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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM

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

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

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

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Osher Lifelong Learning Membership

Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM Continuing Education allows adults 50 and over to choose from a diverse set of thought-provoking courses taught year round by current and emeritus University of New Mexico faculty members and renowned experts from the local community. The emphasis of the university-level, day-time, evening and week-end courses is on building an accessible and affordable experience of the best of the University's learning environment. There are no entrance requirements, no tests, and no grades. In fact, no college background is needed at all — it's your love of learning that counts. Your Membership year is January - December 2018.

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Paul BonapartePAUL N. BONAPARTE A retired aerospace engineer with Northrop Grumman, Paul Bonaparte commuted every week for 14 years to Los Angeles. He and his wife, Judy Pierson-Bonaparte, a recently-retired real estate broker and international healthcare consultant, both love expanding their knowledge in many areas, although Judy doesn’t share Paul’s fondness for UFO classes. They attend a UNM Continuing Education class or two each week, taking in a broad range of topics. While they consider themselves “groupies” of Carol Hill’s geology classes, they enthusiastically express theirappreciation for all the instructors. “OLLI is such a gift for us seniors!” says Judy.


Osher Lifelong Learning Free Member Events

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Join your OLLI friends and colleagues for horror and suspense films old and new. No Country for Old Men is a 2007 American neo‐western neo‐noir thriller film written and directed by Joel and Ethan Coen, based on Cormac McCarthy's 2005 novel of the same name. A cat and mouse thriller starring Tommy Lee Jones, Javier Bardem, and Josh Brolin, it follows a Texas welder and Vietnam veteran in the desert landscape of 1980 West Texas. The film revisits the themes of fate, conscience, and circumstance that the Coen brothers had explored in the films Blood Simple (1984) and Fargo (1996). No Country for Old Men premiered in competition at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival on May 19. It won four awards at the 80th Academy Awards – Best Picture, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Bardem) and Best Adapted Screenplay.In addition, the film won three British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA) including Best Director, and two Golden Globes.The American Film Institute listed it as an AFI Movie of the Year, and the National Board of Review selected the film as the best of 2007. (Wiki)

19080 | $0

The October OLLI Movie Matinee Series ‐ No Country for Old Men (2007)) - FAD‐PE

10/24/18
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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Mr. cervante will explore the correct way to use Y‐DNA and Mt‐DNA in family research. He will also explain how to confirm bloodlines through DNA analysis. Mr. Cervantes will show how to cite evidence in writing family history. In addition, he will discuss the differences between Traditional Genealogy, Geographic Genetic Geneealogy, and Anthropological Genetic Genealogy/History.

19081 | $0

How to Do Genetic Genealogy Correctly? - FAA‐PE

10/26/18
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE North Building

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Join your OLLI friends and colleagues for horror and suspense films old and new. Dracula (1931) The ancient vampire Count Dracula arrives in England and begins to prey upon the virtuous young Mina. The original "talky " released on Valentine's Day of 1931! (75 minutes) NR Frankenstein (1930) Adapted from Mary Shelley's classic novel, the obsessed scientist, Dr. Frankenstein assembles a living being from parts of exhumed corpses. (80 minutes) NR

19080 | $0

The October OLLI Movie Matinee Series ‐ Halloween Double Feature! - FAE‐PE

10/30/18
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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You're not Warren Buffett... You're not even Jimmy Buffett. But you know you need an estate polan. It's not safe to assume a last will and testament is adequate to protect you family and y our assets. Even the most carefully created will doesn't defend your heirs and beneficiaires from estate taxes, expenses, publicity and delays of probate. What about your spouse or elderly parents with long‐term care needs, potential future income, capital gains or estate tax issues? While estate planning is often about planning for the future, there are actions you can take today to ensure your beneficiaries, including your chosen charities receive what you intend. This interactive lecture‐discussion will explore a variety of tools, including wills, gift annuitites, tax considerations and other strategies that will preserve a foundation for the future.

19082 | $0

OLLI Member Events: Estate Planning for the Middle Class - FAA‐PE

11/14/18
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Osher Lifelong Learning Classes

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Pablo Picasso mastered existing styles in his youth and created new ones. We begin with Picasso's childhood art and move through his Blue and Rose Periods. African influences, Cubism, neoclassicism and surrealism. We place Picasso's works in the context of existing artistic conventions and the history of art. We cover aspects of his colorful and often controversial life. The knowledge, perspectives and vocabulary gained from the course will enhance future experiences of all art styles.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment. To register, call our Registration Office at 277‐0077, press Option 1.

