at the University of San Francisco

The Fromm Institute For Lifelong Learning


Spring 2019
Faculty Presentations



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    Thurs., May  16, 2019

    Mon., May 27, 2019



    Winter 2019

    Class Begin 01/07/2019

    Class End 02/28/2019

    Make-up Week  3/4 - 07


    Spring 2019

    Class Begin 04/08/2019

    Class End 05/30/2019

    Make-up Week  6/3 - 06


    Classes meet at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday - Thursday.  The Fromm Institute office is open, Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and alternating Fridays. Please call if you plan to come by the office on Friday.



    Prof. Arnold = Understanding the US Economy



    Prof. O'Sullivan =
    Our Best Presidents

    Prof. Fischer = Tagore & Gandhi : the Great Debate






The Fromm Institute Student Association


The Fromm Institute Student Association (FISA) is an active and involved student government at the Fromm Institute. Offering Professional concerts and performances, New Member welcome sessions, after class film series, and lunchtime presentations, FISA develops a social program for members of the Fromm Institute organized around members’ interests.


Everyone enrolled in Fromm Institute classes is automatically a member.  Members are asked to pay voluntary dues of $5 for each eight-week session they attend. This assessment is placed into the Student Association Treasury and disbursed for its purposes as directed by the Officers and Steering Committee.


Four Officers (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer) and four Steering Committee members are elected in alternating years each Spring Session for a two-year term. They can serve in any one student leadership position for a maximum of two consecutive terms or four consecutive years.


The President of the Fromm Institute Student Association additionally serves as an ex-officio member of the Friends of the Fromm Institute Board of Directors offering advice and counsel to the Board on matters of general importance to Fromm Institute Students.


The Fromm Institute Student Association By-Laws (Click Here)



(through Spring 2019)



                             President                 Vice-President                Secretary                    Treasurer

                           Lois Roach                Linda Marks          Arlene Waksberg         David McClure


Steering Committee

(through Spring 2020)



                         Donna Calame           Shari Gropper                Joan Cucek              Zohar Lahav



FISA Command Performances Program

Robert Morgan currently serves as the Fromm Institute Performing Arts Representative – a liaison with local Bay Area cultural organizations.  Through his coordination, discounts are secured for Fromm Institute students who identify themselves with their USF/Fromm Institute ID Card.


FISA New Members Committee

Frances Pinnock leads FISA’s New Members Committee which holds a new member luncheon each session to help orient new members to Fromm Institute events, activities, facilities, and history.  Additionally, each session after the next session’s classes are released, the New Members Committee holds an open meeting for members to discuss upcoming professors and classes.

FISA Matinee Film Series

Maxine Einhorn organizes FISA’s Matinee Film Series in the afternoons after classes end.  Showing films connected with currently offered courses, Matinee is about watching together, enjoying the big screen, discussing film, and reliving a time we remember.