Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Courses

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute -  Courses

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 FALL 2017 classes will open August 1. It's the best way to secure your seat in our popular classes!

CLASS SESSION DATES:

FALL 1: SEPTEMBER 25 - OCTOBER 27

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

 

Phone registration for FALL 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. 

FRENCH, ADVANCED CONVERSATION

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. Click on the course title for more details. Instructor: DR. NANCY LAWTHER
Course OSH-306, Section 30
Starts : 9/29/2017 Ends : 10/27/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-306, Section 31
Starts : 11/3/2017 Ends : 12/15/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

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 30
Starts : 9/29/2017 Ends : 10/27/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-101, Section 31
Starts : 11/3/2017 Ends : 12/15/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$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

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-201, Section 30
Starts : 9/25/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$100
Course OSH-201, Section 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
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

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-310, Section 30
Starts : 9/25/2017 Ends : 10/23/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-310, Section 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/11/2017
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
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-401, Section 30
Starts : 9/25/2017 Ends : 10/23/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35
Course OSH-401, Section 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/4/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35

ADVENTURES IN MUSIC (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 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/11/2017
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
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-901, Section 30
Starts : 9/25/2017 Ends : 10/23/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-901, Section 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/11/2017
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
ONLY 3 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-902, Section 30
Starts : 9/27/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120
Course OSH-902, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
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 30
Starts : 9/28/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120
Course OSH-903, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
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
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-904, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/24/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$120
Course OSH-904, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
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 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/11/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115

TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY: The Lives of Great Men

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 30
Starts : 9/28/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-105, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

EINSTEIN DISCOVERED

Come take a mind-boggling journey through the depths of Einstein’s universe—from E=mc2 to every day time travel. Learn how this former high school drop-out revolutionized our understanding of space and time. Along the way, we track the perils and triumphs of Einstein’s life. Explained in everyday language. Instructor: MARK EGDALL
Course OSH-801, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

SPANISH - BASIC, PART A

Bienvenidos…Welcome to Basic Spanish, part A! In this course you will learn the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Grammar points and cultural elements will be presented, all in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. 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
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-303, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/24/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-303, Section A
Starts : 9/29/2017 Ends : 10/27/2017
Meets on : Friday
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

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-314, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/24/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
Course OSH-314, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

SPANISH - BASIC, PART B

¡Bienvenidos! In this beginning course you will continue learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Greetings, basic grammar points and cultural elements will all be presented in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join in on the fun-- ¡Te esperamos! 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-315, Section A
Starts : 10/27/2017 Ends : 12/1/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
$66
Course OSH-315, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

AUDITING UM Courses - Nonrefundable Fee to audit undergraduate

Auditing Fee for OLLI members

This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-001, Section G
Starts : 8/30/2017 Ends : 12/4/2017
Meets on :
Time : 0: AM - 0: AM
$475

ITALIAN - BASIC, PART A

Buon giorno! Basic, Part A: For NEW students who wish to learn the beautiful language of Italian and who have had little no prior lessons. Instructor: Manny Garcia-Rossi
Course OSH-309, Section 30
Starts : 9/28/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

SPANISH READING AND CONVERSATION, ADVANCED

Participants need to read the entire novel before class starts. Advanced proficiency in speaking Spanish is required. Taught in Spanish. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: DR. DORALINA MARTINEZ-CONDE
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-327, Section 30
Starts : 9/25/2017 Ends : 10/23/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55
Course OSH-327, Section 31
Starts : 11/8/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$55

BEGINNING FRENCH, PART A

Have you always wanted to learn French, but never had the chance? Or, did your high school French fade from memory long ago? In either case, this is the course for you: we start with the basics and move forward comfortably. Expand your horizons, enhance your mental agility, prepare for an upcoming trip, or just have fun! Join us, and prepare to participate! Click on the course title for more details. Instructor: ALICIA MENENDEZ-KING
Course OSH-330, Section 30
Starts : 9/27/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

OLLI POETRY CLUB

In this discussion seminar-style club, we will read and discuss highlights from the poetry of major American poets. Instructor: GEORGE WENDELL
Course OSH-334, Section 30
Starts : 9/28/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-334, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

