Osher members are invited to attend a members-only event at the Nugget Theater. This is a great way to wrap up the summer and to begin our fall term. Our first film of the Golden Oldies Series is On Golden Pond starring Katharine Hepburn and Henry Fonda. This event is FREE to all OSHER@Dartmouth Members! Coffee, drinks, and snacks will be available for purchase. To reserve a seat, you may register online (click the "Register Now!" button) or call 603-646-0154. Space is limited, so register today!
We’ll see you at the Movies!
The latest clash in the constitutional culture wars is the invocation of "religious freedom" to justify refusing to comply with constitutional and statutory mandates. Examples abound: denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples; eliminating contraceptive coverage from health insurance plans; and even disallowing access to bathrooms. Judy Brown explores the evolution of that clash and points out some of the constitutional difficulties in resolving it.
JUDY BROWN is Professor Emerita at Northeastern Law School, where she was a member of the faculty for 30 years. She has taught and written extensively on the United States Constitution, concentrating especially on federalism, constitutional rights, and issues of race, gender, and sexual orientation. For the past nine years she has led Osher classes on these and related subjects.
Justice Tina Nadeau will describe an alternative approach to incarcerating offenders with addiction: Drug courts. Drug Courts have been analyzed for more than 20 years and the conclusion is clear: Jail and prison do not change behavior or addiction but drug courts can and do. The origins of drug courts and their success in addressing opioid and other addictions -- one of the nation's (and New Hampshire's) most critical social problems -- will be the focus of this annual Osher lecture.
The Hon. TINA NADEAU, of Lee, NH, daughter of a retired jurist and Dartmouth grad, was appointed Chief Justice of the New Hampshire Superior Court by Gov. John Lynch in 2011. She received a bachelor's degree from the University of New Hampshire in 1985 and her law degree from Franklin Pierce Law Center, now the University of New Hampshire Law Center. She is a board member of the New England Association of Drug Court Professionals as well as non-profit New Futures organization that works to prevent and reduce alcohol and other drug problems in New Hampshire.
Fall 2016: September 12 - November 18
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Course proposals due: January 15, 2017 (see study leader page for more information)
Fall 2017: September 18 - November 17
Course proposals due: April 15, 2017 (see study leader page for more information)
Annual Membership: $70
With so many exciting opportunities for learning, for adventure, and for friendship, why would you wait? Contact the OSHER@Dartmouth office today and become a member!
Last Updated: 9/21/16