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August 17, 2011
Some thoughts and news from the director
One of the great things about working with the Osher Institute is the amazing and vast treasure of ideas, insights, jokes and more that I gather each day from each of you who are our valued Osher members.
A play date for Osher creative study
A recent Osher outing, organized as a result of the mini course on creativity, was a trip to the Evergreen Cemetery located in the eastern part of Henrico County. The cemetery was once planned as the counterpart to Hollywood Cemetery.
Commemorating the Civil War
Osher members attend sesquicentennial Civil War conference
On Saturday, May 21, several Osher members enjoyed the Third Virginia Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the American Civil War Conference at Virginia Tech.
Osher Writers Group
Creative writing corner
The Osher Writers Group, composed of members John Bruns, Rosemary Rawlins, Jan Tarasovic, David Thomas, and Don Warner, admire bookmarks promoting Rosemary's just-published memoir, Learning by Accident (available online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble).
Become a Leader
You, too, can lead an Osher class!
The Osher Institute at the University of Richmond is always looking for new, intriguing, and unusual course offerings to be part of our volunteer-taught curriculum. But many people are daunted by the prospect of putting together a class. Not to worry...
New campus rabbi talks about his vision for Jewish life at UR
The University’s Chaplaincy welcomed its first director of Jewish life and campus rabbi in July. Andrew Goodman talks about the prospects of the job and his hopes for Jewish life at UR.
August 12, 2011
Abi Olvera, '12
Fellowship will jump-start student's Foreign Service career
El Paso native Abi Olvera decided to transfer to Richmond to be closer to Washington and to study international affairs. A year later, she is one of the U.S. Department of State’s top prospects for a future career in the Foreign Service.
Tom Lawrence, '02
Alumnus wins Webby award for his company's work on U.S. Capitol e-tour
Since graduating from Richmond in 2002, Tom Lawrence has helped many students find jobs and internships with the company he founded as a student. That company recently received The Webby award for its work on a virtual tour of the U.S. Capitol.
August 11, 2011
Garrison Weaver, '13
Junior's photography hobby helps jump-start a career in real estate
Garrison Weaver’s childhood interest in sports photography led to a four-year position on the newspaper staff and a marketing internship with the recreation center. Now, it also is playing a role as he begins a career in real estate.
August 8, 2011
Danielle Taylor, '13
Internship with financial management company an opportunity to build a strong academic portfolio and invest in others' futures
An internship with a leading financial management company gave Danielle Taylor, ’13, an opportunity to diversify her undergraduate portfolio and write a business plan for a new nonprofit organization intended to help children in foster care.