SYMBOLISM AND ART NOUVEAU

The Art Nouveau period (1890 to 1910) is reflected in art, architecture, furniture, and all parts of ordinary life. Join us for this fascinating lecture series on this popular style and philosophy. What was it and how did it come to be? In this series of lectures, we will examine a variety of influences on Art Nouveau, the architecture, art, jewelry, and many aspects of the world of Art Nouveau. Instructor: DR. BATIA COHEN

Course OSH-730, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

OLLI BOOK CLUB

COURSE FULL! 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: BOBBI SUSSMAN
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-335, Section 30
Starts : 9/27/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-335, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

FRENCH LANGUAGE CONVERSATION CLUB

“Let’s speak French”! Participants of this club are either fluent in French or learning the French language. Participation is free but members must register in advance due to a limit of only 15 to 20 participants. Instructor: DR. WISVLINE LABROUSSE
Course OSH-332, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

A VISIT TO PARIS

Are you planning a trip to Paris? Or perhaps you’ve just come back? Or maybe you’ve never been there—peu importe. Join us as we “visit” Paris and (re)discover this exceptional city steeped in history, architecture, war and romance. Instructor: VALERIE SUTTER
Course OSH-349, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

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 30
Starts : 9/28/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-350, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

ITALIAN - INTERMEDIATE, PART A

This intermediate-level Italian class will help you sharpen your language skills with the goal of becoming a better speaker and writer. Instructor: MANNY GARCIA-ROSSI
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-351, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/24/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

IPHONE AND IPAD 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. Instructor: JOAN VALDES, Esq.
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-921, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/24/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
Course OSH-921, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
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
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-216, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$66
Course OSH-216, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
Meets on : Tuesday, Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$66

ITALIAN, BASIC (Part B – a continuation from Part A)

Buon giorno! Welcome to Part B! In this elementary 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. Instructor: MANNY GARCIA-ROSSI
Course OSH-355, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

FRENCH GRAMMAR AND PRONUNCIATION, INTERMEDIATE PART A

Intermediate French Grammar & Pronunciation 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 focus on the forms and use of present tense verbs, as well as on correcting common pronunciation errors. Join us, and prepare to participate! Instructor: DR. NANCY LAWTHER
Course OSH-373, Section 30
Starts : 9/28/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

FRENCH GRAMMAR AND PRONUNCIATION, INTERMEDIATE - PART B

Intermediate French Grammar & Pronunciation 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 focus on negative and interrogative forms; the imperative, passé composé, and imparfait; and persistent pronunciation errors. Join us, and prepare to participate! Instructor: DR. NANCY LAWTHER
Course OSH-379, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

ITALIAN - INTERMEDIATE, PART B

You know your grammar - let’s start chatting! The purpose of 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-378, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

BEGINNING FRENCH - PART B

In Beginning French A, we started from scratch, and learned to introduce ourselves and to say a little about ourselves and our surroundings. Now, in Beginning French B, we will expand on that knowledge by learning how to ask questions, tell time, relate what we're about to do, and describe in detail the people and objects around us. Join us, and prepare to participate! Instructor: ALICIA MENENDEZ-KING
Course OSH-381, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

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 30
Starts : 9/29/2017 Ends : 10/27/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35
Course OSH-382, Section 31
Starts : 11/3/2017 Ends : 12/15/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35

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 30
Starts : 9/28/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
Course OSH-392, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
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
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-396, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/24/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-396, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

GLOBAL VIEWPOINTS

This is a stimulating discussion on international current events. This class will cover current events regarding nations and issues in the Middle East, Asia and Europe. Instructor: DR. MITRA RAHEB
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-158, Section 30
Starts : 9/25/2017 Ends : 10/23/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-158, Section 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/11/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

CANASTA

Learn to play the modern game of Canasta! Instructors: Dr. PAUL and Mrs. MARILYN GUSTMAN
Course OSH-228, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35

EXCEL BASICS for Lifelong Learners

Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel. Instructor: JOAN NURSE
Course OSH-927, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$100

