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FIU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute  

Fall A and B 2018 Course Offerings

(This is a partial schedule)

Registration is now open!

MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED TO REGISTER FOR COURSES.  MEMBERSHIP IS $40.00 AND IS VALID FROM JULY 1, 2018 UNTIL JUNE 30, 2019.  YOUR PAID MEMBERSHIP IS A WAY OF SHOWING YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE PROGRAM!

 

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, Miami Shores Brockway Library and Miami Shores Community Center locations.

Registration for our Fall 2018 term is open.  Call to register over the phone. 
To enroll, call 305-919-5900 or leave a message with your phone number and we will call you.
Registration hours are from 10:00 am thru 4:00 pm.
(If we do not answer, please leave a message, we will get back to you as soon as possible).
Classes for Fall A are scheduled to start the week of Tuesday, September 6 and ending on Friday, October 26, 2018 
Classes for Fall B are scheduled to start on Thursday, November 1 and ending Wednesday, December 19, 2018 
(Please read each course description entirely to prevent any confusion regarding starting dates.  Courses start on different dates.  Thank you).

Classrooms/locations are subject to change. We reserve the right to cancel courses due to low enrollment. Note:  Courses are listed by the day of the week they are offered.
TUESDAY COURSES
CINEMA WITHOUT BORDERS

      Shelly Isaacs

SHELLY ISSACS

Theme:  "I CAN SEE RUSSIA FROM HERE" -Four films exploring the human experience, from the turmoil of pre-WWII through present day.

 

Fall A Dates:  4 Tuesdays: October 9, 16, 23, 30

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$70
Location:  
Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 265 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

 

The four (4) films that will be viewed and discussed are: 

 

BURN BY THE SUN - 1994 - Russia, 1936 - A Russian hero is spending an idyllic summer in his village with his wife and young daughter.  This is the time of Stalin's repression, with telephone calls in the middle of the night spelling doom - and he knows that a particular person isn't paying a social call.

IVAN'S CHILDHOOD - 1962 - During World War II, 12-year old Ivan works as a spy on the eastern front, able to cross the German lines unnoticed to collect information.  Three soviet officers try to take care of this boy-child.

PARADISE - 2016 - The paths of three people cross during the darkest days of war and occupation.  Olga, a Russian aristocratic emigrant and member of the French Resistance; Jules, a French collaborator; and Helmut, a high-ranking German SS officer.

LOVELESS - 2017 - The 12-year old son of a Moscow couple in the final stages of divorce feels unheard, unloved and above the unwanted.  When his parents realize he has been missing for two days, it is really just a simple case of a runaway teenager?

 

Cinema Without Borders

FALL B

Theme: "THE HUMAN CONNECTION" - Where narratives collide - Six (6) films that deal with the many facets and mysteries of the human condition, where unrelated characters are affected by singular events and circumstances. 

Fall B Dates:  6 Tuesdays: November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 11, 18

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$100
Location:  
Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 265 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

The six (6) films that will be viewed and discussed are:  

DORMANT BEAUTY - 2012 - ITALY - A mosaic of several intertwined stories questioning the meaning of life, love and hope, set during the last six days in the life of a young woman who spent 17 years in a vegetative state.

VOYAGES - 1999 - FRANCE - Set in present day Paris, Tel Aviv and Poland, three Jewish women stand at the crossroad of life, linked in diaspora, memory and displacement.

TICKETS - 2005 - ITALY - Interactions of a disparate group of Europeans, whose circumstances turn on class and nationalism, courtesy and rudeness, and opportunities of kindness.

HAWAII OSLO - 2004 - NORWAY - The story of a handful of people who cross each other's path without necessarily knowing each other, during the hottest day of the year, in Oslo.  Will destiny put themin the same path?

UP AND DOWN - 2004 - CZECH REPUBLIC - People crossing borders, both physical and emotional, that begins with the discovery of an abandoned child by two smugglers, kicking into a gear a series of tragic comic events.

HEAL THE LIVING - 2016 - FRANCE - A single devastating event intertwines inextricably the lives of an unfortunate teenager, a weary woman with an ailing heart and a team of compassionate doctors, all perfect strangers, perfectly interconnected.

