Peer-Led Facilitator Workshop

Learn about Facilitating Peer-Led Courses!
Facilitator Workshop led by OLLI Instructor Beverly Olevin
Wednesday, September 18th, 10a-12p
Room 407, 1010 Westwood, Los Angeles, CA
We’ll show you how to facilitate a Peer-Led course and answer any of your questions.
Please RSVP to osher@uclaextension.edu

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Documentary Screenings with former CBS executive producer Perry Wolff

The Osher Institute is pleased to announce the next series of CBS documentaries with Perry Wolff. Mr. Wolff has won 15 Emmy awards, 14 Peabody Awards, numerous Writers Guild, Du Pont and Polk awards and a Motion Picture Academy nomination.

Perry Wolff and Charles Collingwood discuss Berlin Act of War in 1961.

Perry Wolff and Charles Collingwood discuss Berlin Act of War in 1961.

1.    Monday, August 19, 1:30 – 3:45: When Television was Young (1977, 2 hours) with Perry Wolff, executive producer, director, writer.

Television in the 1950s; includes plenty of archival footage. Narrated by Charles Kuralt.

2.    Monday, Sept 9, 1:30 – 2:45: Berlin: Act of War (1961, 1 hour) with Perry Wolff, producer, director, writer.

The Berlin Wall was built directly under the cameras that CBS placed at the Brandenburg Gate. Narrated by Charles Collingwood.

3.    Monday, Sept 16, 1:30 – 3:00: Misunderstanding China (1972, 1 hour), with Perry Wolff, Executive Producer

On the eve of the first opening to China after World War II, Irv Drasnin compiled stock footage to show everything wrong we felt about the Chinese, from Fu Manchu through the Oriental Exclusion Act of 1924. This documentary, made at the time of President Nixon’s famous visit to the PRC in 1972, examines sources of popular American attitudes and misunderstandings about China, briefly traces the history of contacts between Chinese and Americans, and shows how popular literature and films have helped perpetuate the stereotyped images many Americans have of Chinese people. Narrated by Charles Kuralt.

This is a free event for Osher members and their guests. Please RSVP by emailing us at osher@uclaextension.edu.

Learn digital photography and editing

The Osher Institute is offeriNBC videong The Basics of Digital Photography and Photo Editing in fall quarter 2013. You will learn to master the basic mechanics of the camera, use a computer to store your images, edit the successful ones, improve on others, and share your photos through email, web galleries, prints, and books. Instruction addresses the most common kinds of photographs: portraits, candid shots, landscapes, and indoors with artificial light. The course includes computer lab, group photo shoots, and assignments to master each of the ideas introduced in class: content and the design, and technique of image-making.

Once you’ve perfected your photos, you can upload them to your favorite social media site, as some of our Osher members learned to  in our Internet Catch-Up for Boomers and Above course. For those of you who missed it, the class was featured in an NBS news story. You can find it on the NBC site here or on You Tube here.

Lawn Bowling Fun in Beautiful Holmby Park

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The Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club and OLLI have teamed up to host an introductory course in Lawn Bowling in beautiful Holmby Park, next to the L.A. Country Club. This course consists of 4 lessons, free for Osher members and their guests. Veteran bowlers will provide instruction on the greens, supplemented by written and audio-visual materials.  Coffee, tea, and refreshments will be available.

Lawn bowling is an ancient sport played around the world, and is a healthy, low impact outdoor exercise endorsed by the American Heart Association.  Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club has functioned continuously since 1927.

Dress is casual, but, please wear smooth soled shoes without heels (such as tennis or deck shoes) to protect our greens

Date & Time: 4 Saturdays, 10:00 – 11:30, May 18 & 25; June 1 & 8

Location: Holmby Park Lawn Bowling Club, located at 646 Comstock Ave., at the southerly end of Holmby Park, across from the L.A. Country Club driving range.

For more information and to RSVP, email us at osher@uclaextension.edu.

 

Annual Milhaupt Seminar: The United States’ Issues in the Middle East

OLLI welcomes all to register for PLATO’s Annual Milhaupt Seminar: The United States’ Issues in the Middle East.

When: Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm, 1200 Rolfe Hall at UCLA

Speakers:

Jonathan Dobrer taught at the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley and currently teaches at the American Jewish University. His courses include the Roots and Bitter Fruits of Anti-Semitism, Great Religious Trials and The Currents in Current Events.

James Gelvin is an expert in Social and cultural history of the modern Middle East, particularly Greater Syria during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Josh Lockman is a Lecturer in Law at USC Law, where he teaches international law and U.S. foreign policy.

