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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

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's Vienna to the goosesteps of Germanic invasion, we will explore the life and art of Gustav Klimt. During his time Vienna was a glamorous, vibrant, colorful show that birthed such new interpretations of the human condition as Freud's psychology, Mahler'

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment.

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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The Middle Ages has often been described as the Dark Ages because of the assumed notion that intellectual or artistic achievements were non-existent. However, contrary to popular belief, art was productive in the convents and monasteries of Western Europe in the medium of illuminated manuscripts. We will begin with the art and architecture of the divergence of East and West in Byzantine works, continue with Islamic art in Europe and conclude with Anglo-Saxon and Celtic painted codices.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19126 | $20

The Art of the Early Medieval Period (c. 4th c. 11th centuries) - SPA

4/3/17
Mon 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Susan Bailey
CE South Building

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The late Medieval period was the precursor to the intellectual and artistic expansion that gave rise to the Italian Renaissance and the rebirth of the modern world. We begin to see art and architecture embracing aspects of ancient Rome and a revival of architectural sculpture and ornamentation of Christian churches. We will survey the art and architecture of the Romanesque era, the Age of Pilgrimages, and conclude with the Age of Cathedrals in the elaborate monumental buildings in stone of the Gothic era.

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19127 | $20

The Art of the Middle and Late Medieval (c. 11th c. 14th centuries) - SPA

4/17/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Susan Bailey
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'll continue our theme of looking at a variety of women artists - some famous, others not so much.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

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'll examine the history of the Balkans to discover how geography, conquest, religion, and war combined to mold the modern religious and cultural diversities in the countries of southeastern Europe. The lecture will begin with the Roman Latin and Greek influence on the region, move to the Ottoman Empire, through the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the post-WWI formation of the country, WWII, and ultimately to the death of the Dictator Tito and the breakup of Yugoslavia. I will discuss the current post-Balkan War situation and examine the societies, economies and governments of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia/Kosovo. Some questions I want to answer during our studies are: How and why did a region with three distinct religions consisting of Russian Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholic, and Islam; Multiple ethnicities consisting of Croats, Bosniaks, Serbs, Slovenes, and other minorities; and five different languages become a successful country only to fall into civil war by succumbing to nationalism, ethnic cleansing, and ultimately splinter into six independent countries? Can these countries prosper with their current governments and relations with each other?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

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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Decades of research, including hundreds of published studies, have shed light on the accuracy of eyewitness testimony, yet the controversy continues. Jurors place heavy weight on eyewitness testimony, but should they? Are our memories accurate? Unconditional acceptance of eyewitness accounts may stem from a misunderstanding of how memory works. This class will examine the controversy using real life examples, briefly review how memory recall works and suggest ways of improving the accuracy of eyewitness identifications.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19235 | $20

Eyewitness Testimony! - SPA

4/13/17
Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Alice Thieman
CE South Building

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As the struggle with ISIS enters its final stages, the unavoidable question is ''What comes next?'' The only way for the Middle East to avoid becoming the battlefield for a '

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19240 | $20

The Defeat of ISIS and the Reconstruction of the Middle East - SPA

4/18/17
Tue 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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How will an incoming presidential administration assert and negotiate a new relationship with Putin and Russia where international norms of behavior are respected? Putin's economy is shrinking, the Russian population is in decline and his administration is too corrupt to reform. Russia has one fifth of the economic resources as the United States. Some analysts consider Vladimir Putin's overt aggression an attempt to conceal how very weak the hand is he has to play. How can the next presidential administration use a combination of hard and soft power to induce Putin to play nice with others?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19245 | $20

American/Russian Relations: Frenemies or a New Cold War? - SPA

4/25/17
Tue 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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The 2016 Presidential Election exceeded even the 1948 '