19148 | $49

19148 Picasso, Section FAA‐PE - FAA‐PE

10/26/18 - 11/16/18
Fri 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(4 Session Total)
James Gallegos
CE South Building

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Do you have a child in your life who likes to write? Do you like to journal and want to share journaling with a child? Grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and friends are invited to attend with a child (age 8 and up) to learn about the ways you can journal with each other and alone. I will bring ideas to explore topics of mutual interest and ways to share journaling with one another. Journaling prompts and a wide variety of crafting supplies will be provided. Come enjoy telling each other the stories of your lives and learning about creative journaling. Please note: Materials be of $5 payable to instructor at the beginning of class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19144 | $25

Intergenational Journaling - FAA‐PE

11/17/18
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Amanda Cisco
CE South Building

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From the religious to the secular, Christmas has been an inspiration for artists of all ages. In celebration of the season, this talk shall look at the holiday through two very different viewpoints. The secular joy of Christmas in Vienna, circa 1900, was captured by the children artists studying under Franz Chizek. His method of teaching children revolutionized the instruction of art, and their creations rival those of the most gifted adults. The image of the nativity was inspiration for the artist Sandro Botticelli in the 1400s. His masterfully reverent paintings reflect a mystical nativity revealed beautifully through his lyrical style of painting.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19102 | $25

Visions of Christmas - FAA‐PE

12/5/18
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Smith
CE South Building

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The United States has the most expensive and dysfunctional health care system in the world. The other advanced industrialized countries cover their entire populations, have better health outcomes, while paying less than sixty percent of what the US pays. Will the "Medicare for All " choice favored by progressives solve the major problems or is the dysfunction too deeply rooted and require more comprehensive reforms?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19287 | $20

The Health Care System of the United States: Dysfunction and Reform - FAA‐PE

11/16/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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The US spends the most per capita of any industrialized nation, yet has health outcomes more consistent with those in the developing world. Given the great dysfunction in the American system of healthcare what constitutes meaningful and effective reform? Reforms of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare), like the Healthy America Program from the Urban Institute and "Medicare–X Choice Act, " a 2017 public option plan from Senators Tim Kaine and Michael Bennett, will be examined. We will briefly survey the other industrialized countries which have socialized, single payer or multi‐payers systems. How is it that the other advanced industrialized countries cover their entire populations and have better health outcomes, all while paying less than sixty percent of what the US pays?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19288 | $20

Health Care Reform – Is American Universal Health Care Possible? - FAA‐PE

11/30/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
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

12/17/18
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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The founding treaty of the European Union ( "Treaty of Rome ") was signed 60 years ago and became effective January, 1958. From its beginnings as a customs union among 6 member countries, the original European Economic Community has transformed itself into "a unique Union with common institutions and strong values, a community of peace, freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law, a major economic power with unparalleled levels of social protection and welfare " (Rome Declaration, March 25, 2017). Yet, today's EU of 28 faces unprecedented internal and external challenges, ranging from Brexit and the lingering Eurozone crisis to the "democratic deficit " of supranational EU institutions as well as growing nationalism and migratory pressures. We'll trace the process of European integration since the 1950s by exploring its historical origins as well as major theories of economic integration. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of the European integration process and its current challenges, especially the issues and implications of Brexit.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19348 | $29

The EU at Sixty: What's Nexit? - FAA‐PE

11/1/18 - 11/8/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Christine Sauer, PhD
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 - FAA‐PE

11/13/18
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 - FAA‐PE

11/15/18
Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19400 | $20

Hang, Baby, Hang... Witch Hysteria in New World - FAD‐PE

10/24/18
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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On December 11, 1936, King Edward VIII abdicated the throne of Great Britain in a worldwide radio broadcast saying, ''I have found it impossible to carry the heavy burden of responsibility and to discharge my duties as king as I would wish to do without the help and support of the woman I love.'' Behind this scene from a romance novel was a more sinister scenario. Edward was a fascist who believed that Hitler was the solution to peace in Europe. In 1937, he and Wallis Simpson made a high‐profile trip to Nazi Germany where they even stayed with the Fuhrer as his personal guests. Wallis Simpson already had a personal relationship with German Foreign Minister Joachim von Ribbentrop who was rumored to have been her lover during the mid‐1930s. That Hitler promised to reinstate Edward as king under a Nazi‐controlled Great Britain now is being confirmed with newly released documents. Was this one of the world's great romances or a betrayal of Great Britain? Join us to examine the motives of a king that Winston Churchill said ''had given up the greatest throne in world history.''

