Feature Stories

October 16, 2013
Creative ConvalescenceMarianne Booberg helping herself while helping others

I don’t think the author of a Prevention magazine article on handling pain would buy my method of “charitable beading” as a form of exercise, but it works for me.

Osher Field TripExperiencing the traditions of Smith Island
Twenty-five Osher members and friends gathered for an Osher outing to Smith Island in late April.
Spending Time at URSome of the best things in life ARE free!

How do you like to spend your “free” time; that is, time spent going to events that are free?

A Gathering of Lifelong LearnersNotes from the 2013 Southern Regional Conference

Director Jane Dowrick reflects on her experience at the 2013 Southern Regional Conference.

The Osher Leadership CouncilTeams bringing ideas to life

What is meant by “member driven” when describing the Osher Institute? And why do we use the word “team” rather than “committee?” 

Nabila Khouri '14Senior reflects on her summer on the Maasai Steppe
Nabila Khouri, ’14, used a UR Summer Fellowship to spend the summer working on the Maasai Steppe with the African People and Wildlife Fund.
October 11, 2013
Hip Hope in Church HillStudent-run dance program flourishes at Bonner Center partner site
Rachel Brown, ’14, and Isaiah Bailey, ’13, teamed up to teach dance classes with an eye toward mentoring and social change at a Boys and Girls Club in Richmond’s East End.
October 8, 2013
Shahan MuftiProfessor's family history offers unique perspective for his first book

Journalism professor ties family history to conflict in Pakistan with his first book.

October 7, 2013
On Tour: CartagenaOrchestra students set out for a concert and cultural tour of Cartagena
Led by Alexander Kordzaia and Joanne Kong, nine orchestra students will spend a week in Cartagena exploring culture through music.
October 4, 2013
Greg Collins, L'15Law student uses scholarship to create community among local veterans
Greg Collins, L’15, found his relationships with fellow veterans to be critical when transitioning to civilian life. As a Tillman Military Scholar, he’s hoping to build the same community among local veterans.