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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM

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

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

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

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Osher Lifelong Learning Membership

Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM Continuing Education allows adults 50 and over to choose from a diverse set of thought-provoking courses taught year round by current and emeritus University of New Mexico faculty members and renowned experts from the local community. The emphasis of the university-level, day-time, evening and week-end courses is on building an accessible and affordable experience of the best of the University's learning environment. There are no entrance requirements, no tests, and no grades. In fact, no college background is needed at all — it's your love of learning that counts. Your Membership year is January - December 2017.

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Osher Lifelong Learning Free Member Events

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The breath of life is with us from the moment of birth until the moment of death. Yoga provides a way for us to understand this precious connection between our mortal, physical bodies and our immortal spirits. This gentle yoga class will emphasize breathing and deep relaxation, with guided meditation to help us appreciate our eventual mortality. Class teachers Swami Omkara and Shelley Drake lead seminars that prompt conversations about mortality issues

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19866 | $00

Membership Event: From Child Pose to Corpse Pose: Life, Death, Yoga and Spirituality - FAA

10/21/17
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North Building

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Do you sometimes wonder if human beings will ever learn to get along? Worldviews are one of the lenses that help shape our perception of reality. Recognizing these five worldviews–indigenous, modern, fundamentalist, globalized, and transformative–helps us develop awareness of other people's perspectives without necessarily trying to change them. We cannot have a vibrant democracy if each of us stays in a bubble with people who share the same values and beliefs. We need to gain skills to navigate a more diverse world, which includes understanding those who live in a different zip code. With greater awareness we may stop expecting others to change their worldviews to fit ours and find that it is possible to discuss our differences with curiosity and respect. As we learn about these five worldviews, we can improve communication and relations with people who are similar to and different from us through uncovering shared values and bridging the divide.

Note: FREE Osher Membership Event

19920 | $00

Osher Membership Event: Five Perspectives ‐ The Way We View the World - FAA

10/24/17
Tue 4:00 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Denise Adams
CE South Building

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FREE Osher Membership Event Will be showing the following movies: Bridget Jones Diary, Metropolitan, the Lake House.

19563 | $00

Osher Membership Event: Jane Austen Movie Series (Section A) - FAA

10/30/17
Mon 4:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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The literature of South America is a rich and complex tradition, dating back several centuries. As Magical Realism became a popular genre, the work of writers from countries like Argentina , Brazil, Chile , Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay gained particular prominence during the second half of the twentieth century. The boom of South American literature in the 1960s and 1970s and its modern descendants ensure that this varied body of work continues to ?ourish. While reading some of these works, we'll explore local beliefs, tradition and much more in the literature of the 'Cono Sur.'

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19577 | $00

Osher Membership Event: Unforgettable Writers of the Cono Sur - FAA

11/2/17
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
TBA (To be Announced)

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19720 | $00

Osher Membership Event: Savvy Cybersecurity - FAA

11/6/17
Mon 5:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
Corrales Arts Center

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FREE Osher Membership Event Will be showing the following movies: Bridget Jones Diary, Metropolitan, the Lake House.

19563 | $00

Osher Membership Event: Jane Austen Movie Series (Section B) - FAB

11/27/17
Mon 4:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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Osher Membership Event: Jane Austen Movie Series (Section C) - FAC

12/11/17
Mon 4:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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Discuss and explore the history and journey of art and visual language from the use of tools to why certain colors inspire great emotion in the beholder and the impact of the Cave of Forgotten Dreams, site of the oldest cave paintings yet discovered. The history of art is a multidisciplinary science, seeking an objective examination of art throughout time and across cultures, observing the distinctive and influential characteristics of art and its relationship to humankind. The study of the history of art was initially developed in the Renaissance, with a limited focus on western civilization. As time has passed, this once narrow scope has broadened to encompass the larger visual language of humans and our collective global history. Please note: This class will travel to museums and art‐oriented locations around Albuquerque following the first session.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19113 | $59

Art History - FAA

10/17/17 - 11/21/17
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Ralph Greene
CE South Building

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We'll discuss painters Artemsia Gentilleschi and Mary Cassatt, photographers Dorothea Lange and Bernice Abbott and mixed media artists Faith Ringgold and Jaune Quick‐to‐See Smith. Ranging in dates from the 1600s to today, we will see the differences and similarities in the cultures and lives of these six extraordinary women through their artistic output.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19100 | $20

Exploring Culture and Creativity Through Women Artists (Section A) - FAA

10/20/17
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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People experienced in war understand how it's much easier to start a war than to end one. The adversary always has a vote and military action frequently produces undesirable or ambiguous consequences. In terms of the world the US faces in the second decade of the 21st century, how is ''war an extension of politics by other means?'' How does President Trump's approach help or hinder this understanding?

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19237 | $20

Trump and War - FAA

11/6/17
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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What do we mean by Conservatism? The 20th century saw Conservatism go from New Deal outcast to post‐World War II respectability through insurgency with William Buckley and Barry Goldwater, to the governance of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan. This lecture will explore Conservatism's storied history from Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, to America's founding and Constitution, and Adam Smith's Wealth of Nations. Contributions from social science, economics, literature, politics, Roman Catholicism, law and philosophy will be examined. Discussion will include conservative principles and today's conservative platform. Alternatives such as libertarianism, neoconservativism, and Trumpism will be addressed, as will prospects for the 21st century.

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19245 | $29

Conservatism from Its Beginnings to Today - FAA

12/5/17 - 12/12/17
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Donald Gluck
CE South Building

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The Columbian Exposition opened on May 1, 1893. During the next six months, over 26 million people would attend the fair. This fair was important to Japan and the United States because both nations had a strong message which they wished to convey to their own people and to the world. After taking a brief tour of the fairgrounds, the class will examine the relationship between the two countries in 1893, their message and the the evolution of their relationship that eventually led to Pearl Harbor.

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19211 | $20

Emergence of Japan and the United States on the World s Stage: The Columbian Exposition of 1893 - FAA

12/7/17
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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Despite spending more on healthcare, Americans have poor health outcomes, including shorter life expectancy and greater prevalence of chronic conditions than our counterparts in other industrialized countries. Explore what role, if any, powerful corporate lobbies like the pharmaceutical industry play in this dynamic and how average Americans can make a difference. This topic is explored by physician‐turned‐journalist Elisabeth Rosenthal in her new book, ''An American Sickness: How Healthcare Became Big Business and How You Can take It Back.''

