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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico brings the challenge and excitement of university learning to adults age 50 plus who want to explore stimulating and fascinating subjects. All of the traditional disciplines are offered, as well as new areas of research and study.

Osher at the University of New Mexico offers a wide range of courses, lectures and special events to its members.  Courses and lectures are taught by UNM faculty as well as by qualified members of the community. There are no tests or grades, just learning for the pure joy.

Your membership in Osher means discovering new friends, new knowledge and new ways of bringing meaning and enjoyment to your life. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Foundation has funded Institutes from Hawaii to Maine to offer intellectually stimulating learning opportunities for mature adults.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Membership

Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM Continuing Education allows adults 50 and over to choose from a diverse set of thought-provoking courses taught year round by current and emeritus University of New Mexico faculty members and renowned experts from the local community. The emphasis of the university-level, day-time, evening and week-end courses is on building an accessible and affordable experience of the best of the University's learning environment. There are no entrance requirements, no tests, and no grades. In fact, no college background is needed at all — it's your love of learning that counts. Your Membership year is January - December 2018.

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Lynn LessardLYNN LESSARD is a UNM Health Systems employee who hails originally from New Hampshire. She moved here four years ago for the warmer climate and diverse culture. Lynn took an OLLI class a year ago (held at a retirement community just north of ABQ proper) that covered healthy eating which was extremely informative. She liked that the class setting was comfy and class size was small enough for the instructor to share her recommended food samples. She’s attracted to OLLI classes that deal with health as she is always looking to improve her well-being. Lynn hopes to explore more OLLI at UNM class offerings in 2018.


Osher Lifelong Learning Free Member Events

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In the class‐obsessed and religiously divided United Kingdom of the early 1920s, two determined young runners train for the 1924 Paris Olympics. Eric Liddell (Ian Charleson), a devout Christian born to Scottish missionaries in China, sees running as part of his worship of God's glory and refuses to train or compete on the Sabbath. Harold Abrahams (Ben Cross) overcomes anti‐Semitism and class bias, but neglects his beloved sweetheart Sybil (Alice Krige) in his single‐minded quest. (movie description from google movies https://g.co/kgs/sqGvTb)

19036 | $0

Chariots of Fire (1981) Running - SUA‐PE

6/25/2018
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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In Durham, N.C., the Bulls minor league baseball team has one asset no other can claim: a poetry‐loving groupie named Annie Savoy (Susan Sarandon). As the team's season begins, Annie selects brash new recruit Ebby Calvin Laloosh (Tim Robbins), whom she christens ''Nuke,'' to inspire with the religion of baseball. Nuke also receives guidance from veteran player Crash Davis (Kevin Costner), who settles Nuke's erratic pitching and teaches him to follow the catcher's lead. (Movie description from Google https://g.co/kgs/U6ru1t)

19037 | $0

Bull Durham (1988) Baseball - SUA‐PE

7/9/2018
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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As we age, we all notice changes in our ability to do our daily routines that now require effort to perform. What is happening? Is it "normal "? Will I lose my independence, as these "issues " may or may not develop? We'll define "normal aging " and discuss the anatomy, how the system works in our bodies, and changes that may or not occur as we age. Following this conversation, we will point out common illnesses that affect how particular systems function. It is hoped that you will come with questions so that we can interact about these topics, the effect of aging, and discuss if there is anything in our life style that can slow or delay the normal effects about aging.

19026 | $0

Medical Issues that Arise as We Age: How to Prepare for Those That can be Treated or Prevented - SUA‐PE

7/12/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Walter Forman
CE North Building

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Adonis Johnson (Michael B. Jordan) never knew his famous father, boxing champion Apollo Creed, who died before Adonis was born. However, boxing is in his blood, so he seeks out Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) and asks the retired champ to be his trainer. Rocky sees much of Apollo in Adonis, and agrees to mentor him, even as he battles an opponent deadlier than any in the ring. With Rocky's help, Adonis soon gets a title shot, but whether he has the true heart of a fighter remains to be seen. (Movie description from Google https://g.co/kgs/GsUfjy)

19038 | $0

Creed (2015) Boxing - SUA‐PE

7/16/2018
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps) are two childhood friends who both aspire to be professional basketball players. Quincy, whose father, Zeke (Dennis Haysbert), plays for the Los Angeles Clippers, is a natural talent and a born leader. Monica is ferociously competitive but sometimes becomes overly emotional on the court. Over the years, the two begin to fall for each other, but their separate paths to basketball stardom threaten to pull them apart. (Movie description from Google https://g.co/kgs/mZA5Zd)

19039 | $0

Love and Basketball (2000) - SUA‐PE

7/30/2018
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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The health status of New Mexico varies by region, race/ethnicity and many other factors. Life expectancy and disability adjusted life years are two health status measures that are moving in the wrong direction for New Mexico. The presentation will highlight major health issues in New Mexico related to infectious disease, chronic disease, maternal child health, substance use and injury. This presentation will also examine the different ways to look at health status will be reviewed as will the changes in health status in New Mexico over time.

19028 | $0

The Health Status of New Mexico - SUA‐PE

8/13/2018
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Michael Landen
CE South Building

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Osher Lifelong Learning Classes

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Do you have a child in your life that likes to write? Do you like to journal and want to share journaling with a child? Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and friends are invited to attend with a child (age 8 and up) to learn about the ways you can journal with each other and alone. I will bring ideas to explore topics of mutual interest and ways to share journaling with one another. Journaling prompts and a wide variety of crafting supplies will be provided. Come spend part of this summer break telling each other the stories of your lives and learning about creative journaling. Please note: Materials fee of $5 per participant payable to instructor at the beginning of class. Only the Osher member registers for the class. Your young person is your guest.

Note: Tuition remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19144 | $25

Intergenational Journaling - SUA‐PE

6/29/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Amanda Cisco
CE South Building

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We'll continue our exploration into the lives and works of women artists. Study the works of painters Leonor Fine, Judith Leyster, and Gabrielle Munter, photographer Tina Modotti, and sculptors Louise Nevelson and Lee Bontecou. Ranging in dates from the 1600s to modern times, we'll look at paintings, sculptures and photography to discover how and why these talented women expressed themselves.

19125 | $20

Sampler of Women Artists, Part Six - SUA‐PE

7/13/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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Brochs and broughs. Maes Howe, Midhowe and Mine Howe. Skara Brae and the Ness of Brodgar. What the heck? The Orkney Islands are about as north as you can get and still be in Scotland. It's a cold, windy, beautiful, green place where people have been living for thousands of years. We'll explore a variety of archaeological treasures to be found on these remote islands.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19115 | $20

Archaeology of the Orkney Islands - SUA‐PE

7/20/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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Discuss the nature and history of art, then review the social and artistic conventions in place before Impressionism, sampling the Romantic and Realist movements. We'll study the revolutionary works of Manet before exploring the principles of Impressionism with an in‐depth look at Monet. Enjoy the works of other Impressionists and Post‐Impressionists, focusing on Renoir, Degas, Toulouse‐Lautrec, Seurat, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Cezanne. We will also cover their lives (sometimes humorous, sometimes tragic) and motivations. The knowledge and perspectives gained from the course will enhance students' future experiences of all art styles and movements.

