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February with OLLI: Study Groups, Distinguished Lecture Series, and more.

The Library: Registration is open for the fourth Thursday Morning Lecture Series, The Library — Civiliation's Treasure House of Knowledge (pdf). The six lectures in the series will be held February 16th to March 30th from 10 to 11:30 am at Rave Cinemas.

Distinguished Lecture Series: The second lecture in Session 2 is Why Big History? Why Now? The Case for Adding 14 Billion Years of History to Education with Bob Bain, UM Associate Professor in Education, History and Museum Studies, on Tuesday, March 14th from 10 to 11:30 am at Rave Cinemas. Register for the remaining four lectures in Session 2 for $25 or daypasses are available at the door for $10.

View the OLLI Catalog: For a complete list of OLLI events, you can view the online catalog or a PDF of the printed catalog.

Lectures at Rave Cinemas: All OLLI lectures will remain at Rave Cinemas, 4100 Carpenter Rd., Ypsilanti from January 2017 through May 2017. OLLI lectures do not move to Washtenaw Community College until July 2017.

Welcome to OLLI
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Michigan was established to encourage adults to continue their learning long after formal schooling is done. The Institute’s popular programs help mature adults to rediscover the piquancy of learning — the joy of discovery and feelings of accomplishment that are unencumbered by tests, grades, or drills.

This year’s programs feature:

six lecture series totaling 40 presentations, with average attendance over 250 people;

more than 100 study groups on a wide variety of topics;

casual, friend-producing programs on evenings and weekends — well-suited to people not yet retired;

day-long travel ventures to midwestern venues.


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