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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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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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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

11/14/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
To be Announced
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

11/17/2018
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.

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19102 | $25

Visions of Christmas - FAA‐PE

12/5/2018
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?

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19287 | $20

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

11/16/2018
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?

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19288 | $20

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

11/30/2018
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

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

11/13/2018
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

11/15/2018
Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
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.

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19436 | $20

Over the River and Through the Woods - FAA‐PE

11/13/2018
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

11/29/2018
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.

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19458 | $20

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

11/29/2018
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.

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19422 | $20

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

11/30/2018
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

11/30/2018
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.

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19441 | $20

Public Enemy #1 - FAA‐PE

12/3/2018
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

12/7/2018
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

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

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

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19467 | $20

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

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

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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.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19531 | $20

Why Memorable Quotes Remain Memorable - FAA‐PE

11/13/2018
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19506 | $25

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

11/15/2018
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.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19529 | $20

Life of Mark Twain - FAA‐PE

11/15/2018
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

12/4/2018 - 12/18/2018
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19515 | $20

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

12/14/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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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. "

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19616 | $49

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

11/28/2018 - 12/19/2018
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

11/28/2018 - 12/19/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19727 | $39

The History of Geology - FAA‐PE

12/5/2018 - 12/19/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19835 | $20

Taoism - FAA‐PE

11/14/2018
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

11/27/2018 - 12/18/2018
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

11/27/2018
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

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

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

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19877 | $20

Psychology of Addiction - FAA‐PE

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

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19851 | $20

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

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

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19810 | $20

Solar Goddesses: Bringers of Light - FAA‐PE

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

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19864 | $20

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

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

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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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19875 | $49

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

11/27/2018 - 12/18/2018
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19891 | $20

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

11/27/2018
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.

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19850 | $20

Why Do We Lie? - FAA‐PE

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

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

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19877 | $20

Psychology of Addiction - FAA‐PE

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

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19851 | $20

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

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

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19864 | $20

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

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

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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

11/28/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19997 | $20

The Spanish Conquest of the New World - FAA‐PE

11/16/2018
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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment. Please note the location change to UNM Continuing Education South Building.

19980 | $20

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

12/3/2018
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Linda Tigges
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19993 | $20

Hernán Cortés: Conqueror of Mexico - FAA‐PE

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

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Maralie Belonge Osher Program Supervisor

Maralie Waterman-BeLonge

Program Supervisor

(505) 277-6179

belonge@unm.edu

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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