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19449 | $20

Romance and More than a Touch of Fascism - FAA‐PE

10/29/18
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
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 - FAA‐PE

11/2/18 - 11/9/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Donald Gluck
CE South Building

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Freighter Mont Blanc collides with Norwegian relief ship detonating 6,000,000 pounds of high explosives. City leveled. 9,000 injured. Others beheaded. 1,800 dead. 25,000 left homeless. Windows shattered in 50‐mile radius. Ship's anchor lands 2.5 miles from explosion. What caused the Halifax explosion – the largest man‐made blast prior to nuclear weapons? Is there a connection between Halifax and the Titanic? How did the explosion unite Boston and Halifax? And why does Halifax send Boston a Christmas tree annually? Join us for the answers in an explosive examination of the maritime disaster that destroyed Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19444 | $20

News Flash! December 6, 1917! Halifax Leveled! - FAA‐PE

11/5/18
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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The WASPs were a group of adventurous young women whose first love was flying. Initially organized to ferry new planes from the production lines to military bases in the States to free up male Army pilots for combat assignment, their duties were eventually expanded to provide other pilot‐related services. As the war neared a close, the WASPs were unceremoniously disbanded and their records sealed for over 25 years. They quickly became one of the untold stories of World War II. This session covers their development and operation during the war years, as well as their post‐war struggle to gain the official recognition they deserved.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19428 | $20

American Women and the Allied Victory in World War II – The WASPs - FAA‐PE

11/7/18
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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We'll explore how cooking food altered the upright primate's life history in many ways that still impact us today. It is speculated that the use of fire was a major contributing factor to the growth of the large human brain. New sources of food became available when cooked, facilitating migrations. The use of fire, itself a form of technology, correlates with tool making, early forms of socializing, expanding territories and theoretically, the development of language. This lecture also includes the origins of hunting and barbecue.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19421 | $20

A History of Food: Fire - FAA‐PE

11/9/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
CE South Building

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Henry Hudson survived mutiny and discovered the mouth of the Hudson River in 1609. In 1610, he returned to the continent in search of a northwest passage, but after a year of enduring extreme cold weather, part of the crew mutinied and set Hudson, his son and seven others adrift on a small boat, never to be seen again. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of British colonization in the Northeast.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19496 | $20

Hudson and British Exploration of the Northeast - FAA‐PE

11/9/18
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Take a Thursday in November; give a nod to the Pilgrims and Indians; roast a giant turkey and open a can of cranberry sauce; serve with a generous helping of football and finish with pumpkin pie. Most Americans engaging in this annual ritual assume that they are replicating an event that occurred in 1621 near Plymouth Rock. But we'll look at Thanksgiving's more complex history, recalling the nineteenth century writers who recast the event in a nostalgic glow, considering why many Native Americans renounce the holiday, and evaluating the real menu on that historic day.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19436 | $20

Over the River and through the Woods - FAA‐PE

11/13/18
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Cheryl Foote
CE South Building

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The American Revolution is principal in the American psyche as the founding of our nation. As such, it is covered in the schools, memorialized by a national holiday and commemorated in monuments. Yet, the sentiments that led to the war and ultimately to independence were by no means universal among the colonies. Historians estimate that about 25% of the population was either loyal to the crown or neutral. Victory at the Battle of Saratoga, often considered the turning point in the war, might not have occurred without great luck and French intervention. Given that England was the most powerful nation on Earth in the late eighteenth century, with the most powerful army and navy, with colonies circumventing the globe, it is a wonder, even a miracle, that a bunch of upstart, rabble‐rousing colonists, dumped in a wilderness to forge out a life, would ever think about becoming their own nation. But that is exactly what happened. We'll examine, year by year, the reasons the impossible not only became possible but an actual reality.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19425 | $20

