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March 19, 2021 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE

An Important Staff Update:
So happy to share Julie Brown is OLLI's New Assistant Director!


Many of you have gotten to know Julie in the administrative assistant role-
we are so happy to share she has accepted the position of our Assistant Director!  OLLI is currently accepting applications for our open administrative assistant role. 

I am very happy and honored to play a new role at OLLI! I am learning more every day about this amazing organization and am awed by the steadfast dedication and knowledge of our volunteers and staff. I want to thank everyone for their kindness and continued patience as I transition into this position. I'm looking forward to working with all of you in the future.  -Julie



Important Zoom Information and Links to OLLI Web Resources Below! 

Finding Zoom Meeting IDs and Links: 
  • Zoom information is sent out in e-mail a few days before the event takes place.
  • Zoom information is also available in OLLI's online Course Catalog for events for which you have registered as well as for events that are free or do not require registration. The Zoom information is added to the Course Catalog a few days before the event takes place. To view the information in the Course Catalog (i) sign in using your OLLI account and password, (ii) go to the Course Catalog, (iii) locate your event and click on it to see the event's details, (iv) you'll find the Zoom information under Location toward the bottom of the page (you may need to scroll down to find it, if the event's description is long).
  • If you are signed in you can also see Zoom information on the payment History web page. 
  • If you can't find the information you need to connect using Zoom or you have any other questions about using Zoom, send e-mail to OLLI at olli.info@umich.edu or call 734-998-9351

    Important OLLI Web Resources –
    Click on the links below to connect you!

     
    OLLI Website 
    Donate to OLLI
    OLLI Video Catalog  
    OLLI Calendar
    All Things 2020 Kickoff
    OLLI Commons Calendar
Are You Looking for Volunteer Opportunities at OLLI?
 

Join The Lectures Committee to meet new people and have fun while creating Thursday morning lectures. There are still opportunities for planning the lectures for the 2021-22 academic year. We are looking for new members to join one of the following committees:

Evolution of the play, opera, Shakespeare
Social Safety Nets, Public Finance, Taxes and Spending.

Contact Frances Schultz 
@ A2Fran@SBCglobal.net  for more information.

OLLI is Always Looking for Volunteers for Committees
There are a multitude of volunteer opportunities at OLLI - We need you! Please contact OLLI Director on more ways to get involved:  Lisa Barton libarton@umich.edu  734-998-9356.

OLLI’s Fourth Thursday Morning Lectures Series Presents – Graphic Books & Memes
Thursday, March 25th, 10:00 – 11:30 am. Online. $10. 

Superhero Therapy: Graphic Medicine and Therapy
Comics and graphic memoirs are powerful venues for not only sharing but to fight the stigma surrounding mental health issues. They are one way these stories are increasingly being told, explored, and processed as part of paths toward healing for both the creator of the comic and the consumer of the comic. Comics and graphic memoirs offer special affordances as a method, allowing the external and internal experiences to co-exist in the same narrative space. Presentation will share examples of what these processes might look like from the perspective of the individual as well as the therapist and touch on ways to use comics creation as part of personal storytelling, when the individual is ready to do so.

Marna M. Clowney-Robinson, LLMSW, MLIS is a Clinical Social Worker and Librarian. As a mental health provider, she specializes in identity issues, eating disorders, and trauma. In addition, she serves as an Access and Public Services Librarian at the University of Michigan Library. At the intersection of social work and librarianship, she utilizes bibliotherapy to treat eating disorders, has been featured on National Public Radio (NPR) discussing issues related to eating disorders within minority populations, and does research focused on trauma-informed approaches in academic libraries. 


To Register: Visit OLLI’s Website Course Catalog. Sign in at www.olli-umich.org.


Lunch Bunch meets at noon to discuss the morning’s lecture.
Rebecca Van Dyke from the 
Lectures Committee will facilitate.
FREE – no registration needed – JOIN US!
Log on prior to noon

https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503
Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 95574902503

 

OLLI Out of Town Presents
Friday, March 26th, 3:00 - 4:30 pm. Online. $10
         
A Virtual Tour of DIA exhibit, “Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City” 
A Virtual Tour of DIA exhibit, “Detroit Style: Car Design in the Motor City”

Join us on this dynamic virtual tour as the DIA celebrates the Detroit designers who shaped the American automobile, bringing 12 coupes and sedans inside the museum. The exhibit will highlight the artistry and influence of Detroit car designers working between 1950 and the present day. The cars, four from each of the Big Three American automakers, include experimental show cars created for display and iconic production models sold to the mass market, displayed with design drawings and photographs.

A selection of paintings and sculptures will highlight the conversation between the American art world and the car culture from the 1950s to the present day. The exhibit runs until Sunday, June 27, 2021, at the DIA. 


To Register: Visit OLLI’s Website Course Catalog. Sign in at www.olli-umich.org.

UPCOMING OLLI PROGRAMS
OLLI’s Fourth Thursday Morning Lectures Series Presents – Graphic Books & Memes
Thursday, April 1st, 10:00 – 11:30 am. Online. $10. 

Graphic Novels Grow Up with Young Readers
This talk examines the recent history of graphic novels in relation to children’s and young adult literature, focusing on how graphic novels have gained acceptance within every stage of childhood reading. Graphic novels now mature alongside their young readers, steadily increasing in depth and complexity. The growth of graphic novels corresponds with the growth of diverse literature, with graphic novels providing a unique format for sharing stories of underrepresented people and social justice issues.

