This Week at OLLI- Feb. 5, 2024


  • 12:00PM Are You Living in Your Forever Home?
  • 1:00PM Native People of the Southeast
  • 3:00PM Arab/Israeli Conflict


  • 10:00AM Healthy Eating Made Simple
  • 11:00AM Stretches for the Healthy Foot
  • 1:00PM Creative Writing
  • 1:30PM Film Noir II
  • 2:00PM What Do You Believe? (Zoom)
  • 4:00PM Beginner Handbells (Off-Site)


  • 9:30AM Immigrants in America (Zoom)
  • 10:00AM Democracy (1st Session)
  • 10:00AM Award Winning Novels
  • 11:00AM Fabulous Fingers (URI Keyboard Lab)
  • 12:00PM New Members Welcome
  • 12:30PM Bowling
  • 1:00PM Hiking Group
  • 1:00PM Hand Lettering: The Art of Drawing Letters
  • 2:00PM Corals and Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
  • 3:00Pm Arab/Israeli Conflict
  • 3:00PM Six American Short Stories (Zoom)


  • 9:00AM Let’s Skate @ Boss Arena
  • 10:00AM Democracy- (2nd Session)
  • 10:00AM Making Mosaic Art 
  • 11:00AM Current Events Group
  • 1:00PM Mahjong
  • 1:30PM Compassionate Conversations
  • 2:00PM Curriculum Comm Mtg
  • 3:00PM Movie Group
  • 3:00PM World in an Uproar (Zoom)
  • 3:30PM Creativity and Play (Off-site)


  • 1:00PM Sandra Bullock
  • 1:00PM Chair Yoga

CYBER SENIORS IS BACK! We have two new students this semester! Stop by and welcome both Paul and Flora.The students will be in the lobby during the following days/times. OLLI members can stop by and get help with all of their technology needs. 

Cyber Senior Drop in Hours for our Winter and spring semesters:

  • Mondays, 9:30AM-11:30AM
  • Tuesdays, 9:30AM-11:30AM
  • Thursdays, 2:00PM-4:00PM
  • Fridays, 9:30AM-11:30AM

TECH TALK, Thursday, Feb 22, on Zoom- At the February Tech Talk we will be discussing Accessibility Features on Your phone or tablet. Discover what your device can do for you! You can use these helpful tools to help you in the areas of vision, audio and mobility. Join us on Zoom and find out about the features that can assist you. Register online or call 401-874-4197. The link will be emailed to you prior to the talk.

RHODY OUTPOST– Thank you to everyone who donated food for Rhody Outpost last week. Your generous donations helped to fill two big totes with food to help URI students! We’ll continue to collect donations throughout the semester! Click here to view the updated Winter wish list. High demand items include Raisins and dried fruit, nuts and seeds, crackers, and cookies.

A MESSAGE FROM PRESIDENT PARLANGE– In a message to the University community, President Marc Parlange shared his gratitude and hope for the URI community in the coming year.

TEDxURI is seeking innovative students, faculty, and staff who are ready to inspire others to Think Big about innovation this spring. Don’t miss this opportunity to share your story! Applications are due Tuesday, Feb. 6! Click here for all the details. 

WICKFORD SMITH’S CASTLE is looking for men and women who are interested in sharing and preserving the story of early Rhode Island history. There are many opportunities for a meaningful volunteer activity at the Castle depending on your interests: as docents or greeters, helping at our four annual public events, or with grounds work, building maintenance, or publicity. For further information and/or to register for the upcoming 3-week training for docents and greeters starting on April 6th, please visit our website at


Thursday, Feb. 22, at 5 p.m. Hope Room, Robert J. Higgins Welcome Center, Kingston Campus.  Also streamed live on Facebook, X, LinkedIn, and YouTube. Click for more information and to register.

Ruha Benjamin, professor of African American studies at Princeton University and founding director of the Ida B. Wells Just Data Lab, takes us into the world of biased bots, altruistic algorithms, and their many entanglements, and provides conceptual tools to decode tech predictions with historical and sociological insight. When it comes to AI, Benjamin shifts our focus from the dystopian and utopian narratives we are sold, to a sober reckoning with the way these tools are already a part of our lives.

FREE PRESENTATION AT OLLI WVU OLLI at WVU invites you to their upcoming presentation, Barbie and G.I. Joe in Action: Mid-Century Romance and Role Play, by Beth Toren on Wednesday, February 14, at 2:30 p.m. EST on Zoom. The event is free and open to the public. Information and registration link available at