Newsletter of University of Richmond's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

Osher Insider

February 11, 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 May, September and January.

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


Contributing Writers for This Edition

  • Sheryl DeLeo
  • Bob Draben
  • Jane Dowrick
  • Marshall Ervine
  • Anne Huffstetler
  • Matthew Krogh
  • Ann Williams


  • Jane Dowrick
  • Tim Hanger
Osher Staff Update
A MemoryThe Osher Institute at nearly ten

It’s fun to recall some of the wonderful, as well as funny, moments of the past 10 years of the Osher Institute at UR.

Leadership Council & Teams Update
Ten Years and CountingOsher Institute celebrates its tenth anniversary at University of Richmond

It’s hard to believe (but true) that we will celebrate our tenth anniversary of the Osher UR program in 2014.

Some People Can't Be ReplacedSearch committee for Osher Institute director

Osher members and University personnel have formed a search committee to hire the next direct of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

Members on the Go
Belmead on the JamesHiking through beauty and history

The Osher hiking group had the pleasure of touring the former plantation’s mansion in November, learning the varied history of the property, and then hiking through its forest, alongside its wetlands, near its streams and past its historic buildings.

Did You Know?
International Film SeriesFree great movies on the big screen at University of Richmond

In the mid-to-late 1990s I discovered a great source of movies for anyone that is not satisfied with seeing them on a small screen. It’s the International Film Series, which has been sponsored by the University of Richmond for many years.

Behind the Scenes at UR
The Richmond ShieldBehind the UR shield: bearing the weight of the brand

The distinctive logo of the University of Richmond ensures a consistency of the UR brand and name recognition as the University continues to enhance its reputation among leading institutions of higher education.

Insider Information
Forging an Unlikely AllianceSouthside Virginia: Where folks revolutionize Georgian architecture, bridge the Civil War, and valiantly raise vinifera

Rarely is a connection made between Georgian architecture, a Civil War battle, and the winegrowing industry.  However, that is exactly what has been forged among Woodlawn Plantation, Annefield Vineyards, Hunting Creek Vineyards, and Staunton River Battlefield State Park which historically and physically connects these two Southside localities.

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.

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