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The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM

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

OLLI 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.

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.

OLLI Membership

Membership in the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM allows adults 50 and better 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 academically-based, daytime, evening and weekend 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 Now through - December 2020.

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What Our Members Say

“Extremely interactive. Outstanding, useful, pragmatic and highly current material.”
Emily Rudin, Member Event, Savvy Cyber-Security with Doug Lindsey

“Jon Nimitz did a wonderful job of blending instruction with involving participants to share their knowledge.”
April Hoyt, MSW, Taoism, with Jon Nimitz

“Very inspiring class. I’m writing more than I ever have in my life. And my writing is improving.”
Gloria Cruz, Writing Fiction with Dr. Dodici Azpadu

“The instructor shared his extensive knowledge while including ideas from students and facilitating discussion. I’m so glad there are two more sessions!”
Member, Member Event, New Media, Old Bias; New Tools for News Consumers with Gene Grant

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Dr Walter FormanDr. Walter Forman is married with nine children and 15 grandchildren . “After moving to Albuquerque, I worked at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center as the Clinical Director of the Cancer Center. Later, with the Department of Medicine, I was active in hospice work, now called palliative medicine. I retired about six years ago, and that is when I joined OLLI . My interest in OLLI is connected to my employment experience in teaching. I have taught several courses on various Geriatric topics at OLLI and have written two books and many scientific articles. I am now a member of the OLLI committee that is responsible for editorial work on our catalog. What do I enjoy in my OLLI courses? History, music and topics that deal with scientific issues.” says Dr. Forman.


Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Free Member Events

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Less than four months after men first landed on the moon, another "giant leap" took place when Sesame Street debuted on PBS in November, 1969. It revolutionized "educational television," but, like the moon landing, it didn't happen overnight. As game‐changing as it was, Sesame Street was only one step in a series of creative and political events that began decades earlier and that have continued to this day. For a look back at the origins and growth of public broadcasting, we are honored to have two public broadcasting executives who were on hand at the national and local levels for most of the past 50 years. They will share the history as well as some personal perspectives on what has become the most trusted media institution in America.

19021 | FREE

Osher Member Event ‐ A Personal History of Public Broadcasting - FAA‐PE

11/12/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Lance Ozier
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 | FREE

Osher Member Event ‐ Estate Planning for the Rest of Us - FAA‐PE

11/14/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Bonnie McLeskey
CE South Building

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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.

19034 | FREE

Osher Membership Event : Cybersecurity - FAA‐PE

12/03/2019
Tue 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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Freedom of the Press is our responsibility to be informed, educated and to apply critical thinking for ourselves and the government without censorship by the government. According to Reporters Without Borders, more than a third of the world's people live in countries where there is no freedom for print, magazine or other news media. Surprisingly, as of 2018, America ranks 45th on a list of 180 countries for Press freedom. What does this Constitutional Freedom actually mean for American democracy and what are the challenges to a free press in the United States?

19272 | $20

Freedom of the Press - FAA‐PE

11/01/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Art Bova
CE South Building

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In early March 2019, Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's criticism of the Israeli lobby's influence and allegations of private lobby power over Congress sparked allegations of anti‐Semitism. What did Congresswoman Omar actually say? House Speaker Nancy Pelosi initiated a House Resolution to condemn Omar's statements. What is anti‐Semitism? Is criticism of the Israeli Lobby or the policies of Israel necessarily anti‐Semitic? Or as Washington Post columnist Paul Waldman observed, "Nancy Pelosi (D‐Calif.) has decided that the time has come for the House to rebuke Rep. Ilhan Omar (D‐Minn.) for things she didn't actually say, and ideas she didn't actually express." We'll discuss this question while exploring generational divides on this issue among American Jews.

19291 | $20

Is Criticizing the Role of the Israeli Lobby Protected Free Speech or Hate Mongering? - FAA‐PE

11/12/2019
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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We'll discuss one of the most vexing issues in international relations: Israel, the Palestinians, and the legitimacy of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS). Israel's policies towards Arabs and Palestinians are thought by some in the world community to constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid. At the same time, Israel exists as a lone democracy in a region fraught with turmoil, theocracy and oppression of women and basic human rights. The growing BDS movement against Israel poses a dilemma: is this the most effective way for the world community to counter oppression and colonialism or is it merely another expression of anti‐Semitism, calculated to justify violence against Israel? Suggested readings: My Promised Land by Ari Shavit and Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel by Max Blumenthal.

19293 | $20

Israel and Palestine: Are Sanctions the Answer or a New Form of Anti‐Semitism? - FAA‐PE

11/19/2019
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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In 2013, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report concluded, ''It is extremely likely that human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid‐20th century.'' A 2015 Pew Research Center report conducted globally showed that a median of 54% of respondents questioned consider climate change ''a very serious problem.'' With economies most likely to be impacted by mitigation efforts, respondents from the US and China were the least concerned. What role does decisive mitigation have in the 2020 presidential campaign? Is this topic more urgent than health care reform and the economy? Where is the rest of the industrialized world on this issue and what specific strategies might be proposed for the US?