About the instructor: Shelly Isaacs is founder, programmer and host for Cafe Cinematheque and Senses of Cinema programs at many venues throughout South Florida.  He enjoyed a 30-plus career as a creative director/writer in advertising with an emphasis in film, TV and radio advertising and production.  Isaacs holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from NYU, where he served as an Adjunct Professor in Cultural Studies.  In 2009, Shelly launched Cinematheque at Sea - film cruises traveling throughout the world.  He also served as the film expert for Celebrity Cruise Lines to Cannes International Film Festival.

 

WEDNESDAY COURSES

 

"Watercolor without Limits"

Pamela Gilmour

 

Develop your creativity with watercolors.   We will learn techniques, design, composition and keeping a sketchbook. No prior experience necessary. First-time and advanced artists are welcome. We will process paintings and demonstrations as a group, but mainly work one on one. Realistic, abstract and nonrepresentational styles will be explored.

Tools and materials needed for class are:  palette, a 9" x 12" water color pad, soft pencils, round water color brush (#10 or #12), paper towels, container for water, and one set of water color paints (or bring supplies that you already own).

Instructor will help beginners get started during first session. There are endless benefits to continually pursue your inner artist and develop your individual creativity. Leave your inner critic at home and come join us for a fun painting experience.

Instructor:  Pamela Gilmour
Fall A Dates:
6 Wednesdays: September 12, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24

Fall B Dates: 6 Wednesdays: November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19 
Time:
1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$100 
Location:  
Academic II Building – Room 212 (Biscayne Bay Campus) 

About the instructor: Pamela Gilmour, BEd, MS, ATR—Developed and implemented national award winning art programs along with local achievement recognition Art instructor/art therapist in private practice for 30+years.

One-time lecture

Presented by

Ronelle L. Delmont 

"Memories of the Catskills"

In The Good Old Summertime

Please call today to register!!!

 

From the sizzling summer streets of every borough in NYC thousands of families tediously drove for several hours on Route 17 stopping at local red lights along the way through small towns on their exhausting trek towards the fresh air of the Catskill Mountains. Hotels, bungalows and boarding house “kuchaleins” awaited them at the end of each journey which was usually highlighted by a refreshing meal at the famous Red Apple Rest. But, it is also the story of how this famous resort area may yet re-invent itself for a whole new generation.

 

Instructor:  Ronelle Delmont
One-Time Date:  Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $20.00       
Location:  Glenn Hubert Library – Room 255 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

 

"Books and Films:  Inside Out"

Presented by

Ronelle L. Delmont

 

Ronelle Delmont – author, lecturer, revealer of false theories - brings books to life.  Join us in this thought-provoking and entertaining book review lecture series that will explore the profound and often controversial ideas behind America’s most popular best-selling books. Each title became immortalized by acclaimed screen dramatization.  Excerpts of each film will be shown in class.  You need not have read the books to enjoy the reviews in this stimulating lecture series.  

 

Instructor:  Ronelle Delmont
Fall A Dates:  4 Wednesdays:  October 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $70.00   
Location:  Glenn Hubert Library– Room 255 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

 

The focus of this term’s discussions will be:

 

In the Name of the Father - book by Gerry Conlon - Film directed by Jim Sheridan

Mark Felt:  The Man Who Brought Down the White House - book by Mark Felt - Film directed by Peter Landesman

Master of Disguise - book by Antonio Mendez - Film "Argo", directed by Ben Affleck

America, America - book by Elia Kazan - Film directed by Elia Kazan

 

 "Great Jewish Films"

Presented by Ronelle L. Delmont

Each week Ronelle will present the most significant excerpts from a venerated film depicting Jewish life.  The course will be an entertaining experience but thought-provoking and educational just the same. Each movie will portray some meaningful aspect of Jewish lifestyles, cultural beliefs, or dramatic stories of historic relevance.

