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Albanese, Giuseppe

Giuseppe Albanese attended the University of Vermont and received his degree in history in 1966. In 1989, after five years of intensive study, he developed a dynamic education program entitled "The Joy of Opera." For the past 30 years, he has lectured extensively on numerous operatic subjects and has produced several video documentaries. Albanese has been presenting at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at FAU for more than 25 years.
Michelle Angel

Angel, Michelle

Michelle Angel, Guide and Consultant for end-of-life, earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Thanatology. Author of the book “I Sell Tomatoes, Inspiration and Consideration Before End-of Life,” Michelle has been doing extensive death work for over thirty years. Currently she has a private practice serving the dying and their loved ones. She lives locally, counsels’ clients globally and offers workshops and discussion groups teaching “Death, Dying & Living Fearlessly,” in South Florida and the Northeast.

Atkins, Burton

Burton Atkins, Ph.D., is a professor emeritus of political science at Florida State University (FSU). Currently, he teaches political science at FAU and Penn State University. In his 35-year career at FSU, Atkins taught a variety of courses on and wrote extensively about constitutional law and U.S. politics and served as chair of the political science department. He lived in London from 1992 to 1997 while serving as the director of FSU's London Study Center, and from 1997 until his retirement in 2006, he served as director of the FSU International Affairs Program.