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19365 | $20

Health Care Reform and the Role Played by Big Pharma - FAA

11/20/17
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Corrales Arts Center

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General Andrew Jackson was ordered to stop Seminole Native‐American attacks on settlers in Georgia. Jackson goes beyond the call of duty and swiftly forces his way through Florida. Within two years, Spain relinquishes Florida to the United States. A documentary will be shown that traces the history of General Jackson in his conquest of Florida. We also discuss the impact of this event on American history.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19495 | $20

The Conquest of Florida and Andrew Jackson - FAA

9/29/17
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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This unusual course explores the rarely developed field of ''psycho‐history,'' which applies psychological theories and models to further understand historical figures and events. This particular class will focus on the idea of ''deviance'' : how it originated and developed, and how it has affected people and cultures both psychologically and historically. This will range all the way from examining ideas about demons and demonization, to exploring psychological concepts of deviant and abnormal behavior. We'll investigate how and why people have scapegoated various antagonists figures, and often developed elaborate superstitions and ideologies based on ideas about ''the other.'' We'll also encounter a whole variety of ''deviant'' figures throughout history, ranging from demons and witches to more modern conceptions (and misconceptions) of the ''insane'' and ''criminally insane,'' debates about the nature of sociopathy and psychopathy, and even arguments about what constitutes the ''normal.''

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment.

19428 | $20

Psycho‐History of Deviance - FAA

10/6/17
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
George Sieg
CE South Building

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Was Columbus a brave pioneer or the perpetrator of a genocide against native peoples? By examing the actual history of Chirstopher Columbus, to the extent it can be accurately determined, we will look at both the narrative of Columbus as the brave explorer and founder of the New World and other narratives as Columbus the initiater of a catastrophe for the native peoples. Is it possible to reconcile both narratives? Is it possible to recognize the historical significance and accomplishments of the man while acknowledging his shortcomings?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19444 | $20

Christopher Columbus: Intrepid Explorer or Perpetrator of Crimes against Humanity? - FAA

10/9/17
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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King Tut died at the age of nineteen after ruling for ten years. His reign was of little importance, but he became one of the most famous of the pharaohs thirty‐two centuries after his death when archaeologist Howard Carter discovered his intact tomb in 1922. Although small, the tomb was filled with treasure, including his intact burial mask, coffins and sarcophagus, which expanded the knowledge Egyptologists gained about customes and burial practices. How did Carter find the tomb? Why were there similarities between the burials of King Tut and Jesus? Did Egyptians really mummify their pets? What's the connection between King Tut and Downtown Abbey? (It's not the Egyptian‐motif wallpaper.) Join us as we unwrap the answers to all these questions.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19433 | $25

Walk — and Be Buried — Like an Egyptian - FAA

10/10/17
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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We'll examine the permanent effects of the French Revolution in the nineteenth century, seeing them through the development of Paris. The Restoration of the Bourbon Monarchy introduced a politically clumsy time when Old Regime forms collided with the laws, institutions, and aspirations of the Revolutionary and Napoleonic periods. That regime collapsed in another revolution and its successor provided equally horrible leadership that ended in the Revolution of 1848 and the brief installation of a republic which itself failed and was replaced by a new imperial system. Through all of these political misadventures, Paris grew as a dominant center for art, literature, music and philosophy, and these topics will be the dominant subjects of the lectures. Realism and Impressionism dominated art, Balzac, Sand, and Zola led in literature, and Tocqueville represented the solid theorectical base of French intellectual life, and the list of leaders in music and opera was long and all had enduring consequences.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19461 | $39

Paris, 1815‐1875 - FAA

10/12/17 - 10/26/17
Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Charlie Steen
CE South Building

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Today, because of the current divisiveness in America, too many friends and family members are no longer speaking to each other. This is not a new phenomenon. The class will examine what caused the fracturing (and a later reconciliation) of a relationship of four men who all became President of the United States. We will examine if major issues that divided John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft are still with us today.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19415 | $20

A Fractured Relationship: John Adams and Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft - FAA

10/16/17
Mon 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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In the modern era, the medieval Catholic Church is often spoken of in negative terms. It is inevitable in a world largely shaped by the Reformation that many people focus on the corruption that plagued the Catholic Church in the late middle ages. However, long before the papacy faced off with Martin Luther, the Catholic Church played a vital role in European society. In the wake of the fall of the Roman Empire and in the centuries before nation states coalesced, the Catholic Church was the sole entity that held European society together. We'll examine the history of the Catholic Church from 200 to 1563 AD, with a particular focus on the social impact of the church.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19432 | $49

A Social History of the Medieval Church, 200‐1563 AD - FAA

10/18/17 - 11/8/17
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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This session will discuss the historical background and pursuit of four international criminals: ''The Mad Trapper of Rat River'' (Canada), Brushranger Ned Kelly (Australia), John Dillinger (USA) and Adolf Eichmann (Germany).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19418 | $20

Four Infamous Criminals - FAA

10/19/17
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Between 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, Personal Enrichment.

19492 | $20

Hang, Baby, Hang... Witch Hysteria in New World - FAA

10/26/17
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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Take a journey into a dark chapter of American history. What was behind the largest single forced relocation of a people in American history? What was living in the camps like? Why was there a camp in Santa Fe? What were the long‐term consequences of the program? This course explores these and other questions and concludes with a film, "The Cas of Mirikitani," which examines the life experiences of one former internee.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19485 | $49

Behind the Fence for National Defense — Japanese‐American Internment in WWII - FAA

11/7/17 - 11/21/17
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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The myth of the Amazons has lingered for centuries, but proof of their existence had always been lacking. Now, a 2,500‐year‐old mystery may have been solved by a chance discovery in Russia. After unearthing evidence of a culture of ancient warrior women in the Russian steppes, their connection to the Amazon legend will be examined. In addition, a short film will be shown that traces the history of the Amazons and there possible legacy on modern populations. We will also discuss which DNA markers are most identified with this ancient culture.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19486 | $20

Amazon Warrior Women and the Sarmatians - FAA

11/10/17
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Belle, Tatiana, Anna, Elsa. Names to make little girls yearn for princess status while Disney counts the magic money. But there are princesses that Disney would never consider. Lucrezia Borgia the poisoner? Few parents want their daughter singing "A spoon full of poison makes the victim go down — in the most appalling way." Or what of Alexandra of Bavaria who believed she swallowed a glass grand piano? Was she crazier than Juana La Loca or Anna of Saxony who foamed at the mouth? Not born a princess? Learn six ways to fake it. That's what Napoleon's sister did while drinking from a golden cup in the shape of her breast. Hardly a costume sold at Costco. Join us for princesses that are hardly PG but much more entertaining.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19438 | $20

Mirror, Mirror On the Wall, Why, Oh Why, Doesnt Disney Call? - FAA

11/21/17
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Legend says that giants used these two rocky islands facing each other across the English Channel as stepping stones. Mont‐Saint‐Michel and St. Michael's Mount have identical names, look similar, and both are fortified bastions topped by a church. How do their histories differ, since one is in France (Normandy/Brittany) and the other in England (Cornwall)? What legacies do they share? And where have the giants gone? The two places have Atlantis‐like legends of vanished kingdoms under the seas of the English Channel. Let's go together and delve into the Mysteries of the Mounts.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19473 | $20

