Discover Lifelong Learning Day
Saturday, February 4
10:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
A broad sampling of classes, lectures and workshops are on the menu at “Discover Lifelong Learning,” a free, one-day introduction to the University of Oregon in Portland Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.
Register for one or all sessions, at no cost. Pre-registration is required as spaces are limited for some classes. To register, call the OLLI-UO office at 503-412-3653 or 800-824-2714. Click on the course title to register online.
Lecture: Neandertals—Extinct or Ancestors?
Facilitator: Mike Ellis
“Follow along as scientists examine Neandertal genes to determine just how close our ties are to this primitive species, which disappeared about 30,000 years ago. What scientists found when the entire genome sequence of Neandertals was reconstructed in 2010—and what it reveals about the true fate of Neandertals—may surprise you” (http://bit.ly/n3H5sI).
Presenter: Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Philip Silverman
This lecture will provide a selective examination of China’s history and major social institutions, such as the family and religion. Silverman will examine various contradictions and conflicts of Chinese life today that make the country an inexhaustible source of fascination for some and a troubling concern for others.
Presenter Philip Silverman is an OLLI member and professor emeritus of anthropology from California State University Bakersfield.
Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch, but refrigeration will not be provided. A catered option is available:
- Sandwich Sack Lunch—$9.25 Your freshly made sandwich, 1oz lightly salted Kettle chips, our petite chocolate chip & Elephant shortbread cookies
- Salad Sack Lunch—$9.95 Your delicious entrée salad, fresh baguette slice & butter, our petite chocolate chip & Elephant shortbread cookies
Presenter: Professor of Architecture Thomas C. Hubka
For over 150 years, settlers to Oregon have constructed a range of common houses that contribute to the state’s varied residential landscapes. Professor Thomas C. Hubka will present the full range of these houses and analyze what is typical and unique about them in relation to residences from the rest of the country. Through a series of slide lectures, he will outline the major periods of housing construction and describe the dominant house types that have been built in various periods throughout Oregon, including bungalows, Capes, four-squares, early settlement houses, ranches, mobile homes, and multi-unit houses. Residences will also be interpreted according to their construction systems, design development, and family usage and history.
2:00–2:20 p.m. Coffee Break
Instructor: Judi McGavin
In this introductory session to the art of memoir writing, instructor Judi McGavin will lead participants through writing exercises. This workshop is part of an ongoing memoir writing class.
Based on the instructional model, seating is limited for the DVD discussion group and writing workshop. Seating is unlimited for the two lectures.
Parking and Transportation
For information on directions and parking for the White Stag Block, please visit our website: Parking and Transportation
About OLLI-UO in Portland
OLLI-UO strives to encourage the joy of learning without the requirements of tests, grades or formal admission. College degrees or previous affiliation with the University of Oregon are not required for membership. For more information on OLLI-UO, visit our website at http://osher.uoregon.edu.