Hugh Downs, one of the world’s premiere social and cultural commentators, is the featured lecturer this fall for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Arizona State University.

Downs’ lecture, “Two Views of Human Progress,” will take place 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 14 at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Cronkite Theater, 555 N. Central Ave., Phoenix. Admission is $25.

This semester, the OLLI is partnering with the two major entities in the community.

The OLLI at ASU is funded in part by the Bernard Osher Foundation, which supports university-quality educational offerings for mature students interested in learning for the love of learning.

ASU is one of several colleges and universities across the United States to have been awarded a permanent Osher Foundation endowment to sustain and support its programs.

The printed schedule is available at most public libraries, senior centers and community centers and online at

Students may register for courses online through the website. Call (602) 543-6440 for further details.

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