OLLI Videos

Fall Session 2018

More French Short Story Writers
with Caroline Smadja

Chamber Music Weekend Intensive
with The Alexander String Quartet

Trials, Trends and Tensions of the United States Supreme Court
with Greg Woods, J.D.

The Beatles: The Rock Group That Changed The World
with Richie Unterberger

The Concerto: Style, Form, and Context in its First Century
with Alexandra Amati, PhD

German Literature and Film of the Weimar Republic
with Marion Gerlind, Ph.D.

Writers on Writing
with Diane Frank

Getting Real About Artificial Intelligence
with Paul Clermont

Aliens in Outer Space: The Science and the Fiction
with Andrew Fraknoi

San Francisco Journeys: A Potpourri
with Monika Trobits

Film: Beyond the Femme Fatale
with Mary Scott

Culture Clash In The Era Of Globalization
with Joe Lurie

Collage: From Real To Surreal
with Lola Fraknoi

Mid-Term Elections 2018
with Gerard Heather

How American Modernism Changed The History Of Art
with Karen Lee McSorley

Lighten Up: A Creative Writing Course
with Sarah Broderick

Bay Area Documentary Filmmakers: Laurie Coyle $29
with Michael Fox

Sketching SF State with Pencil & Watercolor
with Karen Bash

The Comic Operas of Gilbert and Sullivan
with John Prescott

San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge~ Seismic Safety 2
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San Francisco Neighborhoods and Parishes that helped to create them. (With Music)
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Exploring LGBT History and Culture through Documentary Film
with Johnny Symons

Vienna: Biography of a City
with Jason Lahman

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Member Testimonial: Episode 6
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Member Testimonial: Episode 7
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Member Testimonial: Episode 5
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Member Testimonial: Episode 4
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Member Testimonial: Episode 2
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Member Testimonial: Episode 1
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Westfield Centre San Francisco
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OLLI for Blooming Boomers 2013
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OLLI— Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at San Francisco State University
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Member Testimonial: Episode 3
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Member Testimonial: Episode 9
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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Member Testimonial: Episode 8
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Week of Workshops 2018

Bay Area Documentary Filmmakers: Erin Palmquist $29
with Michael Fox

Gaming History: Athens Besieged (404 B.C.) CANCELLED
with Steve Harris

The Man Who Put The Rainbow in the Wizard of Oz: Lyricist Yip Harburg $24
with Bonnie Weiss

Health Care Reform $0
with Dr. Jeff Gee 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Broadcast Journalism & Political Coverage: Past, Present & Future $24
with Cynthia Samuels

Literature: Summertime and the Rhyming is Easy - CANCELLED
with Nicholas Jones

Discovering and Writing the “Perfect” Sentence: Beginning Creative Writing
with Sarah Broderick 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Writing On: A Continuing Creative Writing Workshop
with Sarah Broderick 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Summer Session 2018

Create Your Own Photo Book
with David Casuto

Printmaking Today
with Lola Fraknoi

Glamorous Depravity: A History of San Francisco Crime
with Paul Drexler

Healthier Living Workshop
with Debra Varner and Melinda Barnes

The Mayoral Election & Ranked Choice Voting
with Tim Redmond and Tom Ammiano

Vaudeville, Mickey & Judy
with Bonnie Weiss

Human Evolution: The First 150 Years of Discovery
with Charles J. Vella, PhD

Modern Political Theory: Rise of the Individual & Problems of Authority
with David Peritz

How the Brain Works: Disorders
with Natalia Caporale., PhD

Hidden History Hikes
with Peter Tannen

Writing: The Gentle Art of Haiku and the Haibun
with Diane Frank

Spring Session Two 2018

Shakespeare in Disguise
with Roberta D’Alois

Fiery San Francisco Journeys (offsite locations)
with Monika Trobits

The Real CSI: Crime Scene Investigation & Forensics
with Mary Juno

Wagner's Ring Cycle: An Introduction and Overview
with David Möschler

Exploring the Universe: From Mars to the Stars (and Galaxies)
with Andrew Fraknoi

