The Retirement Center is excited to be partnering with the UCSF Retiree Association to offer a monthly learning series in the 20-21 academic year.
Spring 2021 UCB-UCSFRA Learning Series
Below find information about upcoming webinars for Spring 2021
History of Golden Gate Park, February 10, 10:30AM
In 1870, an act from the state legislature created Golden Gate Park, which skeptics said could never be built atop San Francisco’s 1013 acres of windswept sand dunes in an unincorporated area of the Peninsula known as the “Outside Lands.”
Through a display of the creativity and can-do spirit, however, that has always been a part of San Francisco, first superintendent William Hammond Hall – a surveyor, designer, and a determined engineer - and master gardener John McLaren figured out a way as the park rose from the City’s western sand dunes. Since then, it has stood as a haven from urban life in a growing city and as an important partner in the City’s historical key moments.
Join fellow retirees and historian-in-residence Christopher Pollock online to learn about the history of Golden Gate Park as we celebrate its 150th birthday!
HISTORY OF GOLDEN GATE PARK, Christopher Pollock, FEBRUARY 10, 2021
Fall 2020 UCB-UCSFRA Learning Series
Below find information and recordings of past webinars
Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Heal Depression
Presented on December 9, 10:30 am to Noon (recording available soon)
Stuart Eisendrath, MD, resident alum, professor emeritus of psychiatry at the UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences and former director of the UCSF Depression Center presented on harnessing the power of mindfulness meditation to heal depression, based on his book “When Antidepressants Aren’t Enough: Harnessing the Power of Mindfulness to Alleviate Depression.”
Andreea Seritan, MD, professor of clinical psychiatry and interim director for Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry at UCSF's Langley Porter Hospital and Clinics
The triple challenge of COVID-19 pandemic, shelter-in-place, and historic wildfires brought to light the pressing need to build new and maintain our existing resilience skills and stay connected to each other, albeit through virtual platforms. During this program, participants will be able to identify individual resilience-enhancing strategies and ways to maintain their emotional wellness.
Presented October 13, 2020, Presentation Slides
RESILIENCE IN UNCERTAIN TIMES, ANDREEA SERITAN, UCSFRA, OCT 2020
Getting Dirty is Good at Any Age, Stephen Andrews, UCSFRA, Sept 2020
Stephen Andrews, Soil Scientist, Educator, and Natural Resources Specialist explores why soil, the most complex biological material on earth, is good for us and our health.
Presentation Slides includes suggested reading materials