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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

Alexander Book Talk and Signing

Tuesday, February 3, 2015, 11:30 a.m.

Did you attend high school in the 1950s, 60s or 70s? The Fall of Summer, a novel by Ted M. Alexander, is a leap back in time, a coming-of-age thriller laced with a touch of tabloid sizzle. In small-town America, murder intrudes, but sex binds. In a heartbreaking and humorous testament to the enduring power of friendship and youth, The Fall of Summer is a bittersweet glance back to a simpler time, when the Beatles had just hit American shores, the Yankees couldn’t lose a pennant, and life’s promise was still within reach.Join author Ted M. Alexander on February 3, 2015 , 11:30 a.m. in the Manheimer Room for a reading/signing of the book that former HarperCollins editor Gabe Robinson calls, “A fantastic story that transcends time while also managing to so beautifully evoke days gone by.” This event is free and open to the public.