Why We Won the American Revolution - FAA‐PE

11/29/18
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Mention Henry VIII. Anyone familiar with history envisions a rotund monarch with a penchant for trading wives. How many were there? Five, six, seven? Is he called "the Eighth " because he had eight wives? In pursuit of a male heir, he had six wives who would be "Divorced, beheaded, died; divorced, beheaded, lived. " Did he need a son to legitimize the Tudor dynasty – or did he just have a wandering codpiece? How rotund was he? A 52 inch waist meant he was winched onto his horse. Did Anne Boleyn "bewitch " him? Her vestigial sixth finger was a sign of witchcraft. Henry probably planned her execution while lying in bed not with a new woman but with a bloody animal pelt. What better way to distract bodily fleas and lice? Join us for an era that was bloody in more ways than one.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19458 | $20

I'm Henry the 8th I Am, Henry 8th, I Am! I Am! - FAA‐PE

11/29/18
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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The domestication of plants, agriculture, requires a sedentary lifestyle and a different relationship to land and natural resources. Abandoning nomadic life with a secure food source allows for population growth, villages and eventually cities and civilization. A surplus of food creates opportunities for different forms of labor, standing armies and stratification of society with a management class to organize larger scale projects. This lecture also delves into the earliest relationships established between Homo Sapiens and wild animals, changing the food landscape in profound ways. Domesticated animals were early forms of property. This practice is theorized originated the patriarchy, slavery, theft and larger tribal units. Religion and language emerges in powerful ways during this epoch.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19422 | $20

A History of Food: Domestication of Plants and Animals - FAA‐PE

11/30/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
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. We will discuss the impact of the Mongol Empire in both Europe and Asia and its legacy both historically and genetically. The connection between modern day Asians and the Mongols will be explored with special attention on Genghis Khan. A short film will be shown that traces the history of the Mongols. We will also explore which DNA markers are most identified with ethnic Mongols.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19497 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Mongol Empire and Genghis Khan - FAA‐PE

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

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As long as there have been humans, there have been criminals. Crime can be driven by poverty, greed, envy or simply an amoral approach to other humans, but laws passed with good intentions also can generate criminal activity. That is what happened January 17, 1920 with the passage of 18th Amendment. In the thirteen years before its repeal, criminal activity in the United States evolved into a hierarchy of organized crime funded by the distribution and sale of illegal alcohol. But not all criminals dealt in bootleg whiskey. Some just robbed banks and killed people. Herbert Hoover and the FBI referred to all of them as "Public Enemy #1 " in a list that eventually evolved into the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives. " Join gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, Bonnie and Clyde, Pretty Boy Floyd, Machine Gun Kelly, Ma Barker, and Al Capone on their crime sprees – individuals that you only would want to meet in this class.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19441 | $20

Public Enemy #1 - FAA‐PE

12/3/18
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19412 | $20

Secrets of World War II Part One - FAA‐PE

12/7/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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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.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19426 | $20

Why the North Won the Civil War - FAA‐PE

12/13/18
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 forů " When Truman uttered those words on Christmas Eve, 1945, World War II had been over for four months, but military actions were still operating full force. The military was running Operation Magic Carpet and Operation Santa to return thousands of troops to their homes, resulting in the largest traffic jam the United States had ever known. After years of blackouts and rationing, the national Christmas tree would once again shine and families would gather around a Christmas table. Churches filled as a grateful nations gave thanks. We all know World War II changed much of American life, but have you ever considered how the War changed Christmas in the United States? Join us for a holiday trip to an epic December.

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19467 | $20

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

12/13/18
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Would you like to brainstorm ideas? Are you stuck? Are you having a hard time knowing where to go next with a character or a chapter of a book? We'll learn how to use freewriting in our lives to get to the next step or idea. Freewriting can be used in a journaling practice, in moving us forward on a writing project, or in life. We can use it to become unstuck, access our intuition and outwit our inner critic. Please join me to learn about this simple writing technique that packs a powerful punch of delight and surprise. I will have all new writing ideas and prompts!

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19510 | $20

Freewriting Fun - FAA‐PE

10/26/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Amanda Cisco
CE South Building

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Few authors boast of literary prowess like Henry James. His short fiction, be it ghostly or aesthetic, has few rivals for intellect and architectonics. We will study and be baffled by the intricacies of The Real Thing, The Jolly Corner, The Beast in the Jungle and The Middle Years.

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19588 | $49

The Short Fiction of Henry James - FAA‐PE

11/1/18 - 11/29/18
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
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 - FAA‐PE

11/1/18 - 12/13/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment. No class on November 21st.Class extended a week to December 19th.

