Weekly EssentialsOsher news and articles archived from the Weekly Essentials
Openings for Osher at CMU Board of DirectorsOsher at CMU invites interested members to apply to serve on our Board of Directors. Board applications for 2020-2023 are due February 1, 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!Join us on a day trip to Oakmont, PA on Friday, February 28, 2020!
Spotlight on Courses and Open Courses List!Check out spotlighted courses, and the open course list!
Osher at CMU Snow Days and Winter Weather PolicyWhen does Osher close for snow or ice? Do we follow a 2-hour delay? Do we follow school closures? Learn more here!
Osher 4.0 Update!See the latest update regarding our capital project - Osher 4.0!
Join the Osher 4.0 Design Team!Looking for interior designers, archetects, or designers to help the Osher 4.0 Design Team!
Osher in the News: our Brownsville Trip!An article about our recent trip to Brownsville on the Harold Standard website!
Monique Mead: Beethoven Against All Odds on Dec 16th, 2019!Join Monique Mead and the Edgewood Symphony Orchestra on Dec 16th, 2019 for a night of music!
2020 Census and YOU!Thursday, December 05, 2019
2020 Census and YOU!Be a part of the history and be a 2020 Census Worker!
Winter 2020 Registration is NOW OPEN for members and prospects!Tuesday, December 03, 2019
Winter 2020 Registration is NOW OPEN for members and prospects!Winter 2020 Registration is NOW OPEN for members! if you need your username/password, please email the office!
Goodbye, Chris! And Welcome, Kate!Friday, November 22, 2019
Goodbye, Chris! And Welcome, Kate!Osher at CMU says goodbye to Chris Dashti, and hello to Kate Lehman!
2020 Membership Payment is Due!Friday, November 08, 2019
2020 Membership Payment is Due!To maintain your Osher membership at CMU, your dues must be paid on or before December 31, 2019!
Our Trip To Amish CountryThursday, November 07, 2019
Our Trip To Amish CountryOne trip-goers review of the Osher at CMU trip to Amish country on November 1, 2019!
The Winter 2020 Catalog Is Now Online!Thursday, November 07, 2019
The Winter 2020 Catalog Is Now Online!View the Winter 2020 catalog online and begin preparing for registration!
Neuroweek: Celebrating Innovations in Brain Research@CMUFriday, November 01, 2019
Neuroweek: Celebrating Innovations in Brain Research@CMUJoin the CMU Neuroscience Institute for Neuro Week 2019 from Nov. 4-8, 2019
Oscar Lopez Lecture on Tues, Oct 29, 2019Tuesday, October 15, 2019
Oscar Lopez Lecture on Tues, Oct 29, 2019"Cognitive Disorders In Aging" presented by Oscar Lopez on Tuesday, Oct 29 at 7pm in McConomy Auditorium. Course ID: 3241. All are welcome; reservations requested.
Fall 2019 Osher Acting GroupFriday, October 04, 2019
Fall 2019 Osher Acting GroupYou are invited to an afternoon of comedy, drama, and refreshments at this FREE Osher Student Event!!! Two original plays by C.R. Thomas performed by Osher class, Wed., October 16, 1:30pm, Wilkins Community Center. No reservation required.
Our Trip To BrownsvilleFriday, September 27, 2019
Our Trip To BrownsvilleA review of Osher at CMU's trip to Brownsville on Sept. 17, 2019.
An Evening with Artists & Their Art CollectionMonday, September 23, 2019
An Evening with Artists & Their Art CollectionSIG - Patron of the Arts presents An Evening with Artists & Their Art Collection on Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019.
Host Family Program for International StudentsFriday, September 13, 2019
Host Family Program for International StudentsThe CMU Office of International Education (OIE) is seeking Osher members to act as host families for International CMU Students. Minimum time requirement is one day per month. There are about 200 students who would like to engage with local families.
George Savarese Lecture on Thur, Oct 17, 2019Thursday, September 05, 2019
George Savarese Lecture on Thur, Oct 17, 2019"The Decline of US Global Power and the Rise of China" presented by George Savarese on Thursday, Oct 17 at 7pm in McConomy Auditorium. CourseID:3225. All are welcome-reservations requested.
