Weekly EssentialsOsher news and articles archived from the Weekly Essentials
Osher at CMU Lecture Series presents "See You In Orbit? Our Dream Of Spaceflight" by Alan LadwigPlease join us for this lecture on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at 7:00 PM. Members may register by logging into the registration system and searching ID: 3692 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Osher at CMU Lecture Series presents "Alexander Von Humboldt & the United States: Art, Nature & Culture" by Smithsonian American Art MuseumPlease join us for this lecture on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020 at 3:00 PM. Members may register by logging into the registration system and searching ID: 3693 or by emailing email@example.com.
CMU Community Food Drive 2020Carnegie Mellon University's 27th Annual Food Drive, sponsored by Staff Council, officially launched and will be happening from 2020 November 2 – 16, 2020!
The Winter 2021 Catalog Is Now Available to View Online!Click here to view the Winter 2021 Catalog! Plus, important information about the Winter 2021 term.
Floured Hands Bread ZIG Rocks the KitchenBy sharing and learning about bread, our ZIG has brought together a group of individuals who have become “Zoom friends!”
Tell us your Osher at CMU stories!We are collecting stories from Members about their experiences with Osher at CMU! We hope to include these tales in our 4.0 campaign and our journey to our new space in Cyert Hall.
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.
NEW LECTURES ADDED! Online Lectures from the Osher NetworkSee a list of upcoming online lectures from other OLLI programs from across the country!
Join our newest ZIG: Create/Connect!Lead by a CMU undergraduate student, ZIG - Create/Connect is a social club based in the collective activity of creating. This group will explore various ways of creating and socializing together while apart over Zoom.
Apply to be a Virtual Neighbor through the CMU Office of International EducationFriday, October 09, 2020
Apply to be a Virtual Neighbor through the CMU Office of International EducationWould you like to be a Virtual Neighbor and be paired with a student or students? As an extension of the Host Family Program, apply to be a Virtual Neighbor and get together with a CMU student over Zoom, FaceTime, or email.
The School of Design at CMU is Seeking Participants to Inform Inclusive Patient-Centered Healthcare ProjectFriday, October 09, 2020
The School of Design at CMU is Seeking Participants to Inform Inclusive Patient-Centered Healthcare ProjectSenior undergraduate students studying design are looking for people 18 years and older living with physical and/or visual disabilities to participate in interviews and conversations.
Join the Osher 4.0 Design Team!Friday, October 09, 2020
Join the Osher 4.0 Design Team!Looking for interior designers, archetects, or designers to help the Osher 4.0 Design Team!
FYI: "Elections Board Unanimously Approves Proposal for Additional Offices Secure, Accessible Sites to Provide Over-the-Counter Voting, Return of Voted Ballots"Friday, September 25, 2020
FYI: "Elections Board Unanimously Approves Proposal for Additional Offices Secure, Accessible Sites to Provide Over-the-Counter Voting, Return of Voted Ballots"The Board of Elections today unanimously approved a proposal in which the Elections Division will open additional offices on specific dates and times leading up to the November 3 election.
Osher at CMU Lecture Series presents "Comedy vs. the Apocalypse" by David MischFriday, September 18, 2020
Osher at CMU Lecture Series presents "Comedy vs. the Apocalypse" by David MischEveryone is welcome to join us for our speaker after the 28th Annual Meeting. Watch David Misch present "Comedy vs. The Apocalypse" on Thursday, September 24th, 2020 at 8PM through Zoom! Register online with ID: 3532, or by emailing the office.
Osher at CMU Lecture Series presents "Will Just 6% of Voters Decide the 2020 Election?" by Douglas StowellThursday, September 17, 2020
Osher at CMU Lecture Series presents "Will Just 6% of Voters Decide the 2020 Election?" by Douglas StowellA fast-paced review of the last four POTUS elections turn-out, number of votes cast, and voting behavior. Join us on Wednesday, Oct 14, 2020 at 7PM through Zoom! Register online with ID: 3540, or by emailing the office.
28th Annual MeetingTuesday, September 01, 2020
28th Annual MeetingPlease join us for the 28th Annual Meeting on Thursday, Sept. 24th on Zoom at 7:00pm. Click here to review the proposed bylaw changes. Register to attend online with Course ID: 3534.
Constitution Day 2020: “When Women Won the Right to Vote” - A History Unfinished with Professor Lisa TetraultFriday, August 21, 2020
Constitution Day 2020: “When Women Won the Right to Vote” - A History Unfinished with Professor Lisa TetraultCarnegie Mellon University Libraries and Division of Student Affairs welcome Lisa Tetrault, CMU Associate Professor of History, as featured speaker for the annual Constitution Day event.
AI and Humanity at Chautauqua 2020Friday, August 21, 2020
AI and Humanity at Chautauqua 2020David Danks, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Jennifer Keating, discuss the ethics of technology, scientific, corporate and personal responsibility at the Chautauqua Institution’s 2020 Summer Lecture Series.
