Welcome to Osher’s Summer Quarter! With faculty on summer travel and our own summer vacations, the summer quarter is abbreviated: eight weeks versus ten with classes held Monday to Thursday, from July 9 to August 30. Despite this format adjustment, you can look forward to exciting, provocative and intellectually stimulating presentations every class day.
Our summer quarter features two Master Classes: Master Class I features the return of noted San Diego classical pianist Gustavo Romero, speaking on the lives and performing the music of Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, and others. Our second Master Class welcomes back an Osher favorite, architectural historian Diane Kane, for a series on the Great 20th Century Architects.
Registration for the Master Classes is required to manage attendance, and will open at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20.
During this quarter we take a slight departure from our normal schedule of twice-daily lectures. We have three Wednesday "summer workshops" scheduled: the first is Active Shooter Survival Education and Response Training (ASSERT) by UCSD Police, to prepare individuals to deal with the threat of an active shooter. The workshop will also teach basic bleeding control techniques in support of national Stop-the-Bleed awareness campaign.
The second workshop features three hands-on sessions by the Museum of Photographic Arts on Smartphone Photography and Social Media. The third workshop will be two interactive sessions by exercise physiologist and UCSD clinical professor, Dr. Roger Mignosa on "Transition from Fall Risk to Graceful Movement."
Additional highlights of the quarter include a multi-lecture update on exciting research from the Jacobs School of Engineering, two lectures previewing the Old Globe’s Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, "A Brief Geologic History of California", "Legitimate and Illegitimate Uses of Stem Cell Therapy", "Mexico Then and Now: Two Revolutions and Their Legacies", and many more.
Inside Politics, Current Events, Theater World, and Live Music are "dark" for the summer, but we welcome back long-term Osher member Pete Rodman to his Monday Morning Town Hall stimulating member discussions and continue our Hot Topics discussions. Our small-classroom seminars will again stimulate their loyal participants from literature to history.
On the social front, we will have an Osher night at the Padres, our quarterly Happy Hour at the Faculty Club, another popular Potluck luncheon, and a tour of the Museum of Photographic Arts. Something for everyone! See your summer catalog for a complete description of each summer class and a biography of the speakers.
The highlights above are just a sample of the enriching program your hard-working Curriculum Committee of volunteer Osher members has assembled. Take a moment to thank them for their efforts. If you would like to volunteer to become a member of the Curriculum Committee, or have speaker recommendations, please send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
All in all, a wonderful summer. We are glad you will be joining us!
Chair, Curriculum Committee