19235 | $20

What priority should Global Warming Mitigation have in the 2020 campaign? - FAA‐PE

12/03/2019
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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Is everyone else weird and American society normal, or vice versa? We grapple with that question by looking at an array of cultural differences that people across the world exhibit. As the United States becomes more multi‐cultural and we have more interaction with people around the world, it is vital that we learn more about how others have different perspectives and hold diverse values. As an educator with the non‐profit Center for Global Awareness, Dr. Ames has worked with a number of organizations learning about others different than us and how to navigate cultural differences. Join us for a fun and informative conversation about how our cultural differences evolved and shape who we are today.

19241 | $25

Cross‐Cultural Awareness: Understanding Others - FAA‐PE

12/04/2019 - 12/11/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Denise Ames
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!

19371 | $20

Savvy Social Security for Boomers - FAA‐PE

11/05/2019
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.

19372 | $20

Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers - FAA‐PE

11/07/2019
Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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Beginning in the 1870s, America's economy grew at its fastest rate in history. Corruption and excess kept pace. Robber barons such as Vanderbilt, Carnegie and Rockefeller indulged themselves by buying $15,000 diamond collars for their dogs and installing hot and cold running sea water at their ''cottages'' in Newport beach. While the rich partied, the poor who worked for them wore rags and starved in tenements. For relief, the urban poor turned to political machines such as Tammany Hall. The middle class wrestled with temperance movements and women's suffrage – and keeping their balance on that new fad, the bicycle. The era spawned some of the most colorful characters in American history: Boss Tweed, Louis Comfort Tiffany, Stanford White, Victoria Woodhull, who was the first woman to run for president, and Mark Twain, who coined the term, ''the Gilded Age.'' Indulge yourself in this era and learn why ''all that glitters is not gold.''

19467 | $49

The Gilded Age - FAA‐PE

10/28/2019 - 11/18/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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According to historian David Wooton, "For 2,400 years, patients have believed that doctors were doing good; for 2,300 years they were wrong." How wrong? Crocodile dung for contraception; invisible worms causing tooth decay; mashed mouse poultices; ground glass for stomach ailments; lobotomies on demand. Clutch your Medicare card gratefully and join us for a visit to the doctor that you hope never happens. Feeling a little hysterical about this class? That's because you're female and your uterus keeps wandering through your body.

19431 | $20

Leeches, Quacks and Lobotomies - FAA‐PE

10/30/2019
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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In pre‐Communist China, women in the small villages of Hunan Province developed their own secret writing system. They used this script to communicate with each other because they were not allowed to go to school and learn Mandarin. The script is called Nu Shu, which simply means women's writing. It was usually sewn into household linens as decoration, in order to disguise its true purpose. We will explore the history of this phenomenon and what it means to live and try to speak out in a closed society.

19422 | $20

The Secret Chinese Women's Language of Nu Shu - FAA‐PE

11/04/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Norma Libman
CE South Building

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"Some of the Presidents were great and some of them weren't. I can say that, because I wasn't one of the great Presidents, but I had a good time trying to be one, I can tell you that." – Harry S. Truman, shortly after refusing an effort by Congress to award him the Congressional Medal of Honor on his 87th birthday. Harry Truman followed an American icon to become our 33rd president. Succeeding FDR after only a month as vice‐president, Truman assumed the mantle of the leader of the forces trying to end World War II. Known as ''His Accidency'' for having not been elected to his first term, Truman strove to gain the confidence of the American people. He integrated the armed services, fired a popular general for insubordination and won a very close election in 1948. All the wise pundits thought it was only a matter of time until the last nail was driven into his political coffin and yet, Harry Truman continued to "Give 'Em Hell" for another four years.

19400 | $20

Harry Truman - FAB‐PE

11/06/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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In Part I, Henry VII and his forces met Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth Field where Richard III was killed. Henry VII claimed the throne through "right of conquest." He could not know that he would be the last English king to do so. What he did know was that his establishment of the Tudor Dynasty was questionable given his bloodlines. The only way to secure his tenuous claim was to produce sons. His first son Arthur died and his second Henry VIII married Arthur's espoused wife in a controversy that would lead to the establishment of the Church of England with Henry VIII as its supreme head.

19479 | $20

I'm Henry the VIII, I Am! Part II - FAA‐PE

11/08/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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''When the President does it, that means it's not illegal.'' –President Richard Nixon, in a 1977 interview with David Frost The only American president to ''voluntarily'' resign from office, Richard Nixon's presidency was marred by Watergate and his own machinations. Known as ''Tricky Dick'' for countless maneuverings during his political life, Nixon narrowly missed becoming president in 1960, losing by a razor thin majority to John F. Kennedy. Before he left office, Nixon would help end the Vietnam War and visit China to recognize the regime of Mao‐tse Tung. He's remembered as a die‐hard Conservative and yet, he established the Environmental Protection Agency and signed Title IX into a law. Let's examine the complex, contradictory legacy of an equally revered and reviled American President.

19400 | $20

Richard Nixon - FAD‐PE

11/13/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Why do medieval illustrated manuscripts captivate us so? Probably it is because they contain both brilliant images and familiar words. In Paleolithic times the only communication was via paintings and carvings. Since writing appeared on the planet, the verbal and the visual have struggled for supremacy. If a picture is worth a thousand words, why do some religions have invisible gods or forbid images? History shows that reading/writing occurred along with patriarchy, and replaced right‐brained "feminine" concepts including goddesses. But ‐‐ the image has returned to prominence, in photography, film, TV, videos and computers. So where are we now?

