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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 2016.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Classes

Class Name Starts Cost

Have you ever touched a marble table to discover it was only wood? Or approached a brick wall and discovered it is actually canvas? Welcome to faux painting and ''trompe l'oeil.'' In these classes for the novice, learn to paint any surface to look like paneling, marble or foliage. Take a favorite postcard and create a tabletop or a mural. Join us for a hands‐on experience that's as easy as 1‐2‐3. Materials fee payable to instructor in the amount of $30.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible. Personal enrichment.

19103 | $59.00

Section FAA

10/14/16 - 10/28/16 Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (3 Session Total)
James Bruce
CE South Building

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10/14/16

$59.00

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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19113 | $59.00

Section FAA

11/3/16 - 12/8/16 Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Ralph Greene
CE South Building

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11/3/16

$59.00

Pablo Picasso was perhaps the most important art figure of 20th century. Before the age of fifty, the Spanish‐born artist had become the most well‐known name in modern art, with a most distinctive style and eye for artistic creation. We'll begin with Picasso's childhood art and move through his Blue and Rose Periods. Explore the artist's early life and see how it is expressed in these paintings, including some of his most popular works. We end with innovative works, bridges to new styles that would change the course of art history.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19114 | $25.00

Section FAA

11/4/16 - 11/11/16 Fri 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (2 Session Total)
James Gallegos
CE South Building

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11/4/16

$25.00

Come along and discover the creative art of drawing called Zentangle. This fascinating new art form is fun, relaxing and increases your focus and awareness. The Zentangle method also enables you to access your inner guidance and enhances a sense of personal well‐being. In this introductory class, you will experience the satisfaction of completing two of your own unique Zentangle tiles. You don't have to be ''artistic'' or able to draw a straight line. Note: $8 materials fee is payable to the instructor. Class limit: 10. Zentangle is a registered trademark.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19133 | $29.00

Section FAA

11/4/16 Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Robertson
CE South Building

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11/4/16

$29.00

For those who have taken Zentangle 101, this is the next step. We will increase our repertoire of tangles, go into more detail on shading, and work on a project. If you have colored pencils please bring them. Material fee: $3, payable to instructor. Class limit: 10. Zentangle is a registered trademark.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19135 | $29.00

Section FAA

11/18/16 Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Robertson
CE South Building

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11/18/16

$29.00

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In 1964, Republican nominee Barry Goldwater declared, "Extremism in the defense of Liberty is no vice!" The party of Lincoln and Eisenhower has steadily transformed itself to become the home of some of the most extremist movements. The 2016 Primary season presented voters with a choice between "I love the uneducated" populism or far right "Market Fundamentalism." Will the Party go further right or split in two? Suggested Reading: It's Worse Than it Looks: How the American Constitutional System Collided With the New Politics of Extremism by Thomas Mann and Norman Ornstein (2012) and Why the Right Went Wrong by E. J. Dionne (2016).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19238 | $20.00

Section FAB

10/21/16 Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Corrales Community Center

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10/21/16

$20.00

How will the new American President and Congress deal with the challenges of ISIS and the turmoil in the Middle East? Will the nation states that came into existence at the end of World War I break up? What will result from an assertive Kurdish nationalism, a Saudi Arabia that can no longer pay for an extensive welfare state and foreign interventions, and an authoritarian Iranian regime confronted by a restive population pressing for reform, prosperity and authentic democratic participation?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19243 | $20.00

Section FAA

11/15/16 Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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11/15/16

$20.00

Politics can be the best that reality television has to offer. If only the stakes weren't so high it would be funny how often art imitates life and vice versa. From Citizen Kane and All the President's Men to O Brother Where Art Thou? And All the Kings Men, Good Night & Good Luck, Being There and Network (which predicted reality TV), join us as we explore the history of politics and the media throughout the twentieth and early twenty‐first century.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19295 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/18/16 Tue 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE South Building

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10/18/16

$20.00

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19353 | $25.00

Section FAA

11/1/16 Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Creigh Gordon
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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11/1/16

$25.00

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Think the art of poisoning began and ended with the Borgias? What about Arsenic Annie, a German immigrant who was the first woman executed by electrocution in the United States? And Dr. Edward Pritchard? His hanging was the last public execution in Scotland and attendance was said to reach 100,000. The history of poison stretches from 4500 BCE and poisons have been used for many purposes across the span of human existence, most commonly as weapons, anti‐venoms and medicines. Engage in an educational and fascinating discussion of homicidal poisoning from the days of early humankind, down through the "Italian and French Schools of Poisoners" and into the present, with case discussions of real poisoners drawn from criminal history.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19414 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/28/16 Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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10/28/16

$20.00

Richard III (1452‐85) was the last king of the House of York and the last of the Plantagenets. His defeat at Bosworth marks the end of the mediaeval period in England; he was the last English monarch to die in battle. Over the centuries the stories of this young monarch grew to monstrous proportions; he was labelled a villain, a traitor, a murderer, and a monster. These claims were fuelled by misinformation bruited about regarding his twisted body, his hunched back, and his withered arm. And yet, slowly but surely, a growing body of scholars, authors, and passionate members of the public, known as Ricardians, worked to clear the name of their beloved monarch from behind the veil of Tudor propaganda and Shakespearean fiction. An excavation beneath a car park in Leicester in 2012, led not only to the discovery of the body of the fallen king, but to the rewriting of history. As we explore the myth and the monarch, we will discover that while he may not have been a saint, he was an enlightened and beloved ruler who has been badly maligned across the ages.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19421 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/7/16 Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
Corrales Community Center