 

Instructor:  Ronelle Delmont
Fall A Dates:  5 Wednesdays: September 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $80
Location:  Glenn Hubert Library– Room 255 (Biscayne Bay Campus)  

 

The Human Stain - based on a novel by Philip Roth - Film by Robert Benton

The Women's Balcony (Israeli) - Directed by  Emil Ben Shimon

The Two of Us (French) - Directed by Claude Berri

Heir to An Execution - Directed by Amy Meeropol

Yentl - based on a novel  by I B Singer -  Directed by Barbara Streisand

 

About the instructor:  Ronelle Delmont was raised on the Lower East Side and has often lectured throughout South Florida on the Lower East Side, Jewish immigration, the history of the 2nd Avenue Yiddish theatre district and other Jewish related subjects such as the Catskill Mountains.  She was a newcomer to Florida’s book review and lecture circuit when she began an unexpected career in public speaking in 1994.   In 1995 Ronelle graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a degree in International Relations.   She had also been a staff writer for the Broward Community College newspaper, “The Observer”, and won a 1993 Journalism Award for her coverage of the Ku Klux Klan and the Haitian refugee crisis.   She lives in South Florida with Parisian-born husband, Daniel Delmont, an international singer and talent agent.  They have four children and two grandchildren. 

 

 "All Politics, All the Time"

Dr. Kurt Stone 

Dr. Kurt Stone

Politics is news – all the time.  Groucho Marx once said, “Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy.”  Dr. Kurt Stone will take us on an insider’s probe of the week’s stories, with an eye toward proving Groucho wrong.  Dr. Stone – best-selling author, lecturer, political operative in Washington and California, “world-class news junky” – takes the stories apart.  The “players” and the “sides” are uncovered, political implications emerge, and solutions may magically appear.

Instructor:  Dr. Kurt F. Stone
Fall A Dates for "All Politics, All the Time": 
6 Wednesdays: September 12, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24
Time:
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$100 
Location:  
Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus) 

Instructor:  Dr. Kurt F. Stone
Fall B Dates for "All Politics, All the Time": 
6 Wednesdays: November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19
Time:
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$100 
Location:  
Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus) 

 

 Dr. Stone's Hollywood Movie Series continue for Fall A!

Better Than the Original
Cinematic Remakes That Were Better Than the Originals 

 

Ever since the days of the silents, filmmakers have dared remake a classic picture. It takes a lot of guts, talent and a world of self confidence. Rarely are the remakes as well received as their respective originals. After all, the originals are considered "classics" - otherwise why remake them? Then too, in the past, films were only seen in movie theaters. The average movie-goer might see the original once or maybe twice. Today, with DVDs, classic movie cable stations and YouTube, we are far more able to compare older and newer versions of films. In this series we will watch and learn about two remakes which many believe were actually superior to their original "classic" versions.

 

Instructor:  Dr. Kurt F. Stone
Fall A Dates:  6 Wednesdays: September 12, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Course Fee:  $100 
Location:  Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus) 

 

In this six-week series, we will view and then discuss the following films:

 

Hitchcock’s “The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1934) starring Leslie Banks, Edna Best and the very young Peter Lorre. Directed by Alfred

Hitchcock’s "The Man Who Knew Too Much" (1956) starring James Stewart and Doris Day

“The Maltese Falcon" (1931) starring Ricardo Cortez, Bebe Daniels and Thelma Todd.

"The Maltese Falcon" (1941) Written and directed by John Huston, starring Humphrey Bogart and Mary Astor.

“The More the Merrier” (1943): Joel McCrea, Jean Arthur and Chas. Coburn; directed by George Stevens

“Walk, Don’t Run” (1966): Cary Grant, Samantha Eggar, Jim Hutton; directed by Chas. Walters. Grant’s final film.

 

 Dr. Stone's Hollywood Movie Series continue for Fall B!

Making Heroes Out of Humans and Humans Out of Heroes:  Hollywood Hagiography

 

The noun “hagiography” is not on the top of most people’s vocabulary list. Simply stated, “hagiography” is a type of biography that puts the subject in the most flattering possible light. Unlike modern biographies – which more often than not are “warts and all” presentations – hagiographies tend to turn humans into heroes and people into paragons. For countless years, classic Hollywood chose to do precisely this with both the famous and the infamous. And despite the fact that movies about historic characters were, generally speaking, based on at least a modicum of truth, they frequently resorted to more than a modicum of fiction. The films in this series represent Hollywood hagiography at its best – or worst. IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT STUDENTS AT LEAST CHECK OUT A BIT ABOUT EACH SUBJECT PRIOR TO THE FILM.

