DAYTON — The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Dayton, a community outreach program of seminars led mostly by other volunteers, is offering a fall program.
Participation has more than tripled since March 1994, when UD piloted the peer-run program. Participants can choose to attend as many seminars as they can schedule between Sept. 14 and Nov. 6.
Some of the programs scheduled so far are Vietnam War: Experiences of Combat Veterans, Dining in Dayton Sampler, The Dayton Soldiers Home, We Are the Church, Film Noir Two: Dangerous Dames, A Walk through Art History at the Dayton Art Institute, Alzheimer’s Disease from the Caregiver Perspective, Frauds, Scams and Cons: Consumer Protection to Help You Avoid Victimization, Behind the Scenes at City Hall, Introduction to Samsung Galaxy Smart Phones, Genealogy Is Fun: How to Get Started and Some Tips for Getting Further, Unlocking the Mysteries of the Cosmos I, Warm Water Therapy and many more. More than 75 seminars will be offered.
UD’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is not a typical college offering, as there are no exams or grades. In fact, the only requirement is that participants be 50 years of age or better. The UDLLI welcomes people whether their formal education ended early in life, or whether they have acquired advanced degrees. An interest in learning is all that is required.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Dayton is directed by Special Programs and Continuing Education. All seminar moderators and UDLLI board advisors are volunteers. To receive a program brochure, or for information about moderating a seminar or volunteering some time to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, call 937-229-2347.
This article was submitted by the University of Dayton.