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Winter B 2018 Course Offerings
Biscayne Bay Campus, FIU Miami Shores Brockway Library and Community Center

Registration for our Winter B 2018 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 start on Thursday, February 22 (for Thursday classes) and on the week of Monday, February 26, unless otherwise noted. 
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.

 EXCITING NEW COURSE!

Get Organized in 2018!
Scheduled to start on Thursday, March 1, 2018

Getting organized is one of the most popular resolutions people make each year. A well-organized home reduces stress, improves health and energy levels, makes us more productive, helps us reach our goals, gives us more time (and more money), and allows us to focus on what we really want to be doing. Join professional organizers Sarah Giller-Nelson and Carmel Shami as they offer insider tips and techniques for getting and staying organized. You will learn why it is sometimes hard to let go, how to organize your clutter hot spots, what papers you need to keep and where, how to downsize thoughtfully, what habits you need to develop to maintain an organized lifestyle, and more.  Sarah and Carmel will provide the motivation, sympathy, and encouragement to conquer the clutter and get organized in 2018!

Classes will be a combination of informal lecture with slides and interactive activities. There will be plenty of time for Q&A at the end of each session.

Instructors:  Sarah Giller Nelson and Carmel Shami
Winter B dates: 5 Thursdays:  March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5
Time: 9:45-11:15 a.m.
Course fee:  $80
Location:  Academic I Room 130 - FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Introductory class – First meeting
What is a professional organizer and how they can help you.
What is clutter?
What are the benefits of being organized?
What is holding you back?
How to organize anything in your home in 4 simple steps

Session 2: How to Declutter and Let Go

Session 3: Techniques for Organizing Your Kitchen, Closet, Paperwork, and other hot spots

Session 4: Downsizing/rightsizing for the current season of your life, (Special circumstances:  two homes/snowbird organizing, safety considerations, when your spouse is messy, and you are not, entertaining)

Session 5: Habits and Maintenance

About the instructors: 

Sarah Giller Nelson

Sarah Giller-Nelson

Sarah Giller-Nelson:  Since founding Less is More Organizing Services in 2010, professional organizer Sarah Giller Nelson has shown hundreds of families how less clutter, stress, and discord will lead to more time, balance, and happiness. Her expertise has led to TV, radio, and press interviews in local and national publications. Most recently, Sarah was selected as one of Miami’s top closet organizers by The Container Store and by Modern Luxury Miami magazine. Sarah is a member of the prestigious Golden Circle of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO).

Carmel ShamiCarmel Shami

Carmel Shami:  Carmel is a passionate professional organizer whose approach incorporates four core principle values: creating, serving, educating, and celebrating. Born and raised in Israel, Carmel has had the privilege of working as a social worker with seniors and bereaved families for more than a decade. She founded The Organizing Whisperer in 2015, with the goal of empowering people to Make Room for Good. Carmel helps families, seniors, and adults with ADHD transform their lives by becoming more organized and productive. Carmel is a proud member of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO).  She is currently serving as Program Director of the South Florida chapter. Carmel is also a certified productivity expert. 

Monday courses:

"Triumph and Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men" 

 

Robert B. Dawson

Instructor:  Robert B. Dawson
Winter B Dates:  6 Mondays: March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9 (this course starts March 5 and is extended to April 9)
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
Course Fee:  $90.00           
Location:  Brockway Memorial Library, 10021 NE Second Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida 33138

In this live costumed performance course lecture series, you will examine the lives of various great men in history, as portrayed by actor and historian, Robert Dawson. You will learn of their triumphs, failures, joys and disappointments, their decisions, and choices (good or bad), and the events that shaped their lives.

Winter B – At Risk of Life and Limb

Characters you will meet in the Winter B term are:  Lieutenant Colonel Percy Fawcett (1867-1925) “The Lost City of Z”, Francisco de Orellana (1511-1546)“Discovery of the Amazon”, Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922) “The Endurance Expedition”, Thomas Nickerson (1805-1883) “Surviving the Essex Disaster”, Glenn Curtis (1878-1930) “The World’s Fastest Man”, Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) “The Kon Tiki Voyage”.