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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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20% of the world population is Chinese and in a global economic community, the interests of the People's Republic of China are also America's interests. Relationships have been strained between China and her neighbors and between China and the United States for more than a decade. There is a growing concern that these tensions will lead to war in the region. We'll look at an overview of China today, and why Americans would be foolish to believe that what happens in East Asia has no effect on them. Howard Romanek was a long-time member of the China Roundtable of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and he is currently on the Board of Governors and Board of Directors of the Japan America Society of Chicago.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19254 | $20

China: A Nation on the Verge of War? - SPA

4/3/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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As you approach the conclusion of this stage of your career, it is time to consider how you will reinvent your lifestyle. The next stage of your life is a tremendous opportunity to do new things, go new places, self-actualize and live the life of your dreams. Find out why it is important to think about how you will spend your time in retirement long before you are eligible for social security. To make the next chapter in your life as fulfilling as possible, learn strategies for creating your unique lifestyle plan. You will be able to create your vision for the ideal path for your retirement in this interactive workshop.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19321 | $25

Switching Gears: Retirement Lifestyle Planning - SPA

4/5/17
Wed 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jacqueline Gould
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 - SPA

4/8/17
Sat 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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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 - SPA

4/8/17
Sat 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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Paris led the way in experiencing the effects of Revolution, but all of the cities of Europe were impacted. London and Amsterdam offered mixed responses, with their regimes expressing horror at revolution, while many among their citizens reacted with delight. Similar divisions emerged in most other cities, but Venice and Rome provided splendid examples of reactionary behavior clashing with a desire for creating a new political environment with constitutions and political organizations. The emergence of Napoleon demonstrated the weakness of the Revolution in France, but his activities helped to spread many of its benefits throughout continental Europe, particularly in the major cities.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19401 | $49

Cultural and Political Strife: Urban Life and the French Revolution - SPA

4/13/17 - 5/4/17
Thu 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Charlie Steen
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 '

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19403 | $20

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

4/6/17
Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
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 '

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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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Money. Whether you have it, want it, steal it, or hide it, money determines the fate of individuals and nations. This is true in peace and just as true in war. Think you know about World War II? There are financial secrets to this war waiting for exposure. How did the British hide the wealth of Great Britain in case the country fell to the Nazis? Why was the bottom of Manila Bay coated in silver that alluded the occupying Japanese? What of the German counterfeiting operation that produced phony Bank of England notes worth 140 million pounds sterling? Join us for these secrets as well as others including the truth behind Rommel's death and the extent of Hirohito's involvement.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19405 | $20

More $ - SPA

4/19/17
Wed 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment. Please note: This date differs from the Osher catalog.

19426 | $20

Kiss... 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's conception, construction and final installation in America, plus look at the significant events in New York harbor the statue has been witness to since.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment.

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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Ancient Greece was one of the most formative civilizations in Western history. While never an Empire, the Greeks, and particularly the people of Athens, developed and put into practice early concepts of democracy and legal equality. Aristophanes and Sophocles wrote classic plays describing issues important to Athenians of the 5th century BCE, but which still resonate today - the social cost of warfare and the contest between loyalty to one's family and obedience to one's government. Even after the end of the Classical period, when Athens and other Greek city-states fell under the control of Macedon and Rome, the Greeks continued to make their mark on the ancient Western world through the development of Hellenistic art, science, philosophy and religious cults. We'll examine the history of Greece from its prehistoric period through the Classical period and into the Hellenistic Age with a particular focus on the political and intellectual advances made by the Greeks and inherited by all of Western society.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19439 | $49

Ancient Greece - SPA

4/5/17 - 4/26/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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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?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment.

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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There have been 12 presidents who were generals. U.S. Grant and Dwight Eisenhower are considered two of the greatest generals in American History. The word, great, has often not been applied to their presidencies. It started first with Eisenhower and then with Grant. More historians are now arguing that the assessment of these two men as president was incorrect. The class will look at their careers and at why reputations have risen about their presidencies.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19448 | $20

Grant and Eisenhower: Great Generals and Underrated Presidents? - SPA

4/21/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 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've ever dropped change in the Salvation Army bucket, join us and learn about these alternatives to the workhouse. This class is a sequel to, ''In the Shadow of the Workhouse.''