19424 | $20

The Power of Culture: Word Versus Image - FAA‐PE

11/13/2019
Wed 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Tzehis' discovery of gold in California spurred tremendous financial and physical growth throughout the West. For the first time in history, individuals, not kings or sultans, could have gold for the taking, inspiring tens of thousands of people to make the arduous journey west to California. We will examine their story by viewing a documentary and having a discussion on their legacy in American history.

19489 | $20

The California Gold Rush - FAA‐PE

11/15/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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The shepherd Viriathus unleashes a wave of resistance to save his people from destruction by the Roman Republic. Viriathus developed alliances with other Iberian groups, even far away from his usual theatres of war, inducing them to rebel against Rome. He led his army, supported by most of the Lusitanian and Vetton tribes as well as by other Celt‐Iberian allies, to several victories over the Romans between 147 BCE and 139 BCE before being betrayed by them and murdered while sleeping. Of him, Theodor Mommsen said, ''It seemed as if, in that thoroughly prosaic age, one of the Homeric heroes had reappeared.'' Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Viriathus and his resistance against insurmountable odds.

19499 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: Viriathus the first National Hero of the Iberian Peninsula (Spain/P - FAA‐PE

11/22/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Pan American Airways began in 1927 with a borrowed seaplane and a USPS contract to deliver mail to Cuba. Within a decade, Pan Am had become the United States' premier international commercial airline. Using a combination of land and amphibian aircraft, Pan Am built an extensive service that covered the Caribbean islands and South America. When founder Juan Trippe set his sights on spanning the oceans in the mid‐1930s, he turned to massive flying boats as the solution because few all‐weather runways existed that could handle the weight of giant long‐range aircraft. Follow the evolution of Pan Am's luxurious amphibian "Clipper Ships" as they first conquered the Americas and then both oceans in this golden period of commercial aviation that ended with the start of World War II.

19483 | $25

19483 Age of the Great Flying Boats – Pan Am's Clipper Ships - FAA‐PE

12/04/2019 - 12/11/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
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 manmade 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.

19444 | $20

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

12/06/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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19490 | $20

Cradle of the Gods: Gobekli Tepe - FAA‐PE

12/06/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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By the fourth century C.E., the cult of Christian saints led to the quest for their relics and a deepening split between eastern and western Christianity. Pilgrims journeyed to Jersusalem, Rome, Santiago de Compostela, and Canterbury to venerate the remains of the saints. Later in the Americas the tradition continued at the shrines of the Basilica of Guadalupe, Zapopan, and the Santuario de Chimayo. Sumptuous reliquaries, Gothic cathedrals, and the santos of New Spain and the Southwest are testimony to the influence of this history on western artistic tradition.

19454 | $25

Saints, Relics, and Pilgrimage sites in Europe and the Americas - FAA‐PE

12/09/2019 - 12/16/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Cheryl Foote
CE South Building

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If there is such a thing as a macho writer writing, assumedly, for men, Jack London fits the bill. However, women are said to be the most flexible and accommodating of readers. This course will pursue those assertions, wondering just how ideal and hostile readers regard Jack London and his numerous "testosterone" tales. Has the Jack London's eponymic hero outlived his time? Or is he needed more than ever especially in the individuation process of young men and women? Controversy guaranteed as we read a selection of London's fiction.

19541 | $49

Jack London's Testosterone Tales - FAA‐PE

10/28/2019 - 11/18/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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"Get the narrator and you've got the piece." –Vivian Gornick The narrator's voice is central to the success of any memoir. It releases the story from the raw material of life and illuminates shape, forward movement, tone and theme. How do we find the right voice to tell our story? In this workshop, we will explore the concept of narrator as persona, a construct that emphasizes certain parts of ourselves and omits others. We will also explore the assets and liabilities of writing in first person.

19596 | $29

Who's Talking? ‐ The Narrator in Memoir - FAA‐PE

10/29/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Connie Josefs, M.F.A
CE South Building

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The short story is a versatile and rewarding form for writers and readers. This course defines this literary genre and discusses its boundaries from a writer's point of view. We will study a template for the phases of short story writing: pre‐writing, writing, and revising. By the end of the course, we'll each have a short story and a springboard for more stories.

19537 | $59

Writing Short Stories from Start to Finish - FAA‐PE

10/29/2019 - 11/19/2019
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE North Building

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Mystery or suspense makes all writing and speeches more interesting. Learn techniques to arrange your stories (written or in conversation) to arouse and build your audience's interest. Remember mysteries and suspense are a natural part of life.

19551 | $20

Plotting for a Better Story! - FAA‐PE

11/01/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Janet Greger
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.

19584 | $75

Fiction Writing - FAB‐PE

11/04/2019 - 12/09/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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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. The class will explain 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.

