Spring 2022

Welcome to our OLLI Rutland program. We are pleased to be resuming in-person programs! This semester our program will be eleven lectures, held at 1:30pm Friday afternoons on the dates listed below at the Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street, Rutland, VT.

Health & Safety: UVM sponsored non-credit functions/activities/offerings (which includes our OLLI programs), whether held at UVM or at a non-UVM facility or location, are governed by the same health and safety policies. As such, UVM expects event participants, visitors and guests will be vaccinated. Masks are required to be worn indoors, regardless of vaccination status. If you are outdoors, you are invited to mask up if you are in close proximity to others or in a large group. If this event is taking place at a non-UVM venue, consideration must be given to the requirements of the host site and the more stringent requirements will apply. UVM’s current face covering guidance can be found here.

NEW REGISTRATION PROCESS! We can no longer take any payments at the door/onsite. All attendees/members should pre-register prior to the start of the program.

Membership Series Special! Sign up as a member and attend all 11 lectures at the discounted price of $40! Single lecture fee is $8 each.

To register, click on the “REGISTER NOW” button below and you will be brought to our online system where you can register using your credit card for the full membership series special ($40) or for individual lecture(s) ($8 each).

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Time and Place: All lectures are held on Fridays from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm at the Godnick Adult Center, 1 Deer Street (off Woodstock Avenue) in Rutland. For directions to the Godnick Center or for program information call 446-2041 or 492-2300.

What If It Snows? In the event of a winter storm or storm warning: if Rutland High School closes for the day (not simply a delayed opening), we will cancel our program for that day. School closings are announced on local radio or TV, and on

March 4

Opening Family Mysteries with DNA

Michael F. Dwyer, American Genealogist Fellow
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March 11

The Pleasures of a Diary, of Letters, of Poetry to Share a Thought, If Only with Oneself

Yvonne Daley, Author and Journalist
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March 18

The Meaning of a Map

Bill Morris, Satellite Imagery Engineer at Mabox
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March 25

Steel Pan: Symbol of Resilience

Jennifer Cohen, Director of the Panhandlers
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April 1

The Past in 3D: Recent Archaeology and 3D Imaging in Rutland County, VT

Matthew D. Moriarty, Director of Archaeology at Castleton University
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April 8

Rum Running on Lake Champlain

Scott A. McLaughlin, Director, VT Granite Museum
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April 15

Growing Attractive Native Plants to Support Pollinators and Birds

Henry Homeyer, Author and Columnist
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April 22

Luigi Lucioni: Modern Light

Katie Wood Kirchhoff, Curator, Shelburne Museum
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April 29

Radical Disparities in VT: From Real Data to Radical Empathy

Dr. Stephanie Seguino, Professor of Economics, UVM
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May 6

Is Our Democracy Really in Peril?

Jon Margolis, Author and Political Columnist
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May 13

The Wonders of the Vermont Night Sky

Cale Shipman, Amateur Astronomer
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Membership Information

Prefer to pay by check? Complete the form on the site brochure mailed to you or this form (PDF, opens in a new window) and send with your check payment (made out to The University of Vermont) to:

UVM OLLI Registration Office
460 South Prospect Street
Burlington, VT 05405

PLEASE NOTE: Allow 10-14 days from date of mailing check to receipt & processing.

For registration assistance, please call 802-656-5817.

Become a member today!

Membership in the Rutland OLLI entitles members to attend programs in our other OLLIs throughout Vermont. Your active OLLI semester membership also entitles you to the discounted member rate for the OLLI on UVM campus programs (many which are offered online).