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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM

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

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

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

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Osher Lifelong Learning Membership

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

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Osher Lifelong Learning Free Member Events

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Led by Gene Grant, host of New Mexico In Focus (on New Mexico PBS) the class will explore the new world of media consumption and how we as consumers make sense of it. Using real time news examples, guest speakers from the news business and class editorial participation, the course will serve as a ''media literacy'' refresher for news consumers who started their journey with Cronkite, Jennings and Brokaw.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19744 | $20

New Media, Old Bias; New Tools For News Consumers, Part II - WIB‐PE

2/13/18
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gene Grant
CE South Building

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Traditional beliefs and customs of a community passed down from one generation to the next is the lore of the people. The tales shared on the western continent of Africa survived the harsh, brutal and tormenting journey through the middle passage. Words that echo hope, cultural pride, and life were spoken among captive people...stories that became the essence of survival. Those same words of ancient African wisdom has woven it's way through the history of the American experience. This event and performance is a celebration of that wisdom and how it continues to echo hope, guidance, and a life force of all encompassing grace and strength to those who embrace it.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19407 | $0

Osher Membership Event: Wisdom Tales from Africa to America ‐ Folklore, Politics, and Good Common Sense - WIA‐PE

2/15/18
Thu 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramona King
CE South Building

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A documentary about American women who went to work during World War II doing ''men's jobs'' and what happened to them. The film focuses on five actual Rosie's who dealt with racism and sexism while making sure that oversees military personnel had sufficient equipment to both win the war and save their own lives and return back home. The women work in every type of war‐manufacturing factory. They made planes, war ships, tanks, weapons and support military equipment. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being ''culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Color and Black/White. [Film: 65 minutes and Brief Discussion after the film] Presented by Osher Member, Teresa Civello, MSW

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19408 | $0

Osher Membership Event: Documentary Film: Rosie the Riveter ‐ 1980 - WIA‐PE

3/2/18
Fri 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Terry Civello
CE South Building

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A slide show about women in various combat roles in every WWII theatre of operation. The material focuses on women who became snipers, those who flew combat missions in war planes [spitfires] and women who dedicated their lives as spies to secure critical intelligence. Every women in this presentation did her part to help win the war.

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19446 | $0

Osher Membership Event: Slide Show ‐ Women in Combat: Snipers, Spitfires & Spies - WIA‐PE

3/9/18
Fri 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Terry Civello
CE South Building

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Led by Gene Grant, host of New Mexico In Focus (on New Mexico PBS) the class will explore the new world of media consumption and how we as consumers make sense of it. Using real time news examples, guest speakers from the news business and class editorial participation, the course will serve as a ''media literacy'' refresher for news consumers who started their journey with Cronkite, Jennings and Brokaw.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19744 | $20

New Media, Old Bias; New Tools For News Consumers, Part III - WIC‐PE

3/13/18
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gene Grant
CE South Building

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For more than two decades, on or near the first day of spring, story‐tellers and story‐listeners around the globe have gathered to tell and listen to tales in as many languages and in as many places as possible. Join the Storytellers of New Mexico as they tell delightful and thought‐provoking tales of WISE FOOLS, this year

Note: FREE Osher Membership Event

19523 | $0

Osher Membership Event: World Storytelling Day - WIA‐PE

3/20/18
Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
CE North Building

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The art of the Gothic period in Italy (1300‐1400) also called The Trecento was uncharacteristic from the typical Gothic style used throughout Europe. Italian architecture was distinct and in some regions painting adhered to Byzantine influence. However, a new style of painting emerged that revolutionized the art of Florence, and eventually that of the entire Western world. A major shift in art commenced that was inspired from ancient Greece and Rome, eventually leading and developing as the catalyst that heralded the Italian Renaissance in Florence.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19101 | $20

Precursors of the Italian Renaissance - WIA‐PE

2/1/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Susan Bailey
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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This is the story of the life and times of Oscar "OK" Kokoschka and his infamous romance with Alma Mahler. Oscar Kokoschka was destined to become one of the greatest coloristic expressionistic artists of the twentieth century. Alma Mahler was the wife of Gustav Mahler, the great composer and head of the Vienna Opera. When these two titans met, the resulting affair would make for tabloid style fireworks, culminating in a tailspin of aberrant behavior when the couple split. Oscar

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19136 | $29

Not OK in Vienna: A Tangle of Art, Music, Literature, and Lust - WIA‐PE

2/1/18
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Annette Kingman
CE South Building

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The cultural and artistic birth of the Italian Renaissance (1400‐1500) originated in Florence. This period in art is also referred to as il Quattrocento. Why did this phenomenon happen in Florence and not in any other city in Europe? This change did not happen overnight. What were the reasons for this change? We'll examine these questions and the humanists, guilds, and patrons who were the catalysts of this cultural and artistic revolution that occurred in the first half of this era.

