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Nineteenth century naturalist’s ‘Letters from Alabama’ subject of July 22 OLLI at Auburn presentation

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University professors emeriti Gary Mullen and Taylor Littleton will present a program on naturalist Philip Henry Gosse’s book, “Letters from Alabama,” Monday, July 22, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Clarion Inn and Suites in Auburn. The program is part of a lunch-and-learn summer series hosted by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University.

Philip Henry Gosse (1810–1888) was an English naturalist and illustrator who spent eight months in 1838 on the Alabama frontier, teaching planters’ children in Dallas County and studying the native flora and fauna. In addition to “Letters from Alabama,” he also produced 49 watercolor plates of various plant and animal species, mainly insects, titled “Entomologia Alabamensis.”

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OLLI at Auburn hosting “Tuskegee Airmen” co-authors at Jan. 14 meeting

AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Co-authors of “The Tuskegee Airmen: An Illustrated History, 1939-1949,” will be the featured speakers at the general membership meeting of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University Monday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. at the Lexington Hotel, 1577 S. College St.

The book is a detailed photographic history including important events and background tracing the airmen through training, combat and beyond. Speakers will be Dan Haulman and Joe Caver who, with Jerome Ennels, wrote “The Tuskegee Airman.”

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OLLI at Auburn receives $1 million endowment from Bernard Osher Foundation

AUBURN – The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University, known as OLLI at Auburn, was recently awarded a $1 million endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The gift was given in recognition of programming excellence and demonstrating potential for long-term success and sustainability.

OLLI at Auburn has more than 700 members who can choose from more than 150 classes annually and from many other activities such as special lectures, socials and trips. This peer-led organization relies on members, guest speakers and Auburn faculty to teach and moderate courses with books, film and recordings.

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Judge Bill English to speak at March 17 meeting of AU’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

AUBURN – Lee County Probate Judge Bill English will be the guest speaker at the general meeting of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University on Monday, March 17, at 10 a.m. at the Best Western Conference Center, 1577 South College Street. His topic will be “The State of the County.” The public is invited to attend.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at AU, known as OLLI at Auburn, provides opportunities for learning about a variety of subjects such as literature, politics, history, science and the arts.

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