The Golden Door: Passing Through Ellis Island
with Doug Kenning

The Romantic Symphony
with Alexandra Amati

Hannah Arendt: Rethinking the Political
with David Peritz

The Law Behind Contemporary Issues
with Greg Woods

Drawing Still Life (with Collage)
with Lola Fraknoi

Wild Women in Art
with Karen McSorley

Writing: The Ten Minute Play
with Cary Pepper

Spring Session One 2018

California Politics
with Tom Ammiano

Writing: The Dramatic Monologue
with Lynne Kaufman

Detecting Women: Gender and the Detective Genre in Literature and Film
with Mary Scott

Pre-Columbian Architecture: Selected Sites of the Ancient Americas
with Nancy Fee

Writing: Life into Literature
with Laura Fraser

Exploring the Universe: From Mars to the Stars (and Galaxies)
with Andrew Fraknoi

Gate-Crashing the Party: 500 Years of Immigration to America
with Douglas Kenning

More Documentary Touchstones
with Michael Fox

Connections with Social Media
with Anne Drazen

Foreign Aid: the Good, Bad, and the Facts
with Sara Seims

The Classical Symphony
with Alexandra Amati

Summer Session 2017

Amazing Jazz Women
with Dee Spencer

Bollywood: Indian Film and Culture
with Vinay Shrivastava

Film: Men, Women and Hitchcock
with Mary Scott

California Politics
with Tom Ammiano

Opera: the First One Hundred and Fifty Years
with John Prescott

Printmaking Today
with Lola Fraknoi

Hidden History Hikes
with Peter Tannen

How the Brain Works: Sensation and Movement
with Natalia Caporale

Brecht in Exile: Emphasizing Women in his Work and Life
with Marion Gerlind

Mixed Media Collage
with Dolores Gray

How to Make a Poem Fly: Writing Life-Affirming Poetry
with Diane Frank

What Makes Us Stronger: Writing Into Disorder & Disability
with Sarah Broderick

Extrajudicial Influences of Justice and the Court of Public Opinion
with Greg Woods

Spring Session Two 2017

Bay Area Documentary Filmmakers
with Michael Fox

The Roman Empire: Civil Society Becomes Multicultural
with Douglas Kenning

To End All Wars: The Crisis of the Interwar Period, 1919-1941
with Dr Dayna Barnes

Film Noir: In The Warner Bros. Style! (1940 - 1949)
with Elliot Lavine

Glamorous Depravity: A History of San Francisco Crime
with Paul Drexler

Basic Drawing
with Beryl Landau

Coastal San Francisco Journeys
with Monika Trobits

Writing: Telling Your Story On Stage--A Workshop in Solo Performance
with Roberta D’Alois

Spring Session One 2017

Sleep Wise
with Daniel Blum

French Short Story Writers of the Late 19th & 20th Century
with Caroline Smadja

Populism and the American Cinema: Warner Bros. Films (1932-1938)
with Elliot Lavine

Literature and Film: Poetry and Short Stories
with Dominic Angerame

Exploring More of the Many Worlds of Chamber Music
with John Prescott

Crime Rates, Public Policy and Manipulation Through Fear
with Greg Woods

Writing: The Well-Made Story
with Lynne Kaufman

History of the Art of Photography
with Karen Lee McSorley

Complicated Transitions: U.S. Post-World War II Military Occupations
with Dayna Barnes

Monet and the Impressionists
with Maureen O’Brien De Geller

Amazing Grace in Darkness and Light: Struggle, Endurance and Power in the Lives of African Women
with David Conrad

The Roman Republic: The Virtue and Fragility of a Republic
with Douglas Kenning

Ethics and Politics of New Technology
with David Peritz

Fall Session Two 2016

Behind the Scenes of San Francisco Arts Institutions
with Chris Hepp and Fred M. Levin

