Events-The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Carnegie Mellon University


Lecture Series:

Name: "Breast Cancer in 2017: What You Need to Know" by Adam M. Brufsky, M.D., Ph.D.
When: Tuesday, June 6 at 7:00pm-8:30pm, McConomy Auditorium, CUC 

Dr. Brufsky is board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and is an active member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Association for Cancer Research. He is currently the principal investigator of the Pittsburgh Breast Cancer Consortium, a U.S. Department of Defense-funded program to increase community access to innovative clinical trials for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer, as well as a number of other breast cancer studies.
Dr. Brufsky's training responsibilities include teaching attending physicians for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and School of Nursing.  Additionally, he serves as director of the integrated life sciences selective courses, neoplastic diseases course at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.  He is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and an Associate Director of Clinical Investigation for the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute.

Members may register online for CourseID: 1969. Guests are welcome. Contact Osher office to register 412-268-7489.

Name: "An Exercise in Social Justice: Transcending Tradition... One Artist's Journey from Art to Awareness" Gerry Florida, Artist and Osher at CMU Study Leader 
When: Thursday, June 29, 7:00pm-8:30pm, McConomy Auditorium, CUC 
This powerful and not to be missed lecture is about Gerry Florida's collection of experiences, successes and failures through her personal journey that drives her passion to advocate for social justice through art.

Her intrigue with the “beauty of imperfection” has led her to work on behalf of at-risk populations locally and nationally.  She teaches throughout the city with a special interest in working with at risk youth, special needs populations and seniors. Her teaching helps  students mobilize their ideas, experiences, and material resources to understand and incorporate the concepts of "empowerment" in their own lives and to survive in spite of  failures that overshadow one's right to a better understanding and self-acceptance.
Gerry Florida is an award-winning assemblage artist who refers to herself as a "Master of Imperfection”. Her creations deliver underlying messages of rebirth, recovery and reclamation through an array of salvaged, recycled and contemporary materials that she employs in work. Her strong beliefs and philosophy are born from life experiences and multiple reinventions during recovery from a life of tragedy and dysfunction. 

“Reinvention of self, worth and beauty sometimes surface in versions that are far more interesting than the original…it is the life message she conveys through her work". 
Members, Prospects and Guests are invited - please register at 412-268-7489. Members may register online for Course ID: 1976.

Special Interest Groups

Dinner Club:

Meet the Osher Dining Club members at a pre-selected restaurant. Order/pay at restaurant.
No dinners are planned. 

Patron of the Arts

Calling all Osher members who are passionate patrons of the arts, artists, musicians! We are creating a special interest group just for you! We are looking to create opportunities for small events where we gather together and dialogue with one another about music, dance, art, and all types of creative expression in a stimulating environment. Come share your passion and expertise with like-minded artists and patrons! Sign up now and watch for upcoming events! To sign up, please send your name, phone number, email address, and area of interest/expertise to Marilyn Maiello at