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MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Freed
561-297-3022, lfreed@fau.edu




FAU’s Boca Raton Lifelong Learning Society Announces its Fall 2009 Course Schedule

                BOCA RATON, FL (September 14, 2009) – Florida Atlantic University has announced its Lifelong Learning Society (LLS) course offerings for the Fall 2009 semester, which begins Monday, October 12, at the Barry & Florence Friedberg Auditorium, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.

Fall 2009 course offerings consist of one-time special events and various lecture series. These lecture series are offered in four-week or eight-week sessions. Taught by FAU professors and distinguished guest lecturers, course offerings include such varied subjects as foreign policy, political science, film, art, history, music and literature.

            “The Presidents of the United States and the Jews: From Abraham Lincoln to Barack Obama” offered on Sunday, October 18, is a one-time special event lecture given by Dr. David Dalin, an ordained rabbi who is currently the Taube Research Fellow in History at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University.  Dalin will explore how past and current administrations have impacted the Jewish community through Cabinet appointments and the history of presidential positions on issues of Jewish concern.

“News Media in America: What’s on Your Mind?” will be hosted by Sam Roberts, a journalism professor at the University of Miami. This one-time special event will take place on Saturday, November 21. Roberts will answer media-related questions asked by the audience on topics such as whether the news media engages in partisan political reporting and whether the general public should trust what is reported.

Other one-time special events include Dr. Stephen Cohen’s lecture “Laugh ‘Till You Plotz! - Part II” on Thursday, November 12 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. Regular four-week and eight-week lectures will take place Monday through Friday, beginning October 12 through December 18.

            The LLS 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.      

To register for courses or to receive a free Fall 2009 course catalog, contact the Lifelong Learning Society Office at 561-297-3185 or visit www.fau.edu/lls.  

-FAU-

Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 27,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses strategically located along 150 miles of Florida's southeastern coastline. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College,  the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science

                                        

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