Richard Neugass, 1968 graduate of Amherst College with a major in political science, recently taught an Osher Zoom course on The 1936 Olympics: SPORTS and POLITICS. This course is an extension of that theme to other sports and cultures. Maynard Goldman holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Michigan; a JD Degree from Harvard Law School; and a Certificate from Harvard Business School for completion of an Executive Management Program.
Course Title: Great Rivalries in Sport (Winter Term 2023)
Richard is a serious sports fan, as were all the participants. That's what made the class so much fun!!
Exceeded my expectations - the class became collegial, funny, and really enjoyable.
Course Title: Sports in the Modern World: What, Why, and How? (Fall Term 2022)
This was a wonderful course. Richard Neugass is a superb leader — he prepares well, guides us through each class well, is knowledgeable, and most importantly he engages his audience fluidly by asking questions and encouraging class interaction.
Richard covered many different sports and provided facts on various aspects (salaries, pros and cons of competition) He highlighted many of the famous players in a variety of sports.
Course Title: The 1936 Berlin Olympics: Politics and Sport (Fall Term 2021)
I was surprised by how much I didn’t know about the ‘36 Olympics and Nazism. This class greatly broadened my knowledge and stimulated within me lines of thought and questions.
Richard was personable, responsive and respectful. He was entirely professional. He enlisted many of the participants to do mini-presentations, which worked beautifully.