Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

FSU’s lifelong learners thrive as distance education temporarily replaces in-person classes

It’s not just traditional students and their instructors who the COVID-19 pandemic has forced to transition to remote learning technology. It’s also non-traditional students — lifelong learners, most of them 50-plus — who are adjusting to distance learning technologies. The 1,200 members of Florida State University’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute are prime examples of this phenomenon. When the pandemic forced the university to shift all in-person courses to […]

Lifelong learners set for another exciting semester of classes, activities with OLLI at FSU

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Florida State University kicks off its spring semester in February, offering more learning and social opportunities than ever. All Tallahassee-area learners over age 50 are welcome to join. More than 50 classes are scheduled from Feb. 17 through April 13, that range in topics from climate change to […]

Lifelong learners head back to school: OLLI fall showcase to take place Sept. 16

Want to keep your brain sharp as you age? Research says: Go back to school. More than 1,100 Tallahassee-area residents over age 50 are already taking that advice. They’ll go back to school this fall to experience a multitude of intense, challenging learning experiences through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University. All […]

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute to hold showcase of classes and activities

The thrill of discovery, the ah-ha moment of learning, the new dive into old knowledge — from Shakespeare to superconductivity, from ancient history to today’s politics — that’s the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University experience. OLLI is open to all Tallahassee-area residents who are 50-plus and love to learn. The OLLI Fall 2018 Showcase […]

FSU Pepper Institute and Center to host radio segments on aging

Florida State University’s Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy and the Claude Pepper Center, along with support from the College of Social Sciences and Public Policy and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at FSU, will sponsor weekly “Aging Today” segments on 88.9, WFSU-FM, beginning Feb. 6. The one-minute segments will highlight critical aging-related […]

OLLI offers preview of spring semester classes for adult learners Jan. 22

With more than 50 intellectually stimulating classes — plus lectures, field trips, local and international travel, culture and arts adventures, interest groups and club activities — opportunities for learning, friendship and fun abound during the spring semester of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida State University. OLLI is recognized as an exciting, challenging scholarly program tailored for […]

OLLI celebrates 25 years at FSU

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FSU celebrates 25 years, and now nationally renowned journalist, Ina Jaffe, is coming to Florida State University at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, for a presentation sponsored by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The event is open to the public. Among her topics: the […]

NPR’s Ina Jaffe to speak on aging in America

The aging of America in all its variety — from work and retirement to dating and divorce, from older adults’ involvement in politics and elections to end-of-life choices — that’s NPR correspondent Ina Jaffe’s beat. And now the nationally renowned journalist is coming to Florida State University at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, at Ruby Diamond Concert […]