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  • OLLI at UNLVFor the Love of Learning

    Spring 2011 Catalog

    http://seniorprograms.unlv.edu/osher

  • Welcome to the Spring semester of OLLI at UNLV. With the spring comes renewal and re-growth. It is the perfect time to start exploring new areas of interest. OLLI at UNLV is a great avenue for exercising your mind, and creating new friendships. Here at UNLV, we strive to build a community of lifelong learners. You will find members of OLLI at UNLV to be a welcoming group of lively seniors who share a common interest in expanding their knowledge.

    This semester we are extremely excited to add two new satellite campuses with Humana Henderson and Humana Summerlin. We now have a total of 6 locations in the Las Vegas area, so that we can bring OLLI to your neighborhood. In this issue of the Spring catalog, we have a new section entitled, special events. These are special one-time events, or short discussion groups, that are available to all OLLI members. Help spread the word about this wonderful program and share this resource with a friend, relative or neighbor.

    Heather Haslem, M.S. Assistant Director, Senior Programs

    Welcome to the wonderful world of OLLI - The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV. Our program serves retired and semi-retired individuals. Peer-led study groups offer a wide variety of topics to stimulate interests and enhance understandings of our world. No exams, no term papers, just the joy of learning something new.

    Retiring to Las Vegas in 1993, I discovered then-EXCELL, now OLLI at UNLV, in 1995 and have been an active participant ever since. The program has grown from four study groups and 70 members to 31 study groups on our Paradise Campus (with 11 more study groups at our five satellite campuses) and over 1,000 members. Besides the academic program, we foster friendships with luncheons and a variety of social activities. Volunteer opportunities on the UNLV campus are another facet of OLLI and bring satisfaction to our member participants as we aid our UNLV family. Both UNLV and the Osher Foundation offer support and guidance, as the program grows and changes.

    Join us and find the joys of learning in a friendly atmosphere on the UNLV Paradise Campus or at one of our other locations. I did, and each semester brings something new and wonderful!

    Mary Pace, President Board of Directors, OLLI at UNLV

    Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Institute (OLLI) community and to this spring session of 2011! UNLV is proud to have this powerful program rest within the Division of Educational Outreach, which is committed to truly extending and enhancing UNLVs educational opportunities through accessible and innovative programs. OLLI is a reflection of innovation as this program taps into extensive expertise within our retired and semi-retired community. The tremendous success of OLLI is a reflection of the culmination of commitment and opportunity. We hope you will tell your friends about us, and share with us your insights as we grow and advance learning for all, always.

    Elizabeth (Liz) Baldizan, Ed.D. Executive Director, Community2Campus

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    Table of ContentsTable of Contents, Locations, Open House Information .............................................................................. 1About OLLI at UNLV, Member Privileges, Spring Calendar ......................................................................... 2Special Events for OLLI Members ............................................................................................................ 3Paradise Campus Study Group Schedule ................................................................................................. 4Satellite Campus Study Group Schedule .................................................................................................. 5Study Group Descriptions for Spring 2011 (UNLV Paradise Campus) .................................................... 6-13Study Group Descriptions for Spring 2011 (Satellite Campuses) ......................................................... 13-15OLLI at UNLV Board Members and Committees, UNLV Administration .......................................................16Registration Form ........................................................................................................ Inside Back Cover

    OLLI at UNLV Locations

    1. UNLV Paradise Campus: 851 E. Tropicana Avenue (across from the Thomas & Mack Center)

    2. Las Ventanas Retirement Community: 10401 W. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas

    3. Sun City MacDonald Ranch Recreation Center: 2020 W. Horizon Ridge Parkway, Henderson

    4. Sun City Summerlin - Sun Shadows Community Center - 8700 Del Webb Boulevard, Las Vegas

    5. Humana Community Center - Henderson: 1000 N. Green Valley Parkway, Henderson

    6. Humana Community Center - Summerlin: 8975 W. Charleston Boulevard, Las Vegas

    Coordinators will be available at this time to introduce the spring term, answer questions and summarize study group plans. Discover the wide array of classes to be offered and meet fellow participants. Parking is convenient and free. This is your one-stop shop to register, get your parking pass, and your name badge.