19135 | $69

Impressionism - SUA‐PE

7/27/2018 - 8/31/2018
Fri 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(6 Session Total)
James Gallegos
CE South Building

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Dow was an excellent painter, pioneering printmaker, and noted photographer whose works are in the Art Institute of Chicago as well as other collections. Dow wrote Composition – the foremost book for art training from the early 1900s till the 1940's. He taught such notable artists as Max Weber and photographer Laurence Coburn but forever remains in the shadow of his most famous student, Georgia O'Keeffe. We will explore Dow's life and artistic career, including his images of New Mexico. We will explore how Dow's studies in pre‐1900 Paris and involvement in the anti‐academic modernism movement both shaped his famous students as well as our view of art to this day.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19168 | $20

Arthur Wesley Dow – O'Keeffe's Greatest Teacher - SUA‐PE

8/6/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Annette Kingman
CE South Building

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From 1965 to 1968, Mark Rudd was a student activist and organizer in the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) chapter at Columbia University. In 1969, Rudd helped found the Weather Underground and the Weathermen. Rudd was a fugitive from 1970 to 1977, wanted on charges of bombing and conspiracy. In 1977, he turned himself in. By then, most of the federal charges were dropped. Rudd was a math instructor in Albuquerque until his retirement in 2008. He remains an organizer and nonviolent activist locally on issues of Native American land rights, nuclear issues, Palestine solidarity, unionization, environmental justice, and war and militarization. 2018 is the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago and the subsequent Chicago 8 trial. That year was also perhaps the apex of the antiwar movement. Rudd will discuss the era that gave way to those movements and provide some context for what's happening with the government crackdown on peaceful demonstrations today.

19203 | $20

Mark Rudd: Yes, this is the Mark Rudd from the Sixties - SUA‐PE

7/17/2018
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Mark Rudd
CE South Building

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Throughout history, borders of countries have changed like the tide. Countries have been formed by colonial powers and forcibly divided by external powers. Many times this has happened against the will of the people populating the territories of these countries. Germany was one of these countries. German unification was initially achieved with the formation of the German Empire in 1871 under the leadership of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck only to be divided less than 100 years later in 1945 by the victorious allies following WW II. We'll discuss the history leading up to the division of Germany. After the division of Germany, we'll focus on the economic, military, political, legal and social/cultural effects that resulted from 45 years of division to identify the difficulties associated with reunifying a country. Critical thinking aids in explaining why these events took place and why after 25 years, there are still unresolved issues.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19222 | $20

A Primer in German Reunification - SUA‐PE

7/18/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Timothy Goloversic
CE South Building

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Throughout the world and in the western democracies like the US we have seen the rise of authoritarian, nationalist, neo‐Nazi and so‐called "populist " movements and regimes. The same freedom of speech that promotes egalitarian policies and movements for progressive social change also protects the purveyors of hate speech. How should advocates of a vibrant and pluralistic democracy respond and safeguard the promise of America?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19292 | $20

Freedom of Speech in an Era of White Nationalism - SUA‐PE

7/20/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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We'll examine the beginning of the first Gulf War to the current post‐Iraq War situation formed in part by the implementation of the US led Provisional Coalition Authority to the birth and defeat of ISIS. Some questions I want to answer during the lecture are: How and why did a country formed with three different distinct peoples (Sunni, Shiites and Kurds) survive? Can Iraq survive in its current form? Will the strong Iranian influence overwhelming the Iraqi Government lead to the break‐up of the country?

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19219 | $20

Iraq: The First Gulf War to the Present - SUA‐PE

8/8/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Timothy Goloversic
CE South Building

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How should Progressive Democrats appeal to President Trump's base among the white working class in the 2018 and 2020 elections? For most of the 20th century the white working class was an important base for Progressive Democrats. This changed during the presidencies of Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan. White working class regions suffered relative economic decline due to the millions of blue and white collar jobs that disappeared due to globalization, mechanization and automation. What sort of Progressive program and message can return the white working class from the promises of populism?

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19283 | $20

Can Democrats Win Back Their Base? - SUA‐PE

8/20/2018
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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The budget deficit will burden our children and grandchildren. Pundits and politicians say this all the time, but is it really true? Should you worry about Social Security running out of money, or should you worry about something else instead? And what caused the economy to unexpectedly shrink in 2008? Understanding money ‐‐ what it is, where it comes from, and how it functions ‐‐ can provide surprising clarity on these and similar issues. No longer based on gold, our monetary system is in fact a social construct, based on trust and backed by social and legal institutions, that facilitates private transactions and satisfies the need for private savings. It also moves goods and services from the private sector to the public sector. This class examines the functional operations of modern currency in the United States and summarizes consequences for inflation, interest rates, unemployment and general economic activity.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19353 | $20

Theory and Practice of Modern Money - SUA‐PE

8/13/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Creigh Gordon
CE South Building

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Social Security planning is complex. This course will teach you how Social Security works so you can avoid costly mistakes and maximize your family's benefit. This significant asset offers you a lifetime annuity, cost‐of‐living adjustments and right of survivorship. We'll explore answers to the following questions: Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive? When should I apply for Social Security benefits? How can I maximize my benefits? Will Social Security be enough to live on? Social Security is too important for guesswork. Treat this resource as a significant asset and maximize it to the greatest extent possible. The application of knowledge is power!

Note: UNM Tuition remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19371 | $20

Savvy Social Security for Boomers - SUA‐PE

8/21/2018
Tue 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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A health care crisis is looming in this country and it's essential for baby boomers to understand what they need to do to financially prepare. This educational workshop will cover how Medicare enrollment periods work and how to avoid late‐enrollment penalties; how much you can expect to pay in healthcare costs after going onto Medicare, how Medicare works with private insurance, why most people pay too much for private insurance and how you can avoid excess costs. Additionally, we'll discuss why you must plan for higher healthcare costs in retirement, including the possibility of needing long term care. Special offer this class only. Bring your laptop and stay for an hour after class and together we will create Social Security statements online and use your very own numbers to build your customized Social Security planning report.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19372 | $20

Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers - SUA‐PE

8/23/2018
Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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Food is profoundly social. It defines family traditions and creates the medium for social interactions. Holidays require feast foods. Courtships require dinners out. All gatherings are improved by snacks. The instructor uses a historical model starting seven million years ago with the hunter‐gatherer tribal units who evolved into omnivores and will describe the subsequent food revolutions that followed, including: the first uses of fire and cooking; the domestication of animals and then plants; the first civilizations; the exchanges from one place to another of foods; and lastly the industrial production of food. All of these are connected to social, technological and cultural developments.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19424 | $20

Foodology: A Living History of Food - SUA‐PE

6/26/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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As long as there have been humans, there have been criminals. Crime can be driven by poverty, greed, envy or simply an amoral approach to other humans, but laws passed with good intentions also can generate criminal activity. That is what happened January 17, 1920 with the passage of 18th Amendment. In the thirteen years before its repeal, criminal activity in the United States evolved into a hierarchy of organized crime funded by the distribution and sale of illegal alcohol. But not all criminals dealt in bootleg whiskey. Some just robbed banks and killed people. Herbert Hoover and the FBI referred to all of them as "Public Enemy #1 " in a list that eventually evolved into the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. " Join gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, Ma Barker, and Al Capone on their crime sprees – individuals that you only would want to meet in this class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19441 | $20

