Osher Lifelong Learning Schedules Open House

TAMPA, Fla. (March 5, 2010) –The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of South Florida invites the public to attend its Spring Open House Tuesday, Mar. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at the new Tampa Museum of Art. The Open House will offer complimentary morning snacks and beverages and will feature many of the instructors who will deliver brief overviews of the classes they will teach this spring term which begins Mar. 29.


This will be an excellent opportunity to learn about one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing lifelong learning programs and to tour the magnificent new Museum of Art at no cost.


This spring, the USF-based institute, will offer over 80 lifelong learning classes, lectures and educational day trips covering many academic fields including astronomy, history, life writing, geopolitics, art history, botany, comparative religions, jurisprudence, physical education, dance, humanities, introductory and intermediate computer classes, great books of literature, cosmology and much more.


The OLLI Institute offers classes throughout Hillsborough County including such venues as the Museum of Art, the Tampa Woman’s Club, the USF Downtown Center, the Jewish Community Center, Lake Magdalene United Methodist Church in Carrollwood, the Forest Hills Presbyterian Church, University Village, John Knox Village, and the USF Botanical Gardens.


OLLI courses are modestly priced, meet once a week for two hours for usually six to eight weeks and are taught by retired professors, current faculty, qualified professionals and former school teachers. There are no grades, homework or essays, but loads of learning with fellow lifelong lovers of education.


The Open House is free, open to the public and all ages are welcome. To RSVP, leave a message at (813) 974-8036. For more information on OLLI at USF programs, call Joseph R. McAuliffe, (813) 974-5166.



Story Source: Joseph McAuliffe



The University of South Florida is one of the nation's top 63 public research universities and one of only 25 public research universities nationwide with very high research activity that is designated as community engaged by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.  USF was awarded $380.4 million in research contracts and grants in FY 2008/2009. The university offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including the doctor of medicine. The USF System has a $1.8 billion annual budget, an annual economic impact of $3.2 billion, and serves more than 47,000 students on institutions/campuses in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota-Manatee and Lakeland. USF is a member of the Big East Athletic Conference.