Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Since 2004, we have been members of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, 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.  The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke (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.

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 groups to foreign language clubs, from dancing troupes to bands 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 fifty-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, professors from Duke and nearby universities, graduate and postdoctural 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 either in The Bishop’s House on Duke’s East Campus or in the Education Building at Judea Reform Congregation (JRC) on Cornwallis Road in Durham. Classes typically meet once per 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 10 weeks; spring term classes last 6 weeks.  Please check the detailed course descriptions for exceptions.

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

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A History of the European Union -- 1945 to NowThis course will take a look at the formation of the European Union as it evolved from the post-WW ll era (1945) to its present state.   The course will study the various steps taken by European nations in their attempt to create a... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
A New Perspective of Islam: Hopeful Visions for Our TimeMuslims are obligated to live true to their identity as defined in the Quran and the life of Muhammed the prophet. The lives of the earliest followers of the religion were a reflection of the correct picture of Islam. However, today... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Advanced Story DevelopmentThis class is aimed at intermediate and advanced writers who already know the basics and are working on short stories or novels for publication.   We will investigate subtext, character arcs, structure, subplots, and similar tools... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Beyond Knit & Purl: Knit a Colorful Tote BagExpand your basic knitting skills by creating a one-of-a-kind tote bag perfect for the pool or the farmer's market.  Some ability to knit and purl recommended. Hands-On Activity (e.g., Computer, Art) Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
George S. Kaufman and CompanyGeorge S. Kaufman was a playwright, theater and movie  director, producer, and drama critic, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. From 1921 through 1958,  there was at least one play written or directed on Broadway by Kaufman. Having... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Guide To Local Jazz: The Hidden Gems Pop-Up VersionThere are many below-the-radar jazz venues in our area that prior Guide To Local Jazz courses haven't covered. Everybody knows Sharp Nine, but who goes to the 2nd Wind in Carrboro, the Durham Hotel's 3rd Tuesday jazz, or NCCU's... Apr 16, 2018 to May 22, 2018 2:00PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Keeping Your Muscles and Bones Fit: How to Extend the Quality of Your LifeYou already know it's important to maintain strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination to prevent injury and increase the quality of your life; the years you want to live life to the fullest - versus just breathing. . Here's... Apr 23, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM $50.00 Available
Learn to Knit & Purl: Knit a Summery ShawlWhether you just love colorful accessories or sometimes need a little extra warmth in an air-conditioned theater, summer is the ideal time to wear a colorful, lightweight shawl.  Join the class and learn to knit a simple multi-... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
Mac OS X for Experienced Mac UsersThis course is not a beginner’s Mac class; it is for current Mac users who want to know more about using and navigating the Mac operating system. We will look at the Desktop, the Finder, the Finder window, the Dock, and icons; we... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Native North CaroliniansThis course will begin by covering Native North Carolinians before European contact. We will look at the Paleolithic, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian cultures. We will focus on their way of life and habits, beliefs, myths and... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Opportunities to Practice and Learn More About Watercolor PaintingThis course will expand your understanding of and abilities with watercolor painting.  There will be demonstrations, handouts, and homework in addition to time for painting.  Experience with watercolor painting will be most helpful... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 10:30AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Politics and Primaries 2018This course will cover political events and campaigning during the 2018 primary election season. Each class session will begin with a brief account from the instructor on events of the preceding week, followed by an open discussion... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Qigong: Energy for LifeQigong (say it "chee-goong") refers to a vast body of traditional Chinese exercise designed to enhance one's personal life-force for healing, wellness, daily vitality, strength, emotional balance, and spiritual progress. "Qi" -... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Solving All Levels of Sudoku PuzzlesWant to learn how to solve sudoku puzzles without " cheating?"    Learn the basic strategies, intermediate strategies, and "expert" techniques required to solve all levels of sudoku puzzles.  This course is for beginners as well as... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Spring 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 seminar... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 4:30PM $60.00 Wait List
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 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
The 12 Steps as a Way of LifeThe 12 Steps as a Way of life will describe the origination of the 12 steps and the consequent development and application of this spiritual program for overcoming many personal and societal problems. Millions of practitioners... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
The English Georgian House In The 18th CenturyMany English families became very wealthy in the 18th century and this was seen in their patronage of the arts and architecture. Many built superb country and London houses to show off their wealth, and especially their art... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
The Magic of Chocolate in 2 Novels and FilmsWe will consider two best-selling novels and their award-winning film adaptations. Both are modern adult fables that use the magic of chocolate and food preparation to address gender identity, societal repression, and religious... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 10:30AM - 12:00PM $60.00 Available
Three Days at the FarmCelebrate the Spring through a series of half day classes with Catherine Tsintzos and the Staff at the Duke Campus Farm. The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre working farm and educational hub dedicated to catalyzing change in the food... May 7, 2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Available
Twentieth Century Women Poets: Millay, Rukeyser and StoneThe twentieth century was a pivotal time for women's poetry in America. In our discussion, we consider three extraordinary poets: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Muriel Rukeyser and Ruth Stone.  Born in the late nineteenth to early... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
We Are Losing The Climate Change Mitigation Challenge: Is It Too Late To Recover?The course will present a comprehensive analysis of the global climate challenge and will substantiate the following points: global warming has accelerated in recent years and is approaching a warming of 1.2 degrees Celsius from the... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
What to Eat and Why: Evidence-based Guide to Healthy NutritionRecommendations on what we should eat and drink in order to maximize our longevity and quality of life are abundant. Some are designed to sell us products that are not in our best interest. Others come from well-intentioned sources... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Where Have All the Normals Gone? A History of Psychiatric Diagnosis from Demons to DSMDoesn't it seem as if everyone you know has been diagnosed with a psychological illness or is on medication? Through lecture and discussion we will explore the explosion and diagnostic inflation in psychiatry and its implications,... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Writing for ChildrenSo you want to write a children's book. You've got a great idea, your kids and grandkids have always loved your stories, and you're ready to take the next step. But where to start? In this course, you'll learn how to turn that idea... Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
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About the Latin Language - What makes it a Classic?This course will explore the interdisciplinary magic of the language of the Romans. How has Latin stood the test of time? Why are its vocabulary and grammar intriguing? Where can we find Latin hiding throughout Western culture? The... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Appreciating Russian OperaEnjoy the music, pageantry and politics of Russian opera through a sampling of 18th-20th century operas and recitals by famous opera singers. We'll focus on Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila, Moussorgsky's Khovanshchina, Rimsky-Korsakov'... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Available
Beeswax & Oil Painting - Cold ProcessThis class introduces the student to a cold wax painting process using beeswax. It offers the opportunity to achieve effects in one's painting often restricted by media. Using oils as color, this media sets more quickly than... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Building Peace Within and WithoutPeace moves much like a ripple in water: it starts at our center and then flows outward to touch others. Often, though, we don’t feel peaceful. Our feelings often catch the blame for this: “I wish I didn’t feel sad…angry…so... Apr 17, 2018 to May 15, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $50.00 Available
Chinese Brush Painting: AnimalsStudents will learn to paint lovely animals such as squirrels, dogs, cats, or your favorite pets, along with the various surroundings-flowers, trees, or simple landscape. Each person will complete a beautiful painting in every class... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Composers Who Changed the Course of Musical DevelopmentComposers use many different devices experimentally in search of their unique creative voice. This course will look at the lives and contributions of six of those who have made significant and lasting contributions to the... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Creating Distinctive Videos on Your iPhone or iPadHave you ever wanted to make your own creative videos easily, and for free? Now you can, using the powerful video production capabilities of your iPhone or iPad! This course will reveal these abilities and teach you how to make... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Dance Around the WorldDance Around the World explores rhythms from different cultures in a fun, energetic atmosphere.  Each week students will experience a different culture through music and dance.  Examples of this global exploration include the... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Dealing With People You Can't StandHave you ever wondered why some people are so difficult to get along with?  Do you sometimes feel that the harder you try to rectify a relationship, the worse it gets? What are the methods that underlie the ability to transform... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Guide To Local Jazz: The Hidden Gems Pop-Up VersionThere are many below-the-radar jazz venues in our area that prior Guide To Local Jazz courses haven't covered. Everybody knows Sharp Nine, but who goes to the 2nd Wind in Carrboro, the Durham Hotel's 3rd Tuesday jazz, or NCCU's... Apr 16, 2018 to May 22, 2018 2:00PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Improv Theater Games WorkshopLet your playfulness emerge using the “Yes...and” improv philosophy.  Adapted from Viola Spolin's work, Theater Games are easily learned and fun to play without any reason other than to have a good time. They can also help build... Apr 17, 2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM $10.00 Canceled
