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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 plus who want to explore stimulating and fascinating subjects. All of the traditional disciplines are offered, as well as new areas of research and study.

Osher at the University of New Mexico offers a wide range of courses, lectures and special events to its members.  Courses and lectures are taught by UNM faculty as well as by qualified members of the community. There are no tests or grades, just learning for the pure joy.

Your membership in Osher means discovering new friends, new knowledge and new ways of bringing meaning and enjoyment to your life. This program is made possible through a generous grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation. The Foundation has funded Institutes from Hawaii to Maine to offer intellectually stimulating learning opportunities for mature adults.

Osher Lifelong Learning 2014 Membership

Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM Continuing Education allows adults 50 and over to choose from a diverse set of thought-provoking courses taught year round by current and emeritus University of New Mexico faculty members and renowned experts from the local community. The emphasis of the university-level, day-time, evening and week-end courses is on building an accessible and affordable experience of the best of the University's learning environment. There are no entrance requirements, no tests, and no grades. In fact, no college background is needed at all — it's your love of learning that counts. Your Membership year is January - December 2014.

 

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Osher Lifelong Learning Classes: Adults 50+

Class NameStart DateCost
A Musical Victoriana

The reign of Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom, Great Britain, and Ireland as well as Empress of India, spanned nearly 64 years of British history. The resulting Victorian Age ushered in tremendous social, technological, political, and cultural changes in nearly every aspect of British life. Albert, her Prince Consort, was an accomplished musician and composer; Victoria loved music and dancing, and was able to hold her own in piano duets with her husband. Together, they were enthusiastic patrons of all the arts. This two-part presentation will examine the effects of this monarchs era on music, both in the parlour and the in concert hall.
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Course Number: 19688
Cost: $25



Instructor: Jane Ellen
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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4/21/14
$25
James K. Polk: Greatest One-Term President in United States History

In 1845, James K. Polk.at age 49, became the youngest person to assume the presidency. President Polk set four major goals for his administration. He also pledged not to seek reelection. When he left office four years later, he fulfilled all the goals that he had established. The class will examine the major events that occurred in his presidency, such as the Mexican War, and will try to answer the question his Whig opponent, Henry Clay, asked in 1844 when Polk received the Democratic nomination: Who is James K. Polk
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Course Number: 19440
Cost: $19



Instructor: Howard Romanek
Class Location: CE South Building

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4/22/14
$19
The Byzantine Empire

They called themselves Romans, but they spoke and wrote in Greek. For 900 years after the death of Justinian the city of Constantinople continued as the capital of the empire. Its wealth and prestige were legendary. It flourished as a center of trade, culture, and the seat of Orthodox Christianity. In spite of periods of resurgence, it's territories gradually shrank over the centuries until its capture by the Ottoman Turks in 1453. This course is a brief summary of Byzantine history and the contributions the empire made to Western civilization.
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Course Number: 19467
Cost: $25



Instructor: R. Bruce Grove
Class Location: CE South Building

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4/22/14
$25
The Supreme Court

Nominated by the President and confirmed by the United States Senate, the nine members of the Supreme Court are appointed for life. Led by the Chief Justice of the United States, each court has its own political and personal characteristics and each Justice his or her own imprint. We'll examine several of the court decisions and the Court's role and influence in US society and analyze several of the more controversial decisions with some emphasis on the 5-4 and 9-0 decisions.
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Course Number: 19256
Cost: $19



Instructor: Jose Toro
Class Location: La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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4/23/14
$19
Tuberculosis: From Coughin' to Coffin

Tuberculosis has been present since ancient times, but with the Industrial Revolution, it reached pandemic proportions in England and the United States. In these countries, tuberculosis accounted for roughly one third of deaths in the early 19th century killing indiscriminately from crowded tenements to writers, composers, inventors and political figures. Treatments for the disease expanded the patent medicine industry, relocated families geographically and shaped everyday life as well as the arts and laid the foundation for Albuquerque's growth from a sleepy village to a metropolitan center. Think that Tuberculosis is a part of the past Today, tuberculosis is the second most common cause of death from infectious disease only after HIV/AIDS. Explore the effects of tuberculosis on humanity.
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Course Number: 19432
Cost: $45



Instructor: Roberta Boggess
Class Location: CE South Building

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4/23/14
$45
The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Medicare

If you are confused about the impact of health reform on your Medicare benefits, this session is designed to clarify the law's impact on Medicare and answer any burning questions. Medicare beneficiaries will not be affected by the Health insurance Exchanges or have to change their coverage if they don't want to, but there are many improvements to Medicare benefits under health reform that should expand services and reduce costs to individuals. And we will also look at the politics around the debate to change Medicare and the impact of various proposals.
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Course Number: 19378
Cost: $19



Instructor: Nandini Kuehn
Class Location: CE South Building

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4/24/14
$19
Grammar for Writers

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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Course Number: 19508
Cost: $25



Instructor: Dodici Azpadu
Class Location: CE South Building

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4/24/14
$25
Four Forgotten Presidents

For those Americans who actually think about some of the individuals who have occupied the office of President of the United States on Presidents' Day, there is a pretty good chance that the following four individuals are not on that list: John Tyler, Chester A. Arthur, William Howard Taft, and Calvin Coolidge. The class will look at these individuals, who with the more well-known Presidents, shaped the executive branch of government.
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Course Number: 19441
Cost: $25



Instructor: Howard Romanek
Class Location: CE South Building

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4/25/14
$25
First Sounds of American Music

Four uniquely different composers helped to build the foundation for what would eventually become known as American music in the hands of 20th century composers such as Gershwin and Copland. The first session will examine the life and music of Creole composer and concert pianist Louis Moreau Gottschalk (1829-1969) and the Father of Ragtime, John William Blind Boone (1864-1927). The second half of this course will continue with an exploration of the lives of Scott Joplin (1868-1917), the King of Ragtime, and William Christopher Handy (1873-1958), the Father of the Blues.
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Course Number: 19673
Cost: $19



