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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University
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know enough
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Welcome to the
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke!
OLLI at Duke began in 1977 as the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement, or DILR.
Since 2004 the organization has been a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Network, a group of over
120 institutes across the country dedicated to meeting the needs of older learners and to extending the
demographic served by traditional universities. OLLI at Duke is one of the twelve Osher institutes to have
received endowments of $2 million. Once the economy recovers, income from that endowment will ensure
that our program will maintain its excellence and find new initiatives to promote “learning for the love of it.”
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke, called OLLI at Duke, seeks to engage the minds,
elevate the spirits, and foster the well-being of its members through a wide range
of educational programs and opportunities for volunteer service, travel, and social activity.
We exemplify Duke University’s commitment to community service and lifelong learning
through our collaborative work with academic and professional groups, area retirement centers,
various research projects on aging, and other institutes for learning in retirement.
We are a community.
We are adults with wide-ranging interests in history, literature, the natural and social sciences, fine arts,
and current events. Our courses conform to a liberal arts curriculum and are selected by a curriculum committee
on the basis of member requests, the expertise of class leaders, variety, and balance. OLLI instructors
are a mix of peer teachers, Duke professors, graduate students, independent scholars, and community experts.
Our program exemplifies “learning for the love of it.”
There are no tests, grades, or educational requirements. Participation, however, is essential,
ranging from keeping up with assigned readings and contributing to class discussion to sharing the results
of one’s own research. Most classes are held in The Bishop’s House on the Duke East Campus and in the
education building at Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis Road in Durham, meeting once a week
for 1½ hours. Class times are usually 9:00am, 11:00am, 1:30pm, and 3:15pm at The Bishop’s House and
9:00am, 11:00am, and 2:00pm at Judea Reform. Please check the detailed course descriptions for exceptions.
OLLI at Duke is a cooperative venture.
We gather together in three terms each year to pursue the topics that we choose. We rely on the contributions
and participation, both in class and out, of each member. Members teach classes, coordinate lecture series,
lead small-group discussions, organize activities and volunteer projects, serve on the Board of Advisors
and committees, act as class assistants, help with data management and administration, make coffee,
and volunteer for all the tasks that make us an exemplary organization.
Becoming a member of OLLI at Duke is easy.
We have an annual membership fee of $35. Members may participate in activities and social events,
receive mailings, and vote in elections, even if they are not taking classes in a given semester.
The term of membership conforms to the academic calendar, beginning in September and ending in August.
For more information see the registration page and form in the center of the catalog.
OLLI at Duke is part of Duke Continuing Studies, under the direction of Dr. Paula Gilbert, which sponsors lifelong learning
programs and consulting nationwide. Founded in 1977 as the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement,
we began as a joint venture of Continuing Education and the Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development.
We have grown from the original 42 members to more than 1500 members per year.
Art & Architecture
Art, Music, Literature
& Theology.............................. 10
Hands-On Art
Chinese Brush Painting................ 12
Botanical Drawing........................ 24
Photoshop Elements Projects.........4
iTunes............................................. 4
The Internet in 2010................. 5, 17
Performing Arts
Psychoanalytic Ideas
for Everyday Life........................ 6
Musical Gems................................. 7
Local Musicians in Performance... 11
New Horizons Bands.................... 13
Faust in Music.............................. 14
Hank Williams............................. 18
Wagner......................................... 19
Legendary Performers..................20
Dancers in Their Own Words...... 21
New Horizons Chorus.................. 21
Making Motion Pictures...............23
Culture & Social Sciences
Psychoanalytic Ideas
for Everyday Life........................ 6
Continuing Spanish....................... 9
Durham’s African American
History..................................... 14
Economic/Financial Issues
& Retirement Issues
Financial News.......................... 6
Senior Co-Housing....................... 12
Financial Freedom....................... 21
The Biology of Aging....................25
Health & Wellness*
Belly Dance Exercise...................... 8
Gentle Joint-Freeing Exercises....... 9
Stability Ball Exercises................. 12
Your Neuroplastic Self.................. 17
Nia................................................ 19
Back in Balance............................20
Ta’i Chi.........................................22
Meditation.................................... 24
Women on Weights II................... 24
If You Can Walk,
You Can Dance.........................25
Fly Fishing....................................26
History & Current Affairs
Durham’s African American
History..................................... 14
The Great Depression................... 16
Submarines................................... 17
The World Today.......................... 19
American Revolution
in the Triangle......................... 24
Great Presidents........................... 27
Antiques......................................... 6
Duke Sports History.......................8
A Life Well Lived............................9
Apollo........................................... 10
Antiques......................................... 6
Eno River Valley............................. 7
Duke Sports History....................... 8
A Life Well Lived............................ 9
Senior Co-Housing....................... 12
Design & Landscape
Your Yard........................... 13, 25
Six Weeks, Three Books...............25
Fly Fishing....................................26
Duke Forest.................................. 27
Literature, Language & Drama
Short Fiction................................... 8
Continuing Spanish....................... 9
Art, Music, Literature
& Theology.............................. 10
African American
Literature ................................ 16
The Good Soldier...........................20
Read & Discuss:
Half of a Yellow Sun..................22
Six Weeks, Three Books...............25
Moll Flanders &
Madame Bovary........................26
Religion & Philosophy
Genesis Meditations....................... 7
Thomas Merton.............................. 8
Art, Music, Literature
& Theology.............................. 10
Maimonides.................................. 12
Christianity through
Jewish Eyes.............................. 21
Meditation.................................... 24
Journal Writing............................ 14
Publish Your Life Story................ 17
Memoir Writing with Jane...........23
Fiction in Progress.......................25
Memoir Writing (Frank).............. 27
About Us
Duke/OLLI Information............2
House Rules.............................28
Class Assistants.......................29
What We’re Offering
Natural Science & Technology
Eno River Valley............................. 7
Plants & Pollinators..................... 10
Scientific Symposia...................... 14
Foundations of Science................ 16
The Biology of Aging....................25
Organic Chemistry
Duke Forest.................................. 27
* For all classes involving physical activity, you may be asked to sign a liability waiver.
Activities............................. 30–31
Volunteer Projects.................... 31
Class Schedule Calendar..... 32–33
Join Us!
How to Register........................ 18
Registration Form.............. insert
Membership Information... insert
Directions & Maps............ 34–35
Map to Computer Lab................5
You should always consult your medical doctor before undertaking any new form of exercise.
General computer skills and knowledge
of the computer operating system are
a prerequisite for all courses in our Spring
2010 term. Instructors want to be able
to concentrate on the course topic
and not spend a lot of time reviewing
basic elements of Windows or the
use of the mouse.
Please note:
Most of our computer courses are held
in the Continuing Studies Computer Lab, Erwin Square Mill Building,
Bay C. See the map on page 5. We use iMac computers that run both
Windows XP and Macintosh software. This term we are also offering
a demonstration course about the Internet that meets at Galloway
Ridge Retirement Community in Pittsboro.
OLLI computer classes in our Spring 2010 term meet on Mondays,
Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Please read the class descriptions
Do not sign up for a computer course unless you can attend all
sessions. Read the course descriptions carefully to make sure you
understand any prerequisites and required software. Contact the
OLLI office at 919-681-3476 if you have any questions.
Creating Slideshows,
Collages, and Other Fun Stuff
Photoshop Elements contains many
capabilities beyond basic photo editing. During this six‑session intermediate-level class, we will explore
techniques for creating slide shows,
collages, faux magazine covers, calendars, and other projects from photos.
Participants will work with stock
photos provided by the instructors
and will also have the opportunity
to work with their own photos.
Prerequisites: OLLI Beginning
Photo Editing on the PC is required.
Students must be familiar with how
to open and save images, use the
crop and selection tools, and work
with layers.
Required software / hardware: Adobe
Photoshop Elements 6.0, 7.0, or 8.0
for the PC and a USB flash drive.
MIKE BAHNAMAN is an avid digital
photographer who has taught and
coached a variety of OLLI photo editing
courses. He is OLLI’s Digital Photo
Manager and is a member of the OLLI
Photographer Team.
CAROL TORSONE has been using
computers for over forty years, including eighteen years as a computer science
professor. She has been actively involved
with the OLLI Photoshop courses and
digital photography.
6 Mondays, April 19–May 24, 11:00am–
12:30pm, Mill Building Computer
Lab. Maximum: 8.
Fee: $45. Course
ID: 1670
If you enjoy music and have a collection of CDs, you can use iTunes to
organize and arrange your music in
ways that make listening a new, very
personal experience. And iTunes is
free! All you need is a computer with
Internet access. In this class we will
learn how to load our own CDs into
iTunes, how to organize and manage
collections, and how to create
“Genius Mixes.” We will create playlists of our own favorites. We will
explore the iTunes website and store
where, besides music and movies,
there are free podcasts, talks, and
a huge selection of lectures from top
universities—including Duke. You
do not need an iPod to use iTunes,
unless you want more portability.
This class will be hands-on, using
Mac or Windows at the computer lab,
so you can bring a CD and see how
simple it is to use iTunes.
IAN GODDARD has been a member
of OLLI since 2004 and a past member
of OLLI at Duke’s Board of Advisors.
He has conducted several classes on
South Africa as well as The World
Today series and five semesters of the
TEDTalks series. He has presented
workshops on iPods and using wikis.
3 Tuesdays, April 20–May 4, 11:00am­–
12:30pm, Mill Building Computer
Lab. Maximum: 8. Fee: $25. Course
ID: 1671
Spring 2010
OLLI Computer Activities
Mac Computer Users Group
and Photo Editing Group: Each
meets monthly for presentations
and Q&A in the Mill Building
Computer Lab, day and time to
be announced. See page 31 for
more information.
OK, maybe just a little pain.
This is a course for teachers and
potential teachers who are hesitant
to use PowerPoint because it appears
to be a complex system or it might
detract from the message. It does
tend to intimidate at first glance. Like
many software packages, it is embellished with a multitude of bells and
whistles, but with a little guidance
and practice you can create effective
presentations remarkably easily.
This is a hands-on course. We
will initially discuss the effective
use of visual aids. We will start using
PowerPoint by creating a presentation
using only the default settings for a
title slide and a few slides with bulleted lists of teaching points. We will
find out how to edit and rearrange
slides. Then we will explore how to
jazz things up a bit by adding different color schemes and backgrounds
for the slides. For a little more
“sophistication,” we will try out some
ways to animate slides with items
appearing in sequence or flying in
from all directions. We will examine
how to insert pictures or graphs
either from files or directly from the
Internet. Finally we will try out the
various ways of actually displaying
the finished presentation on the
screen as a part of a lecture.
Please note: This course will use
PowerPoint 2003. PowerPoint 2007
is functionally similar, but there are
many “look and feel” differences.
Prerequisite: To take this course you
should have a basic familiarity with
using Windows programs.
Scholarships: OLLI instructors and
potential instructors should contact
the OLLI office (919-681-3476) to
find out more about scholarships for
this course.
PETE SELLECK is a retired engineer
who has experienced the joys—and
frustrations—of working with computers since 1961. He has taught at OLLI
for sixteen years on a variety of subjects, from historical novels to computer
4 Wednesdays, May 5–26 (please note
dates), 11:00am–12:30pm, Mill Building Computer Lab (first three sessions).
Please note that the last session will
take place at The Bishop’s House so
that students will be able to practice
using OLLI’s multimedia equipment.
Maximum: 10. Fee: $35. Course ID:
Please send
your registration BEFORE Tuesday,
April 6, to assure you will receive
your class confirmation packet!
Mill Building
Computer Lab
2024 W. Main Street
Mad Hatter
Whether you’re contemplating buying
your first computer or are a power
user, you’re sure to learn something
new in this course, for the Internet is
mushrooming even as you read this.
We will start with the latest information on safety, security, and privacy
concerns, including protecting your
data and your identity. From there
we’ll move on to being in touch with
the outside world, including e-mail
“netiquette,” chat rooms, blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Skype. Then we’ll
cover search engines, the almost
infinite reference library at your
fingertips, and using the Internet to
become a smarter consumer of virtually anything; even how to access
free music and books to listen to and
texts to download.
This is a demonstration course,
suitable for both PC and Mac users.
Class members will receive an e-mail
of the lectures, including links they
can click on to go to all the websites
at home on their own computers.
the University of Pennsylvania, an MA
from Middlebury College’s Graduate
School of French in France, and an
ABD from Harvard University in
Romance languages. As a self-confessed
addict, she believes the Internet can
enrich anyone’s life, regardless of age
or previous computer experience.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26,
10:30am–12:00pm, Galloway Ridge
Retirement Community, 3000 Galloway Ridge Road, Pittsboro. Maximum:
50. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1673
Mill Building
Computer Lab,
Bay C
To The
Bishop's House
From 147
Directions: From Chapel Hill, go south
on 15-501 for 8 miles. Take the second
left shortly after the Fearrington Village
traffic light, at the Galloway Ridge sign.
Then take the second right and park on
the right, anywhere except the covered
parking area. Classes are in the main
building, and all students who are not
Galloway residents must enter through
the main lobby and sign in and out.
Learning through Film
Psychoanalysis is not simply a mental
health treatment; it is a perspective
and framework that can helpfully
inform the way in which we look at
life events, other people and relationships, and our own identities. This
seminar will begin an exploration of
useful psychoanalytic ideas as seen
through the medium of film and
fleshed out in didactic presentation
and group discussions.
MARDY S. IRELAND, PhD, is a psychologist and psychoanalyst. She has
taught at the graduate and postgraduate
level for the last twenty years.
4 Sundays, May 2–May 23, 2:00–
5:00pm (please note dates and times),
The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20.
Fee: $35. Course ID: 1674
Theater of the
American South
Join Us!
Investing for OLLIes
History, Appreciation,
and Value
This course will provide an accessible,
all-around investment primer “for the
rest of us” who are often baffled by
the headlines and the advice we get
from “financial professionals.” The
course covers the basics of financial
awareness with a focus on the retired
investor, highlighting spots where the
emphasis of the daily news reports
departs from the interests of the
long-term investor. We’ll also discuss
warning flags and strategies to keep
a steady eye on your goals.
This course consists of a series of
lectures examining the various fields
of regional antiques in historical
context and exploring ways to define
and determine value. Is age the only
criteria for an “antique” to have
value? Do all antiques appreciate in
value over time? Are there changing
trends in the world of collecting?
Suggested reading materials will be
ALLEN PARKER, CFP, works for a
leading financial services firm and has
taught OLLI courses for years. He holds
a Duke MBA and a degree in electrical
engineering, but he doesn’t let those
get in the way of fun, straightforward
5 Mondays, April 26–May 24, 9:00–
10:30am, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $40. Course ID: 1675
LELAND LITTLE is president of
Leland Little Auctions and Estate Sales,
Ltd. (LLAES), in Hillsborough, North
Carolina. Leland started working in
the auction business as a freshman at
Radford University and has a special
interest in period American furniture.
