We are both On-Campus and Online!
UT OLLI offers engaging and thought provoking content for the upcoming 2022-2023 program year. Three ways to participate:
- Attend classes on university campus with peers at the Thompson Conference Center.
- Watch online and submit questions during select livestreamed presentations.
- View select on-demand recordings at your leisure.
Gift a UT OLLI annual membership to a loved one or friend!
Recipients will receive a mailed card or a digital certificate with next steps on how to get started.
Please call the UT OLLI office at 512.471.3124 for more information on how to purchase a gift membership today!
UT OLLI offers a diverse array of intellectually stimulating, non-credit, college-level lectures, seminars, and experiential opportunities.
Taught by university and community experts and developed in partnership by peer and staff leadership.
WHY UT OLLI IS FOR YOU
Are you tired of crossword puzzles? Do you want to live longer? Of course, but not only do you want to extend your years on earth, you want to live well! Universally, living well means maintaining our ability to problem solve and make decisions about our own well-being, remaining adaptable, staying mentally engaged and doing whatever brings us joy. We all know that eating wisely, drinking in moderation and exercising are part of the equation. But what about brain health? Research shows that our brains are amazingly adaptive and resilient if stretched and worked, much like our muscles. With regular mental stimulation, we develop new synapses, improving our “cognitive life expectancy” — how long we live with good versus declining brain health. How is this done? It’s easier than you may think. You can improve your cognitive life expectancy by breaking out of your usual routine, remaining curious and engaging with new ideas, experiences, people and places. If you live in the Austin, or the greater Austin area, and are 50 or better you have access to a premier and nationally-recognized adult learning program right in the heart of the city on the edge of the UT campus.
"What You Can Do to Prevent Alzheimer's"
Alzheimer's doesn't have to be your brain's destiny, says neuroscientist and author of "Still Alice," Dr. Lisa Genova. She shares the latest science investigating the disease -- and some promising research on what each of us can do to build an Alzheimer's-resistant brain.
Check out her TED Talk below!
A Taste of UT OLLI Online!
Professor H. W. Brands holds the Jack S. Blanton Sr. Chair in History at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his Ph.D. in history in 1985. He has authored 30 books on U.S. history and his works have twice been selected as finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. Dr. Brands gave a timely, virtual lecture to UT OLLI on Nov. 3rd during the Fall 2020 session. Check it out below!