Spring 2018 OLLI Catalog (Interactive)

CSUDHExtendedEd

The Osher Lifelong Learning at California State University Dominguez Hills is a program of educational, cultural, and social opportunities for retired and semi-retired individuals age 50 and above. Members experience taking courses in a relaxed atmosphere for the pure pleasure of learning.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

at CSU Dominguez Hills

Spring 2018 Course Catalog January–May


Enrich Your Life,

Enrich OLLI at CSUDH

Dear OLLI Members,

Thank you for your support of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at

California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH). Your generosity has enabled

OLLI to fulfill its goal of providing individuals, age 50+, with opportunities to

come together to enjoy learning and to have fun. You have been a vital part of

OLLI’s success because we know that many retired or semi-retired individuals are

finding a new purpose and path who would not otherwise. Many members say

they feel more productive, creative and happy because OLLI has made a difference

in their lives. Our hope is that this year, you will consider making a gift to OLLI,

reaffirming our shared vision of providing meaningful, lifelong learning

experiences for all.

Thank You

for your generous support

of OLLI at CSUDH.

Your gift of any size is

valued and appreciated!

csudh.edu/onlinegiving

To maintain OLLI’s momentum we have initiated an Enrich OLLI annual giving

program. By investing in OLLI, you will ensure that its future remains vibrant and

impactful. All gifts will support enhanced programming for our community.

We are inspired by your past generosity and ask that you consider

investing in OLLI with a gift of $100. Your contribution will go a long way

towards providing new and exciting enrichment opportunities for you and your

friends. For your convenience, you can make your gift online using our secure

giving site at www.csudh.edu/onlinegiving. Look for the OLLI 15th

Anniversary button at the bottom of your screen, and follow the prompts. By

making a commitment to OLLI, you will be combining your contribution with

others to make an even greater impact in the lives of many senior adult learners.

Every gift – whether large or small – is valued and appreciated. Your generosity

and your support is beyond measure…it is simply priceless! Thank you for your

kindness and for making OLLI@CSUDH the best it can be!

With appreciation,


Enrich Your Life,

Enrich OLLI at CSUDH.

OLLI Members Meeting—

Volunteer Appreciation

In recognition of National Volunteer

Week (April 15-21, 2018) special

programs and events will show our

gratitude and honor the generous time

and expertise given by our wonderful

volunteers.

“Volunteerism—the Greatest Gift

you can give someone is your TIME.

Because when you give your TIME,

you are giving a portion of your LIFE that you will never get back.”

All OLLI Members are encouraged to attend this Annual OLLI

Members Meeting to celebrate our volunteers and their

contributions. Meet OLLI Program Director La Margo Washington

and hear about the current state of OLLI at CSUDH and our

exciting plans for the future.

A free box lunch will be provided to OLLI Members who

register by Monday, April 2.

Thursday, April 19

10:00am – 1:00pm

2003-2018

FIFTEEN

Y E A R S

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)


OLLI Spring 2018

OLLI Open House &

Orientation

Join us at an OLLI Open House to learn more

about lifelong learning for retired and semiretired

adults. For more information on OLLI

at CSUDH visit www.csudh.edu/olli or call

(310) 243-3208.

OLLI Open

House

OLLI Members are

welcome to invite

friends to the Open

House. This is your

opportunity to learn

about membership

in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and to find out how to

register for classes.

Light refreshments will be served.

• Tuesday, January 30, 2018 10:00am – 12:00pm

CSUDH Campus, Extended Education Building, EE-1213

(Auditorium)

RSVP to (310) 243-3208 or by email to olli@csudh.edu by

January 23, 2018

• Registration Drop-off

Drop off your registration forms at the Registration Office.

Table of Contents

Open House........................................ 1

OLLI Contact Information.................... 2

Dean’s Welcome................................. 2

OLLI Membership Information..........3-4

Osher Lecture Series.....................5-6

OLLI Classes at CSUDH................7-33

Art, Culture & Language............8-9

Health & Wellness..................10-15

Discussion Groups..................16-17

Black History Month...............18-20

Computer Workshops................. 21

History & Social Science.........22-24

Field Trips...............................25-27

Special Events........................28-32

Peer-Led (Omnilore)..................33-43

University Calendar........................... 44

University Courses

for OLLI Members.................... 45

Instructors and Lecturers..............46-47

Chronological List of Courses.......48-52

OLLI Sponsors and Volunteers........... 53

Parking and Directions...................... 54

Extended Ed Classroom Map............. 55

CSUDH Campus Map........................ 56

OLLI’s Peer-Led Program (Omnilore) Orientations

• Friday, February 9 or Friday, March 16

1:30pm

Beach Cities Health Center, Lower Level Suite L8

514 N. Prospect Ave., Redondo Beach, CA 90277

RSVP to (310) 215-1848 or Membership@Omnilore.org

Directions and parking information will be provided.

OLLI is on Facebook!

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

at Cal State University Dominguez Hills

www.facebook.com/csudholli

Osher Lecture Series —South Bay

www.facebook.com/OsherLecture

Social Tennis for Seniors

www.facebook.com/groups/

OLLISocialTennis

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OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI)

Contact Information

Osher Lifelong

Learning Institute (OLLI)

California State University,

Dominguez Hills

College of Extended &

International Education

1000 East Victoria Street EE-1300

Carson, CA 90747

OLLI Office: (310) 243-3208

OLLI Registration: (310) 243-3741

Extended Education Building

Website: www.csudh.edu/olli

Email: olli@csudh.edu

Registration Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday 8:30am – 8:00pm

Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm

Saturday 8:30am – 1:00pm

Sunday Closed

Bernard and Barbro Osher

Bernard Osher

Foundation

The CSUDH Osher Lifelong

Learning Institute is funded in

part by a generous grant from the

Bernard Osher Foundation. The

Bernard Osher Foundation funds a

national network of OLLIs located

at 120 colleges and universities

throughout the United States.

www.osher.net

A Message from Dean McNutt

College of Extended and International Education, CSUDH

The OLLI program at CSUDH offers unique

opportunities for individuals who consider

lifelong learning an integral part of retirement.

Our program consists of a broad

spectrum of experiences including workshops,

lecture series, cultural events, field

trips, study groups and more. All adults aged 50 and up are

welcome to join OLLI at CSUDH. Members represent all walks of

life, a wide range of experience and diverse backgrounds.

2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the lifelong learning

program. OLLI has grown from humble beginnings to nearly

500 active members participating in programs at CSUDH,

Levy Adult Center and our newest location at the Beach Cities

Health Center in Redondo Beach.

To ensure that OLLI remains vibrant and self-sustaining, we have

launched the “Enrich OLLI” annual giving program. Our goal

is to raise $10,000 by February 28th, 2018. Toward that goal,

I ask you to consider making a $100 donation. Making a gift is

easy and convenient! You can write a check or go online using

our secure giving site at www.csudh.edu/onlinegiving, look

for the OLLI 15th Anniversary button at the bottom of your

screen, and follow the prompts. The page is slow to load, so

PLEASE be patient. All OLLI gifts will be used to enhance OLLI

programs which serve hundreds of retired and semi-retired

members—many of whom are finding a new purpose and path

by participating in OLLI classes and events. Every gift, large or

small is valued and appreciated.

Become a part of the CSUDH family by joining and contributing

to OLLI and help us get to the next 15 years! I believe you

will be energized by the mutual support that such learning

communities offer. I have always believed in the concept of

K-80 education, and OLLI at CSUDH provides the perfect

opportunities for fulfilling lifelong learning.

Thank you for your support!

J. Kim McNutt

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OLLI MEMBERSHIP

Lifelong Learning at CSUDH is a membership

organization for those individuals age 50+

who are seeking intellectual and social

activities. These activities include short

courses on a variety of topics, peer-led

courses, discussion groups, field trips,

computer workshops, social gatherings

and campus cultural events. Learning takes

place in a supportive environment without concern for grades,

tests, or requirements.

OLLI at CSUDH Membership Benefits

OLLI Members enjoy many benefits inherent in student status.

• Attend the popular Osher Lecture Series

• Participate in discussion groups on a variety of topics each term

• Enroll in special interest, technology and other workshops

designed for lifelong learners

• Attend short courses and participate in field trips

• Receive notifications by mail or email about campus events

• Receive CSUDH Student ID card for library privileges and

bookstore discounts

• Meet in state-of-the-art classrooms

• Receive an OLLI catalog each semester

• Participate in University and other selected Extended Education

programs for reduced rates

• Become involved in determining OLLI curriculum and events

• Meet like-minded adults in a supportive learning

environment

• Free email account at ToroMail

Become a member!

You can become an OLLI Member by

calling (310) 243-3741 or completing

the membership portion of the

registration form in this catalog.

Fee: Annual OLLI Membership is $30.

This includes the Osher Lecture Series

and other benefits. Some OLLI activities

have additional nominal fees. These

include OLLI courses, field trip fee,

computer courses and the peer-led

(Omnilore) program.

Meeting Times – Dates and times

for courses are listed with course

descriptions in this catalog.

Course Registration – In this catalog

members will find many courses,

programs and special activities.

Fees are listed with the courses.

Registration for courses listed in this

catalog is available to OLLI Members.

To enroll in these courses complete

the tear-out registration form (gold

pages) in this catalog and mail with

payment.

A Note About our Peer-led

Program (Omnilore)

Registration in our Omnilore courses

in Redondo Beach requires attendance

at an orientation prior to registration.

Visit www.omnilore.org or call

(310) 215-1848 for more information

Become a Member or Renew Your OLLI Membership

To participate in OLLI courses your membership must be current, which includes the Fall, Spring and

Summer semesters. The cost is only $30 for an annual membership. If your membership has lapsed,

please sign up as soon as possible. If you aren’t sure whether your membership is current, call the

OLLI office at (310) 243-3208. Please make checks payable to CSUDH.

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OLLI at CSUDH

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at CSUDH

Spring 2018 Programs and Activities

In this catalog, programs and activities for OLLI Members at the

CSUDH campus are listed in the following categories:

Parking at CSUDH

Annual Parking

Passes are available

to OLLI Members

for only $20.

Call the OLLI office

at (310) 243-3208

for details.

Effective July 1,

2017, the fee to park on campus is

$8 per day. Daily parking permits can

be purchased at one of the many

yellow parking lot permit machines

using cash, debit or credit card.

Permits must be displayed face-up

on your dashboard.

Visit the OLLI website at www.csudh.

edu/olli to find out about carpooling

or taking public transportation to the

campus.

• Lecture Series – Series of presentations by CSUDH professors

on a topic or theme suggested by OLLI Members. Fall and Spring

semesters only!

• Courses – OLLI courses are a series of classroom meetings

organized around a topic and led by an instructor. Additional fees

and/or waivers may apply.

• Discussion Groups – Discussions are often conducted in

conjunction with a video or film and facilitated by a discussion

leader. Additional fees may apply.

• Computer Workshops – Computer workshops include

presentations on various computer applications and their uses.

Classes meet in two modern computer labs with ample

opportunity for hands-on practice. Additional fees may apply.

• Field Trips – Members visit local museums, gardens, historic sites

and local places of interest. Additional fees may apply.

• Peer-led (Omnilore) – This program consists of study/discussion

groups in which each member participates by presenting a topic

related to the subject under study. Additional fees apply. OLLI

Members must attend an Omnilore orientation prior to registering

for a peer-led class. See Peer-led section on pages 33-43 for more

information or visit www.omnilore.org or call (310) 215-1848.

Upcoming Special Event

Save The Date!

OLLI Members

Meeting–Volunteer

Appreciation

Thursday, April 19

10:00am – 1:00pm

(See page 31)

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Osher

Lecture Series

A Taste of OLLI

CSUDH and Torrance

Many faculty members of California

State University, Dominguez Hills

present to OLLI Members on a variety

of fascinating and challenging topics.

The Osher Lectures are held in two

different locations to make it more

accessible to those who may not live

near campus. OLLI Members may

attend any or all of the lectures in the

series. Please send in a registration

form indicating which lecture series

you plan to attend so that we can

have an approximate count.

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OSHER LECTURE SERIES at CSUDH

This series is presented at

California State University,

Dominguez Hills

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA 90747

About the series

About the series

The Spring 2018 CSUDH Series features

CSUDH faculty presenting recent

research in their fields of expertise. You

will learn how CSUDH faculty research

is affecting communities locally and

globally. Emerging issues will be related

to applications and real life examples.

This is an opportunity to ask the experts

in a relaxed and collegial setting.

For current OLLI Members, there

is no charge, but registration is

required.

NLLL 420 Section 01

Course No 23840

Wednesdays, 10:00am – 12:00pm

February 21, 2018

Government and Governance.

Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Gilbert D. “Gil” Smith, Founder, Former Mayor and

Councilmember of the City of Carson, CSUDH’s 2015 Founders’

Award, OLLI Member

March 7, 2018 12:30pm-2:00pm*

History of Music: The Baroque Era

Dr. Sophia Momand, M.D. Staff Physician, Board Certified in Family

Practice, Student Health and Psychological Services, CSUDH

March 21, 2018 12:30pm-2:00pm*

Islam 101

Dr. Sophia Momand, M.D. Staff Physician, Board Certified in Family

Practice, Student Health and Psychological Services, CSUDH

April 4, 2018

Speaking Truth to Power

Stephen Sloane, Ph.D., Emeritus Faculty and Dean at Saint Mary’s

College of CA, OLLI Member

April 25, 2018

Automation and Jobs, Alternative Economic

Models, and Peace

Linda Groff, Ph.D., Emeritus Faculty, Political Science Department,

CSUDH

*Note special times for Dr. Momand’s classes

Save The Dates!

Osher Lecture Series at

Levy Adult Center

in Torrance

Class Schedule and information

to be published separately:

Check your email for updates.

OLLI Open House & A Taste of OLLI Poetry Fair

OLLI Members are welcome to invite friends to the Open House

and OLLI Poetry Fair events. Please take advantage of these

opportunities to share with others about membership in the

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute and its many benefits.

OLLI Open House

A Taste of OLLI Poetry Fair

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 Thursday, April 1

10:00am – 12:00pm

1:30pm - 3:30pm

(See page 1) (See page 31)

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OLLI Classes,

Workshops and

Activities

California State University

Dominguez Hills

Many classes, workshops and

discussion groups take place on the

campus of California State University

Dominguez Hills in Carson. In addition

to modern classroom buildings and

a dedicated computer lab, the

University has many resources which

include a library, food court, restaurant,

and bookstore. Involvement in

University activities is one of the

many benefits of OLLI.

Enrich Your Life,

Enrich OLLI at

CSUDH

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ART, CULTURE & LANGUAGE

Lecturer: Chet Hanley,

Lecturer for DHTV at CSUDH/LA 36,

Broadcast on channel LA 36

6 Thursdays

February 1, 8, 15

March 1, 15, 22

10:00am – 12:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

NLLL 152 Section 01

Course No. 23811

Classic Jazz 104: Evolution of a Genre

Chet Hanley continues his concise, sights-and-sounds primer

on America’s musical gift to the world, Jazz. Included in the

presentation is a consideration of music originating in New Orleans

around the beginning of the 20th century and subsequently

developing through increasingly complex styles, generally marked

by intricate, propulsive rhythms, polyphonic ensemble playing,

improvisatory, virtuosic solos, and melodic freedom which serve

to link the music to the entire realm of the performing arts.

Featured will be audio and video selections, along with discussions

of the music, the performers, and the literature. The following

topics will be addressed:

Session #1: February 1

Ever Evolving: An examination of Jazz styles–from Ragtime to Swing

Session #2: February 8

Ever Evolving: An examination of Jazz styles–from Bebop

to Post-Bop

Session #3: February 15

Jazz and the Broadway Musicals: A critical connection–Part 2

Session #4: March 1

Players as writers: Virtuoso instrumentalists who were (are)

consummate composers

Session #5: March 15

The Millennial Jazzers: They continue the tradition

Session #6: March 22

Voice your choice: You select the jazz artist to be profiled

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ART, CULTURE & LANGUAGE

Let’s Read a Play!

No stage or acting experience required. Join in the opportunity to

try out or polish your dramatic skills. Class members provide short

biographies of the authors and present the theater history of the

plays. You are invited to join this interesting and interactive acting

approach and to experience “cold reading.” Expect some lively

discussion. We’ll be featuring Pulitzer Prize winning plays.

Refreshments will be served.

Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward (February 7, 14)

A socialite-novelist invites an eccentric clairvoyant to

conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his

next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted

by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental

(dead) first wife after the séance.

A View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

(March 7, 14) The narrator introduces Eddie

Carbone, a longshoreman who’s spent his working

life at the docks of Red Hook in Brooklyn. We meet

Eddie’s large extended family, including immigrant

cousins who stir up fun, trouble, and romance.

Lion in Winter by J. Goldman (April 11, 18)

It is Christmas 1183 in King Henry II of England’s

palace in France. His family is gathering for the

holiday—his wife Eleanor (whom Henry has let out of

prison for the occasion) and their three sons, Richard,

Geoffrey, and John. As they discuss Henry’s successor

to the throne, the duplicitous machinations of the various members

of the family are exposed.

Cathleen Ni Hulihan by William Butler Yates

(May 9, 16) Set in County Mayo, Ireland the day

before Michael Gillane is to marry Delia. He enters

his family cottage with her dowry, then sees an old

woman approaching. They invite her in. She tells of

being evicted from her home, and how far she has

travelled. The play centers on the 1798 Rebellion, and is startlingly

nationalistic, encouraging young men to sacrifice their lives for the

heroine Cathleen ni Houlihan, who represents an independent and

separate Irish state.

Selected scenes from Shakespeare’s most famous plays will

also be read.

Instructor and Facilitator: Maria Ruiz

is a member of both OLLI and

Omnilore; a District Toastmasters

Qualified Speaker; and the “drama

guru” at the Joslyn Center in

Manhattan Beach. She also directs

and produces at the Dramatic Readers

Theater in two South Bay locations.

8 Wednesdays

February 7, 14

March 7, 14

April 11, 18

May 9, 16

1:30pm-3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1205

Fee: $20

NLLL 154 Section 01

Course No. 23812

Save The Date!

• California African-

American Museum (CAAM)

Wednesday February 14

11:00am – 1:00pm

(See page 25)

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

NOTE: OLLI is pleased to offer Social Tennis for Seniors, Crocheting for Health, Urban Hiking, and

Fun and Games to focus on learning experiences that optimize brain fitness and promote physical

fitness through exercise and coordination. Have fun!

Instructor: Donald Means,

OLLI Member

Donald’s Vision: “We will be the

fittest Seniors we know”

14 Tuesdays

February 6, 13, 20, 27

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 10, 17, 24

May 1, 8

9:00am – 11:00am

14 Fridays

February 2, 9, 16, 23

March 2, 9, 16, 23

April 6, 13, 20, 27

May 4, 11

9:00am – 11:00am

Practice only:

2 Tuesdays

May 15, 22

9:00am – 11:00am

2 Fridays

May 18, 25

9:00am – 11:00am

CSUDH tennis courts

Fee: $20

NLLL 355 Section 01

Course No. 23833

Social Tennis for Seniors

The game of tennis is a lifetime sport. Now is the opportune time

to join our class. We are a group with many different attributes

who enjoy a moderate level of physical activity. The tennis class

has wonderful health benefits, just to name a couple: fun and

social interaction. We participate in medium stretching and

warm-up exercises. Instructions are easy. We gain knowledge of

tennis rules and tennis etiquette. We continue to learn the

essentials of tennis, beginning with the classic grip, forehand,

backhand, serve, volley, topspin, drop shot and doubles play.

To get started bring a tennis racket, wear tennis shoes and bring

sunglasses, hat, small towel, and water. Class meets for 28

sessions with 4 additional sessions for practice.

(Note: OLLI Members are required to sign a waiver

at first class session.)

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Fun and Games

“No experience necessary.”

This class is all about having fun, friendship, and “exercising” our

brains! An assortment of games will be provided but class members

are encouraged to bring their own games to share. We’ll have on

hand “brain games” along with such favorites as: Mexican Train

(a dominos game). Scrabble,

Tripoley, Rummy Tiles, Jenga,

Cribbage, Chess, playing cards,

and coloring books, to name a

few. We’ll break into groups and

play familiar games and learn

some new ones.

Facilitator: Valerie Dingwall,

OLLI Member

8 Fridays

February 9, 23

March 9, 23

April 6, 20

May 4, 18

11:30am – 1:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1206

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

NLLL 355 Section 02

Course No. 23834

Quick Crafts with Norma

Join in this fun and productive new class with crafter-extraordinaire,

Norma Bates, a 9-year OLLI Member, volunteer and Ambassador.

Norma brings a lifetime of crafting experience to this class. We

have all seen examples of her crafting with prizes and table décor

at OLLI Open Houses and other special events.

You’ll be surprised at the ingenious projects she has in store for us.

Projects and supplies needed for each following class will be

announced at each meeting.

Facilitator: Norma Bates, OLLI Member,

craft raffle prize contributor for OLLI and

Juneteenth Celebrations

3 Tuesdays

April 10, 17, 24

12:00pm – 1:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1205

Fee: $15 (Course Materials)

Registration is limited to

10 participants.

NLLL 151 Section 02

Course No. 23810

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Facilitator: Eula Slater,

OLLI Member and Registered Dietitian

6 Thursdays

March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

April 5

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1205

Fee: $20

NLLL 355 Section 03

Course No. 23835

Upcoming Special Event

Save The Date!

• Inflamm-Aging

Wednesday, April 4

1:30pm – 3:30pm

(See page 29)

Living Well For Older Adults

This Spring we’ll focus on a new DVD series: Food Science

and The Human Body

DVD

Food Science and the Human Body

As Life Long Learners we continue to enjoy exploring the topic of

food: cooking styles, nutrition, insights, and cultural histories. But,

what about a more scientific approach to the subject, one that also

includes field likes biology, neurology and human evolution.

Dr. Alyssa Crittenden an associate Professor of Anthropology at

the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where she is also an adjunct

Professor in the department of medicine, will offer eye opening

answers about the evolution of the human diet and its relationship

to our bodies. She will bring together insights from a range of fields

including anthropology, biology, history, nutrition, health science,

economics and sociology. She will lay bare what science can teach

us about how food works on our bodies and how it can harm us

as well as help.

March 1

March 8

March 15

March 22

March 29

April 5

1) Paleo Diet and the Ancestral Appetite

2) Our Hunter Gatherer Past

3) Stones, Bones, and Teeth

4) Did Eating Meat Make us Human?

5) Insect: the other White Meat

6) Was the Stone Age Mostly Vegetarian?

7) Cooking and the Control of Fire

8) The Neolithic Revolution

9) The Changing Disease-Scape

10) How Food Spreads around the World

11) The History of the Spice Trade

12) How Sugar and Salt Shaped the World

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Aging Gracefully and Gratefully

We’ll continue the discussions from

the Fall semester. New ideas and

perceptions bring new insights and

ideas. Aging is inevitable. For as

many seniors who are asked about

the process of Aging there are as

many different perceptions and

answers. What positive actions

can we take on this road called

“aging”? Attitudes, decisions,

choices and acceptance are but a few topics to consider. We will

discuss and explore various concepts, share techniques and

consider how to age gracefully and gratefully together.

May 3

Session 1: My Health

Mental, Physical, Emotional Health Losses

• Senses (Dementia, Alzheimer’s) • Loved Ones

• Decision Making • Ability to Change

May 10

Session 2: Taking Care of Me

• Diet (Weight Gain/Loss) • Exercise, Entertainment

• Sleep/Habits • Intimacy/Sex • Spirituality/Religion

May 17

Session 3: Taking Care of Business

• Relationships/Family and Friends • Living Arrangements

• Communication/Interaction with Others • Environment

• Retirement/Finances • Public Image Legacy (what will we

pass on?) • Gratitude

Presenter: Frankie Stewart, M.A.,

OLLI Member and CSUDH Alumna

3 Thursdays

May 3, 10, 17

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1205

Fee: $15

NLLL 355 Section 06

Course No. 23838

Save The Date!

• South Coast

Botanical Gardens

Wednesday, March 14

10:00am – 12:00pm

(See page 26)

Save The Dates!

• Urban Hiking in the

South Bay

4 Mondays

April 23, 30, May 7, 14

9:00am – 11:00am

(See page 25)

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Instructor: Yolanda Fielder, OLLI

Member, CSUDH Alumni, and City of

Carson Women’s Issues Commissioner

4 Mondays

March 5, 12, 19, 26

12:00pm – 2:00pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1222

Fee: $15 (Course Materials)

Registration is limited to 20

participants.

NLLL 151 Section 01

Course No. 23809

Upcoming Special Event

Save The Date!

• Preview Performance

In the Next Room

Thursday, April 5

8:00pm – 10:00pm

(See page 30)

Hat Making:

Royal Fascinators with Yolanda

Join in this fun and productive new class with milliner and crafter,

Yolanda Fielder. Yolanda studied fashion design at Los Angeles

Trade-Technical College. She traveled to New York where she

worked at Eric Javits Hats in New York while studying millinery at

The Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. She was owner

of a hat shop called, King George’s Daughter. With other various

craft experiences under her belt, Yolanda will bring the royalty out

in you.

You will awe everyone you meet with your beautifully creative

head piece.