 

Instructor:  Dr. Kurt F. Stone
Fall B Dates: 
6 Wednesdays:  November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19
Time:
3:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$100 
Location:  
Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus) 

 

In this six-week series, we will view and then discuss the following films:

 

The Life of Emile Zola (1937): Paul Muni and Gale Sondergaard

Man of a Thousand Faces (1957): James Cagney in a film about silent actor Lon Chaney

The Adventures of Mark Twain (1944): Starring Frederic March

Lust for Life (1956): Kirk Douglas and Anthony Quinn. The life of Vincent Van Gogh

The House of Rothschild (1934): George Arliss, Boris Karloff, Loretta Young

Rembrandt (1936): Charles Laughton   

 

THURSDAY COURSES 

“Foreign and Domestic Events Shaping the International Community”

Mitra RahebDr. Mitra Raheb

Attention students!  Dr. Raheb course is now on Thursday's at the Miami Shores Community Center.

In this course lecture series, Dr. Raheb will examine foreign events that have gripped the international community for the past decade. From Korea to China, the Middle East, Europe and the Americas, Dr. Raheb examines the cultural, socio-economic and political issues of emerging and traditional powers, as well as the impacts of these decisions and policies on the international community.

Instructor:  Dr. Mitra Raheb

Fall A Dates:  6 Thursdays: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25

Fall B Dates:  6 Thursdays:  November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13

Time:  10:00 a.m - 11:30 a.m. 

Course fee:  $90

Location:  Miami Shores Community Center, 9617 Park Drive, Miami Shores, Florida  33138

 

New One-Time Seminars

Presented by 

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Dr. Mitra Raheb

 

Seminar I:  "Update on Islam and the Muslim World"

Date:  Thursday, September 6, 2008

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Cost:  $20.00 for one seminar or $30.00 for two seminars

Seminar II:  "Recap of World Events through the Summer", i.e. "How we arrived Today"

Date:  Thursday, September 13, 2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Cost: $20.00 for one seminar or $30.00 for two seminars

Both seminars will be held at the Miami Shores Community Center,

9617 Park Drive, Miami Shores, Florida  33138

Please call today to register!!

 

About the instructor:  Dr. Mitra Raheb, Ph.D., is a Professor of International Relations specializing in counter terrorism.  She is an expert in Islamic Fundamentalism Studies on America’s power, history of Islamic powers, banking, BRICS nations; Asia; and the Arab Spring and its failures. 

 

Art Torrid Love Affairs 

Part I

Presented by 

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Dr. Batia Cohen

Art Torrid Love Affairs Part I (Fall A) and II (Fall B) - Artists are no different from the rest of the people, they are passionate and creative, and their relationships are sometimes complicated.  Many times, through their art they expose their feelings.  Diego and Frieda or Rodin and Claudel show their soul through their masterpieces, others like Picasso or Klimt are known to have loved many women and each time they presented portraits of them in their own style.

Fall A Dates: 4 Thursdays:  September 20, October 11, 18, 25

Fall B Dates: 4 Thursdays:  November 8, 29, December 6, 13

Time: 11:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$70    
Location: 
Academic II Room 212 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

 

 

 

Dr. Batia Cohen has a Ph.D. in Mesoamerican Studies from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico and a Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design from the Universidad Metropolitana in Mexico City.  She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University and today she lectures at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM and FIU, along with other institutions.  Batia has published numerous articles in specialized Art and History magazines.  She is currently a collaborator of a cultural magazine in Spanish on line; LetraUrbana.com.  She is the author of the historical novel "Una Amapola entre Cactus".

               

 Senses of Cinema

Fall A

Shelly Isaacs

Theme:  "CHILDREN IN WARTIME" - They are victims no matter who becomes victorious.  Yet war makes them grow up before their time, if they can grow up at all.  These award winning films portray how children are impacted by war, on whatever side they are.

Fall A Dates: 6 Thursdays:  September, 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$100      
Location:  
Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 265 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

 

The six (6) films that will be viewed and discussed are: 

FORBIDDEN GAMES - 1952 - France - A young French girl orphaned in a Nazi air attack is befriended by the son of a poor farmer, and together they try to come to terms with the realities of war.

RUN BOY RUN - 2013 - Poland - A eight-year-old boy, flees from the Warsaw ghetto in 1942.  He attempts to survive, and throughout his extraordinary ordeal to survive, he is in danger of losing his Jewish identity.

