Weekly EssentialsOsher news and articles archived from the Weekly Essentials
CMU Writing WorkshopCMU announces Author Event with Laura Elena Donnelly, Saturday, September 8
Fall 2018 Registration is OpenView the Fall 2018 catalog online. Fall 2018 Registration is NOW open. Click on "Member Sign In" above. There is a problem with the Purchase Membership button. We will send email when it works. Prospect registration is open-call the office.
Update on Osher's Space QuestUpdate on Osher's Space Quest by John Olmsted, Coordinator of Osher 4.0 Space Quest
A Memorial Art Exhibit About RaceOsher Member, Michael Berger is sponsoring a trip to Spaces Gallery in Cleveland on September 1. Contact Michael for information. This trip is through the generosity of Michael Berger. THIS IS NOT AN OSHER SPONSORED EVENT - PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE OFFICE.
The Road Not Taken: Part 1 - The Braddock RoadExperience the Braddock Expedition with Roland Vendeland, historian and professional storyteller.
Members Picnic and 26th Annual Meeting NEW LOCATIONDue to weather concerns, the Picnic & Annual Meeting is in Rangos 3, on 2nd floor of Cohon University Center. Monday, Aug 27 at 5:30pm-7:30pm. EVENT IS SOLD OUT (No drop-ins permitted)
Volunteer of the Month - C. R. ThomasVolunteer of the Month: A Behind-the-Scene Look at Osher Study Leader C. R. (Chuck) Thomas
Volunteer for a CommitteeVolunteer Opportunities: Membership/Social Committee, Committee Chair and Members - please review job description. If interested, please complete the Volunteer questionnaire for consideration.
Chamberfest Cleveland UpdateCheck out this review of the awesome sights - and more importantly sounds - from the recent Osher trip to ChamberFest Cleveland.
Learn How to Register OnlineThursday, June 28, 2018
Learn How to Register OnlinePrepare now for fall registration. If you want to learn how to register online, join us for CourseID:2638 on Fri, July 20 at 1:00pm-2:30pm in Hunt.
Volunteer of the Month - Joe and Rosemarie ShirkThursday, June 28, 2018
Volunteer of the Month - Joe and Rosemarie ShirkA couple of extraordinary volunteers - meet the Shirks!
Wean Hall Entrance ClosureThursday, June 14, 2018
Wean Hall Entrance ClosureThe front entrance of Wean Hall is closed for renovations over the summer. Signs have been posted by the University to two alternative entrances. The Scott Hall detour has no steps.
25.5 Annual Meeting ReviewThursday, June 14, 2018
25.5 Annual Meeting ReviewThe Osher Annual Meeting held on May 17, 2018 was a success!
Are you having problems parking at CMU?Thursday, June 14, 2018
Are you having problems parking at CMU?Parking on the CMU campus is very limited. Here are something things to know.
Volunteer of the Month - Ann AugustineTuesday, June 05, 2018
Volunteer of the Month - Ann AugustineMeet Ann Augustine - enthusiastic member, voluteer, and learner.
Transcending Tradition . . . One Artist's Journey from Art to AwarenessTuesday, June 05, 2018
Transcending Tradition . . . One Artist's Journey from Art to Awareness1-Day Course - Thursday, June 28. Summer registration required. Course ID: 1976
The Opioid EpidemicTuesday, June 05, 2018
The Opioid Epidemic1-Day Course - Tues, June 26. Summer 2018 registration is required. Course ID: 2348
Our 3 Rivers: Key to Economic Health & Quality of LifeThursday, May 31, 2018
Our 3 Rivers: Key to Economic Health & Quality of LifeCourse is FULL-no more registrations accepted. Our 3 Rivers - Meet at six Lock & Dam locations.
Summer 2018 Osher Acting GroupThursday, May 24, 2018
Summer 2018 Osher Acting GroupYou are invited to an evening of comedy, drama, and refreshemnts. Two original plays by C.R.Thomas performed by Osher class. Wed., June 13, 7:00pm, Friends Meeting House. No reservation required.
Audiovisual ProblemsFriday, May 18, 2018
Audiovisual ProblemsWhy Doesn’t the AV Equipment Always Work?
