College of General Studies
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Trips & Events

Fall Term 2017 Events, Tours, Trips, and Travel 

Attending special events and traveling with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) introduces you to new ideas and experiences, and is a wonderful way to meet other members who share your interests and have fun. Guests may attend trips, events and travel, unless otherwise noted (*members only), and all require pre-registration. You can click the links to review an individual option or scroll down to see the entire list.
The events, tours, and trips will be posted soon!
Tours Around TownDay Trips
The Killing Fields (1984)—Viewing and Discussion

Iceland's Magical Northern Lights
Bald Eagles in the 'Burgh  Italian Art History Tour
   Colorado Rockies

 Sunny Portugal

  Other Upcoming Trips


The Killing Fields (1984)—Viewing and Discussion
Andrew Lotz
Wednesday, January 23, 2018 from 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM

The Killing Fields is the true story of journalists Dith Pran and Sydney Schanberg, and their experiences during the rise of the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the mid 1970s. This Oscar Award-winning film asks some potent questions to audiences, particularly American audiences, about genocide, complicity, civil war, and political order. This event will screen the film and then follow it with a brief discussion of some of the most pertinent questions that the film poses to the viewer. This screening is intended to accompany the spring 2018 OLLI course Civil War, Genocide, and American Intervention: The Cambodian Case Study, but any and all OLLI students are welcome to attend this screening without signing up for the class.
Andrew Lotz, PhD, is a lecturer and academic advisor in the University of Pittsburgh Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, Department of Political Science.

Bald Eagles in the 'Burgh
Bob Mulvihill
Tuesday, March 6, 2018 from 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

National Aviary ornithologist Bob Mulvihill will present this talk about the exciting bald eagle recovery in Pittsburgh over the past five years. The story actually begins with efforts to save the species from extirpation in the state beginning in the 1980s, when only three pairs remained here in a small area of northwestern PA. Bob will talk about the decline of bald eagles due to DDT and the remarkably successful efforts to save them, efforts that have enabled the species to return to Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers for the first time in 150 years. He also will talk about ways that the National Aviary participates as a partner in the conservation of many other bird species all around the world.



Coming soon!


Coming soon!


Iceland's Magical Northern Lights
January 15-21, 2018
Price: Single $3,799, Double $3,499 per person, Triple $3,469 per person

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Italian Art History Tour with Dr. Rachel Miller
June 12-21, 2018

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Colorado Rockies
August 3-11, 2018
Price: Single $3,999, Double $3,199 per person, Triple $3,169 per person

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Sunny Portugal
November 2-11, 2018
Price: Single $3,299, Double $2,999 per person, Triple $2,969 per person

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Information Session on Tuesday, October 17 from 3-4:30 p.m.

Call 412-624-7308 to register for the information session.


Treasures of Egypt with Rebecca Denova
February 27-March 11, 2019


Other Upcoming Trips (all tentative)