Values and ExpectationsTuesday, August 27, 2019
Values and ExpectationsIntroducing New Values and Expectations for Osher at CMU
Security Procedures at MITuesday, August 27, 2019
Security Procedures at MIMellon Institute has initiated new security procedures. Osher members must show their 2019 membership card to attend courses in the auditorium at Mellon Institute. Please read about how this affects you.
27th Annual MeetingTuesday, August 27, 2019
27th Annual MeetingPlease join us for the 27th Annual Meeting on Thurs., Sept. 27, CFA Kresge Auditorium at 5:30pm. View the Bylaw changes to be voted on at the meeting, Reception & Meeting Course ID: 3104. Concert Course ID: 3177.
Amish CountryWednesday, August 14, 2019
Amish CountryExplore the Simple Life: Amish Country in New Wilmington, Pa. Tour date is Friday, November 1, 2019. Reservations due by Friday, October 18.
PedPal Mobility ResearchWednesday, August 07, 2019
PedPal Mobility ResearchThe Intelligent Coordination and Logistics Lab is recruiting volunteers with mobility isues to field test PedPal, which helps them cross signalize intersections safely.
Consider Another Course?Wednesday, August 07, 2019
Consider Another Course?Have room in your schedule for another course? Check out these notable Fall 2019 courses, plus the Open Course List.
Lecture: The Good NeighborFriday, July 26, 2019
Lecture: The Good NeighborMaxwell King will be speaking about his book, "The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers" on Tuesday, September 17 at 7:00pm. Members may register online using course ID: 3110.
We Are NowWednesday, July 10, 2019
We Are NowCelebrating Us - A Reflection on Osher Members by an Osher Member, Jim Greenberg
Classroom RelocationsFriday, June 28, 2019
Classroom RelocationsWARNING: All Hunt Library Osher conference room classes are moved to Wean Hall! - Starting Monday, May 6th, we will no longer be using the Hunt Library.
Volunteer for Finance CommitteeFriday, June 28, 2019
Volunteer for Finance CommitteeVolunteer Opportunity: The Finance Committee is seeking 2 more committee members. Please review the job description. If interested, please complete the Volunteer Application for consideration. Deadline: Thursday, August 1, 2019
Prepare for Fall 2019 Online RegistrationFriday, June 28, 2019
Prepare for Fall 2019 Online RegistrationFall registration is open. Catalogs were mailed June 25 and can take 2 weeks to arrive. Email the office if you don't know your username. Volunteer to be an Osher Ambassador, see Quick Links below.
Day Trip to Historic BrownsvilleFriday, June 14, 2019
Day Trip to Historic BrownsvilleJoin Osher at CMU for a day trip to Historic Brownsville in Fayette County on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. Enjoy a deluxe motorcoach ride to 7 historic sites. Fee includes coffee and pastry at Nemacolin Castle, lunch, fees, and gratuities.
East Campus Garage RenovationThursday, June 06, 2019
East Campus Garage RenovationEast Campus Garage Renovation - 1st floor is handicapped parking only. Starting Friday, June 7, citations will be issued to vehicles on the 1st floor not displaying a state-issues handicap placard. Also, read about the CMU Shuttle Rider Alert.
Osher Office Moves to Wean HallThursday, June 06, 2019
Osher Office Moves to Wean HallThe Osher Office Relocates to Wean Hall the week of June 10, 2018.
Why the Non-Scents?Friday, May 24, 2019
Why the Non-Scents?The following article about the increasingly serious issue of allergy to scents was written by one of our Osher members who suffers from such an allergy.
LATTICE StudyFriday, May 17, 2019
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.
Lecture CanceledFriday, May 17, 2019
Lecture CanceledCANCELED - Lecture: Transgender Rights. Members may register for Course ID: 2995. Guests are welcome. Call the office to register. Thursday, May 23, 7pm, CUC McConomy Aud.
Meeting of the Minds: Wrapup & ReportFriday, May 17, 2019
Meeting of the Minds: Wrapup & ReportOsher awarded participants at Meeting of the Minds 2019
Owen Cantor Leads ChamberFest TripFriday, May 17, 2019
Owen Cantor Leads ChamberFest TripOwen Cantor is Volunteer of the Month for May. Owen is uniquely qualified to lead the trip to ChamberFest Cleveland 2019!
ChamberFest Cleveland 2019Tuesday, May 07, 2019
ChamberFest Cleveland 2019Travel with Owen Cantor to Cleveland for the ChamberFest. Registration is Closed!