NEW 2018-2019 Board & DirectorsFriday, May 18, 2018
NEW 2018-2019 Board & DirectorsAnnual Meeting 25.5, Thursday, May 17, 2018 - Election Results
Volunteer of the Month-Jane MacLeodThursday, May 17, 2018
Volunteer of the Month-Jane MacLeodLongtime member and world traveler, Jane MacLeod is Volunteer of the Month for May.
LATTICE StudyThursday, May 17, 2018
LATTICE StudyRECUITING PARTICIPANTS: Lithium As a Treatment To prevent Impairment of Cognition in Elders (or LATTICE for short) is a newly funded study in which Dr. Ariel Gildengers and colleagues are trying to learn if lithium can slow down memory loss or help prevent Alzheimer’s disease in people with mild memory problems.
Better Choices, Better Health WorkshopMonday, May 07, 2018
Better Choices, Better Health WorkshopAny adult who has a chronic health condition, or cares for someone who does, can participate. Learn strategies to manage symptoms and have an improved quality of life. Course ID: 2482
ChamberFest ClevelandMonday, May 07, 2018
ChamberFest ClevelandDeadline EXTENDED to Friday, June 1. Please call the office to register.
Drop My Course ButtonFriday, May 04, 2018
Drop My Course ButtonNeed to drop a course? Complete this form online. Click on "Drop My Course" button below in Quick Links.
Board Slate and Proposed BylawsFriday, April 27, 2018
Board Slate and Proposed BylawsView the slate for the 2018 Board of Directors and the proposed bylaws.
Volunteer of the Week Rosalie BarsottiThursday, April 26, 2018
Volunteer of the Week Rosalie BarsottiRosalie believes that volunteers are the lifeblood of Osher and serves in many roles.
Spotlight on CoursesFriday, April 20, 2018
Spotlight on CoursesThese are a few of the great courses that still have available seats in the Summer 2018 term.
Volunteer of the Week Marilyn MeltzerFriday, April 06, 2018
Volunteer of the Week Marilyn MeltzerRead about artist Marilyn Meltzer. She conducts Osher course, Current Literature.
From Enigma to AIFriday, April 06, 2018
From Enigma to AIOsher members are invited to an event featuring Pamela McCorduck who donated two Enigma machines among other items.
Road Scholar Travel OpportunitiesFriday, April 06, 2018
Road Scholar Travel OpportunitiesOsher at CMU would like to offer our members an opportunity to travel through Road Scholar! Let us know what you think.
Summer 2018 Online Registration Now OpenThursday, April 05, 2018
Summer 2018 Online Registration Now OpenHere are a few tips and tricks to help you get registered.
Volunteer of the Week Jay FarrellWednesday, March 28, 2018
Volunteer of the Week Jay FarrellMeet Jay Farrell - chef, writer, classical music fan - volunteers behind the scenes for Osher.
Annual Meeting 2018Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Annual Meeting 2018Annual Meeting, Thursday, May 17, 2018, 3:30pm-5:00pm, College of Fine Arts, Kresge Theatre
Osher Acting GroupMonday, March 26, 2018
Osher Acting GroupYou are invited to an evening of comedy, drama, and refreshemnts. Six original plays by C.R.Thomas performed by Osher class. Wed., April 11, 7:00pm, Friends Meeting House.
Volunteer of the Week - Mary SchinhofenThursday, March 15, 2018
Volunteer of the Week - Mary SchinhofenMary Schinhofen leads may courses in literature for Osher.
Blackness, Citizenship, and the ArtsMonday, March 12, 2018
Blackness, Citizenship, and the ArtsWhat is it to be Black in France? Black and French? The documentary is a mosaic of seven narratives that raise the veil on the challenges of French diversity and the construction of afrodiasporic identities.
CMU International Film FestivalFriday, March 09, 2018
CMU International Film FestivalCMU International Film Festival happens March 22-April 8. See the festival website for info and purchase tickets.
Catalog Delivery ManagementWednesday, March 07, 2018
Catalog Delivery ManagementMembers may manage their catalog delivery by filling out a form. Summer 2018 catalogs are in the mail via bulk delivery.
