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University of Miami's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI at UM): Coral Gables Palace Residents Find that You're Never Too Old to Learn 

As youngsters return to school, so do the seniors living at the active retirement community. Read More

The New Tropic: Miami, Meet Your Local Shark Wranglers

Just a few miles off the northern tip of Key Biscayne, with downtown Miami still visible in the distance, a ragtag crew of University of Miami (high school Summer Scholars Program) students and shark researchers wrestle with a 500-pound great hammerhead shark. “Grab the head, grab the head guys!” shouts Stephen Cain, assistant director of the UM Rosensteil School of Marine Science’s shark research and conservation program and leader of this particular shark tagging expedition. Read More

U.S. News & World Report: Many noncredit online courses, experts say, allow working adults to prep for certification exams in various fields

"Careers are changing at a very rapid rate," says Rebecca Fox, dean of continuing and international education at UM, which offers both types of courses and programs. "Because of a need for certain skills in various areas, it is becoming more and more common for people who are in jobs to want to take noncredit certificates simply to give themselves an edge." Read More

UM President Frenk Announced a $1M Grant for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 

UM President Julio Frenk announced a $1M grant for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (OLLI at UM) from the Bernard Osher Foundation. Noting the University’s commitment to “education as a lifelong pursuit,” President Frenk made the announcement during OLLI's member holiday party. The momentous $1 million grant in the form of a $950,000 endowment and a $50,000 bridge grant will support the Institute’s continued work. This is the second endowment grant the Foundation has awarded the Institute, the first being a $1 million grant in 2014. Read more