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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute  


OLLI logo with tagline The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNC Asheville (formerly the North Carolina Center for Creative Retirement) is an award-winning, internationally-acclaimed learning community dedicated to promoting lifelong learning, leadership, community service, and research. We opened our doors in 1988 as a department of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. Our goal is to enable our members to thrive in life’s second half.

Upcoming Events

Stand Against Racism Lecture

Wednesday, April 16, 2014, 6:30 p.m.

Tim Wise, whom scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls, "A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown," is among the nation's most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 20 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the nation.  This lecture is presented as a partnership between Mission Health, the Center for Diversity Education, and OLLI at UNC Asheville as part of the YWCA's annual Stand Against Racism. Scheduled in the Humanities Lecture Hall, the lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.

2014 Southern Regional Lifelong Learning Meeting

OLLI at UNC Asheville will host the 2014 Southern Regional Lifelong Learning Meeting at the Reuter Center located on the campus of UNC Asheville, July 30-August 1, 2014.  Click here for information on the event, registration forms, and more. 

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Contact Information

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