Feature Stories

May 23, 2014
The Leadership studies professor Thad Williamson writes about tackling poverty in Richmond
Generational poverty is a notoriously complex issue for Richmond. Having the city’s low-income residents at the policy table will be key to unraveling it.
May 22, 2014
History of Music series returnsSheryl Smith's popular history of music series to be reprised in fall 2014

Sheryl Smith’s “History of Music” series was so popular that Osher will offer a reprise in fall, 2014. It’s easy to understand why, since Sheryl’s enthusiasm for music, from Gregorian chant to John Cage, is infectious.

Virginia Baptist Historical SocietyLittle-known gem, the Virginia Baptist Historical Society has been housed on campus since 1876

Tucked behind the Boatwright Library is the Virginia Baptist Historical Society. The Society is probably better known outside of the University of Richmond community, even though it has been on campus since 1876.

Civic Engagement Interest GroupCivic engagement group focuses on raising grandkids and helping kids make informed career choices

The Civic Engagement Interest Group was started last fall to provide Osher members opportunities to enhance their service activities. 

Osher Leadership Council 2014What is the Osher Leadership Council, and what does it do?

The Osher Leadership Council, drawn from Osher members, provides advice and information to the director of the Osher Institute.

Needed: Osher AmbassadorsOsher Institute marketing team update

Spreading the word about the marvelous opportunities available through Osher and recruiting new members is the mission of the Osher Institute’s marketing team.

New Osher DirectorPeggy Watson named new director of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Richmond

I met the new Osher Director Peggy Watson in her first week on the job. She said coming to University of Richmond is like coming home again, because she’s a graduate of Westhampton College.

UR's Center for Culinary ArtsDid you know Richmond's Center for Culinary Arts got its start in the late 1990s?

So, do you like to cook? Or how about bake? Maybe you just enjoy watching the Food Channel or the Cooking Channel. If so, you might just be interested in one of the University of Richmond’s gems — the Center for Culinary Arts located in the Gayton Crossing Shopping Center.

Interview with Dr. Edward AyersDiscussing lifelong learning with the University of Richmond's president

On a beautiful spring morning in early April, I sat down with Dr. Edward Ayers, president of the University of Richmond, in his Maryland Hall office to discuss his thoughts about the Osher program at UR and lifelong learning in general.

Better than 'Where's Waldo'Identify 'Where's Tim?' and win a prize!

If you’ve seen Tim Hanger’s wonderful photos, either in the Osher Insider or as a member of the Osher hikers, you know he is all over campus — taking classes, exercising, and taking pictures for the Osher office as well as for our e-newsletter.