Characters and their order are subject to change.

About the instructor:  Mr. Robert Dawson is an actor/historian and was the former lead lecturer for The Miami Museum of Science for 16 years, and spent 8.5 years as educational director, ship's historian, and lead presenter as Lt. Cmdr. William Bligh aboard the HMS Bounty.  Mr. Dawson has developed over 100 historic first-person characters, for his Triumph & Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men series. He has a second series of third-person lectures called A Science & History Miscellany.

 "Spanish I"

Rita Frolich

Rita Frohlich

How can you make the most of living in Miami and benefit from our multicultural environment?  By speaking Spanish of course! This class focuses on basic communication skills through dialogues encountered in daily situations, such as greetings, telling time and simple conversations. Students will learn the basic skills of conversing in Spanish in the present and past tenses.

Instructor:  Rita Frohlich
Winter B Dates:  6 Mondays: March 5, 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9 (this course starts March 5 and is extended to April 9)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $100              
Location:  Academic I Building – Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

This course expands on the knowledge acquired in the Spanish: Beginners course. Students will be introduced to the verbs ser and estar, cardinal and ordinal numbers, formation and use of the direct commands, and possessive adjectives.  Emphasis will be on comprehension of conversational Spanish.

Textbook:  It is not required to purchase the book for this course.  Copies for the lessons will be distributed for each session.  If you are interested in buying the book, here is the information:   Spanish Now: Level I, Seventh Edition, by Ruth Silverstein, Allen Pomerantz and Heywood Wald, ISBN# 13:9780764129339 (without CD), and ISBN# 13:9780764177743 (with CD).  (You do not need to bring the textbook on the first day of class).

About the instructor:  Rita Frohlich has taught Spanish in her native country Peru before she moved to Miami.  She was the leading instructor and trainer at “Inlingua Language Centers”, taught FBI agents at the North Miami location for five (5) years and to executives in many corporations in Dade and Broward counties.  She has been an OLLI @ FIU instructor for more than ten (10) years. 

 "Creative Acrylic Color Painting"

Alan B. Londin

Alan Londin

Acrylic painting will inspire your creativity and provide you with the joy of painting. This class will teach beginners as well as artists that are more experienced. You will have fun learning about color, composition, and techniques of acrylic painting.  Come and enjoy these hours of imagination and explore art.  

Instructor:  Alan Londin
Winter A Dates:  6 Mondays: March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9 (Please note: this class starts March 5 instead of February 26)
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $100              
Location:  Academic II Building – Room 212 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

Materials needed: You will need a 15”x20” canvas (please prime canvas with white gesso at home in advance).   Acrylic colors:  Sap green, raw umber, cadmium yellow, cadmium orange, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, yellow ocher, purple, alizarin crimson, black, white, emerald green & a jar of white gesso.  Acrylic brush 1" and 1/2", paper towels, water jar, paper palette and pencil. 

TUESDAY COURSES:

“Foreign and Domestic Events Shaping the International Community”

Mitra RahebDr. Mitra Raheb

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 and the Middle East, local socio-economic and political issues of emerging and traditional powers will be discuss as well as their impacts on the international community.

Instructor:  Dr. Mitra Raheb
Winter B Dates:  6 Tuesdays: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m
Course Fee:   $90
Location:  Miami Shores Community Center, 9617 Park Drive, Miami Shores, Florida 33138

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. 

 Exciting New Course!
BREAKING NEWS! Real or Fake?

 Ronelle Delmont

Ronelle Delmont

A weekly multimedia lecture series that will explore the nature of how domestic and international news are reported.  Every week, will discuss the latest news reports - taken from TV, the Internet, radio, and print - then analyzed.  Students are encouraged to participate and may submit examples of stories they wish to explore – on any topic whatsoever. The class will decide which topics to choose and the question of how to trust a news story will be the aim of these classes.

