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Osher On Demand – Archive

Osher On Demand - Archive

Earth Sciences, Life Sciences and Environment

Event: Dr. Alex Bezzerides on October 19

Event: “Early Footsteps” Lecture on October 9

Water Recycling Pilot Tour on October 14

Event: Introduction to Birding on August 16

Earth Week 2023

Article: Women Trailblazers in Conservation

Article: Mapping the Genetic Footprint of Big Sagebrush

Golden Eagle Audubon Society: Jean Mohler Sidinger

Lecture Series Available Now!

Article: Invasive Plants in Idaho’s Wildlands

Archaeology Month at Celebration Park

Earth Day 2022: Invest in Our Planet

Article: Everything in Your Orange Bags

Article: Biodiversity: Nature by Another Name

Article: Geologists Dig Into Grand Canyon’s Mysterious Gap in Time

Article: Mural Depicts the Impact of Coral Bleaching

Powells Event: Susan Simard and Aaron Scott

Event: Earth Day 2021 – Change Starts Here

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”

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”

TED Talk: “Every Day You Live, You Impact the Planet”

Article: “The Case of the Missing Bacteria”

Article: “How We Discovered the Conditions Behind ‘Slow Earthquakes’ That Happen Over Weeks or Even Months”

Podcast Episode: “The Science Behind That Fresh Rain Smell”

Osher Institute Lecture: “Planet in Peril”

30th Annual Grand Canyon Star Party: June 13-20

Article: “Coronavirus Closures Could Lead to a Radical Revolution in Conservation”

Lecture: “Environmental Health Challenges in Developing Countries: A Guatemalan Case Study”

TED Talk: “How Monitoring Animal Health can Predict Human Disease Outbreaks”

Article: “Mapping Idaho Herbivores’ ‘Salad Bar’ from the Sky”

Article: “Unlocking Geochronology Mysteries in the Grand Canyon”

Article: “Out of the Classroom, Into the Field”

Osher Institute Lecture: “History of Good Earth State Park at Blood Run”

Live Animal Cams from Zoos and Aquariums

Osher Institute Course: “Facing the Future: Challenges of Climate Change”

Video: “Everyday Decisions and Environmental Changes”

Article: “Everything You Wanted to Know About Red Tides”

Article: “Covid-19 Can’t Stop Citizen Science”

TED Talk: “What Vaccinating Vampire Bats can Teach us About Pandemics”

Course: “A Sustainable Earth”

The Hidden Worlds of the National Parks

Osher Presenter Book Release: Journey of the Bitterroot Grizzly Bear

TED Talk: “The Amazing Brains and Morphing Skin of Octopuses and Other Cephalopods”

Osher Institute Lecture: “Monarch Butterflies”

Health and Well-Being

Event: Falls Risk Screening Fair on October 21

Brain Health Symposium on October 21

Hot Weather Safety for Older Adults

Article: 9 Essential Nutrients for Adults Over 50

Article: America’s War Against Heart Disease

Psychology Lecture Series October 11-12

Carl and Jean Grosz Health Sciences Lecture Series: Jim Yong Kim, MD

Mindful Movement for Healthy Aging

Video: Innovations in Healthy Aging

Stanford Center on Longevity

Walk With a Doc Aloha Adventure

Article: COVID-Safe Exercise Ideas for Older Adults This Winter

Osher Institute Lecture: Seven Steps to Managing Your Memory

Article: Breathing Wildfire Smoke Can Affect the Brain

Video: Maintaining Your Sense of Self in the Pandemic

Article: How Exercise Enhances Aging Brains

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”

Article: “A Young Athlete’s Breathing Problems Weren’t Asthma. What Were They?”

Article: “How To Mitigate Loneliness And Its Consequences”

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'”

Article: “How Well is Telepsychology Working?”