19598 | $75

Blogging Your Way to Writing Success - FAA‐PE

11/04/2019 - 12/09/2019
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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"I write to discover what I know." ? Flannery O'Connor How do we get the people we know onto the page? When writing memoir, it's all too easy to take our characters for granted because we know them. Complexity develops in characters as we discover them, moment by moment. This workshop will provide tools and writing exercises to help memoir writers reach beyond the familiar and craft characters in vivid and memorable detail.

19596 | $29

The Way They Were ‐ Writing Believable Characters in Memoir - FAB‐PE

11/05/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Connie Josefs, M.F.A
CE South Building

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Mary Wollstonecraft wrote of herself as the "first of a new genus." We will follow her development as the "genus," drawing upon Lydall Gordon's Vindication: A Life of Mary Wollstonecraft and upon her writings. As twentieth‐century feminism has its roots in Wollstonecrafts' struggles and achievement, this is a historical perspective well worth exploring.

19521 | $25

Mary Wollstonecraft: The Roots of Feminism as We Know - FAA‐PE

11/06/2019 - 11/13/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Rosemary Day
CE South Building

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Oliver La Farge's, Laughing Boy might be called the Dine Romeo and Juliet. Set in the Southwest of 1914, this Pulitzer prize‐winning novel relates the tale of Laughing Boy and Slim Girl who meet at a communal dance and fall in love. Raised in two different worlds, do they have a chance to build their own life together amidst the conflict between the traditional Navajo world and the world of white America? Or will they be undone by fate? Join me in reading this incredible novel and learn the answer. Participants have to be willing to obtain their own copy of the book.

19505 | $39

Laughing Boy - FAA‐PE

11/07/2019 - 11/21/2019
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Shari Tarbet
CE South Building

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"I find that scene making is my natural way of marking the past." –Virginia Woolf Scene is the building block of narrative; it brings the reader into the immediate experience of a story. But how do we determine when to move from scene to exposition? This workshop will examine the varied effects of scene and exposition in memoir and explore how they are used effectively to bring personal experience to the page.

19596 | $29

"You Had To Be There" ‐ Writing Scene in Memoir - FAC‐PE

11/12/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Connie Josefs, M.F.A
CE South Building

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With their initial attack on the monastery at Lindisfarne in northeastern England in 793 A.D., the Vikings began a wave of invasions that imprinted their beliefs, customs, and laws on English culture. Primary among these contributions is the poem Beowulf. Created by Vikings, its location is Denmark, and its hero is Swedish, yet it is the national epic of England. It introduced literary elements such as heroic ideal, fate, alliteration, kennings, and understatements which would become repetitive elements of English literature. Later modifications by English monks added Christian overtones. Today, its influence ranges from the three witches in Macbeth to the Harry Potter series to The Grinch Who Stole Christmas and Cold Mountain. It has been the frequent subject of movies including a 2005 release. Come visit or revisit Beowulf, as we discuss these connections and explore their relevance today.

19520 | $25

Beowulf - FAA‐PE

11/15/2019 - 11/22/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (2 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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"You don't look back along time but down through it, like water. Sometimes this comes to the surface, sometimes that... Nothing goes away." –Margaret Atwood Time can be one of the most challenging aspects of memoir. We view events from two vantage points: then and now. How do writers accommodate this shifting narrative stance? How do we effectively utilize hindsight to gain access to narratives of the past? This workshop will explore how memoirists organize time, voice and point of view to structure scenes and create coherence.

19596 | $29

The Shape of Time in Memoir - FAD‐PE

11/19/2019
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Connie Josefs, M.F.A
CE South Building

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Thanks to the invention of the Internet, the opportunity to write for magazines is almost endless. With over 9,000 magazines published yearly, in addition to those online, the world is your oyster. But, there are tricks to bagging an assignment. So if you've got a good idea but don't know where to go and how to start, look no more. This workshop is for you. We'll cover: finding your story, finding the market, tweaking the same idea for different magazines, writing a query that sells, photo requirements, approaching an editor. And that's just for starters. Ms. Groves recently won 1st Place in New Mexico Press Women's writing contest and went on to win the 2018 National Federation of Press Women contest for my article in December's issue of True West Magazine.

19581 | $20

So, You Want to Write for Magazines? - FAA‐PE

11/21/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
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.

19584 | $75

Fiction Writing - Spring 1

01/27/2020 - 03/02/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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Fiction Writing - Spring 2

04/06/2020 - 05/11/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM(6 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
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.

19602 | $20

Rock and Roll and Social Justice - FAA‐PE

11/07/2019 - 11/14/2019
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building

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Tired of Jingle Bells and Frosty the Snowman? The same dozen carols on Muzak systems as you try do your shopping? We will explore the wealth of gorgeous but essentially unknown music celebrating Christmas and the Winter Solstice from the Middle Ages through the 20th century.

19618 | $20

Christmas Music of Earlier Times - FAA‐PE

12/13/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Daniel Crafts
CE South Building

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We are familiar with the fact that ice (the solid state of water) floats. What do things float"? What is special about water so that it expands (becomes less dense) when it freezes? This curious property has profound implications from reducing heat loss of lakes and oceans in the winter, to the breaking down of mountains as porous rock (and road pavement) is cracked in freeze‐thaw cycles. Glaciers are an extreme form of ice "breaking down of mountains". What conditions are needed for Glacier formation and health? Where are most Glaciers and why? When glaciers end in the Ocean, large pieces break off to form Icebergs. Where is the threat of Icebergs to shipping greatest and where was the Titanic lost?