Mont‐Saint‐Michel and St. Michael's Mount - FAA

11/28/17
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Hadrian was Roman Emperor from 117 to 138. He re‐built the Pantheon and constructed the Temple of Venus and Roma. He is also known for building Hadrian's Wall, which marked the northern limit of Roman Britain. Hadrian was regarded by some as a humanist and was philhellene in most of his tastes. Late in his reign he suppressed the Bar Kokhba revolt in Judaea, renaming the province Syria Palaestina. He is regarded as the third of the Five Good Emperors. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Emperor Hadrian and his legacy in Roman history.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19494 | $20

Who was the Roman Emperor Hadrian? - FAA

12/1/17
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Was Galileo Galilei the victim of a dogmatic Roman Catholic Church? Prevailing thought is that Galileo was unjustly persecuted. However, there are those who strongly believe that the Church was quite justified in its actions. In 1992, the Edict of Inquisition against Galileo was lifted. Does the trial of Galileo in 1633 and the events leading up to the trial need to be revisited? What are the challenges that confront one when looking at a controversial episode from the past? What are the important questions that need to be asked when looking at the conflict between religion and science? What does the Galileo Case have to say about scientific consensus?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19412 | $20

The Galileo Case Revisited - FAA

12/4/17
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
Corrales Community Center

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When one looks at the incredible obstacles the lowly colonists and continentals faced once they decided to confront the greatest national power on Earth (the British Empire) in a war of independence, it will become abundantly clear that our forefathers, and the citizens who supported the idea of revolution, were certifiably psychotic. We'll look at how the geographic location of the colonies and a fair amount of luck, made victory the inevitable outcome. We will see how victory was truly snatched out of the jaws of defeat.

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19425 | $20

Why We Won the American Revolution - FAA

12/4/17
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Celts and Vikings were adjacent geographically but worlds apart in values. Between 800 and 1150 CE, Norse people "went a‐viking" around Europe. Vig meant battle; the people from Norway, Sweden and Denmark explored, plundered, and traded for 350 years from the North Sea to the Black Sea. Using maps and history, Dr. Sutton will show the impact of Vikings on the Celtic islands of Britain and Ireland. Did Celtic knotwork originate in Scandinavia? Does your surname end in —son, meaning "son of"? Are red‐haired Irish people descended from that Viking, Eric the Red? Learn more about the differences in these two cultures' alphabets, magical systems, mythologies and zest for living.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19474 | $20

Celts and Vikings — How did they Mix? - FAA

12/5/17
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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At the beginning of the war, FDR created the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) for the purpose of conducting covert operations against enemies of the United States. Over a third of the 13,000 members of the OSS were women. From information gatherers to spies operating behind enemy lines, this session tells the story of the women who served in the OSS, the precursor of today's CIA.

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19442 | $20

Home Front to War Front:The Contributions of American Women to the Allied Victory in World War II - FAA

12/6/17
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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Discovered by the Spanish in 1775, ''the Rock'' was named ''La Isla de los Alcatraces'' meaning ''Island of the Pelicans.'' Anglicized to ''Alcatraz,'' the twenty‐two acre island in San Francisco Bay has been home to gulls, cormorants and ''jail birds.'' Join us as we seperate fact from fiction about this famous prison. Why was the ''Birdman of Alcatraz'' forbidden to have birds? Did Al Capone really play in a prison band called the Rock Islanders? Did three inmates successfully escape in 1962 inspiring the 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz? Learn how scientists today are using coconutes to track their possible success. Think you know about Alcatraz? What is its connection to George Lucas and Star Wars?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19440 | $20

Escape? From Alcatraz - FAA

12/15/17
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Open your mouth and unknowingly, you channel three of the English language's most abundant linguistic sources. People who exhibit no interest in religion or mythology and certainly, not in Shakespeare, use all three as household words, simply by telling a story. ''All of a sudden, on a Friday, my flesh and blood thought it was high time I should feed them. I went the extra mile and ordered 20 pizzas, but it was just a drop in the bucket. They ate me out of house and home and harped about my hosting abilities. They can bite the dust. In the end, it is a dog that is man's best friend.'' For goodness sake, if you haven't slept a wink, and are puzzling over these word origins, join us and learn ‐ Is it mythology? The Bible? Or Shakespeare?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19518 | $20

Mythology, the Bible or Shakespeare - FAA

9/25/17
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
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 2000 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. Knowledge of the basic vocabulary of fiction writing (characterization, point of view, narrative arc, stylistics etc) is assumed. At least modest practice skills are also desirable.

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19584 | $75

Writing Fiction - FAA

9/25/17 - 10/30/17
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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Members of this class submit up to three pages of poetry each week. Before sessions, manuscripts are emailed to all participants. The workshop format focuses on the tools and techniques of poetic expression; the ambience is encouraging and rigorous. There is no in‐class writing. No one is required to submit any poems.

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19512 | $75

Writing Poetry - FAA

9/26/17 - 10/31/17
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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Folktales along with your personal stories are full of wisdom, anecdotes and hopes for the future. Storytellers, Matilde (Matu) Machiavello and Ramona King share how crafting folktales and your personal stories benefit the next generation, offering a treasure trove of heartfelt intention and personality. Join Ramona and Matilde in an open class introduction to using the power of story for a masterful legacy.

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19545 | $20

The Art of Storytelling - FAA

10/6/17
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramona King
CE South Building

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In this interactive session, participants will explore, discuss and share their ideal 'life changing stories.' We will also learn and practice empowering and easy‐to‐follow activities. By the end of the session, participants will be imbued with a number of tools to unleash their wisdom and help them achieve their dream stories. Safe, relaxing and fun atmosphere guaranteed!

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19558 | $20

Stories to Empower and Reach Out - FAA

10/13/17
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
CE South Building

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Have you ever watched your adult children's impatience with offspring who refuse to eat vegetables when served? What did you do with your vegetables as a kid ...and are you still doing it? Your teenage grandson acts out in fury against his parents because ''they don't understand.'' What if you could share with him the moments your parents didn't seem to ''get'' you? What if you could turn their lives around with empathy stories where you found solutions? How about stories where there were no accessible solutions and you found ways to be okay with that outcome? Inspire a novel, the next president, a neurosurgeon or engineer. The possibilities are endless when you consider all you have to offer through your experiences and desire to see something new and different in the world. This lecture won't change your life, but you will change the lives of others through the power of your personal story.

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19559 | $20

Using the Power of Storytelling for a Masterful Legacy - FAA

10/18/17
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramona King
CE South Building

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The attitude of the writer to subject, be it sincere or "ironic," close or distant, dictates much about audience control and response. Like tone of voice, tone in writing is a central component of intention and interpretation. Be it intended or unintended, tone can't be ignored in literary craft. We will explore aspects of ''tone in writing'' together through readings and discussion.

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19561 | $49

Tone and Audience in Writing - FAA

10/26/17 - 11/16/17
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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Calling all aspiring writers! Challenge yourself to write 50,000 words in a month. Join us for an intergenerational event series you won't want to miss. NaNoWriMo is the National Novel Writing Month happening in November. This online writing community is coming to life here at UNM Continuing Education. Each interactive Saturday session will include inspiration, facilitated writing time, opportunities for peer review, with a culminating Thursday evening showcase of our work. Note: Last class on Auditorium; Thursday, October 30 from 5:30 to 7.

