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OLLI at Vanderbilt Mission Statement:
OLLI at Vanderbilt helps adults over 50 rediscover the joy of learning and build community through diverse social interaction.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Vanderbilt University is an inclusive group that strives to organize and present to the greater Nashville community stimulating intellectual and cultural noncredit courses, programs, and trips for adults over 50 of all educational backgrounds.  OLLI focuses on the joy of learning.  Interesting topics are explored with thought-provoking and engaging instructors, who are primarily active or retired Vanderbilt faculty, as well as other community experts.  In a relaxed atmosphere, with no homework, tests, or grades, you have the opportunity to ask questions, contribute ideas, and interact with people who share similar interests.  OLLI participants exercise their minds while making new friends, not only in the classroom but through other educational activities, special events and community engagement. 



Winter 2019 Catalog  OLLI LOGIN Printable Registration Form

WINTER ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN! 
DEADLINE IS DECEMBER 7.

Please call our office at 615-343-0700, or email us at oshervu@vanderbilt.edu with questions, to join the mailing list or to create a new account!

BEGINS

DAY

TIME

COURSE, INSTRUCTOR, & LOCATION

FEE

 

 1/13  SUN  11:00 A.M.

OLLI Steel Drum Band - ADVANCED
Instructor:  Alli Puglisi, Director, OLLI Steel Drum Band
Location:  Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University

 $100  
 1/13  SUN  1:00 P.M.

OLLI Steel Drum Band - BEGINNER
Instructor: Mat Britain, Director, OLLI Steel Drum Band
Location: Blair School of Music, Vanderbilt University

$100 

 

 1/14  MON  9:30 A.M.

Mindfulness and Meditation
Instructor
: Cameron Gordon
Location: St. George's Episcopal Church

$60 

 

 1/15  TUE  9:30 A.M.

Drugs and the Brain
Instructor
: Jeanette Norden
Location: West End United Methodist Church

 $60

 

 1/15  TUE  11:00 A.M.

Japanese Reflections on World War II and the American Occupation
Instructor
: Edgar Porter
LocationWest End United Methodist Church

 $60

 

 1/16  WED  9:30 A.M.

Innovative Thinking in a Digital Age
Instructors:
Vanderbilt University Faculty and Staff
Location: The Commons Center, Vanderbilt University

 $60

 

 1/16

 WED  11:15 A.M.

American Popular Music
Instructor
: Brittany Chase
Location: The Commons Center, Vanderbilt University

$60  
 1/17  THU  9:30 A.M.

Four Weddings and a Funeral or Two
Instructor
: Cynthia Cyrus
Location: The Commons Center, Vanderbilt University

$60 

 

 1/17

 THU  11:15 A.M.

The End of Life and the Quest for Human Meaning
Instructor
: Larry Churchill
LocationThe Commons Center, Vanderbilt University

 $60

 

1/18

FRI 9:30 A.M.

Women in the Civil Rights Movement
Instructor
: Linda Wynn
Location: West End United Methodist Church

$60

 

1/18

FRI 11:00 A.M.

Not Just Carrying a Spear: Acting for Opera Singers
Instructor
: Gayle Shay
Location: West End United Methodist Church

$60

 

1/21

MON 1:30 P.M. OLLI at The Shakespeare Festival
Location: Troutt Theater 

 $40

 

1/21

MON 2:00 P.M. A Practicum in Innovation
Instructors:
Vanderbilt University Faculty, Staff, and Students
Location
 : The Wond'ry in the Vanderbilt Engineering and Science Building

$50

FULL 

2/7

THU 2:00 P.M. OLLI at Lane Motor Museum
Location
: Lane Motor Museum 

$8

FULL 


The Division of Public Affairs sponsors the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt and is
administered by Vanderbilt's Department of Community, Neighborhood, and Government Relations.