Blog

The OLLI Blog showcases the voices and perspectives of our community (members, faculty and staff) as well as news from and about OLLI. It's a place to share and reflect, contribute and engage. Personal observations of life in this moment, of growing older, of self-discoveries large and small are just a handful of possible areas to explore. Please contact Nancy Murr to learn more.

Friendship is defined as “a person being attached to another by feelings of affection or personal regard.” Especially during one’s senior years, it is important to appreciate…
Looking for the perfect gift? A special something that will make history lovers gasp, music lovers swoon, literature lovers wax poetic, and film lovers shout that's a wrap?…
Barry Schwartz taught psychology at Swarthmore College and at Berkeley Haas for 50 years. He works on the interaction between economics, psychology, and morality. His books…
It should come as a surprise to precisely no one that OLLI members love to read (and read and read and read.) Here are just some of the books they couldn't put down in 2023.…
It is with deep sadness that I share the news of the passing of Mark Medress, one of OLLI @Berkeley's founding members and dearest champions.
Our current American holiday is perhaps the most relevant of any other holiday during this period of national divisiveness and ethnic tensions. Although many of the Thanksgiving…
Robert Todd has built innovative teams and products at places like McKinsey & Co, LinkedIn and San Francisco State University. He is teaching "Being Humans in the Age of AI…
Thank you for another year of dynamic learning inside and outside of the classroom! As you will read in this Annual Report, we made changes and experimented with our program…
The newly published book, Thriving with Anxiety: 9 Tools to Make Anxiety Work for You, by David Rosmarin, Ph.D., is one of the most counter-intuitive books on human psychology…
I was out of college, living at home in Katonah, New York, just outside New York City, looking for my first real job. Having double-majored in English and Philosophy, I decided…
Two of my interests are walking to stay fit and learning about American history.
Adam Hochschild is an acclaimed historian and a long-time writing teacher at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. He has been a finalist for the National Book Award and…