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19560 | $125

NaNoWriMo Writing Series - FAA

10/28/17 - 11/30/17
Sat 12:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM and Thu 5:30 PM ‐ 7:00 PM (5 Session Total)
. Various
CE North Building

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FREE Osher Membership Event Will be showing the following movies: Bridget Jones Diary, Metropolitan, the Lake House.

19563 | $00

Osher Membership Event: Jane Austen Movie Series (Section A) - FAA

10/30/17
Mon 4:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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In your leotard and Stetson, are you a maverick, a teetotaler, or a dooze? At times, you're just a flash in the pan who receives short shrift as you're licked into shape. Other times, you're in like Flynn as you see eyeball to eyeball with a Devil's advocate. You may have a yen to steal someone's thunder or be a masochist stuck with a white elephant. Do you knock on wood, go beyond the pale, or pray for curfew? Why do we say what we do? Explore the meaning behind these and other colorful terms.

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19567 | $20

Why Do We Say That? ‐ Knocking on Wood and Chasing White Elephants - FAA

11/2/17
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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The literature of South America is a rich and complex tradition, dating back several centuries. As Magical Realism became a popular genre, the work of writers from countries like Argentina , Brazil, Chile , Colombia, Paraguay and Uruguay gained particular prominence during the second half of the twentieth century. The boom of South American literature in the 1960s and 1970s and its modern descendants ensure that this varied body of work continues to ?ourish. While reading some of these works, we'll explore local beliefs, tradition and much more in the literature of the 'Cono Sur.'

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19577 | $00

Osher Membership Event: Unforgettable Writers of the Cono Sur - FAA

11/2/17
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
TBA (To be Announced)

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

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19582 | $29

Writing Online - FAA

11/2/17 - 11/9/17
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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In this historical performance lecture, we will take a trip down memory lane. We will learn about the origins of the American, Mexican and (Negro) National Anthems. We will deconstruct the context and culture behind anthems and why they are such important symbols in international culture. Then, we will collectively craft an anthem, as a group, as we unearth the beginnings of our own personal anthem (better known as "theme music"). Participants should come prepared with the lyrics to their favorite song.

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19548 | $20

Writing Your Personal Anthem - FAA

11/3/17
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Hakim Bellamy
CE South Building

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

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19556 | $75

Writing True: Memoir and Memoir‐Based Fiction - FAA

11/6/17 - 12/11/17
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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A tour of poetry in various forms, ranging from historical to contemporary. We'll explore older forms from all around the world (such as the pantoum from 15th C. Malaysia and the 12th C. Proven

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19554 | $49

Poetic Forms of the World: From Historic to Contemporary - FAA

11/7/17 - 11/28/17
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Chelsea Bunn
CE South Building

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Starbuck's logo is based on an ancient image of a beautiful, half‐naked woman with a serpent or fish‐tail, usually referred to as the image of Melusine. This periodically generates public controversy in the United States. In Europe, Melusine has a long and fascinating history; she has been used as a personal and regional guardian, a political symbol and has appeared in fairy stories of love, loss and enchantment. We'll explore the story behind one serpent lady, three royal dynasties, a far‐flung clan of rebellious lords and a franchise in "demonic lattes!''

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19539 | $20

Of Lore and Lattes: The Legend of Melusine - FAA

11/16/17
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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FREE Osher Membership Event Will be showing the following movies: Bridget Jones Diary, Metropolitan, the Lake House.

19563 | $00

Osher Membership Event: Jane Austen Movie Series (Section B) - FAB

11/27/17
Mon 4:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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Osher Membership Event: Jane Austen Movie Series (Section C) - FAC

12/11/17
Mon 4:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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Singer, songwriter, poet, film maker, humanitarian, social activist, and philanthropist Harry Chapin (1942‐81) accomplished more in his short 38 years than many people who live to be twice that age. Convinced that "money is for people" he consistently gave away large amounts of his income, while working to fight hunger as a co‐founder of World Hunger Year (W.H.Y.) His cinematic songs are filled with the pathos and drama of ordinary life, and although we'll explore hits such as "Taxi," "Cat's in the Cradle" and "W.O.L.D," we'll go beyond to the heartbreak of the failed performer "Mr. Tanner," the fears of "Mail Order Annie" as she meets her husband‐to‐be for the first time, and many more.

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19604 | $20

Henry Chapin ‐ Cat s in the Cradle - FAA

10/2/17
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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This workshop is a college level, survey course at the intersection of folk music and Black Americana condensed into two hours. In this lecture performance, we will discuss the characteristics of folk music and Black people. The poetry and the rhythm of song along with a hint of ethnomusicology will be be our muse. Genres of music endemic to Black culture (i.e. Gospel, Blues, Rock n' Roll, Jazz and Hip Hop) will be covered as we discover the answer to the question, "What exactly is Black Folk Music?." Participants should come ready to sing and learn and clap and stomp their feet.

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19675 | $20

Gospel: Black Folk Music - FAA

10/5/17
Thu 4:00 AM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Hakim Bellamy
CE South Building

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Introduction to Acting is a course geared toward those students who wish to learn techniques employed onstage, or onscreen, in improvisational and solo work. The class will teach basic improvisation, using highly‐enjoyable games and tasks (always considered the most delightful component in an acting class). The lessons will then move on to textual work — these functions being applied to solo expositions (monologues) to prepare for "performance" at course's end. This intro class promises to be, first and foremost, a great deal of fun; and the studies learned will infuse its players with more physical and verbal confidence to be exercised in any life situation.

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19601 | $65

Introduction to Acting - FAA

10/7/17 - 11/11/17
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Robin Lane
CE South Building

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Composer Frédéric Chopin (1810‐1849) has long been considered one of the great masters of the Romantic Era, yet few realize that his earliest hopes were pinned on a career writing for the operatic theatre. Forced to leave his native land at the age of 20, he resettled in Paris as an expatriate and political refugee, where he sought to create a new life for himself. His piano compositions are incredibly demanding, not only in technical requirements, but in depth of interpretation, while his love for opera is clearly reflected in the soaring melodies which live on as the basis for popular 20th century songs.

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19624 | $20

Chopin: Music of the Night - FAA

10/10/17
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Many of those who suffered the horrors of war in the past century were reluctant to talk about their experiences. Soldiers throughout history however, have used music as a coping mechanism, and their songs (which generally contain a subtext of anti‐war sentiment) live on, and continue to tell their story. This class will explore the music of The War to End All Wars by looking at the songs and reminiscences of the soldiers themselves, including violinist Fritz Kreisler and the story of the Christmas Truce of 1914.

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19623 | $20

Oh, What A Lovely War! Music and Words of World War I - FAA

10/11/17
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
Corrales Community Center

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Songwriting 101 is a way to view your feelings and vulnerability as a spiritual journey. What does that mean? Well, whatever you are feeling right now can be turned into a story, and one that others might want to hear about when expressed with a rhythm, a melody and a theme. Even if you don't know what those parts of a song are, we can still help you write one! We do this by using the hero's journey, which is a tool used all over the world to help people write simple, relatable stories based on universal themes and more.

