Events-The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Carnegie Mellon University


Lecture Series:

"A Confluence of Hope" by Dr. John Aupperle
When: Wednesday, September 21 at 7:00PM-8:30PM
Where: Cohon University Center, McConomy Auditorium

Lecture is free and open. Registration is required. To register, email

or call 412-268-7489. Members may register online: Course ID 1671. 

”A Confluence of Hope” will examine some of the issues facing our communities.
Sources from Luke’s Gospel, Life Together by Dietrich Bonheoffer, and remarks by a police
chief will provide a confluence of ideas that are hopeful, honest and realistic.

Dr. John Aupperle has been active in several facets of ministry since completing his graduate degree in
theology and homiletics from at Drew University, including as chairman of The Higher Education division
of the United Methodist Church in Western Pennsylvania. He also was a co-founder and Chairperson
of United Ministries in Higher Education for the state of Pennsylvania and as Chairperson of
The Board of Trustees of Western Pennsylvania Conference as well as member of its Church Union for
Social Agencies. Since retiring Dr. Aupperle has written reviews of works on Lincoln, Churchill. The
Dali Lama, and many more. He is a regular reviewer at The Pleasant Hills Library as well as other locations
across the Pittsburgh area and has lectured on Islam, Buddhism, Comparative Religion as well as
Organizational Ethics.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2016 European Tour

with Jim Cunningham

When: Thursday, September 29, 2016, 7:00PM-8:30PM
Where:  Cohon University Center, McConomy Auditorium

Lecture is free and open. Registration is required. To register, email

or call 412-268-7489. Members may register online: Course ID 1784.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes look at this 14-concert the trip to Germany, Austria, Belgium, and Switzerland with Manfred Honeck and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, including violinist Anne Sophie Mutter. This video is unavailable anywhere else and includes interviews with orchestra members as well as famous sights from the countries.  It also includes a side trip taken by the Clarion Quartet orchestra members who played at Terezin in the Czech Republic.  We’ll see an excerpt of the 1966 film Steinberg Conducts, a WQED profile of former music director William Steinberg and a bit of the concert which was inaugurated in the Scaife galleries The film features clarinet Thomas Thompson, who retired this year after playing in the Orchestra for 50 years.   

Special Interest Groups

Dinner Club:
Meet the Osher Dining Club members at a pre-selected restauraunt. Order/pay at restaurant.
No dinners are planned for the summer.
Genealogy: Find Your Roots by Unearthing Your Family's Past

As Pearl S. Buck once mused, “If you want to understand today, you have to search yesterday.” Let’s get together & help each other make that happen! We are attempting to create a special interest group in the area of genealogy. We propose to meet monthly for a couple of hours in the Pennsylvania Department on the 3rd Floor of the Carnegie Library Main Branch on Forbes Avenue, Oakland. They have a great staff there that are always available to answer questions, provide genealogical research guidance, and assist in finding materials. It’s the closest thing to a real life “time tunnel” that we have in the Pittsburgh area, & you’ll also get a history lesson along the way. You should come up with a slew of amazing discoveries & may unravel some confounding mysteries, as well. To sign up, please send an email to Bob Brown at

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