Improv Theater: SceneworkScenework is the keystone of improvisation. Be prepared to advance your scenework skills to a new level. Our focus will be on building relationships in worlds that you create and living more in the moment, discovering what is... Apr 24, 2018 to May 22, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM $50.00 Canceled
Intermediate Conversational SpanishEach week we will listen to Spanish music, read a children's book in Spanish, eat tapas, and learn a bit more culture, grammar, and vocabulary. This is a continuation of the winter 2018 class, but anyone who has had a year of... Apr 24, 2018 to May 22, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $50.00 Available
Law and Order: Our U.S. Legal System in the Worldwide ContextAmericans live in a "legal world" but often have no understanding about how our legal world fits within the worldwide legal system or even the difference between our federal and state court systems. What are the differences between... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Money Laundering and Related Financial CrimesWe will begin with the federal money laundering statute and its companion, structuring,  analyzing some major cases.  In order to understand the context in which the money laundering cases have been prosecuted, we then look at the... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
New Horizons Band: Contra BandThe OLLI at Duke New Horizons Band is part of the New Horizons International Music Association, which includes over 175 bands in Canada and the United States. This program is designed to give people 50 years and older a place to... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 3:30PM - 5:30PM $30.00 Available
Retirement Communities: What Are They, Why Are They Popular, What Do They Cost?This two class session course is for those who would like some information about local retirement communities to decide whether they want to pursue them further. It is also for those who are only interested in local communities and... Apr 17, 2018 to Apr 24, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Wait List
Retirement Communities: What Are They, Why Are They Popular, What Do They Cost?This two class session course is for those who would like some information about local retirement communities to decide whether they want to pursue them further. It is also for those who are only interested in local communities and... May 1, 2018 to May 8, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Wait List
Spending in Retirement: Current Strategies and Techniques being used by Financial Planners.How to best spend your financial assets during retirement is always a daunting task.  Given today's low interest rate environment and high equity valuations, the problem of determining a sustainable spending rate is even more... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Symposia: Scientific Excursions and Diversions!Here are the spring term offerings, but keep in mind the program does change because our speakers often have late-breaking demands on their schedules. April 17 In Pursuit of Ethics. This is a lecture/workshop, utilizing video... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Available
The Titanic and Mass Media History: Thinking the "Unsinkable"This course is a historical examination of mass communication and the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Students will gain insights into the role of mass media in communicating news, cultural values, and social mores. Students will be... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Using Contract Law to Assist With Common TransactionsVarious elements of contract law can be helpful in negotiating common transactions, including but not limited to: paying bills, mortgages, loans, product purchases, and consumer contracts, to name a few.   Learning about what... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Who Are We, Anyway?Today's discussion about immigration makes us raise the question about our American identities. This course will compare our own family origins, discuss immigration and xenophobia in the US, and examine iterations of this experience... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
WordPress Website Workshop: Beyond the BasicsThis class covers advanced WordPress topics and is for OLLI students who have taken the Easy WordPress Websites class. Many students  requested a workshop type class where they can suggest topics and ask questions in a more open-... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Yoga and Meditation for Better Physical and Mental HealthYoga is more than improving your body's flexibility. It means union with the energy inside us that pervades our mind and body and the entire Universe. This course is based on Patanjali's teachings dated 2,000 years ago.  Brief... Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
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All the King’s Men: A Novel for All TimeDescribed by Louis Rubin as “one of those rare books that make their appeal both to the intellectual and to the popular reader,” Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men is as relevant today as when it was first published in 1947. ... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
American-Jewish Poets: Discussion and Optional LunchAn outstanding group of first generation American-Jews invigorated twentieth century poetry. Defined by their hunger for expression, their love of language and a two thousand year tradition of storytelling, they were reverent and... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
An Architectural History of BarcelonaThe history of Barcelona spans from the third century BC to the present.  Its architectural monuments date from the Gothic period; however, its most defining architecture dates from 1850.  This course will examine the architectural... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
An Exploration of Four Grape VarietiesJoin us on a journey to discover four grapes, where they grow best and the wines they produce.  Each week we will focus on one grape and will try examples from different countries to find some of the best.  We will study Syrah,... Apr 18, 2018 to May 9, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $40.00 Wait List
An Exploration of Four Grape VarietiesJoin us on a journey to discover four grapes, where they grow best and the wines they produce.  Each week we will focus on one grape and will try examples from different countries to find some of the best.  We will study Syrah,... Apr 18, 2018 to May 9, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $40.00 Wait List
An Introduction to the Dialogues of PlatoAn introduction to the immortal Dialogues of Plato through a careful reading of four short Dialogues: EUTHYPHRO: Where Socrates explores piety with a lawyer prosecuting his own father, prior to Socrates' own trial; APOLOGY: Where... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Available
Behind the Scenes - Duke Facilities ManagementFacilities Management is responsible for the stewardship of Duke University. A staff of over 575 people oversee construction and renovations, provide utilities, maintain the buildings and their infrastructure, keep them clean, and... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Carolina for Northerners: An Introduction to the Old North StateRecent decades have seen an influx of northern refugees into North Carolina, and now the state's population ranks among the top ten in the United States. Drawn by the promise of good weather and progressive attitudes, these... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Cyber-Security 101: Practical Tips for Non-techiesHow secure is your computer right now? At a guess, 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 real... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 6:30PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Available
Destination--Culture USADo you often visit museums? If not, then this course will convince you that you should! One of OLLI's most experienced fine arts instructors looks at the major collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative objects to be found... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Finding Your Style: Copying the Masters Using WatercolorsThis course is for experienced watercolor painters (no beginners please) who have mastered the basic watercolor techniques and are searching for their personal painting styles. By copying the work of others, students may begin to... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Fine Art Photo Collecting101This class will cover the why, what, and how of collecting fine art photography.  We will explore the motivations and mechanics of collecting as well as the presentation, care, and documentation of your collection including software... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $50.00 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 refine your ability to move from standing to lying on the ground and then back to standing, efficiently, effortlessly—without falling, playfully and safely, like... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Guide To Local Jazz: The Hidden Gems Pop-Up VersionThere are many below-the-radar jazz venues in our area that prior Guide To Local Jazz courses haven't covered. Everybody knows Sharp Nine, but who goes to the 2nd Wind in Carrboro, the Durham Hotel's 3rd Tuesday jazz, or NCCU's... Apr 16, 2018 to May 22, 2018 2:00PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Healthcare Personalized for You: Understanding Genomics and Precision MedicinePrecision medicine is healthcare tailored to each individual based on their family health history and genes (DNA), their environment, and their lifestyle. This course will help each person understand: (1) how their genes (DNA)... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Hot Topics in the Cosmos: Gravity Waves, Neutron Star Collapses, Exoplanets, SETI and More!19th Century astronomers saw a static, ancient sky that changed slowly over millions of years. Only recently have we discovered how wrong that view was, and how dynamic the universe really is: exploding stars, colliding black holes... Apr 25, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $50.00 Wait List
Inner Workings of the Stock Market: An insider's perspectiveSince the financial crisis of 2008, there has been much discussion about the potential for financial institutions to influence and, perhaps, even to manipulate, the stock market. This course examines the major participants in the... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Introduction to 3D PrintingAdditive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is a process to create three-dimensional objects by depositing layers of material under computer control. In this course we’ll use a consumer-level 3D printer to learn the basic workflow to... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 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... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM $20.00 Available
New Horizons ChorusMen and Women: Lift Up Your Voices and Sing! While in the Fall and Winter terms the New Horizons Chorus works on preparing pieces for an end-of-semester concert, during the Spring term there is a focus on vocal technique and health... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Poverty, Populism, Democracy and Economic DevelopmentPoverty, populism, democracy and economic development: Are they related? In spite of sustained international and national efforts and substantial amounts of funds invested, poverty continues in many parts of the world. Initial... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Science Books: Some OLLI Member's Favorites“There is no Frigate like a Book, to take us Lands away” wrote Emily Dickinson. Members of the OLLI Book Club visit new lands once a month. We invite you to join six of our members as we explore some of the science books we’ve... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