19519 | $75

In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes - FAA‐PE

11/7/18 - 12/19/18
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
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

Writing Fiction - FAB‐PE

11/12/18 - 12/17/18
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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Have you ever heard a phrase, a remark, a short sentence that sticks with you? I'm sure you have. We will look at why certain words, when strung together with economy and wit, remain in our memories more than other comments or remarks we've heard. We will come to realize that words chosen carefully can define a life moment better and more thoroughly than a novel, a treatise or an essay.

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19531 | $20

Why Memorable Quotes Remain Memorable - FAA‐PE

11/13/18
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
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 | $25

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

11/15/18
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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We will explore the rather raucous and adventurous life of one of America's most celebrated writers. From his boyhood days in Hannibal, Missouri, to his first ride down the Mississippi on a riverboat, where he adopted the most memorable pen name in American literature, to his brief enlistment as Confederate irregular during the Civil War, his early years will come into focus so that we may see what shaped this highly original human being. We will also look at his accumulation of fame and wealth and the temporary loss of both and how very important family was to this man who hated to be confined. He was terrified of abandonment. We will also examine how this phobia directed his life's ambitions.

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19529 | $20

Life of Mark Twain - FAA‐PE

11/15/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment..

19504 | $49

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

12/4/18 - 12/18/18
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Sarah Baker
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 | $20

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

12/14/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
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 - FAA‐PE

11/1/18
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building

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Our most intimate moments with young ones is a time where we delve into the world of fantasy and imagination. Yes, even your non‐fictitious stories call for their imagining ... imagining you to be once‐upon‐a‐time young just like them. Grandchildren often live far away and visits are few. Competing with the internet and fancy smartphones have made face‐to‐face communications even more challenging. Participants will explore the challenges and select stories significant to the children in their lives. We'll get to test drive our stories with one another using storyboards, recordings, love notes and journaling among other creative solutions. On day three participants are welcome to invite family members to a momentous creative story session. We'll close with resources and tools for further intimate storytelling moments with children for the holiday season.

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19605 | $39

Telling Stories to Children - FAA‐PE

11/2/18 - 11/16/18
Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Ramona King
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 - FAA‐PE

11/8/18 - 11/15/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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Singer, songwriter, Neil Young said, "The sixties was one of the first times the power of music was used by a generation to bind them together. " The 1960s saw an incredible upheaval in pop music not experienced in any previous decade. The lyrics of these songs spoke to profound historical and cultural turmoil and have held endless intrigue for generations of listeners. Many of the songwriters were poets first; their work was rich in metaphors, similes and analogies that bear examination. The decade that gave us the innocence of Elvis, Johnny Mathis, the Beach Boys and The Cascades closed with the "shocking " musical 'Hair,' the revolutionary songs of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Simon and Garfunkel, The Doors and many more. Come explore the decade that brought us many a "Strange Brew. "

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19616 | $49

Strange Brew: Music of the 1960s - FAA‐PE

11/28/18 - 12/19/18
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Explore the contributions of the great classical music composers and see why they stood out from the others of similar inclination. Aside from Nature's gifts bestowed on such great individuals, what in their environment seasoned their world view and added to the uniqueness of their creation? We will also explore their music itself, to see how their psychological inclinations were influenced by their view of life, the world and others.

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19626 | $49

The Great Composers: Baroque, Classical and Romantic Periods - FAA‐PE

11/28/18 - 12/19/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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The Valley of Fires, located just west of Carrizozo, New Mexico, is part of the Rio Grande Rift – a north‐south trending fault system along which the Jemez Caldera and Sandia Mountains have formed. The Valley of Fires consists of volcanic flows that are among the youngest in the continental United States. They erupted from a crater north of Carrizozo and flowed down the Tularosa Valley. White Sands is the world's largest gypsum dune field. The sand is composed of the mineral gypsum rather than silica as are most sand dunes in the world, such as the Great Sand Dunes in southern Colorado. This course covers the rare set of circumstances that caused these beautiful white gypsum dunes to form in the Tularosa Basin.

