It all began in an Osher class titled “The Big Questions.” One of us took the class “because I’m always looking for big answers” (Anita). The other (Kathleen) was looking forward to a class of free-flowing ideas. Little did we know then what an unexpected opportunity was coming our way!
I don’t want to miss out on a good thing. That’s the way I feel about the Osher Institute for Lifelong Learning. And I want others, 50 and better, to learn about the great courses, fun activities, and the benefits of becoming a student at the University of Richmond.
Antoine Waul, ’13, has always been struck by the words of Martin Luther King Jr. As part of UR’s 2012 MLK Day celebration, he hopes the dreams of past leaders will still prove inspiring in today’s battle for social justice.
Osher members are vital to the success of the Institute, contributing fascinating ideas for classes, willingly leading classes, and volunteering and assisting in myriad ways.
Two students and an alumna team up to raise money to benefit the Dominion School for Autism.
Employees from the offices of Advancement, the Chaplaincy, Enrollment Management, and Student Development gather to create a new networking group.
Anthropology major Grace Leonard, '12, combines classroom learning and community service in Richmond and abroad to further her study of people in relationship to each other, geographic space, and culture.
Law School Admissions Representatives volunteer their time to help recruit students by sharing the real story about Richmond Law.
Each month this fall, first-year students had the opportunity to meet with local leaders so they could “get a glimpse of how power in the city operates in practice.”
Common Ground’s two-part social justice leadership retreat is an introduction to the types of inequality that exist today, and how to find the right first step in taking action for social change.