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Welcome to Osher on Demand. Here, you can find a wide variety of online resources including virtual tours, local guides, curated articles, TED Talks, lectures recorded by our local Osher Institute presenters, lectures provided by other Osher Institutes across the country, and more!

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Recent Posts

Lecture: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
Article: Now Read This Book Club Pick for January
Osher Institute 2021 Faculty Grant Applications
Osher Institute Event: Meet the Lawyer for Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Recipe: Tijuana Tidbits
Video: Elaine Petrocelli Shares Her Book Recommendations

Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, and Environment

TED Talk: How Trees Talk to Each Other
TED Talk: "Indigenous Knowledge Meets Science to Solve Climate Change"
Video: "Idaho Conservation League 'Wild Idaho!' Sessions"
Video: "The Global Coffee Crisis is Coming"
Course: Introduction to Human Behavioral Biology
Article: "'Frequent Fliers:' American Kestrels Take to the Skies in a New Study"

Health and Well-Being

Article: Dr. Anthony Fauci on COVID-19 Vaccines and the Holidays
Article: "Older adults have more control over their aging than they think"
Article: "A Young Athlete's Breathing Problems Weren't Asthma. What Were They?"
Article: "How To Mitigate Loneliness And Its Consequences"
Video: "Stopping Pandemics"
Great Decisions Episode: "Global Health: Preventing Pandemic"

Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities

The Modern Art Notes Podcast
Video: "How Four Chefs Are Preserving History Through Food"
TED Talk: "The Poetry of Everyday Speech"
Out of the Woods: A Live Play Reading Series
Lecture: "How To Speak by Patrick Winston"
Video: "Chew It Over with Jenna Wortham, Wesley Morris, and Samin Nosrat"

Physical Sciences, Technology, and Engineering

First Friday Astronomy Lectures at Boise State University
Video: "Investigating the Periodic Table with Experiments"
Lecture: "Introduction to Algorithms: Algorithmic Thinking and Peak Finding"
July 19, 2020: See the Moon and Five Planets Before Sunrise
How to See Comet NEOWISE
Video: "Titanium: The Metal That Made The SR-71 Possible"

Public Affairs, History, Business, and Current Events

Osher Institute Event: Meet the Lawyer for Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King, Jr.
Article: In Times of Conflict, How Can We Support the People Who Keep Culture Alive?
Osher Institute Lecture: "Election and Voting Security in the United States"
Article: "What Bikes Tell Us About A Changing Global Economy"
Article: "The Nudge And Tie Breaker That Took Women's Suffrage From Nay To Yea"
TED Talk: "Why Are Drug Prices So High? Investigating the Outdated US Patent System"

Community Resources

Article: "The Luncheonette Opens on the Bench, Fulfills All Sandwich Desires"
Central District Health Department Mandates Face Masks Across Ada County
Boise Metro Chamber 2020 Civility Forum
Do Something Good: How You Can Help our Communities
Share Your COVID-19 Experience with the Boise City Department of Arts & History
Recipe Roundup with the Idaho Humanities Council

From the Osher Institute Community

Spring 2021 Catalog Available Now!
Idaho Matters Episode: Osher Institute
Osher News - September 2020
Meet the Advisory Board: Rainey Pieters
Osher Institute Hike: Polecat Gulch
Meet the Advisory Board: Ralph Bild

Recommended Reading and Authors

Video: Elaine Petrocelli Shares Her Book Recommendations

Osher Recipe Share

Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
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