Help the CMU Relationships Lab Learn about the Impact of the Coronavirus on Individuals, Couples, and FamiliesFriday, August 07, 2020
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.
Fall 2020 Registration is NOW OPEN for EVERYONE!Wednesday, August 05, 2020
Fall 2020 Registration is NOW OPEN for EVERYONE!Fall 2020 Registration is NOW OPEN for members and prospects! If members need their username/password, please email the office!
An Evening With... Bruce Rabin: How To Reduce The Effect Of Stress On Your HealthFriday, July 31, 2020
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 SeligFriday, July 31, 2020
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 ResilienceFriday, July 31, 2020
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!Wednesday, July 29, 2020
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.
OLLI at the University of Michigan is sharing their lectures!Friday, June 12, 2020
OLLI at the University of Michigan is sharing their lectures!Join these lectures presented by OLLI at the University of Michigan June 16 & 18, 2020!
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!
America Dissected: Coronavirus - a podcast featuring Dr. Abdul El-SayedFriday, June 05, 2020
America Dissected: Coronavirus - a podcast featuring Dr. Abdul El-SayedListen to this 33 episode podcast about the history of viruses about COVID-19, what led us to this crisis in the first place, and what policies can lead us out.
Lantern Tour and Ghost Stories from Historic Fort Sisseton, South DakotaFriday, May 29, 2020
Lantern Tour and Ghost Stories from Historic Fort Sisseton, South DakotaSee Fort Sisseton in a different light by joining us for a Zoom (Virtual) Lantern Tour of the buildings.
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.
OLLI at UNT: The Worlds Longest History LessonWednesday, May 27, 2020
OLLI at UNT: The Worlds Longest History LessonListen to the World's Longest History Lesson by UNT History Professor, Andrew Torget. The record-breaking lesson lasts 26.5 hours and covers Texas History from prehistory through the Great Depression.
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.
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.
A Note From Executive Director Lyn Decker about our COVID-19 Response!Thursday, May 07, 2020
A Note From Executive Director Lyn Decker about our COVID-19 Response!Please read about the steps our organization has taken in order to continue during COVID-19.
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.
The Films of Ken Burns on PBSWednesday, April 29, 2020
The Films of Ken Burns on PBSStudy Leader Ken Burns shares his films for all to see through the PBS website! Enjoy these in-depth films about significant moments from the past and present.
Bruce Rabin: Managing Stress For Enhanced HealthFriday, April 24, 2020
Bruce Rabin: Managing Stress For Enhanced HealthStudy Leader Bruce Rabin presents a eight part YouTube series that helps promote healthy stress management techniques
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.
The Phantom of the Opera: Watch the 25th Anniversary ProductionFriday, April 17, 2020
The Phantom of the Opera: Watch the 25th Anniversary ProductionThe Phantom of the Opera at Royal Albert Hall, starring Sierra Boggess and Ramin Karimloo, will be on YouTube from April 17-19th.
CMU Police warn community about Coronavirus ScammersFriday, April 17, 2020
CMU Police warn community about Coronavirus ScammersChief Tom Ogden warns against scammers profiting from Coronavirus fear.
TEDxPointParkUniversity: What We Can Learn from an Old Glasshouse by Richard PiacentiniWednesday, April 15, 2020
TEDxPointParkUniversity: What We Can Learn from an Old Glasshouse by Richard PiacentiniRichard Piacentini teaches us that human health and environmental health are intricately connected and that to age gracefully through the transformation of Phipps Conservatory.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven 9 Facebook PremiereFriday, April 10, 2020
Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Beethoven 9 Facebook PremiereJoin the Chicago Symphony as they air a performance on Facebook on Sunday, April 12 at 3PM.
Potluck Video: Learn from culinary professionals about the flavors of the world!Friday, April 10, 2020
Potluck Video: Learn from culinary professionals about the flavors of the world!Bring professional chefs and restaurateurs right into your kitchen.
Recommended Guidelines for Attending Osher at CMU’s Online CoursesFriday, April 10, 2020
Recommended Guidelines for Attending Osher at CMU’s Online CoursesAs we begin using Zoom, please review and remember these guidelines.
Summer 2020 Courses: Prepare for online courses with ZoomWednesday, April 08, 2020
Summer 2020 Courses: Prepare for online courses with ZoomOffering Zoom training sessions for Osher members in order to be ready for online learning!
"From us, for you": Rotterdams Philharmonic Orchestra plays Ode to Joy from home!Wednesday, April 08, 2020
"From us, for you": Rotterdams Philharmonic Orchestra plays Ode to Joy from home!Enjoy a "social distancing" approved performance by the Rotterdams Philharmonic Orchestra.
