All the Osher news in 2020
28th Annual MeetingPlease join us for the 28th Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24th on Zoom at 7:00pm. Register to attend online with Course ID: 3534.
Help the CMU Relationships Lab Learn about the Impact of the Coronavirus on Individuals, Couples, and FamiliesThe Relationships Lab in the Department of Psychology is currently collecting responses to their Coronavirus Impact Survey, which investigates the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic on individuals, couples, and families. They are seeking older adults to complete their survey and share their experiences.
An Evening With... Bruce Rabin: How To Reduce The Effect Of Stress On Your HealthThe Osher Lecture Series presents this online lecture by Bruce Rabin on Tuesday, August 11 at 7PM.
For The Good Of The Game: A Conversation with Former Baseball Commissioner Bud SeligOLLI at Berkshire Community College presents a live, interactive online conversation with former major league baseball commissioner Bud Selig on Tuesday, August 4 at 4:30 PM.
Reimagining Transportation Energy in 2020 for Equity and ResilienceJoin the Scott Institute for Energy Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University on Thursday, August 6 at 11 AM EDT in a conversation with leading transportation, access, mobility and energy experts.
The Fall 2020 Catalog Is Now Available to View Online!Click here to view the Fall 2020 Catalog! Plus, important information about the Fall 2020 term.
See the Results of our Return-To-Campus Survey for Fall 2020Friday, July 17, 2020
See the Results of our Return-To-Campus Survey for Fall 2020A summary of answers from our recent survey about returning to campus during the fall semester.
Chatham University presents the Rachel Carson EcoVillageFriday, July 17, 2020
Chatham University presents the Rachel Carson EcoVillagePittsburgh’s first EcoVillage moves forward with four units sold.
The National Humanities Center’s Virtual Book Club Series: Race and InjusticeFriday, July 10, 2020
The National Humanities Center’s Virtual Book Club Series: Race and InjusticeJoin a FREE virtual book club which runs for six weeks starting on July 15 through August 19 (Wednesday evenings at 7pm EST) on YouTube Live!
An Open Invitation!Friday, July 10, 2020
An Open Invitation!Because we are locked out of campus and we are offering all of our fall courses online, we invite you to invite your friends and families, both near and far, to take classes with us!
CMU Confronting Racism and Promoting Equity and InclusionThursday, July 02, 2020
CMU Confronting Racism and Promoting Equity and InclusionA letter from CMU President Farnam Jahanian about CMU's strategic actions for confronting racism and promoting equity and inclusion.
Please take our Survey: Fall 2020 RegistrationThursday, July 02, 2020
Please take our Survey: Fall 2020 RegistrationWe sent out a survey to our members to gauge your intentions to register for Fall 2020 courses with Osher at CMU.
RESCHEDULED: Osher at CMU Lecture Series Presents "Sophie: The Incomparable Mayor Masloff"Friday, June 26, 2020
RESCHEDULED: Osher at CMU Lecture Series Presents "Sophie: The Incomparable Mayor Masloff"Join us for a lecture by Barbara Burstin on July 21, 2020 at 7:00PM on Zoom.
I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to ShareFriday, June 19, 2020
I Spent a Year in Space, and I Have Tips on Isolation to ShareTake it from someone who couldn’t: Go outside. Scott Kelly is a retired NASA astronaut who spent nearly a year on the International Space Station.
Welcome to our newest Osher at CMU Board Members, and Goodbye to those leaving!Friday, June 19, 2020
Welcome to our newest Osher at CMU Board Members, and Goodbye to those leaving!A big thank you to our retiring Board of Directors members, John Olmsted and Gary Bates, for all of your hard work and dedication to our organization. .A warm welcome to our newest Board members: Sankar Seetharama, Rich Wellins and Ann Augustine.
Thank you everyone who participated in our first “Return To Campus” survey sent in May!Friday, June 12, 2020
Thank you everyone who participated in our first “Return To Campus” survey sent in May!A letter from Executive Director Lyn Decker about the results of our latest survey.