NANCY BLOUNT, an estate specialist
and preservationist, has worked with
LLAES since 1998 and has been a
longtime collector of regional furniture
and decorative arts.
Enjoy a day with fellow OLLI members at Theater of the American South
Saturday, May 22 • 10:00am to 4:00pm • Wilson • Special Price: $35*
Theater of the American South is an annual festival of Southern plays, food, and culture, held in the old tobacco
town of Wilson, North Carolina (less than two hours from Durham). Now in its fifth season, the festival offers
professional theater productions featuring seasoned actors and designers, as well as an array of other cultural
events. This year’s featured performance is an adaptation of Carson McCullers’ The Member of the Wedding about a
young girl’s understanding of race, gender, and identity as she struggles to find a place in her family and her small
Southern town.
* We will only be able to offer this special rate of $35 if we have twenty-five OLLI members sign up. We will send
a registration form in the confirmation packets for the Spring term. All participants are responsible for their own
transportation to and from Wilson. Schedule of Events
10:00am Presentation by Will Hansen, curator of the Carson McCullers Collection at Duke University Library,
on “Shaping The Member of the Wedding” l 12:00pm Barbecue demonstration and lunch, featuring Ed Mitchell,
pitmaster of The Pit Restaurant in Raleigh l 2:00pm Matinee performance of The Member of the Wedding
All events on this schedule are within easy walking distance of each other.
For more information, contact Mary Edwards at 919-681-3476.
PAM BRIGGS, sale coordinator for
LLAES, has worked for the gallery since
its opening in 1998. With an extensive
background in antiques, she has a focus
on North Carolina pottery.
6 Mondays, April 19–May 24, 10:00am–
12:00pm (please note times), Eno River
State Park, 6101 Cole Mill Road, Durham (first session). Maximum: 16. Fee:
$45. Course ID: 1677
CLAIRE FRASER of LLAES is a graduate of Randolph-Macon Women’s
College, specializes in fine art and
silver, and was a curatorial assistant
with the NC Museum of History and
an Historic Deerfield Fellow.
Please note: For the first session,
we will meet at the main park office.
Future sessions will include other areas
of Eno River State Park and Occoneechee
Mountain State Natural Area in Hillsborough.
ROB GOLAN has extensive experience
as contributing writer and cataloguer
for LLAES, among other auction
houses, and has a keen interest in
regional history and artifacts.
Directions to the main park office:
From I-85, take Exit 173 (Cole Mill Rd.)
away from Durham. Go for approximately 5 miles on Cole Mill Road, crossing the Eno River and crossing Pleasant
Green Rd. The park entrance is another
mile down Cole Mill. Pass through the
gate and take the first right at the bottom
of the hill. Park at the main office. Call
919-383-1686 if you need assistance.
6 Mondays, April 19–May 24, 9:00–
10:30am, The Bishop’s House (for the
first four meetings) and Leland Little
Auction Gallery, 620 Cornerstone
Court, Hillsborough. Maximum: 42.
Fee: $45. Course ID: 1676
Natural and Cultural History
For nearly 40 miles, the Eno River
winds through Orange and Durham
counties before emptying into Falls
Lake. Over 15 miles of the river valley
is protected and managed by Eno River
State Park. Please join us as we hike
the trails, exploring and discussing
the natural and cultural resources
found within the 4,300 acres of park
land. You will have the opportunity
to observe the seasonal changes
taking place in the park and will discover the natural beauty of a North
Carolina state treasure.
Warning: Participants in this course
must be physically able to hike at a
moderate pace for up to 2 miles on
trails with rough terrain and slight
elevation changes.
Eno River State Park Ranger JOE
MARTIN is the interpretation and
education coordinator for the park and
will lead the class, along with two other
park rangers—AMY DUGGINS and
these instructors have over thirty years
of park service experience.
Creation Stories
as a Spiritual Practice
This course will look afresh at the
Genesis creation stories as an ancient
form of prayer that Dr. Neil DouglasKlotz calls “original meditation,” a
celebration of hope and love. We will
re-imagine these stories “that brought
people together and taught them,
not historical fact, but something
even more important: how to live
with compassion for themselves, each
other, and the world around them.
When we look at life as an unfolding,
ever-renewing beginning, rather than
a fixed, ideal end result, we shift our
perception from having to becoming.”
Together we will experience these
practices, to recreate and renew ourselves and to find a deeper spiritual
connection. The only requirement for
participation in class is an open mind
and heart. There will be brief lectures
based on the work of Neil DouglasKlotz and influenced by the thought
of Thomas Berry. The course will
primarily be experiential, including
guided group meditation, group
chanting in Hebrew, and simple body
Recommended text:
n Dr.
Neil Douglas-Klotz, Genesis
Meditations: A Shared Practice
of Peace for Christians, Jews, and
Muslims, Quest Books, 2003,
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
JULIE PURCELL is a retired United
Methodist minister, a psychotherapist,
and a spiritual director, currently
in a training program with Dr. Neil
Douglas-Klotz. She is a graduate of
Duke Divinity School.
6 Mondays, April 19–May 24, 11:00am–
12:30pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1678
This course transcends the usual
“composer-based,” “genre-based,”
or “music period–based” approaches.
Instead, we will explore some of the
finest music written either by composers not quite on the tip of your
tongue (Finzi, Barrios, Butterworth,
Hovhaness, Pujol, and TГЎrrega) or
written by well-known composers
for instruments other than piano
and violin (Dvořák’s Wind Serenade,
Brahms’ Clarinet Trio, Mozart’s
Clarinet Quintet and Kegelstatt Trio,
Poulenc’s Oboe Sonata, Rodrigo’s
InvocaciГіn y Danza for guitar, and
Schumann’s Piano Quintet). This
is music that is sure to please; it’s
beautiful to the ear and uplifting to
the spirit. Supplementing the music
will be biographical and historical
background information and some
basic musical analysis to aid your
listening enjoyment. No musical
background is required.
been active in classical guitar organizations, both in the Triangle and internationally, and has taught OLLI courses
on J. S. Bach and on classical guitar.
6 Mondays, April 19–May 24, 11:00am–
12:30pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1679
Mystical Masters Series
This seminar focuses on the life and
writings of Thomas Merton (1915–
1968), who went on a quest for God
and found himself in opposition to
the world around him. His quest
eventually led him into the monastic
life, and he became a Trappist monk.
After years of prayer and contemplation, he returned to the world community, offering a new vision of an
interior spiritual life, free from rigid
philosophical categories, narrow
political agendas, and trite religious
truisms. His prolific writings offered
new hope on topics ranging from
prayer, inner spiritual growth, social
responsibility, compassion, love,
peace, violence, and war. Later in life,
his spiritual quest continued, leading
him to bridge the gulf between Eastern and Western religion, spirituality,
and thought.
Required texts:
n A
Thomas Merton Reader, Image
Books, 1974, $18.95.
n The
Pocket Thomas Merton,
Robert Incausti, ed., New Seeds,
2005, $6.95.
These OLLI books are available at
The Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
GARY W. DUNCAN began his career
in mortuary science, then became a
polymer chemical researcher, a behavioral/social science researcher, and a
psychotherapist for twenty-one years.
He has taught at various colleges and
universities and has studied mystical
and esoteric traditions for over forty
years. Currently he is an ordained
Gnostic Catholic priest, published
author, lecturer, spiritual/esoteric
philosopher, consultant, and educator.
6 Mondays, April 19–May 24, 1:30–
3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1680
This course will concentrate on Duke
sports history, with an emphasis on
basketball and football. The course
will consist of class discussion,
videos, slide presentations, and guest
lectures from noted Duke sports personalities, such as Bob Harris, longtime “Voice of the Blue Devils.” Also,
a tour of Duke athletic facilities will
be a part of the class. Go, Duke!
LEWIS BOWLING is a local author
and newspaper columnist and writes
for GoDuke The Magazine.
6 Mondays, April 19–May 24, 1:30–
3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1681
Diverse Voices
“To be human,” wrote Chinua Achebe,
“one must have a story.” It is in this
vein that Western and non-Western
fiction gives voice to revealing the
truth of our own identity. In one
sense, storytellers are inventors; they
shape a narrative to communicate
physical and emotional experiences
within their fiction. The short stories
we will read and discuss all challenge
us to intensify our humanity by experiencing a life different, perhaps,
from our own. One of the underlying
themes in these works is the conflicting relationship between mothers and
their children that often remains
strained and unresolved.
We will begin with a short novel
titled Cenere (Ashes) by the Sardinian
writer Grazia Deledda, whose fiction
accurately depicts the deplorable living conditions of her native land in the
late 1800s and whose characters are
bound and trapped by their folklore.
Also, we will read several short
stories by such writers as Anita Desai,
Amy Tan, Conrad Aiken, and Gish Jen.
Required text:
n Grazia Deledda, Ashes, General
Books LLC, 2009, $15.95.
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
Please note: Read the novel before
the first class meeting.
ANN EVANGELISTO taught high school
and college English in Pennsylvania and
North Carolina.
5 Mondays, April 19–May 17, 1:30–
3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 15. Fee: $40. Course ID: 1682
FOR WOMEN: Raks Sharki
Want to strengthen core muscles,
build flexibility, work on coordination, or ease a tense back while
having fun dancing? This four-week
course will continue the training we
began during the OLLI Winter term.
We will welcome the warmer weather
by comparing belly dance movements
with dance movements practiced on
some tropical islands. We will use
island music in addition to Middle
Eastern music as we build our cores,
develop graceful hands, and imagine
we are dancing on exotic beaches.
Please note: Wear loose, comfortable
everyday clothes. Priority will be
given to students who have previously
been in a belly dance exercise class.
performing belly dancer for ten years
and is active in Raks Sharki now. She
has done varied types of ethnic and
social dance for the past thirty-five
years. She taught children and adults in
her professional career as an educator
and teacher trainer.
4 Mondays, April 12–May 3, 1:30–
2:45pm (please note dates and times),
Croasdaile Village Retirement
Community, 2600 Croasdaile Farm
Parkway, Durham. Maximum: 14. Fee:
$35. Course ID: 1683
Directions: From the intersection of
I-85 and Hillandale Rd., head north
on Hillandale for 1.3 miles. Turn left
through the gates at Samuel Drive, the
first left turn after the stoplight. At the
stop sign, turn right. Park in the lot on
the left near the swimming pool (at the
back of the main building). The door
nearest our exercise room is to the left
of the pool, under the green awning:
Door 16. We have that door open from
1:15 to 1:30pm.
This course teaches an easy-toremember sequence of movements
based on lian gong, a gentle Chinese
healing art, and yoga, a healing movement form from India. The same
movements will be repeated each
class. Movements incorporate the use
of breathing to facilitate the release
of muscle and joint tension. This is
not a typical yoga class but is structured specifically to free energy
blockages in the joints and throughout the body. You will leave feeling
open and energized.
Please note: It is required that participants be able to climb a flight of
stairs and be able to stand for one
hour without assistance. Please wear
clothing comfortable for movement.
KAREN O’NEAL is a certified Kripalu
yoga teacher, yoga therapist, martial
arts instructor, and licensed massage
therapist practicing in Durham.
6 Mondays, April 19–May 24, 1:30–
2:30pm (please note times), Mind and
Body Therapies, 1858 Hillandale Road,
Suite 300, Durham. Maximum: 8. Fee:
$45. Course ID: 1684
Please include your e-mail address
on the registration form, even if
you think we already have it. Our
staff and instructors use e-mail to
contact class members for lastminute updates and to distribute
The Spotlight, OLLI’s online bulletin.
This is a conversational class that
is a continuation of the OLLI Fall
2009 term’s “Beginning Spanish,”
but anyone who has had a year of
high school Spanish or a semester of
college Spanish is welcome to join us.
We will converse in the present tense
about everyday experiences, listen
to Spanish music, and sample tapas.
Required text:
n Gene
Hammit, Learn Spanish
the Fast and Fun Way, Barron’s
Educational Series, 2002, $18.99.
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
CHAR MURPHY has a BA and an MA
in Spanish literature. She spent her
junior year at the University of Madrid
and has fifteen years of teaching experience at the junior high, high school, and
college levels (at Purdue University).
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 9:00–
10:30am, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1685
Worth Spreading
(formerly Our Changing World)
With an audience now in the millions,
TEDTalks are recorded at conferences
devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading”
and made available online. Annual
conferences are held in Long Beach,
California, and at TEDGlobal in
Oxford, England, and Mysore, India,
among other venues. TED brings
together people from three worlds—
technology, entertainment and
design—providing a venue for the
world’s most fascinating thinkers and
doers to give the talks of their lives
in eighteen minutes. Themes include
“Tales of Invention,” “Unconventional
Explanations,” “Inspired by Nature,”
“Master Storytellers,” “Spectacular
Performances,” and more. Each week
we will review and discuss several
of these video talks.
IAN GODDARD has traveled throughout the US and many other countries.
A member of OLLI since 2004 and a
past member of the OLLI Board of Advisors, he has conducted classes on South
Africa and The World Today series.
This is the fifth semester that Ian has
presented the TEDTalks series, formerly known as Our Changing World.
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 9:00–
10:30am, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 35. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1686
Living a full life requires that we face
and manage numerous issues, many
outside our core areas of personal
competence and confidence. Six members of the Governors Club Speakers
Resource combine to share their own
lessons of life experience. Lowell
Hoffman has assembled a diverse
group of speakers with knowledge
and a passion for their chosen subjects. Weekly class discussions will
feature the following topics:
l “Life Planning: Keeping One’s
Financial House in Order”—
Karen Diamond Boorstein, vice
president of Morgan Stanley,
is a certified financial manager.
l “Learning to Adjust the Sails When
You Can’t Direct the Wind”—
Jim Blackburn assists executives
and small-business owners in
finding their personal compass.
l “Influence Leaders of Character”—General Jim Anderson
taught leadership and ethics at
West Point. He also teaches an
executive strategy program on
the battlefield at Gettysburg.
l “Listen to Understand, Speak
to be Understood”—Peter Morris
is an executive coach and is
currently writing a book with
this title to help others improve
the effectiveness of their communication.
TUESDAYS continued . . .
“A Wine Adventure”—Dick Isabel
shares his insight into understanding and enjoying wine. His
love of wine and experience helping others in gaining knowledge
and appreciation are legendary.
l “Improving Your Negotiation
Skills”—Lowell Hoffman shares
insights into effective negotiation; he has negotiated in thirtyeight countries. In addition to
outlining “Negotiation 101,” he
utilizes his experience in building his home as a laboratory of
approaches to the negotiation
LOWELL HOFFMAN is an adjunct
research professor and Industry Fellow
with UNC–Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler
Business School. He chairs the Governors Club Speakers Resource, a roster
of people with experience and a passion
for sharing their knowledge and experience with others.
