Osher at RIT offers summer classes for the 50-plus learner

Register before July 6 for variety of courses with discounted summer membership rate

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Just because it’s summer vacation doesn’t mean school is out.

Thinkers age 50 and older will be able to explore a number of fascinating programs for a discounted rate this summer at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Rochester Institute of Technology.

The special summer trial membership rate of $75 will allow class goers to take any of the 11 eight-week courses, three four-week courses and eight one-session courses, which run July 6–Aug. 29.

The Monday and Wednesday eight-week classes, offered between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., include topics varying from “The Genetic Code for Beginners”—learning about the basic concepts of how the code determines the characteristics of each living organism—to “Panama in its Latin American Setting”—examining Panama and its canal in the context of Latin America’s physical, political, social and economic settings. The full list of summer classes can be seen in the Osher 2016 Summer Catalog.

In addition to the eight-week courses, summer members can participate in one-session courses on a variety of topics, including the “Battle of Leyte Gulf,” “The Holy Land: The Palestinian/Israeli Conflict” and “The Sistine Ceiling: A History.”

More information about full membership and benefits can be found at rit.edu/osher. Osher is located at the Athenaeum Building, 50 Fairwood Drive, Henrietta, N.Y.

Registration for the 2016 summer session began June 28. Register by mail, by phone at 585-292-8989 or online on the OSHER online registration page.