New Chairs in Wean 4707Friday, May 03, 2019
New Chairs in Wean 4707Lean Back and Enjoy! New chairs in Wean 4707.
Lecture - Design: The Intersection of Architecture, Math, and NatureWednesday, May 01, 2019
Lecture - Design: The Intersection of Architecture, Math, and NatureSylvester Damianos will discuss the elements of architecture, math, and nature. We will learn how these elements are reflected in and/or influenced by: The Parthenon, Machu Pichu, The Forbidden City, The Golden Mean, The Fibonacci Progression, Neuroscience, Design for Disability, and Auberle. Wed., July 17, 7:00-9:00pm, McConomy Auditorium, CUC
Executive Committee 2019-2020Friday, April 26, 2019
Executive Committee 2019-2020The Executive Committee for 2019-2020: Jim Reitz, President; Allan Hribar, Vice-President; Jan Hawkins, Secretary; Marcia Taylor, Treasurer.
Drug Take BackWednesday, April 24, 2019
Drug Take BackLearn how to safely dispose of unwanted pharmaceuticals. Visit DEATakeBack.com
Healthcare Crisis and Physician BurnoutTuesday, April 23, 2019
Healthcare Crisis and Physician BurnoutThe Healthcare Crisis and Physician Burnout presented by Dr. Bhupendra O. Khatri. Wednesday, June 26th 7:00 - 9:00 pm NEW Location: Connon Room, 1st floor CUC
The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Avoiding Cliffs on the Backside of the SummitThursday, April 18, 2019
The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Avoiding Cliffs on the Backside of the SummitThe Carnegie Mellon Institute for Politics and Strategy and the Center for International Relations and Politics invite you to the CIRP Policy Forum: The North Korean Nuclear Crisis: Avoiding Cliffs on the Backside of the Summit. Monday, April 22, 4:45pm.
Randy Weinberg Receives Gelfand AwardMonday, April 08, 2019
Randy Weinberg Receives Gelfand AwardOsher salutes our newest board member, Randy Weinberg, for receiving the Mark Gelfand Award for Educational Outreach.
Osher Welcomes 2019-2022 New Board DirectorsMonday, April 08, 2019
Osher Welcomes 2019-2022 New Board DirectorsJoin Osher President Jim Reitz in welcoming 3 new Board members: Ann Isaac, Randy Weinberg and Mark Winer.
Volunteer WeekFriday, April 05, 2019
Volunteer WeekOsher Board President Jim Reitz acknowledges volunteers' contributions.
Beethoven and Monique: A Perfect PairThursday, April 04, 2019
Beethoven and Monique: A Perfect PairAn Osher member reflects on Beethoven’s Violin Concerto played by Monique Mead.
PICT Classical TheatreThursday, April 04, 2019
PICT Classical Theatre"The Heiress" is showing at PICT Classic Theatre. Special pricing for Osher members.
Osher's New SpaceFriday, March 29, 2019
Osher's New SpaceThe University has granted new space to Osher.
Student Study on EmpathyFriday, March 29, 2019
Student Study on EmpathyStudents at CMU School of Design are recruiting volunteers to interview.
Summer 2019 Registration is OpenTuesday, March 26, 2019
Summer 2019 Registration is OpenSummer registration is NOW open. If you do not know your username, request it by email.
PPT Discount for Osher MembersFriday, March 08, 2019
PPT Discount for Osher MembersPittsburgh Public Theater graciously offers discount to Osher at CMU members. WARNING: For online orders ONLY. The discount is not available by phone. Get the details!
Patron of the Arts EventWednesday, March 06, 2019
Patron of the Arts EventMenage a Trois - Friday, April 5, 6:30pm
City of Asylum Lecture-Can We Trust AI?Tuesday, March 05, 2019
City of Asylum Lecture-Can We Trust AI?Join us for a lively cross-disciplinary conversation that asks the question “can we trust our AI?” This panel discussion is presented in partnership with CMU’s Ethics & AI public programming initiative. Monday, April 1, 7:00pm-8:30pm
Apollo: 1 step, 50 years-Moon retrospectiveTuesday, March 05, 2019
Apollo: 1 step, 50 years-Moon retrospectiveCMU's own Jay Apt will be joining the 1st woman to walk in space and other interstellar experts for "1 step, 50 years: An Apollo moon retrospective" at the Pitt University Club, Tuesday, March 26, 7:30pm. Registration is closed.
