Winter Term Catalog

Catalog contents subject to change. Please review online course listings for current information.

Bill Tingle, Bobbi Gross, John Rosenquest

Meet our Study Leaders. Member Testimonial: "Each of the courses I have taken have been better than the course description because the Study Leader brings their energy and uniqueness to the words."

Available Courses as of 1/15/2020:

Le printemps: French-themed Cooking Workshop - Gloria Finkelstein
Woven Identities: Tribal Weaving from Iran, Afghanistan, and Central Asia - DeWitt Mallary

The Heroine's Journey - Patricia Cashman
Rousing the Muse - Stephen Hackman
Introduction to Plato's Republic - Josiah Horner
Making Sense of American Religion: Readings in Supreme Court Jurisprudence - Ethan Quillen
Before Glasnost... - Barry Scherr
Arthur Redux: A Literary-Historical Quest into Early Welsh Influences on British History - Sarah Welsch

Introduction to Curling - Peter LaBelle & Lisa Holt
Seniors and Investing - Kevin Moquin & Barry Glennon
An Introduction to Svaroopa® Vidya Meditation - Annie Ross
Fermentation: The Transformative Action of Microbes - Lindsay Smith

The Five Mindfulness Trainings: A Global Ethic for a World in Peril - Wayne Gersen & Gail Kuhl
Bread and Soil in Ancient Rome: Environmental Challenge and Cultural Response - Bruce James
Introduction to Aesthetics: How Can We Know What Beauty Is? - Joseph Ronan
Lessons From a Lifetime of Expeditions - Jed Williamson & Perry Williamson
Build Your Own Ice Luges, Castles, & Snow Sculptures - William Young & Michael Gonnerman

Natural Science
The Mighty Elephant: Past, Present and Future - Bonnie Fladung & Dan Hopkins
Winter Botany: Buds and Bark - Jim Kennedy & Alice Schori
Bears of the World - Steven Tofel

Social Science
Exploring Race and Racism in 2020 - Ellen Bettmann
NOTE: New dates for "Exploring Race" - course will now run from February 25 through March 17
Railroading: Glory Days to Glory Days - Charles Bohi
A National Treasure: The Appalachian Trail (and Random Acts of Kindness) - Greg Cook
A Social History of the Social Diseases - Paul Etkind
The Anthroposphere - Jürgen Ewert
America's Reluctant Rise to World Leadership - Bob Rougvie
Honoring the Dead in America: How Funerals Really Work - Lee Webster

Get More Fun and Adventure in Your Travel, Including Stay-cations and Day-Trips - Dan Collison
Armchair Travel XI: The Far Corners of the Earth - Tom Wilson

Full Courses (wait list available):
Sketchbook Journaling - Gael Clauson & Patti Warren
Knit and Crochet for Charity - Gail Fancher
News Literacy: How to Fact-Check Today's Media - Dennis Stern
Mid-Twentieth Century Scottish Fiction: the North-East Novels of Jessie Kesson - Anne Shivas
Toni Morrison: Three Important Novels - Jonathan Stableford
Queens of Crime: An Introduction to the First Century of Great British Detective Fiction - Sonja Hakala
iPad & iOS 13 - Dave Halpert
Reality is Not What it Seems – The Journey to Quantum Gravity - Roy Finney
Hot Topics at the Cold Regions Lab - Jackie Richter-Menge & Janet Hardy
A Portrait Of Germany - Lee Emerson & Christiana Whittington
The Decline and Fall of Empires - Roland Kuchel
At Da Vinci's Table: Renaissance Foodie and Bon Vivant - Martha Lorden
The World Through a Lens: 20th Century American Photographers - Ellen Jonsson
Socialism, Fascism and Assorted Other "Isms" - Gerald Monroe
In the Beginning: The Book of Genesis - Susan McCaslin
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales - Peter Travis
Cooking in the Caribbean and Central America - Carol Stanigar
Svaroopa® Yoga - Gentle, Deep and Profound - Annie Ross
Legacy, Enjoyment, and Meaning in Preserving Your Family History: How to Begin - Dan Collison
Murder, Mayhem, and Mystery on Trains! - Don Watson
From the Page to the Stage: How a Stage Production Comes to Life - Helena Binder
Bertrand Russell, Skeptical Essays - Werner Kleinhardt
An Unbelievable Submarine Weekend - Hank Buermeyer & David Beattie
Essentials of Perennial Gardening - Carol Stanigar

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There are three purposes to this feedback form.

  1. It can provide direct feedback to the Study Leader about your experiences in the course.
  2. It helps the Curriculum Committee plan for future terms; it is our single source for recorded data about our curriculum.
  3. It gives you a voice about your experience.

Please take a few minutes to write in detail. Remember Study Leaders volunteer their service to OSHER@Dartmouth. Click here to complete a feedback form.

Spring 2020

March 23 - May 22, 2020

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Guide to Online Registration


Annual Membership: $70 (July 1 - June 30, 2020)
Dartmouth College/DHMC staff, faculty, and students please call 603-646-0154 to join our program.

Course Fees:

  • 8 hours or less: $40
  • 10-12 hours: $60
  • 14 hours or more: $80

Course Materials

  • Welcome Letter: supplied prior to the first class session via e-mail and/or post. (Depends on the preference of the registrant.)
  • Reading Packets: Compiled by the Study Leader prior to the first class. (If the Study Leader is relying on current news items, materials may be distributed on a weekly basis.)
    • Requests for printed copies of materials must be made at least 24 hours in advance of pick-up.
    • If printed materials exceed 50 pages, a fee will apply.


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Catalog Cover Submissions

Every term, we invite members of OSHER@Dartmouth to submit images for consideration for the cover of our upcoming catalog. If your image is selected, it will appear on the next catalog cover and you will receive a voucher to cover the cost of one OSHER@Dartmouth course.


  1. Contents must be your original work.
  2. Contents should be suitable for viewing by all ages.
  3. Other than that, it's up to you!

How to Submit:

  1. Make sure you have a digital file of your submission. You can send a jpg/jpeg, a PDF, or a native Photoshop file. (Don't forget, you can use your iPhone or other smartphone to take a photo of your artwork and email it to us!)
  2. Test the file - you should be able to print your image on a standard 8.5"x11" sheet of paper. It should fill at least 3/4 of the page and print clearly - no blurring.
  3. Your image should be presented in "portrait" mode.
  4. Email your file to

The OSHER@Dartmouth office will announce the winner via our weekly newsletter.

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