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19184 | $20

Florence: The Dawning of the Italian Renaissance - WIA‐PE

2/8/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Susan Bailey
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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From 2001 to 2005, the HBO cable television series, Six Feet Under, took viewers behind the scenes at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home. This upbeat talk uses clips from this award‐winning series to illuminate funeral planning issues for those who don

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19183 | $20

Everybody Dies: Lessons from Six Feet Under - WIA‐PE

3/20/18
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
Corrales Arts Center

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The Bill of Rights seems to be more cited and debated these days than at any time in American history. Currently, they appear to be under siege through the use of Presidential Executive Order. Why were these first ten Amendments added to the Constitution? Why are they considered to be among the most important sections of the Constitution to this day? What are these Amendments actually intended to provide and protect? To answer these and other questions, we will approach the Bill of Rights historically, including key Supreme Court cases that have defined or defied these Rights, to understand their meaning and intent.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19214 | $39

The Bill of Rights: What Do They Actually Guarantee? - WIA‐PE

2/13/18 - 2/27/18
Tue 1:30 PM ‐ 3:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Shari Tarbet
CE South Building

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One of Thomas Jefferson's favorite books was Edward Gibbon's, The History and the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, published in 1776. Our Founding Fathers, who believed that it was important to study the past, believed that many lessons could be learned studying the history of Rome. They knew that civilization is fragile. Today, there are those who argue that it is important for Americans to examine the reasons for the decline of the Roman Empire. What are the reasons? Does one see something similar in the United States today? Does history repeat itself? Doomsayers announce the end of America. However, there are those who argue that too many people have underestimated the strength of the American people.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19248 | $20

Will the United States Meet the Same Fate as the Roman Empire? - WIA‐PE

2/21/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
CE South Building

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An overall and detailed explanation of the litigation process will be provided. We will also discuss where to find the law related to your case, how to prepare for court proceedings, and where you might be able to find free legal help. In addition, we'll examine the differences between real‐life court situations and programs like Judge Judy, Judge Alex, Judge Joe Brown, Judge Christina, etc.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19256 | $39

Representing Yourself in Court - WIA‐PE

3/3/18 - 3/17/18
Sat 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building

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Starting thirty years ago, strange and beautiful formations appeared in English fields. These Crop Circles were cut into grains in layers – the top layer went clockwise, the layer beneath counter‐clockwise and the bottom layer again clockwise. The early designs were simple circles connected by straight lines. Later patterns have been exquisitely complex geometric compositions. Cameras and wrist watches ceased to function in these places. Scientists tried massive ways to catch who or what was creating these images. Dr. Sutton has walked many crop circles, participated in two international conferences, met the scientists and will share her opinions regarding these enigmas.

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

19201 | $20

Crop Circles – Enigmas of Energy - WIA‐PE

3/6/18
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
Corrales Arts Center

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From Africa to America, percussive dance has existed throughout and before recorded history. Come learn the origin story of tap dance, African boot dance, clog dancing and sand dancing and their relationships to one another. We will also watch a series of film clips highlighting the stars of this vast genre, from unknown and little known, to well‐known practitioners of the various percussive art forms. A short dance demonstration will follow the lecture.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19347 | $25

A Brief History of Percussive Dance: From the Diaspora to America - WIA‐PE

2/12/18
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Donne Lewis
CE North Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19371 | $20

Savvy Social Security for Boomers - WIA‐PE

2/16/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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Savvy Social Security for Boomers - WIB‐PE

2/17/18
Sat 12:30 PM ‐ 2:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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A health care crisis is looming in this country and it

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19372 | $20

Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers - WIA‐PE

2/17/18
Sat 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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Considering the three or four greatest crises our nation has ever endured, it was these three men led us to resoundingly positive outcomes. Washington watched over the birth of our nation, Lincoln was present during our greatest internal calamity, the Civil War. FDR actually led America through two cataclysmic events, the aftermath of the Great Depression and World War II. We'll also explore the age‐old question plaguing historians namely, does the era make the greatness of the person or vice versa?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19448 | $20

Why Washington, Lincoln, and FDR Remain Our Most Revered Presidents - WIA‐PE

1/26/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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In its time, this 1910 London poisoning murder case was considered the "trial of the century" and still remains the most famous case in British murder investigation, second only to "Jack‐the‐Ripper." We'll cover the details of the case, with members of the audience serving as a 'mock jury' for the presenter, to determine the accused

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19414 | $20

The 1910 Case of Hawley Harvey Crippen MD, and Its Many Unanswered Questions - WIA‐PE

1/30/18
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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At the beginning of the war, FDR created the Offices 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19442 | $20

