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Current Osher Lifelong Learning Institute News

Rob Levrant
Business and Community |

UNLV's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute helps older adults identify new interests while fostering a sense of belonging in the community.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNLV holds its annual open house
Campus News |

Grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation supports UNLV program that offers courses to more than 1,500 retired and semi-retired Southern Nevadans each year.

Research |
Upcoming University Forum lecture explores the latest findings on how learning affects well-being, particularly in older adults. Join the conversation Oct. 15.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute In The News

Las Vegas Review Journal

“Community.” “Curious.” “Expectant.” “Unified.” In one word, each person explains his or her feelings at this particular moment. Seated in a circle of red plastic chairs, an array of community spiritual leaders and UNLV students and faculty pass a microphone to introduce themselves at the “How to Be a Peacemaker” discussion group, part of the university’s ongoing Diversity Dialogues series.

Las Vegas Review Journal

Richard “Dick” Borghi was many things in his life: Husband, dad, newspaper man, teacher, singer.


When President Trump signed his executive order on Friday banning refugees from seven predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., the Muslim community in Las Vegas felt a fear.

Las Vegas Review Journal

There is a group of UNLV students giving a whole new meaning to the term “rebel” and their numbers seem to be growing as fast as the school mascot’s handlebar mustache.


Woodworking. Horticulture. Personal fitness training. Hollywood musicals. Cartooning. What do all of these have in common?
Several universities and colleges in Las Vegas offer more than 1000 non-credit or certificate courses every year from which to choose. If you live to learn, I bet at least one of these schools has a course that will interest you.

Recent Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Accomplishments

Rob Levrant (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) spoke on an expert panel at the 2022 Osher Institutes National Conference, "What You Really Need to Know to Ask for Money in Person." His portion of the presentation focused on the nexus between fundraising and community-building in the context of a membership-based lifelong learning community.
Rob Levrant (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) and Ana Paula Loures-Elias (Educational Psychology) co-presented a lecture session at the 2021 Conference on Academic Research in Education. Their session, "Emerging Professionals in the Field of Learning in Retirement: A Case Study of Participatory Action Research," described and interpreted the…
Robert Levrant and Toniann DeSousa (both Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) presented "Enhancing the Volunteer Experience to Meet Programmatic Outcomes" at the 2019 Southern Regional Conference on Learning in Retirement in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Takashi Yamashita, Erick López, Marta Soligo, and Jennifer Keene (all Sociology) and graduate students in the department collaborated with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNLV, and conducted a project on the attitudes toward volunteering among the OLLI participants. The results have been published in the article "Older Lifelong…
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (Continuing Education) was the OLLI part of the OLLI & Friends team that participated in the Susan G. Komen: Race for the Cure in May. The team was awarded two trophies -- one for the top fundraiser in the College Division and one for having the largest team participating in the Las Vegas walk.