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10/7/16

$20.00

Rome was known for its buildings and its roads, but what about concrete and blown glass? Roman arches are famous but what about their roof trusses? Greek cities had aqueducts and sewers but not on the scale and complexity of Rome. Athens had silver mines but nothing like the Rio Tinto mines of Roman Spain. The Roman road system was about the same length as the Interstate Highway system and it was all built with human and animal power. The Colosseum seated up to 80,000 and was built in eight years, again with only human and animal power. Explore how Roman technology in both innovation and scale went well beyond its predecessors.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19435 | $25.00

Section FAA

11/1/16 - 11/8/16 Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
R. Bruce Grove
CE South Building

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11/1/16

$25.00

The Northwest coast of North America was one of the last territories to be conquered by Europeans. As Russia became eager to join other European powers in the conquest of this land mass, Peter the Great sent a convoy to determine whether there was a pathway from Asia to North America. Led by Danish sea captain Vitus Bering, an initial expedition failed. Bering quickly regrouped to launch the longest expedition ever undertaken, setting out from St. Petersburg and achieving a triumphant discovery of Alaska eight years later. Bering's voyage sparked decades of Russian settlement as they traveled down the coast and became active in the lucrative fur trade. Meanwhile, the Spanish were drawn to this region as news of the riches of sea otter pelts pulled them to present day Northern California. This territory quickly became a region of contest as European nations attempted to capitalize on the abundant natural resources. In the span of the story told here, California is transformed from a sparsely populated land to a rapidly expanding economic power driven by the rush for gold.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19440 | $20.00

Section FAA

11/18/16 Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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11/18/16

$20.00

In 1789, the first presidential election was held. George Washington received all 69 electoral votes to become the first President of the United States. The 58th presidential election will occur in 2016. The class will review the history and process of electing a president and the elections considered the most significant since 1789. Many commentators have been saying that the 2016 presidential election will join the most significant list. Why is that being said?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19451 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/1/16 Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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12/1/16

$20.00

In one of the most hostile lands on the planet, an ancient people called the Israelites forged an army and carved out an empire. Their ancient military exploits are described in one of history's most famous religious texts‐‐the Old Testament of the Bible. But by reading between the religious lines, military historians unlock the soldiers' secrets of the Bible by examining the weapons, strategies and the commanders, some of whom are not always thought of as warriors, like Abraham, and Moses. We'll explore the biblical world from a military perspective from the time of Abraham until Joshua.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19456 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/16/16 Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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12/16/16

$20.00

Black Death, Bubonic Plague, or the Pestilence ‐ as it was termed in the Middle Ages ‐ killed more than half the population of Europe. Over 700 years later, economics, religion, mores, and art of the Western World still are shaped by those deaths. Learn about the plague, its effects, and why, even here in the developed world, the plague still kills.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19463 | $49.00

Section FAA

11/7/16 - 11/28/16 Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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11/7/16

$49.00

The United States Pacific Fleet was still reeling from the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor six months prior, and in May had suffered the additional loss of the carrier USS Lexington in the battle of the Coral Sea. Now intelligence reports indicated Japan was readying a massive 185 ship armada to attack and secure Midway Atoll, only 1,300 miles from Pearl Harbor. The battle of Midway is where inferior American naval forces, down to three operational aircraft carriers, were able thwart the invasion and forever shift the balance of naval power in the Pacific theatre. This course explores the critical events surrounding this decisive four‐day battle.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19472 | $25.00

Section FAA

11/4/16 - 11/11/16 Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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11/4/16

$25.00

In 1066, the duke of Normandy, William II, defeated an English army at the battle of Hastings and made good on his claim to be the rightful king of England. William's victory forged a closer, if tense, relationship between England and France, and this fractious relationship would eventually result in the Hundred Years War. This was also a period of immense political, legal, and cultural development in English society. The Norman victory led to the introduction of Norman French as the language of the elite in English society, and the incorporation of many French words into the developing English language. Norman French political and legal customs, many of them drawing heavily on imperial Roman law, did not bring about the elimination of older Anglo‐Saxon political and legal customs, but led to a fascinating synthesis of the two and a concomitant balance of power between the kings and their subjects best seen in Magna Carta. Norman imperialistic policies were embraced by the English people themselves. Long before they founded their North American colonies, the English were actively attempting to colonize their neighbors in the British Isles: Wales, Ireland and Scotland. We'll examine all these aspects of English history from 1066‐1485 and will see that this was a formative period for English society as we know it today.

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

19479 | $49.00

Section FAA‐PE

10/19/16 - 11/9/16 Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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10/19/16

$49.00

"Those who control the past control the future. Those who control the present control the past." (George Orwell) In the rankings of Presidents of the United States over the decades, Andrew Jackson has achieved the status of great or near‐great. In the past year, there have been demands that Jackson should be removed from the $20 bill because he is no longer worthy of being honored. The class will examine the specific charges leveled against the man who has the words "era" or "democracy" after his name. What is the "truth" about Andrew Jackson?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19482 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/7/16 Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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12/7/16

$20.00

''This is the Christmas the war‐weary world has prayed for...'' When Truman uttered those words on Christmas Eve, 1945, World War II had been over for four months, but military actions were still operating full force. The military was running Operation Magic Carpet and Operation Santa to return thousands of troops to their homes, resulting in the largest traffic jam the United States had ever known. After years of blackouts and rationing, the national Christmas tree would once again shine and families would gather around a Christmas table. Churches filled as a grateful nations gave thanks. We all know World War II changed much of American life, but have you ever considered how the War changed Christmas in the United States? Join us for a holiday trip to an epic December.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19487 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/16/16 Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Community Center