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

2/7/18
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment

19429 | $20

The History of Food Part II: Fire - WIA‐PE

2/8/18
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
CE South Building

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Traditional beliefs and customs of a community passed down from one generation to the next is the lore of the people. The tales shared on the western continent of Africa survived the harsh, brutal and tormenting journey through the middle passage. Words that echo hope, cultural pride, and life were spoken among captive people...stories that became the essence of survival. Those same words of ancient African wisdom has woven it's way through the history of the American experience. This event and performance is a celebration of that wisdom and how it continues to echo hope, guidance, and a life force of all encompassing grace and strength to those who embrace it.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19407 | $0

Osher Membership Event: Wisdom Tales from Africa to America ‐ Folklore, Politics, and Good Common Sense - WIA‐PE

2/15/18
Thu 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramona King
CE South Building

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Roman rule over Spain ended in 400 AD with the endless barbarian invasions. The re‐conquest of Spain by the Eastern Empire was almost an accident. The Emperor Justinian had re‐conquered North Africa in 534 and was still fighting the long re‐conquest of Italy 535 to 554. It is impossible to say whether Justinian in the early years of his reign had formed any definite plan for re‐conquering Spain, but we may be sure that it was one of his ambitions. But before he had completed the subjugation of the Ostrogoths he was invited to intervene in Spain. In a nasty dynastic civil war the Visigoth King Athanagild sought the support of the Emperor Justinian, and the Emperor sent a fleet to the southern coasts of Spain. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Byzantines 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.''

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19467 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Byzantine Connection to NM Families (Haplogroup E1b1b1b) - WIA‐PE

2/16/18
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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In 1879, the British in South Africa tried to consolidate their holdings in Africa, by conquering a native group known as the Zulus. They considered the rag‐tag native army, equipped only with spears and clubs, no match for the mighty British military force. In their first encounter with a major Zulu military group, the Battle of Isandlwana, the British suffered the largest defeat in their history at the hands of a native force. This battle is considered to be on the level of the 1876 defeat of the US Seventh Cavalry at Little Bighorn. We'll discuss the history of the Zulu people, along with the historical background of the British conflicts. Although the war lasted only six months, it is well remembered as one of fascinating events and personalities. The story of this war led to the production of two popular motion pictures: "Zulu" and "Zulu Dawn."

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19405 | $20

1879 Anglo‐Zulu War: From Isandlwana to Ulundi - WIA‐PE

2/19/18
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Powerful words describe Chartres Cathedral, the medieval pilgrimage destination near Paris: magnificent, yes; profound, deeply so; mystical, beyond most sacred sites. Yet Chartres is also dark and daring to one

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19451 | $20

Chartres Cathedral – The Mysteries Revealed - WIA‐PE

2/20/18
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Need to eliminate a rat – or a husband? The Victorian housewife turned to arsenic. With no taste or smell, it was virtually undetectable when mixed with food or drink. Plus, at just a penny for half an ounce, it was cheap. But if the frugal housewife had been patient, her husband probably would have died anyway. A by‐product of mining copper, gold and zinc, arsenic became more readily available during the Industrial Revolution. Vibrant green dyes were derived from arsenic‐tinted candles, candies, playing cards, gloves, crayons, toys, curtains, wallpaper, and even fake flowers. It was used in cosmetics to give women that fashionable (death‐like) pallor. A mixture of arsenic and black pepper was used as anti‐venom among British forces in India. Dr. Livingstone claimed arsenic countered the bite of the tsetse fly while Charles Darwin took arsenic for his eczema. Tobacco mixed with arsenic relieved asthma. Arsenic permeated most goods. Join us for a poison‐filled jaunt through Victorian life. Tea optional.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19452 | $20

A Little Arsenic With Your Tea, M'Dear? - WIA‐PE

2/22/18
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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The Da Vinci Code is a novel that is the subject of controversy. The lecture will answer the following questions: What is the historical truth of the novel? Why the strong belief in a fictional story? Mr. Cervantes will show a documentary on the different theories that encompass the basis of the novel. He will also have a discussion on the DNA of different groups that cover the novel and what they prove and disprove.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19478 | $20

The Da Vinci Code, DNA, & the Truth - WIA‐PE

2/23/18
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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We'll examine Irish, Scottish and Welsh history and culture from 500 AD to the present. In particular, lectures and discussions in the course will focus on the early cultural identity of the Irish, Scots, and Welsh and their customs and mythologies; the influence of Roman culture and Christianity on these lands and peoples; the English conquest and colonization of these lands and peoples; and, finally, on the process of political devolution in all three areas. These aspects of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh history will be examined through historical documents and literature, art, music, and film clips. Students will emerge from the class with a clear sense of the events that shaped the early history and culture of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales and how those events continue to shape these areas even to the present day.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19477 | $55

A History of Ireland, Scotland and Wales - WIA‐PE

2/28/18 - 3/28/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE North Building