Volunteer of the Week - David ZimmerThursday, March 01, 2018
Volunteer of the Week - David ZimmerRead about David Zimmer - making an impact at Osher since 2014.
OLLI at UNL Italy Tour 2018Thursday, March 01, 2018
OLLI at UNL Italy Tour 2018OLLI at University of Nebraska-Lincoln is sponsoring a trip to Italy and has opened it to other Oshers. Read the article which contains a link to their brochure.
Volunteer OpportunitiesTuesday, February 27, 2018
Volunteer OpportunitiesOsher at CMU needs writers and photographers in an on-going basis. Contact the office to sign up.
Volunteer of the Week Ben TishermanFriday, February 23, 2018
Volunteer of the Week Ben TishermanOsher Study Leader, Ben Tisherman, teaches "Beyond the Notes: Music in the 20th Century"
CMU Energy Week 2018Friday, February 16, 2018
CMU Energy Week 2018CMU invites the Osher community to join in CMU Energy Week 2018, April 4-6
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, February 16, 2018
Volunteer of the WeekMeet our volunteer of the week, Barbara Burstin.
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, February 09, 2018
Volunteer of the WeekLearn about our volunteer of the week, Edd Hale.
Special PerformanceThursday, February 08, 2018
Special Performance"Gradations of Sound" is a woodwind quintet comprised of graduate students from CMU. They will have a special performance Wed., Feb 28, 6:45pm-7:45pm in CFA. No registration required.
If you are a sick puppy-please stay homeFriday, February 02, 2018
If you are a sick puppy-please stay homePlease do not go to class if you are unwell.
SIG: MahjongFriday, February 02, 2018
SIG: MahjongNew Special Interest Group: Mahjong Headed by Osher Mahjong Study Leader, Sherri Davis. Register for Class ID: 2461
Shuman Juvenile Detention Center Billboard ProjectFriday, February 02, 2018
Shuman Juvenile Detention Center Billboard Project
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, February 02, 2018
Volunteer of the WeekLearn about our volunteer of the week, Kalpana Biswas.
Join the ConversationFriday, February 02, 2018
Join the ConversationOsher members are invited to discuss Big Questions with CMU students.
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, January 26, 2018
Volunteer of the WeekAl Kosmal has taught a variety of always-filled cooking classes at Osher for over a decade.
Volunteer to be an Osher Ambassador!Friday, January 19, 2018
Volunteer to be an Osher Ambassador!Volunteer to be an Osher Ambassador!
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, January 19, 2018
Volunteer of the WeekA newfound love of performance informs most of Maureen Gemeinhart’s Osher activities.
Volunteer of the Week - Art GoldbergFriday, January 12, 2018
Volunteer of the Week - Art GoldbergOur volunteer of the week is Osher Study Leader Art Goldberg.
Hunt Institute - New Exhibit AnnouncementTuesday, January 09, 2018
Hunt Institute - New Exhibit AnnouncementDr. Charles Dorat and His Unrealized Central American Medicinal Flora. 2April to 29 June 2018
Intel ISEF Pittsburgh Seeking JudgesFriday, January 05, 2018
Intel ISEF Pittsburgh Seeking JudgesMembers of Osher at CMU are invited to judge at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Volunteer of the Week: Paula MathiesonFriday, January 05, 2018
Volunteer of the Week: Paula Mathieson
Winter Luncheon 2018Friday, December 22, 2017
Winter Luncheon 2018Members Winter Luncheon Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Cost: Members $25, Guests $30 CourseID:2347 Reservations are due by Mon., Feb 19 at noon
New Copy PolicyThursday, December 21, 2017
New Copy PolicyNEW policy for printing copies of handouts by the Osher office.
Osher Staff ChangesFriday, December 08, 2017
Osher Staff ChangesWish Wyatt goodbye and say hello to Olivia. Read about our recent staff changes.
Board Applications AcceptedFriday, December 08, 2017
Board Applications AcceptedBoard applications for 2018-2019 are due February 1, 2018
Sleep In Retirement StudyFriday, December 01, 2017
Sleep In Retirement StudyBe part of the Sleep In Retirement Study and get $450 for your participation.