    Made Possible by The Bernard Osher FoundationAt the forefront of a National Initiative, UNLVs Educational Outreach joins universities across the United States to provide learning opportunities that serve the intellectual and cultural needs of retirees. This was made possible by a one million dollar endowment, and three grants from the Bernard Osher Foundation.

    Join us at the OLLI Open House to learn more!

    Saturday, January 8th, from 10:00 am 12:00 pmUNLV Paradise Campus: Auditorium (Room 133)

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  • 2About OLLI at UNLVThe Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (OLLI at UNLV) is a membership directed, vibrant learning community of over 1,000 semi-retired or retired adults. Our members want to continue a lifetime of learning with programs rich in content, shared interests, and life experiences. OLLI at UNLV offers special events and other activities in addition to our regularly scheduled study group terms. These programs are purely for enjoyment. There are no tests, grades, or need for prior college experience, only the chance to join your peers in the joy of learning and its many benefits.

    Our coordinators (study group leaders) are qualified members of OLLI and others who enjoy sharing their knowledge. We are proud of our volunteer speakers, many of whom are experts, well-known in their fields.

    As we kick off the Spring 2011 semester, we are pleased to offer more than 40 interesting and stimulating study groups on a wide range of subjects. Less formal Brown Bag Lunch sessions, between the morning and afternoon study groups, will also return. Take up to eleven courses this semester for one low cost of $65.00.

    Member Privileges ParticipateinuptoelevencoursesatanyOLLIlocation

    Free,accessibleparkingatalllocations

    Rebel(Student)I.D.cardavailableforaonetime$10.00feewithassociatedbenefitsincludingeventsandvendor discounts

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    UseofOLLIcomputerlabandsupportattheParadiseCampus

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    Free Wi-Fi Access on the UNLV Paradise Campus

    Spring 2011 CalendarJanuary 8th Open House at Paradise Campus 10 AM Noon

    January 10th Sun City Summerlin - On-site Registration 11 AM 1 PM

    January 11th Las Ventanas - On-site Registration 11 AM 12:30 PM

    January 13th MacDonald Ranch - On-site Registration 10 AM Noon

    January 18th Study Groups Begin

    February 21st No Classes on Presidents Day

    March 14th - March 18th No Classes During UNLV Spring Break

    April 9th Spring Luncheon at the Stan Fulton Building

    April 15th Last Day of Study Groups

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    Spring 2011 CalendarJanuary 8th Open House at Paradise Campus 10 AM Noon

    January 10th Sun City Summerlin - On-site Registration 11 AM 1 PM

    January 11th Las Ventanas - On-site Registration 11 AM 12:30 PM

    January 13th MacDonald Ranch - On-site Registration 10 AM Noon

    January 18th Study Groups Begin

    February 21st No Classes on Presidents Day

    March 14th - March 18th No Classes During UNLV Spring Break

    April 9th Spring Luncheon at the Stan Fulton Building

    April 15th Last Day of Study Groups

    Special Events for OLLI Members1. Clinical Simulation Center - Thursday, February 25th from 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (no additional cost).

    We will be among the first to tour the state-of-the-art 31,000 square foot Simulation and Skills Lab at Shadow Lane. The Sim Lab, which is shared by the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Nevada State College, and the University of Nevada Medical School, features high-fidelity, life-like adult and infant manikins which can be programmed with specific diseases and symptoms and respond to treatment in a realistic way. On our tour, well see nursing students and medical students practice hands-on medical procedures in a safe learning environment.

    2. Springs Preserve - Friday, March 25th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM. Cost is $13 per person and includes guided tour and access to the Springs Preserve all day.