Monthly newsletter from the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Oregon in Portland
Academic Extension • 70 NW Couch Street, Portland, OR 97209 • 800-824-2714 • osher.uoregon.edu
Oregon Culinary Institute Luncheon
Tuesday, May 28, 11:45 a.m.
Give your taste buds a treat with lunch at the Oregon Culinary Institute’s fine-dining restaurant. Under the guidance of a chef instructor, students of OCI will prepare a three-course lunch for you to enjoy with your fellow OLLI friends.
For $12.00 (gratuity included), enjoy a starter, entrée, nonalcoholic beverage, and dessert. Entrée options usually include a pork, seafood, pasta, or steak dish. View their regularly updated menu online at: http://www.oregonculinaryinstitute.com/restaurant/
Reservations are required for this luncheon. Contact the OLLI-UO office at 503-412-3653 by 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 22, to secure your spot. Seating is limited.
Meet at 11:45 a.m. at the Oregon Culinary Institute, located at 1701 SW Jefferson Street. We will be seated promptly at noon. Bring $12.00 in exact cash to be paid to group leader George Davidson at the time of payment.
FROM PAGE TO STAGE—SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER ADRIANA BAER
Wednesday, May 15, 1:00–2:30 p.m.
Profile Theatre’s Artistic Director Adriana Baer will speak to OLLI-UO study group From Page to Stage on Wednesday, May 15, at 1:00 p.m. Don’t miss this special presentation as she discusses Profile Theatre’s recent productions of Athol Fugard’s plays.
From Page to Stage will be reading Fugard’s play, My Children, My Africa, on Wednesday, May 22.
NEW DVD SERIES—RELIGIONS OF THE AXIAL AGE: AN APPROACH TO THE WORLD’S RELIGIONS
Beginning Tuesday, May 21, 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
“What could the beliefs and traditions of a Zoroastrian, a person of Jewish faith, a Buddhist, a follower of Confucius, or a Christian have in common? How do religions evolve over time? This course offers a rare opportunity to relate your own spiritual questions to a variety of ancient quests for meaning and transcendence. In Religions of the Axial Age, Professor Mark W. Muesse shows you the historical conditions in which the world religions arose, while letting you see how they answered shared metaphysical and human dilemmas. He helps you think about specific traditions while pondering the common processes of religious development
“You will explore fascinating aspects of several major world religions at the time of their birth. Although Professor Muesse emphasizes the early religious traditions of Iran, South Asia, and China, he also shows how these compare, contrast, and contribute to contemporary Judaism, Christianity, and Islam” (http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=6312).