Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

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Welcome to OLLI @ UM.

OLLI's home on the UM campus is located in Lau Founder's Hall, 1550 Brescia Ave, Coral Gables, FL.

You can contact OLLI @ UM in person at our office, by phone at 305-284-6554, or by email at osher@miami.edu.

Online registration for SPRING 2018 classes will open about one month before classes begin. Our Spring 2018 classes begin the week of January 16, 2018. Registering yourself is the best way to secure your seat in our popular classes!

CLASS SESSION DATES:

FALL 2: OCTOBER 30 - DECEMBER 15 (no classes 11/20 - 11/24) 

Phone registration for SPRING classes will be available by calling OLLI at UM at 305-284-6554.

 

New to OLLI @ UM? OLLI @ UM is an association of community members aged 50 and better seeking intellectual enrichment. In addition to taking Osher courses, OLLI members are invited to a wide variety of University of Miami lectures and social events.

Teach a course!

Our instructors and class facilitators are volunteers! If you are a prospective instructor interested in teaching a course, please fill out our course proposal form and email it to osher@miami.edu. We have a 'teach a class, take a class' policy. Our OLLI volunteer instructors can register for an OLLI class tuition-free in exchange for teaching. Join us and teach your passion!

Coral Gables course listings

The course listing below includes all upcoming courses on the Coral Gables campus or at the Village of Pinecrest Community Center

LOCATION: OLLI Coral Gables campus location: 1550 Brescia Ave., Coral Gables, FL  33146

Accommodations Policy for OLLI@UM

OLLI@UM provides reasonable accommodations in its programs in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. To request disability accommodations, please contact the OLLI@UM office at 305-284-6554 as soon as you register and at least two weeks before classes begin. OLLI@UM has portable assistive-listening devices that enhance ability to hear the instructors using the microphone in Room 102 of Founders Hall. 

LEFT SOMETHING BEHIND?

OLLI at UM keeps a lost & found shelf in the OLLI cafe/lounge or at the OLLI reception desk. Property is held for 3 months, after which time it will be given to UM central Lost & Found at the UC or donated to charity. 

CURRENT EVENTS LUNCH GROUP

Would you like to discuss current events within a smaller group? Do you share the same passions as other OLLI members on certain national or global topics? Participants in this group should prepare for meetings by brushing up on current topics in the news frequently, bringing not only opinions to the table, but verified facts as well. Instructor: HAIM KARP
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-101, Section 36
Starts : 1/19/2018 Ends : 2/23/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-101, Section 37
Starts : 3/9/2018 Ends : 4/13/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$0

TAI CHI

This class meets TWICE a week for 1 hour; sometimes it meets outside in the fresh air. Tai chi is a gentle and graceful movement class designed to build better balance, coordination, and focus in older adults. Students are encouraged to wear loose comfortable clothing. Instructor: TONY GARCIA

Course OSH-201, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$100
Course OSH-201, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$100

FUN WITH YIDDISH LUNCH GROUP

Brush up on your Yiddish, and start speaking it now. Even if you understand it, but have never spoken it, come surprise yourself with how quickly you can join the conversation. Instructor: LORRAINE FEUER

Course OSH-310, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-310, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/9/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

INVESTMENTS

Are you an “expert” investor or have some experience with investing? This is your chance to discuss investment topics and opportunities with fellow OLLI members. Instructor: HAIM KARP
Course OSH-401, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35
Course OSH-401, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/9/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35

ADVENTURES IN MUSICOLOGY: What's around town

This course highlights concert performances that will be presented in Miami during the current concert season by various South Florida and other musical organizations. The musicological approach will focus on the physical, psychological, aesthetic and cultural phenomenon of the pieces. Instructor: DR. EUGENE GRECO
Course OSH-701, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-701, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/9/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

PAINTING WITH ACRYLICS, BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE

Painting with acrylics can be great fun. Painting is to be enjoyed, not endured. Acrylics are easy to use mainly because they are water soluble, and are not encumbered by numerous technical rules, as are oils. Acrylics allow the artist to jump in and push the medium to its limits. Come and experience the fun, ease and lack of boundaries this medium and class offers. Instructor: JIM BRENNAN
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-901, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120
Course OSH-901, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/9/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120

