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  Summer A 2018 Course Offerings

Updated as of Friday, June 2, 2018

(No class offerings during the month of July 2018)

Biscayne Bay Campus, FIU Miami Shores Brockway Library

Registration for our Summer A 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 are scheduled to start the week of Tuesday, June 5 and ending on Friday, June 29, 2018 unless otherwise noted.  

Summer A 2018

Tuesday, June 5 thru Friday, June 29, 2018

(four (4) week term)

No classes for Summer B 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:

“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

Summer A Dates:  4 Tuesdays: June 5, 12, 19, 26

Time:  10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m

Summer A Course Fee:  $70

Location:  Venue has changed, this course is going to be held at the FIU Biscayne Bay Campus, 3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, Florida 33181, in the Academic II Building, Room 212.  Thank you!!

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.                  

Cinema Without Borders:

"DENMARK ON THE DARK SIDE:  DANISH FILM NOIR"

 Shelly Isaacs

Shelly Isaacs 

Summer A Dates:  4 Tuesdays: June  5, 12, 19, 26

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$70
Location:  
Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

The four (4) films that will be viewed and discussed are: Department Q: Keeper of Lost Causes, Department Q: A Conspiracy of FaithDepartment Q: The Absent One, Just Another Love Story

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. 

WEDNESDAY COURSES: 

New one-time lectures!

by

Ronelle Delmont 

"A CULTURAL APPRECIATION OF THE MIDDLE EAST"

Multi Media One-time lecture

An audio-visual cultural “tour” of the Middle East covering Art, Music, Dance, Film, and Literature. Food, language, and clothing will also be discussed. The nations of this region are very distinct countries, each with their own unique culture. From Schecherezade to Om Kolsum and Omar Khayyam to Orhan Pamuk, the art of the Middle East continues, even after many centuries, to influence our own Western culture.

Instructor:  Ronelle Delmont
Summer Dates:  Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $20.00 or $30.00 for both lectures      
Location:  Academic I Building – Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

Ronelle's second lecture:

"HENRY FORD & THE JEWS"

One-time lecture

Presented  by  Ronelle Delmont

Henry Ford's rabid anti-Semitism has perplexed historians for almost 100 years. The billionaire car manufacturer, through his privately owned newspaper The Dearborn Independent  waged a 7 year long attack upon wealthy American Jews. He even funded a secret detective agency in NYC that spied exclusively on prominent Jewish men. Many researchers have attempted to explain this disturbing behavior from a man who, in his lifetime, was considered to be the most famous and most admired man on earth. The story of Henry Ford's "Jew Mania" as it was called in the 1920s, will be illustrated and recounted by Ronelle in a thought provoking and entertaining manner.   

Instructor:  Ronelle Delmont
Summer Dates:  Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $20 or $30.00 for both lectures 
Location:  Academic I Building – Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus)p

Attention students:  Ronelle's Books and Films and Jewish Films have been post-poned until the Fall.  Thank you for understanding.

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

Summer A Dates:  4 Wednesdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Summer A:   $70

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

  

New course!

"Triple Threats"

Presented by Dr. Kurt Stone 

Back in Hollywood’s “Golden Age,” Charlie Chaplin was just about Tinsel town’s only “triple threat” - a star who wrote and directed (as well as edit, score and finance) his own films. Then along came Orson Welles’ Citizen Kane which the then 25-year old wunderkind not only starred in and directed, but won an Oscar for his original screenplay.  From that point on, “Triple Threat” films started trickling onto the screen.  Although never great in number, there are several well-known “Triple Threats” such as Woody Allen, Mel Brooks, Jean Wilder and Elaine May.

In this four-week series, we will view and then discuss six brilliant examples of “Triple Threat” films:

Jose Ferrer: The Great Man (1956): A man preparing a eulogy for a popular radio commentator finds that virtually nobody has a good word to say about him.

Mel Brooks: The Twelve Chairs (1970): In 1920s Soviet Russia, a fallen aristocrat, a priest, and a con artist search for a treasure of jewels hidden inside one of 12 chairs.

Orson Welles: Touch of Evil (1958): An unforgettably perverse story of murder, kidnapping and police corruption in a Mexican border town. Has perhaps the greatest opening shot of all time.

Sir Charles Chaplin The Kid (1921): Chaplin’s immortal tramp “adopts” an abandoned child (Jackie Coogan) only to find that their relationship is put into serious jeopardy.  A classic.

 

Instructor:  Dr. Kurt F. Stone
Summer A Dates:  4 Wednesdays: June 6, 13, 20, 27

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Course Fee:  $70

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

 

THURSDAY COURSES:  

Senses of Cinema:  "AH MEN!: THE CINEMATIC MALE"

Shelly Isaacs

Summer A Dates: 4 Thursdays: June 7, 14, 21, 28

Time: 2:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Course Fee: 
$70      
Location:  
Academic I Building – Auditorium Room 194 (Biscayne Bay Campus)

The four (4) films that will be viewed and discussed are: Cezanne and I, Pop Aye, John Rabe, Truman

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:  

"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. 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
Summer A Dates:  4 Fridays: June 8, 15, 22, 29
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Course Fee:  $70      
Location:  Brockway Memorial Library, 10021 NE Second Avenue, Miami Shores, Florida 33138

Titles of books for Summer are:  LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME by James Loewen, A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF UNITED STATES by Howard Zinn, MANUFACTURING CONSENT  by NOAM CHOMSKY and WAKING LIONS by Ayelet Gundar-Goshen.  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