Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Duke began in 1977 as the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement, a joint venture of Duke Continuing Education and the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.

Since 2004, we have been members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Network, a group of over 120 lifelong learning institutes funded by the Bernard Osher Foundation, dedicated to providing excellent education for adult learners, and to extending the demographic served by traditional universities.

OLLI at Duke offers a wide array of courses - in literature, history, religion, philosophy, natural sciences, social sciences, performing arts, art and architecture, economics, finance, computers and lifestyle issues.

Our curriculum committee is responsive to the requests of our members, so our offerings are always fresh. In addition, we have social events, guest speakers, short trips, and a host of special interest groups, ranging from two book clubs and a photography group to our own New Horizons Band and Chorus.

OLLI classes are non-credit -there are neither tests nor grades nor educational requirements. We choose to learn from each other, to hear opposing ideas, and to synthesize the expertise of the instructor, the wisdom of our fellow students and our own opinions into new views. This synthesis keeps us strong, as individuals and as a program.

We invite you to join us!

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Curriculum

Our courses conform to an arts and sciences curriculum and are scheduled by a twelve-member curriculum committee, on the basis of member requests, the expertise of class leaders, variety and balance.  OLLI instructors are a mix of peer teachers, Duke professors, graduate students, independent scholars, and community experts.

OLLI classes do not have tests, grades or educational requirements, and therefore exemplify “learning for the love of it.” Participation is essential, ranging from keeping up with assigned readings and contributing to class discussion, to sharing the results of one’s own research.  Most classes are held in The Bishop’s House, and in the Education Building at Judea Reform Congregation on Cornwallis Road in Durham, meeting once a week for 1 ½ hours.  Class times are usually 9:00 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:15 pm. Fall and winter term classes generally last 11 weeks; spring term classes last five to six weeks.  Please check the detailed course descriptions for exceptions.

We want our classes to be available to all who wish to participate in them. Please contact Garry Crites at 919-684-2703 to discuss financial aid. All requests are confidential.

If you have an idea for a class or know of someone who would make a great OLLI teacher, please contact Garry Crites at 919-684-2703.