Instructor: Jane Ellen
Class Location: La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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5/1/14
$19
Penny Dreadfuls, Dime Novels and Yellow Journalism

By the end of the 1800's, life in the United States was becoming staid, predictable and unexciting. Where did the armchair adventurer go for thrills and chills To the Penny Dreadfuls, where rugged men said lines like, Curses, foiled again! To dime novels, where Billy the Kid wasn't a psychopath, but a hero of the Old West. While sonny boy hid these under his bed, his father was reading the adult version, known as yellow journalism. Faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience and false learning by experts filled Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearsts New York Journal.Finished with the paper Turn to America's first popular men's magazine, The Police Gazette with tales of the backwoods shenanigans of the Hatfields and McCoys leading one politician of the time to ask, What in the Sam Hill is going on here Think reality TV is a new phenomenon Experience the 1800's.
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Course Number: 19540
Cost: $19



Instructor: Roberta Boggess
Class Location: Jubilee Active Adult Community

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5/6/14
$19
Singing Your Favorite Songs

Do you miss singing those wonderful songs of previous years In this sing-a-long activity, you will sing your favorite songs of the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. Come prepared to sing with an enthusiastic group leader/pianist. The goal of this musical experience is to enjoy great music.
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Course Number: 19622
Cost: $25



Instructor: Mariann Johnson
Class Location: CE South Building

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5/6/14
$25
The Viking Funeral on Film

The way the movies portray it, Vikings dispatched their honored dead by laying the body on a boat and setting the vessel on fire with flaming arrows. While some folks think a Viking funeral would be a cool way to send off a loved one, this idealized grand gesture is historically inaccurate. We'll trace the history of this notion through different films and set the record straight. Films include EMBeau Geste, The Vikings, Eulogy, The Living Wake and Carpet Kingdom./EM
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Course Number: 19941
Cost: $19



Instructor: Gail Rubin
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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5/6/14
$19
Dr. Seuss: The Early Years

Long before there was a Cat in the Hat, Theodor Seuss Geisel was a political cartoonist for the New York newspaper, PM. During that time, he drew over 400 editorial cartoons reflecting the issues of the day. Relive the conflicts of these turbulent times as reflected in the political wit and humor of Dr. Seuss' cartoons.
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Course Number: 19481
Cost: $25



Instructor: Richard Blankmeyer
Class Location: CE South Building

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5/7/14
$25
Festivals of the World

Kumba Mela, Burning Man, Glastonbury, and Carnival, these are some of the most famous festivals of the world. There are many smaller and less known festivals, the Near Death Festival of Spain, Holi of India, La Tomatina (Tomato) of Spain, The Running of the Bulls of Pamplona and even Roswell, New Mexico are all exciting festivals. This illustrated lecture will discuss many of these events. Dr. O'Malia is somewhat addicted to large gatherings of festive people and has participated in many of these festivals; he can give a first hand account of the festivities.
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Course Number: 19925
Cost: $19



Instructor: Edwin Ned O'Malia
Class Location: CE South Building

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5/7/14
$19
It's Greek to Me

Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company Madame Butterfly at the Santa Fe Opera Laurel and Hardy Woody Allen Or your deep, dark secret, every Freddy Krueger movie Whether you're high brow, low brow or no brow, you're watching a pattern for entertainment formulated over 2,000 years ago. Three acts, comic relief, stage left or right, slapstick and many other devices were invented by the ancient Greeks to celebrate their gods, bring communities together and quite simply, keep boredom at bay. Along the way, they also invented dance rhythms that became to basic meters of Western poetry. Join us at the proscenium, check out the scenery, gaze at the masks of tragedy and comedy and finally understand what iambic pentameter is.
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Course Number: 19620
Cost: $19



Instructor: Roberta Boggess
Class Location: CE South Building

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5/12/14
$19
Unraveling the Mystery: How Music Really Works 2

We will continue our hands-on exploration of basic musical concepts, music appreciation and history, in this second installment of Unraveling the Mystery. With the help of a keyboard we will explore various musical ideas and sounds, including chords and simple harmonies. This is your chance to continue to solve all of those musical riddles that have kept you awake at night! You do not need to have attended previous classes to participate. Future classes may be scheduled according to class interest.
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Course Number: 19631
Cost: $19



Instructor: Jane Ellen
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/2/14
$19
What is Happening in China?

One in every five people in the world is Chinese. With the second largest economy in the world, China is home to a highly literate and upwardly mobile population. While economic and social controls have been significantly relaxed in China since the 1970s, personal and political freedoms are still tightly restricted. We'll take a brief survey of the history of China and the challenges confronting contemporary China. We'll explore the divergent opinions around what the future course of China will be and how all of this affects the world.
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Course Number: 19986
Cost: $19



Instructor: Howard Romanek
Class Location: La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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6/2/14
$19
A War That Still Haunts a Civilization: An Examination of World War I

A tinder pot ignited by assassination and the resultant political impasse, when war broke out on July 28, 1914, it changed the face of three continents and the course of Western Civilization. For the first time in the history of warfare, aerial combat was used extensively. The trench-style warfare, complete with artillery fire, barbed wire, and chemical weapons, was unlike any conflict ever seen before. By the end of World War I, there were over 16 million military and civilian deaths, the casualty rate exacerbated by each side's technological and industrial sophistication. It was the fifth-deadliest conflict in world history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. Explore and discuss important questions that need to be answered about World War I and how it continues to set the stage for geopolitical and social conflict into the present day
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Course Number: 19458
Cost: $25