Ramona Caponegro, Associate Professor of Children’s Literature at Eastern Michigan University, teaches classes on illustrated texts. She has published essays about representations of incarceration and other social justice issues in children’s and young adult literature, children’s book awards, and early readers. She is a member of the Ezra Jack Keats Award 35th Anniversary Leadership Team, co-chair of the Pura Belpré Award 25th Anniversary Task Force, and chair of the Phoenix Picture Book Award Committee.

This lecture is sponsored by Linda Grekin and dedicated to every adult who broadened and expanded a child's life with the gift of a book. 


To Register: Visit OLLI’s Website Course Catalog. Sign in at www.olli-umich.org.


OLLI's Study Group Committee Announces a Second Series of “Science Pop-Ups”!
Series 2, again hosted by Craig Stephan, will run from April 1 to 29.  It comprises five Thursday afternoon talks, 1:00-2:30 pm, as follows:
April 1
Food addiction
by Prof. Ashley Gearhardt, Dept. of Psychology, University of Michigan

April 8
The bacterial resistance problem and why we should care
by Prof. Herman Sintim, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University
 
April 15
Modern weather analysis and forecasting:  How do we know when we are getting better and why probabilistic weather forecasting is here to stay
by Prof. Lance Bosart, Dept. of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University at Albany, State University of New York
 
April 22
Dinosaurs to Milankovitch Cycles:  Earth’s climate the past 250 million years
by Dr. Tucker Compton, Sciences and Exploration Directorate, NASA

April 29
The Artificial Intelligence Revolution in Medicine
by Prof. Oge Marques, Computer Science and Engineering. Florida Atlantic University

$10/Lecture; Series $35Visit OLLI’s Website Course Catalog for more details including speaker bio's and lecture abstracts, and to register.  Sign in at www.olli-umich.org.
 
If you would like more information about Michigan Medicine resources during this challenging time, please reach out to OLLI Director Lisa Barton at 734-998-9356 or libarton@umich.edu. She will be happy to connect you.
For added security, all Commons events going forward will be locked ten minutes after they begin, so thanks for arriving promptly!

In the Commons March 22 – 26

Events in the Commons are always free
No registration required

https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503
Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 95574902503
 
Tuesday March 23rd  10 - 11am  Faces and Places: Exploring Identity Through Art

Faces and Places: Exploring Identity through Art offers works of art that encourage us to consider how artists convey messages of identity about themselves, society and culture; and, ultimately, how we interpret these within our own unique life experiences.  What do we see; what are our observations, reactions and interpretations? What can we learn about others and ourselves through this process? Many museums are closed for now so join us for a virtual tour to engage with the art world beyond our current physical limitations. 
 
Facilitators:  Linda Bennett and Lynn Boyer
Docents at University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA)

https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503
Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 955 7490 2503


Tuesday March 23rd    NEW TIME   4 – 5pm    Book Beat
Special Edition of Book Beat in recognition of Women’s History Month

Sharon Quiroz, an OLLI Member and well-respected Study Group leader, will present a selection of important books written by women. Sharon brings to this discussion not only her experiences teaching study groups on various writers but also years of experiences teaching at the University of Michigan.

If you have ever taken a class with or from Sharon (or wished you had), now is the time to joins us in The Commons.  If you also simply want to pay homage to significant women writers during Women’s History month, then please join us.
https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503
Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 955 7490 2503 

                                                                                    
Wednesday March 24th   1 – 2pm   The Schmoozery: At Our Age, In This Age 
Hank Greenspan continues to lead this popular conversation that invites sharing stories
and reflections about aging, generations, hopes, and related topics in “uncertain times.” The specific issues and themes are less important than the chance to learn from each other’s experiences and insights in these times—and perhaps in any times. That is, the goal is to have the best possible schmooze about things that matter.  

Hank Greenspan, Ph.D.  psychologist, essayist, oral historian, playwright, lifelong committed schmoozer  
 https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503
Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 955 7490 2503
    
                                               

Thursday March 25th Noon – 1pm

Lunch Bunch meets at noon to discuss the Thursday morning lecture
Superhero Therapy: Graphic Medicine and Therapy
Rebecca Van Dyke from the 
Lectures Committee will facilitate.
FREE – no registration needed – JOIN US!
Log on prior to noon

https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503
Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 955 7490 2503

Watch For!
 
 
Missed the registration for the Michigan and State Theaters virtual tour?
Watch for another opportunity coming early April!
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Want to schedule a meeting, recurring meet-up group, or family event in the Commons?
Email olli.info@umich.edu with 1 or 2 sentences about your plan and your phone number.  Lisa Barton or a representative of the Social Interaction Committee will be in touch with you to schedule the Commons event and put it on the Commons calendar.

 
 
Check the Commons Calendar regularly at 
olli-umich.org/commons-calendar
On the calendar you’ll find opportunities to connect through informal groups moderated by OLLI volunteers, demonstrations, discussions that follow OLLI events and more.  
Access to events in the Commons is always
free, and no registration is required.
Bookmark or save the link below – it’s the only one you’ll ever need!
https://umich.zoom.us/j/95574902503
Audio only dial: 1-312-626-6799 Meeting ID: 95574902503
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If you would like more information about Michigan Medicine resources during this challenging time, please reach out to OLLI Director Lisa Barton at 734-998-9356 or libarton@umich.edu. She will be happy to connect you.

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