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. Instructor: ALAN DIETZ
Course OSH-160, Section 30
Starts : 9/27/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35
Course OSH-160, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35

THE IDEA OF AMERICA

The Idea of America is a discussion seminar designed by scholars associated with Colonial Williamsburg to explore the role of values in America's becoming a superpower and its future as a global leader. Click on course title for more details. Instructors: Dr. ED and Mrs. LUCY HARPER
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-790, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/10/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$66

SPANISH, INTERMEDIATE - PART B

Course description: 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: DR. LUIS CARLOS FALLON
Course OSH-829, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

REAL TALK WITH ARTHUR

In this group discussion class, we will discuss a variety of topics such as impatience, holding on vs. letting go, compassion, loving kindness, acceptance of self and others, and our uniqueness through interaction, music, poetry and fun activities in class. Instructor: ARTHUR ACKERMAN
Course OSH-234, Section 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/4/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35

SHAKESPEARE READING GROUP

In this session we will read one tragedy and one comedy. Class participants who sign up in advance collectively choose the plays to be read, and we aim towards Hamlet, Macbeth, King Lear, and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: GEORGE WENDELL
Course OSH-235, Section 30
Starts : 9/29/2017 Ends : 10/27/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35
Course OSH-235, Section 31
Starts : 11/3/2017 Ends : 12/15/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35

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. Instructor: KARL KOSLOWSKI
Course OSH-930, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
$160

YOGA FOR HEALTH AND FOR BEGINNERS

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
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-236, Section 30
Starts : 9/25/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Monday, Wednesday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$100
Course OSH-236, Section 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
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 30
Starts : 9/28/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-413, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
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 30
Starts : 9/29/2017 Ends : 10/27/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
Course OSH-935, Section 31
Starts : 10/27/2017 Ends : 12/1/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
$66

OLLI COMMUNITY CHORUS

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
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-033, Section 30
Starts : 9/25/2017 Ends : 10/23/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-033, Section 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/11/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$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
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-415, Section 30
Starts : 9/28/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
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 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/11/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

ART MASTERS AND MASTERPIECES

Come learn about artists and their artwork in this lecture class with art historian, consultant, and specialist. Instructor: ARMANDO DROULERS
Course OSH-837, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$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
Course OSH-344, Section 30
Starts : 9/27/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
Course OSH-344, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS (PSE 4-15)

This course is a continuum and refresher of Adobe Photoshop Elements. Practice more digital imaging techniques by unleashing these Adobe tools. It will be a hands on experience in the OLLI-UM PC computer room. Practice with your own Adobe Elements software at home. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: KARL KOSLOWSKI
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-911, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/24/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
$160

IPHONE AND IPAD - INTERMEDIATE = APPLE PRODUCTS

Already know the basics of using your APPLE iphone or ipad? Come learn more about APPLE iPhone usage skills. Instructor: JOAN VALDES, Esq
Course OSH-936, Section 30
Starts : 9/27/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66
Course OSH-936, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: MACHINES AND HUMAN INTELLIGENCE

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

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: WHERE DO GOOD IDEAS COME FROM?

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
Course OSH-043, Section 30
Starts : 10/6/2017 Ends : 10/6/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$20

ONE-DAY WORKSHOP: COMMUNICATION

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
Course OSH-044, Section 30
Starts : 10/13/2017 Ends : 10/13/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$20

DESCARTES' PHILOSOPHY

Rene Descartes was a revolutionary whose writings ushered in the modern era of philosophy. In these two lectures, we will explore his epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of mind and how they created a new picture of the human condition, many parts of which are still with us today. Instructor: ADAM HAUPTFELD
Course OSH-045, Section 30
Starts : 10/5/2017 Ends : 10/12/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35

SWINGIN' ON A STAR: THE BIG BANDS

This series will focus on the Big Bands with particular attention to the greatest and most popular ensembles from the 1920s to the present! Instructor: BRIAN MURPHY
Course OSH-181, Section 30
Starts : 9/27/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