Learn Zoom and Take Classes!Friday, June 12, 2020
Learn Zoom and Take Classes!Join us Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday afternoons for Zoom instruction in order to have the best Zoom experience possible.
New Volunteer Opportunity: Zoom Class HelperFriday, June 05, 2020
New Volunteer Opportunity: Zoom Class HelperWe have created a new volunteer opportunity: the Zoom Class Helper position, which is specific to the needs of online courses. This opportunity is a great way to use your new Zoom skills to help online classes run successfully!
Zoom: Perfect For Our TimeWednesday, May 27, 2020
Zoom: Perfect For Our TimeEnjoy this testimonial about the accessibility and resourcefulness of Zoom during this time by Osher member John Spear.
Chat Club: CMU Students & Osher Students connect!Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Chat Club: CMU Students & Osher Students connect!In our time of isolation, the Chat Club program will match participants from the OSHER and CMU community, offer conversation prompts, and allow participants to contact and connect.
Osher at CMU partnering with Chatham UniversityFriday, May 22, 2020
Osher at CMU partnering with Chatham UniversityWe are happy to announce that Osher at CMU is partnering with Chatham University to expand course offerings to their Eden Hall Campus. Please read the announcement from Osher President, Jim Reitz and Chatham President, David Finegold.
The CMU International Film Festival presents an online screening of "Sorry We Missed You"Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The CMU International Film Festival presents an online screening of "Sorry We Missed You"The CMU International Film Festival will be hosting an online screening of Ken Loach's award-winning British film "Sorry We Missed You" between NOW - May 23, 2020.
OLLI-UA Online Speaker Series: The Coming Chaos with Frank FigliuzziWednesday, May 20, 2020
OLLI-UA Online Speaker Series: The Coming Chaos with Frank FigliuzziJoin for a Live Online Zoom Webinar by former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence, Frank Figliuzzi - Friday, May 22 at 4 p.m. EST.
Curriculum Committee Now Seeking More New MembersFriday, May 15, 2020
Curriculum Committee Now Seeking More New MembersThe Curriculum Committee currently has a couple of openings on its committee. If you would be interested in becoming a member of this vibrant and critical committee of the organization, please apply.
Zoom Hints We Learned From Week OneFriday, May 08, 2020
Zoom Hints We Learned From Week OneNow that week one is finished, here are some tips and trick to make sure week two is a success.
An update on ZIG - Floured HandsFriday, May 08, 2020
An update on ZIG - Floured HandsPlease enjoy this recap of what the Floured Hands bakers are doing in their online group.
Students from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at CMU are looking for volunteers!Wednesday, May 06, 2020
Students from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at CMU are looking for volunteers!A research team from the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at CMU is designing a voice assistant for the elderly to help with the social connection and healthcare. Help them with their research by meeting with them over Zoom.
Lunchtime Lecture: Aging Research Presentation Series - Thur., May 28thWednesday, May 06, 2020
Lunchtime Lecture: Aging Research Presentation Series - Thur., May 28thJoin us on May 28th at 11:15 AM for this wonderful lunchtime lecture. The Aging Research Presentation Series brings researchers from various disciplines at the University of Pittsburgh to present on aging related topics.
Join the new ZIG - The Lilacs Book ClubFriday, April 17, 2020
Join the new ZIG - The Lilacs Book ClubFor an invigorating online book club, join leader Gloriana St Clair and other members in this wonderful ZIG!
Revised Summer 2020 Catalog: View the courses being offered this summerFriday, April 17, 2020
Revised Summer 2020 Catalog: View the courses being offered this summerPlease review the revised Summer 2020 to see which Osher courses will be available online this summer.
Join the new ZIG - The Pandemic: Let's Talk About ItFriday, April 03, 2020
Join the new ZIG - The Pandemic: Let's Talk About ItCome join a (free and open) conversation on the impact the Pandemic has had on you.
Join the new ZIG - Future 2030Friday, April 03, 2020
Join the new ZIG - Future 2030Join this group as they discuss the following question: What should the world be like in 2030?
