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The University Magazine

Notebook

Philosophy degree program launched

Students enrolling in the new bachelor’s degree program in the College of Liberal Arts will specialize in an area of interest within philosophy and in a separate discipline of their choice outside of the department.

“The new degree program in philosophy will offer students at RIT an opportunity to graduate not only with a technical degree, but also with one in the humanities,” says Brian Schroeder, chair of the Department of Philosophy. “Since philosophy emphasizes critical thinking and writing, it will advantage students with the extra edge in the business world, which an increasing number of employers say they are looking for.”

For more information, visit www.rit.edu/cla/philosophy/PhilMajor.html

RIT receives $2 million grant for lifelong learning programs

The Bernard Osher Foundation has awarded $2 million to RIT for endowments to be equally shared by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT and the Re-entry Scholars Program at RIT’s Center for Multidisciplinary Studies.

Two years ago, RIT received operating support to establish the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT and the Osher Re-entry Scholarship Program for older students returning to full-time undergraduate study.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at RIT, founded as the RIT Athenaeum in 1987, is an academic-based and membership-led organization for people ages 50 and older who live in Greater Rochester.

The Osher Re-entry Scholarship program offers scholarship funding to support adult college students who seek to advance their education in multidisciplinary studies.