February 2021 Shorts

Welcome to OLLI's 2021 February Shorts Program! There are two weeks of February Shorts this time: February 1-5 and February 8-12. Each Short course runs for 3, 4, or 5 days during one of the two weeks. 

The $75 fee allows you to register for three Shorts before the lottery and then add a fourth after you receive your registration confirmation letter. Your course selections do not have to be all within the same week.

The February Lottery will be held on Thursday, January 14. Assignment letters will be mailed the same day or the next day. If you request a refund by the close of business, Friday, January 29, your payment will be refunded minus a $10 administrative fee. Requests for refunds must be made in writing (email is fine) and must be submitted to the OLLI office by close of business, Friday, January 29.

Due to Covid 19, all February Shorts will be conducted online via Zoom.

Register BEFORE Lottery Day, Thursday, January 14.
 
Number Course Leader(s) Dates Time Status
910 Tough Cases: Judges Tell the Stories of Some of the Hardest Decisions They’ve Ever Made Canan, Russell; Mize, Gregory; Weisberg, Frederick; Walton, Reggie February 1, 2, 4, 5, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Open
911 Early Childhood Politics and Policies Blank, Helen February 8, 9, 10, 11 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Open
912 Civil Rights and Government Institutions Nadel, Mark February 8, 9, 10, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Open
913 The National Security/Military Challenges facing the Biden Administration (Full) Wilson, Peter February 8, 9, 10, 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Closed
914 Reconstruction and Its Legacies: the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments Pomerantz, David February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Open
915 Populism and the Presidency (Full) Hansen, Penny February 1, 2, 3, 4 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Closed
916 School and Community: A Challenging Partnership Blank, Martin February 1, 2, 3, 4 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Cancelled
920 Clear Thinking in the Age of Data Overload (Full) Squitieri, Ray February 1, 2, 3, 4 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Closed
921 The Future of… Five select topics to be examined by the experienced and wise Neuman, Lois February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Open
922 Teaching About Communities Kravetz, Katharine February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Open
940 Climate Change and Human Health (Full) Paulson, Jerome February 1, 2, 3, 4 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Closed
941 Social Implications of Technology Innovations: An Overview and Examples Warley, Guillermo February 8, 9, 11, 12 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Open
942 Mathematics Elsewhere Atkinson, Graham February 1, 2, 3, 4 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Open
943 Relativity Read, Jacques February 1, 2, 3, 4 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Open
944 The Basic Science of the Novel Coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2 Cheh, Albert February 8, 9, 10, 11 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Open
945 Physics of Spacetime Kearsley, Eric February 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Open
946 Issues in Food Safety Hinga, Kenneth February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Open
950 Ancient Egyptian Art and Culture Gordon, Margery February 1, 2, 3, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Open
951 Voices of the Stars: Singers Who Dubbed for Movie Actors Who Couldn't Moskowitz, Daniel February 8, 9, 10, 11 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Open
952 A History of Porcelain; From Ming to Meissen to Minton (Full) Lindgren, Keith February 1, 3, 5 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Closed
953 Humor in Classical Music Sherman, Dan February 2, 4 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Open
961 Dylan Thomas: Listening, Reading, Contemplating Palmer, Richard February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Open
962 Dickinson's Daughters Heginbotham, Eleanor February 1, 2, 3, 4 5 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Open
963 Reviewing New York Times Book Review Weichel, Carl; Moldauer, Barbara February 1, 2, 3, 4 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Open
964 Simone Weil On Tragedy: Lessons From a Poem and a Play Collins, Ronald February 9, 10, 11, 12 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Open
965 Sherlock Holmes: Books and Beyond Sherman, Dan February 1, 3 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Open
966 PDQ Joyce Kolodney, Robert February 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Open
967 Understanding Families Through Movies (Full) Lewis, Karen Gail February 8, 9, 10, 11 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Closed
970 The Spanish Inquisition and Expulsion of the Jews from Spain Gorsky, Jeffrey February 3, 4, 5 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM Open
971 Machineries of Death Ingebretsen, Edward February 1, 2, 4, 5 9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Open
972 Woodley and Its Residents Kilborne, Allerton February 8, 9, 10, 11 11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Open