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 9:00–
10:30am, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 30. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1687
In this course we will look at works
of art and ask questions such as:
What is in the story that is not in the
artwork? What is in the artwork that
is not in the story? What do the differences tell us? How do the colors,
lines, and details add to the meaning
of the story? We will ask similar questions about music, as we investigate
the meaning of rhythm and melody.
We will also consider how architecture expresses theology. Finally, we
will discuss underlying theological
themes in one or two literary works.
Required text:
n Ernest
Hemingway, The Old
Man and the Sea, Scribner, 1995,
Recommended text:
n Henri J. M. Nouwen, The Return
of the Prodigal Son: A Story of
Homecoming, Image Books, 1994,
These OLLI books are available at
The Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
JUDY SCHLEGEL graduated from
Pennsylvania State University, Southeastern Seminary, the NC Central University Law School, and the MALS program at Duke University. She has been
teaching religion and ethics courses at
NC Wesleyan College for the past five
and a half years. Previously, she taught
humanities and law courses at several
area colleges.
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 11:00am–
12:30pm, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 30. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1688
APOLLO: A Trip to the Moon
In this class, we will cover the evolution of the manned space program,
concentrating on the Apollo program
but touching briefly on its two forerunners, Mercury and Gemini. We
will examine the development of the
boosters, the spacecraft, and their
systems. We’ll go through the selection of the individual major contractors, discussing a major part of the
program that received very little
attention but without which the
missions could not have been accomplished. The course will also cover
the flights and what each sought to
test or explore. We will briefly explore the next step toward manned
exploration of the moon and beyond.
GEORGE NELSON worked for Grumman Corporation for thirty-five years,
of which eight were dedicated to landing
men on the moon. He has taught courses
at OLLI on World War II and has been
chair of the curriculum committee.
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 11:00am–
12:30pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 42. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1708
The Biology of Pollination
Most flowering plants use animals
to do their sexual bidding. In this
course we will explore the various
ways, both beautiful and bizarre,
that flowering plants have evolved
to attract and exploit pollinators.
We will also, in turn, consider the
major groups of pollinating animals—bees, butterflies, and birds—
to see how they have evolved a
flower-visiting lifestyle. Time and
interests of the class members
permitting, we will examine the
importance of insect pollination to
human agriculture, the role of animal
pollinators in natural communities,
and gardening to attract pollinators.
The course will feature field trips
to the newly constructed Teaching
Collection Greenhouses of Duke’s
biology department and one or more
leisurely, informative strolls among
spring-blooming flowers and their
pollinators in Duke Gardens.
Recommended text:
n Peter
Bernhardt, The Rose’s Kiss:
A Natural History of Flowers,
University of Chicago Press,
2002, $16.00.
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
ALEC MOTTEN received his PhD
from the Duke zoology department
and now teaches introductory biology,
organismal diversity, and plant biology
for non-majors as a professor in Duke’s
biology department. His speciality
is the pollination ecology of spring
wildflowers in piedmont North Carolina, and he enjoys leading natural
history hikes along the Eno River and
in Duke Forest.
6 Tuesdays, April 20–
May 25, 11:00am–
12:30pm, The Bishop’s
House. Maximum: 15.
Fee: $45. Course ID: 1690
Course coordinators Anna Ludwig
Wilson and Kathy Silbiger have
invited six Triangle-area musicians
or groups to perform and discuss
their music with us. All performers
work in styles that developed and
continue to evolve from local roots,
broadened by diverse cultural influences and the artists’ own improvisatory skills. The course will cover jazz,
cabaret, Dixieland, African, Chinese,
and American folk music.
April 20
Terry Allebaugh learned to play
harmonica as a youngster from
his great-grandmother, Clara Mae
Sandy, who lived in the heart of
the Shenandoah Valley. She called
the instrument the mouth organ or
the mouth harp, and played folksongs, Baptist hymns, and ScotchIrish tunes. Terry continued his
musical education while attending
Berea College in Kentucky, playing
in bands that featured old-time
mountain music and bluegrass.
Since moving to Durham in 1981,
his musical tastes and performances have expanded to include
blues, R&B, jazz, and even Latininfluenced bossa novas and
sambas. Terry is accompanied on
guitar and vocals by Milton BrasherCunningham, who plays traditional
and contemporary folk and gospel
music. Milton works full time as a
chef in Durham. When performing
together as a duo, Milton and Terry
call themselves Oysters on the
Half-Shell, reflecting a particular
culinary love shared between them.
April 27
The Magic of African Rhythm is a
group founded in 1960 in Africa by
Baba and Mama Shabu. The group
grew with the addition of their
children, Mabinti, Teli, and Taji,
whose talents shine through the
drums; various African keyboard,
string, and mallet instruments;
and dance and song. The group’s
form of artistic expression is ngoma,
the blending of all the art forms
into an organic whole knitted together by rhythm. Since relocating
to the US, this family performing
group has become a sought-after
touring ensemble and performs in
schools and arts centers throughout
the Southeast.
May 4
Ellen Ciompi (vocal) and Glenn
Mehrbach (piano) have been creating cabaret shows together in the
Triangle since 2002. Together they
explore the traditional cabaret literature of the Great American Songbook and Broadway and Hollywood
musicals, even as they expand the
genre to also embrace songwriters
as diverse as Paul Simon, Tom
Waits, the Beatles, and Harry
Chapin. Glenn is a staff accompanist at Duke University, music
director at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Chapel Hill, and
music teacher at Camelot Academy
in Durham. Ellen has both a BA
and an MA in music, as well as an
Many textbooks may be
ordered or purchased from
The Regulator Bookshop
720 Ninth Street, Durham
You will be able to get your
books (and begin reading)
before classes begin.
A 10% discount will be
given on most OLLI books.
Parking is convenient.
RN. She is a surgical nurse at UNC
Hospital in Chapel Hill.
May 11
Lenora Zenzalai Helm has created
her own musical pathway around
the world, made up of jazz, R&B,
pop, and classical vocals. In
addition, she has a lively history
as composer, lyricist, arranger,
teaching artist, former US Jazz
Ambassador (1998–99), and
MacDowell Colony Composer
Fellow. The first woman to earn
the bachelor of music in film music
scoring/voice from Berklee College
of Music in Boston, Helms is
presently a Visiting Lecturer at NC
Central University (NCCU) in the
jazz studies and voice departments,
teaching jazz and classical voice,
vocal teaching methods, vocal
ensemble performance, and jazz
vocal ear training. She directs the
NCCU Jazz Vocal Ensemble.
May 18
A native of China, Jennifer Chang
is internationally recognized as
a premiere performer on guzheng,
the 21-string traditional zither.
With impeccable technique and
soaring virtuosity, Chang transports her audience to the exotic
land and time of the Silk Road. She
has given invited performances for
the emperor of Japan and for former
US president Bill Clinton. Since
moving to the US in 2004, Ms.
Chang has performed with members of the Ciompi Quartet at Duke,
The MallarmГ© Chamber Players,
the Raleigh Civic Symphony, the
Carolina Ballet, and the North
Carolina Symphony. She maintains
a teaching studio in Cary.
“Viva La Vernacular!”
OLLI books are on display
near the front desk.
May 25
A Touch of Dixie is a Triangle-based
ensemble of seven musicians who
perform in traditional Dixieland
style (generally termed “trad”).
In keeping with the New Orleans
tradition that a jazz band is made
up of like-minded musicians
regardless of the instruments they
play, this group includes tenor
TUESDAYS continued . . .
banjo, 5-string banjo (played in
a bluegrass style), guitar, tuba,
trombone, clarinet, and cornet.
A Touch of Dixie also plays music
sometimes called “early jazz,”
originating in New Orleans at the
start of the twentieth century and
spreading to Chicago and New
York, where different styles developed from regional influences.
They call their unique style and
sound “traditional jazz with a
Carolina flavor.”
and former artistic director of MallarmГ©
Chamber Players, now retired and a
freelance music educator and consultant. KATHY SILBIGER was director
of Duke Performances and in retirement
is pursuing an avocational passion
for making and organizing music with
many local groups.
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 11:00am–
12:30pm, Ponder Auditorium at Croasdaile Village Retirement Community,
2600 Croasdaile Farm Parkway,
Durham. Maximum: 50. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1691
Directions: From the intersection of
I-85 and Hillandale Rd., head north on
Hillandale for 1.3 miles. Turn left onto
Samuel Drive. Come past the first set
of buildings to the front of the campus,
then take a right and follow the signs
for the Village Commons. Go through
the covered portico and park in the
lot next to the street and walk back to
enter the building through the portico.
Landscape is one of the three major
categories of Chinese brush painting.
In this brush painting course, we
will learn the basic techniques to
paint stones, trees, and rivers, and
then the complete landscape painting.
The instruction method will be step
by step; no previous experience is
Please note: Students will need the
following materials:
l a small bottle of black ink
(Sumi-e ink/Indian ink)
l a pad of newsprint
l a plastic container to hold water
l a set of water colors and a
color dish
l two Chinese painting brushes
(small and medium size)
Students may purchase all of these
materials in art supply stories. The
instructor has good quality brushes
ordered from China that students may
purchase at the first class meeting.
JINXIU ZHAO (ALICE) is a Chinese
artist who has practiced Chinese
calligraphy/brush painting for over
twenty years. She has been providing
Chinese calligraphy/brush painting
classes for both adults and children
for the past thirteen years in North
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 11:00am–
12:30pm, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 12. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1692
A Community Approach
to Independent Living
Senior co-housing offers the social
and practical advantages of a closelyknit neighborhood. Residents own
their private residence and share in
extensive common facilities. We will
define co-housing and examine how
it works, discussing the practical,
financial, social, and common vision
aspects. Current co-housing residents
will be guest speakers. A tour of
nearby co-housing communities will
be provided. Co-housing provides a
more affordable, community oriented
way of living that is less institutional
than other alternatives available to
working with a co-housing group. They
have experience in this kind of living,
having been guests in several “coho”
communities, attending workshops,
and creating a senior coho community.               
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 11:00am–
12:30pm, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 30. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1693
Philosophy, and Impact
Maimonides was one of the most
important philosophers of religion of
all time. His work influenced Jewish,
Christian, and Moslem philosophers
during a brief Golden Age of mutual
religious respect in the Middle Ages.
We will take a brief walk through
his writings and discuss the relevance
of his thought to today’s spiritual
Required text:
n A
Maimonides Reader, Isadore
Twersky, ed., Behrman House,
1972, $24.95.
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
from Harvard University and has studied
extensively in Israel and at Baltimore
Hebrew University. Maimonides has
been his hobby for two decades, and he
has taught comparative religion most
recently at George Mason University in
Fairfax, Virginia.
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 11:00am–
12:30pm, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 30. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1694
For Strength, Balance,
and Flexibility
The Swiss or Physio Ball, used in
physical therapy settings for many
years, has become one of the most
popular and relatively inexpensive
pieces of exercise equipment available
Please note: Stability balls can be
found in sports and discount stores.
Prices range from $8 to $30. Please
bring an inflated ball to the first class
for proper sizing by the instructor.
JULIA ROSE is a certified personal
trainer with ACE, the American Council
on Exercise. She coaches swimming
and has extensive experience leading
exercise classes at OLLI and a variety
of other settings.
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 11:00am–
12:15pm (please note times), Judea
Reform Education Building. Maximum: 12. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1695
She has taught home landscaping classes
for Duke Continuing Studies and the
North Carolina Botanical Gardens.
Please note that this course meets
twice each week.
2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays (four
sessions), April 20–29, 1:00–4:00pm
(please note times), The Bishop’s House
and sites in the community. Maximum: 10. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1696
New Horizons
today. It can be used in a variety
of ways in resistance and balance
training—on its own or with dumb
bells, tubes, and bands. In this course
you will learn basic and more challenging moves that will build core
strength and stability and will become familiar with using the ball as
a “bench” for weight training, a prop
for stretching, and a tool for toning.
Join us for a practical and informal
conversation about home landscape
problems and solutions. This handson workshop offers information on
elements of design, site analysis,
grading, construction projects, and
installation considerations. We will
visit a few completed sites to discuss
how they were designed and constructed. We will also visit the yards
of willing class members to explore
various design options and to discuss
particular landscape challenges and
solutions on site. Our field trips will
offer an opportunity to identify a
variety of landscape plants, their
uses, and their habitat requirements.
Bring any questions and pictures you
might have to the first meeting.
of NC State University with a BS and
an MS in horticulture, is a landscape
designer and contractor. She has worked
in the Triangle for thirty-four years.
The OLLI at Duke New Horizons Band is part of the New Horizons
International Music Association, which includes over 100 bands in
Canada and the US. This program is designed to give people fifty
years and older a place to learn to play a musical instrument, to pick
up again that old instrument they played years ago, or to continue
to perform, for those who have kept playing all their lives. The New
Horizons Band offers music experiences both for beginners and for
more advanced players.
The CONCERT BAND rehearses twice a week on Tuesdays and
Thursdays, 3:30–5:30pm. This band includes intermediate and
advanced musicians. Also included in the CONCERT BAND program
is a one-hour session on Tuesdays for some sectional rehearsals
under professional music instructors. The CONCERT BAND performs
several concerts during the year.
The SWING BAND and DIXIE DUKES are bands for advanced
musicians looking for a challenge. The SWING BAND, which meets
on Wednesdays, 3:30–5:00pm, plays a variety of big band tunes made
popular by Duke Ellington, Glenn Miller, and many more. The DIXIE
DUKES play a variety of Dixieland tunes and meet on Wednesdays,
Register using the insert in this catalog. You must be a paid member
of OLLI ($35 annual dues) for the 2009–2010 academic year. The
band fees cover musical direction, group instruction, and sheet music.
Although some group instruction is provided, private lessons are
recommended for beginning players; a list of private instructors
is available for all instruments, and you are invited to discuss your
specific situation with director Jeff Zentner.
Rehearsals & Cost:
CONCERT BAND—6 Tuesdays & 6 Thursdays (12 sessions), April 27–
June 3 (please note dates), 3:30–5:30pm. Fee: $50. Course ID: 1744
SWING BAND and/or DIXIE DUKES—6 Wednesdays, April 28–June 2
(please note dates). Swing Band 3:30–5:00pm; Dixie Dukes 5:00–6:30pm.
Fee: $15 for either or both, in addition to the $50 Concert Band fee. Please
note: Members of the Swing Band and Dixie Dukes must be members of
the Concert Band. Course ID: 1745
All rehearsals are held at Durham Academy Middle School Campus,
3116 Academy Road, Durham. There is ample parking after 3:15pm when
parents have picked up students from school. For further information,
contact Jeff Zentner, Band Director: 919-489-9118 (x4342); [email protected]; or 919-218-5015 (cell).