ADVANCED ACRYLIC PAINTING

Painting with acrylics can be great fun. Painting is to be enjoyed, not endured. Acrylics are easy to use mainly because they are water-soluble and are not encumbered by the numerous technical rules, as are oils. Acrylics allow the artist to jump in and push the medium to its limits. Come and experience the fun, ease and lack of boundaries this medium and class has to offer. There will be time in class to work on your projects where you will receive assistance and weekly critiques. Instructor: JIM BRENNAN
Course OSH-902, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120
Course OSH-902, Section 37
Starts : 3/7/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120

WATERCOLOR PAINTING BASICS

If you've never painted before or have been painting for less than a year, this is a great class to learn or review the foundations of watercolor. This class introduces and includes basic techniques, principles of color, composition, and design and using photographs for reference. Particular attention is given to the development of each student’s personal style. This instructor’s enthusiasm for art and dramatic style as a watercolorist provides stimulation and adventure for the beginning artist. This course will include both studio and plain air painting. You will be given ample time in class to work on your projects, where you will receive assistance and critiques each week. This class is limited to the first 12 registrants. Instructor: JIM BRENNAN
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-903, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120
Course OSH-903, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120

WATERCOLOR PAINTING ADVANCED

Are you an experienced watercolor artist who wants to learn more advanced techniques? This class is designed for those students who have been working with the medium for at least one year. Instructor: JIM BRENNAN
Course OSH-904, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120
Course OSH-904, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120

COMPUTER BASICS SKILLS

In this class you’ll learn how to identify the components and how to use some of the basic programs of your computer. Instructor: JOAN NURSE

Course OSH-908, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-908, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/9/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY: GREAT MEN IN HISTORY

Live costumed performance, historical lecture series, we will examine the lives of various great men in history, as portrayed by actor and historian, Robert Dawson. We will learn of their triumphs, failures, joys and disappointments, their decisions and choices (good or bad), and the events that shaped their lives. Think you know history? You ain’t seen nothing yet! Click on course title for details. Instructor: ROBERT DAWSON
Course OSH-105, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-105, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

Intermediate Spanish - part C (continuation of Part B)

Already know the basics of Spanish? This course is for you!
Course OSH-311, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

ITALIAN, ADVANCED

For Advanced Italian speakers... Come and join our innovative class that will also include cultural segments and many other surprises: siete benvenuti! Instructor: MANNY GARCIA-ROSSI

Course OSH-314, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
Course OSH-314, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

BASIC SPANISH, PART C (a continuation of Part B)

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Basic Spanish, Part C.This is a continuation of Parts A and B. In this introductory course for beginners, you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Greetings, basic grammar points, and cultural elements will be presented, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join us! the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Greetings, basic grammar points and cultural elements will be presented all in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join in on the fun! TUESDAYS at 3:00 p.m. with DR. LUIS CARLOS FALLON or FRIDAYS at 1:00 p.m. with SUSAN DOW
Course OSH-318, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-318, Section A
Starts : 1/19/2018 Ends : 2/23/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

AUDITING UM Courses - Nonrefundable Fee to audit undergraduate

Auditing Fee for OLLI members

Course OSH-001, Section H
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 4/27/2018
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$475

FRENCH FOR TRAVELERS (for beginner & intermediate students)

This is a course designed for level 1 to intermediate level students of French who want to learn expressions and vocabulary for every day, practical interactions when they visit France. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: ALICIA MENENDEZ-KING
Course OSH-322, Section 37
Starts : 3/7/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

SPANISH READING AND CONVERSATION, INTERMEDIATE

Emphasis on oral communication and vocabulary building based on readings related to Hispanic culture. Intermediate proficiency level in Spanish is required. Instruction is in Spanish. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: DR. DORALINA MARTINEZ-CONDE
Course OSH-327, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/19/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$57
Course OSH-327, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/2/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55

OLLI BOOK CLUB

Read, discuss and enjoy good literature. The Book Club is a member-driven discussion group facilitated by an OLLI member. It is a committed group whose sole purpose is to have a lively and engaging discussion about the novel(s) chosen to read. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: SUSAN KING
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-335, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
ONLY 1 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-335, Section 37
Starts : 3/7/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

SHAKESPEARE: Play Reading & Discussion Group

Course is a continuation of on-going class reading the plays. We will read about three plays in twelve weeks, including watching a DVD of each play to crystallize what we have read in class, usually filmed from the Globe Theatre in London. Facilitator: GEORGE WENDELL
Course OSH-338, Section 36
Starts : 1/19/2018 Ends : 2/23/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35
Course OSH-338, Section 37
Starts : 3/9/2018 Ends : 4/13/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35