The Russian Revolution: The End of the Romanov DynastyThe first Romanov Tsar was elected to the Russian throne in 1613. Four hundred and four years later, a revolution in St. Petersburg and other Russian cities resulted in a collapse of the imperial government and the abdication of... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
The Story of Tin Pan AlleyThis class tells the story of the American Popular Song from the 1700s through the early 1940s using storytelling, live performances, clips of movies and songs, and class sing-a-longs of favorite tunes from each era, making the... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
The World TodayThis course is for those interested in current events. Each week we will discuss news from around the world, across the United States, and in the Triangle. The facilitator will provide an agenda of discussion topics, and members of... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Three Days at the FarmCelebrate the Spring through a series of half day classes with Catherine Tsintzos and the Staff at the Duke Campus Farm. The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre working farm and educational hub dedicated to catalyzing change in the food... May 9, 2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Available
TotalitarianismTotalitarianic ideologies aim not to transform the outside world or to achieve the revolutionizing transmutation of society, but to transform human nature itself. Great effort was and is made to test the changes, no matter the... Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
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Dementia Inclusive Durham: Enhancing the Well-Being of Persons Living With DementiaMore than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and other related dementias. By 2050, this number could rise to as high as 16 million. Across North Carolina, an estimated 160,000 persons, age 65 and older, are living with... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Dutch Art and Society in the Seventeenth Century: Picturing a Golden PastThe seventeenth-century Dutch delighted in pictures of themselves. The paintings they purchased to decorate their homes depict husbands and wives, the places where they lived and worked and the particulars of their day-to-day lives... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Getting to Know GmailGmail has been around since 2004, when Google started its email service. It graduated to a full-fledged service in 2009, and is now widely used by schools, corporations, and individuals like you and me.  During this class, we'll... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Green Home Renovations: Proven Cost Effective SolutionsDownsizing, reorganizing living spaces, daylighting, healthier indoor air quality, and energy savings are some of the issues that homeowners are faced with. The alternatives include staying in your old home, renovating, adding on or... Apr 19, 2018 to May 17, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $50.00 Available
Guide To Local Jazz: The Hidden Gems Pop-Up VersionThere are many below-the-radar jazz venues in our area that prior Guide To Local Jazz courses haven't covered. Everybody knows Sharp Nine, but who goes to the 2nd Wind in Carrboro, the Durham Hotel's 3rd Tuesday jazz, or NCCU's... Apr 16, 2018 to May 22, 2018 2:00PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Harp EnsembleJoin the OLLI Harp Ensemble as we journey into the warm and wonderful world of the "Waltz."  From the Waltz of the Flowers to the Blue Danube, we will musically roam, acquiring new technical skills as we go.  The class will... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
If You Can Walk, You Can Dance: Endless Duet with SpaceAs sure as you can walk, you can 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 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Islam as a way of Life and Culture: Introduction to IslamWhen you hear about Islam and Muslims, what image comes to mind? This introductory course will give you the opportunity to develop that image with basic knowledge about Islamic theology and doctrines, various Islamic practices, and... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Joyful Healing Song and DanceEverything in the universe is energy manifesting as sound and vibration. This course combines two modalities: sound and movement to explore how we can heal ourselves through song and dance. Each of us will use our own energy to... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Myanmar: Journey to DemocracyIn 2015, Myanmar became a democracy coming out of 54 years of brutal military dictatorship. Since 1988, the National League forDemocracy (NLD), a Democratic Socialist movement, has fought for decades to win freedom and set forth a... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $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 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 3:30PM - 5:30PM $30.00 Available
Organizing Your Thoughts, Preferences and DocumentsThis course will provide guidance to help you organize your thoughts, wishes and documents in order to prepare for the unexpected and the inevitable. There will be hands on exercises and thought provoking discussions. The instructor... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Paper Cutting: Dog, ButterflyPapercutting is the art of cutting paper designs. The art has evolved uniquely all over the world to adapt to different cultural styles. Jianzhi is a traditional style of papercutting in China and has been practiced in China since... Apr 19, 2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM $20.00 Available
Retirement Communities: What Are They, Why Are They Popular, What Do They Cost?This two class session course is for those who would like some information about local retirement communities to decide whether they want to pursue them further. It is also for those who are only interested in local communities and... Apr 26, 2018 to May 3, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Available
Selling and Buying Treasures on the Internet: Using eBay and Other SitesIf you'd like to sell or buy on eBay, we'll show you how. We'll learn to navigate around eBay --both selling and buying --but we'll also explore other venues (Craigslist, Amazon, Etsy, Rubylane, Bonanza), and we'll research and... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
T'ai Chi: Mindfulness in MotionT'ai Chi (Taijiquan or T’ai Chi Ch’üan), is a traditional Chinese moving meditation, martial art, and health exercise. It arose out of the belief that slow, continuous motion, combined with an internal focus on subtle changes,... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
The World TodayThis course is for those interested in current events. Each week we will discuss news from around the world, across the United States, and in the Triangle. The facilitator will provide an agenda of discussion topics, and members of... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Three Days at the FarmCelebrate the Spring through a series of half day classes with Catherine Tsintzos and the Staff at the Duke Campus Farm. The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre working farm and educational hub dedicated to catalyzing change in the food... May 10, 2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Available
Understanding the Middle East: Roots of the Culture GapWe will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Middle East by comparing its history, culture, and economics to that of Europe. We will discuss surprising literature connections between the Middle East and the West and... Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
ZentangleThe Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, and provides artistic... May 3, 2018 to May 24, 2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM $40.00 Wait List
Friday
Course Time Tuition Status
Germany's Saga of Unity and DisunityThere was no such thing as a "nation" of Germany until 1870-71, just a collection of peoples who were from similar stock and shared somewhat similar languages, customs, and folk tales.  Much of the German story is a tale of... Apr 20, 2018 to May 25, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Guide To Local Jazz: The Hidden Gems Pop-Up VersionThere are many below-the-radar jazz venues in our area that prior Guide To Local Jazz courses haven't covered. Everybody knows Sharp Nine, but who goes to the 2nd Wind in Carrboro, the Durham Hotel's 3rd Tuesday jazz, or NCCU's... Apr 16, 2018 to May 22, 2018 2:00PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Introduction to DreamworkEverybody dreams.  And just about everything we experience in our dreams is put there by us, and has significance.  Dreams are the voice of our inner self striving to make us whole.  This practical course provides guidance for... Apr 20, 2018 to May 25, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
OLLI at Duke Wine Society, Wines for a Carolina Summer 2018Join us at the Hill House on May 11 to celebrate our next wine event with the theme of “ Wines for a Carolina Summer 2018 “. This is the fourth Anniversary of this event and we will have some surprises for this years’ version. We... May 11, 2018 5:30PM - 8:30PM $25.00 Available
The History of Women's Suffrage in AmericaThis course covers the eighty years of determined effort of American women to gain equality in America, especially at the voting booth. Beginning in 1840 and lasting through 1920, a small handful of strongly focused women, including... Apr 20, 2018 to May 25, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
The Plays of Sam Shepard: Myths and Sagas of the American Family from The Rock Garden to A Lie of the MindSam Shepard (1943-2017) was the great rock star-cowboy-poet of the American stage. He began his career as one of the founding figures of the Off-Broadway avant-garde and became (in addition to a wonderful Oscar-nominated character... Apr 20, 2018 to May 25, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Saturday
Course Time Tuition Status
Guide To Local Jazz: The Hidden Gems Pop-Up VersionThere are many below-the-radar jazz venues in our area that prior Guide To Local Jazz courses haven't covered. Everybody knows Sharp Nine, but who goes to the 2nd Wind in Carrboro, the Durham Hotel's 3rd Tuesday jazz, or NCCU's... Apr 16, 2018 to May 22, 2018 2:00PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Write a 50,000-word Novel or Memoir in Six WeeksEvery November writers all over the world write a novel in a month as part of the NaNoWrimo project (https://nanowrimo.org/). This class will use the same process except the time period will be six weeks, not a month and you may... Apr 21, 2018 to May 26, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Writing and Improv in the Curb Your Enthusiasm StyleLarry David has invented a new improv form with his show Curb Your Enthusiasm. He develops a story outline for each show but no script is written. The show is then improvised by the actors. This class will use that style. We will... Apr 21, 2018 to May 26, 2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM $60.00 Available
Sunday
Course Time Tuition Status
Guide To Local Jazz: The Hidden Gems Pop-Up VersionThere are many below-the-radar jazz venues in our area that prior Guide To Local Jazz courses haven't covered. Everybody knows Sharp Nine, but who goes to the 2nd Wind in Carrboro, the Durham Hotel's 3rd Tuesday jazz, or NCCU's... Apr 16, 2018 to May 22, 2018 2:00PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Art & Architecture
Course Time Tuition Availability
An Architectural History of BarcelonaThe history of Barcelona spans from the third century BC to the present.  Its architectural monuments date from the Gothic period; however, its most defining architecture dates from 1850.  This course will examine the architectural... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