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The Fitzgerald Family
and Pauli Murray
This course offers an introduction to
Durham’s African American history
through the lens of the prominent
Fitzgerald family and their most
famous daughter, Pauli Murray. A
historian, poet, lawyer, human rights
activist, and Episcopal priest, Murray
was a mixed-race woman who led a
complicated and accomplished life.
Murray’s grandfather Robert Fitzgerald was an educator who came south
after the Civil War to teach newly
freed African Americans, and her
great uncle Richard Fitzgerald was a
successful brick maker and one of the
founders of Mechanics and Farmers
Bank. Murray’s aunt and namesake,
Pauline Dame, taught in the Durham
public schools for sixty years.
We will read Murray’s book
Proud Shoes: The Story of an American
Family, about her Fitzgerald relatives
and early Durham history. We will
also read selections from Leslie
Brown’s award-winning Upbuilding
Black Durham: Gender, Class, and
Black Community Development in the
Jim Crow South. We will then discuss
historical and contemporary Durham
issues in light of these authors’
insightful observations and social
Required text:
n Pauli
Murray, Proud Shoes:
The Story of an American Family,
Beacon Press, 1999, $19.00.
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
BARBARA LAU is a folklorist, oral
historian, media producer, and educator. She is currently the director of
the Pauli Murray Project at the Duke
Human Rights Center.
4 Tuesdays, April 20–May 4 & May 18,
1:30–3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $35. Course ID: 1697
WORKSHOP: Exploring
Your Life Journey
Using different journal writing
techniques, we will make a life map
and from there explore the significance of people and events unique to
each of us. We will then use invented
dialogues and other methods to gain
an understanding of the principles
that are unfolding through us. In
this way, we will discover the development that is guiding our everincreasing awareness of our life’s
purpose. We will also use examples
from world literature to supplement
our explorations.
JOANNE NAPOLI has taught Jungian
approaches to world literature and
creative writing. She has a PhD in
English and an MS in counseling and
psychology and has taught in colleges
and universities in the US and abroad.
She has been volunteering as a group
leader at Duke International House
for over ten years.
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 1:30–
2:45pm (please note times), The Bishop’s
House. Maximum: 8. Fee: $45. Course
ID: 1698
Most of us have used expressions like
“Faustian bargain” and “selling your
soul to the Devil.” That, unfortunately, is all most of us know about the
legendary Dr. Faust and the transaction that turned his name into
an adjective. Johann Wolfgang von
Goethe (1749–1832), in his two-part
drama Faust, articulates parts of the
human experience that still bedevil
us today: our longing for freedom
from any kind of authority, our thirst
for knowledge, and our desire to bend
nature to our will. We’ll examine six
musical works inspired by Goethe’s
magnum opus: Robert Schumann’s
Scenes from Goethe’s Faust, Hector
Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust,
Charles Gounod’s Faust, Arrigo
Boito’s Mefistofele, Gustav Mahler’s
Symphony No. 8, and Ferruccio
Busoni’s Doctor Faust.
Recommended text:
n Johann
Wolfgang Von Goethe,
Faust, Parts I & II, trans. Carl
L. Mueller, Smith and Kraus,
2004, $24.95.
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
BOB CHAPMAN is host of the weekly
WCPE Opera House and weekend host
of Sleepers, Awake! A bass-baritone,
he has sung locally with the Opera
Company of North Carolina, Capital
Opera, and Triangle Opera Studio. Bob
earned his BA in history and MA in
American studies at Hartford’s Trinity
College and an MS in library science
at Boston’s Simmons College. He is a
member of Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Gamma
Mu, and Beta Phi Mu academic honor
societies. From 1994 to 2004, Bob was
music librarian at the Hartford Public
Library. In Fall 2009, he taught an
OLLI course on Verdi’s early operas.
6 Tuesdays, April 20–May 25, 1:30–
3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 42. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1699
SYMPOSIA: Scientific
Excursions & Diversions,
This popular OLLI program fits our
members’ busy schedules—missing
a class does not mean losing course
continuity. Each lecture is by a different expert and is on a different subject. Once again this year, we will be
offering Symposia in June, July, and
August. There’s no need to undergo
OLLI withdrawal this summer. Enroll
with your friends and get your OLLI
fix with a leisurely Tuesday lunch,
and then come to a stimulating lecture.
Notice that you can enroll in both
the spring and summer courses at
a discounted price.
Our speakers take time from their
schedules to come and talk with us, but
because these programs are arranged
long in advance, sometimes a speaker
will have to cancel or change an appointment. As this catalog went to press
our presentation agenda is as follows.
treated by Duke University Medical
Center’s Dr. Louise Markert. She is
the only physician who is performing thymus transplants, the only
known cure, and because of her work
these infants grow up and live normal lives. We will hear about orphan
drugs, National Institutes of Health
funding, and saving babies’ lives.
Spring Term
Summer Term
April 27
Manuel Rosa will tell us about his
research, which indicates Columbus knew exactly what he was
doing! His lecture is titled “Christopher Columbus: A Spy Unmasked”
and will be a bird’s eye view of the
subject with new details that
suggest a new perspective on the
June 8
Brian Balfour, the budget and tax
policy analyst for the John W. Pope
Civitas Institute in Raleigh recently
wrote an editorial in the Herald Sun
in which he expressed concerns
about the ways that tax policies
in North Carolina are beginning
to put our state, even with its
strong work force and high tech
advantages, at a real disadvantage
in growing our economy. He’s going
to explain his perspective on the
unintended consequences of these
evolving policies.В May 4
Liz Rooks is executive vice president and chief operating officer of
the Research Triangle Foundation,
owner and developer of Research
Triangle Park; she will tell us a little
about the past and a lot about the
future of this economic engine that
lives next door to us.
May 11
Special Agent Natasha Robinson is
the North Carolina State Bureau of
Investigation’s fingerprint expert.
We’re going to gain insight into the
real world of forensic science with
Ms. Robinson as our guide.
May 18
Join us for a field trip! Julie Johnson,
of All About Beer magazine, will
talk to us about the science of beer
making and facilitate a class field
trip to a local microbrewery. (Further details and directions will be
provided before the trip.)
May 25
Complete DiGeorge Syndrome is a
genetic disorder in which patients
have heart defects, severely enlarged
parathyroid glands, and absence of
the thymus; infants born with this
syndrome will almost certainly die
before age two, unless they are
June 22
William Showers of NC State University has been studying the rivers
and waterways of North Carolina,
with a particular interest in learning why water quality some years
is especially bad, and other years,
fairly good.
June 29
William Wilson is with the Raleigh
office of the AARP, and we’ve asked
him to come to talk with us about
the health care debate, giving us
an overview and examining the
potential effect of changes in health
care on the AARP demographic.
July 13
Randy Jirtle is a professor in Duke’s
radiation oncology department who
has been increasingly concerned
about the health risks associated
with using plastic bottles. He will
be telling us what his research has
found, what the dangers are, and
how we can better protect ourselves.
July 27
Many of us each day take over-the-
counter supplements and have
wondered about what might be
necessary and what isn’t. Elisabetta
Politi, nutrition director at the Duke
Diet and Fitness Center, will help
us make sense of our options when
it comes to dietary supplements and
perhaps will help us save dollars
and cents.
August 3
A favorite of Symposia members,
UNC–Chapel Hill professor of
astronomy Daniel Reichart will give
us an insider’s view of the scientific
search for intelligent life in the
This series is arranged and hosted by
ANTHONY WARAKSA, a seven year
OLLI member.
Spring Term Only
5 Tuesdays, April 27–May 25, 2:00–
3:30pm (please note dates and times),
in the ballroom, The Forest at Duke
Retirement Community, 2701 Pickett
Road, Durham. Maximum: 110. Fee:
$40. Course ID: 1700
Summer Term Only
6 Tuesdays, June 8–August 3, 2:00–
3:30pm (please note dates and times),
in the ballroom, The Forest at Duke
Retirement Community, 2701 Pickett
Road, Durham. Maximum: 110. Fee:
$45. Course ID: 1701
Spring & Summer Terms
Sign up for both terms and save $15.
11 Tuesdays, April 27–May 25 & June 8–
August 3. Fee: $70. Course ID: 1702
Directions: From Chapel Hill and
Pittsboro, take 15-501 North. When
the road splits, take 15-501 Business.
At the second light, turn left onto Tower
Rd. (McDonald’s will be on your left),
and follow it to the end. Turn right
on Pickett. The Forest at Duke is on
your right.
Parking: Parking is limited to those
spaces marked “Visitor.” On-street
parking on Wade Road, across from
the Forest’s main entrance, is an
alternative to on-campus parking.
Be sure to come early to get settled, as
the lectures start promptly at 2:00pm.
More than three quarters of a century
has passed since the beginning of the
Great Depression and a little less
since Franklin D. Roosevelt launched
the New Deal. Most Americans today
are too young to remember these
events firsthand, but the years between 1929 and 1941 have an important resonance for us now. Much has
been written about this time, and
events in those years have determined
the direction of our social and
economic policies, our relationship
to our government, and our political
alignments ever since. In this course
we will touch on the possible causes
of the Great Depression, the intense
agony of the time, our early efforts
to remedy our problems, and the
eventual end brought about by rearmament for World War II.
WENDELL MUSSER, MD, is a retired
academic physician who held faculty
positions at Indiana, Duke, George
Washington, and Emory universities
and the University of Kentucky. He is
a longtime book collector, primarily
of books about Churchill and Franklin
Delano Roosevelt, and feels that a day
away from OLLI is a day away from
begins with an orientation to Eastern
traditions useful for contemplating
novels by two African American
writers. Following a video talk on
mindfulness, each week an article
will be provided for discussing
concepts relevant to the selected
novels—concepts such as impermanence, awareness, identity, attachment, and virtues. Two classes each
are devoted to discussing the novels—first Mosley, followed by Morrison. Various discussion techniques
will engage participation from each
student. No tests or written papers
are required, however participants
are encouraged to write notes for
personal reflection. Classes begin
and end with meditation to promote
deeper awareness of key universal
ideas embedded in the stories.
Required texts:
n Walter
Mosley, Always Outnumbered, Always Outgunned,
Washington Square Press, 1998,
n Toni
Morrison, Song of Solomon,
Vintage, 2004, $15.00.
Recommended text:
n Shunryu
Suzuki, Zen Mind,
Beginner’s Mind, Weatherhill,
1973, $12.95.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26, 9:00–
10:30am, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 42. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1703
These OLLI books are available at
The Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
Reflections through
Eastern Philosophy
Please note: Students will also
purchase a course pack of materials
from the instructor at the first class
meeting. The price for those materials
will be listed in the confirmation
packets; exact change will be due at
the first class.
Eastern philosophy and African
American literature may seem like
distant cousins. Under closer scrutiny, however, various traditions of
Eastern philosophy reveal universal
insights that illuminate the human
condition. Such insights are skillfully
portrayed in the drama of literature
crafted by gifted writers. This course
from Cornell University and taught
writing composition at Cornell University’s Africana Studies and Research
Center from 1988 to 2009, in courses
based on the significance of Eastern
philosophy in African American
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26,
9:00am–10:30am, The Bishop’s House.
Maximum: 20. Fee: $45. Course ID:
Newspaper articles often highlight
disputes among scientists about
everything from global warming to
what wiped out the dinosaurs. However, the fundamentals of science are
widely accepted. Science is “uniquely
distinguished from other human
practices,” in such a collective agreement according to Henry H. Bauer
in his book Scientific Literacy and the
Myth of the Scientific Method. “The
accepted findings of science are the
same in all countries, in all languages
and for people of all ages and religions and genders. Only in science
has such a consensus been achieved
through the voluntary assent of all
concerned. In other disciplines
[religion, literature, and politics, for
instance] . . . consensus has not been
achievable even through warfare and
This course will explore the
science and the stories behind those
accepted findings, the theories that
have stood the tests of time. They
are the foundations of science, and
without them, modern life would be
physical chemistry from UNC–Chapel
Hill. Although educated as a scientist,
he has pursued a career as a writer
and has written six books and hundreds
of magazine and newspaper articles.  
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26, 9:00–
10:30am, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 30. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1705
Explorations in Awareness
through Movement
at the Technology Options
Neuroplasticity is a hot topic these
days. Did you know that your brain
changes in response to your experience? Do you know how to structure
your experience to benefit from this
process? Over sixty years ago, long
before scientists had the technology
to document the brain’s rewiring
capacity, Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais
created an educational process—
The Feldenkrais Method of Somatic
Education—which does exactly this.
In this class, you will explore simple
but unusual movement sequences.
By linking them with your attention,
awareness, thinking, feeling, and
sensing in a specific way, your brain
will create startling changes in your
neuromuscular organization. If you
want to refine balance, reduce pain
and discomfort, reshape posture,
regain flexibility and coordination,
and learn to breathe, turn, sit, stand,
and walk more easily, join us in this
unique learning process.
Classes will be suitable for both
new and returning students; both
women and men are welcome.
Now that you’ve invested time and
effort in writing stories from your
life, the final step is to organize them
into a document that is attractive,
interesting, and worthy of capturing
the essence of your life. We’ll look
at several do-it-yourself technologies:
Lulu, Morris Press, Picaboo, and
others. Guest speakers with experience using these methods will show
you examples and demonstrate how
it’s done. There will be time devoted
to reviewing, organizing, and editing
your memoir, and the instructor will
give you suggestions for finishing
and publishing it.
Please note: Participants must be able
to lie on the floor comfortably. Please
bring a mat (or thick blanket or
sleeping bag) on which to lie, and
some support for your head, if you
need it. Wear comfortable clothes for
movement, and dress in layers. Please
call the instructor at 919-967-8013 to
discuss any concerns you might have
about your ability to participate.
KAREN DOLD, Guild Certified Feldenkrais Practitioner, has been teaching
Awareness through Movement classes
and workshops in the Triangle area
since 2000. She sees clients for private
sessions in her offices in Chapel Hill
and Cary.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26, 9:00–
10:30am, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 25. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1706
KAREN PULLEN leads memoir-writing
classes for OLLI and Central Carolina
Community College. She is an innkeeper
with an MFA in writing popular fiction
and has written two mystery novels
being considered for publication.
4 Wednesdays, April 21–May 12,
10:30am–12:00pm (please note times),
Galloway Ridge Retirement Community, 3000 Galloway Ridge Road,
Pittsboro. Maximum: 12. Fee: $35.
Course ID: 1707
Directions: From Chapel Hill, go south
on 15-501 for 8 miles. Take the second
left shortly after the Fearrington Village
traffic light, at the Galloway Ridge sign.
Then take the second right and park on
the right, anywhere except the covered
parking area. Classes are in the main
building, and all students who are not
Galloway residents must enter through
the main lobby and sign in and out.
Whether you’re contemplating buying
your first computer or are a power
user, you’re sure to learn something
new in this course, for the Internet is
mushrooming even as you read this.
