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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM

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

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

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

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Osher Lifelong Learning Membership

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

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


Osher Lifelong Learning Free Member Events

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Our healthcare system is a confusing and often harmful maze in which its easy to loose your way. We'll explore specific, proven solutions to a majority of problems that you encounter as well as offering an open forum where you can share your concerns and find sage advice from the presenter as well as other participants.

Note: A 2018 OLLI Membership is required to register for this member event.

19013 | $0

OLLI Member Event ‐ Taking Charge of Your Own Healthcare - FAA‐PE

9/24/2018
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Matt Oppenheim
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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Protect yourself from the growing epidemic of identity theft, credit card fraud, phishing scams and ruinous hacks. Learn best practices for boosting security levels at work and home computers and over the internet. Boost your personal "cybersecurity score. " This class will teach you how to be smarter, safer and more secure in guarding your finances, your reputation and your family.

Note: Free Osher Member Event ‐ Registration and 2018 membership required

19034 | $0

Osher Membership Event : Cybersecurity - FAA‐PE

9/28/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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Join your OLLI friends and colleagues for horror and suspense films old and new. Winter's Bone is a 2010 American mystery drama film directed by Debra Granik, and adapted by Granik and Anne Rosellini from the 2006 novel of the same name by Daniel Woodrell. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence as a teenage girl in the rural Ozarks of Missouri who, to protect her family from eviction, must locate her missing father. The film explores the interrelated themes of close and distant family ties, the power and speed of gossip, self‐sufficiency, and poverty as they are changed by the pervasive underworld of illegal meth labs. Winter's Bone won several awards, including the Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic Film at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. It also received four 2011 Academy Award nominations: Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actress for Lawrence and Best Supporting Actor for John Hawkes.(Wiki)

19080 | $0

The October OLLI Movie Matinee Series ‐Winter's Bone (2010) - FAA‐PE

10/4/2018
Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Maralie BeLonge
CE South Building

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Heart disease is the number one killer of adults in New Mexico, more than all cancers combined. The cost to taxpayers exceeds 130 billion dollars per year. Heart disease attacks people in their prime of life. Amazingly, it is a preventable and reversible disease. A ten minute, non‐invasive heart scan will tell you what you need to know. We will explore the ten steps you can take to prevent heart disease in yourself and your family. Instructors David S. Schade, MD – Is currently Chief of Endocrinology at the University of the New Mexico School of Medicine. He specializes in diabetes and heart disease. He has written over 500 articles, many in collaboration with R. Philip Eaton, M.D. His goal: to eradicate atherosclerotic heart disease in the US. R. Philip Eaton, MD – former Chief of Endocrinology and is presently Vice President Emeritus of the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center. He specializes in the causes of atherosclerotic heart disease. His goal: to help educate the public on prevention of heart disease. He works closely with the New Mexico legislature to pass legislation to reduce heart disease in New Mexico.

19079 | $0

Preventing Heart Disease in You and Your Family - FAA‐PE

10/9/2018
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Join your OLLI friends and colleagues for horror and suspense films old and new. Duel is a 1971 American television road thriller film written by Richard Matheson, which is based on his own short story. The film is the full‐length film directing debut of American director, producer, and screenwriter Steven Spielberg. Duel stars Dennis Weaver who portrays a terrified motorist driving a Plymouth Valiant who is stalked upon remote and lonely California canyon roads by the mostly unseen driver of an unkempt 1960 Peterbilt 281 tanker truck.

19080 | $0

The October OLLI Movie Matinee Series ‐Duel (1971) - FAB‐PE

10/12/2018
Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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People with chronic health conditions who learn how to manage their symptoms can improve their quality of life. The Chronic Disease Self‐Management Program (CDSMP) is a FREE guided workshop delivered for two and one‐half hours, once a week, for six weeks. These workshops are licensed through Stanford University School of Medicine and are facilitated by two trained and certified leaders, one or both of whom are non‐health professionals with chronic diseases themselves. Join us for a CDSMP workshop where sessions are highly participative and we build mutual support and success in participants' confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. Participants will be given a supporting reference book and two audio CDs.

Note: Free class ‐ OLLI membership not required

19090 | $0

Chronic Disease Self‐Management Program - FAA‐PE

10/12/2018 - 11/16/2018
Fri 1:30 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(6 Session Total)
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Join your OLLI friends and colleagues for horror and suspense films old and new. Beasts of the Southern Wild is a 2012 American drama film directed, co‐written, and co‐scored by Benh Zeitlin. It was adapted by Zeitlin and Lucy Alibar from Alibar's one‐act play Juicy and Delicious. After playing at film festivals, it was released on June 27, 2012, in New York and Los Angeles, and later distribution was expanded. The film was nominated for four Academy Awards at the 85th Academy Awards, in the categories Best Picture, Best Director (Benh Zeitlin), Best Adapted Screenplay (Lucy Alibar, Benh Zeitlin), and Best Actress (Quvenzhané Wallis). At age 9, Wallis became the youngest Best Actress nominee in history. (Wiki)

19080 | $0

The October OLLI Movie Matinee Series ‐Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) - FAC‐PE

10/17/2018
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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

10/24/2018
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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

19081 | $0

How to Do Genetic Genealogy Correctly? - FAA‐PE

10/26/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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

19080 | $0

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

10/30/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
CE South Building

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

19082 | $0

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

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

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We will indulge our senses admiring the paintings of two main artistic exponents from Cono Sur; the remarkable Carlos Paez Vilaro (Uruguay) and Benito Quinquela Martin (Argentina.) Their art depicts customs, tradition and culture of a particular segment of society in each of the counties where they were born. Interaction and comments from participants will be encouraged and appreciated.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19140 | $25

Exploring Latin American Culture through Art - FAA‐PE

9/26/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
CE South Building

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Part Three will begin in 18th century Switzerland with child‐prodigy painter, Angelica Kauffman. Back in the US, we'll study 20thcentury photographer Margaret Bourke‐White, famed for her love of mighty industry and her globe‐trotting LIFE magazine photo essays. We'll encounter Diane Arbus, another American photographer with a very different take on the medium. Painter Agnes Martin was spiritual and reclusive, a Canadian woman who eventually migrated to Taos, New Mexico. Painter Helen Hardin was born here in Albuquerque, the second generation in a family of renowned women artists. Finally, we'll discuss multi‐media artist Judy Chicago, a contemporary mid‐westerner who adopted New Mexico as her home.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19138 | $20

Sampler of Women Artists – Part Three: Angelica Kauffman to Judy Chicago - FAA‐PE

