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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Boise State University

  • Osher Lectures

    The Osher Lectures feature freestanding lectures on a wide range of subjects.

  • Osher Short Courses

    Osher Short Courses offer a wide variety of academic courses taught by university faculty and community individuals with expertise in their topic.

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    Members are able to register for the Institute’s Special Events that may include trips, workshops and unusual one-time opportunities.

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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership-based lifelong learning program for adults 50 and better. Engage your mind…just for the love of it!

Osher Short Courses

Informative and stimulating short courses are available to Osher members.

Osher Lectures

There is no additional cost to Osher members to attend lectures, but registration is required. If space is available, you may bring a non-member friend.

Osher Special Events

We offer a variety of learning opportunities as special events outside the classroom.

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Osher Courses Highlighted

The Boundaries of Online Privacy – This course will explore the boundaries of online privacy – what those boundaries are, and what they “should” be. We will consider the nature of social media and the evolution of privacy law and its application to online behavior in a variety of different settings, including employment law, general litigation, law enforcement, education, and the development of big data. We will also examine emerging legal theories regarding privacy and potential new rights related to online behavior, such as the right to anonymity and the right to be forgotten.
Presenter: Susan Park, J.D., Assistant Professor in the College of Business and Economics, Boise State University
Dates and times: Wed., March 4 and 11, 1:30 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Cost: $25
To register: The Boundaries of Online Privacy.

Athletic Injuries in the NFL LinkAthletic Injuries in the NFL – Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from Dr. Michael Coughlin, co-chair of one of the NFL’sinjury subcommittees, for an inside look at injuries and advancements in treatment related to America’s favorite sport. Topics covered will include concussions, then and now; the evolution of shoe design to prevent injuries; changes in the evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries; the surveillance and tracking of injuries; prevention techniques; and rehabilitation practices. He will also cover the Combine Exam in Indianapolis – the 300 best athletes in America – and provide a personal report on this year’s college football class.
Presenter: Michael Coughlin, M.D., Director of Idaho Foot and Ankle Fellowship
Dates and times: Wed., March 18, 1 p.m.-3 p.m.
Sponsored by Saint Alphonsus Health System
To register: Athletic Injuries in the NFL.