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Osher on Demand

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!

Check back each week for new posts. To view more posts, visit the Osher on Demand archive.

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Recent Posts

Osher Institute Lecture: "Election and Voting Security in the United States"
TED Talk: "Indigenous Knowledge Meets Science to Solve Climate Change"
Osher News - September 2020
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"

Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, and Environment

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"
Audubon Society: Birds of Maine
Article: "Whales Get A Break As Pandemic Creates Quieter Oceans"

Health and Well-Being

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"
Article: "'Doomscrolling' During COVID-19: What It Does to You and How You Can Avoid It"
Talks at Google: "Sadhguru: 'Developing an Inclusive Consciousness'"

Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities

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"
Sonoma Valley Authors Virtual Festival

Physical Sciences, Technology, and Engineering

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"
Join an Interview with Boise Astronauts on June 24

Public Affairs, History, Business, and Current Events

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"
Article: "How Taiwanese Death Rituals Have Adapted for Families Living in the U.S."
Great Decisions Episode: "India Rising"
Osher Institute Lecture: "Why Do We Have the Electoral College? Should We?"

Community Resources

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
Local Grocery Delivery: Anderson Reserve

From the Osher Institute Community

Meet the Advisory Board: Rainey Pieters
Osher Institute Hike: Polecat Gulch
Meet the Advisory Board: Ralph Bild
The Fall 2020 Catalog is Online!
Meet the Advisory Board: Rod McLean
Fall 2020 Updates and Registration
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