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FAU Jupiter’s Lifelong Learning Society to Hold Summer Semester

            JUPITER, FL (April 30, 2010) - The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter will hold its summer semester from May 12 - July 8.  Classes will take place in the Lifelong Learning Complex at Florida Atlantic University’s John D. MacArthur Campus, 5353 Parkside Drive, Jupiter.

“This year our students requested a variety of courses, so we added classes in politics and music to the summer semester schedule,” said René Friedman, director of the Lifelong Learning Society in Jupiter.  

The Lifelong Learning program will offer four summer courses:

  •     “Fads, Fancies and Foibles in American Culture,” taught by Myrna Goldberger, an educational entertainer. This course will focus on 20 th and 21 st century American fads.   

  •      “A Primer on American Government and Politics,” taught by Dr. Burt Atkins, who is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Florida State University and currently teaches at FAU. This course is a systematic review and appraisal of the foundations and institutions of American government.

  •     “World Enough and Time: The 20 th Century in Film ,” taught by Dr. Benito Rakower.  Rakower has taught film and literature courses at the Cambridge Center for Adult Education and at the French Library in Boston, Massachusetts. This film series will survey the way men and women were connected geographically in the 20 th century.

  •   “Music Americana: Legends of American Music,” taught by Rod MacDonald, a lecturer and guitarist, will examine the work and  biographies of legendary musical artists, such as Billie Holiday, Diana Ross, Bob Dylan and The Beatles.

For more information or to receive a free 2010 Summer Catalog, contact the Lifelong Learning Society at 561-799-8667 or 561-799-8547. 


The Lifelong Learning Society at FAU Jupiter is dedicated to enriching the lives of adults of all ages by offering non-credit, university-level courses that are taught by highly qualified professors and distinguished guest lecturers.

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