10/5/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Chamberland
CE South Building

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

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

19148 | $49

19148 Picasso, Section FAA‐PE - FAA‐PE

10/26/2018 - 11/16/2018
Fri 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(4 Session Total)
James Gallegos
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19144 | $25

Intergenational Journaling - FAA‐PE

11/17/2018
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Amanda Cisco
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19102 | $25

Visions of Christmas - FAA‐PE

12/5/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Smith
CE South Building

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The Afghan conflict is America's longest war. The Taliban still controls or contests for about forty percent of the country and regularly conducts massive bombing attacks in the capital, Kabul. Most challenging, the Taliban finds sanctuary, training and material support from Pakistan's intelligence service, the ISI. This war has existed through three presidential administrations. Does President Trump or anyone on his team have a clue how to bring this war to an end? Recommended reading: Directorate S: The C.I.A. and America's Secret Wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan by Steve Coll.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19281 | $20

Any light at the end of the tunnel? The Afghan War on its 17th Anniversary - FAA‐PE

10/5/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Corrales Arts Center

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Do you sometimes wonder if we will ever get along? By developing awareness of our own and other people's perspectives without necessarily trying to change them, this workshop guides participants to an understanding of our deep cultural divides through a synthesis of five worldviews–indigenous, modern, fundamentalist, globalized and transformative–and six moral foundations–care/harm, fairness/cheating, loyalty/betrayal, sanctity/degradation, authority/subversion, and liberty/oppression. With greater awareness we may be able to civilly talk about our differences and improve relations with people who are similar to and different from us through uncovering shared values and bridging divides. Suggested text: Five Worldviews; $9.95, available the first class.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19279 | $49

Divided: Colliding Ways We See the World - FAA‐PE

10/16/2018 - 10/30/2018
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(3 Session Total)
Denise Ames
CE South Building

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This course provides a brief introduction to some foundation thinkers such as Sir Edmund Burke, Montesquieu, John Adams, John Locke, Jean‐Jacques Rousseau and Thomas Jefferson. Participants will then look at the various principles of the Constitution and its early development as well as evaluate the impact these opposing philosophies have on United States system of government. These views of what government should be and what it should do are the basis of many of the issues we face on a day‐to‐day basis. The underlying issue to be addressed is the Liberal and/or Conservative nature of the United States Constitution.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19220 | $29

Liberalism Conservatism and the American Constitutional System of Government - FAA‐PE

10/17/2018 - 10/24/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Neil Heighberger
CE South Building

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Elections are won by men and women chiefly because most people vote against somebody rather than for somebody. ~ Franklin Pierce Adams The 2018 mid‐term elections will take place on November 6, 2018. All 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives and 35 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate will be contested, as well as 39 state and territorial governorships. Numerous other state and local elections will also be contested. Record numbers of Republican retirements and resignations mean less incumbent advantage for Republican seats. High numbers of Democrats new to politics entering races in response to the Trump presidency will change the fabric of state and national politics. State elections will impact the redistricting that will follow the 2020 US Census, since many states charge governors and state legislators with drawing new boundaries for state legislative and Congressional districts. How did we get here? And what could this election cycle mean for US politics moving forward?

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19201 | $20

Someone Is Gonna Be Really Mad on November 7th: Mid‐Term Elections 2018 - FAA‐PE

10/23/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Gene Grant
CE South Building

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

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19287 | $20

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

11/16/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19288 | $20

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

11/30/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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What has impeachment meant in the past and how has it been used, or almost used, historically? Given the results for the November 2018 mid‐term elections and the revelations by the Mueller Special Counsel and other investigations, what are the odds we are looking at impeachment now? The Constitutional requirement for a two‐thirds supermajority in the Senate sets a very high bar for the removal of the President. On the other hand, the Republic has never seen anything remotely like the Trump Presidency.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19284 | $20

The Impeachment Process Historically and Today - FAA‐PE

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

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This course offers historical and cultural perspectives on topics such as artificial intelligence, automation, climate change, cyber currency, and on‐line communication. An ad says that "Talking to Siri is an easier, faster way to get things done. " Is that true? The course is an opportunity to understand and discuss current and emerging economic trends and what they mean for us as a culture. While life and the marketplace have changed, we offers easy ways to access new approaches to living. Both instructors were adjunct professors at UNM's Anderson School of Management.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19360 | $49

Everything You Always Wanted To Know, But Were Afraid To Ask about Global Economic Trends - FAA‐PE

10/15/2018 - 10/29/2018
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Suzanne Kryder
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19348 | $29

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

11/1/2018 - 11/8/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Christine Sauer, PhD
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19371 | $20

Savvy Social Security for Boomers - FAA‐PE

11/13/2018
Tue 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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A health care crisis is looming in this country and it's essential for baby boomers to understand what they need to do to financially prepare. This educational workshop will cover how Medicare enrollment periods work and how to avoid late‐enrollment penalties; how much you can expect to pay in healthcare costs after going onto Medicare, how Medicare works with private insurance, why most people pay too much for private insurance and how you can avoid excess costs. Additionally, we'll discuss why you must plan for higher healthcare costs in retirement, including the possibility of needing long term care. Special offer this class only. Bring your laptop and stay for an hour after class and together we will create Social Security statements online and use your very own numbers to build your customized Social Security planning report.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19372 | $20

Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers - FAA‐PE

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

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On April 18, 1942, US Army bombers under Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle attacked Tokyo and other key Japanese industrial cities to avenge Pearl Harbor. The pilots then flew to Free China where they were rescued by rural Chinese and missionaries. Japanese retaliation resulted in an estimated quarter‐million deaths. This is only one of the missions from the sky that affected the war. Learn of the Burma Airlift to aid the Chinese and of "Operation Chowdown " to save starving Dutch who were eating fried tulip bulbs and boiling their hair to make broth. Missions like these were possible because women pilots at home ferried and tested planes so male pilots could serve in combat. The great granddaughters of these women still wear shoes that were designed as a form of French resistance during Nazi occupation. Do you have a pair in your closet? Did these shoes appear at Queen Elizabeth's wedding? And in the midst of strict rationing, how was her wedding cake created? Learn more secrets of World War II in Part III of this series.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19416 | $20

