University of Pittsburgh
August 29, 2001

PITT'S CENTER FOR LIFETIME LEARNING PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY FOR ENRICHMENT Center Offers A Variety of Noncredit Classes, Workshops, Programs

Contact: 

Sharon Blake

412-624-4364

Cell: 412-277-6926

August 30, 2001

PITTSBURGH—From aerobics to architecture, there is something for everyone at Pitt's Center For Lifetime Learning for the Fall 2001 term. The Center, a division of the University of Pittsburgh's College of General Studies, offers noncredit courses, most held on the Oakland campus, to help adults pursue a favorite interest or gain new skills for career advancement.

Some courses explore contemporary issues, such as "Unfinished Business: Liberation Movements of the 20th Century," a five-part lecture series, Oct. 3-31, that explores the history and status of the women's movement, racial and sexual minorities, the labor movement, and right-to-die issues. Another highlight of the Fall term is a lecture by Dr. Cyril Wecht on the JFK assassination, 7–9 p.m.

Oct. 10 at 121 Lawrence Hall.

Other classes offer a walking tour of downtown Pittsburgh architecture, instruction in Indian cooking, or a virtual tour of French wine country. Some classes are geared toward professional development, such as "The Art of the Job Search" or a course on proposal writing for nonprofits. Others focus on personal development: financial planning, fitness, art, language, music, dance, and astronomy.

Most classes are held on weekends or in the evening, to accommodate working adults. Fees range from $18 to $79. Information on locations of classes will be given to students when they register. For more information, or to register for a class, call the Center For Lifetime Learning at 412/648-2560 or register online at www.pitt.edu/~cgs.

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