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A Successful 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

The 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference held in Irving Texas, April 3 – 5, 2017, lived up to the well-known saying “Bigger’n Texas” – with ample opportunities to share ideas and celebrate the mission of lifelong learning.

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Martha Nussbaum to Deliver NEH Annual Jefferson Lecture in Humanities

“The Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities, established by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in 1972, is the highest honor the federal government confers for distinguished intellectual achievement in the humanities.” For Osher Institutes, the Jefferson Lecture is a great opportunity to utilize NEH public programming, as it is open for local members who […]

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Osher Institute Network Newsletters – April Issue Available Now

The April issue of the Osher Institute Network Newsletter highlights a variety of exciting topics throughout the Osher network. Features include an OLLI collaboration, an art auction fundraiser, a fun origami course, a pet fostering program, as well as a fun variety of trips taken by Osher members. Read the April Newsletter for all of the details.

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University of North Texas Becomes Home to Newest Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

With funding from The Bernard Osher Foundation, the University of North Texas’ Emeritus College program has become the newest Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. 

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Plenary Session Descriptions – 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

Monday, 3:30-4:45pm Welcome to the 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference The opening plenary session will provide a general orientation of the conference agenda, staff introductions, and some inspiring words from our Bernard Osher Foundation colleagues. An overview of the results from the 2016 Osher Institutes Membership Survey will be presented, as well as the first of […]

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Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

We’re happy to announce that the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference is Dr. Bill Thomas. Dr. Thomas is a noted leader in the field of Aging. He has been named one of the nation’s “top 10 innovators” changing the future of retirement in America by the Wall Street Journal, as well as being […]

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Osher Institute Network Newsletters Archive

Keep up with National Resource Center news from across the Osher Institute network. Read monthly issues to find out about things such as new programs and classes being offered by member institutions; OLLI member achievements, awards and accolades; Osher Institute outreach and community activities; OLLI programs featured in other publications and websites; special events, photos, […]

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Breakout Session Descriptions – 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

Tuesday, 10:45am – 12pm A Culture of Inclusion Over the last few decades, the strategic plans of many lifelong learning programs have stated the need for diversity. Some programs have made progress, but members still question: “What are we going to do about our diversity problem?” Are we defining diversity too narrowly, focusing on what […]

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Transportation Options – 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

Airports There are two airports in the Dallas, TX area, the Dallas Fort Worth Airport (DFW) and Love Field Airport (DAL). It is about a fifteen minute drive from either airport to the Omni Mandalay Hotel, in Irving, TX. Parking If you are driving or renting a car, self-parking at the Omni Mandalay Hotel is […]

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Dining, Dress & Weather – 2017 Osher Institutes National Conference

Dining Our aim is to provide well-balanced and nutritious meals and snacks during the meeting, as well as enough variety to accommodate attendees with special eating preferences. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know in January by filling out the appropriate area on your registration form. For those attendees who need […]

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Osher Institutes Host Events and Courses on Politics

Presidential election seasons pique the interest of Osher Institute members. The heated presidential campaigns of 2016 also heightening interest in understanding the electoral system; the associated impact of media on campaigns; and the historic underpinnings of American politics.

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Osher Institute Public Resources

Links to External Lifelong Learning Resources The following links provide information on a variety of organizations relative to lifelong learning and issues of interest to older adult learners. While these links are publicly available, more resources can be found within the Secure Login area of this website which are specific to the Osher Institute network and […]

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New OLLI Authors

Featuring books by OLLI authors of the new millennium. We invite the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute membership to submit information about any books that they have had published since the first OLLI was launched in 2001.

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