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Courses

Monday
Course Time Tuition Status
A History of the Knights Templar, Knights Hospitaller and the Teutonic Knights: God's Holy (?) Warriors in the Middle AgesThe Crusades, during the 12th-14th Centuries, have remained a controversial subject for the three major religions involved with the Jerusalem/Holy Land area. The popes at that time blessed the formation and activities of three holy...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
A New Lens: A New Way of Looking at Important TopicsMalcom Gladwell and others have advanced our knowledge by looking at familiar topics in new ways. Getting a new perspective broadens our understanding of important topics such as international relations, climate change, wealth...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
An Introduction to Special Relativity: Relativity for SmartiesIt's been over a hundred years since Einstein's landmark 1905 paper on special reltivity. While it drastically changed the way we look at space and time, it still remains a mystery to most people. This is mainly due to the fact that...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Anna Karenina: The Greatest Novel Ever Written?A 2007 poll of 125 contemporary authors in Time ranked Anna Karenina at the top of the list. Why is Anna Karenina one of the most loved and revered novels in all of world literature? Much more than just a tragic love story, it...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
10:30AM - 12:00PM $60.00 Available
Beginning Photography SeminarHave you just started down the road to becoming a digital photographer, or does your journey need a jump start? In either case, this seminar may be what you're looking for to help you down the path to better photographs. The...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
1:30PM - 4:30PM $60.00 Available
Building Duke ChapelDuke Chapel is the central building of West Campus. The course will review the history of the entire campus building plan. The emphasis is on those who built it, and their artistry and skills.  Details of the Chapel, including stone...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Curso de Cultura y Conversación: Poner a Punto Tu EspañolUna "mesa de tertulia" más que un curso, donde juntos vamos a descubrir las perlas poco conocidas de los escritores hispanos, tanto de España como de América Latina y charlar sobre temas contemporáneos. Pensado para los estudiantes...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR): Beyond Automatic!It is said that the BEST tip for getting good pictures is "have your camera with you" -- and it is true that great pictures can be made with pocketable cameras, from simple point-and-shoot cameras to iPhones. But true photo...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Discovering YOUR Happy Place through Meditation: Explore Different Forms of Meditation and Find What Works for You!Meditation is an amazing way to achieve inner balance and harmony, to find center and focus, and to derive a plethora of scientifically proven physical, mental and emotional health benefits.  When most people think "meditate," they...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Enhancing Paintings with Collage: Making "So/So" Art Come Alive with Unique Papers, Paste, and StuffWe will take your paintings, from the simple to the complex, and learn how to make them come alive with the addition of collage elements. Emphasis will not only be on the "how to" aspect of adding collage to watercolor or acrylic...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 16, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM $50.00 Canceled
Gothic Calligraphy: The Art of Gothic WritingCreate written works in amazing Gothic calligraphic script. Students will learn the basic strokes and embellishments of Gothic lettering. Each student will need to bring a broad felt tip calligraphic pen (2.5 mm suggested available...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Canceled
Keeping Your Muscles and Bones Fit: Body Mechanics, Flexibility, Strength, Balance, and Coordination: How to Extend the Quality of Your LifeWhat do exercise, a good diet, relaxation and socialization have in common?  They all help to extend the quality of life.  Added together, there can be 16 years more of quality years.  You already know it's important to maintain...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM $60.00 Available
Medicare Made ClearEvery day, ten thousand baby-boomers turn age sixty-five, and questions begin to surface regarding Medicare. Suddenly, they find themselves in an avalanche of very confusing information. At this point they ask themselves, "What...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Pages, Keynote, and Numbers: An Advanced iPad ClassHere is a chance to learn or improve your skills on the essential iWorks apps on the iPad. Pages can become your word processing friend. Keynote creates compelling presentations whether for a program or for a family slide show....
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Paper MarblingDon't be intimidated by the intricate details of marbleized design or the fact that the technique dates back to twelfth century Asia.  You too can learn this relaxing and beautiful practice.  Leave class knowing a variety of...
Apr 25, 2016 to May 9, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $30.00 Available
Sports and SocietyHow are sports and society related? Sports play a major role in today's world. In the United States, sports touch many aspects of our lives and have assumed a unique status. We will cover the history of sports, eligibility, gender,...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Strength and Power for 50+: Resistance Training for Muscular Strength and EnduranceResistance training is a key component of staying fit as we age, but many of us need the support of a group under the guidance of an expert to get it done. Fight sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss) by challenging your muscles and...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
The Art of CookingDavid Sovero, who is a chef for a local restaurant, believes you can create a good, healthy, and inexpensive meal using ingredients you already have in your pantry.  Each week he will provide a meat, either beef, chicken, or seafood...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
5:30PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Available
The Art of the Story: Contemporary International Short StoriesThis course is a continuation of Daniel Halpern's "The Art of the Story" anthology of short stories in which we will read and discuss additional stories not covered in the Fall Term class.  Represented in the anthology are writers...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
The Global Crisis and Lessons of HistoryThis course is designed to examine whether the lessons of history and current human efforts offer effective approaches to address the current global crisis.  Do we have what it takes to achieve sustainability-- to deal with climate...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
The History of Submarines: From Item of Curiosity to Strategic WeaponThe course begins with the scientific principles that underlie the ability to create a submersible to the development of the modern submarine. Then the class will review the impact of submarines on warfare, and examine the current...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
What Belongs in an Art Museum? Exploring the Nature of Art and Museums from the Personal Experience of a CuratorWhat belongs in an art museum may seem obvious – art, of course, or maybe “great art.” But what are “art” and “great”? And how great should art be to belong in a museum? Over forty years working in museums I formed personal answers...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Writing Short, SHORT Stories: That May Become a Chapter in Your New NovelThe title of this course tells it all: students will write short, short stories, which may become chapters in their next novels—or not. The number-one stress will be creating the “Grabber”—the opening lines, scenes, or description...
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Tuesday
Course Time Tuition Status
Beginning Oil PaintingThis class is a general introduction to art history including styles/schools of classical, realism, impressionism, expressionism, modern and contemporary. Students will discuss how to prepare a canvas. Class will begin with still...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
10:00AM - 1:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Book Marketing: Promoting Your Book Online and OfflineLearn ways to identify and reach an audience for your writing. This course guides you through the stages of a writing career from your first draft to getting a proof copy of your book. Traditional publishing? Self-publishing? E-...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Born Dying: Interfaith Perspectives of Death, Grief, and the AfterlifeHumans, though tremendously diverse, share one common experience: we all die.  What’s different, though, is what we believe about what happens after death and how that belief shapes our lives.  Born Dying: Interfaith Perspectives of...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Campaign 2016: A Reporter's PerspectiveA discussion of the 2016 presidential campaign covering events as they happen, with history and background from a retired reporter who covered national politics for more than 40 years. There will be no textbooks, but participants...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
Chinese Brush Painting: LandscapeLandscape is one of the three major categories of brush painting. Students will learn how to paint various landscapes, including mountains, rivers, trees and figures.  Each person will complete a beautiful painting in every class,...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
How to Document Your Story: Learn to Use Video and Audio to Capture Your Personal HistoryThis course will help you get started recording your own personal stories and memories, or those of a friend or loved one. You have so much you want documented to pass on to others, but you don’t know where to begin.  We will help!...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
How to Write Chicken Soup for the Soul: Writing the Personal EssayIn this course, the student learns to write a personal essay that evokes an emotion in the reader. Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes non-fiction stories that are inspirational--sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, and sometimes...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Canceled
Improv Theater: Discover your CreativityImprov is a popular, informal theater art form that uses a playful mindset and the accepting environment of “Yes…and” to unleash group creativity and discovery. This class is designed for you to “play” while learning how to create...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Improving Investor Outcomes: Avoiding The Major Pitfalls Investors MakeThere are various transitions within retirement that we all face at one point and there are many things that you can do to increase your odds of success. Each scheduled class would include a different transition stage and provide an...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Magic Tricks for Grandparents: Tricks that will Impress Grandkids Ages 6 & UpTwo experienced amateur magicians will take turns teaching some tricks that are not technically difficult, and we will teach you how to make some of the tricks yourself.  A course fee of about $30 will pay for magic supplies and...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Mindful Wellness Through Music, Rhythm and Movement: Healing Mind and BodyExplore the self, release body tensions and psycho-emotional anxieties with a mindfulness brought about through music and rhythmic movement activities. Coordinate mind-body, strengthen muscles, balance body movement to decrease risk...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Music and Emotion: How Do Composers Manipulate Your Moods?Hearing music is a whole-brain, whole-body holistic experience.  Music awakens emotions and feelings in mind and body.  Yet music is fundamentally a non-verbal form of expression that does not require semantic interpretation.  How,...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Native American Cinema: The Indians Take the LensFundamental to the development of American cinema was the Western genre and the portrayal of American Indians as savage villains. Mainstream movies are responsible for a great many of the stereotypes and misconceptions of Native...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 4:30PM $60.00 Available
Now What! A Roadmap into RetirementMost of us look forward to our retirement from full-time work, eagerly anticipating more free time and opportunities to play. But the reality of retirement can be very different. Roles differ, relationships with family and friends...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Poetry and Destiny: "All the World's a Stage"This course will look at our "one wild and precious life" as possibly one in a series of related lives. For each life, we are "costumed" appropriately in a physical body, differently endowed with intellect, artistry and practical...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Sacred Ecologies: Native American Views of LandAlthough spiritual beliefs among Native American cultures vary in their particulars, all tribes regard the earth as a sacred living entity. Moreover, spiritual ties to tribal homelands are particularly strong, serving as foundations...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Something to Dance About: American Cross-Over Dance ArtistsA new wave of modern dance took hold in the early decades of the 20th century while dance pioneers laid the foundations for training, creating, performing and building audiences across America. In the 1950s, a new breed of creative...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:00PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Symposia: Scientific Excursions and DiversionsBee colonies continue to decline, but bees are important to our state’s agriculture.  What’s going on?  Wolves in North Carolina were hunted to extinction, but coyotes are settling in. Now what? You’ll learn some answers about these...
Apr 26, 2016 to May 31, 2016
2:00PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Available
The Big Bang: Cosmology and the Early UniverseAlthough called a "theory," the Big Bang theory is now supported by a wealth of observational evidence. We will work our way through the theory, its predictions, and the observational evidence to date. In the process, we will talk...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Liberation and the Prophetic Imagination“We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there 'Is' such a thing as being too late… This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Sometimes it...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
The Genius of Christopher WrenFrom humble beginnings and sickly as a youth, Sir Christopher Wren went on to become a founding member of the elite Royal Society, Surveyor of the King’s Works for Charles II, and later the foremost architect of London’s urban...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
The Near-Death Experience: A Spiritual CatalystIn literature concerning near-death experiences there are numerous reports of persons who have had such experiences who have, as a result, become spiritually transformed. They themselves claim to be aware of this change, and those...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
The Power of Picture Books: Creating Stories that Speak to ChildrenWhat are important qualities of successful children's books? What inspires a read-it-again experience? What keeps children turning pages? Enter the world of children's books with Susie Wilde, columnist for the Raleigh News and...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
The Wars of the Middle Eastern Succession: From Old Order to New, 1917 to ?Review of the recent evolution of the politics of the Middle East, as revealed by an analysis of its major wars. Special attention will be given to the effects of the jihadist movement on a transition from a region under intrusive...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Tree Camp: Duke Forest and New Hope CreekJoin naturalist and herbalist Riverdave Owen as we study the trees located at six locations in Duke Forest just west of Durham along New Hope Creek.  This is an opportunity for you to be mentored in the nearly one hundred species of...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 11:00AM $60.00 Wait List
Using Technology To Explore and Expand Education: Education and TechnologyTechnology is everywhere and is becoming an integral part of education at every level. This course will provide an overview of technology including the Internet, the web, security, hardware, and software.  We will also explore how...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Canceled
Writing Your Life as Story: A Creative Nonfiction WorkshopIn this workshop, participants will bring short nonfiction pieces to share with the group (by reading aloud). Using strict feedback guidelines, the group will write about what they hear and share their written comments with the...
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Wait List
Wednesday
Course Time Tuition Status
American Impressionist: Childe HassamArt entitled, American Impressionism: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (March 19-June 19, 2016). In this course we will take a close look at American Impressionism as it relates to French Impressionism and, specifically, at the... Apr 20, 2016 11:00AM - 12:30PM $40.00 Wait List
American Impressionist: Childe HassamArt entitled, American Impressionism: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (March 19-June 19, 2016). In this course we will take a close look at American Impressionism as it relates to French Impressionism and, specifically, at the... Apr 20, 2016 11:00AM - 12:30PM $40.00 Wait List
American Impressionist: Childe HassamArt entitled, American Impressionism: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (March 19-June 19, 2016). In this course we will take a close look at American Impressionism as it relates to French Impressionism and, specifically, at the... Apr 20, 2016 11:00AM - 12:30PM $40.00 Wait List
American Impressionist: Childe HassamArt entitled, American Impressionism: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (March 19-June 19, 2016). In this course we will take a close look at American Impressionism as it relates to French Impressionism and, specifically, at the... Apr 20, 2016 11:00AM - 12:30PM $40.00 Available
American Impressionist: Childe HassamArt entitled, American Impressionism: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (March 19-June 19, 2016). In this course we will take a close look at American Impressionism as it relates to French Impressionism and, specifically, at the...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 4, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $20.00 Available