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment.

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's wife said to the Roman empress Julia Augusta 2000 years ago about their morals: '

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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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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 - SPA

4/7/17 - 4/28/17
Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

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'll explore the aspects of Roman civilization that have most influenced modern Western society. We'll examine the evolution of Rome's own political system, from a monarchy to a Republic to an Empire, and pay particular attention to the forces that drove this transition over the course of Rome's history. Roman civilization irrevocably shaped the political, social and religious inheritance of all societies with which it came into contact, and those heirs to Roman civilization helped to shape modern Western society itself.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

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's actions in the Bear Flag Rebellion of June, 1846, led to the eventual annexation of California by the United States, but whether or not he was working on President Polk's behalf remains a mystery. This question will be answered and discussed by viewing a short documentary and with a specific case study on the conquest of California by John C. Fremont.

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19495 | $20

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

4/14/17
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

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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Magical realism, is characterized by the matter-of-fact inclusion of fantastic or mythic elements into otherwise realistic fiction. This tactic is known in the literature of many cultures in many ages, but the term magical realism is a relatively recent designation, first applied in the 1940s and recognized extensively throughout much of Latin American literature. There's speculation that magical realism is an expected consequence of postcolonial writing, which must rationalize at least two separate realities'"the reality of the conquerors, as well as that of the conquered. We'll explore and discuss Chicana and female Latin American writers who've utilized this literary tool.

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19500 | $20

Section E. Latin American/Chicana Writers and Magical Realism (working title) - WIE-PE

3/30/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
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'll explore the works of e e cummings and put his poems into a context with the times and the man's life. We'll learn how to decode his poetry and get at the meaning. We'll see how the man is a product of the intellectual fervor of the age in which he lived and wrote. And we'll have fun, too, with the playful nature of the work.

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19509 | $20

The Magic and Mystery of E.E. Cummings' Poetry - SPA

5/23/17
Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Norma Libman
CE South Building

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This class is for those who enjoy writing poems, but have never taken the endeavor seriously. We'll start each class by reading and discussing exemplary poems about the natural world, family, hardship, and love. Then we'll write, read, and revise our in-class efforts using a series of prompts and revision strategies. We will emphasize expression rather than technique, but we will discuss form as participants wish.

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19512 | $75

The Joy of Writing Poetry - SPA

4/4/17 - 5/9/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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We'll examine how to construct a production-worthy stage play. The course would delve into character construction, themes, the distinction between comedy and drama, realism vs. absurdism and the importance of making characters ''real.''

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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's mentor. People would turn to me as their muse. Fate had chosen me for Herculean deeds. Did I hear the siren call of fame? No, it's my nemesis, the alarm clock. How naí_ve I was. My room is chaos. I'm late and in a panic. No time even for cereal. That's my life '" a comedy or a tragedy. Over sixty percent of all English words have Greek or Latin roots. Join us to learn which fifteen words above and others originated in Greek or Latin over 2,000 years ago.

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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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'What happened is not what matters; what matters is the larger sense the writer is able to make of what happened'' (~Vivian Gornick). How do we arrive at the truth of our stories? For some, the path lies in writing memoir; for others, in writing fiction. Still others find themselves moving back and forth between the two. In this class, members will use fact, memory and imagination to transform life experiences into stories that are emotionally true, whether memoir or fiction. Weekly format provides writing prompts, supportive feedback and critique, as well as discussions of craft and the illusive boundary between fiction and memoir.

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19556 | $75

Writing True: Memoir and Memoir-Based Fiction - SPA

4/11/17 - 5/16/17
Tue 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
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's gardening talent or sales know-how. We will explore online markets during class, with a particular focus on markets that are seeking new writers.

