Feature Stories

May 22, 2014
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.

May 21, 2014
Shaye Ellis, '14From ancient Athens to the Jepson School: Graduate reflects on research experience that gave her a greater appreciation for leadership and the liberal arts
Research on leadership and the liberal the arts gave Shaye Ellis, ’14, a greater appreciation for her undergraduate education. Now she is putting her skills to work in the world of marketing and advertising.
May 20, 2014
Finale 2014University Chancellor E. Bruce Heilman delivers keynote address at Jepson School ceremony recognizing seniors

E. Bruce Heilman, university chancellor, gave the keynote address at Finale, the Jepson School's senior recognition ceremony.

May 19, 2014
Shiksha Mahtani, '14Graduate stepped into a leadership role to fight famine in Somalia and spread South Asian culture on campus

Start an organization to fight famine in Somalia. Conduct research. Spread South Asian culture on campus. Make the most of her four years at Richmond. Check.