19708 | $10

Ice in our life to Icebergs - FAD‐PE

10/29/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Matthews
CE South Building

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What is Global Warming All About? - FAE‐PE

11/05/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Matthews
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.

19730 | $20

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

11/06/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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This is the story of the history of geology: from the time of Steno (1638‐1686), when the principles of stratigraphy (rock strata) were established, up to the present day. We will uncover how William Smith (1769‐1837) constructed the world's first geologic map by observing the regular sequence of fossil organisms over the entire planet. We will discuss how the Geologic Column is based on relative time, and how that time was confirmed by radioactive dating in the early 1900s. We will examine eight of the greatest controversies in Earth Science: 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.

19727 | $39

The History of Geology - FAA‐PE

12/04/2019 - 12/18/2019
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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The results of all of the tests now offered give you matches to kin. What do these mean and how reliable are they? Why are there so many surnames that look unfamiliar? Should I post my family tree? The autosomal DNA (atDNA) results from all four companies provide percent ethnicity. How reliable are these estimates? How do the percent ethnicity results compare among the four companies? What does the future hold for the analysis of my results?

19715 | $20

Understanding DNA Results and What They Mean For You - FAA‐PE

12/06/2019
Fri 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Farris
CE South Building

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

19739 | $20

Microbes that Changed History - FAA‐PE

12/09/2019
Mon 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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To the Celts in Europe 2,000 years ago, everything in Nature was alive, and they were connected to all of it. Celtic mythology is rich in stories of animals as guardians and guides. The Celts, with their ancient spiritual worldview, easily followed animals into the Otherworld. Even more intriguing are the myths about Celtic super‐humans shape‐shifting into power animals. In history, we see proof of the strong ties between Celtic humans and animals. Have you noticed the red dragon on the national flag of Wales? Or the gigantic White Horse of Uffington that can only be fully seen from the air? Come join the Celtic animals for a while.

19807 | $20

Celtic Animals of Myth and History - FAA‐PE

10/29/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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

19813 | $49

Buddhism - FAA‐PE

11/01/2019 - 11/22/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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Although typically portrayed as the crone, the wise woman can appear in all stages of feminine age and power from the elusive Sophia (the Greek word for wisdom) in the Bible, to the young virgin priestess who prophesizes, the majestic queen who rules with power and wisdom or the ancient crone who heals. She may represent the solar goddesses such as Ishtar or the Spider Woman goddess of the Navajos. This class will discuss the various roles of the wise woman through the ages and see how this archetypal feminine power is portrayed today both on the inner stage of the psyche and the outer stage of world affairs. There will be plenty of examples drawn from history and today's news with ample time for discussion and personal examples, too

19845 | $20

Wisewoman: Ageless Archetype of the Eternal Feminine - FAA‐PE

11/04/2019
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Corrales Arts Center

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This course is intended for those who have a hearing aid: Why are some new hearing aid users so successful and others put their new device in a drawer, or have multiple hearing aids without really feeling satisfied with their investment? Learn the steps you can take to make the most of your hearing aids. You can benefit from learning; coping strategies, (re)learning listening skills, communication tips, and about gadgets that turn your hearing aids into assistive listening devices. This course will be tailored to the needs of the students once the classes commences – so bring your list of challenges, and we'll work on solutions.

19870 | $39

Ok I've got a hearing aid – NOW what? - FAA‐PE

11/04/2019 - 11/18/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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Did you every have the experience of entering a room, and forgetting why you went in there? How about remembering the name of the person you just met, or remembering your PIN number at the ATM! This talk is designed to address many of these commonly experienced events. Our discussion will cover what is memory, and why do we forget. Presented will be some relatively easy techniques that will assist you in developing the ability to recall some of the following: people's names, a series of numbers, a group of objects and remembering them in order. Also discussed will be the signs of cognitive degeneration, and activities that should help you to keep one's mind and memory sharper as we progress through aging

19894 | $20

I Can't Remember! Some Memory Techniques That Might Help - FAA‐PE

11/07/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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The Before I Die New Mexico Festival helps us to prepare for our inevitable mortality. This half‐day symposium helps you address important aspects of life and death in these four sessions: • 8:00 to 8:50 a.m. Funerals in Different Cultures: Learn about colorful funeral traditions from a variety of cultures, religions, and ethnicities. Speakers TBD. • 9:00 a.m. to 9:50 a.m. Your Personal History: Learn how to do genealogy research to discover the roots of your family tree with writer/teacher/researcher Molly Shannon. • 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. We Love Our Pets: A panel discussion of pet loss issues and how to plan ahead. Panelists include Ann Beyke, MA, pet loss counselor, and Dr. Jeff Nichol, DVM, veterinarian. • 11:00 a.m. to noon The Funeral Director on Film: Learn the history of undertaking through film clips that trace the development of the industry in the United States and illuminate issues consumers need to know, presented by Gail Rubin, CT, The Doyenne of Death®. Attendees will have the opportunity to connect with the symposium speakers and buy their books during breaks and at the end of the symposium. Festival sponsors will also offer valuable information at display tables around the room during the symposium.