Public Enemy #1 - SUA‐PE

6/26/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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In the 5th Century, the Lombards, the Heruls, the Gepids, the Bulgars, the Thuringians and the Ostrogoths established themselves in Italy. By late 569 they had conquered all the principal cities north of the Po River except Pavia, which fell in 572. At the same time, they occupied areas in central Italy and southern Italy. They established a Lombard Kingdom in Italy, later named Regnum Italicum (''Kingdom of Italy''), which reached its zenith under the eighth‐century ruler Liutprand. In 774, the Kingdom was conquered by the Frankish King Charlemagne and integrated into his Empire. However, Lombard nobles continued to rule parts of the Italian peninsula well into the 11th century, when they were conquered by the Normans, and added to their County of Sicily. Their legacy is apparent in the regional appellation, Lombardy. The connection between certain Italian families and the Lombards will be explored. A short film that will trace the history of these people will be shown. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

Note: Tuition remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19483 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Lombard Connection to Italian Families - SUA‐PE

6/29/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Other than the Army and Navy Nurse Corps, no women were in the military at the beginning of the war. Within a year after Pearl Harbor, all four services – Army, Navy, Coast Guard, and Marine Corps – would have females on active duty. By war's end over 250,000 women had worn a military uniform. This session looks at the startup challenges each branch of service faced and the jobs the women performed to free up male service members for combat duty.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19456 | $20

The Contributions of American Women to the Allied Victory in World War II – The Military Woman - SUA‐PE

7/11/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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When one looks at the incredible obstacles the lowly colonists and continentals faced once they decided to confront the greatest national power on Earth (the British Empire) in a war of independence, it will become abundantly clear that our forefathers, and the citizens who supported the idea of revolution, were certifiably psychotic. We'll look at how the geographic location of the colonies and a fair amount of luck, made victory the inevitable outcome. We will see how victory was truly snatched out of the jaws of defeat.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19425 | $20

Why We Won the American Revolution - SUA‐PE

7/12/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Corrales Arts Center

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From the 4th century CE, the quest for relics (tangible links to Jesus, Mary, the Apostles and early Christian martyrs) deepened the split between western and eastern Christianity and gave rise to the great pilgrimage sites of Jerusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostela and Canterbury. The quest also influenced the western artistic tradition from the creation of elaborate reliquaries to Gothic architecture and the santos of New Spain and the American Southwest.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19454 | $25

Relics and Reliquaries in Europe and the New World - SUA‐PE

7/17/2018 - 7/24/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Cheryl Foote
CE South Building

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The South had better generals, an economy built on slave labor, European support and world recognition in their struggle for independence. The Confederacy had certain knowledge that they could ultimately fight a defensive war if such a thing came to fruition. On paper, the South looked as if their independence was a certainty. We'll examine, year by year, why the North was truly the superior force in America's Civil War. Even with its deficits, the Union had the broader industry, manpower and yes, generals as good, if not better than what the South was able to produce. And its greatest asset, Abraham Lincoln, compared to Jefferson Davis, was no contest.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19426 | $20

Why the North Won the Civil War - SUA‐PE

7/26/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Corrales Arts Center

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Come and discover the stimulating history of coffee!! We'll explore the origin, migration to Arabia, European influence and the rise of the South American bean. We'll continue with the history of coffee in America and the influence of national coffee chairs on modern coffee making practices. Bring $5 for fresh coffee on class day!

Note: This class is eligible for tuition remission under personal enrichment.

19479 | $20

The History of Coffee - SUA‐PE

8/4/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Vincent LaVolpa
CE South Building

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"Peace through Strength " is the slogan of American militarists who want to increase spending on a military establishment that already outspends the combined budgets of America's adversaries by more than 2 to 1. Did the perception of American weakness induce the Japanese High Command in 1941 or Al Qaida's shura council in 2001 to plan and execute their respective attacks? Or, ironically, was American strength the factor that caused these adversaries to choose the particular means and timing of their attacks on the US? Two cases studies test the "Peace through Strength " thesis.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19427 | $20

Did military weakness create the environment for the Pearl Harbor and 9‐11 Attacks? - SUA‐PE

8/7/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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According to historian David Wooton, "For 2,400 years patients have believed that doctors were doing good; for 2,300 years they were wrong. " How wrong? Crocodile dung for contraception; invisible worms causing tooth decay; mashed mouse poultices; ground glass for stomach ailments; lobotomies on demand. Clutch your Medicare card gratefully and join us for a visit to the doctor that you hope never happens. Feeling a little hysterical about this class? That's because you're female and your uterus keeps wandering through your body.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19402 | $20

Leeches, Quacks and Lobotomies - SUA‐PE

8/10/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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Need to eliminate a rat – or a husband? The Victorian housewife turned to arsenic. With no taste or smell, it was virtually undetectable when mixed with food or drink. Plus, at just a penny for half an ounce, it was cheap. But if the frugal housewife had been patient, her husband probably would have died anyway. A by‐product of mining copper, gold and zinc, arsenic became more readily available during the Industrial Revolution. Vibrant green dyes were derived from arsenic‐tinted candles, candies, playing cards, gloves, crayons, toys, curtains, wallpaper, and even fake flowers. It was used in cosmetics to give women that fashionable (death‐like) pallor. A mixture of arsenic and black pepper was used as anti‐venom among British forces in India. Dr. Livingstone claimed arsenic countered the bite of the tsetse fly while Charles Darwin took arsenic for his eczema. Tobacco mixed with arsenic relieved asthma. Arsenic permeated most goods. Join us for a poison‐filled jaunt through Victorian life. Tea optional.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19452 | $20

A Little Arsenic with Your Tea, M'Dear? - SUA‐PE

8/14/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Archaeologists have found the ruins of a Cretan temple found beneath thousands of tons of ash and have connected it to the legendary lost civilization of the Minoans. In addition, they have also found remains of the Minoans themselves. Thanks to scientific technology and historical evidence, the mythical and beautiful Minoans will rise again. We will view a short documentary and examine this great discovery as we discuss which DNA markers are most identified with this ancient culture.

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19485 | $20

The Minoans and the People of the Sea (DNA Origins) - SUA‐PE

8/17/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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The 1917 Russian Revolution brought crimes, terror and repression. In 1917 the Cheka (secret police) was formed. In 1918 the Red Terror began. There followed imprisonment and hostage taking; executions without trial; state‐inflicted‐famines; forced collectivization; concentration camps (yes, before the Nazis), labor camps; deportation of ethnic groups; the Great Purge of 1937‐1938; Katyn massacre of Polish officers . . . Estimated total deaths: 20 million. We'll study this with YouTube videos corroborated by The Black Book of Communism, The Gulag Archipelago and Harvest of Sorrow. Videos include "The Secret Lenin, " "Norilsk Labor Complex, " "Butovo Killing Field, " "Forced Relocation of Crimean Tatars, " and "The Infamous Moscow Show Trial. "

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19423 | $25

The USSR: The State Against Its People - SUA‐PE

8/21/2018 - 8/28/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Donald Gluck
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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On December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Great Britain in a worldwide radio broadcast saying, ''I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.'' Behind this scene from a romance novel was a more sinister scenario. Edward was a fascist who believed that Hitler was the solution to peace in Europe. In 1937, he and Wallis Simpson made a high‐profile trip to Nazi Germany where they even stayed with the Fuhrer as his personal guests. Wallis Simpson already had a personal relationship with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop who was rumored to have been her lover during the mid‐1930s. That Hitler promised to reinstate Edward as king under a Nazi‐controlled Great Britain now is being confirmed with newly released documents. Was this one of the world's great romances or a betrayal of Great Britain? Join us to examine the motives of a king that Winston Churchill said ''had given up the greatest throne in world history.''