Secrets of World War II, Part Three - FAA‐PE

9/24/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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The Huns were a group of nomadic people who first appeared in Europe from east of the Volga River, region of the earlier Scythians, with a migration intertwined with the Alans. The Huns may have stimulated the Great Migration, a contributing factor in the collapse of the western Roman Empire. They formed a unified empire under Attila the Hun, who died in 453; their empire broke up the next year. After Attila's death, his son Ellac overcame his brothers Dengizich and Ernakh (Irnik) to become king of the Huns. However, former subjects soon united under Ardaric, leader of the Gepids, against the Huns at the Battle of Nedao in 454. This defeat and Ellac's death ended the European supremacy of the Huns, and soon afterwards they disappear from contemporary records. The connection between modern day Hungarians and the Huns will be explored. A short film will be shown that traces the history of these people. We will also discuss which DNA markers are most identified with this ancient civilization.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19495 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Huns Connection to Hungary - FAA‐PE

9/28/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Compared with today, our forebears of the Victorian era could be accused of having a morbid obsession with death and dying, dubbed a cult of death. Contemporary literature romanticized, in particular, an early lingering death that allowed the sufferer the time needed for spiritual readiness for the next life. Victorian society dictated strict rules for the observance of rituals related to death and dying exacerbated by the death of the Prince Consort Albert and Queen Victoria's entry into deep mourning. Across the pond, another widow was grieving the loss of two of her children and a husband, the 16th president of the United States. As Mary Todd Lincoln and Queen Victoria mourned, Americans and British subjects alike followed their lead and death practices became far more elaborate. Explore the culture and origins of Victorian death practices and how they persevere in society today.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, uner Personal Enrichment

19400 | $20

The Victorian Cult of Death - FAA‐PE

10/3/2018
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Between the long‐lasting popularity of the works of Shakespeare to the more recent popularity of T.V. and film dramas about the Tudor and Stuart monarchs of England, the Tudor‐Stuart period in English history is one of the most well‐known eras in English history. Beginning with the accession of Henry VII, the first Tudor king, in 1485 and ending with the death of Anne, the last Stuart queen, in 1714, this roughly 230‐year period in English history includes a number of notable and even infamous events, such as the English Reformation, the attack of the Spanish Armada, the English Civil War, the Glorious Revolution, and the unification of England and Scotland. It was also during this period that England started down the path that would lead to the British Empire, which would encompass lands as far flung as the Americas, Australia, India, China, Africa and the Middle East. With the creation of the British Empire, English/British culture began to spread out to all these regions of the world, to the ultimate effect that a majority of the modern world still views the English language as a common tongue. We'll focus on the political history of this period as well as the social and cultural aspects of that history, with a particular emphasis on how these important events (and more!) shaped England, the British Empire, and the world.

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19433 | $49

Tudor‐Stuart England, 1485‐1714 C.E. - FAA‐PE

10/3/2018 - 10/24/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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What if Washington had allowed his sick and exhausted troops, in 1782, to march on Philadelphia (like they wanted to do) and take over the government because they hadn't been paid in years? What if John Adams and not Thomas Jefferson had been president when the opportunity to purchase Louisiana from Napoleon came along? What if someone other than Abraham Lincoln was president during the Civil War? What if Woodrow Wilson wasn't president at the end of World War I when the opportunity for world peace was at hand? What if FDR wasn't president when our greatest national economic crisis burst upon the scene? These are just some of the interesting points that will be covered during this class.

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19470 | $49

America's Highwire Act with History - FAA‐PE

10/9/2018 - 10/30/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Corrales Arts Center

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Spiritualism was an established movement before the Civil War; but as the death toll mounted, séances became popular with all social classes. Desperate families seeking communication with missing soldiers turned to mediums for reassurance. Mary Todd Lincoln held séances in the White House trying to reach her two deceased sons. Across the Atlantic, Queen Victoria became a spiritualist after the death of her husband. Although the Victorian era is associated with scientific and technological progress, many educated Victorians were drawn to mesmerism, clairvoyance, electro‐biology and phrenology. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was no exception. Convinced that two young English girls had photographed fairies in their garden, he authenticated their doctored photos leading to a spiritualist hoax that was not debunked until the late 1970s. Fascinated by the human appetite for flimflam? Join us for a ''spirited'' tour through Victorian scams.

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19400 | $20

Fairies in the Garden: A Spirited Tour Through Victorian Mysticism - FAB‐PE

10/10/2018
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Do you think of world history as an endless list of names, facts, and events, each separate and unconnected? This workshop suggests a different approach! This "big picture, " holistic approach helps to simplify the subject into an accessible model that everyone can easily grasp. The overarching development of humans is organized into five major transformations called waves. The waves–communal, agricultural, urban, modern, and global–are critical turning points that mark significant patterns of change in the historical process. Each wave is holistic, meaning that all the cultural characteristics in the wave interact and reinforce each other. During the class, we will identify valuable lessons from the past that help us make sense of the troubling events today. (Suggested text, A Holistic World History, $22.95, available the first class)

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19401 | $65

Waves of Global Change: A Holistic World History - FAA‐PE

10/10/2018 - 11/14/2018
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(6 Session Total)
Denise Ames
CE South Building

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Wait a minute! Wasn't it an ax and 41? Not so. Like most of the information about the 1892 murder, the popular rhyme got it wrong. In an era when murders by the "weaker sex " were rare, the trial ‐ and acquittal ‐ of Lizzie Borden made her a media sensation. Today, the case remains unsolved. Join us in the Borden home in Fall River, Massachusetts, on the morning of August 4 where two bodies lay in pools of congealed blood. You decide if Lizzie killed her parents.

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19400 | $20

Lizzie Bordon Took a Hatchet and Gave Her Father 11 Whacks - FAC‐PE

10/17/2018
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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A hundred years before the Protestant Reformation, Jan Hus, a Czech theologian, called for church reform, which led to his being burned alive in 1415 at the Council of Constance. His followers who continued to adhere to the heretical teachings, faced five crusades against them–resulting in the crusaders' defeat at the hands of a peasant army. This presentation examines the role of the blind military genius who had trained it, the spread of the movement, its collapse and its survival today as the Bohemian/Moravian Brethren.

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19407 | $20

From Heretic to National Hero: Jan Hus and the Hussite Wars - FAA‐PE

10/17/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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We begin 7 million years ago when our ancestors started walking on two legs, moving out of the forests onto the savannahs. We will examine the unintended consequences of evolutionary biology's development of the upright primate. This lectures covers our primate cousins, gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos and what we can learn from them and how we diverged from the common ancestor. Bi‐pedalism is the first evolutionary step towards becoming modern Homo Sapiens. Technology, migration and all later developments stem from being upright. An example is the freeing up of the hands from walking which in turn disconnected breathing from walking. The development of omnivory occurs during this time span as well.

