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January 10, 2012
Collin Wilson, C'13
Experience in Teach for America results in returning to the classroom - this time as a student
After spending two years teaching in the Mississippi Delta region with Teach for America, Collin Wilson, C‘13, decided to go back into classroom to pursue a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction.
January 4, 2012
Joan Oates, arts advocate
Sharing her passion for the arts with the University of Richmond
Joan Oates, a long-time advocate of arts in Richmond, continues her tradition of incorporating arts into everyday life by endowing The Joan Oates Summer Institute for Partners in the Arts in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies.
January 3, 2012
Is Osher the best kept secret in Richmond?
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.
The Big Questions
Big Questions class leads to a big opportunity for two Osher learners
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!
Review: 'A Round-Heeled Woman'
Sex in the 60s - the age, not the decade
What would move a retired high school English teacher to go man-hunting using a New York Review of Books personal ad, and what happened when she did? The story is told in her feisty 2003 memoir A Round-Heeled Woman (slang for a woman who spends a lot of time with her feet in the air).
Good eats with Ethel, served up at the Heilman Dining Center
Have you had an opportunity recently to eat at the Heilman Dining Center? It’s open not only to students and faculty, but also to Osher members and the general public. If you haven’t, then please try it because D-Hall, as it is called on campus, offers excellent food at reasonable prices.
Acting and having fun
“Readers' what?” This is the response that I often get when I talk about a class called “Readers' Theater.” Is it a play? Is it in a theater? Are there actors on a stage? Does it cost anything? Do you have to buy tickets?
'Learning by Accident'
Introducing Rosemary Rawlins
The journal of Rosemary Rawlins’ documentation of her injured husband’s treatment and rehabilitation is now a gripping and moving account of how her family survived her family’s ordeal.
Osher Institute members are our greatest treasure
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.
Antoine Waul, '13
Junior looks to Civil Rights leaders of the past to encourage social change today
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.