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A documentary about American women who went to work during World War II doing ''men's jobs'' and what happened to them. The film focuses on five actual Rosie's who dealt with racism and sexism while making sure that oversees military personnel had sufficient equipment to both win the war and save their own lives and return back home. The women work in every type of war‐manufacturing factory. They made planes, war ships, tanks, weapons and support military equipment. In 1996, the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being ''culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. Color and Black/White. [Film: 65 minutes and Brief Discussion after the film] Presented by Osher Member, Teresa Civello, MSW

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19408 | $0

Osher Membership Event: Documentary Film: Rosie the Riveter ‐ 1980 - WIA‐PE

3/2/18
Fri 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Terry Civello
CE South Building

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Examine the history of the Balkans to discover how geography, conquest, religion and war combined to mold the modern religious and cultural diversities in the countries of southeastern Europe. The lecture will include WW I, post‐WW I formation of the country, WW II, and ultimately to the death of the Dictator Tito and the breakup of Yugoslavia. We'll discuss the current post‐Balkan War situation and examine the societies, economies and governments of Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia‐Herzegovina, and Serbia/Kosovo. How and why did a region with three distinct religions consisting of Russian Orthodox Christianity, Roman Catholic and Islam; Multiple ethnicities consisting of Croats, Bosniaks, Serbs, Slovenes and other minorities; and five different languages become a successful country; only to fall into civil war by succumbing to nationalism, ethnic cleansing, and ultimately splinter into six independent countries? Can these countries prosper with their current governments and relations with each other?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19400 | $20

Yugoslavia: History from Pre‐World War I ‐ to the 1990s Civil War ‐ to Present - WIA‐PE

3/5/18
Mon 5:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Timothy Goloversic
CE South Building

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'Whiter'' milk mixed with bleach; ''greener'' peas canned with copper sulfate; patent medicines based on laudanum‐laced alcohol; the sane committed with the insane; safety regulations non‐existent; a triumvirate of big business, corrupt politicians and easily seduced government. Welcome to America of the early 1900s. Reform‐minded journalists known as ''muckrakers'' raised public awareness. Equally reform‐minded, Theodore Roosevelt supposedly slung his breakfast sausage out the White House window after reading of Chicago's meat packing conditions described in Upton Sinclair's The Jungle. Learn about Jacob Riis's photos of New York tenements, Ida Tarbell's exposure of Rockefeller and Standard Oil, Nellie Bly's exposé on insanity drawn from her own voluntary commitment to an asylum, along with Upton Sinclair's and other exposés which formed the popular support for Roosevelt's Progressive Movement and for effective reform in the early twentieth century.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19418 | $20

Muckraking Journalism - WIA‐PE

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

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

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19430 | $20

The History of Food Part III: The Domestication of Plants and Animals - WIA‐PE

3/8/18
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
CE South Building

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A slide show about women in various combat roles in every WWII theatre of operation. The material focuses on women who became snipers, those who flew combat missions in war planes [spitfires] and women who dedicated their lives as spies to secure critical intelligence. Every women in this presentation did her part to help win the war.

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19446 | $0

Osher Membership Event: Slide Show ‐ Women in Combat: Snipers, Spitfires & Spies - WIA‐PE

3/9/18
Fri 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Terry Civello
CE South Building

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Marcus Aurelius was Roman Emperor from 161 to 180. He was the last of the five Good Emperors, and is also considered one of the most important Stoic philosophers. During his reign, the Empire defeated a revitalized Parthian Empire in the East; Aurelius' general Avidius Cassius sacked the capital Ctesiphon in 164. In central Europe, Aurelius fought the Marcomanni, Quadi, and Sarmatians with success during the Marcomannic Wars, with the threat of the Germanic tribes beginning to represent a troubling reality for the Empire. Marcus Aurelius' stoic tome Meditations, written in Greek while on campaign between 170 and 180, is still revered as a literary monument to a philosophy of service and duty. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Emperor Marcus Aurelius and his legacy in Roman history.

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19494 | $20

Who Was the Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius? - WIA‐PE

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

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Abraham Lincoln came to life in 2012 with Steven Spielberg's film. Was the real Lincoln portrayed on the screen? The following has been said about Lincoln: tyrant, homosexual, atheist and racist. The racist charge was the one most heard in 2017. In 2017, Abraham Lincoln was ranked #1 by historians. We will examine the battles over what the history books should say about the 16th President of the United States. What is the "truth" about Lincoln? Does he deserve that #1 ranking? Please remember that beliefs have consequences.

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19443 | $20

The Search for the Historical Abraham Lincoln - WIA‐PE

3/16/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Howard Romanek
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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Sephardic Jews is a general term referring to the descendants of Jewish settlers, originally from the Near East, who lived in the Iberian Peninsula until 1492. Accordingly, the term Sephardic Jew refers to Jews who follow Sephardic Halakha. The term essentially means 'Spanish.' It comes from Sepharad, a Biblical location. This location is disputed, but ''Sepharad'' was identified by later Jews as the Iberian Peninsula, and still means 'Spain' in modern Hebrew. The use of Y‐DNA testing will be explored in the origins of this ancient civilization.