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19420 | $20

A History of Food: Standing Up - FAA‐PE

10/19/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
CE South Building

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Before and during World War II, the Nazi ideology attracted international companies and influential public figures. Many of these grew in wealth and prestige that continued after the war because of their alignment with Hitler's views and policies. Volkswagen probably comes to mind, but what of IBM, Coca‐Cola, and Woolworths? Henry Ford's anti‐Semitism was well‐known and he was praised by Hitler, but what of Coco Chanel and Charles Lindbergh? Were these Nazi collaborators – or was it just business as usual?

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19450 | $20

Nazi Collaborators or Just Business As Usual? - FAA‐PE

10/22/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
Corrales Arts Center

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

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19400 | $20

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

10/24/2018
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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

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19449 | $20

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

10/29/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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The leaders of the Anglo‐American alliance which, with the USSR, defeated the Nazis are sharply criticized in Alexander Groth's 2011 book, Accomplices: Churchill, Roosevelt and the Holocaust. Groth writes, "Only two nations possessed the information, resources and opportunity to challenge Hitler's ongoing murders. They were Great Britain and the United States, and the moral duty to act fell upon their powerful leaders. " Groth asserts that, these leaders, rather than acting effectively: (1) refused to speak publicly against the Nazi extermination of the Jews; (2) refused to commit even one soldier, one plane or one warship to any forcible opposition to the "Final Solution "; and (3) obstructed Jewish escape from Hitler's Europe. Groth's claims will be evaluated by detailing and scrutinizing his and other evidence, and viewing and critiquing the PBS movie America and the Holocaust: Deceit and Indifference.

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19405 | $25

Churchill, Roosevelt and the Holocaust - FAA‐PE

11/2/2018 - 11/9/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Donald Gluck
CE South Building

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

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19444 | $20

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

11/5/2018
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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

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19428 | $20

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

11/7/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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

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19421 | $20

A History of Food: Fire - FAA‐PE

11/9/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
CE South Building

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

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19496 | $20

Hudson and British Exploration of the Northeast - FAA‐PE

11/9/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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

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19436 | $20

Over the River and through the Woods - FAA‐PE

11/13/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Cheryl Foote
CE South Building

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

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19425 | $20

Why We Won the American Revolution - FAA‐PE

11/29/2018
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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

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19458 | $20

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

11/29/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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

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19422 | $20

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

11/30/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
CE South Building

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Genghis Khan (1162? – August 1227), born Temujin, was the founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, which became the largest contiguous empire in history after his demise. He came to power by uniting many of the nomadic tribes of northeast Asia. After founding the Mongol Empire and being proclaimed ''Genghis Khan,'' he started the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions of the Kara‐Khitan Khanate, Caucasus, Khwarezmid Empire, Western Xia and Jin dynasties. We will discuss the impact of the Mongol Empire in both Europe and Asia and its legacy both historically and genetically. The connection between modern day Asians and the Mongols will be explored with special attention on Genghis Khan. A short film will be shown that traces the history of the Mongols. We will also explore which DNA markers are most identified with ethnic Mongols.

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19497 | $20

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

11/30/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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

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19441 | $20

Public Enemy #1 - FAA‐PE

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

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

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19412 | $20

Secrets of World War II Part One - FAA‐PE

12/7/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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The South had better generals, an economy built on slave labor, European support and world recognition in their struggle for independence. The Confederacy had certain knowledge that they could ultimately fight a defensive war if such a thing came to fruition. On paper, the South looked as if their independence was a certainty. We'll examine, year by year, why the North was truly the superior force in America's Civil War. Even with its deficits, the Union had the broader industry, manpower and yes, generals as good, if not better, than what the South was able to produce. And its greatest asset, Abraham Lincoln, compared to Jefferson Davis, was no contest.

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19426 | $20

Why the North Won the Civil War - FAA‐PE

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

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

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19467 | $20

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

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

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A ball, a bat, playing cards, a race track. All symbols of recreation, competition and even gambling, but also the origin of countless terms and phrases that are part of everyday language. Some are obvious such as "batter up " or a "hole‐in‐one " while others are more obscure. Why is a left‐handed pitcher called a "south paw "? What's the origin of "close but no cigar "? Long before "the buck " reached Truman's desk, it referred to playing poker. What do the Dodgers and trolleys have in common? Don't "bandy words " but join us for language from the "sportin' life " that "wins by a nose. "

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19525 | $20

The Sportin' Life ‐ Why Do We Say That? - FAA‐PE

9/27/2018
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Blogging is a way to build your writing skills, express your ideas and even build a book‐length manuscript while creating an audience. The class will explore all types of blogging, from poetry to how‐to instruction, from spirituality to memoir. Learn how to choose free blogging platforms, how to determine the length and frequency of your blogs and how to build an audience. The class will also show how you can use a blog to create the backbone of a book, just as Julie Powell did to create her bestseller, Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen, which went on to become a major movie. Anything is possible with a blog.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19598 | $75

Blogging Your Way to Writing Success - FAA‐PE

10/4/2018 - 11/8/2018
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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Edgar Allan Poe's detective and horror stories probe the haunting of doppelgangers, shadow selves, and mental demons. This course will explore three of Poe's classic short stories: ''The Purloined Letter,'' ''The Fall of the House of Usher'' and ''The Cask of Amontillado'' and a dozen or so of his poems. Through analysis and discussion, we will examine man's best and worst identities while exploring the universal mysteries. These include the predicament of being born to die, the wonderment and phantoms of not only Poe's but of humanity's haunted soul.

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19533 | $49

19533 The Haunted Soul of Edgar Allen Poe: Tales of Mystery &; Macabre, Section FAA - FAA‐PE

10/9/2018 - 10/30/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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How can a soldier from the Laguna Pueblo deal with racism, the death of family, guilt, the loss of culture, and remorse when he returns home at the end of WWII? Written by Leslie Marmon Silko, the award‐winning Ceremony explores this young vet's ordeal of facing and healing from several traumas in his life on his journey of recovery from his PTSD. We'll explore this excellent example of Southwest literature, based on assigned readings from the novel in conjunction with a series of questions to stimulate discussion of the book's themes. Participants must be willing to read the novel Ceremony, available from your public library, bookseller or at amazon.com.