NEW!

In this class you will make

a professional looking

fascinator using various

materials such as: feathers,

rhinestones, wire, and

fabric; ready to wear at

Easter, Mother’s Day, or

any other celebration. It

can be classy or whimsical.

Make them think you

went to Paris. An orientation will be provided at the first class.

Most class materials will be provided. Additional materials needed

for each following class will be announced at each meeting.

Upcoming Special Event

Save The Date!

• Preview Performance

Before It Hits Home

Thursday, February 22

8:00pm – 10:00pm

(See page 28)

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HEALTH AND WELLNESS

T’ai Chi Chuan for Beginners

T’ai Chi Chaun is a slow martial art comprised of a series of

postures which flow together in a holistic and unified manner.

T’ai Chi is

essentially

a moving

meditation

accessible

to everyone,

regardless

of age

or physical ability. Join me in exploring this ancient art, which is

still practiced worldwide today, known to bring about calmness,

strength, optimum health, body awareness, improved balance,

community and lasting friendships.

Please wear comfortable clothes.

NEW!

Instructor: Linda Kahn, OLLI Member

6 Tuesdays

March 6, 13, 20, 27

April 3, 10

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1201

Fee: $20

Class is limited to 15 students

NLLL 355 Section 04

Course No. 23836

Crocheting For Health

Let’s complete a project for Spring! Crocheting is part of our

Healthy Living series. It stimulates our brains and can promote

mental health by reducing stress. Class times are scheduled to

allow a solid beginning in the art and skill of crocheting, as well

as for feedback on progress.

Past projects have

been donated as prizes

at OLLI Celebrations,

OLLI Juneteenth and

to Knots of Love.

Please bring yarn

and hook to first

meeting.

Facilitator: Eula Slater, OLLI Member

8 Tuesdays

April 10, 17, 24

May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1205

Fee: $15

NLLL 355 Section 05

Course No. 23837

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DISCUSSION GROUPS

Facilitators: OLLI Members

4 Thursdays

February 22, March 22

April 26, May 24

10:00am – 12:00pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1205

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

NLLL 154 Section 02

Course No. 23813

The Thursday Morning Book Club

We’ll read and discuss these books selected by the club members.

Some questions to consider might be: How well has the author

made his/her point? What surprised you about a character or the

ending? How does the story relate to today’s ideas and lifestyles?

Bring you own beverage; members provide snacks.

February 22

Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl, by Linda Brent (Harriet

Jacobs) is the autobiography of a young mother and fugitive slave

published in 1861 by L. Maria Child, who edited the book for its

author. Born into slavery, Linda Brent spent her early years in a

happy home, but is eventually bequeathed to a master who is cruel

and neglectful. The story recounts the horrors of slavery, sexual

abuse, mothers being divided from their children, and avaricious

slaveholders. It is a story of love, courage and determination under

dire circumstances, and the hope for freedom.

March 22

Woman in White, by Wilkie Collins

On his way to teach two sisters, Marian and Laura, how to draw

Walter meets a mysterious woman dressed entirely in white who

has just escaped from a mental hospital. He falls in love with Laura

although she is engaged to untrustworthy Sir Percival. After their

wedding Marian goes to live with the newlyweds, and their guests

the Foscos, not so nice people. Things go from bad to worse for

the sisters. Lots of skullduggery.

April 26

The Identicals, by Elin Hildebrand

Just because twins look exactly alike doesn’t mean they’re anything

alike. Tabitha and Harper Frost have spent their lives trying to prove

this point. When a family crisis forces them to band together, or at

least appear to, the twins come to realize that the special bond that

they share is more important than the resentments that have driven

them apart.

May 24

Emma, by Jane Austen

Precocious twenty-year old Emma, convinced she will never marry,

imagines herself to be naturally gifted in conjuring love matches.

She takes it upon herself to find a husband for a friend, when the

man becomes interested in Emma herself. Other matches are made

with dubious results, as Emma tries to make everyone happy. One

needs a dance card to keep in mind all the characters and couples.

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DISCUSSION GROUPS

The Skeptic’s Guide to American History

This is the conclusion of the 24 part lecture series…What if

everything you have come to believe about America’s early history

was a lie, or in the least, did not tell the entire story? What if the

historical facts you were taught in grades five through twelve were

presented with a slightly distorted slant to guide your perception

of America in relationship to the rest of the world? Professor

Mark A. Stoler’s Great Courses lecture series will reframe your

understanding of America’s past while also providing a fresh

perspective on how to interpret the future.

Professor Mark A. Stoler, Ph.D., is an award-winning scholar from

University of Vermont. He provides a fresh insight into history, and

how historians think and work. His series will sort through myths,

misconceptions and half truths about our nation’s past. Professor

Stoler offers an intellectual and delightful journey through America

history while giving you the opportunity to rethink historical facts

and their meaning.

During this lecture series, we will delve into topics such as the

impact other nations had on the American Revolution, the

Newburgh Conspiracy in the winter of 1782-83, the Battle at

Gettysburg, and America’s Vietnam policies. The course will open

your eyes to aspects of American history you may have simply just

taken for granted. Come join the ranks of the intellectually curious

and satisfy the need to understand a different perspective of

American history. This topic will bring a lively discussion on

alternative truths.

Session #7 13) Myths about American Isolation and Empire

14) Early Progressives Were Not Liberals

Session #8 15) Woodrow Wilson and the Rating of Presidents

16) The Roaring Twenties Reconsidered

Session #9 17) Hoover and the Great Depression Revisited

18) What Did Roosevelt’s New Deal Really Do?

Session #10

Session #11

Session #12

19) World War ll Misconceptions and Myths

20) Was the Cold War Inevitable?

21) Real Blunders of the Vietnam War

22) Myths about American Wars

23) Who Matters in American History?

24) History Did Not Begin with Us

Facilitator: Jay Edie,

OLLI & Omnilore Member

6 Mondays

March 5, 12, 19, 26

April 2, 9

10:00am – 12:00pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1205

Fee: $20

NLLL 251 Section 01

Course No. 23826

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

February Is…Black History Month

OLLI at CSUDH is offering four courses led by experts in the

area of African and African-American Studies: geneology

researcher Charles G. Meigs, Jr., Banning Museum Director

Michael Sanborn, artist, educator, and art historian Bridgitte

Montgomery, and Farah Stockman, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter

and founder of Jitegenes Inc., providing Kenya’s street children

with access to formal and vocational education. A field trip to

the California African-American Museum (see page 25) completes

our recognition of the contributions of African and African-

American cultures.

Lecturer: Bridgitte Montgomery,

Artist, Educator, and Art Historian

Monday, February 12

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

and Open to the Public

OLLI Members Only

NLLL 155 Section 06

Course No. 23819

Non-OLLI Members Only

NLLL 155 Section 07

Course No. 23820

The Art, Culture, and Politics of the

Harlem Renaissance: 1918-1937

NEW!

Did you know that before the

end of slavery blacks had already

mastered many styles of European

art? Did you know that only 33

years after slavery there was an

all black cast of actors performing

on Broadway in 1898? By 1925,

during the Harlem Renaissance,

blacks owned over sixty million

dollars of property in black Harlem.

Work was so abundant in the North

that Harlem had become a selfstyled

hub for both a black middle

class and the arts to develop. At that time, the art, music, dance,

theater, writing, and performers of the Harlem Renaissance went

around the world. Sociologist, historian, and civil rights activist

W.E.B. Du Bois and philosopher Alain Locke served important

roles in the evolution of the black creative culture as well as the

developing civil rights movement. Several black publications

sprang up to inform people of both the creative culture and the

politics of blacks at the time. Join artist and art historian Bridgitte

Montgomery’s lecture on the art, creative culture, and politics

before, during, and after the Harlem Renaissance.

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Africans and Cherokees (1540-1907)

NEW!

Africans and Cherokees (1540-1907) is a historical, cultural and

genealogical presentation of the history of interaction between the

Cherokee Tribe and people of African descent beginning with the

Hernando de Soto Spanish expedition in search of gold in 1540.

Few people in the U.S. today know that people of African descent

comprised approximately ten percent of the Cherokee Tribe at

the time of “The Trail of Tears*” in 1838. By comparison, African

Americans comprise less than ten percent of the U.S. population

today. Prior to the Civil War, most of these Cherokees of African

descents were slaves, but some were free blacks and some actually

had intermarried into the tribe.

Using the records accumulated by the Cherokees and the U.S.

Government, the presenter researched his family from Oklahoma

into the Cherokee Tribe dating back as far as 1830.

Lecturer: Charles G. Meigs, Jr.

Tuesday, February 6

1:00pm - 3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

and Open to the Public

OLLI Members Only

NLLL 155 Section 01

Course No. 23814

Non-OLLI Members Only

NLLL 155 Section 02

Course No. 23815

*In 1838 and 1839, Andrew Jackson’s

Indian removal policy forced the

Cherokee nation to give up its lands

east of the Mississippi River and to

migrate to an area in present-day

Oklahoma. The Cherokee people

called this journey the “Trail of Tears,”

because of its devastating effects.

From Darkness to Light:

Discovering Harriett Mason

NEW!

The SS Ada Hancock was a steam-powered tender, owned and

operated by Phineas Banning to transfer passengers and cargo to

and from large coastal steamships in San Pedro Harbor in the early

1860’s. On April 27, 1863, the ship’s boiler exploded in San Pedro

Bay, at the port of Los Angeles near Wilmington, California, killing

26 people and injuring many of the 53 passengers on board.

Former slave, Harriet Mason, worked for the Banning family in the

early 1860’s at the height of the Civil War. It was her heroic actions

that helped save many lives in the Los Angeles Harbor after the

Ada Hancock disaster in 1863.

Learn about this fascinating woman and the historic contributions

that her family made in early Los Angeles History.

Lecturer: Michael Sanborn,

Banning Museum Director

Tuesday, February 27

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: Free to OLLI Members and Open

to the Public

OLLI Members Only

NLLL 155 Section 03

Course No. 23816

Non-OLLI Members Only

NLLL 155 Section 04

Course No. 23817

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BLACK HISTORY MONTH

Lecturer: Farah Stockman, Pulitzer-

Prize winning reporter, and founder

of Jitegemee, Inc.—providing Kenya’s

street children with access to formal

and vocational education.

Friday, March 16

10:00am - 1:00pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

and Open to the Public

OLLI Members Only

NLLL 001 Section 02

Course No. 23797

Non-OLLI Members Only

NLLL 001 Section 03

Course No. 23798

Upcoming Special Event

Save The Date!

• Preview Performance

Spring Dance Concert

Thursday, May 3

8:00pm – 10:00pm

(See page 32)

Conversations with Farah Stockman,

Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist

for the New York Times.

NEW!

Farah Stockman is a Pulitzer-Prize winning reporter who works

for the New York Times, and author of Enemy of the People:

Journalism in an age of political upheaval. She’s also a member of

the Council on Foreign Relations. Farah grew up in East Lansing,

MI and attended Harvard University, where she helped run an

educational summer camp for kids in the Mission Hill public

housing development. After graduation, she moved to Kenya,

to work with street children in Machakos, a town she’d gotten

to know during a semester studying abroad. Farah entered the

world of journalism by interning with a New York Times reporter

in Nairobi, putting her knowledge of Kenya and the struggles of

everyday people came to good use. From 2000 to 2016, Farah

worked for the Boston Globe, serving as a metro reporter, a foreign

policy reporter and a columnist and editorial writer.

Over the years, she’s covered a wide range of topics, from the war

in Afghanistan to the most recent presidential election. In 2014,

she won the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship to write a series of

columns about the 40th anniversary of court-ordered busing in

Boston. In 2015, that series won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

Farah joined the staff of the New York Times in 2016. She lives in

Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and daughter.

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COMPUTER WORKSHOPS

Computer Cyber Systems 101

for Seniors

The focus is on various areas of cyber security. The classes are

designed for those with a rudimentary knowledge of computers.

You should know how to navigate through Windows platform,

access and generate emails, and surf the internet. You do not need

specific experience with configuration or security systems. You will

learn the basics of how to protect yourself while using email and

browsing the web on various devices. At the end of the course

you will have a better understanding of best practices and options

available to protect yourself and still have fun on the internet.

February 17

EE-1213

(Auditorium)

February 24

EE-1213

(Auditorium)

March 17

EE-1206

The first class will focus on the importance

of protecting yourself while using electronic

communication devices. How to identify threats,

general best practices for protecting your data and

protecting your connection to the internet.

The second class will focus on securing your

computer and staying safe with Smartphones

and Tablets.

The third class will discuss best practices with

email and safely browsing the Internet.

NEW!

