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April 13, 2016
Mary Allen, '16
Scholar-athlete gives back to her Northside Richmond neighborhood through class and volunteer work
Scholar-athlete Mary Allen, '16, gives back to her Northside Richmond neighborhood through her class and volunteer work.
April 4, 2016
Ervine Marshall, Osher Member
Welcomed as part of the greater UR community
Osher Institute member Marshall Ervine shares ways that he feels embraced by UR community as an Osher member.
March 24, 2016
Linda Turner, Osher Member
Self-professed 'information junkie' explains what the Osher Institute means to her
Linda Turner is a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute who continues to work full time at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies. Osher members aren’t all retired!
February 22, 2016
Chandra Rhue, GC'12
Reflections on developing a voice in educational leadership
Chandra Rhue, GC’12, earned a graduate certificate in Educational Leadership & Policy Studies through the School of Professional and Continuing Studies in 2012. She is now an assistant principal in Hanover County Public Schools pursuing a doctorate in Education Leadership at Virginia Tech. She offers these reflections about her experience at the University of Richmond.
Survey Season & Public Opinion
Using data to know your constituency groups better and improve practice
Survey season is upon us! And public opinion matters. Now is a good time to think about what we want to know, what we learn from these survey efforts and, most importantly, what we should do with the results.
February 19, 2016
Emily Onufer, '17
Bonner Scholar uses her Bonner summer of service and a Civic Fellowship to explore climate change in the South Pacific
Bonner Scholar uses her Bonner summer of service and a Civic Fellowship to explore climate change in the South Pacific.
December 10, 2015
What is Permaculture Design?
Among other concepts, it's ecologically sound food production.
Permaculture is a design science that models itself on the patterns found in nature while applying them to human forms. By observing the natural state of a sustainable ecosystem, then by substituting food-producing plants for non-food producers, permaculture food forests supply the human need for food while keeping the balance of a natural ecosystem.
October 5, 2015
Professor explains how iPads can enhance - not distract from - the classroom curriculum
A trip to Disney inspired John Zinn, a professor in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, to rethink the role of technology in the classroom.
September 30, 2015
Osher Insider Information
Meet the new dean of the School of Professional & Continuing Studies
Dean Jamelle S. Wilson reiterates that education, at all levels, enriches a community. She believes that SPCS offers services and programs that help adults at all points in their lives reach their goals.
August 31, 2015