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Free and open to the public

1:00 - 2:30 pm • UAH Nursing Building 103B

 

IOLLI at UAH - 25 Years of Lifelong Learning at UAHn 1993, The Academy for Lifetime Learning, Inc. was founded with seven courses offered the first term. It attracted the attention of seasoned adults and grew rapidly. In 2005, The Academy became one of 119 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes in the U.S. after an endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation to UAH. OLLI at UAH has since grown to over 1000 members and offers 70+ courses each term.

Show your friends what OLLI is all about!

To celebrate, we are hosting a 25th anniversary speaker series. These presentations are free and open to the public. Invite friends and join our celebration.

Support OLLI at UAH: $25 for 25 Years of Lifelong Learning

Please help us maintain the excellent learning opportunity provided through OLLI at UAH by giving a tax-deductible gift to the $25 for Twenty-five Years of Lifelong Learning. Donations are tax-deductible. Visit Donate to OLLI to contribute to the OLLI Support Fund. Your support is greatly appreciated &mdash Make Your Tax-deductible Gift to OLLI Today!

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October 26
Pulitzers and Politics:
The Alabama Legacies of Harper Lee and George Wallace

Wayne Flynt, Alabama Historian, Author, and Professor Emeritus at Auburn University

Between 1933 and 1977, the South contained one fourth of the nation's population, one third of its poverty, and produced 40% of its winners of the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. What does this say about the region and especially Alabama?

Dr. Wayne Flynt was born Oct. 4, 1940, in Pontotoc, Mississippi. He grew up primarily in Alabama, attended Samford University as a ministerial student, and double majored in History and Speech. Flynt attended graduate school at Florida State University, receiving his Ph.D. in 1965 in American History.

During his 40-year teaching career at Samford and Auburn universities, Flynt won 18 teaching awards, including top teaching honors at Samford, the College of Liberal Arts and the graduate faculty at Auburn. Dr. Flynt authored fourteen books, including his most well-known, Poor but Proud: Alabama's Poor Whites and Alabama in the Twentieth Century, and he co-wrote Alabama: A History of a Deep South State, both of which were nominated for Pulitzer Prizes. He has served as a community activist for decades championing for the socio-economically disadvantaged and for education reform.

Wayne Flynt

 

November 9
Behind the Scenes of Louis Comfort Tiffany –
Treasures from the Driehaus Museum

Peter Baldaia, Director of Curatorial Affairs, Huntsville Museum of Art

A celebration of beauty, Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, features more than 60 objects, spanning over 30 years of Tiffany's prolific career. One of America's most renowned artists, Tiffany worked in nearly all the media available to artists and designers in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries — glass, ceramic, metalwork, jewelry, and painting. The collection is one of the country's most important private collections of works by an American decorative designer. Peter Baldaia will explain the intricacies behind the scenes of planning, organizing, and executing this blockbuster exhibition, on view from October 21, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

Having over 35 years museum experience,Mr. Baldaia has worked for the Huntsville Museum of Art since 1994. He was the former Curator of Exhibitions and Collections at the Rockford Art Museum in Illinois, and Curator at the Fuller Museum of Art in Brockton, Mass. Mr. Baldaia holds a B.F.A. from Rhode Island College and a master's degree in Art History and Museum Studies from Boston University Graduate School.

Peter Baldaia

 

December 7
Reelin' in the Years: Pop Music from 1950s-1990s
Bob Labbe, Pop Music Historian and WLRH Radio Host

Join the guru of the oldies himself, Bob Labbe, of the radio show, Reelin' in the Years. Labbe will speak about the history of pop music from 1950-1990, the era of the 45-rpm record. Labbe has more than 20,000 45-rpm records in his personal collection, which he uses in his travels through four decades of pop music, intertwined with pieces of pop music trivia and interviews with some of the biggest names in pop music history.

Bob attended Elkins Institute in Nashville and Columbia School of Broadcasting. As the TV sports anchor at WAAY, Channel 31, from 1979-91, he was voted No. 1 sports personality in the local market several times. Labbe's career includes stints at WAHR-FM, WAAYAM, WVOV AM, The Huntsville Times, the City of Madison, SportsMed, several Army and NASA contracts at Redstone, and the Madison Weekly News. Labbe can still be seen on TV as the spokesman for a local tire  company, and hosting a weekly four-hour live radio show on WLRH. Labbe is best remembered as a member of the Huntsville media over the past four decades and for his numerous reporting awards in TV, radio and newspapers.

 

Bob Labbe

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