News and Information for Osher Members

Welcome Back!
September 29 - October 3

This Week...
Monday, September 29th, 9:30 – 11:00am
One-Session Course
The Robots are Taking Over!, presented by Bob Vukosic, in Classroom #1

Thursday, October 2nd, 12:15 – 1:30pm
Pfaudler Lecture Series
Creating Great Schools for All, Regardless of Zip Code: A View from the South, presented by Don Pryor & Urban Presbyterians Together, in Classroom #3/4

Tuesday & Wednesday, Sept 30th & October 1st, 12:50pm
New Member Orientation, Rivers Run, Captain's Dining Room
We encourage all new members to attend this informative 30-minute meeting either on Tuesday OR Wednesday. Refreshments will be served.

Planning Ahead...
Monday, October 6th, 9:30 – 11:00am
One-Session Course
The Pareto Distribution/Principle, presented by William Hosley, in Classroom #1

Thursday, October 9th, 12:15 – 1:30pm
Pfaudler Lecture Series
The Legacy of World War I: Old Borders and New Realities, presented by Ed Drachman, Ph.D., history professor, SUNY Geneseo, in Classroom #3/4

Wednesday, October 15th, 12:30 – 1:30pm
"Almost Irish" Performance, in Rivers Run Main Dining Room
This Celtic music group, which includes Osher’s own Ralph Minervino, will perform for us during the lunch hour.

Wednesday, October 15th, 3:15 – 4pm
Osher Governance Orientation Meeting, in Classroom 3/4
This information session continues with a presentation by Ken Buckley, Manager of RIT Endowment Accounting and Cash Management. He will explain the Osher endowment and what it means to us financially. We will also take a brief look at the Osher Council handbook.

Monday, October 20th
Winter Course Proposals Due (Yes, already!)

Ride-share Board
Need a ride to Osher? Can you provide rides for other members? Let staff know and we can post the info on our Ride-share Board, located in the hallway by the copier room.

Add / Drop Forms
Members can add or drop a class at any time during the term by filling out an Add/Drop form, found on the table in the lobby by the bulletin boards near the women’s restroom, and also in the new bins just inside the door of each classroom.

Osher Calendar is Online
All Osher meetings, term dates, one-sessions, Pfaudlers, and more events are always current on our online calendar at

In Case of Emergency
Please note that Emergency Action instruction signs are posted throughout the building, including in each classroom. If needed, an AED is located in the kitchen near the closet doors.

Please silence your cell phones & cover your coffee cups!

At the request of Rivers Run, please do not park in front of their main entrance, and take your lunch break in the Osher-designated area of the dining room (the tables without tablecloths).

Please be considerate and don’t use the chairs reserved for the mobility-impaired members who need them. Thank you!



F04: Current Events

F12: Events that Changed History
F17: Geography Matters in the 21st Century
F19: You Be the Critic: A Film Discussion Group
F23: The New Yorker Magazine Discussion Group
F24: Poetic Visions (session I)

F26: Magnificent Mathematics
F30: Health Care Policy in Four European Countries and the U.S.
F31: The History of New Netherlands and the Colony of New York
F32: Presidential Leadership: The Modern Era, 1912–1960
F33: Shakespeare’s Macbeth
F37: How to Listen to and Understand Great Music

F39: Great Museums of America: Five Museums Along the East Coast Amtrak Line
F40: Life and Times of Michael K and Disgrace, both by J. M. Coetzee (session I)
F42: World War I, "The Great War"
F43: From Vladimir Lenin to Vladimir Putin: Communist Russia, 1917 to the Present

F49: The Skeptic’s Guide to American History: Part I

9/25 ONLY: F39, Great Museums of America
9/25 ONLY: F43, From Vladimir Lenin to Vladimir Putin