Lecture: “Making Marriage Work”

TED Talk: “The New Science of Personalized Vaccines”

Talks at Google: “Why We Sleep: The New Science of Sleep and Dreams”

Article: “Racial Disparities in the Time of COVID-19”

Webinar: “Accelerate Out of the Curve: Episode Five”

Article: “Chinese Philosophy has Long Known That Mental Health is Communal”

Article: “The Best Way to Exercise Self-Control is Not to Exercise It At All”

Webinar: “Accelerate Out of the Curve: Episode Four”

Osher Institute Lecture: “The Doctor as a Patient: How it Changed Her Life”

Article: “The Surprisingly Long History of the Ventilator, the Machine You Never Want to Need”

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Podcast Series

TED Talk: “Why It’s So Hard to Make Healthy Decisions”

Lecture: “Depression in the U.S.”

Webinar: “Accelerate Out of the Curve: Episode Three”

TED Talk: “Why Sleep Matters Now More Than Ever”

Documentary: “Being Mortal”

Webinar: “Accelerate Out of the Curve: Episode Two”

Osher Institute Lecture: “COVID-19 Vaccine…The Science Behind our Immunity”

Webinar: “Accelerate Out of the Curve: Episode One”

Osher Institute Course: “Maintaining Optimum Brain Health and Fitness”

ASU & Mayo Clinic Health and Well-Being Certificate

Osher Institute Lecture: “Communicating with Persons Living with Dementia”

TED Talk: “Can We Regenerate Heart Muscle with Stem Cells?”

Philosophy, Arts and Humanities

Podcast: Context – Idaho Humanities Council

Shane Sato Exhibit Opening Reception on November 2

Writing Workshops and Retreats With Elisabeth McKetta

Boise State Blue Galleries Fall Semester Exhibitions

Live From StoryKnife on July 18

Event: Public Art Dedication on May 15

Event: Xiaowei Wang Reading + Discussion on April 12

Paul Jacobs Organ Concert

PBS Film: Zora Neale Hurston

Video: Library Conversations – Wharton’s Men

Theater of War Presents: The Long-Term Care Trilogy

Blue Galleries Exhibit: Notes for Tomorrow

New Exhibits in Student Union Galleries

Idaho Review Wins Two 2022 Pushcart Prizes

Literature for Lunch on April 22

Stars of Steinway April Performances

The Idea of Nature Lecture Series: Stephanie LeMenager

Stars of Steinway Performance: Kenny Broberg

Literature for Lunch on February 25

The Idea of Nature Lecture Series: Terry Tempest Williams

Literature for Lunch on January 28

Article: Basque Public Radio Features “Boiseko Taupada”

Literature for Lunch on November 12

Boise Chamber Music Series

Literature for Lunch on September 3

Event: Opera in the Park

Event: The Waves in Quarantine

Boise State Biennial Faculty Exhibition

The Idea of Nature Lecture Series: Robin Wall Kimmerer

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

Article: “The Idaho Review Wins Fifth Pushcart Prize”

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

Podcast Episode: “Playing Favorites: When Kindness Toward Some Means Callousness Toward Others”

Now Streaming: Bristol Old Vic at Home

TED Talk: “The Genius Behind Some of the World’s Most Famous Buildings”

Course: “Philosophy and the Science of Human Nature”

Available Until June 30: Just Mercy

Article: “Much of the Cuisine We Now Know, and Think of as Ours, Came to Us by War”

Now Streaming: National Theatre at Home

Podcast: “The Lonely Palette”

Spring 2020 Online BFA Exhibition

Available Until May 24: The Diary of Anne Frank

Video: “The Future of Irish Cuisine”

Video: “That Famous Cello Prelude, Deconstructed”

Documentary: “The Mystery Conman – The Murky Business of Counterfeit Antiques”

TED Talk: “How Language Shapes the Way We Think”

Now Streaming: Shakespeare’s Globe

Berliner Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall

Boston Symphony Orchestra: Concert for Our City

Virtual Exhibits from Museums Around the World

Physical Sciences, Technology and Engineering

First Friday Astronomy Lecture on November 3

Video: AI, Boise State and the Future of Higher Education

Article: Generative AI Imagines New Protein Structure

Video: Ready for Brain Transparency?

First Friday Astronomy Lecture on January 6

First Friday Astronomy Lecture on December 2

First Friday Astronomy Lecture on October 7

Images From the James Webb Space Telescope

First Friday Astronomy Lecture on May 6

First Friday Astronomy Lecture on April 1

First Friday Astronomy Lecture on March 4

Event: DNA of Galaxies

First Friday Astronomy Lecture on February 4

Article: Are We Headed Towards a Technological Singularity?

