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OLLI at UVA offers university-level, short courses for active adults. There are no prerequisites, educational or otherwise, for you to continue your intellectual exploration and enrichment with OLLI at UVA.

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Course registration opened on Tuesday, July 28th.   The Fall 2020 semester is September 8th through December 11th. 

 

Watercolor Technique "Tune-Up" (ARTS050) NEW!

THIS CLASS IS FULL. Please click the "Add to Waitlist" button below. The "Add to Waitlist" button will only appear if you have previously purchased a membership this semester, or have a membership in your cart.

Instructor: Chee Ricketts

  • Sessions: 4      Dates: 11/10/2020 - 12/8/2020  Two hour class

  • Times: 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

         Day of the week: Tu

  • Fee: $32.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 10

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Timely Tips for Senior Travelers (LIFE028) NEW!

  • Instructor: JJ Towler

  • Sessions: 1      Dates: 12/17/2020 - 12/17/2020  In-Person class (masked and socially distanced)

  • Times: 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

         Days: Th

  • Course Location: Studio IX -

  • Location Address: 969 2nd Street SE Charlottesville, VA 22902

  • Fee: $11.00      

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  • **OLLI Test Course (TEST001) NEW!

  • Fee: $0.00      Capacity Remaining: 2000

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  • Arts & Crafts and Art Nouveau in England, Europe and America, 1870s-1914 (ARTS044) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Richard Wilson

  • Sessions: 7      Dates: 10/20/2020 - 12/15/2020  NO CLASS ON NOVEMBER 10th.

  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

         Day of the week: Tu

  • Fee: $56.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 100

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Bach (ARTS045) 

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Donald Loach

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/26/2020 - 12/7/2020  

  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

         Day of the week: M

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 35

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Opera of the Bel Canto Period: Rossini, Donizetti, Bellini, and Others (ARTS037) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Timothy Snider

  • Sessions: 4      Dates: 10/29/2020 - 11/19/2020  

  • Times: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

         Day of the week: Th

  • Fee: $32.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 100

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • 1940 to 1950: From World War II to the Cold War (HIST034) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Richard Elder

  • Sessions: 5      Dates: 10/28/2020 - 12/2/2020  

  • Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

         Day of the week: W

  • Fee: $40.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 30

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Famous Union Civil War Generals (HIST036) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: James Donahue

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/7/2020 - 11/11/2020  

  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

         Day of the week: W

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 30

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Art in History: Europe, 1914-1945 (ARTS034) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: John Mason

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/27/2020 - 12/8/2020  

  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

         Day of the week: Tu

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 50

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • The Anthropology of Evil (HUMN037) 

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Stephen Kennamer

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/20/2020 - 12/1/2020  

  • Times: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

         Day of the week: Tu

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 100

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • The Epic Part Two (HUMN034) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Robert Reid

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/29/2020 - 12/10/2020  

  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

         Day of the week: Th

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 25

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • The History of Kenya and Ngugi wa Thiong'o (HUMN038) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: David Throup

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/30/2020 - 12/11/2020  Suggested reading: Ngugi‚Äôs Dreams in a Time of War and A River Between

  • Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

         Day of the week: F

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 20

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Interpreting and Participating in Shakespeare's Plays (HUMN039) 

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Henry McHenry

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/27/2020 - 12/8/2020  

  • Times: 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM

         Day of the week: Tu

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 50

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Israel's Strategic Position in the Middle East (PBAF017) 

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Rabbi Joel Schwartzman

  • Sessions: 4      Dates: 10/16/2020 - 11/6/2020  WEBINAR

  • Times: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

         Day of the week: F

  • Fee: $32.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 60

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Measure for Measure: Shakespeare, Power, Politics and Private Morality (HUMN041) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Charles Chadwick

  • Sessions: 8      Dates: 9/16/2020 - 11/4/2020  

  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

         Day of the week: W

  • Fee: $64.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 25

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Recommended text for the play: Measure for Measure, Arden Shakespeare, 3rd Series, A.R. Braunmuller and Robert N. Watson, ed.

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  • Who Does Jesus Think He is? (HUMN035) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: George Conway

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/27/2020 - 12/8/2020  WEBINAR.

  • Times: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

         Day of the week: Tu

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 100

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • How to be Effective and Enjoy Serving on a Non-Profit Board (LIFE003) 

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Edward Coates

  • Sessions: 4      Dates: 10/15/2020 - 11/5/2020  

  • Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

         Day of the week: Th

  • Fee: $32.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 12

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Europe After Brexit (PBAF030) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: James Sofka

  • Sessions: 4      Dates: 10/29/2020 - 11/19/2020  

  • Times: 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

         Day of the week: Th

  • Fee: $32.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 50

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • The Third Nuclear Age: Weapons and Foreign Policy (PBAF032) 

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: William Adams

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/26/2020 - 12/7/2020  

  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

         Day of the week: M

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 50

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Fire and Ice: The Geologic History of Yellowstone National Park (SCIT020) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Mark Barnhill

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/26/2020 - 12/7/2020  

  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

         Day of the week: M

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 50

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Human Nutrition and the Future of Food (SCIT021) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Reginald Garrett

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/29/2020 - 12/10/2020  

  • Times: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

         Day of the week: Th

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 50

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • A New Age of Wonder: Recent Discoveries in Astronomy (SCIT004) 

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Charles Hamilton

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/28/2020 - 12/9/2020  

  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

         Day of the week: W

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 50

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Foundations of Yoga (WELL022) NEW!

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: Leslie Lee

  • Sessions: 6      Dates: 10/30/2020 - 12/11/2020  90 minute class

  • Times: 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

         Day of the week: F

  • Fee: $48.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 15

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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  • Getting Better at Getting Older: Balance Better (WELL011) 

  • REGISTRATION FOR THIS CLASS IS CLOSED. 
  • Instructor: James Collins

  • Sessions: 4      Dates: 10/26/2020 - 11/16/2020  

  • Times: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM

         Day of the week: M

  • Fee: $32.00     

  • Maximum Enrollment (we do monitor enrollment and when possible may add seats): 30

  • This course will be delivered in a "Distance Learning" format through Zoom. You will receive additional Zoom details for accessing the course prior to the course start date. 

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