An Investor's Guide to Financial Market History: How to Profit From HistoryThis course will address financial market history from a practical investor's viewpoint. We will look at issues like sovereign defaults, bubbles and panics, the role of credit, valuations and scams and financial frauds.   The...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Art and Society in Seventeenth-Century Europe: The Age of the MarvelousSeventeenth-century Europeans shared a passion for the extraordinary, the astounding, and the miraculous in nature and in art. Indeed, a vogue for the marvelous is a distinguishing feature of this period, which valued above all else...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Get Down - and Back Up Again: Excerpts from the Change Your Age ProgramIn these classes excerpted from the Change Your Age Program, you will remember and refine your ability to move from standing to lying on your back and back to standing.  Effortlessly.  Without falling or going “bump.”  Playfully and...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Great Literature Adapted into Film: The Genius of David LeanTake a cinematic journey into David Lean's world as we examine this director's skillful adaptations of great literature into award winning films. The course will focus on six of Lean's film adaptations: "Lawrence of Arabia" adapted...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Guide to Local Jazz: Spring EditionThere's still more to learn about local jazz! Who is playing, where they are playing, when they are playing, how they are playing. GTLJ/Spring will bring local musicians to discuss their lives, their music, & their instruments (...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 11, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $40.00 Available
Immigration: Myths, Realities and the LawImmigration is a hot topic these days. The USA, a nation of immigrants, has gone through 4 major waves of immigration that shaped its culture and economy. We will briefly examine the origins of the immigration laws in the U.S.,...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Interval Training Workouts: High-intensity, Low-Impact WorkoutsNumerous studies demonstrate that high-intensity interval training of a shorter duration may be more efficient in burning fat and improving fitness than exercise of a lower intensity and longer duration.  In this course, we will use...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Joyful Dance: How Brazilian Dance Movements Help Us to Heal Body, Mind, Heart and SoulExperience the healing power of Dance. Dance allows us a freedom of expression, a way to connect with energies greater than ourselves, and a way to move beyond limiting beliefs, obstacles and barriers to our health and wellness. As...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Narrative Writing Workshop: Fiction, Memoir, and in BetweenThis workshop-centered course will guide workshop participants, both experienced and not, through the process of narrative writing. You will learn about narrative craft, story structure, the demands of different genres, and more....
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
New Horizons Band: Swing Band/Dixie DukesSWING BAND The New Horizons Band umbrella also includes a swing band which plays many of the war-time songs by such iconic musicians as Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.  Its repertoire also includes newer jazz and pop pieces suitable...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
3:30PM - 6:30PM $20.00 Available
New Horizons Chorus: SpringIn the fall and winter, the New Horizons Chorus works on preparing pieces for an end-of-semester concert. During the spring, there will be a focus on vocal technique and health, learning music, and simply the joy of singing!
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
3:30PM - 5:00PM $60.00 Enrollment Closed
Planting a Terrarium: Putting Green in Your LifeCreate your own garden in miniature! We will discuss design, care, and construction of a succulent terrarium and each participent will take home a beautiful open glass terrarium, perfect for display on a table or windowsill. Apr 27, 2016 1:30PM - 3:30PM $10.00 Wait List
Playwriting: Learning Theatrical Storytelling while Writing Your Short PlayHow do you create a character through action and dialogue? How do you create a story through conflict and character? What is Dramatic Structure? How can we use mystery, reversal, and subtext? With lectures, discussions, in-class-...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Poetry of Robert Frost: "Too Easy for Children and Too Difficult for Adults"Musicians have used the subtitle of this course to describe the sonatas of Mozart. It might also be said of Robert Frost's poems. The surface of the poems is often simple and smooth, their subjects familiar; and Frost himself...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Screenwriting: Cinematic Storytelling for All WritersMaybe you're interested in writing a script for a short video, feature film, or webisode. Maybe you want to enrich your prose with visual storytelling techniques. With lectures, film clips, discussions, in-class-writing and feedback...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Slices of the Apple: Chapters of New York HistoryThe role of New York City in American life has been extravagant. Its dominance extends from commerce to the arts, from advertising to sports, from finance to cuisine. Its influence on the national psyche is both recognized and...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
The Extravagancy of New Testament ParablesIn this course, we will take a look at 50-75 New Testament sayings and stories that have earned the designation of “parable.”  The mystery of these stories that can inform, deepen, and strike our 21st century living begins, not with...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
The Marriage of Paint and Collage: Enhancing Painting with the Addition of Collage Papers and Other MaterialIn the span of 4 weeks in this course, we will work on 2-3 small paintings (your own or provided by the instructor) that can be enlivened with collage materials (most of which will be provided).  More experienced painters may...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 11, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $40.00 Canceled
The Progressive MovementThe Progressive Movement developed during a time when the United States was becoming an increasingly urbanized and industrialized nation. At the turn of the century, the country was divided by extremes of want and wealth. On one...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
The Serious Business of Jewish Humor: It's Not Just About Entertainment - It's About 4,000 Years of SurvivalWhen we think "black humor," we think of M*A*S*H. Let's discuss how "blue and white" humor has served and saved the Chosen (for what, exactly??) People throughout the centuries; not to block out reality, but to help us navigate our...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
The World TodayThis course is for those who are interested in current events. Each week, we discuss news from the United States, the world, and the Triangle. We begin each class with a list of proposed topics and discuss those of interest to the...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Why Don't We Talk About Sex?! An Exploration of Human Sexuality and How It Intersects with AgingSex and football can be contrasted:  With football everyone talks about it, but no one plays.  With sex, everyone does it, but no one talks about it.  Why is this?  Let’s openly talk about human sexuality in all of its diversity. ...
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Why Geography MattersThis class focuses on the subject of geography, both physical and human, and why it is important to our understanding of key issues in our world. The first session will be an introduction to geography, a discussion of geographic...
Apr 20, 2016 to Apr 27, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $20.00 Available
Thursday
Course Time Tuition Status
Allied Combined Bomber Offensive in Europe, 1939-1945The Allied powers conducted a "Combined Bomber Offensive" against the Axis powers in Europe from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. This campaign was one of the most costly ever fought in terms of lives lost, treasure destroyed...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
America's Pastime in the Tar Heel State: The History of Baseball in North CarolinaThis course is about baseball in North Carolina since the Civil War, including minor league teams, Hall of Fame members, and current professional players.  The course will begin with baseball's North Carolina origins in the...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Contemporary Latin American Cinema: A Selection of the BestA bold new wave of Latin American cinema emerged in the 1990's, as embodied in the work of Mexico's "tres amigos"(Cuaron, Gonzalez Innaritu, del Toro) and others. Aided by digital advances and favorable production and financing, its...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 4:00PM $60.00 Available
Current Issues in Worldwide Economic Development: Challenges and OpportunitiesToday’s world poses new challenges and opportunities for countries seeking to raise their levels of economic development and improve their economic growth.  This term’s course will examine the following topics: different approaches...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Dark Backstage: Putting Together a PerformanceSuccessful live theatre experience depends on an average of ten backstage workers for every performer seen on stage.  Class participants will discover, whether the show is kids in elementary school or a Broadway production, that the...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Discovering the Gift of Years: Sharing Insights for Growing Older Gracefully“My life has been nothing but a series of new beginnings.” Joan Chittister. This guided discussion will explore how we relate to the opportunities and challenges offered at this time of our lives. Each week students are assigned the...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Easy WordPress Websites: Professional-looking Websites without Advanced Technical SkillsEven if you are a complete beginner you can learn to build, design and manage a high-performance Wordpress website. WordPress powers over 20% of the web because it is an easy, flexible and powerful way to create a blog or full-blown...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Exploratory Drawing: Experimenting with AbstractionLet loose and learn some new skills and drawing techniques while experimenting with a variety of methods for creating drawings. We will build compositional skills and explore primarily abstraction and formalism as a means for...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 19, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $50.00 Wait List
FREE AT LAST! FREE AT LAST? A Brief History of Slavery and Civil Rights in AmericaThis course will explore the history of slavery, which began before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. It will continue through emancipation, segregation and two aspects of the Civil Rights Movement in the twentieth century; the...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Great Literature Adapted into Film: The Genius of David LeanTake a cinematic journey into David Lean's world as we examine this director's skillful adaptations of great literature into award winning films. The course will focus on six of Lean's film adaptations: "Lawrence of Arabia" adapted...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Heart Smarts: Energy Medicine Tools to Improve and Maintain Your Heart's HealthThis hands on, interactive class will focus on the myriad of ways you can enhance the health of your heart through the use of Energy Medicine. We will look at the major illnesses and health problems that are common with the heart...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:15PM $60.00 Canceled
How Nutrients Changed Civilization: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration of Nutrients that Fuel the Brain and Their Consequences on CivilizationThis is a new theory of human development. It provides the key to understanding major advancements in civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Renaissance, the Elizabethan Era and the Enlightenment. Historical and...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
If You Can Walk, You Can Dance: Endless Duet with SpaceAs sure as we can walk, we will dance to celebrate special occasions and to just have fun in this dance/exercise class. Beginning with ballet barre (great for improving posture and balance and increasing core strength and...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
2:00PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Available
Intelligence Process: Secrets, Espionage, and Our Three Branches of GovernmentThe collection, analysis, and policy use of foreign intelligence constitute a clandestine and classified process that operates uncomfortably, politically and legally, within a democratic government structure that otherwise stands...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Making Suburbia Home: A Study of Twentieth-Century Residential DevelopmentThe course will use essays, book chapters, and primary source readings to provide a context for understanding twentieth-century residential development from streetcar suburbs through post-World War II neighborhoods. Readings and in-...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
New Horizons Band: Concert BandWhere can one expect to play music written by such greats as Gershwin, Sousa, Beethoven, and even The Jersey Boys?  Look no farther than the New Horizons Concert Band directed by Jeff Zentner.  In true band fashion, a variety of...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
3:30PM - 5:30PM $30.00 Available
Risking Words: A Writing Group for Women Who Write and Those Who'd Like To"When women gather in a circle with the intent to support one another in taking personal risks, the circle is sacred space." Within such a circle, you will find validation and freedom from expectations while exploring the boundaries...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 1:00PM $60.00 Wait List
T'ai Chi: Mindfulness in MotionTaijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’üan), a traditional Chinese movement system, arose out of the belief that slow, continuous motion, combined with an internal focus on subtle changes, enhances energy, well-being, and mental, emotional, and...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
The Art of CookingDavid Sovero, who is a chef for a local restaurant, believes you can create a good, healthy, and inexpensive meal using ingredients you already have in your pantry.  Each week he will provide a meat, either beef, chicken, or seafood...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
2:00PM - 5:00PM $60.00 Canceled
The World TodayThis course is for those who are interested in current events. Each week, we discuss news from the United States, the world, and the Triangle. We begin each class with a list of proposed topics and discuss those of interest to the...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Understanding the Middle East: Roots of Culture Gap: West vs. Middle EastWe will review geography and definitions, then compare the past 1,000 years of history and culture: The West vs. the Middle East. Despite constant turmoil and wars in the West, why did gains from the Renaissance / Enlightenment...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Canceled
Who Cares? The Science of Emotions, Their Role in the Global Economy, and How Finding and Refining Your Values Makes a Difference to the WorldIn our contemporary world, the number of issues of deep and urgent significance can be overwhelming. Sometimes one wonders, "Who cares?" This class responds to the question with a substantive story of the human species. We explore...
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Friday
Course Time Tuition Status
Concepts of CalculusMaybe you took calculus in school and enjoyed it.  Or maybe you were totally terrified of it.  No matter.  In this class, I hope to show you the beauty and utility of calculus--one of the supreme achievements of the human mind.  We'...
Apr 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Introduction to IslamThis course seeks to provide an in depth introduction into the central principles, beliefs, and theological pillars of Islam as a religion, faith and way of life. The course will examine the basic tenants of Islamic belief and...
Apr 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Matrons of Mercy: The Role of Women in the Civil WarIn all of the recollections of the most devastating war on American soil, comparatively, very little has been recorded about the contributions, the pain and the sacrifices of the women who engaged themselves, on many levels, during...
Apr 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
The Plays of Luigi Pirandello: Metatheater on the Modernist Stage from Why? to Tonight We ImproviseConsidered one of the leading proponents of European theatrical modernism along with such figures as Ibsen, Shaw, Strindberg, and Brecht, Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) was the leading Italian playwright of the twentieth century, a...
Apr 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Saturday
Course Time Tuition Status
Computer Security and Privacy 101: Tips and Techniques for Regular PeopleHow secure is your computer right now? My guess is that you probably don?t know. Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the modern world, but if you?re like most people, you have no clue how these things work or what the...
Apr 23, 2016 to May 28, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Portraits of Self and Others: A Couples Workshop Exploring Photographic Portrait-MakingThis is a hands-on workshop for "couples" (any pair of individuals) who wish to explore some practical techniques on photographic portraiture while practicing with each other to capture more interesting and creative imagery. In the... Apr 30, 2016 10:30AM - 4:30PM $40.00 Available
Re-Engineer Yourself: Alignment of Body, Mind and SpiritThis course will help you understand how your body, mind and spirit work together. It will give you tools to get an alignment between your body, mind and spirit in order to achieve greater happiness and peacefulness in your life.... Apr 23, 2016 9:00AM - 1:00PM $30.00 Available
Art & Architecture
Course Time Tuition Availability
American Impressionist: Childe HassamArt entitled, American Impressionism: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (March 19-June 19, 2016). In this course we will take a close look at American Impressionism as it relates to French Impressionism and, specifically, at the... (Wednesdays)Apr 20, 2016 11:00AM - 12:30PM $40.00 Wait List
