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FAU’s Lifelong Learning Society Offers Broad Variety of Classes for Spring 2011 Series

        BOCA RATON, FL (March 18, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University’s Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) in Boca Raton will offer two series of course lectures and six one-time special lectures during its spring 2011 series from Monday, March 21 through Thursday, June 2. All spring courses will take place at the Barry & Florence Friedberg Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus. 
        “The course offerings include diverse subjects and topics ranging from politics, art, history, literature, music, photography, law, science and technology and film studies to some very practical information-oriented lectures such as those ina special retirement series and the participatory audience-interactive sessions on learning how to be happy,” said Herbert Shapiro, Ph.D., assistant provost of the LLS.  “If variety is the ‘spice of life,’ as the cliché goes, then this program is a well-seasoned one for spring.” 
        The first spring session begins Monday, March 21 and ends Friday, April 15 with course topics that include film and literature, politics and history, Yiddish comedic films, an historic overview of photography, and a guide to retirement challenges.
        The second spring session, which runs from Monday, May 2 to Thursday, June 2 will feature classes on happiness, history, literature, science and technology, films on family dynamics, Yiddish drama, and end-of-life issues.
        Special one-time lectures include:

         “The Golden Boys: The Evolution of the Tenor Voice in the Post-World War II Era” with Giuseppe Albanese, author and video documentarian on opera, on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m.

         “The Roots of Rock ‘n Roll” with Robert S. Weber, a musical theory and harmony teacher and member of the Delray Beach Chorale, on Thursday, March 24, at 7 p.m.

          “Shakespeare’s Magic: The Bard Still Casts His Spell” with Laura Wayth, FAU assistant professor of acting, on Tuesday, April 5, at 7 p.m.

         “Homeland for the Jewish Soul: A History of the Jewish Deli” with Ted Merwin, Ph.D., religion and Judaic studies professor at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday, April 12, at 7 p.m.

         “The United States in 2025: Prospects and Challenges” with Robert G. Rabil, Ph.D., FAU associate professor of political science, on Tuesday, May 3, at 10 a.m.

        The LLS on the Boca Raton campus was established in 1980 to provide adults of all ages the opportunity to enrich their lives through non-credit, university-level courses with no homework, grades or tests. 
        For more information, to register for courses, or to view or request the full spring 2011 course catalog, contact the Lifelong Learning Society at 561-297-3185 or visit www.fau.edu/lls.

-FAU-

About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit www.fau.edu .

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