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FIU OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE
SUMMER 2017 COURSE SCHEDULE
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Summer 2017 –  Starting Monday, June 5 and ending on Friday, June 30, 2017 unless otherwise noted (Four (4) session term)

 

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Friday

 

Science & History Miscellany

Robert Dawson

9:30-11:00 AM

Brockway Memorial Library

Miami Shores  

Dates:  6/5, 6/12, 6/19, 6/26

Member price:   $70.00

Non-member:   $95.00

 

“The Wonderful World of Trivia” – Many call it “useless” information. Nevertheless, it can be fascinating, compelling, and fun.

“This Strange World” – This is a look at the rare and exotic creatures that share our amazing World. It is a humble homage to the endless diversity of life on Earth.

“Aha! Science” – There was a time when anything unexplainable was considered magic. This program visually compares “magic” with physics that looks like magic. We will explain the science.

“The Man Called Grey Owl”– Famous in his time as one of the first naturalists”, the World would not forgive him for his betrayal.       

 

 

Foreign and Domestic Events

Dr. Mitra Raheb

9:30-11:00 AM

Brockway Memorial Library

Miami Shores  

 

Dates:  6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

 

Member price:   $70.00

Non-member:   $95.00

 

In this lecture series; (which is a continuation from Spring); Dr. Raheb will examine foreign events that gripped the international community.  Local socio-economic and political issues of emerging and traditional powers will be addressed, as well as their impact on the international community.

 

 

 

Books and Films Inside Out

Ronelle Delmont

11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Academic I – Room 194

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

 

Dates:  6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

Member price:   $70.00

Non-member:   $95.00

 

Titles:

“A Tree Grows in Brooklyn” by Betty Smith 1945 Film by Elia Kazan

“Mr. Blanding’s Builds His Dream House” by Eric Hodgins 1948 Film by H. C. Potter

“The Walk” by Phillipe Petit 2015 Film by Robert Zemeckis

“Trumbo” by Brian Cook 2016 Film by Jay Roach

 

Senses of Cinema

“A South American Sampler”

Shelly Isaacs

2:30PM – 5:00PM

FIU Kovens Conference Center – Room 120 

 

Dates:  6/8, 6/15, 6/22, 6/29

  Member price:   $70.00

Non-member:   $95.00

 

Films:

 

“Trash” – Brazil – 2014

“The German Doctor “- Argentina – 2013

“Whisky” - Uruguay – 2004

“Chinese Take-Out”- Argentina - 2011

 

 

Books Inside Out

Ronelle Delmont

10:30 AM – 12:00 noon

Brockway Library

Miami Shores

 

Dates:  6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30

Member price:   $70.00

Non-member:   $95.00

 

Titles:

“The Attention Merchants” by Timothy Wu

“Pay Any Price” by James Risen

“The Stranger in the Woods” by Michael Finkel

“Killers of the Flower Moon” by David Grann



 

 

 

Cinema without Borders

“Summer with Sizzle, French Style”

Shelly Isaacs

2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

FIU Kovens Conference Center Room 120

Dates:  6/6, 6/13, 6/20, 6/27

Member price:   $70.00

Non-member:   $95.00

 

Films:

“The Horseman on the Roof”

“Coco Chanel and Igor Stravinsky”

“Intimate Strangers”

“The Well Digger’s Daughter”

 

All Politics, All the Time

Dr. Kurt Stone

1:00-2:30 PM

Academic I -  Room 130

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

 

Dates:  6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

Member price:   $70.00

Non-member:   $95.00

 

Politics is news – all the time.  Dr. Stone – best-selling author, lecturer, essayist, and speech writer, as well as political operative in Washington and California, and “world-class news junky” – takes the stories apart.

 

 

 

“Eastern World Religions and the New Age Movement”

Joseph Holbrook

1:30-3:00 PM

Academic I – Room 194

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

 

Dates:  6/9, 6/16, 6/23, 6/30

 

Member price:   $70.00

Non-member:   $95.00

 

 

 

Creative Water Color Painting

Alan Londin

1:30 PM – 4:30

Academic II - 212

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Dates:  6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

Member price:   $70.00

Non-member:   $95.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the Land of Mink-Lined Pools: Hollywood Films about Hollywood

Dr. Kurt Stone

3:00-5:00 PM

Academic I – Room 130

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Dates:  6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

Films:

“The Star”

“The Bad and the Beautiful”

“Make Me a Star”

“Once in a Lifetime”

 

 

Jewish Films Part 2

Ronelle Delmont

2:00-4:00 PM

Academic I Room 194

FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

Dates:  6/7, 6/14, 6/21, 6/28

Member price:   $70.00

Non-member:   $95.00

 

Films:

“The Fixer” (1968) by John Frankenheimer

“The Jazz Singer” (1927)

By Alan Crosland

“I’m Not Rappaport” (1996) by Herb Gardner

“The Mad Adventures of Rabbi Jacob (1973) by Gerard Oury

 

 

 

 

 

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