Instructor:  Ronelle Delmont
Winter B dates:  4 Tuesdays:  March 6, 20, 27, April 3 (No class on March 13)
Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Course fee:  $70.00
Location:  Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 194

About the instructor: Ronelle studied Journalism at Broward Community College before getting a BA in International Relations at FIU in 1996.  She was a staff writer for the college’s award-winning newspaper, The Observer.  In 1994, she won a Journalism Award for her coverage of the Ku Klux Klan and the Haitian Refugee Crisis. 

"Cinema without Borders - Eastern Exposure:  The Cinema of Asia" 

 Shelly Isaacs

Shelly Isaacs

Instructor:  Shelly Isaacs
Winter A Dates:  6 Tuesdays: February 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27, April 3
Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $100      
Location:  Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

The six films that will be viewed and discussed are: 

The Scent of Green Papaya – Vietnam – 1993 -A little girl is sent to a house as a new servant. The mother treats her as a daughter, 10 years later she is sent to another family, a young pianist, and his fiancée. The musician fell in love with the peasant, teaching her everything he knows.

Himalaya – Nepal - 1999 -An aging chief's last stand, lessons for the new, and the education of a young chief-to-be played against harsh nature in Nepal's Dolpo.

After the Storm – Japan – 2015 - A one-time promising author, now a private detective with gambling debts, seeks to re-bond with his mother, his young son and ex-wife, with an impending storm bearing down on the city. 

Court – India – 2014 - In Mumbai. a folk singer is accused of performing an inflammatory song which might have incited a laborer to commit suicide. As the trial unfolds, the lives of the lawyers and the judge involved are observed outside the court.

Aftershock – China – 2012 - The epic story that follows the fate of a family separated because of the Great Earthquake of 1976.

The Cup – Tibet – 1999 - While the soccer World Cup is being played in France, two young Tibetan refugees arrive at a monastery/boarding school in exile in India. One of them sets out to organize the rental of a TV set for the monastery. The enterprise becomes a test of solidarity, resourcefulness, and friendship for the students, while the Lama, head of the monastery, contemplates the challenges of teaching the word of Buddha in a rapidly changing world.

About the instructor:  Shelly Isaacs is one of South Florida’s most accessible film experts. As well as founder, programmer, and host for Cafe Cinematheque and Senses of Cinema programs available at many venues throughout South Florida. He also programs and hosts the annual International Film Series at the Aventura Performing Arts and Cultural Center. Previously he enjoyed a career as a creative director/writer/director and producer in advertising, spanning over 30 years, with an emphasis on film, TV, and radio advertising.  Shelly holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from New York University, where he served as an Adjunct Professor in graduate-level Cultural Studies. In 2009, Shelly launched Cinematheque at Sea, offering audiences who appreciate foreign-language film an opportunity to experience his program of specially- selected films while on a luxury cruise. In addition to his exclusive cruises, he is the film expert for Celebrity Cruise Lines during their annual voyage to the Cannes International Film Festival, as well as on other scheduled film related cruises.

Movie titles are subject to change.

 

"Great Supreme Court Decisions:  Civil Rights"
Biscayne Bay Campus

Alan Fisher

Dr. Alan Fisher 

In a select number of the most important cases, we look at the changes in society, the important ideas of the time, the politics, and the reasoning of the judges, all set against the Constitution's 14th Amendment.

Instructor:  Dr. Alan Fisher
Winter B Dates:  6 Wednesdays: February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Course Fee:  $100
Location:  Academic I Building – Room 155 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

About the instructor:  Dr. Fisher taught at the University of North Carolina, Tel Aviv University, San Diego State University, and California State University Dominguez Hills.  He has taught several courses at OLLI on American political thought and the Constitution to the best students anywhere. 