Instructor: Emilio Contreras, Jr.,

OLLI Member, Microsoft Certified

Professional for Window 7 Desktop

Support and Configuration

3 Saturdays

February 17, 24

March 17

10:00am – 12:00pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 and EE-1206

Fee: $20

NLLL 354 Section 01

Course No. 23831

Computers 101 for Seniors (Windows version)

This class is designed for the

senior-beginner to develop

basic skills required to use

their Windows-based personal

computers (PCs, not Apple

products). The class assumes that

you have some limited exposure

to Windows-based PC’s, laptops,

tablets and smartphones (not flip

phones). Topics will include how

to use the Internet, uploading and downloading photos and videos,

voice texting and, if time permits, Skyping. (Skyping is a way to

have FREE video phone calls with friends and family).

You may bring your own working mobile devices and appropriate

power adapters. Make sure you have current user names and

passwords for accounts such as email, Skype, Facebook, etc.

Instructor: La Margo Washington,

OLLI Member, Computer Networks

Consultant

6 Mondays

April 16, 23, 30

May 7, 14, 21

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1202 (Computer Lab)

Fee: $20

Class is limited to 18 students

Note: This class will focus ONLY on

Windows-based devices, not Apple

NLLL 354 Section 02

Course No. 23832

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HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCE

Lecturer: Sylvia N. Contreras, OLLI

Member, Public Relations representative

for “Lincoln and Mexico Project”

Saturday, March 31

10:00am – 12:00pm

www.LincolnandMexicoProject.org

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

and the Public

OLLI Members Only

NLLL 251 Section 04

Course No. 23829

Non-OLLI Members Only

NLLL 251 Section 05

Course No. 23830

Abraham Lincoln and Mexico

The Mexican War was a preemptive invasion by US forces with

the primary purpose of acquiring California, and a land route

across the southwest to connect the Atlantic with the Pacific. It

was unjustified and unconstitutional. It resulted in the largest

land acquisition in modern history. More than half of Mexico was

taken by the stroke of a pen and that country was relegated to

Third World status; whereas the United States with its acquisition

of 1,972,550 km² (761,606 sq. mi.) of new territory, “from sea to

shining sea,” rose to be a world power with deep ports on both

the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. From the seized territories, the US

carved out the present-day states of California, Utah, Arizona, and

Nevada, along with parts of Kansas, New Mexico, Colorado, and

Wyoming. In addition, the lower part of Texas from the Nueces

River to the Rio Grande became officially part of the US.

Michael Hogan,

Guadalajara, Jalisco, México

NEW!

Lincoln and Mexico Project (LAMP) is an educational and cultural

project designed to inform educators, students, and the general

public about the relationship of Mexico’s history and Abraham

Lincoln. The project is based on the book “Abraham Lincoln and

Mexico,” which a copy is in the Abraham Lincoln Presidential

Library in Springfield, Illinois.

Upcoming Special Event

Save The Date!

• Cup of Water Players

Good News

Wednesday, April 18

10:00am – 12:00pm

(See page 28)

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HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCE

Spanish Patriots during the

American Revolution

NEW!

A brief background history of the involvement

and the contributions by the Spanish

Government and the Spanish Patriots to

the Continental Congress and to George

Washington’s Army during the American

Revolution. The contributions named include

both monetary and military support. She

will speak of the Spanish military battles

fought on land and sea against the British

during the period from 1779-1783. Notable Spaniards will be

named who played important roles in assisting the Colonist in

our fight for independence. Among the notable patriots are the

thousands of Spanish soldiers that lived in the presidios (forts)

along the borderland states from Florida to California. Today,

many descendants of these Spanish Soldiers and Sailors have

researched and found out that their ancestors participated in or

supported our American Revolution.

Lecturer: Letty Peña Rodella is a retired

educator and President of Society

of Hispanic Historical and Ancestral

Research (SHHAR) in Orange, CA.

Saturday, March 17

10:00am – 12:00pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

and the Public

OLLI Members Only

NLLL 251 Section 02

Course No. 23827

Non-OLLI Members Only

NLLLL 251 Section 03

Course No. 23828

What Members say about OLLI

“Joining OLLI has enhanced my life style. The enriching fun activities, the

informational lecture series and the friendship bonds formed through sharing

life-learning process with others are priceless.

I share the positive benefits of an OLLI membership whenever an opportunity

presents itself. I introduced my sister to OLLI last year and she cannot say enough

about the program and the people who are part of it.

It is in this spirit that my family and OLLI will host my niece, Farah Stockman,

author of Enemy of the People: Journalism in an age of political upheaval and Pulitzer-

Prize winning journalist for the New York Times, (see page 20). She will share parts of

her life’s journey as a journalist facing the many and varied contentious life-changing

issues facing us all today.

Quite a story…come share in the conversation!”

Gloria Bocancea, OLLI Member

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HISTORY & SOCIAL SCIENCE

Facilitator/Instructor:

LAFHL Instructor/OLLI Member

4 Fridays

April 6, 20

May 4, 18

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1222

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

NLLL 155 Section 05

Course No. 23818

Genealogy Series

The Los Angeles Family History Library (LAFH) and OLLI Members

will offer courses to provide resources and instructions for members

interested in additional Family and Genealogy Research.

April 6

Ancestry.com/Family History Search: An overview of both

websites. Understanding and instructions on how to research

records and materials located on these sites.

April 20

Finding Birth, Marriage and Death Records: Locating the

records that are specific to the family history and documenting the

search using Ancestry.com Familysearch.org and findagrave.com.

May 4

U.S. Census: Overview of the 1790-1940 Census and the

information that was obtained from the interviews of families

listed. How to read the 1850 & 1860 Slave Schedules.

May 18

Wills, Probates, Land Records, Property and Deeds: What

these documents are and what information can be retrieved for

family research.

NEW!

Save The Date!

• Tour Aboard the

Battleship IOWA

Wednesday, May 9

10:00am – 12:00pm

(See page 27)

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FIELD TRIPS

NOTE: All OLLI field trips require a minimum $5 fee for administrative expenses. Check the field trip

description for any additional expenses that may be incurred on-site. (OLLI Members are required to sign a

waiver prior to participating in field trip activities.)

California African-American

Museum (CAAM)

In conjunction with Black History Month, the Osher Lifelong

Learning Institute (OLLI) takes its annual field trip to the African-

American Museum (CAAM) Where we will have a docent-led tour

of current exhibits. The tour will take 45 minutes to one hour, and

will cover the follow two exhibits, Lezley Saar Salon des Refuse’s,

and Circles and Circuits: of the Chines Caribbean Dispora.

The Museum will treat the group to workshop having to do with

the current exhibit. This workshop will consist of fabric design done

on a small scarf or a handkerchief based on the work of Althea

McNish who was an Afo-Trinidadian fabric designer. She lives in

England where she has been successful. Two examples of her work

from 1959 are on exhibit in Circles and Circuits.

Please join us this field trip is always a treat.

Field Trip Coordinator: Eula Slater,

OLLI Member

Wednesday, February 14

11:00am – 1:00pm

Participants will meet at the

California African-American Museum

at 10:45am

600 State Drive

Los Angeles, CA 90037

www.CAAMuseum.org

For directions call (213) 744-7432

(Museum)

Fee: $6

Must register by February 7

Parking is $12

NLLL 171 Section 01

Course No. 23821

Urban Hiking in the South Bay

Walkers, get your gear together! We will be taking four urban

hikes. The first meeting will be at CSUDH. We meet in a classroom

for an introduction, sign waivers and receive information on the

locations of the other three urban hikes. Then we will take our first

urban hike on the CSUDH campus. The other hikes will be in the

South Bay. These hikes will be low-impact on flat or gently rolling

sidewalks or pathways. Wear a hat, durable shoes, sunscreen, and

bring water to drink.

Hiking Guides: Janice Champion and

Lori Davidson-Fox, OLLI Members

4 Mondays

April 23, 30

May 7, 14

9:00am – 11:00am

Extended Education Building,

EE-1205 (First meeting only)

Fee: $10

NLLL 370 Section 01

Course No. 23839

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FIELD TRIPS

Field Trip Coordinator: Eula Slater,

OLLI Member

Wednesday, March 14

10:00am – 12:00pm

Participants will meet at the Gardens

entrance for the guided tour.

South Coast Botanical Gardens

26300 Crenshaw Boulevard

Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274

southcoastbotanicgarden.org

For directions, call: (310) 544-1948

Fee: $6.00 admission

Parking: Free, ample parking

NLLL 171 Section 02

Course No. 23822

South Coast Botanical Gardens

NEW!

Unique from

the start,

South Coast

Botanical

Gardens is one

of the world’s

first botanical

gardens to

be developed

over a sanitary

landfill.

Referred to as “The Jewel of the Peninsula”, it is located on the

beautiful Palos Verdes Peninsula. This 87-acre botanic garden has

more than 2,500 different species of plants from as far away as

Australia, the Mediterranean, and South Africa. It is situated in

Sunset Magazine’s Zone 23, one of the most favored growing areas

in the world, and has about 100 trees and shrubs that are rare

mature specimens, infrequently seen elsewhere. The wide variety of

plant life provides food and shelter to an abundant wildlife and bird

population, with over 200 species of birds sighted annually.

This docent-led tour will take us through the extensive gardens and

an inside plant show. Sun hats, sun-screen, sun glasses, water, and

comfortable shoes are advised. Be sure to bring your cameras:

The flowers will be blooming!

Participants will meet at the Gardens entrance for the guided tour.

Upcoming Special Event

Save The Date!

• A Taste of OLLI

Poetry Fair

Thursday, April 12

1:30pm - 3:30pm

(See page 31)

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FIELD TRIPS

Tour Aboard the Battleship IOWA

Celebrate the American Spirit by

taking a tour aboard the former

USS IOWA (BB-61), a battleship

museum berthed in San Pedro.

This iconic and historic ship has

hosted more US presidents than

any other US Navy warship.

The IOWA served during WWII

in both the Atlantic and Pacific

Oceans, saw action during the

Korean Conflict, and served in

the Caribbean, Mediterranean

Sea and Persian Gulf areas

during the Cold War.

Your tour will take you on

its wooden decks around

the massive 16 inch guns, to

the anchoring equipment on the foc’sle, through the Officers

Wardroom, into the Captain’s Inport Cabin (occupied by FDR in

late 1943), and topside to the decks of 5 inch guns, Signal and Flag

Bridges, the conning areas of the Bridge, through “missile country”

(where massive Tomahawk and Harpoon launchers are located),

into an Enlisted berthing area, through the Galley and Mess Decks,

into the National Battleship Museum, through the Ship’s Store and

finally back on the main deck where a 1950s era helicopter

(a HUP-2) is located.

To maximize your shipboard tour experience, it is recommended

that you wear closed toed shoes, a hat, bring sunscreen, water and

a camera. Many souvenirs and other IOWA memorabilia are also

available in the Ship’s Store.

Don’t miss this opportunity to tour aboard the only battleship on

the West Coast.

Note: Check the website for Accessibility and Safety, and

no open-toed shoes.

NEW!

Field Trip Coordinator:

Marion Seaman, OLLI Member

Wednesday, May 9

10:00am – 12:00pm

Participants will meet at the Pacific

Battleship Center Battleship IOWA

Museum at 9:30am

250 South Harbor Blvd.

Berth 87

Los Angeles, CA 90731

Accessibility and Safety:

www.pacificbattleship.com

For directions call (877) 446-9261

(Museum)

Fee: $17.00 for Guided Tour

Field Trip is limited to 25 students

Parking: the first hour is free; any additional

hours are charged at a rate of

$2 per hour per vehicle

NLLL 171 Section 03

Course No. 23823

Upcoming Special Event

Save The Date!

• Damsel in Distress

Wednesday, May 2

10:00am – 12:00pm

(See page 32)

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Directed by Donis Leonard, M.F.A.,

Associate Professor of Theatre Arts

Thursday, February 22

8:00pm – 10:00pm

Edison Theatre

Fee: $5

NLLL 001 Section 01

Course No. 23796

Preview Performance of

Before It Hits Home by Cheryl West

NEW!

Set in the early 90’s Before It Hits Home tells the story of Wendal

Bailey, a black bisexual jazz musician whose life on the down-low

endangers both himself and his loved ones. This complex and

thought-provoking play explores the effects of AIDS on Wendal,

his lovers, and his entire family. This crisis in the Bailey family is

often raw and candid, but is much more than just a story about

AIDS. Cheryl West’s award-winning play is ultimately a story about

conditional and unconditional love. Contains mature themes

and strong language.

OLLI Members have the privilege of attending the “by invitation

only” Preview Performance for a special price. Our own OLLI

Will Call avoids waiting in line at the box office and provides a

chance to socialize and discuss the presentation with theatre-loving

OLLI Members and friends before the performance and during

intermission. Experience quality theatre and dance right here at our

beautiful CSUDH campus, close to home and easy parking.