First Friday Astronomy Lecture on November 5

First Friday Astronomy Lecture on October 1

Osher Institute Lecture: The Future of Cryptocurrency

Article: How to Get Government-Backed Discounts for High-Speed Internet

First Friday Astronomy Event on August 6

First Friday Astronomy Event on July 2

First Friday Astronomy Event on June 4

First Friday Astronomy Event on May 7

Power Talk: Planning and Policy Across Natural Gas and Power Markets

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

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

Talks at Google: “Catch Me If You Can: Frank Abagnale”

Lecture: “Lessons from Space Quarantine”

Podcast: “Startalk” with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Video: “How Ads Follow You Around the Internet”

Lecture: “Solar Geoengineering to Manage Climate”

TED Talk: “Why Isn’t the Netherlands Underwater?”

Osher Institute Lecture: “Wind Energy and the Changing Electric Generation Mix”

TED Talk: “How We Explore Unanswered Questions in Physics”

Lecture: “Reverse Engineering Visual Intelligence”

Celebrating 30 Years of the Hubble Space Telescope

SpaceX Starlink Satellite Launch on April 22

Osher Institute Lecture: “Beyond Earth: 50 Years Since Apollo 11”

Documentary: “In the Age of AI”

MIT OpenCourseWare

TED Talk: “The Art and Science of Special Effects”

Osher Institute Lecture: “My Trip to the International Space Station”

Public Affairs, History, Business and Current Events

Humanities and Social Sciences Initiative Lecture: Dr. Trinidad Gonzales

Dr. Cornel West and Dr. Robert George on October 23

Humanities and Social Sciences Initiatives Lecture: Dr. Eleana J. Kim

NPR Extra Celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month

Interview: Emily Drabinski on the Rise of Book Bans

Dr. Johann Neem Keynote Address on August 3

The Evolution of the Pride Flag

Virtual Juneteenth Celebration at James Madison’s Montpelier

Alturas Institute Presents: Constitutional Conversations

Distinguished Lecture Series on March 2

Humanities North Dakota Event With Dr. David Adler

Lunar New Year Celebration on January 21

Brandt Foundation Lecture: Steven H. Hanke

37th Annual Frank Church Conference on Oct. 6

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month

Event: Chinese Mining Heritage and History in Idaho

The History of Pride

Observing Juneteenth With the Idaho Black History Museum

Video: Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

Women’s History Month Events

Event: Invisible Warriors: African American Women in World War II

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Events

Event: USAID at 60

Exhibit: Chinese Mining in Idaho

Osher Institute Lecture: Reaching Across the Racial Divide

9/11 20th Anniversary Events

Alturas Institute’s 7th Annual Conversations With Exceptional Women

Osher Institute Lectures: Summer Speaker Series

Osher Institute Lecture: Dear Bob…

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience

Event: A Conversation With Hannibal Johnson

Strand Event: Carol Leonnig and Stephanie Ruhle

Article: How Infrastructure has Historically Promoted Inequality

Article: Luminarias: Celebrating Latinas Who Inspire Us

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?”

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”

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?”

Article: “What British People in 1776 Really Thought of American Independence”

Osher Institute Lecture: “Finding Itself at Odds with the Neighbor: The Case of Ukraine and Russia”

The 1921 Tulsa Race Riot

Documentary: “True Justice: Bryan Stevenson’s Fight for Equality”

Documentary: “Race – The Power of An Illusion”

Talks at Google: “So You Want to Talk About Race: Ijeoma Oluo”

Osher Institute Lecture: “Early History of South Africa”

Osher Institute Lecture: “The Coming Chaos with Frank Figliuzzi”

Interview: “Executive Director Of The Idaho Black History Museum On Racial Unrest”

Documentary: “China: Power and Prosperity”

Osher Institute Course: “The World’s Longest History Lesson”

Article: “With a New Grant, Professor Aims to Catalog ‘Drowned Towns’ of the American West”

Osher Institute Lecture: “How to Talk Across the Political Divide”

