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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico brings the challenge and excitement of university learning to adults age 50 and better who want to explore stimulating and intellectually rigorous subjects. All of the traditional disciplines are offered, as well as new areas of research and study.

OLLI 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.

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.

OLLI Membership

Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM allows adults 50 and better 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 academically-based, daytime, evening and weekend 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 2019.

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What Our Members Say

“Extremely interactive. Outstanding, useful, pragmatic and highly current material.”
Emily Rudin, Member Event, Savvy Cyber-Security with Doug Lindsey

“Jon Nimitz did a wonderful job of blending instruction with involving participants to share their knowledge.”
April Hoyt, MSW, Taoism, with Jon Nimitz

“Very inspiring class. I’m writing more than I ever have in my life. And my writing is improving.”
Gloria Cruz, Writing Fiction with Dr. Dodici Azpadu

“The instructor shared his extensive knowledge while including ideas from students and facilitating discussion. I’m so glad there are two more sessions!”
Member, Member Event, New Media, Old Bias; New Tools for News Consumers with Gene Grant

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Paul BonaparteStacey Lane, M.A., Liberal Studies, Certified NLP Practitioner. This OLLI member and instructor is here to promote and explore America’s leaps in character. As an untamed free spirit, mother of four and grandmother of three, Stacey is a friend to many willing players. As an educator, Stacey uses her NLP knowledge to guide students’ imaginations to the limits. In between traveling and assisting individuals in achieving peak performance and maximum growth in their personal lives, Stacey Lane is also a published writer and journalist. A lifelong learner, Stacey is a currently pursuing a second master’s degree in Communication from Arizona State University. She teaches courses through OLLI at the University of New Mexico, as well as the New Mexico EDGE (Education Designed to Generate Excellence). Stacey says, “OLLI is home to a rich diversity of classes, offering our community the opportunities for sound knowledge and continuous refinement. I am proud to be a member of this program.”


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Free Member Events

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Protect yourself from the growing epidemic of identity theft, credit card fraud, phishing scams and ruinous hacks. Learn best practices for boosting security levels at work and home computers and over the internet. Boost your personal "cybersecurity score. " This class will teach you how to be smarter, safer and more secure in guarding your finances, your reputation and your family.

Note: Free Osher Member Event ‐ Registration and 2019 membership required

19034 | $0

Osher Membership Event : Cybersecurity - SPA‐PE

5/16/2019
Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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Are you curious about this perplexing art form that evades definition and artistic classification? By the end of the 19th century, artists were looking for different means to reflect the changes in technology, science and thought going on in the world around them. We'll explore the history of abstract art. We'll discuss and view the work of artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Poet Mondrean, Saloria Raouda Choucair, Kirk Pollack and more. How does abstract art use a visual language of shape, form, color and line to create composition which forms a degree of independence from visual reference in the world? Arshile Gorky said "Abstraction allows man to see with his mind what he cannot see physically with his eyes. " Come learn to decipher some of the mystery that is Abstract Art!

Note: UNM Tuition Remission Eligible under Personal Enrichment A $10 materials fee is paid the to instructor at the first class.

19107 | $20

Is Abstract Art a Legitimate " Art Form? " - SPA‐PE

1/22/2019
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Sasha Wasko
CE South Building

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We'll begin in 19th century France where we'll encounter painter Berthe Morisot, the only woman who exhibited with the Impressionists in Paris. Moving to Germany, we'll discuss the powerful graphic works of printmaker Kathe Kollwitz. Also in Germany at the turn of the 20thcentury, we'll look at the life and paintings of Expressionist Paula Modersohn‐Becker. Back in the USA, we'll study the Abstract Expressionist works of painter Elaine de Kooning and the traditional paintings by Native American artist Pablita Velarde. For something really different, we'll round out our discussion with the multi‐media works of contemporary Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19126 | $20

Sampler of Women Artists – Part Four: Berthe Morisot to Yayoi Kusama - SPA‐PE

1/25/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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Nineteenth century France brought us famed animal painter Rosa Bonheur. She dared to wear men's clothing! Then we'll move to 20th century Canada to study a west coast favorite, painter Emily Carr. Back in the United States, we'll discuss 20th century Japanese‐American sculptor Ruth Asawa, Abstract Expressionist painter Helen Frankenthaler, the angst‐driven multi‐media artist Eva Hesse, and quirky feminist photographer Judy Dater.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19127 | $20

Sampler of Women Artists ‐ Part Five: Rosa Bonheur to Judy Dater - SPA‐PE

2/8/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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We will unveil the mystery of how to employ color harmoniously in an art form. Having the basic knowledge you will begin to understand the use of color in composition and design. You will discover why certain hues and palettes work and which color combinations to avoid. A lecture and video about Munsell Color System, a major development in the history of color theory based on three main factors: Hue, Value and Chroma, and Isaac Newton who created the first "Color Circle " will be discussed. We'll look at the work of Renoir, Miro, Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Pieter Bruegel, Claude Monet and contemporary artists who worked with color.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

19104 | $20

Did Sir Isaac Newton Really Create the Color Circle? Adventures in Color Theory - SPA‐PE

2/12/2019
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Sasha Wasko
CE South Building

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We'll start in 17th century Holland with genre painter Judith Leyster. Nearly lost to history, she was accidentally rediscovered in 1893. In Germany we'll encounter 19th century painter Gabriele M

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19128 | $20

Sampler of Women Artists – Part Six: Judith Leyster to Lee Bontecou - SPA‐PE

2/22/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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Venice is a city that is an art in itself; and nothing illustrates it more than Carnival. This presentation celebrates the architecture, painting, music, and history of the event ‐‐ including the scandals that swirl through Venice like mist over the canals. From Strauss to Dickens, Titan to Donna Leon, Monet, Cenaletto, and Shakespeare, Venice has inspired genius. As the central act on the evolving stage that is Venice, carnival has enthralled and mislead all sorts of artists and pleasure seekers. By the way, this class title comes from an opera called La Gioconda that takes place in Carnival.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19101 | $20

Last Night I Strangled Your Mother: The Arts of the Venice Carnival - SPA‐PE

3/7/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Smith
CE South Building

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The history of art is a multidisciplinary science, seeking an objective examination of art throughout time and across cultures, observing the distinctive and influential characteristics of art and their relationship to humankind. The study of the history of art was initially developed in the Renaissance, with a limited focus on western civilization. As time has passed, this once narrow scope has broadened to encompass the larger visual language of humans and our collective global history. Discuss and explore the history and journey of art and visual language from the use of tools to why certain colors inspire great emotion in the beholder and the impact of the Cave of Forgotten Dreams, site of the oldest cave paintings yet discovered. Note: This is not a classroom based course. We will be meeting in the community and visiting various locations in and around Albuquerque: Tamarind Institute, The NM Museum of Art and History, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, 516 Arts, Sumner and Dene Gallery, FreeStyle Gallery, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. The First class will meet at Continuing Education.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment. This is not a classroom based course. We will be meeting in the community and visiting various locations in and around Albuquerque: Tamarind Institute, The NM Museum of Art and History, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, 516 Arts, Sumner and Dene Gallery, FreeStyle Gallery, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. The First class will meet at Continuing Education.

19149 | $59

The History of Art - SPA‐PE

3/14/2019 - 4/11/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM(5 Session Total)
Ralph Greene
CE South Building

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What has impeachment meant in the past and how has it been used, or almost used, historically? Given the results for the November 2018 mid‐term elections and the revelations by the Mueller Special Counsel and other investigations, what are the odds we are looking at impeachment now? The Constitutional requirement for a two‐thirds supermajority in the Senate sets a very high bar for the removal of the President. On the other hand, the Republic has never seen anything remotely like the Trump Presidency.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19284 | $20

The Impeachment Process Historically and Today - FAA‐PE

12/17/2018
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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New Mexico is the only state with a foreign policy. It was a laugh during the Richardson administration, not so much with immigration and the trade wars in a border state that ties Arizona and Texas for the most Mexican exports. The sixty‐day New Mexico legislative session beginning in January of 2019 will be presided over by a new Governor. This new Governor will also appoint the committee to look at redistricting based on the 2020 census. With half of the seats in the statehouse up for reelection in November, we also may see a very different legislative body. Come explore state politics with Gene Grant, Host of New Mexico in Focus.

Note: A 2019 OLLI membership is required for registration

19258 | $0

New Mexico Politics and a Preview of the 60‐Day Session - SPA‐PE

1/15/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gene Grant
CE South Building

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The 45th President continues to surprise his supporters and detractors alike. How will the results of the 2018 bi‐elections and the more recent Mueller Investigation indictments and findings informed President Trump's future? Will he go "a full Nixon " and fire everyone in the Justice Department including Special Counsel Mueller? Is Impeachment in the cards with the encroaching blue wave in November? Or will he "throw in the towel " and quit before the American people can decisively say, "You're fired! " Or maybe, just maybe, with tax cuts, a strong economy and presiding over the end of Isis control in Syria and Iraq, could President Trump might emerge as the best U.S. President in recent memory?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19238 | $20

Challenges to Donald Trump's Presidency - SPA‐PE

1/23/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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We'll examine how the 13th Amendment, clear and simple in its intent and description, led to over one hundred years of unequal and unfair treatment of the people it was designed to help. We'll discuss the causes and its historical effect on the legal, political and social climate, including implications for today's society.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19213 | $20

Slavery and the 13th Amendment: Problems of the Past and Today's Consequences - SPA‐PE

1/24/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building

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In this class we will compare science and religion as they are in the world today. Does science have answers for everything? Does it disagree with the Bible? Is there a war on science? On religion? Can science be balanced with what people feel or believe about the supernatural? Do they offer different perspectives on child immunization, climate change, gun violence, women's rights, contraception, abortion, and LGBT rights? Should creationism be taught along with evolution in public schools? Can we improve understanding between believers and non‐believers? Can there be a philosophical unity of science and religious knowledge? Is the purpose of both to explain reality, including the natural world? Are religious institutions essential? I will also offer a reading list.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19218 | $25

A Comparison of Science and Religion - SPA‐PE

1/24/2019 - 1/31/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Ron Herman
Corrales Arts Center

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Holy Moscow, New Rome, Center of Russia – these names reflect some of the different facets of the City's ever‐changing identity throughout centuries. Since its founding nearly 900 years ago, Moskva grew from a small settlement on the banks of the river Moscow to the capital of centralized Russia and later to the site of the Third International. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, Moscow, under the leadership of its former mayor, Yurii Luzhkov, has entered a new phase as dynamic, capitalist megalopolis. Over the past 20 years, the city's face has been transformed by massive restoration, renovation and a vast program of new construction. Moscow has seen the emergence of a new, energetic middle class and has lived through both boom and bust. Recently her uneven, breakneck growth and glittering prosperity has earned Moscow the dubious distinction as the world's most expensive city, choking in traffic jams spawned by economic success. But for all the changes, much of old Moscow remains and she can still take pride in her splendid traditional architecture, fascinating museums like the Tretiakov Gallery, and cultural wonders like the Bolshoi Theater ballet.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19202 | $20

Moscow: Building a New Third Rome? - SPA‐PE

2/5/2019
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Marina Oborotova
CE South Building

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Our liberty depends on the freedom of the press, and that cannot be limited without being lost. ~ Thomas Jefferson The Fourth Estate refers to any entity that influences public thought and acts as a check to the authority of the three branches of government. Bloggers, internet news, pseudo‐news and advertising absorbs much of the modern media sphere. More individuals, especially those under forty, are getting their news somewhere other than the traditional journalistic sources. Our nation has been shaped by high‐quality investigative journalism and a free press is as important to the health of democracy today as ever. It's ironic that according to a 2016 Gallup poll, only a third of Americans trust the free press. Explore how we arrived at this place and the future of the Fourth Estate with Gene Grant, Host of New Mexico in Focus.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

19259 | $20

Examining the Fourth Estate - SPA‐PE

2/12/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gene Grant
CE South Building

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Russia is in the news again, and will stay there for as long as we can see. We need to look at the country again trying to understand its political trajectory from 1985 to 2018. Oborotova will tell the story of Russia's evolution focusing on three recent Russian leaders – Gorbachev, Yeltsin and Putin. Leaders matter in any country, but in authoritarian states they play a much more important role, heavily influencing the course of events and direction of development. Gorbachev's efforts to reform the Soviet Union destroyed it. Yeltsin's poor health undermined his democratic intents and actions and threw the country into chaos. And Putin's policy to install order brought Russia back to authoritarian rule. Why is it so difficult for Russia to escape her authoritarian past? Is there any hope?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19202 | $20

Russian Leaders: From Gorbachev to Putin - SPB‐PE

2/19/2019
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Marina Oborotova
CE South Building

