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Osher Lifelong Institute

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.

Osher Membership for 2020




Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Free Member Events

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The birthday of Robert Burns (January 25, 1759) is celebrated in more countries of the world than any other person. Why? But wasn't he a poet? We remember him for composing "Auld Lang Syne" which we sing on New Year's Eve, but is that such a worthy accomplishment? Why is his short life of thirty‐seven years so world‐renowned? We'll answer these questions and cover the life and times of Robert Burns, Poet Laureate of Scotland. His social and political activism‐indeed treason‐will be discussed, as well as his views on the human condition of the eighteenth century. His connections to our own American Revolution will be explored as well as his notorious love of women.

19080 | FREE

Robert Burns: Social Activist? - Spring 1

01/24/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Michele Buchanan, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Learn about upcoming OLLI adventures internationally through Collette Travel.

19024 | FREE

Osher Member Event: OLLI Travels – Spotlight on The French Riviera and Sunny Portugal - Spring 1

02/11/2020
Tue 12:00 PM ‐ 1:00 PM (1 Session Total)
To be Announced
CE South Building

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Death is one part of life we know will happen, but that doesn't mean we like to talk about it! However, it truly is a gift to your loved ones if you do accept that it will happen, make plans and then have conversations about what you want before it is too late. We will discuss many end of life and aging topics, including one's values and how they play an important role in end of life decisions, having the conversation with one's loved ones, advance healthcare directives, palliative and hospice care, estate planning basics, living arrangement options and tips for not leaving a "mess" for one's family.

19073 | FREE

Don't Make Me Talk About THAT – Discussions about End of Life Topics - Spring 1

04/16/2020 - 04/30/2020
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Various Instructor
CE South Building

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FinTech or Financial Technology is a new financial industry that applies web and phone technology to improve financial activities. How do you use these tools to make your financial world better while still protecting yourself and your personal data? This class will spur your thinking by introducing some of the current online tools and discussing some of the benefits, like better financial outcomes for you, and pitfalls, like potential data security breaches. Together we will consider tools in categories like budgeting (Mint, YNAB), investing (Acorns, Betterment), credit monitoring (WalletHub, Credit Karma) and online payments (Venmo, Paypal). This class will offer new insights into what is currently availablewhile keeping an eye on the vulnerabilities of these products.

19041 | FREE

Savvy Personal Finance Technology: What Baby Bomers and Gen‐X'ers Need to Know About FinTech - Spring 1

05/07/2020
Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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We will discuss the role of espionage in Latin America during World War II. We'll look at the strategic realities, the establishment of espionage and counter‐espionage networks, the use of disinformation, and various espionage cases. Professor Bratzel is a retired professor from Michigan State University and the author of Shadow War: German espionage and United States Counter‐Espionage During World War II.

19075 | FREE

Espionage in Latin America during WWII - Spring 1

05/29/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Bratzel
CE South Building

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Classes

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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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The story of Joaquin Murrieta is the subject of controversy. We'll watch a documentary on the legacy of Joaquin Murrieta, who was the inspiration for Johnston McCulley's 1919 novel, The Curse of Capitrano, and we'll also discuss Hispanic identity in the American Southwest during the nineteenth century and its connection to Joaquin Murrieta.

19447 | $20

The Real Zorro: Who Was Joaquin Murrieta? - Spring 1

01/10/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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With the Industrial Revolution, Great Britain shifted from an agrarian‐to an industrial‐based economy, diminishing the role of the parishes. People migrated to urban centers. The population grew from 10.5 million in 1801 to 45 million in 1901. The problem of poverty became almost insurmountable. Great Britain's solution was the workhouse – basically a prison for the "crime" of being poor. Being old, infirm, a child, mentally or physically disabled, pregnant, evicted or underemployed were not factors that counted. Being poor was God's punishment for flaws in character and those so‐called flaws ''had to be'' sequestered and controlled. Fear of the workhouse dominated the lives of the majority in Great Britain. Learn about a Christian institution that was anything but.