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19490 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Sephardic Jews and their Origins in the Iberian Peninsula ‐ Haplogroup J1 - WIA‐PE

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

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On May 23, 1618, a handful of irate Czech Protestants, acting in defense of their peculiar liberties, unceremoniously threw representatives of the Catholic Holy Roman Emperor out the window of Prague

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19468 | $20

The Thirty Years War (1618‐1648) and its 400th Anniversary! - WIA‐PE

3/20/18
Tue 5:00 PM ‐ 7:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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We will voyage into the high Alps to uncover the latest secrets surrounding a remarkably preserved 5,000 year old iceman named

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19493 | $20

- WIA‐PE

3/23/18
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Money. Whether you have it, want it, steal it, or hide it, money determines the fate of individuals and nations. This is true in peace and just as true in war. Think you know about World War II? There are financial secrets to this war waiting for exposure. How did the British hide the wealth of Great Britain in case the country fell to the Nazis? Why was the bottom of Manila Bay coated in silver that alluded the occupying Japanese? What of the German counterfeiting operation that produced phony Bank of England notes worth 140 million pounds sterling? Join us for these secrets as well as others including the truth behind Rommel

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19415 | $20

Secrets of World War II, Part Two - SPA

5/14/18
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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

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19546 | $20

Robert Frost - WIA‐PE

1/25/18
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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

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19504 | $39

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

2/3/18 - 2/17/18
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Sarah Baker
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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By the end of the 1800s, life in the United States was becoming staid, predictable and unexciting. Where did the armchair adventurer go for thrills and chills? To the Penny Dreadfuls, where rugged men said lines like, ''Curses, foiled again!'' To dime novels, where Billy the Kid wasn't a psychopath, but a hero of the Old West. While sonny boy hid these under his bed, his father was reading the adult version, known as ''yellow journalism.'' Faked interviews, misleading headlines, pseudoscience and false learning by ''experts'' filled Joseph Pulitzer's New York World and William Randolph Hearst

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19540 | $20

Penny Dreadfuls, Dime Novels and Yellow Journalism - WIA‐PE

2/5/18
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Claire King, author of the novel, The Night Rainbow, says "What I love about child narrators is the way they question the things that we take for granted, and take for granted the things we question." We

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19531 | $39

Child Narrators in Adult Fiction - WIA‐PE

2/8/18 - 2/22/18
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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

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19547 | $20

Anatomy of the Short Story - WIA‐PE

2/10/18
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Scene is the building block of narrative. But how do we determine when to move from scene to exposition? In this class, we will examine the effects of scene and exposition upon the reader and explore how they are used effectively in memoir and fiction. Class format includes literature study, writing exercises, supportive feedback and critique. Experienced and aspiring writers welcome.

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19519 | $75

In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes - WIA‐PE

2/14/18 - 3/28/18
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (7 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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Given the latest controversy over the filming of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, this is a good time to explore the more intimate writings of Mark Twain and his view of the peoples of our country, our varied, diverse values, and our ability to connect while honoring that diversity. The Mark Twain Papers have been compiled at the University of California, Berkeley, and now well sorted by scholars, published in three massive volumes ( totaling over 2100 pages, also available online!) The Mark Twain Project Online is available from the University of California Libraries. We can explore this website in class, reading and viewing archived fragments, commentary, letters, and thoughts by perhaps the world

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19574 | $39

The Mark Twain Project:Online and Three Published Volumes - WIA‐PE

3/1/18 - 3/15/18
Thu 1:30 PM ‐ 3:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Rosemary Day
CE South Building

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Songs, Poetry, letters, recordings are some of the many creative examples for sharing personal life lessons and journeys significant to the next generation. We'll look at stories as metaphors and anecdotes for experiences that bridge from one generation to the next. Each lecture is tailored to address the simplicity and complexity of the stories you choose...whether in folklore or in a memoir of experiences...and review how storytellers in literature and in stage performance have used stories to transform lives for better living. A Masterful Legacy is about leaving the world a better place than when you first arrived. This lecture series is an offshoot of the general lecture, Using the Power of Story for a Masterful Legacy.

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19551 | $39

Your Story is a Masterful Legacy - WIA‐PE

3/2/18 - 3/16/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Ramona King
CE South Building

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A class for practicing writers who have short story, novella or novel projects in progress. The workshop format asks (does not require) participants to submit electronically approximately 1500 words for class review each week. Writers are urged to read and to comment on the works submitted by others. The instructor also provides weekly feedback on each manuscript. A timer helps everyone share air time. Knowledge of the basic vocabulary of fiction writing is assumed. So is respect for others. Must be able to tolerate criticism. Class skip day: July 3.