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19673 | $20

Songwriting 101 ‐ Anyone Can Do It - FAA

10/12/17
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Shari Tarbet
CE South Building

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Improvisation (improv) can be defined as a delivered performance which has had no previous preparation — to play on the spur of the moment. This course will give students the means to create a "who/what/where," onstage, with only imaginations, voices and bodies employed. The goal is to encourage playfulness, spontaneity and fun among the students — and in doing so, enhance each student's originative abilities; lead each to quickly think on one's feet; and to focus his/her attention more readily. These skills, which will be developed in a productive and whimsical way, will certainly strengthen the students' communicative skills enormously.

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19608 | $49

Introduction to Improv, Section A - FAA

10/16/17 - 11/6/17
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robin Lane
CE South Building

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The first half of the twentieth century is heir to a rich operatic tradition of beautiful music and stirring melodrama. And while there were practitioners of this style in the 20th century most composers preferred to break out in new directions. In this class we shall explore the rich expressive potential of works from different countries. The operas to be covered via lecture, videos and discussion are: Richard Strauss, Salome, 1905, Alban Berg, Wozzeck, 1925, Giacomo Puccini, Turandot, 1926, Dimitri Shostakovich, Lady Macbeth of Mtensk, 1934, Benjamin Britten, Peter Grimes, 1945.

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19692 | $59

History of Opera IV ‐ (1900 ‐ 1950) - FAA

10/18/17 - 11/15/17
Wed 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Julius Kaplan
CE South Building

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The health benefits of singing are well‐documented and widely accepted — singing together makes you happier, healthier and more attuned to the natural environment. The act of singing means deep breathing, increased blood flow and more oxygen is circulated throughout your body. Endorphins, the brain's "feel good" chemicals are released and your mood is elevated — the stresses of the day slip away. Nora believes singing helps form new neural connections making you feel more confident and alert. As you sing and move and get into the groove, you get the same positive physical effects as exercise but without expensive gym memberships and designer trainers.

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19672 | $20

Songwriting 102: The Joy of Singing (Section A) - FAA

10/27/17
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Nora Kostelnik
CE South Building

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Across a period of 30 years, from 1965‐95, the Grateful Dead played well over two thousand live concerts, breaking all of the rules of popular entertainment. They played what they wanted, the way they wanted, for as long as they wanted, and their fans loved them for it, supporting the band with an almost religious fervor. The "Deadheads" were encouraged to trade cassette tapes of live performances with each another, which created a symbiotic relationship between the band and their fan base that remains unique in the annals of rock and roll. It would take the death of founding member Jerry Garcia in 1995 to put a halt to the band's freestyle performance life. Members have reunited across the years, perhaps most famously, to perform in tuxedos at one of former President Obama's inaugural balls. Because of time constraints, this class will focus primarily on the Dead, and Jerry Garcia, rather than attempting to document the prolific solo careers of the individual musicians.

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19630 | $20

Truckin with the Grateful Dead - FAA

11/2/17
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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The real Paul McCartney died in a tragic car crash on September 11,1966, at the age of 24. The Beatles manager Brian Epstein went into a panic and hired the MI6 (British secret service) to help with a fast coverup. An unknown English studio musician/Paul impersonator named Billy Sheperd was quickly hired to replace Paul. He underwent numerous surgeries and injections to look like Paul and keep the Beatles going financially and globally. Billy was introduced to the world on The Sgt. Peppers album as Billy Shears (nobody seemed to notice a change). They were all sworn to a code of silence, but things were never the same for the Beatles. Billy Sheperd has been known as ''Paul McCartney'' for the last 50 years.

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19698 | $49

Stranger Than Fiction, The Paul McCartney Conspiracy - FAA

11/2/17 - 11/30/17
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Chris Nolan
CE South Building

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Come along on this musical travelogue that featues the historical underpinnings and roadside stops of the new wave of Brazilian music that has never ceased to captivate the world. The Jazz Brasileiro duo will perform live, both classic bossa nova and a wide range of contemporary Brazilian music. The collaboration highlights exquisitely crafted guitar lines and gorgeously haunting melodies sung in Portuguese and English.

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19607 | $39

Bossa Nova: A Musical Travelogue - FAA

11/3/17
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Tony Cesarano
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 of 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

11/6/17 - 11/27/17
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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The health benefits of singing are well‐documented and widely accepted — singing together makes you happier, healthier and more attuned to the natural environment. The act of singing means deep breathing, increased blood flow and more oxygen is circulated throughout your body. Endorphins, the brain's "feel good" chemicals are released and your mood is elevated — the stresses of the day slip away. Nora believes singing helps form new neural connections making you feel more confident and alert. As you sing and move and get into the groove, you get the same positive physical effects as exercise but without expensive gym memberships and designer trainers.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19672 | $20

Songwriting 102: The Joy of Singing (Section B) - FAB

11/6/17
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Nora Kostelnik
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Jazz pianist and composer Thelonious Monk (1917‐82) is the second‐most recorded jazz composer after Duke Ellington. This is somewhat astonishing, since Ellington wrote over 1,000 songs and Monk only wrote about 70. No matter whether he was playing cool jazz or hard bop, it was impossible to escape his unique style, which jazz critic Philip Larkin famously dismissed as "the elephant on the keyboard." Although "Round Midnight" may be more familiar, his composition "Epistrophy" has been called ''the first classic, modern jazz composition."

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19635 | $20

Straight, No Chaser: The World of Thelonious Monk - FAA

11/8/17
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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A consummate craftsman of melody and lyric, Stephen Collins Foster (1826‐64) invented (and inspired) popular music as we recognize it today. Because he also became the first songwriter to support himself by his craft in this country, Irving Berlin kept a framed picture of the composer on his office wall throughout his entire career. Foster's melodies have now become such a part of the American tapestry that they are often mistaken for folk songs and used without attribution. What should have been an immensely successful life ended in tragedy at the age of 37, yet Foster's legacy of more than 300 works paved the way for future popular songwriters in the United States. Minstrel songs account for only a small part of his repertoire, and the class will be supported by ample recordings including his instrumental music and Civil War ballads.

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19622 | $20

Stephen Foster ‐ the First Popular American Songwriter - FAA

11/13/17
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
CE South Building

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'Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.'' Is there something happening in the ''Little Town of Bethlehem''? ''Mary, Did you Know?'' that ''The First Noel'' would become the basis for a body of music known today as Christmas carols? The birth of Jesus may have occurred roughly 2,000 years ago, but the music associated with his birth and the celebration of Christmas did not evolve for another millennia. Why did the evolution take so long? What forms did it take, and are those forms still evident in traditional carols today? Join Jane and Bobbie for ''Twelve Days of Christmas'' as we answer these questions.