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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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A class for practicing writers who have short story, novella, or novel projects in progress. The workshop format asks (does not require) participants to submit electronically approximately 1500 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 is assumed. So is respect for others. Must be able to tolerate criticism.

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19584 | $75

Writing Fiction - SPA

4/3/17 - 5/8/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
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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Richard Wagner is one of the most influential musicians of all time. Whether you love or hate him, his operas are staged in ever increasing numbers. We'll explore his musical development through lectures, discussions and watching selections from DVDs. The operas to be covered in this class are Rienzi, 1842; Lohengrin, 1850; Walkure, 1870; Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg, 1868; and Parsifal, 1882.

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19614 | $65

Richard Wagner - SPA

4/12/17 - 5/10/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM (5 Session Total)
Julius Kaplan
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'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 the 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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19620 | $20

It's Greek to Me - SPA

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

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Lyrics to the Black Sabbath hit, '

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19633 | $20

Two Hearts at the Electric Funeral - SPA

3/29/17
Wed 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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Bob Wills (1905-75) is known around the world as the ''King of Western or Cowboy Swing.'' Most people believe he invented Texas swing single-handedly. Various incarnations of his bands gave us hits such as '

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19635 | $20

Swingin' With Bob Wills and His Texas Playboys - SPA

4/7/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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Mention Roger Miller (1936-92) and people immediately remember the wide variety of novelty hits which propelled his vocal performances up the charts ('

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19640 | $20

Roger Miller: King of the Road - SPA

4/13/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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What's this about Billy Joel writing classical music?! We've only heard an album of piano music and one tantalizing fragment of orchestra music at this time, but we understand there may be more in the works. Meanwhile, there are a plethora of artists writing so-called '

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19641 | $20

Pop Go the Classics - SPA

4/20/17
Thu 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
Corrales Community Center

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This class will provide an introduction to the music of the medieval era, before launching into the world of the Crusades. Minstrels and troubadours at times - unwillingly, no doubt! - followed their patrons into battle in foreign lands, where they discovered exotic musical instruments and new sounds. This new music would change the world of Gregorian chant in an exciting way, forever altering the course of western music. Come explore the world of troubadour and trouvère (some of whom were women), along with works alleged to be by the composer king himself, Richard the Lionheart.

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19653 | $20

Music of the Crusades - SPA

4/24/17
Mon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
Del Webb Alegria - 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's wit and social conscience. The Beatles would go on to dramatically change popular music in the 20th century, as well as being a major influence in the arts, pop culture and the counter-cultural revolution. After the group disintegrated in 1970, Lennon pursued a solo career with wife Yoko Ono, focusing on the anti-war movement through music and works of art, in both still and '

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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'll explore the stories and music behind a cadre of artists--Ian Anderson, Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell, Nick Drake, Al Stewart, Jim Croce, Neil Finn and Justin Hayward, some well-known, and others not so, but whose art has influenced and defined generations.

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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't real'_ are they? And vinegaroons look like they should guard the gates to Hell'_ but do they bite? Many of us have relocated from other parts of the country to this lovely region of New Mexico. The critters one finds here may be very different from those we've have left behind. We'll discuss some of the natural history, biology and toxicology associated with the animals of our new environment. A danger better understood is a danger better avoided! The discussion will cover many of the critters found around New Mexico that might show up in our yards, homes or be found on hikes. We'll discuss the dangerous, not so dangerous and not dangerous (hopefully!), to reduce any fears and increase interest in the biodiversity of our new home. Your presenter is a boarded toxicologist, who for 33 years was the managing director of one of the nation's certified regional poison control centers. His area of expertise within the vast field of toxicology, was and remains, in those poisons to be found in Nature.