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Syrian unrest, part of a broader surge in 2011 Arab Spring protests, grew out of discontent with the Assad government, escalating to an armed conflict after protests calling for removal met with violence from the regime. Is a peace deal possible or are we merely in a pause in a Middle Eastern "Thirty Years War " that pits all the major factions (Sunni vs Shia; US/Israel vs Iran/Russia/the Assad regime; authoritarian vs democratic opening; "moderates " vs hard core jihadists) in a decisive conflict? What role should the US take as the civilian death toll rises? Is there any acceptable resolution where the only potential alternative to Assad is a theocracy and further violence and repression?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19239 | $20

The On‐Going Struggle in Syria - SPA‐PE

2/21/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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Political philosophy is the study of fundamental questions about the state, government, politics, liberty, and justice. This course will explore questions that ancient Greek political thinkers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle wrestled with 2500 years ago and that continue to be political issues in the United States today. What makes a political regime legitimate? Are tyrants born or made? What does a strong middle class contribute to political system stability? Is there such a thing as political truth? What is the nature of justice in a political context? Is it possible to create a political system that is perpetual or are all systems doomed to collapse?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

19255 | $20

What would Aristotle do? Greek Philosophy and Modern Politics - SPA‐PE

3/25/2019
Mon 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Sheldon Stanton
CE South Building

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Xi Jinping became president of China in 2012. Authoritarian and assertive, he's been at the forefront of China's push to secure its role as a superpower, while also launching crackdowns on corruption and dissent. Is China's Indomitable President for Life the USA's principal rival or a brittle strong man surprisingly vulnerable to domestic and foreign challenges? Suggested Reading: The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom by John Pomfret.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19233 | $20

World Leaders: President Xi Jinping - SPA‐PE

3/28/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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In 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report concluded, ''It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid‐20th century.'' A 2015 Pew Research Center report conducted globally showed that a median of 54% of respondents questioned consider climate change ''a very serious problem.'' With economies most likely to be impacted by mitigation efforts, respondents from the US and China were the least concerned. What role does decisive mitigation have in the 2020 presidential campaign? Is this topic more urgent than health care reform and the economy? Where is the rest of the industrialized world on this issue and what specific strategies might be proposed for the US?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19235 | $20

What priority should Global Warming Mitigation have in the 2020 campaign? - SPA‐PE

4/18/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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Do you sometimes wonder if we will ever get along? By developing awareness of our own and other people's perspectives without necessarily trying to change them, this workshop guides participants to an understanding of our deep cultural divides through a synthesis of five worldviews–indigenous, modern, fundamentalist, globalized and transformative–and six moral foundations–care/harm, fairness/cheating, loyalty/betrayal, sanctity/degradation, authority/subversion, and liberty/oppression. With greater awareness we may be able to civilly talk about our differences and improve relations with people who are similar to and different from us through uncovering shared values and bridging divides. Suggested text: Five Worldviews; $9.95, available the first class.

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19279 | $39

Divided: Colliding Ways We See the World - SPA‐PE

5/7/2019 - 5/21/2019
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(3 Session Total)
Denise Ames
CE South Building

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The United States is wealthiest country in the world, yet we have tremendous poverty, and enormous disparities in wealth. The wealthiest 1 percent of American households own 40 percent of the country's wealth. This uncomfortable reality calls into question the health of our democracy. In the late 1880's Leo Tolstoy began to investigate the Moscow slums to better understand the deep urban poverty different from the rural poverty that he knew. His research led to his book, What Then Must We Do? This class takes off from that starting point: to investigate the issues of wealth inequality in the United States, looking at causes and impacts. The repercussions of this issue reverberate in many areas of our public and private lives. Tolstoy examined the question of our responsibilities to our fellow human beings. In the end, we also face the question that Tolstoy faced

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19341 | $59

A Wealth and Poverty in America: What then must we do? - SPA‐PE

3/5/2019 - 4/16/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Margo Chavez‐Charles
CE South Building

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Social Security planning is complex. This course will teach you how Social Security works so you can avoid costly mistakes and maximize your family's benefit. This significant asset offers you a lifetime annuity, cost‐of‐living adjustments and right of survivorship. We'll explore answers to the following questions: Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive? When should I apply for Social Security benefits? How can I maximize my benefits? Will Social Security be enough to live on? Social Security is too important for guesswork. Treat this resource as a significant asset and maximize it to the greatest extent possible. The application of knowledge is power!

Note: UNM Tuition remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19371 | $20

Savvy Social Security for Boomers - SPA‐PE

3/5/2019
Tue 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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A health care crisis is looming in this country and it's essential for baby boomers to understand what they need to do to financially prepare. This educational workshop will cover how Medicare enrollment periods work and how to avoid late‐enrollment penalties; how much you can expect to pay in healthcare costs after going onto Medicare, how Medicare works with private insurance, why most people pay too much for private insurance and how you can avoid excess costs. Additionally, we'll discuss why you must plan for higher healthcare costs in retirement, including the possibility of needing long term care. Special offer this class only. Bring your laptop and stay for an hour after class and together we will create Social Security statements online and use your very own numbers to build your customized Social Security planning report.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19372 | $20

Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers - SPA‐PE

3/7/2019
Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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The South had better generals, an economy built on slave labor, European support and world recognition in their struggle for independence. The Confederacy had certain knowledge that they could ultimately fight a defensive war if such a thing came to fruition. On paper, the South looked as if their independence was a certainty. We'll examine, year by year, why the North was truly the superior force in America's Civil War. Even with its deficits, the Union had the broader industry, manpower and yes, generals as good, if not better, than what the South was able to produce. And its greatest asset, Abraham Lincoln, compared to Jefferson Davis, was no contest.

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19426 | $20

Why the North Won the Civil War - FAA‐PE

12/13/2018
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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"This is the Christmas the war‐weary world has prayed for

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19467 | $20

The Christmas that Almost Didn't Happen: Christmas 1945 - FAA‐PE

12/13/2018
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Genghis Khan (1162? – August 1227), born Temujin, was the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed ''Genghis Khan'', he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the Kara‐Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. These campaigns were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations – especially in the Khwarezmian controlled lands. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China. Before Genghis Khan died, he assigned

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19447 | $20

19447 Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Mongols and Genghis Khan (Haplogroup C) ‐ Part II - SPA‐PE

1/11/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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In 1918, while the world was at war, mankind was stalked by a killer using neither bullets nor poisonous gas, yet claiming forty million more casualties than the war. Termed the "Spanish flu, " it did not begin in Spain; and unlike previous flu epidemics, it targeted not the young or the old but adults with healthy immune systems. In twenty‐four weeks, it killed more people than AIDS has killed in twenty‐four years ‐ and more people in a year than the Bubonic Plague killed in a century. "Waging war " at home and in the trenches, Spanish flu tipped the victory to the Allies simply by reaching Germany and Austria before Britain and the United States. Learn about a modern pandemic that changed medicine and laid the foundation for World War II.

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19411 | $20

Spanish Influenza and Its Effect on World War I - SPA‐PE

1/25/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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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 under Personal Enrichment.

19414 | $20

Poisoners throughout History - SPA‐PE

1/25/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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In the late 1800s when a ship carrying European immigrants to the United States entered New York City's harbor, the passengers rushed to the ship's rail to be the first to see "the lady with the big hair " – the Statue of Liberty. Americans are familiar with that icon of freedom and the lines "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free . . . " but what is the story behind this gift from France? Who is the model for Lady Liberty's face? (French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartoldi's mother making this the "mother of all statues ") How many statues are there? (two with one still in France) What is the actual name of the American statue? (Liberty Enlightening the World) Who was the author of the lines that promised a new life to weary but hopeful immigrants ranged along the rail? (Emma Lazarus – but who was she?) Join us as we meet the two ladies forever immortalized in the most recognizable statue in the United States.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19418 | $20

One Statue, Two Ladies - SPA‐PE

2/1/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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The sixteenth century was filled with contradictions in France as the advent of the Reformation caused confrontations that led to decades of religious war. The monarchy was itself the source of confusion, sponsoring positive changes in roads, laws, and administration while also sinking into extreme disorder and misrule. The crown constructed magnificent chateaux but often lived in them in a repulsive fashion. Despite such problems, the culture of France entered a wonderful and creative period in art, literature, architecture, music, dance, and intellectual life. These lectures will blend following the path of religious collapse with discussing the wonderful work of Rabelais, Ronsard, Montaigne, d'Aubigny, and Caron, all of whom demonstrated that a person does not have to live in decent times to do incredible thins.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19408 | $39

France in the Sixteenth Century - SPA‐PE

2/4/2019 - 2/18/2019
Mon 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Charlie Steen
CE South Building

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Our 16th president has been written about so much that it is hard to separate fact from legend. This often happens when an historical figure becomes larger than life and seems to portray super‐human features that frequently make it difficult for normal mortals, like ourselves, to relate. In this course we will examine the well‐known aspects of Lincoln's life but we will also look at the very human traits this man possessed. He was, on occasion, depressed and suicidal, was unfortunate enough to have to mourn the death of some of his children while managing the Civil War and his emotionally troubled wife, Mary Todd. We will better understand how Lincoln utilized his noted sense of humor to cope with the enormous burdens he faced during his life. Please join us as we examine the very human traits of our most revered president.

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19440 | $20

Abraham Lincoln - SPA‐PE

2/5/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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In 1775, Captain Juan Bautista de Anza began an epic expedition that would change history. Anza was joined by over 240 settlers, soldiers, and several thousand head of livestock gathered from locations as far south as Culiacan, Mexico. Together they made the difficult 1200 mile journey from Tubac, Arizona to San Francisco, California. The journey was filled with challenges and obstacles, yet perseverance and loyalty ensured the success of the expedition. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Spanish colonization in the Westcoast.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19451 | $20

The Anza Expedition 1775‐1776 - SPA‐PE

2/8/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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On his epitaph, Thomas Jefferson wanted the following to be written: ''He was the first governor of Virginia, the founder of the doctrine of religious tolerance, the author of the Louisiana Purchase and the founder of the University of Virginia.'' The reader will please note the glaring omission that he also happened to be the third president of the United States. He is known as a champion of personal freedoms, yet owned over two hundred slaves during his lifetime. He suffered from debilitating migraine headaches and often questioned his own rational thinking. It will also be noted that he and his arch political rival, John Adams, died on the same day, July 4th, 1826, precisely fifty years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Please come and examine with us the astounding and conflicted life of this extraordinary man.

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19443 | $20

Thomas Jefferson - SPA‐PE

2/19/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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As one of the earliest societies to develop wide‐scale agriculture and a written script, Egypt clearly has an important place in the history of Western civilization and remains a source of fascination even in the modern era. From 3000 BCE up to 1100 BCE, Egypt developed into one of the most powerful states in the Near Eastern and Mediterranean world, that power reflected in the massive monuments that were built to house Egypt's rulers, the pharaohs, in their life after death. During this early period in its history, Egypt centralized under its pharaohs and engaged in imperialism in the Near East, dominating much of what is now Israel, Jordan and Syria. The period from 1100‐1000 BCE, however, began a period of decline for Egypt, as a series of mysterious attacks by "Sea Peoples " in the eastern Mediterranean forced Egypt back within its original borders. Following those attacks, Egypt's political centralization fragmented, and Egypt consequently fell prey to dominance by non‐Egyptian groups, including Assyrians, Persians, and finally Macedonians. Egypt's final pharaonic dynasty, the Ptolemaic dynasty, was of Macedonian origin, and it was the Ptolemies who would rule Egypt until its conquest by Rome in 31 BCE, leaving Egypt to become just another province in the Roman Empire. In this class, we'll examine the scope of Egyptian history in two sections, the first focused on Egypt's early and independent history and the second focused on Egypt's transformation into a province in a series of non‐Egyptian empires.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19475 | $25

Ancient Egypt - SPA‐PE

2/20/2019 - 2/27/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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We'll analyze the accelerating pace of population growth, nation states, trade between continents (the spice trade), conquest, colonialization, starting with the fall of Roman Empire into the Renaissance, the various food related events that have shaped our world. An example is the Columbian Exchange describing the introduction of plants from the Americas into Europe and the reciprocal introduction of European animals and plants into the Americas. Using the slave trade as a starting point, this period of history is also referred to as modernity with global markets, dispossession of peasants from the land, the mechanization of labor, the first factories and a revolution in food ways, with new crops and new ways of farming. Migration, population growth, urbanization all intensify.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19423 | $20

A History of Food: Globalization and Industrialization - SPA‐PE

3/4/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
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 who did not live in cities or even use coinage. Instead, 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. Furthermore, once the western half of the Roman Empire collapsed, Germanic tribes moved in to 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. In this class we will examine Germanic society in its pre‐Roman period, the period of transformation in Germanic society 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 - SPA‐PE

3/6/2019 - 3/27/2019
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's end, the US hanged them as deserters, but today they are celebrated as heroes in Mexico and Ireland. We'll examine their history, and view a documentary about their story.