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19557 | $39

Southwest Literature: Ceremony - FAA‐PE

10/11/2018 - 10/25/2018
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Shari Tarbet
CE South Building

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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 | $75

Get Paid to Write Online - FAA‐PE

10/22/2018 - 12/3/2018
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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The syntax of sentences forms tiny stories. An actor does (or is) something (to someone or something). Subject‐verb‐object. Flash fiction comes in many lengths. This class will experiment with several, especially lengths participants select from contests online or in the local media that interest them. Critique is respectfully focused on the writing. Instructor is a prize‐winning flash fiction writer.

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19511 | $59

Flash Your Fiction - FAA‐PE

10/23/2018 - 11/13/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19510 | $20

Freewriting Fun - FAA‐PE

10/26/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Amanda Cisco
CE South Building

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

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19588 | $49

The Short Fiction of Henry James - FAA‐PE

11/1/2018 - 11/29/2018
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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We all have special times in our life that deserve to be captured. Your trip around the world or that nightmarish camping trip in the Rockies – such memorable experiences can make for a wonderful, poignant memoir that will be treasured by friends and family, as well as yourself. During each weekly class, we'll work together to find just the right story to tell. We'll discuss how to develop and flesh out your memoir. Through discussion and supportive feedback and critique you will develop the skills you need to write your story. Experienced and aspiring writers welcome.

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19589 | $75

Writing Memoir - FAA‐PE

11/1/2018 - 12/13/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
CE South Building

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

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

19519 | $75

In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes - FAA‐PE

11/7/2018 - 12/19/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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

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19584 | $75

Writing Fiction - FAB‐PE

11/12/2018 - 12/17/2018
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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

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19531 | $20

Why Memorable Quotes Remain Memorable - FAA‐PE

11/13/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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When writers get ideas about issues, characters or events, the logical thing to do is write about them. But creating realistic characters–those that come to life and ones readers can visualize–is much harder to write. I've written fictional characters as well as historical figures and know how tough it can be to "get it right, " to make those characters come alive. I'll share my expertise, provide examples and give pointers to make the people in books become people readers recognize. I'll do a short exercise with the class to create an unforgettable character. Along with good characters has to be good dialogue. The way they speak is individual and yet, needs to be universal for readers. That's a tricky line to walk, but quite do‐able if the writer knows how. There are hundreds of ways to write dialogue, yet only a few of those are right. Again, I'll share my expertise, provide examples and hopefully have the class do a bit of critiquing along the way. In my experience teaching, peer critiquing works wonders.

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19506 | $25

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

11/15/2018
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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

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19529 | $20

Life of Mark Twain - FAA‐PE

11/15/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment..

19504 | $49

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

12/4/2018 - 12/18/2018
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Sarah Baker
CE South Building

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In this exploration, we are examining our past (which is always present within us), looking at our childhoods, our beginnings, our roots. We are working at telling our stories, which we must do in order to survive them, learn from them, grow beyond them. We will discuss, journal and consider this common question; Where are you from? It is a question we are often asked, and we usually answer with a word or two – New York, Cleveland, New Mexico. But your challenge will be to answer it with a series of images, pictures and memories. We will answer this question with images of family, of history, of ancestry, of conception – we will write and discover. To explore this question is to explore many things – your beginnings, your connections, your joys and struggles, the mystery and wonder of your life. Note: Please bring a laptop, tablet or pen/pencil and paper and be prepared to do some writing during class time.

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19515 | $20

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

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

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Regardless of one's opinions on rock and roll music, it has both fueled and reflected the social transitions of a generation. The music of the 1950s and 1960s powered the civil rights movement and social justice revolutions over the following decades. We'll explore the power of music in changing political climates, then and now.

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19602 | $20

Rock and Roll and Social Justice - FAA‐PE

11/1/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building

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

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19605 | $39

Telling Stories to Children - FAA‐PE

11/2/2018 - 11/16/2018
Fri 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Ramona King
CE South Building

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We will spend time listening to and analyzing some of the most beautiful soundtracks ever written for the movies by some the most talented composers. Some will bring back fond memories and evoke the magnificence of the films themselves. Others will be new and, perhaps, open new horizons of appreciation as to how accurate the composer was in capturing the mood and essence of the major themes of the movie. So sit back and enjoy, relax and reflect.

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19603 | $25

The Beauty of Motion Picture Soundtracks - FAA‐PE

11/8/2018 - 11/15/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19616 | $49

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

11/28/2018 - 12/19/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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

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19626 | $49

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

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

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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 basics 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.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19786 | $75

Geology of the National Parks - FAA‐PE

10/3/2018 - 11/28/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(8 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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The law shapes society, but society, in large part, is shaped by science and our access to increasing levels of technology. We'll discuss and begin to unwrap the mystery of science and the law. Why is the relationship confusing, enlightening and everything in between? The instructor will lead an examination of the past and current standards related to scientific evidence in legal proceedings.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19740 | $20

An Uneasy Pairing: Exploring Science and the Law - FAA‐PE

10/18/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building

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

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19730 | $20

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

11/6/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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

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19713 | $20

Ecofeminism: Privilege vs. Permeability - FAA‐PE

11/12/2018
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Tema Milstein
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19727 | $39

The History of Geology - FAA‐PE

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

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The concept of the heart as the seat of empathy and love is well‐documented in literature on the heart and its mysteries. Medical science gives us advice on how to keep our heart, in its role of blood pump, healthy and fit. But now, neurophysiology and neurocardiology are producing research that presents a different picture of how the heart integrates mind and body, intellect and emotions. The heart's "intelligence " affects our emotions, our sense of well‐being and our immune systems. We'll discuss heart/brain communication, resilience, stress and emotions, the concept of coherence, which is how the heart affects all our organs and even the people (and pets!) in the environment, and the role of the heart in intuition. It turns out that the heart has a mind of its own! You will also learn simple techniques to bring your physical, mental and emotional systems into alignment with the heart's intuitive guidance. References for further investigation will be provided.

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19868 | $39

The Wisdom of the Heart: Science, the Human Heart and Performance - FAA‐PE

10/9/2018 - 10/23/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Carol March
CE South Building

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 4% of adults experience a serious mental illness within a given year and 1 in 5 adults over 18 will experience mental illness over the course of their lifetime. Mental illness has existed since the beginning of human history, yet social response has varied enormously over time and by culture. Some cultures revere the mentally ill to this day and often, perception in the western world has focused on the interplay of religion and the need for conformity within industrialized societies. Hippocrates was the first to formulate theories of madness based on the functioning of the body. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the mentally ill were thought to be possessed by demons, often persecuted and executed as witches. The Enlightenment and Industrial Age brought great variations in treatment between rich and poor, urban and rural. In modern times, approaches have included the psychological, sociocultural, the humanitarian, the search for meaning, and the current emphasis on neuro‐science. Come join us as we explore mental illness and its role in the human experience. Our focus will be a snapshot of the historical and cultural perceptions of mental illness across human history.