American Impressionist: Childe HassamArt entitled, American Impressionism: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (March 19-June 19, 2016). In this course we will take a close look at American Impressionism as it relates to French Impressionism and, specifically, at the... (Wednesdays)Apr 20, 2016 11:00AM - 12:30PM $40.00 Wait List
American Impressionist: Childe HassamArt entitled, American Impressionism: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (March 19-June 19, 2016). In this course we will take a close look at American Impressionism as it relates to French Impressionism and, specifically, at the... (Wednesdays)Apr 20, 2016 11:00AM - 12:30PM $40.00 Wait List
American Impressionist: Childe HassamArt entitled, American Impressionism: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (March 19-June 19, 2016). In this course we will take a close look at American Impressionism as it relates to French Impressionism and, specifically, at the... (Wednesdays)Apr 20, 2016 11:00AM - 12:30PM $40.00 Available
American Impressionist: Childe HassamArt entitled, American Impressionism: Childe Hassam and the Isles of Shoals (March 19-June 19, 2016). In this course we will take a close look at American Impressionism as it relates to French Impressionism and, specifically, at the... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 4, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $20.00 Available
Art and Society in Seventeenth-Century Europe: The Age of the MarvelousSeventeenth-century Europeans shared a passion for the extraordinary, the astounding, and the miraculous in nature and in art. Indeed, a vogue for the marvelous is a distinguishing feature of this period, which valued above all else... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Building Duke ChapelDuke Chapel is the central building of West Campus. The course will review the history of the entire campus building plan. The emphasis is on those who built it, and their artistry and skills.  Details of the Chapel, including stone... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Making Suburbia Home: A Study of Twentieth-Century Residential DevelopmentThe course will use essays, book chapters, and primary source readings to provide a context for understanding twentieth-century residential development from streetcar suburbs through post-World War II neighborhoods. Readings and in-... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Portraits of Self and Others: A Couples Workshop Exploring Photographic Portrait-MakingThis is a hands-on workshop for "couples" (any pair of individuals) who wish to explore some practical techniques on photographic portraiture while practicing with each other to capture more interesting and creative imagery. In the... (Saturdays)Apr 30, 2016 10:30AM - 4:30PM $40.00 Available
The Genius of Christopher WrenFrom humble beginnings and sickly as a youth, Sir Christopher Wren went on to become a founding member of the elite Royal Society, Surveyor of the King’s Works for Charles II, and later the foremost architect of London’s urban... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
What Belongs in an Art Museum? Exploring the Nature of Art and Museums from the Personal Experience of a CuratorWhat belongs in an art museum may seem obvious – art, of course, or maybe “great art.” But what are “art” and “great”? And how great should art be to belong in a museum? Over forty years working in museums I formed personal answers... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Computers & Photography
Course Time Tuition Availability
Beginning Photography SeminarHave you just started down the road to becoming a digital photographer, or does your journey need a jump start? In either case, this seminar may be what you're looking for to help you down the path to better photographs. The... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
1:30PM - 4:30PM $60.00 Available
Computer Security and Privacy 101: Tips and Techniques for Regular PeopleHow secure is your computer right now? My guess is that you probably don?t know. Computers and the Internet have revolutionized the modern world, but if you?re like most people, you have no clue how these things work or what the... (Saturdays)
Apr 23, 2016 to May 28, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR): Beyond Automatic!It is said that the BEST tip for getting good pictures is "have your camera with you" -- and it is true that great pictures can be made with pocketable cameras, from simple point-and-shoot cameras to iPhones. But true photo... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Easy WordPress Websites: Professional-looking Websites without Advanced Technical SkillsEven if you are a complete beginner you can learn to build, design and manage a high-performance Wordpress website. WordPress powers over 20% of the web because it is an easy, flexible and powerful way to create a blog or full-blown... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
How to Document Your Story: Learn to Use Video and Audio to Capture Your Personal HistoryThis course will help you get started recording your own personal stories and memories, or those of a friend or loved one. You have so much you want documented to pass on to others, but you don’t know where to begin.  We will help!... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Pages, Keynote, and Numbers: An Advanced iPad ClassHere is a chance to learn or improve your skills on the essential iWorks apps on the iPad. Pages can become your word processing friend. Keynote creates compelling presentations whether for a program or for a family slide show.... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Hands-On Art
Course Time Tuition Availability
Beginning Oil PaintingThis class is a general introduction to art history including styles/schools of classical, realism, impressionism, expressionism, modern and contemporary. Students will discuss how to prepare a canvas. Class will begin with still... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
10:00AM - 1:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Chinese Brush Painting: LandscapeLandscape is one of the three major categories of brush painting. Students will learn how to paint various landscapes, including mountains, rivers, trees and figures.  Each person will complete a beautiful painting in every class,... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Enhancing Paintings with Collage: Making "So/So" Art Come Alive with Unique Papers, Paste, and StuffWe will take your paintings, from the simple to the complex, and learn how to make them come alive with the addition of collage elements. Emphasis will not only be on the "how to" aspect of adding collage to watercolor or acrylic... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 16, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM $50.00 Canceled
Exploratory Drawing: Experimenting with AbstractionLet loose and learn some new skills and drawing techniques while experimenting with a variety of methods for creating drawings. We will build compositional skills and explore primarily abstraction and formalism as a means for... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 19, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $50.00 Wait List
Gothic Calligraphy: The Art of Gothic WritingCreate written works in amazing Gothic calligraphic script. Students will learn the basic strokes and embellishments of Gothic lettering. Each student will need to bring a broad felt tip calligraphic pen (2.5 mm suggested available... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Canceled
Paper MarblingDon't be intimidated by the intricate details of marbleized design or the fact that the technique dates back to twelfth century Asia.  You too can learn this relaxing and beautiful practice.  Leave class knowing a variety of... (Mondays)
Apr 25, 2016 to May 9, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $30.00 Available
Planting a Terrarium: Putting Green in Your LifeCreate your own garden in miniature! We will discuss design, care, and construction of a succulent terrarium and each participent will take home a beautiful open glass terrarium, perfect for display on a table or windowsill. (Wednesdays)Apr 27, 2016 1:30PM - 3:30PM $10.00 Wait List
The Marriage of Paint and Collage: Enhancing Painting with the Addition of Collage Papers and Other MaterialIn the span of 4 weeks in this course, we will work on 2-3 small paintings (your own or provided by the instructor) that can be enlivened with collage materials (most of which will be provided).  More experienced painters may... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 11, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $40.00 Canceled
Economics, Finances & Retirement
Course Time Tuition Availability
An Investor's Guide to Financial Market History: How to Profit From HistoryThis course will address financial market history from a practical investor's viewpoint. We will look at issues like sovereign defaults, bubbles and panics, the role of credit, valuations and scams and financial frauds.   The... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Current Issues in Worldwide Economic Development: Challenges and OpportunitiesToday’s world poses new challenges and opportunities for countries seeking to raise their levels of economic development and improve their economic growth.  This term’s course will examine the following topics: different approaches... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Improving Investor Outcomes: Avoiding The Major Pitfalls Investors MakeThere are various transitions within retirement that we all face at one point and there are many things that you can do to increase your odds of success. Each scheduled class would include a different transition stage and provide an... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Medicare Made ClearEvery day, ten thousand baby-boomers turn age sixty-five, and questions begin to surface regarding Medicare. Suddenly, they find themselves in an avalanche of very confusing information. At this point they ask themselves, "What... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Now What! A Roadmap into RetirementMost of us look forward to our retirement from full-time work, eagerly anticipating more free time and opportunities to play. But the reality of retirement can be very different. Roles differ, relationships with family and friends... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Health & Wellness
Course Time Tuition Availability
Heart Smarts: Energy Medicine Tools to Improve and Maintain Your Heart's HealthThis hands on, interactive class will focus on the myriad of ways you can enhance the health of your heart through the use of Energy Medicine. We will look at the major illnesses and health problems that are common with the heart... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:15PM $60.00 Canceled
If You Can Walk, You Can Dance: Endless Duet with SpaceAs sure as we can walk, we will dance to celebrate special occasions and to just have fun in this dance/exercise class. Beginning with ballet barre (great for improving posture and balance and increasing core strength and... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
2:00PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Available
Strength and Power for 50+: Resistance Training for Muscular Strength and EnduranceResistance training is a key component of staying fit as we age, but many of us need the support of a group under the guidance of an expert to get it done. Fight sarcopenia (age-related muscle loss) by challenging your muscles and... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
T'ai Chi: Mindfulness in MotionTaijiquan (T’ai Chi Ch’üan), a traditional Chinese movement system, arose out of the belief that slow, continuous motion, combined with an internal focus on subtle changes, enhances energy, well-being, and mental, emotional, and... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
The Art of CookingDavid Sovero, who is a chef for a local restaurant, believes you can create a good, healthy, and inexpensive meal using ingredients you already have in your pantry.  Each week he will provide a meat, either beef, chicken, or seafood... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
5:30PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Available
The Art of CookingDavid Sovero, who is a chef for a local restaurant, believes you can create a good, healthy, and inexpensive meal using ingredients you already have in your pantry.  Each week he will provide a meat, either beef, chicken, or seafood... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
2:00PM - 5:00PM $60.00 Canceled
History & Current Affairs
Course Time Tuition Availability
A History of the Knights Templar, Knights Hospitaller and the Teutonic Knights: God's Holy (?) Warriors in the Middle AgesThe Crusades, during the 12th-14th Centuries, have remained a controversial subject for the three major religions involved with the Jerusalem/Holy Land area. The popes at that time blessed the formation and activities of three holy... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
A New Lens: A New Way of Looking at Important TopicsMalcom Gladwell and others have advanced our knowledge by looking at familiar topics in new ways. Getting a new perspective broadens our understanding of important topics such as international relations, climate change, wealth... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
Allied Combined Bomber Offensive in Europe, 1939-1945The Allied powers conducted a "Combined Bomber Offensive" against the Axis powers in Europe from 1942 until the end of the war in 1945. This campaign was one of the most costly ever fought in terms of lives lost, treasure destroyed... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
America's Pastime in the Tar Heel State: The History of Baseball in North CarolinaThis course is about baseball in North Carolina since the Civil War, including minor league teams, Hall of Fame members, and current professional players.  The course will begin with baseball's North Carolina origins in the... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Campaign 2016: A Reporter's PerspectiveA discussion of the 2016 presidential campaign covering events as they happen, with history and background from a retired reporter who covered national politics for more than 40 years. There will be no textbooks, but participants... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
FREE AT LAST! FREE AT LAST? A Brief History of Slavery and Civil Rights in AmericaThis course will explore the history of slavery, which began before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. It will continue through emancipation, segregation and two aspects of the Civil Rights Movement in the twentieth century; the... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Intelligence Process: Secrets, Espionage, and Our Three Branches of GovernmentThe collection, analysis, and policy use of foreign intelligence constitute a clandestine and classified process that operates uncomfortably, politically and legally, within a democratic government structure that otherwise stands... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Matrons of Mercy: The Role of Women in the Civil WarIn all of the recollections of the most devastating war on American soil, comparatively, very little has been recorded about the contributions, the pain and the sacrifices of the women who engaged themselves, on many levels, during... (Fridays)
Apr 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Slices of the Apple: Chapters of New York HistoryThe role of New York City in American life has been extravagant. Its dominance extends from commerce to the arts, from advertising to sports, from finance to cuisine. Its influence on the national psyche is both recognized and... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
The Fierce Urgency of Now: Liberation and the Prophetic Imagination“We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there 'Is' such a thing as being too late… This is a time for vigorous and positive action.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Sometimes it... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
The Global Crisis and Lessons of HistoryThis course is designed to examine whether the lessons of history and current human efforts offer effective approaches to address the current global crisis.  Do we have what it takes to achieve sustainability-- to deal with climate... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
The Progressive MovementThe Progressive Movement developed during a time when the United States was becoming an increasingly urbanized and industrialized nation. At the turn of the century, the country was divided by extremes of want and wealth. On one... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
The Wars of the Middle Eastern Succession: From Old Order to New, 1917 to ?Review of the recent evolution of the politics of the Middle East, as revealed by an analysis of its major wars. Special attention will be given to the effects of the jihadist movement on a transition from a region under intrusive... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
The World TodayThis course is for those who are interested in current events. Each week, we discuss news from the United States, the world, and the Triangle. We begin each class with a list of proposed topics and discuss those of interest to the... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
The World TodayThis course is for those who are interested in current events. Each week, we discuss news from the United States, the world, and the Triangle. We begin each class with a list of proposed topics and discuss those of interest to the... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Understanding the Middle East: Roots of Culture Gap: West vs. Middle EastWe will review geography and definitions, then compare the past 1,000 years of history and culture: The West vs. the Middle East. Despite constant turmoil and wars in the West, why did gains from the Renaissance / Enlightenment... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Canceled
Language, Literature & Drama
Course Time Tuition Availability
Anna Karenina: The Greatest Novel Ever Written?A 2007 poll of 125 contemporary authors in Time ranked Anna Karenina at the top of the list. Why is Anna Karenina one of the most loved and revered novels in all of world literature? Much more than just a tragic love story, it... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
10:30AM - 12:00PM $60.00 Available
Contemporary Latin American Cinema: A Selection of the BestA bold new wave of Latin American cinema emerged in the 1990's, as embodied in the work of Mexico's "tres amigos"(Cuaron, Gonzalez Innaritu, del Toro) and others. Aided by digital advances and favorable production and financing, its... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 4:00PM $60.00 Available