We will start with the latest information on safety, security, and privacy
concerns, including protecting your
data and your identity. From there
we’ll move on to being in touch with
the outside world, including e-mail
“netiquette,” chat rooms, blogs,
Facebook, Twitter, and Skype. Then
we’ll cover search engines, the almost
infinite reference library at your
fingertips, and using the Internet
to become a smarter consumer of
virtually anything, even how to
access free music and books to listen
to and texts to download.
This is a demonstration course,
suitable for both PC and Mac users.
Class members will receive an e-mail
of the lectures, including links they
can click on to go to all the websites
at home on their own computers.
the University of Pennsylvania, an MA
from Middlebury College’s Graduate
School of French in France, and an
ABD from Harvard University in
Romance languages. As a self-confessed
addict, she believes the Internet can
enrich anyone’s life, regardless of age
or previous computer experience.
Please note: This course is also listed
on page 5.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26,
10:30am–12:00pm (please note times),
Galloway Ridge Retirement Community, 3000 Galloway Ridge Road,
Pittsboro. Maximum: 50. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1673
Directions: See at left.
This course will focus on the evolution of the submarine from a marine
technology oddity to one of the most
formidable instruments of war ever
developed. Although we will review
the development and deployment of
the technologies that are essential
for the submarine to become the true
threat it is today, more attention will
be given to the impact submarines
have made on the conduct of warfare
and the people who achieved fame as
inventors, developers, and undersea
Registration Form
WEDNESDAYS cont . . .
JAMES KINNEY is a captain, US Navy
Reserve, who served twenty-three
years in the Submarine Service, including active duty on two nuclear
powered submarines, the USS Sculpin
(SSN-590) and the USS Henry L. Stimson (SSBN-655).
6 Wednesdays, April 28–June 2 (please
note dates), 11:00am–12:30pm, The
Bishop’s House. Maximum: 42. Fee:
$45. Course ID: 1689
WILLIAMS: Sing a Sad Song
Few artists in the annals of American
popular music have identified with
and reflected the cultural mindset of
Middle America more than country
music singer/songwriter Hiram King
“Hank” Williams. His talents have
been recognized as an influence by
a wide range of musicians. However,
accompanying his short career and
ultimate “larger than life” legacy
was a personal battle which was
anything but supreme.
Hank Williams was born into
economic poverty in South Alabama.
He suffered in a cruel and emotionally controlling environment as an
adolescent. He carried these childhood traumas throughout his life, yet
even in his short twenty-nine years,
and under the weight of it all, he used
these conditions as a springboard
to earn legendary status by writing
classics like “Cold, Cold Heart,” “I’m
So Lonesome I Could Cry,” “Your
Cheating Heart,” and adaptations of
classic gospel songs such as “I Saw
the Light” and “House of Gold.”
In this course we will focus on
the cultural legacy of this talented
man by viewing music videos about
him and his life. We may even enjoy
a live musical performance.
BILLY YEARGIN is a lifelong music
enthusiast; a jazz, blues, and rock
Wednesdays continue on page 19...
If you are not a current member of OLLI, you must join and pay annual
dues of $35 in order to register for courses and to participate in all OLLI
activities. If you have any questions about your membership status, please
call Mary Edwards, 919-681-3476, or Catherine Frank, 919-684-2703.
l Membership in OLLI is on an annual basis, based on the academic year
that runs from September through August. After payment of annual dues
($35), you will be able to join activities, attend social events, and receive
mailings, even if you are not taking classes during a given term.
l If you are new to OLLI this spring, your $35 membership fee will be good
through August 2011.
l In addition to membership fees, there are course fees. Courses are priced
individually for the shorter Spring term; fees are listed at the end of each
course description and must be included on the registration form. Please
note: If your course lists a materials fee payable to the instructor, do not
add that fee to the amount paid for registration. Please bring exact change
to the first class meeting and pay the instructor. Refunds for these fees
are at the discretion of the instructor.
On the form on the facing pages, you must write in course names, IDs, and
fees; you will find this information at the end of each course description.
We use a priority system, so if you are registering for more than one course,
list courses in order of preference. Use the calendar on pages 32–33 to help
with scheduling.
l Each member of a couple must submit a separate form to ensure proper
l Submit your registration form and payment by Tuesday, April 6. After the
6th, we will tally the registrations received and make course assignments.
Everyone who has chosen a course as his or her first choice will be enrolled
before those who have chosen it as a lower priority, although even listing
a course as first priority does not guarantee enrollment. Our database
assigns a random number with each request. This number is used to make
assignments when we have more priority requests than we can fulfill.
l Acknowledgements will be mailed on Friday, April 9, to all members who
have submitted their registrations by April 6. After April 6, all registrations
will be processed on a space-available basis. If you register after the deadline, we cannot guarantee you will get confirmation before classes begin.
Refunds for a dropped course must be requested by the second week of
class (April 30 for most classes). After that time, refunds will not be issued,
except in the event of emergencies. Please note: Membership dues are not
refundable to those who choose to drop a course.
New members should complete the Membership Information form on the
back of the registration form. This information will help us get to know you;
it is for the use of OLLI staff only and will not be shared. In particular, we
need your emergency contact information. Continuing members should fill
out the form if there has been a change in any of the requested information.
WEDNESDAYS continued . . .
drummer from 1954 to 1969; a country
music disc jockey from 1960 to 1965;
a country music session drummer in
Nashville, 1966 to 1968; and a teacher
of courses on Southern culture and
politics at OLLI since 1995.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26,
11:00am–12:30pm, The Bishop’s
House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1709
This course is for those who are interested in current events. Each week
we discuss news from the US, the
world, and the Triangle. We begin
each class with a list of proposed
topics and discuss those of interest
to the group. Class members also
offer topics for discussion.
Active participation by class
members is encouraged (but not
mandatory), as it expands our mutual
understanding of the many events
that might affect us. Discussions are
enriched by the variety of backgrounds, expertise, and viewpoints
of class members. Topics are discussed knowledgeably, respectfully,
and sometimes with passion, but
we always end with humor, looking
forward to the next class.
We offer two sections of this
course. The discussion leaders will
rotate between the two sections. Each
has led The World Today discussions
many times, each brings a distinctive
style and background to the class,
and most important, each will elicit
a wide spectrum of views from class
spent most of his career as chief financial officer of various companies. He
and his wife Sioux retired to Durham
in 2006.
WALLY FRIEDMAN was two when the
Gestapo arrested his parents.В A military
intelligence analyst, copywriter, and
international ad agency creative
director, he first retired to St. Barth’s
before coming to North Carolina and
has published his family memoirs. 6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26,
11:00am–12:30pm, Judea Reform
Education Building. Maximum: 30
in each section. Fee: $45.
TOM HAUCK grew up overseas and
then worked for Texaco managing
petroleum marketing companies in West
Africa and Central and South America,
ending his career in Nigeria.
Section 1—Course ID: 1710
JIM MARKSBURY was a member of
the faculty at Deerfield Academy in
Massachusetts for thirty-three years.
He has been both a participant and
discussion leader in The World Today
since joining OLLI in 2002.В RIC SHEPHERD has been a CPA for
twenty-nine years, originally in the
Boston area and since 1988 in the
Triangle area. His specialty is financial
consulting to business and, in addition,
he teaches at Wake Tech Community
LARRY WEINSTEIN is a retired manager with IBM and Xerox. He was
president of PEER Learning in Chapel
Hill for several years.
Section 2—Course ID: 1711
The Life and Music of Richard
Wagner with Special Focus
on The Ring and Parsifal
Though Richard Wagner was a deeply
flawed human being, the psychological and philosophical insights revealed through the text and music
of his last works offer fantastic truths
and perspective on the human condition. He mined deeply into the world
of mythology and came out with tales
that are provocative, challenging,
and relevant for our time.
KEN HOOVER is host and producer
of Great Sacred Music, which airs
on WCPE on Sunday mornings, 8:00–
11:00am. He reviews concerts and
operas for the Classical Voice of
North Carolina and has taught popular
courses on sacred music and Wagner
for OLLI.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26,
11:00am–12:30pm, Judea Reform
Education Building. Maximum: 30.
Fee: $45. Course ID: 1712
NIA: Moving with Joy
Your suggestions for classes
and activities are welcome
and necessary to maintain the
vitality of our organization.
Nia is about the joy of movement,
your body’s way. Using eclectic world
music and a combination of choreography and free dance, we’ll explore
sensation and pleasure in the body
and learn about ourselves in the process. Nia blends dance forms with the
martial and healing arts to stretch,
strengthen, discover, challenge, and
celebrate body, soul, and spirit. This
class is suitable for all fitness levels;
the ability to get up and down from
the floor is helpful, but not required.
If you are considering
coordinating a class or activity,
please contact Catherine Frank
([email protected]
or 919-684-2703).
We value your ideas!
WEDNESDAYS continued . . .
We’ll spend about forty minutes
moving and twenty minutes relaxing
and sharing our experiences. Wear
loose, comfortable clothes and bring
water and a yoga mat if you have one.
Move in bare feet or light, comfortable
shoes. For more information about
Nia, visit
PATTI RIESER is a retired nurse practitioner and science writer; longtime
student of meditation, yoga, and martial
arts; and certified Nia White Belt instructor. She’s having fun discovering
the dancer lurking behind the scientist.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26,
11:00am–12:00pm (please note times),
Judea Reform Education Building.
Maximum: 12. Fee: $45. Course ID:
Ford Madox Ford’s novel The Good
Soldier has the anomalous distinction
of being among the most critically
acclaimed and least familiar novels
written in English in the 20th century. It is the account of the breakup
of individual relationships against the
background of a deteriorating society
on the eve of World War I—told from
the flawed perspective of a narrator
who has only recently understood
the events in which he was both
participant and onlooker and which
he characterizes as “the saddest
story” he has ever heard.
Required text:
n Ford
Madox Ford, The Good
Soldier: A Tale of Passion, Penguin, 2007, $11.00.
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
Emeritus and former chairman of the
English department at Duke University.
4 Wednesdays, April 21–May 12, 1:30–
3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $35. Course ID: 1714
Have you ever wondered why a certain fragrance appeals to you and
repels others? Have you ever wondered what haunts you about a
fragrance like Shalimar or why a
fragrance like Chanel No. 5 remains
a classic scent, while other perfumes
come and go? In this course we will
examine the history of perfume, the
work and talents of perfumers and
“noses,” fragrance families, the
isolation of natural perfumes, the
place of perfumes in different cultures, and many other fascinating
perfume facts. Students will have the
opportunity to submit the names of
their favorite perfumes for characterization and class discussion.
RICHARD VEAZEY was a senior
research scientist for Bush Boake Allen
Company, a major English fragrance
company. As an organic chemist,
he was responsible for developing new
perfume components.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26, 1:30–
3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1715
Early in the 20th century, a small
number of men and women began
traveling around this country to
collect songs and ballads from
thousands of ordinary citizens and
tall-walkers alike. These few individuals put down the foundation for
later collectors and performers to
build on. Their contributions went
a long way toward reminding us who
we are in this land. This course will
focus on the legacy of John Jacob
Niles, Carl Sandburg, Bascom Lunsford, the Carter Family, Woody
Guthrie, Paul Robeson, Pete Seeger,
Leadbelly, Jean Ritchie, Elizabeth
Cotton, and Lula Watson, among
others. Music will be both live and
CLARK JONES has sung folk songs all
his life. He was a Community College
Visiting Artist and has brought folk
songs and singing games into public and
private schools across North Carolina
for the past twenty-five years.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26, 1:30–
3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1716
Learn to use your entire body in
proper alignment. Walk, stand, and
move with increased agility and
flexibility. Each class is designed to
build your strength and flexibility
through a series of simple exercises
performed either sitting, standing,
or lying down, with concentration
on posture and breath. Special
attention is paid to isolating movement of muscles and alignment of
joints to create balanced, fluid movement. You will work at your own
pace with these slow and controlled
movements. Since no special equipment is required, you can continue
your practice at home. You will
receive helpful feedback, positive
reinforcement, and gentle corrections
to improve everyday movements.
Please note: Wear comfortable
clothes for movement. Participants
must be able to get to the floor and
back up without assistance.
BETH SEIGLER is a co-founder of
SafeSkills Movement Arts Center in
Durham. She has over twenty-seven
years’ experience teaching body alignment and movement to people of all
ages as the head instructor for martial
arts, yoga, and Back in Balance with
SafeSkills (
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26, 1:30–
2:30pm (please note times), SafeSkills
Movement Arts Center, 3702-3 Hillsborough Road, Durham (directions at Maximum: 10.
Fee: $45. Course ID: 1717
All religions acknowledge that we see
what we expect to see. If we change
our expectations about each other,
can we achieve greater understanding
and nurture each other more effectively? This course will explore how
the paradigm of sibling relationship
can help both Jews and Christians
gain a full appreciation of each other’s
strengths and vulnerabilities.
Please note: There will be a $5–10
fee for photocopies, payable to the
instructor at the first class.
Rabbi SURI FRIEDMAN was ordained
as a Reform rabbi in 1996 after a career
as a lawyer. She has served as a pulpit
rabbi and hospital chaplain.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26,
2:00–3:30pm, Judea Reform Education Building. Maximum: 30. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1718
From famous dancers such as Jerome
Robbins, to dancers with names you
may not recognize, like Felia Doubrovska, interviews and documentaries will say more than the teacher
can. Of course, we’ll also see video
clips of each of the dancers in action.
Violette Verdy, Jacques d’Amboise,
and others are on the list of dancers
we will meet and know better.
BETSY BULLEN has studied ballet
all her life, first in classes and then
academically. In college she choreographed for a theater group while
studying for a degree in theater arts,
later working in the field of arts management. Now retired, she works as a
volunteer in the offices of the Carolina
Ballet Company.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26,
2:00–3:30pm, Judea Reform Education Building. Maximum: 30. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1719
This course will highlight the
following topics:
l How increasing tax burdens
threaten to erode your savings
l How rising healthcare costs
might derail your retirement plan
l How the effects of inflation can
reduce your standard of living
l What perils lie ahead in living
longer in retirement
l How withdrawals from your nest
egg will affect how long your
assets last
l How common investment
blunders may reduce your returns
and potential ways to avoid or
reduce such blunders
MARK BRACKETT has been in the
financial services industry for twentynine years and is currently a senior
vice-president and branch manager in
the Durham office of a local investment
firm. He has taught OLLI courses for
the past nine years.
5 Wednesdays, April 21–May 19,
2:00–3:30pm, Judea Reform Education Building. Maximum: 30. Fee: $40.
Course ID: 1720
Please send
your registration BEFORE Tuesday,
April 6, to assure you will receive
your class confirmation packet!
New Horizons
Has God Only
One Gift to Give?
Men and Women: Lift Up Your Voices and Sing!
The New Horizons Chorus invites you to join with fellow OLLI members
in a serious, but fun, atmosphere to learn healthy singing techniques.
Making music is enjoyable, but it’s serious fun. It can help maintain both
good mental and physical health.