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19730 | $20

Geology of Valley of Fires and White Sands - FAA‐PE

11/6/18
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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We'll explore "ecofeminism " by looking at ways we perceive and communicate about "nature " and "the environment. " We will look at ways power and privilege shape our cultural and environmental relations and at ways we experience and embody these frameworks in our everyday lives. In addition, we will explore regenerative alternatives to unsustainable dominant Western (and globalizing) ecoculture, looking at ways permeability can inform a "new " environmental ethic.

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19713 | $20

Ecofeminism: Privilege vs. Permeability - FAA‐PE

11/12/18
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Tema Milstein
CE South Building

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This is the story of the history of geology: from the time of Steno (1638‐1686), when the principles of stratigraphy (rock strata) were established, up to the present day. We will uncover how William Smith (1769‐1837) constructed the world's first geologic map by observing the regular sequence of fossil organisms over the entire planet. We will discuss how the Geologic Column is based on relative time, and how that time was confirmed by radioactive dating in the early 1900s. We will examine eight of the greatest controversies in Earth Science: What are fossils?; the Origin of Different Rock Types; Catastrophism vs. Univormitarianism; Correlation of Rock Strata over Planet Earth; the Ice Ages; Plate Tectonics; and Mass Extinctions.

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19727 | $39

The History of Geology - FAA‐PE

12/5/18 - 12/19/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
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. A - FAA‐PE

10/25/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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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 - FAA‐PE

10/26/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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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)

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19839 | $25

Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie - FAA‐PE

10/31/18 - 11/7/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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The success of any relationship has to do with some degree of compromise and understanding your partner's uniqueness. At times this can be hard but it is also the reason each of you fell in love with the other. As a retired psychologist I have worked with many couples about how to keep their primary relationship sparkle, stay fresh and vibrant.

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19886 | $25

The Art of Maintaining Freshness in Your Primary Relationship - FAA‐PE

11/1/18 - 11/8/18
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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

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19813 | $49

Buddhism - FAA‐PE

11/2/18 - 11/30/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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Recent headlines reflect a new awareness of how people in powerful positions use their roles to sexually harass others. Sexual harassment has been a focus of study for psychologists for four decades, and the research tells us a lot about the target (victim), the harasser and the context in which the harassment takes place. This session will provide an introduction to the topic, and help the participants answer questions like: why many harassment targets never report it or why organizations keep known harassers.

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19892 | $20

Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo - FAA‐PE

11/2/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
William Foote
CE South Building

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The Before I Die ABQ Festival Symposium fosters reflection about how we address death and dying. By providing space and opportunities to openly discuss end‐of‐life issues, we can improve the number of those who plan ahead and take actions to address our mortality. These actions can reduce stress and conflict, save money, and help grieving individuals better navigate the mourning process. The symposium on Saturday, November 3 will take place at the University of New Mexico's Continuing Education Center, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Learn more at http://www.BeforeIDieABQ.com/.

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19899 | $39

The Before I Die Festival Symposium ‐ Full Day - FAA‐PE

11/3/18
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North 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 - FAA‐PE

11/14/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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Think of someone who you know who thrives in the face of adversity – this is the essence of resilience. A resilient person bounces back from life's challenges. This quality can be nurtured in all of us. Exciting new science based techniques have been developed to build the resources that can increase your resilience. These resources include self‐compassion, gratitude and mindfulness. This class will provide you the opportunity to start applying these beneficial techniques in your life and to share your experiences as you learn. Join us as we explore new opportunities for living more resilient lives.

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19875 | $49

Learning to Bounce Back from Life's Setbacks - FAA‐PE

11/27/18 - 12/18/18
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Stephen Poland
CE South Building

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About 25% of people experiencing a traumatic event develop significant symptoms of Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This session will cover problems related to this diagnosis. Learn how symptoms change over time. Other mental disorders are often diagnosed with PTSD, and can complicate treatment. The session will also cover different treatment approaches for these symptoms.

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19891 | $20

PTSD–An Introduction to Emotional Reactions Following Traumatic Events - FAA‐PE

11/27/18
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
William Foote
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

12/11/18
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

12/11/18
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

12/13/18
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

12/17/18
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

12/18/18
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19864 | $20

The Psychology of Narcissistic and Borderline Personalities Sec. A - FAA‐PE

10/25/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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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 - FAA‐PE

10/26/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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The success of any relationship has to do with some degree of compromise and understanding your partner's uniqueness. At times this can be hard but it is also the reason each of you fell in love with the other. As a retired psychologist I have worked with many couples about how to keep their primary relationship sparkle, stay fresh and vibrant.

