Free Classes & Events

Upcoming Courses


If you are familiar with the library resources but want to go beyond the basics, this session will explore some of the more interesting and unusual digital collections and databases. This is an advanced session that builds on the information introduced in Bounty of Boatwright.

Monday, July 29, BLIB Seminar 2 Room 181
Learn how to find books, articles, and other resources that are of interest to you. This session provides an overview for beginners or those new to Osher and includes a virtual tour of the library.

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In one survey, 79% of respondents thought their college degree was worth it, 78% would recommend college to someone, but less than 50% think that colleges do an excellent or very good job of educating students. This mini-course uses economics to study higher education, focusing on entrance into college (application, acceptance, financial aid) and output from college (the value of a college degree to the graduate and to society).

Mondays, June 24 and July 1, BUS, Room 114
College athletics involves so much more than game-day performances. Please join us for an inside look at the planning and preparation of student-athletes and their welfare and leadership. Learn ways that you can support our inspiring students.

Monday, 7/15, TBD - UR Campus
Learn how to access and fully enjoy the many benefits of being a member of the Osher Institute and the larger UR community. Designed for new members, but offers tips for all.

Monday, June 24, Synchronous Online
Tuesday, Aug 6, TBD - UR Campus
This session will focus on discussing student-athlete mental health and performance, the barriers student-athletes face, and the resources that we have available to them at UR. The presentation will include statistics from recent research as well as general information from on-campus.

Monday, Aug 5, TBD - UR Campus
Our internal conceptualization of aging has an influence on our future health and well-being. Where do our future-self ideas come from, and how can we increase our chances of successful aging? The talk will explore how researchers define and address 'successful aging,' and why research in this field is so challenging. A review of the commonly known, as well as less commonly known, factors that impact successful aging will be addressed.

Thursday, 6/27, JAC, Robins Pavilion 151 (20 seats (16%) remaining)
This workshop will take a deeper dive into thinking about our future health and well-being. The workshop will allow for active engagement to personally explore the concept of 'successful aging'. Through a series of activities, each person will develop and share their own insights and examples, to determine an individualized theory and ways to implement the concept in their own life.

Thursday, 6/27, JAC, Robins Pavilion 151 (1 seats (2%) remaining)
The UR Computer/Technology Help Desk is available to Osher members, but do you really know what services it provides? Join this session to find out how to take full advantage of this great benefit of Osher membership.

Monday, Aug 12, Synchronous Online
It seems like college athletics continues to undergo sweeping changes. We read about college athletes creating a union and mounting various legal challenges to NCAA rules. We see athletes, even our own, transfer schools: but why? For money, or more playing time? Let's talk about this. What are the implications for UR teams and athletes?

Tuesday, Aug 13, TBD - UR Campus
Take a walking tour of the UR campus, named the nation's most beautiful campus in the Princeton Review's most recent college guide. Learn about the history of the University, enjoy the beautiful landscaping and architecture, and hear some stories along the way. The walk will be about 2.5 miles in length and will require climbing steps and walking on various surfaces. Walking shoes and water are recommended.

Thursday, July 25, THCX, Sculpture outside Modlin Center ( No seats currently available )