We are thrilled to now offer South Bay residents convenient access to the university-quality courses of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at SDSU. Every semester, we feature an exciting lineup
of lectures, workshops, book clubs, Edventures, and special events for lifelong learners age 50 and better.
The Chula Vista courses offer the perfect opportunity to sample the diversity and vibrancy of SDSU.
- Easy/free parking
- Stay for socializing and food at the onsite pub (with special happy hour pricing)
To register, call (619) 594-5152 or for more information, call (619) 594-2863, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit neverstoplearning.net/olli
Conversations Worth Having: The Surprising Science of Happiness
Tuesday, July 11, 9 am–12 pm
Schedule No: 99829
Member Fee & Non-Member Fee: $19
Location: St. Paul’s Plaza
Registration Deadline: July 11
The American Dream is bound up in the “pursuit of happiness,” but what does it really mean and how do we measure it? In this second in a series of TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) Talks — stimulating 4– to 18–minute videos by some of the most engaging speakers around the world — we’ll examine our most valued and often most elusive emotion. We’ll explore the newest research into what makes us happy, how memory and experience affect our sense of satisfaction very differently, and specific
exercises you can do to be happier right now. Each screening is followed by group discussion facilitated by Kathi Diamant.
Instructor: Kathi Diamant is an adjunct professor at San Diego State University, where she has taught classes on Kafka, writing, acting, and more for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at SDSU since 2008. The author of the San Diego Book Awards’ Geisel Award for her biography, Kafka’s Last Love, she has written extensively for newsletters, newspapers, and magazines as a freelance journalist. Diamant facilitates book discussions and the new Conversations Worth Having events, and leads the book club at the Kensington Library and for OLLI at SDSU.
Best known in San Diego for her work as a TV interviewer and fundraising host for KPBS, Diamant continues to appear both locally and nationally on behalf of Public Broadcasting.
As a passionate advocate for the arts, she promotes her own happiness by serving on the San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.