Volunteer of the Week: Helen WilsonFriday, December 01, 2017
Volunteer of the Week: Helen WilsonLearn about our volunteer of the week, Helen Wilson.
Issue with Verizon and AOL Email AddressesWednesday, November 29, 2017
Issue with Verizon and AOL Email AddressesCMU has informed us of an issue with Verizon/AOL email users not receiving official our emails.
Safety Alert: Telephone ScamsWednesday, November 29, 2017
Safety Alert: Telephone ScamsCMU Police Chief Tom Ogden has an important warning about recent telephone scams affecting Pittsburgh residents.
Volunteer of the Week: Chris ForbesFriday, November 17, 2017
Volunteer of the Week: Chris ForbesOur volunteer of the week is Chris Forbes, and Osher at CMU Study Leader since 2009.
CMU Campus Tours Now Open to Members & ProspectsTuesday, November 14, 2017
CMU Campus Tours Now Open to Members & ProspectsTours of the CMU campus are now open to Osher members and prospects.
Volunteer of the Week: Peter IsaacThursday, November 09, 2017
Volunteer of the Week: Peter IsaacLearn about our volunteer of the week, Peter Isaac.
Volunteer of the Week: Ann IsaacFriday, November 03, 2017
Volunteer of the Week: Ann IsaacAnn Isaac team teaches the popular Osher course "Henry Clay Frick and Andrew Carnegie: a Tale of Two Titans".
Second Session Classes Begin on MondayThursday, October 26, 2017
Second Session Classes Begin on MondayOsher's Fall 2017 second session classes begin on Monday. Check your schedules!
Volunteer of the WeekThursday, October 26, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekLearn about our volunteer of the week, Judith Robinson, who has been teaching poetry for Osher since 2001.
Term Begins...Sunday, October 22, 2017
Term Begins...The Summer 2018 term begins on Monday, May 7. Check you schedule online.
Osher's Registration Website Will Be Down This WeekendMonday, October 16, 2017
Osher's Registration Website Will Be Down This WeekendOsher's registration website will be offline for scheduled maintenance this weekend.
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, October 13, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekLearn about our frequent volunteer of the week, Gail Brennan.
Celebrating our VolunteersThursday, October 12, 2017
Celebrating our VolunteersWe're hosting a ice cream social for our volunteers! If you received an invitation, please call the office to register.
CMU Community Food DriveThursday, October 12, 2017
CMU Community Food DriveMonday is the LAST day to donate! Please make checks payable to “Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.”
Limited Parking on Friday, October 13Thursday, October 12, 2017
Limited Parking on Friday, October 13There will be limited parking on and around campus due to Family Weekend, starting Friday, October 13, 2017.
Osher at CMU is Celebrating 25 Years!Friday, October 06, 2017
Osher at CMU is Celebrating 25 Years!We're celebrating 25 years on Carnegie Mellon's campus. Donate now!
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, October 06, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekLearn about our volunteer of the week, Jim Reitz.
Please Refrain from Eating in Wean HallwaysThursday, September 28, 2017
Please Refrain from Eating in Wean HallwaysPlease refrain from eating at the benches in front of Wean 4707 and 4708.
Consider the AirTuesday, September 26, 2017
Consider the AirConsider your fellow classmates and please refrain from using perfume or cologne.
Osher Ambassadors NeededThursday, September 21, 2017
Osher Ambassadors NeededWe need your help! To volunteer, click the "Volunteer to be Osher Ambassador" button in Quicklinks below. We're recruiting for 2nd session now.
Volunteer of the WeekThursday, September 21, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekLearn about our volunteer of the week, Karen Fung Yee, an Osher at CMU Study Leader since 2007.
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, September 15, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekLearn about our volunteer of the week, Alberto Guzman.
New Calling OptionsFriday, September 15, 2017
New Calling OptionsLearn about the new calling options you'll hear when contacting the office, featuring the voice of Chelsea Prestia.
