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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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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 2017.

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In these days of fake news and alternative facts there's much to be learned from Miguel de Cervantes and his prototypic novel, DON QUIXOTE. Join us to discuss questions raised therein, of truth and falsehood, reality and illusion.

Note: tuition covered under tuition remission - personal enrichment

19200 | $20

Fake News and Fiction: Don Quixote and Why the Novel Matters - SUA-PE

8/2/17
Wed 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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We Were Warned: Orwell on the Use and Misuse of Language, Section SUB-PE - SUB-PE

8/9/17
Wed 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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Why the Right Went Wrong? Section SUD - SUD-PE

8/16/17
Wed 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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When Comedy became a News Source, Section SUC-PE - SUC-PE

8/23/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Eddie Tafoya
CE South Building

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On the Air! Turncoat Propagandists Who Broadcasted During War Time, Section SUE-PE - SUE-PE

8/30/17
Wed 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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This is a quick survey which looks at the Federal Government to address some basic questions: What do the different Branches, Departments and Agencies do? What are their budgets, how are they managed, what is the role of the separation of powers, the Presidency, Congress and the Supreme Court? How do the major ideological currents (Conservative, Libertarian, New Democrat Liberal and Progressive) view the Federal Government, the Constitution and the Debt?

Note: This class is covered under Personal Enrichment tuition remission.

19360 | $20

The Federal Government 101: Scale, Function, Cost and Financing - SUB-PE

8/31/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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Many countries of the world are observing the Centenary of the First World War (1914-1918). Erich Marie Remarque, a German verteran of that war, wrote a novel that was published in 1929, All Quiet on the Western Front. A movie based on the book came out in 1930. The class will talk about the major questions that should be discussed during this centenary period and about the importance of revisiting Remarque's materpiece, one of the great war novels of all time. A DVD covering the impact of this novel from the Discovery Channel's series, Great Books, will also be shown.

Note: Covered under tuition remission - personal enrichment

19484 | $20

All Quiet on the Western Front: An Examination of WWI - SUA-PE

7/29/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Considered by many scholars as one of the top presidents in United States history, Theodore Roosevelt remains a controversial figure almost one hundred years after his death. He has been called a "conservative reformer? and a "radical progressive.? Admired and criticized by the left and the right, the class will look at the domestic and foreign policies of a man who helped shaped the modern presidency. He has an honored spot on Mount Rushmore;; however, one critic labeled him a "racist, imperialist, power-hungry megalomaniac.? How should Roosevelt be remembered?

Note: Covered under tuition remission - personal enrichment

19481 | $20

The Unforgettable Teddy Roosevelt - SUA-PE

8/1/17
Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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People are always debating about which Presidents of the United States should be considered among the greatest or among the worst in American history. One does not hear too much discussion about who should makes the list as our most underrated presidents. The class will examine why some believe the presidencies of James Monroe, William McKinley and Warren G. Harding should be at the top of the list.

Note: covered under tuition remission - personal enrichment

19483 | $20

Underrated Presidents in American History: Monroe, McKinley and Harding - SUA-PE

8/3/17
Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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The shepherd Viriathus unleashes a wave of resistance to save his people from destruction by the Roman Republic. Viriathus developed alliances with other Iberian groups, even far away from his usual theatres of war, inducing them to rebel against Rome. He led his army, supported by most of the Lusitanian and Vetton tribes as well as by other Celt-Iberian allies, to several victories over the Romans between 147 BCE and 139 BCE before being betrayed by them and murdered while sleeping. Theodor Mommsen said of him, ''It seemed as if, in that thoroughly prosaic age, one of the Homeric heroes had reappeared.'' Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Viriathus and his resistance against insurmountable odds.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19490 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: Viriathus the first National Hero of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain/ - SUA

8/4/17
Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE North Building

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As the second wife of King John of England, Queen Isabella of Angoulême remains largely overshadowed in popular imagination by John's mother, the queen-duchess Eleanor of Aquitaine. Nevertheless, like her mother-in-law, during her own life, Isabella had earned a scandalous reputation, ''more Jezebel than Isabel,'' accused of sorcery, incest and harlotry. Historians and novelists have portrayed her as a bad mother, a termagant, an ambitious and reckless schemer and a poisoner, among others, while acknowledging her extraordinary beauty. This presentation looks at the impact of Isabella's two marriages on the political landscape of 13th century England and France

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19401 | $20

Queen Isabella of Angoulême - SUA-PE

8/9/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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As a student of American history I have often marveled at the good fortune that our country has had regarding traversing momentous times in our existence. What if Washington had allowed his sick and exhausted troops, in 1782, to march on Philadelphia (like they wanted to do) and take over the government because they hadn't been paid in years? What if John Adams and not Thomas Jefferson had been president when the opportunity to purchase Louisiana from Napoleon came along? What if someone other than Abraham Lincoln was president during the Civil War? What if Woodrow Wilson wasn't president at the end of World War I when the opportunity for world peace was at hand? What if FDR wasn't president when our greatest national economic crisis burst upon the scene? These are just some of the points I would discuss in class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19470 | $49