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19453 | $20

The San Patricios and The Mexican‐American War - SPA‐PE

3/8/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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The purpose of the course is to help you better understand science and religion and to help you develop the tools you need to express your thinking on these subjects with confidence. This will help clarify the roles of both science and religion throughout history and consequently in today's society. The course includes key definitions and the importance of language and understanding the methods of religion and science. Sessions include an array of historical milestones in human progress. Video clips and Power Point graphics are used throughout, along with a few demonstrations. Discussion about the significance of these milestones will be encouraged. Each student is directed toward research in their areas of interest, but there are no exams or assignments.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19402 | $79

Milestones in the History of Science and Religion - SPA‐PE

4/1/2019 - 5/20/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(8 Session Total)
Ron Herman
CE South Building

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The leaders of the Anglo‐American alliance which, with the USSR, defeated the Nazis are sharply criticized in Alexander Groth's 2011 book, Accomplices: Churchill, Roosevelt and the Holocaust. Groth writes, "Only two nations possessed the information, resources and opportunity to challenge Hitler's ongoing murders. They were Great Britain and the United States, and the moral duty to act fell upon their powerful leaders. " Groth asserts that, these leaders, rather than acting effectively: (1) refused to speak publicly against the Nazi extermination of the Jews; (2) refused to commit even one soldier, one plane or one warship to any forcible opposition to the "Final Solution "; and (3) obstructed Jewish escape from Hitler's Europe. Groth's claims will be evaluated by detailing and scrutinizing his and other evidence, and viewing and critiquing the PBS movie America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19405 | $25

Churchill, Roosevelt and the Holocaust - SPA‐PE

4/2/2019 - 4/9/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Donald Gluck
Corrales Arts Center

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19439 | $49

Ancient Greece - SPA‐PE

4/3/2019 - 4/24/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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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 under Personal Enrichment.

19456 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Rus and the Rurik Dynasty - SPA‐PE

4/5/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Do you think of world history as an endless list of names, facts, and events, each separate and unconnected? This workshop suggests a different approach! This "big picture, " holistic approach helps to simplify the subject into an accessible model that everyone can easily grasp. The overarching development of humans is organized into five major transformations called waves. The waves–communal, agricultural, urban, modern, and global–are critical turning points that mark significant patterns of change in the historical process. Each wave is holistic, meaning that all the cultural characteristics in the wave interact and reinforce each other. During the class, we will identify valuable lessons from the past that help us make sense of the troubling events today. (Suggested text, A Holistic World History, $22.95, available the first class)

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19401 | $65

Waves of Global Change: A Holistic World History - SPA‐PE

4/24/2019 - 5/29/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(6 Session Total)
Denise Ames
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19487 | $59

The Romans - SPA‐PE

5/1/2019 - 5/29/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(5 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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Take a journey into a dark chapter of American history. What was behind the largest single forced relocation of a people in American history? What was living in the camps like? Why was there a camp in Santa Fe? What were the long‐term consequences of the program? This course explores these and other questions and concludes with a film, "The Cats of Mirikitani ", which examines the life experiences of one former internee. "We're here because we happen to be Japs. We all love life, and our country best, Our misfortune to be here in the west, To keep us penned behind that DAMNED FENCE, Is someone's notion of NATIONAL DEFENCE! "

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19435 | $39

Behind the Fence for National Defense: Japanese‐American Internment in WWII - SPA‐PE

5/1/2019 - 5/15/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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The 1917 Russian Revolution brought crimes, terror, repression. In 1917, the Cheka (secret police) was formed; in 1918 the Red Terror began. There followed imprisonment and hostage taking; executions, without trial; state‐inflicted‐famines; forced collectivization; concentration camps (yes, before the Nazis); labor camps; deportation of ethnic groups; Great Purge of 1937‐1938; Katyn massacre of Polish officers . . . Estimated total deaths: 20 million. We'll study this with YouTube videos corroborated by The Black Book of Communism, The Gulag Archipelago, and Harvest of Sorrow. Videos include "The Secret Lenin, " "Norilsk Labor Complex, " "Butovo Killing Field, " "Forced Relocation of Crimean Tatars, " and "The Infamous Moscow Show Trial. "

Note: The class is eligible for tuition remission through Personal Enrichment.

19419 | $25

The USSR: A State Against its People - SPA‐PE

5/2/2019 - 5/9/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Donald Gluck
CE South Building

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We all think we know the story of Dr. Livingston. He's the doctor/missionary found in Africa by Henry Stanley who became famous for asking, ''Dr. Livingstone, I presume?'' But did you know that Livingston was looking for the mysterious source of the Nile? That he futilely tried to end the Arab‐Swahili slave trade? Or that Stanley also was searching for the source of the Nile and that his explorations enabled King Leopold II of Belgium to ravish what would become the Belgium Congo? There's more to this story than a famous quote. Join us for events as dark as "darkest Africa " – another phrase coined by Stanley.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19413 | $20

Dr. Livingstone, I Presume? " " - SPA‐PE

5/10/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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On May 31, 1889, the South Fork Dam fourteen miles upstream of Johnstown, Pennsylvania broke after several days of extremely heavy rainfall. For about an hour, 20 million tons of water tore through the town in a 40‐foot wall. The torrent splashed off mountains on one side of the city and catapulted back taking only 10 minutes to destroy 1,600 homes, 280 businesses and to leave one of every 15 residents dead. Bodies were found more than 100 miles away in Ohio. The death toll was calculated at 2,209 people making the disaster the largest loss of civilian life in the United States up to that time. Could this flood have been prevented, did the town ever recover, and how did this disaster change liability law in the United States? A flood of answers await.

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19409 | $20

The Johnstown Flood - SPA‐PE

5/20/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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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, however, 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 contest between European nations as they attempted to capitalize on the abundant natural resources. Historical documents help present a captivating portrait of conflicts between nations as the Russians construct Fort Ross, the Spanish establish missionaries, and Native American groups form alliances in an effort to protect their way of life. California is transformed from a sparsely populated land to a rapidly expanding economic power driven by the rush for gold over the course of this story. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of European colonization in the Northwest.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19410 | $20

Spain and Russia's Connection to the Founding of California - SPA‐PE

5/31/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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In this exploration, we are examining our past (which is always present within us), looking at our childhoods, our beginnings, our roots. We are working at telling our stories, which we must do in order to survive them, learn from them, grow beyond them. We will discuss, journal and consider this common question; Where are you from? It is a question we are often asked, and we usually answer with a word or two – New York, Cleveland, New Mexico. But your challenge will be to answer it with a series of images, pictures and memories. We will answer this question with images of family, of history, of ancestry, of conception – we will write and discover. To explore this question is to explore many things – your beginnings, your connections, your joys and struggles, the mystery and wonder of your life. Note: Please bring a laptop, tablet or pen/pencil and paper and be prepared to do some writing during class time.

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19515 | $25

Creative Writing Exploration ‐ Where Are You From? - SPA‐PE

1/17/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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We'll explore contemporary poems that deal with the full range of life's experiences, from the ups and downs of ordinary living to the brilliant vistas from the mountaintop. A good poem can be a mirror, a window or a shooting star. A poem can be like a firecracker, and a new insight about life is revealed. A poem can leap like a billy goat in the spring. All of us, I dare say, have had to cope with the doldrums or what some call "melancholy. " It helps to experience how skillful poets have escaped from darkness into light, have learned the lessons lurking in the shadows behind the cobwebs in the basement. Sometimes we need the imagination to cope with mysteries like birth, love, failure, and death. This course is NOT about a psychological malady called "depression, " which often calls for professional therapy. Rather writers like Mary Oliver, Rainer Maria Rilke, Parker J. Palmer, Sylvia Plath, William Stafford, Anne Sexton, and Robinson Jeffers have transformed "the blues " into a rainbow of sparkling miracles. Through assignments and class discussions we will look for ways that our lives might be changed and enriched by excellent poems.

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19560 | $75

Poems for the Joys and Sorrows of Life's Journey - SPA‐PE

1/17/2019 - 2/21/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(6 Session Total)
David Johnson, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Looking for some good feeback 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19526 | $75

Facilitated Writers Group - SPA‐PE

1/18/2019 - 2/22/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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Mention the name Robert Frost, and anyone familiar with poetry remembers reading ''Stopping by the Woods on a Snowy Evening'' in high school. Behind those lines is a man who was plagued by tragedy most of his life. His father died when Frost was eleven, leaving the family destitute. His mother and sister as well as Frost himself suffered from mental illness which followed his family into the next generation. He never finished college and failed as a farmer. Yet, his poetry became an iconic representation of American rural life for which he won four Pulitzer Prizes. Who was this man whose epitaph reads: ''I had a lover's quarrel with the world?.''

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19546 | $25

Robert Frost - SPA‐PE

1/23/2019 - 1/30/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(2 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Everyone has a story to tell and the beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of your life and start writing. But how to get going? This workshop will show you how to remember and write down stories from your life, and then how to organize them into a cohesive book, whether for publication or just for your family. Bring paper and pen and you will leave with your memoir started.

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19563 | $20

Crash Course in Memoir Writing - SPA‐PE

1/28/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Norma Libman
CE South Building

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A class for practicing writers who have a short story, novella, or novel project in progress. The workshop format asks (does not require) participants to submit electronically approximately 1500 words for class review each week. Writers are urged to read and to comment on the works submitted by others. The instructor also provides weekly feedback on each manuscript. A timer helps everyone share air time. Knowledge of the basic vocabulary of fiction writing (characterization, point of view, narrative arc, stylistics, etc.) is assumed. So is respect for others. Must be able to tolerate criticism.

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19584 | $75

Fiction Writing - SPA‐PE

1/28/2019 - 3/4/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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We will examine the traditional definition of a short story and show how that definition has changed somewhat over the years. We will compose a very short, short story, after learning the elements that comprise a first rate piece of work. Some well‐known stories by famous authors will also be part of the curriculum. Short Stories can be a very exciting form of literary expression as the intensity and definition of the characters need be more pronounced and to the point, quicker than a novel.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19599 | $49

Anatomy of the Short Story - SPA‐PE

1/31/2019 - 2/21/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Why are there no sad limericks? What's the difference between an Italian sonnet and an English sonnet? And why do they typically tell different kinds of stories? We'll answer these questions and more in this course. Sonnets, limericks and other poems are called ''fixed forms'' because they have to follow rules, such as having a certain number of lines or a specific rhyme scheme. This has two consequences: (1) form influences content, and (2) poets use the limits of a ''fixed form'' to create meaning and beauty. Hence, the Chinese expression for ''fixed forms'' is ''dancing in chains.'' The first class of this course will cover the limerick, triolet, villanelle, and sestina. The second class will focus entirely on the sonnet.

Note: This class is eligible for tuition remission through Personal Enrichment.

19574 | $25

19574 Dancing in Chains: Fixed Forms in Poetry, Section SPA‐PE - SPA‐PE

2/1/2019 - 2/8/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Lance Ozier
CE South Building

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Elizabethan, Romantic, Victorian and modern poets all are masters of the interior and dramatic monologue and so called "conversation poems. " We will adopt and adapt the speaker‐audience techniques of masters such as Keats, Coleridge, Tennyson and Wallace Stevens in the study of fictive point of view, persona and audience.

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19590 | $49

Developing Narrative Technique: Dramatic Monologue, Soliloquy and Conversation Poem - SPA‐PE

2/5/2019 - 2/26/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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This class is for writers interested the short form of speculative fiction (i.e. 1000‐7000 words). Students will be expected to submit electronically ~1000 words per week in the hopes of developing one short story or a series of flash pieces for publication. Each session will begin with specific genre‐related craft exercise and end with round robin, open critique of work submitted the previous week. Students will receive instruction on how to give and receive effective and respectful critique; and weekly written feedback from the instructor. Max: 10 students

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19562 | $75

Writing Speculative Fiction Short Stories - SPA‐PE

2/6/2019 - 3/13/2019
Wed 2:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM(6 Session Total)
Kathy Kitts
CE South Building

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning and Robert Browning are noted Victorian poets – but they also could have been characters in a Victorian novel. Confined to her home by a possessive and demanding father, Elizabeth Barrett's contact with the outside world was through the poetry that she wrote. Robert Browning fell in love with her from afar through those poems. She was famous while he was unknown. Six years her junior, he overcame hesitancy and initiated a correspondence with her. "Thus began England's most famous literary love affair. " They courted and married in secret. Disowned by her father, Elizabeth Browning lived in Italy with the man for whom she had written "How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. " Join us as we learn about their partnership and the poetry they created.

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19509 | $25

The Brownings - SPA‐PE

2/6/2019 - 2/13/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(2 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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While the magazine and newspaper markets are shrinking, the online writing market continues to expand. The opportunities are endless, especially since it no longer matters where you live. You can write about almost anything and get paid for it online. This class will teach students how to find writing opportunities that match their skills and knowledge, whether it's gardening talent or sales know‐how. We will explore online markets during class, with a particular focus on markets that are seeking new writers.