Curso de Cultura y Conversación: Poner a Punto Tu EspañolUna "mesa de tertulia" más que un curso, donde juntos vamos a descubrir las perlas poco conocidas de los escritores hispanos, tanto de España como de América Latina y charlar sobre temas contemporáneos. Pensado para los estudiantes... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Great Literature Adapted into Film: The Genius of David LeanTake a cinematic journey into David Lean's world as we examine this director's skillful adaptations of great literature into award winning films. The course will focus on six of Lean's film adaptations: "Lawrence of Arabia" adapted... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Great Literature Adapted into Film: The Genius of David LeanTake a cinematic journey into David Lean's world as we examine this director's skillful adaptations of great literature into award winning films. The course will focus on six of Lean's film adaptations: "Lawrence of Arabia" adapted... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Poetry of Robert Frost: "Too Easy for Children and Too Difficult for Adults"Musicians have used the subtitle of this course to describe the sonatas of Mozart. It might also be said of Robert Frost's poems. The surface of the poems is often simple and smooth, their subjects familiar; and Frost himself... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
The Art of the Story: Contemporary International Short StoriesThis course is a continuation of Daniel Halpern's "The Art of the Story" anthology of short stories in which we will read and discuss additional stories not covered in the Fall Term class.  Represented in the anthology are writers... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
The Plays of Luigi Pirandello: Metatheater on the Modernist Stage from Why? to Tonight We ImproviseConsidered one of the leading proponents of European theatrical modernism along with such figures as Ibsen, Shaw, Strindberg, and Brecht, Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936) was the leading Italian playwright of the twentieth century, a... (Fridays)
Apr 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Lifestyles
Course Time Tuition Availability
Discovering the Gift of Years: Sharing Insights for Growing Older Gracefully“My life has been nothing but a series of new beginnings.” Joan Chittister. This guided discussion will explore how we relate to the opportunities and challenges offered at this time of our lives. Each week students are assigned the... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Discovering YOUR Happy Place through Meditation: Explore Different Forms of Meditation and Find What Works for You!Meditation is an amazing way to achieve inner balance and harmony, to find center and focus, and to derive a plethora of scientifically proven physical, mental and emotional health benefits.  When most people think "meditate," they... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Get Down - and Back Up Again: Excerpts from the Change Your Age ProgramIn these classes excerpted from the Change Your Age Program, you will remember and refine your ability to move from standing to lying on your back and back to standing.  Effortlessly.  Without falling or going “bump.”  Playfully and... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Interval Training Workouts: High-intensity, Low-Impact WorkoutsNumerous studies demonstrate that high-intensity interval training of a shorter duration may be more efficient in burning fat and improving fitness than exercise of a lower intensity and longer duration.  In this course, we will use... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Joyful Dance: How Brazilian Dance Movements Help Us to Heal Body, Mind, Heart and SoulExperience the healing power of Dance. Dance allows us a freedom of expression, a way to connect with energies greater than ourselves, and a way to move beyond limiting beliefs, obstacles and barriers to our health and wellness. As... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Keeping Your Muscles and Bones Fit: Body Mechanics, Flexibility, Strength, Balance, and Coordination: How to Extend the Quality of Your LifeWhat do exercise, a good diet, relaxation and socialization have in common?  They all help to extend the quality of life.  Added together, there can be 16 years more of quality years.  You already know it's important to maintain... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
11:00AM - 12:00PM $60.00 Available
Magic Tricks for Grandparents: Tricks that will Impress Grandkids Ages 6 & UpTwo experienced amateur magicians will take turns teaching some tricks that are not technically difficult, and we will teach you how to make some of the tricks yourself.  A course fee of about $30 will pay for magic supplies and... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Mindful Wellness Through Music, Rhythm and Movement: Healing Mind and BodyExplore the self, release body tensions and psycho-emotional anxieties with a mindfulness brought about through music and rhythmic movement activities. Coordinate mind-body, strengthen muscles, balance body movement to decrease risk... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Re-Engineer Yourself: Alignment of Body, Mind and SpiritThis course will help you understand how your body, mind and spirit work together. It will give you tools to get an alignment between your body, mind and spirit in order to achieve greater happiness and peacefulness in your life.... (Saturdays)Apr 23, 2016 9:00AM - 1:00PM $30.00 Available
The Serious Business of Jewish Humor: It's Not Just About Entertainment - It's About 4,000 Years of SurvivalWhen we think "black humor," we think of M*A*S*H. Let's discuss how "blue and white" humor has served and saved the Chosen (for what, exactly??) People throughout the centuries; not to block out reality, but to help us navigate our... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Why Don't We Talk About Sex?! An Exploration of Human Sexuality and How It Intersects with AgingSex and football can be contrasted:  With football everyone talks about it, but no one plays.  With sex, everyone does it, but no one talks about it.  Why is this?  Let’s openly talk about human sexuality in all of its diversity. ... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Performing Arts
Course Time Tuition Availability
Dark Backstage: Putting Together a PerformanceSuccessful live theatre experience depends on an average of ten backstage workers for every performer seen on stage.  Class participants will discover, whether the show is kids in elementary school or a Broadway production, that the... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Guide to Local Jazz: Spring EditionThere's still more to learn about local jazz! Who is playing, where they are playing, when they are playing, how they are playing. GTLJ/Spring will bring local musicians to discuss their lives, their music, & their instruments (... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 11, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $40.00 Available
Improv Theater: Discover your CreativityImprov is a popular, informal theater art form that uses a playful mindset and the accepting environment of “Yes…and” to unleash group creativity and discovery. This class is designed for you to “play” while learning how to create... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Music and Emotion: How Do Composers Manipulate Your Moods?Hearing music is a whole-brain, whole-body holistic experience.  Music awakens emotions and feelings in mind and body.  Yet music is fundamentally a non-verbal form of expression that does not require semantic interpretation.  How,... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
New Horizons Band: Concert BandWhere can one expect to play music written by such greats as Gershwin, Sousa, Beethoven, and even The Jersey Boys?  Look no farther than the New Horizons Concert Band directed by Jeff Zentner.  In true band fashion, a variety of... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
3:30PM - 5:30PM $30.00 Available
New Horizons Band: Swing Band/Dixie DukesSWING BAND The New Horizons Band umbrella also includes a swing band which plays many of the war-time songs by such iconic musicians as Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.  Its repertoire also includes newer jazz and pop pieces suitable... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
3:30PM - 6:30PM $20.00 Available
New Horizons Chorus: SpringIn the fall and winter, the New Horizons Chorus works on preparing pieces for an end-of-semester concert. During the spring, there will be a focus on vocal technique and health, learning music, and simply the joy of singing! (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
3:30PM - 5:00PM $60.00 Enrollment Closed
Something to Dance About: American Cross-Over Dance ArtistsA new wave of modern dance took hold in the early decades of the 20th century while dance pioneers laid the foundations for training, creating, performing and building audiences across America. In the 1950s, a new breed of creative... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:00PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Science & Technology
Course Time Tuition Availability
An Introduction to Special Relativity: Relativity for SmartiesIt's been over a hundred years since Einstein's landmark 1905 paper on special reltivity. While it drastically changed the way we look at space and time, it still remains a mystery to most people. This is mainly due to the fact that... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Concepts of CalculusMaybe you took calculus in school and enjoyed it.  Or maybe you were totally terrified of it.  No matter.  In this class, I hope to show you the beauty and utility of calculus--one of the supreme achievements of the human mind.  We'... (Fridays)
Apr 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
How Nutrients Changed Civilization: A Scientific and Cultural Exploration of Nutrients that Fuel the Brain and Their Consequences on CivilizationThis is a new theory of human development. It provides the key to understanding major advancements in civilizations such as Mesopotamia, Ancient Greece, the Renaissance, the Elizabethan Era and the Enlightenment. Historical and... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Symposia: Scientific Excursions and DiversionsBee colonies continue to decline, but bees are important to our state’s agriculture.  What’s going on?  Wolves in North Carolina were hunted to extinction, but coyotes are settling in. Now what? You’ll learn some answers about these... (Tuesdays)
Apr 26, 2016 to May 31, 2016
2:00PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Available
The Big Bang: Cosmology and the Early UniverseAlthough called a "theory," the Big Bang theory is now supported by a wealth of observational evidence. We will work our way through the theory, its predictions, and the observational evidence to date. In the process, we will talk... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
The History of Submarines: From Item of Curiosity to Strategic WeaponThe course begins with the scientific principles that underlie the ability to create a submersible to the development of the modern submarine. Then the class will review the impact of submarines on warfare, and examine the current... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Tree Camp: Duke Forest and New Hope CreekJoin naturalist and herbalist Riverdave Owen as we study the trees located at six locations in Duke Forest just west of Durham along New Hope Creek.  This is an opportunity for you to be mentored in the nearly one hundred species of... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 11:00AM $60.00 Wait List
Using Technology To Explore and Expand Education: Education and TechnologyTechnology is everywhere and is becoming an integral part of education at every level. This course will provide an overview of technology including the Internet, the web, security, hardware, and software.  We will also explore how... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Canceled
Writing
Course Time Tuition Availability
Book Marketing: Promoting Your Book Online and OfflineLearn ways to identify and reach an audience for your writing. This course guides you through the stages of a writing career from your first draft to getting a proof copy of your book. Traditional publishing? Self-publishing? E-... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
How to Write Chicken Soup for the Soul: Writing the Personal EssayIn this course, the student learns to write a personal essay that evokes an emotion in the reader. Chicken Soup for the Soul publishes non-fiction stories that are inspirational--sometimes poignant, sometimes humorous, and sometimes... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Canceled
Narrative Writing Workshop: Fiction, Memoir, and in BetweenThis workshop-centered course will guide workshop participants, both experienced and not, through the process of narrative writing. You will learn about narrative craft, story structure, the demands of different genres, and more.... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
Playwriting: Learning Theatrical Storytelling while Writing Your Short PlayHow do you create a character through action and dialogue? How do you create a story through conflict and character? What is Dramatic Structure? How can we use mystery, reversal, and subtext? With lectures, discussions, in-class-... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Poetry and Destiny: "All the World's a Stage"This course will look at our "one wild and precious life" as possibly one in a series of related lives. For each life, we are "costumed" appropriately in a physical body, differently endowed with intellect, artistry and practical... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Risking Words: A Writing Group for Women Who Write and Those Who'd Like To"When women gather in a circle with the intent to support one another in taking personal risks, the circle is sacred space." Within such a circle, you will find validation and freedom from expectations while exploring the boundaries... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
11:00AM - 1:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Screenwriting: Cinematic Storytelling for All WritersMaybe you're interested in writing a script for a short video, feature film, or webisode. Maybe you want to enrich your prose with visual storytelling techniques. With lectures, film clips, discussions, in-class-writing and feedback... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
The Power of Picture Books: Creating Stories that Speak to ChildrenWhat are important qualities of successful children's books? What inspires a read-it-again experience? What keeps children turning pages? Enter the world of children's books with Susie Wilde, columnist for the Raleigh News and... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Writing Short, SHORT Stories: That May Become a Chapter in Your New NovelThe title of this course tells it all: students will write short, short stories, which may become chapters in their next novels—or not. The number-one stress will be creating the “Grabber”—the opening lines, scenes, or description... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Writing Your Life as Story: A Creative Nonfiction WorkshopIn this workshop, participants will bring short nonfiction pieces to share with the group (by reading aloud). Using strict feedback guidelines, the group will write about what they hear and share their written comments with the... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Wait List
Social Science & Culture
Course Time Tuition Availability
Immigration: Myths, Realities and the LawImmigration is a hot topic these days. The USA, a nation of immigrants, has gone through 4 major waves of immigration that shaped its culture and economy. We will briefly examine the origins of the immigration laws in the U.S.,... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Native American Cinema: The Indians Take the LensFundamental to the development of American cinema was the Western genre and the portrayal of American Indians as savage villains. Mainstream movies are responsible for a great many of the stereotypes and misconceptions of Native... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 4:30PM $60.00 Available
Sacred Ecologies: Native American Views of LandAlthough spiritual beliefs among Native American cultures vary in their particulars, all tribes regard the earth as a sacred living entity. Moreover, spiritual ties to tribal homelands are particularly strong, serving as foundations... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Why Geography MattersThis class focuses on the subject of geography, both physical and human, and why it is important to our understanding of key issues in our world. The first session will be an introduction to geography, a discussion of geographic... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to Apr 27, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $20.00 Available
Religion & Philosophy
Course Time Tuition Availability
Born Dying: Interfaith Perspectives of Death, Grief, and the AfterlifeHumans, though tremendously diverse, share one common experience: we all die.  What’s different, though, is what we believe about what happens after death and how that belief shapes our lives.  Born Dying: Interfaith Perspectives of... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Introduction to IslamThis course seeks to provide an in depth introduction into the central principles, beliefs, and theological pillars of Islam as a religion, faith and way of life. The course will examine the basic tenants of Islamic belief and... (Fridays)
Apr 22, 2016 to May 27, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Sports and SocietyHow are sports and society related? Sports play a major role in today's world. In the United States, sports touch many aspects of our lives and have assumed a unique status. We will cover the history of sports, eligibility, gender,... (Mondays)
Apr 18, 2016 to May 23, 2016
9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
The Extravagancy of New Testament ParablesIn this course, we will take a look at 50-75 New Testament sayings and stories that have earned the designation of “parable.”  The mystery of these stories that can inform, deepen, and strike our 21st century living begins, not with... (Wednesdays)
Apr 20, 2016 to May 25, 2016
3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
The Near-Death Experience: A Spiritual CatalystIn literature concerning near-death experiences there are numerous reports of persons who have had such experiences who have, as a result, become spiritually transformed. They themselves claim to be aware of this change, and those... (Tuesdays)
Apr 19, 2016 to May 24, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Who Cares? The Science of Emotions, Their Role in the Global Economy, and How Finding and Refining Your Values Makes a Difference to the WorldIn our contemporary world, the number of issues of deep and urgent significance can be overwhelming. Sometimes one wonders, "Who cares?" This class responds to the question with a substantive story of the human species. We explore... (Thursdays)
Apr 21, 2016 to May 26, 2016
1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
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Membership & Registration