CHALLENGES FACING THE MIDDLE EAST, NORTH AFRICA AND CENTRAL ASIA

This course focuses on the effect of the Arab Spring and the fight against the Islamic State on various countries of the MENACA region. The course discusses the impact that these events had in the current affairs of these countries and what measures these countries have taken to face these challenges. Instructor: DR. DANIEL RIVERA
Course OSH-182, Section 30
Starts : 9/29/2017 Ends : 10/27/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-182, Section 31
Starts : 11/3/2017 Ends : 12/15/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

SELECT 19th CENTURY SYMPHONIES

Select symphonies are evaluated within the broader framework of the Classical legacy (esp. of Mozart and Beethoven), as well as recent 19th-century trends. The symphonies are presented in videos of live performances. Instructor: DR. JUDITH ETZION
Course OSH-183, Section 30
Starts : 9/29/2017 Ends : 10/27/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$66

IN SEARCH OF AMERICA: THROUGH THE EYES OF SIX TRAVELERS

This course will examine the people and places in the U.S. through the eyes of six travelers, over the course of 175 years. Beginning with the French sociologist Alexis de Tocqueville and ending with a contemporary French author who would retrace de Tocqueville’s journey--with journeys in between by American authors writing about their own country--we will look at the US through their eyes. Instructor: DR. MARSHA COHEN
Course OSH-185, Section 30
Starts : 9/27/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

MUSIC APPRECIATION: VOICE TYPES AND RANGES

Have you ever wondered what exactly makes a soprano different from an alto? Or more specifically the difference between a lyric soprano, a dramatic soprano, a coloratura soprano or a mezzo soprano? The purpose of this class will be to investigate the certain qualities or characteristics of vocal range, vocal weight, tessitura, vocal timbre and passagio that are associated with each vocal type. Click on the course title for more details. Instructor: DR. EUGENE GRECO
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-186, Section 30
Starts : 9/25/2017 Ends : 10/23/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

OLLI LIT: MORE ELIZABETH STROUT

We will analyze the narrative structure and the characters in Elizabeth Strout’s two latest works of fiction: My Name Is Lucy Barton and Anything Is Possible. We will also return to some parts of Olive Kitteridge because it is relevant to the later works. Participants should bring the books to class with them. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: ERIC SELBY
Course OSH-250, Section 30
Starts : 9/27/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

SPANISH LITERATURE READING GROUP

Course is aimed at students taking Spanish and wanting a weekly opportunity to meet with other students to practice speaking Spanish and enjoy modern and contemporary Spanish literature at the same time. Some modest proficiency in reading and speaking Spanish is required. It is expected that levels will vary. Instructor: GEORGE WENDELL
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-251, Section 30
Starts : 9/25/2017 Ends : 10/23/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66
Course OSH-251, Section 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/11/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$35

MAH JONGG

Taking someone who has never played before through complete understanding of the game, including strategies. Max of 16 participants. NOTE: Students should purchase a card from the National mah jongg league in New York. It's $8 and can be ordered by phone or online. Instructor: MAUREEN GLABMAN
ONLY 2 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-252, Section 30
Starts : 10/2/2017 Ends : 10/23/2017
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 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/24/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-253, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 12:00 PM - 12:55 PM
$0

ART OF THE AMERICAS

Before the discovery of the New Continent, different civilizations existed in America. The ones that came in contact with the Spanish were documented by them, but beyond that, today we have more knowledge and admiration for those interesting cultures who built wonderful places like Machu Picchu in Peru or Palenque in the Yucatan Peninsula. The course will explore the art and architecture of the Inca, the Aztecs and the Maya. Note: this is a four-week course. Instructor: DR. BATIA COHEN
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-800, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/17/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$44

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: JIM BRENNAN
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-938, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/24/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120
Course OSH-938, Section 31
Starts : 10/31/2017 Ends : 12/12/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120

INTRO TO CHARCOAL DRAWING AND SKETCHING

In this class, participants will learn to work in charcoal and learn to draw using charcoal sticks. Instructor: ANITA KLIMEK
ONLY 4 SEATS LEFT
Course OSH-939, Section 30
Starts : 9/27/2017 Ends : 10/25/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$120
Course OSH-939, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
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
THIS SECTION IS FULL
Course OSH-940, Section 30
Starts : 9/28/2017 Ends : 10/26/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$115
Course OSH-940, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$100

