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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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Feng Shui, Bagua map, Black Hat school - what are these doing in my Garden? Come along and explore the principles of Feng Shui as we endeavor to apply them to the gardens of our life, both the literal outdoor one and the one we

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19117 | $20

Feng Shui in the Garden - WIA-PE

3/23/17
Thu 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
TJ Reilley
CE South Building

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

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19222 | $20

A Primer in German Reunification - WIA-PE

3/16/17
Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Timothy Goloversic
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!

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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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During World War II, America used propaganda posters to encourage citizen support for the war effort. United States poster propaganda differed from that of its allies in that the US posters stayed mostly positive in their messages - focusing on duty, patriotism and tradition, whereas those of other countries focused on fueling the people's hatred for the enemy. The United States produced almost 200,000 different propaganda posters during the war, more than any other country. Patriotism became the central theme, with large scale campaigns to sell war bonds, promote efficiency in factories, encourage military recruiting, reduce ugly rumors and maintain civilian morale. In an age before television, the government insisted that its actions were not propaganda, but rather a visual means of providing information. We'll examine a sampling of those posters and the messages they meant to convey.

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19402 | $20

Propaganda and Posters - WIA-PE

3/20/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers

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19417 | $20

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - WIA-PE

2/28/17
Tue 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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There have been memoirs, memorials, movies, books and now a 3D experience about the first

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19425 | $29

Stories of the Titanic - WIA-PE

3/23/17 - 3/30/17
Thu 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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What constitutes a well-made historical dramatic series on television? Even the best presentation of large historical events such as the building of The First Transcontinental Railroad or the Manhattan Project require some fictional characters and fictional dramatic situations. In this presenter

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19429 | $25

A Comparative Analysis of Virtues and Shortcomings of AMC?s Hell on Wheels and WGN?s Manhattan - WIA-PE

3/14/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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With the Industrial Revolution, Great Britain shifted from an agrarian-to an industrial-based economy. People migrated to urban-centers. The population grew from 10.5 million in 1801 to 45 million in 1901. The problem of poverty became almost insurmountable. Great Britain

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19461 | $20

In the Shadow of the Workhouse - WIA-PE

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

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The red, long-tailed

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19462 | $39

1618: The Year of the Three Comets and the Thirty Years War - WIA-PE

3/22/17 - 4/5/17
Wed 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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When the Romans first came into contact with the Germans in the 1st century BC, they described the Germans as uncivilized barbarians. The Germans were grouped into tribes, some small and some large, in which chieftains, priests and warriors had political, spiritual and military powers but otherwise were little distinguished from ordinary farmers and craftspeople. Once introduced to Roman culture, however, the Germanic tribes became far more hierarchical, embraced writing and converted to Christianity. Once the western half of the Roman Empire collapsed, Germanic tribes moved into Rome's former provinces, including Italy, Spain, Gaul (France) and Britain, and established a handful of kingdoms that would eventually become western Europe as we know it today. We'll examine Germanic society in its pre-Roman period, the period of transformation that led to the creation of the early medieval Germanic kingdoms and finally, the creation of the Holy Roman Empire, an entity that would play a major role in the political and religious debates of the late medieval period and the Reformation era.

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19476 | $49

Medieval Germany - WIA-PE

3/1/17 - 3/22/17
Wed 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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When the United States went to war with Mexico in 1846, many men serving in the US Army were Irish immigrants. Following in the tradition of the Wild Geese, Irish soldiers fought in the Army for more than a hundred years. But faced with the anti-Catholic discrimination rampant in the United States, some left the US Army and joined the Mexican army instead. At the war

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19494 | $20

The San Patricios & the Mexican-American War - WIA-PE

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

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Women writers of popular historical fiction

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19500 | $20

Section A. Lesser Lady Novelists: Her-story in History and Historical Fiction - WIA-PE

3/2/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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Section B. Worth Another Look? American Women Authors Between the Wars - WIB-PE

3/9/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Cheryl Foote
CE South Building

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Section C. Leslie Silko and the Spirit of Place - WIC-PE

3/16/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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Section D. Zora Neale Hurston and the Harlem Renaissance - WID-PE

3/23/17
Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Eddie Tafoya
CE South Building

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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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With their initial attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne in northeastern England in 793 A.D., the Vikings began a wave of invasions that imprinted their beliefs, customs, and laws on English culture. Primary among these contributions is the poem Beowulf. Created by Vikings, its location is Denmark, and its hero is Swedish, yet it is the national epic of England. It introduced literary elements such as heroic ideal, fate, alliteration, kennings, and understatements which would become repetitive elements of English literature. Later modifications by English monks added Christian overtones. Today, its influence ranges from the three witches in Macbeth to the Harry Potter series to The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Cold Mountain. It has been the frequent subject of movies including a 2005 release. Come visit or revisit Beowulf, as we discuss these connections and explore their relevance today.