2018 Membership Renewals Due October 11thThursday, September 07, 2017
2018 Membership Renewals Due October 11thThe deadline is October 11, 2017 to renew your membership for 2018.
Picnic HighlightsFriday, September 01, 2017
Picnic HighlightsThe back-to-school picnic was a hit! Check out some pictures from the evening.
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, September 01, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekLearn about our volunteer of the week, Circe Curley.
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, August 25, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekJeffrey Swoger began his Osher at CMU experience as a front office volunteer, has gone on to lead classes, and now serves on Osher’s Board of Directors and Curriculum Committee.
Volunteer of the WeekThursday, August 17, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekLoretta has taught yoga for Osher at CMU since 2011. She originally signed on for one year, but “I loved it so much, I never stopped doing it. And I plan to keep on doing it.”
Updated Open Course ListFriday, August 11, 2017
Updated Open Course ListAdd a class! Check out the updated Winter/Spring 2018 Open Course List.
Volunteer of the WeekThursday, August 10, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekOur volunteer of the week, Elsa Limbach, has been leading the popular “Move it or Lose it” class at Osher for the past eight years.
Watch our How-to Register VideoThursday, August 10, 2017
Watch our How-to Register VideoNeed help registering online? Check out our how-to register video.
Become a Host Family for International CMU StudentsThursday, August 10, 2017
Become a Host Family for International CMU StudentsThe program is part of a university-wide goal to enhance the CMU student experience.
Our Front Office ComputerFriday, August 04, 2017
Our Front Office ComputerRegister for courses, check your class schedule, or just stop by to view the Weekly Essentials on our front desk computer.
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, August 04, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekYou may already have met Osher Volunteer of the Week Janet Hunt in one of her two CMU Osher jobs, Front Desk Attendant or Osher Ambassador.
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, July 28, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekOur featured volunteer, scientist and artist Charles Glassmire, continues to share his considerable expertise in all facets of the digital arts, photography . . .
Don't Miss Out on These New Courses!Monday, July 24, 2017
Don't Miss Out on These New Courses!Get a behind-the-scenes look at theatre production in The Art of the City.
Notice to Verizon Email UsersMonday, July 24, 2017
Notice to Verizon Email UsersDue to widespread issues with Verizon email accounts, we're asking you to obtain a new email address from a different provider if you have not been receiving email from us.
Volunteer of the WeekThursday, July 20, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekConnie Rapp literally almost tripped into one of her life’s passions that led to work as a study leader, teaching at Osher since 2003.
CMU Healthy Aging StudyMonday, July 17, 2017
CMU Healthy Aging StudyCMU Healthy Aging is offering stress reduction classes to older adults between the ages of 65 and 93 in the Pittsburgh area.
Upgraded Audio in Wean Hall ClassroomsFriday, July 14, 2017
Upgraded Audio in Wean Hall ClassroomsWe recently upgraded the audio equipment in the Wean Hall classrooms.
Volunteer of the WeekFriday, July 14, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekGerst Gibbon has dedicated himself to work as a study leader, teaching a number of courses at Osher since 2005.
Meet our New WebsiteFriday, July 14, 2017
Meet our New WebsiteOsher at CMU has a brand new website - with new features and a fresh look.
CMU Community on Fast Track to Lifelong LearningThursday, July 13, 2017
CMU Community on Fast Track to Lifelong LearningFaculty, staff, alumni and their spouses can now bypass our two-year, 1,000-name waiting list.
Our Gift to Carnegie Mellon UniversityMonday, July 10, 2017
Our Gift to Carnegie Mellon UniversityIn honor of our 25th anniversary, Osher at CMU has gifted 25 Adirondack chairs to the University.
Carnegie Mellon University Honors the Osher Institute’s 25th AnniversarySunday, July 09, 2017
Carnegie Mellon University Honors the Osher Institute’s 25th AnniversaryBernard Osher received a Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University.
Volunteer of the WeekThursday, July 06, 2017
Volunteer of the WeekRon Freeman has been teaching his course Death Investigations at Osher at CMU since 2002.
An Osher Course HighlightFriday, June 30, 2017