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OU partners with Older Persons’ Commission

Tuesday, January 9, 2007
OU partners with Older Persons’ Commission

Oakland University and the Older Persons’ Commission in Rochester are formalizing a partnership to offer programming to seniors in the community.

Lectures ranging from the latest research findings to popular culture will be presented monthly by Oakland faculty, nationally-recognized scholars in their respective fields.

“The goal is to contribute toward the enrichment of community life and resources in the areas of arts and humanities, information and technology, education and science,” said Virinder Moudgil, vice president for Academic Affairs and provost.

The first lecture follows the partnership signing ceremony on Tuesday, Jan. 16. Moudgil will present, “Role of hormones in health and disease: Recent advances in breast cancer.”

“The Oakland University and Older Persons’ Commission partnership will create expanded opportunities for our seniors to pursue lifelong learning,” said Rhonda Nelson, department head for Programs and Events, OPC. “We are thrilled that the professors will share the passion of their education and learning with our seniors. This is an exceptional opportunity for our seniors to pursue academic interests as they grow older.”

The lectures are open to OPC members age 60 and over.

“Oakland University is very proud of its mission of public service and community partnership,” said Moudgil. “In addition to adopting Rochester as a university town, we are thrilled with the opportunity of working with the OPC to serve a wider community of people with diverse talents and interests.”

For more information, call the OPC at (248) 656-1403 or visit the OPC Web site.