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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 '

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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 Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular geologic features on planet Earth. It is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide in its western portion and over a mile deep. In this class we will take a '

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19728 | $39

Geology of the Grand Canyon - SPA

4/5/17 - 4/19/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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Since the Garden of Eden, snakes have had a bad rap. New Mexico is home to numerous reptile species, including between thirty and forty species of snake. Of these many snake species, eight are venomous, and of those, seven are types of rattlesnake. The varied natural habitats of the state and a warm climate make it an ideal home for cold-blooded creatures like snakes and other reptiles. The Rattlesnake Museum hosts more different species than the Bronx Zoo, the Philadelphia Zoo, the National Zoo, the Denver Zoo, the San Francisco Zoo and the San Diego Zoo, all combined! Join us to explore the myths, cure phobias and uncover the mysteries of this fascinating, but misunderstood corner of the animal kingdom.

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19784 | $25

Snakes'_ Mysterious, Misunderstood and Fascinating - SPA

4/18/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Bob Myers
Corrales Community Center

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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 '

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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'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.

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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 '

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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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We'll discuss passages from Plato's Symposium (c.378 BCE), citing Alexander Nehamas' and Paul Woodruff's highly readable 1989 translation. Nehamas observes that the Symposium is ''the first explicit discussion of love in western literature and philosophy.'' Symposium is variously translated as ''Dinner Party,'' ''Banquet,'' ''Drinking Party'' or ''Drinking Together.'' The dramatic scheme is for each participant to help slow down the drinking by making a speech on the nature of love. Speeches range from platonic meditations on beauty and love to more worldly themes that may seem provocative, comically erotic or even discomfiting to modern sensibilities. Nehamas' introduction makes clear what to expect from the outset: ''...the love discussed and praised in the Symposium is primarily homosexual,'' though Aristophanes' parodic creation myth is quite inclusive. We will remain mindful of the cultural setting of the Symposium in its own time and place, while anticipating a variety of views of its relevance for our own time. Enrollees can find texts online in various translations, but the 1989 Nehamas-Woodruff translation is only available for purchase. The paperback is recommended and available from hackettpublishing.com, or from Amazon.

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19826 | $49

Plato's SYMPOSIUM: Philosophy as Art, Drama and Comedy - SPA

4/3/17 - 4/24/17
Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Jerry Franks
CE South Building

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Join us and explore the wonders and benefits of Yoga practice. This class series is geared to the older beginner or those dealing with painful knees or feet, arthritis, osteoporosis, issues of balance or the proverbial midlife crisis. You will learn to use commonly available props and modified yoga postures to address these conditions and bring more awareness, vitality and relaxation into your life.

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06461 | $85

Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Gentle Beginner - SPA-HF

4/25/17 - 5/30/17
Tue 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (6 Session Total)
Nishtha Jane Kappy
High Desert Yoga - Nob Hill

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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: This is not a medical class-call instructor to discuss any serious condition before signing up. Free Osher membership with this class.

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 | $85

Yoga Intermediate - SPA-HF

4/25/17 - 5/30/17
Tue 2:15 PM - 3:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Judith Arredondo
High Desert Yoga - Nob Hill

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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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Have you been feeling heavy and sluggish after you eat or find that you are no longer digesting your foods properly? We are in a period of accelerated growth and development, ascending rapidly into higher frequencies. As this happens, our physical, emotional and mental needs are changing. We are transforming our carbon-based bodies into crystalline bodies, and as this process is taking place, our dietary requirements have altered, and the foods that we normally eat and consume are no longer satisfying and nourishing our new state of being. Foods in our regular diet have become difficult to digest, are not sustaining us and are not fulfilling our energetic expansion. As our frequencies are elevating, we need to select super foods that are rich in nutrients, abundant in life force; and that will match our vibration and provide the sustenance and energy that are essential in nourishing and nurturing our crystalline bodies.

