By Michael Baker, M.D., Rear Admiral USN (ret)Dr. Baker is an OLLI @Berkeley faculty member, who was inspired to write the following after reading a recent post by Dr. Hugh Winig about national service.I was required at age 18 to register for the military draft. For people pursuing higher education...
By Hugh Winig, M.D.Dr. Winig is a retired psychiatrist and a longtime OLLI @Berkeley member and volunteerWhen I turned 18 back in 1961, I was required, as all males were in the U.S., to register for the military draft. This was a normal expectation of “boys becoming men” during that era. Women were...
Harry Chotiner served as an editor at Socialist Review magazine, a reader at Zoetrope Studios, and a story editor at CBS. He also served as vice president of development at 20th Century Fox and Interscope Communications and has taught history and film courses at the school of professional studies...
Dr. Michael Baker is an OLLI @Berkeley faculty member and retired trauma surgeon who also served 30 years in the uniform of his country, retiring from the U.S. Navy with the rank of rear admiral. He was awarded three Legion of Merit awards in addition to the Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon. He...
Susan Hoffman with instructor Michael Fox in the lobby of Freight...
Pierluigi Serraino is a practicing architect and educator. The author of many books on architecture, including TASCHEN's Modernism Rediscovered, his articles and projects have appeared in Architectural Design, ArCA, Global Architecture, Hunch, Construire, Architettura, ACADIA, and Journal of...
Exciting news! OLLI @Berkeley has just been voted the best continuing education option in Oakland and the East Bay in 2022 by Oakland magazine. We are thrilled at the honor! Thank you to all the members, friends, faculty and fans who voted for us and for the creative and revelatory learning we...
Join OLLI @Berkeley this fall for a blockbuster term of new courses, speaker events, intergenerational dialogues and more. Registration opens on Monday, July 25. Many classes start the week of September 19 with more launching in mid-October. If you're not already an OLLI @Berkeley member, ...
By Sara OremSara Orem, Ph.D, is a longtime OLLI instructor, member and volunteerI know that healthcare has changed over the last 5 years and particularly the last 2.5 years. Since the beginning of COVID, most physician’s appointments have been by video and/or the telephone. This was necessary and...
Sarita Nyasha Cannon teaches courses on 20th-Century American Literatures in the English Department at San Francisco State University. She has presented her scholarship at conferences around the world and is the author of Black-Native Autobiographical Acts: Navigating the Minefields of Authenticity...

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