Experienced as well as novice singers are welcome. Sing favorite music
that you remember from the past. Our focus will be on learning basic
concepts and vocal technique, on reading music, and—most of all—on
experiencing the joy of singing. The Spring term is short, but this will
give us a wonderful opportunity to get acquainted and organized for a
full Fall term program.
MELODY ZENTNER is our director. An experienced vocal music teacher,
she is a graduate of Ithaca College School of Music and has taught both
adult and young voices for more than twenty-eight years in New York and
North Carolina.
CARMEN WARD provides piano accompaniment.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26, 3:30–5:30pm, in the Chorus Studio at
Durham Academy Middle School Campus, 3116 Academy Road, Durham.
There is ample parking after 3:15pm, when parents have picked up students
from school. Fee: $50; covers musical direction, group instruction and sheet
music. Course ID: 1743
Register using the insert in this catalog. You must be a paid member of OLLI
($35 annual dues) for the 2009–2010 academic year.
For more information contact Melody Zentner, Chorus Director: 919-4899118 (x4343) or [email protected]
SURVIVAL: Shelters, Fires,
and Bears—a “Firm Grasp
of the Obvious”
Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Adichie
This course will cover some basic
concepts related to wilderness
survival. It is based on the “dos and
don’ts” of Basic Air Force Survival. It
is not a true “survival course” because
it lacks the time, training tools, and
“hands-on” instruction such a course
would require. It is, however, designed to be interesting and thoughtprovoking.
Half of a Yellow Sun recreates a seminal moment in modern African
history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle
to establish an independent republic
in Nigeria in the 1960s and the
chilling violence that followed. With
the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Chimamanda Adichie weaves
together the lives of three characters
swept up in the turbulence of the
decade: thirteen-year-old Ugwn,
a houseboy for a zealous university
professor; Olanna, the professor’s
beautiful mistress; and Richard, a
shy young Englishman in love with
Olanna’s twin sister. As Nigerian
troops advance and the three must
run for their lives, their ideals are
severely tested, as are their loyalties
to one another.
Epic, ambitious, and triumphantly
realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a remarkable novel about moral responsibilities, about the end of colonialism,
about ethnic allegiances, about class
and race, and about the ways individuals cope with a world torn apart.
Adichie brilliantly evokes the promises and the devastating disappointments that marked this time and
place, bringing us a most powerful,
dramatic, and intensely emotional
picture of modern Africa.
Recommended texts:
n United
States Air Force Search
and Rescue Survival Training:
AF Regulation 64-4, Government
Printing Office, 1985, available
online at
Onsite/PDFbin/FMs/Survival644.pdf or http://onlinebooks.110mb
n US Air Force Survival Handbook,
Skyhorse Publishing, 2008,
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
JOSEPH CADDELL has a PhD in military history from Duke University.
He has taught at a number of schools
for the Department of Defense and is
currently teaching military and naval
history at NC State University and
naval and air power history at UNC–
Chapel Hill. Once upon a time he used
to teach survival lectures.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 9:00–
10:30am, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 60. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1721
Required text:
n Chimamanda
Ngozi Adichie,
Half of a Yellow Sun, Anchor,
2007, $14.95.
PEGGY QUINN has been an active
member of OLLI and an enthusiastic
participant in Read & Discuss courses
for fifteen years.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 9:00–
10:30am, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 20. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1722
T’AI CHI: Moving Meditation
Taijiquan (T’ai-Chi Ch’üan), a traditional Chinese movement system,
arose out of the belief that slow, continuous motion, combined with an
interenal focus on subtle changes,
enhances energy, well-being, and mental, emotional, and physical balance.
Scientific studies have verified many
of its benefits, and medical professionals now endorse it for recuperation from surgery, heart disease, balance difficulties, arthritis, and a wide
variety of other conditions. In addition,
it is easy to practice, requires no special
space or equipment, and integrates
natural, easy exercise with a joyful,
reflective approach to daily life.
Please note: This special six-week
course is only open to those who
have taken one or both of Dr. Jay’s
courses at OLLI. We will be combining “Moonlight” (taught in the Fall)
and “Starlight” (taught in the Winter)
into the traditional long form. The
next opportunity to begin T’ai Chi
study through OLLI will be this
coming fall.
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
Friends don’t let friends miss out on OLLI . . .
Longtime residents of the Triangle area and newcomers alike find that OLLI is a great
place to learn more, make new friends, and get acquainted with community resources.
Refer a friend; call 919-681-3476 or e-mail [email protected] We will send a catalog!
Recommended text:
n Tsung Hwa Jou, The Dao of
Taijiquan: Way to Rejuvenation,
Tuttle, 1998, $19.95
times), Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 8. Fee: $35.
Course ID: 1732
Required text:
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
SHARI’A: An Introduction
to Islamic Law
This OLLI book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
Headlines about the Arab world leave
you with an impression that Islamic
law is only about harsh penalties and
political posturing. The goal of this
course is to give students a better
understanding of Shari’a law and how
it is viewed by its adherents. We will
trace the early development of Shari’a,
its different schools, and the basis of
law, and we will discuss reformation
movements in modern times. The
heart of Shari’a, family law, will be
explored, especially the laws which
regulate marriage, divorce, and inheritance. Finally, consideration will
be given to how the application of
law varies in different parts of the
Arab world today.
WALLACE JACKSON is the former
chair of the English department at Duke
JAY DUNBAR, PhD, is founder and director of the Magic Tortoise Taijiquan
School ( An
“indoor” student of Grandmaster Jou
Tsung Hwa, he has studied taijiquan
(T’ai Chi) and qigong since 1975 and has
taught in the Triangle area since 1979.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 9:00–
10:30am, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 30. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1723
Using prompts to evoke memory, we
will write, read, and respond to one
another’s writing. You need not have
written before to enjoy writing and
reading in this supportive atmosphere.
Write in your own natural voice the
stories only you can tell. Plan to write
400 to 600 words each week and bring
nine copies to class. You may later
weave your collection into a memoir.
For the first class, write about where
you’re from, a kitchen memory, something you have forgotten, or whatever
you like. Writing enriches us to ourselves, so lift your pen and begin.
from Emory University and is a certified facilitator of Proprioceptive Writing
and the Amherst Writers and Artists
Method. She led writing groups for
fifteen years after retiring as the chief
executive for senior housing communities in Decatur, Georgia. Contact her
at [email protected] for more
Section 1: 4 Thursdays, April 22–
May 13, 10:00am–12:00pm (please
note times), Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 8. Fee: $35.
Course ID: 1724
Section 2: 4 Thursdays, April 22–
May 13, 1:00pm–3:00pm (please note
CHRISTINA PAGE spent twenty-four
years in Dubai, United Arab Emirates,
teaching Arab culture to expatriate
children and adults. She holds a
master’s degree in Islamic studies.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 11:00am–
12:30pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 42. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1725
For four weeks we will be engaged
with John Keats’s poetry. Our primary
intention is to inquire into Keats’s
idea of the imagination and how that
idea is manifest in his poetry. We will
ask how the imagination can create
a habitable reality, and question the
ways it implicitly imperils our ability
to act in the world. The centerpiece
of our inquiry will be the major odes,
but our concern is also with those
very early poems in which Keats explores and develops his poetic identity,
finding his principal subject in the
curious borderland between vision
and reality, between the salvational
and the demonic.
n Jack
Stillinger, ed., John Keats:
Complete Poems, Belknap Press,
1991, $24.50.
4 Thursdays, April 22–May 13, 11:00am–
12:30pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $35. Course ID: 1726
In this course we will discuss all the
basic components of movie making,
l the elements that determine a
good movie script
l budgeting and storyboarding
l the role of the producer, the force
behind the motion picture, in
making things happen creatively
and otherwise
l the energies, concepts, and
casting insights the director
brings to the film
l the contributions of the actors
and designers
l the way the eye of the editor
can make or break a movie.
Near the end of the last lecture,
there will be a traditional Hollywood
wrap party.
BUDD FILIPPO has been a producer,
director, and motion picture executive.
He is a former senior vice president of
MGM/United Artists Films, head of
production for Time, Inc., and an executive with Paramount Pictures. He
was involved in such films as Grease,
Rainman, Moonstruck, and the James
Bond and Rocky motion pictures. Prior
to his movie career, he produced and
directed shows on Broadway and in
Madison Square Garden.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27,
11:00am–12:30pm, The Bishop’s
House. Maximum: 15. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1727
THURSDAYS continued . . .
Students will explore the versatility
and ease of creating botanical
“paintings” using colored pencils in
a new, rich approach on white paper.
A variety of other materials will also
be demonstrated as each student is
guided to create a realistic, detailed
image of a plant. Some prior experience in drawing, composition, and
color theory is assumed.
Required materials:
l140# Stonehenge white paper
(it comes in individual sheets as
well as tablets of various sizes)
l Prismacolor set of colored
pencils (24 or more)
l graphite pencil HB
l white eraser
l transfer sheet
These materials are available at art
supply stores.
illustrating botanical art for over
thirty-six years for the NC Botanical
Garden (NCBG) and has taught botanical illustration for NCBG and OLLI.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27,
11:00am–1:00pm (please note times),
Judea Reform Education Building.
Maximum: 12. Fee: $45. Course ID:
It has been said that the Revolutionary War in the South “for the reading
public is an historical terra incognita.”
Yet, pivotal battles such as Camden,
Kings Mountain, Cowpens, and
Guilford Courthouse were fought
in the Carolinas and led to the fighting at Yorktown. We will follow
the trail of the war in the Carolinas,
starting with the occupation of
Charleston by Cornwallis in 1780—
referred to by some as a “tactical
masterpiece”—and the aftermath.
We will examine not only the
battles and the strategies of both
sides, but we will look also at the
potentially conflicting cultures
of the Back Country people and
the Rice Kings and the leaders and
generals involved, including Gates,
Cornwallis, Morgan, Greene, and
Marion. We will also cover the nature
of the savage civil war in the Back
Country. This course offers an expansion of material originally taught
by the instructor in 2003.
Recommended text:
n John
Buchanan, The Road to
Guilford Courthouse: The American Revolution in the Carolinas,
Wiley, 1999, $19.95.
This OLLI Book is available at The
Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
member since 1995, when he retired
from a position in the textile industry.
He has maintained a strong interest in
military history and biography and has
previously taught ten courses at OLLI.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27,
11:00am–12:30pm, Judea Reform
Education Building. Maximum: 30.
Fee: $45. Course ID: 1729
Beyond the Basics
Meditation involves going beyond
the conscious mind and experiencing
our essential nature, which is sometimes described as peace, happiness,
and bliss. In meditation we seek to
understand the mind and its relationship with the body, breath, and spirit
on one hand, and our relationship
with the external world on the other.
Meditation redirects the energy flow
in the body and mind. This results in
more positive energy, greater clarity,
and better health.
The goal of the course is to prepare the meditator to become aware
of the center of consciousness within.
In order to gain this goal, class members will pursue a systematic and
methodical technique that will lead
to deeper levels of inner experience.
We will recognize the challenges that
arise during meditation practices and
discuss strategies to overcome those
USHA GULATI has been meditating
for the last thirty years. Born in India,
she has lived in the US for forty-five
years, and with training from teachers
and through her own practice, she has
developed an array of techniques that
serve diverse people with diverse needs.
Usha holds master’s degrees in education and library science, and she is an
active volunteer in the community.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27,
11:00am–12:30pm, Judea Reform
Education Building. Maximum: 15.
Fee: $45. Course ID: 1730
Over time our muscles acclimate to
an exercise routine, so the benefits
decrease. In order to target different
muscle fibers within the major muscle
groups, it’s important to challenge
them with a variety of exercises. This
class is aimed at women who have
already mastered the basics of weight
training by taking several sessions of
“Women On Weights” (or who have
related experience) and would like
to learn a new routine to stay mentally engaged in the strength training
process and keep things fresh.
Please note: A stability ball will be
required for this class and can be
found at sports and department stores
like Target or Kmart, at a cost of
between $8 and $30. Please bring
the inflated ball to the first class so
the instructor can check for proper
JULIA ROSE is a certified personal
trainer with ACE, the American Council
on Exercise. She coaches swim classes
and has extensive experience leading
fitness classes in various settings.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27,
11:00am–12:30pm, Judea Reform
Education Building. Maximum: 12.
Fee: $45. Course ID: 1731
Join us for a practical and informal
conversation about home landscape
problems and solutions. This handson workshop, led by Catherine
Chandler, meets twice each week,
on Tuesdays and Thursdays. See
page 13 for a full course description.
2 Tuesdays & 2 Thursdays (four
sessions), April 20–29, 1:00–4:00pm
(please note times), The Bishop’s House
and sites in the community. Maximum: 10. Fee: $35. Course ID: 1696
In this course we will explore the
fundamental questions which current
researchers in the field of aging are
investigating. We will begin with some
original descriptions which began
the inquiry of why we age. While this
class will explore the physiological/
biological bases of aging, no formal
biology background is essential as
a prerequisite. Among the topics
to be covered include telomeres,
cell aging, insulin sensitivity, IGF,
sirtuins, and the biology of centenarians. It should be pointed out that
although the instructor believes the
study of aging may lead to a longer
life expectancy or lifespan for humans, the key issue to be explored
is “functional longevity”—meaning
how to stay healthy longer and enjoy
a full and pain-free life.
RICHARD E. FALVO has been teaching
at all levels of higher education for
almost forty-three years. He is currently
an adjunct professor in cell and molecu-
lar physiology at the UNC–Chapel Hill
School of Medicine, where he teaches
medical, dental, graduate, and undergraduate students. His interest in aging
has been ongoing since 1992 when
he and a colleague initiated an international symposium on aging which
has been held every other year in
Bregenz, Austria. The next one will be
held this year.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 1:30–
3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 20. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1733
This is a fiction-writing workshop for
participants who want to start a story
or novel or who are already working
on one. Both new writers and those
with some experience are welcome.
The format is flexible and individually focused, designed to help members bring their projects to life in
a supportive atmosphere. We will
look at elements involved in making
a good story, whether it’s a short-short
or a full-length novel. We will also
give some attention to the process of
JOYCE ALLEN has been teaching
writing classes in the Duke Continuing
Studies program and the Carrboro
ArtsCenter since the early 1990s. Her
publications include two novels—the
most recent, Hannah’s House (Wolf’s
Pond Press), came out in 2008—as well
as short fiction and personal essays.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 1:30–
3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 10. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1734
We will gather to read some of the
instructor’s favorite “reminder”
books; the books that remind us to
stay connected, happy, and peaceful.
Life gets better when we get happy.
Don’t wait around for life to “get
better”; engage in “simple practices”
to help you grow in strength and
wisdom. In addition to reading, we
will listen to some short talks and
some inspiring music to remind us
that life is pure joy.