America and its Highwire Act with History - SUA-PE

8/11/17 - 9/1/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Trajan or Marcus Ulpius Traianus, was Roman Emperor from 98 to 117 CE. Known as a benevolent ruler, his reign was noted for public projects which benefitted the populace, such as improving the dilapidated road system, constructing aqueducts, building public baths and extending the port of Ostia. Trajan was also a highly successful general and won three major conflicts against the Dacians and in the East, resulting in the Roman Empire reaching its greatest size up to that date. These accomplishments earned him his enduring reputation as the second of the Five Good Emperors who presided over an era of peace and prosperity in the Mediterranean world. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Emperor Trajan and his legacy in Roman history.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment.

19493 | $20

Who was the Roman Emperor Trajan - SUA

8/11/17
Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE North Building

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Did Romanov Princess Anastasia survive a Bolshevik firing squad or did she perish with her family? This question will be answered with DNA results done on a chance find of human remains in a Siberian forest. A short film will be shown that traces the last moments of the Romanov family in 1918. We will also explore the DNA markers that identify the bloodline of Princess Anastasia, and that solve this 20th century mystery.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19496 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: Finding Princess Anastasia Romanov - SUA

8/18/17
Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE North Building

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The lost colonists of Roanoke were left on Roanoke Island in present day North Carolina in 1587 in order to establish the first British colony in America. A vessel was sent back to England with Governor John White to obtain supplies and was subsequently unable to return until 1590. Upon the return of the supply ship, the colony was gone, not destroyed, but removed. The only clue was the name Croatan carved into a tree. John White, whose daughter, son-in-law and grandchild were among the colonists began a lifelong quest to find the colonists. Some historians say they perished, but clues and rumors persisted for decades that they did not, that they either were captured by or assimilated into the local native population. We will investigate America's oldest missing person's case, the lost colony of Roanoke Island. A documentary will be shown that shows a new DNA study, which reveals groundbreaking evidence about the fate of the 16th century settlers.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment.

19499 | $20

Roanoke: The Lost Colony through DNA - SUA

8/25/17
Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Wait a minute! Wasn't it an ax and 41? Not so. Like most of the information about the 1892 murder, the popular rhyme got it wrong. In an era when murders by the "weaker sex? were rare, the trial - and acquittal - of Lizzie Borden made her a media sensation. Today, the case remains unsolved. Join us in the Borden home in Fall River, Massachusetts on the morning of August 4 where two bodies lay in pools of congealed blood. You decide if Lizzie killed her parents.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19403 | $20

Lizzie Borden Took a Hatchet and Gave Her Father 11 Whacks - SUA-PE

8/31/17
Thu 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Community Center

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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

8/4/17 - 9/8/17
Fri 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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Do you have a story to share or are you looking for a wider audience for your traditional print book? 12% of American adults own an e-reader. E-books require little expense to produce and distribute and smartphones and personal tablet computers have offered alternatives to the traditional print-book publishing paradigm. Explore the ins-and-outs of E-book publishing and create a final product for distribution to the E-book universe. Sarah Baker is the author of 23 novels and e-books.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment. To register, call our Registration Office at 277-0077, press Option 1.

19504 | $39

E-Publishing: The Wave of the Future! - SUA-PE

8/5/17 - 8/19/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Sarah Baker
Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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Dreams not only inspire writers, dreams become the very subject matter and style of imaginative writing. This course will explore key dream stories such as, ''A Country Doctor,'' ''Metamorphosis,'' ''Young Goodman Brown,'' and various other texts such as journal entries, interviews, and correspondence in an attempt to see how dreams and dreaming become integral parts of the creative process.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19515 | $49

Dream Writing - SUA

8/8/17 - 8/29/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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Blimey, is that a limey with a spic and span slush fund where there's no room to swing a cat? Has he been shanghaied, reached the Plimsoll mark — or is he going round robin on his way to Davy Jones locker? Will he find 15 men on a dead man's chest? Yo Ho Ho, bring your rum — or at least a Coke — and learn the story behind seafaring terms as ''Why Do We Say That?'' sails with flying colors into another chapter of word origins.