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19584 | $75

Writing Fiction - WIB‐PE

3/5/18 - 4/9/18
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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Rudyard Kipling was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907, making him the first English‐language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date. Born in India in 1865, he considered himself an ''Anglo‐Indian,'' more comfortable with the dialects of India than with the English of his parents. At the age of five, he was sent to live in England under cruel and neglectful conditions, conditions that he believed shaped his writing. Today, he is remembered for children's stories, The Jungle Book and Kim, yet George Orwell stated Kipling was ''a prophet of British imperialism'' – a view that would cost Kipling his son's life. Was Kipling an imperialist? A product of his time? Or a misunderstood writer who stated ''But there is neither East nor West . . . when strong men stand face to face, though they come from the ends of the earth!''

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19532 | $20

Rudyard Kipling, East is East and West is West - WIA‐PE

3/13/18
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Long before television and movies, people loved to be entertained. Whether it was theater, vaudeville, or burlesque, Shakespeare at the Globe, or a circus in a tent, they arrived in droves and left singing a snatch of song, repeating a joke, or using a new word or phrase that had slipped into their language. Some of these are obvious such as "stage" or "actor" while others have obscure origins. What is claptrap? If actors are hams, is it because they wear grease paint? Why do actors want to break a leg even if it means stealing someone

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19530 | $20

Comedy Tomorrow, Tragedy Tonight ‐ Why Do We Say That? - WIA‐PE

3/19/18
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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For more than two decades, on or near the first day of spring, story‐tellers and story‐listeners around the globe have gathered to tell and listen to tales in as many languages and in as many places as possible. Join the Storytellers of New Mexico as they tell delightful and thought‐provoking tales of WISE FOOLS, this year

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19523 | $0

Osher Membership Event: World Storytelling Day - WIA‐PE

3/20/18
Tue 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
CE North Building

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The Elizabethan Renaissance was England

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19603 | $20

What Pleasure Have Great Princes ‐ Music of the English Renaissance - WIA‐PE

2/5/18
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Daniel Crafts
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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"Dixie" was the most famous creation of the black face minstrel show, that peculiar 19th century American institution which dripped with racism and racial stereotype. It was the unofficial anthem of the Confederacy and by implication the defense of slavery and white supremacy. Yet it was also a favorite song of Abraham Lincoln and many who fought against slavery. It is loved and cherished by millions. The question ‐Does Dixie belong? ‐ bumps into the question ‐ Can it be excluded from the Great American Songbook? The romance of the "Lost Cause" will also be examined.

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19611 | $20

Should "Dixie" be included in the Great American Song Book? - WIA‐PE

2/12/18
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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The lecturer will examine, in great detail, the life of this brilliant composer. Key to this will be the slow evolution of his deafness and how that may have brought out aspects of his genius that otherwise would not have made an appearance. His explosive personality certainly added to the explosiveness of his music which was the catalyst for the emergence of the romantic Period of music. Of course, his incredible music will be an integral aspect of this class.

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19632 | $49

The Development of Ludwig Van Beethoven s Genius - WIA‐PE

3/1/18 - 3/22/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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This class addresses the often misunderstood concept of improvisation. You don't have to be an expert to improvise. In addition to a didactic portion detailing the concepts, history, and evolution of musical improvisation, students will take part in interactive portions revolving around live musical performances. Students are welcome to bring instruments or simply use their hands, feet, and voices to participate.

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19688 | $20

History and Practice of Musical Improvisation 101 - WIA‐PE

3/23/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
James Whiton
CE North Building

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We will briefly explore the biographies of some of the greatest men of music and what made them great. The instructor will also liberally sprinkle‐in some of their finest works, and learn what makes each great composer uniquely great within their profession.

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19626 | $39

The Lives of the Great Composers from the Baroque Period through the Romantic - SPA‐PE

4/30/18 - 5/14/18
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
La Vida Llena Retirement Community

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

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19791 | $20

Geology of Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Cavern - WIA‐PE

1/24/18
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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Many adults think they don

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19723 | $29

Modern Science Is Stranger than Fiction - WIA‐PE

1/26/18 - 2/2/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Janet Greger
CE South Building

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

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19717 | $69

Planetary Geology - WIA‐PE

1/31/18 - 3/21/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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Life can be so very fragile, and the normal genealogical thread can be quickly severed by accident or disease. It is absolutely certain that if a person would have died before having children, their modern day descendants would have ceased to exist for the present. This talk will discuss some of the major plagues and epidemics which killed hundreds of thousands of people, and thus greatly impacted the future of the world in a major way. Some of the great mycological disasters covered, will include: The Black Death, Smallpox, Yellow Fever, The Irish Potato Blight, The Great Influenza Pandemic, and Ebola, amongst others. Your presenter is a board certified toxicologist, specializing in the areas of clinical and forensic toxicology.

