Feature Stories

October 9, 2014
Ukee Washington, R'80In the office by 3:40 a.m., and out by 1 p.m., Ukee Washington, R'80, covers the morning news for Philadelphia and still makes time for a side career as an actor
The life of a news anchor is a busy one. But Philadelphia’s CBS 3 morning news anchor Ulysses Samuel “Ukee” Washington, R’80, has managed to fit in a side career as an actor, appearing in films and TV shows.
Premier SpiderDairyman and deputy premier Michael Dunkley, R'80, stepped into Bermuda's top political job this spring. As one local headline put it, "Can the milkman deliver?"
A former national footballer and cricketer, Michael Dunkley, R'80, is CEO of Bermuda’s only dairy, which his great-grandfather started a century ago. He also has been one of Bermuda’s most popular politicians since first being elected a member of the island’s Westminster-modeled parliament in 1997.
Mischief ManagedForget the exhaustive social rules and perfectly posed sepia photos. Past generations still managed to show their sense of humor and have fun while at college.

Well-behaved women seldom make history, wrote Laurel Thatcher Ulrich. Girls just want to have fun, sang Cyndi Lauper. At Westhampton, we have our fair share of history-making, fun-loving women.

Creative cornerMeet Dr. Jane Berry

According to Dr. Jane Berry, Professor of Psychology at the University of Richmond and recognized expert in the field of cognitive aging, the single most important way to keep the human brain functioning at the highest level throughout life is aerobic exercise.

Did you know?Giving back to the University of Richmond
For almost two centuries, alumni of the University of Richmond have credited their college experience with shaping their lives.
Members on the goTwenty-first century Americans in Paris

In early March of 2013, as I mulled over possible topics for my Osher summer mini-course, early twentieth-century American writers who lived in Paris quickly came to mind. I lived in Paris before grad school and have been back there many times since. I’ve also taught American literature for years. Clearly this was a logical and comfortable choice, and one that I thought would attract Osher students.

Leadership Council and Teams updateAnd a good time was had by all...

The Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning at the University of Richmond celebrated its tenth anniversary in grand style at our annual fall mixer on September 10th.

Did you know?A conversation with Dr. Art Gunlicks

If you’ve been around Osher at UR for a while, you probably know that Dr. Art Gunlicks has a following.

Insider InformationOsher goes to market!

This summer the Osher Marketing Team made sure the markets offered something good for the mind as well by hosting information booths touting the benefits of lifelong learning.

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.