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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 2017.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Classes

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The history of art is a multidisciplinary science, seeking an objective examination of art throughout time and across cultures, observing the distinctive and influential characteristics of art and their relationship to humankind. The study of the history of art was initially developed in the Renaissance, with a limited focus on western civilization. As time has passed, this once narrow scope has broadened to encompass the larger visual language of humans and our collective global history. Discuss and explore the history and journey of art and visual language from the use of tools to why certain colors inspire great emotion in the beholder and the impact of the Cave of Forgotten Dreams, site of the oldest cave paintings yet discovered. Please note: This class will travel to museums and art-oriented locations around Albuquerque following first session.

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19113 | $59

The History of Art - SPA

5/4/17 - 6/1/17
Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Ralph Greene
CE South Building

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From the gilded age of 1900"

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19121 | $20

Women in Gold — the Artistry of Gustav Klimt - SPA

5/22/17
Mon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Annette Kingman
CE South Building

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Be they Renaissance portrait artists, twentieth century abstract painters or modern artists working in mediums too diverse to count, women artists have faced discrimination throughout history. Discouraged from creating, they were often barred admission to arts guilds and academies. Too often, their creations have been lost to posterity, considered inferior, or misattributed to more famous male artists. Last semester we discussed a handful of women artists who aren't household names. We"

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19137 | $20

A Sampler of Women Artists - Part Two - SPA

5/12/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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We"

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19227 | $20

Yugoslavia: Is Sustainable Peace Possible? - SPA

4/26/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Timothy Goloversic
CE South Building

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The 2016 Presidential Election exceeded even the 1948 "Truman Beats Dewey"

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19252 | $20

What the Heck Happened? A Detailed Analysis of the 2016 Presidential Election - SPA

5/19/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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Demagogue: A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument (Wiki). Since the time of Thucydides in the 5th century BCE, historians and political analysts have warned that the great weakness of democracy is the danger posed by demagogues. Charismatic leaders excite the popular passions by using scapegoating, fearmongering, ignorance, insults, ridicule and exploiting the "Big Lie."

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19404 | $20

Demagogues and the Dangers They Pose to Democracies: A Historical Review - SPA

6/2/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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Birds have feathers, animals have fur, reptiles have scales and humans have a ''canvas'' which begs to be painted. And paint we do — using everything from minerals to beeswax, roses, insects and even lethal poisons. Some adornments are temporary while others go more than skin deep, but all are used to indicate status, wealth, tribal connections and sexual preferences. Six thousand years ago, pig fat was the medium of choice. Today, the glycerin in your lipstick is still pig fat, colored with crushed beetles. The only difference is the designer label. Join us as we gild the human lily from ancient to modern society.

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19426 | $20

Kiss... and Make-up - SPA

5/5/17
Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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One hundred and thirty years ago the people of France gave the Statue of Liberty to the people of the United States in recognition of the friendship established between the two countries during the American Revolution. Over the years since, the Statue has grown to represent freedom and democracy as well as symbolize this international friendship. This class will follow the obstacles encountered during the statue"

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19431 | $20

The Statue of Liberty: A Celebration of Freedom and Friendship - SPA

6/2/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
Corrales Community Center

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A conflict of unprecedented bloodshed and impact, World War I began in Europe in 1914. Woodrow Wilson ran on a promise of nonintervention, yet, three years later, the United States entered the war. Controversy still rages today about the necessity of that entrance. We will look at the events leading up to the declaration of war, the military campaign led by General Pershing and the aftermath of the war, which led to the Treaty of Versailles. Was this a war of necessity, or one of the greatest blunders in American history?

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19441 | $20

The United States' Entrance Into World War I: A Look 100 Years Later - SPA

4/27/17
Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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Thomas Jefferson and James Madison were involved in one of the greatest political collaborations in American History. John Quincy stated: ''The mutual influence of these two mighty minds upon each other is a phenomenon."