Behind the Scenes - Duke Facilities ManagementFacilities Management is responsible for the stewardship of Duke University. A staff of over 575 people oversee construction and renovations, provide utilities, maintain the buildings and their infrastructure, keep them clean, and... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Destination--Culture USADo you often visit museums? If not, then this course will convince you that you should! One of OLLI's most experienced fine arts instructors looks at the major collections of paintings, sculpture and decorative objects to be found... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Dutch Art and Society in the Seventeenth Century: Picturing a Golden PastThe seventeenth-century Dutch delighted in pictures of themselves. The paintings they purchased to decorate their homes depict husbands and wives, the places where they lived and worked and the particulars of their day-to-day lives... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Fine Art Photo Collecting101This class will cover the why, what, and how of collecting fine art photography.  We will explore the motivations and mechanics of collecting as well as the presentation, care, and documentation of your collection including software... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $50.00 Available
Green Home Renovations: Proven Cost Effective SolutionsDownsizing, reorganizing living spaces, daylighting, healthier indoor air quality, and energy savings are some of the issues that homeowners are faced with. The alternatives include staying in your old home, renovating, adding on or... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 17, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $50.00 Available
The English Georgian House In The 18th CenturyMany English families became very wealthy in the 18th century and this was seen in their patronage of the arts and architecture. Many built superb country and London houses to show off their wealth, and especially their art... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Computers & Photography
Course Time Tuition Availability
Creating Distinctive Videos on Your iPhone or iPadHave you ever wanted to make your own creative videos easily, and for free? Now you can, using the powerful video production capabilities of your iPhone or iPad! This course will reveal these abilities and teach you how to make... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Cyber-Security 101: Practical Tips for Non-techiesHow secure is your computer right now? At a guess, 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 real... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 6:30PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Available
Getting to Know GmailGmail has been around since 2004, when Google started its email service. It graduated to a full-fledged service in 2009, and is now widely used by schools, corporations, and individuals like you and me.  During this class, we'll... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Mac OS X for Experienced Mac UsersThis course is not a beginner’s Mac class; it is for current Mac users who want to know more about using and navigating the Mac operating system. We will look at the Desktop, the Finder, the Finder window, the Dock, and icons; we... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Selling and Buying Treasures on the Internet: Using eBay and Other SitesIf you'd like to sell or buy on eBay, we'll show you how. We'll learn to navigate around eBay --both selling and buying --but we'll also explore other venues (Craigslist, Amazon, Etsy, Rubylane, Bonanza), and we'll research and... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Spring 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 seminar... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 4:30PM $60.00 Wait List
WordPress Website Workshop: Beyond the BasicsThis class covers advanced WordPress topics and is for OLLI students who have taken the Easy WordPress Websites class. Many students  requested a workshop type class where they can suggest topics and ask questions in a more open-... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Hands-On Art
Course Time Tuition Availability
Beeswax & Oil Painting - Cold ProcessThis class introduces the student to a cold wax painting process using beeswax. It offers the opportunity to achieve effects in one's painting often restricted by media. Using oils as color, this media sets more quickly than... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Beyond Knit & Purl: Knit a Colorful Tote BagExpand your basic knitting skills by creating a one-of-a-kind tote bag perfect for the pool or the farmer's market.  Some ability to knit and purl recommended. Hands-On Activity (e.g., Computer, Art) (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Chinese Brush Painting: AnimalsStudents will learn to paint lovely animals such as squirrels, dogs, cats, or your favorite pets, along with the various surroundings-flowers, trees, or simple landscape. Each person will complete a beautiful painting in every class... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Finding Your Style: Copying the Masters Using WatercolorsThis course is for experienced watercolor painters (no beginners please) who have mastered the basic watercolor techniques and are searching for their personal painting styles. By copying the work of others, students may begin to... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Introduction to 3D PrintingAdditive manufacturing, or 3D printing, is a process to create three-dimensional objects by depositing layers of material under computer control. In this course we’ll use a consumer-level 3D printer to learn the basic workflow to... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Learn to Knit & Purl: Knit a Summery ShawlWhether you just love colorful accessories or sometimes need a little extra warmth in an air-conditioned theater, summer is the ideal time to wear a colorful, lightweight shawl.  Join the class and learn to knit a simple multi-... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
Opportunities to Practice and Learn More About Watercolor PaintingThis course will expand your understanding of and abilities with watercolor painting.  There will be demonstrations, handouts, and homework in addition to time for painting.  Experience with watercolor painting will be most helpful... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 10:30AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Paper Cutting: Dog, ButterflyPapercutting is the art of cutting paper designs. The art has evolved uniquely all over the world to adapt to different cultural styles. Jianzhi is a traditional style of papercutting in China and has been practiced in China since... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 1:00PM - 4:00PM $20.00 Available
Three Days at the FarmCelebrate the Spring through a series of half day classes with Catherine Tsintzos and the Staff at the Duke Campus Farm. The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre working farm and educational hub dedicated to catalyzing change in the food... (Mondays)May 7, 2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Available
Three Days at the FarmCelebrate the Spring through a series of half day classes with Catherine Tsintzos and the Staff at the Duke Campus Farm. The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre working farm and educational hub dedicated to catalyzing change in the food... (Wednesdays)May 9, 2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Available
Three Days at the FarmCelebrate the Spring through a series of half day classes with Catherine Tsintzos and the Staff at the Duke Campus Farm. The Duke Campus Farm is a one-acre working farm and educational hub dedicated to catalyzing change in the food... (Thursdays)May 10, 2018 9:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Available
ZentangleThe Zentangle Method is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, and fun way to create beautiful images by drawing structured patterns. Almost anyone can create beautiful images. It increases focus and creativity, and provides artistic... (Thursdays)May 3, 2018 to May 24, 2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM $40.00 Wait List
Economics, Finances & Retirement
Course Time Tuition Availability
Inner Workings of the Stock Market: An insider's perspectiveSince the financial crisis of 2008, there has been much discussion about the potential for financial institutions to influence and, perhaps, even to manipulate, the stock market. This course examines the major participants in the... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Money Laundering and Related Financial CrimesWe will begin with the federal money laundering statute and its companion, structuring,  analyzing some major cases.  In order to understand the context in which the money laundering cases have been prosecuted, we then look at the... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Organizing Your Thoughts, Preferences and DocumentsThis course will provide guidance to help you organize your thoughts, wishes and documents in order to prepare for the unexpected and the inevitable. There will be hands on exercises and thought provoking discussions. The instructor... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Poverty, Populism, Democracy and Economic DevelopmentPoverty, populism, democracy and economic development: Are they related? In spite of sustained international and national efforts and substantial amounts of funds invested, poverty continues in many parts of the world. Initial... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Retirement Communities: What Are They, Why Are They Popular, What Do They Cost?This two class session course is for those who would like some information about local retirement communities to decide whether they want to pursue them further. It is also for those who are only interested in local communities and... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to Apr 24, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Wait List
Retirement Communities: What Are They, Why Are They Popular, What Do They Cost?This two class session course is for those who would like some information about local retirement communities to decide whether they want to pursue them further. It is also for those who are only interested in local communities and... (Tuesdays)May 1, 2018 to May 8, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Wait List
Retirement Communities: What Are They, Why Are They Popular, What Do They Cost?This two class session course is for those who would like some information about local retirement communities to decide whether they want to pursue them further. It is also for those who are only interested in local communities and... (Thursdays)Apr 26, 2018 to May 3, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM $20.00 Available
Spending in Retirement: Current Strategies and Techniques being used by Financial Planners.How to best spend your financial assets during retirement is always a daunting task.  Given today's low interest rate environment and high equity valuations, the problem of determining a sustainable spending rate is even more... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
History & Current Affairs
Course Time Tuition Availability