Global Lens: Documenting the World
with Michael Fox

San Francisco Journeys
with Monika Trobits

Film Noir in the ‘50s: An overview.
with Elliot Lavine

From Concept to Book: Applying Shape and Structure to Writing
with Barbara Rose Brooker

Race in America in the 21st Century- Historical, Critical and Ethical Perspectives
with David Peritz

San Francisco Politics and the November Election
with Tim Redmond

Stars: The Engines of the Universe
with Stephen Kane

The Genius of Sondheim
with Bonnie Weiss

Fall Session One 2016

Healthier Living Workshop
with Debra Varner & Nancy Smietana

Urgent Issues, Extraordinary Politics: Domestic and International Policy Issues in the Midst of National Elections
with David Peritz

Film Noir In the 40s: An Overview
with Elliot Lavine

Diverse Voices in Contemporary Short Stories
with Caroline Smadja

Politics of the Middle East
with Abdul Jabbar

Exploring the Many Worlds of Chamber Music
with John Prescott

Russian History: Some Lesser Known Corners
with Richard Robbins

History of Ethnic Minority Groups in California
with George Wright

Art as a Social & Economic Phenomenon
with Karen McSorley

Unruly Working Women of the Silver Screen
with Mary Scott

Summer Session 2016

Make ‘em Laugh: Great Comic Songs From the Stage and Screen
with Bonnie Weiss

The Art of the Short Story
with Daniel Herman

Classical Music and Gender: A Wonderfully Tangled Web
with John Prescott

Franz Kafka: His Life and Work
with Richard Simmonds

Politics of the Midle East
with Abdul Jabbar

Terrorism: Understanding the Tactics of Fear
with Jim Jeffreys

Wandering the Archives: A Creative Writing Process Course
with Sarah Broderick

Basic Watercolor Painting
with Beryl Landau

Literature and Film of the German Democratic Republic (in English)
with Marion Gerlind

The Fine Line: Memoir and Memoir-Based Fiction
with Diane Frank

Unruly Women of the Silver Screen
with Mary Scott

Diminished Democracy: Critical Perspectives on our Contemporary Political Malaise
with David Peritz

Collage Adventures
with Dolores Gray

Brown Bag

San Francisco Neighborhoods and the Parishes that Helped
with Michael Daly

Spring Session Two 2016

Bay Area Documentary Filmmakers
with Michael Fox

Earth’s Controversial, Changing Climate
with Stanley Gedzelman

Power of the Puppet in Performance
with Lee Armstrong

Even More Hidden History Hikes - SF's Lesser Known Parks
with Peter Tannen

Alexander the Great and the Globalization of Western Civilization
with Douglas Kenning

Writing: The Personal Essay (Everyone Has a Story to Tell)
with Cary Pepper

The Olympic Games and International Politics
with George Wright

Pierre Bonnard and His Contemporaries
with James Kohn

A Merging of Worlds: Science, Fiction and Culture
with Daniel Bernardi & Stephen Kane

Broken Escalator: On the Decline of Social Mobility in 21st Century America
with David Peritz

The Outsider in Drama: A Play Reading and Writing Course
with Roberta D'Alois

Beat Cinema
with Dominic Angerame

Writing: The Ten Minute Play
with Lynne Kaufman

World War I: Causes, Course and Consequences
with Steve Harris

Spring Session One 2016

Ancient Greece: "What is the Best Way to Live?"
with Doug Kenning

Write Your Book at Any Age!
with Barbara Rose Brooker

Experimenting With Memoir: A Cross Genre Workshop
with Mary Winegarden

Understanding the Human Brain
with Charles Vella

Organized Crime and Political Corruption in San Francisco from Sunny Jim to Leland Yee
with Greg Woods

