Accomplishments: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

June 28, 2021
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 professional culture, mentoring functions received, and work-life experiences (e.g., successes and challenges) of emerging professionals in lifelong...
August 13, 2019
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.
January 25, 2017
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 Learners’ Motivations for Participating in Formal Volunteer Activities in Urban Communities," which appeared in Adult Education Quarterly.   
October 1, 2014
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.