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
Course OSH-941, Section 31
Starts : 10/26/2017 Ends : 11/30/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 12:45 PM - 3:00 PM
$66

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
Course OSH-046, Section 31
Starts : 12/8/2017 Ends : 12/8/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$20

19TH CENTURY SOLO PIANO AND CHAMBER WORKS

An overview of the pivotal role of the piano in 19th-century music. Ranging from short intimate pieces to dazzling virtuosity, piano literature serves as a most revealing reflection of the period’s sociocultural aspect. Diverse approaches to the piano in chamber works will be presented as well. Instructor: DR. JUDITH ETZION
Course OSH-187, Section 31
Starts : 11/3/2017 Ends : 12/15/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

FILMING THE RAJ

Join scholar Dr. Ruth Rosenwasser for this film class. These films depict the complex love-hate relationship between the British rule in India, (The Raj) and the Indian population. The class may run later on some days depending on the length of the film. Instructor: DR. RUTH ROSENWASSER
Course OSH-188, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 3:00 PM - 4:45 PM
$66

THE VERY BEST OF BROADWAY: 1950 TO PRESENT!

Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world. The great majority of Broadway shows are musicals. Broadway musicals became enormously influential forms of American popular culture and helped make New York City the cultural capital of the nation. In this series we will develop an appreciation for the various celebrated musicals from the 1950s to the present. Instructor: BRIAN MURPHY
Course OSH-189, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

EL SABOR LATINO: SURVIVAL SPANISH

Opportunity to practice your Spanish conversation skills with a native speaker in an informal fun setting! Learn practical tips and tricks to get by in Miami. Some idiom practice. No grammar! Instructor: ANGIE ALEXANDER
Course OSH-254, Section 31
Starts : 10/30/2017 Ends : 12/11/2017
Meets on : Monday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35

HERESY: DIVERSITY AND DISSENT IN WORLD RELIGIONS

In this course we will examine evidence of controversies that date back to the origin of some of the religious traditions, and some of which have survived in modified form to this day. What were the controversies that gave rise to accusations of heresy? Instructor: DR. MARSHA COHEN
Course OSH-255, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

A SWEEPING HISTORICAL LITERARY ADVENTURE

Critic Maureen Corrigan called Leonardo Padura’s Heretics “a sprawling novel,” a historical novel set in Cuba, South Florida and Amsterdam. Beyond My Window by OLLI at UM writers will be a supplement. Instructor: ERIC SELBY
Course OSH-256, Section 31
Starts : 11/1/2017 Ends : 12/13/2017
Meets on : Wednesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66

HUMAN RACES: FACT AND FICTION

This discussion group course will focus on the evolutionary origins of human geographic differences; biological and social definitions of race; human migration patterns and trait differences among human populations; race and IQ; and evolutionary, philosophical, and scientific thinking about “racial differences. Instructor: DR. PETER LUYKX
Course OSH-257, Section 31
Starts : 11/2/2017 Ends : 12/14/2017
Meets on : Thursday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$66

HOT TAKES ON TALLAHASSEE: ISSUES OF IMPACT FOR THE UPCOMING 2018

From condo board regulations to education funding to red light cameras, these are the issues that affect us and our families on a daily basis. Gain insight from our guest panelists, including sitting legislators, journalists, and experts in the field, about the hot topics likely to hit the headlines across the state this spring. Click on course title for more details. Instructor: DR. NANCY LAWTHER
Course OSH-258, Section 31
Starts : 11/3/2017 Ends : 12/15/2017
Meets on : Friday
Time : 10:00 AM - 11:45 AM
$35

SPANISH - INTERMEDIATE, PART A

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: DR. LUIS CARLOS FALLON
This class has started and is not accepting new registrations.
Course OSH-420, Section 30
Starts : 9/5/2017 Ends : 10/24/2017
Meets on : Tuesday
Time : 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM
$66