ART MUSEUMS AND COLLECTIONS

Join art historian, educator, and artist, Armando Droulers, for this fascinating series on art and artists. Instructor: ARMANDO DROULERS
Course OSH-734, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

Social Media: Facebook & Twitter & More

Learn how to navigate in the Social Media World: Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, and others. Instructor: JOAN NURSE
Course OSH-917, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

GREAT DECISIONS 2018: A SPEAKER SERIES

Global challenges have increasingly become domestic challenges with events in the remotest parts of the world affecting our lives in myriad ways. Great Decisions takes you beyond the headlines by providing a look at some of the most significant and far-reaching challenges facing the world. Facilitator: HAIM KARP
Course OSH-122, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

Law & Order - A Distinguished Speaker Series

Join us for this fascinating speaker series about a variety of little known aspects of the world of law and order, and crime and punishment with distinguished guest presenters. Facilitators: Dr. ED HARPER and RICHARD HAUSER
Course OSH-128, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

FRENCH LANGUAGE CONVERSATION CLUB

This group is open to the Francophone and Francophiles at the intermediate and advanced level who enjoy speaking French and want to become more comfortable in conversation. Instructor: MAKI BURGESS
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-332, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

FRENCH CONVERSATION, INTERMEDIATE

Bienvenue! If you've studied French, but find yourself at a loss for words the instant you land in Paris or Montreal, this is the course for you! Building upon theme-based vocabulary lists, students will gain confidence through guided practice in expressing their views on important cultural issues. Taught in French. Instructor: DR. NANCY LAWTHER
Course OSH-350, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-350, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

IPHONE BASICS = APPLE products

Come learn about APPLE iPhone basic usage skills, including: contacts, camera, applications, on line purchasing, on line registration, timer, Internet, messenger, emailing, and texting. Instructors: JOAN VALDES, Esq. and JOSIE ZOMERFELD
Course OSH-921, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
Course OSH-921, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

CHAIR YOGA

Also known as seated yoga, Chair Yoga is ideal for the desk-bound, for travelers, golfers, and those in rehabilitation or physically challenged. Chair Yoga will introduce you to a series of the most effective yoga stretches, all done from the comfort of your chair. Instructor: NINA RAMOS
Course OSH-216, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$66
Course OSH-216, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$66

ITALIAN INTERMEDIATE, PART D

You know your grammar?this interactive intermediate Italian conversation course is to begin honing your speaking skills and be able to discuss personal activities, everyday situations and be able to express your opinions – tutto in italiano! Instructor: MANNY GARCIA-ROSSI
Course OSH-364, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

HUMAN GENETICS

What is a gene? How does it work? Inheritance of defects and genetic disease. Cancer. The inheritance of IQ and other complex traits. Gene therapy. The possibility of designer babies. Gene changes in human evolution. Instructor: PETER LUYKX
Course OSH-817, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

SPANISH BASIC, PART D (a continuation of Part C)

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Basic Spanish, Part D! In this introductory course, you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Greetings, basic grammar points, and cultural elements will be presented, in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join us! Choose the section you prefer (or choose both!): TUESDAYS at 3:00 p.m. with DR. LUIS CARLOS FALLON or FRIDAYS at 1:00 p.m. with SUSAN DOW
Course OSH-366, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-366, Section A
Starts : 3/9/2018 Ends : 4/13/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

ITALIAN BASIC, PART D (continuation of part C)

Buon giorno! Welcome to Basic Italian Part D (continuation of Part C)! In this introductory course you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian. Greetings, basic grammar points and cultural elements will be presented, all in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join the fun! Siete Benvenuti!
Course OSH-367, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

FRENCH GRAMMAR AND PRONUNCIATION, INTERMEDIATE - PART C

Firm up your French fundamentals so that when you speak, you say exactly what you mean to say. Media and literary selections reinforce the lessons. Join us, and prepare to participate! Instructor: DR. NANCY LAWTHER
Course OSH-379, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

EINSTEIN REVEALED

Come explore the latest on Einstein's greatest achievement -- his theory of gravity. No prior physics background required. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: MARK EGDALL
Course OSH-818, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

IT'S OK TO BE ME!