Instructor: Howard Romanek
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/3/14
$25
In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes

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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Course Number: 19519
Cost: $50



Instructor: Connie Josefs, M.F.A
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/3/14
$50
Flourishing in These Challenging Times

Imagine a future when most adults are able to achieve their potential as fully functioning human beings. Join us for a stimulating discussion of flourishing, an exciting new concept from the scientific and professional movement called positive psychology. Leaders in positive psychology tell us that complete mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. The elements that contribute to flourishing include positive emotion, meaning, engagement, and healthy relationships. How would you live your life differently if you were flourishing What does it take to live the good life and how can we apply these insights to our lives The use of a personal journal will be encouraged to help your reflect on weekly exercises designed to promote flourishing.
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Course Number: 19869
Cost: $25



Instructor: Stephen Poland
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/3/14
$25
Brain Fitness and the Creative Arts

Are you game We will tap into the parts of your brain which are underused through fun-filled, experiential exercises (music, writing, art, theatre, dance, movement, contemplation). Novices are encouraged to attend. Osher members who participated in the Brain Fitness Introductory class will apply what they have learned. The connection between selected activities and brain stimulation/growth will be explored.
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Course Number: 19885
Cost: $60



Instructor: Terri Tobey
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/3/14
$60
The War Between Science and Religon

One of the popular mythologies about the relationship between Science and Religion is that they are at war with each other. This mythology plays a vital role in the controversy over the teaching of Darwin and Design in public school science education. In this course we examine this and other mythologies in light of a review of the historical and philosophical roots of modern science and show that while science had its roots in rational Christian theology, today it is dominated by naturalism, the belief that there are no causes other than natural causes. During this review we examine the Galileo affair, reveal the devastating effect of Darwinian thought on Western culture and provide fresh perspective on how cosmological and biological origins should be taught.
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Course Number: 19263
Cost: $45



Instructor: Joseph Renick
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/5/14
$45
Writing Memoir

What memories do you carry with you, moments that make your life your own Memoir invites us to unpack those moments and render them into story. This ongoing class is designed for members who want guidance, inspiration and writing exercises to launch or continue their memoir writing. Weekly format provides writing prompts, discussions of craft, supportive feedback and critique. Experienced and aspiring writers welcome.
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Course Number: 19589
Cost: $50



Instructor: Connie Josefs, M.F.A
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/5/14
$50
If the Shoe Fits...

Practical shoes mean protection and comfort, but Cinderella didn't wear practical shoes to the ball. Nor would millions of women who embrace that little slip of magic that imparts status, power and sex appeal. Walk a mile or maybe a few mincing steps as we try on the history of shoes.
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Course Number: 19416
Cost: $19



Instructor: Roberta Boggess
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/6/14
$19
Japanese Imperialism

This six-week lecture will examine Japan's rise and fall as a modern superpower. The process begins with Japan's modernization, its victorious war with China in 1895, followed by Japan's defeat of Russia in 1905, and its annexation of Korea in 1910. In the 1920s and 30s, Japan militarizes and conquers Manchuria in 1934, then invades China in 1437. Finally in 1941, Japan defeats the colonial powers in East Asia, but cannot sustain long term war with the United States, and collapses in 1945. Recommended Reading: A History of Japan by R.H.P Mason.
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Course Number: 19429
Cost: $70



Instructor: Charles Truxillo
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/6/14
$70
John Quincy Adams

Featured in John F. Kennedy's book, Profiles in Courage, John Quincy Adams was a witness and a participant to events that shaped America for sixty-five years. He was an American minister to six countries, a member of the U.S. House of Representative and the U.S. Senate, Secretary of State, and the sixth President of the United States. The class will look at the life of a man little remembered today.
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Course Number: 19493
Cost: $19



Instructor: Howard Romanek
Class Location: Jubilee Active Adult Community

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6/6/14
$19
The Right of the Peolple to Keep and Bear Arms: Exploring the Second Amendment

What does the 2nd Amendment actually say, what was the original intent of the Nation's Founders and what does it mean to us now This is a non-rhetorical and clear-eyed examination of the gun control debate including the Heller and McDonald vs. Chicago Supreme Court decisions. Also included will be comparative information from the attempts of Australia and other countries to control gun violence.
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Course Number: 19290
Cost: $19



Instructor: Ramon Flores
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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6/9/14
$19
The Mongols, Genghis Khan and Y-DNA (Haplogroup C)

Genghis Khan was founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China. After being proclaimed Genghis Khan, he began the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions and were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations. Before Genghis Khan died, he assigned gedei Khan as his successor and split his empire into khanates among his sons and grandsons. Zerjal et al. (2003) identified a Y-chromosomal lineage present in about 8% of the men in a large region of Asia (about 0.5% of the world total). The connection between modern day Asians and the Mongols will be explored with special attention on Genghis Khan.
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Course Number: 19488
Cost: $19



Instructor: Angelo Cervantes
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/9/14
$19
The Craft of Creative Writing

Do you have ideas for fiction or non-fiction stories, but don't know how to get them on paper for others to enjoy Using commentary on participant work, we will focus on narrative arc, character, point of view, conflict, stylistics (tone, pacing, diction), and sentence mechanics: the elements of the original class. The course is designed for writers who want a refresher in the craft of writing and are willing to give and take feedback. Participants are strongly encouraged to share air time in a respectful manner.
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Course Number: 19584
Cost: $70



Instructor: Dodici Azpadu
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/9/14
$70
The Brief Life and Enduring Legacy of Tutankhamun "King Tut"

The 1922 discovery by Howard Carter and George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon of Tutankhamun's tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun's burial mask, now in Cairo Museum, remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world and almost a century later, the boy king still generates great interest. His tomb in the Valley of the Kings was discovered by Carter almost completely intactthe most complete ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found. Explore the brief life and enduring legacy of Tutankhamun.
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Course Number: 19498
Cost: $19



