Spring 2024 Handouts

If there are handouts available for a study group, they are linked below. If there are none listed and no note, then we currently have none. This page will be available for the duration of the Short. This page consists solely of handouts produced by SGLs. OLLI does not have the ability to grant members access to restricted links provided by an SGL (password protected, paywalled, etc.). 

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Title

SGL(s)

137

Church and State Under the Constitution and the Courts

Vamvas

147

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

Fruiterman

156

AU School of International Service—Foreign Policy Challenges for the Year Ahead

Rolnick

160

Unprecedented Challenges to Public Education: Inequality, Demographics, and Partisan Politics

Blank

162

Democracy and the Politics of Reality

Jew

163

Grey Zone of Conflict

Jew

171

Current Events and Public Policy I

Porter

172

Current Events and Public Policy II

Porter

180

Today's Supreme Court: A Course for Citizens

Hansen

187

Pivotal US Presidential Elections

Woodward

200

Neuroscience of Conflict

Hull

202

Genealogy: Hopping the Pond

LaRossa

212

Race and Sexuality

Hadden

232

Finding Your Family History

Goodman

240

Hearing Matters

Alden

250

TED Talks

Lewis

252

Exploring Our Hidden Brain: How Emotions and Behaviors Shape Our Decisions

Weichel

260

The Impact of the Great War on Western Culture and the Western Worldview

O'Connor

289

Understanding Addiction

Meyer

292

How to Live Healthier, Happier, and Longer in Retirement: 8 Essential Pillars

Bickford

310

Do Only the Rich Have Trusts? Key Strategies Using Trusts in Your Estate Plan

Burton

350 

Protecting and Maximizing Your Retirement Income

Hurwitz

360

US International Trade Crises—You Make the Call

Williamson

386

How Do Banks Lose So Much Money?

Thetford

391

Repercussions From Recent Financial Crises: A Global View

Motyka

403

Water, Water (Isn't) Everywhere

Cotruvo
426

Introduction to Cell Biology

Shaw
441

Technologies That Make Life Better

Rezmovic
444

The Manhattan Project

Read
452

Energy and Climate Change

Edelstein
476

Practical Primary Care Medicine

Rubin
480

The Ups and Downs of Weather

Brown
481

Having Fun with Native Plants

Wilson
501

Beginning/Intermediate Folk Guitar

Siebens
505

English Composers Bringing Romanticism Into the 20th Century

Flaxman
510

Songs of Sex, Part 2

Gondelman
517

Music Festivals

Gondelman
522

The Harlem Renaissance

Stevens
524

Sound Revolutions—A Brief History of Recorded Sound

Brylawski
533

Music, Media, and the Counterculture 1950–1980

Pagliasotti
550

Washington Color Painters: 1940 to 1990

Keel
555

The Silent Clowns

Gorsky
561

Preserve Your Treasures: Make a Book

Logan
565

Seeing More, Enjoying More at the Ballet

Bush
574

"A Painter Always Paints Himself": A History of Self-Portraits [Part One]

With
588

Travels with Xuanzang

Hobbs
589

American Colonial and Federal Furniture: 1650–1840

Fitzgerald
592

20th-Century Modernist Architects—In Washington and Beyond

Hensler
596

Comedy—Selected Origins and Highlights

Vorensky
598

Film Analysis (Mostly Great Directors)

King
599

Color Theory

Miklitsch
600

Intermediate Italian

Flaxman
601

Étude de la Culture Quotidienne Française

Spittler
602

French Conversation Advanced

Farrell
603

Cours de Lecture et Conversation en Français

Férat
605

Ponts Culturels

Sandifer
606

Intermediate German: Building Vocabulary

Cutts
613

Latin for Developing Translators

Smith
615

Deutsch fuer Fortgeschrittene

Caraher
619

Le Polar: Le Genre Policier Francais

Harper
621

Enjoying The New Yorker Together

Spurlock
622

Memoir Bootcamp

Alter
630

Little Dorrit is NOT Another Little Nell

Freeman
631

Understanding Families Through Plays

Lewis
639

Appreciating Children’s Picture Books as an Adult

Buglass
640

Poems about Paintings

Hendershot
645

After the War, II

Poole
646

Poetry Craftshop: Quietings and Arousals—The Poems Of Lucille Clifton and Jane Kenyon

Pierson
648

Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing Workshop

Hiller
655

Greek Tragedy

Parlato
668

Fiction Writers' Bootcamp

Nash
671

Shakespeare by Barker—As He Liked It

White
675

Poets on Their Work: Ars Poetica Poems

Pettengill
677

Emily Dickinson: "Unto [Her] Books So Good to Turn"

Day One

Day Two

Day Three

Day Four

Day Five

Day Six

Day Seven 

Day Eight

Heginbotham
681

What's New in the Essay

Willens
685

August Wilson's American Century Cycle

Maxwell
690

Everybody's Protest Novel

Moody
700

Florence—City of Science, Political Theory, Economics, Philosophy, and Oh, Yes, Art

Lesser
701

War and Remembrance: Flim

Mulligan
702

The Ancient Mediterranean

Glakas
707

The Rise and Fall of Napoleon Bonaparte

Coffman
715

Jewish History: Patriarchs to Israel

Berman
724

Manifest Destiny and US Expansion

Belden
739

China’s Early History

Spendelow
741

Slavery and the Growth of the Nation

Stewart
770

A Brief History of Washington, DC

Somers
777

Aviation Trailblazers, Early Non-Stops, and Airlines Flying the Atlantic

Stanton
782

Conflict Resolution, Justice, and Reconciliation

Rotter
786

A Cinematic Look at America in the Fifties

Thurman
788

Fateful Documents

Schwartz
790

Off the Beaten Path in the DC Area

Buglass
805

Meditation Class

Reo
806

Medical Qigong

Reo

831

Mastering Skills of Mindfulness Meditation

Drobis

834

Mastering Skills of Mindfulness Meditation: Intermediate Level Drobis

838

She Who Must Be Obeyed: Great Mother Goddesses of the World

Croog

860

Plotinus, Eriugena, and David of Dinant

Ross

861

Spinoza

Ross