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By Jessie Brunner | February 24, 2007
Nancy Garafalo toted some rather unconventional school supplies along to her evening course at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Irvine, where a wine cork propped the door open Thursday. Next to her papers sat a pair of wine glasses and a sampling of cheese and crackers. Garafalo, a 59-year-old financial manager, is taking "The Wine Experience: How to Enjoy the Elixir of Life," one of several classes being offered evenings and weekends as part of the institute's new Boomer Generation Program, hoping to increase her knowledge and enjoyment of the beverage.
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June 16, 2006
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Irvine, which provides continuing education for retired and semi-retired people, received a $1-million endowment this month from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The institute, founded at UCI nine years ago, provides courses for senior citizens taught by UCI professors and other community volunteers. The endowment will allow for new course offerings, outreach services and fundraising to establish a home for the Osher institute at UCI. The program currently operates through UCI Extension.
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By Dannielle PadillaCitizen Correspondent | April 9, 2009
University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Strokes and Their Prevention’” featuring Dr. Vivek Jain, Asst. Clinical Professor at UCI Medical School. Dr. Jain will discuss the signs and symptoms of potential strokes and provide key prevention tips. The luncheon is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, April 15 at 11:15 a.m. on the UCI campus at the UClub McCulloch Library.
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By Dannielle Padilla | April 27, 2009
 University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Can Law Change the Climate?” featuring  Dr. Joe DiMento, UCI Professor in the school of social ecology, planning and policy design. Dr. DiMento will address legal actions taken in response to major changes across society on a global level. Topics will include the intersection between law, business and the greenhouse effect. The luncheon is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at 11:15 a.m. on the UCI campus at the UClub McCulloch Library.
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May 11, 2009
Submitted by Dannielle Padilla  University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Butterflies of Iguazu Falls, Argentina” featuring  Dr. Bill Cooper, professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering. Dr. Cooper will share his latest photographs of butterflies taken during his December 2008 journey in South America. The luncheon is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:15 a.m. on the UCI campus at the UClub McCulloch Library.
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By Dannielle PadillaCommunity Correspondent | May 1, 2009
 University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Engineers Without Borders” featuring  Dr. Michael Gonsior, department of civil and environmental engineering. “Engineers Without Borders” is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose goal is to help communities in developing countries. Dr. Gonsior will discuss the future plans of the Orange County Chapter to conduct community based improvement projects in Honduras, El Salvador and Kenya.
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By Dannielle Padilla | May 25, 2009
  University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “The Ten-Year Capital Improvement Plan for UC Irvine” featuring Janet Mason, director of capital planning at UCI. Mason will discuss the future plans of the UCI campus. The luncheon is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 11:15 a.m. on the UCI campus at the UClub McCulloch Library.  OLLI at UCI is a dynamic group of seasoned adults—both retired and semi-retired—who enjoy literature, history, science, the arts and travel.
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By Victor DiCarlo | October 27, 2009
Irvine , Calif. (Sept. 16, 2009) – University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Quantum Physics of Life” featuring UCI physics professor Thorsten Ritz, Professor, Ph.D. From green leaves collecting light to migratory birds in their flight path, biological systems may exploit quantum phenomena. Is quantum physics more relevant to everyday life than we thought, and how can we learn to use such phenomena as a benefit?
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June 1, 2009
Submitted by Dannielle Padilla University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “National Choreographers Initiative” featuring Molly Lynch,  assistant professor of dance at UCI. Lynch will show clips of new choreography created and preformed in the unique project at the Barclay Theatre each summer. The clips will showcase the work of four outstanding choreographers and sixteen professional dancers.
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By Victor DiCarlo | October 27, 2009
Irvine , Calif. (Sept. 16, 2009) – University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Quantum Physics of Life” featuring UCI physics professor Thorsten Ritz, Professor, Ph.D. From green leaves collecting light to migratory birds in their flight path, biological systems may exploit quantum phenomena. Is quantum physics more relevant to everyday life than we thought, and how can we learn to use such phenomena as a benefit?
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June 1, 2009
Submitted by Dannielle Padilla University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “National Choreographers Initiative” featuring Molly Lynch,  assistant professor of dance at UCI. Lynch will show clips of new choreography created and preformed in the unique project at the Barclay Theatre each summer. The clips will showcase the work of four outstanding choreographers and sixteen professional dancers.
LOCAL
By Dannielle Padilla | May 25, 2009
  University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “The Ten-Year Capital Improvement Plan for UC Irvine” featuring Janet Mason, director of capital planning at UCI. Mason will discuss the future plans of the UCI campus. The luncheon is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, May 27 at 11:15 a.m. on the UCI campus at the UClub McCulloch Library.  OLLI at UCI is a dynamic group of seasoned adults—both retired and semi-retired—who enjoy literature, history, science, the arts and travel.
LOCAL
May 11, 2009
Submitted by Dannielle Padilla  University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Butterflies of Iguazu Falls, Argentina” featuring  Dr. Bill Cooper, professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering. Dr. Cooper will share his latest photographs of butterflies taken during his December 2008 journey in South America. The luncheon is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, May 13 at 11:15 a.m. on the UCI campus at the UClub McCulloch Library.
LOCAL
By Dannielle PadillaCommunity Correspondent | May 1, 2009
 University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Engineers Without Borders” featuring  Dr. Michael Gonsior, department of civil and environmental engineering. “Engineers Without Borders” is a non-profit humanitarian organization whose goal is to help communities in developing countries. Dr. Gonsior will discuss the future plans of the Orange County Chapter to conduct community based improvement projects in Honduras, El Salvador and Kenya.
LOCAL
By Dannielle Padilla | April 27, 2009
 University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Can Law Change the Climate?” featuring  Dr. Joe DiMento, UCI Professor in the school of social ecology, planning and policy design. Dr. DiMento will address legal actions taken in response to major changes across society on a global level. Topics will include the intersection between law, business and the greenhouse effect. The luncheon is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, April 29 at 11:15 a.m. on the UCI campus at the UClub McCulloch Library.
LOCAL
By Dannielle PadillaCitizen Correspondent | April 9, 2009
University of California, Irvine Extension, along with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), join together to present “Strokes and Their Prevention’” featuring Dr. Vivek Jain, Asst. Clinical Professor at UCI Medical School. Dr. Jain will discuss the signs and symptoms of potential strokes and provide key prevention tips. The luncheon is open to the public and will be held on Wednesday, April 15 at 11:15 a.m. on the UCI campus at the UClub McCulloch Library.
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By Jessie Brunner | February 24, 2007
Nancy Garafalo toted some rather unconventional school supplies along to her evening course at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Irvine, where a wine cork propped the door open Thursday. Next to her papers sat a pair of wine glasses and a sampling of cheese and crackers. Garafalo, a 59-year-old financial manager, is taking "The Wine Experience: How to Enjoy the Elixir of Life," one of several classes being offered evenings and weekends as part of the institute's new Boomer Generation Program, hoping to increase her knowledge and enjoyment of the beverage.
NEWS
June 16, 2006
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UC Irvine, which provides continuing education for retired and semi-retired people, received a $1-million endowment this month from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The institute, founded at UCI nine years ago, provides courses for senior citizens taught by UCI professors and other community volunteers. The endowment will allow for new course offerings, outreach services and fundraising to establish a home for the Osher institute at UCI. The program currently operates through UCI Extension.
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