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19637 | $25

19637 Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Section FAA‐EFA - FAA

12/1/17
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Jane Ellen
La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room

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Let's face it, at any other time of the year, garlands, glitter, sequins and velvet would be considered tawdry. But at Christmas, the more glitz, the better. Thank the Victorians for festive overabundance. We may not be Victorians today, but we still pay homage to Victorian excess in every ladies' magazine at Christmas and in most American homes. Join Rudolph, Frosty, Jane and Bobbie in our one‐horse open sleigh. We'll be singing the songs we love to sing without a single stop. We hope you'll be near our fireplace as the chestnuts go Pop, Pop, Pop!

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19640 | $20

Christmas in Excess - FAA

12/8/17
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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We will cover a number of geology‐type parks, from canyon parks (Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce) to mountain parks (Guadalupe Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Yosemite, Grand Tetons), to volcanic parks (Mt. Rainier/Mt. St. Helens, Hawaiian Islands) to cave parks (Carlsbad, Mammoth) to sand dunes (Great Sand Dunes, White Sands). In order to understand the different geologic features in American parks, we will first learn the basic principles of geology — about the three types of rocks (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary) and how they form and about plate tectonics being the driving force for the geology we see on planet Earth.

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19786 | $75

Geology of the National Parks - FAA

10/4/17 - 11/22/17
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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It has been said that the American Civil War was the last of the ancient wars, and the beginning of the modern ones. With increased industrialization, the warring factions found new ways to try and kill one another. This discussion will cover some newly devised weapons which were considered ungentlemanly, and thus termed "infernal weapons". Among the new weapons discussed will be: machine guns, submarines, torpedo boats, ironclad ships, hand grenades, land and naval mines, proposed chemical and biological entities and many others.

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19789 | $20

Weapons of the American Civil War - FAA

10/9/17
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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

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19732 | $20

The Case for Reincarnation - FAA

10/20/17
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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19720 | $00

Osher Membership Event: Savvy Cybersecurity - FAA

11/6/17
Mon 5:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
Corrales Arts Center

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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

11/8/17
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Carol Hill
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: 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

11/29/17 - 12/13/17
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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As human beings we are all tempted to live in a world where our fears, anxieties, emotional and psychological problems are rendered impotent, causing us no concern and worry. It is nothing short of residing in a fantasy world where stress remains locked out. That is precisely what addiction provides. We are all susceptible but why is it that certain people can avoid addiction's powerful pull and others cannot? We will look at why addiction has represented itself as a panacea for our troubles when, in reality if is a seductive demon.

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19851 | $20

The Psychology of Addiction - FAA

10/4/17
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Corrales Community Center

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What ever happened to sin? What ever happened to the Seven Deadly Sins: pride, avarice, envy, wrath, gluttony, sloth and lust? Some believe that the concept of sin deserves to be buried forever. Others believe that this is not a change for the better. Do the Seven Deadly Sins still have some relevance in the 21st century? Can they provide us with a vehicle to examine the contemporary world? After reviewing the seven deadly sins, all that is necessary for a good discussion are our experiences and observations.

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19877 | $20

The Seven Deadly Sins Today - FAA

10/11/17
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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The breath of life is with us from the moment of birth until the moment of death. Yoga provides a way for us to understand this precious connection between our mortal, physical bodies and our immortal spirits. This gentle yoga class will emphasize breathing and deep relaxation, with guided meditation to help us appreciate our eventual mortality. Class teachers Swami Omkara and Shelley Drake lead seminars that prompt conversations about mortality issues

Note: FREE Osher Membership Event

19866 | $00

Membership Event: From Child Pose to Corpse Pose: Life, Death, Yoga and Spirituality - FAA

10/21/17
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North Building

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'Before I Die'' festivals are part of a growing social movement to foster reflection about how we as individuals and as a society manage death and dying. By providing space and opportunities to openly discuss end‐of‐life issues, we can improve the percentage of those who plan ahead and take actions to address our mortality. The "Before I Die" ABQ five‐day festival has educational, entertaining elements such as field trips, art, movies, theater, panel discussions and Death Café conversations. The panel will be moderated by Gail Rubin, CT and the members of the panel will consist of the following experts: Dr. Nancy Guinn, key developer of the New Mexico MOST form Joan Gibson, PhD with The Conversation Project in New Mexico Jan Wilson with Compassion and Choices, and others. (Part Two of this panel discussion is a free membership event that takes place right after at 6:00pm).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19856 | $20

Making Plans to Live Well Until We Die: Part One - FAA

10/22/17
Sun 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North Building

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Making Plans to Live Well Until We Die: Part Two - FAB

10/22/17
Sun 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19813 | $49

Buddhism - FAA

10/27/17 - 11/17/17
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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This lecture will introduce the Cult of Santa Muerte, survey its beliefs and practices and address its rapidly growing popularity. Over ten million people worldwide now practice this religious veneration of Death Herself, personified as a female Grim Reaper figure addressed in Spanish as ''Santa Muerte,'' literally, ''Saint Death.'' Called by descriptive names such as ''The Skeleton Saint'' and ''The Skinny Lady,'' among others, she is revered in multiple colored forms and with a growing variety of rituals, traditions, and various folk religious practices. Many of these have their origins in folk Catholicism, others perhaps in indigenous Mexican religious forms, and still others in folk magic, sorcery and various esoteric beliefs. With her veneration branded heretical by the Roman Catholic Church, her devotees have continued worshiping her independently, originating a new religious movement which is now the fastest growing of any in North America and possibly the world, even making a cameo on the wildly popular TV series set in Albuquerque, Breaking Bad.

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19800 | $20

The Cult of Santa Muerte: Fastest Growing Religion in North America (Section A) - FAA

11/1/17
Wed 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
George Sieg
CE South Building

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Feng Shui is an ancient art developed over 4,000 years ago in China, that encompasses the balance of energies and invites the "Dragon's Breath" or auspicious chi into the home or place of work, to ensure optimal health, good fortune and prosperity. Feng means wind and Shui means water and in the Chinese culture, the balance of wind and water are essential for good luck and good health. Feng Shui incorporates the theories of Yin and Yang, the five elements, the identification of sha chi, the application of colours and shapes. Learn how to create a happy Feng Shui home, where chi flows harmoniously, enhancing optimal health and attracting more love, joy, success and abundance.

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19879 | $29

Feng Shui To Enhance Health, Wealth and Happiness - FAA

11/1/17 - 11/8/17
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Szuson Wong
CE South Building

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Is myth dead? Does it hold any relevance in modern life or is it just nice stories we read as children? Myth is alive and well, and hiding in plain sight in movies. Come and add to the discussion with your own examples of myth in movies as we explore and discuss the Hero's Journey with movies like the Wizard of Oz, Star Wars, and A Christmas Carol; the Trickster with movies like Mrs. Doubtfire, 'V', and Pirates of the Caribbean; and movies that retell myth such as Beowulf, and Rapunzel. Discover how myth can be everywhere.