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19582 | $75

Get Paid to Write Online - SPA‐PE

2/11/2019 - 3/18/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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

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19556 | $75

Writing True: Memoir and Memoir‐Based Fiction - SPA‐PE

2/14/2019 - 3/21/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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Have you ever read a poem and wondered what the heck is going on? Or, to paraphrase the poet T. S. Eliot, have you ''had the experience but missed the meaning''? If you have been wanting to reconnect with poetry, but the last time you did was in high school or college, and you're feeling a little rusty or uncertain, then this class is for you. In two hours you will learn eight simple ways to help you make more sense of – and get more pleasure from – the poems you read.

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

19553 | $20

How to read a Poem - SPA‐PE

2/15/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Lance Ozier
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Behind bedtime nursery rhymes are stories that would keep both children and adults terrified and sleepless. Part I revealed the scandal, mayhem, torture, and death lurking inside those "innocent " lyrics. Now, join us for further secret meanings more at home on the scaffold or chopping block than in the crib as we venture into Part II of Out of the Mouths of Babes.

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19528 | $20

Out of the Mouths of Babes – Part Two - SPA‐PE

2/27/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Crime fiction is a magnifying glass that frequently reveals the fingerprints of history before they become visible to politicians or journalists. (Mark Larson, The Guardian, 10/26/2012). The popularity of Scandinavian crime fiction has led to a huge increase in the publication of crime fiction in across Europe over the past 15 years. The amazing growth and quality seen in translating European crime fiction into English has changed the English language reader's world. In this class we will discuss crime fiction from several European counties including Germany, Ireland, Italy, France, Northern Ireland, Scotland and the five Scandinavian countries. We will consider the following questions. Does European crime fiction share themes and characteristics in spite of the historical, cultural and language differences among its countries? Do politics and landscape play different roles in crime fiction in different countries? Authors to be discussed include Jacob Arjouni, Benjamin Black, Andrea Camilleri, Antonio Hill, Luke McCallin, Adrian McKinty, Jussi Adler Olsen, Ian Rankin and Fred Vargas. European crime fiction TV series will also be discussed.

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19502 | $25

Contemporary European Crime Fiction - SPA‐PE

2/28/2019 - 3/7/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Kate Luger
CE South Building

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This is not only a class about writing, it is a class about people writing. It is about writing as a tool for intellectual, psychological, and spiritual growth. It is about our language and our being and their powerful interconnectedness. This class is about taking back the gift of our language as an instrument of creation. The guided writing explorations begin by asking you to go inside yourself, to start with your heart, to take your stories out from within and look at them and learn from them. We will also work with the dimension called ''Toward Public Writing.'' This gives your journaling work new form as to be shared with others. This writing‐and‐being group travels beside you as we create a published summation of our creations.

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19503 | $75

Writing and Being ‐ Taking Back the Gift of Language - SPA‐PE

3/2/2019 - 4/6/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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The syntax of sentences forms tiny stories. An actor does (or is) something (to someone or something). Subject‐verb‐object. Flash fiction comes in many lengths. This class will experiment with several, especially lengths participants select from contests online or in the local media that interest them. Critique is respectfully focused on the writing. Instructor is a prize‐winning flash fiction writer.

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19511 | $59

Flash Your Fiction - SPA‐PE

3/5/2019 - 3/26/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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"There is no picture and no poem unless you yourself enter it and fill it out. " ~Jacob Bronowski Ekphrasis is the graphic, often dramatic description of an object or work of art. Originated by the Greeks, the true use of ekphrasis was not simply to provide astute details of an image, but to share an emotional experience. The goal was to make the reader envision the thing described as if it were physically present. In this class, members will use visual images to uncover moments of story. Through close observation and writing prompts, we will use photographs and art objects to create a series of short pieces ‐ fiction, memoir or poetry. Each piece of writing will be limited to a maximum of 1,000 words. Class is open to writers, artists, photographers or anyone interested in exploring the relationship between visual images and the written word.

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19593 | $75

A Thousand Words: Writing from Images - SPA‐PE

3/5/2019 - 4/9/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Connie Josefs, M.F.A
CE South Building

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Ernest Hemingway remains one of the giants of American Literature, though he only wrote twelve complete novels during his lifetime. His numerous short stories contribute, considerably, to his literary greatness. He was married four times, but loved adventure best. Hemingway constantly needed to prove to the world and himself, that he had no discernible fears of anyone or anything. He was a war correspondent during World War II and was nearly killed on numerous occasions. He suffered a near‐death experience as an ambulance driver during World War I, the experiences of which led to one of his first critically acclaimed novels, A Farewell to Arms. Please join us in exploring the life of one of America's greatest authors.

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19547 | $20

The Life of Ernest Hemingway - SPA‐PE

3/11/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
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 - SPA‐PE

3/13/2019 - 4/17/2019
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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Comics, a realm historically relegated to realm of kids and junk reading, have in the recent past become recognized as a legitimate form of expression about a number of issues, from personal to societal. Using the work of early comic pioneers, who enthralled the world in newspaper strips, to the newest work of graphic novelists depicting a wide range of issues, I will examine, and invite discussion on, the power of the relationship between image and word. Through examining the purpose, effects and craft of specific comics, we will better understand this growing art form and its abilities. At the end, we will turn to making our own comics.

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19501 | $25

A History of Comics - SPA‐PE

3/15/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Nora Hickey
CE South Building

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The oldest toy in the world is a stick. In the hands of a Neolithic child, it probably was used to hit anything round from a coconut to a clump of mud to his brother's head. Out of such simple "sport " would arise games that test athletic prowess, attract fanatical audiences, and involve huge sums of money. But the pro‐athlete of tomorrow starts in the same way as that Neolithic child. Find a ball and do something with it, and along the way create a vocabulary to describe your game. Oh, and if you are "dealt " a rainy day, stay inside and play some cards or a game of Monopoly. Join us for an exploration of the language of baseball, football, tennis, golf, poker – and even a hot game of Candyland in Part II of The Sportin' Life.

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19530 | $20

Sportin' Life, Part Two: Why Do We Say That? - SPA‐PE

3/18/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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A class for practicing writers who have a short story, novella, or novel project in progress. The workshop format asks (does not require) participants to submit electronically approximately 1500 words for class review each week. Writers are urged to read and to comment on the works submitted by others. The instructor also provides weekly feedback on each manuscript. A timer helps everyone share air time. Knowledge of the basic vocabulary of fiction writing (characterization, point of view, narrative arc, stylistics, etc.) is assumed. So is respect for others. Must be able to tolerate criticism.

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19584 | $75

Fiction Writing - SPB‐PE

3/18/2019 - 4/22/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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Blogging is a way to build your writing skills, express your ideas and even build a book‐length manuscript while creating an audience. The class will explore all types of blogging, from poetry to how‐to instruction, from spirituality to memoir. Learn how to choose free blogging platforms, how to determine the length and frequency of your blogs and how to build an audience. The class will also show how you can use a blog to create the backbone of a book, just as Julie Powell did to create her bestseller, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which went on to become a major movie. Anything is possible with a blog.

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19598 | $75

Blogging Your Way to Writing Success - SPA‐PE

3/22/2019 - 4/26/2019
Fri 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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Thanks to the invention of the Internet, the opportunity to write for magazines is almost endless. With over 9,000 magazines published yearly, in addition to those online, the world is your oyster. But, there are tricks to bagging an assignment. So if you've got a good idea but don't know where to go and how to start, look no more. This workshop is for you. We'll cover: finding your story, finding the market, tweaking the same idea for different magazines, writing a query that sells, photo requirements, approaching an editor. And that's just for starters. Ms. Groves recently won 1st Place in New Mexico Press Women's writing contest and went on to win the 2018 National Federation of Press Women contest for my article in December's issue of True West Magazine.

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19581 | $20

So, You Want to Write for Magazines? - SPA‐PE

4/1/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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

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19513 | $75

The Art of Playwriting - SPA‐PE

4/2/2019 - 5/7/2019
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(6 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Much fiction writing depends on close observation of people: their appearance, behavior, motives and speaking. We'll investigate how reading people can help develop character and caricature, dialogue and dialect in story‐telling.

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19591 | $49

People into Pages: Reading People and Developing Characters in Fiction - SPA‐PE

4/2/2019 - 4/23/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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

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19504 | $49

E‐Publishing: The Wave of the Future! - SPA‐PE

4/11/2019 - 4/25/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Sarah Baker
CE South Building

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When writers read, they look beneath the text to what was not said. They examine choices the writer made, the problems solved and not solved. Readers who write increase their appreciation of the text; they read with greater interest, understanding and enjoyment. In this class, members will read and analyze literature from a writer's point of view and will experiment with writing exercises to solidify learning and enhance creative expression. We will explore a variety of genres, including fiction, creative non‐fiction and poetry. For writers, aspiring writers and other curious souls. Note: This is a recurring class; a new set of readings will be studied each time the class is offered.

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19594 | $75

Reading for Writers - SPA‐PE

4/23/2019 - 5/28/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Connie Josefs, M.F.A
CE South Building

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We all have special times in our life that deserve to be captured. Your trip around the world or that nightmarish camping trip in the Rockies – such memorable experiences can make for a wonderful, poignant memoir that will be treasured by friends and family, as well as yourself. During each weekly class, we'll work together to find just the right story to tell. We'll discuss how to develop and flesh out your memoir. Through discussion and supportive feedback and critique you will develop the skills you need to write your story. Experienced and aspiring writers welcome.

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19589 | $75

Writing Memoir - SPA‐PE

4/25/2019 - 5/30/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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The short story is a versatile and rewarding form for writers and readers. This course defines this literary genre and discusses its boundaries from a writer's point of view. We will study a template for the phases of short story writing: pre‐writing, writing, and revising. By the end of the course, we'll have a short story and a springboard for more stories.

Note: Tuition remission is available for Osher classes under Personal Enrichment.

19537 | $59

Writing Short Stories from Start to Finish - SPA‐PE

5/7/2019 - 5/28/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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As a writer, there are so many great resources to use, but sometimes it's overwhelming–what do I do? Let's look at a few of the best writing, revision, and production apps. I present a general introduction to these apps and a web site for writers. The writing app is Scrivener. The revision apps are Hemingway and ProWritingAid, and the production apps are Vellum, Calibre and a list of nine more ebook conversion tools. The web site is ProWritingAid which is like the app. I model each app and the web site, exploring the basic benefits of each. I provide handouts that summarized each app and web site.

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19595 | $25

Three Apps and a Web Site for Writers - SPA‐PE

5/13/2019 - 5/20/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Larada Horner‐Miller
CE South Building

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Whether you are seeking publication for your work or simply hoping to more effectively utilize the written word, Grammar For Writers is a refresher on sentence mechanics and usage. Use the semi‐colon with confidence. Avoid unnecessary commas. Manage antecedent/pronoun agreement and more.

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19508 | $25

Grammar For Writers - SPA‐PE

5/14/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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When writers get ideas about issues, characters or events, the logical thing to do is write about them. But creating realistic characters–those that come to life and ones readers can visualize–is much harder to write. I've written fictional characters as well as historical figures and know how tough it can be to "get it right, " to make those characters come alive. I'll share my expertise, provide examples and give pointers to make the people in books become people readers recognize. I'll do a short exercise with the class to create an unforgettable character. Along with good characters has to be good dialogue. The way they speak is individual and yet, needs to be universal for readers. That's a tricky line to walk, but quite do‐able if the writer knows how. There are hundreds of ways to write dialogue, yet only a few of those are right. Again, I'll share my expertise, provide examples and hopefully have the class do a bit of critiquing along the way. In my experience teaching, peer critiquing works wonders.

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19506 | $20

Writing Realistic Characters in Dialogue: Fiction and Non Fiction - SPA‐PE

5/23/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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Just what were those troubadours really singing about? What were they smoking inside those echoing 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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19607 | $20

A Foole's Guide to Medieval Music - SPA‐PE

3/18/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Daniel Crafts
CE South Building

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Regardless of one's opinions on rock and roll music, it has both fueled and reflected the social transitions of a generation. The music of the 1950s and 1960s powered the civil rights movement and social justice revolutions over the following decades. We'll explore the power of music in changing political climates, then and now.

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19602 | $20

Rock and Roll and Social Justice - SPA‐PE

3/21/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building

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This class will focus on the operatic voice. We will work through the various vocal types and explore the uniqueness of each artist through comparisons and contrast using CDs and DVDs. We will seek to develop a vocabulary that allows us to articulate the vocal qualities of famous singers both historic and contemporary.

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19693 | $59

Opera Connoisseurship - SPA‐PE

4/2/2019 - 4/30/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(5 Session Total)
Julius Kaplan
CE South Building

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We'll explore music at a deeper level. Those of us who truly appreciate music for its beauty, imagery and magnificence will now be able to comprehend its physical structure and building blocks. We will understand chord progressions, the Sonata‐Allegro form of composition, theme and variations and the Rondeau method of writing. We will also attempt to identify major and minor harmonies as well as the various instrument that constitute an orchestra. Most of all, the hope of this class is for the student to have an even deeper appreciation of the glory of music.