Note: UNM Tuition remission eligible, Personal Enrichment

19542 | $20

Summer Sailin' with Osher - SUA-PE

8/25/17
Fri 1:30 PM - 3:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Every time we open our mouths, words with strange origins and meanings flow from our lips. These words sound ordinary and downright commonplace — but behind them are stories that are exotic and downright bizarre. Why are candidates covered in powdered chalk? What's the connection between chivalry and horses? Are horses more polite than other animals? Should bridal shops sell beer rather than dresses? Yes, they should. And does a short shrift mean you only work a six-hour day? Join us for a hodgepodge (French stew) of potpourri (plague repellent).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19572 | $20

Why Do We Say That? A Hodgepodge of Potpourri, Part II - SUA-PE

8/29/17
Tue 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Joan Baez (1941- ) released her first album in 1960 when she was only 19 years old, but that was only the beginning. With her musical roots planted firmly in folk, rhythm and blues and early rock and roll, her repertoire has expanded across the years to include pop, country, gospel, and occasionally the blues — in several different languages. With eight gold albums, a gold single ("The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down?), and seven Grammy nominations to her credit, she was awarded a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. Popularly known as a singer of other people's work, she is also an accomplished songwriter as well as political activist.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19638 | $20

Diamonds and Rust: Joan Baez - SUA

7/26/17
Wed 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
TBA (To be Announced)

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Rolling Stone called Don and Phil Everly "the most important vocal duo in rock?. Their Kentucky-influenced brand of rock and roll and close vocal harmonies influenced everyone from the Beatles and the Byrds, to Simon and Garfunkel and Emmylou Harris. Not only did the Everlys pioneer their tight two-part vocal harmony that has now become a hallmark of rock music, but they introduced an alternative guitar tuning, as well as Appalachian music and early rockabilly, into mainstream rock music. The brothers progressed from an early songwriting contract with Roy Acuff Music to international stardom as popular entertainers with hits such as "Bye, Bye Love?, "Wake Up, Little Susie?, and "All I Have to Do Is Dream?.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19645 | $20

Bye, Bye Love: The Everly Brothers - SUA

8/2/17
Wed 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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Composing his first symphony at the age of 17, Georges Bizet (1838-75) seemed destined for a brilliant career. Gaining admittance to the famous Paris Conservatoire before his tenth birthday, he quickly made progress;; all too soon he became passionate about all things theatrical. Shortly after the premiere of his operatic masterpieceCarmen, and his premature death, his manuscripts were given away, or lost, and his work generally neglected until well into the 20th century. Now hailed as a genius, Bizet's newly appreciated catalogue includes operas, symphonic works, and piano solos. Had he lived, he might have revolutionized French opera.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19632 | $20

Georges Bizet: Genius Rediscovered - SUA

8/3/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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Fans refer to them as Creedence or CCR simply because one of the most original monikers in rock and roll is also one of the most cumbersome. Few remember the band's initial outing as The Velvets, let alone as The Golliwogs, but with a new name and a more defined musical approach CCR became unstoppable between 1968-72. Whether you remember the band by name, you'll certainly remember hits such as "Bad Moon Rising?, "Proud Mary?, "Who'll Stop the Rain?, and "Down on the Corner?. Many critics attribute the phenomenal success of Creedence Clearwater Revival to John Fogerty's gritty vocals and songwriting skills, but the inclusion of songs about social and political issues, along with a swamp and bayou-tinged brand of rock, were the real keys to their success.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19665 | $20

San Francisco Swamp Rock with Creedence Clearwater Revival - SUA

8/4/17
Fri 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
Corrales Community Center

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Singer, songwriter, Neil Young said, "the sixties was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together.? The 1960s saw an incredible upheaval in pop music not experienced in any previous decade. The lyrics of these songs spoke to profound historical and cultural turmoil and have held endless intrigue for generations of listeners. Many of the songwriters were poets first;; their work was rich in metaphors, similes and analogies that bear examination. The decade that gave us the innocence of Elvis, Johnny Mathis, the Beach Boys and The Cascades closed with the "shocking? musical 'Hair,' the revolutionary songs of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, The Doors and many more. Come explore the decade that brought us many a "Strange Brew.?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19616 | $49

Strange Brew: Music of the 1960s - SUA_PE

8/11/17 - 9/1/17
Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Singer-songwriter Tom Lehrer (1928- ) gained a national following in the 1950s and 60s as a piano-playing political satirist, poking fun at politicians, academia, Cold War paranoia, organized religion, and anything else that tickled his fancy. His first childhood musical love was the witty patter songs of Gilbert and Sullivan;; it was little wonder then that he began to create his own witty banter in songs, including his now famous riff on a G and S song with the Periodic Table of the Elements for lyrics. In the odd non-musical moment he found time to teach at MIT, to work as a researcher in Los Alamos, NM and to (allegedly) invent the JELL-O shot. His musical career was brief but influential, but his songs continue to be quoted today.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19636 | $20