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19812 | $39

Myth 'n Movies - FAA

11/7/17 - 11/21/17
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Shari Tarbet
CE South Building

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Western Buddhism evoloved through a variety of transformations of Buddhism from the East, becoming establishing through its engagement by the ''counter‐culture'' and subsequent integration into ''New Age'' spiritual and philosophical worldviews. It has ultimately entered into secular circles and scientific psychology, currently resulting in the conception of ''secular'' Buddhism. Both of these phenomena provide fascinating examples of the formation and development of new expressions of an already successful and popular world religion. Since Buddhism originally migrated from the East to the West, it also exemplifies the transmutation of a religion when it transfers from one living civilization to another. This lecture will address the historical and cultural aspects of the passage of Buddhism from East to West and investigate the details of the origin, development and practice of both western and secular Buddhism.

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19800 | $20

Western and Secular Buddhism: New Branches of a World Religion (Section B) - FAB

11/8/17
Wed 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
George Sieg
CE South Building

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Two Global Trends in New Religious Movements: Eclectic Personal Religion and Alternative Spiritualities (Section C) - FAC

11/15/17
Wed 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
George Sieg
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19865 | $20

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

11/17/17
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE South Building

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Think of someone you know who thrives in spite of adversity. This is the essence of resilience. A resilient person is able to bounce back from difficult or stressful experiences. This quality is much more common than we imagine. In our review of current scientific research identifying the factors in children, adolescents and adults that contribute to resilience, we'll ask if these factors are the same or if they differ with age. Looking beyond the individual to the family, community and society will help us identify sources of support for thriving under challenging conditions. We will then ask what can be done to foster resilience in ourselves and others. Join us as we share stories of resilience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment

19875 | $39

Living Resilient Lives - FAA

11/28/17 - 12/12/17
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Stephen Poland
CE South Building

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At least one in ten Protestant church‐goers in the United States attend weekly services at ''megachurches'' of thousands, even tens of thousands, of worshipers. Over the past decade, this phenomenon has spread worldwide, with at least one megachurch in South Korea boasting almost 100,000 members. Why are megachurches so popular? How did they originate, and what factors have fueled their rise to such incredible prominence within Christianity, the largest religion in the world? How does the popularity of megachurches relate to the increasing numbers of people who identify their religion as ''none,'' yet attest to attending a church at least weekly? This lecture will aim to answer these questions, while examining this remarkable development in Protestant Christianity.

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19800 | $20

Non‐Denominational Christian Evangelism: Rise of the Megachurches (Section D) - FAD

11/29/17
Wed 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
George Sieg
CE South Building

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Viktor Frankl, psychiatrist, neurologist and Holocaust survivor, wrote Man's Search for Meaning‐one of the most influential books of the 20th century. This lecture will examine Frankl's life experiences and his approach to finding meaning in life, will present concrete examples of lives hat hae been changed and transformed by Frankl's method and will share practical strategies to enrich and maximize the meaning, quality and purpose of our lives.

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19840 | $20

Viktor Frankl and Our Search for Meaning - FAA

12/11/17
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Charles Eaton
CE South Building

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As human beings we are all tempted to live in a world where our fears, anxieties, emotional and psychological problems are rendered impotent, causing us no concern and worry. It is nothing short of residing in a fantasy world where stress remains locked out. That is precisely what addiction provides. We are all susceptible but why is it that certain people can avoid addiction's powerful pull and others cannot? We will look at why addiction has represented itself as a panacea for our troubles when, in reality if is a seductive demon.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19851 | $20

The Psychology of Addiction - FAA

10/4/17
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Corrales Community Center

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What ever happened to sin? What ever happened to the Seven Deadly Sins: pride, avarice, envy, wrath, gluttony, sloth and lust? Some believe that the concept of sin deserves to be buried forever. Others believe that this is not a change for the better. Do the Seven Deadly Sins still have some relevance in the 21st century? Can they provide us with a vehicle to examine the contemporary world? After reviewing the seven deadly sins, all that is necessary for a good discussion are our experiences and observations.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19877 | $20

The Seven Deadly Sins Today - FAA

10/11/17
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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The breath of life is with us from the moment of birth until the moment of death. Yoga provides a way for us to understand this precious connection between our mortal, physical bodies and our immortal spirits. This gentle yoga class will emphasize breathing and deep relaxation, with guided meditation to help us appreciate our eventual mortality. Class teachers Swami Omkara and Shelley Drake lead seminars that prompt conversations about mortality issues

Note: FREE Osher Membership Event

19866 | $00

Membership Event: From Child Pose to Corpse Pose: Life, Death, Yoga and Spirituality - FAA

10/21/17
Sat 11:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North Building

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'Before I Die'' festivals are part of a growing social movement to foster reflection about how we as individuals and as a society manage death and dying. By providing space and opportunities to openly discuss end‐of‐life issues, we can improve the percentage of those who plan ahead and take actions to address our mortality. The "Before I Die" ABQ five‐day festival has educational, entertaining elements such as field trips, art, movies, theater, panel discussions and Death Café conversations. The panel will be moderated by Gail Rubin, CT and the members of the panel will consist of the following experts: Dr. Nancy Guinn, key developer of the New Mexico MOST form Joan Gibson, PhD with The Conversation Project in New Mexico Jan Wilson with Compassion and Choices, and others. (Part Two of this panel discussion is a free membership event that takes place right after at 6:00pm).

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19856 | $20

Making Plans to Live Well Until We Die: Part One - FAA

10/22/17
Sun 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North Building

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Making Plans to Live Well Until We Die: Part Two - FAB

10/22/17
Sun 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North Building

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Feng Shui is an ancient art developed over 4,000 years ago in China, that encompasses the balance of energies and invites the "Dragon's Breath" or auspicious chi into the home or place of work, to ensure optimal health, good fortune and prosperity. Feng means wind and Shui means water and in the Chinese culture, the balance of wind and water are essential for good luck and good health. Feng Shui incorporates the theories of Yin and Yang, the five elements, the identification of sha chi, the application of colours and shapes. Learn how to create a happy Feng Shui home, where chi flows harmoniously, enhancing optimal health and attracting more love, joy, success and abundance.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19879 | $29

Feng Shui To Enhance Health, Wealth and Happiness - FAA

11/1/17 - 11/8/17
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Szuson Wong
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19865 | $20

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

11/17/17
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE South Building

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Think of someone you know who thrives in spite of adversity. This is the essence of resilience. A resilient person is able to bounce back from difficult or stressful experiences. This quality is much more common than we imagine. In our review of current scientific research identifying the factors in children, adolescents and adults that contribute to resilience, we'll ask if these factors are the same or if they differ with age. Looking beyond the individual to the family, community and society will help us identify sources of support for thriving under challenging conditions. We will then ask what can be done to foster resilience in ourselves and others. Join us as we share stories of resilience.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment

19875 | $39

Living Resilient Lives - FAA

11/28/17 - 12/12/17
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Stephen Poland
CE South Building

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The class is designed for people who are already playing either social or duplicate bridge and would like to sharpen their skills and/or play competitively. Get confused about the pesky double? Is it a penalty double? Is it a negative double? Or is it a support double? Or might it be a double that says, ''it is our hand partner, do something intelligent.'' This class is designed to teach you the meaning of the commonly used doubles, and why they are needed. To go with that you will be given many hands to play each week to practice using them. Note: $20 fee for materials.

