The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University offers adults, age 50 and older, opportunities for continued learning, along with programs and activities for social and cultural enrichment in a congenial and supportive environment.
Founded in 1999 as the Auburn Society and taking its name from its original home in the historic Auburn House on the Towson University campus, the former Auburn Society became the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in 2006 when it was awarded a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Osher Foundation supports a national network of lifelong learning institutes on university campuses from Maine to Hawaii.
In spring 2009, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University was awarded $1 million endowment by the Bernard Osher Foundation after having received $100,000 grants from the Osher Foundation for each of the three preceding years.
Quick Contact: Tracy Jacobs, Director 410-704-3437
From the comfort of your living room sofa or with a cool poolside breeze, enjoy an array of topics from wherever you are this July and August. Zoom into presentations on local and national history, personal memoir, talk radio, anthropology, and economics.
Osher is successful because of our members who serve on committees and help at events.Volunteer your time
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Osher members have the opportunity to participate in trips, social activities and more.Get involved
Amid the ongoing pandemic, Osher staff and lifelong learners have had to adapt to online learning—with much success.
Melina chose TU because it provided an environment to foster her love of learning—something she clearly shares with our members.
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