Volume 1, Issue 15

Coordinated by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UC Irvine


Everyone is welcome to the University Club Forum, a weekly lunch and lecture on the UCI campus. Buffet lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. and is $13 for University Club members and OLLI members, and $15 for non-members, including tax and gratuity.


Reservations are encouraged, call 949-824-7960 or e-mail For more information, please visit the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's blog @ or view the University Club Forum Fall 2013 Schedule.



Wednesday, April 16, 2014



Carol Booth Olson

Associate Professor, School of Education, and Director, UCI Writing Project.

"Creating a Pathway to Academic Literacy: A Cognitive Strategy Approach for Teaching English Learners"

Dr. Olson directs an $11 million grant that will impact 100,000 secondary students and 240 teachers in Southern California - and shares how it is being done.





View Past Forum Lectures


After the Culture War

January 30, 2013 - John Dombrink, Ph.D., a renowned author and co-author of many articles pertaining to the "culture war" in America and the controversial issues that are becoming more prominent in our everyday society.

Student Loans: A      Dilemma in the Making?

November 14, 2012 – Richard Matthew, Ph.D., Professor of Policy Planning & Design shares the idea that there is an education crisis and how the mismanagement of student loans is hurting students and universities.

Stem Cells: Revolutionizing the Treatments of Human Diseases

November 7, 2012 - Peter Donovan, Ph.D., Developmental biologist provides an overview on stem cell research, insights into our own biology, and how we are using stem cell technology to treat diseases from multiple sclerosis to cancer.

Haiti: Dream & Nightmare      

Amy Wilentz, author of "This Rainy Season: Haiti Since Duvalier" (1989), is preparing a second book about post-earthquake Haiti. She has received Whiting Writers Award, the PEN Non-Fiction Award, and a nomination for National Book Critics Circle Award.

Living Long And Well!

January 26, 2011 - Kerry Burnight, Ph.D., Gerontologist shares recent research and information about living a proactive, productive life for longer than we imagined and offers suggestions on interesting ways to do that.

The Law School & University Extension: A Comparative Look

December 3, 2010 - UCI Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky speaks to University Extension's annual 2010 Instructor and Advisory Committee Member Appreciation Breakfast at the University Club. In this talk, he compares the forms of education employed by the Law School and University Extension.

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