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19886 | $25

The Art of Maintaining Freshness in Your Primary Relationship - FAA‐PE

11/1/18 - 11/8/18
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Recent headlines reflect a new awareness of how people in powerful positions use their roles to sexually harass others. Sexual harassment has been a focus of study for psychologists for four decades, and the research tells us a lot about the target (victim), the harasser and the context in which the harassment takes place. This session will provide an introduction to the topic, and help the participants answer questions like: why many harassment targets never report it or why organizations keep known harassers.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19892 | $20

Sexual Harassment in the Age of #MeToo - FAA‐PE

11/2/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
William Foote
CE South Building

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The Before I Die ABQ Festival Symposium fosters reflection about how we address death and dying. By providing space and opportunities to openly discuss end‐of‐life issues, we can improve the number of those who plan ahead and take actions to address our mortality. These actions can reduce stress and conflict, save money, and help grieving individuals better navigate the mourning process. The symposium on Saturday, November 3 will take place at the University of New Mexico's Continuing Education Center, 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM. Learn more at http://www.BeforeIDieABQ.com/.

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19899 | $39

The Before I Die Festival Symposium ‐ Full Day - FAA‐PE

11/3/18
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North Building

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Think of someone who you know who thrives in the face of adversity – this is the essence of resilience. A resilient person bounces back from life's challenges. This quality can be nurtured in all of us. Exciting new science based techniques have been developed to build the resources that can increase your resilience. These resources include self‐compassion, gratitude and mindfulness. This class will provide you the opportunity to start applying these beneficial techniques in your life and to share your experiences as you learn. Join us as we explore new opportunities for living more resilient lives.

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19875 | $49

Learning to Bounce Back from Life's Setbacks - FAA‐PE

11/27/18 - 12/18/18
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Stephen Poland
CE South Building

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About 25% of people experiencing a traumatic event develop significant symptoms of Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This session will cover problems related to this diagnosis. Learn how symptoms change over time. Other mental disorders are often diagnosed with PTSD, and can complicate treatment. The session will also cover different treatment approaches for these symptoms.

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19891 | $20

PTSD–An Introduction to Emotional Reactions Following Traumatic Events - FAA‐PE

11/27/18
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
William Foote
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

12/11/18
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

12/11/18
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

12/13/18
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19864 | $20

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

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

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Everybody has heard about the Hermitage, the great collection of Western art in St. Petersburg, created by Russian sovereigns from Catherine II to Putin. But far fewer people are familiar with the Tretyakov Gallery, one of the best collections of Russian art in the world, with a range that extends from the Middle Ages to the twenty‐first century. Russian art in general is not particularly well‐known in the West. A few artists have gained fame: Chagal, Kandinsky, Repin, Malevich, but many other painters of enormous talent have not acquired the reputation they fully deserve. This is especially true of Russia's landscape artists and the truly remarkable work of her portraitists.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment Due to an instructor scheduling conflict, this class will take place on 11/6

19901 | $20

Pictures at an Exhibition: A Magical Virtual Tour of Russian Art at Moscow's Tretyakov Gallery - FAC‐PE

11/6/18
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Marina Oborotova
CE South Building

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Come and discover the stimulating history of coffee!! We'll explore the origin, migration to Arabia, European influence and the rise of South American bean. We'll continue with the history of coffee in America and the influence of Starbucks on modern coffee‐making practices. Bring $5 for fresh coffee on class day!

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19919 | $20

The History of Coffee - FAA‐PE

11/10/18
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Vincent LaVolpa
CE South Building

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For thousands of years mankind has entertained itself with gaming activities, trying to prove who is the best at an activity. This talk will cover the psychoology of gaming, basic types of games, along with an historical discussion fo some of the more popular games form the early days to the present, which have entertained and challenged individuals and families throughout the years.

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19909 | $20

Let the Games Begin! The History of Popular Family Board Games - FAA‐PE

11/28/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Saloons, pubs and taverns have played a major role in shaping the United States. Always inventive in time of need, men could lift a glass without benefit of a building. A wooden plank across two flour barrels served well. When a town was started, the first "building " to be erected was a tent saloon. But there is more–lots more–to saloons and drinking establishment than the proprietors, patrons, "working girls, " and brew. And that is the bar itself. This wooden beauty anchors a room with its splendor, with the shining back bar towering over the bartender and the stable hardwood counter of the front bar. I'll talk about bars in New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona, along with vivid photos in my power point presentation.