Bojan Petrovic is a social sciences lecturer at UCI who teaches undergraduate courses and Global Connect high school lessons on the Middle East. He received his Ph.D. in political science at UCI.

To register:

* Call UNEX Registration at 310.825.9971

Choose your lunch option using the following Registration Codes:

Reg # 238-042 (Vegetarian Lunch)

Reg # 238-090 (Fowl Lunch)

Reg # 238-094 (Fish Lunch)

* Pay $25 by credit card or check made payable to UC Regents.

You can also mail your payment to UCLA Extension, PO Box 24901, Dept K, Los Angeles, CA 90024-0901

Registration deadline is Friday February 15th, 2013. 

Requests for refunds will be honored until Friday, February 15th, 2013.

 

Three Free Screenings with Perry Wolff this February and March

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute @ UCLA Extension is pleased to present three FREE OLLI events this February and March for our members and their guests. The speaker, Perry Wolff, is the producer, writer and narrator of each documentary to be presented to OLLI members this December.  Mr. Wolff has won 15 Emmy awards, 14 Peabody Awards, numerous Writers Guild, Du Pont and Polk awards and a Motion Picture Academy nomination.

1. Thursday, Feb 28: You and the Commercial (1973), 11am – 12:30pm

An investigation into deceptive television commercials. Among the active foes of the broadcast were the agencies, sponsors, and President of CBS itself, Arthur Taylor, who furiously opposed it. Taylor told Dick Salant, CBS News President, that the documentary could cost CBS as much as $50 million in revenue.  Some of the largest advertising agencies had already told him they would take their business to other networks. CBS aired the program anyway.

 Where: Screening Room, Belmont Village Westwood, (free parking)

  • 10475 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Click here for directions

When: Wednesday, Thursday, Feb 28, 11am – 12:30pm

RSVP: Please email osher@uclaextension.edu or respond to this email.

No phone calls please. Please let us know which screening(s) you will be attending. Seating is limited to 60 per event.

2.      Thursday, March 7: The Vanishing Family (1986), 2:30 – 4:00pm

Reporter Bill Moyers talks to African Americans in a Newark, N.J., ghetto to show the consequences of single-parent families. This documentary won more awards (Peabody, DuPont, Polk, Emmy, and Writers Guild awards) than any other program in the history of television.  It also changed America’s welfare pattern during the Clinton years.

 Where: Screening Room, Belmont Village Westwood, (free parking)

  • 10475 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Click here for directions

When: Thursday, March 7, 2:30 – 4:00pm

RSVP: Please email osher@uclaextension.edu or respond to this email.

No phone calls please. Please let us know which screening(s) you will be attending. Seating is limited to 60 per event.

3.    Saturday, March 23: The Israelis (1973), 1:30-3:00

 What started out as a reconnaissance into the national character of Israel was interrupted by the Yom Kippur war (October 6 – 25, 1973). Amos Elon, author of the book of the same name upon which this investigation was based, is the principal host. The questions raised then are still relevant today.

Where: Screening Room, Belmont Village Westwood, (free parking)

  • 10475 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90024
  • Click here for directions

When: Saturday, March 23, 1:30-3:00

RSVP: Please email osher@uclaextension.edu or respond to this email.

No phone calls please. Please let us know which screening(s) you will be attending. Seating is limited to 60 per event.

Free Peer-Led Colloquium February 21st, 2013

Peer-led Learning and Teaching in Osher (PLATO) presents:

Brack Obama, Teofilo Ruiz,Cuban-American Relations: Past, Present and Future”

Teo Ruiz, professor of History at UCLA and 2012 recipient of the National Humanities Medal, left Cuba as a teenager after fighting with, and being imprisoned by, Fidel Castro.  Teo returned to Cuba for the first time in 2012.

Where: Skirball Cultural Center

2701 North Sepulveda Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90049

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013

  • 12:45 p.m. – Free Refreshments
  • 1:30 p.m. – Program

*Free Parking*

*Free Admission to Skirball Exhibits*

Find out more here.

To RSVP please email dwright@uclaextension.edu

All Osher members are invited to attend.

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Marty Kaplan’s Colloquium Presentation

If you missed the November 15th, 2012 Peer-Led Learning and Teaching in Osher (PLATO) Colloquium at the Skirball Center featuring Marty Kaplan, please click on the below link to hear Marty speak and to view his wonderful presentation:

Marty Kaplin “Election 2012: Now What?”

Thank you to Marty Kaplin and Scott McGibbon, at the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism of University of Southern California.

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