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19502 | $25

Beowulf - WIA-PE

3/15/17 - 3/22/17
Wed 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning are noted Victorian poets

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19510 | $25

The Brownings - WIA-PE

3/17/17 - 3/24/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Scene is the building block of narrative. But how do we determine when to move from scene to exposition? In this class, we will examine the effects of scene and exposition upon the reader and explore how they are used effectively in memoir and fiction. Class format includes literature study, writing exercises, supportive feedback and critique. Experienced and aspiring writers welcome.

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19519 | $75

In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes - WIA-PE

3/23/17 - 4/27/17
Thu 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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International bestselling author, Martin Walker has written twelve books in the Bruno, Chief of Police Mysteries, and one book, The Caves of Perigord set in the region that eventually became Bruno

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19534 | $39

Bruno, Chief of Police Mysteries: Wine, Truffles, Pate, Painted Caves & Murder in the French Country - WIA-PE

3/7/17 - 3/21/17
Tue 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Caroline LeBlanc
CE South Building

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The attitude of the writer to subject, be it sincere or

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19561 | $49

Tone and Audience in Writing - WIA-PE

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

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Many of us have said to ourselves that we would love to write a memoir or a novel, but the moment we sit down and get to work, the pressure to write something great paralyzes us! In this class we will learn how to use freewriting in our lives to develop and trust our creative spirits. Freewriting can be used in a journaling practice or in moving us forward on a writing project. This writing technique can help us become unstuck, access our intuition, and outwit our inner critic. Please join me to learn about this simple writing technique that packs a powerful punch of delight and surprise.

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19568 | $20

Freewriting Fun - WIA-PE

3/24/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Amanda Cisco
Corrales Community Center

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This course will help students find paid markets for their short and book-length writing. We

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19583 | $29

How to Find Paid Markets for Your Writing - WIA-PE

3/10/17 - 3/17/17
Fri 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (2 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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Just what were those troubadours really singing about? What were they smoking inside those echoic cathedrals? Who was Guillaume de Machaut and what was he up to? Why did English music have a sound different from that of the rest of Europe? These and other questions you may not have ever thought to ask will be answered in a personal tour through the splendors and mysteries of Medieval music.

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19610 | $20

A Foole s Guide to Medieval Music - WIA-PE

3/13/17
Mon 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Daniel Crafts
CE South Building

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Paranoia inspired hundreds of songs during the Cold War. With the possible exception of Tom Lehrer

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19612 | $20

Radioactive Hits: Cold War Music - WIA-PE

3/13/17
Mon 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
Jubilee Active Adult Community

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When British singer-songwriter Cat Stevens converted to Islam in 1977, he quickly began selling all of his possessions. Heartbroken fans around the world assumed his music career was officially over. Decades later he returned to the music stage as Yusuf, with new recordings that were met with worldwide acclaim. Whether you enjoy hit singles such as

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19647 | $20

Cat Stevens aka Yusuf - WIA-PE

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

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Long before Jefferson Airplane

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19649 | $20

Kicking the Gong Around - WIA-PE

3/16/17
Thu 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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An introductory discussion of the basics of safer mushroom collecting for the beginner amateur mushroom hunter to concentrate on, so as to avoid toxicological problems. Includes a discussion of the

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19741 | $20

Safer Mushroom Collecting for Beginners - WIA-PE

3/22/17
Wed 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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A mushroom (or toadstool) is the fleshy, spore-bearing fruiting body of a fungus, typically produced above ground on soil or on its food source. Engage in a discussion of the chemistry of the toxic compounds found in the mushroom world, along with their epidemiology, pharmacology and toxicology, clinical effects and treatment of the mushroom-exposed patient. Included will be the discussion of a systematic approach for the general diagnosis and management of any patient exposed to poisonous mushrooms.

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19743 | $20

Mushroom Toxicology - WIA-PE

3/15/17
Wed 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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A history of the New Testament's formation is replete with intense discussions about what should and should not be included. Recent manuscript and codices discoveries have revealed an extensive literary output during the first two centuries of the Christian movement. Most were not included in the ''Canon'' (Greek: 'Measuring stick'). Recently a group of biblical scholars and religious leaders reviewed over 70 of these documents and selected those they thought should be included in a ''new New Testament''. We will examine both the history of the canon and the proposal to ''enlarge the canon'' as well as identify the ''why'' of the selections. Those who have read and studied these ''new writings'' have discovered a deeper appreciation for the early Christian movement, as well as finding their own faith enriched. We

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19802 | $39

How the New Testament was Created and What was Left Out? - WIA-PE

3/7/17 - 3/21/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Wallace Ford
CE South Building