Instructor: Hamdy Oraby
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/10/14
$19
The Joy of Writing Poetry

This class is for those who enjoy writing poems, but have never taken the endeavor seriously. We'll start each class by reading and discussing exemplary poems about the natural world, family, hardship, and love. Then we'll write, read, and revise our in-class efforts using as series of prompts and revision strategies. We will emphasize expression rather than technique, but we will discuss form as participants wish.
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Course Number: 19512
Cost: $60



Instructor: Dodici Azpadu
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/10/14
$60
King Arthur's Camelot and Other Legends of Glastonbury, England

King Arthur and Queen Guinevere legend says their Camelot was close to Glastonbury, England. During the Neolithic 4000 years ago, stone circles including Stonehenge were erected nearby. Celts and Druids occupied Glastonbury 2000 years ago, when it was called the Isle of Avalon. In the Middle Ages, Glastonbury Abbey was a major pilgrimage destination, like Chartres and Jerusalem. New Agers have discovered Glastonbury, where stores sell crystals, Chalice Well has healing waters, and a rock festival occurs at the summer solstice. And myths claim that Glastonbury is an entrance to the Otherworld of the ancestors, where Arthur is said to still sleep.
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Course Number: 19475
Cost: $19



Instructor: Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/11/14
$19
Agents of Chemical and Biological Warfare and Terrorism

We think of Chemical weapons in terms of the mustard gas of World War I, but chemical weapons have been in use for millennia in the form of poisoned spears and arrows. Further, evidence can be found for the existence of more advanced forms of chemical weapons in ancient and classical times. Arsenical smokes were known to the Chinese as far back as c. 1000 BC and Sun Lzu's Art of War advises the use of fire weapons. We'll analyze the history of chemical and biological warfare and terrorism from ancient times to the present.
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Course Number: 19726
Cost: $19



Instructor: John Trestrail
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/11/14
$19
Mummification in Ancient Egypt

Explore the history and process of mummification through 3,000 years of Egyptian history and the reasons why Egyptians wanted to be mummified. Learn about the industry that evolved to create the grave goods buried with the mummies which included some of the most beautiful pieces of art the world has ever seen. What can we learn in present day from the study of mummies using modern technology What insight do they provide into personal lives, fears and dreams, diseases, political and social conditions through the span of Egyptian history from pre-dynastic age through the Roman era
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Course Number: 19496
Cost: $19



Instructor: Hamdy Oraby
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/13/14
$19
All Singing, All Dancing: Storytelling in Busby Berkeley Musicals

Busby Berkeley musicals from the 1930s are legendary for fantastic escapism. The song-and-dance numbers also tell stories that reflect the times - and totally depart from the storyline in the movie. Well look at and discuss Remember My Forgotten Man from Gold Diggers of 1933, Lullaby of Broadway from Gold Diggers of 1935, Shanghai Lil from Footlight Parade and other great song-and-dance numbers!
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Course Number: 19675
Cost: $19



Instructor: Gail Rubin
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/13/14
$19
Illuminated Bibles of the Middle Ages

A remarkable aspect of the Christian traditioncontrasting with Judaism and Islamhas been the production of richly illustrated copies of the Scriptures. The most beautiful Bibles were produced during the European Middle Ages. Timothy Graham will discuss the major stages in the history of medieval Bible decoration and illustration, beginning with the oldest surviving complete copy of the Vulgate (produced in northern England in the early eighth century) and including the Bibles moralises, the magnificent Bible picture-books made for royal and aristocratic patrons between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. He will end by discussing a modern book that seeks to replicate and expand upon medieval traditions: the great St. John's Bible, of which pages were exhibited in the New Mexico History Museum in 2012.
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Course Number: 19479
Cost: $19



Instructor: Timothy Graham, Ph.D.
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/16/14
$19
E-Publishing: The Wave of the Future

Do you have a story to share or are you looking for a wider audience for your traditional print book 12% 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 14 novels and e-books.
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Course Number: 19504
Cost: $45



Instructor: Sarah Baker
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/16/14
$45
Norse Mythology

From J.R.R. Tolkien and the Composer, Richard Wagner to Japanese animation, Harry Potter and heavy metal music, it is difficult to find an area of culture today not influenced by Norse myths and legends. Using the Edda, the first written version of these myths by Snorri Sturluson as a prime source, we will explore Norse mythology from Ginnungagap to Ragnarok from the World Tree Yggdrasil to four of the nine worlds. From the weird Norns (fates) to the Norse pantheon of gods and goddesses, from the Valkyries to Sleipnir and Nidhogg and the concept of Valhalla, come and journey through a fascinating realm that informs some of Western civilization's basic cultural beliefs.
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Course Number: 19951
Cost: $35



Instructor: Shari Tarbet
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/16/14
$35
Mapping Your Retirement

Experts in various fields will cover topics on areas of lifestyle as you plan for this next phase of life. Discussions will touch on the importance of maintaining your health and building strong relationships. The power of identifying personal priorities and embracing what matters most to you as well as investment basics, how to make your money last a lifetime and passing on a legacy. Mapping Your Retirement (MYR) is much more than information about planning your finances. Its a holistic course to assist you in planning into the golden years and beyond. Suggested reading: Mapping Your Retirement. Mark Skeie, Janet Skeie, and Julie Roles. MYR Publishing. 2007. Available at www.itascabooks.com or www.amazon.com.
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Course Number: 19392
Cost: $25



Instructor: Wendy Cain
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/17/14
$25
Life in the Tropics: Is it Really for You?