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19633 | $49

The Basics of Music Theory - SPA‐PE

5/8/2019 - 5/29/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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We will spend time listening to and analyzing some of the most beautiful soundtracks ever written for the movies by some the most talented composers. Some will bring back fond memories and evoke the magnificence of the films themselves. Others will be new and, perhaps, open new horizons of appreciation as to how accurate the composer was in capturing the mood and essence of the major themes of the movie. So sit back and enjoy, relax and reflect.

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19603 | $25

The Beauty of Motion Picture Soundtracks - SPA‐PE

5/16/2019 - 5/23/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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The results of all of the tests now offered give you matches to kin. What do these mean and how reliable are they? Why are there so many surnames that look unfamiliar? Should I post my family tree? The autosomal DNA (atDNA) results from all four companies provide % ethnicity. How reliable are these estimates? How do the % ethnicity results compare among the four companies. What does the future hold for the analysis of my results?

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19715 | $20

Understanding DNA Results and What They Mean For You - SPA‐PE

1/18/2019
Fri 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Farris
CE South Building

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All of the islands surrounding the Pacific Ocean are volcanic because they formed, or are forming, via the process of Plate Tectonics. Where the Pacific Plate is moving over a hot spot, or where it is being subducted below another plate, deep trenches form (such as Mariana Trench, deepest point on planet Earth) and huge volcanoes (such as Mauna Loa and Mt. Fuji) erupt. In this class we will travel counterclockwise around the Pacific Ocean and visit the Hawaiian Islands (Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, Hawaii), Midway, Guam, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti and Society Islands, Easter Island, and Galapagos Island. We will discover the weird creatures of the deepest trenches and discuss the different cultures of these islands; i.e., how the Polynesians – the greatest seafarers ever known – discovered the Pacific islands and even made it all the way to South America.

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19734 | $25

Geology of the Pacific Islands - SPA‐PE

1/23/2019 - 1/30/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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In this class we will take a "space trip " throughout our solar system and beyond. We will start with our Earth and Moon and their geology so as to compare these two planetary bodies with the other planets and their moons. We will visit Mercury, Venus, Mars, asteroid belt, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus Neptune, and Pluto (with the all‐new NASA information). Then we continue outward to the Kuiper Belt and region of the comets until we reach interplanetary space. Finally, we will travel outside of our solar system to explore exoplanets revolving around other stars. Most important, we will cover the origins of our solar system and why our planet Earth is so unique. We will also take two field trips: one trip to the New Mexico Museum of Natural History to view real‐time images coming in from the planet Mars, and another trip to the newly renovated Meteorite Museum at the UNM Geology Department.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19717 | $75

Planetary Geology - SPA‐PE

2/6/2019 - 3/27/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(8 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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The Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico host some of finest caves in the world, including Carlsbad Cavern and Lechuguilla Cave. These caves formed differently than most caves: they were dissolved by sulfuric acid, not carbonic acid, where the sulfuric acid was derived from the oil and gas fields of the nearby Delaware Basin. First we explain the Capitan Reef in the Guadalupe Mountains so as to give you the geologic background to understand why Carlsbad Cavern is so deep and why the Big Room is one of the largest cave rooms in the world. We will also cover the spectacular mineralogy of the caverns and tell you how its cave minerals and formations ( "speleothems ") were deposited. The lecturer has worked as a geologist in Carlsbad Cavern and the Guadalupe Mountains for over 25 years, and has published the books: Cave Minerals of the World, Geology of Carlsbad Cavern and Other Caves of the Guadalupe Mountains, and Geology of the Delaware Basin: Guadalupe, Apache, and Glass Mountains. This class is intended to greatly enhance your next visit to Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks.

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19791 | $20

Geology of Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns - SPA‐PE

2/6/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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The drugstores and soda fountain pharmacies of the late nineteenth and early twentieth century would have been a fascinating place. Up until the middle of the twentieth century, most "fountain " drinks contained stimulant or anti‐depressant drugs, but were heavily pushed by the Temperance movement. Do you think the Vampire Facial is the oddest beauty craze out there? How about ingesting arsenic for a demure pallor or injecting botulism to plump up lips and skin? And females aren't alone, according to a 2013 HuffPost survey, men are spending almost as much on health and beauty products as women. We do some strange and dangerous things to ourselves in the name of health and beauty. Come and explore the fatal and fantastical in this evolution of cosmetics and health "elixirs. "

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19750 | $20

Cosmetic Toxicology and the Fabulous Soda Fountain Pharmacy - SPA‐PE

2/13/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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There are now four companies in the USA offering DNA testing to the general public. Some of these tests are extensively advertised. All four of these companies are legitimate and provide what they promise. There are also now five types of tests offered. Each type test has benefits and limitations. This class will explore which test and are best company for you to use to achieve your goals.

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19714 | $20

Testing Your DNA - SPA‐PE

2/15/2019
Fri 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Farris
CE South Building

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A discussion of the toxicology and treatment for venomous snakes of North America and a discussion of the natural history or rattlesnakes and other venomous snakes from around the world. Topics covered include: poisonous snakes of the US, descriptions and distribution; rattlesnakes – their private lives, venom and its effects, the basics of treatment of the snake envenomed patient both in the ''field'' and in the hospital setting, and prevention techniques to avoid snake bites.

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19731 | $20

Poisonous Snakes and Snake Bite Poisoning - SPA‐PE

2/26/2019
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular geologic features on planet Earth. It is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide in its western portion and over a mile deep. In this class we will take a "trip " from the bottom to the top of the canyon. Along the way, we will visit ancient rock formations almost 2 billion years old, the 1 billion‐year‐long Great Unconformity and the almost mile‐deep pile of sedimentary sandstones, shales and limestones containing fossils. On our way up, we will view the caves in the Redwall Limestone and discuss how these caves hold important clues to the canyon's incision and evolution. In the last class we will watch a National Geographic video: Birth of the Grand Canyon that presents the most recent theories on when the Grand Canyon was carved in order to answer the controversial question: how old is the Grand Canyon? Was it carved entirely by the Colorado River in the last 6 million years, or did parts of it form long before that time?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment

19728 | $39

Geology of the Grand Canyon - SPA‐PE

4/3/2019 - 4/17/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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Cannabis is more frequently in the news than any other plant, and by some measures it is the most valuable crop in the U.S. Yet most people know little about the plant's past beyond pop‐cultural rumors, most of which are false and serve to either support or challenge anti‐marijuana laws. This course moves beyond rumors to outline the plant's documented, global history. Cannabis is neither good nor bad; it can provide fiber, oil seeds and psychoactive substances; it has been sometimes a plant of power and sometimes a plant of the powerless. This course will enable you to cut through some of the nonsense that surrounds cannabis in current society.

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19702 | $25

A Cultural History of Cannabis - SPA‐PE

4/11/2019
Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Chris Duvall
CE South Building

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The Jemez Mountains are only one of a number of volcanic features located along the Rio Grande Rift zone – a north‐south corridor throughout central New Mexico and part of the Basin and Range Province of the southwestern United States. The Jemez Mountains are what is known as a caldera or a collapsed volcano. It is one of three "super volcanoes " in North America, including the Long Valley caldera in California and Yellowstone caldera in Wyoming. The Jemez volcanic field has been active for the past 15 million years, and the rhyolite flow that makes up Kasha‐Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument formed about 6.7 million years ago. The Jemez caldera exploded two times: once at 1.62 million years and then again 1.25 million years – that last and greatest explosion creating the Bandelier Tuff. In this class we will learn about the geology of the Valles Caldera, Bandelier National Monument and Kasha‐Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument. We will also discover a "little Yellowstone " right in our own Jemez Mountains.

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19725 | $25

Geology of the Jemez Mountains - SPA‐PE

5/1/2019 - 5/8/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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Only five hundred years ago, most people thought the Earth was the center of the universe and that there were only four elements: earth, air, water and fire. In this class you'll learn how five men and a propitious sequence of historical events – including two supernovas and the Black Plague – changed that view forever. And you'll learn how science itself changed from mystical lore and reliance on ancient authority to an organized activity of measurement, testing and revision of theories that has made possible our modern world.

Note: This class is eligible for tuition remission under Personal Enrichment.

19792 | $20

Origins of Modern Science: A History of Science from Copernicus to Newton - SPA‐PE

5/6/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Lance Ozier
CE South Building

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The results of all of the tests now offered give you matches to kin. What do these mean and how reliable are they? Why are there so many surnames that look unfamiliar? Should I post my family tree? The autosomal DNA (atDNA) results from all four companies provide % ethnicity. How reliable are these estimates? How do the % ethnicity results compare among the four companies. What does the future hold for the analysis of my results?

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19715 | $20

Understanding DNA Results and What They Mean For You - SPB‐PE

5/17/2019
Fri 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Farris
CE South Building

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Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., a polygraph expert and professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, says, ''Lying has long been a part of everyday life. We couldn't get through the day without being deceptive.'' Still, most of us know the difference between a white lie and outright deceit. One study says that we lie in about a fifth of our interpersonal exchanges lasting ten or more minutes. Over the course of a week, we deceive about 30 percent of those with whom we interact one‐on‐one. And the closer the relationship, the more likely we are to lie. There's evidence that some self‐delusion, basically, ''lying to yourself,'' is essential to good mental health. Let's explore the psychology behind lying and whether absolute candor would be a positive thing for either society or us as individuals.

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19850 | $20

Why Do We Lie? - FAA‐PE

12/11/2018
Tue 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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This class will focus on the reasons some people are more susceptible to developing addictive behaviors than others. Freud's theory of personality, along with the definition of the brain's pleasure center, will be explored. We will come to understand that the greater one's sense of a purposeful life meaning is accessible and in focus to someone, the less likely one is tempted to adopt an addictive lifestyle. Addiction is an attempt to fill a void because of the inherent emptiness of life without personal meaning.

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19877 | $20

Psychology of Addiction - FAA‐PE

12/11/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Have you ever wondered why you are the way you are? Why you see the world the way you do, why you have the friends and families you have? To understand this we will need to look at two giants of psychology, Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler, who possessed strong opinions on this matter. Adler would have us believe that even as small children we made choices, unconscious and pre‐verbal, that determined how we would develop. Come join us as we explore why we are who we are.

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19851 | $20

Why Do We Have the Personalities We Do? - FAA‐PE

12/13/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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In the depths of winter, the solar goddesses bring light and the promise of spring. Did you know that one of the origins of Santa Claus with his sleigh and reindeer is probably the Northern European Reindeer Goddess who rode across the night sky on her reindeer at the winter solstice to bring back the light of the sun to the world? This class will explore some of the personifications or archetypes of the Solar Goddesses who were known and revered for centuries. Full of Life and Love, these early sun goddesses were probably the daughters of the Great Mother Goddess, nourisher of all life who ruled over a large part of the pre‐historic and early historic worlds. We will see what may remain of them in the world today – especially among some indigenous peoples ‐ and look at what role they may play in the human unconscious.

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19810 | $20

Solar Goddesses: Bringers of Light - FAA‐PE

12/17/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Corrales Arts Center

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Learn the unique nature of these personality disorders. What are they and how do they manifest? How do the people who are afflicted with them interpret the world and view the people they allow into their very private and special universe? We'll discuss how diagnosis is made and the prognosis and potential treatment. You will understand the differences between Axis I and Axis II diagnoses as defined by the DSM V published by the American Psychological Association.

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19864 | $20

The Psychology of Narcissistic and Borderline Personalities Sec. B - FAB‐PE

12/18/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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The concept of the heart as the seat of empathy and love is well‐documented in literature on the heart and its mysteries. Medical science gives us advice on how to keep our heart, in its role of blood pump, healthy and fit. But now, neurophysiology and neurocardiology are producing research that presents a different picture of how the heart integrates mind and body, intellect and emotions. The heart's "intelligence " affects our emotions, our sense of well‐being and our immune systems. We'll discuss heart/brain communication, resilience, stress and emotions, the concept of coherence, which is how the heart affects all our organs and even the people (and pets!) in the environment, and the role of the heart in intuition. It turns out that the heart has a mind of its own! You will also learn simple techniques to bring your physical, mental and emotional systems into alignment with the heart's intuitive guidance. References for further investigation will be provided.

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19868 | $39

The Wisdom of the Heart: Science, the Human Heart and Performance - SPA‐PE

2/6/2019 - 2/20/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Carol March
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19813 | $49

Buddhism - SPA‐PE

3/1/2019 - 3/22/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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Everyone finds something funny. However we do not find the same things funny. Why is that? I hope to answer that question as well as providing a number of jokes that reveal the types of humor that exist today. The class will also explore what within our own personalities makes a joke humorous to us and perhaps, not to someone else. As students you are invited to bring your own array of jocularity to the class. Participation from students is a given as it makes the class feel more personal.