This performance is part of the CSUDH Department of Theatre and

Dance 2017/2018 Season. Registration will close one week

before the Preview Performance date.

Facilitator/Instructor: Sherry Erickson,

Director and Producer

Wednesday, April 18

10:00am – 12:00pm

www.cupofwaterplayers.com

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: $5

NLLL 001 Section 09

Course No. 23804

Good News

presented by Cup of Water Players

NEW!

This show is set at fictional Tait College

during the roaring 20’s when colleges were

as much a social scene as an academic one.

Good News first opened on Broadway in 1927

and then was adapted to film in 1947 starring

June Allyson and Peter Lawford. Filled with fun,

dance, excitement and such great songs as

“Button Up Your Overcoat,” “Keep Your Sunny

Side Up,” “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries,”

“Together” and many more, you will surely

enjoy our lively adaptation!

Cup of Water Players is a group of theatrical players who perform

on the stage of life. “We take the gift of musical theatre and drama

to those who can’t come to us, and we do it for love: the love of

theatre, the love of music, and the love of those in need.”

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Inflamm-Aging

NEW!

Inflamm-Aging is the name for chronic inflammation when it is

associated with age-related diseases. Chronic inflammation differs

from acute inflammation—it is insidious and silent. Most, if not all

age-related diseases are associated with chronic inflammation such

as diabetes type 2, dementia, cancer and of course, coronary artery

disease (CAD)—the leading killer of Americans.

Many researchers have, for years,

considered chronic inflammation the

leading risk factor for developing

atherosclerosis (plaque containing

cholesterol that obstructs arterial

blood flow)—the hallmark of

CAD. In fact, even the public

has been made aware of chronic

inflammation with an article a

decade ago in TIME ® Magazine

“The Secret Killer.”

We will focus first on chronic

inflammation processes, specifically

in the formation of atherosclerotic plaque. Further, we will look

at the most current information of its role in diabetes type 2,

dementia and cancer.

For the second part, the question is: what are the new “novel”

therapies researchers are suggesting to reduce or eliminate chronic

inflammation? Medical journals suggest new types of antiinflammatory

prescription medications.

However, evidence continues to mount that even if one takes

“novel” medications that natural approaches—such as an antiinflammatory

diet, intermittent fasting and changing other lifestyle

factors—may be superior to medication or complement the drugs

by reducing the dose and hence the side effects.

Instructor: Joy Jurena, RN, MHA,

OLLI and Omnilore Member

Wednesday, April 4

1:30pm – 3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1222

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

NLLL 001 Section 04

Course No. 23799

Important Announcement:

Renew Your OLLI

Membership

To participate in OLLI courses

your membership must be current.

The cost is only $30 for annual

membership. If your membership

has lapsed, please sign up as

soon as possible. If you aren’t sure

whether your membership is

current, call the OLLI Office at

(310) 243-3208. Please make

checks payable to CSUDH.

Let’s learn how to disrupt Inflamm-Aging for the health of it!

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Directed by Shonni Holmes, M.F.A.,

NAACP Award Winning Actress,

CSUDH Alumna

Thursday, April 5

8:00pm – 10:00pm

University Theatre

Fee: $5

NLLL 001 Section 06

Course No. 23801

Preview Performance of

In The Next Room (or the Vibrator Play)

by Sara Ruhl

NEW!

In the 19th century, doctors began treating women for “hysteria”

by bringing them to orgasm using a device we now know as a

vibrator. In the Next Room is a fictional take on historical events

about one such doctor who provides women this service when

brought in by their husbands. The doctor doesn’t realize he is guilty

of the same faults as other husbands, until his sexually frustrated

wife, after conversations with a wet nurse, convinces him to try

something new. Contains mature themes.

OLLI Members have the privilege of attending the “by invitation

only” Preview Performance for a special price. Our own OLLI

Will Call avoids waiting in line at the box office and provides a

chance to socialize and discuss the presentation with theatre-loving

OLLI Members and friends before the performance and during

intermission. Experience quality theatre and dance right here at our

beautiful CSUDH campus, close to home and easy parking.

This performance is part of the CSUDH Department of Theatre and

Dance 2017/2018 Season. Registration will close one week

before the Preview Performance date.

Tour Guides: Yvette Mack, Library

Administration, CSUDH Library and

Greg Williams, Director, Gerth

Archives & Special Collections,

CSUDH Library

Thursday, April 5

10:00am – 12:00pm

Participants will meet in the lobby of

the library.

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

Please register by March 26.

We suggest parking in Lot 6 near

LaCorte Hall. (See map, page 56)

Wear comfortable shoes.

NLLL 001 Section 05

Course No. 23800

Eighth Annual University Library Tour

The CSUDH south wing library addition is a stunning state-of-theart,

five-story facility serving the educational and cultural needs

of a growing university and the surrounding community. The

addition features many energy efficient design innovations, such

as a technologically advanced study area and a wall of glass

providing wonderful natural light and panoramic views from

downtown Los Angeles to Catalina.

The Library carries on a tradition of showcasing multicultural art

exhibits on floors 2 through 5, which we will have a guided tour

of during the first hour. The second hour is scheduled on fifth floor

with Archivist Greg Williams who will present an exhibit designed

to display a portion of the extensive and interesting archive holdings

at CSUDH relative to the campus and South Bay Area.

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SPECIAL EVENTS

A Taste of OLLI Poetry Fair

April is Poetry Month! Come join Dr. Patricia Cherin, CSUDH

Professor Emeritus, and her special guest, Gerald Locklin, for OLLI’s

fifth annual Poetry Month Celebration. OLLI Members are invited to

participate by reading their own poetry or reading a favorite poem.

Dr. Cherin notes that it’s important for all OLLI Members to know

that any kind of poetry is welcome. Our Faire will include music,

refreshments and enjoyment for all.

Facilitator: Patricia Cherin, Ph.D.,

Emeritus Faculty, Interdisciplinary

Studies, CSUDH

Thursday, April 12

1:30pm - 3:30pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

Seating is limited, please register by

Monday, April 2

Audience members register with the

section below:

NLLL 001 Section 07

Course No. 23802

Reading or reciting, please register

with the section below:

NLLL 001 Section 08

Course No. 23803

OLLI Members Meeting—

Volunteer Appreciation

In recognition of National Volunteer Week (April 15-21, 2018)

special programs and events will show our gratitude and honor the

generous time and expertise given by our wonderful volunteers.

“Volunteerism—the Greatest Gift you can give someone is your

TIME. Because when you give your TIME, you are giving a portion

of your LIFE that you will never get back.”

All OLLI Members are encouraged to attend this Annual OLLI

Members Meeting to celebrate our volunteers and their

contributions. Meet OLLI Program Director La Margo Washington

and hear about the current state of OLLI at CSUDH and our

exciting plans for the future.

A free box lunch will be provided to OLLI Members who register

by Monday, April 2.

Presenter: La Margo Washington,

OLLI Program Director

Thursday, April 19

10:00am – 1:00pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: Free to OLLI Members

Please register by Monday, April 2

NLLL 001 Section 10

Course No. 23805

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SPECIAL EVENTS

Instructor: Linda Benecke,

Damsel in Defense Representative

Wednesday, May 2

10:00am – 12:00pm

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

Fee: Free to OLLI Member

and the Public

OLLI Members only:

NLLL 001 Section 11

Course No. 23806

Non-OLLI Members only:

NLLL 001 Section 12

Course No. 23807

Damsel in Defense

Do you practice Situational Awareness in your day? We see and

hear about tragedies in the news that are happening in our

neighborhoods; home invasions, street and parking lot robberies,

and much worse, kidnappings and loss of lives.

NEW!

It is important to be situationally aware in our daily schedules.

As you plan your days’ events, do you also plan for your safety as

well? What about the safety of your family? Are you ‘safety savvy’?

The tragedies and victims we see on the news didn’t think it would

happen to them—but it did.

Our world has changed and our personal safety and the safety of

those we love is of critical importance.

Linda Benecke, Damsel in Defense Representative, will be giving a

presentation on personal safety with numerous suggestions on how

to protect ourselves as well as introducing Damsel in Defense safety

tools. Damsel’s mission is to Empower, Educate and Equip everyone

with a tool to defend ourselves should we be in an uncomfortable

or threatening situation, and give us the confidence in knowing we

can self-protect should the need arise.

Artistic Director: Doris Ressl Acosta,

Associate Professor of Dance, Dance

Coordinator, CSUDH

Thursday, May 3

8:00pm – 10:00pm

University Theatre

Fee: $5

NLLL 001 Section 13

Course No. 23808

Preview Performance

Spring Dance Concert—Revolution

New generations bring changes to the world. Like all generations

who have come before, a rebellion begins with new ideas.

What will this generation contribute to the ever changing world of

dance? Experience a taste of the future with our graduating seniors’

capstone dance concert. This exciting concert of original dance

works will showcase the classical, contemporary, and world dance

techniques offered by the CSUDH Dance Department.

NEW!

OLLI Members have the privilege of attending the “by invitation

only” Preview Performance for a special price. Our own OLLI Will

Call avoids waiting in line at the box office and provides a chance

to socialize and discuss the presentation with theatre-loving

OLLI Members and friends before the performance and during

intermission. Experience quality theatre and dance right here at

our beautiful CSUDH campus, close to home and easy parking.

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This performance is part of the CSUDH Department of Theatre and

Dance 2017/2018 Season. Registration will close one week before

the Preview Performance date.


OLLI’s Peer-led

Program—

Omnilore

Omnilore is OLLI’s peer-led group,

a learning-in-retirement community

of approximately 300 seniors who

organize study/discussion groups on

dozens of diverse topics that are

conceived, planned and directed by

the members. Omnilore is open to

active OLLI Members who seek

intellectual stimulation and the

challenge of shared inquiry.

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PEER-LED CLASSES (Omnilore)

Before registering in the peer-led

program, an orientation session

is required. Please RSVP to

(310) 215-1848 at least 3 days prior.

Directions and parking information

will be provided.

Beach Cities Health Center

Lower Level Suites L8 & L9

514 N. Prospect Ave.

Redondo Beach, CA 90277

www.omnilore.org

Directions and parking information

will be provided.

OLLI’s Peer-led (Omnilore) Orientation

The peer-led program of OLLI at CSUDH is known as Omnilore.

The study/discussion group is the core of the peer-led program.

Within the group, each member participates by choosing a topic

related to the subject under study, doing research on it and then

presenting the information to the group. Some study/discussion

groups are structured around a book, which all members read

and discuss as part of the meetings. Groups meet for two hours

twice each month, 8 meetings for a total of 16 hours. The exact

time of each class is set by the participants.

Please note that the books listed for each course are only possible

candidates. Do not buy any until the pre-meeting and a decision

on the common reading is made.

Holiday periods are adapted to by individual class voting.

Summer orientation dates are as follows:

Friday, February 9 or Friday, March 16

1:30pm

Call (310) 215-1848 for more details and payment information,

or visit the Omnilore website at www.omnilore.org.

Spring classes start in January and end in April.

Summer classes start in May and end in August.

The Forum (Speaker Luncheon)

The Forum is a special luncheon held by Omnilore (OLLI’s peer-led

learning group) every quarter which features a speaker on a

variety of topics. It is a social as well as an educational event.

Open to members and non-members, reservations must be

received 10 days prior to the event. Cost is $27. Speakers have

included best-selling authors, public affairs experts, college

professors, magazine and newspaper columnists, music, art and

food experts, librarians as well as many other specialists.

For further information or to make a reservation for attendance,

please e-mail Forum@Omnilore.org.

Questions? Contact Linda Jenson (310) 375-7693.

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PEER-LED CLASSES (Omnilore)

Omnilore Topics Offered For Spring 2018

Please note that the books listed for each course are only possible

candidates. Do not buy any until the pre-meeting and a decision

on the common reading is made.

Classes start January 2, 2018

and end in April 30, 2018

Holiday periods are adapted to by

individual class voting.

(ABE) The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln is widely acknowledged to be one of America’s

greatest Presidents, if not its greatest. He is credited with holding

the Union together and leading the North to victory in the Civil

War. Further, his actions and beliefs led to the emancipation of

African-Americans from the bonds of slavery.

In our common reading, the Pulitzer Prize winning book, Team of

Rivals, historian Doris Kearns Goodwin doesn’t just tell the story

of Abraham Lincoln. The book profiles the entire team of personal

and political competitors that Lincoln put together to lead the

country through its greatest crisis. Goodwin makes the case for

Lincoln’s political genius by examining his relationships with three

men he selected for his cabinet, all of whom were opponents for

the Republican nomination in 1860: William H. Seward as Secretary

of State, Salmon P. Chase as Secretary of the Treasury, and Edward

Bates as Attorney General. He ultimately gained their admiration

and respect as well. The story is all about how he soothed egos,

turned rivals into allies, and dealt with many challenges to his

leadership, all for the sake of the greater good. Had he not

possessed the wisdom and confidence to select and work with the

best people, Goodwin argues, he could not have led the nation

through one of its darkest periods.

