Events-The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute - Carnegie Mellon University

Special Events

Members' Picnic:

Tuesday, September 1st at 5:30pm
Where: CMU Lawn in the big, white tent
Cost: $20 - members, $30 - guests
RSVP Deadline: Tuesday, August 25th. Reservations are non-refundable
Register online under Osher Events/Member Events, or call the office.

Dinner Club:

"All You Care to Eat" Buffet - Cohon University Center, Schatz Dinning Hall, 2nd floor
When: Wednesday, September 30th, at 5:45pm
Cost:   $10.50 to be paid upon entry to dining hall
Reservations are required. Register online under Member Events, or call the office.

Lecture Series:

"Beethoven in the Movies" with Jim Cunningham
When: Monday, September, 21st at 7:30pm
Where: Cohon University Center, McConomy Auditorium
Explore the way filmmakers have portrayed Beethoven with excerpts from "Immortal Beloved", "Copying Beethoven", "Un Grand Amour", "Ludwig van" by Mauricio Kegal, "Beethoven's Nephew", and "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure".
Jim Cunningham is the artistic director and hosts the morning show at WQED-FM. Jim is teaching "Unlocking the Classics" this fall at Osher at CMU where he presents excerpts from the current PSO season.
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"The People Powering the Entertainment Industry" with Jay Rayvid
When: Wednesday, October 7th at 7:30pm
Where: Cohon University Center, McConomy Auditorium
Sit in on a roundtable discussion of leading film writers, producers, and directors talking about the dynamics of the filmmaking process, both in and out of the studio system. Led by Jay Rayvid, a former executive producer, this lecture will feature video of stars such as George Clooney, Angelina Jolie, John Lesher, Christopher Nolan, Mike Leigh, and many others discuss their projects.  Jay will explain the movie business and its effect on the entertainment industry, including the role of studios, the independent community, and foreign films. The Oscar Academy will be used as an example of how the Awards at all the major and minor film festivals influence the creative and economic product stream of the industry.

Jay Rayvid was the creator, executive producer and producer of some of the most critically acclaimed and award winning adult and family/children’s programming on television, such as the WonderWorks Family Movie series, Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood , Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego?, Where in Time is Carmen Sandiego?, Johnson and Friends, and The Fox Clubhouse. His work has garnered countless awards and nominations. Jay is teaching "An Insider's View of the Role of a Film Producer" for Osher at CMU this fall.

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"Pictures at a Virtual Exhibition" with Joe DeFazio
When: Wednesday, November 4th at 7:30pm
Where: Cohon University Center, McConomy Auditorium
Inspired by Mussorgsky's similarly titled iconic composition and his own family's artistic heritage, composer and jazz musician Joe DeFazio wil present a session that will be part lecture and part concert. The lecture will explore correlations between the language of visual art and the language of music.


No luncheons are planned.