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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute  


OLLI logo with tagline The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed learning community dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, leadership, community service, and research.  Our goal is to enable our members to thrive in life’s second half.

Upcoming Events

Fab Friday Lecture - Lungs in Health and When Things Go Wrong by Dr. David Mouw

Friday, October 31, 2014, 11:30 a.m.

You don’t hear much about lungs; come and find out how amazing they are. Learn about: 1) normal lung function, and 2) what can go wrong. What is it about lung design that leads to all of these: sleep apnea, aspiration pneumonia, Heimlich maneuvers, and feeding tubes; is there anything you can do? Why are the lungs so hard to keep clean, and pneumonia so common? Why does heart disease make your lungs gurgle? David Mouw, PhD (human physiology), MD (family practice) with added Qualification in Geriatrics, has given 9 previous HES lectures, and regularly uses the audience response system. This lecture, part of the Health Education Series, is free and open to the public.

2014 Southern Regional Lifelong Learning Meeting

OLLI at UNC Asheville hosted the 2014 Southern Regional Lifelong Learning Meeting at the Reuter Center, on July 30-August 1, 2014.  Click here to view a meeting photo gallery, break-out session presentations and more. 

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Contact Information

Reuter Center CPO #5000
One University Heights
Asheville, NC 28804-8511
Office: 828.251.6140