Newsletter of University of Richmond's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The 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.
Contributing Writers for This Edition
- Beth Cuthbert
- Sheryl DeLeo
- Bitsy Gilfoyle
- Anne Huffstetler
- Mike Koch
- George Pangburn
- Peggy Watson
- Tim Hanger
- Vivian Marcoccio
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.
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.
For almost two centuries, alumni of the University of Richmond have credited their college experience with shaping their lives.
If you’ve been around Osher at UR for a while, you probably know that Dr. Art Gunlicks has a following.
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
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.