MOTHER OF MINE - 2005 - Finland - During World War II, more than 70,000 Finnish children were evacuated to neutral Sweden to avoid the conflict.  And this is the story of one of them.

SPIRIT OF THE BEEHIVE - 1973 - Spain - In this parable of war, it is 1940, and a traveling movie theatre brings the film classic "Frankenstein" to a small village.  Two young girls are determined to find the monster themselves.

LAND OF MINE - 2015 - Denmark - In post-World War II Denmark, a group of young German POW's are forced to clear a bench of thousands of land mines.  Their Danish sergeant comes to realize that his country may be perpetrating a crime against humanity.

WAR OF THE BUTTONS - 2011 - France -  During the occupation, a young Jewish girl is in danger of being discovered by local sympathizers, and the village must now respond.

 

Senses of Cinema

FALL B

 

Theme:  "DAS CINEMA" - Contemporary German Film - Six (6) award winning films that confront both the history and present-day problems of Germany.

Fall B Dates: 6 Thursdays: November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6, 13

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$100      
Location:  
Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 265 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

 

The six (6) films that will be viewed and discussed are:

LABYRINTH OF LIES - 2014 - A story that exposes the conspiracy of prominent German institutions and government branches to cover up the crimes of Nazis during World War II.

13 MINUTES - 2015 - November 1939, an attempt to assassinate Adolf Hitler fails, and a man is arrested.  During his confinement, he recalls the events leading up to his plot and his reasons for deciding to take such drastic action.

HANNAH ARENDT - 2012- A look at the life of the philosopher and political theorist who reported on the war crimes trial of the Nazi Adolf Eichmann and the nature of evil.

THE WAVE - 2008 -In today's Germany, a high school teacher's experiment to demonstrate to his students what life is under a dictatorship spins horribly out of control.

JERICHOW - 2008 - A dishonorably discharged veteran of Afghanistan returns to his home village and Ali, a local Turkish-German businessman, a snack-bar chain owner hires him as a driver.  And then there is Ali's attractive German wife, with plans of her own.

IN THE FADE - 2017 - A German woman's life collapses after the death of her Turkish husband and son in a bomb attack.  Following mourning and injustice, she seeks revenge.

 

About the instructor: Shelly Isaacs is founder, programmer and host for Cafe Cinematheque and Senses of Cinema programs at many venues throughout South Florida.  He enjoyed a 30-plus career as a creative director/writer in advertising with an emphasis in film, TV and radio advertising and production.  Isaacs holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from NYU, where he served as an Adjunct Professor in Cultural Studies.  In 2009, Shelly launched Cinematheque at Sea - film cruises traveling throughout the world.  He also served as the film expert for Celebrity Cruise Lines to Cannes International Film Festival.

 

FRIDAY COURSES  

"Experience The Benefits Of Tai Chi
 For Physical and Mental Health"
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Arthur Barron
Tai Chi Instructor

About Tai Chi:

Tai Chi is an internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and health benefits. Before Tai Chi’s introduction to Western students, its health benefits were largely explained through traditional Chinese medicine, which is based on a view of the body and healing mechanisms not always studied or supported by modern science.

The Yang style taught by Arthur Barron is the most popular and widespread version of Tai Chi.  It is a complex martial art with many levels, practiced most often for its cultivation of inner strength, its calming effects, its health benefits, and its graceful choreography.  However, with good physical conditioning, and dedicated practice, its close fighting martial aspects can also be applied.  The core training involves a slow sequence of movements emphasizing a straight spine, abdominal breathing and a natural range of motion.  Accurate, repeated practice of the routine is known to retrain posture, encourage circulation throughout the students' bodies and maintain flexibility through their joints.

Classes typically include Tai Chi exercises, Chi Kung breathing exercises, Yang style 85 Tai Chi forms and Push Hands practice. Students are encouraged to learn 3 new movements each week. 