This course provides a practical view of Latin America. The perspective taken is that of age 55+ Americans who have considered retiring, doing business, investing, or seeking healthcare in the region. It breaks myths and shows a region in transition from tradition-bound economies and cultures to modern societies, with their attendant comforting conveniences and confusing complications. By understanding why and how Latinos differ among themselves, and are similar to or different than ourselves, you will gain insights into how well they may be compatible with your individual lifestyle, business, or healthcare needs. The course portrays a realistic middle-ground position between the rose-colored views of life South of the Border peddled by flim-flam artists and the sometimes overly-paranoid reports of violence, crime, and corruption.
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Course Number: 19975
Cost: $19



Instructor: Thomas Becker
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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6/17/14
$19
Is a Painless Transition to Renewables Possible?

Can the transition from a fossil fuel economy to one based on renewables be quick, efficient and relatively painless Although President Obama has frequently stated his commitment to mitigate man-made Global Warming, his actual program is vague, haphazard and self-contradictory as he supports the massive expansion of shale (fracked) natural gas. In contrast, energy experts at Stanford have laid out a program that painlessly transitions to renewables and ends the role of fossil fuels in a couple of decades. Can the transition really be this easy
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Course Number: 19257
Cost: $19



Instructor: Ramon Flores
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/18/14
$19
Poisoners Throughout History

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 BC 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 man, down through the Italian and French Schools of Poisoners and the present, with case discussions of real poisoners drawn from criminal history.
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Course Number: 19414
Cost: $19



Instructor: John Trestrail
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/18/14
$19
The Modern American P.I.

On the eve of World War II, the character of the tough guy private detective took hold in popular American culture. The lone private investigator portrayed by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler began a lineage of characters determined to seek justice, right wrongs and follow an internal moral compass regardless of the consequences. Subsequent writers like Ross Macdonald, Rex Stout, Robert Parker and Robert Crais, have taken that character and evolved it over the succeeding years, each incarnation building on those before. We will look at three iconic characters, one each from the 1940's, the 1960's and the 1980's, examining how the changes in America over that time were reflected in the detectives of each decade.
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Course Number: 19953
Cost: $19



Instructor: Bob Mayer
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/18/14
$19
A Gastronomic Delight in Words: Food and Drink in Poetry

We will explore selected poetry that deals with food and drink. Many well-known poets have explored human emotion through food as subject, and as metaphor. The poems we will read use food, and the rituals associated with it, to address a full range of cultural themes including family, politics, spirituality, and hunger. This one humble topic encapsulates the human experience! Class discussion will follow each poem. This class is not only for poets and poetry-lovers, but is also a great introduction to the world of poetry.
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Course Number: 19561
Cost: $25



Instructor: Anastasia Andersen
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/19/14
$25
World Museums: The Hermitage

Founded by the Russian empress Catherine the Great in 1764 as hermit's retreat, the Hermitage became one of the largest museums in the world. Its collections, of which only a small part is on permanent display, comprise over three million items including the largest collection of paintings in the world. Dr. Oborotova will take you on the virtual tour of the Hermitage, talk about museum's history and show you some of its treasures Leonardo's and da Vinci's Madonnas, Rembrandt's portraits and Impressionists' landscapes.
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Course Number: 19129
Cost: $19



Instructor: Marina Oborotova
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/20/14
$19
It's More Than "Shut Eye"

Explore the science of sleep and the health risks of sleep disorders. The intent of the lecture is to provide the following: Overview of the physiology of sleep; the extent of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders in our society; common sleep disorders their cause, prevention and treatments; good sleep hygiene: preventing sleep problems and enhancing your physical and mental health.
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Course Number: 19858
Cost: $25



Instructor: Dennis Holland
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/20/14
$25
Paleolithic Painted Caves of France

The exquisite painted caves in France were created by European ancestors of pre-history, the Old Stone Age. To give some perspective: the Roman Empire expanded a mere two thousand years ago. Sumeria in Mesopotamia produced the myth of Inanna four thousand years ago. But can you imagine modern humans creating stunning art works of animals 20,000 years ago They did, at Lascaux in SW France, Niaux in the French Pyrenees and elsewhere. Stretch your mind again: Picasso-like art works 30,000 years ago Yes, at Chauvet, The Cave of Forbidden Dreams. Come dream with us amidst the Paleolithic Painted Caves of France!
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Course Number: 19110
Cost: $19



Instructor: Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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6/23/14
$19
Savvy Social Security for Boomers

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 survivor-ship. We'll explore answers to the following questions: Will social security be there for me How much can I expect to receive When should I apply for Social Security benefits How can I maximize my benefits Will Social Security be enough to live on Social security is too important for guesswork. Treat this resource as a significant asset and maximize it to the greatest extent possible. The application of knowledge is power!
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Course Number: 19371
Cost: $19



Instructor: Doug Lindsey
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/23/14
$19
Poisoners Throughout History

The history of poison stretches from 4500 BC 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 man, down to the present, with case discussions of real poisoners drawn from criminal history.
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Course Number: 19114
Cost: $19



Instructor: John Trestrail
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/25/14
$19
Triumph in the Face of Adversity: Ludwig van Beethoven

Generally considered to be one of the three most important composers of the Classical Era, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is the only one whose music was equally important in the subsequent Romantic Era. The tumultuous events surrounding this child prodigy's life and career often makes it difficult to sort truth from mythology. Despite seemingly endless adversities, Beethoven became one of the most influential and evocative composers of his time.
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Course Number: 19635
Cost: $19



Instructor: Jane Ellen
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/25/14
$19
Why do we do Theater?