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19858 | $49

A History of Mental Illness: From Snake Pits to Gene Therapy - FAA‐PE

10/10/2018 - 10/31/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Did you ever wonder how history would be different had Napoleon not been a megalomaniac? What if George Washington had been a megalomaniac, unwilling to relinquish his power after being president for two terms? It is important to remember that no matter how great or infamous an illustrious historical personality is, they are, first and foremost, human beings. As such, they are subject to human frailties. We will examine some important people in history and the emotional propensities in their psychological structures that led them to act the way that they did.

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19859 | $20

Did George Washington Have Low Self Esteem? - FAA‐PE

10/10/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Okay – you've reached that point when a hearing aid is in your future. Between television ads, newspaper ads or invitations in the mail – how do you become an informed consumer with such a big purchase? How do you avoid the pitfalls and ending up dissatisfied? Take the mystery out of hearing loss. We will cover hearing loss and hearing aid basics, technology solutions from the simple to the sophisticated, the correlation between hearing loss and dementia. Learn about the different hearing healthcare providers and your legal rights. The instructor is a passionate trainer who has worn hearing aids for over 65 years. This course is an updated version of the previous course "Living with Hearing Loss. "

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19871 | $39

Purchasing a Hearing Aid – ARGHH!! - FAA‐PE

10/15/2018 - 10/29/2018
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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Mahatma Ghandi had it. So did Marilyn Monroe, Jim Jones, Winston Churchill and Rasputin. Personal charisma is a pattern of complex and refined social and emotional skills, which allow charismatic individuals to connect with others on a social and emotional level. We all know present‐day examples of charisma. They are friends, family members, co‐workers and often, political, religious leaders or celebrities. Charismatic individuals stand out in any group, attracting, influencing and inspiring others. We find ourselves naturally drawn like moths to their light. But what is charisma? Can one develop personal charisma as a character trait, or like eye color, is it something that's predetermined? We'll explore the psychology behind this thoroughly recognizable but little understood human characteristic.

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19867 | $20

The Psychology of Charisma - FAA‐PE

10/18/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Scientists say most of your brain is active all of the time (not just 10%). Learn basic, practical mind‐body truths and how to consistently achieve specific outcomes and maximize your potential. NLP is a simple, yet sophisticated approach to communication and personal development. This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques.

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19872 | $20

Introduction to Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Subtle, Sensitive and Sophisticated - FAA‐PE

10/19/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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

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19864 | $20

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

10/25/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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NLP trains us to observe and find out, rather than relying on our own conclusions. The meta‐model is an analytical tool that applies to language. The exact words a person says reflects the internal experience that person is having. This analytical tool enables us to notice what is missing. The meta‐model helps us to effectively communicate with others and to pay attention to our own language. The NLP Meta‐Model is a deductive language pattern designed to detect, challenge and expand the limits of an individual's ''map of the world.'' This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques. (Prerequisite: 19872 Introduction to Neuro‐linguistic Programming)

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19874 | $20

Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): The NLP Meta‐Model - FAA‐PE

10/26/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie are very popular living spiritual teachers who focus on the need to accept and enjoy the present moment, and to realize that our thoughts are not who we are. We'll review their main teachings through slide shows, discussions, readings and videos. Eckhart Tolle describes the infinitely needy, fearful ego and the pain body we all carry, and how to let them go and dwell in a joyful state of being, awareness, presence, and connection with the universe. Byron Katie has developed the Four Questions to challenge disturbing thoughts. Come improve your thinking and spiritual enlightenment. Books recommended but not required: The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment by Eckhart Tolle (2004) and Loving What Is: Four Questions That Can Change Your Life by Byron Katie (2003)

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19839 | $25

Eckhart Tolle and Byron Katie - FAA‐PE

10/31/2018 - 11/7/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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

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19886 | $25

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

11/1/2018 - 11/8/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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

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19813 | $49

Buddhism - FAA‐PE

11/2/2018 - 11/30/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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

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19892 | $20

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

11/2/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
William Foote
CE South Building

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

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19899 | $39

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

11/3/2018
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, Personal Enrichment.

19835 | $20

Taoism - FAA‐PE

11/14/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19875 | $49

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

11/27/2018 - 12/18/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Stephen Poland
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19891 | $20

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

11/27/2018
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
William Foote
CE South Building

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Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., a polygraph expert and professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, says, ''Lying has long been a part of everyday life. We couldn't get through the day without being deceptive.'' Still, most of us know the difference between a white lie and outright deceit. One study says that we lie in about a fifth of our interpersonal exchanges lasting ten or more minutes. Over the course of a week, we deceive about 30 percent of those with whom we interact one‐on‐one. And the closer the relationship, the more likely we are to lie. There's evidence that some self‐delusion, basically, ''lying to yourself,'' is essential to good mental health. Let's explore the psychology behind lying and whether absolute candor would be a positive thing for either society or us as individuals.

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19850 | $20

Why Do We Lie? - FAA‐PE

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

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

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19877 | $20

Psychology of Addiction - FAA‐PE

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

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19851 | $20

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

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

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19810 | $20

Solar Goddesses: Bringers of Light - FAA‐PE

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

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19864 | $20

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

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

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The concept of the heart as the seat of empathy and love is well‐documented in literature on the heart and its mysteries. Medical science gives us advice on how to keep our heart, in its role of blood pump, healthy and fit. But now, neurophysiology and neurocardiology are producing research that presents a different picture of how the heart integrates mind and body, intellect and emotions. The heart's "intelligence " affects our emotions, our sense of well‐being and our immune systems. We'll discuss heart/brain communication, resilience, stress and emotions, the concept of coherence, which is how the heart affects all our organs and even the people (and pets!) in the environment, and the role of the heart in intuition. It turns out that the heart has a mind of its own! You will also learn simple techniques to bring your physical, mental and emotional systems into alignment with the heart's intuitive guidance. References for further investigation will be provided.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19868 | $39

The Wisdom of the Heart: Science, the Human Heart and Performance - FAA‐PE

10/9/2018 - 10/23/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Carol March
CE South Building

