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Sept. 14, 2012
For Immediate Release 
Contact:  Kate Reardon
Public Information Director
425-257-8687 or cell 425-418-0936

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute-UW features science course
Program offers learning opportunities for community members 50+

EVERETT – The Everett location of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute of the University of Washington (OLLI-UW) offers the class “How Life Began and Evolved,” noon to 2 p.m. starting Sept. 27 at The Carl Gipson Senior Center of Everett, 3025 Lombard Ave.

The course is taught by Dr. Winston Brill, who teaches with humor to get his message across in an unforgettable way.  He makes science interesting, comprehensible and fun.  To register for the class, call 206-685-7372 or go to:
The Osher Institute offers short courses and special events for people 50 years of age and older.

Courses offered by OLLI-UW are administered by University of Washington Educational Outreach.  The courses are an opportunity to share the intellectual resources of the University with the Puget Sound community and beyond. The Institute fulfills a need by allowing people age 50 and over to come together with their peers to explore intellectual and cultural topics of interest.

The Institute offers short courses and special events on topics ranging from arts and history to health science research and important local and global issues of the day. Members enjoy a high-quality educational experience: courses are taught by seasoned UW instructors, retired UW faculty, and community experts.

Each quarter, 35-40 courses and field trips are offered at the combined OLLI-UW locations. Members may enroll in as many courses as they like, subject only to class size limits. There's no pressure of tests or grades and no papers to write. It’s a tremendous opportunity at an affordable annual membership price of $85 per year plus $35 per course.

About the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
The University of Washington Osher Lifelong Learning Institute ( is funded by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation ( and administered by University of Washington Educational Outreach. It is one of more than 100 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes affiliated with colleges and universities across the country.

About University of Washington Educational Outreach (UWEO)
UWEO is the continuing and professional education division of the University of Washington, the nationally recognized public research institution based in Seattle. Helping the schools, colleges, and departments to administer evening master’s degrees, certificate programs, distance and online learning, international outreach and English language programs, and more, UWEO is one of the largest and most highly regarded continuing and professional education programs in the U.S. (more information at

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