A History of the European Union -- 1945 to NowThis course will take a look at the formation of the European Union as it evolved from the post-WW ll era (1945) to its present state.   The course will study the various steps taken by European nations in their attempt to create a... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Carolina for Northerners: An Introduction to the Old North StateRecent decades have seen an influx of northern refugees into North Carolina, and now the state's population ranks among the top ten in the United States. Drawn by the promise of good weather and progressive attitudes, these... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Germany's Saga of Unity and DisunityThere was no such thing as a "nation" of Germany until 1870-71, just a collection of peoples who were from similar stock and shared somewhat similar languages, customs, and folk tales.  Much of the German story is a tale of... (Fridays)Apr 20, 2018 to May 25, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Law and Order: Our U.S. Legal System in the Worldwide ContextAmericans live in a "legal world" but often have no understanding about how our legal world fits within the worldwide legal system or even the difference between our federal and state court systems. What are the differences between... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Myanmar: Journey to DemocracyIn 2015, Myanmar became a democracy coming out of 54 years of brutal military dictatorship. Since 1988, the National League forDemocracy (NLD), a Democratic Socialist movement, has fought for decades to win freedom and set forth a... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Native North CaroliniansThis course will begin by covering Native North Carolinians before European contact. We will look at the Paleolithic, Archaic, Woodland, and Mississippian cultures. We will focus on their way of life and habits, beliefs, myths and... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Politics and Primaries 2018This course will cover political events and campaigning during the 2018 primary election season. Each class session will begin with a brief account from the instructor on events of the preceding week, followed by an open discussion... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
The History of Women's Suffrage in AmericaThis course covers the eighty years of determined effort of American women to gain equality in America, especially at the voting booth. Beginning in 1840 and lasting through 1920, a small handful of strongly focused women, including... (Fridays)Apr 20, 2018 to May 25, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
The Russian Revolution: The End of the Romanov DynastyThe first Romanov Tsar was elected to the Russian throne in 1613. Four hundred and four years later, a revolution in St. Petersburg and other Russian cities resulted in a collapse of the imperial government and the abdication of... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
The Titanic and Mass Media History: Thinking the "Unsinkable"This course is a historical examination of mass communication and the sinking of the Titanic in 1912. Students will gain insights into the role of mass media in communicating news, cultural values, and social mores. Students will be... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
The World TodayThis course is for those interested in current events. Each week we will discuss news from around the world, across the United States, and in the Triangle. The facilitator will provide an agenda of discussion topics, and members of... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
The World TodayThis course is for those interested in current events. Each week we will discuss news from around the world, across the United States, and in the Triangle. The facilitator will provide an agenda of discussion topics, and members of... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
TotalitarianismTotalitarianic ideologies aim not to transform the outside world or to achieve the revolutionizing transmutation of society, but to transform human nature itself. Great effort was and is made to test the changes, no matter the... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Understanding the Middle East: Roots of the Culture GapWe will gain a deeper appreciation and understanding of the Middle East by comparing its history, culture, and economics to that of Europe. We will discuss surprising literature connections between the Middle East and the West and... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Using Contract Law to Assist With Common TransactionsVarious elements of contract law can be helpful in negotiating common transactions, including but not limited to: paying bills, mortgages, loans, product purchases, and consumer contracts, to name a few.   Learning about what... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
Language, Literature & Drama
Course Time Tuition Availability
About the Latin Language - What makes it a Classic?This course will explore the interdisciplinary magic of the language of the Romans. How has Latin stood the test of time? Why are its vocabulary and grammar intriguing? Where can we find Latin hiding throughout Western culture? The... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
All the King’s Men: A Novel for All TimeDescribed by Louis Rubin as “one of those rare books that make their appeal both to the intellectual and to the popular reader,” Robert Penn Warren's All the King's Men is as relevant today as when it was first published in 1947. ... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
American-Jewish Poets: Discussion and Optional LunchAn outstanding group of first generation American-Jews invigorated twentieth century poetry. Defined by their hunger for expression, their love of language and a two thousand year tradition of storytelling, they were reverent and... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
George S. Kaufman and CompanyGeorge S. Kaufman was a playwright, theater and movie  director, producer, and drama critic, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. From 1921 through 1958,  there was at least one play written or directed on Broadway by Kaufman. Having... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Intermediate Conversational SpanishEach week we will listen to Spanish music, read a children's book in Spanish, eat tapas, and learn a bit more culture, grammar, and vocabulary. This is a continuation of the winter 2018 class, but anyone who has had a year of... (Tuesdays)Apr 24, 2018 to May 22, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $50.00 Available
The Magic of Chocolate in 2 Novels and FilmsWe will consider two best-selling novels and their award-winning film adaptations. Both are modern adult fables that use the magic of chocolate and food preparation to address gender identity, societal repression, and religious... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 10:30AM - 12:00PM $60.00 Available
The Plays of Sam Shepard: Myths and Sagas of the American Family from The Rock Garden to A Lie of the MindSam Shepard (1943-2017) was the great rock star-cowboy-poet of the American stage. He began his career as one of the founding figures of the Off-Broadway avant-garde and became (in addition to a wonderful Oscar-nominated character... (Fridays)Apr 20, 2018 to May 25, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Twentieth Century Women Poets: Millay, Rukeyser and StoneThe twentieth century was a pivotal time for women's poetry in America. In our discussion, we consider three extraordinary poets: Edna St. Vincent Millay, Muriel Rukeyser and Ruth Stone.  Born in the late nineteenth to early... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Who Are We, Anyway?Today's discussion about immigration makes us raise the question about our American identities. This course will compare our own family origins, discuss immigration and xenophobia in the US, and examine iterations of this experience... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Lifestyles
Course Time Tuition Availability
An Exploration of Four Grape VarietiesJoin us on a journey to discover four grapes, where they grow best and the wines they produce.  Each week we will focus on one grape and will try examples from different countries to find some of the best.  We will study Syrah,... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 9, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $40.00 Wait List
An Exploration of Four Grape VarietiesJoin us on a journey to discover four grapes, where they grow best and the wines they produce.  Each week we will focus on one grape and will try examples from different countries to find some of the best.  We will study Syrah,... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 9, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $40.00 Wait List
Dance Around the WorldDance Around the World explores rhythms from different cultures in a fun, energetic atmosphere.  Each week students will experience a different culture through music and dance.  Examples of this global exploration include the... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 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 refine your ability to move from standing to lying on the ground and then back to standing, efficiently, effortlessly—without falling, playfully and safely, like... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Healthcare Personalized for You: Understanding Genomics and Precision MedicinePrecision medicine is healthcare tailored to each individual based on their family health history and genes (DNA), their environment, and their lifestyle. This course will help each person understand: (1) how their genes (DNA)... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 1:00PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
If You Can Walk, You Can Dance: Endless Duet with SpaceAs sure as you can walk, you can 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 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Joyful Healing Song and DanceEverything in the universe is energy manifesting as sound and vibration. This course combines two modalities: sound and movement to explore how we can heal ourselves through song and dance. Each of us will use our own energy to... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Keeping Your Muscles and Bones Fit: How to Extend the Quality of Your LifeYou already know it's important to maintain strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination to prevent injury and increase the quality of your life; the years you want to live life to the fullest - versus just breathing. . Here's... (Mondays)Apr 23, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:00PM $50.00 Available
OLLI at Duke Wine Society, Wines for a Carolina Summer 2018Join us at the Hill House on May 11 to celebrate our next wine event with the theme of “ Wines for a Carolina Summer 2018 “. This is the fourth Anniversary of this event and we will have some surprises for this years’ version. We... (Fridays)May 11, 2018 5:30PM - 8:30PM $25.00 Available
Qigong: Energy for LifeQigong (say it "chee-goong") refers to a vast body of traditional Chinese exercise designed to enhance one's personal life-force for healing, wellness, daily vitality, strength, emotional balance, and spiritual progress. "Qi" -... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Solving All Levels of Sudoku PuzzlesWant to learn how to solve sudoku puzzles without " cheating?"    Learn the basic strategies, intermediate strategies, and "expert" techniques required to solve all levels of sudoku puzzles.  This course is for beginners as well as... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $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 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Wait List
T'ai Chi: Mindfulness in MotionT'ai Chi (Taijiquan or T’ai Chi Ch’üan), is a traditional Chinese moving meditation, martial art, and health exercise. It arose out of the belief that slow, continuous motion, combined with an internal focus on subtle changes,... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
The 12 Steps as a Way of LifeThe 12 Steps as a Way of life will describe the origination of the 12 steps and the consequent development and application of this spiritual program for overcoming many personal and societal problems. Millions of practitioners... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Canceled
What to Eat and Why: Evidence-based Guide to Healthy NutritionRecommendations on what we should eat and drink in order to maximize our longevity and quality of life are abundant. Some are designed to sell us products that are not in our best interest. Others come from well-intentioned sources... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Yoga and Meditation for Better Physical and Mental HealthYoga is more than improving your body's flexibility. It means union with the energy inside us that pervades our mind and body and the entire Universe. This course is based on Patanjali's teachings dated 2,000 years ago.  Brief... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Performing Arts