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According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), 4% of adults experience a serious mental illness within a given year and 1 in 5 adults over 18 will experience mental illness over the course of their lifetime. Mental illness has existed since the beginning of human history, yet social response has varied enormously over time and by culture. Some cultures revere the mentally ill to this day and often, perception in the western world has focused on the interplay of religion and the need for conformity within industrialized societies. Hippocrates was the first to formulate theories of madness based on the functioning of the body. During the Middle Ages and Renaissance, the mentally ill were thought to be possessed by demons, often persecuted and executed as witches. The Enlightenment and Industrial Age brought great variations in treatment between rich and poor, urban and rural. In modern times, approaches have included the psychological, sociocultural, the humanitarian, the search for meaning, and the current emphasis on neuro‐science. Come join us as we explore mental illness and its role in the human experience. Our focus will be a snapshot of the historical and cultural perceptions of mental illness across human history.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19858 | $49

A History of Mental Illness: From Snake Pits to Gene Therapy - FAA‐PE

10/10/2018 - 10/31/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Did you ever wonder how history would be different had Napoleon not been a megalomaniac? What if George Washington had been a megalomaniac, unwilling to relinquish his power after being president for two terms? It is important to remember that no matter how great or infamous an illustrious historical personality is, they are, first and foremost, human beings. As such, they are subject to human frailties. We will examine some important people in history and the emotional propensities in their psychological structures that led them to act the way that they did.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19859 | $20

Did George Washington Have Low Self Esteem? - FAA‐PE

10/10/2018
Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Okay – you've reached that point when a hearing aid is in your future. Between television ads, newspaper ads or invitations in the mail – how do you become an informed consumer with such a big purchase? How do you avoid the pitfalls and ending up dissatisfied? Take the mystery out of hearing loss. We will cover hearing loss and hearing aid basics, technology solutions from the simple to the sophisticated, the correlation between hearing loss and dementia. Learn about the different hearing healthcare providers and your legal rights. The instructor is a passionate trainer who has worn hearing aids for over 65 years. This course is an updated version of the previous course "Living with Hearing Loss. "

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19871 | $39

Purchasing a Hearing Aid – ARGHH!! - FAA‐PE

10/15/2018 - 10/29/2018
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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Mahatma Ghandi had it. So did Marilyn Monroe, Jim Jones, Winston Churchill and Rasputin. Personal charisma is a pattern of complex and refined social and emotional skills, which allow charismatic individuals to connect with others on a social and emotional level. We all know present‐day examples of charisma. They are friends, family members, co‐workers and often, political, religious leaders or celebrities. Charismatic individuals stand out in any group, attracting, influencing and inspiring others. We find ourselves naturally drawn like moths to their light. But what is charisma? Can one develop personal charisma as a character trait, or like eye color, is it something that's predetermined? We'll explore the psychology behind this thoroughly recognizable but little understood human characteristic.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19867 | $20

The Psychology of Charisma - FAA‐PE

10/18/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Scientists say most of your brain is active all of the time (not just 10%). Learn basic, practical mind‐body truths and how to consistently achieve specific outcomes and maximize your potential. NLP is a simple, yet sophisticated approach to communication and personal development. This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques.

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19872 | $20

Introduction to Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Subtle, Sensitive and Sophisticated - FAA‐PE

10/19/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19864 | $20

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

10/25/2018
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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NLP trains us to observe and find out, rather than relying on our own conclusions. The meta‐model is an analytical tool that applies to language. The exact words a person says reflects the internal experience that person is having. This analytical tool enables us to notice what is missing. The meta‐model helps us to effectively communicate with others and to pay attention to our own language. The NLP Meta‐Model is a deductive language pattern designed to detect, challenge and expand the limits of an individual's ''map of the world.'' This is an interactive and participatory class where you will practice techniques. (Prerequisite: 19872 Introduction to Neuro‐linguistic Programming)

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19874 | $20

Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): The NLP Meta‐Model - FAA‐PE

10/26/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19886 | $25

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

11/1/2018 - 11/8/2018
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM(2 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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

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19892 | $20

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

11/2/2018
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
William Foote
CE South Building

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

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19899 | $39

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

11/3/2018
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM and Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM(3 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19875 | $49

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

11/27/2018 - 12/18/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(4 Session Total)
Stephen Poland
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19891 | $20

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

11/27/2018
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM(1 Session Total)
William Foote
CE South Building

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Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., a polygraph expert and professor of Psychology at Brandeis University, says, ''Lying has long been a part of everyday life. We couldn't get through the day without being deceptive.'' Still, most of us know the difference between a white lie and outright deceit. One study says that we lie in about a fifth of our interpersonal exchanges lasting ten or more minutes. Over the course of a week, we deceive about 30 percent of those with whom we interact one‐on‐one. And the closer the relationship, the more likely we are to lie. There's evidence that some self‐delusion, basically, ''lying to yourself,'' is essential to good mental health. Let's explore the psychology behind lying and whether absolute candor would be a positive thing for either society or us as individuals.

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19850 | $20

Why Do We Lie? - FAA‐PE

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

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

Note: Tuition Remission available under Personal Enrichment.

19877 | $20

Psychology of Addiction - FAA‐PE

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

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19851 | $20

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

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

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19864 | $20

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

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

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Founded by the Russian empress Catherine the Great in 1764 as a "hermit's retreat, " the Hermitage became one of the largest museums in the world. It comprises over three million items, including the largest collection of paintings in the world. Dr. Oborotova will take you on a virtual tour of the Hermitage, talk about the museum's history and show you some of its treasures – Leonardo's and da Vinci's Madonnas, Rembrandt's portraits and Impressionists' landscapes.

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19901 | $20

Great Museums of the World: The HERMITAGE - FAB‐PE

9/25/2018
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Marina Oborotova
CE South Building

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

10/2/2018
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Marina Oborotova
CE South Building

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Russian Literature: The Best Novel of the 20th century? Mikhail Bulgakov: The Master and Margarita - FAD‐PE

10/16/2018
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Marina Oborotova
CE South Building

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The Bermuda Triangle is a loosely defined region in the western part of the Atlantic Ocean. The earliest suggestion of strange disappearances in the area was in The Miami Herald in 1950. Two years later, Fate magazine published an article by George X. Sand documenting the loss of several planes and ships, including that of Flight 19, a group of five US Navy Grumman TBM Avenger torpedo bombers on a training mission. Sand's article was the first to lay out the now‐familiar triangular area where the losses took place. The area of the triangle is one of the heaviest travelled flight paths and shipping lanes in the world, and yet popular culture has credited the various disappearances to the paranormal or activity by extraterrestrial beings. Come explore the facts behind the "Devil's Triangle. "