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19449 | $20

Romance and More than a Touch of Fascism - SUA‐PE

8/27/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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After the Civil War, immigration to the United States changed. Immigrants from Germany, Ireland, Britain and Scandinavian countries dwindled to be replaced by those from Eastern Europe, Russia, Syria, Turkey, and Armenia. War, famine, and religious persecution drove them to leave their homes and seek new lives in the United States. In 1890, control of immigration was turned over to the federal government, and $75,000 was appropriated for construction of the first federal immigration station on Ellis Island. From 1892 to 1954, 12 million immigrants passed through the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station with 1900 to 1914 being the peak years. Immigrants would contribute names that are part of the American tapestry: Bruce Springstein, Colin Powell, Yogi Berra, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Irving Berlin, Charles Atlas, Cicely Tyson and Martha Stewart. Learn the stories of Ellis Island and of those who shaped a "nation of immigrants. "

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19453 | $20

Ellis Island: Coming to America - SUA‐PE

8/30/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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This class provides an introduction to the narrative and stylistic techniques used in filmmaking in order to more fully understand how meaning is constructed, conveyed, and interpreted in film. We will critically explore thought‐provoking, artistic films and the creative strategies behind them, actively engaging with each work and developing our own perspectives through discussions, readings, and writing exercises.

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19528 | $89

Film Appreciation - SUA‐PE

7/5/2018 - 8/23/2018
Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 4:30 PM(8 Session Total)
Chelsea Bunn
CE South Building

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Reverse engineering is the processes of extracting knowledge or design information from a product and reproducing it based on the extracted information. What if we apply this concept to poetry? As poets, what can we learn through close, careful examination of the making of a poem? What will we discover as we attempt to imitate poets we admire? In this class, we'll read a wide variety of contemporary multicultural poets and examine the style, technique and voice of each writer. After each group of readings, we will try our hand at imitating specific poetic strategies to broaden our understanding of poems from the inside out. Poems by Safia Elhillo, Terrance Hayes, Danez Smith, Nicole Sealey, Layli Long Soldier, Solmaz Sharif, Shane McCrae and many others will be studied.

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19514 | $89

Reverse Engineering: Poems from the Inside Out - SUA‐PE

7/6/2018 - 8/24/2018
Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(8 Session Total)
Chelsea Bunn
CE South Building

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A class for practicing writers who have a short story, novella, or novel project in progress. The workshop format asks (does not require) participants to submit electronically approximately 2000 words for class review each week. Writers are urged to read and to comment on the works submitted by others. The instructor also provides weekly feedback on each manuscript. A timer helps everyone share air time. Knowledge of the basic vocabulary of fiction writing (characterization, point of view, narrative arc, stylistics etc) is assumed. So is respect for others. Must be able to tolerate criticism.

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19584 | $75

Writing Fiction - SUA‐PE

7/9/2018 - 8/13/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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Impressive in mind and as a critic, Lionel Trilling is a must to engage–And we will as we discuss his essays and short fiction, especially The Liberal Imagination and Of This Time Of That Place.

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19505 | $49

Lionel Trilling - SUA‐PE

7/11/2018 - 8/1/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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Have you ever heard a phrase, a remark, a short sentence that sticks with you? I'm sure you have. We will look at why certain words, when strung together with economy and wit, remain in our memories more than other comments or remarks we've heard. We will come to realize that words chosen carefully can define a life moment better and more thoroughly than a novel, a treatise or an essay.

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19531 | $20

Why Memorable Quotes Remain Memorable - SUA‐PE

7/11/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Looking for some good feeback on that novel you're writing? Like to share some of your poetry or get back to that memoir you started a while back? Getting together with other writers on a regular basis to read one another's work and discuss it is the best way to keep on track with your writing project ‐ keep the momentum going. All writers are welcome. Novelists, playwrights, poets, biographers... Let's get together once a week for a two hour session to read one another's work and give positive feedback. Come join us for this ongoing writers group.

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19526 | $75

Facilitated Writers Group - SUA‐PE

7/13/2018 - 8/17/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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We will explore the rather raucous and adventurous life of one of America's most celebrated writers. From his boyhood days in Hannibal, Missouri, to his first ride down the Mississippi on a riverboat, where he adopted the most memorable pen name in American literature, to his brief enlistment as Confederate irregular during the Civil War, his early years will come into focus so that we may see what shaped this highly original human being. We will also look at his accumulation of fame and wealth and the temporary loss of both and how very important family was to this man who hated to be confined. He was terrified of abandonment and we will examine how this phobia directed his life's ambitions.

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19529 | $20

Life of Mark Twain - SUA‐PE

7/18/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Comics, a realm historically relegated to realm of kids and junk reading, have in the recent past become recognized as a legitimate form of expression about a number of issues, from personal to societal. Using the work of early comic pioneers, who enthralled the world in newspaper strips, to the newest work of graphic novelists depicting a wide range of issues, I will examine, and invite discussion on, the power of the relationship between image and word. Through examining the purpose, effects and craft of specific comics, we will better understand this growing art form and its abilities. At the end, we will turn to making our own comics.

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19501 | $25

A History of Comics - SUA‐PE

7/27/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Nora Hickey
CE South Building

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A ball, a bat, playing cards, a race track. All symbols of recreation, competition and even gambling, but also the origin of countless terms and phrases that are part of everyday language. Some are obvious such as "batter up " or a "hole‐in‐one " while others are more obscure. Why is a left‐handed pitcher called a "south paw "? What's the origin of "close but no cigar "? Long before "the buck " reached Truman's desk, it referred to playing poker. What do the Dodgers and trolleys have in common? Don't "bandy words " but join us for language from the "sportin' life " that "wins by a nose. "

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19525 | $20

The Sportin' Life ‐ Why Do We Say That? - SUA‐PE

8/1/2018
Wed 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Blogging is a way to build your writing skills, express your ideas and even build a book‐length manuscript while creating an audience. The class will explore all types of blogging, from poetry to how‐to instruction, from spirituality to memoir. Learn how to choose free blogging platforms, how to determine the length and frequency of your blogs and how to build an audience. The class will also show how you can use a blog to create the backbone of a book, just as Julie Powell did to create her bestseller, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which went on to become a major movie. Anything is possible with a blog.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19598 | $75

Blogging Your Way to Writing Success - SUA‐PE

8/2/2018 - 9/6/2018
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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The Best American Short Stories of 2015 (Mariner Books, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) is the source book for this seminar‐like class in the contemporary short story. Participants will read and comment on the shift from ''one incident, one narrator, one point of view'' to short story techniques that reflect the global reach of information exchange. The class is designed for those who love to read good writing, as well as for those who practice writing fiction. The instructor will lecture and will facilitate participant discussions. No writing is required. Note: The text is available in bookstores and online, used for under $15. Readings will be emailed to participants before the first week of class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19587 | $49

Contemporary Short Stories - SUA‐PE

8/7/2018 - 8/28/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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You probably have a battered copy of nursery rhymes somewhere in a closet. It may even be entitled Mother Goose's Nursery Rhymes. But do you know the true meanings behind those "innocent " childhood songs? Three Blind Mice refers to three nobleman who remained Protestant during the reign of Queen Mary I of England. Convicted of plotting against the queen, they were burned at the stake by the farmer's wife ‐ aka Bloody Mary. What about that "mulberry bush "? It was actually the exercise yard for female prisoners at England's Wakefield Prison. Those prisoners might have been prostitutes or "goosey goosey " for a gander. Nursery rhymes were unsavory, often salacious comments on events of their time. Join us for scandal, intolerance, murder and mayhem as we ask, "Who was Mother Goose anyway? "

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19527 | $20

Out of the Mouths of Babes - SUA‐PE

8/8/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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Some readers view Stegner and Horgan so far out of fashion, so ethnocentric and politically incorrect, that they are to be avoided, especially by liberal cognoscenti. Not us, as we will discuss these large issues of literary taste when reading representative short stories by both authors.