19849 | $29

Before I Die New Mexico Festival Half‐Day Symposium - FAA‐PE

11/09/2019
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gail Rubin
CE North 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.

19851 | $20

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

11/14/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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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)

19874 | $20

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

11/15/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., 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 their 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 we as individuals.

19850 | $20

Why Do We Lie? - FAA‐PE

11/20/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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The past has much to reveal to us if we listen closely and look deeply. Why do we engage in warfare, why do we act tribal, or why do we act compassionately towards others? Drawing on her years of researching, writing, and teaching world history, Dr. Ames brings to light instances of how our innate human behaviors have shaped events in the past and are continuing to influence how we construct our future. She argues that it is time we draw on insights from our human past–recognizing the wisdom of elders, realizing our spiritual connections, reconnecting with nature, and identifying our innate human nature–to help us forge a more sustainable and joyous future on this planet.

19856 | $20

Integrating the Past, Forging a Future - FAA‐PE

11/20/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Denise Ames
CE South Building

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Don't we all want to see a bright, healthy future for both humanity and the planet, Earth? How can we move beyond war and destruction to a more peaceful way of living on this beautiful planet? This class will suggest some ways to free up our creativity and our sense of the sacredness of all life to help bring about a future of peace and prosperity for us all. Authors such as Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade) and David Korten (The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community) have explored these themes extensively and the class will draw on their work as well as others. A combination of lecture and discussion will show that simple changes in our everyday attitudes and actions can start a chain reaction of better relations with others and with the Earth itself. We truly can co‐create a bright future for all of humanity in this interdependent world.

19854 | $20

A New Partnership with the Earth: Co‐Creating a Bright Future - FAA‐PE

12/05/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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We'll explore the science backing the effectiveness of meditation for everyday living and health. Empirically supported benefits include stress reduction, improvements in memory, reduced rumination, reduced chronic pain, improved sleep, better relationships, decreased blood pressure, and less emotional reactivity. Our minds are like thinking machines that constantly churn out judgments and evaluations of everything we encounter. Meditation can show you the way out of this slurry of thoughts. Types of meditation contain overlapping strategies. Rather than choosing a single type of meditation, we explore various techniques such as: Body scan meditation, Mindfulness, Breathing Meditation, Walking Meditation and Mantras and affirmations. We'll also discuss a variety of meditation myths. You are welcome to participate in a variety of meditation experiences or quietly observe.

19878 | $29

Losing Your Mind Through Meditation: An Experiential Exploration of Meditation Strategies - FAA‐PE

12/10/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Laura Smith
CE South Building

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Come learn how valuable self‐love is in creating your greater life. You will learn tools to help you create a life that fuels you. Activate your intention point and begin to manifest from a higher energy vibration. Skyrocket personal power, and program yourself for unlimited abundance. We will take a closer look at your passions, intentions, goals, gratitude and what abundance means to you. Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP) gives you the tools to become more connected to the life you want to lead. Both NLP and the Law of Attraction draw on perception creates our reality. Come take a closer look. (Prerequisite; Introduction to NLP)

19875 | $20

Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Manifestation and the Power of Intention - FAA‐PE

12/13/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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This course is intended for those who have a hearing aid: Why are some new hearing aid users so successful and others put their new device in a drawer, or have multiple hearing aids without really feeling satisfied with their investment? Learn the steps you can take to make the most of your hearing aids. You can benefit from learning; coping strategies, (re)learning listening skills, communication tips, and about gadgets that turn your hearing aids into assistive listening devices. This course will be tailored to the needs of the students once the classes commences – so bring your list of challenges, and we'll work on solutions.

19870 | $39

Ok I've got a hearing aid – NOW what? - FAA‐PE

11/04/2019 - 11/18/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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Did you every have the experience of entering a room, and forgetting why you went in there? How about remembering the name of the person you just met, or remembering your PIN number at the ATM! This talk is designed to address many of these commonly experienced events. Our discussion will cover what is memory, and why do we forget. Presented will be some relatively easy techniques that will assist you in developing the ability to recall some of the following: people's names, a series of numbers, a group of objects and remembering them in order. Also discussed will be the signs of cognitive degeneration, and activities that should help you to keep one's mind and memory sharper as we progress through aging

19894 | $20

I Can't Remember! Some Memory Techniques That Might Help - FAA‐PE

11/07/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
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.

19851 | $20

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

11/14/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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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)

19874 | $20

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

11/15/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Leonard Saxe, Ph.D., 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 their 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 we as individuals.

19850 | $20

Why Do We Lie? - FAA‐PE

11/20/2019
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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The past has much to reveal to us if we listen closely and look deeply. Why do we engage in warfare, why do we act tribal, or why do we act compassionately towards others? Drawing on her years of researching, writing, and teaching world history, Dr. Ames brings to light instances of how our innate human behaviors have shaped events in the past and are continuing to influence how we construct our future. She argues that it is time we draw on insights from our human past–recognizing the wisdom of elders, realizing our spiritual connections, reconnecting with nature, and identifying our innate human nature–to help us forge a more sustainable and joyous future on this planet.

