Taken from the LIR Newsletter of the Learning in Retirement,
Inc. program at the University of Georgia in Athens.
Our organization is proving to be an invaluable source of academic
research to the University. With about 400 mature, capable and well-disposed
members, we are in effect a rare resource for UGA – at hand,
readily mobilized and capable.
Here is a live example: A rush of LIR members rallied to a call for
research help from Ryan Keen, a graduate student in psychology. By
taking a 45-minute online study, they gave this student of Professor
Doug Kleiber exactly what he needed to complete this segment of his
Ph.D., work. And those who participated report that not only did they
benefit from the thought and analysis it provoked, they enjoyed lending
a helping hand.
Ryan was overwhelmed by the response and sends his profuse thanks.
The resounding rapid return of information gave him all the data he
needed ahead of time. He now expects to complete his dissertation
in April and promises to give LIR members the results of his study
EIN – an excellent example of how your program can cement
its relations with your host school.