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12/16/16

$20.00

The violence that followed the ending of WWI and WWII has often been ignored in history textbooks. In the United States, attention was paid to the sesquicentennial of the Civil War (1861‐1865), but little is being said now about the turbulent era that followed the conflict called Reconstruction (1865‐1877). The historian, Eric Foner, stated that "if any historical period deserves the label "relevant,' it is Reconstruction." He added that "many issues that agitate American politics today are Reconstruction questions." Ideas and actions have consequences. What were the consequences of the events that occurred between 1865 and 1877?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19488 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/6/16 Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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12/6/16

$20.00

Rurik was a Varangian chieftain who gained control of Ladoga in 862, built the Holmgard settlement near Novgorod, and founded the Rurik Dynasty, which ruled Kievan Rus (and later Grand Duchy of Moscow and Tsardom of Russia) until the 17th century. A short film will be shown that traces the history of the Rus and the Rurik Dynasty. We will also discuss which DNA markers are most identified with the bloodline of Rurik.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19489 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/21/16 Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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10/21/16

$20.00

Southwest France has witnessed marvels and horrors. Marvels: 20,000 years ago it hosted Paleolithic artists making their exquisite cave paintings. Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans left their cultural signs. Carcassonne is the walled medieval town perhaps saved by a Saracen woman against Charlemagne's siege. Black Madonnas and Magdalene legends exist in Languedoc. Horrors: In the 1200s, the Cathars were genocide victims during a Catholic crusade led by the French king and Pope Innocent III. During the Spanish civil war, thousands of refugees fled over the Pyrenees. In the 1940s, Languedoc partisans resisted Nazi occupation by all possible means. Let's determine if the marvels outweigh the horrors.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19491 | $20.00

Section FAA

11/15/16 Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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11/15/16

$20.00

Between 1450 to 1750, an estimated 35,000 to 100,000 witches were killed in Europe with burning being the preferred method of execution. Carried to the New World by the Puritans, witch hysteria culminated in the spring of 1692, when a group of girls in Salem Village, Massachusetts accused several locals of witchcraft. As hysteria spread throughout colonial Massachusetts, 150 more men, women and children were accused over the next several months. Hanging rather than burning was the preferred means of execution for witches in the New World. Nineteen were hanged while one was pressed to death and as many as seventeen died in prison. Scholars have speculated on the cause of the hysteria ranging from teenage boredom and angst to economic and political jealousy, ergot poisoning, and Huntington's Disease. Not all traditional practices brought from Europe were positive. Join us as we examine one that definitely was not.

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19492 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/31/16 Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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10/31/16

$20.00

How did planted documents attached to a corpse and delivered by submarine convince the German high command that the Allies planned to invade Greece and Sardinia in 1943 instead of Sicily? Where was the Magna Carta hidden during the war? Who were Churchill's and Montgomery's doubles? Was the attack on Pearl Harbor actually conceived in Washington, DC by the U.S. Naval Planning Board? What role did American librarians play in the Normandy landings ultimately leading to the GI Bill. Think you know about World War II? There are secrets to this war waiting for exposure.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19499 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/14/16 Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Jubilee Active Adult Community

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12/14/16

$20.00

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US author and humorist, Mark Twain, has been domesticated and popularized as the author of Tom Sawyer, obscuring his reputation among his contemporaries as an anti‐war, and Imperialist fire‐breather. We will read and analyze his satire, A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, with attention to detail, laughter at his jokes, and a new understanding of his dark vision of his own country's politics and future. Does the time‐travelling Yankee bring the Blessings of Civilization to the Arthurians, or does his presence signal slaughter by machine, instead of knightly slaughter by a single sword? We will try to answer this and other provocative questions by Mark Twain, a man now unfairly sketched as the genteel, white‐suited Col. Sanders of American literature.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19501 | $49.00

Section FAA

10/13/16 - 11/3/16 Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Mark Staebler
CE South Building

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10/13/16

$49.00

Getting published is a lot like interviewing for a job. You remain the creative artist but also have to present yourself to a potential publisher as a professional. This class will serve as a brief introduction to publishing and give you tools you can use when looking for a publisher. It will provide an overview of the various types of publishers seeking book manuscripts and the journals looking for individual pieces. We will discuss various ways of how you can do research to target presses that are good matches for your work. We will also cover the etiquette of sending query letters and proposals to publishers so your submissions look professional.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19503 | $29.00

Section FAA

11/5/16 Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Elise McHugh
CE South Building

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11/5/16

$29.00

In this election year, it is not just relevant but obligatory to read or re‐read Robert Penn Warren's classic political novel, All the King's Men. In that context of both relevancy and appreciation we will read, analyze and respond to this monumental portrayal of an American demagogue.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment

19506 | $49.00

Section FAA

10/13/16 - 11/3/16 Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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10/13/16

$49.00

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.''

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19513 | $49.00

Section FAA

10/14/16 - 11/4/16 Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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10/14/16

$49.00

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 naíve 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19514 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/15/16 Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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12/15/16

$20.00

Historical fiction is currently experiencing a revival but remains a challenging genre for us writers. Blogs and ''how‐to" guides offer contradictory advice when it comes to the pesky ''historical'' parts. We will focus on the narrative framework of storytelling and how it delivers the 'story with history' via our characters' physical and emotional journey through plot and setting, facts and details, while we tackle our quest for accuracy, authenticity, plausibility, and credibility. Suggested reading: Christopher Vogler, The Writer's Journey, Mythic Structure for Storytellers & Screenwriters (1992 or later editions), Lisa Cron, Wired for a Story (2012).

