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Winter/Spring 2009

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An email newsletter will let the Osher Institute send more timely, frequent communications to members. We can make the newsletter articles concise with links to the Osher Institute website for more extensive information. Already 86% of our members have Internet access, so we may save some printing and mailing costs. We plan to always make a printed, mailed version available to members. We are surveying members to assess their willingness to accept email newsletters; the survey is not an election to substitute for the printed newsletters.
Lake Morey golf course the Osher Institute ANNUAL MEETING TUESDAY, MAY 19, 2009 AT LAKE MOREY INN
Enjoy a social hour and wonderful lunch as we inaugurate the Osher Institute's new officers. Our featured speaker is Brian Kennedy, Director of Dartmouth's Hood Museum of Art since 2005. Dartmouth Life describes Brian as "throughtful, articulate, mercurial, and passionate." Call Lisa King at 603 653 0154 to see if there are seats left, then mail your $26 check to the Osher Institute, 10 Hilton Field Road, Hanover NH, 03755, before May 13. 
After studying 5,000 years of Maya history during spring and fall, 2008, fourteen intrepid the Osher Institute travelers set out in November on their much anticipated two-week tour of "Mayaland"- El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala and Belize. The four World Heritage Sites: Joya de Ceren in San Salvador known as the Pompeii of the Americas, Copan in Honduras with its most colorful discovery of Temple Rosalila, the City of Antigua, Guatemala--the once proud Spanish capital of Guatemala until its destruction by earthquake in 1700s, Tikal in Guatemala with its four enormously tall pyramids reaching high above the jungle canopy, the New River archaeological site of Lamanai in Belize with its most famous icon-the 12ft high mask at the right side of the huge acropolis that can only be scaled up or down by hanging on to a thick fat rope, were much anticipated as well as the unforgettable archaeological site of Yaxha in Guatemala close to the Belize border.  more
President Wright will throw out the first pitch at Boston's Fenway Park to kick off a Red Sox vs. Texas Rangers baseball game at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 6, 2009. The Red Sox are honoring Wright, who has served Dartmouth for 40 years, and his efforts to help military veterans attend college. Wright says that his wife Susan DeBevoise Wright has been graciously serving as his "battery mate" as he practices throwing the 60-foot 6-inch pitch in the yard of his Webster Avenue house. "Of course I want to throw a strike," he says. Michael McClintock '80 and James Beattie '76 first suggested the idea to the Red Sox. Tickets may be available: Call 1-877-REDSOX9.

Photo: President Wright with a David Ortiz jersey given to him by the Dartmouth Alumni Club of Boston.