 "Books and Films:  Inside Out"

Ronelle Delmont 

Ronelle Delmont – author, lecturer, revealer of false theories - brings books and films to life.  Join us in this thought-provoking and entertaining book and films review lecture series that will explore the profound and often controversial ideas behind America’s most popular best-selling books and films. 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
Winter B Dates:  6 Wednesdays: February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $100      
Location:  Academic I Building – Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

Titles of Books and Films for Winter B term:  The Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) – film by John Ford; Being There (Jerzy Kosinski) – film by Hal Ashby; All the King’s Men (Robert Penn Warren) – film by Steven Zaillian; Managed Care Ethics (Dr. Linda Peeno) – Film Damaged Care by Harry Winer;  Atonement (Ian McEwan) film by Joe Wright, Mudbound by Hillary Jordan - Film by Dee Rees.   Movie and book titles are subject to change 

 "Jewish Films"

Each week Ronelle will present the most significant excerpts from a venerated film depicting Jewish life.  All the films focus in some way on the difficulties of assimilation and/or Jewish identity in America.  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
Winter B Dates:  6 Wednesdays: February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4
Time: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $100      
Location:  Academic I Building – Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

Films for Winter B will include:  The World of Sholem Aleichem by Donald Richardson (1959), Driving Miss Daisy by Bruce Beresford (1989), Enemies:  A Love Storyby Paul Mazursky (1989), La Rafle – French film by Roselynne Bosch (2010), The Sunshine Boys by Herbert Ross (1975), Yentl by Barbara Streisand (1983).  Movie titles are subject to change.

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
Winter B Dates:  6 Wednesdays: February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Course Fee:  $100.00                     
Location:  Academic I Building – Room 130 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

 "Great Decisions of the World 2018" 

“Great Decisions of the World” is a stimulating course series, which, as its title aptly states, explores eight topics of critical international concern. This year, the discussion topics are:

 

 Winter B:  Turkey: partner in crisis, U.S. global engagement & the military, South Africa’s fragile democracy and Global health issues.

 

Instructor:  Dr. Kurt F. Stone
Winter B Dates:  4 Wednesdays: March 14, 21, 28 and April 4 (This is a four (4) sessions course)
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Course Fee:  $70            

Location:  Academic I Building – Room 130 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

Textbook: Great Decisions 2018 ($25), available for purchase at the OLLI office, provides essential facts and impartial analysis of the eight global issues which will be discussed in this course.

 "Creative Watercolor Painting"

Alan Londin

Tap into your hidden creative talents through the art of painting in watercolor.  Alan Londin will introduce you to the magic of watercolor with an easy-to-follow course focusing on technique, color palettes and composition.  Join our “water color” enthusiasts as they continue to hone their skills with Alan or join as a beginner and develop a new hobby.

Instructor:  Alan Londin
Winter B Dates:  6 Wednesdays: February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 and April 4
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $100              
Location:  Academic II Building – Room 212 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

Materials needed:  9” x 12” water color pad, palette, a round water color brush (#10 or #12), soft pencils, paper towels, container for water, and one set of water color paints. 

THEATER, NOVELS AND THEIR WORLD-WIDE INFLUENCE IN THE READER’S EVERYDAY LIFE”
One-time Lecture

Shabel 

Mr. Shabel will impart to the audience his vast experience of how to take one’s personal experiences and expertise and translate those to the written word and stage. 

Lecturer:  Norman Shabel
Winter B date:  Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time:  4:30-6:00 pm
Course fee:  $15.00
Book price:  $10.00 (Available for purchase at the event)
Location:  Academic One - Auditorium Room 194

About Norman Shabel:  The speaker, Norman Shabel, has been a trial lawyer for almost 50 years and has participated in many outstanding trials. He is the author of seven legal thrillers:  “Under Paris Rooftops”, “God Knows No Heroes”, “The Aleph Bet Conspiracy”, “Four Women”, “The Corporation”, “The Badger Game” and “The Burning Gavel”.  His novels leave the reader with the feeling that they are on the jury during these tumultuous legal battles.  His recent off-Broadway thriller, “A Class Act”, won critical acclaim from such national publications such as The Huffington Post and many other theatre critics.  A graduate of Rutgers University Law School, he had vigorously pursued the rights of his clients on such major legal issues involving murder, fraud and national class actions representing thousands of ordinary people all over the United States. Mr. Shabel will have his novels available for review for the audience attendees. 