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19507 | $49

Wallace Stegner, Paul Horgan and So‐called "Stodgy " Westerns - SUA‐PE

8/9/2018 - 8/30/2018
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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The run‐away hit of the Latin music scene in 2017 was the reggaeton‐pop hit Despacito by the Puerto Rican singers Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee. But the title reminded Mexican American listeners of the 1950's hit Muy Despacito by Mexican songwriting great José Alfredo Jimenez. The music, lyrics, meaning, and cultural milieus of both songs and videos will be explored.

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19631 | $20

Two "Despacitos " ‐ Latin Music, Sex and the Art of the Double Entendre - SUA‐PE

6/25/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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We'll explore music at a deeper level. Those of us who truly appreciate music for its beauty, imagery and magnificence will now be able to comprehend its physical structure and building blocks. We will understand chord progressions, the Sonata‐Allegro form of composition, theme and variations and the Rondeau method of writing. We will also attempt to identify major and minor harmonies as well as the various instrument that constitute an orchestra. Most of all, the hope of this class is for the student to have an even deeper appreciation of the glory of music.

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19633 | $49

The Basics of Music Theory - SUA‐PE

7/10/2018 - 7/31/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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The lecturer will examine, in great detail, the life of this brilliant composer. Key to this will be the slow evolution of his deafness and how that may have brought out aspects of his genius that otherwise would not have made an appearance. His explosive personality certainly added to the explosiveness of his music which was the catalyst for the emergence of the Romantic period of music. Of course, his incredible music will be an integral aspect of this class.

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19687 | $49

Life of Beethoven - SUA‐PE

8/1/2018 - 8/22/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Ah, "the good old summer time " – swimming at the local water hole, baseball games and music played in the town's bandstand. If you were lucky, John Philip Sousa had come to your town. You'd be entertained with a rousing and patriotic "The Stars and Stripes Forever " as you sat on the grass for a picnic – a new adventure that was all the rage. World War I had not occurred, and you were living the "Gilded Life " at the end of the Victorian period. Join Jane and Bobbie in our time machine for a trip to a lazy Sunday afternoon picnic as life glides by on a song. A tasting fee of $10 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class because it's fun to learn about food, but even more fun to taste it!

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19604 | $29

American Bandstand... 1910 Style - SUA‐PE

8/3/2018
Fri 12:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company? Madame Butterfly at the Santa Fe Opera? Laurel and Hardy? Woody Allen? Or your deep dark secret, every Freddy Krueger movie? Whether you're high‐brow, low‐brow, or no‐brow, you're watching a pattern for entertainment formulated over 2,000 years ago. Three acts, comic relief, stage left or right, slapstick, and many other devices were invented by ancient Greeks to celebrate their gods, bring communities together, and quite simply, keep boredom at bay. Along the way, they also invented dance rhythms that became the basic meters of Western poetry. Join us at the proscenium, check out the scenery, gaze at the masks of tragedy and comedy – and finally understand what iambic pentameter is.

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19690 | $20

It's Greek to Me - SUA‐PE

8/6/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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In the late 1920s, female American performers pursued opportunity in Europe: Dancer and entertainer Josephine Baker (1906‐1975) sought to escape racial prejudice; actress Louise Brooks (1906‐1985) left at the behest of German director G. W. Pabst; and actress Anna Mae Wong (1905‐1961) had been typecast and passed over in favor of non‐Asian actresses. Baker became the toast of Paris making three movies, notably Zouzou (1934) with Jean Gabin; for her work in the Resistance during WWII she was made Chevalier of the Légion d'honneur. Brooks is remembered as Lulu in Pabst's Pandora's Box (1929). Wong appeared in an operetta in Austria and in movies in Germany and England. She is best known for her role in Piccadilly (1929) where she competes against Gilda Gray as dancer and for the love of a man.

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19682 | $20

American Women in European Early Cinema - SUA‐PE

8/16/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Donald Gluck
CE South Building

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Plants have always been humanity's most constant companions. Plants are often underestimated as meek and unchanging components of our environment, but they are powerful shapers of human experience. They sustain global economies–including essentially all of our food–and shape aesthetic and spiritual values in many cultures. This course surveys the complex relationships humans have had with plants, touching on topics ranging from ecology to art, and poisons to passions. This course will change how you think about our leafy colleagues. Note: You may register for 19702 separately from 19701. If you register for 19701, 19702 is included.

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19701 | $79

A Cultural History of Plants - SUA‐PE

7/16/2018 - 8/9/2018
Mon, Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM and Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(9 Session Total)
Chris Duvall
CE South Building

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Cannabis is more frequently in the news than any other plant, and by some measures it is the most valuable crop in the U.S. Yet most people know little about the plant's past beyond pop‐cultural rumors, most of which are false and serve to either support or challenge anti‐marijuana laws. This course moves beyond rumors to outline the plant's documented, global history. Cannabis is neither good nor bad; it can provide fiber, oil seeds and psychoactive substances; it has been sometimes a plant of power and sometimes a plant of the powerless. This course will enable you to cut through some of the nonsense that surrounds cannabis in current society. Note: You may register for 19702 separately from 19701. If you register for 19701, 19702 is included.

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19702 | $20

A Cultural History of Cannabis - SUA‐PE

7/26/2018
Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Chris Duvall
CE South Building

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It's hard to believe that DNA evidence has come so far so fast. The techniques that make it possible to identify a suspect using his or her unique genetic blueprint have only been around since 1985. Since then, DNA evidence has played a bigger and bigger role in our criminal justice system. It has been used to prove that suspects were involved in crimes and to free people who were wrongly convicted, becoming integral to many high profile criminal and civil cases. The instructor directs the New Mexico DNA Project and will explain how DNA evidence works, the limitations and the latest advances in DNA evidence. The class will examine the case of the Baton Rouge Serial Killer.

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19782 | $20

Genetic Ancestry DNA Testing and Fighting Crime - SUA‐PE

8/3/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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The course will summarize the "water budget " of inflows, outflows, and ground‐water storage for New Mexico and the water budget for the Middle Rio Grande valley, past, present, and predicted. We'll look at water rights in various areas of New Mexico and changes over the past 25 years. The prospects for future water supply in north‐central New Mexico, including projects to import water from the Pecos and San Augustin basins, "deep aquifer " wells, desalination, and transfers from agriculture will be covered

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19704 | $49

Your Water: Where Does It Come From and Where Does It Go? - SUA‐PE

8/7/2018 - 8/16/2018
Tue, Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(4 Session Total)
John Shomaker, PhD
CE South Building

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Most caves of the world are dissolved by water containing carbonic acid, which percolates into underground limestone rock. However, our Carlsbad Caverns formed differently: it formed by a sulfuric acid mechanism generated by reactions related to nearby oil and gas fields. We will study all types of caves: carbonic acid caves, sulfuric acid caves, lava tube caves, caves formed in gypsum or halite (evaporite) rock, seacoast caves and ice caves. We will also learn about the beautiful mineral formations (speleothems) in caves and the microbes that live there. We will end the class by watching the NOVA video: Mysterious Life of Caves. Professor Hill is the author of the books Cave Minerals of the World and Geology of Carlsbad Caverns.

