Activities

The Fall 2016 catalog is now available; call 559.278.0008 or email osher@csufresno.edu to receive a copy via U.S. Mail. 

fall 2016
General Sessions
Date & Time Location Event/Activity Featuring
Tuesday; September 13,
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Satellite Student Union
Why Laugh? Comedy Uncovered
Dr. Ed EmanueEl
Wednesday;
October 12,
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Satellite Student Union
Virtual Reality is the Coolest Tool in a Psychologist's Toolbax
Dr. Lorin Lachs
Wednesday;
October 19,
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Satellite Student Union
U.S. - Cuban Relations: The Next Chapter
Dr. Bill Skuban
Thursday;
October 27,
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Satellite Student Union
Our Hometown Air National Guard - the 144th Fighter Wing
Col. Reed Drake, 144th Fighter Wing Commander
 Wednesday;
November 2,
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Satellite Student Union
 Alzheimer's Disease and ALS: Clues from the Environment and Answers from Biomedical Research
Dr. Joy Goto
Thursday;
December 1,
3:00 - 4:30 pm
Satellite Student Union The Bitwise movement: How Technology Can Fix America's Most Broken City  Jake Soberal
       
fall 2016
Short Courses
Date & Time Location Event/Activity Featuring
Thursdays; September 1, 8 & 15 
2:00 - 3:30 pm
PB191
Begginers Guide to Paraphysics
Aaron Drake
Tuesdays; September 6, 13, 20 & 27
10:00 - 11:30 am
Music Building 127 An Introduction to Reading Music Dr. Anna Hamre
Wednesdays; September 7, 14, 21 & 28
10:00 - 11:30 am
PB191
The Sacred Aztec Calendar Round
Francisco Alvarez
Fridays; September 9, 23 & 30
1:00 - 3:00 pm
PB192
iPhone & iPad
DISCOVERe Staff
Mondays; September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10 & 17
10:00 - 11:30 am
PB194
Poetry Writing
Sally Vogl
Wednesdays; September 14, 21, 28 & October 5 
3:00 - 5:00 pm
PB191
Rock & Roll in the 1970s
Dr. Matt Darling
Thursdays; September 15, 22, 29 & October 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
PB191
The Dark Mystery Films - Film Noir, Part I
Dr. Ed EmanueEl
Tuesdays; September 20, 27, October 4 & 11
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
PB191
Comedy a la Britsh TV Telly! The Best of British TV Comedy, Part I
Dr. Ed EmanuEl
Tuesdays; September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25, November 1 & 8 
2:00 - 3:30pm
PB194
Memoirs: Writing the Stories of Your Life
Linnea Alexander
Wednesdays; October 5, 12 & 19
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
PB191
Filming the Birth of the Twentieth Century
Paul Kaser
Thursdays; October 6, 13, 20 & 27
3:00 - 4:30 pm
PB191
Philosophy, Democracy and Utopia
Dr. Andy Fiala
Thursdays; October 13, 20, 27 & November 3
10:00am - 12:00 pm
PB191
The Dark Mystery Films - Film Noir, Part II
Dr. Ed EmanuEl
 
Tuesdays; October 18, 25, November 1 & 8
10:00am - 12:00 pm
PB191
Comedy a la Britsh TV Telly! The Best of British TV Comedy, Part II
Dr. Ed EmanuEl
Friday; October 21
1:00 - 3:00 pm
PB192
Android: Basics
DISCOVERe Staff
Thursdays; November 3 & 10
2:00 - 4:00 pm
PB191
The Fascinating and Puzzling World of Mughal Empire Paintings
Hazel Antaramian - Hofman
Mondays; November 7, 14, 21 & 28
10:00 - 11:30 am
PB191
History of Numbers
Elena Duran-Diestelkamp
Mondays; November 7, 14 & 21
2:00 - 3:30 pm
PB191
The Story of Water in California  Ben Ewell
Wednesdays; November 9, 16 & 30
10:00 - 11:30 am
PB191 Be a Dream Catcher Jill Wagner
Wednesdays; November 9, 16, 23 & 30
2:00 - 3:30 pm
PB191 Washington, D.C. - History of an Historic City Dr. Allen Carden
Tuesdays; November 15, 22, 29 & December 6
10:00 - 11:30
PB191 Introduction to Asian Religious Traditions Dr. Ann Berliner
Tuesday; November 15, 22, 29 & December 6
2:00 - 3:30 pm
PB191 I Hear a Symphony: The Story of the SYmphony Orchestra and Its Instruments Brad Hufft
Friday; November 18
1:00 - 3:00 pm
PB192 Facebook DISCOVERe Staff
Friday; December 2
1:00 - 3:00 pm
PB192 Best Music Applications: Pandora, Spotify and Yesterday USA DISCOVERe Staff
Friday; December 9
1:00 - 3:00 pm
PB192 iCloud vs Google Drive DISCOVERe Staff
Fridays; September 9, October 7, November 18, December 9
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
PB194

September 9: No Ordinary Time: Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt... by Doris Kearns Goodwin

October 7:A Spy Among Friends: Kim Philby and the Great Betrayal by Ben Macintyre

November 18:Dreamland: The True Tale of American's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

December 9:Immortal Irishman: The Irish Revolutionary Who became an American Hero by Timothy Egan

Kay Davies

Fall 2016 
Field Trips
Date & Time Location Event/Activity
Friday; September 16
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods, Fresno
Tomatoes Night Out
Thursday & Friday; September 22, 2:00 - 3:30 pm
September 23, 9:00 - 10:30 am
PB191 & Shinzen Gardens, Woodward Park, Fresno
Shinzen Gardens Lecture and Tour
Friday; September 23
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods, Fresno
Harvest Favorites
Friday; October 7
6:30 am - 8:00 pm
San Francisco, CA
San Francisco Fleet Week
October 14 & 16; 
October 14, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
October 16, 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Fresno, CA
Good Company Players Theatre Tour and Camelot Show
Friday; October 21
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods, Fresno
Cooking With Squash
Wednesday; October 26
2:00 - 3:00 pm
Fresno State
Fresno State Winery
Friday; October 28
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods, Fresno
Fruits of Fall
Friday; November 4
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Whole Foods, Fresno Savy Thanksgiving Sides
Thursday; November 10
9:00 - 11:00 am
 Fresno Air National Guard Base Air National Guard Tour
Friday; November 4
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
 Whole Foods, Fresno  Holiday Appetizers

To see past activities:

Brochures from our past semesters are linked on the Resources page.