Don't Miss Out on the InternationalTuesday, March 05, 2019
Don't Miss Out on the InternationalCarnegie International is now on March 13, 14, or 15. Registration is open until Monday, March 11 at 10:00am
Energy Week 2019Friday, March 01, 2019
Energy Week 2019CMU Energy Week 2019 Explores What’s Next in Energy Innovation, March 25-28. Read about the event and register.
Design School SurveyFriday, March 01, 2019
Design School SurveyMasters students from the CMU School of Design are researching the mental models that people have around community, aging, and intergenerational connection. Please consider taking a short online survey.
CMU International Film Festival 4-Day CourseWednesday, February 27, 2019
CMU International Film Festival 4-Day CourseThe CMU International Film Festival's Weekend Film Course is being offered March 21-24, 2019.
Quest for Space on CampusMonday, February 25, 2019
Quest for Space on CampusRead about Osher's quest for space.
Planning Goals For The Next Three YearsWednesday, February 20, 2019
Planning Goals For The Next Three YearsRead the report describing Osher at CMU's strategic plan goals.
Community TalkTuesday, February 19, 2019
Community TalkCommunity Talk: "Pattern Formation in Melting Arctic Sea Ice" presented by Ken Golden. A mathematician talks about his polar expeditions. Saturday, March 9
2019 Meeting of the MindsFriday, February 08, 2019
2019 Meeting of the MindsWe are looking for individuals who would be an integral part of a team of Osher Members responsible for awarding the Osher Award at the CMU "Meeting of the Minds Student Competition" on Wednesday, May 8th, 2019. Expired.
PICT Classical TheatreFriday, February 08, 2019
PICT Classical TheatreWorld premier for "Run the Rabbit Path" through PICT Classic Theatre. Written by Osher member Ray Werner. Special pricing for Osher members.
McGowan Institute ForumFriday, February 08, 2019
McGowan Institute ForumPanel Discussion sponsored by the McGowan Institue for Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell Therapies: Hope vs. Hype. Tuesday, March 12, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Sleep Study Participants NeededFriday, February 01, 2019
Sleep Study Participants NeededSleep Study - A group of CMU grad students are researching sleep habits of older adults in order to improve sleep quality. Contact Julian to participate. Discontinued 2-15-2018
Roboburgh: A Conversation with Pittsburgh Technology LeadersFriday, January 25, 2019
Roboburgh: A Conversation with Pittsburgh Technology LeadersLecture - Join us for a panel discussion with five hi-tech leaders. Members may register for Course ID: 2925. Guests are welcome. Call the office to register. Monday, March 18, 7pm, CUC McConomy Aud.
Preventing the FluFriday, January 11, 2019
Preventing the FluHave you observed a classmate freely coughing or sneezing and wondered what what you could do about it? See what the CDC recommends.
Update to 2778:Intro to Physical ComputingWednesday, January 09, 2019
Update to 2778:Intro to Physical ComputingUpdate to Fall 18 Course - Intro to Physical Computing: Design Partners. Six Osher members worked with CMU students in teams to design & develop useful interactive devices in the IDeATe Lab in Hunt.
January Volunteer - John OlmstedTuesday, January 08, 2019
January Volunteer - John OlmstedJohn Olmsted from Bridge to gardening and the environment and more.
CMU Choral Class Celebrates 15th Year!Thursday, December 20, 2018
CMU Choral Class Celebrates 15th Year!The CMU Choral Class celebrated its 15th year by singing at Canterbury Place to a very receptive audience.
Focus Group Needed for Code of ConductWednesday, December 19, 2018
Focus Group Needed for Code of ConductHELP - We need a few more members to give their opinions. Please note this is a member ONLY opportunity.
Thank you for registering online!Wednesday, December 19, 2018
Thank you for registering online!What goes on behind the scenes at registration time?
Winter Luncheon at The Twentieth Century ClubWednesday, December 19, 2018
Winter Luncheon at The Twentieth Century ClubPARKING NOTE: if the Lease Only sign is on Soldiers & Sailors Garage, tell the attendant you are going to the Twentieth Century Club. 2019 Winter Luncheon at the Twentieth Century Club on Tues., Feb 19, 11:30am
Volunteer Ice Cream SocialWednesday, December 19, 2018
Volunteer Ice Cream SocialThank you to all of the Osher volunteers!