Common Reading:

Team of Rivals: The Political

Genius of Abraham Lincoln

by Doris Kearns Goodwin

(September 2006)

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PEER-LED CLASSES (Omnilore)

Common Reading:

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

by Neil de Grasse Tyson (May 2017)

(APH) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

This is a pocket-sized primer of our understanding of the universe.

On CBS This Morning, Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “I try to collect

some of the most mind-blowing science, astrophysics, in this small

volume…and I try to tie a bow on it at the end with a kind of

multi-cosmic perspective.” Tyson is the astrophysicist and director

of New York’s Hayden Planetarium. According to CBS the book

offers a shortcut to scientific literacy; it has short chapters that

explore cosmic questions.

Kirkus Review says, “America’s most approachable astrophysicist

distills the past, present, and (theoretical) future of the cosmos into

a quick and thoroughly enjoyable read for a general audience,”

and concludes, that the book is “A sublime introduction to some

of the most exciting ideas in astrophysics that will leave readers

wanting more.”

Common Reading:

Art of the 20th Century,

edited by Ingo F. Walther

(December 2012)

(ART) The Century That Changed Art Forever

If asked our opinion of contemporary art, most of us would

probably say we don’t understand it, and we don’t like it. We might

even say it doesn’t look like art—more like a few careless brush

strokes or a paint-spattered drop-cloth.

The 20th century is the century that changed the term “art”

forever. Art has been defined and redefined so many times over

the last 100 years that it has gained entirely new social, political,

and technological meanings. It ranges across the full spectrum of

disciplines available, including still photography, video, audio and

massive public displays that challenge our concept art.

This S/DG will cover the art periods of the 20th century as well

as representative painters, sculptors and photographers who

contributed their works. It will help you understand contemporary

art and maybe even change your mind about its value.

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PEER-LED CLASSES (Omnilore)

(BAS) 100 Years of the Best American

Short Stories

The best American Short Stories is the longest—running bestselling

series of short fiction in the country. Together, the stories

and commentaries offer an extraordinary tour through a century of

literature with “all its wildness of character and voice.” There are

40 stories to choose from and these represent their eras that have

stood the test of time. Examples:

1915-1920—Edna Ferber, 1920-1930—Ernest Hemingway,

1930-1940—F. Scott Fitzgerald…1960-1970—Joyce Carol

Oates…2010-2015—Nathan Englander…just to mention of few.

The author, Lorrie Moore, writes that the process of assembling

these stories allowed her to look “thrillingly, not just at literary

history, but at actual history—the cries and chatterings, silences

and descriptions of a nation in flux.”

Common Reading:

100 years of the Best American

Short Stories—edited by Lorrie Moore

and Heide Pitlor (October 2015)

(CSC) The Chickenshit Club

This is an account from a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist of

corporate greed and impunity, and the reckless, often anemic

response from the Department of Justice. Why were no bankers

put in prison after the financial crisis of 2008? Why do CEOs seem

to commit wrongdoing with impunity? The Chickenshit Club—

an inside reference to prosecutors too scared of failure and too

daunted by legal impediments to do their jobs— explains why.

The book tells the story from a perspective inside the Department

of Justice.

The book begins in the 1970s, when the government pioneered

the notion that top corporate executives, not just seedy crooks,

could commit heinous crimes and go to prison. The book travels

to trading desks on Wall Street, to corporate boardrooms and the

offices of prosecutors and F.B.I. agents. This provides context for

the evolution of the Justice Department’s approach to pursuing

corporate criminals.

Common Reading:

The Chickenshit Club: Why the

Justice Department Fails to

Prosecute Executives,

by Jesse Eisinger (July 2017)

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PEER-LED CLASSES (Omnilore)

Possible Common Reading – The book

will be chosen at the premeeting:

Cyber War: The Next Threat to

National Security and What to Do

About It, by Richard A. Clarke and

Robert K. Knake (April 2012; 320

pages)

Dark Territory, the Secret History of

Cyber War, by Fred Kaplan (2016; 287

pages)

(CYB) Cyber Warfare and

What We Need To Do About It

Although the U.S. pioneered the technology behind cyber warfare,

outdated thinking, policies and strategies make us vulnerable to

losing any cyber contest with hostile nations.

Cyber warfare refers to hostile attempts by one nation to

penetrate another’s computers or networks. Cyber warriors can

use programs to crash websites, spread disinformation, and disable

vital computer systems and networks. Richard Clark, a former

counter terrorism advisor to President George W, Bush, argues that

more resources should be invested into warding off cyber-attacks.

Though the government has set up protection for intelligence and

military information, the private sector, including power supply

distribution, financial transactions, transportation networks and

medical records, remain vulnerable to disruption by hostile nations

or terrorist organizations.

In this S/DG, we will examine cyber-attacks that have been

launched in the past, and look at what needs to be done to avoid

or mitigate them in the future.

Common Reading:

Great Decisions – 2017 is available

from the FPA January 2, 2017

(DEC) Great Decisions – 2017

The Great Decisions briefing book features impartial, thoughtprovoking

analyses on eight issues of concern to U.S. policymakers

today. Each article is written by carefully selected experts,

offers questions and tools for discussion, as well as policy options

for U.S. officials. As the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) has done

annually for over 50 years it encourages readers to consider and

discuss these world issues. In addition to the annual briefing book

Great Decisions – 2017, the FPA now publishes a DVD that

presents background information on the issues from subject

matter specialists.

This year’s list of issues: The Future of Europe; Trade and Politics;

Conflict in the South China Sea; Saudi Arabia in Transition; U.S.

Foreign Policy and Petroleum; Latin America’s Political Pendulum;

Prospects for Afghanistan and Pakistan; Nuclear Security.

FPA Website: http://www.fpa.org/great_decisions

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PEER-LED CLASSES (Omnilore)

(NWS) The Power of Fake News in Politics

Behind most major political stories in the modern era, there is an

agenda; an effort by opposition researchers, spin doctors, and

outside interests to destroy an idea or a person.

The tactic they use is the Smear. Every day, Americans are

influenced by the Smear without knowing it. Paid forces cleverly

shape virtually every image you come across. Most Americans know

that something is deeply wrong with what is being presented on

the nightly news. We don’t know what is the truth or where to

get it. We can’t even discuss many topics for fear of being

politically incorrect.

Veteran journalist and author of The Smear, Sharyl Attkisson,

explains how the Smear takes shape and who its perpetrators

are. She exposes the diabolical tactics of Smear artists, and

their outrageous access to the biggest names in political

media—operatives who are corrupting the political process, and

discouraging widespread citizen involvement in our democracy.

Common Reading:

The Smear: How Shady Political

Operatives and Fake News Control

What You See, What You Think,

and How You Vote by Sharyl

Attkisson (June 2017)

(GTK) The Gatekeepers

What do H.R. Haldeman, Donald Rumsfeld, Dick Cheney, James A.

Baker III, Leon Panetta, John Podesta and Rahm Emanuel have in

common? They were all Gatekeepers; White House Chiefs of Staff,

the job that is the second most important job in government and

possibly the toughest.

Chris Whipple, an acclaimed documentary filmmaker, writer,

journalist and speaker brought together the seventeen living chiefs

and through extensive interviews reveals how the Chiefs of Staff

define every presidency. In this intriguing book filled with shrewd

analysis and never-before reported details Whipple describes the

relationships between the Presidents (from Richard Nixon to Barack

Obama) and their Chiefs of Staff. In a fastmoving narrative with

new information on the presidencies, we gain a new perspective

on recent history.

Common Reading:

The Gatekeepers; How the White

House Chiefs of Staff Define Every

Presidency, by Chris Whipple (April

2017)

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PEER-LED CLASSES (Omnilore)

Common Reading:

The Moth Presents

All These Wonders:

True Stories About Facing

the Unknown

by Catherine Burns (March 2017)

(MTH) The Moth Presents

Anyone who has listened to “The Moth Radio Hour” on NPR will

be “drawn” to this class. Our reading is a collection of the best

stories told on The Moth’s live stage—unforgettable true stories

about risk, courage, and facing the unknown. Alongside familiar

voices like Louis C.K., Tig Notaro, John Turturro, and Meg Wolitzer

readers will encounter: an astronomer gazing at the surface of

Pluto for the first time, an Afghan refugee learning how much

her father sacrificed to save their family, a hip-hop star coming to

terms with being a “one-hit wonder,” a young female spy risking

everything as part of Churchill’s “secret army” during World War II,

and more.

The stories may be heartbreakingly sad, laugh-out-loud funny,

momentous or tragic; but almost all will resonate or surprise. They

are stories that attest to the startling varieties and travails of human

experience, and the shared threads of love, loss, fear and kindness

that connect us.

Common Reading:

Language of the Spirit: An

Introduction to Classical Music

by Jan Swafford (April 2017)

(MUS) Music – Language of the Spirit

Classical music seems to be heard less often today than even a few

years ago. Perhaps this is due to the greater influences of more

cultures from around the world in our modern world. For many of

us, Western, classical music holds special value. Yet, some colleges

have deliberately excluded classical music from their studies, as

insufficiently global in nature.

If you would like to explore some of the richness of our heritage,

classical music is a great place to start. This S/DG will explore the

evolution of Western music and learn how pieces we now consider

as standard were in fact considered revolutionary when introduced.

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PEER-LED CLASSES (Omnilore)

(POE) Poetry of the U.S. Poets Laureate

Using an anthology developed in association with the Library of

Congress, this class will explore the course of American verse

over the last seventy-five years. (The post of Poet Laureate was

established in 1937). The book contains excellent and unusual

examples of each poet’s works prefaced by biographies that

clothe each writer with a face and relevant history.

Class presentations may include the study of poets and poems

which are some of the world’s best-known, such as Robert Frost’s

“The Road Not Taken,” to the lesser known works of Gwendolyn

Brooks and Stanley Kunitz.

Common Reading:

The Poets Laureate Anthology

edited and with introductions by

Elizabeth Hun Schmidt

(October 2010)

(SFI) The Best Science Fiction Short Stories

The best anthology of the best science fiction writers ever known,

Asimov, Bradbury, Heinlein, Clarke, Knight, Del Rey—and more!

Twenty-six short stories to choose from, each one a gem.

The SF Hall of Fame series was established to recognize quality

SF writing before the era of the HUGO and NEBULA awards.

What a wonderful gift to the early SF pioneers who were

shamefully treated by the mainstream of creative writers. Of course,

SF writers themselves changed these negative impressions by the

higher literary standards achieved in the 1950s and beyond by

such writers as Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asimov, Roger

Zelazny, Ursala Le Quin, Joanna Russ, Frank Herbert, to name a few.

This first volume is framed by two stories of a journey to Mars:

“A Martian Odyssey” from 1934 and “A Rose for Ecclesiastes”

from 1963. In those intervening 29 years SF writing matured

from Stanley Weinbaum’s rather primitive pulp fiction to Roger

Zelazny’s stunning modernist prose, who had internalized the main

currents of modern literature as his references to Hart Crane,

Rainer Maria Rilke, the Mahabharata, Shakespeare, and Rimbaud

attest. For Zelazny, SF is literature and occupies its own niche in

world literature.

Common Reading:

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame

Volume 1: 1929-1964

edited by Robert Silverberg

(January 2005)

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PEER-LED CLASSES (Omnilore)

Common Reading:

Selected Plays

(SHK) Shakespeare: All The World’s a Stage…

With players standing and with a few props, we will do reading

walk-throughs of three of Shakespeare’s more popular plays.

Class members will learn how to research all perspectives of

Shakespeare’s works—sources upon which the Bard builds rich

characters and enhances the plots, how to play each character

“in character,” themes, symbols, images, motifs, and commentary

on issues of the day. Members will leave this class with a fuller

understanding of the masterful story construction, realistic

characters with depth and humanity, and the rich, evocative

language which have earned William Shakespeare the title of

greatest writer in the English language.

Common Reading:

Deep South: Four Seasons

on Back Roads, by Paul Theroux

(September 2015)

(SOU) Deep South

From the book: Paul Theroux has spent the past fifty years

roaming the globe, describing his encounters with remote

people and far-flung places in ten best-selling travel books. Now,

for the first time, he explores a part of America—the Deep South.

Setting out on a winding road trip, Theroux discovers a region of

architectural and artistic wonders, incomparable music, mouthwatering

cuisine—and also some of the worst schools, medical

care, housing, and unemployment rates in the nation.