In this experiential and interactive session we will examine ways we can increase joy and develop a feeling of purpose in our lives. We will explore strategies to help us manage stress and live a joyful life. Class will include lecture, music, meditation, sharing and fun. Instructor: ARTHUR ACKERMAN
Course OSH-224, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35

OLLI WRITERS WORKSHOP

This group of OLLI writers meets weekly to explore and critique writing in a safe space as all members have valuable stories and writings to share. All writers are welcome! Click on course title for more details. Instructor: GEORGE WENDELL
Course OSH-382, Section 36
Starts : 1/19/2018 Ends : 2/23/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35
Course OSH-382, Section 37
Starts : 3/9/2018 Ends : 4/13/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35

ITALIAN BASIC - PART C (a continuation of Part B)

Buon giorno! Welcome to Basic Italian –part C! In this course you will continue to learn the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian. Instructor: MANNY GARCIA-ROSSI
Course OSH-357, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

FRENCH GRAMMAR AND PRONUNCIATION, INTERMEDIATE, PART D

This class concentrates on firming up the fundamentals of French so that when you speak, you say exactly what you mean to say. This session, we will review verb conjugation and also focus on adjectives and on interrogative and object pronouns. Media and literary selections reinforce the lessons. Join us, and prepare to participate! Instructor: Dr. NANCY LAWTHER
Course OSH-389, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

THE QUANTUM REVOLUTION

Ever been in two places at once? Can you travel backwards in time? Come explore the strange mysteries of the quantum world. Learn about quarks, leptons, and quantum tunneling. Develop a new way of seeing the universe through this mind-boggling presentation on our submicroscopic world. No prior physics training required. Instructor: MARK EGDALL
Course OSH-820, Section 37
Starts : 3/7/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

VIVIENDO EL ESPANOL(adv gram & conv in Spanish)

¡Bienvenidos al mundo del español! This interactive grammar and conversation course will keep you on your “Spanish” toes! Click on course title for more details. instructor: MANNY GARCIA-ROSSI
Course OSH-392, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
Course OSH-392, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

TUTTI A BORDO

Benvenuti al mondo d'italiano! This interactive Italian course will keep you "bello ed aggiornato" with your previously acquired Italian skills! Instructor: MANNY GARCIA-ROSSI
Course OSH-396, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-396, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

GLOBAL VIEWPOINTS

This class will cover selected international topics and events involving nations and issues in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Instructor: DR. MITRA RAHEB
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-158, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-158, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/9/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

FRENCH CONVERSATION, ADVANCED: POTPOURRI

Whether it's the latest political scandal or the hottest new look, the French press is always buzzing. Join us as we review the events of the week as presented in print, on the web, and on the evening news. Taught in French. Instructor: Dr. NANCY LAWTHER
Course OSH-823, Section 36
Starts : 1/19/2018 Ends : 2/23/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

EXCEL BASICS for Lifelong Learners

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Instructor: JOAN NURSE
Course OSH-927, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115
Course OSH-927, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$115

INTERNATIONAL ACTION

Dealing with explaining up-to-the-minute international affairs, politics, and intrigue in the major action centers of the world, with emphasis on Europe, China, India, Russia, Japan, Latin America, and of course the smoldering Middle East. Facilitator: ALAN DIETZ
Course OSH-160, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$35
Course OSH-160, Section 37
Starts : 3/7/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$35

FRENCH, BEGINNERS, PART C (CONTINUATION OF PT. B)

Join this French class to begin at the beginning, and learn to speak French in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Instructor: ALICIA MENDENDEZ-KING
Course OSH-830, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

SPANISH INTERMEDIATE, PART D

Already know the basics of Spanish? This course is for you! We will focus on grammar, vocabulary development, and speaking. Call the office if you are unsure of your Spanish level. Instructor: LUIS CARLOS FALLON
Course OSH-831, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY: EXPLORE, DISCOVER AND CAPTURE

Explore South Florida's imaginative architectural and natural environments. Discover the historic Art Deco styles on South Beach and the Mediterranean Architecture of the Biltmore. Go on an African Safari at Zoo Miami and capture the flora and fauna of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: KARL KOSLOWSKI
Course OSH-930, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$160

YOGA FOR HEALTH

This class and its emphasis are on postural foundation and alignment of the body. A perfect class for the novice and anyone would like a beginning approach to yoga. NOTE: The student needs to be able to do yoga on a yoga mat and be able to get up and down off of the floor. Instructor: NINA RAMOS
Course OSH-236, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$100
Course OSH-236, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$100