Follow-Up to Our 3 Rivers CourseWednesday, December 19, 2018
Follow-Up to Our 3 Rivers CourseThe "Our 3 Rivers" class visits Congressman Conner Lamb.
Update to An Introduction to Sikhism courseThursday, December 06, 2018
Update to An Introduction to Sikhism courseReport on "An Introduction to Sikhism" course that ran in the Fall 2018 term.
Take The Anxiety Out Of RegistrationFriday, November 30, 2018
Take The Anxiety Out Of RegistrationMember Jim Greenberg shares with us about his time volunteering with Osher at CMU.
Cross Culture HappinessThursday, November 29, 2018
Cross Culture HappinessCMU student, Claire Krueger, would like to interview Osher members for a video comparing older Chinese and Americans. The short documentary is a class project.
Learn How to Register OnlineFriday, November 16, 2018
Learn How to Register OnlinePrepare now for fall registration. If you want to learn how to register online, join us for Course ID:2816 on Wed., Nov. 21 at 10:00am-11:30am in Hunt. Call the office to register.
Natalie Schifano Presents...Wednesday, November 14, 2018
Natalie Schifano Presents...Natalie Schifano, Ed.D., presents "Women's Work: Not Just in the Kitchen," Wednesday, December 12, 7:00pm-8:30pm in McConomy Auditorium, CUC.
Heinz History Center CollectionFriday, November 09, 2018
Heinz History Center CollectionHeinz History Center is announcing a collecting initiative to document the events and world wide response to the tragedy at Tree of Life Synagogue.
Condolence Letter from Osher FoundationFriday, November 09, 2018
Condolence Letter from Osher FoundationThe Osher Foundation expresses their condolences in a letter to CMU and Pitt Osher's.
Preparing for Winter 2019 TermFriday, November 02, 2018
Preparing for Winter 2019 TermView the Winter 2019 catalog. Registration will open the week of December 2nd. Watch your EMAIL for the announcement! Contact the office if you do not know your username. NOTE: Winter registration is NOT open now.
Purchase 2019 MembershipFriday, November 02, 2018
Purchase 2019 MembershipMembers are encouraged to sign into their account and purchase membership for 2019. You will receive a receipt by email. Membership must be renewed before registering for winter term.
Mona Golabek in ConcertThursday, November 01, 2018
Mona Golabek in ConcertRenowed Pianist and Storyteller, Mona Golabek, performs "The Children of Willesden Lane" Thurs, Nov 15, 7:30pm-9:00pm, CFA-Kresge Theatre
Special CMU Lecture: "Gerrymandering and the Constitution"Thursday, November 01, 2018
Special CMU Lecture: "Gerrymandering and the Constitution"CMU Lecture: "Gerrymandering and the Constitution", Monday, Nov 5, 4:30pm-6:00pm, Porter Hall 100
Volunteer of the Month - Jan HawkinsThursday, November 01, 2018
Volunteer of the Month - Jan HawkinsMeet Jan Hawkins: Board member, parent of CMU alumnum, and world traveler.
CMU Community Offers SupportTuesday, October 30, 2018
CMU Community Offers SupportCounseling available for Osher members.
Women, Mystery, & MonstersTuesday, October 30, 2018
Women, Mystery, & MonstersJoin CMU for a night of Women, Mystery, & Monsters! International Film: Good Manners (Brazil/France/Germany) Friday, Nov 2 at CUC-McConomy Auditorium. Reception: 6:30pm, Film: 7:00pm Ticket price with Osher ID $10, Seniors $5.
Facebook StudyThursday, October 25, 2018
Facebook StudyHelp Facebook understand the concerns of older users! Subjects are needed for research related to Facebook. Respond to an online questionnaire and Osher at CMU receives a donation. Questionnaire is available until Monday, Nov 5 at midnight.
CMU Community Food Drive 2018Friday, October 19, 2018
CMU Community Food Drive 2018LAST DAY: MON, Nov 12, noon. Collection boxes are in the Osher classrooms. Check made payable to "Greater Pittsburgh Food Bank" may be turned into the Osher office. Thank you for your participation!
Patron of the Arts at the Duquesne ClubFriday, October 12, 2018
Patron of the Arts at the Duquesne ClubSIG-Patron of the Arts explores the Duquesne Club.
