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Upcoming Events


Mar 2, 2017 | 6:30 p.m. | Bryant Conference Center - Rast

Discovering Alabama: An Evening with Doug Phillips

Discovering Alabama

Alabama has the 2nd largest producing forestland base in the U.S. with 23 million acres. The state enjoys more than 70 different forest natural communities and almost 200 species of trees. Surprisingly, the majority of Alabama’s forestlands are not public or commercially owned lands but, instead, are privately owned by individuals and families.

Join us for coffee, chocolate and a private showing! Dr. Doug Phillips, creator and producer of Discovering Alabama, will present and discuss the newest episode, Alabama Private Forests, which visits with private landowners across the state to highlight the values of these lands from the perspective of private owners. 

OLLI members are encouraged to invite a guest to this exclusive event!

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This event is offered at no cost, however, registration is required.  

Register by phone at 205-348-3000.


Past Events


OLLI Collegiate Classic - February 25, 2017

As you have probably heard, OLLI@UA proudly supports The University of Alabama Adapted Athletics program. To show their gratitude for all of our support, the wheelchair basketball teams honored OLLI by naming their biggest basketball tournament of the year after us. The OLLI Collegiate Classic was held February 25, 2017.

OLLI members to attended this special event along with the hundreds of students and fans from communities near and far. 


Redefining Woodworking: Kimberly Winkle Visits UA - February 23-25, 2017

Jewelry and Furniture, Forms and Structures: Kimberly Winkle Redefines Woodworking

Thursday, February 23

Woodshop Demo
9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Woods Hall, Room 104

Wine and Cheese / Meet the Artist
3 - 5 p.m., Bryant Conference Center, Birmingham-Central Room

Friday, February 24

Artist Talk "What it Takes to be an Artist"
1 - 3 p.m., Woods Hall, Room 115

Saturday, February 25

Milk Paint Demo and Discussion
10 - 11:30 a.m., David Paterson's Woodshop, 6800 Jade Pointe, Tuscaloosa, AL 35406

Learn more about Kimberly Winkle and her work by visiting her website at


Photographer Deborah Luster Visits UA - February 22, 2017 

Bryant Conference Center - Birmingham Room

Deborah Luster's work is included in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, New Orleans Museum of Art, and other notable public and private collections. She was born in Bend, Oregon and currently lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana, and Galway, Ireland.
Learn more about the artist by visiting DEBORAHLUSTER.COM.

“Curating Contemporary Art” - February 9, 2017 

“Curating Contemporary Art” lecture was given by Wassan Al-Khudhairi, Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and
Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art 

Wassan Al-Khudhairi is the Hugh Kaul Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Birmingham Museum of Art. She holds a Master of Arts with Distinction in Islamic Art and Archaeology from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Georgia State University. Al-Khudhairi was previously Co-Artistic Director at the Gwangju Biennale Foundation in South Korea, where she collaborated on the curation of the ninth edition of the Gwangju Art Biennale. Al-Khudhairi has lectured around the world on the subject of modern and contemporary art, specifically related to the Middle East. Other past experience includes positions at the Brooklyn Museum and the High Museum of Art. 


This is How We Roll - A Season with Alabama Wheelchair Basketball - October 26, 2016

This is How We Roll - A Season with Alabama Wheelchair Basketball Red Carpet Premiere 

“This Is How We Roll” is an episodic documentary series following the men’s and women’s wheelchair basketball teams at The University of Alabama. Told from the viewpoint of two members of the team, each episode takes the viewer deeper into the lives of the college athletes, on and off the court, as they seek a national championship.

The series is produced by Power 10 Films and directed by Daniel Koenig. The cast features the 2015 Alabama Wheelchair Basketball Team with Caitlin McDermott and Jannik Blair starring.


Cuba: Art and Culture - March 18-26, 2016

OLLI traveled to Cuba!   The 8-night itinerary included tours of Havana and the nearby countryside, a day at the Bay of Pigs, 2 nights at a beach resort on the Veradero Peninsula and visits to dance and art centers in the city of Matanzas. 


The Night of Champions - February 25, 2016

OLLI was proud to sponsor  a special event honoring The University of Alabama’s Adapted Athletics program and 2015 National Champions of Wheelchair Basketball and Wheelchair Tennis.  Participants had the opportunity to meet the athletes, get autographs and take photos while learning how UA is leading the way in adapted athletics.

This event was sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Alabama, the College of Education and the College of Continuing Studies.