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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 from our local Osher presenters, programs from Institutes across the country, and more. Check back each week for new posts.

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Recent Posts

Pack Your Parachute: Tech Tip for April
Power Talk: Planning and Policy Across Natural Gas and Power Markets
Map: Boise Traffic Box Art Sites
2021 Osher Faculty Grant Recipients
The Idea of Nature Lecture Series: Robin Wall Kimmerer
First Friday Astronomy Event on April 2

Earth Sciences, Life Sciences, and Environment

Event: Women in Environmental Leadership Series
Article: Doctoral Student Advances Vanilla Plant Research
Article: How to Help Reverse Insect Declines
Lecture: GEAS Intro to Birding
TED Talk: How Trees Talk to Each Other
TED Talk: "Indigenous Knowledge Meets Science to Solve Climate Change"

Health and Well-Being

Article: NIH Networks to Advance Emotional Well-Being Research
Osher Institute Speaker Series: Sleep and Dreams During COVID-19
Osher Institute Lecture: Healthcare Does Not Equal Health
Article: How to Care for Your Mental Health in a Difficult Holiday Season, According to Therapists
Article: Dr. Anthony Fauci on COVID-19 Vaccines and the Holidays
Article: "Older adults have more control over their aging than they think"

Philosophy, Arts, and Humanities

Event: Gene Harris Jazz Festival
The Idea of Nature Lecture Series: Loren Davis
Writing Workshop: Lucia Berlin
The Idea of Nature Lecture Series: Allan Wallach
James Castle House Resident Talk: A. H. Jerriod Avant
Osher Institute Speaker Series: Editors of The Diné Reader

Physical Sciences, Technology, and Engineering

First Friday Astronomy Event on April 2
Video: Lessons From Space Quarantine
Event: Nicole Perlroth in Conversation With John Markoff
Lecture: Innovative Lives: Uncharted Power
First Friday Astronomy Event on February 5
Article: Project Scientia Spreads Science, Celebrates Spanish

Public Affairs, History, Business, and Current Events

Lecture: War, Combat, and the American Soldier
Event: Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021
Article: Twelve Women to Know This Black History Month
Lecture: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration
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?

Community Resources

Resource: Crush the Curve Idaho
Video: Lunch for Literacy 2021
Event: Building Climate and Community Resilience in the City of Trees
City Club of Boise Virtual Conversation: Vaccine Expert Panel
Boise Metro Chamber: Idaho's Vaccine Distribution Plan
Article: "The Luncheonette Opens on the Bench, Fulfills All Sandwich Desires"

From the Osher Institute Community

2021 Osher Faculty Grant Recipients
A Conversation With David Pogue: An Osher Special Event
Pack Your Parachute: Tech Tip for March
Osher News - February 2021
Osher Institute 2021 Faculty Grant Applications
Spring 2021 Catalog Available Now!

Recommended Reading and Authors

Article: 5 1/2 Things to Read in Honor of Black History Month
Article: Now Read This Book Club Pick for January
Video: Elaine Petrocelli Shares Her Book Recommendations

Osher Recipe Share

Recipe: Tijuana Tidbits
Recipe: Chocolate Zucchini Cake with Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
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