Linda Carucci is a former California Culinary Academy dean and granddaughter of an Italian cheesemaker. She is the author of Cooking School Secrets for Real World Cooks, a finalist for James Beard and Julia Child First Book awards. She is teaching Cooking with Winter Produce with us this winter...
We are excited to announce that Patricia Carvalho is joining our team as Business...
Until the fall of 2020, OLLI @Berkeley's home for 13 years had been a saggy brown shingle on Walnut Street. The building — but not the memories it holds — is slated to be torn down to make room for much needed student housing. Imagine our surprise to learn more about its history from former...
By Hugh Winig, M.D.Dr. Winig is a retired psychiatrist and longtime OLLI @Berkeley member and volunteer.The field of human psychology is still in its infancy. It was but a mere century ago in 1923 that Sigmund Freud posited his theory of the human psyche in the simple terms of “id, ego, and...
We listened.In emails, telephone conversations, Zoom get-togethers and, most recently, a survey filled with hundreds of individual comments, our members and supporters have shared how they want to engage with our learning community going forward.What we heard — overwhelmingly — is that you want ...
 It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing last week of longtime member Andree Graham. Andree was a wonderful part of our community, taking dozens of courses with us over the years. Those taught by Berkeley professor Amelia Barili were especially close to her heart. Amelia has written...
On a warm weekend in October, about two dozen OLLI members and an equal number of Berkeley undergraduates gathered for an intergenerational design challenge. This informal STEM learning experience is the capstone event of the National Science Foundation research study awarded to us and two campus...
Letha Ch’ien (Ph.D., UC Berkeley) is an assistant professor of art history at Sonoma State University. She has been a fellow at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Arizona State University and the Townsend Center for the Humanities at UC Berkeley, in addition to being the...
Throughout the fall, we've been showcasing influential UC Berkeley scientists, researchers and policy-advocates at the forefront of confronting climate change and its extreme impacts. On October 8, we were delighted to welcome evolutionary biologist and Berkeley professor Erica Bree Rosenblum...
By Hugh Winig, M.D.Dr. Winig is a retired psychiatrist and longtime OLLI @Berkeley member and volunteer.The origins and struggles of people with addictive conditions has been poorly understood in our modern world. Addicts to various substances have been criminalized, punished, imprisoned, and...

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