Required texts:
n Daniel Quinn, Ishmael: An
Adventure of the Mind and Spirit,
Bantam, 1995, $18.00.
n Don Miguel Ruiz, The Mastery of
Love: A Practical Guide to the Art
of Relationship; A Toltec Wisdom
Book, Amber-Allen, 1999, $14.00.
n Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with
Morrie: An Old Man, a Young
Man, and Life’s Greatest Lesson,
Broadway, 2002, $13.99.
These OLLI books are available at
The Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
background in psychology and education, studies and practices vipassana
meditation, and is working on her
yoga teacher certification. Suzanne
created “simple practice” in 2005
to teach public education courses to
promote happiness and wellness and
to work one on one as a life coach/life
skills educator.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 1:30–
3:00pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 15. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1735
(aka Our Endless Duet with Space)
In this movement course, we will
explore moving through space in
a variety of dance and exercise forms.
Besides having “just plain fun,” we
will increase our strength, extend
our flexibility, and improve our balance and posture. No former dance
experience is required, just the willingness to join right in with things
new and different.
Please note: Bring a floor mat (yoga/
Pilates type), dress in loose-fitting
clothing, and wear soft, rubber sole
shoes if you do not wish to dance
barefoot or in stocking feet.
SUSAN WARTELL has been in love
with movement of all kinds since she
THURSDAYS continued . . .
was a little tomboy. She has a BS in
physical education and an MA in health
education and has taught and coached
in public and private schools for over
twenty years. She has been teaching
aerobics and other forms of exercise,
including yoga and Pilates, for about
as long. She has participated in some
form of dance (ballet, tap, jazz, and
most recently belly dance) since she
was four years old.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 2:00–
3:30pm (please note times), Barriskill
Dance Theatre School, 3642 Shannon
Road, Durham. Maximum: 25. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1736
In this course students will learn the
fundamentals of angling with a fly
rod, fundamentals of fly tying, and
stream etiquette.
Please note: Students should bring
$20 exact change to the first class;
this fee paid to the instructor will
cover the cost of admission to Clearwater Lake, where students will
practice fly fishing.
ED McGEE has been fishing, both in
fresh water and salt water, for more
than fifty years. He is treasurer of the
Triangle Fly Fishers, a Trout Unlimited
chapter, and teaches a fly fishing course
for Duke University.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 2:00–
3:30pm, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 10. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1738
Living biological matter is composed
of thousands of different chemical
compounds containing the element
carbon, constituting a family which
many years ago was dubbed “organic.” Such familiar types as vitamins,
hormones, DNA and RNA, fats, carbohydrates, proteins, and so on, are
well known by name to most of us.
In addition, many of the materials we
use in daily life, such as medicines,
plastics, agricultural pesticides, and
dyes, also are classed as organic
chemicals. But what are organic
chemicals? They all have definite
molecular structure which endows
them with their own valuable properties. Chemists have learned to express these molecular structures on
paper by simple drawings (structural
formulas). In this course we will first
develop an understanding of molecular structure using this type of formula. We will then consider the way
in which atoms are bonded in some
familiar compounds of the types
mentioned above, as well as the
nature of some fundamental types
of chemical reactions that organic
molecules can undergo.
Moll Flanders and Emma Bovary
are two of the most complex female
characters in literature. The novels
in which they appear broke new
ground when they were written and
still prompt readers to debate the
morality of the title characters and
question the degree to which the
authors identify with their creations.
Their authors, Daniel Defoe and
Gustave Flaubert, have distinctly
different literary styles and pushed
literary realism in different directions. In reading these two novels
together, we will learn a great deal
about the ways authors and readers
conspire to “create” literary characters and the influence of style on
our responses as readers. Most
important, we will have a great time
getting to know two fascinating
women and two fascinating literary
LOUIS D. QUIN is James B. Duke
Professor of Chemistry Emeritus,
Duke University; Professor Emeritus,
University of Massachusetts–Amherst;
and former chairman in both departments. He is adjunct professor at
UNC–Wilmington and author of 250
research articles and author or editor
of 9 books on organic chemistry topics.
These OLLI books are available at
The Regulator Bookshop; see page 11.
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 2:00–
3:30pm, Judea Reform Education
Building. Maximum: 30. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1737
6 Thursdays, April 22–May 27, 3:15–
4:45pm, The Bishop’s House. Maximum: 42. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1739
Required texts:
n Daniel
Defoe, Moll Flanders,
Modern Library, 2002, $9.95.
n Gustave
Flaubert, Madame
Bovary, trans. Francis Steegmuller, Vintage, 1991, $12.00.
English from UNC–Chapel Hill; her
dissertation was on the poetry of
Thomas Hardy. She has taught courses
on Victorian literature at OLLI since
2000 and has been director of the
organization since 2007.
Please send your registration BEFORE Tuesday,
April 6, to assure you will receive your class confirmation packet!
History, and Management
Discover the Duke Forest, the
University’s 7,091-acre teaching and
research laboratory, through a series
of springtime hikes. Topics will
include ecology, tree and wildflower
identification, culturally significant
TOUR for OLLI Members
Friday, May 21, 1:30pm sharp;
$5 per person
The Duke Lemur Center was
established in 1966 and today is
the world’s largest sanctuary for
rare and endangered prosimian
primates. Nestled on 85 acres in
Duke Forest, the Lemur Center
houses about 250 animals, including 233 lemurs encompassing
15 species, along with lorises
from India and Southeast Asia
and bush-babies from Africa.
The mission of the Duke
Lemur Center is to “promote
research and understanding of
prosimians and their natural
habitat as a means of advancing
the frontiers of knowledge, contributing to the educational
development of future leaders in
international scholarship and
conservation, and enhancing the
human condition by stimulating
intellectual growth and sustaining
global biodiversity.”
We will send a registration
form in the confirmation packets
for the Spring term. All participants are responsible for their
own transportation to and from
the Lemur Center. We will be
limited to fifty-five participants,
so promptly return your form and
Enjoy this unique opportunity
to learn more about one of Duke’s
most interesting programs.
sites, forest management and sustainability, and past and present research
projects. Tours will be in Durham
and Orange counties, with a different
meeting location each week. Directions to the first meeting location at
Shepherd Nature Trail will be included in the confirmation notice.
Please note: Participants will need
to come prepared for approximately
1.5 miles of walking on trails each
three-hour session.
MARISSA HARTZLER is the program
coordinator for the Office of the Duke
Forest, and is a graduate of the Nicholas
School of the Environment’s Master of
Environmental Management program.
6 Fridays, April 23–30 & May 14–
June 4, 9:00am–12:00pm (please note
dates and times), Duke Forest. Maximum: 12. Fee: $45. Course ID: 1740
In one of the first modern autobiographies, Benvenuto Cellini wrote, “No
matter what sort he is, everyone has
to his credit what are or what really
seem great achievements. If he cares
for truth and goodness, he ought to
write the story of his life in his own
hand.” He added, “But no one should
venture on such a splendid undertaking before he is over forty.” In this
course, we “seasoned adults” will
work together to write the stories of
our lives in our own hands, finding
ways to craft memories into a coherent whole to communicate truth, and
perhaps goodness, to our chosen
Every week students will produce
three to seven pages describing important events, people, and places
in their lives. We will spend the first
hour reading one another’s work and
the second hour discussing what
we’ve read. The instructor will guide
discussion and provide written
commentary on students’ work on
a weekly basis.
in English from UNC–Chapel Hill,
where she taught writing and literature
courses as part of her graduate studies.
She has taught courses in Victorian
literature at OLLI since 2000 and has
enjoyed being part of memoir classes
since Spring 2008.
6 Fridays, April 23–May 28, 10:00am–
12:00pm (please note times), The
Bishop’s House. Maximum: 12. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1741
Studies in
Executive Leadership
The presidency was established
in Article II of the United States
Craft Demonstration •
Join Us!
Special Spring Craft Demonstration Series
Fridays, April 23–May 21, 11:00am–12:30pm, at The Bishop’s House
Molas are traditionally made by the Kuna (or Cuna) women of the San
Blas island of Panama. Lu Howard will guide participants as they learn to
create these colorful panels composed of layers of rich, bright, solid color
fabrics stitched by hand. The layers are secured by appliquГ©, reverse
appliquГ©, and inlaid appliquГ© to the base layer. Panels can be framed or
incorporated into or onto clothing.
You will need basic sewing supplies, including small sharp pointed scissors,
needles, thread, cloth, and a thimble (if you use one). Call Lu Howard at
919-309-4925 or e-mail her at [email protected] for specifics.
FRIDAYS cont . . .
Constitution (1787), and the fortyfour men subsequently elected to
that office have given substance to
the words. Our course examines the
most significant presidential tenures
and traces the expansion of the
office in times of war and peace.
“Greatness” is often in the eyes of
the beholder, but historians agree
that relatively few of our Chief
Executives deserve the accolade.
The great presidents, along with the
mediocre and the outright failures,
are the subject of our sprint through
American history.
of History Emeritus at City University
of New York. He has written or edited
over thirty volumes. Among his interests
are the Supreme Court, contemporary
politics, and the history of New York City.
6 Fridays, April 23–May 28, 10:30am–
12:00pm, Galloway Ridge Retirement
Community, 3000 Galloway Ridge
Road, Pittsboro. Maximum: 30. Fee: $45.
Course ID: 1742
Directions: From Chapel Hill, go south
on 15-501 for 8 miles. Take the second
left shortly after the Fearrington Village
traffic light, at the Galloway Ridge sign.
Then take the second right and park on
the right, anywhere except the covered
parking area. Classes are in the main
building, and all students who are not
Galloway residents must enter through
the main lobby and sign in and out.
Severe Weather and Other Community Emergencies—OLLI 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 voice mail (919-684-2703) by 8:00am describing OLLI’s
plan of action. Listen for details about school closings on WTVD (Channel
11), WDNC (620 AM), or WCHL (1360 AM). The WRAL website (www.wral
.com) is also a good source of information about closings and delays. We will
also make every effort to send an e-mail announcement by 8:00am about
weather or emergency-related closings and delays.
Keeping Posted—Check out the OLLI website at
olli. Our site includes course listings, calendars, directions, announcements,
and information about special events. Be sure that we have your current e-mail
address so that you are on the list to receive occasional messages, last-minute
updates, and The Spotlight, OLLI’s online bulletin, which includes useful
information both about OLLI matters and about events of interest throughout
the Triangle.
Housekeeping—Please help the staff focus on the work that makes OLLI great
by picking up after yourself and keeping classrooms and common areas clean
and tidy.
Classroom Decorum—If, in the opinion of the instructor, activity leader, or
class members, a participant interferes with the goals of learning or community, he or she may be asked to leave the class or activity and ultimately may
not be able to continue his or her affiliation with OLLI at Duke.
Quiet in the Halls and Classes—We encourage you to socialize, but please
be quiet in the halls outside classes in progress. Remember to turn off cell
phones and other electronic devices when you are in class.
Smoking—The Bishop’s House and Judea Reform are smoke-free buildings.
Lunch—Options at The Bishop’s House include bringing a brown-bag lunch,
using facilities such as the Marketplace in the nearby East Campus Union,
and exploring nearby restaurants. At Judea Reform, you may bring a lunch
and eat in the commons area when no classes are scheduled there. Please
note: We comply with the dietary guidelines at Judea—no pork, no shellfish,
and no meat and dairy on the same plate.
Telephones—At The Bishop’s House there is a telephone outside the OLLI
office that is available for local calls. At Judea Reform, the OLLI receptionist
will have a cell phone—919-812-7160—for emergency use only.
1.You may get a Duke library card, good for print borrowing privileges,
when you present your OLLI membership card (your nametag) at Perkins
and Lilly libraries.
2.Limited use of the language labs.
3.Permission to eat in the faculty dining area of the Market Place in the
East Campus Union.
4.Participation in Alumni Travel tours. Call 684-5114 for more information.
Please send
your registration before
Tuesday, April 6
Our prioritized registration system
is designed to tackle the problems
of uneven mail delivery and overregistration in some classes. We can
only guarantee that you will receive
confirmation of registration if you
sign up before the deadline. See “How
to Register” on page 18 for details.
If you want a refund for a class you
will not attend, please request it by
the end of the second meeting of your
classes (by April 30 for most classes
that begin the week of April 19). After
that time, refunds will not be issued
except in the event of emergencies.
Membership fees are not refundable
for those who choose to drop classes.
We want OLLI at Duke classes to be
available to all who wish to participate.
If you need financial help to attend
OLLI classes, please contact Catherine
Frank at 919-684-2703. All requests
are confidential.
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 919-684-2703 in
advance of your participation or visit.
Trouble Hearing?
We own two assistive listening devices. Please call Mary Edwards at
919-681-3476 if you would like to
reserve one for a particular class or
if you would like a demonstration.
OLLI at Duke is one of the programs under the auspices of Duke Continuing
Studies and operating within the limits of Duke policies. Officers of the
Board of Advisors of this membership organization are elected at the annual
membership meeting, held at the end of the OLLI Winter term (after this
catalog will go to print). Board members elected by the membership serve as
advisors to OLLI staff and to the directors of Continuing Studies. They operate
under their own by-laws and meet as a board ten times a year. The president
appoints committee chairpersons. Board members and countless other volunteers provide the experience and hard work that guide, enrich, and maintain
the organization. We always need leaders, committee chairs, and all sorts of
volunteers. Please contact the OLLI Director at 919-684-2703 to find out more
about volunteer and leadership opportunities.
2009–2010 Officers
(one-year elected term)
President: Jack Gartner
President-Elect: Bob Hellwig
Past President: Phil Hopkins
Advisors at Large
(three-year elected term)
To 2010: Mike Bahnaman,
Jim Kitkowski
To 2011: Pat Bogart , Julie Lochridge
To 2012: Jan Tuchinsky, LeRoy Walker
Committee Chairpersons
(one-year appointed term)
Activities: Susanna Chabinak-Uhlig
Communications / Public Relations
& Community Outreach:
Betty Hopkins
Curriculum: Catherine Frank
Finance: Richard Ellman
Hospitality: Nancy Vanhoenacker
Instructor Relations: Mike Bahnaman
Membership: Valentina Hartford
Nominating & Board Development:
Jim Kitkowski
Strategic Planning: Bob Hellwig
Technology: Bob Weimer
Director: Catherine Frank
Assistant to the Director:
Mary Edwards
Representatives at
Judea Reform Education Building: Susanna Chabinak-Uhlig,
Roz Wolbarsht
Class members act as assistants to
the instructors, helping to ensure that
announcements are made, heads are
counted, equipment is set up, and handouts are distributed. Class assistants
are essential to the smooth functioning
of OLLI and enjoy the benefit of becoming better acquainted with both
faculty and fellow class members.
This is a relatively easy way to make
an important contribution to our
Training will be provided! If you
would like to volunteer to be the class
assistant in one or more of your classes,
please fill out the form below or the
box on the registration form found in
the middle of the catalog. For more
information, contact Mary Edwards
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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 the OLLI
director at 919-684-2703.