Broadway’s Legendary Composers
with Bonnie Weiss

The History and Masterpieces of Chamber Music
with Peter Susskind

French Avant Garde Cinema Part One
with Dominic Angerame

A City Built on Hills: San Francisco During the Silver Age (1859-1880)
with Charles A. Fracchia

The Civil Rights Movement 50 Years Later
with George Wright

Religion and Politics
with Gerard Heather

B for Better; B for Best: Film Noir and the Hollywood B Movie (1940-46)
with Elliot Lavine

The Challenges of Contemporary International Law in a Complex World
with Sophie Clavier

Fall Session Two 2015

Song and Dance Men of the Silver Screen
with Bonnie Weiss

Global Lens: Documenting the World
with Michael Fox

Stolen! Art Theft and Western Culture
with Maureen O'Brien De Geller

Documentary and Memory
with Johnny Symons

Introduction to Selected Works of the SF Symphony's 2015 Season
with Peter Susskind

A City Built on Hills: San Francisco from Its Earliest Inhabitants to the End of the Gold Rush
with Charles A. Fracchia

The Race for the Presidency
with Gerard Heather

The American Civil War and its Aftermath
with Mark Sigmon

Writing Memoir: Evoking the Senses
with Lynne Kaufman

The Art of the Short Story: A Consummate American Literary Form
with Caroline Smadja

On the Lookout for Beautiful Things: An Approach to Generating Creative Writing
with Sarah Broderick

Skype, Twitter, and Facebook for Novices
with Molly Hankwitz

Six Great and Classic Russian Stories (And Other Forays into Russian Literature)
with Ian Singleton

Fall Session One 2015

Signs of Aliens: Religion, Law, Psychology and Alien Abduction Narratives
with Daniel Bernardi

The Past, Present, and Future of Bay Area and American Cities
with Brian Coyne

Recent California History 1960-Present
with Mark Sigmon

An Introduction to the 2015-2016 San Francisco Opera Season
with Peter Susskind

The Rise and Fall of Stalinist Russia, 1925-1991
with Richard Robbins

An Introduction to Films of Great Britain - from the 1890's through the 1960's
with Mary Scott

Film Noir and the Hollywood Blacklist (1947 - 1951)
with Elliott Lavine

Writers on Writing
with Diane Frank

Stars of the Swing Era
with Dee Spencer

Exoplanets -- Planets Outside of our Solar System
with Dr. Stephen R. Kane

Coming in from the Cold: US-Cuban Relations in the 21st Century
with Dr. Abdiel Onate

Pursuing Justice When Crime Gets Personal
with Greg Woods

Summer Session 2015

Everything You Wanted To Know About Computers…
with David Casuto

Celebrating Contemporary German Literature by Women Writers
with Marion Gerlind, Ph.D.

Maverick Film Directors
with Dominic Angerame

Documentary Gold - The 2015 Oscar Nominees
with Michael Fox

Comedy in Cinema
with Mary Scott

Population: Seven Billion and Counting
with Sara Seims

The Awesome Atmosphere
with Stanley Gedzelman

Classical Music in California from the Missions to Today
with John Prescott

Personal Connections and Cyber Identity
with Molly Hankwitz

Poets of Broadway: Musical Theatre's Legendary Lyricists
with Bonnie Weiss

Art, History, and Politics of Puppetry
with Lee Armstrong

Playing the Trickster: An Approach to the Practice of Creative Writing
with Sarah Broderick