Course Time Tuition Availability
Appreciating Russian OperaEnjoy the music, pageantry and politics of Russian opera through a sampling of 18th-20th century operas and recitals by famous opera singers. We'll focus on Glinka's Ruslan and Lyudmila, Moussorgsky's Khovanshchina, Rimsky-Korsakov'... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 1:30PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Available
Composers Who Changed the Course of Musical DevelopmentComposers use many different devices experimentally in search of their unique creative voice. This course will look at the lives and contributions of six of those who have made significant and lasting contributions to the... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Guide To Local Jazz: The Hidden Gems Pop-Up VersionThere are many below-the-radar jazz venues in our area that prior Guide To Local Jazz courses haven't covered. Everybody knows Sharp Nine, but who goes to the 2nd Wind in Carrboro, the Durham Hotel's 3rd Tuesday jazz, or NCCU's... (Mondays), (Tuesdays), (Wednesdays), (Thursdays), (Fridays), (Saturdays), (Sundays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 22, 2018 2:00PM - 8:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Harp EnsembleJoin the OLLI Harp Ensemble as we journey into the warm and wonderful world of the "Waltz."  From the Waltz of the Flowers to the Blue Danube, we will musically roam, acquiring new technical skills as we go.  The class will... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Improv Theater Games WorkshopLet your playfulness emerge using the “Yes...and” improv philosophy.  Adapted from Viola Spolin's work, Theater Games are easily learned and fun to play without any reason other than to have a good time. They can also help build... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 9:00AM - 11:00AM $10.00 Canceled
Improv Theater: SceneworkScenework is the keystone of improvisation. Be prepared to advance your scenework skills to a new level. Our focus will be on building relationships in worlds that you create and living more in the moment, discovering what is... (Tuesdays)Apr 24, 2018 to May 22, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM $50.00 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... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 3:30PM - 5:30PM $30.00 Available
New Horizons Band: Contra BandThe OLLI at Duke New Horizons Band is part of the New Horizons International Music Association, which includes over 175 bands in Canada and the United States. This program is designed to give people 50 years and older a place to... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 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 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM $20.00 Available
New Horizons ChorusMen and Women: Lift Up Your Voices and Sing! While in the Fall and Winter terms the New Horizons Chorus works on preparing pieces for an end-of-semester concert, during the Spring term there is a focus on vocal technique and health... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 3:30PM - 5:00PM $60.00 Canceled
The Story of Tin Pan AlleyThis class tells the story of the American Popular Song from the 1700s through the early 1940s using storytelling, live performances, clips of movies and songs, and class sing-a-longs of favorite tunes from each era, making the... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Writing and Improv in the Curb Your Enthusiasm StyleLarry David has invented a new improv form with his show Curb Your Enthusiasm. He develops a story outline for each show but no script is written. The show is then improvised by the actors. This class will use that style. We will... (Saturdays)Apr 21, 2018 to May 26, 2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM $60.00 Available
Science & Technology
Course Time Tuition Availability
Hot Topics in the Cosmos: Gravity Waves, Neutron Star Collapses, Exoplanets, SETI and More!19th Century astronomers saw a static, ancient sky that changed slowly over millions of years. Only recently have we discovered how wrong that view was, and how dynamic the universe really is: exploding stars, colliding black holes... (Wednesdays)Apr 25, 2018 to May 23, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $50.00 Wait List
Science Books: Some OLLI Member's Favorites“There is no Frigate like a Book, to take us Lands away” wrote Emily Dickinson. Members of the OLLI Book Club visit new lands once a month. We invite you to join six of our members as we explore some of the science books we’ve... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Symposia: Scientific Excursions and Diversions!Here are the spring term offerings, but keep in mind the program does change because our speakers often have late-breaking demands on their schedules. April 17 In Pursuit of Ethics. This is a lecture/workshop, utilizing video... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Available
We Are Losing The Climate Change Mitigation Challenge: Is It Too Late To Recover?The course will present a comprehensive analysis of the global climate challenge and will substantiate the following points: global warming has accelerated in recent years and is approaching a warming of 1.2 degrees Celsius from the... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Writing
Course Time Tuition Availability
Advanced Story DevelopmentThis class is aimed at intermediate and advanced writers who already know the basics and are working on short stories or novels for publication.   We will investigate subtext, character arcs, structure, subplots, and similar tools... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Write a 50,000-word Novel or Memoir in Six WeeksEvery November writers all over the world write a novel in a month as part of the NaNoWrimo project (https://nanowrimo.org/). This class will use the same process except the time period will be six weeks, not a month and you may... (Saturdays)Apr 21, 2018 to May 26, 2018 10:00AM - 12:00PM $60.00 Wait List
Writing and Improv in the Curb Your Enthusiasm StyleLarry David has invented a new improv form with his show Curb Your Enthusiasm. He develops a story outline for each show but no script is written. The show is then improvised by the actors. This class will use that style. We will... (Saturdays)Apr 21, 2018 to May 26, 2018 12:00PM - 2:00PM $60.00 Available
Writing for ChildrenSo you want to write a children's book. You've got a great idea, your kids and grandkids have always loved your stories, and you're ready to take the next step. But where to start? In this course, you'll learn how to turn that idea... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Social Science & Culture
Course Time Tuition Availability
Building Peace Within and WithoutPeace moves much like a ripple in water: it starts at our center and then flows outward to touch others. Often, though, we don’t feel peaceful. Our feelings often catch the blame for this: “I wish I didn’t feel sad…angry…so... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 15, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $50.00 Available
Dance Around the WorldDance Around the World explores rhythms from different cultures in a fun, energetic atmosphere.  Each week students will experience a different culture through music and dance.  Examples of this global exploration include the... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
Dealing With People You Can't StandHave you ever wondered why some people are so difficult to get along with?  Do you sometimes feel that the harder you try to rectify a relationship, the worse it gets? What are the methods that underlie the ability to transform... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Dementia Inclusive Durham: Enhancing the Well-Being of Persons Living With DementiaMore than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer's and other related dementias. By 2050, this number could rise to as high as 16 million. Across North Carolina, an estimated 160,000 persons, age 65 and older, are living with... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Canceled
George S. Kaufman and CompanyGeorge S. Kaufman was a playwright, theater and movie  director, producer, and drama critic, and winner of two Pulitzer Prizes. From 1921 through 1958,  there was at least one play written or directed on Broadway by Kaufman. Having... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Introduction to DreamworkEverybody dreams.  And just about everything we experience in our dreams is put there by us, and has significance.  Dreams are the voice of our inner self striving to make us whole.  This practical course provides guidance for... (Fridays)Apr 20, 2018 to May 25, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Law and Order: Our U.S. Legal System in the Worldwide ContextAmericans live in a "legal world" but often have no understanding about how our legal world fits within the worldwide legal system or even the difference between our federal and state court systems. What are the differences between... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Wait List
Where Have All the Normals Gone? A History of Psychiatric Diagnosis from Demons to DSMDoesn't it seem as if everyone you know has been diagnosed with a psychological illness or is on medication? Through lecture and discussion we will explore the explosion and diagnostic inflation in psychiatry and its implications,... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 9:00AM - 10:30AM $60.00 Available
Who Are We, Anyway?Today's discussion about immigration makes us raise the question about our American identities. This course will compare our own family origins, discuss immigration and xenophobia in the US, and examine iterations of this experience... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $60.00 Available
Religion & Philosophy
Course Time Tuition Availability
A New Perspective of Islam: Hopeful Visions for Our TimeMuslims are obligated to live true to their identity as defined in the Quran and the life of Muhammed the prophet. The lives of the earliest followers of the religion were a reflection of the correct picture of Islam. However, today... (Mondays)Apr 16, 2018 to May 21, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Available
An Introduction to the Dialogues of PlatoAn introduction to the immortal Dialogues of Plato through a careful reading of four short Dialogues: EUTHYPHRO: Where Socrates explores piety with a lawyer prosecuting his own father, prior to Socrates' own trial; APOLOGY: Where... (Wednesdays)Apr 18, 2018 to May 23, 2018 2:00PM - 3:30PM $60.00 Available
Dealing With People You Can't StandHave you ever wondered why some people are so difficult to get along with?  Do you sometimes feel that the harder you try to rectify a relationship, the worse it gets? What are the methods that underlie the ability to transform... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 1:30PM - 3:00PM $60.00 Available
Islam as a way of Life and Culture: Introduction to IslamWhen you hear about Islam and Muslims, what image comes to mind? This introductory course will give you the opportunity to develop that image with basic knowledge about Islamic theology and doctrines, various Islamic practices, and... (Thursdays)Apr 19, 2018 to May 24, 2018 11:00AM - 12:30PM $60.00 Canceled
Yoga and Meditation for Better Physical and Mental HealthYoga is more than improving your body's flexibility. It means union with the energy inside us that pervades our mind and body and the entire Universe. This course is based on Patanjali's teachings dated 2,000 years ago.  Brief... (Tuesdays)Apr 17, 2018 to May 22, 2018 3:15PM - 4:45PM $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 purchase a new membership any time between March 1, 2017 and February 28, 2018, your dues are good through June 30, 2018.  The 2018 - 2019 Olli membership is available for purchase below (good through June 30, 2019) for members whose membership isn't current.