19461 | $20

In the Shadow of the Workhouse - Spring 1

01/13/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
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.

19864 | $20

The Psychology of Narcissistic and Borderline Personalities - Spring 1

01/14/2020
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Scientific issues in Latin America will have an increasing impact on the US in the future. Malnutrition and infant death rates are high in Guatemala, Haiti, and Bolivia, but average expected lifespans in Costa Rica, Chile, and Cuba are 79 years –slightly greater than in the US. Until recently, US citizens assumed viral and parasitic infections spread by insect vectors in Latin America (like Zika disease, Dengue fever, and Chagas disease) never occurred in the US. Although much has been written on the threats to the Amazon and Galapagos ecosystems, less has been said in nonfiction and fiction about how mining in the Andes has been a source of pollution and a threat to the workers' health for centuries. This class should whet interest in real issues and suggest possible readings on topics.

19701 | $20

Science Issues in Latin America - Spring 1

01/15/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Janet Greger
Corrales Arts Center

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An author is much in need of editing talents. We'll concentrate on the fundamentals of revision–that is, how to bring vitality into a lifeless manuscript. We will look at the micro and macro aspects of your manuscript(s), be it fiction or non‐fiction and morph into top‐rate editors.

19591 | $59

The Secrets of Revision - Spring 1

01/15/2020 - 02/05/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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In this exploration, we examine our past (which is always present within us), look at our childhoods, our beginnings, our roots. We work 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.

19515 | $25

Creative Writing Exploration ‐ Where Are You From? - Spring 1

01/16/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Joy Harjo is the first Native‐American to be installed as our nation's Poet Laureate. Although she was born in Oklahoma and is an enrolled member of the Muscogee Creek Nation, she spent several formative years in Santa Fe, and graduated from the UNM Creative Writing Program. We'll read and discuss Joy Harjo's remarkable poetry, and through these readings and discussions, probe our own personal journeys towards appreciating our roots and how we might enrich our growth as individuals. Harjo's poems will be from her anthology, How We Became Human.

19560 | $75

Poetry by the Poet Laureate‐‐Joy Harjo - Spring 1

01/16/2020 - 02/20/2020
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
David Johnson, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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The folklore of the American West is a tale of rugged, sometimes heroic but often uncontrolled men seizing a wild country and making it their own. Often overlooked and underappreciated, the women stood shoulder‐to‐shoulder with those men. Whether native to the area or immigrants to this new life, women birthed children under arduous circumstances, ran farms and ranches for absentee partners, and even became prostitutes when their partners died and their children were hungry. Some women came willingly while others left their homes and years later still longed for a previous life. They could shoot a rifle, manage a cattle spread, and decorate a dugout with wallpaper. Some became famous, like Annie Oakley, or infamous, like Belle Starr. Others simply did what women do. They survived and taught their daughters to do the same. Meet the Western woman behind the man, next to him, and sometimes out front.

19963 | $20

Western Women - Spring 1

01/17/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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Confronting the Spanish Inquisition in the Eighteenth century, were four New Mexican, some ending up less damaged than others. Martín Hurtado, a first found of Albuquerque, had a run‐in with Fray Pedro Montaño when Hurtado defended his grandson from an attack by Fray Montaño over wearing his hair in a braid to Mass. Barbara García, also from Albuquerque, was denounced for a case of sexual witchcraft, and Juan García de Mora (Ojo Caliente) and soldier Agustín de la Palma were accused of bigamy. Drawing from historical documents, your instructor will share stories about these characters and the way they negotiated (or not) the accusations and penances of the Franciscan representatives of the Inquisition.

19953 | $20

New Mexicans and the Spanish Inquisition in the Early Eighteenth Century CE - Spring 1

01/21/2020
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Linda Tigges
CE South Building

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India has been called ''the land of contrasts." It has been home to some of humanity's greatest spiritual and political leaders. The standard of living is rising, yet much of the population continues to suffer from great poverty and deprivation. With a series of colorful slide shows, we'll discuss major sights and regions, history, religions, foods, accommodations, transportation, wellness (including medical travel), social problems, and more. You'll greatly expand your knowledge of this exotic and mysterious country.