To attend OLLI at Duke classes, activities, and events, you must first remit $35 in non-refundable annual membership dues (payable when you first sign up for courses during the school year). If you purchased a membership any time between March 1, 2015 and February 29, 2016, your dues are good through June 30, 2016.  If you no longer have an active membership, our registration system will automatically add one to your cart as you are checking out.  If your membership has expired and you wish to purchase a new one, you can do so by clicking on the link below:

2016-2017 Membership

How to purchase a membership by phone

Call our registration office Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, EST at 919-684-6259 or at 1-866-edu-Duke.

How to purchase a membership by mail

The OLLI catalog also contains a membership form. You are welcome to return it to our registration office with check payment only. Mail it to us at:

 Duke Continuing Studies
 Box 90700
 Durham, NC 27708-0700

Refund Policy

Membership dues are non-refundable.

Registration

1. Register Online

Beginning at 9:00 am on Tuesday, April 5, 2016 you can enroll in classes online from the comfort of your own home and receive immediate confirmation of your classes.

Please read these detailed instructions on how to register using our updated website.  

Here is an abbreviated outline of the process. 

  • Before registation day, we suggest that you become comfortable logging in to your account with your username and password.  A link/button to Student Login is prominently featured on the learnmore.duke.edu home page and in the top right corner of every page of the site so that you can login or create an account for yourself if you are new to OLLI.  If you have any questions about your account prior to registration day, please call our registration team at 919-684-6259 or email learnmore@duke.edu.
  •  At 9:00 am on registration day, go to Advanced Course Search and enter the 4-digit number of the desired course. 
  • Once you have found a course you would like to take, click the title of the course to go to the course details page. You will then be able to Add to Cart (put the course section in your shopping cart), and then either check out ("Continue Checkout") or search for another class ("Keep Shopping").
  • If your course has more than one section available, you will be able to choose which section you prefer.  Be sure if you are on a computer to look to the right side of the screen for the different sections.  The plus or minus signs next to each section are collapsible so you can see details and add to cart.  Note: If you are using a tablet or mobile display, you may see the sections below the course description.
  • You will be asked to login when you check out and pay for your classes.  If you do not have a current membership, a membership will be added to your cart automatically.

2. Attend a Registration Event

If you would like help registering online, we will be having a registration event on the day of registration. We will have trained OLLI mentors with computers to assist you.  

  • You must have your registration user name and password to register.
  • If you have forgotten these, you must be able to access your home email from the computers we will have on site.

3. Register by Phone

If you would like to register by phone, you may call the registration office (919-684-6259) anytime after 9:00 am on Tuesday April 5, 2016. Please do not ask to register for classes prior to this date. Members will be registered in the order calls are received. If your call goes to voice mail due to heavy call volume, a registration member will contact you as soon as possible in the order calls are received.

4. Register by Printed Form

You still have the option of registering using the form in the catalog. Please deliver or send your form and personal check to the Bishop’s House no sooner than one business day (April 4, 2016) prior to the opening of registration on April 5, 2016 and they will be processed in the order received at that time.

Please note: because of security precautions, persons using the paper form must pay by check. If you prefer to use a credit card, you will need to register online or by phone.

Refund Policy

Requests for refunds for dropped courses must be received in the OLLI Office by the end of the first week of class (April 22, 2016). After that time, no refunds will be issued. There will be a $20 service charge per course dropped. If a course is cancelled by OLLI at Duke, no charge will be incurred by members. Please note: membership dues are non-refundable.

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Activities & Calendar

Activities are an integral part of the OLLI program, providing opportunities to learn and socialize outside the classroom. If you have general questions or suggestions for activities, call Kathy Parrish at 919-681-3476. If you want to find out more about any of the listed groups, please contact the coordinator for that activity.

