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Osher Lifelong Learning

Videos: Russia: Empire to Revolution

Oct. 15, 2010—Watch videos of Frank Wcislo, Dean of The Commons and associate professor of history at Vanderbilt University, leading classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. This lecture series surveys the history of the Russian Empire from the 18th century, the height of its prominence, until the revolutions of 1917, the time of its collapse. Its topics will...

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Videos: Great ideas of the 19th century

Oct. 15, 2010—Watch videos of John Lachs, Centennial Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University, leading classes at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. The 19th century was an unusually fertile period of thought. The ideas of evolution, progress, liberty, radical encounter with God, the struggle for existence, human control over human destiny, and universal caring were invented or...

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Older adults gear up for fall classes with Vanderbilt’s Osher Lifelong Learning

Aug. 4, 2010—Media regulation in an ultra-wired society, the neurology of sleep, the Vietnam War, and great singers and their songs are among the diverse topics included in the fall term of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt. All older adults with an interest in lifelong learning can sign up for the non-credit classes, which take...

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Listen: Osher Lifelong Learning spring term set

Mar. 11, 2010—The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt offers spring classes for the community beginning March 15. The non-credit classes are geared toward older adults who want lectures and discussions in a relaxed and informal environment.

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Watch: “The Living Dead: Ancient Ancestors and Mummies in the Pre-Incan Andes”

Nov. 12, 2009—Watch video of a Nov. 11 talk "The Living Dead: Ancient Ancestors and Mummies in the Pre-Incan Andes, " by Dr. Tiffiny Tung, Assistant Professor of Anthropology.

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