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19523 | $75.00

Section FAA

10/12/16 - 11/16/16 Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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10/12/16

$75.00

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

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19526 | $75.00

Section FAA

11/3/16 - 12/15/16 Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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11/3/16

$75.00

Claire King, Author of the novel The Night Rainbow, says "what I love about child narrators is the way they question the things that we take for granted, and take for granted the things we question." We'll look at selections from several novels intended for an adult reader where the protagonist is a young person. We'll analyze themes and discover what makes these works some of the finest, most successful contemporary adult fiction available. Novels to be covered: The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime and Winter's Bone as well as others.

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19531 | $39.00

Section FAA

11/8/16 - 11/22/16 Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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11/8/16

$39.00

"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 | $75.00

Section FAA

11/1/16 - 12/6/16 Tue 9:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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11/1/16

$75.00

Words matter. Their definitions and connotations are records of a peoples' history and cultural development. For example, words like bitch, whore, and hell were originally sacred words associated with the worship of the Goddess. However, they have become derogatory, even evil. What happened? How did the definitions and connotations of words like these make a 180

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19560 | $55.00

Section FAA

10/13/16 - 11/10/16 Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Shari Tarbet
CE South Building

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10/13/16

$55.00

Art Theft and Art Forgery are popular themes in Crime Fiction. Stolen masterpieces, forged paintings, corrupt collectors and dealers, and looted museum collections all play major roles in art crime mysteries. Are art crimes different from other crimes? Are art crimes clever capers without real victims? We will explore the way art crimes are presented in fiction and film. Course topics will include WWII art looting and art crime mysteries with International settings, especially Italy.

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19565 | $39.00

Section FAA

11/2/16 - 11/16/16 Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Kate Luger
CE South Building

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11/2/16

$39.00

Critique groups are an excellent place to get feedback on your writing work. This class is designed to give students direction for improving their memoir, fiction or poetry. Rob Spiegel will begin each class with a short lecture on the principles of effective writing. The balance of each class will be spent reviewing students' work. Spiegel will lead the critique process, with students contributing their views of what can make the writing better. Rob Spiegel has 20 years of experience teaching writing and leading successful critique groups.

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19567 | $75.00

Section FAA

10/31/16 - 12/5/16 Mon 9:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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10/31/16

$75.00

He was a poet, a novelist, a playwright. He was also maddeningly eccentric and endlessly fascinating. In this class we will explore the life of Oscar Wilde, what motivated his behavior, and the times in which he lived. Come and learn the real story behind his flamboyant life style and see what insights we can glean from looking at his work, some of it actually written from jail.

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19569 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/25/16 Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Norma Libman
CE South Building

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10/25/16

$20.00

Biographer Claire Harman just published Charlotte Bront

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19570 | $20.00

Section FAA

11/16/16 Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Rosemary Day
CE South Building

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11/16/16

$20.00

Now well‐sorted by scholars,The Mark Twain Papers compiled at the University of California, Berkeley have been published in three massive volumes, totaling over 2100 pages. The Mark Twain Project Online is available from the University of California Libraries. We can explore the website in class, reading and viewing archived fragments, commentary, letters, and thoughts by one of the world's most prolific writers and humorists. An American icon available at our fingertips! What fun!

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19574 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/7/16 Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Rosemary Day
CE South Building

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12/7/16

$20.00

How have values, behavior and social mores around love and relationships changed throughout the centuries in the area of the southern cone? What can we learn of the lives of the women who reside there from the work of female novelists and writers? The boom of South American literature in the 1960's and 1970's and its modern descendants ensure that this varied body of work continues to flourish. While reading some of these works, we'll explore local beliefs, tradition and much more in the literature of the women of the Cono Sur.

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19577 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/19/16 Wed 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
CE South Building

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10/19/16

$20.00

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. The class will explain 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 & 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 | $75.00

Section FAA

10/14/16 - 11/18/16 Fri 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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10/14/16

$75.00

Aldous Huxley in 1932 and George Orwell in 1949 wrote two of the greatest dystopian novels of the twentieth century. In these two novels, they did not make predictions about the future. They observed what was happening in their day, and they projected what one might see in the future if these trends continued. The class will look at the frightening worlds created in their works. How accurate were their projections? Should they be remembered as twentieth century prophets? What would they say if they could see the world of 2016? Why are dystopian novels and films so popular today?

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19599 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/12/16 Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
Corrales Community Center

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12/12/16

$20.00

Class Name Starts Cost

Pianist and singer‐songwriter William Martin Joel (born 1949), more commonly known as "Billy," continues to work sporadically today, despite more than 20 years without a new pop album. An early flirtation with two‐man heavy metal led to a string of hit albums, six Grammy Awards, sales of over 150 million, repeated forays into classical music and a firm place near the top of the ladder as the third best‐selling solo artist in the US. Even without the street cred derived from new albums, Joel continues to be one of the biggest concert draws in the world. This retrospective will examine not only Joel's pop successes, but his classical piano music and the evocative orchestral fragment, "The Downeaster Alexa."