Spring Session Two 2015

Writing: The Short Article
with Cary Pepper

The Phoenicians and Carthage: Rape of Europa
with Douglas Kenning

More Hidden History Hikes
with Peter Tannen

How to Hold your Local Government Accountable
with Tim Redmond

Policing in the Current Political Climate
with Greg Woods

The Golden Age of San Francisco Rock Music '65-'69
with Joel Selvin

Shakespeare’s Comedies from an Actor’s Point of View
with Laura Wayth

Surrealism in France
with Clark Poling

A Cultural History of Robots: Myth to Modernity
with Jason Lahman-Goldstein

History of the Jews of Poland 1772-Present
with Ken Blady

Three Views of Modern Africa: Egypt, South Africa, and Zambia
with Chris Smith

100 Fateful Years. Russia in an Era of Reform and Revolution, 1825-1925
with Richard Robbins

Spring Session One 2015

The Modern American Presidency
with Gerard Heather

Experimenting with Memoir: A Cross Genre Workshop
with Mary Winegarden

The Future Of Genetic Medicine
with Maureen Turner

Botticelli To Braque: Scotland's Masterpieces
with Maureen O'Brien Degeller

Becoming An Explorer: An Approach to Beginning to Write
with Sarah Broderick

The Birth Of American Literature (1830-1860)
with Daniel Herman

Bay Area Documentary Filmmakers
with Michael Fox

Amazing Women In Jazz
with Dee Spencer

Russian History: Ancient Times To 1825
with Richard Robbins

History of California From 1900
with Mark Sigmon

Discovering Provence Through It's Artists and Landscapes
with Roger Housden

Fall Session Two 2014

How to Listen to Modern Music
with John Prescott

Movement: Body Intelligence
with Jamie Lantz

Writing: The Personal Essay - Showing and Telling
with Lynne Kaufman

American Politics - What Does The Future Hold?
with Gerard Heather

Writing/Literature: Tales Retold - Experiments in Rewriting Myths and Legends of the Past
with Ben Black

Screen Queens - and none of them were ever a Drag!
with Professor Todd Roehrman

A History of California: 1533-1900
with Mark Sigmon

Fall Session One 2014

Tools and Techniques for Creative Writing
with Ian Singleton

World War I - The Great War: Causes, Course and Consequences
with Steve Harris

Global Lens: Documenting the World
with Michael Fox

Introduction to the SF Symphony Season 2014
with Peter Susskind

Bollywood 101
with Vinay Shrivastava

Writers on Writing
with Diane Frank

Hidden History Hikes - SF's Lesser Known Parks
with Peter Tannen

From Diego Rivera to Keith Haring: Murals as Civic Expression
with Maureen O'Brien De Geller

Contemporary SF Politics Fall 2014 Session One
with Tim Redmond

Summer 2014

Discoveries in Neuroscience: The Users Guide to the Aging Brain
with Maureen Turner

Comedians for Social Change
with Martin Marshall

Bay Area Documentary Filmmakers
with Michael Fox

Documentary Photography: A hands on workshop
with Patty Garcia

The American New Wave in Cinema
with Mary Scott

Shaping the City in the 21st Century
with Dennis Gale

The San Francisco Opera
with Peter Susskind

Food & Feasting- A Culinary History of Art
with Maureen O'Brien Degeller

Writing- Making a Scene
with Denize Springer

Writers Workshop
with Barbara Brooker

Eastern European Jews
with Ken Blady

Soccer- A Mirror For Everything
with Alan Black

Spring Session Two 2014

From Bach to Bernstein: The Changing Face of Choral Music Across Two Centuries
with John Prescott

Writers Workshop
with Cary Pepper

Gandhi in his Time and Ours
with Mike Lunine

The First European Civilization
with Douglas Kenning

The Ecology of the San Francisco Bay
with Erin Blackwood

Book Magic: A Hands on Book Making Workshop
with Dolores Gray

Literary Landscapes of England
with Roger Housden

The Cultural Context of Impressionism and Post Impressionism
with Jason Lahman

Spring Session One 2014

The Constitutional Right to Privacy and Modern Science and Technology
with Alan Saltzman

Baseball: A History
with Mark Sigmon

Experimenting With Memoir: A Cross Genre Workshop
with Mary Winegarden

America through the Eyes of Georgia O'Keeffe
with Maureen O'Brien Degeller