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19781 | $39

Caves of the World - SUA‐PE

8/15/2018 - 8/29/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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Many adults think they don't like science, because they were forced in school to memorize facts, versus seeing science as a way to solve problems and organize thinking. Yet everyone is affected by modern scientific discoveries. Our emphasis in these classes is to ask interesting, societally‐important questions. The instructor will provide facts, highlight unknowns, and show how this information has been used or misused in modern fiction and public discussions. The debatable topics are: 1) Could altering the bacteria in your gut help you lose weight or even improve the effectiveness of certain cancer therapies? 2) Why can't we beat the flu? 3) Could scientists clone a dinosaur or a mammoth? Should they? 4) What is the purpose of science education?

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19780 | $25

Science Fact versus Science Fiction - SUA‐PE

8/17/2018 - 8/24/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Janet Greger
Corrales Arts Center

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There are now five companies in the USA and one in Europe offering DNA testing to the general public. Some of these tests are extensively advertised. All six of these companies are legitimate and provide what they promise. There are also now three types of basic DNA tests offered ( atDNA, mtDNA and Y‐DNA – the last two are listed with options) and one advanced Y‐DNA test called BigY. Each of the three basic DNA tests have benefits and limitations. Each of the six testing companies have advantages and disadvantages. Your speaker has taken all of these tests with all of these companies. This class will explore which test and which company are best for you to use to achieve your goals. There will be a take‐home handout.

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19714 | $20

Testing Your DNA for Family History and Ethnicity Results - SUA‐PE

8/24/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Farris
CE South Building

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Mitochondrial DNA is passed from mother to children, both male and female, unchanged and it mutates at a predictable rate; i.e., the more genetic mutations in the DNA, the more ancient the origin of the population. Using these facts, some scientists are studying mitochondrial DNA to try to trace back the origins of the human race. Using this method, the scientists have traced the human race to one female in Africa several million years ago. Then they traced the migration patterns of her descendants as they spread across the earth. A documentary will be shown that traces the history of Mt‐DNA analysis. We also discuss the impact of Mt‐DNA on family history and how it can validate maternal lines.

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19788 | $20

The Search for Mt‐DNA Eve - SUA‐PE

8/31/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Thich Nhat Hanh is a Buddhist monk and Zen master from Vietnam. He is a poet, writer, teacher, and peace activist, and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His students know him affectionately as "Thay " (vietnamese for teacher). In three class meetings we'll cover (1) the basics of Buddhism, (2) the history and teachings of Zen, and (3) Thay's main teachings and practices. We'll enjoy slide shows, videos, readings and discussions. No prior knowledge is assumed, we'll start with the basics, but will also go into reasonable depth to interest those with some experience.

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19831 | $39

The Zen of Thich Nhat Hanh - SUA‐PE

7/11/2018 - 7/25/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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We will explore how life ''in the raw,'' as in its natural state, is ultimately meaningless. It's up to each human being to create and define what is meaningful to him or her in life to make the struggles of life worth enduring. As we age, we lose more of that meaning through the death of friends and relatives, physical disabilities, the increase of fear, anxiety and such. It is imperative that we show our resiliency by creating new meaning appropriate for what our current stage in life might be.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19855 | $49

Psychology and the Maintaining of Personal Meaning - SUA‐PE

7/12/2018 - 8/2/2018
Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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19873 | $20

Loss of Personal Meaning - SUA‐PE

7/18/2018
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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This class offers a brief introduction to meditation for beginners and for those wishing to explore different types of mediation practices. It will cover four different meditation styles – guided, seed thought, mindfulness and contemplation – with time allowed to practice each one. There are many benefits to meditation and no one style of practice is right for everyone. These four styles are just the beginning. Since contemplation is usually of an object, please bring something to focus on. A candle (unlighted), a crystal or rock, a small statue or picture or anything similar is fine.

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19852 | $20

Meditation Basics for Beginners and Others - SUA‐PE

7/21/2018
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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This class will focus on the reasons some people are more susceptible to developing addictive behaviors than others. Freud's theory of personality, along with the definition of the brain's pleasure center, will be explored. We will come to understand that the greater one's sense of a purposeful life meaning is accessible and in focus to someone, the less likely one is tempted to adopt an addictive lifestyle. Addiction is an attempt to fill a void because of the inherent emptiness of life without personal meaning.

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19877 | $20

Psychology of Addiction - SUA‐PE

7/25/2018
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Buddhism appeals to many Westerners because it is nonjudgmental, requires no faith, and teaches ways to reduce suffering. It encourages personal responsibility, mindfulness, and compassion for ourselves and others. We'll discuss the life and times of the prince who became the Buddha, his search for enlightenment, his teachings, the historical development of Buddhism, plus current branches and their practices. We'll also discuss the work of some present‐day teachers including the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and prominent American authors. We'll have slide shows, videos, and readings, as well as discussions. This class assumes no prior knowledge, but also goes into reasonable depth to interest those with some previous experience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19813 | $49

Buddhism - SUA‐PE

8/3/2018 - 8/24/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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Becoming an informed consumer of hearing aids is critical to your ability to be confident in your purchase. Hearing loss affects nearly fifty million Americans but those who suffer often feel they are alone. Hearing aid purchase is about one third product (the hearing aids themselves) and about two thirds process. In other words, the process of adjustments, finding a hearing health care provider you trust and will work with you, finding the right solution for your own lifestyle, not necessarily what is in the advertising brochures. Take the mystery out of hearing loss and learn about hearing aids and technology and explore with your classmates about what technology solutions work and which may not be for you. We will cover hearing loss basics, technology solutions from the simple to the sophisticated, the correlation between hearing loss and dementia, what to expect from your hearing health care provider and your legal rights. A passionate trainer, the instructor has worn hearing aids for over 65 years.

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19870 | $39

Becoming an Informed Consumer of Hearing Aids - SUA‐PE

8/3/2018 - 8/17/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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Join in a colorful discussion of the social‐psychology of the 1950s, and how the portrayal of venomous animals in the science‐fiction films of the time possibly influenced how the general population viewed their natural surroundings. Clips of films will be shown along with a discussion of the comparison of what was portrayed versus the reality of nature's toxicology.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19863 | $20

Matinee Monsters and Poison Perils: How Horror Movies of the 1950s Influenced a Generation - SUA‐PE

8/20/2018
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, only 25% of us do any end‐of‐life planning. The Laughing and Learning workshop will give you the tools and the inspiration to take practical steps for outlining your funeral plans/memorial celebration, drafting your own obituary and/or famous last words and preparing advance medical directives. Funny film clips, supportive conversations and take‐home printed materials are included in this workshop. Attendees will participate in Death Café‐inspired discussions, tackle a quick first draft obit with the help of provided questions and receive their own copy of The Five Wishes form. You will laugh in the face of death and learn what you need to know BEFORE someone goes and dies.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19865 | $20

Laughing and Learning: A Practical End‐of‐Life Workshop - SUA‐PE

8/24/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE South Building

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The United Society of Believers in Christ's Second Appearance is one of the most successful utopian communities in American history. Founded in the 18th century, they lived communally but celibately. Sexual energy was sublimated into ecstatic Sunday dancing which could be heard seven miles from their worship leading to their colloquial name of "Shakers. " Stirred by the spirit of God, they would speak in tongues and sing verses composed by angels. The most famous of these melodies would form part of Aaron Copeland's ballet Appalachian Spring. Today, Shakers are remembered for their furniture style, but they created much more including the flat broom, the circular saw (invented by a woman) and the first mail order seed company. Join Jane and Bobbie as we explore the legacy of a group that espoused brotherly rather than carnal love while contributing uniquely to the industry, music and food of American culture. Note: A tasting fee of $20 is payable to the instructor because it's fun to learn about food, but even more fun to taste it.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19807 | $35

Shaken... and Stirred - SUA‐PE

8/29/2018 - 9/5/2018
Wed 12:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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We will explore how life ''in the raw,'' as in its natural state, is ultimately meaningless. It's up to each human being to create and define what is meaningful to him or her in life to make the struggles of life worth enduring. As we age, we lose more of that meaning through the death of friends and relatives, physical disabilities, the increase of fear, anxiety and such. It is imperative that we show our resiliency by creating new meaning appropriate for what our current stage in life might be.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19855 | $49

Psychology and the Maintaining of Personal Meaning - SUA‐PE

7/12/2018 - 8/2/2018
Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Description to come.