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19444 | $20

Jefferson and Madison: The Forgotten Collaboration in American History - SPA

4/26/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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The Industrial Revolution resulted in a growing middle class and a fabulously wealthy, newly arrived upper class, but not everyone benefited from these changes. The poor were sequestered in workhouses in Great Britain and poorhouses in the United States. Women who dared to be independent could be sent by male relatives to prisons, mental institutions or church-run asylums such as the Magdalene laundries. To counter such thinking, reformers, such as Florence Nightingale, and William Booth, the founder of the Salvation Army, advocated for those in the shadows. If you left the movie, Philomena, with unanswered questions, if you've heard the expression, ''spending your way to the poorhouse,'' or if you"

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19464 | $20

Alternatives to the Workhouse - SPA

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

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A Scottish chieftain"

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19469 | $20

Celtic Women and the Law - SPA

5/5/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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At the beginning of the 3rd century, the Roman Empire had enjoyed 200 years of internal peace and prosperity. Everything changed with the period of instability which started with the assassination of Severus Alexander in 235 and lasted until Diocletian's reign. During that 50-year period, at least 26 emperors were recognized by the Senate, the economy collapsed under hyperinflation and the loss of secure trade routes with barbarian invasions. A devastating plague struck, and ultimately the empire broke into three parts. In the turmoil, agriculture and manufacturing turned from regional specialization and long distance cash trade to production for local consumption and barter. Cities and towns fortified themselves. We will survey the course of this crisis and its resolution which allowed the empire to continue in the west for another two centuries.

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19486 | $25

When the World Ended - SPA

5/2/17 - 5/9/17
Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
R. Bruce Grove
CE South Building

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The Republic and Empire of Rome was one of the most formative civilizations in Western history. We"

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19487 | $59

The Romans - SPA

5/3/17 - 5/31/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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Fremont"

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19495 | $20

The American Conquest of California: John C. Fremont - SPA

4/28/17
Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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René Goulaine de Laudonnière founded Fort Caroline in what is now Jacksonville in 1564 as a haven for the Huguenot Protestant refugees from religious persecution. Further down the coast, in 1565 Pedro Menéndez de Avilés founded San Agustí_n (St. Augustine), which is the oldest continuously-inhabited European settlement in any US state. From this base of operations, the Spanish began building Catholic missions. On September 20, 1565, Menéndez de Avilés attacked Fort Caroline, killing most of the French Huguenot soldiers defending it. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Spanish colonization in the East Coast. He will discuss which family shows a possible connection to the Spanish Jesuit Massacre of Ajacán (Modern-Day Virginia).

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19497 | $20

The Spanish Founding of Florida and the Spanish Jesuit Massacre of Ajacán (Modern-Day Virginia) - SPA

5/26/17
Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Conquered by the Assyrian Empire over 2,700 years ago, ten of the twelve landed tribes of Israel apparently vanished into the myth and legend of history. What do new archaeological discoveries say about the Lost Tribes? Can their lineage be tracked across three millennia? These questions will be discussed as we watch a documentary that explores the different theories about what happened to the Lost Tribes.

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19498 | $20

The Search for the Lost Tribes - SPA

6/2/17
Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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A prolific poet, novelist and short story writer throughout his short life, Stephen Crane had substantial influence on twentieth century writers and scholars. We will read and discuss four of Crane's masterful works--The Red Badge of Courage, The Open Boat, The Bride Comes to Yellow Sky, and The Blue Hotel. All will be analyzed in relation to the convergent yet conflicting literary movements of veritism, naturalism and realism.

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19505 | $49

Stephen Crane: American Realist - SPA

5/3/17 - 5/24/17
Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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His poetry seems mysterious with its odd use of punctuation and capitalization. We"

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19509 | $20

The Magic and Mystery of E.E. Cummings" - SUA

6/6/17
Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Norma Libman
CE South Building

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We"

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19513 | $49

The Art of Playwriting - SPA

4/29/17 - 5/20/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Last night, I had a giant eureka moment. Life looked tantalizing. I would be the world"

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19514 | $20

Greek + Latin = English! Who Knew? - SPA

5/17/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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The real measure of our lives is in what we learn from life experiences, the values we live by and our hopes for the future of our family and friends. Join us as we work together to write our life statements: either for yourself as a gift for next generations or as a creation of a life statement on behalf of someone (to honor the memory of a parent or other family member). In this course, we will examine a variety of different published legacies and using templates, create your very own ''blueprint for living.''

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19551 | $55

Writing Your Legacy - SPA

5/5/17 - 5/26/17
Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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While the magazine and newspaper markets are shrinking, the online writing market continues to expand. The opportunities are endless, especially since it no longer matters where you live. You can write about almost anything and get paid for it online. This class will teach students how to find writing opportunities that match their skills and knowledge, whether it"

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19582 | $75

Get Paid to Write Online - SPA

5/24/17 - 5/31/17
Wed 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
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.