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19660 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/24/16 Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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10/24/16

$20.00

Sam Cooke (1931‐64) was a pioneer of the soul music genre, in which he worked as both singer and songwriter. Bruce Eder called Cooke, "the inventor of soul music", and it's clear that his relaxed and effortless vocals influenced an entire generation. Incredibly, he was murdered at the age of 33 just as his success as a crossover artist ‐ combined with his involvement with the Civil Rights Movement ‐ left him on the brink of exciting new possibilities in music. We'll spin all the hits, from "You Send Me," to his hymn‐like "A Change is Gonna Come", throughout this class paying tribute to The King of Soul.

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19661 | $20.00

Section FAA

11/2/16 Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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11/2/16

$20.00

The life story of singer‐songwriter Marty Robbins (1925‐82) resembles the oft‐told entertainment saga of rags to riches except for an interesting twist: for Robbins, the music industry would never be quite enough. Marty Robbins acted, wrote novels and was a successful NASCAR driver in between making his mark as an entertainer and multi‐instrumentalist with hits ranging from youthful pop songs ("A White Sport Coat and a Pink Carnation"), gunfighter ballads and cowboy songs ("El Paso" and "Big Iron") and albums of Hawaiian standards, to crossover hits ("Ribbon of Darkness" and "My Woman, My Woman, My Wife").

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19663 | $20.00

Section FAA

11/9/16 Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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11/9/16

$20.00

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

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19665 | $20.00

Section FAA

11/10/16 Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
Jubilee Active Adult Community

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11/10/16

$20.00

American songwriter Cole Albert Porter (1891‐1964) was one of the few Broadway songwriters who, like Irving Berlin, wrote both the words and the music. His contributions to the Great American Songbook have provided a sophisticated, sometimes naughty, but ultimately romantic soundtrack for generations of Americans. This amazing composer was the life of the party until a disabling accident turned his life upside down. Despite living in constant pain, his writing never slowed, nor did his desire to live diminish. The legacy of his prolific output, includes "Night and Day", "I've Got You Under My Skin", and "Love For Sale" ‐ all staples for cabaret acts, jazz pianists, and the Broadway stage.

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19671 | $20.00

Section FAA

9/30/16 Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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9/30/16

$20.00

Surely no series of film music has enjoyed more longevity or popularity than the library of themes written for the big screen appearances made by Ian Fleming's eternal bad boy: British Secret Service agent 007, James Bond. Although John Barry carried the musical burden early in Col. Bond's film career, his work would soon be coupled with, or eclipsed by, some of the greatest names in music: Shirley Bassey "Goldfinger", Paul McCartney, "Live and Let Die", Carly Simon, "Nobody Does it Better", Sheena Easton, "For Your Eyes Only", Duran Duran, "A View to Kill" and Adele, "Skyfall". Barry's canon of Bond music would be joined by the work of other film composers, including Marvin Hamlisch, Bill Conti, Michael Kamen and Thomas Newman.

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19672 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/2/16 Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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12/2/16

$20.00

What can we learn about culture and society from the poetry of storytelling in song? Have you ever been moved by a piece of music and considered how different cultures express their beliefs, values and idiosyncrasies in this medium? We will explore lyrics from Latin American songs: Candombe from Uruguay, Tango from Argentina and Bossa Nova from Brazil. Join us for this session and enjoy a unique and wonderful spectrum of music with deep cultural and spiritual roots.

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19681 | $25.00

Section FAA

10/12/16 Wed 9:30 AM ‐ 12:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
CE South Building

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10/12/16

$25.00

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 | $49.00

Section FAA‐PE

10/27/16 - 11/17/16 Thu 6:30 PM ‐ 8:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Chris Nolan
CE South Building

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10/27/16

$49.00

Class Name Starts Cost

This is the story of the history of geology: from the time of Steno (1638‐1686), when the principles of stratigraphy (rock strata) were established, up to the present day. We will uncover how William Smith (1769‐1837) constructed the world's first geologic map by observing the regular sequence of fossil organisms over the entire planet. We will discuss how the Geologic Column is based on relative time and how that time was confirmed by radioactive dating in the early 1900s. We will examine eight of the greatest controversies in Earth Science: fossils; the origin of different rock types; catastrophism vs. univormitarianism; correlation of rock strata over Planet Earth; The Ice Ages; plate tectonics; and mass extinctions.

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19727 | $39.00

Section FAA

11/30/16 - 12/14/16 Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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11/30/16

$39.00

We will cover a number of geology‐type parks, from canyon parks (Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce) to mountain parks (Guadalupe Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Yosemite, Grand Tetons), to volcanic parks (Mt. Rainier/Mt. St. Helens, Hawaiian Islands) to cave parks (Carlsbad, Mammoth) to sand dunes (Great Sand Dunes, White Sands). In order to understand the different geologic features in American parks, we will first learn the basic principles of geology ‐ about the three types of rocks (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary) and how they form, and about plate tectonics being the driving force for the geology we see on planet Earth.

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19786 | $75.00

Section FAA

9/29/16 - 11/17/16 Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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9/29/16

$75.00

Class Name Starts Cost

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

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19807 | $35.00

Section FAA

11/11/16 - 11/18/16 Fri 12:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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11/11/16

$35.00

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 | $49.00

Section FAA

10/28/16 - 11/18/16 Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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10/28/16

$49.00

Learn to use this remarkable alphabet created by Irish spiritual leaders around 400 CE to encode their wisdom in a condensed form. Those leaders were called Druids and their tree‐based lore was called Ogham. The Celts revered trees. They knew each tree's characteristics, uses, powers, and animal life. Then they compressed a vast amount of memorized knowledge under each tree‐letter, such as birch or oak. This class will unfold the history and meaning of Ogham. Learn to write your first name in this ancient form and create a powerful chart of meanings, based on your name. You will see predictions made by using the Celtic Tree Oracle.