Information sheets on all activities will be posted on the OLLI
bulletin boards at The Bishop’s
House and at Judea Reform. If you
want to find out more about any
of the listed groups, please contact
the coordinator listed for that
An informal group reading contemporary literature. Meets on the second
Monday of every month at 3:15pm in
The Bishop’s House. Selections for the
Spring term will include
l April 12—Mohsin Hamid,
The Reluctant Fundamentalist
l May 10—Elizabeth Strout,
Olive Kittredge
l June 14—Per Petterson,
Out Stealing Horses
Coordinator: Judy Grauer, [email protected] or 919-416-0755.
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 first and third
Monday of the month at 3:15pm in
The Bishop’s House.
In Spring 2010 join us for a
demonstration series on Fridays,
April 23–May 21, 11:00am–12:30pm
at The Bishop’s House. Lu Howard
will work with students to make a
mola. Molas are traditionally made
by the Kuna (or Cuna) women of the
San Blas island of Panama. These
colorful panels are composed of layers
of rich, bright, solid color fabrics
stitched by hand. The layers are
secured by appliquГ©, reverse appliquГ©,
and inlaid appliquГ© to the base layer.
Panels can be framed or incorporated
into or onto clothing. Participants
will need to bring basic sewing
supplies including small sharp
pointed scissors, needles, thread,
cloth, and a thimble (if desired).
Please contact Lu at 919-309-4925 or
[email protected] for specifics.
Depending on the step, ballroom dancing can burn anywhere from 250 to 400
calories an hour—about the same as a brisk half-hour walk on a treadmill. The
more demanding dances, like the salsa, swing, and cha-cha, can be comparable
to an intense session at the gym. For many couples looking into getting fit, the
dance floor offers an exhilarating alternative to the drudgery of many workouts,
and experts say sticking to an exercise regime is easier when it’s not a chore.
OLLI at Duke offers ballroom dance at Judea Reform again this term. The
upcoming Spring 2010 session may include dances such as fox trot, waltz, and
salsa in hour-long lessons. The dances included in each session will ultimately
be decided by the students themselves. Make a weekly date with your favorite
dance partner and join us for an hour of dancing for fun and fitness.
Please note: Wear smooth-soled shoes to glide better across the floor.
BRUCE GILLOOLY has been dancing since the age of seven. After college, career,
marriage, and family, upon retirement, he asked himself, “What do I enjoy most?”
Since dancing was his first love, Bruce returned to teaching dance to help others find
the joy that he has experienced throughout life. Bruce currently teaches group classes
at the Wellness Center in Meadowmont, the Seymour Center in Chapel Hill, and the
Central Orange Senior Center in Hillsborough. He also teaches private lessons.
6 Wednesdays, April 21–May 26, 1:00–2:00pm, Judea Reform Education Building. Fee: $45 per person, to be paid to the
instructor. All refunds are at the discretion
of the instructor.
The OLLI Ballroom Dancers are welcome to a weekly
practice: Mondays (except holidays), 3:30–5:00pm,
the Great Hall at Seymour Senior Center, 2551
Homestead Road, Chapel Hill. Absolutely free!
If you have questions or wish to submit your
name to the E-Dance list, contact Bonnie Fuchs
at [email protected]
TOUR for OLLI Members
Join us for a tour of the Duke Lemur
Center, the world’s largest sanctuary
for rare and endangered prosimian
primates. Friday, May 21, 1:30pm
sharp; $5 per person. See page 27 for
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 [email protected] for more information.
for an opportunity to share poetry
and meet other OLLI poets. Coordinator: Tom Faison, 919-967-5862.
Bring your instrument (all voice
categories welcome) and join the
group, called the Baillie Branslers.
It is led by Kay Bailey (kayfbailey01, and meets Fridays at
1:30pm in the music room at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3639
Old Chapel Hill Rd., Durham.
This conversation group is for speakers with moderate to good knowledge
of the language; this is not a class.
Practice your French with Maria
Elliott, 919-682-0812; her group
meets 12:00–1:00pm Tuesdays in
The Studio at The Forest at Duke
Retirement Center.
Mac users will gather for Q&A and
short presentations on topics of interest. The group will meet monthly at a
day and time to be announced, at the
Erwin Square Mill Building Computer
Lab. Coordinators: Mary Jo Fickle,
[email protected], and Susan Eure,
[email protected]
Do you enjoy using your computer
for organizing, editing, and sharing
your photographs? Are you interested
in learning more about creative techniques, sharing procedures you have
used for your own photos, and having an opportunity to query others
who work on photos? Meetings will
include presentations on photo editing topics and time for Q&A. This
group will meet monthly in theВ Erwin
Square Mill Bldg. Computer Lab, day
and time to be announced. Coordinator:В Mary Jo Fickle, [email protected]
Are you interested in working on
photography with like-minded OLLI
members? We meet throughout the
year on the second Monday of the
month at 3:15pm in The Bishop’s
House. Coordinator: Ken Lundstrom,
919-206-4639 or [email protected]
Watch the bulletin board for details
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 need to have a science degree
to participate, and no registration
is required. We meet on the first
Thursday of the month at 2:30pm
at Judea Reform Education Building.
Coordinator: Bob Gutin, 919-4251300 or [email protected]
Are you an OLLI member and a
single woman seeking to expand
your social network? We are a group
of women who enjoy getting together,
talking about what it’s like to be
active at this time of our lives, sharing good food, good conversation,
and interesting outings. Join us for
laughter and camaraderie. Coordinator: Faye Gregory, 919-528-6533 or
[email protected]
Theater of the
American South
Join us at Theater of the American
South, an annual festival of Southern
plays, food, and culture. Saturday,
May 22, 10:00am–4:00pm, in Wilson.
Special price of $35, if twenty-five
OLLI members sign up. See page 6
for details.
Women of OLLI—How about some
great conversation and good food?
Every first Tuesday of the month
we meet for lunch and lively talk.
Look for the location announcement
on the bulletin boards and in The
Spotlight, OLLI’s online bulletin. All
are more than welcome. Questions?
Call Maurita Paprocki, 919-682-6234.
The knowledge and experience of OLLI members has been much sought after
and appreciated by a variety of community agencies. Directors of the following
projects would be delighted to add new volunteers to their ranks.
Duke Center for Aging and Human Development
OLLI at Duke, then the Duke Institute for Learning in Retirement (DILR),
began as a joint venture between Continuing Education and the Center for
the Study of Aging and Human Development, and OLLI members continue
to volunteer to participate in studies for the Center for Aging. Pick up an
application in Mary Edwards’ office at The Bishop’s House.
Duke University’s International House
University International House provides many services for international
students and faculty at Duke. You can help by being an “International
Friend” or by participating in English language conversation groups. Call
International House, 919-684-3585, for more information.
Additional Volunteer Activities
If you are interested in developing volunteer opportunities for OLLI members,
please contact the OLLI Director at 919-684-2703.
at Judea Reform
Financial News
at Judea Reform
The Great
Life Well Lived
Eno River Valley*
African American
of Science
Publish Your
Life Story*
Neuroplastic Self
The Internet
in 2010*
Musical Gems
Elements Projects*
3:15 1:30
Thomas Merton
Duke Sports
Short Fiction
Belly Dance
Art, Music, Literature
& Theology
Plants &
Brush Painting
Local Musicians
in Performance*
Senior Co-Housing
Design & Landscape
Your Yard*
Durham’s African
American History
Journal Writing
Faust in Music
The World Today
(2 sections)
Hank Williams
The Good Soldier
Stability Ball
Back in Balance*
New Horizons:
Swing Band*
Dixie Dukes*
For classes marked by an asterisk, please read course descriptions carefully—
the times, dates, and/or class locations do not follow the standard class schedule.
Dancers in
Their Own Words
Financial Freedom
Scientific Symposia*
New Horizons
Concert Band*
Christianity through
Jewish Eyes
2010 & 2011
at Judea Reform
Read & Discuss:
Half of a Yellow Sun
T’ai Chi
Memoir Writing
with Jane*
(section 1)
Spring 2010
Monday, April 5
Last day for most OLLI Winter 2010 classes
Duke Forest*
Memoir Writing
Great Presidents*
Tuesday, April 6
Spring term priority deadline
Wednesday, April 7
OLLI Annual Meeting and Election of
Officers, Judea Reform Congregation
Sunday–Wednesday, April 11–14
OLLI Beach Retreat, Trinity Center,
Pine Knoll Shores
Monday, April 19
OLLI Spring 2010 classes begin
Botanical Drawing*
American Revolution
in the Triangle
Making Motion
Women on
Weights II
Friday, May 28
Last day for most OLLI Spring 2010 classes
Craft Demonstration
(see page 27)
Biology of Aging
Organic Chemistry
Six Weeks,
Three Books
Fly Fishing
If You Can Walk,
You Can Dance
Sunday, October 3
OLLI Fall Picnic
Sunday–Wednesday, October 17–20
OLLI Mountain Retreat, Blowing Rock
Conference Center, Blowing Rock
Fiction in Progress
Monday–Friday, October 18–22
OLLI Fall Break—no classes
Monday–Friday, November 22–26
OLLI Thanksgiving Break—no classes
(The Bishop’s House)
Moll Flanders &
Madame Bovary
New Horizons
Concert Band*
Sunday, September 12
OLLI Fall 2010 Convocation
Monday, September 13
OLLI Fall 2010 classes begin
Memoir Writing
with Jane
(section 2)
Design & Landscape
Your Yard*
Fall 2010
Ideas for
Everyday Life
Friday, December 10
Last day for most OLLI Fall 2010 classes
Winter 2011
Sunday, January 9
OLLI Winter 2011 Convocation
Monday, January 10
OLLI Winter 2011 classes begin
Monday, January 17
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday—no classes
Watch The Spotlight, OLLI’s online bulletin;
the OLLI website (
olli); and the bulletin boards at The Bishop’s
House and Judea Reform for more activities,
more details, and any changes in plans.
Monday–Friday, February 21–25
OLLI Winter Break—no classes
Monday, April 4
Last day for most OLLI Winter 2011 classes
Please note that all dates are subject to change.
The Bishop’s House (8 East Campus Drive) is on the edge of Duke’s East
Campus, near the intersection of Markham and Buchanan. From Buchanan,
enter the campus at the drive opposite Dacian Avenue, following the drive
around until it ends at the white frame house marked “Continuing Studies:
The Bishop’s House.”
Parking Is Tight—
Gas Is Expensive—
Carpooling Is Encouraged!
As you approach Durham on 15-501 (Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd.), take the fork
marked “15-501 North - To I-85” toward Duke University. Take Exit 108-B (the
Durham Freeway, NC 147); then take Exit 14, marked Swift Avenue/East Campus.
Turn left onto Swift and then right onto Main Street. Go to the second light
and turn left onto Buchanan Blvd. Go 0.4 mile and turn left, opposite Dacian
Avenue, into the campus. Follow the drive until you reach The Bishop’s House.
As you approach Durham, take exit 279-B (the Durham Freeway, NC 147) and
exit at Chapel Hill Street. Turn right and go two blocks to Buchanan. Turn
right onto Buchanan and go nearly 1 mile to Dacian Ave. At that intersection,
turn left into the campus
and follow the drive around
to the right until you reach
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,
included in your confirmation packet, should be kept
on your dashboard. For the
handicapped spaces, you need
an official NC handicapped
parking tag. Campus parking
restrictions are strongly
enforced with a minimum
$40 fine. DO NOT park in
the lower lot that you pass
through before reaching The
Bishop’s House.
Your permit is also valid
for the lot at Asbury United
Methodist Church at the corner of Markham and Sedgefield. City parking restrictions limit us to two-hour
parking on the side streets
adjacent to East Campus. If
you are taking only one class
on a given day, we urge you
to park on the side streets.
Under the Federal Campus Security Act
(20 USC1092f), prospective students
may obtain a copy of the University’s
annual security report by visiting the
Duke University Police Department
at 502 Oregon St., Durham, NC, or by
calling 919-684-4602. This report
includes campus crime statistics and the
University’s safety and security policies.
Judea Reform Congregation, 1933 W. Cornwallis
Road, is conveniently located on the west side
of Durham. For our students who come from
Orange and Chatham counties, it is 6 miles and
ten minutes closer than The Bishop’s House.
For all of our students, there is plenty of parking!
Exit 106
rn B
Exit 16-B
The Bishop’s
Exit 106
Judea Reform
Chapel Hill Blvd
From I-40 West, take the Durham
Freeway (Hwy. 147 North). Go about
10 miles to Exit 16-B / 15-501 South /
Chapel Hill. Take 15-501 South to
Exit 106 / Cornwallis Road. Turn left
onto Cornwallis Road and go under
15-501. After the Western Bypass
Service Road, take the third driveway
on the right.
Take 15-501 North. Just past the
La Quinta Inn on the left, 15-501
will split; take the right split onto
15-501 Bypass North. Take Exit 106 /
Cornwallis Road and turn right onto
Cornwallis. After the Western Bypass
Service Road, take the third driveway
on the right.
Take I-40 East (stay on I-40 after
I-40 and I-85 split) to the exit for
15-501 / Chapel Hill. Turn left
(north) onto 15-501. Continue as
above “From Chapel Hill.”
Classes not held at The Bishop’s House, at Judea Reform,
or at the Erwin Square Mill Building Computer Lab.
See course descriptions for addresses and directions.
The Eno River Valley: A Natural and Cultural History
Eno River State Park, Durham, and Occoneechee
Mountain State Natural Area, Hillsborough
Belly Dance Exercise for Women
Croasdaile Village Retirement Community, Durham
Gentle Joint-Freeing Exercises
Mind and Body Therapies, Durham
Local Musicians in Performance
Croasdaile Village Retirement Community, Durham
Scientific Symposia
The Forest at Duke Retirement Community, Durham
New Horizons Concert Band
Durham Academy Middle School Campus
How to Publish Your Life Story
Galloway Ridge Retirement Community, Pittsboro
The Internet in 2010
Galloway Ridge Retirement Community, Pittsboro
Back in Balance
SafeSkills Movement Arts Center, Durham
New Horizons Chorus, Swing Band, and Dixie Dukes
Durham Academy Middle School Campus
If You Can Walk, You Can Dance
Barrskill Dance Theatre School, Durham
New Horizons Concert Band
Durham Academy Middle School Campus
Duke Forest: Ecology, History, and Management
Duke Forest
Great Presidents
Galloway Ridge Retirement Community, Pittsboro
3913604 693600
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke University
Box 90704 - The Bishop’s House
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708
Catherine Frank, Director
919-684-2703 Fax 919-681-8235
e-mail: [email protected]
Mary Edwards, Assistant to the Director
919-681-3476 Fax 919-681-8235
e-mail: [email protected]
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