Book Group
This informal group reading contemporary literature meets on the second Monday of every month at 3:15pm in The Bishop’s House. 
March  Behind the Scenes at the Museum: A Novel, by Kate Atkinson
April  Our Souls at Night: A Novel, by Kent Haruf
May  The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton
June  Guests on Earth, by Lee Smith
Coordinator: Judy Grauer at judygrauer@gmail.com or 919-416-0755.

Craft Group
It’s time to dig out that unfinished project from the back of the closet. Knitting, quilting, crocheting, sewing . . . whatever. All are welcome. We will meet every Monday at 3:15pm in The Bishop’s House. For more information, contact Judy Grauer at judygrauer@gmail.com or 919-416-0755. 

Spring Crafts Workshop — Basketweaving
Weave a round basket of reed with a braided border using natural and dyed reed (no experience necessary). The instructor will provide the weaving materials; cost will be approximately $10, due at first class. You should bring a pencil, a ruler or tape measure, craft scissors or hand pruners to cut reed, an awl or narrow flat blade screw driver, about a dozen spring type clothes pins, a spray bottle, and an old towel to keep you dry. (Extra tools will be available, should you not have some of the required items.) There is no fee, but you must register to attend. 6 Fridays, April 22–May 27, 11:00am–1:00pm (please note times). The Emily K Center, corner of S. Buchanan and Chapel Hill Streets. Limit: 12. Register by April 8 with Lu Howard, instructor, at llhoward@nc.rr.com or 919-309-4925.

International Folk Dance
Join us for a fun way to get exercise, both physical and mental, and improve your balance. The folk dances we practice are done in a line or circle (no partner is needed) and are low impact (not highly strenuous). Most of the dances originated in Eastern Europe. Our ongoing class meets on Tuesdays, 1:30–2:45pm, at Croasdaile Village Retirement Community. Newcomers are welcome at any time. There is no charge, but you will need to contact coordinator Judy Stafford at 919-383-7172 or judy.stafford@dm.duke.edu for more information.

Language Tables 
La table française avec Emily Lees (emilylees@bellsouth.com) et George Entenman (olli@entenman.net) se réunit le mardi de midi à 1 heure de l’après-midi. Si vous parlez français, venez vous joindre à notre groupe pour des conversations animées. Le groupe se réunit dans “The Studio at the Forest at Duke Retirement Center.” Spanish Table with Margaret Riley (mriley@duke.edu) meets 12:45–2:30pm on third Friday of each month at local Hispanic-themed restaurants.

Mac Computer Users Group
Mac users will gather for Q&A and short presentations on topics of interest. The group will meet periodically at a day, time, and place to be announced. Coordinators: Mary Jo Fickle, fickle5@aol.com, and Susan Eure, asure@bellsouth.net

Recorder Group
Bring your instrument and join the group, called the Baillie Branslers. All voice categories are welcome, and we are now welcoming viola di gamba players. It is led by Kay Bailey (kayfbailey01@yahoo.com) and meets Fridays at 1:15pm at Carol Woods Retirement Community, 750 Weaver Dairy Road, Chapel Hill.

Science Book Club 
We read and discuss books of substance on topics ranging from biology, evolution, and the physical sciences to medicine, the environment, and biographies of famous scientists. You do not have to have a science degree to participate, and no registration is required. You must be an OLLI member to participate in this book club. The group usually meets the first Thursday of the month at 3:15pm at The Bishop’s House. Coordinator: Dan Oldman, 919-544-2686 or daniel.oldman@gmail.com.

New to OLLI? Let’s Get Together

Meet & Greet at the Bishop’s House
Saturday, April 16, 10:30am

New to OLLI at Duke? You are invited to join us for a morning program hosted by our Membership Committee. New OLLI at Duke members will have an opportunity to meet other members and supporters, board of advisor members, and our director, Garry Crites. We’ll have refreshments, and after the program (around 12:30pm), we will tour nearby Lilly Library and the Marketplace dining hall on Duke’s East Campus. If you are planning to attend, please respond by email to OLLIatDuke@aol.com, with the subject “Meet & Greet.” We look forward to seeing you on April 16.

Duke Gardens Tour

Friday, April 29, 10:00am - Noon
Sarah P. Duke Gardens, Duke University
Registration is now closed.

OLLI at Duke Picnic

Saturday, May 21, 4:00–7:00pm, Duke Homestead
2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham

To celebrate the end of another successful OLLI year, we will once again gather at Duke Homestead for our annual picnic. The cost will be $10 per person, for which you will receive fried chicken, drinks, and a great experience with friends at a lovely location. Please bring a dish to share. Keep an eye out on the Spotlight and the member website for further details.
Registration is now closed.
 

Official Call to OLLI at Duke’s Annual Election

The Board of Advisors has decided that voting in OLLI at Duke’s 2016 Annual Election will be conducted online and via paper ballot in lieu of an annual meeting, so that more members may participate in the election process. 

The Board’s slate of candidates for President and Vice President has been sent out to all members by email. Additional nominations may be made by any OLLI member provided that the candidate has signified willingness to serve, and that a petition, signed by twenty-five or more members, has been given to the Nominating Task Force at least two weeks before the elections.

Additional information about voting online will be communicated before balloting begins on March 21. For those who prefer a traditional paper ballot, these will be available at The Bishop’s House and at Judea Reform Educational Building. You will have until March 28 to vote, either electronically or by paper ballot.

Calendar

Semester Calendar for Current Members
 
When
Event
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Winter 2016
Monday, January 11 OLLI Winter classes begin  
Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day (no classes)  
Monday - Friday, February 22 - 26 OLLI Winter Break (no classes)  
Monday, March 28 Last day for most OLLI classes  
Spring 2016
Tuesday, April 5 Registration for Spring courses begins at 9:00 am  
Monday, April 18 OLLI Spring classes begin  
Friday, May 27 Last day for most OLLI spring classes  
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Volunteer Opportunities

OLLI at Duke relies heavily on the volunteer efforts of members to keep the program running.  Members teach classes, coordinate lecture series, lead small-group discussions, organize activities and volunteer projects, serve on the Board of Advisors and committees, act as class assistants, make coffee, and volunteer for all the tasks that make us an exemplary organization.  Please read the bulletin boards, e-mails, and newsletters to find out about opportunities to take advantage of one of the many opportunities listed or to suggest a new program or activities. A volunteer form is also included in the OLLI course catalog.

Class Assistants
Class members act as assistants to the instructors, helping to ensure that announcements are made, equipment is set up, and handouts are distributed.  Class assistants are essential to the smooth functioning of OLLI at Duke and enjoy the benefit of becoming better acquainted with both faculty and fellow class members.  Training will be provided!  If you would like to volunteer to be the class assistant in one or more of your classes, contact Garry Crites at 919-684-2703 to let him know which instructor you would like to assist. 

Board Service
We welcome both new and longtime members to become part of the leadership of OLLI at Duke.  Serving on the board, either in an elected office or as a committee chair, will allow you to use your talents, contribute to the success of this dynamic organization, and be part of many facets of the OLLI at Duke community.

Activities Coordination
Even if you are not ready to coordinate activities for an entire year, you may want to contribute by organizing a trip so that our members can learn more about a favorite North Carolina attraction; members have coordinated trips to the Duke Primate Center, the North Carolina Zoo, the potteries of Seagrove, North Carolina, and the wineries of the Yadkin Valley.  Volunteers organize retreats to the North Carolina mountains in the fall and the North Carolina coast in the spring.  We need people to do everything from creating lecture series to pouring wine.  We always need help with convocations and picnics.  These activities are important ways to meet new people and learn more about the organization.

Volunteer Projects

The knowledge and experience of OLLI at Duke members has been much sought after and appreciated by a variety of community agencies. Directors of the following projects would be delighted to add new volunteers to their ranks.

Duke Center for Aging and Human Development
In 1977, OLLI at Duke, then called the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement (DILR), began as a joint venture between Continuing Education and the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and OLLI at Duke members continue to volunteer to participate in studies for the Center for Aging. Pick up an application in the OLLI office.

Duke University’s International House
University International House provides many services for international students and faculty at Duke. You can help by being an “International Friend” or by participating in English language conversation groups. Call International House, (919) 681-6080, for more information.

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Members & Leadership

Who Belongs to OLLI at Duke?

All adults, who wish to pursue academic interests are encouraged to join. Our membership has included high school drop-outs and college presidents, native North Carolinians and newcomers, professionals and homemakers. Uniting such a rich and diverse mix of backgrounds and interests is the common goal of deepening our understanding of the world around us through study and discussion.

The fact that our students are members of OLLI at Duke underscores that this is a cooperative venture, relying on the contributions and participation, both in class and out, of each member. Believing that learning is dependent on active involvement, members teach classes, coordinate lecture series, lead small-group discussions, serve on the Board of Advisors and committees, act as class assistants, help with record-keeping and administration, make coffee, and volunteer for many other tasks, both large and small.

OLLI at Duke, headquartered in The Bishop’s House on Duke’s East Campus, is an organization where lifelong learners can enjoy daytime courses, good conversation, and the companionship of peers.  In this relaxed and congenial atmosphere, OLLI at Duke affords an opportunity to rekindle former interests and pursue new ones in classes without papers or tests, where members have in common a passion for learning and all the benefits that come from keeping mind and body healthy, active, and engaged.  In addition to the programming available exclusively to our members, being part of the Duke community provides access to a wealth of intellectual and cultural activities.

Classes are held in a variety of locations throughout the area: The Bishop’s House on Duke’s East Campus, the Judea Reform Congregation Education Building near the intersection of Highway 15-501 and Cornwallis Road in Durham, Smith Warehouse Computer Lab near the intersection of Main and Buchanan in Durham, area retirement communities, and a variety of sites both on and off Duke’s campus.

Founded in 1977 as a joint venture of Duke University Continuing Education and the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, DILR/OLLI has grown from its 42 original members to over 1800 each year, with a curriculum of over 100 classes each semester.

Leadership

OLLI at Duke operates under the auspices of Duke Continuing Studies and Summer Session.  We are a member-led organization with our own Board of Advisors, bylaws and committees.  OLLI at Duke is managed by a Director and an Assistant to the Director, who are employees of Duke Continuing Studies.