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19739 | $20

Microbes that Changed History - WIA‐PE

2/7/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Led by Gene Grant, host of New Mexico In Focus (on New Mexico PBS) the class will explore the new world of media consumption and how we as consumers make sense of it. Using real time news examples, guest speakers from the news business and class editorial participation, the course will serve as a ''media literacy'' refresher for news consumers who started their journey with Cronkite, Jennings and Brokaw.

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19744 | $20

New Media, Old Bias; New Tools For News Consumers, Part II - WIB‐PE

2/13/18
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gene Grant
CE South Building

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New Media, Old Bias; New Tools For News Consumers, Part III - WIC‐PE

3/13/18
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gene Grant
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 - SPA

6/1/18
Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Corrales Arts Center

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Did you know that one of the origins of Santa Claus with his sleigh and reindeer is probably the Northern European Reindeer Goddess who rode across the night sky on her reindeer at the winter solstice to bring back the light of the sun to the world? She and many other solar goddesses were known and revered for centuries until they were replaced by patriarchal gods like the Egyptian Ra and the Greek Apollo. These early sun goddesses were probably the daughters of the Great Mother Goddess the Divine Creatrix and nourisher of all life who ruled over a large part of the pre‐historic and early historic worlds. This class will look at some of these solar goddess images and the role they have played through history. We will also see what may remain of them in the world today – especially among some indigenous peoples and look at what role they may play in the human unconscious.

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19810 | $20

The Solar Goddesses - WIA‐PE

1/27/18
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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Feasting or fighting, worshipping or wooing, the Celts were a colorful, robust people. Before the Romans homogenized much of Europe, the Celts practiced ancient traditions of wisdom and culture. Their advanced customs have been preserved for centuries, notably in Ireland, Wales and Scotland. This culture contributed centers of learning that later became universities, laws that later became the European justice system and traditional stories that later became literature and music still heard today. Who were the Celts? How did they live? Where is their culture now? This class will bring to life the myths, people, spirituality and heritage of the Celts.

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19843 | $20

Celtic Culture and Wisdom - WIA‐PE

1/29/18
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Buddhism appeals to many Westerners because it is nonjudgmental, requires no faith, and teaches ways to reduce suffering. It encourages personal responsibility, mindfulness, and compassion for ourselves and others. In this class we

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19813 | $49

Buddhism - WIA‐PE

2/2/18 - 2/23/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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

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19861 | $20

Why We Have the Personalities We Have and Why We Have Them - WIA‐PE

2/9/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Lao Tsu spoke of the Tao and Wu Wei. Jesus spoke of the lilies of the field and the Good Samaritan. Scientists speak of quantum entanglement and a multi‐dimensional Universe. Slowly a new kind of spirituality has been emerging which can encompass and synthesize all these views and more. It is, for the most part, a largely individual spirituality right now with no formal institutions or formalized belief systems. People who follow this new spiritual path usually love the Earth and gaze with wonder upon this beautiful world and the incredible Universe which human beings inhabit. This class will delve into the new spirituality which sees the world not only with the eyes of the mind but with the eyes of the heart as it sees the sacredness within all thing and beings and especially within ourselves.

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19880 | $25

The Sacredness of All Things - SPA

4/21/18
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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Does any kind of life continue after death ‐ besides the atoms of the body themselves which go back into Earth's recycling system? Certainly many religions and cultures have believed in a continuation of consciousness after death. But is there any real evidence? With a combination of lecture and discussion, this class will explore some of the more serious research which has been done on near‐death experiences and reincarnation as well as anecdotal evidence from stories and the long line of books on the subject.

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19854 | $25

19854 The Continuing Journey of Life after Death, Section FAA‐EFA - SPA

5/10/18 - 5/17/18
Thu 10:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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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 & Our Search for Meaning - SPA

5/24/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Charles Eaton
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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

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19861 | $20

Why We Have the Personalities We Have and Why We Have Them - WIA‐PE

2/9/18
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Lao Tsu spoke of the Tao and Wu Wei. Jesus spoke of the lilies of the field and the Good Samaritan. Scientists speak of quantum entanglement and a multi‐dimensional Universe. Slowly a new kind of spirituality has been emerging which can encompass and synthesize all these views and more. It is, for the most part, a largely individual spirituality right now with no formal institutions or formalized belief systems. People who follow this new spiritual path usually love the Earth and gaze with wonder upon this beautiful world and the incredible Universe which human beings inhabit. This class will delve into the new spirituality which sees the world not only with the eyes of the mind but with the eyes of the heart as it sees the sacredness within all thing and beings and especially within ourselves.