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19860 | $20

The Anatomy of Humor - SPA‐PE

3/8/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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This class will examine reasons to consider the existence of reincarnation as being real and a distinct possibility as part of the human life cycle. We will focus on scientific investigation and anecdotal foray, as opposed to a religious and faith‐based perspective, to review the significant evidence that life after death can and does exist.

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19811 | $20

The Case for Reincarnation - SPA‐PE

3/14/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Our well‐being is strongly influenced both by our happiness and by the nature of the community and society in which we live. We will examine the happiness skills we have and will use exercises to develop other such skills. We will also explore how communities and countries promote happiness through conscious policies and practices. We will study Bhutan, which systematically measures the Gross National Happiness of its citizens and uses that information to guide Bhutanese development decisions. The dimensions contributing to happiness measured in Bhutan include physical and mental health, psychological well‐being, cultural vitality, material well‐being and governance. We'll explore how these dimensions seek to contribute to the happiness of Bhutanese, and see if they are relevant in our society. (Indeed this happiness focus is now being promoted by the United Nations!) Your instructors are Steve Poland and Roger Harmon. Steve is a psychologist who is committed to spreading the insights of positive psychology to daily life. He teaches Osher classes on flourishing and resilience. Roger, an applied cultural anthropologist, has led eight trips to Bhutan in recent years. He will share photographs and stories of life and change in Bhutan and elsewhere.

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19853 | $59

Bringing Happiness Home - SPA‐PE

3/14/2019 - 4/4/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Stephen Poland
CE South Building

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Come discuss how ceremonies and rituals belong to us ourselves. We all take part in ceremonies: Thanksgiving, holiday traditions, birthdays, "celebration of life " for loved ones. Ceremony provides an outward, visible sign of a particular event. Graduation, marriage, and childbirth are marked with ceremony. Initiations (beginning anew) range from first grade to Scouting to parenting to retirement. Ritual is deeper: the purpose of ritual is to feel the great tides moving through us. Formal rituals transform us from the mundane into sacred time and space. Rites of passage are celebrated worldwide and have three phases: separation from a known status, transition according to a traditional sequence, and taking on a new status. Examples are Bar/Bat Mitzvah and Quinceañera. Please share your experiences and thoughts about ceremonies and rituals!

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19801 | $20

The Importance of Creating Ceremony - SPA‐PE

3/21/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, only 25% of us do any end‐of‐life planning. The Laughing and Learning workshop will give you the tools and the inspiration to take practical steps for outlining your funeral plans/memorial celebration, drafting your own obituary and/or famous last words and preparing advance medical directives. Funny film clips, supportive conversations and take‐home printed materials are included in this workshop. Attendees will participate in Death Café‐inspired discussions, tackle a quick first draft obit with the help of provided questions and receive their own copy of The Five Wishes form. You will laugh in the face of death and learn what you need to know BEFORE someone goes and dies.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19865 | $20

Laughing and Learning: A Practical End‐of‐Life Workshop - SPA‐PE

3/22/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE South Building

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We all dream. But we don't all remember our dreams or take advantage of the insight and guidance they can provided. The unconscious has a language all its own, using symbols, images and patterns to communicate with the conscious mind through dreams. We will discuss some of the common types of dreams such as prophetic, recurrent, anxiety and healing dreams. We will also discuss common symbols, how to remember your dreams, how to work with them, and allow some class time for personal dream analysis as well.

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19862 | $20

The Language of Dreams - SPA‐PE

3/28/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Black‐and‐white thinking has never been more prevalent. Either‐or options are the default mode in politics, in the workplace, and in our day‐to‐day lives. When faced with making a choice, we think we have only two possibilities–we are stuck trying to figure out what to do. With the help of a trusty color wheel and an easy‐to‐remember acronym, COLOR, we will discover ways to move beyond indecision, limited choices, and polarized worldviews. Based on COLOR Up to Create the Life You Want to Live, we will use color as a prompt for change to invite fresh insights and vibrant choices into our lives. Suggested reading: COLOR Up to Create the Life You Want to Live, by Karen A. Foss and Ann Skinner‐Jones; available from FriesenPress and Amazon.

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19866 | $29

Become the Creative Director of a Colorful Life! - SPA‐PE

4/3/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Karen Foss
CE South Building

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 4% of adults experience a serious mental illness within a given year and 1 in 5 adults over 18 will experience mental illness over the course of their lifetime. Mental illness has existed since the beginning of human history, yet social response has varied enormously over time and by culture. Some cultures revere the mentally ill to this day and often, perception in the western world has focused on the interplay of religion and the need for conformity within industrialized societies. Hippocrates was the first to formulate theories of madness based on the functioning of the body. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the mentally ill were thought to be possessed by demons, often persecuted and executed as witches. The Enlightenment and Industrial Age brought great variations in treatment between rich and poor, urban and rural. In modern times, approaches have included the psychological, sociocultural, the humanitarian, the search for meaning, and the current emphasis on neuro‐science. Come join us as we explore mental illness and its role in the human experience. Our focus will be a snapshot of the historical and cultural perceptions of mental illness across human history.

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19858 | $49

A History of Mental Illness: From Snake Pits to Gene Therapy - SPA‐PE

4/5/2019 - 4/26/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Okay – you've reached that point when a hearing aid is in your future. Between television ads, newspaper ads or invitations in the mail – how do you become an informed consumer with such a big purchase? How do you avoid the pitfalls and ending up dissatisfied? Take the mystery out of hearing loss. We will cover hearing loss and hearing aid basics, technology solutions from the simple to the sophisticated, the correlation between hearing loss and dementia. Learn about the different hearing healthcare providers and your legal rights. The instructor is a passionate trainer who has worn hearing aids for over 65 years. This course is an updated version of the previous course "Living with Hearing Loss. "

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19869 | $39

Purchasing a hearing aid – ARGHH!! - SPA‐PE

4/15/2019 - 4/29/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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The entire Mediterranean world and Roman Empire once revered the goddess Isis of the Black Land (Egypt). At some turning point, Isis transformed into The Magdaleder, meaning "She of the Temple Tower. " Recent research has advanced the understanding of this Magdalene icon: was she a person? A goddess? More than a disciple of Jesus? Why do the Gnostic gospels portray her so much more positively than the Evangelists, if she was the Apostle of the Apostles? Dr. Sutton has visited the places in southern France where legend says Mary Magdalene lived and died. You can see the biblical and geographic evidence and decide for yourself: Who was Mary Magdalene?

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19809 | $20

Mary Magdalene ‐‐ Who Was She? - SPA‐PE

4/16/2019
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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If we want to see a bright world and future for both humanity and the Earth, we need to make some changes in both our attitudes and actions now. This class will suggest some of those needed changes and how they can free up our creativity and our sense of the sacredness of all life to bring about a future of peace and prosperity for us all. Authors such as Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade, The Real Wealth of Nations) and David Korten (The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community) have explored these themes extensively and the class will draw on their work as well as others. A combination of lecture and discussion will show that simple changes in our everyday attitudes and actions can start a chain reaction of better relations with others and with the Earth itself. We truly can co‐create a bright future for this interdependent world.

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19854 | $20

A New Partnership with the Earth: Co‐Creating a Bright Future - SPA‐PE

4/27/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Corrales Arts Center

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

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19839 | $25

Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie - SPA‐PE

5/3/2019 - 5/10/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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Scientists say most of your brain is active all of the time (not just 10%). Learn basic, practical mind‐body truths and how to consistently achieve specific outcomes and maximize your potential. NLP is a simple, yet sophisticated approach to communication and personal development. This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques.

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19872 | $20

Introduction to Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Subtle, Sensitive and Sophisticated - SPA‐PE

5/3/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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This course is intended for those who have a hearing aid: Why are some new hearing aid users so successful and others put their new device in a drawer, or have multiple hearing aids without really feeling satisfied with their investment? Learn the steps you can take to make the most of your hearing aids. You can benefit from learning; coping strategies, (re)learning listening skills, communication tips, and about gadgets that turn your hearing aids into assistive listening devices. This course will be tailored to the needs of the students once the classes commences – so bring your list of challenges, and we'll work on solutions.

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19870 | $39

Ok I've got a hearing aid – NOW what? - SPA‐PE

5/6/2019 - 5/20/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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Shamanism is the oldest form of healing, dating back 30,000 years when medicine men mediated between the inner life of tribal members and their external affairs. The shaman mastered the ecstatic power of dreams, visions and trances. Shamanism was practiced all over the Earth, and the legacy lives on today, not only in indigenous cultures but in Eastern practices of yoga. Western schools of psychology have investigated altered states of consciousness, visualization, dream imagery, breathing techniques and sound to incorporate spiritual insight into therapeutic processes. The schools, based on the depth psychology of Freud and Jung and the newer ''experiential therapies'' employ techniques of consciousness transformation with ancient roots. We will explore how the new therapies use shamanic methods such as the journey of awakening, healing of psychic fragmentation and the reconciliation of dualities such as good/evil, male/female and human/animal.

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19841 | $49

Shamanism: From Witch Doctors through the New Millennium - SPA‐PE

5/7/2019 - 5/28/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Carol March
CE South Building

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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. Military historians have examined the weapons, strategies, and the commanders of The Bible, some of whom, like Abraham and Moses, are not traditionally considered warriors. In this lecture, we explore the biblical world from a military perspective from the time of Abraham until Joshua.

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19822 | $20

Bible Battles (Abraham to Joshua) - SPA‐PE

5/10/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Are you struggling with your memory? Challenging yourself to learn a foreign language? Setting new goals and paths in life? Join us to explore easy‐to‐follow movements to enhance your mental performance. Enjoy the benefits of being whole and integrated, give your brain a boost!

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19890 | $25

Brighten Your Brain - SPA‐PE

5/13/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
Corrales Arts Center

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NLP trains us to observe and find out, rather than relying on our own conclusions. The meta‐model is an analytical tool that applies to language. The exact words a person says reflects the internal experience that person is having. This analytical tool enables us to notice what is missing. The meta‐model helps us to effectively communicate with others and to pay attention to our own language. The NLP Meta‐Model is a deductive language pattern designed to detect, challenge and expand the limits of an individual's ''map of the world.'' This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques. (Prerequisite: 19872 Introduction to Neuro‐linguistic Programming)

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19874 | $20

Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): The NLP Meta‐Model - SPA‐PE

5/17/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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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, Moses, and Deborah. In this lecture, we explore the biblical world from a military perspective from the time of Joshua until David's ascension to the throne. Blood often flows more freely than holy water in the days of the Old Testament, and the military secrets of The Bible have yet to be revealed...until now!

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19823 | $20

Bible Battles (Joshua to Saul) - SPA‐PE

5/17/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Did the magnificent sky above "instruct " prehistoric people below how to design their huge megalithic stone structures? Were they duplicating on earth what they saw in the night sky? The Neolithic people of 5000 years ago in Europe were brilliant astronomers. Many megalithic structures were oriented to the sun – to the solstices and equinoxes. Some were oriented to the moon – to its most northern and southern risings and settings over the years. Fewer were oriented to major stars and constellations. As ritual centers, all of these stone temples anchored every activity of those people. Together, we will grasp the practices of astronomy and ceremony imbedded in the stones of ancient Neolithic sites in Europe.

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19805 | $20

Megaliths and Constellations - SPA‐PE

5/22/2019
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Mahatma Ghandi had it. So did Marilyn Monroe, Jim Jones, Winston Churchill and Rasputin. Personal charisma is a pattern of complex and refined social and emotional skills, which allow charismatic individuals to connect with others on a social and emotional level. We all know present‐day examples of charisma. They are friends, family members, co‐workers and often, political, religious leaders or celebrities. Charismatic individuals stand out in any group, attracting, influencing and inspiring others. We find ourselves naturally drawn like moths to their light. But what is charisma? Can one develop personal charisma as a character trait, or like eye color, is it something that's predetermined? We'll explore the psychology behind this thoroughly recognizable but little understood human characteristic.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19867 | $20

The Psychology of Charisma - SPA‐PE

5/30/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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''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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19835 | $20

Taoism - SPA‐PE

5/31/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., a polygraph expert and professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, says, ''Lying has long been a part of everyday life. We couldn't get through the day without being deceptive.'' Still, most of us know the difference between a white lie and outright deceit. One study says that we lie in about a fifth of our interpersonal exchanges lasting ten or more minutes. Over the course of a week, we deceive about 30 percent of those with whom we interact one‐on‐one. And the closer the relationship, the more likely we are to lie. There's evidence that some self‐delusion, basically, ''lying to yourself,'' is essential to good mental health. Let's explore the psychology behind lying and whether absolute candor would be a positive thing for either society or us as individuals.

