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Pfaudler Enrichment Series

Join us for one of our most popular events held each week, Thursdays from 12:15 to 1:30 pm - this afternoon lunchtime lecture series is a member favorite!

Bring a bag lunch and listen to a lecture presented by guest speakers or a member speaker on a wide range of stimulating topics.





John Maier, Ph.D., distinguished teaching professor of English emeritus at SUNY Brockport and a former resident of Syria

ISIS and the Caliphate


Gary Lehmann, Osher member and course leader

Writing Brighton's History


Michael T. Keene, author

Abandoned: The Untold Story of Orphan Asylums


Osher member Robert Hesselberth: a memoir of his life and experience as the founder and CEO of a high-tech electronics company

Two Shakes of a Lamb's Tail


David Schraver, Esq., immediate past president of the New York State Bar Association and one of the lead litigators in the Indian claims litigation in New York State

Indian Tribal Sovereignty: Current Issues


Members of Osher's Poetic Visions class

Osher Poets


Nevan Fisher, Ph.D., associate professor of history at Nazareth College

What We Should Know about China


Alan J. Braun, director of development, and Patricia Tice, curator of the John L. Wehle Gallery at GCV&M

What's Happening at the Genesee Country Village and Museum?


Kim Van Orden, Ph.D., assistant professor, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Social Connections, Health, and Aging


Tom Hampson, retired attorney and the dean of the Rochester jazz scene. Tom's talk will center on the musicians who will be appearing at this year's festival and his memories and impressions of many of them.

Who's Who at the 2015 Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival


In 2006, we became an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, joining a growing national network of more than 120 university-based centers for older learners.