Join the new ZIG - The Floured HandsFriday, April 03, 2020
Join the new ZIG - The Floured HandsAre you interested in learning how to bake bread? Are you an experienced baker willing to share tips, techniques and favorite recipes? Then ZIG - The Floured Hands is just for you.
Osher at CMU Photo SlideshowFriday, March 27, 2020
Osher at CMU Photo SlideshowPlease enjoy this slideshow of photos pulled together by Joseph Shirk.
Help a team of CMU Students!Thursday, March 26, 2020
Help a team of CMU Students!A team of students at CMU are working on a new product for seniors and they would love to hear from you.
Volunteer Appreciation BrunchFriday, March 06, 2020
Volunteer Appreciation BrunchOsher volunteers, thank you for all you do!
CANCELLED: America's Heroes: A trip to the Flight 93 National Memorial and Quecreek MineFriday, February 21, 2020
CANCELLED: America's Heroes: A trip to the Flight 93 National Memorial and Quecreek MineJoin the Osher at CMU Travel SIG for a trip to the Flight 93 National Memorial and Quecreek Mine on Monday, April 27, 2020!
A new-and-improved Survey Monkey begins this term!Thursday, February 13, 2020
A new-and-improved Survey Monkey begins this term!We have updated our course survey to better assess our course offerings!
Class Cancelled? Now texting class cancellations!Thursday, February 13, 2020
Class Cancelled? Now texting class cancellations!In addition to email's and phone call's, expect a text from Osher if your course is cancelled day-of!
Help CMU Masters Students: Research on Retirement ExperiencesThursday, February 06, 2020
Help CMU Masters Students: Research on Retirement ExperiencesSee if you can help students with their Capstone Project on retirement experiences!
Fashionable Enemies: Glamour as Argument, 1770-1830Thursday, February 06, 2020
Fashionable Enemies: Glamour as Argument, 1770-1830The CAS Speakers Series presents Fashionable Enemies: Glamour as Argument, 1770-1830 on Tuesday, February 11⋅4:30 – 6:00pm in Steinberg Auditorium, Baker Hall A53.
Fast Fashion: An overview of the textile industry and its environmental, social and economic impactsFriday, January 31, 2020
Fast Fashion: An overview of the textile industry and its environmental, social and economic impactsA discussion of the environmental impacts of textiles on campus and in the community. Thursday, Feb 6, 2020 from 4:30-6:00PM in Margaret Morrison Carnegie Hall 103.
Judicial Humility and Judicial Humiliation: A View from the TrenchesFriday, January 31, 2020
Judicial Humility and Judicial Humiliation: A View from the TrenchesThe Honorable Edmond E-Min Chang presents the "10th Annual Thomas M. Kerr, Jr. Lecture on Law & American Society" on Thuusday, Feb 6, 2020 from 5:00-6:00PM in Porter Hall 100.
We Have A Winner! The W20 Catalog Cover has been identified!Friday, January 24, 2020
We Have A Winner! The W20 Catalog Cover has been identified!An Osher Member was able to find the giraffe on the front cover and provide more details about its history!
Thank You for Participating in the Communications SurveyFriday, January 24, 2020
Thank You for Participating in the Communications SurveyMany thanks to all who participated in our recent survey regarding how we communicate with one another.
Osher 4.0 Capital Project: Help Us!!Friday, January 17, 2020
Osher 4.0 Capital Project: Help Us!!Do you have connections to any foundations or corporations? You may be able to help the Osher 4.0 Project!
New Course: Be A Design Client For A CMU Creative Electronics Course (IDeATe Robert Zacharias)Friday, January 10, 2020
New Course: Be A Design Client For A CMU Creative Electronics Course (IDeATe Robert Zacharias)Join this exciting new course by calling the office!
Winter 2020 courses begin January 6, 2020!Friday, January 03, 2020
Winter 2020 courses begin January 6, 2020!Courses start Monday, Jan 6, 2020! Before you head to classes, be sure to check the Google Calendar listed below!
Travel to Oakmont, PA!Friday, January 03, 2020