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Ken Burns 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

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Osher Institutes Found in Top Cities for Retirement

A recent article in the online source Kiplinger reviewed great places to retire in each state, based on “factors critical to retirees including lifestyle, safety, taxes, quality of health care and, of course, cost of living.” Among the 23 cities listed in the article, many are home to Osher Institutes that were highlighted as a […]

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2015 UPCEA Marketing Rewards Recipients

The University Professional and Continuing Education Association (UPCEA) has a membership of more than 400 professional, continuing and online educational institutions. As a resource and connecting association for these institutions, UPCEA knows that competition for attracting students is higher than ever before and acknowledges that organizations must remain increasingly competitive with their communication and marketing […]

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Sleep: A Hot Topic for Osher Institutes

Humans spend about one third of their lives asleep. Scientists, Psychologists and others in higher education are striving to define what sleep really is, how sleep benefits individuals, and how a person’s relationship with sleep changes as they age, so it makes sense that an analysis of this biological process would be of interest to […]

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OLLIs Celebrate Veterans Day

  The Veterans Day holiday marks the end of World War I and is a day to honor and give thanks to U.S. veterans who have served their country both during war and peacetime.  Originally known as “Armistice Day”, November 11, 1919 was the first anniversary following the end of World War I. On this […]

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Bernard Osher Named to Influencers in Aging List

Public media project Next Avenue has named Bernard Osher to their first annual list of “Influencers in Aging.” The list honors 10 individuals in each of the five areas Next Avenue covers: Health & Well-Being; Caregiving; Money & Security; Work & Purpose; and Living & Learning – the category in which Mr. Osher is honored. […]

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Campus Partnerships for Intergenerational Programming

Partnerships within a university or college system are an important aspect of many Osher Institutes that can offer a wealth of opportunities for members. The Osher Institute at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) has found one such opportunity within UCLA’s Extension program.

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The Role of Podcasts

As more and more teaching, learning and sharing is making its way into the online world, how can Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes use this technology to their advantage?  What can they offer in the form of online learning such as podcasts that will enhance their members’ experiences and benefits? A podcast is an audio file […]

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90+ Study Auditorium

The 90+ Study – Age is Just a Number

Researchers at the University of California Irvine (UCI) began the 90+ study in 2003 in an effort to study the oldest-old, currently the largest growing population in the United States. The study aimed to determine what allows an individual to live to age 90 and beyond; including what types of foods, activities or lifestyles are […]

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Tell Your Story – Memoirs

“Our lives are a pastiche of memories — good ones, bad ones, sad ones and blissful moments. We don’t need to be famous, or even infamous, to have an audience for our memories. We have children or grandchildren as eager readers for whatever memories we write down. Perhaps even strangers will want to read what […]

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