The OLLI Board of Advisors consists of the President and Vice President, who serve one-year terms, six At-Large Advisors, who serve three-year terms, and committee chairs who serve one‑year terms, and the Past President. The Director and the Assistant to the Director are ex‑officio members of the board.  

We are always looking for people to help with events and committees.  If you would like to talk to someone about volunteering at OLLI, or if you have ideas for a new activity or improvements to an existing program, please contact Garry Crites at 919-684-2703.

2015 - 2016 Officers

(one-year term, elected at annual meeting)

President: Gregg McPherson
Vice President: Marvin Teer
Past President: Wendell Musser

At-Large Advisors

(three-year term, elected at annual meeting)

Term Ending 2016: Ed Eastman, Pam Somers
Term Ending 2017: Betsy Bullen, Charlie Squillante
Term Ending 2018: Margaret Riley, Jack Murray

Committee Chairs

(one-year term, appointed by President)

Board Development: Gregg McPherson
Communications: Raymond Conroy
Curriculum: Ginny Knight
Instructor Relations: Mike Bahnaman
Membership: Margaret McKeon
Strategic Planning: Mary Alexion
Space: Marvin Teer

Ex-Officio

Director: Garry Crites
Recording Secretary: Mike Bahnaman

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Staying in Touch

OLLI at Duke keeps members informed and connected to the program in a number of ways.

Members can always check out the latest news and find flyers and sign-up sheets for groups and activities on our bulletin boards, located at The Bishop’s House and the Judea Reform Education Building.

OLLI at Duke's staff, instructors, class assistants and leaders send out occasional e-mails to the membership to inform them of breaking news.  Please contact Garry Crites at 919-684-2703 or at garry.crites@duke.edu to make sure that we have your e-mail address if you want to receive these notices.

OLLI Spotlight

The OLLI Spotlight is an online newsletter issued bi-weekly to members via email, provided by the Communications committee and published biweekly on Sundays (less often during holiday breaks and in the summer). If you are an Olli member and currently do not receive the Spotlight, please contact Garry Crites at garry.crites@duke.edu.

Please email ollispotlight@gmail.com to suggest an item for inclusion.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to my class?

See the Directions section below for sites where we hold most OLLI classes.

Most classes are held at The Bishop’s House on the Duke East Campus or at the Education Building at the Judea Reform Congregation on Cornwallis Road. Our computer classes are held at the Smith Warehouse, Bay 6. Directions for classes held at other sites in the community are for the most part listed as part of the course description.

Where do I park for my OLLI classes?

All OLLI at Duke members are eligible to receive a parking pass that will permit them to park at the Bishop’s House, at Judea Reform Congregation (JRC), and certain other locations. You may pick a pass up at either facility.

The Bishop’s House: There are a limited number of parking spaces around The Bishop’s House, including three handicapped spaces. The OLLI parking permit must be kept on your dashboard when you park at The Bishop’s House, or you may receive a $40 ticket from Duke Parking and Transportation. Your parking permit also allows you to park in the EAE (East Commuter) lot on Epworth lane opposite Trinity Avenue.

When classes are changing, please wait in line at the bottom of the small hill leading to The Bishop’s House lot. This allows people to leave, opening up spaces for the next class. Do not drive around those who are patiently waiting in line. Do not block other cars. Try to park carefully so that we can accommodate as many cars as possible. Finally, be careful backing into and out of spaces. The surface in this parking lot is uneven, and we want to avoid accidents.

To use the handicapped spots, you need an official North Carolina handicapped parking tag. Campus parking restrictions are strongly enforced with a $100 fine.

Your OLLI parking permit is also valid for the lot at Asbury United Methodist Church on Markham Avenue and Sedgefield Street. City parking restrictions limit us to two-hour parking on the side streets adjacent to East Campus.

Judea Reform Congregation Education Building: Parking is in the lot adjacent to the building. It is plentiful, well-marked and well-surfaced. Beginning the 2015-2016 school year, you will need an OLLI parking permit on your dashboard to park at JRC. To use the handicapped spaces, you will need an official North Carolina handicapped parking tag. Please do not park in spaces designated for members of the congregation, or in spots designated for JRC staff. The JRC buildings and grounds are a non-smoking campus.

For classes held at sites in the community: Please check the course description in the online or print catalog for specific guidelines on parking.

Do you hold class if the weather is bad or there is a community emergency?

OLLI at Duke classes will be cancelled when the Durham Public Schools are closed for reasons of weather.  If the situation is ambiguous, or if the schools are delayed, there will be a message on the office phone (919-684-2703) by 8 a.m. on the morning in question.  Listen for details about the Durham schools on WTVD (Channel 11), WDNC (620 AM) or WCHL (1360 AM).  You can also check out the WRAL TV website.

Where can I get lunch between OLLI classes?

Options at The Bishop’s House include bringing a brown-bag lunch, using facilities such as the Marketplace in the nearby Duke East Campus Union, and exploring nearby restaurants in the Ninth Street area.  At Judea Reform, you may bring a lunch and eat in the commons area.  Please note: We comply with the dietary guidelines at Judea—no pork, no shellfish, and no meat and dairy on the same plate. Staff at Judea also maintains a list and map listing restaurants in the area.

Are OLLI facilities accessible?

Duke University encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities.  If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call the OLLI office at 919-681-3476 in advance of your participation or visit.  The first floor of The Bishop’s House (where we hold all OLLI classes and the OLLI administrative staff works) is accessible and includes one accessible rest room.  All facilities at Judea Reform Congregation Education Building are accessible. 

How do I add, drop, or get a refund for an OLLI class?

Please contact Garry Crites at 919-684-2703 to find out more about dropping, adding, and refunds. Refunds must be requested by the end of the first week of classes.  There will be a $20 processing fee per transaction per course drop per member. Memberships are not refundable. 

How long does my membership last? 

Membership follows the academic calendar and runs from September through June.  Those who join for the short spring term (beginning in April) will be enrolled for the entire following academic year.

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Directions

Maps


From I-85 Northbound

To West Campus:
Exit at Duke University/HWY 751. At the first light, turn right onto 751. You will drive several miles through Duke Forest. Pass through the light at Erwin Road and follow the West Campus map.

To East Campus:
Exit at Guess Road and Turn right. Follow Guess Road across W. Club Blvd, where Guess will change to Buchanan Blvd. Follow the East Campus map.

To Smith Warehouse Bldg.:
Exit at Guess Road and turn right. Follow Guess Road across W. Club Blvd., where Guess changes to Buchanan Blvd. Follow Buchanan Blvd along Duke’s East Campus. Cross Main Street. The Smith Warehouse is just past the railroad tracks on your right. See the Smith Warehouse Map. Continuing Studies is located in Bay 6.


From I-85 Southbound

To West Campus:
Exit onto 15/501 South toward Chapel Hill, then exit 15/501 at Duke University/Hwy 751 and turn left.  Follow the West Campus map.

To East Campus:
Exit at Guess Road and Turn left.  Follow Guess Road across W. Club Blvd, where Guess will change to Buchanan Blvd.  Follow the East Campus map.

To Smith Warehouse Bldg.:
Exit at Guess Road and turn left. Follow Guess Road across W. Club Blvd., where Guess changes to Buchanan Blvd. Follow Buchanan Blvd along Duke’s East Campus and cross Main Street. The Smith Warehouse is just past the railroad tracks on your right. See the Smith Warehouse Map. Continuing Studies is located in Bay 6.


From Raleigh

Take I-40 to 147N (Durham Freeway). Follow 147 past downtown Durham, exiting at Swift Avenue.

To West Campus:
Turn left and follow Swift to Duke University Road. Turn right, then right on 751, and follow the map of West Campus.

To East Campus:
Turn right on Swift, then right on Main St and follow the East Campus map.

To Smith Warehouse Bldg.:
Turn right onto Swift Ave. Cross the railroad tracks and make a right at the next light onto Main Street. Follow the Main street until you reach Buchanan Blvd. Turn right and cross the railroad tracks. Smith Warehouse will be on your right. See the Smith Warehouse Map. Continuing Studies is located in Bay 6.

To Judea Reform Congregation:
Take I-40 to 147N (Durham Freeway). Follow 147 past downtown Durham and the Swift Avenue exit. Take Exit 16-B / 15-501 South / Chapel Hill. Take 15-501 South to Cornwallis Road exit (Exit 106). Turn left onto Cornwallis Rd. Go under 15-501 and take the third driveway on the right after the Western Bypass service Road.


From Chapel Hill

Take 15/501 Bypass to Durham.

To West Campus:
Exit at 751 and turn right.  and then follow map of West campus.   OR Exit 15/501 at 147S. Follow to Swift Ave and turn right to Campus Drive.  Turn right on Campus Drive and follow the West Campus map.

To East Campus:
Exit 15/501 at 147S (Durham Freeway).  Follow 147S to Swift Avenue.  Exit and turn left on Swift.  Turn right at Main Street and follow the East Campus map.

To Smith Warehouse Bldg.:
Follow 15-501 North, marked to Duke Univ./Med Ctr. Do not take 15-501 Business. Continue on US 15-501 to exit #108 B (N.C. 147 S/Durham Freeway). Take Durham Freeway S. to Swift Ave. exit (#14), marked East Campus. Take exit and turn left onto Swift Ave. Go through your first light, cross the railroad tracks, and make a right at the next light onto Main Street. Follow Main Street until you reach Buchanan Blvd. Take a right on Buchanan Blvd. Cross the railroad tracks and the Smith Warehouse will be immediately to your right. See the Smith Warehouse map. Continuing Studies is located in Bay 6.

To Judea Reform Congregation:
Follow 15-501 North. Take the first exit (Exit 106 - Cornwallis Road); turn right onto Cornwallis Road. Take the third driveway on the right after Western Bypass service road.


To the Bishop's House on East Campus, Office of Continuing Studies

Take 147 Durham Freeway to Swift Avenue exit. From Chapel Hill, turn left onto Swift; from Raleigh turn right. At the traffic light just after the railroad tracks, turn right onto Main Street. At the second light, turn left onto Buchanan Boulevard. Turn left at the second entrance into campus, opposite Dacian Avenue on the right. Follow the road around to the right; it ends at a white house on a slight hill.

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