KIT (Keep in Touch) Mail

Class Updates and Reminders

  • We are sorry to announce that Botox Deconstructed, SC 205, scheduled to begin this Friday, has been cancelled. We hope to offer this course in a future semester.
  • Special Discussion Class on Current Issues. The Social Science Committee will hold a pilot class on current issues from noon to 2 PM on Thursday, December 8, in the Woodbridge Onken Classroom. Seeing a particular need from OLLI members, Peggy Maradudin, Rob Alen, and Jonathan Weil will lead a current issues discussion group.

 We will use a variety of formats (such as open discussion and the PBS format of Washington Week in Review) to discuss international and national events. Bring your own lunch.

Other News


  • Introducing Club OLLI: A new group organized to bring some social activities to OLLI at UCI. We have already gotten a great response from two new groups that are forming, Mahjong and Bridge. If you are interested in learning or playing American-style Mahjong please contact Estelle Elkin at Please include your name,  whether you have played previously, and your experience level. If you are interested in bridge, contact Ann Melfi at Please include your name, level of play, and whether you would be interested in an evening group. Do you have other ideas for Club OLLI? Please contact Jnana Anderson at Future activities may include a book group, a crafts boutique, or a lunch out following a morning class. We welcome your input!
  • Coming up at University Club Forum, co-sponsored by OLLI: Henry Korn, Manager of Arts, Culture and Heritage at Irvine’s Great Park, will give us an update on what is going on at the park, including the new artist-in-residence program, on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Buffet lunch begins at 11:15 AM and is $13 for OLLI members. For reservations, call 949-824-7960 or e-mail


  • Just posted on the OLLI blog: class presentations and handouts from World War II Remembered (SS 314), Voyage with Ancient Greek Heroes (AH 108), and Russia and the Soviet Union at War (AH 103). Go to to see these presentations and more.
  • A special invitation for OLLI members: UCI Drama professor Annie Loui has invited us to attend a free workshop of Jane Eyre,  December 1–4 in the Claire Trevor School of the Arts’ new Contemporary Arts Center.  Based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte, the classic story of love and redemption will be brought to life through one hour of music and movement.  Show times are Thursday at 7 PM, Friday and Saturday at 8 PM and Sunday at 2 PM.  Free, but seats must be reserved through stage manager Annie Jenkins at

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