The Worlds of Comedy

General Interest 741.298

03/31/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

David Misch

There are survey courses in art, history, art history, and (this is true) history of art history. Isn't it time for one of the most ... More

The Portrayal of Mental Illness in the Movies: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

General Interest 741.299

03/31/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

John Snibbe

Mental illness has been portrayed in many movies with questionable credibility. From Psycho to Spellbound, unrealistic stories demonize mental illness or show patients as caricatures. ... More

Starlets and Their Genres

General Interest 741.301

03/31/2016

Spring 2016

Sherman Oaks

Open

Morgan Woolsey

Some classical Hollywood film genres are as defined by the performers associated with them as the performers are defined by the genres in which they ... More

After Impressionism: The Post-Impressionists and into the 20th Century

General Interest 741.302

03/31/2016

Spring 2016

Sherman Oaks

Open

Katherine Zoraster

The Post-Impressionists are a loosely connected group of artists who emerge in the wake of the revolution of Impressionism. Unique and independent, the only thing ... More

Gentle Yoga

General Interest 741.303

03/31/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Mona Wells

A gentle and slow approach to a meditative flowing Hatha yoga class. Mindful stretches are designed to make you feel good in your body, connect ... More

Sustainable Transportation for the 21st Century: Getting from Here to There without Frying the Planet

General Interest 741.269

03/30/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Thomas Flood

About one third of the global-warming carbon dioxide we are putting into the air comes from our transport sector: light vehicles, trucks, buses, aircraft, ships, ... More

Introduction to Musicology

General Interest 741.295

03/30/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Alexandra Grabarchuk

As music has become more accessible and portable, it has taken on increasingly diverse roles in the human experience. This class explores Western music as ... More

Great Collaborations: Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann

General Interest 741.296

03/30/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Morgan Woolsey

One of the most beloved anecdotes in the history of film director/composer collaboration is Alfred Hitchcock's initial rejection of Bernard Herrmann's cue for the famous ... More

A Fine Romance

General Interest 741.300

03/30/2016

Spring 2016

Sherman Oaks

Open

Brandon French

Aren't we all suckers for a love story? Here are six worth falling for. Broadcast News with Holly Hunter, Albert Brooks, and William Hurt at ... More

The Origin of Food Names

General Interest 741.293

03/29/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Carlo Coppola

A light-hearted, spirited trip through culinary history based on foods that bear the names of famous people, places, and events. Who's Tootsie of the "Tootsie ... More

Our Universe: The Known and the Unknown

Astronomy 711.101

03/28/2016

Spring 2016

Westwood

Open

Robert Piccioni

A scientific theory of the universe began to emerge about 100 years ago and remains a work-in-progress. This course looks at many fascinating facts about ... More

The Views of Aristotle

General Interest 731.232

02/25/2016

Winter 2016

Westwood

Closed

Greg Thompson

Join us at the headwaters of Western philosophy, in the Greek tradition characterized by the talks given by Aristotle at the Lyceum of Athens over ... More

Eleanor of Aquitaine and the Angevin Empire

General Interest 731.244

02/25/2016

Winter 2016

Westwood

Open

Greg Thompson

In the High Middle Ages, Eleanor of Aquitaine (1122-1204) was queen of England to Henry II, and had five sons, including future kings Richard I ... More

What Makes Opera Grand: The Jewels in the Crown, Part II

General Interest 731.243

02/24/2016

Winter 2016

Westwood

Open

Earl Schub

Our exploration of Europe's Romantic Period and the crown jewels of opera's 19th century golden age continues with five masterpieces which have never left the ... More

The Impact of Psychological Research and Forensic Science on the Criminal Justice System

General Interest 731.242

02/23/2016

Winter 2016

Westwood

Open

John Snibbe

This course looks at how psychological research has impacted criminal justice policies and procedures, such as witness identification issues, interrogation techniques, jury studies, police selection, ... More

Exercise and the Brain

General Interest 731.241

02/17/2016

Winter 2016

Westwood

Open

Micheline Vargas

What single lifestyle practice can help you improve your ability to learn, sleep, cope with stress, reduce drives to overeat, and defend against dementia, depression, ... More

Campaign 2016: Politics and History

General Interest 731.240

02/08/2016

Winter 2016

Westwood

Open

Kurt Hohenstein

One reason that the process of presidential campaigning is longer and more expensive is that primary elections now play such an important role in nominating ... More

The American Experience through Short Stories

General Interest 751.260

02/02/2016

Winter 2016

Westwood

Open

Maria Siciliano

We read stories from the earliest days of our country, beginning with the true story of Mary Rowlandson's capture (and later release) by Indians in ... More

California Cool: The West Coast Jazz Scene of the 1950s

General Interest 731.239

01/30/2016

Winter 2016

Westwood

Open

Ken Poston

During the 1950s, the eyes of the jazz world became focused on Los Angeles as "West Coast jazz" exploded onto the scene. Shorty Rogers left ... More

A Taste of Great Collaborations: Alfred Hitchcock and Bernard Herrmann

General Interest 731.245

01/30/2016

Winter 2016

Westwood

Not Available

Morgan Woolsey

One of the most beloved anecdotes in the history of film director/composer collaboration is Alfred Hitchcock's initial rejection of Bernard Herrmann's cue for the famous ... More

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