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19598 | $75

Blogging Your Way to Writing Success - SPA

5/11/17 - 6/15/17
Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
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 deepest, darkest secret, every Freddy Krueger movie? Whether you"

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19620 | $20

It" - SPA

5/4/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Jubilee Active Adult Community

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Her parents were avid musicians and composers. In fact, Henry VIII is perhaps the most musical monarch in history until HRH Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria. Despite a tragic childhood, Elizabeth loved to play musical instruments, sing and dance before — and after — she became queen. Her reign brought years of peace to the British Empire during which time the arts flourished under her steadfast patronage. This class will introduce you to the music of her parents, Anne Boleyn and Henry VIII, and to the musical world of their famous daughter, Queen Elizabeth I.

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19656 | $20

Elizabeth I: Her Musical World - SPA

5/10/17
Wed 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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John Lennon (1940-80), co-founder of The Beatles, the most commercially successful band in the history of popular music, often served as the band"

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19668 | $20

Imagine: The World of John Lennon - SPA

5/15/17
Mon 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
Jubilee Active Adult Community

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The term singer-songwriter describes a distinct form of artistry, closely associated with the folk-acoustic traditions but encompassing multiple musical genres. Singer-songwriters are often the only accompaniment to an entire composition or song, typically using a guitar or piano; both the compositions and the arrangements are written primarily as solo vehicles, with the material focused on contemporary issues""sometimes political, sometimes introspective, historical, romantic and confessional. Often, the songs written by these musicians serve not only as entertainment, but to educate and protest. We"

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19698 | $49

Songwriters and Musical Poets of the 60s, 70s and 80s - SPA

5/11/17 - 6/1/17
Thu 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Chris Nolan
CE South Building

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Jackalopes aren"

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment.Please note there's a date change to June 9th and a location change to the main CE South building for this program.

19711 | $20

New Mexico Critters... the Good, the Bad... and the Really, Really Interesting! - SUA-PE

6/9/17
Fri 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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The Jemez Mountains are only one of a number of volcanic features located along the Rio Grande Rift zone — a north-south corridor throughout central New Mexico and part of the Basin and Range Province of the southwestern United States. The Jemez Mountains are what is known as a caldera or a collapsed volcano. It is one of three "supervolcanoes"

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19725 | $29

Geology of the Jemez Mountains and Valles Caldera - SPA

5/3/17 - 5/10/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Carol Hill
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."

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19807 | $35

Shaken... and Stirred - SPA

5/31/17 - 6/7/17
Wed 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
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. In this class we"

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19813 | $49

Buddhism - SPA

6/2/17 - 6/23/17
Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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Conspiracy theories concerning the hidden influence of secret societies and occult orders in society and politics, but what sort of political goals do occult groups pursue, and what do they actually believe? Many such groups hold worldviews embracing conflict and even spiritual or magical warfare between opposed powers and principles, often called "dualist."

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19815 | $20

Left, Right, and Center? Dualism and Politics in the Modern Occult World - SPA

5/1/17
Mon 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
George Sieg
CE South Building

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Easily one of the best-selling books of all time, the Bible is actually a collection of books and letters written in three languages, by multiple authors across the centuries. Responsible for influencing human history perhaps more than any other volume, it eventually entered the popular vernacular resulting in popular quotes and misquotes, strange ideas and misconceptions and, of course, never-ending disputes. This introductory class will explore the background of the documents, the history of its versions and attempt to unravel some of the popular Biblically-based stories, myths and misconceptions that permeate western culture.

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19816 | $25

The Bible in Popular Culture: An Introduction (Part I) - SPA

5/11/17 - 5/18/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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For active elders, this class emphasizes proper alignment of the spine. You will learn standing, strengthening and balance poses with modifications that work for your body. This practice warms up the muscles, opens the joints and builds energy, strength and stamina while inviting greater awareness of your body, mind and breath.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness. This is not a medical class-call instructor to discuss any serious condition before signing up. Free Osher membership with this class.

06463 | $125

Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate - SPB-HF

4/27/17 - 6/1/17
Thu 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (6 Session Total)
Nishtha Jane Kappy
High Desert Yoga - Nob Hill

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Find your healthiest spine and posture in seated and supported standing poses. This extra-gentle class offers adapted poses for those who have difficulty getting down to or up from the floor. Come and explore your ability to gently revitalize and relax your body/mind with awareness and breath!