The Greeks used theater to praise or mock their gods. Renaissance craft guilds employed it to celebrate themselves. Juan de Oate, the colonial governor of New Mexico, commissioned the first play performed in North America to promote religious ideals. But centuries later - what is our motive for still doing live theater, when so many people consider it a dead form, killed by film and television Richard Peck's reasons may not be yours, but it will be fun to discuss them.
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Course Number: 19649
Cost: $19



Instructor: Richard Peck, Ph.D.
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/25/14
$19
Al-Andaluz: Religious Communal Relations in Islamic Spain

The brilliant civilization Islam created in Medieval Spain featured vibrant cultural cross-pollinations amid the conflicts among the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities. This was La Convivencia of the 8th through 11th centuries, a remarkable period of toleration and flowing together of the three cultures. Indeed the Jewish Medieval Golden Age occurred in Al-Andaluz. This was followed by four centuries of the increasing conflict, persecution, and ethnic cleansing of La Reconquista. The many tantalizing legacies and ambiguities of Al Andaluz will be assessed.
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Course Number: 19499
Cost: $19



Instructor: Ramon Flores
Class Location: La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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6/27/14
$19
Beyond the Five Senses: From Ancient Alchemy to Modern Technology

What do ancient alchemists, mystics, and psychics have in common with modern science and technology All are exploring a realm which exists beyond the ordinary five senses we use for perceiving everyday reality. One group ascribes the extrasensory to a spirit or supernatural realm while the other ascribes it to natural forces which remain as yet undiscovered or detectable by the ordinary senses. The methods they use to explore these extrasensory realms may be different but both approaches open up a wider view of reality. This class will give a brief overview and examples of both approaches. It will speculate how the alchemist who wanted to turn lead into gold through the philosopher's stone has a counterpart in the modern physicist attempting to find the God Particle with the Supercolider. And we will ask the question: is technology the best answer for humanity or is it the human mind and soul which need to unfold further senses of perception
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Course Number: 19891
Cost: $19



Instructor: Gay Witherington
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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6/28/14
$19
Pilgrimages in Europe and the Americas

Have you ever felt called to go on a trek, a journey If so, you've joined millions of pilgrims [Latin for foreign traveler] who have yearned to connect with spiritual places. First, we will learn about European pilgrimage sites in Ireland, England, France and Spain including the famous Santiago de Compostela. Then we will consider Chimayo in New Mexico, and Our Lady of Guadalupe's basilica in Mexico City. We'll conclude at the second-largest basilica in the world, Nossa Senhora de Aparecida in Brazil, where you'll complete your pilgrims passport. As the saying goes, You will not return home as you left.
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Course Number: 19814
Cost: $19



Instructor: Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
Class Location: CE South Building

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6/30/14
$19
Joyful Journaling

Do you have a desire to keep a journal but feel guilty when you don't write Do you only write about negative life experiences What if you couldn't wait to open your journal to create and write about your life In this class we will explore ways to help you develop a journaling practice that fosters creativity and self-nourishment. You will learn some journaling techniques, ideas for creative journal entry topics, and ways to keep yourself inspired and coming back to the page because you want to, not because it's an obligation. Classes will be used for writing and embellishing your journals and also discussion of journaling practices.
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Course Number: 19591
Cost: $45



Instructor: Amanda Cisco
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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7/10/14
$45
All About Chocolate and Why it Enchants Us

Embark with the instructor on a delicious journey through the history of chocolate and how it came to be the sophisticated confection we now know and love. Understand chocolate terms such as: chocolate bloom, cacao bean, chocolate liquor, chocolate seize and more. The types of chocolate (milk, semi-sweet, bittersweet, white) and their components (nibs, cocoa butter, etc.) will be discussed. Samples will be offered so the students can taste the lecture. The second segment of the class will be held at The Chocolate Art Gallery. Enjoy a demonstration of how to make ganache and the creation of handmade truffles. Learn how to infuse cream for ganache with fresh lavender flowers from France. Experience the decadent River of Chocolate Cake hot out of the oven. Note: A $10 Tasting Fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class. Maximum of 12 students per session.
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Course Number: 19923
Cost: $30



Instructor: Nancy Iris
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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7/15/14
$30
Summer Sailin' with Osher

Blimey, is that a limey with a spic and span slush fund where there's no room to swing a cat Has he been shanghaied, reached the Plimsoll mark - or is he going round robin on his way to Davy Jones locker Will he find 15 men on a dead man's chest Yo Ho Ho, bring your rum - or at least a Coke - and learn the story behind seafaring terms as Why Do We Say That sails with flying colors into another chapter of word origins.
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Course Number: 19542
Cost: $19



Instructor: Roberta Boggess
Class Location: La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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7/16/14
$19
The Whole of Western Comedy is Footnotes to Chico, Harpo and Groucho

In the early decades of the twentieth century, the Marx Brothers introduced a whole new style and approach to comedy, one that changed the business as permanently and profoundly as the Beatles would change the music industry decades later. The Marxist influence was, in fact, so profound and influential that even into the twentieth century every major American comedian has little choice but to follow in its wake. This presentation by author, comedian, and college professor Eddie Tafoya examines the impact the three comic geniuses have had not just on show business, the art of comedy, but on American culture as well.
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Course Number: 19946
Cost: $19



Instructor: Eddie Tafoya
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/16/14
$19
Zentangle 101

Come along and discover the new and creative art of drawing called Zentangle. This fascinating new art form is fun, relaxing, and increases your focus and awareness. The Zentangle method also enables you access to your inner guidance and enhances a sense of personal well-being. In this introductory class, you will experience the satisfaction of completing your own unique Zentangle tile while enjoying the meditative quality that this method has to offer. Even if you think you are not the artistic type, you'll discover that Zentangle are for you! Note: $8 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Class limit: 10. The Zentangle art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc.
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Course Number: 19133
Cost: $30



Instructor: Mary Robertson
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/17/14
$30
Participatory Democracy and Democratic Theory

The most common form of democracy is usually understood to mean a form of government in which power resides with the majority of the citizens of that society who are able to freely elect and replace representatives of the people and their leaders. As mid-term elections loom does our general agreement that we live in a democracy reflect our contemporary reality. We will examine the three extant theories of democracy-Revisionist, Pluralist and Participatory. We'll discuss each theoretical structure and its relevance to current political reality. Is the United States a democracy
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Course Number: 19271
Cost: $45



Instructor: Alan Pezaro, Ph.D
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/17/14
$45
Edward Snowden: National Security Traitor or Privacy Freedom Fighter?

