KIT (Keep In Touch) Mail

Class Updates and Reminders

  • We are sorry to announce the cancellation of SE 34, the Temecula Wine Tasting Tour on March 17th.  We needed an additional nine people in order to break even on the trip, and did not have any more time available to publicize, as the wineries were expecting deposits.  UCI Student Services will process refunds for those who were enrolled.


  • Reminder: SS 309, Voting Rights in America, scheduled to begin on March 7, has been cancelled due to the presenter’s illness. We hope to reschedule this class in the future.


Other News


  • Ask not what OLLI can do for you, ask yourself what you can do for OLLI!  Is it YOUR turn?  There are leadership positions waiting to be filled. Please contact Leah Jordan ( or Julia Hume ( to see what is available.


  • Coming up at the University Club Forum, co-sponsored by OLLI, on Wednesday, March 9: Physics and Astronomy Professor David Kirkby will present the uci@home program, where homeowners adapt their uses of energy when they get feedback about the costs. A buffet lunch begins at 11:15 AM and is $11.50 for UClub members and $13.50 for non-members. For reservations, call 949-824-7960. To see the complete Winter 2011 Forum schedule, go to our blog at and click on University Club Forums.


  • Reminder: We recently sent you an e-mail survey about OLLI communications. Please take a few moments to complete the survey before we close it on March 6. Your opinions are important to us! Results will be published in next month’s newsletter.


  • Oops! Page 8 of The Outlook (the March OLLI newsletter) mentions a UCI Arts Master Class called BE A PERSON, BE A PERSON! on March 11. We have since learned that this class is not open to the public. Sorry for the mistake! Also, the time for the UCI Electronic Books presentation mentioned on page 12 is 11 AM–1 PM. (Note: this is not the same as OLLI’s own class on E-books, which began this week.)


  • OLLI Blog. Please be sure to check the OLLI Blog ( for new class presentations and other information. Two new posts this week: Travel Medicine from Topics in Medicine for Seniors, and information from the Building of St. Peter’s Basilica class. Also new is a link to OLLI forms, including waiver release and emergency information forms for trips.

2 Responses

  1. Is there any current action being directed to offering OLLI members access to the UCI Libraries, to facilitate further research and reading related to topics discussed via OLLI courses, or for independent research. I understand that to use a UCI Library, a library card must be utilized. Can this be obtained as an OLLI member? Perhaps, it may be restricted to e-books, etc. to avoid material delays to UCI registered students.


    • Dear Jared,

      This subject has arisen on several ocassions. The jurisdiction resides with the UCI Libraries. I contacted Langson Library and was advised that as an OLLI member you do not qualify for UCI student rates. Your classification would fall under the area of a “Community User”. As a community user you may access all the UCI campus libraries at no charge if you come in person. If you wish to check out any books or materials, then you will be assessed some fees. I’m sure a librarian can explain the fee structure. You might consider purchasing an annual library card as a community user for an annual fee of $80.00. I was told this would permit you to check out materials and books. If you wish to further research your options, please go to:

      Barbara Barone


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