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...
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...
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-...
Photo by Jim WatkinsEvan Johnson is an actor/creator, teaching artist, and community builder with over 15 years of experience. He’s the director of the Cosmic Elders Theatre Ensemble, and he hosts regular gatherings, events, and workshops. Evan’s background is in physical theatre, improv, solo...
Photo by Maia Sawi California “reopened” last week, and many of us are slowly easing back into public life cautiously optimistic about the months ahead. Masks? Restaurants? Airplanes? Big group gatherings? While we all know what the guidance says, each of us is determining our own comfort level....
Amy with her father BuckOLLI @Berkeley is a community of lifelong learners, ages 50 and above, insatiably curious about the world. Our members are readers, writers, justice-fighters, performing-arts-goers, hikers, builders, travelers, gardeners, volunteers, sports fans, film buffs, and (as a...
It should come as no surprise that when we asked faculty if they'd like to contribute to a possible summer reading list, our inbox runneth over. In most instances, the titles link to Oakland's Marcus Books, the nation’s oldest Black-owned independent bookstore. Enjoy!Michael BakerIn The...
On May 12, 2021, Bill Sokol, a Bay Area labor lawyer, OLLI faculty member and lecturer at San Francisco State University joined us to discuss the ambitious $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan Act signed into law by President Biden. He detailed the ways the act builds a bridge towards economic...
The Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley holds one of the largest collections of Native American human remains and sacred artifacts in the country, on a scale approaching that of the Field Museum in Chicago or the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC. By far the majority of the...
Sarah Levin, Ph.D. is a Lecturer at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on Jewish-Muslim relations in the Middle East and North Africa. Her current book project is Poetic Dueling, Storytelling, and Joking: Moroccan Atlas Mountain Jews and Muslims Remember Each Other. She is teaching “Jewish-Muslim...

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