Instructor:  Arthur Barron
Fall A Dates:  4 Fridays:  October 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Course Fee:  $80.00    
Location:  Academic II Building - Room 212 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

About the instructor: 

Arthur Barron has practiced the Japanese martial arts of Judo, Karate and Kendo, and Chinese martial arts of Kung Fu, Tai Chi and Chi Kung breathing techniques over a span of four decades.  He has studied these martial arts respectively in Boston, San Francisco and New York, as well as, Yogo Shiga Prefecture in Japan, and Honk Kong and Nanning Guangxi province in China. Barron spent over two years in the city of Nanning, where he studied the traditional Chinese Yang style of Tai Chi and Chi Kung breathing techniques with He Xiaomei, former body guard for Chinese Premier of People's Republic of China Wen Jiabao.  Arthur Barron has ten years of professional experience teaching these authentic methods of Tai Chi and Chi Kung.  He is currently teaching at Williams Island Spa in Aventura and The Ambassador in Palm Beach, Florida.

"Books Inside Out"
Brockway Library, Miami Shores

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Ronelle Delmont

Ronelle Delmont – author, lecturer, revealer of false theories - brings books to life.  Join us in this thought-provoking and entertaining book review lecture series that will explore the profound and often controversial ideas behind America’s most popular best-selling books.  You need not have read the books to enjoy the reviews in this stimulating lecture series. 

 

Instructor:  Ronelle Delmont
Fall A Dates:  6 Fridays: September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26
Time: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $90      
Location:  Brockway Memorial Library, 10021 NE Second Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida 33138

 

Titles of books for Fall A are:  (Book titles /order are subject to change)

"GO BACK TO WHERE YOU CAME FROM"  by  SASHA  POLAKOW-SURANSKY

"REPORTER"  BY  SEYMOUR HERSH

"THE GENERAL’S  SON"  BY  MIKO PELED

"GUNS, GERMS AND STEEL"   BY   JARED DIAMOND

"CONFESSIONS OF AN ECONOMIC HIT MAN"  BY JOHN PERKINS

"TURBULENT SOULS"  BY  STEPHEN DUBNER

 

About the instructor:  Ronelle Delmont was raised on the Lower East Side and has often lectured throughout South Florida on the Lower East Side, Jewish immigration, the history of the 2nd Avenue Yiddish theatre district and other Jewish related subjects such as the Catskill Mountains.  She was a newcomer to Florida's book review and lecture circuit when she began an unexpected career in public speaking in 1994.   In 1995 Ronelle graduated from Florida International University in Miami with a degree in International Relations.   She had also been a staff writer for the Broward Community College newspaper, "The Observer", and won a 1993 Journalism Award for her coverage of the Ku Klux Klan and the Haitian refugee crisis.   She lives in South Florida with Parisian-born husband, Daniel Delmont, an international singer and talent agent.  They have four children and two grandchildren.  

 Parking information 

Automobile license numbers are required upon registration to provide you with parking on the Biscayne Bay Campus; please have this information available at the time of course registration (not required for the Miami Shores locations).   More information about where to park will be provided at time of registration.  Thank you.

IN THE EVENT OF RECEIVING A PARKING VIOLATION NOTICE, PLEASE CONTACT THE OFFICE IMMEDIATELY BY EITHER CALLING 305-919-5910 OR SENDING AN E-MAIL TO abreum@fiu.edu.  MABEL WILL TAKE CARE OF YOUR PARKING VIOLATION NOTICE.   THANK YOU.

Registration Refund Policy:

No refunds are offered after classes begin.  Full refunds will be issued for any classes cancelled due to low enrollment. 
Registration fees cannot be pro-rated or transferred to future or other courses. 
Membership fee is not refundable

A big thanks to our OLLI volunteers! 

The OLLI@FIU administration would like to extend warm and heartfelt thanks to our active volunteers (alpha order):  Frida Ben-Hain, Simone Glaswand, Wendelin Heffron, Kathleen Redmond, Grace Russo, Alma Weintraub, and Candy Wisotsky. They help make the OLLI@FIU experience so much more enjoyable for everyone.

A big thanks to our donors! 

On behalf of the faculty, staff, and students at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FIU, we want to thank the following students:  Wendy Cinnamon, Berta Edery, Robert Kunzler, Michael and Norma Orovitz.  Thank you for your generous donations! 

 

A big thanks to our off-campus locations

We cannot forget about our Off-Campus locations, the Miami Shores Brockway Library, and the Miami Shores Community Center.  They are helping OLLI to reach out and provide educational, learning, and cultural opportunities for all adult members of the community at their locations. 

A big thanks to our faculty

Thank you for being there for the program! 

Thank you for supporting the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute program at FIU