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19850 | $20

Why Do We Lie? - FAA‐PE

12/11/2018
Tue 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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This class will focus on the reasons some people are more susceptible to developing addictive behaviors than others. Freud's theory of personality, along with the definition of the brain's pleasure center, will be explored. We will come to understand that the greater one's sense of a purposeful life meaning is accessible and in focus to someone, the less likely one is tempted to adopt an addictive lifestyle. Addiction is an attempt to fill a void because of the inherent emptiness of life without personal meaning.

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19877 | $20

Psychology of Addiction - FAA‐PE

12/11/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Have you ever wondered why you are the way you are? Why you see the world the way you do, why you have the friends and families you have? To understand this we will need to look at two giants of psychology, Sigmund Freud and Alfred Adler, who possessed strong opinions on this matter. Adler would have us believe that even as small children we made choices, unconscious and pre‐verbal, that determined how we would develop. Come join us as we explore why we are who we are.

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19851 | $20

Why Do We Have the Personalities We Do? - FAA‐PE

12/13/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Learn the unique nature of these personality disorders. What are they and how do they manifest? How do the people who are afflicted with them interpret the world and view the people they allow into their very private and special universe? We'll discuss how diagnosis is made and the prognosis and potential treatment. You will understand the differences between Axis I and Axis II diagnoses as defined by the DSM V published by the American Psychological Association.

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19864 | $20

The Psychology of Narcissistic and Borderline Personalities Sec. B - FAB‐PE

12/18/2018
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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The concept of the heart as the seat of empathy and love is well‐documented in literature on the heart and its mysteries. Medical science gives us advice on how to keep our heart, in its role of blood pump, healthy and fit. But now, neurophysiology and neurocardiology are producing research that presents a different picture of how the heart integrates mind and body, intellect and emotions. The heart's "intelligence " affects our emotions, our sense of well‐being and our immune systems. We'll discuss heart/brain communication, resilience, stress and emotions, the concept of coherence, which is how the heart affects all our organs and even the people (and pets!) in the environment, and the role of the heart in intuition. It turns out that the heart has a mind of its own! You will also learn simple techniques to bring your physical, mental and emotional systems into alignment with the heart's intuitive guidance. References for further investigation will be provided.

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19868 | $39

The Wisdom of the Heart: Science, the Human Heart and Performance - SPA‐PE

2/6/2019 - 2/20/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Carol March
CE South Building

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Everyone finds something funny. However we do not find the same things funny. Why is that? I hope to answer that question as well as providing a number of jokes that reveal the types of humor that exist today. The class will also explore what within our own personalities makes a joke humorous to us and perhaps, not to someone else. As students you are invited to bring your own array of jocularity to the class. Participation from students is a given as it makes the class feel more personal.

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19860 | $20

The Anatomy of Humor - SPA‐PE

3/8/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Our well‐being is strongly influenced both by our happiness and by the nature of the community and society in which we live. We will examine the happiness skills we have and will use exercises to develop other such skills. We will also explore how communities and countries promote happiness through conscious policies and practices. We will study Bhutan, which systematically measures the Gross National Happiness of its citizens and uses that information to guide Bhutanese development decisions. The dimensions contributing to happiness measured in Bhutan include physical and mental health, psychological well‐being, cultural vitality, material well‐being and governance. We'll explore how these dimensions seek to contribute to the happiness of Bhutanese, and see if they are relevant in our society. (Indeed this happiness focus is now being promoted by the United Nations!) Your instructors are Steve Poland and Roger Harmon. Steve is a psychologist who is committed to spreading the insights of positive psychology to daily life. He teaches Osher classes on flourishing and resilience. Roger, an applied cultural anthropologist, has led eight trips to Bhutan in recent years. He will share photographs and stories of life and change in Bhutan and elsewhere.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19853 | $59

Bringing Happiness Home - SPA‐PE

3/14/2019 - 4/4/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Stephen Poland
CE South Building

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Even though humans have a 100% mortality rate, only 25% of us do any end‐of‐life planning. The Laughing and Learning workshop will give you the tools and the inspiration to take practical steps for outlining your funeral plans/memorial celebration, drafting your own obituary and/or famous last words and preparing advance medical directives. Funny film clips, supportive conversations and take‐home printed materials are included in this workshop. Attendees will participate in Death Café‐inspired discussions, tackle a quick first draft obit with the help of provided questions and receive their own copy of The Five Wishes form. You will laugh in the face of death and learn what you need to know BEFORE someone goes and dies.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19865 | $20

Laughing and Learning: A Practical End‐of‐Life Workshop - SPA‐PE

3/22/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE South Building

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We all dream. But we don't all remember our dreams or take advantage of the insight and guidance they can provided. The unconscious has a language all its own, using symbols, images and patterns to communicate with the conscious mind through dreams. We will discuss some of the common types of dreams such as prophetic, recurrent, anxiety and healing dreams. We will also discuss common symbols, how to remember your dreams, how to work with them, and allow some class time for personal dream analysis as well.

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19862 | $20

The Language of Dreams - SPA‐PE

3/28/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Black‐and‐white thinking has never been more prevalent. Either‐or options are the default mode in politics, in the workplace, and in our day‐to‐day lives. When faced with making a choice, we think we have only two possibilities–we are stuck trying to figure out what to do. With the help of a trusty color wheel and an easy‐to‐remember acronym, COLOR, we will discover ways to move beyond indecision, limited choices, and polarized worldviews. Based on COLOR Up to Create the Life You Want to Live, we will use color as a prompt for change to invite fresh insights and vibrant choices into our lives. Suggested reading: COLOR Up to Create the Life You Want to Live, by Karen A. Foss and Ann Skinner‐Jones; available from FriesenPress and Amazon.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

19866 | $29

Become the Creative Director of a Colorful Life! - SPA‐PE

4/3/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Karen Foss
CE South Building

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 4% of adults experience a serious mental illness within a given year and 1 in 5 adults over 18 will experience mental illness over the course of their lifetime. Mental illness has existed since the beginning of human history, yet social response has varied enormously over time and by culture. Some cultures revere the mentally ill to this day and often, perception in the western world has focused on the interplay of religion and the need for conformity within industrialized societies. Hippocrates was the first to formulate theories of madness based on the functioning of the body. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the mentally ill were thought to be possessed by demons, often persecuted and executed as witches. The Enlightenment and Industrial Age brought great variations in treatment between rich and poor, urban and rural. In modern times, approaches have included the psychological, sociocultural, the humanitarian, the search for meaning, and the current emphasis on neuro‐science. Come join us as we explore mental illness and its role in the human experience. Our focus will be a snapshot of the historical and cultural perceptions of mental illness across human history.

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19858 | $49

A History of Mental Illness: From Snake Pits to Gene Therapy - SPA‐PE

4/5/2019 - 4/26/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Okay – you've reached that point when a hearing aid is in your future. Between television ads, newspaper ads or invitations in the mail – how do you become an informed consumer with such a big purchase? How do you avoid the pitfalls and ending up dissatisfied? Take the mystery out of hearing loss. We will cover hearing loss and hearing aid basics, technology solutions from the simple to the sophisticated, the correlation between hearing loss and dementia. Learn about the different hearing healthcare providers and your legal rights. The instructor is a passionate trainer who has worn hearing aids for over 65 years. This course is an updated version of the previous course "Living with Hearing Loss. "

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19869 | $39

Purchasing a hearing aid – ARGHH!! - SPA‐PE

4/15/2019 - 4/29/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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If we want to see a bright world and future for both humanity and the Earth, we need to make some changes in both our attitudes and actions now. This class will suggest some of those needed changes and how they can free up our creativity and our sense of the sacredness of all life to bring about a future of peace and prosperity for us all. Authors such as Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade, The Real Wealth of Nations) and David Korten (The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community) have explored these themes extensively and the class will draw on their work as well as others. A combination of lecture and discussion will show that simple changes in our everyday attitudes and actions can start a chain reaction of better relations with others and with the Earth itself. We truly can co‐create a bright future for this interdependent world.

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19854 | $20

A New Partnership with the Earth: Co‐Creating a Bright Future - SPA‐PE

4/27/2019
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Corrales Arts Center

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Scientists say most of your brain is active all of the time (not just 10%). Learn basic, practical mind‐body truths and how to consistently achieve specific outcomes and maximize your potential. NLP is a simple, yet sophisticated approach to communication and personal development. This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques.

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19872 | $20

Introduction to Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Subtle, Sensitive and Sophisticated - SPA‐PE

5/3/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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This course is intended for those who have a hearing aid: Why are some new hearing aid users so successful and others put their new device in a drawer, or have multiple hearing aids without really feeling satisfied with their investment? Learn the steps you can take to make the most of your hearing aids. You can benefit from learning; coping strategies, (re)learning listening skills, communication tips, and about gadgets that turn your hearing aids into assistive listening devices. This course will be tailored to the needs of the students once the classes commences – so bring your list of challenges, and we'll work on solutions.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

19870 | $39

Ok I've got a hearing aid – NOW what? - SPA‐PE

5/6/2019 - 5/20/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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Are you struggling with your memory? Challenging yourself to learn a foreign language? Setting new goals and paths in life? Join us to explore easy‐to‐follow movements to enhance your mental performance. Enjoy the benefits of being whole and integrated, give your brain a boost!

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19890 | $25

Brighten Your Brain - SPA‐PE

5/13/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
Corrales Arts Center

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NLP trains us to observe and find out, rather than relying on our own conclusions. The meta‐model is an analytical tool that applies to language. The exact words a person says reflects the internal experience that person is having. This analytical tool enables us to notice what is missing. The meta‐model helps us to effectively communicate with others and to pay attention to our own language. The NLP Meta‐Model is a deductive language pattern designed to detect, challenge and expand the limits of an individual's ''map of the world.'' This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques. (Prerequisite: 19872 Introduction to Neuro‐linguistic Programming)

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19874 | $20

Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): The NLP Meta‐Model - SPA‐PE

5/17/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Mahatma Ghandi had it. So did Marilyn Monroe, Jim Jones, Winston Churchill and Rasputin. Personal charisma is a pattern of complex and refined social and emotional skills, which allow charismatic individuals to connect with others on a social and emotional level. We all know present‐day examples of charisma. They are friends, family members, co‐workers and often, political, religious leaders or celebrities. Charismatic individuals stand out in any group, attracting, influencing and inspiring others. We find ourselves naturally drawn like moths to their light. But what is charisma? Can one develop personal charisma as a character trait, or like eye color, is it something that's predetermined? We'll explore the psychology behind this thoroughly recognizable but little understood human characteristic.

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19867 | $20

The Psychology of Charisma - SPA‐PE

5/30/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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India has been called ''the land of contrasts. " It has been home to some of humanity's greatest spiritual and political leaders. The standard of living is rising, yet much of the population continues to suffer from great poverty and deprivation. With a series of colorful slide shows we'll discuss major sights and regions, history, religions, foods, accommodations, transportation, wellness (including medical travel), social problems, and more. You'll greatly expand your knowledge of this exotic and mysterious country. Your instructor will provide firsthand accounts from his two years in the country during nine visits over 30 years.

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19902 | $65

India: Land of Contrasts - SPA‐PE

1/22/2019 - 2/26/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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We often say "If walls could talk, " but were walls the first structure built as man emerged from caves and began to construct what today we call a home? There must have been walls, but of what were they made? When did windows appear in those walls and who invented curtains? Floors originally were dirt, but how were they modified and when did floors become a status symbol? A hint ‐ in colonial New Mexico those who were wealthy enough to have excess blood from butchering pored that blood on the dirt floor where it coagulated. Sounds gross? Not at all. As it dried and hardened, the floor took on the appearance and consistency of the colored concrete so fashionably used today. Then we threw a rug on it. Today your home may have a wine cellar, a home theater ‐ or a "man cave. " What would your cave‐dwelling ancestor think of the last? Join us as we add rooms and levels to the original structure and answer questions about that amazing place called "your home. " This will be an ongoing series of classes as building any house takes time.

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19900 | $20

If Walls Could Talk – Part One - SPA‐PE

3/20/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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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.''

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19914 | $20

Mistaken for an Inventor, Part II - SPA‐PE

3/25/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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This is a sequel to the class If Walls Could Talk in which the history of your home is examined. Is your home your castle? In the Middle Ages, castles consisted of one main room where everyone on the estate regardless of station lived together. Within that room people ate together, worked together, were born and died together. Being born first requires being conceived so everyone watched other people have sex in that communal room. Everything was public. When did that public room divide into separate, private spaces with status determining individual usage? Heating, lighting, and plumbing in different forms eventually were added. What's the connection between the Latin word for lead and the word plumber? Why do the British call their bathrooms "water closets "? Join us as we study the blueprint of how houses evolved and answer the question: "Who invented blueprints anyway? "

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19900 | $20

If Walls Could Talk – Part Two - SPB‐PE

4/3/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
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! - SPA‐PE

4/4/2019
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Baseball has been America's national sport, America's pastime, for over 150 years. Though a twenty year old by the name of Abner Doubleday is credited with inventing the game in New York in 1839 there is no real evidence to support that. It was probably derived from a series of similar games dating back to ancient times. What makes the American version so unique is that it has come down as a metaphor and lesson for how to succeed in living a productive, happy and fulfilling life. We will look at its rules, its layout, how it promotes self‐sacrifice, ''coming home,'' and being safe. There are many other similarities that preach integrity and working hard to achieve important goals. Come join us for a discussion of how our nation's pastime has a lot more to offer then just entertainment.