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

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19813 | $49

Buddhism - WIA-PE

3/3/17 - 3/24/17
Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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Ask most people, including classicists, why the Greeks are so celebrated, and you will hear about such things as democracy, the Parthenon, Aristotle and the like. But the reasons why Greece was perhaps the most important society in history are much more fundamental and appear in the Archaic Age (8th

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19848 | $39

Why the Greeks Are Great: the Discovery of Constitutionalism, Rationalism and Humanism - WIA-PE

3/1/17 - 3/15/17
Wed 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Richard Berthold
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 - WIB-HF

3/7/17 - 4/11/17
Tue 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (6 Session Total)
Nishtha Jane Kappy
High Desert Yoga - Nob Hill

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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.

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06463 | $125

Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: Intermediate - WIC-HF

3/7/17 - 4/11/17
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 - WID-HF

3/9/17 - 4/13/17
Thu 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM (6 Session Total)
Nishtha Jane Kappy
High Desert Yoga - Nob Hill

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Yoga for Folks Over Fifty: 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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Do you have unfulfilled dreams inside you? Maybe you think your best days are behind you, or you've grown and you want to spread your wings. Your next step is already inside you. We will use guided meditation and interactive brainstorming in our first class. In the next three classes, we will explore obstacles and resistance, motivation, and support systems. You will leave with plenty of tools for the path forward. Come figure out what makes your heart sing and Begin it!

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19851 | $39

Find Your Light - WIA-PE

3/3/17 - 3/10/17
Fri 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM & Fri 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Beth Blakeman
CE South Building

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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.

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19875 | $39

Living Resilient Lives - WIA-PE

3/14/17 - 3/28/17
Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Stephen Poland
CE South Building

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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

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19903 | $20

How Sweet It Is - WIB-PE

3/3/17
Fri 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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Dubh-Linn (Black-Pool) was founded by Viking invaders in 841 but they were later ousted by the native Irish Celts. The English, backed by Pope Adrian, invaded in 1170. Despite many revolts by the Irish people, English oppression lasted 750 years until 1922, when the Irish Free State was formed. The negatives in Irish history are legend. Plague, poverty and famine decimated the people many times over. What are the

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19908 | $20

Dublin - WIA-PE

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

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Does the name conjure up images of the Highlands, kilts, bagpipes, and your ancestral origins? Or do you see a modern country on the edge of huge political challenges, changes, and possible independence? We

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19932 | $39

Scotland: A Sense of Place - WIA-PE

3/21/17 - 4/4/17
Tue 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Kate Luger
CE South Building

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Singapore

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19936 | $25

On the Road to - WIA-PE

3/20/17
Mon 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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All living things have to expel waste. It has been this way along as there have been living organisms, and yet nobody feels easy talking about it! Anthropologists have noted that even primitive peoples freely discuss their mythology, customs and sex practices, but they will not discuss their toilet habits. This talk will cover the history of toilets through the ages and the development of materials that proceeded toilet paper as we know it. Also covered will be the implications of health effects from toilet waste in the third world. This talk will ensure you never look at this commonly-used material the same way again.

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19944 | $20

The History of Toilet Paper: A Story That Begins at the END! - WIA-PE

3/9/17
Thu 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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In September, 1886, Geronimo surrendered his band of 38 men, women and children with the understanding he would spend 2 years in Florida as a POW. As it turned out his band and approximately 400 other Chiricahua Apache men (including US Army Scouts), women and children non-combatants were also shipped to Florida as POWS. Future children of these people were also considered POWS, a situation unheard of in the history of modern warfare. Even after

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19951 | $25

The Apache POWs: 1886-1913 - WIA-PE

3/7/17
Tue 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Dennis Holland
Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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A century ago, Taos was a sleepy little community that blossomed improbably into the hub of a regional art boom. The tale of how this happened involves events on an international scale and a cast of characters as colorful as their paintings. We'll look at artwork and discuss the phenomena responsible for the rise and demise of the Taos Society of Artists.

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19952 | $20

The Taos Society of Artists - WIA-PE

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

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In colonial Spanish America, civil rights and responsibilities were based directly on the degree of European blood that a person had. Racial classifications were highly elaborated, and minor distinctions in ancestry were carefully recorded. While these terms have highly precise definitions, in actual practice, they were often used based on impressions of skin color rather than definite knowledge of ancestry. In addition, when racial distinctions were made, they may have been determined by the individuals present or arbitrarily by a priest or official recording the information. The connection of the Castas system in colonial New Mexico will be explored. The instructor will show how DNA studies compare to the Spanish Castas system and the ramifications on modern identity.

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19995 | $20

Castas, DNA and Identity - WIA-PE

3/3/17
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

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 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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