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19814 | $25.00

Section FAA

12/8/16 - 12/15/16 Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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12/8/16

$25.00

The Pregnant Virgin is the second of Marion Woodman's well‐known books. In it she tackles the psychological challenges facing the creative woman which she defines as "one who is compelled from within to relate to her own creative imagination." Marion's work addresses these challenges as well as the need for women to build "a strong ego, well‐grounded in the feminine body and the emotions springing from that body." We will explore, through discussion and experiential exercise, the enigma that is the life of the creative woman.

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19830 | $65.00

Section FAA

11/7/16 - 12/12/16 Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Carolline LeBlanc
CE South Building

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11/7/16

$65.00

For more than 60 years, the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has fascinated the public, while the scrolls themselves have continued to be the subject of endless debate and speculation. Discovered between 1947 and 1956 in caves near the northwestern shore of the Dead Sea, the texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are of great religious and historical significance. They include some of the only known surviving copies of Biblical documents made before 100 BCE and preserve evidence of late Second Temple Judaism. This class will present an introduction to the history of the scrolls, an overview of their content and will examine their significance in the fields of Biblical Archaeology and Biblical Scholarship. Videos and handouts will help to amplify our study of one of Judaism's most fascinating treasures.

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19831 | $25.00

Section FAA

12/7/16 - 12/14/16 Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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12/7/16

$25.00

''Tao'' means the Way or the Path, also the source and essence of everything. For over 2,500 years the non‐theistic philosophy of Taoism has encouraged people to seek balance, harmony, simplicity, humility and open‐mindedness. It embraces intuition, contradictions and humor. This brief introduction, including slide show and handouts, covers the main principles and most famous texts, including the Tao Te Ching. We'll talk about applying the principles in our daily lives as effective antidotes to stress and overwork.

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19835 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/9/16 Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
Corrales Community Center

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12/9/16

$20.00

Why did the Celts celebrate the beginning of February, May, August, and November? The Celts of 2,000 years ago held fire festivals at those four ritual times, halfway between each solstice and equinox. Two of them marked animal cycles, and two of them marked agricultural cycles. Come along on a visual journey through the six Celtic homelands that remain today: Scotland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall and Brittany. And visit the amazing huge sites of Celtic royal rulers in the four provinces of Ireland: Meath, Leinster, Connaught and Ulster.

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19837 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/18/16 Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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10/18/16

$20.00

Even if you don't know the story of how he acquired his unusual head, the Hindu elephant god Ganesha is one of the most popular and endearing members of the Hindu pantheon. Known as the Remover of Obstacles, he is equally capable of placing obstacles in your way to prevent you from taking a wrong path. Lord Ganesh is the deity of the intellectual mind, science, and knowledge, making him a favorite with university students; he is also the Giver of Success, and is associated with general abundance in all areas of life. This presentation will explore the story of Sri Ganesha as found in art, mythology, and music.

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19842 | $20.00

Section FAA

9/26/16 Mon 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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9/26/16

$20.00

Although typically portrayed as the crone, the wise woman can appear in all stages of feminine age and power. From the elusive Sophia (Greek for wisdom) in the Bible, to the young virgin priestess who prophecies, the majestic queen who rules with power and wisdom or the ancient crone who heals. She may represent the solar goddesses such as Ishtar or the Spider Woman goddess of the Navajos. This class will discuss the various roles of the wise woman through the ages and see how this archetypal feminine power is portrayed today both on the inner stage of the psyche and the outer stage of world affairs. There will be plenty of examples drawn from history and today's news with ample time for discussion and personal examples, too.

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19845 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/22/16 Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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10/22/16

$20.00

Using the Edda as prime source, the first written version of these myths by Snorri Sturluson, we will explore Norse mythology from Ginnungagap to Ragnarok, from the World Tree Yggdrasil to four of the nine worlds, from the weird Norns to the Norse pantheon of gods and goddesses, from the Valkyries to Sleipnir and Nidhogg. Come join me on a journey through this fascinating realm that informs some of Western civilization's basic cultural beliefs.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19847 | $39.00

Section FAA

12/1/16 - 12/15/16 Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Shari Tarbet
CE South Building

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12/1/16

$39.00

Class Name Starts Cost

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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Health and Fitness.

06461 | $85.00

Section FAB‐HF

11/1/16 - 12/13/16 Tue 4:00 PM ‐ 5:15 PM (6 Session Total)
Nishtha Jane Kappy
High Desert Yoga ‐ Nob Hill

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11/1/16

$85.00

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 | $125.00

Section FAC‐HF

11/1/16 - 12/13/16 Tue 2:15 PM ‐ 3:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Judith Arredondo
High Desert Yoga ‐ Nob Hill

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Section FAD‐HF

11/3/16 - 12/15/16 Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 5:15 PM (6 Session Total)
Nishtha Jane Kappy
High Desert Yoga ‐ Nob Hill

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11/1/16

$125.00

Every day, millions of people with chronic conditions struggle to manage their symptoms. About 80% of older adults have at least one chronic condition, and 68% have at least two. Chronic conditions place a significant burden on individuals as well as health care systems. People with chronic conditions who learn how to manage their symptoms can improve their quality of life and reduce their health care costs. The goal of the Manage Your Chronic Disease (MyCD) family of chronic disease self‐management education programs is to improve the physical and emotional health of individuals with chronic diseases, and their caregivers, by helping them gain self‐confidence in their ability to manage their symptoms and how their health problems affect their lives.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19851 | $0.00