19856 | $20

Integrating the Past, Forging a Future - FAA‐PE

11/20/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Denise Ames
CE South Building

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Don't we all want to see a bright, healthy future for both humanity and the planet, Earth? How can we move beyond war and destruction to a more peaceful way of living on this beautiful planet? This class will suggest some ways to free up our creativity and our sense of the sacredness of all life to help bring about a future of peace and prosperity for us all. Authors such as Riane Eisler (The Chalice and the Blade) and David Korten (The Great Turning: From Empire to Earth Community) have explored these themes extensively and the class will draw on their work as well as others. A combination of lecture and discussion will show that simple changes in our everyday attitudes and actions can start a chain reaction of better relations with others and with the Earth itself. We truly can co‐create a bright future for all of humanity in this interdependent world.

19854 | $20

A New Partnership with the Earth: Co‐Creating a Bright Future - FAA‐PE

12/05/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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We'll explore the science backing the effectiveness of meditation for everyday living and health. Empirically supported benefits include stress reduction, improvements in memory, reduced rumination, reduced chronic pain, improved sleep, better relationships, decreased blood pressure, and less emotional reactivity. Our minds are like thinking machines that constantly churn out judgments and evaluations of everything we encounter. Meditation can show you the way out of this slurry of thoughts. Types of meditation contain overlapping strategies. Rather than choosing a single type of meditation, we explore various techniques such as: Body scan meditation, Mindfulness, Breathing Meditation, Walking Meditation and Mantras and affirmations. We'll also discuss a variety of meditation myths. You are welcome to participate in a variety of meditation experiences or quietly observe.

19878 | $29

Losing Your Mind Through Meditation: An Experiential Exploration of Meditation Strategies - FAA‐PE

12/10/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Laura Smith
CE South Building

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Come learn how valuable self‐love is in creating your greater life. You will learn tools to help you create a life that fuels you. Activate your intention point and begin to manifest from a higher energy vibration. Skyrocket personal power, and program yourself for unlimited abundance. We will take a closer look at your passions, intentions, goals, gratitude and what abundance means to you. Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP) gives you the tools to become more connected to the life you want to lead. Both NLP and the Law of Attraction draw on perception creates our reality. Come take a closer look. (Prerequisite; Introduction to NLP)

19875 | $20

Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Manifestation and the Power of Intention - FAA‐PE

12/13/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Día de los Muertos is usually considered to be a Hispanic or Mexican Indian celebration, but it's Celtic. This class will reveal the Celtic foundations of holidays and religious practices commonly celebrated around us. But what is ''Celtic''? Michele Buchanan Ph,D. will take us through some ancient calendars and history to help us understand why we do ancient things in modern times.

19913 | $20

Sugar Skulls and Jack O‐Lanterns - FAA‐PE

10/25/2019
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Michele Buchanan, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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We'll focus on how Italian cuisine developed through the centuries. There will be some initial references to cooking in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, explaining the origins of dishes such as pasta, and how the discovery of the New World affected ingredients and styles of cooking. This will introduce a more detailed description of how cuisine developed after Italy's independence in the Nineteenth Century, following political and economic developments, up to today's main dishes and concepts. A special focus will be dedicated to some particularly interesting recipes, describing their origins and evolution up to the current version.

19915 | $20

History of Italian Cuisine - FAA‐PE

10/25/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Lucio Lanucara
CE South Building

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This is a sequel to the class If Walls Could Talk in which the history of your home is examined. Is your home your castle? In the Middle Ages, castles consisted of one main room where everyone on the estate regardless of station lived together. Within that room people ate together, worked together, were born and died together. Being born first requires being conceived so everyone watched other people have sex in that communal room. Everything was public. When did that public room divide into separate, private spaces with status determining individual usage? Heating, lighting, and plumbing in different forms eventually were added. What's the connection between the Latin word for lead and the word plumber? Why do the British call their bathrooms "water closets"? Join us as we study the blueprint of how houses evolved and answer the question: "Who invented blueprints anyway?"

19900 | $20

If Walls Could Talk – Part Two - FAB‐PE

11/14/2019
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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This presentation discusses some famous expeditions where the explorers disappeared never to be found again, or whose remains were found many years later. It will cover the background of the expedition and the individuals involved. Some of the lost explorers covered include: Percy Fawcett, Robert Falcon Scott, George Mallory and Andrew Irvine and S.A. Andree and the ''Franklin Expedition,'' among others.

19917 | $20

Vanished! Searching for Lost Explorers - FAA‐PE

11/22/2019
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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During the beginning of the last millennium BCE, the Phoenicians began establishing colonies around the Mediterranean to compete with Greek trade. The most important Phoenician colony was founded in Tunis, North Africa, named Carthage around 800 BCE. True to their Phoenician heritage, the Carthaginians became great seafarers, traders, and colonizers. Carthaginian settlements spread across the North African coast, into western Sicily, Sardinia, Corsica, Minorca, and much of Spain, as well as the Portuguese Atlantic coast. Carthage was a maritime power, with only a relatively small landowning class to provide military land power. This, however, did not matter as long as Carthage continued to be wealthy. Its coffers paid for mercenaries in abundance when the city needed to go to war. And it is this wealth, mastery of trade and expansion along the Mediterranean coast towards Italy that brings Carthage into direct confrontation with the newly rising power of Rome. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Carthaginians will be explored. A short film that will trace the history of these people will be shown. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

19983 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Carthaginian Connection to New Mexican Families - FAA‐PE

11/01/2019
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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In New Mexico and elsewhere in the West, historians are called upon to render opinion in litigation over the one commodity whose lack will be lethal to everyone: water. We will look at the three‐handed fight between Indian tribes, non‐Indians, and the federal government over water, and the role of historians in providing expert witness testimony by deposition and/or in court based on their research in fascinating and esoteric corners of history.

