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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Towson University is a vibrant community of lifelong learners that provides academic programming along with cultural and social programs for people aged 50+. Academic courses are taught by subject matter experts, and current and retired educators—many TU faculty. Osher members were just several days into their spring semester when the pandemic closed classes. Within a week, Osher leaders began reconnecting members through a weekly newsletter that included member images and stories along with useful resources.

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Free, online lectures

Each week since in-person classes were cancelled, Osher instructors recorded lectures to keep the Osher membership connected and learning. Lectures range from a history of the Dust Bowl to the rise of Benny Goodman and Holocaust remembrance. VIEW LECTURES

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Zoom Into Summer

Osher will host its first online summer program that will include 14 lectures and take place every Tuesday and Thursday at 10 a.m., June 30–August 13. Nearly all will be delivered live with Q&A. A few will be pre-recorded with ancillary materials to enhance learning. The Zoom Into Summer Series is offered at no additional fee to current members. VIEW PROGRAM

Now is a great time to become an Osher member.

From the Newsroom

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Racism, white privilege, and the Baltimore economy

Race relations in the U.S. have once again come to the forefront of the national conversation—though for many, these conversations are always at the forefront. Let's unpack racism, white privilege, and its impact on Baltimore's economy. LEARN MORE

Addressing the effects of student unemployment

Towson University's response to COVID-19 pandemic includes hiring unemployed students as undergraduate research opportunities to address COVID-019 pandemic. LEARN MORE

Kevin Bradley

Set up for success for returning to work

How do your employees really feel about returning to work? How can you better help them during this stressful transition? The Regional Economic Studies Institute is here to help your organizations "check the pulse" of your workforce. LEARN MORE

Kevin Bradley

Community collaboration providing COVID-19 relief

Over the past several weeks Towson University has supported students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends in numerous ways. TU isn't alone. Area businesses are coming together and leveraging what they can—money, expertise, donations and people—to address community needs. LEARN MORE

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Advancing economic inclusion

The Office of Human Resources is creating pathways for employment and skill-building opportunities, while the Office of Procurement is supporting local buying. LEARN MORE

Conversations with local nonprofits

Nonprofits address critical community needs, advance the quality of life of Marylanders, and are a powerhouse for economic impact.

T. Rowe Price Foundation

T. Rowe Price Foundation

Learn how corporate philanthropic resources can enhance your organization’s disaster preparedness efforts.


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Wide Angle Youth Media

Learn how programming for Baltimore youth and communities have shifted.


What's Driving Our Economy?

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Maryland gains jobs. Unemployment rate lowers.

Maryland gained a total of 29,800 Total Nonfarm jobs between April and May. The official unemployment rate for Maryland dropped to 9.9 percent. VIEW INTERACTIVE ANALYSIS

Although unemployment data appears to be improving, Maryland has seen nearly 130,000 new initial unemployment claims, in addition to just under 96,000 claims filed with the federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program. WATCH VIDEO ANALYSIS

Increase your potential

Looking to advance your career? Towson University Continuing & Professional Studies makes it easy with a full schedule of online certification prep courses—including these live, instructor-led courses.

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Professional in Human Resources

July 11–September 5
An HR certification looks great on a resume and can help you stand out from the crowd. Upon completion, you'll be prepared to sit for the PHR®, SPHR®, SHRM-CP, and SHRM-SCP certification exams


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Project Management Professional

August 3–September 23
Build your project management skills and prove yourself as a leader. Upon completion, you'll be prepared to sit for either the PMP® or CAPM® certification exams.


Empowering Maryland’s geospatial community

TU's Center for GIS has been empowering Maryland’s geospatial community for over 25 years. Earlier this year, CGIS marked four years of delivering training as part of the Maryland Department of Information Technology Statewide GIS Training Program. CGIS staff have have trained over 1,200 people from 46 state agencies and 38 local governments from across Maryland.


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