Newsletter of University of Richmond's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Insider

March 23, 2015

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
  • Erlinda Bearman
  • Sue Houdyshell
  • Marshall Ervine
  • Mike Koch
  • Joan Maitre
  • George Pangburn
  • Peggy Watson


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

An opportunity to catch up on exciting news: the Osher Strategic Plan, the Osher Art Gallery and many opportunities to serve the Osher Institute.

Leadership Council & Teams Update
Leadership Council and Teams UpdateEnhancing Osher at UR

Five years ago, my wife Pam and I took our first class at Osher. It was Dr. Art Gunlicks’ class on the Modern Welfare State. We were hooked.

Creative Corner
Creative CornerAn Osher artist: Richard Hollands

The Osher Institute is pleased to announce it will sponsor a series of art exhibitions featuring the work of several Osher members.

Members on the Go
Members on the GoOsher travels: The Great Trains and Grand Canyons Tour

This six-day tour to the Southwest was impeccably planned out with many small yet important details that made it a pleasurable and easy tour.

Did You Know?
Did You Know?Meet the dean of the School of Professional & Continuing Studies

When he steps down in June, Dean Narduzzi will be going on sabbatical for a year. When he returns, he plans to teach courses at SPCS and take (and hopefully teach) Osher courses. 

Behind the Scenes at UR
Behind the Scenes at URDesignation of Ryland Hall as an historic landmark

On October 18, 2104, as part of the Westhampton Campus centennial celebration, UR President Dr. Ed Ayers unveiled a plaque on Ryland Hall designating its placement on the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of Historical Places.

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.

10th Anniversary Celebration