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19873 | $20

Loss of Personal Meaning - SUA‐PE

7/18/2018
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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This class offers a brief introduction to meditation for beginners and for those wishing to explore different types of mediation practices. It will cover four different meditation styles – guided, seed thought, mindfulness and contemplation – with time allowed to practice each one. There are many benefits to meditation and no one style of practice is right for everyone. These four styles are just the beginning. Since contemplation is usually of an object, please bring something to focus on. A candle (unlighted), a crystal or rock, a small statue or picture or anything similar is fine.

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment

19852 | $20

Meditation Basics for Beginners and Others - SUA‐PE

7/21/2018
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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This class will focus on the reasons some people are more susceptible to developing addictive behaviors than others. Freud's theory of personality, along with the definition of the brain's pleasure center, will be explored. We will come to understand that the greater one's sense of a purposeful life meaning is accessible and in focus to someone, the less likely one is tempted to adopt an addictive lifestyle. Addiction is an attempt to fill a void because of the inherent emptiness of life without personal meaning.

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19877 | $20

Psychology of Addiction - SUA‐PE

7/25/2018
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Becoming an informed consumer of hearing aids is critical to your ability to be confident in your purchase. Hearing loss affects nearly fifty million Americans but those who suffer often feel they are alone. Hearing aid purchase is about one third product (the hearing aids themselves) and about two thirds process. In other words, the process of adjustments, finding a hearing health care provider you trust and will work with you, finding the right solution for your own lifestyle, not necessarily what is in the advertising brochures. Take the mystery out of hearing loss and learn about hearing aids and technology and explore with your classmates about what technology solutions work and which may not be for you. We will cover hearing loss basics, technology solutions from the simple to the sophisticated, the correlation between hearing loss and dementia, what to expect from your hearing health care provider and your legal rights. A passionate trainer, the instructor has worn hearing aids for over 65 years.

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19870 | $39

Becoming an Informed Consumer of Hearing Aids - SUA‐PE

8/3/2018 - 8/17/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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Join in a colorful discussion of the social‐psychology of the 1950s, and how the portrayal of venomous animals in the science‐fiction films of the time possibly influenced how the general population viewed their natural surroundings. Clips of films will be shown along with a discussion of the comparison of what was portrayed versus the reality of nature's toxicology.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19863 | $20

Matinee Monsters and Poison Perils: How Horror Movies of the 1950s Influenced a Generation - SUA‐PE

8/20/2018
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, only 25% of us do any end‐of‐life planning. The Laughing and Learning workshop will give you the tools and the inspiration to take practical steps for outlining your funeral plans/memorial celebration, drafting your own obituary and/or famous last words and preparing advance medical directives. Funny film clips, supportive conversations and take‐home printed materials are included in this workshop. Attendees will participate in Death Café‐inspired discussions, tackle a quick first draft obit with the help of provided questions and receive their own copy of The Five Wishes form. You will laugh in the face of death and learn what you need to know BEFORE someone goes and dies.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19865 | $20

Laughing and Learning: A Practical End‐of‐Life Workshop - SUA‐PE

8/24/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE South Building

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It has been said that if anything exists, there is someone somewhere who probably collects it! This discussion will cover the history and psychology of collecting. And, within each area of collecting there is always an ultimate object which in effect becomes the "holy grail " for that collecting genera. Some specific areas of collecting to be discussed include: books, stamps, coins, sports cards, comics, and ephemera. Attendees are encouraged to bring an example of their collecting passion for display and discussion.

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19916 | $20

To Have and to Hold: Collectors and their "Holy Grails " - SUA‐PE

6/25/2018
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Have you ever really been thirsty for a drink of water! Did you ever take water for granted? The earth truly is a water planet, and all living things are dependent on this miraculous substance which results from the combination of two gaseous elements. This discussion will cover some actual incidents on land and sea, where finding drinkable water was paramount to survival. Among the events covered will be: the crew of the airplane "Lady Be Good ", the sinking of the "U.S.S. Indianapolis ", the incredible survival tale of Louie Zamperini and other related events. NOTE: Each member of the audience is requested to bring a small bottle of water with them, for demonstration purposes.

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19922 | $20

No Water to drink! ‐‐ Some True Cases of Trying to Survive - SUA‐PE

7/9/2018
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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The modern game of golf developed over the past two hundred years and reached American soil during the Gilded Age. From its early establishment as a "gentleman's game, " and its evolution over the last half of the twentieth century. Beginning as a sport that vigorously discriminated against women, minorities and riff‐raff, to actively trying to engender love of the game for a broader swath of the public, spanning socioeconomic, cultural, gender and racial barriers. Discuss the impact of changes in America on the culture of golf and its emergence as a more inclusive and competitive sport.

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19933 | $20

Golf as a Reflection of Society - SUA‐PE

8/22/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Sports is a mirror of our society. This lecture looks at the evolution of the black athlete in professional sports – from their total exclusion, to their exploitation, to using their sport as a vehicle to protest against social inequality.

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19936 | $20

From Jackie Robinson to Colin Kaepernick: A Brief History of Segregation, Prejudice and Protest in Professional Sports - SUA‐PE

8/29/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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Expert witnesses from various professions testifying in murder cases are common sight in TV's court melodramas. But have you ever seen a historian sworn in as an expert witness? In New Mexico and elsewhere in the West, historians are called upon to render opinion in litigation over the one commodity whose lack will be lethal to everyone: water. We will look at the three‐handed fight between Indian tribes, non‐Indians and the federal government over water, and the role of historians in providing expert witness testimony by deposition and/or in court based on their research in fascinating and esoteric corners of history.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19998 | $20

Clio in the Courtroom - SUA‐PE

7/11/2018
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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The Black Death, the Bubonic Plague, or the Pestilence as it was termed in the Middle Ages, killed more than 30% of the population of Europe. Over 700 years later, economics, religion, mores and art of the Western World still are shaped by those deaths. Learn about the plague and its effects on families, culture, and politics of the late Middle Ages. A film will be shown on the Plague to give a foundation on the origins and aftermath of such a deadly event in human history.