Starting in June 2013, Edward Snowden began a series of leaks describing the wide ranging surveillance programs of the National Security Administration (NSA). This resulted in the government charging him with espionage and theft of government property while the Privacy advocate community awarded him the Sam Adams award and other commendations. This presentation will review the arguments for both sides of this debate.
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Course Number: 19275
Cost: $19



Instructor: Ramon Flores
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/21/14
$19
Steal Away Home: An Introduction to African American Spirituals

They were tones, loud, long and deep, breathing the prayer and complaint of souls, boiling over with the bitterest anguish. Every tone was testimony against slavery, and a prayer for deliverance from chains. These are the words of Frederick Douglass, who experienced the sound of African-American spirituals first hand. Unwilling immigrants brought their native music to a new land, infused it with elements of a new culture, and created a new hymnody for a young country. This presentation will explore the beginnings of a unique American musical style, which ultimately influenced both the popular and classical music of a nation.
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Course Number: 19686
Cost: $25



Instructor: Jane Ellen
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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7/21/14
$25
The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Medicare

If you are confused about the impact of health reform on your Medicare benefits, this session is designed to clarify the law's impact on Medicare and answer any burning questions. Medicare beneficiaries will not be affected by the Health insurance Exchanges or have to change their coverage if they don't want to, but there are many improvements to Medicare benefits under health reform that should expand services and reduce costs to individuals. And we will also look at the politics around the debate to change Medicare and the impact of various proposals.
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Course Number: 19378
Cost: $19



Instructor: Nandini Kuehn
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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7/22/14
$19
Mapping Your Retirement

Experts in various fields will cover topics on areas of lifestyle as you plan for this next phase of life. Discussions will touch on the importance of maintaining your health and building strong relationships. The power of identifying personal priorities and embracing what matters most to you as well as investment basics, how to make your money last a lifetime and passing on a legacy. Mapping Your Retirement (MYR) is much more than information about planning your finances. Its a holistic course to assist you in planning into the golden years and beyond. Suggested reading: Mapping Your Retirement. Mark Skeie, Janet Skeie, and Julie Roles. MYR Publishing. 2007. Available at www.itascabooks.com or www.amazon.com.
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Course Number: 19392
Cost: $25



Instructor: Wendy Cain
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/22/14
$25
Literature and the Environment: Edward Abbey and Aldo Leopold

Desert Solitaire and A Sand County Almanac hold esteemed places in the environmental writing tradition. This course will consider and discuss these acclaimed books and their authors and the attendant implications for our own contemplation of nature.
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Course Number: 19552
Cost: $45



Instructor: Robert Gish
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/22/14
$45
Your Water: Where Does it Come From, and Where Does it Go?

The course will summarize the water budget of inflows, outflows, and ground-water storage for New Mexico and the water budget for the Middle Rio Grande valley, past, present, and predicted. We'll look at water rights in various areas of New Mexico and changes over the past 25 years. The prospects for future water supply in north-central New Mexico, including projects to import water from the Pecos and San Augustin basins, deep aquifer wells, desalination, and transfers from agriculture will be covered
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Course Number: 19704
Cost: $45



Instructor: John Shomaker, PhD
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/22/14
$45
Mistaken for an Inventor

What do penicillin, Silly-Putty, Post-It notes and chocolate chip cookies all have in common They were all mistakes made by inventors who maximized their errors instead of burying them. Grab a chocolate chip cookie as you message yourself a Post-It to Take a class about common objects that started by accident. And aren't you glad the recipe for the cookies wasn't discarded
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Course Number: 19942
Cost: $19



Instructor: Roberta Boggess
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/22/14
$19
Knights Templar, Gothic Cathedrals and the Grail

Nine French knights encamped in Jerusalem in 1119 CE, on the site of the original Temple of Solomon; hence they were called Knights Templar. A more mysterious and secretive group would be hard to find in history. They seem to have discovered the sacred geometry and proportions of Solomons temple, and took this arcane knowledge back to Europe. From 1134, eighty Gothic cathedrals were built in the next hundred years, starting at Chartres. Then Chrtien de Troyes produced the first Grail story in 1182, followed by Wolfram von Eschenbach with his Parzival. Come discover these amazing connections!
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Course Number: 19427
Cost: $19



Instructor: Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/23/14
$19
"Walk this Way" A History of Religion

Walk this way a pun derived from an old vaudeville joke lends a history of religions a bit of humor and may give us a different understanding of the way we walk, religiously. Beginning with animism and up to emerging ways of walking, including new steps in Roman Catholicism; we will map a history of religion and attempt to trace our own paths of belief and practice. In addition to images and words presented for our guidance, our attitudes and beliefs act as an inner compass to select what directions we take. How does our human perception of the divine get interpreted and expressed in such a way that we become part of the history of religion The course will employ long term and short term memory, as well as other learning modes, including visual, kinesthetic, emotional and rational.
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Course Number: 19819
Cost: $45



Instructor: Kathryn Johnson Cameron
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/23/14
$45
Oh, What a Lovely War! The Music of World War I

