This site is not optimized for Internet Explorer 6. Please upgrade your browser here.

Breakout Session Descriptions – 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference

Tuesday, 10:30 – 11:45am Civil Discussions on Contemporary Issues Civil discourse is essential to OLLI learning communities. Embracing diverse perspectives on subjects ensures vitality, relevance, and further learning. However, volatility is inherent in this mix. The National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI) develops deliberative platforms that promote respectful dialogue on issues of critical importance. Two Osher […]

Read more

Transportation Options – 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference

Airport The closest major airport to the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX).

Read more

Dining, Dress & Weather – 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference

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

Read more

Kevin Connaughton Joins the Osher NRC

On April 30, 2018 Kevin Connaughton joined Northwestern University’s School of Professional Studies as manager of adult learning for the National Resource Center for Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes.

Read more

Osher Institute Network Newsletters – May Issue Available Now

The May issue of the Osher Institute Network Newsletter highlights a variety of exciting topics throughout the Osher network. Features include fun courses and trips, a new hearing loop system, a successful marketing venture, and exciting travel opportunities for Osher Institute members. Read the May Newsletter for all of the details.

Read more
Julia and Eric

In Tribute to Julia Rose Cayuso 1957-2018

With great sorrow, we inform the Osher Network of the passing of our esteemed colleague, Dr. Julia Rose Cayuso, director of the Osher Institute at the University of Miami. Julia died as the result of an injury she sustained in an accidental fall. Her family will host a visitation on May 6th, further details can […]

Read more

n4a Webinar Opportunity – Engaging Older Adults: Learn How the New Resource Center Can Help Combat Social Isolation

Research has shown that remaining socially engaged improves quality of life for older adults and is also associated with better health.

Read more

Ringling College of Art and Design Becomes Home to Newest Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

With funding from The Bernard Osher Foundation, the Ringling College of Art and Design Lifelong Learning Academy program has become the newest Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.  Located in Sarasota, Florida,

Read more

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, […]

Read more

October 2018 National Conference Venue

The 2018 Osher Institutes National Conference will be held October 22-24, 2018 at the well-appointed conference facilities of the Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch, near Phoenix, Arizona.

Read more

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.

Read more

Age-Friendly Universities

The Age-Friendly University Initiative began at the Dublin City University in Ireland where Professor Brian MacCraith recruited an interdisciplinary working group to establish a set of ten principles that could be used to define an “Age-Friendly University”.

Read more
The Humanities and the Experience of War Workbook Cover

The Humanities and the Experience of War

In 2016, the National Resource Center for Osher Institutes (Osher NRC) formed a committee of staff and volunteer leaders from six Osher Institutes to pursue a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Following a successful application, the committee was tasked with how to best use the funds to create scholarly curricular materials […]

Read more