This is a fund-raising event.  Mr. Norman Shabel is donating 100% of the book sales to the FIU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Advanced registration is required.  We thank you Norman for your generous donation! 

Thursday courses: 

“Great Supreme Court Decisions:  Civil Rights”
Miami Shores Community Center

Dr. Alan Fisher

In a select number of the most important cases, we look at the changes in society, the important ideas of the time, the politics, and the reasoning of the judges, all set against the Constitution's 14th Amendment. 

Instructor:  Dr. Alan Fisher
Winter B Dates:  6 Thursdays:  February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5 (No class on Thursday, March 29 in observance of the Passover Holiday)
Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Course Fee:  $90      
Location:  Miami Shores Community Center, 9617 Park Drive, Miami Shores, Florida 33138

About the instructor:  Dr. Fisher taught at the University of North Carolina, Tel Aviv University, San Diego State University, and California State University Dominguez Hills.  He has taught several courses at OLLI on American political thought and the Constitution to the best students anywhere. 

 “Flat Out: Le Nabis, Matisse, Primitivism, and the Bauhaus”


Dr. Batia Cohen

Art Flat Out is a course related to the way artist paint where they use flat areas of color. Starting with the work of a group in Paris called Les Nabis.  We will explore the life and work off Henri Matisse, Primitivism, and Henri Rousseau.

Instructor:  Dr. Batia Cohen
Winter B Dates:  5 Thursdays:  February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22 (this is a five (5) sessions course, no class on April 5)
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $80                 
Location:  Academic I Building – Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

About the instructor:  Dr. Batia Cohen has a PhD in Mesoamerican studies from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. She was an adjunct professor at FIU, and has published numerous articles in specialized art and history magazines. Currently, she is a collaborator of an online cultural magazine and she published a historic novel “Una Amapola entre Cactus.” 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!
“Technology for the Active Senior”

Rosemanie Anacacy

Rosemanie Anacacy

This course is customized to help older adults become more comfortable with technology.  The overall goal is to teach new technology skills to keep the student connected and active.  This course is suitable for users of iPhone, iPad, and Android phones.  Enrollment capped to 10 students.  Students cannot register after the first lesson, no exceptions! 

Instructor:  Rosemanie Anacacy
Winter B Dates:  6 Thursdays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5, 12 (No class on Thursday, March 29 in observance of the Passover Holiday)
Time:  11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Course Fee:  $100 
Location:  Academic I Building – Computer Lab Room 393 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

Week 1 – Using Email
Week 2 – Internet Browsing
Week 3 – Downloading Applications
Week 4 – Social Media
Week 5 – Video Chatting
Week 6 – Keeping healthy and safe with technology 

Senses of Cinema:
"Where Have All the Young Men Gone?
Cinema in Wartime”

Shelly Isaacs

Instructor:  Shelly Isaacs 
Winter B Dates:  6 Thursdays: February 22, March 1, 8, 15, 22, April 5 (No class on Thursday, March 29 in observance of the Passover Holiday)
Time:  2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $100 
Location:  Academic I Building – Auditorium room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

The six films that will be viewed and discussed are:  

The Beautiful Country – Vietnam – 2014 - A shy, young Vietnamese man who, in the aftermath of the war embarks on a personal journey with a young beautiful woman, aboard a refugee ship to the US in search of his estranged American father. 

Tangerines – Georgia – 2015 - War in Georgia, Apkhazeti region, 1990. Ivo, an Estonian man has stayed behind to harvest his crop of tangerines. During a bloody conflict outside his door a wounded man is left behind, and Ivo is forced to take him in.

A War – Denmark – 2015 - Company commander Claus Pedersen and his men are stationed in an Afghan province. During a routine mission, the soldiers are caught in heavy crossfire and Claus makes a decision that has grave consequences for him - and his family back home. 

Lore – Germany/Australia – 2012 - As the allies sweep across Germany, Lore leads her siblings on a journey that exposes them to the truth of their parents’ beliefs.  An encounter with a mysterious refugee forces Lore to rely on a person she has always been taught to hate. 

