Winter Osher Session Explores Movies, Sufism, Venice, Supreme Court

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) begins its winter session at Dominican University of California on February 12. Funded in part by grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, this membership-driven program is designed to provide intellectually stimulating opportunities for adults in the community who are 50 years or older. All courses, with one exception, meet weekly for six weeks. The exception is a special two-meeting class facilitated by Jan Wahl of KRON Channel 4, on Critical Thinking in Movies and Television. This class will meet twice, once on February 19, and once on March 19.

Additional winter courses include:

  • Intelligence In a Post 9/11 World
  • Nature and Nation:  The Rise of American Landscape Painting
  • Sufism:  The Spiritual Heart of Islam
  • Poetry as Spiritual Path
  • Songs of the Early American Experience
  • A Virtual Walk Through Venice
  • History of Sicily (at 250 years/hour)
  • Your United States Supreme Court

The public may enroll in a single course or become a member of OLLI and attend any or all courses. OLLI members have Dominican University of California student privileges, including free use of many campus facilities and free admission to many campus events, including athletics events.

Individual course fees range from $30 to $80 per course. OLLI membership for the winter, spring, and summer sessions is $202. OLLI membership for the winter session only is $150.

An information session at which the public can learn more about the winter offerings will be held on Friday, February 2, 2007 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the Creekside Room.

For more information, please call 415-458-3763 or e-mail [email protected] A full schedule can be found at

Posted December 18, 2006