University of the Third Age: Summer Session Runs June 18-28

The final session of the 2018 University of the Third Age (U3A) program will take place June 18-28 with course meetings held Monday through Thursday both weeks on the University of San Diego campus.

The summer session of USD’s longest-running community outreach program, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2018, consists of interesting presentations, a field trip and a special class meeting in which participants will go on a garden tour of the university.

The first week’s programming features such topics as why exercise is good for your brain; Immigration Today: Catholicism’s Challenge; U.S. Naval Aviation Today; Infamy to Injustice: Liberty’s Shame; Art Therapy in Research and Action; Creating Startups in Silicon Valley; USD’s place in Catholic Higher Education (Past, Present, Future); and Aging’s Purpose.

The second week will be a discussion on U.S. Navy Rotary Wing Aviation; Mindful Aging; a field trip to the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum; the garden tour with USD’s Ernie Salazar, assistant manager of USD Grounds and Transportation; Ancient History and Modern America; and Original Peoples: Kumeyaay/Diegueño, Thousands of Years of Native History in San Diego.

Each day of the U3A summer session begins at 9:30 a.m. with the first presentation. A second presentation follows at 10:45 a.m. Two exceptions are the field trip day, June 26, in which students will board buses at 9:30 a.m., returning to USD at 11:45 a.m. The garden tour is the lone activity of the day on June 27 and runs 10 to 11:30 a.m. All other class days take place in Mother Rosalie Hill Hall's Warren Auditorium.

Considered one of the top educational offerings locally for people ages 55 and up, USD’s program is the only known United States-hosted site of a U3A program. For more information about the summer session or to register, please visit the link from USD’s Professional and Continuing Education website.

— USD News Center


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