A Retired Nurse Explores and Discovers with UVM’s OLLI Program

-The UVM OLLI Program will travel to Croatia for 10 days in May 2020. Judy Rivers is a lifelong learner who loves to travel. That’s why she’s heading to Croatia for 10 days in May with UVM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), a community of adult learners who enjoy year-round courses, events, and travel experiences […]

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Volunteer, Instructor and Student; OLLI’s Dr. John Hanagan Brings Passion for Learning to UVM

Sit with Dr. John Hanagan for an hour and you may discuss common poetic themes of scholars Jalal-ad Din Muhammad Rumi and Taigu Ryokan, learn about the best locations for quiet meditation, or hear him play Duke Ellington’s In a Sentimental Mood on the piano. In no time, it is easy to understand why Hanagan […]

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From the Heart: Emma Nilan ’08 Finds Healing through Art

Emma Nilan swears by the healing power of art. The 32-year-old UVM alumna, who was diagnosed as a teenager with a rare heart disease and underwent two heart transplants in her 20s, turned to art early on as a way to express herself and work through her pain. Emma, 08, studied psychology at UVM, and […]

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Osher Foundation Contributes $1 Million to OLLI Program at UVM

By Jay Goyette The Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco has awarded $1 million to the University of Vermont to support its Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). OLLI of the University of Vermont is part of a national lifelong learning network for adults aged 50 and over, supported by the Bernard Osher Foundation, “architect” of […]

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An Inside Look at the OLLI Educational Travel Program to Turkey

By Cathi Cody-Hudson It’s hard to imagine that a little over a month ago, I was immersed in the culture of a foreign country as co-lead on our UVM OLLI Educational Travel Program to Turkey. What follows are short log entries I wrote as a way to remember the exotic sights, smells, tastes, and sounds […]

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OLLI Travel Adventure: Experiencing the Culture of Turkey

By Natalie Neuert The spice market in Istanbul was getting to me, and not in a good way. Too many charming vendors trying to lure me into their stalls to buy things I didn’t really want or need. It was a sensual overload: the smells of exotic spices, honey, nuts, fruits, the jostling crowds, the […]

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Explore Lifelong Learning Opportunities in Vermont

Do you want to try yoga, cooking or art, but feel unsure about where to start? It’s never too late to explore new interests and activities. Learning new things stimulates your brain, which is an important part of successful and healthy aging. You can keep your brain sharp and increase your longevity by pursuing new […]

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