The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware has announced a winter lecture series in Dover.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute winter lecture series comes to Dover


8:58 a.m., Nov. 12, 2013--A lecture series on topics ranging from poetry, politics and public radio to Delaware farming will be offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Delaware Friday mornings from 10-11 a.m. in January 2014 at the Modern Maturity Center in Dover.

“We are pleased to present this diverse lineup of distinguished speakers who will share their knowledge and insights on engaging and stimulating subjects,” says Jim Broomall, associate provost for professional and continuing studies at UD. “If you’re 50 and over and looking for a way to beat cabin fever this January, come out and join us.”

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Lectures include: 

  • Jan. 3  – “Food and Farming in Delaware” by Ed Kee, Delaware Secretary of Agriculture;
  • Jan. 10 – “An Insider’s Guide to Public Radio” by Liane Hansen, former host of NPR’s Weekend Edition Sunday;
  • Jan. 17 – “Walt Whitman: America’s Poet” by Bob Heifetz, Osher Lifelong Learning instructor; and
  • Jan. 24  – “Satirical News Coverage and Politics” by Danna Young, UD assistant professor of communication.

Registration for the series is open to anyone 50 years or over or their spouse at a cost of $30 for the entire series. Registration deadline is Dec. 12. Registration is available online or by mail. For a brochure, call 302-645-4111 or download one from the website.

The winter lecture series is a program of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in Dover, which will also be holding its spring semester classes Jan. 27 through April 7 at the Modern Maturity Center. 

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes at the University of Delaware are membership organizations that provide opportunities for adults 50 and over to learn, teach, and travel with their peers. The only requirements for admission are interest in a continuing educational experience, support of the programs through participation, and a modest membership fee.

UD’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes are located in Wilmington, Dover, and Lewes. For more information, visit the website or call the Dover office at 302-736-7450.

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