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19975 | $20

Historical Front and Back Bars: What a Story They Tell! - FAA‐PE

10/26/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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Long after it was decommissioned in 1985, the revival of Route 66 continues as a draw for tourists and a boon for businesses. 16 countries have clubs dedicated to Route 66 and the resurrection has resulted in an explosion of artistic, over‐sized, road‐themes, wall murals that, in the past, appeared as advertisements on the sides of barns, an early billboard, if you will and a canvas for artists. In the 8 states and over 200 towns that utilized the "Mother Road " these modern murals are now painted as a tribute to the road culture of Rt. 66 and their communities' heritage of inclusion. They are fast becoming tomorrow's icons. Join 66 historians, Craig and Ned, for a highlighted tour of these images and the masters that created them.

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19994 | $20

The Forgotten Highway and the Advent of New Mexico as a Tourist Destination - FAB‐PE

10/26/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Michael Lord
CE South Building

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Albuquerque wasn't officially a year old before Milton J. Yarberry was appointed the city's first Town Marshal. For reasons unknown, the police recommended him and the merchants of the growing town hired him to protect against "miscreants, " not knowing Yarberry's sordid background. It didn't take long before he'd killed his first Albuquerque man and three months later, another. Yarberry was tried and found guilty of that murder. He was hanged by a "newfangled " contraption that jerked their victims upwards. The 1881 Las Vegas Optic coined the phrase "Jerked to Jesus. " I'd love to give the background of not only Yarberry who defines the word "checkered past, " but also about a brand new Albuquerque. It's a fascinating glimpse into history.

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19973 | $20

Albuquerque's First Town Marshal: "Jerked to Jesus " - FAA‐PE

11/5/18
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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Esteban was the first non‐Indian to enter what is now Arizona and New Mexico, arriving in 1539. Conventional wisdom is that Zunis killed him that spring, but that is based only on assumptions and rumors. No European ever witnessed his being killed. The Mexican Indians with him didn't see it happen either. This nonfiction biography raises reasonable doubt about whether Zunis killed him, and it restores Esteban's reputation and place in New Mexico's history. Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America is published by University of New Mexico Press. Attendees will hear about this remarkable man who traveled across the continent but who has been mostly ignored and whose achievements have been often denigrated.

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19954 | $20

Esteban: The African Slave Who Explored America - FAA‐PE

11/6/18
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Dennis Herrick
CE South Building

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The American Civil War period of 1961 – 1965 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 - FAA‐PE

11/7/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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First, there were the paths, then there were the trails, then there were the highways, then there were the super highways, then there were the tourists–many of whom then became New Mexicans. Let's look at New Mexico's highways using, as a tour guide, someone who knows a lot about this state's roads–a roadrunner, of course. We'll cruise past towns that were affected by New Mexico's Anti‐Bypass Law, visit some places you might find while running around New Mexico and take a peek at some of the our more unusual highways. Not all roads lead to New Mexico (only the important ones), but our roads lead us into the strange and wonderful Land of Enchantment.

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19994 | $20

New Mexico Route's Roots: Exploring New Mexico's Highways - FAC‐PE

11/9/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
CE South Building

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How did a peninsula country in Western Europe conqueror two continents in the Western Hemisphere? This question will be answered and discussed with a short documentary with a specific case study of conquest by the Spanish in the New World. In addition, there will also be a discussion on the ramifications of Spanish conquest in the later Spanish settlement of the New Mexico colony.

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19997 | $20

The Spanish Conquest of the New World - FAA‐PE

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

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

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19980 | $20

Spanish Colonial Women: Husbands, Wives and Spanish Law in New Mexico - FAA‐PE

12/3/18
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Linda Tigges
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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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

12/14/18
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Maralie Waterman-BeLonge

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Maralie Waterman-BeLonge, Program Supervisor

A native of Northern New Hampshire, Maralie Waterman-BeLongeholds 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 educational settings.


History

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of New Mexico was launched in the spring of 2007 with 100 members. News of this exciting program spread quickly with members bringing friends and family members to experience the intellectually engaging course offerings. Now in our eighth year, OLLI at UNM has more than 1,300 members and offers more than 300 lectures and courses each year.

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


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