One Day U x Coccia Institute – April 13th

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The talk begins on April 22nd, 2021.

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OLLI at FIU and One Day University are excited to partner in bringing you fascinating lifelong learning opportunities.

To kick off our partnership, we are inviting you to join us for a free presentation: The Constitution with Professor Andrew Porwancher on February 22 at 1 pm ET.

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Presented by Coccia Institute

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”30px”][vc_column_text]The Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience in America at Montclair State University actively advances the growing interest in Italian and Italian American fields of study, both among scholars and the public at large. The mission of the Institute includes both academic components and public outreach, with a specific focus on the historical and contemporary interplay of Italian culture and society with American culture and society.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”5/12″][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][vc_empty_space height=”60px”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_separator type=”normal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css=”.vc_custom_1595346246560{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}” z_index=””][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1617312492085{margin-bottom: 0px !important;padding-top: 0px !important;padding-bottom: 0px !important;}”]

Italian America in the World of Jazz

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With Professor Anna Celenza, John Gennari, and Mark Rotella

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Anna Celenza, John Gennari, and Mark Rotella explore the impact of Italian Americans in jazz from its origins to the present day.

[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_single_image image=”495012″ qode_css_animation=””][vc_column_text]Caroline Winterer / Stanford University[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal”][vc_column_text]Anna Celenza is the Thomas E. Caestecker Professor of Music at Georgetown University. She is the author of several books, including Jazz Italian Style: From Its Origins in New Orleans to Fascist Italy and Sinatra, and her most recent book, Music that Changed America.  In addition to her scholarly work, she has served as a writer/commentator for NPR’s Performance Today and published eight award-winning children’s books, including Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue and Duke Ellington’s Nutcracker Suite. She has been featured on nationally syndicated radio and TV programs, including the BBC’s “Music Matters” and C-Span’s “Book TV.”[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”grid” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern” css=”.vc_custom_1595346246560{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 20px !important;}” z_index=””][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space height=”12px”][vc_single_image image=”541885″ qode_css_animation=””][vc_column_text]John Gennari / University of Vermont[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal”][vc_column_text]John Gennari is Professor of English and Critical Race and Ethnic Studies at the University of Vermont. He is an American Studies-trained U.S. cultural historian with specializations in jazz and popular music, race and ethnicity, Italian American culture, food, sports, and cultural criticism. He is the author of Flavor and Soul: Italian America at Its African American Edge (University of Chicago Press, 2017. His earlier book, Blowin’ Hot and Cool: Jazz and Its Critics (University of Chicago Press, 2006), was awarded the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for Excellence in Music Criticism and the John Cawelti Award for the Best Book in American Culture. Gennari has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute at Harvard University, and the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_empty_space][vc_single_image image=”545610″ qode_css_animation=””][vc_column_text]Mark Rotella / Coccia Institute[/vc_column_text][vc_separator type=”normal”][vc_column_text]Mark Rotella is the Director of the Coccia Institute for the Italian Experience at Montclair State University, where he also teaches creative writing. He is the author of Amore: The Story of Italian American Song, and Stolen Figs: And Other Adventures in Calabria. He has written for various publications, including The New York Times, New York Times Book Review, Vanity Fair, the Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Saveur Magazine, La Voce di New York,  and NPR.org. He has appeared on National Public Radio outlets across the U.S. (including All Things Considered and the Leonard Lopate Show), CBS’s The Insider, Entertainment Tonight, and ABC News.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css_animation=”” row_type=”row” use_row_as_full_screen_section=”no” type=”full_width” angled_section=”no” text_align=”left” background_image_as_pattern=”without_pattern”][vc_column][vc_separator type=”normal” up=”10″ down=”10″][vc_row_inner row_type=”row” type=”full_width” text_align=”left” css_animation=””][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1617309932888{padding-top: 20px !important;}”]

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and get a FREE year membership to One Day University!

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Take advantage of our Gold or Silver membership packages and receive an annual subscription to One Day University at no additional cost.

If you’re not quite ready to become a Gold or Silver member, this partnership also benefits OLLI at FIU members by offering the opportunity to purchase an annual subscription to One Day University at a discounted rate.

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