PREPARIAMOCI! MASTER COURSE IN ITALIAN GRAMMAR AND CONVERSATION

Not feeling ready to take the Tutti a Bordo course? Feel the need to refine your Italian grammar skills? This course is desined for those who have already taken Advanced Italian but want to hone their grammar skills. This course may be taken along with Tutti a Bordo. Instructor: MANNY ROSSI-GARCIA
Course OSH-413, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-413, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

IPHONEOGRAPHY

In this class you will explore various ways to capture and process images with your iPhone, and you'll learn to create stunning results using a variety of apps. Instructor: SUSAN DOW
Course OSH-935, Section 36
Starts : 1/19/2018 Ends : 2/23/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
Course OSH-935, Section 37
Starts : 3/9/2018 Ends : 4/13/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

OLLI COMMUNITY CHORUS: Let's sing

The OLLI Community Chorus will rehearse weekly. Instruction will include proper breathing and phonation for singing, as well as music reading skills. We will be singing songs from various periods and styles of the standard choral repertoire (folk songs, the Great American Songbook, Broadway and pop standard tunes). Instructor: DR. EUGENE GRECO
Course OSH-033, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-033, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/9/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

HEROES, CELEBRITIES AND SAINTS: A Journey Into The Mirror

Whom do we admire and why? Explore the world of Hollywood stars, cartoon characters, folk-heroes, and saints – from Marilyn Monroe and Mighty Mouse to Queen Margaret and Oskar Schindler – in a journey through the ages and discover what lies at the heart of civilization and within ourselves. Instructor: Dr. DONN TILSON
Course OSH-179, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

INTRODUCTION TO SMARTPHONES (Android)

How to use the Android Phone; using the navigation keys; syncing email and social networking; creating and managing your contacts; using your camera; call logs and messaging; saving the battery life and ringtones. Instructor: JOAN NURSE
Course OSH-415, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$100
Course OSH-415, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$100

ANUSH WORLDLY TRAVELS: AFGHANISTAN AND PAKISTAN

Anush Dawidjan traveled to Afghanistan & Pakistan in May 2016 and had a very interesting and FUN time. She first traveled independently to Afghanistan and on to Pakistan where she spent 2 weeks. She had many adventures on this trip and will show photos and tell stories of her experiences. Instructor: ANUSH DAWIDJAN
Course OSH-834, Section 37
Starts : 3/19/2018 Ends : 4/9/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$48

ART MASTERS AND MASTERPIECES

Come learn about artists and their artwork in this lecture class with art historian, consultant, and specialist. Instructor: ARMANDO DROULERS
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-837, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

STRESS & HEALTH

This class will give an introduction to understanding and living with stress, how it affects health and well-being, and how to stop worrying about health and illness. The course is designed to present and discuss concepts related to stress in order to better understand what people experience when they have stress. The emphasis will be on learning general concepts about stress and stress management. Join Dr. Martin Diner, retired clinical psychologist and Senior Lecturer at New York Medical College for this new OLLI class! Instructor: Dr. MARTIN DINER, MD, PhD
Course OSH-844, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
$57

ITALIAN, INTERMEDIATE PART C

You know your grammar?this interactive intermediate Italian conversation course is to begin honing your speaking skills and be able to discuss personal activities, everyday situations and be able to express your opinions. Instructor: MANNY ROSSI
Course OSH-361, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

OLLI WRITERS CLUB

Join this group of OLLI members who also are writers. This club meets for 55 minutes at noon and is a workshop where writers share and explore in a creative atmosphere. Facilitator: ELLEN KAPLOWITZ
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-344, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-344, Section 37
Starts : 3/7/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS (PSE 12-15)

Learn techniques to unleash the visual potential of your digital images with Adobe Photoshop®, the most popular digital imaging software favored by amateur and professional photographers. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: KARL KOSLOWSKI
Course OSH-911, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$160

IPHONE INTERMEDIATE = APPLE PRODUCTS

Come learn about iPhone basic usage skills, including: contacts, camera, applications, on line purchasing, on line registration, timer, Internet, messenger, emailing, and texting. Instructors: JOAN VALDES, Esq and JOSIE ZOMERFELD
Course OSH-936, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
Course OSH-936, Section 37
Starts : 3/7/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

