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Those looking to broaden their knowledge of fine art or history or language or wine--the list goes on and on--should check out the new Rochester Continuing Studies program offered through the College's Office of Special Programs. Adults can sign up for homework- and test-free courses and workshops that cover more than 25 different topics taught by University instructors.

"It was Aristotle who said, 'To wonder is to begin to understand.' We are delighted to bring a sense of wonder to the community with our new adult education program," says Gayle Jagel, director of the Office of Special Programs.

Upcoming classes include "Age Doesn't Matter Unless You're a Bottle of Wine: The Psychology of Aging" taught by Anne Justus, instructor in the department of clinical and social psychology, from April 4 to April 25; "Sculpting" taught by Edit Shapira, lecturer in the department of religion and classics, from April 5 to May 3; and "Baseball and American Culture," a four-week course offered April 5 to April 26 and taught by Associate Professor of English George Grella.

In addition to the courses, a counselor from the Career Center will teach a two-day "Careers Workshop" on Saturday, April 9, and Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., and the College Admissions office will conduct a workshop, "Inside the College Admission Process," offered on March 30, April 13, and May 4 from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Alumni, faculty, staff, employees, and their immediate family members receive a 20 percent discount on tuition, which ranges from $20 to $500. Those who'd like to sample before signing up can attend the first week of class on a trial basis. And register with a friend on "Freeloader Friday" and receive half off one of the class fees.

To register by telephone or for more information, call x5-2344 or visit

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