Video: “This Photo Triggered China’s Cultural Revolution”

Video: “The Constitution: Changes and Challenges in US History”

Documentary: “Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos”

Article: “Coronavirus Closes in on Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh’s Cramped, Unprepared Camps”

Video: “Spanish Flu: A Warning from History”

Osher Institute Lecture: “Redistricting and Gerrymandering Across the States”

Video Series: “Great Decisions 2020”

Interview: “How Small Pox Eradication May Have Lessons for COVID-19 Pandemic”

Community Resources

Osher Institute Members Featured in IdaHome Magazine

Idaho Caregivers Alliance Event on June 27

Volunteers Needed for Holocaust Exhibit at Boise State

Museum Volunteers Needed!

Celebrate China Night at Boise State University

StoryCorps is Coming to Boise!

International Museum Day

Happy Hoofers of Boise

Event: Virtual Community Conversation With Jason Karlawish, MD

City Club Virtual Conversation on December 7

City Club Virtual Conversation on August 25

Morrison Center Neighborhood Concert Series

JUMP Jam & Jive Summer Concert Series

Event: City Club of Boise’s 4th Annual Marilyn Shuler Human Rights Forum

Map: Boise Traffic Box Art Sites

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”

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

Find a Pen Pal with the Idaho Humanities Council

Idaho Gives: April 23-May 7

Rediscovered Books Offering Curbside Pick-Up and Delivery

Local Grocery Delivery: Boise Milk

Treasure Valley Takeout Guide

Special Hours for Treasure Valley Grocery Stores

Local Grocery Delivery: Brown Box Organics Co.

Grocery Delivery Resources

Local Grocery Delivery: Sunrise Grocer

Pharmacy Delivery Services

From the Osher Institute Community

Personal Writing SIG: Stacia Yoon

Personal Writing SIG: Bob Fontaine

Personal Writing SIG: Tom Baerwald

Personal Writing SIG: Bruce Goslovich

Osher at RIT Pfaudler Lecture Series: Herb Smith

Personal Writing SIG: Jud Roth

OLLI at George Mason University Author Discussions in July

Announcing the 2023 Osher Faculty Grant Award Recipients

Osher at RIT Pfaudler Lecture Series: Enigmatic Haiti

Spring 2023 Catalog Available Now!

Free Taste of OLLI Summer Speaker Series

Fall 2022 Catalog Available Now!

A New Era for the Osher Institute

New Osher SIG! Wednesday Morning Summer Social

New Osher Lecture Coming in May!

Announcing the 2022 Osher Faculty Grant Award Recipients

Register Now! Planetary Science Conference June 27-July 1

Northern Spain Trip With Travel Fever Tours

Osher Institute Faculty Grant 2022 Applications

Spring 2022 Catalog Available Now!

New Osher Special Event Added!

Pack Your Parachute: Tech Tip for May

Pack Your Parachute: Tech Tip for April

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!

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

The Fall 2020 Catalog is Online!

Meet the Advisory Board: Rod McLean

Fall 2020 Updates and Registration

Fall 2020 Catalog Coming Soon!

Osher News – July 2020

Osher Institute Hike: Veteran’s Trailhead in Eagle

Meet the Advisory Board: Carol Delaney

Resources for Learning About Injustice and Racism in America

Osher News – June 2020

Osher Institute Hike: Hulls Gulch Interpretive Trail

Meet the Advisory Board: Merilee Marsh

Osher Institute Hike: Oregon Trail Historic Preserve

Meet the Advisory Board: Susan Gibson

Osher Institute Hike: Cottonwood Trail in Military Reserve

Meet the Advisory Board: Dennis Hall

Fall 2020 Registration Information

Meet the Advisory Board: Celeste Miller

2020 Osher Faculty Grant Recipients

Meet the Advisory Board: Russ Centanni

Meet the Advisory Board: Bae Emilson

Meet the Advisory Board: Chuck Folkner

Meet the Advisory Board: Cindy Anson

The Great Courses Available for Osher Institute Members

Meet the Advisory Board: Virginia Rivers

Meet the Advisory Board: Ben Simko

What’s the Osher Institute Staff Up To?

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