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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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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Network

The 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (OLLIs) span all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Each is a part of a college or university and is funded in part by The Bernard Osher Foundation. The national Osher Institute network formed progressively over a 15-year period, beginning in 2001. Some lifelong learning programs were preexisting […]

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2015 Osher Institutes National Conference is a Success

The 2015 National Conference held in Charlotte, NC between October 12 and 14, 2015, proved to be an ideal opportunity for OLLI leaders throughout the U.S. to learn, network and celebrate their common and important work.

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Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Osher Institutes National Conference

We’re happy to announce that the Keynote Speaker for the 2015 Osher Institutes National Conference is Ms. Ina Jaffe!  Ms. Jaffe is a veteran National Public Radio correspondent covering the aging of America in all its variety. Her stories on Morning Edition and All Things Considered have focused on older adults’ involvement in politics and elections, […]

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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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Transportation Options – National Conference 2015

Airport There is one airport in the Charlotte, NC area, the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. It is about a half hour drive from the Charlotte airport to the hotels. Parking If you are driving or renting a car, all parking at both hotels is complimentary. Transportation to the Hotel Sterling Chauffeured Transportation For transportation from […]

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Breakout Sessions – National Conference 2015

Breakout Descriptions   Tuesday Morning   The Stories of OLLI A number of Osher Institutes are exploring the power of storytelling and tapping their OLLI members to collect and tell their personal stories. Is this market research, oral history collection, personal memoir creation, or the confluence of all of these? Participants will hear how two […]

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