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19926 | $99

Duplicate Bridge 203: All About Doubles in Modern Bridge (Section B) - FAB

10/3/17 - 11/14/17
Tue 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (7 Session Total)
Linda Hays
La Vida Llena Retirement Community

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Do you sometimes wonder if human beings will ever learn to get along? Worldviews are one of the lenses that help shape our perception of reality. Recognizing these five worldviews–indigenous, modern, fundamentalist, globalized, and transformative–helps us develop awareness of other people's perspectives without necessarily trying to change them. We cannot have a vibrant democracy if each of us stays in a bubble with people who share the same values and beliefs. We need to gain skills to navigate a more diverse world, which includes understanding those who live in a different zip code. With greater awareness we may stop expecting others to change their worldviews to fit ours and find that it is possible to discuss our differences with curiosity and respect. As we learn about these five worldviews, we can improve communication and relations with people who are similar to and different from us through uncovering shared values and bridging the divide.

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19920 | $00

Osher Membership Event: Five Perspectives ‐ The Way We View the World - FAA

10/24/17
Tue 4:00 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Denise Adams
CE South Building

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Maslow first published his Hierarchy of Needs theory in the 1940s and refined it in the mid 1950s. The state of Self Actualization and its implications were very influential in the development of the human potential movement in psychology in the 1960's and 70's. Then, in the late 1990's, Paul Ray and Sherry Anderson published their studies of a growing segment of the adult population they called the Cultural Creatives. This course will examine both of these topics, explore the states of consciousness they imply, and the cultural values they exemplify. The Cultural Creatives exemplify the values of an Earth Day kind of environmentalism, strong, healthy local community development, individual spiritual practices, diversity, social inclusion and human rights of all kinds. If this group does, indeed, now stand at almost a third of the adult population in the United States, what does that imply for future policies and why is it that they don't seem to be having more of an impact on current values and policies? Do you count yourself among them? Come and find out.

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19915 | $20

Cultural Creatives and the Emerging Earth Wisdom Culture - FAA

10/28/17
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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

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19944 | $20

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

12/4/17
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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In 409 AD, the Suebi (a Baltic people) and their king, Hermerico, established themselves in the Iberian Peninsula by passing through the Basque country, they settled in the Roman province of Gallaecia, in north‐western Hispania(modern Galicia and northernPortugal), swore fealty to the Emperor Honorius and were accepted as foederati and permitted to settle, under their own autonomous governance. The kingdom of the Suebi in Gallaecia became the first of the sub‐Roman kingdoms to be formed in the disintegrating territory of the Western Roman Empire. Suebic Gallaecia was the first kingdom separated from the Roman Empire to mint coins. The Suebic kingdom in Gallaecia and northern Lusitania was established in 410 and lasted until 584, when it was conquered by the Visigoth kingdom and incorporated as its sixth province. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Suebi will be explored. A short film that will trace the history of these people will be shown. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

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19971 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Suebi Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup I) - FAA

10/6/17
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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The story of Joaquin Murrieta is the subject of controversy in 1850's California. ángel de Cervantes will show a documentary on the legacy of Joaquin Murrieta and his inspiration for the 1919 novel that became ''The Curse of Capistrano'' by Johnston McCulley. He will also have a discussion on Hispanic identity in the American Southwest during the 19th Century and its connection to Joaquin Murrieta.

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19970 | $20

The Real Zorro: Who was Joaquin Murrieta? (Identity in the 19th Century Southwest) - FAA

10/20/17
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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What can you say about Albuquerque? It's big and it's beautiful. It's Old and it's New. Its history extends from the Indian villages of the Tiguex Province–to the old Spanish villa down by the river–to the new American wild west boomtown up by the railroad. But, despite its humble (and illegal) beginnings, the Land of Enchantment's largest city has lived up to a prediction made by its founder, Francisco Cuervo y Valdez, about New Mexico–that his tiny villa would one day become its most prosperous. It's more than a journey through three centuries, it's the story of one of the great cities of the Southwest.

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19975 | $20

Talk of the Town: A History of Albuquerque - FAA

10/23/17
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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We'll explore New Mexico‐made movies that have come to the big screen via a work of literature. Instructor Jeff Berg will offer a short synopsis of some of these works and their authors prior to screening a full‐length NM made movie that started as a book. Probable film screenings by New Mexico authors are The Hi Lo Country written by NM author and ABQ resident, Max Evans, and Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo Anaya.

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19968 | $20

New Mexico in Film: From Page to Screen - FAA

11/7/17
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Jeff Berg
CE South Building

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Sadie Orchard said she came to New Mexico for adventure. And that's exactly what she got. She would eventually own two brothels, is reputed to have been the only woman stagecoach driver in New Mexico Territory and operated the Orchard Grove Hotel. It was said she was an "unusually interesting person with a big heart," and that was proven when she raised the money to build the first church in Kingston and, later, cared for victims of the Spanish flu. Adventurous, interesting, big‐hearted–that Sadie was quite a lady!

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19959 | $20

Sadie Orchard ‐ Notorious Pioneer Woman of New Mexico - FAA

11/14/17
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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The Vandals were an East Germanic Tribe that entered the late Roman Empire during the fifth century. The Vandals were divided in two tribal groups, the Silingi and the Hasdingi. In 400 or 401, possibly because of attacks by the Huns, the Vandals, under king Godigisel, along with their allies (the Sarmatian Alans and Germanic Suebians) moved westwards into Roman territory. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Vandals will be explored. We will watch a short film that will trace the history of this group. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

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19979 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Vandals Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup I) - FAA

11/17/17
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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The Visigoths first emerge as a distinct people in the Balkans during the fourth century. They flourished and spread during the late Roman Empire in Late Antiquity, or the Migration Period. The Visigoths emerged from earlier Gothic groups (possibly the Thervingi) who had invaded the Roman Empire beginning in 376 and had defeated the Romans at the Battle of Adrianople in 378. The Visigoths invaded Italy under Alaric I and sacked Rome in 410. After the Visigoths sacked Rome, they began settling down, first in southern Gaul and eventually in Spain and Portugal, where they founded the Kingdom of the Visigoths. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Visigoths will be explored. We will watch a short film that traces the history of this group. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

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19997 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Visigoths Connection to New Mexican Families (Part I) - FAA

12/15/17
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Donne Lewis Osher Program Supervisor

Donne Lewis

Program Supervisor

(505) 277-6178

lewisd@unm.edu

Donne Lewis, Program Supervisor

Donne Lewis has supported CE Public Programs in a myriad of capacities over the course of the past year. She comes to us with over fifteen years of management, education, marketing and communications experience, including a six year stint as a Marketing Manager at CNM. Prior to arriving at UNM, Donne spent two years as a self-employed tap and sand dance performer and educator. She also provided marketing and communications consultation for several non-profit organizations.


History

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

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


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

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