For Our Members, From Our Members!Monday, April 06, 2020
For Our Members, From Our Members!We are collecting submissions from our members to share their favorite things to read, watch, or do!
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?
Pittsburgh is throwing an ‘Illumination-Ovation’ to honor workers on the front linesFriday, April 03, 2020
Pittsburgh is throwing an ‘Illumination-Ovation’ to honor workers on the front linesJoin others on Apr 14 and support first responders, hospital employees, mail carriers, grocery store clerks, delivery drivers and other essential workers who are risking their own well-being for others.
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.
Animal Cams from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and Monteray Bay AquariumFriday, April 03, 2020
Animal Cams from the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium and Monteray Bay AquariumKeep an eye on playful animals from home through these two zoos!
Get Fit - A Fun Latin Cardio WorkoutWednesday, April 01, 2020
Get Fit - A Fun Latin Cardio WorkoutConnie Pollack invites Osher at CMU members to join her class for the remainder of the Winter 2020 session.
Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series - Tchaikovsky: Six Romances for Soprano and Piano, Op. 73Wednesday, April 01, 2020
Carnegie Mellon Chamber Series - Tchaikovsky: Six Romances for Soprano and Piano, Op. 73Enjoy this performance by Sari Gruber, soprano and Mark Carver, piano.
SCIENCE: Beyond Earth: 50 Years since Apollo 11Friday, March 27, 2020
SCIENCE: Beyond Earth: 50 Years since Apollo 11Dr. Scott Petty explains what we knew before and after the monumental moon landing on July 20, 1969
Osher at CMU Photo SlideshowFriday, March 27, 2020
Osher at CMU Photo SlideshowPlease enjoy this slideshow of photos pulled together by Joseph Shirk.
Resources for Comfort and Aid during COVID-19Friday, March 27, 2020
Resources for Comfort and Aid during COVID-19During this time of social distancing, here are some resources to contact in case you need help!
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.
SOCIAL SCIENCE: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library ArchivesWednesday, March 25, 2020
SOCIAL SCIENCE: John F. Kennedy Presidential Library ArchivesExplore extensive archives from the Kennedy presidency!
Zoom Tips and HintsFriday, March 20, 2020
Zoom Tips and HintsAs you prepare to participate in Osher at CMU courses online, please consider the tips, hints and advice in this guide.
ARTS & HUMANITIES: Google Arts & CultureFriday, March 20, 2020
ARTS & HUMANITIES: Google Arts & CultureExplore galleries, museums, and gardens from all over the world through Google Art & Culture
Pittsburgh Public Theater PlayTime: Readings of "Henry V" and " The Importance Of Being Earnest"Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Pittsburgh Public Theater PlayTime: Readings of "Henry V" and " The Importance Of Being Earnest"PlayTime is a new online reading series that will bring great classic plays and the work of extraordinary Pittsburgh writers right to your living room, computer, or device.
Mar. 18, 2020 Update: It’s a “Brave New World”: Online Learning with Osher at CMUWednesday, March 18, 2020
Mar. 18, 2020 Update: It’s a “Brave New World”: Online Learning with Osher at CMUWhat we're doing to help the transition from land-based to distance-based learning.
Operas free for streaming through Metropolitan OperaWednesday, March 18, 2020
Operas free for streaming through Metropolitan OperaMetropolitan Opera offers “Nightly Met Opera Streams,” a free series of encore Live in HD presentations streamed on metopera.org.
The Summer 2020 Catalog Is Now In The Mail!Wednesday, March 18, 2020
The Summer 2020 Catalog Is Now In The Mail!The Summer 2020 is in the mail! Plus, important information about the Summer 2020 term.
Mar. 13, 2020 Update: How Osher at CMU is taking action to manage the COVID-19 downtimeFriday, March 13, 2020
Mar. 13, 2020 Update: How Osher at CMU is taking action to manage the COVID-19 downtimeCMU Recommendations for the Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Volunteer Appreciation BrunchFriday, March 06, 2020
Volunteer Appreciation BrunchOsher volunteers, thank you for all you do!
Recent Course ChangesWednesday, February 26, 2020
Recent Course ChangesHere are the course changes made this past week!
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!
Applications due February 1, 2020 for Osher at CMU Board of Directors openingsMonday, January 06, 2020
Applications due February 1, 2020 for Osher at CMU Board of Directors openingsOsher 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!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
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!Friday, December 20, 2019
Spotlight on Courses and Open Courses List!Check out spotlighted courses, and the open course list!
Osher at CMU Snow Days and Winter Weather PolicyThursday, December 19, 2019
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!Thursday, December 19, 2019
Osher 4.0 Update!See the latest update regarding our capital project - Osher 4.0!
Osher in the News: our Brownsville Trip!Friday, December 13, 2019
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!Friday, December 06, 2019
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!
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!
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.
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, please stay home!Friday, February 02, 2018
If you are a sick, please stay home!Please 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