Section FAA

10/14/16 - 11/18/16 Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Valencia staff UNM
CE South Building

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10/14/16

$0.00

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; that will match our vibration and provide the sustenance and energy that are essential in nourishing and nurturing our crystalline bodies.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19852 | $25.00

Section FAA

11/7/16 Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Szuson Wong
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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11/7/16

$25.00

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19855 | $49.00

Section FAA

10/22/16 - 11/12/16 Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE North Building

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10/22/16

$49.00

Brain function and reversible causes of memory problems will be discussed. Class participants will experience interactive activities for increasing mental acuity, maintaining focus, sharpening memory skills, increasing speed of processing and reducing stress. Nutrition, stress reduction and exercise specific to improving brain function will be addressed. Memory Academy is a Met‐Life award‐winning interactive curriculum. A workbook is recommended for this class and available from the instructor for $20.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment

19867 | $59.00

Section FAA

10/6/16 - 10/27/16 Thu 3:45 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Terri Tobey
CE South Building

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10/6/16

$59.00

Becoming an informed consumer of hearing aids isn't easy. Hearing loss affects nearly fifty million Americans but those who suffer often feel like they are alone. What should you know before you spend a lot of money on hearing aids? Take the mystery out of hearing loss and learn about hearing aids and technology. We will cover hearing loss basics; technology solutions from the simple to the sophisticated; digital hearing aids; assistive listening devices and where to find captioned movies; plus, what to expect from hearing health care providers and your legal rights. The instructor has a passion for training and helping those new to hearing loss.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19870 | $39.00

Section FAA

10/10/16 - 10/24/16 Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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10/10/16

$39.00

Think of someone you know who thrives in spite of adversity. This is the essence of resilience. A resilient person is able to bounce back from difficult or stressful experiences. This quality is much more common than we imagine. In our review of current scientific research identifying the factors in children, adolescents and adults that contribute to resilience, we'll ask if these factors are the same or if they differ with age. Looking beyond the individual to the family, community and society will help us identify sources of support for thriving under challenging conditions. We will then ask what can be done to foster resilience in ourselves and others. Join us as we share stories of resilience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment

19875 | $39.00

Section FAA

11/29/16 - 12/13/16 Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Stephen Poland
CE South Building

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11/29/16

$39.00

From birth through old age, our taste buds respond eagerly to sweetness. Along the way, we develop teeth, and for some of us, we claim that every tooth in our heads is a "sweet tooth." Candy manufacturers capitalize on this love of sweets. The average American eats almost 25 pounds of candy per year. How did this obsession with candy evolve from ancient Egyptians binding figs, nuts, dates and spices with honey through the Spanish introduction of Aztec chocolate to Europe? When did "sugar plums danced in their heads" give way to candy canes and the chocolate "wars" between Mars and Hershey? Join us for a sweet trip through history. Note: A tasting fee of $10 is payable to the instructor because it's fun to learn about candy, but even more fun to taste it. Instructor is not responsible for weight gain due to this class!

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19903 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/9/16 Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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12/9/16

$20.00

What do saccharin, Silly Putty, fireworks, ink‐jet printers, Slinkies, Champagne, Kotex and popsicles have in common? They were all mistakes made by inventors who maximized their errors instead of burying them. Grab a popsicle and slink into ''a class about common objects that started by accident.''

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19914 | $20.00

Section FAA

9/27/16 Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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9/27/16

$20.00

Searching for Sugar Man tells the story of two South African music fans who decide to find out the truth behind the death of their favorite American musician. The musician was Rodriguez, who had achieved little success in the US but whose music had become (unbeknownst to him) insanely popular in Cape Town, following rumors of his death. This two‐part class will begin with an exploration of the career and music of the currently very alive, but retired, singer Sixto Diaz Rodriguez (1942). The following week will feature a screening of the award‐winning documentarySearching for Sugar Man (2012, 86 mins) followed by a short discussion about the film.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19915 | $25.00

Section FAA

12/5/16 - 12/12/16 Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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12/5/16

$25.00

Did you ever wonder about the origin of the commonly consumed "ready‐to‐eat" breakfast cereals? Where did they originate? Why did they originate there? How did the cereal industry begin to market their products by including premium toys inside the box? How are these products marketed to the children of all nations? The talk includes a review of the great toys (now collectibles) found in cereal boxes and the children's TV programs used to promote them. These subject and more will be presented by a speaker who was born and reared in Battle Creek, Michigan, commonly known as the "Cereal City", and grew up with the daily smells of cooking cereal grains in the air!

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19931 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/2/16 Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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12/2/16

$20.00

Under Queen Victoria's rule from 1837 until 1901, England developed one of the most rigorous etiquette systems in history. Behavior was even so controlled that ''polite society'' was not allowed to shelve books by male authors next to those by female authors. Examine the moral strictures of Victorian England and the ways polite and definitely not‐so‐polite society evaded them.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19943 | $39.00

Section FAA

10/14/16 - 10/28/16 Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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10/14/16

$39.00

Myanmar, just emerging from a half‐century of military rule and the destruction of World War II, is a little‐known gem awaiting the culturally curious, lovers of history and anyone romanced by striking landscapes, rivers that still flow freely and traditional agrarian peoples‐primarily Buddhist‐that preserve life as it was centuries ago. Situated between 40% of the world's population in India and China, this keystone nation has adopted a new constitution that struggles to create a democratic state pitting figures like Nobel Laureate, Aung San Suu Kyi against an assertive military and on‐going ethnic strife. Take a photographic, political and cultural journey through this mesmerizing land of Rudyard Kipling and George Orwell‐exotic, mysterious Myanmar. In addition to class meeting dates, the movie ''Aung San Suu Kyi: Lady of No Fear'' will be shown on Thursday, November 17th.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19949 | $39.00

