Newsletter of University of Richmond's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Insider

October 9, 2014

Osher logoThe Osher Insider is a newsletter intended to share information, to foster a sense of community, to enhance recruitment and to expand leadership and involvement in the Osher programs at the University of Richmond. It is published in the spring, fall and winter.

The newsletter belongs to all Osher members and therefore all are encouraged to participate by suggesting article topics, by authoring articles (we would love your stories about favorite Osher experiences!) and by offering suggestions for improvement.

We are most grateful for the help and support of the SPCS Marketing staff in publishing the newsletter online.

The Osher editors welcome your input. Please feel free to contact us.

Executive Editor


  • Beth Cuthbert
    Mike Koch

Contributing Writers for This Edition

  • Beth Cuthbert
  • Sheryl DeLeo
  • Bitsy Gilfoyle
  • Anne Huffstetler
  • Mike Koch
  • George Pangburn
  • Peggy Watson


  • Tim Hanger
  • Vivian Marcoccio
Osher Staff Update
Osher staff updateFrom the director's desk

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.

Leadership Council & Teams Update
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.

Creative Corner
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.

Members on the Go
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.

Did You Know?
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.
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 Information
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.

Behind the Scenes at UR
Behind the scenes at URConstruction plans for the University of Richmond

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

Where's Tim?
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.

Upcoming Osher Events
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10th Anniversary Celebration