AMERICA'S HEROES IN SONG AND LEGEND

What do pioneers, outlaws, groundhogs, star-crossed individuals, and freedom fighters have in common? Explore the music and lore of all these and more in a fun (and educational) journey across America’s past. Instructor: DR. DONN TILSON
Course OSH-184, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

MAH JONGG

Taking someone who has never played before through complete understanding of the game, including strategies. Minimum 10 participants, maximum 16. Instructor: MAUREEN GLABMAN
Course OSH-252, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35

IN THE NEWS

Discussion group focused on what’s in the news each week. Bring your open-mindedness and civil discourse to this OLLI member club. Instructors: ALAN DIETZ and HAIM KARP
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-253, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
ONLY 1 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-253, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

PENCIL DRAWING AND SKETCHING

Learn to draw with a direct observation with an emphasis on dry media such as pencil. The class will prepare you to create quick drawings and focus on drawing media, techniques, and subject matter. Instructor: ANITA KLIMEK
Course OSH-938, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120
Course OSH-938, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120

INTRO TO DRAWING AND SKETCHING (Pencil and Charcoal)

In this class, participants will learn to work in charcoal and learn to draw using charcoal sticks. Instructor: ANITA KLIMEK
Course OSH-939, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120
Course OSH-939, Section 37
Starts : 3/7/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120

INTRO TO SOCIAL MEDIA

Learn how to navigate in the Social Media World: Facebook, Twitter, Snap Chat, and others. Instructor: JOAN NURSE
Course OSH-940, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

INTERMEDIATE IPHONEOGRAPHY

You must have an iphone 5 or later and an iTunes account and password. This course is ideal for someone who took the introduction Iphoneography course. Instructor: SUSAN DOW
No Scheduled Classes

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: THE VULNERABILITY PARADOX

Most of us have some questions left alongside our answers, some curiosity alongside our convictions. This workshop invites you to pause and reflect, to take up questions of our time with imagination and courage, to nurture new realities. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: MIRIAM MOUSSATCHE-WECHSLER
No Scheduled Classes

EL SABOR LATINO

Opportunity to practice your Spanish conversation skills with a native speaker in an informal fun setting! You should speak some Spanish to register in this class. Instructor: ANGIE ALEXANDER
Course OSH-254, Section 36
Starts : 1/22/2018 Ends : 2/26/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35
Course OSH-254, Section 37
Starts : 3/5/2018 Ends : 4/9/2018
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35

RUSSIA: THEN AND NOW

This course will examine Russia's history from the origins of the Russian state in the 9th century in Ukraine to its expansion to a vast empire, first under the Tsars and the 20th century Soviet Union. How has that history shaped the relations between the US and Russia today? Instructor: Dr. MARSHA COHEN
Course OSH-190, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

READING CECILIA VALDES

Cecilia Valdés by Cirilo Villaverde is perhaps the most famous Cuban novel. It is a ‘novel of customs’ (‘novela costumbrista’ in Spanish) which gives us a detailed description of life in Cuba around 1830, while the prospering sugar economy of the island was sustained by slave labor. Please click on course title for more details. Instructor: Dr. GERVASIO PRADO
Course OSH-191, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/21/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

THE CONSTITUTION

Join UM Law School professor, Harvey Sepler, Esq., for this fascinating, educational class on the U.S. constitution. Please click on the title for more details. Instructor: HARVEY SEPLER, J.D.
Course OSH-193, Section 36
Starts : 1/17/2018 Ends : 2/14/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
$55

ARABIC FOR BEGINNERS: LISTENING AND SPEAKING

This course is aimed at beginners and will introduce students to the Arabic language and culture. The emphasis will be on developing speaking and listening skills. Students will also get a good impression of the outlook and day-to-day life of the Arabic speaking world. Dr. DANIEL RIVERA
Course OSH-194, Section 36
Starts : 1/18/2018 Ends : 2/22/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-194, Section 37
Starts : 3/8/2018 Ends : 4/12/2018
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

CLASSICAL MUSIC: BETWEEN ROMANTICISM AND MODERNISM

Exploring the diverse musical trends during the three decades prior to WWI within the broad context of the ideological and artistic transformations of Europe. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: Dr. JUDITH ETZION
Course OSH-195, Section 36
Starts : 1/19/2018 Ends : 2/23/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

ENTERTAINMENT WITH YOUR IPHONE OR IPAD (Apple Products)