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19945 | $20

Baseball as a Metaphor for Life - SPA‐PE

4/18/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Hernán Cortés was lured by power, fame and gold. He defied Spain's orders and waged war against the Aztec Empire. He killed thousands of Aztecs and gained control of their vast 300‐year‐old empire within two years. A documentary will be shown that traces the history of Hernán Cortés and his conquest of Mexico. We also discuss the impact of this event on Spanish Colonial history.

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19993 | $20

Hernán Cortés: Conqueror of Mexico - FAA‐PE

12/14/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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After the Civil War ended, thousands of Americans were pulled west by what was perceived as "free land. " Much of that land was already occupied by Indians, large cattle ranches or squatters. Violence erupted over land where there was no law, or where the law was weak and in the pay of cattle barons. Feuds, range wars and political conflicts attracted lawless elements. Some came clothed as British land speculators, while others arrived with guns for hire. When other Western states such as Arizona, and Colorado expelled their lawless elements, New Mexico became the last refuge for the not‐so‐good, the bad, and the ugly. Such men found employment in violent conflicts in Colfax County and Lincoln County. Territorial Governor Lew Wallace tried to impose order during the day while retreating to the Palace of Governors at night to write Ben‐Hur. In 1936, Conrad Richter's Sea of Grass dealt with the range wars in northern New Mexico. Although the Wild West ended in 1895 in other western states, it would take until 1916 to close that door in New Mexico. Join us for a look at the last "wild " state in the West – home to political and economic feuds, range wars, Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, Jesse James, Doc Holiday, 25 cent whiskey, and an outlaw element still present in New Mexico today.

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19951 | $20

New Mexico: Last Refuge of the Not‐So‐Good, Bad and Ugly - SPA‐PE

1/16/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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In the 1700s, New Mexico merchants loaded mule trains with animal hides and cloth and set out for the markets at El Paso and Chihuahua. They returned with everyday goods and with European manufactures like Lorraine lace and Brittany linen from New Spain's Atlantic trade. They also brought silks, porcelain, and spices brought to Acapulco from the Philippines on the Manila galleons. In this way, New Mexico became part of the Spanish global trade system. Using original documents and an activity, Spanish Colonial historian Linda Tigges will describe the exploits of the merchants and the remarkable goods they brought back to New Mexico.

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19953 | $20

New Mexico Merchants and the Luxuries of the Manila Galleons and the Atlantic Trade - SPA‐PE

1/22/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Linda Tigges
CE South Building

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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?

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19976 | $20

The Aztec Massacre of 1520 through DNA - SPA‐PE

1/25/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Could there be a crusty 82‐year‐old cattleman who didn't budge an inch when the federal government demanded 27,000 acres of his land? Could there be a mountain range more famous for what's inside than what's outside? Could there be a second capitol building that was never officially the capitol, but was unofficially the capitol for eight years, two years longer than the third capitol, which was officially the capitol? Confused? It will all become clearer after we take a look at these and other stories, each of which has a decidedly New Mexican twist–odd and strange tales that could happen Only in New Mexico.

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19968 | $20

Only in New Mexico - SPA‐PE

2/6/2019
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Many aspects of modern highway travel we take for granted. Rest areas along solitary stretches of the road, fast food places serving a quick bite for the road‐weary, and even mail that reaches destinations across country in a day or two. None of that was available or known until 1858 when John Butterfield created the first stage/mail route across the southern part of the country. His roads connected St. Louis, Missouri with San Francisco allowing parcels and passengers to make the trip in 25 days or less. Before Butterfield took charge, the trip could take four months with innumerable perils: navigating the Atlantic, the Gulf and the Pacific, and crossing the Isthmus of Panama (which took 2 weeks at best). Butterfield's stage line became so successful the British Parliament used it to send official documents up to Canada. While Butterfield's route did not take them through Albuquerque, one of their seven headquarters was located in Mesilla, in southern New Mexico. Butterfield's story is an important part of American history, and New Mexico history as well, plus many of his "inventions " are still in use today.

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19952 | $20

Butterfield's Byways: America's First Mail Route Across the West - SPA‐PE

2/22/2019
Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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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.

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19977 | $20

Coronado and Spanish Exploration of the Southwest - SPA‐PE

2/22/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Ernie Pyle was a Pulitzer Prize‐winning American journalist who reported on World War II from both Europe and the Pacific until his death in 1945 on an island northwest of Okinawa. He was also an Albuquerque resident who said about his affection for the southwest that it was ''like being in love with a woman. You love her and you can't help yourself.'' The only home he owned is now the Ernie Pyle Library in southeast Albuquerque. This class will examine the life and writings of this noted Albuquerque resident.

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19959 | $20

Ernie Pyle - SPA‐PE

3/4/2019
Mon 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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In New Mexico and elsewhere in the West, historians are called upon to render opinion in litigation over the one commodity whose lack will be lethal to everyone: water. We will look at the three‐handed fight between Indian tribes, non‐Indians, and the federal government over water, and the role of historians in providing expert witness testimony by deposition and/or in court based on their research in fascinating and esoteric corners of history.

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19998 | $20

But... Who Owns the Water? - SPA‐PE

3/6/2019
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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Juan de Oñate was the Spanish Conquistador that founded La Nueva México colony in the Viceroyalty of New Spain. The history of the colony will be explored with figures such as Diego de Vargas and Manuel Armijo. Special attention will be placed on colonial population numbers and the effects of the 1680 Pueblo Revolt. In addition, the instructor will show a short film that will trace the history of Spanish colonization of La Nueva México.

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19979 | $20

The Colony of La Nueva México (1598‐1848) - SPA‐PE

3/22/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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New Mexico is the site of long‐running litigation over water between the various Pueblos and non‐Indians. The 51‐years old Aamodt case, filed in 1966 and concluding (sort of) in 2017, dealt with historical issues and questions regarding water rights in the Pojoaque Basin that stretched back to the Spanish period. We will look at the various twists and turns of this case, the issues the court raised, and the various personalities who appeared, and passed on, during this marathon mayhem.

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19999 | $20

Aamodt, damn it! - SPA‐PE

4/3/2019
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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North Fourth Street is the main street in Albuquerque's North Valley. Joe Sabatini will describe the century of Fourth Street's evolution as a city street, a federal highway, a suburban commercial strip and a redeveloping urban transit corridor. This illustrated talk will present maps, postcards, photographs and Albuquerque Progress magazine issues to celebrate ''the most beautiful ugly street in the world'' on the occasion of New Mexico's Statehood Centennial celebration.

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19991 | $20

North Fourth Street: a Drive through Time - SPA‐PE

4/4/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Joe Sabatini
CE South Building

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Mythologies of cultures around the world share basic themes and ask the same questions. Best expressed by Joseph Campbell, four purposes of myth are to: explain natural phenomena, teach a culture's values of right and worng, guide the individual to live as an authentic self (orindividuation) and to help us understand the mysteries of being that are beyond our ability to rationally understand. We'll narrow our focus to mythologies of selected Native Amercan cultures and how they express creation, death, trickster and heroes/monster slayers.

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19969 | $39

Comparative Native American Mythology - SPA‐PE

4/4/2019 - 4/18/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(3 Session Total)
Shari Tarbet
CE South Building

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Much has been written, filmed, debated and argued about the infamous William Bonney, aka "Billy the Kid. " He's been described as a desperado, a villain of the worst kind. He's also been described as a young man who headed down the wrong path and really, truly didn't kill as many men as dime novels and tall tales have credited him. There was a softer side to Billy. He loved to sing, dance and entertain. Every chance he got he attended dances where he "cut the rug " with many an adoring señorita. Yes, he was ruthless, but he had to be to survive. But

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19995 | $20

Nine Things You May Not Know About Billy the Kid - SPA‐PE

4/8/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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The emergence and development of automobile‐oriented lodging in Albuquerque follows national trends, but with our own special local flavor. Starting out as primitive campgrounds at the edge of town on newly‐established national highway routes, these businesses re‐invent themselves by adding services and amenities to attract increasing numbers of travelers. Over time, they call themselves camps, cabins, courts, motels, motor hotels and lodges. They flourish and decline as highway routes are realigned. Advertising postcards provide us with a wonderful portrait of Albuquerque's motel businesses from 1920 to the present.

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19992 | $20

The Motel in Albuquerque - SPA‐PE

4/25/2019
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Joe Sabatini
CE South Building

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The Moors were the medieval Muslim inhabitants of Morocco, western Algeria, Western Sahara, Mauritania, the Iberian Peninsula, Septimania, Sicily and Malta. In the languages of Europe, a number of associated ethnic groups have been historically designated as ''Moors''. In modern Iberia, the term is applied to people of Moroccan ethnicity. ''Moor'' is sometimes colloquially applied to any person from North Africa, but some people consider this usage of the term pejorative, especially its Spanish version ''moro''. Part II is a continuation of the Moorish story from the fall of the Umayyad Dynasty to the fall of Granada. We continue the connection between certain New Mexican families and the Moors. Another film will be shown that will trace the Moorish history and its impact on the Iberian Peninsula. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

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19983 | $20

The Villa de Albuquerque (1706‐1821) - SPA‐PE

4/26/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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There was a fine line in the Old West as to the skills and nerve required to be a gunfighter, a lawman or an outlaw, and those lines often became tangled with some men playing each role at different times in their lives. "Outlaws " of the Old West weren't always on the wrong side of the law. No, sometimes, they wore a badge and swore to uphold the very law they had recently crossed. Consider Albuquerque's first Town Marshal, Milton J. Yarberry. Before being appointed as marshal in 1881, he'd already killed a few men, rode with the Texas Rangers, opened a saloon/brothel in Colorado and run off with his partner's wife. After serving as Albuquerque Town Marshal for a little over a year, and having killed two men in the "line of duty, " he found himself on the rope end of a gallows. Or even Wyatt Earp. He'd been arrested for theft, moved to Tombstone where he was involved in the famous shoot‐out. Depends on who's telling the story–Was Wyatt a law‐abiding man in the wrong place, or did he kill men and never saw a noose? Unlike the old movies, where the outlaw was always a grizzled, mean, and murdering road agent and the lawman was a calm, steely‐eyed, honest man, the reality was the two types were often very much the same. We'll take a look at a few of these men and you can decide which side of the badge they belonged on.

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19990 | $20

When Old West Lawmen Went Bad - SPA‐PE

5/2/2019
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
Corrales Arts Center

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Albuquerque became an official "villa " on April 23, 1706. The stories behind that major accomplishment are inspiring, aggravating, humorous and captivating. Old Town, the original Albuquerque, stands today as a testament to people's creativity, stamina and sense of community. In fact, the oldest continually‐used residence sits directly behind the church and the oldest house, which housed soldiers during many battles, is east of the plaza. Each building tells a tale and each block effuses stories. I have written several articles about Old Town and would love to spend two hours sharing my knowledge. Of course I've got photos. I plan to talk about how Albuquerque got its name (really) and its first buildings (the original church fell down). I'll discuss the changes that occurred and how the area is used today. I find Old Town an amazing mixture of cultures and eras.

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19974 | $20

Old Town: 300 Years in the Making - SPA‐PE

5/16/2019
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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The American Civil War period of 1861 – 1865 is the most written about and studied period in American history. Four years of intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 people dead. This was more than the number of US military deaths in all other wars combined until Vietnam. Both Confederate and Union governments claimed ownership and territorial rights over the New Mexico Territory. Having been recently annexed from Mexico, the majority of our population was less than enthusiastic about secession. Negative experiences with Confederate neighbors to the east had created general animosity toward Texans. As a result, our populace sided with the Union and over 7,000 New Mexicans served in the Union Army. The Battle of Glorieta Pass in 1862 proved the ultimate failure of the Confederacy's New Mexico Campaign to control the Southwest and gain access to Unionist California and the Pacific Ocean. We'll explore the events that secured New Mexico's place in the annals of Civil War history.

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19960 | $20

New Mexico's Role in the Civil War - SPA‐PE

5/21/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
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. He will also discuss which New Mexico families reflect the Castas system through DNA analysis.

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19984 | $20

Spanish Castas, DNA, and Identity - SPA‐PE

5/24/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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A native of Northern New Hampshire, Maralie Waterman-BeLonge holds a Master 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 educational settings.

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