19998 | $20

But... Who Owns the Water? - FAA‐PE

11/06/2019
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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Movies 'Based' in New Mexico, but not made in NM. Why do they do that? Find out why New Mexico has starred 'as' Canada, Texas, Wyoming, Russia, Morocco, Sudan, and even Egypt over the years. Lately, it seems that our terrain is similar enough to Afghanistan that filmmakers have made movies here, where NM stands in as that country and other Middle Eastern place as well. This course will consist of three feature movies, said to be taking place in New Mexico, but without anyone involved with the production setting foot in the state. Films will be chosen from a fairly long list of such pictures including 'The Desert Song', 'Them', 'Charlie Varrick', 'Rat Race', 'The Leopard Man', 'Albuquerque', 'Gun Crazy', 'Truth or Consequences, NM', 'High Noon', 'Hondo', ''The Good, the Bad and the Ugly', 'Stalking Moon', and a host of others. A discussion will precede each film that is shown. Learn about some of the things that lead filmmakers to locate their films where they are not, along with a bit of New Mexico's extensive film history.

19959 | $39

Imposters! Movies Based On, But Not Made In New Mexico Part II - FAA‐PE

11/06/2019 - 11/20/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Jeff Berg
CE South Building

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The pueblo of Taos, New Mexico, is one of the longest‐inhabited places in North America, and the nearby community became the northern outpost of New Spain. Later, fur trappers made their home in the village, which also saw the strongest resistance to the American conquest of New Mexico. In the twentieth century, Taos attracted artists and writers, outdoors enthusiasts, and the counterculture. In the 1960s, nearby Blue Lake became the center of the struggle for Native American rights. Today its breathtaking scenery and fine museums entice visitors to enjoy and ponder its history.

19965 | $20

Historic Taos: From the Pueblo to the Slopes - FAA‐PE

11/18/2019
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Cheryl Foote
CE South Building

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Joseph Roy ''J. R.'' Willis (1876‐1960) had a remarkable and colorful New Mexico career as an entrepreneur of the arts. Coming to Gallup in 1917, he operated a camera store and was involved in the beginnings of the Gallup Intertribal Indian Ceremonial. He published thousands of beautiful but stereotypical postcards about Native Americans and the Southwest, and was called ''New Mexico's Aspen King'' for his many landscape paintings. In 1938, he built the home, studio and artists compound next to the Albuquerque Country Club which is known today as the Casas de Sueños Historic Inn.

19981 | $20

J.R. Willis: Postcard Artist and Old Town Arts Entrepreneur - FAA‐PE

11/19/2019
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Joe Sabatini
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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New Mexico is the site of long‐running litigation over water between the various Pueblos and non‐Indians. The 51‐years old Aamodt case, filed in 1966 and concluding (sort of) in 2017, dealt with historical issues and questions regarding water rights in the Pojoaque Basin that stretched back to the Spanish period. We will look at the various twists and turns of this case, the issues the court raised, and the various personalities who appeared, and passed on, during this marathon mayhem.

19999 | $20

Aamodt: The Laborious Litigation of Water Rights in the Pojoaque Basin - FAA‐PE

11/20/2019
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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After the Civil War ended, thousands of Americans were pulled west by what was perceived as "free land." Much of that land was already occupied by Indians, large cattle ranches or squatters. Violence erupted over land where there was no law, or where the law was weak and in the pay of cattle barons. Feuds, range wars and political conflicts attracted lawless elements. Some came clothed as British land speculators, while others arrived with guns for hire. When other Western states such as Arizona, and Colorado expelled their lawless elements, New Mexico became the last refuge for the not‐so‐good, the bad, and the ugly. Such men found employment in violent conflicts in Colfax County and Lincoln County. Territorial Governor Lew Wallace tried to impose order during the day while retreating to the Palace of Governors at night to write Ben‐Hur. In 1936, Conrad Richter's Sea of Grass dealt with the range wars in northern New Mexico. Although the Wild West ended in 1895 in other western states, it would take until 1916 to close that door in New Mexico. Join us for a look at the last "wild" state in the West – home to political and economic feuds, range wars, Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett, Jesse James, Doc Holiday, 25 cent whiskey, and an outlaw element still present in New Mexico today.

19951 | $20

New Mexico: Last Refuge of the Not‐So‐Good, Bad and Ugly - FAA‐PE

12/02/2019
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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

19985 | $20

Anthropological Genetic History: The Suebi Connection to New Mexican Families - FAA‐PE

12/18/2019
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Maralie Waterman

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belonge@unm.edu

A native of Northern New Hampshire, Maralie Waterman-BeLonge holds a Master 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.

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