A Very Long Engagement – France – 2004 -Tells the story of a young woman’s relentless search for her fiancé, who has disappeared from the trenches of the Somme during World War One.  Along the way, she discovers the heights and depths of the human soul. 

Welcome to Dongmakgol – Korea – 2005 - This award winning anti-war fable tells the story of a remote little village where the residents have never seen guns and are completely ignorant of the conflict going on in their country. Their simple, quiet lives are disrupted when an American pilot, crashes just outside the village. While the kindly villagers tend to his injuries, both north and south Korean soldiers show up to complicate things.

Movie titles are subject to change 

About the instructor:  Shelly Isaacs is one of South Florida’s most accessible film experts. As well as founder, programmer, and host for Cafe Cinematheque and Senses of Cinema programs available at many venues throughout South Florida. He also programs and hosts the annual International Film Series at the Aventura Performing Arts and Cultural Center. Previously he enjoyed a career as a creative director/writer/director and producer in advertising, spanning over 30 years, with an emphasis on film, TV, and radio advertising.  Shelly holds an MA in Media Ecology Studies from New York University, where he served as an Adjunct Professor in graduate-level Cultural Studies. In 2009, Shelly launched Cinematheque at Sea, offering audiences who appreciate foreign-language film an opportunity to experience his program of specially- selected films while on a luxury cruise. In addition to his exclusive cruises, he is the film expert for Celebrity Cruise Lines during their annual voyage to the Cannes International Film Festival, as well as on other scheduled film related cruises. 

FRIDAY COURSES:

  “The Life and Work of Norman Rockwell”
NEW! One-time Lecture

 

Norman Rockwell

 

Norman Rockwell is a name that evokes thoughts of childhood joys, teenage fun, holidays, sports, patriotism, and The American Way of Life.  His classic, realistic style of art as it appeared in millions of magazines, on posters, calendars and in many, many books appeals to almost everyone from children to centurions.  In this one-time lecture, Phyllis and Dr. Don Stoltz discuss his art, his life, his family, and the fond remembrances they have of their meetings with him.  Their lecture and stimulating slide show brings memories, laughs and happy tears in every presentation with its dynamic musical finale is an unforgettable experience.

 

Lecturers:  Dr. Don and Phyllis Stoltz

Winter B date:  Friday, March 9, 2018

Time:  11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Course fee:  $15.00

Location:  Academic I – Auditorium Room 194

 

About the lecturers:  In 1976, Dr. Donald (Don) R. Stoltz, a renowned Philadelphia physician, author, and Rockwell scholar, co-founded with his brother Marshall, the now famous Curtis Center Museum of Norman Rockwell Art.  Since that time, the museum located across the street of Independence Hall has gained international acclaim and hundreds of thousands of visitors have admired Mr. Rockwell’s art and enjoyed the lectures given by the Stoltz family.  Phyllis Stoltz is a Pennsylvania native.  She has been married to Dr. Stoltz for 56 years and have three children and seven grandchildren.  Phyllis became a guide in the Norman Rockwell Museum and now lectures throughout the country with her husband on the art and life of the famous artist. 

"Books Inside Out"
Brockway Library, Miami Shores

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
Winter B Dates:  6 Fridays: February 23, March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $90      
Location:  Brockway Memorial Library, 10021 NE Second Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida 33138

Titles of books for Winter B: (Six (6) sessions) Updated book list: “Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls” by Lawrence Schiffman, The Second Coming of the KKK” by Linda Gordon, “The Doomsday Machine” by Daniel Ellsberg, “Mao’s Last Dancer” by Li Cunxin, “Civil Disobedience:  An American Tradition” by Lewis Perry, “Five Carat Soul” by James McBride.  Book titles are subject to change.

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! 

OLLI new staff member announcement

Please welcome our newest office staff member, Marilena Gonzalez! 

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

Mabel D. Abreu
Office Coordinator
FIU Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
3000 NE 151st Street
Academic I Room 223
Miami, FL 33181

Phone: 305-919-5910
Fax: 305-919-5484
Email: abreum@fiu.edu

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