On road trips the author visits gunshots and small-town

churches, laborers in Arkansas, and parts of Mississippi where

they still call the farm up the road “the plantation.” He visits with

the unsung heroes of the South—mayors, social workers, writers,

reverends, the working poor and with farming families. It is an

ode to a region.

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PEER-LED CLASSES (Omnilore)

(SPY) Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy

This SDG would look at the Civil War in the United States from

the perspective of four women from both sides of the war who

risked everything to aid their cause. The author illuminates one of

the little-known aspects of the Civil War through the stories of a

socialite, a farm girl, an abolitionist, and a widow who served as

spies during the period of 1861-1865. The true adventures of

these four heroines are presented with a cast of reallife characters

including Walt Whitman, Nathaniel Hawthorne, General Stonewall

Jackson, detective Allan Pinkerton, Abraham and Mary Todd

Lincoln, and Emperor Napoleon III.

Common Reading:

Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy:

Four Women Undercover

in the Civil War by Karen Abbott

(September 2014)

(TOL) The Nexus of Tolerance

From 786 to 1492, in Andalucía, Spain, three cultures—Judaic,

Islamic, and Christian—forged a relatively stable (though

occasionally contentious) coexistence. Such was this period that

there remains in Toledo a church with an “homage to Arabic

writing on its walls and a sumptuous 14th-century synagogue

built to look like Granada’s Alhambra.”

The author of the suggested reading offers persuasive evidence

that the Renaissance was strongly foreshadowed by the intellectual

climate of Spain in the preceding centuries. The culture created

was receptive to intellectual pursuits not allowed in the rest of

Europe for several centuries. This environment was largely a result

of the tolerance shown between Muslims, Christians, and Jews

for their cultures.

Common Reading:

The Ornament of the World:

How Muslims, Jews, and Christians

Created a Culture of Tolerance in

Medieval Spain

by Maria Rosa Menocal (April 2003)

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UNIVERSITY CALENDAR EVENTS—SPRING 2018

2017-2018 Season of Theatre & Dance

Enjoy live performances this Spring with productions from the

California State University, Dominguez Hills Department of Theatre

Arts and Dance. For ticketing and pricing information please call

(310) 243-3588. OLLI members benefit by receiving student rates.

For more information visit www4.CSUDH.edu/theatre-arts

Edison Studio Theatre

February 23, 24

at 8pm

March 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10

at 8pm

February 25 and March 4 and 11

at 2pm

University Theatre

April 6, 7, 13, and 14 at 8pm

April 15 at 2pm

University Theatre

May 4 and 5 at 8pm

May 6 at 2pm

Before It Hits Home

By Cheryl West

Directed by Donis Leonard

Set in the early 90s, Before It Hits Home tells the story of Wendal

Bailey, a black bisexual jazz musician whose life on the down-low

endangers both himself and his loved ones. This complex and

thought-provoking play explores the effect of AIDS on Wendal,

his lovers, and his entire family. This crisis in the Bailey family is

often raw and candid, but is much more than just a story about

AIDS. Cheryl West’s award-winning play is ultimately a story

about conditional and unconditional love.

Contains mature themes and strong language.

In the Next Room (or The Vibrator Play)

By Sara Ruhl

Directed by Shonni Holmes

In the 19th century, doctors began treating women for “hysteria”

by bringing them to orgasm using a device we now know as a

vibrator. In the Next Room is a fictional take on historical events

about one such doctor who provides women this service when

brought in by their husbands. The doctor doesn’t realize he is guilty

of the same faults as other husbands, until his sexually frustrated

wife, after conversations with a wet nurse, convinces him to try to

something new.

Spring Dance Concert – Revolution

Artistic Director: Doris Ressl Acosta

New generations bring changes to the world. Like all generations

who have come before, a rebellion begins with new ideas. What

will this generation contribute to the ever-changing world

of dance? Experience a taste of the future with our graduating

seniors’ capstone dance concert.

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UNIVERSITY COURSES for OLLI Members

A program for OLLI Members who want to

participate in University courses.

Eligibility to enroll in regular campus courses through the OLLI

University program for a significantly reduced fee is one of the

membership benefits of OLLI at CSUDH.

The OLLI University program allows individuals to enroll in regular

campus classes without being admitted to the University. Transcripts,

application and other documentation are not required. However,

instructor permission is required to participate in a course, and

OLLI University students are accepted on a space available basis.

The regular Open University fee is $288 per unit, but OLLI

Members may audit courses for only $30 per unit.

The process is easy.

1. Pick up an Open University class schedule from the

Extended Education Registration office.

2. Find the course you would like to enroll in.

3. Fill out the registration forms in the Open University

class schedule.

4. Bring the completed registration form to the first class

meeting and ask the instructor to sign the form.

5. Then return the signed and completed form to the

Extended Education Registration office and pay fees.

6. You will be enrolled in the course on an audit basis

and receive an “AU” on your transcript for the course.

Note: Enrollment as an auditor

means the student does not take tests

or complete graded assignments.

At the discretion of the instructor an

auditor may be required to participate

in classroom activities.

You are invited to view the

Open University Class

Schedule online by visiting the

Extended Education website at

www.csudh.edu/ee

OLLI Members may audit campus

courses for $30 per unit.

OLLI More.

LIVE More.

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SPRING 2018 OLLI @ CSUDH INSTRUCTORS

Doris Ressl Acosta, Associate Professor

of Dance, Dance Coordinator, CSUDH;

Artistic Director Spring Dance Concert—

Revolution

Linda Avery, OLLI Member, OLLI Will

Call – Preview Performances for the

CSUDH Department of Theatre and Dance

2017/2018 Season

Cecilia Ball, OLLI Member, OLLI Will

Call – Preview Performances for the

CSUDH Department of Theatre and Dance

2017/2018 Season

Norma Bates, OLLI Member, OLLI

Contributor which includes her numerous

Crafts given as Raffle prizes in the OLLI

and Juneteenth Celebrations

Linda Benecke, Damsel in Defense

Representative

Sylvia N. Contreras, OLLI Member,

Realtor and Lincoln Mexico Project (LAMP)

public relations representative

Lori Davidson-Fox, OLLI Member and

Urban Hiking Guide

Valerie Dingwall, OLLI Member, OLLI

Curriculum Committee Member and OLLI

Field Trip Coordinator

Jay Edie, OLLI and Omnilore Member

Sherry Erickson, Cup of Water Players’

Director and Producer

Gloria Bocancer, OLLI Member

Yolanda Fielder, OLLI Member, CSUDH

Alumni, and City of Carson Women’s

Issues Commissioner

Esther Bohannon, OLLI Member,

Discussion Leader for Rabbit-Proof Fence

Documentary

Patricia Cherin, Ph.D., Emeritus Faculty,

Interdisciplinary Studies, CSUDH

Janice Champion, OLLI Member, Urban

Hiking Guide and Travel Buddy–On the

Move Riders Club

Janice Guerrero, OLLI Member, OLLI

Will Call – Preview Performances for the

CSUDH Department of Theatre and Dance

2017/2018 Season, OLLI Assistant

Chet Hanley, Lecturer for DHTV at

CSUDH/LA 36, Broadcast on channel LA

36. Retired teacher, program coordinator

and administrator for the LAUSD

Shonni Holmes, M.F.A., NAACP Award

Winning Actress, CSUDH Alumna

Emilio Contreras, Jr., OLLI Member,

Information Systems Coordinator,

Microsoft Certified Professional for Windows

7 Desktop Support and Configuration

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SPRING 2018 OLLI @ CSUDH INSTRUCTORS

Joy Jurena, OLLI Member, RN, MHA,

Wellness Advocate

Linda Kahn, OLLI Member

Letty Peña Rodella, retired educator and

president of Society of Hispanic Historical

and Ancestral Research (SHHAR) in

Orange, California

Michael Sanborn, Banning Museum

Director

Donis Leonard, M.F.A., Associate

Professor of Theatre Arts

Marion Seaman, OLLI Member, USCG

Aux. Power Squadrons Advanced

Instructor Training

Yvette Mack, Library Administration,

CSUDH Library

Donald Means, OLLI Member, OLLI Event

Committee Member and Social Tennis for

Seniors’ Coach

Eula Slater, OLLI Member, OLLI

Ambassador, OLLI Curriculum Committee,

Registered Dietician and OLLI Field Trip

Coordinator

Stephen Sloane, Ph.D., Emeritus Faculty

and Dean at Saint Mary’s College of CA,

Charles G. Meigs, Jr., Africans and

Cherokees (1540-1907)

Frankie Stewart, M.A., OLLI Member,

CSUDH Alumna

Dr. Sophia Momand, M.D. Staff

Physician, Board Certified in Family

Practice, Student Health and Psychological

Services, CSUDH

Bridgitte Montgomery, Artist, Educator,

and Art Historian

Farah Stockman, New York Times

reporter and Pulitzer-prize winning author

Deborah Strayhand, OLLI Member

Norman Morris, OLLI Member,

Photographer and Videographer

La Margo Washington, OLLI Member,

OLLI Program Director

Maria Ruiz, OLLI Member, a District

Toastmasters Qualified Speaker, and the

“drama guru” at the Joslyn Center

Greg Williams, Director, Gerth Archives &

Special Collections, CSUDH Library

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CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF COURSES

Date Day Time Location Class Title Pg #

NOTE: Classes in Bold indicate first meeting

30-Jan Tue 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 OLLI 2018 Spring Open House 1

& Orientation

31-Jan Wed 11:30am-1:30pm LAC Omnilore Winter Forum 34

1-Feb Thu 10:00am-12:30pm EE-1213 Classic Jazz 104: Evolution of a Genre 8

2-Feb Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

6-Feb Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

6-Feb Tue 1:00pm-3:30pm EE-1213 Africans and Cherokees (1540-1907) 19

6-Feb Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm LAC Osher Lecture Series – Torrance 6

Room 2

7-Feb Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Let’s Read a Play 9

8-Feb Thu 10:00am-12:30pm EE-1213 Classic Jazz 104: Evolution of a Genre 8

9-Feb Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

9-Feb Fri 11:30am-1:30pm EE-1206 Fun and Games 11

12-Feb Mon 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1213 The Art, Culture, and Politics of the 18

Harlem Renaissance: 1918-1937

13-Feb Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

14-Feb Wed 11:00am-1:00pm Off Campus California African-American Museum 25

(CAAM) Field Trip

14-Feb Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Let’s Read a Play 9

15-Feb Thu 10:00am-12:30pm EE-1213 Classic Jazz 104: Evolution of a Genre 8

16-Feb Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

17-Feb Sat 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 Computer Cyber Systems 101 for Seniors 21

20-Feb Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

20-Feb Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm LAC Osher Lecture Series – Torrance 6

Room 2

21-Feb Wed 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 Osher Lecture Series – Carson 6

22-Feb Thu 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1205 The Thursday Morning Book Club 16

22-Feb Thu 8:00pm-10:00pm Edison Theatre Preview Performance of 28

Before It Hits Home

23-Feb Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

23-Feb Fri 11:30am-1:30pm EE-1206 Fun and Games 11

24-Feb Sat 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 Computer Cyber Systems 101 for Seniors 21

Tennis Courts = CSUDH Tennis Courts

EE = Extended Education Building, CSUDH

LAC (Levy Adult Center) = 3420 W. 229th Place, Room 2

Torrance, CA 90505

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CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF COURSES

Date Day Time Location Class Title Pg #

NOTE: Classes in Bold indicate first meeting

27-Feb Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

27-Feb Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1213 From Darkness to Light: 19

Discovering Harriett Mason

1-Mar Thu 10:00am-12:30pm EE-1213 Classic Jazz 104: Evolution of a Genre 8

1-Mar Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Living Well for Older Adult Health Series 12

2-Mar Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

5-Mar Mon 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1205 The Skeptic’s Guide to American History 17

5-Mar Mon 12:00pm-2:00pm EE-1222 Hat Making: Royal Fascinators 14

with Yolanda

6-Mar Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

6-Mar Tue 1:30pm-2:30pm EE-1201 T’ai Chi Chuan for Beginners 15

6-Mar Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm LAC Osher Lecture Series – Torrance 6

Room 2

7-Mar Wed 12:30pm-2:00pm EE-1213 Osher Lecture Series – Carson 6

7-Mar Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Let’s Read a Play 9

8-Mar Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Living Well for Older Adult Health Series 12

9-Mar Fri 9:00am-11:00am CSUDH Social Tennis for Seniors 10

9-Mar Fri 11:30am-1:30pm EE-1206 Fun and Games 11

12-Mar Mon 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1205 The Skeptic’s Guide to American History 17