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06528 | $85

Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Chair-Based - SPA-HF

4/27/17 - 6/1/17
Thu 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Judith Arredondo
High Desert Yoga - Nob Hill

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The art of the optimal means getting things just right for a healthful homeostasis in which an organism or a system of any kind functions at its peak performance. This is in contrast to what seems to be the prevailing idea in our Western culture: if a little is good, then a lot is better - whether that is food, money or pain killing opioids. This class will explore the concepts of too little, too much, enough and just right as we discuss ways to the art of the optimal. Like Goldilocks, we must examine the house of the three bears and try out all the chairs, beds and porridge until we find the one that suits us best.

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19861 | $20

Happiness and the Art of the Optimal - SPA

5/6/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a type of anxiety disorder causing extreme stress and discomfort. OCD affects over two million adults in the US. OCD appers in a fascinating array of symptoms and behaviors, including handwashing, constant counting, superstitions, extreme fears of hurting loved ones and checking locks over and over again. OCD ruins lives. You probably know someone with this problem, as millions of Americans suffer from OCD. We'll describe the viciious cycle of OCD, the treatments that work and treatments that merely prolong suffering. We'll also provide resources for further study.

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19892 | $20

An Introduction to Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - SPA

5/1/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Laura Smith
CE South Building

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Land of the Scoti, Scotland is a mixture of Celts, Vikings and English. People in the Hebrides still speak a Celtic language. Clan names ending in —son show Viking origin. And the Lowlands seem quite like England to the south. Why are the bagpipes played across the Highlands? How old are the clans with their tartans? When did Presbyterians, Freemasons and Catholics come? The Romans built Hadrian"

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19907 | $20

Scotland — Bagpipes, Tartans, Picts and More - SPA

5/11/17
Thu 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Everyone has ancestors! Researching family history has become the fastest growing hobby in America. Bring your laptop so you can practice using technology to organize and research your genealogy. You will learn the best software and tools to help you search efficiently. Online genealogy includes how to hunt for websites and evaluate what you find there and the use of free and commercial databases. The rest is up to you — happy hunting!

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19911 | $59

Computerized Genealogy - SPA

5/1/17 - 5/22/17
Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Victoria Sullivan
CE South Building

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New Mexico — adobe buildings, Spanish tiles, squash blossom necklaces and combination plates. ''Red or Green?'' Images so familiar to us that we hardly notice them. Yet, so foreign to others that we frequently are ''the missing state.'' Many turistas still think they need a passport to visit. Visit colonial New Mexico — land of placitas and haciendas, acequias and arroyos. A land where horseshoes were made of silver, hot chocolate was seasoned with chili — but not sugar and a shopping trip to Mexico City took four years. And on a darker note, it is where slavery still existed long after the Civil War. How did our culture — good and bad — almost deny us statehood? Discover the landscape and culture that still defines us today.

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19961 | $20

Colonial New Mexico - SPA

5/3/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Community Center

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There is strong circumstantial evidence that some of the founders of New Mexico"

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19962 | $20

The Crypto-Jews of Colonial New Mexico - SPA

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

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19968 | $20

New Mexico in Film: From Page to Screen - SPA

5/1/17 - 5/8/17
Mon 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Jeff Berg
CE South Building

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New, or post-railroad Albuquerque, was partially developed by an influx of tuberculosis (TB) patients, also known as lungers. TB was the medical scourge of the 18th and 19thcenturies, and the only known "cure"

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19995 | $20

Albuquerque in the Time of Tuberculosis (Sec. A) - SPA

5/2/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mo Palmer
CE North Building

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The Basques are an indigenous people who inhabit parts of both Spain and France. Today, the Basque Country, or Euskal Herria, is composed of seven provinces which are arranged in three district parts. Three provinces in Spain - Bizkaia, Gipuzkoa, and Araba - compose the Basque Autonomous Community. The historically Basque province of Navarre forms its own community in Spain. The last three provinces - Zuberoa, Lapurdi, and Behe-Nafarro - lie on the French side of the border. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Basque will be explored. A short film that will trace the history of these people will be shown. We will discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

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19997 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Basque Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup R1b1) - SPA

5/19/17
Fri 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Maralie Belonge Osher Program Supervisor

Maralie W. BeLonge

Program Supervisor

(505) 277-6179

belonge@unm.edu

Maralie Waterman-BeLonge, Program Supervisor

Maralie Waterman-BeLonge holds 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 education settings. She has served in her current role as Program Supervisor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico since January of 2010.


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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