News from OLLI: August 2011
August 10, 2011
OLLI facilitator Joe Carlin, who once served as Associate Editor of The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America (2004), has a new book, Cocktails: A Global History, coming out in 2012.
OLLI is pleased to have Fred Broer joining us as a new facilitator this fall. Broer is an accomplished musical composer, pianist, college-level music history and music theory teacher, and was director of the North Shore Conservatory of Music at Endicott College as well as several other churches around the Boston north shore. He’ll be facilitating a 7-week course on the songs and musicals of Vincent Youmans, one of America’s greatest songwriters.
OLLI will be offering its first Brown Bag presentation on the history and evolution of Hip Hop this fall. Sharon Montella, a Hip Hop dance teacher who has worked for and with such artists and entertainment personalities as Joyce Kulhawick, Justin Timberlake and Public Enemy, will discuss the history of this dance form and its influences from its beginnings in the South Bronx in the 1970s through the present.
Joseph Marr Cronin, the first Massachusetts Secretary of Education, will be facilitating a course this fall at OLLI. The course, “Reforming Boston Schools,” traces the changes in governance, staffing, instruction, and decision-making in the Boston school system from the 1940s to the present century. Cronin is author of The Control of Urban Schools and Organizing an Urban School System for Diversity.