Osher at RIT hosts preview sessions of fall classes for people 50 and beyond, Aug. 24

Thinkers of all backgrounds are welcome to join member-led organization

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With a new school year come new classes.

Thinkers age 50 and beyond who live in the Greater Rochester area will be able to explore a number of fascinating courses and programs this fall at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Osher is holding a preview session of fall classes from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 24, at the Athenaeum Building, 50 Fairwood Drive, Henrietta.

The preview will introduce attendees to the lifelong learning center and provide highlights from a few of the fall courses, including “Neurons, Ant Colonies, Darwin, Computers and the Game of Life”—a new class taught by retired RIT engineering professor Edward Salem. Other class previews include “Credit Where Credit is Due: Female Film Directors,” “World Geography: A Regional Approach,” “The Skeptic’s Guide to American History: Part 3” and “Good Golly! It's Bolly! My Favorite Movie!”

“Osher is a great place for people interested in sharing ideas, having a community and helping each other learn,” said Mary Barrett, Chair of Osher Council.

Following the preview, attendees can tour the facility; meet with course leaders, current members and staff; and receive help with the registration process. Light refreshments will be served.

Other perks in Osher membership include lectures and social events, travel, tours, field trips, an RIT Student Identification card to use at campus events and access to audiology services at RIT’s libraries. More information about full membership and benefits can be found at rit.edu/osher.

Seating for the Aug. 24 preview session is limited. Call 585-292-8989 to reserve a spot or email osher@rit.edu.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology is a membership-led organization that stimulates minds and forges friendships among people ages 50 and older who live in Greater Rochester. The organization was founded in 1987 as The Athenaeum, an affiliate of RIT. In 2006, it became an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, joining a growing national network of more than 100 university-based centers.