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19920 | $20

The Bermuda Triangle - FAA‐PE

10/18/2018
Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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

Note: UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

19919 | $20

The History of Coffee - FAA‐PE

11/10/2018
Sat 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Vincent LaVolpa
CE South Building

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

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19909 | $20

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

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

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In 1629, Franciscan friar García de Zúñiga and a Capuchín monk named Antonio de Arteaga planted the first wine grapes in the Río Grande valley of southern New Mexico. Viticulture took hold in the valley, and by the year 1880, grapes were grown on over 3,000 acres. War, Prohibition, floods and bankruptcies have a taken a toll, but 400 years later, New Mexico is home to thirty six wineries in 53 locations and enjoys a very unique wine culture, evolving in a way that only this state could have produced. Join us for a classroom tour of New Mexico's wineries and why the Land of Enchantment is once again coming into its own. You'll learn about the local wineries and how to taste wine like a sommelier. Please note: No wine tasting will be a component of this course, however there is a lab using the Aromaster wine aroma kit.

Note: Tuition Remission eligible under Personal Enrichment.

19955 | $25

A Wine Tour of New Mexico (Without Leaving your Seat) - FAA‐PE

9/25/2018
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 6:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Jim Hammond
CE South Building

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Movies tend to show us American Indians that were created by white people. Although the people of New Mexico's tribes and pueblos have long been involved in movie‐making, most often these works are ignored or overlooked. In over 4000 films (not just those shot in NM), Hollywood has shaped the often negative image of Native Americans. Classic Westerns like They Died with Their Boots On created stereotypes. Later blockbusters like Little Big Man, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and Dances with Wolves (sort of) began to dispel them. Not until a renaissance in Native American cinema did films like Once Were Warriors and Smoke Signals portray Native people as human beings. In this compilation of film clips from New Mexico‐made movies, you'll take a unique ''tour'' of New Mexico's ''Indian Country'' by showing clips with live narration, of New Mexico‐made films where pueblo and tribal people are featured, in both positive ways or in negative ways.

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19965 | $20

American Indians in New Mexico Made Movies - FAA‐PE

9/25/2018
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Jeff Berg
CE South Building

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The legendary personalities of the "Old West ", have been depicted in movies and on television, for many years. Were the portrayals accurate? This discussion will cover a few of the real villains and heroic law enforcement personalities that played their respective parts in our history of the west. Some of the outlaws covered include: Jesse and Frank James, the Daltons, "Black Jack " Ketchum, Bill Miner, the Youngers, John Wesley Hardin, "Billy the Kid, " "Butch Cassidy " and "The Sundance Kid, " as well as others. Some of the more infamous encounters covered include the gunfight at the "OK Corral, " the James‐Younger Gang's "Northfield Minnesota Raid, " and the Dalton Gang's "Coffeyville, Kansas', Raid. " Among the more famous lawmen to be discussed include: Wyatt Earp, Batt Masterson, Bill Tilgman, Bass Reeves and "Wild Bill " Hickock. Judges covered will include: Roy Bean ( "Law West of the Pecos "), and "Hanging Judge Parker of Fort Smith Arkansas. " Also included will be some of the femme fatale outlaws of the period.

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19956 | $20

The Real Gunsmoke: Lawmen and Gunfighters of the Wild West - FAA‐PE

9/28/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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We'll explore the game of baseball, as played in the 1940s and 50s on New Mexico's east side and in West Texas. At the end of World War II, every little town wanted a ballpark. These teams were typically not attached to a Major League franchise and many of the players came to live in these little towns and ultimately retired there. The instructor collected oral histories from players, managers, umpires, fans and men and women who worked in the ball parks. Come celebrate the Post‐War Legends of Baseball in the American Southwest.

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19966 | $20

Bush League Boys - FAA‐PE

10/3/2018
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Toby Smith
CE South Building

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The exact ethnic or national origin of Christopher Columbus has been a source of controversy since the 19th century. It is generally agreed upon by many historians that Columbus' family was from Genoa, Italy. Ángel de Cervantes will show a documentary on his life and theories on his possible origins. He will also have a discussion on his DNA markers and what they prove. The results may surprise you and may change the family history of Columbus.

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19996 | $20

The DNA of Christopher Columbus - FAA‐PE

10/5/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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

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19994 | $20

The Multiple Mural Cities of Route 66 - FAA‐PE

10/12/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Craig Cropsey
CE South Building

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Could there be a crusty 82‐year‐old cattleman who didn't budge an inch when the federal government demanded 27,000 acres of his land? Could there be a mountain range more famous for what's inside than what's outside? Could there be a second capitol building that was never officially the capitol, but was unofficially the capitol for eight years, two years longer than the third capitol, which was officially the capitol? Confused? It will all become clearer after we take a look at these and other stories, each of which has a decidedly New Mexican twist–odd and strange tales that could happen Only in New Mexico.

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19968 | $20

Only in New Mexico - FAA‐PE

10/15/2018
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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

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19975 | $20

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

10/26/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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

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19994 | $20

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

10/26/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Michael Lord
CE South Building

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

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19973 | $20

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

11/5/2018
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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

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19954 | $20

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

11/6/2018
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Dennis Herrick
CE South Building

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The American Civil War period of 1961 – 1965 is the most written about and studied period in American history. Four years of intense combat left 620,000 to 750,000 people dead. This was more than the number of US military deaths in all other wars combined until Vietnam. Both Confederate and Union governments claimed ownership and territorial rights over the New Mexico Territory. Having been recently annexed from Mexico, the majority of our population was less than enthusiastic about secession. Negative experiences with Confederate neighbors to the east had created general animosity toward Texans. As a result, our populace sided with the Union and over 7,000 New Mexicans served in the Union Army. The Battle of Glorieta Pass in 1862 proved the ultimate failure of the Confederacy's New Mexico Campaign to control the Southwest and gain access to Unionist California and the Pacific Ocean. We'll explore the events that secured New Mexico's place in the annals of Civil War history.

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19960 | $20

New Mexico's Role in the Civil War - FAA‐PE

11/7/2018
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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

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19994 | $20

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

11/9/2018
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
CE South Building

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

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19997 | $20

The Spanish Conquest of the New World - FAA‐PE

11/16/2018
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM(1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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

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19980 | $20

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

12/3/2018
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM(1 Session Total)
Linda Tigges
Del Webb Alegria ‐ Active Adult Community

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

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19993 | $20

Hernán Cortés: Conqueror of Mexico - FAA‐PE

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

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Maralie Waterman-BeLonge

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(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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