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Keep up with the latest in science and nature by viewing an interesting PBS or Nova video each month during lunchtime such as The Cheetah Children (Nature, 2017) “For nearly two years in the forested hills of Zimbabwe, wildlife cameraman Kim Wolhuter shadowed a wild cheetah family on foot, to reveal in intimate detail the cubs’ remarkable journey to adulthood and their mother’s dedication in raising them” or Can Alzheimer’s Be Stopped? (Nova, 2016) “Alzheimer’s disease strikes at the core of what makes us human: our capacity to think, to love, and to remember. It is one of the greatest medical mysteries of our time. Join investigators as they gather clues and attempt to reconstruct the molecular chain of events that ultimately leads to dementia.” Each film will be followed by a short discussion as time allows. We will announce the films in advance by email. Pack a light lunch to enjoy while viewing the film. Join us once a month at lunchtime for Science & Nature Films. Registration is required, but if you register for OLLI’s spring semester you are eligible to register for Science & Nature Films — at no extra charge — in addition to the number of study groups you already have in your membership package.

160044

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 03/20/18

4 sessions.

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Tue 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (3/20/2018); Tue 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (4/17/2018); Tue 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (5/15/2018); Tue 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM (6/5/2018)



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Join us and author Sarah Bakewell at The Existential Café: Freedom, Being and Apricot Cocktails (New York: Other Press, 2016). You will meet Jean Paul Sartre, Simone de Beauvoir, Martin Heidegger, Edmund Husserl, Karl Jaspers and others. Bakewell reveals their biographies as she portrays an international community of scholars and artists interacting with each other. Only then does she explicate the philosophy of each one, communicating its essence with rigor and clarity, and connecting it to the way they lived their lives. The result is a fascinating intellectual history of 20th century Europe. Study group discussions on the life events and philosophy of the principal players may be augmented by research from the book’s extensive notes and bibliography or excerpts from a collection of readings by Walter Kaufmann, Existentialism from Dostoevsky to Sartre (New York: The Penguin Group, 1975). We are certain that the creativity of this former European community will stimulate its counterpart in our present group as we connect our discussions to real life and real world events. Participation will include reading, home study, discussion, and volunteering as discussion leader. Requires use of email, Word and PDF documents and research on the Internet.

160045

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 03/06/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (3/6/2018-6/5/2018)



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This active, welcoming study group is for both novice and experienced art lovers. The focus is on increasing awareness of and appreciation for: painting, sculpture, photography, architecture, and art movements and technique. There is no shortage of debate when discussing our topics: What is art? Is it a way of viewing the world visually? Is it a form of visual fiction? Is it, or when is it, a message delivery mechanism? What may have been the artist’s intent, what is the historical context — compared to what meaning we may place on the work when viewed today? We never forget, that art most importantly, is fun! Discussion leaders develop talking points on their subjects and choose the mix of video, still images etc. As needed, the coordinators assist in content preparation. There are no prerequisites or assigned reading other than what a presenter may suggest. Recent or upcoming topics include: Painting: Suzanne Valadon, Kerry Marshall, Andrew Wyeth, Ai Wei Wei. Photography: Jacob Riis, Weegee, Architecture: Temporary Architecture, Liz Diller, David Adaje; Sculpture: Picasso, Miro. The coordinators present the first few subjects. The study group helps to choose the remaining session subjects and also usually chooses one or two local field trips. Join us!

160041

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 03/06/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (3/6/2018-6/5/2018)



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Raymond Chandler, a creator of “hardboiled” detective fiction, wrote: “Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. ... He is the hero, he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man.” Dashiell Hammett, himself a former private detective, had invented this new kind of detective hero. Chandler, an admirer of Hammett, had begun writing detective fiction in a similar vein. Together they became the leading exemplars of this new, “hardboiled” style which would become popular around the world. In the next generation, a Canadian- American writer, Ross Macdonald, a fan of both Hammett and Chandler, would create his own “hardboiled” hero. This study group will read mysteries by writers who pioneered a new, very American genre of detective fiction. The assigned novels will be: The Red Harvest and The Maltese Falcon (both Vintage Crime, 1989) by Dashiell Hammett, The Big Sleep and The Long Goodbye (both Vintage Crime,1988) by Raymond Chandler and The Underground Man by Ross Macdonald (Vintage Crime, 1996). Join us in reading the kind of compelling “hardboiled” mystery novels which, once begun, are hard to put down.

