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...
Here at OLLI @Berkeley, we curate our academic terms months in advance. Which means that even though we've just completed the second week of our fall program, our winter term is already set. Faculty are booked. Schedules are inked. And venues — yes, physical venues! — are reserved. We plan to...
Ken Verosub is distinguished professor emeritus in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at UC Davis. His interests range from understanding the Earth’s magnetic field to deciphering the Earth’s climate. Currently, he is studying the interface between geologic processes and human activity...
Tell us a little about yourself.  I am a retired person, a wife, a mother and a grandmother — roles that I love — and also a lifetime student. I’m from the East Coast, and moved to California in 1974. I completed my studies at Berkeley and loved every minute of my experience there. It was...
Sandra Bass, Ph.D. is an Associate Dean of Students and Director of the Public Service Center at UC Berkeley. She has worked on women’s leadership, girls education and reproductive health in sub-Saharan Africa and as a faculty member in criminology and political science at the University of...
As we continue to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, how can we re-emerge with a sense of hope and vitality? On Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Amy Eva, Associate Education Director at the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley, joined us to share research-based skills and strategies for developing self-...
Dear OLLI members and friends,The cautious optimism many of us felt just a few months ago has hit a hurdle with the rise of the Delta variant and the recommendation of booster shots to fight off waning immunity.With the health and well-being of our members, faculty and staff top of mind, I want to...
Sara embracing both clouds and skyBy Sara OremSara Orem, Ph.D, is a longtime OLLI instructor, member and volunteer.Last week I had a Holter monitor pasted to my chest after the technician warned me that he was going to torture me (by sandpapering my chest to create enough roughness so that the...
By Hugh Winig, M.D.Dr. Winig is a retired psychiatrist and longtime OLLI @Berkeley member and volunteer.None of us will likely return to our lives as we knew them prior to the pandemic. In addition to whatever normal aging or health challenges that arose regardless of the pandemic, the fragility of...

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