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SUMMER A SCHEDULE

TERM DATES: April 26 - June 12, 2021

 

All sessions will be delivered virtually via Zoom.  Advanced registration required.  Register online or call 305.919.5900.

 

Date Weeks Time Title Description Instructors Non-Member Tuition Member Tuition
4/26 - 6/7 6 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Leonardo da Vinci:  The Shaping of an Artistic Genius “A beautiful body perishes, but a work of art dies not.”- Leonardo da Vinci.

Come be invigorated by the engaging Ms. Cocciardi as she reveals new and little-known aspects of artist Leonardo da Vinci’s life, work, and his passion for interlocking knots.

Enter Luca Pacioli, the famous Renaissance mathematician, who becomes Leonardo’s apprentice and who plays a major role in his art masterpieces from “The Last Supper” to the “Mona Lisa.” Then there is Isabella d’Este, patron of the arts and hostess to Leonardo and Luca when, in 1499, fleeing the perils of war, their Covid-19 moment, the men took refuge in her castle.

The sojourn creates a sketch by Leonardo of Isabella with a promise to be followed by a 'color portrait' of the Marchesa. Discover the intrigue of the relationships of the apprentice, the master and the Renaissance woman and her unfinished, unpainted portrait that will intertwine their lives forever.
Cocciardi, Caroline $75.00 $60.00
4/26 - 6/7 6 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM Monday Mindfulness 6-week course, 90 minutes each week
 
This course will introduce students to basic mindfulness and contemplative practices geared toward cultivating compassion for self and others. A variety of 10-15-minute meditations will be introduced from simple to more complex.  In this section Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) meditations will be introduced to offer students an experience with personalizing meditations using the meridians of the body as a valuable resource in self-care and self- soothing. 
 
These practices can be useful to diminish self-doubt and self-criticism and reduce fear-based thinking. There will be a focus on creating a safe space for cross-fertilizing ideas, feelings, thoughts and experiential learning.  The course is intentionally structured to allow participants to share their personal meditative experiences and to create a community of shared humanity.
  Mondays:  4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, & 6/7  (No class on 5/31)
Domenitz, Linda $30.00 $30.00
4/26 - 6/7 6 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Cinema Post Discussion: Evening Series Cinema Series (Evening)

NOTE:  This series will be the same set of movies offered during the day series on Tuesday.

This series includes six (6) virtual, live post-discussions for the term.  If you will not be able to attend all discussions, you may also purchase each one individually.  The series will not be prorated or refunded.

Mondays:  4/26, 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24, & 6/7  (No class on 5/31)
Isaacs, Shelly $75.00 $60.00
4/27 - 6/8 4 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM Ice on a Hot Stove In this a generative writing class participants are given writing  prompts to help them craft their stories. We will write for an hour and share and compare for last part of the class. Participants will receive on the spot feedback to help them grow their writing. Dates:  4/27, 5/11, 5/25, & 6/8 Pastor, Zoraida $40.00 $50.00

6/11

Rescheduled

1 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Henry Ford:  Master Disrupter When you think of the great “Disrupters”, people who have revolutionized a  way of doing things, you think of Steve Jobs of Apple, Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook, Jeff Bezos of Amazon, and Sam Walton of Walmart among others.   But before all of them came Henry Ford, among the greatest disrupters in modern history.

I will build a motor car for the great multitude.it will be so low in price that no man will be unable to own one."-Henry Ford

In this lecture we will explore how Henry Ford's relentless curiosity and creative genius led the early Ford Motor Company beyond just making the most affordable autos of the day, into mining, shipping, soybeans, education, and even discount grocery marketing!
Munro, Charlie $10.00 $5.00
6/4 1 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Securing Democracy:  My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil Securing Democracy:  My Fight for Press Freedom and Justice in Bolsonaro's Brazil by Glenn Greenwald Delmont, Ronelle $25.00 $20.00
6/4 1 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM Jews in Finland Fought Alongside German Nazi Soldiers Jews in Finland Fought Alongside German Nazi Soldiers Hofstadter, Cami $10.00 $5.00
6/8 1 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM The Great Fire of London In his talk, Tim will look at the Great Fire of London in 1666 when, in four terrifying days, London suffered its greatest cataclysm since Boudicca’s revolt against the Romans, 1600 years before. Much of the old medieval city was destroyed but London rose again a recognizably modern city. Tim will look at the Fire’s context and its consequences as well as take you on a virtual tour of London pre and post Fire. It is a tale of paranoia, pandemics, fundamentalism, corrupt politicians, propaganda and xenophobia so obviously of absolutely no relevance to the present day!  Potter, Tim $15.00 $10.00
6/10 1 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Edvard Munch’s Frieze of Life Art Through a Magnifying Glass:
By observing and analyzing in depth specific works of art, we understand a particular moment in the artist life.  Each class will be focused on a masterpiece or on a special project that an artist created.
Cohen, Batia $25.00 $20.00
6/10 1 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Claude Monet Claude Monet fue una figuras claves de el movimiento Impresionista. Sus innovaciones en el estudio de el color y la luz causaron admiración y rechazo. Intento captar las variaciones de el color sobre un mismo tema a distintas horas, y en estaciones diferentes con condiciones climáticas variadas. Paulatinamente fue acentuando los efectos luminosos hasta llegar en ocaciones a difuminar las formas o incluso a fundirlas entre sí. Droulers, Armando $20.00 $15.00
6/12 1 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lab Girl Book Discussion The annual National Endowment for the Arts initiative inspires conversation, connection, and discovery.  Join us for this engaging discussion based on Hope Jahren’s book, Lab Girl.  Through the sharing of a book, we come to learn about ourselves, our community, and the world.  Dawn Kristy will guide our session as we explore science-based approaches to understanding nature and the challenges faced by women in STEM.In collaboration with Brockway Memorial Library. Kristy, Dawn $0.00 $0.00
TBD 2 TBD One-on-One Tech Training OLLI at FIU members can take advantage of discounted one-on-one trainings with a technology expert from Carevocacy.  Get personalized help with all your tech questions.  Whether you need help setting up a new smart TV, creating a Facebook account, or learning how to use email,Carevocacy is dedicated to teaching seniors in a safe and relaxed manner. This package contains two, 1-hour private sessions.  OLLI at FIU staff will schedule your first appointment and you will schedule the second appointment directly with Carevocacy.  Upon registering, call 305.919.5900 to book your first appointment. Carevocacy $60.00 $50.00
TBD 4 TBD One-on-One Tech Training OLLI at FIU members can take advantage of discounted one-on-one trainings with a technology expert from Carevocacy.  Get personalized help with all your tech questions.  Whether you need help setting up a new smart TV, creating a Facebook account, or learning how to use email,Carevocacy is dedicated to teaching seniors in a safe and relaxed manner. This package contains four, 1-hour private sessions.  OLLI at FIU staff will schedule your first appointment and you will schedule the remaining appointments directly with Carevocacy.  Upon registering, call 305.919.5900 to book your first appointment. Carevocacy $120.00 $80.00

Annual memberships start at $50 and remain valid for one year from the date of purchase.  Gold and Silver memberships also include a 1-year subscription to One Day University.

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