160046

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 03/06/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (3/6/2018-6/5/2018)



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Fyodor, a buffoonish man who is the father of three sons and rumored to have sired a fourth and illegitimate son. The three brothers: Dimitri, like his father a playboy with a taste for women and wine; Ivan, the second son by another wife who is concerned with the suffering he sees in the world; and Alexei, the third brother who is studying in a Russian Orthodox monastery. The fourth: Pavel, who is a servant to his father. You will meet these characters and others in this sweeping novel of Russian life. The novel, often considered Dostoyevsky’s premier achievement, is a drama of moral struggles centered on faith, doubt, judgment and reason and is set against the backdrop of modernizing Russia. And if that’s not enough there is a parricide. If you read the novel years ago or never read it and want to read a 19th century classic, join us as we read and discuss this enthralling work: The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, translated by David McDuff (Penguin Classics, 2003).

160048

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 03/06/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (3/6/2018-6/5/2018)



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Danielle Allen’s Our Declaration: A Reading of the Declaration of Independence in Defense of Equality, a book that brings a provocative perspective to one of the most studied texts in U.S. history, is Northwestern University’s One Book One Northwestern all-campus read for the 2017–18 academic year. The book begins with a detailed review of the drafting, editing, and approval of this historic document in sufficient detail to provide valuable insight to even the most serious students of our nation’s founding documents. It follows with a thorough review of what the document says, the author’s intents, and the meaning we should take from this document. The author argues effectively that the document is a relevant call to equality today. Join us for the study group, and join Northwestern (and OLLI) for a series of activities throughout the spring based on the ideas in this book. Note: This study group meets for 10 weeks: March 6–May 8

160043

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 03/06/18

10 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (3/6/2018-5/8/2018)



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Movies set trends, influence political movements, initiate focus on lifestyles and thought, are a custodian of imagination and continue to be technologically innovative. The film industry accomplishes this by recognizing and accepting responsibility to channel dreams and expectations, by masterful storytelling and offering surprises, pathos, memorable drama and comedy. Our study group will take advantage of the talents and versatility of actors, both male and female, by presenting them in contrasting roles. For our chosen performers each semester we will show three or four movies in which they have a starring role. The actors to be considered for our spring semester are: Michael Caine, Ingrid Bergman, Kevin Kline, Jack Nicholson, and Michelle Pfeiffer. We invite you to join us Tuesday afternoons for memorable films and performances.

160047

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 03/06/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (3/6/2018-6/5/2018)



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The two Koreas have long been important to both the US and the world, but not until recently has the global focus on the peninsula been as intense as it is now. This interest has been heightened by the intentions and policies of the DPRK (North Korea) which now constitute potential and actual threats to national, regional and international security. This study group will explore the history of the Korean peninsula, the Korean culture and its importance to the world and the role of the two post-war Koreas in contemporary affairs. Study group participants will discuss selected readings and documentaries in addition to hearing directly from individuals with experience and insight into the two Koreas. Two short texts and handout materials will be used. Our texts are: (1) Korea in World History, by Donald N. Clark, Association for Asian Studies (available from: www.asianstudies.org, under the Publications tab and in the Key Issues in Asian Studies section); and (2) The Korean War: Challenges in Crisis, Credibility, and Command, by Burton I. Kaufman, (McGraw Hill, 1996). Excerpts and Kaufman’s complete text will be supplied by the coordinators, no need for participants to purchase.

160040

Location : 500 Davis Center Location : 
  500 Davis Center.

Start date: 03/06/18

14 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Tue .

Weekly - Tue 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM (3/6/2018-6/5/2018)



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