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.
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.
For almost two centuries, alumni of the University of Richmond have credited their college experience with shaping their lives.
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.
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.
If you’ve been around Osher at UR for a while, you probably know that Dr. Art Gunlicks has a following.
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.
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.
If you have been around the UR campus this summer, you’ve no doubt noticed a lot of construction activities, including a number of new buildings going up, as well as a significant road closure
Now that I have a few months under my belt as your new Osher director, I want to say thank you! Thank you for your warm welcome, encouragement, and support.