The objective of this course is to illustrate how technology is enabling new ways of entertainment, and the possibilities we have in our hands with digital devices such as the iPhone and tablets/iPads. Instructor: EDUARDO RIOS
Course OSH-196, Section 36
Starts : 1/19/2018 Ends : 2/23/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

HISTORY OF THE CALIPHATES AND ANCIENT ARAB KINGDOMS

This course explores in broad term the rich and vast history of the Arab people from pre-Islamic times to the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Please click on course title for more details. Instructor: Dr. DANIEL RIVERA
Course OSH-197, Section 36
Starts : 1/19/2018 Ends : 2/23/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

THE GREAT ARRANGERS: BEHIND THE MUSIC

This class draws together some observations on the craft of the arranger. Covering the field from big bands to films to studio backings for singers, the course highlights major figures in the development of large band/orchestra writing. This will appeal to anyone interested in popular music and the skill/talent of creating musical backgrounds (arrangements). Instructor: BRIAN MURPHY
Course OSH-259, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

THE DOT, THE CURVE, AND THE IDEA

Some artist have been very creative in their thinking and have developed new, groundbreaking art pieces. Beginning with the pointillism of Seurat we will analyze what makes great art. Instrucor: BATIA COHEN
Course OSH-260, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$57

HISTORY OF CUBAN MUSIC

This course describes the evolution of Cuban Music from a historical, social and practical point of view. It does so in chronological order, paying special attention to the various genres and tendencies of the subject. Instructor: LUIS SERRANO
Course OSH-261, Section 36
Starts : 1/16/2018 Ends : 2/20/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
$66

WELLNESS, NOT WEIGHT: Improving Your Health Without Dieting

This course will offer information on nutrition and popular diets, as well as an alternative approach, “health at every size”. Click on course title for more details. Facilitator: Dr. ELLEN GLOVSKY
Course OSH-192, Section 37
Starts : 3/7/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

GREAT TALK SHOWS, MUSIC AND HOSTS

A late-night talk show is a genre of talk show popular in the United States, where the format originated. It is generally structured around humorous monologues about the day's news, guest interviews, comedy sketches and music performances. Instructor: BRIAN MURPHY
Course OSH-198, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

FROM ANCIENT PERSIA TO MODERN IRAN

Persia, once the largest empire in the ancient world, has a long and fascinating political and cultural history. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: MARSHA COHEN
Course OSH-199, Section 37
Starts : 3/7/2018 Ends : 4/11/2018
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

AUSTRO-GERMAN: MUSICAL TRENDS IN THE 20TH CENTURY

A survey of the stylistic dilemmas and conflicts in the aftermath of Wagner’s overwhelming influence. Focusing on excerpts from works by Bruckner, Mahler, Richard Strauss, and early Schoenberg. Instructor. Dr. JUDITH ETZION
Course OSH-262, Section 37
Starts : 3/9/2018 Ends : 4/13/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

A MODERN VIEW OF ARABIC CULTURE AND HISTORY

This lecture series focus on the history of the Arab people and on their accomplishments, successes, crisis and failures in politics, science, art, architecture, philosophy and literature throughout time. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: Dr. DANIEL RIVERA
Course OSH-263, Section 37
Starts : 3/9/2018 Ends : 4/13/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

FRENCH CONVERSATION ADV. SHORT STORIES

Talented writers can portray an entire era—even an entire culture—in just a few pages. We will be reading iconic short stories by Jean Giono, Roch Carrier, Gabrielle Roy, and Anne Hébert, some which have been adapted for film. Taught in French. Instructor: Dr. NANCY LAWTHER
Course OSH-264, Section 37
Starts : 3/9/2018 Ends : 4/13/2018
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

CURRENT CONTROVERSIES & PHILOSOPHY

Reasoned public debate is often impeded by the social, political, and financial allegiances of the participants. The philosophy class is a special place governed by the suspension of all such biases, the adoption of an open mind, and the pursuit of truth wherever it may lead. A philosophy class is therefore the ideal setting for discussing current events with one's peers, aided by the instructor who will provide relevant background knowledge, a primer on ethical theory, and an introduction to philosophical concepts we can use to think about our values and how they relate to what is happening in our world today. Instructor: ADAM HAUPTFELD
Course OSH-265, Section 37
Starts : 3/6/2018 Ends : 4/10/2018
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66