The Wit and Wisdom of Tom Lehrer - SUA

8/23/17
Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19781 | $39

Caves of the World - SUA-PE

8/16/17 - 8/30/17
Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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Do you ever wonder how accurate the television police procedurals are? Forensic science is the application of a broad spectrum of scientific disciplines to answer questions concerning crimes or civil actions. This course offers an introduction to the various scientific methodologies used in the practices of law and criminal investigation. It will also include discussion of instruments and procedures, the limits of forensic science, current controversies and philosophical dilemmas. The Instructor will offer a real world view of modern forensic science and crime scene investigation as practiced by the real Crime Scene Investigators.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19721 | $20

19721 Functions of Criminalistics, Section SPA - SUA

8/24/17
Thu 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
John Krebsbach
CE South Building

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As the twentieth century approached, many Europeans and Americans believed that they would continue to see the continued progress of the greatest civilization the world had ever seen - Western Civilization. However, there were some people who were uneasy about exactly where that civilization was heading. The causes of that uneasiness were the ideas of three individuals- Charles Darwin (1809-1882), Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) and Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900). People's fears were confirmed with the outbreak of World War I (and the other horrors that followed in the 20th century). Our civilization is still haunted and has still not come to grips about what happened in the 20th century and what is still happening today. To try to understand, one cannot ignore the continuing impact of Darwin, Freud and Nietzsche.

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19818 | $20

The Continuing Impact of Darwin, Freud and Nietzsche - SUA-PE

7/31/17
Mon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
Corrales Community Center

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Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie are very popular living spiritual teachers who focus on the need to accept and enjoy the present moment, and to realize that our thoughts are not who we are. We'll review their main teachings through slide shows, discussions, readings and videos. Eckhart Tolle describes the infinitely needy, fearful ego and the pain body we all carry, and how to let them go and dwell in a joyful state of being, awareness, presence, and connection with the universe. Byron Katie has developed the Four Questions to challenge disturbing thoughts. Come improve your thinking and spiritual enlightenment. Books recommended but not required: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle (2004) and Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie (2003)

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19839 | $25

Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie - SUA-PE

8/2/17 - 8/9/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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The hero myths of Greek and Roman Mythology contain gods and goddesses, monsters, strange landscapes, shape-shifters and objects that come to life. These myths also reveal the importance of the hero to every culture in terms of society, spirituality, psychology and archetypes. One aspect of hero myths frequently overlooked is that the hero succeeds only with the aid of the Feminine. Looking at Penelope, Circe, Calypso, Athene and Queen Arete, as well as various nymphs and monsters in Homer's Odyssey, we will explore why the presence of the Feminine is necessary to the success of the hero's endeavors.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19808 | $39

Greek and Roman Mythology: the Hero and the Sacred Feminine - SUA-PE

8/8/17 - 8/22/17
Tue 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Shari Tarbet
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

7/28/17
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 being 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

8/18/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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During the beginning of the last millennium BCE, the Phoenicians began establishing colonies around the Mediterranean to compete with Greek trade. The most important Phoenician colony was founded in Tunis, North Africa, named Carthage around 800 BCE. Although the home cities in Phoenicia were repeatedly conquered and subjugated, the colony of Carthage prospered and expanded to become one of the great powers of the western Mediterranean. The Carthaginians capitalized on the trade of Iberian silver and British tin. Carthage was a maritime power and its coffers paid for mercenaries in abundance when the city needed to go to war. This wealth, mastery of trade and expansion along the Mediterranean coast towards Italy brings Carthage into direct confrontation with the newly rising power of Rome. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Carthaginians will be explored. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

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19963 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Carthaginian Connection to New Mexican Families - SUA

7/28/17
Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE North Building

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The beautiful iconic dance 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

8/1/17
Tue 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
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 including the question, "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

8/4/17
Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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This class will feature three feature films that are proof positive that women also, at least on occasion, had strong lead roles in Westerns. The first class will include a brief overview and discussion of how women were generally cast in Westerns and offer a few notes about Western films directed by women. At least two of the features that we will watch are directed by women. Please note, these films are NOT made in New Mexico.

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19980 | $39

Women in Westerns - SUA

8/14/17 - 8/28/17
Mon 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Jeff Berg
CE South Building

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Donne Lewis Osher Program Supervisor

Donne Lewis

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(505) 277-6178

lewisd@unm.edu

Donne Lewis, Program Supervisor

Donne Lewis has supported CE Public Programs in a myriad of capacities over the course of the past year. She comes to us with over fifteen years of management, education, marketing and communications experience, including a six year stint as a Marketing Manager at CNM. Prior to arriving at UNM, Donne spent two years as a self-employed tap and sand dance performer and educator. She also provided marketing and communications consultation for several non-profit organizations.


History

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of New Mexico was launched in the spring of 2007 with 100 members. News of this exciting program spread quickly with members bringing friends and family members to experience the intellectually engaging course offerings. Now in our eighth year, OLLI at UNM has more than 1,300 members and offers more than 300 lectures and courses each year.

We wish to thank the Bernard Osher Foundation for their generous support!


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