Many who suffered the horrors of war in the past century were reluctant to talk about their experiences. Soldiers throughout history, however, have always used music as a coping mechanism, and their songs (which can contain a sub-text of anti-war sentiment) live on and continue to tell their story. This class will explore the music of The War to End All Wars by looking at the songs and reminiscences of the soldiers themselves (including violinist Fritz Kreisler), as well as the film Oh! What a Lovely War.
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Course Number: 19629
Cost: $19



Instructor: Jane Ellen
Class Location: Jubilee Active Adult Community

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7/24/14
$19
An Introduction to Thought Field Therapy

Do you want a Fantastic Relationship with your Finances, Health Emotional Well Being Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a unique mind-body therapy that capitalizes on the power of the body's energy system to relieve the emotional distress associated with many psychological problems and open new channels for overall wellness and creativity. Come and experience the benefits of TFT and explore the Map of Consciousness, developed by David Hawkins the father of kinesiology. Learn how to calibrate your energy and increase your ability to create.
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Course Number: 19881
Cost: $25



Instructor: Mary Lou Dobbs
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/26/14
$25
Beyond the Five Senses: From Ancient Alchemy to Modern Technology

What do ancient alchemists, mystics, and psychics have in common with modern science and technology All are exploring a realm which exists beyond the ordinary five senses we use for perceiving everyday reality. One group ascribes the extrasensory to a spirit or supernatural realm while the other ascribes it to natural forces which remain as yet undiscovered or detectable by the ordinary senses. The methods they use to explore these extrasensory realms may be different but both approaches open up a wider view of reality. This class will give a brief overview and examples of both approaches. It will speculate how the alchemist who wanted to turn lead into gold through the philosopher's stone has a counterpart in the modern physicist attempting to find the God Particle with the Supercolider. And we will ask the question: is technology the best answer for humanity or is it the human mind and soul which need to unfold further senses of perception
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Course Number: 19891
Cost: $25



Instructor: Mary Lou Dobbs
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/26/14
$25
Turning the Tide - The Battle of Midway

The United States Pacific Fleet was still reeling from the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor six months prior, and in May had suffered the additional loss of the carrier USS Lexington in the battle of the Coral Sea. Now intelligence reports indicated Japan was readying a massive 185 ship armada to attack and secure Midway Atoll, only 1,300 miles from Pearl Harbor. The battle of Midway is where inferior American naval forces, down to three operational aircraft carriers, were able thwart the invasion and forever shift the balance of naval power in the Pacific theatre. This course explores the critical events surrounding this decisive four-day battle.
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Course Number: 19472
Cost: $25



Instructor: Richard Blankmeyer
Class Location: Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community

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7/29/14
$25
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Theater, but Were Afraid to Ask

Too often people don't make attending plays, operas, ballets, and symphonies a part of their life because they aren't that familiar with attending the performing arts. And who can blame them The arts often surround themselves with jargon and confusing etiquette. In this informative and lighthearted lecture Carole Sullivan demystifies the experience and tells you how to get the most out of a performance - before - during - and - after. She will also explore the benefits of live performance in this electronic age. Local, National and International Resources will be referenced. A question/answer session is included.
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Course Number: 19616
Cost: $19



Instructor: Carol Sullivan
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/29/14
$19
A Change is Gonna Come: Protest Music of the 60's and 70's

Although many people consider the protest music era of the 1960s and 1970s as a somewhat unique spinoff of the folk-rock era, the ancestry of protests in American music can be traced as far back as the colonial era and Yankee Doodle. Amplified by copious musical examples, this two-part presentation will examine musical protest songs in the mid-20th century including civil rights, the war in Vietnam, the women's liberation movement, and more.
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Course Number: 19621
Cost: $25



Instructor: Jane Ellen
Class Location: CE South Building

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7/30/14
$25
John Milton Matters in Your Life in Our Time

Paradise Lost is an accessible and essential work. Milton's Biblical scholarship, dramatic sensibility, and organ-toned poetry are perfectly suited to our time's abiding issues, including the responsibility of freedom and challenges of free will. While a Puritan Poet and his great epic poem may seem off-putting or inaccessible, this session will allow you to love John Milton and discover his timeless works.
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Course Number: 19548
Cost: $19



Instructor: Timothy McIntire
Class Location: CE South Building

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8/7/14
$19
Great Cities of the World: Barcelona

Visit the pearl of Catalonia and one of the great cities of the world, admire Gaudi's stunning, immense but still unfinished Sagrada Famlia cathedral, stroll through the historical Gothic Quarter and learn about the world-famous Catalan cuisine. Enjoy a virtual tour of Barcelona, her history, architecture, arts and museums.
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Course Number: 19973
Cost: $19



Instructor: Marina Oborotova
Class Location: CE South Building

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8/12/14
$19

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Maralie Belonge Osher Program Supervisor

Maralie W. BeLonge

Program Supervisor

(505) 277-6179

belonge@unm.edu

Maralie Waterman-BeLonge, Program Supervisor

Maralie Waterman-BeLonge holds a Master's of Science in Human Services Administration from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has twenty years of experience in program development, fundraising and non-profit management within health and education settings. She has served in her current role as Program Supervisor for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico since January of 2010.


History

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of New Mexico was launched in the spring of 2007 with 100 members. News of this exciting program spread quickly with members bringing friends and family members to experience the intellectually engaging course offerings. Now in our sixth year, OLLI at UNM has more than 1,200 members and offers more than 200 lectures and courses each year.

We wish to thank the Bernard Osher Foundation for their generous support!


Classes in Your Neighborhood

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

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UNM Tuition Remission

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

To register with UNM Tuition Remission, send a completed UNM Tuition Remission Form and UNMCE Registration Form to ceregistration@unm.edu. Questions about this benefit? Visit our UNM Tuition Remission page or Call the UNM Benefits Office at 505-277-MyHR.