Try Osher at RIT for Free; Fall Course Preview Session on Sept. 16

Get a taste of what our classes are all about—from history to literature

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Would you like to attend school but wish there were no exams? Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is the place for you—where you can take advantage of classes and other activities that spark intellectual stimulation and go beyond learning—to sharing.

If you’re ages 50 and over, Osher is offering a free sampling of fall classes from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 16. Classes will be held at Osher’s “new home” at the Riparian Independent Living Complex at Rivers Run, 50 Fairwood Drive. Free parking is available.

All courses are developed and led by members who have a desire to share their knowledge or passion. The current schedule of classroom activities include: Italian and Northern Renaissance Art with Gisela Balents; The Study of Chaos with Bill Faul; The Philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche and Jean-Paul Sartre with Howard Maslich; Medical School in Two Hours a Week with Victor Poleshuck; and Brush Up Your Science: Start Studying How with Janice Shapiro.

New members are always welcome at Osher at RIT. Reserve your place by calling (585) 292-8989 or visit

Editor’s Note: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT is a membership-led organization that stimulates minds and forges friendships among people ages 50 and older who live in Greater Rochester. Members participate in classes, discussions, lectures, social events and travel, while engaging in a range of courses to include the arts, literature, sciences, history and government. The organization was founded in 1987 as The Athenaeum, an affiliate of Rochester Institute of Technology. In 2006, it became an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, joining a growing national network of more than 100 university-based centers.