Braddock Road UpdateThursday, October 11, 2018
Braddock Road UpdateRoland Vendeland took his class (The Road Not Taken: Part1-The Braddock Road) on the road to experience Braddock. Read an update from a participant in the class.
Tepper Grand Opening UpdateFriday, October 05, 2018
Tepper Grand Opening UpdateJim Reitz, Osher Board President, reports on the Tepper Quad Grand Opening, CMU insights, and the "intersect" of Osher with CMU.
Host Family Program for International StudentsFriday, October 05, 2018
Host Family Program for International StudentsUPDATE: Please consider hosting a CMU international student for one day a month, minimally. A record number of international students applied to the Host Program and many more hosts are needed. BONUS: read about the importance of the Host Program to CMU with a shout-out to Osher.
Can Osher Change Your Life?Friday, October 05, 2018
Can Osher Change Your Life?How an in-class project led to a life-changing event for one longtime Osher member.
Volunteer of the Month: James GortonMonday, October 01, 2018
Volunteer of the Month: James GortonJames Gorton is Volunteer of the Month for October. Read about his inspiration, career, family, and Osher courses.
Special new fall course with IDeATeTuesday, September 11, 2018
Special new fall course with IDeATeIntro to Physical Computing: Design Partners with IDeATe. Work with CMU/IDeATe students to custom design and build an interactive technology item for you to keep. Course ID:2778
Mister Rogers: The MusicianThursday, September 06, 2018
Mister Rogers: The MusicianOsher Lecture: Jim Cunningham presents Mister Rogers, The Musician. Wednesday, Sept 26, 7:00pm-8:30pm at McConomy Aud, CUC. Contact the office to register. Members may register online for ID:2667.
Join the ConversationWednesday, September 05, 2018
Join the ConversationOsher members are invited to discuss Big Questions with CMU students.
Law and American Society LectureTuesday, September 04, 2018
Law and American Society LectureDivided Democracy in the Age of Social Media presented by Cass Sunstein of Harvard Law School.
Volunteer of the Month Lee FogartyFriday, August 31, 2018
Volunteer of the Month Lee FogartyGet to know Osher Board Secretary and Volunteer of the Month - Lee Fogarty
26th Annual Meeting & Picnic UpdateThursday, August 30, 2018
26th Annual Meeting & Picnic UpdateUpdate and reflections on the Picnic & Annual Meeting from Osher Board President, Jim Reitz.
CMU Writing WorkshopMonday, August 27, 2018
CMU Writing WorkshopCMU announces Author Event with Lara Elena Donnelly, Saturday, September 8
Update on Osher's Space QuestThursday, August 16, 2018
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 RaceWednesday, August 15, 2018
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 RoadTuesday, August 14, 2018
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 LOCATIONTuesday, August 14, 2018
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. ThomasWednesday, August 01, 2018
Volunteer of the Month - C. R. ThomasVolunteer of the Month: A Behind-the-Scene Look at Osher Study Leader C. R. (Chuck) Thomas
Chamberfest Cleveland UpdateFriday, June 29, 2018
Chamberfest Cleveland UpdateCheck out this review of the awesome sights - and more importantly sounds - from the recent Osher trip to ChamberFest Cleveland.
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.
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.
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. Catalogs are mailed via bulk delivery and not forwarded by the USPS.
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 Week Barbara BurstinFriday, February 16, 2018
Volunteer of the Week Barbara BurstinMeet our volunteer of the week, Barbara Burstin.
Volunteer of the Week Edd HaleFriday, February 09, 2018
Volunteer of the Week Edd HaleLearn 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 Week Kalpana BiswasFriday, February 02, 2018
Volunteer of the Week Kalpana BiswasLearn about our volunteer of the week, Kalpana Biswas.
Volunteer of the Week Al KosmalFriday, January 26, 2018
Volunteer of the Week Al KosmalAl 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 Week Maureen GemeinhartFriday, January 19, 2018
Volunteer of the Week Maureen GemeinhartA 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.
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 Around CMU Sept 24-27Thursday, October 12, 2017
Limited Parking Around CMU Sept 24-27There will be limited parking on and around campus Mon., Sept 24 to Thurs, Sept 27 due to Technical Fair. The East Campus Garage is closed on these dates.
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.
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 . . .
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