Note: Tuition remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19985 | $20

The Plague: Survivors, Descendants, and the Impact on the Iberian Peninsula, Part I - SUA‐PE

7/13/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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New Mexico is a ''strange'' place, rich in beauty, blessed with diverse cultures and traditions, but sometimes, a state mysteriously missing. Yet, it is the site of some of North America's most ancient history. Hidden within that history are stories that are uniquely New Mexican. These are the Strange But True Tales of New Mexico; strange but truly wonderful stories–the bat bombers, the handshake that delayed statehood, the movie that infamously made history, the one‐hole golf tournament named for a gunfight, the opera mystery–examples of tales as colorful as the place where they happened. This is a look at the stranger side of New Mexico's history.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19957 | $20

Strange Tales of New Mexico - SUA‐PE

7/16/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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We will explore the study and application of family history by using both paleography (the art of analyzing and reading ancient and historical handwriting) and the use of Y‐DNA and Mt‐DNA in family history research. We will also explain how to confirm bloodlines through DNA analysis. In addition, we will show how to site evidence in writing family history correctly. There will also be a discussion on the wrong ways of doing your family history research.

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19996 | $20

DNA and New Mexico Family History - SPA‐PE

7/20/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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The Very Large Array (VLA) Radio Telescope facility is located in the Plains of San Agustin, just west of Socorro. The VLA comprises twenty‐seven 25‐meter radio telescopes deployed in a Y‐shaped array. Astronomers using the VLA have made key observations of black holes and protoplanetary disks around young stars, discovered magnetic filaments and traced complex gas motions at the Milky Way's center, probed the Universe's cosmological parameters, and provided new knowledge about the physical mechanisms that produce radio emission. In the summer the array will be in its best configuration (D) that will allow for a close view of all 27 radio telescopes. In this lecture We will be viewing the film Beyond The Visible: The Story of the Very Large Array with an expert on the scientific finds from the VLA and we will have lunch at Magdalena's historic buildings and explore the ghost town/mine of Kelly. Price includes lecture, transportation and entry fees.

19962 | $79

Exploring the Very Large Array - SUA‐PE

7/21/2018
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Mae Araujo, M.A.
CE South Building

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The Revolt of the Pueblos in 1680 is significant not only in New Mexican history but it was also the most successful Indian revolt anywhere in the Americas against European rule prior to the eighteenth century Wars of Independence. The Revolt raised profound questions about the viability of the Spanish Colonial enterprise. The Revolt's legacy is complex and contradictory. Since the Spanish authorities never actually saw Pueblo Revolt leader Popay, did he really exist or was he the clever product of the Pueblo counter‐intelligence to hide the actual identities of the Revolt leaders?

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19972 | $20

The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 - SUA‐PE

7/27/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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The Black Death of the Middle Ages, which killed 30% of the population of Europe, still shapes the history of modern day Europe. In Part II, we learn more about the plague and its effects on families, culture, and religious expression. We continue the connection between the Plague and the effects it had on the people of the Iberian Peninsula and the rest of Europe. We also examine how these effects still persist on the descendants that came to the New World 300 years later.

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19986 | $20

The Plague: Survivors, Descendants, and the Impact on the Iberian Peninsula, Part II - SUA‐PE

7/27/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Could New Mexico's story get any stranger: the bat bombers of Carlsbad; the bomb that was dropped on Albuquerque? These tales just prove that this land of blue skies and red and green chile also has a rich and colorful history full of amazing stories: a royal hunt that turned into a "royal " headache; one of the wildest sessions of the New Mexico House of Representatives ever; a Sousa march that will make you proud to be a New Mexican. Mary Diecker previously gave us a peek into the stranger side of the Land of Enchantment's history and is now ready to reveal even ''More Strange, But True, Tales of New Mexico!''

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19958 | $20

More Strange But True Tales of New Mexico - SUA‐PE

7/30/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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The beautiful iconic dance is wrapped in mystery and echoes of the past. Many Hispanic villages and Indian pueblos dance the Matachines at certain ritualistic times. Each community has its own version and interpretation of what it means. How old is this ritual? What does it mean? Does it tell of the struggle between the Christians and Moors in medieval Spain or the triumph of Christianity in 16th century Mexico or both?

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19976 | $20

Matachines - SUA‐PE

8/1/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Corrales Arts Center

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The Very Large Array (VLA) Radio Telescope facility is located in the Plains of San Agustin, just west of Socorro. The VLA comprises twenty‐seven 25‐meter radio telescopes deployed in a Y‐shaped array. Astronomers using the VLA have made key observations of black holes and protoplanetary disks around young stars, discovered magnetic filaments and traced complex gas motions at the Milky Way's center, probed the Universe's cosmological parameters, and provided new knowledge about the physical mechanisms that produce radio emission. In the summer the array will be in its best configuration (D) that will allow for a close view of all 27 radio telescopes. In this lecture We will be viewing the film Beyond The Visible: The Story of the Very Large Array with an expert on the scientific finds from the VLA and we will have lunch at Magdalena's historic buildings and explore the ghost town/mine of Kelly. Price includes lecture, transportation and entry fees.

19962 | $79

Exploring the Very Large Array - SUB‐PE

8/4/2018
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Mae Araujo, M.A.
CE South Building

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Heart pounding, blood pumping, the rodeo cowboy nods, chute gate opens and his world begins. Eight seconds of adrenaline rush. Eight seconds of gripping, pulling, and holding on. The animal under him bucks, but the rider sticks like glue. The buzzer sounds, the cowboy dismounts, tips his hat to a cheering crowd. Originating from real ranch work, the players are many and varied, ranging from the two‐footed variety to four‐legged creatures. But why is eight seconds on a bull considered perfect? Why not ten? Or five? Why do contestants always wear long sleeved shirts? These questions and many more will be addressed. We'll cover the basics of rodeo and discuss animal treatment. The instructor will bring in some rodeo/cowboy gear for "show and tell, " plus power point pictures.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19952 | $20

Boots and Spurs, and Chaps - SUA‐PE

8/7/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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Mesoamerica is a region and cultural area in the Americas, extending approximately from central Mexico to Belize, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua and northern Costa Rica, within which a number of pre‐Columbian societies flourished before the Spanish colonization of the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries. We will explore the connection between certain New Mexican families and the Mexihcahs, the Tlaxcallans, and the Chichimecas. A short film will be shown that traces the history of these people. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with these ancient civilizations.

Note: Tuition remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19988 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Meso‐American Connection to New Mexico Families - SUA‐PE

8/10/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Saloons, pubs and taverns have played a major role in shaping the United States. Always inventive in time of need, men could lift a glass without benefit of a building. A wooden plank across two flour barrels served well. When a town was started, the first "building " to be erected was a tent saloon. But there is more–lots more–to saloons and drinking establishment than the proprietors, patrons, "working girls, " and brew. And that is the bar itself. This wooden beauty anchors a room with its splendor, with the shining back bar towering over the bartender and the stable hardwood counter of the front bar. I'll talk about bars in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, along with vivid photos in my power point presentation.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19953 | $20

Bars of the Southwest - SUA‐PE

8/21/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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Ancient Pueblo peoples (Hisatsinom) were an ancient Native American culture centered in the present‐day Four Corners area of the United States, comprising southern Utah, northeastern Arizona, northern New Mexico and southwestern Colorado. They lived in a range of structures, including pit houses, pueblos, and cliff dwellings designed so that they could lift entry ladders during enemy attacks, which provided security. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Hisatsinom will be explored. A short film that will trace the history of these people will be shown. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

Note: Tuition remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19989 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Hisatsinom (Anasazi) Connection to New Mexican Families - SUA‐PE

8/24/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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A native of Northern New Hampshire, Maralie Waterman-BeLongeholds a Master’s of Science in Human Services Administration from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has twenty years of experience in program development, fundraising and non-profit management within health and educational settings.


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