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Robson Ranch Texas Now Official Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Site

The University of North Texas has announced Robson Ranch Texas as an official Osher Lifelong Learning Institute site. UNT has offered lifelong learning programs at Robson Ranch Texas since 2013 and the Osher Foundation’s support provides exciting new opportunities for the future.

The Osher program, or OLLI (Osher Lifelong Learning Institute) at Robson Ranch Texas, is a learning program designed by and for adults 50 and older. The program features classes, events and trips. Classes are taught by university professors and area professionals. According to OLLI, the program is “a vibrant community of curious minds, adventurous hearts and welcoming members.”

The partnership enables OLLI classes to be held at the Robson Ranch main clubhouse and makes it convenient for Robson Ranch residents. More than 120 Robson Ranch Texas residents are already members of the OLLI program.

“The OLLI program and partnership with UNT is yet another amazing amenity for our Robson Ranch residents,” says Brian Boylan, Senior VP of Sales, Robson Ranch Texas. “Having OLLI classes onsite at our main clubhouse, means residents don’t have to travel far to gain knowledge and have access to first-rate education with topics they’re interested in.”

The program also offers on-site lectures and tours of nearby museums and nature centers as well as annual member events and socials. Both domestic and international educational trips are also offered. Classes range from technology courses, health and wellness topics, history, current events, music and art and more. OLLI at UNT members also have access to the Denton and Frisco campuses making the available class offerings more than 100 classes to choose from.

Classes will be held at the main clubhouse at Robson Ranch Texas and are usually 90 minutes long.

For more information, visit olli.unt.edu or call 940-369-7293.

An Open House will be held at Robson Ranch Clubhouse
August 10, 2017
2:00pm – 4:00pm
Intro. to OLLI presentation at 2:30pm.
Fall 2017 classes announced
No RSVP required

Fall 2017 Class List
Math/Science/Technology

Ethics in Science
Analyzing Online Data Sets for Personal Use
Intro to Audiology – Hearing, Tinnitus, Balance, and More
Nanoparticles: Friend of Foe?
Typography: Its History and Applications

Current Events/Regional Cultures

U.S. Populist Politics in Perspective
North Texas State Fair and Rodeo
Free Expression on the American College Campus
Braggin’
Sutherland Springs: Saratoga on the Cibolo
Hell’s Half Acre: Hideout of Butch Cassidy and the
Sundance Kid
From Power to Pollution – Interesting Facts About the
Oil Industry

Health/Wellness

Steps You Can Take Today to Protect Your Health and
Wealth
Healthy Eating for Seniors
What to Say? Reaching Out to People in Crisis
Come Alive
Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Healthy Skin
Thinking Structures III and IV

Language/Literature/Writing

What Do You Lose When You Lose a Language
Poetry of Seamus Heaney
Jane Austen’s Novels: Northanger Abbey
Language and Culture in the Deaf Community
The Joys of Reading Obituaries

History

Denton’s African American Quakertown Story
Then and Now
Order and Chaos: Eurasia in the 12th and 13th Centuries
Crime and Punishment in Colonial Virginia
Custer’s Ambitious Honor: A Life of Service and a Lust
for Fame
John Philip Sousa: The Man and His Marches
Civil War and Reconstruction in Texas
Our 50 States
First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern
First Ladies

Business/Law/Finance

Savvy Social Security for Boomers
Managing Your Income Sources During Retirement

Music/Art/Photography

Interpreting Symbolism in Spanish Art and Architecture
Victoria’s Secret: How a Queen Changed the World
Make Your Photography More Interesting, Fun, and
Exciting: Add Motion and Emotion
Live Theatre in the Metroplex
Classical Music Comes to America
Johannes Brahms and Claude Debussy
100 Years of Jazz
Vampires in Film and Fiction
Advanced Birding: Winter Sparrows

Religion/Philosophy

A General Introduction to the New Testament
Short Survey of Buddhism
Some Ancient Near Eastern Tales and Genesis 1-3
Exploring the Quran through New Testament Figures