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19852 | $25

Super Foods for Best Health: Feeding Our Crystalline Bodies (Sec. A) - SPA

3/29/17
Wed 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Szuson Wong
CE South Building

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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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Why are some new hearing aid wearers so successful and others put the device in a drawer or have multiple hearing aids without really feeling satisfied with their investment? Learn what steps a new user can take to make the most out of your hearing aids. Coping strategies, communication tips, hearing loss in the healthcare setting and gadgets that turn your hearing aids into assistive listening devices will all be covered in this class. The instructor is well-versed in these topics, having worn hearing aids for over sixty years.

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19871 | $39

Hearing Loss 102 - SPA

4/10/17 - 4/24/17
Mon 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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The origins and development of psychology are intimately invested in the heritage of the occult. We'll delve into the occult origins of depth psychology and its consequences, such as Jungian psychology, the theory of archetypes, and the embrace of modern psychology by various influential occult figures. It continues with a full survey of classic and contemporary research spanning the range between occult psychology and the scientific psychology of the occult, including such specialized topics as parapsychology, '

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19874 | $89

Psychology of the Occult - SPA

4/4/17 - 6/13/17
Tue 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (10 Session Total)
George Sieg
CE South Building

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The concept of deviance is a modern expression of the human tendency to construct the '

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19876 | $49

A Psycho-History of Deviance - SPA

4/8/17 - 4/29/17
Sat 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
George Sieg
Jubilee 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)
Kim Elliott
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's Wall partly to keep the wild Scots out of '

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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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What a gorgeous medieval hill town Siena is! You know you're somewhere special when a place features a daredevil horse race around the main piazza, a delectable fruitcake called panforte and the oldest bank in continuous existence in Europe. The Duomo cathedral is boldly decorated with green and white marble stripes. St. Catherine received the stigmata in Siena. Medieval neighborhoods called Contrade vie for dominance in the horse race, in lavish banquets for thousands, with colorful costumes and banners. An hour from Florence, Siena boasts its own Renaissance art and architecture, amidst car-free picturesque streets. Indeed, Siena is a gem.

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19923 | $20

Siena, Italy '" The Other Gem of Tuscany - SPA

4/11/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Women's history is full of surprises. For instance, during the Spanish Colonial period, Spanish women enjoyed various kinds of protection under the law for which their English-speaking counterparts had to wait nearly two hundred years. Drawing from original historic documents, historian Linda Tigges will share stories of women who exercised their legal rights in the eighteenth century New Mexico, protecting themselves from breach of promise for marriage, bad marriages, loss of inheritance, and aggressive neighbors.

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19953 | $20

Spanish Colonial Women: Husbands and Wives and Spanish Law in New Mexico - SPA

4/4/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Linda Tigges
Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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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's oldest Hispanic families may have been Jews hiding from the Inquisition on New Spain's northern frontier in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This presentation will attempt to untangle history from social myth and identity romanticism. We have scenes presented by live actors from the play The Merchant of Santa Fe, written about the crypto-Jews of 1670 New Mexico. Suggested reading: To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto-Jews of New Mexico (2008) by Stanley M. Hordes.

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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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We'll explore New Mexico made movies that have come to the big screen via a work of literature. Instructor Jeff Berg will offer a short synopsis of some of these works and their authors prior to screening a full-length NM made movie that started as a book. Probable film screenings are The Hi Lo Country written by NM author and ABQ resident, Max Evans and Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya.

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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 '

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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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Anthropological genetic genealogy is the application of genetics to traditional genealogy, involving the use of family history and DNA testing to determine the level of genetic relationship between individuals. The New Mexico DNA Project was started in 2004 to help individuals with roots to New Mexico confirm and validate genealogical research. The project consists of more than 2600 DNA samples of descendants of the first Spanish colonists to New Mexico. The lecture will begin with the first Spanish families and their genetic results. Questions of how they match, what ancestral origin they have before the forming of the colony, and how anthropological genetic genealogy works in confirming family history research will all be answered.

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19996 | $20

Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The New Mexico DNA Project - SPA

4/7/17
Fri 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South 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 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Maralie Belonge Osher Program Supervisor

Maralie W. BeLonge

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(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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