Note: Eligible for Tuition Remission under Personal Enrichment

19880 | $25

The Sacredness of All Things - SPA

4/21/18
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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Does any kind of life continue after death ‐ besides the atoms of the body themselves which go back into Earth's recycling system? Certainly many religions and cultures have believed in a continuation of consciousness after death. But is there any real evidence? With a combination of lecture and discussion, this class will explore some of the more serious research which has been done on near‐death experiences and reincarnation as well as anecdotal evidence from stories and the long line of books on the subject.

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

19854 | $25

19854 The Continuing Journey of Life after Death, Section FAA‐EFA - SPA

5/10/18 - 5/17/18
Thu 10:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Dr. David Kessler's book Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms shares the personal stories of medical and hospice professionals who witness death. Some of the dying see remarkable visions, some speak of going on a trip, and others see people who they knew in this lifetime crowding the room. Hollywood films provide a concrete way of looking at this phenomenon when someone dies. This talk opens the door to discussing mortality issues.

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19917 | $20

Hollywood's Visions, Trips and Crowded Rooms - WIA‐PE

2/6/18
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE South Building

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Ah, Valentine

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19902 | $20

Valentine - WIA‐PE

2/14/18
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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

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19942 | $20

Mistaken for an Inventor, Part One - WIA‐PE

3/16/18
Fri 1:30 PM ‐ 3:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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The Franks or Frankish people (Latin: Franci or gens Francorum) were a Western Germanic tribal confederation first thought? In the 3rd century to be living north and east of the Lower Rhine River. Under the Merovingian dynasty, they founded one of the Germanic monarchies which replaced the Western Roman Empire from the 5th century. The Frankish state consolidated its hold over large parts of western Europe by the end of the eighth century, developing into the Carolingian Empire and its successor states.The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Franks 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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19984 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Franks Connection to New Mexican Families (Haplogroup I), Section FAA‐EFA - WIA‐PE

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

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First is a presentation of the history of the Albuquerque Indian School and its interactions with the Albuquerque community. This includes cultural, athletic, religious and economic relationships. In the second part, we explore, from a political and neighborhood perspective ‐ the history of the AIS property following the school's closing; the deterioration of the campus, the creation of the Indian Pueblos Federal Development Corporation (IPFDC), the reaction of the adjacent neighborhood and the achievement of development agreements with the City of Albuquerque.

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19958 | $20

Albuquerque Indian School: Origins, History and Communities - WIA‐PE

3/2/18
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Joe Sabatini
CE South Building

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Leo Crane was a Bureau of Indian Affairs official who wrote two books about his experiences in Arizona and New Mexico from 1911 to 1928. His "Christmas Revels" chapter in Desert Drums about a little‐known incident in 1919 inspired the lecturer to seek additional information, leading to the discovery of the remarkable resources in the Institute for Pueblo Indian Studies at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The attempt by state militiamen to seize cattle rustlers during the Christmas day dance almost resulted in their massacre. The incident was a precursor of the united Pueblos

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19981 | $20

Christmas Revels: The 1919 New Mexico Mounted Police Raid on Santo Domingo Pueblo - WIA‐PE

3/6/18
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Joe Sabatini
CE South Building

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God must have been in a real good mood when He made New Mexico. It

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19961 | $20

It's Fun, It's History, It's Uniquely New Mexico - WIA‐PE

3/19/18
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
CE South Building

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Although their total numbers in New Mexico were never large, the first African American arrived with a Spanish explorer in the early 1500's. Later, the practice of slavery in New Mexico, whether it should be allowed or not be allowed, was a key point prior to and during the early years of the Civil War. African American trappers, cowboys, and soldiers became key residents in New Mexico's history, which once hosted two communities that were for 'blacks only', Blackdom and Dora (not the present day community of the same name near Portales). Over the years, the black population, lacking political power, learned to rely largely on their own resources and networks, particularly through churches and schools. This class will provide a brief overview, via discussion and film, about the history of African Americans in New Mexico.

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19965 | $20

African Americans in New Mexico - WIA‐PE

3/21/18
Wed 3:00 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Jeff Berg
CE South Building

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The Holy Office of the Inquisition returned to New Mexico with investigations related to bigamy, concubinage, and other aspects of immoral behavior of the new Mexicans. Described in this class are a bigamy case involving testimony from both New Mexico and Spain, threatened ex‐communication for braiding of hair, and a minor case of sexual witchcraft. The class will include a discussion of Inquisition law and an exercise in trying a bigamy case.

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19976 | $20

The Inquisition in Early Eighteenth Century New Mexico - WIA‐PE

3/22/18
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Linda Tigges
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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Maralie Belonge Osher Program Supervisor

Maralie Waterman-BeLonge

Program Supervisor

(505) 277-6179

belonge@unm.edu

Maralie Waterman-BeLonge, Program Supervisor

A native of Northern New Hampshire, Maralie Waterman-BeLongeholds a Master’s of Science in Human Services Administration from Springfield College in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has twenty years of experience in program development, fundraising and non-profit management within health and educational settings.


History

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

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


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