There are several ways to purchase an OLLI at Duke Membership:

Automatically during registration

If you have been a member, but your membership has expired, our online registration system will automatically add a new membership to your cart when you enroll in courses.

By phone 

If you have never been an OLLI member, we encourage you to purchase your first 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.

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By mail or in person

The OLLI catalog also contains a membership and registration form.

You can deliver the form and your $35 check made payable to Duke University to the Bishop's House or you can mail them to OLLI at Duke, Box 90700, Durham, NC 27708.

Registration

What's New in Registration for Spring 2018

  • You may notice that on our registration site there is now an option to Save for Later, designed so that users can add an item to their shopping cart that is available for purchase so they may register at a later time. Please disregard this option and check out as you have in the past. Saving for later will not save a seat in the course and therefore will not help you register more quickly.   
  • In the past, as you were checking out, you were prompted to check your student profile for accuracy before proceeding to buy your course(s).  Now, you will not be prompted to do so unless a critical piece of information is missing from your student profile.  This eliminates one extra screen you need to click through as you purchase your classes.
  • Watch a new video illustrating these changes.

Registration Opening
Registration opens at 9:00 am on March 29, 2018. There are several ways to register.

Online Registration
This video demonstrates how to register online for OLLI classes.

Before registration day, make sure your web browser has been updated to a recent version. (Internet Explorer 11 or later, Firefox 27 and later, Safari 7 and later, Chrome 30 and later). 

Not sure which version of browser you have?

You can check the version of your browser using these instructions:

Our website offers different ways to search courses:

  1. Advanced Course Search.  The most direct way to find your course is to go to learnmore.duke.edu, click on the link for “Search Courses” located on the second horizontal menu at the far right, and enter either the four-digit course number or a portion of the name.  Click on the link to the class, click on the Add to Cart button, and follow steps to checkout. (If you are on a different page, the “Search Courses” link may not be visible, but there is always an “Advanced Course Search” link at the bottom of the page that you can use in the same way.)
  2. By Day of the Week or by Category.  Go to learnmore.duke.edu, click on Osher Lifelong Learning, click the down-triangle labelled “Show” under “Courses, and click on the tab to “View by day” or “View by category.” Click on the course title to get to the course page, click on Add to Cart, and follow steps to checkout.
  3. Search Box. You may also enter the course number or part of the title into the search box which appears on every page at the top right under the shopping cart symbol.  This will search the entire site and may also retrieve results from the .pdf version of the course catalog. Click on the appropriate link for the course, click on Add to Cart, and follow steps to checkout. Please note: since this is a Google search box refreshed by Google, it may not have the most up-to-date information.

Registration Event: If you would like help registering online, we will be having a registration event at JRC on Thursday, March 29 at 9:00am. 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 e-mail from the computers we will have onsite.

Phone Registrations: If you would like to register by phone, you may call the registration office (919-684-6259) any time after 9:00am on Thursday, March 29.  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 voicemail because of heavy call volume, leave a message; a registration member will contact you as soon as possible in the order calls are received. Please do not leave multiple messages, since these only slow down the registration team.

Paper Registrations: 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 8:00 am Wednesday, March 28, and they will be processed on Registration Day in the order received. 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 by the end of the first week of class (April 20, 2018). After that time, no refunds will be issued except in the event of an emergency, at the discretion of OLLI at Duke staff. 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 nonrefundable.

We want our classes to be available to all who wish to participate in them. Please contact the OLLI office at 919-681-3476 to discuss financial aid. All requests are confidential.

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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.

