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Bonus Programs for Osher Members

Make the most of your Osher member benefits, learn more about University of Richmond campus resources, explore special opportunities open to Osher members and enjoy social gatherings. Free to Osher members, and some of the bonus programs are open to prospective Osher members.

Bonus Programs for Members
Beautiful Books of Boatwright
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, February 25, 2016; 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Betty Dickie
Osher Gold members use CRN 50199
Osher Silver members use CRN 50199
Fee: Free to all members
Format: Lecture, Q&A
Description
A beautiful book is a portable work of art. This course examines some of the most beautiful books housed in Boatwright Library's Rare Book collection by exploring the artistry of binding and illustration.

Bounty of Boatwright Library
Course Offerings (1)
Thursday, February 18, 2016; 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Carrie Ludovico
Osher Gold members use CRN 50185
Osher Silver members use CRN 50185
Fee: Free to all members
Description
Students will tour the library building and learn how to navigate the library's web site in order to discover the wealth of books, articles, music, films and more available from Boatwright Memorial Library. An activated UR network ID is required: visit webpass.richmond.edu for instructions.

Hidden Treasures: UR's Galvin Rare Book Room
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, March 1, 2016; 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Lynda Kachurek
Osher Gold members use CRN 50186
Osher Silver members use CRN 50186
Fee: Free to all members
Description
Are you curious about what hidden treasures are housed in the UR Rare Book Room? This session will provide an introduction to the resources and materials available in the Galvin Rare Book Room and Special Collections, including highlights of the collection.

Osher Member Orientation
Course Offerings (2)
Wednesday, February 10, 2016; 
9:30 - 11:00 am
Instructor: Osher Membership Team
Osher Gold members use CRN 50182
Osher Silver members use CRN 50182
Fee: Free to all members
Tuesday, March 15, 2016; 
1:30 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Osher Membership Team
Osher Gold members use CRN 50189
Osher Silver members use CRN 50189
Fee: Free to all members
Description
Learn from other Osher members how to access and fully enjoy the many benefits of being an Osher member and a member of the UR community.

Taking Your Passion to the Next Level: A Workshop for Developing and Leading Osher Courses
Course Offerings (1)
Wednesday, February 24, 2016; 
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Bill Bailey
Osher Gold members use CRN 50248
Osher Silver members use CRN 50248
Fee: Free to all members
Description
Are you contemplating teaching an Osher course? Facilitated by Osher members who lead courses, this session covered the ingredients of peer-led Osher Institute courses.

The Organ Music of J. S. Bach and the Cannon Chapel Organ: A Marriage of Music and Sounds
Course Offerings (1)
Monday, March 7, 2016; 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Bruce Stevens
Osher Gold members use CRN 50291
Osher Silver members use CRN 50291
Fee: Free to all members
Format: Lecture, Musical Performance
Description
NEW! This lecture-demonstration will focus on representative organ works by Johann Sebastian Bach: their different forms, how they were constructed, and, especially, how they were intended to sound and affect listeners. The music will be explained in terms of the extraordinary Rudolf von Beckerath pipe organ, which was built in 1961 in Hamburg, Germany, in North-German-Baroque style. The strong link between Bach and this type of organ will be explored.

Tour of UR's Historic Bottomley House
Course Offerings (1)
Friday, April 29, 2016; 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Betty Ann Dillon
Osher Gold members use CRN 50232
Osher Silver members use CRN 50232
Fee: Free to all members
Format: Lecture, Tour
Description
Although the Jepson Alumni Center is a modern facility completed in 1997, its history dates back to 1915. In that year, William Lawrence Bottomley, the eminent early 20th-Century New York architect, designed and built his first house in the Richmond area. The historic 6,000 square-foot home was located just across the road from the University of Richmond, which had established itself in the neighborhood just the year before. Come learn how this historic home was acquired by UR and moved onto campus. Attendees will tour the home and hear about its many lovely features.

UR Behind the Scenes: The Cannon Memorial Chapel
Course Offerings (1)
Friday, March 4, 2016; 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Betty Ann Dillon
Osher Gold members use CRN 50218
Osher Silver members use CRN 50218
Fee: Free to all members
Format: Lecture, Tour
Description
This stately building with the dramatic stained glass windows has served the UR campus since its dedication in 1929, not only for religious services but also for cultural and academic events. Learn more about Cannon Chapel, which recently underwent a major renovation and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2013. We will also include the Columbarium and the Wilton Center in this program.

UR: A Virtual Tour
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, April 12, 2016; 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Instructor: Marshall Ervine
Osher Gold members use CRN 50265
Osher Silver members use CRN 50265
Fee: Free to all members
Format: Presentation, Discussion
Description
Take a virtual tour of the beautiful UR campus. See examples of the architecture and landscaping, learn about behind the scenes and out of the way places, meet interesting faculty and staff, and learn a little about UR's history from various archives.

Virginia War Memorial Tour
Course Offerings (1)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016; 
1:00 - 3:00 pm
Instructor: Kyndall Drumheller
Osher Gold members use CRN 50239
Osher Silver members use CRN 50239
Fee: Free to all members
Format: Tour
Description
The Virginia War Memorial is heralded by many as the premier state memorial honoring veterans in the United States. With its patriotic programs, educational opportunities, research library, exhibits, documentary videos, and near-virtual reality film, Virginia's War Memorial honors our fallen heroes by passing their stories of sacrifice forward to future generations.

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