Section FAA‐PE

11/7/16 - 11/21/16 Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Donald Simonson
CE South Building

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11/7/16

$39.00

New Mexico's beautiful vistas have made it the setting of choice for hundreds of movies and television series over the past several decades. As such, the open spaces of the Land of Enchantment draw countless actors and actresses to make permanent homes here. This class will feature a series of film clips with background on the many of the career thespians who have called New Mexico home.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19956 | $25.00

Section FAA

11/7/16 - 11/14/16 Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Jeff Berg
CE South Building

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11/7/16

$25.00

The American drive to design and produce the first nuclear weapons during World War II constituted one of the greatest feats of industrial organization and engineering in history. The achievement, personalities, issues and dilemmas of this project will be explored. From the project origins in 1938 with the discovery of nuclear fission by German chemists Otto Hahn and Fritz Strassmann to the huge industrial complex existing in secrecy nationwide to the construction of the bomb itself in the secret city of Los Alamos, New Mexico, we'll explore the history, politics, personalities and dilemmas behind this massive undertaking. We'll look at the implications, both political and humanitarian for the introduction of a weapon of such destructive force and the debates that still exist today.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19966 | $20.00

Section FAA

11/29/16 Tue 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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11/29/16

$20.00

Class Name Starts Cost

In the seventeenth century, two very different women with ties to New Mexico came under the investigation of the Spanish Inquisition. One was María de Agreda, a nun in northern Spain who corresponded frequently with King Phillip IV and purportedly made miraculous and mysterious visits to New Mexico to aid in the conversion of the natives. The other was Doña Teresa de Aguilera y Roche, the wife of a controversial governor who was a sworn enemy of the Franciscan friars. Their fascinating stories illustrate numerous aspects of New Mexico's turbulent history.

Note: Osher classes are eligible for tuition remission under Personal Enrichment.

19050 | $20.00

Section FAA‐PE

10/19/16 Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Cheryl Foote
CE South Building

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Section FAB‐PE

10/26/16 Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
CE South Building

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Section FAC‐PE

11/2/16 Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Cheryl Foote
CE South Building

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Section FAD‐PE

11/9/16 Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Carol Sullivan
CE South Building

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Section FAE‐PE

11/16/16 Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Carolyn Meyer
CE South Building

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10/19/16

$20.00

From Chicago, Illinois, to Santa Monica, California, and every little town in between. Is there another road in America that holds the magic of Route 66? Maybe that's why a television series and scores of movies have used The Mother Road as a setting. From the Grapes of Wrath to Little Miss Sunshine, join the author of New Mexico Filmmaking for a guided tour of the movies that brought Route 66 into the national psyche.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19967 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/24/16 Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Jeff Berg
CE South Building

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10/24/16

$20.00

The exact ethnic or national origin of Christopher Columbus has been a source of controversy since the nineteenth century. It is generally agreed upon by many historians that Columbus' family was from Genoa, Italy. Mr. Cervantes will show a documentary on Columbus' life and theories on his possible origins. He will also have a discussion on his DNA markers and what they prove. The results may surprise you and may change the family history of Columbus.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19985 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/14/16 Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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10/14/16

$20.00

From the Deming Duck Races to world‐famous International Balloon Fiesta in Albuquerque, New Mexico offers an exciting cornucopia of fairs, festivals and expositions in every field of human endeavor. Festivals celebrating films, folk art, food, cars, kites, music, wildlife, rivers, cowboys and UFOs are common. Small‐town fiestas, Apple festivals, peanut festivals, pinto bean festivals, pumpkin festivals, Spanish markets, wine carnivals, motorcycle rallies and seasonal celebrations at the Native American pueblos and tribal lands fill New Mexico with food, fun, culture and history. Celebrate these events with Dr. Ned O'Malia, who as the travel editor for Prime Time (newspaper), traveled to most of these events and reported on them.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment

19986 | $20.00

Section FAA

10/24/16 Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Edwin Ned O'Malia
La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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10/24/16

$20.00

Spanish conquistador Francisco Vásquez de Coronado was the first explorer of North America's Southwest. Fired by tales of the legendary Seven Cities of Cíbola and their alleged riches. Coronado left New Spain (Mexico) in 1540 with 300 soldiers and eventually became the first European to set eyes on the Grand Canyon. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Spanish colonization in the Southwest.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19990 | $20.00

Section FAA

11/11/16 Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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11/11/16

$20.00

Archaeologists make a grisly find: Four hundred skeletons buried in a mass grave. The bodies have lain undisturbed for 500 years, since the time of the Spanish conquest. But this is no ordinary gravesite. The remains suggest these people met a gruesome end at the hands of the Aztecs, who ruled Mesoamerica in the 14th through 16th centuries. But who were the victims and why were they killed? Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that traces the history of this historical event in the conquest of Mexico. He will also discuss which DNA markers are most identified with the victims of this massacre.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19998 | $20.00

Section FAA

12/2/16 Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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12/2/16

$20.00


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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UNM Continuing Education has been offering non-credit classes to the residents of the greater Albuquerque area since 1928. In response to ever-increasing demand for education programs held at neighborhood locations, off-campus class offerings continue to grow.

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UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Personal Enrichment Tuition Remission for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM Classes.

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