OLLI Duke Gardens Tour
April 27, 2018, 10:00 am - noon
Click here to register. Registration closes April 20, 2018

OLLI Durham Bulls Game
Durham Bulls vs Toledo Mud Hens
OLLI Members and Guests Welcome!
Game Date: Saturday, May 5th, Gate Opens at 5:35pm – Game Starts at 6:35pm
Reserved seats in covered section 207 above 3rd base line
Game Ticket Price: $12 per person
Reservation Deadline: Thursday, April 19th
Click here to register.
 

Book Group
This informal group reading contemporary literature meets on the second Monday of every month at 3:15pm in The Bishop’s House. The books to be discussed are to be determined. Coordinator: Judy Grauer at judygrauer@gmail.com or 919-416-0755. 

April 4: The Last Days of Café’ Leila by Donna Bijan
May 14: Orphan Train by C. Baker Kline
June 11: The City of Falling Angels by J. Berendt
(class held offsite)

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. 

Winter Crafts Workshop:  "Intermediate Shuttle Tatting," Tuesdays, 11:00 am - 12:30pm, at the Emily K Cetner in Durham.  It's free, but you need to register.

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 se réunit le mardi de midi à 13 heures dans l’atélier à “The Forest at Duke Retirement Center.” En ce moment, le groupe est complet,et il y a une liste d’attente. Si vous parlez français couramment et vous voulez que nous y mettions votre nom, envoyez un mail à Emily Lees (emilylees@bellsouth.net) ou à George Entenman (olli@entenman.net). Les résidents de la “Forest” qui parlent français sont toujours bienvenus. Nous sommes heureux aussi de répondre à vos questions. Spanish Table meets 12:45–2:30 on the third Friday of each month (September-April) at local Hispanic-themed restaurants.We welcome Spanish speakers from all levels to join in practice of conversational Spanish. Meeting locations are published in the Spotlight each month. Please contact Margaret Riley (mrileync@gmail.com) if you are interested in joining the group.

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

Meet and Greet
New to OLLI at Duke? You are invited to join us for a morning Meet & Greet program hosted by our Membership Committee, Saturday, April 21, 10:30 am, at the Bishop's House. See page 41 in the catalog for details.

Mystery Book Club
Whether you have a clue or not, this book club may be for you. We meet monthly on the second Tuesday at The Bishop House, 3:15–4:45pm, to discuss mystery books our members have designated worthy and interesting to share with the group. We have read and discussed books by the authors Ann Cleeve, Arnaldur Indrioason, Ruth Rendell, and Ausam Zehant, to name just a few. We are an adventurist group looking for new and exciting authors. Coordinator: Madeline “Maddy” Kalstein, madkalstein@gmail.com.

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, daniel.oldman@gmail.com or 919-544-2686. (See page 26 for "Science Books: Some OLLI Member's Favorites," a course led by six Science Book Club members. Join us!)

Retirement Transition Group
This informal drop-in group for all OLLI members who are going through transitions in retirement and perhaps experiencing some challenges with that. The group meetings will provide an opportunity to share concerns, offer ideas that have worked, share resources we are aware of, connect with other OLLI members who are going through the same experiences and get ideas we can try on our own. The group will meet the 2nd Friday of each month. Information about the group will also be in the Spotlight and on the OLLI calendar on the member website. People can drop in at any of the meetings. There is no charge. Contact the coordinator, Corinne Schillin at cschillin@yahoo.com or 919-537-8450 to learn more and to be put on a mailing list for this group. 

Calendar

Semester Calendar for Current Members
 
When
Event
More Info
Fall 2017
Tuesday, August 8 Registration for Fall courses begins at 9:00 am  
Monday, September 11 OLLI Fall classes begin  
Thursday, September 21 Rosh Hashanah - no classes at JRC  
Sunday, September 24 40th Anniversary Convocation  
Monday-Friday, October 23-27 OLLI Fall Break - no classes  
Monday-Friday, November 20-24 Thanksgiving Break - no classes  
Friday, December 1 Last day for most OLLI Fall classes  
Winter 2018
Tuesday, December 5 Registration for Winter courses begins at 9:00 am  
Monday, January 8 OLLI Winter Classes begin  
Monday, January 15 MLK Day; no classes  
Monday-Friday, February 19-25 OLLI Winter Break - no classes  
Monday, March 26 Last day for most OLLI Winter classes  
Spring 2018
Thursday, March 29 Registration for Spring courses begins at 9:00 am  
Monday, April 16 OLLI Spring classes begin  
Friday, May 25 Last day for most OLLI Spring classes  
Fall 2018
Tues, Aug 7 Registration for Fall courses begins at 9:00am  
Mon, Sept 10 Most OLLI Fall classes begin  
Mon, Sept 10 Rosh Hashanah—no classes at JRC  
Tues, Sept 18 (after 4:00pm) & Wed, Sept 19 Yom Kippur—no classes at JRC  
Mon–Fri, Oct 22–26 OLLI Fall Break— no classes   
Mon–Fri, Nov 19–23 Thanksgiving Break—no classes  
Fri, Nov 30 Last day for most OLLI Fall 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 hosts, 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.  Opportunities to volunteer are posted on the member website, in the Spotlight (our e-newsletter) and on bulletin boards.

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 host in one or more of your classes, contact Kathy Parrish at 919-681-3476 to let her know which instructor you would like to host. 

Board Service
We welcome both new and longtime members to become part of the leadership of OLLI at Duke.  Serving on the Board of Advisors, either in an elected office, as an at-large advisor, 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.  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.

 

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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, Westminster Presbyterian Church of Old Chapel Hill Road and Shannon Road in Durham, Smith Warehouse Computer Lab near the intersection of Main and Buchanan in Durham, Carolina Arbors near the intersection of Hwy 70 and TW Alexander Drive, 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 2,100 each year, with a curriculum of over 130 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 call 919-684-2703.

2017-2018 Officers

(one-year term, elected at annual meeting)

President: Ginny Knight
Vice President: Margaret Riley
Past President: Gregg McPherson

At-Large Advisors

(three-year term)

Term Ending 2018: Margaret Riley, Mary Ellen Walkama
Term Ending 2019: Dick Chady, Alan Vaux

Committee Chairs

(one-year term, appointed by President)

Board Development: Gregg McPherson
Communications: Jackie Scott
Curriculum: Beth Anderson
Instructor Relations: Mike Bahnaman
Membership: Margaret McKeon

Recording Secretary: Mike Bahnaman
Space: Eugene Brown
Volunteer Relations: Richard Melanson

Staff

Director: 
Assistant to the Director:  Kathy Parrish
Representatives at Judea Reform Education Building: Beth Bowling, Susanna Chabinak-Uhlig, Jo Ann Dubberley

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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.

Spotlight

The Spotlight is an online newsletter issued bi-weekly on Sundays (less often during holiday breaks and in the summer) to members via email. If you are an OLLI member and currently do not recieve the Spotlight, please click here to sign up. (http://www.olliatduke.org/extension-to-home.html#signupspotlight)

Member Website

OLLI at Duke maintains a members-only website (olliatduke.org) designed to keep members up to date on available courses, scheduled events, activities, and items of interest. Contact Kathy Parrish (919-681-3476) for the password.

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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.  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.

Smith Warehouse: Parking is available on both the north and south sides of the building. Members who are signed up for the courses in the Computer Lab will recieve a parking pass from their instructors that contain a bar code that is read by the scanner at each parking gate.

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Members should park in the lower of the two lots as you drive into the campus. Please do not park in the Nursery School parking lot that is behind the building.

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 of 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 request a catalog?

Click on this link: REQUEST A CATALOG, select the OLLI catalog you wish to order, and click on Submit.

(Note: If you already have a user account, we recommend that you first go to Student Login to retrieve your username and password before making the request.  If you are new to OLLI, make the request, and follow the prompts to create your user account.)

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

Please contact Kathy Parrish at 919-681-3476 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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