12-Mar Mon 12:00pm-2:00pm EE-1222 Hat Making: Royal Fascinators with Yolanda 14

13-Mar Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

13-Mar Tue 1:30pm-2:30pm EE-1201 T’ai Chi Chuan for Beginners 15

14-Mar Wed 10:00am-12:00pm Off Campus South Coast Botanical Gardens 26

14-Mar Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Let’s Read a Play 9

15-Mar Thu 10:00am-12:30pm EE-1213 Classic Jazz 104: Evolution of a Genre 8

15-Mar Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Living Well for Older Adult Health Series 12

16-Mar Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

16-Mar Fri 10:00am-1:00pm EE-1213 Conversations with Farah Stockman, 20

Pulitzer-Prize winning Journalist

17-Mar Sat 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 Spanish Patriots during the 23

American Revolution

17-Mar Sat 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1206 Computer Cyber Systems 101 for Seniors 21

Tennis Courts = CSUDH Tennis Courts

EE = Extended Education Building, CSUDH

LAC (Levy Adult Center) = 3420 W. 229th Place, Room 2

Torrance, CA 90505

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CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF COURSES

Date Day Time Location Class Title Pg #

NOTE: Classes in Bold indicate first meeting

19-Mar Mon 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1205 The Skeptic’s Guide to American History 17

19-Mar Mon 12:00pm-2:00pm EE-1222 Hat Making: Royal Fascinators with Yolanda 14

20-Mar Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

20-Mar Tue 1:30pm-2:30pm EE-1201 T’ai Chi Chuan for Beginners 15

20-Mar Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm LAC Osher Lecture Series – Torrance 6

Room 2

21-Mar Wed 12:30pm-2:00pm EE-1213 Osher Lecture Series – Carson 6

22-Mar Thu 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1205 The Thursday Morning Book Club 16

22-Mar Thu 10:00am-12:30pm EE-1213 Classic Jazz 104: Evolution of a Genre 8

22-Mar Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Living Well for Older Adult Health Series 12

23-Mar Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

23-Mar Fri 11:30am-1:30pm EE-1206 Fun and Games 11

26-Mar Mon 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1205 The Skeptic’s Guide to American History 17

26-Mar Mon 12:00pm-2:00pm EE-1222 Hat Making: Royal Fascinators with Yolanda 14

27-Mar Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

27-Mar Tue 1:30pm-2:30pm EE-1201 T’ai Chi Chuan for Beginners 15

29-Mar Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Living Well for Older Adult Health Series 12

31-Mar Sat 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 Abraham Lincoln and Mexico 22

2-Apr Mon 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1205 The Skeptic’s Guide to American History 17

3-Apr Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

3-Apr Tue 1:30pm-2:30pm EE-1201 T’ai Chi Chuan for Beginners 15

3-Apr Tue 3:30pm-5:30pm LAC Osher Lecture Series – Torrance 6

Room 2

4-Apr Wed 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 Osher Lecture Series – Carson 6

4-Apr Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1222 Inflamm-Aging 29

5-Apr Thu 10:00am-12:00pm CSUDH Library Eighth Annual University Library Tour 30

5-Apr Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Living Well for Older Adult Health Series 12

5-Apr Thu 8:00pm-10:00pm University Preview Performance of 30

Theatre In The Next Room

6-Apr Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

6-Apr Fri 11:30am-1:30pm EE-1206 Fun and Games 11

6-Apr Fri 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1222 Genealogy Series 24

Tennis Courts = CSUDH Tennis Courts

EE = Extended Education Building, CSUDH

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LAC (Levy Adult Center) = 3420 W. 229th Place, Room 2

Torrance, CA 90505


CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF COURSES

Date Day Time Location Class Title Pg #

NOTE: Classes in Bold indicate first meeting

9-Apr Mon 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1205 The Skeptic’s Guide to American History 17

10-Apr Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

10-Apr Tue 12:00pm-1:30pm EE-1205 Quick Crafts with Norma 11

10-Apr Tue 1:30pm-2:30pm EE-1201 T’ai Chi Chuan for Beginners 15

10-Apr Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Crocheting for Health 15

11-Apr Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Let’s Read a Play 9

12-Apr Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1213 A Taste of OLLI Poetry Faire 31

13-Apr Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

16-Apr Mon 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1202 Computers 101 for Seniors 21

17-Apr Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

17-Apr Tue 12:00pm-1:30pm EE-1205 Quick Crafts with Norma 11

17-Apr Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Crocheting for Health 15

18-Apr Wed 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 Good News 28

presented by Cup of Water Players

18-Apr Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Let’s Read a Play 9

19-Apr Thu 10:00am-1:00pm EE-1213 A Taste of OLLI Members Meeting 31

20-Apr Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

20-Apr Fri 11:30am-1:30pm EE-1206 Fun and Games 11

20-Apr Fri 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1222 Genealogy Series 24

23-Apr Mon 9:00am-11:00am EE-1205 Urban Hiking 25

1st Meeting Only

23-Apr Mon 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1202 Computers 101 for Seniors 21

24-Apr Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

24-Apr Tue 12:00pm-1:30pm EE-1205 Quick Crafts with Norma 11

24-Apr Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Crocheting for Health 15

25-Apr Wed 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 Osher Lecture Series – Carson 6

26-Apr Thu 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1205 The Thursday Morning Book Club 16

27-Apr Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

30-Apr Mon 9:00am-11:00am Off Campus Urban Hiking 25

30-Apr Mon 11:30am-1:30pm LAC Omnilore Spring Forum 34

30-Apr Mon 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1202 Computers 101 for Seniors 21

Tennis Courts = CSUDH Tennis Courts

EE = Extended Education Building, CSUDH

LAC (Levy Adult Center) = 3420 W. 229th Place, Room 2

Torrance, CA 90505

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CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF COURSES

Date Day Time Location Class Title Pg #

NOTE: Classes in Bold indicate first meeting

1-May Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

1-May Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Crocheting for Health 15

2-May Wed 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 Damsel in Defense 32

3-May Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Aging Gracefully and Gratefully 13

3-May Thu 8:00pm-10:00pm University Preview Performance of 32

Theatre Spring Dance Concert – Revolution

4-May Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

4-May Fri 11:30am-1:30pm EE-1206 Fun and Games 11

4-May Fri 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1222 Genealogy Series 24

7-May Mon 9:00am-11:00am Off Campus Urban Hiking 25

7-May Mon 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1202 Computers 101 for Seniors 21

8-May Tue 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

8-May Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Crocheting for Health 15

9-May Wed 10:00am-12:00pm Off Campus Tour Aboard the Battleship IOWA 27

9-May Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Let’s Read a Play 9

10-May Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Aging Gracefully and Gratefully 13

11-May Fri 9:00am-11:00am Tennis Courts Social Tennis for Seniors 10

14-May Mon 9:00am-11:00am Off Campus Urban Hiking 25

14-May Mon 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1202 Computers 101 for Seniors 21

15-May Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Crocheting for Health 15

16-May Wed 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Let’s Read a Play 9

17-May Thu 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Aging Gracefully and Gratefully 13

18-May Fri 11:30am-1:30pm EE-1206 Fun and Games 11

18-May Fri 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1222 Genealogy Series 24

21-May Mon 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1202 Computers 101 for Seniors 21

22-May Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Crocheting for Health 15

24-May Thu 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1205 The Thursday Morning Book Club 16

29-May Tue 1:30pm-3:30pm EE-1205 Crocheting for Health 15

5-Jun Tue 10:00am-12:00pm EE-1213 OLLI 2018 Summer Open House –

& Orientation

Tennis Courts = CSUDH Tennis Courts

EE = Extended Education Building, CSUDH

LAC (Levy Adult Center) = 3420 W. 229th Place, Room 2

Torrance, CA 90505

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OLLI Sponsors and Volunteers

OLLI is Looking for Volunteers

If you want to get involved with the university, joining an OLLI

committee is a wonderful way to make this happen. OLLI is a

volunteer organization that depends on the involvement of its

membership to function and grow. We are looking for individuals

who would like to lend their skills to the day-to-day administration

of classes and to planning courses, activities and publications.

Four OLLI committees currently exist, and they are…

Marketing Committee: Members develop a marketing plan,

advertising and choose the appropriate media to promote OLLI.

This may involve distributing flyers, holding campaigns and

contacting newspapers with notices of OLLI news and events.

Event Planning Committee: Members are responsible for

planning special events at OLLI. The special events include the

Members Meeting, held in the spring, the OLLI Celebration,

held in the fall, the Juneteenth Celebration held in the summer,

and other events throughout the year.

Ambassador Committee: Members assist with special events,

reminder phone calls, special mailings, survey reviews, etc.

Committee Members support OLLI instructors in class and represent

OLLI at designated South Bay events. Committee members are also

responsible for greeting OLLI Members at meetings and events.

Curriculum Committee: Members develop ideas that are the basis

for courses, lectures, computer workshops, discussion groups and

field trips. They identify instructors from CSUDH faculty, community

experts, and OLLI Members, develop class schedules, and publish

the OLLI catalog each semester.

Other skills are needed and everyone brings valuable knowledge

and experience to the organization. Look for calls for volunteers

or call our OLLI office at (310) 243-3208 to say that you are

interested in becoming an OLLI volunteer.

OLLI Sponsors

& Contributors

OLLI at CSUDH Invites

Sponsors and Contributors

CSUDH, through the Osher Lifelong

Learning Institute, provides collegelevel

experiences and activities to

community residents 50+ years of

age who become members.

Individuals, businesses, and

organizations who wish to support

the goal of expanding OLLI programs

to meet the intellectual and social

needs of older learners, please contact

the OLLI office at (310) 243-3208 or

Olli@csudh.edu to discuss a taxdeductible

donation or sponsorship.

Become a friend of OLLI!

Donate your time

and expertise.

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PARKING AND DIRECTIONS for CSUDH

California State University,

Dominguez Hills is located at:

1000 East Victoria Street

Carson, CA 90747

Main Campus Phone Number: (310) 243-3696

Extended Education Office Phone Number: (310) 243-3737

Parking at CSUDH

Annual Parking

Passes are available

to OLLI Members for

only $20.

Call the OLLI office

at (310) 243-3208

for details.

Effective July 1,

2017, the fee to park on campus is $8

per day. Daily parking permits can be

purchased at one of the many yellow

parking lot permit machines using

cash, debit or credit card. Permits

must be displayed face-up on your

dashboard.

Visit the OLLI website at www.csudh.

edu/olli to find out about carpooling

or taking public transportation to the

campus.

Directions for reaching our campus by car:

Our campus is located within five minutes of the 91, 110 and 405

freeways, which makes travel to campus convenient no matter

where you are coming from.

From the Los Angeles Civic Center:

110 South to Artesia Freeway (91) east to Avalon Blvd.

Take Avalon Blvd. south to Victoria Street, turn left.

The entrance to campus is a right turn at Tamcliff Avenue.

From Santa Monica:

10 East to San Diego Freeway (405) south toward Long Beach.

Exit at Vermont Avenue off-ramp. Turn left (east) at the

end of the off-ramp onto 190th Street. Follow 190th east

approximately two miles to the campus (190th becomes

Victoria Street). The campus entrance is a right turn at

Tamcliff Avenue, the second traffic signal past Avalon Blvd.

From San Bernardino:

10 West to San Gabriel Freeway (605) south. Take Artesia

Freeway (91) west toward Redondo Beach. Take the Central

Avenue exit and turn left; turn right onto Victoria Street. The

campus entrance is a left turn at Tamcliff Avenue, a traffic signal.

From San Fernando Valley:

405 South/101 East – Follow the San Diego Freeway (405) south

toward Long Beach. Exit at Vermont Avenue off-ramp.

Turn left (east) at the end of the off-ramp onto 190th Street.

Follow 190th east pproximately two miles to the campus (190th

becomes Victoria Street) The campus entrance is a right turn at

Tamcliff Avenue, the second traffic signal past Avalon Blvd.

From Anaheim:

5 North to Artesia Freeway (91) west toward Redondo Beach.

Take the Central Avenue exit and turn left; turn right onto

Victoria Street. The campus entrance is a left turn at Tamcliff

Avenue, a traffic signal.

PARKING LOT 3 is the preferred parking lot for OLLI Members.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

College of Extended & International Education

California State University, Dominguez Hills

1000 E. Victoria St, EE-1300

Carson CA 90747

Osher

Lifelong

Learning

Institute

Spring 2018

Course

Catalog

January–

May

OLLI Open Houses

Please join us and bring a guest to our OLLI open house to learn more about

lifelong learning for retired and semi-retired adults. For more information

or to RSVP contact OLLI at CSUDH online at www.csudhe.edu/olli or call

(310) 243-3208. You can also email us at olli@csudh.edu.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

10:00am-12:00pm

CSUDH Campus,

Extended Education Building,

EE-1213 (Auditorium)

“Lifelong learning is a

shared adventure”

RSVP to (310) 243-3208, or by email to olli@csudh.edu by

January 23, 2018. Directions and parking information will be provided.

• Registration Drop-off

You can drop off your registration after this event from 12:00pm to 1:00pm.

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