19902 | $65

India: Land of Contrasts - Spring 1

01/21/2020 - 02/25/2020
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Jon Nimitz
CE South Building

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We are at a critical juncture in our human history. Many people have a bleak vision of the future and feel unsure about how to change it. In our rush to embrace modern forms of technology and consumerist fads, we ignore the wisdom of people who have lived on this Earth for thousands of years. Join us and learn how the wisdom of indigenous peoples and these ancient insights can be adapted into and benefit a modern way of life.

19802 | $20

Drawing on Indigenous Wisdom for a Brighter Future - Spring 1

01/22/2020
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Denise Ames
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, the revelations by the Mueller Special Counsel, and the inquiry into Ukraine, 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.

19233 | $20

The Impeachment Process Historically and Today - Spring 1

01/22/2020
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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All of the islands surrounding the Pacific Ocean are volcanic because they formed, or are forming, via the process of plate tectnoics. Where the Pacific Plate is moving over a hot spot, or where it's being subducted below another plate, deep trenches, such as the Mariana Trench (deepest point on planet Earth) form, and huge volcanoes, such as Mauna Loa and Mt. Fuji, erupt. We'll travel counterclockwise around the Pacific Ocean, visiting the Hawaiian Islands (Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Maui, and Hawaii), MIdway, Guam, New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Fiji, New Zealand, Tahiti, and other Society Islands, Easter Island, and Galapagos Island. We'll discover the weird creatures of the deepest trenches, discuss the different cultures of these islands, and understand how the Polynesians ‐‐ the greatest seafarers ever known ‐‐ discovered the Pacific islands and even made it all the way to South America.

19734 | $25

Geology of the Pacific Islands - Spring 1

01/22/2020 - 01/29/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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Looking for some good feedback on that novel you're writing? Like to share some of your poetry or get back to that memoir you started a while back? Getting together with other writers on a regular basis to read one another's work and discuss it is the best way to stay on track with your writing project and keep the momentum going. All writers are welcome ‐‐ novelists, playwrights, poets, biographers. Let's get together once a week for a two hour session to read one another's work and give positive feedback. Come join us for this ongoing writers group.

19526 | $75

Facilitated Writers Group - Spring 1

01/22/2020 - 02/26/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
House Concert ‐ Private Home in NE Heights

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Are you working on a short story, novel, nonfiction book or memoir? Would you like the benefit of sharing and discussing your work in a group setting? This class is for aspiring and beginning writers who want supportive feedback, and are willing to assist other writers by reading and commenting on their work. Classes include discussion of writing topics, resources, and a review of participants' writing. Feedback on your work will be structured to be helpful and supportive.

19552 | $89

Writing from the Heart: A Feedback Group for Writers - Spring 1

01/22/2020 - 03/11/2020
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (8 Session Total)
Carol March
CE South Building

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We'll examine how the 13th Amendment, clear and simple in its intent and description, led to over one hundred years of unequal and unfair treatment of the people it was designed to help. We'll discuss the background on the legal, political and social climate, including implications for today's society.

19213 | $20

Slavery and the 13th Amendment: Problems of the Past and Today's Consequences - Spring 1

01/23/2020
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building

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Are you a woman with European ancestry? If so, you almost certainly come from the Celtic bloodline. That's because two thousand years ago, the Celts occupied all of Europe. This course will bring to life the ordinary and legendary women of the Celts. We will examine the rare legal and sexual near‐equality of Celtic women ‐‐ a status that was subsequently denied to women for two millennia ‐‐ until recently. We will look at tribal organization and classes of society. Finally, we will view the unusual leadership of Celtic women as warriors, druids and healers.

19438 | $25

Women in Celtic Society - Spring 1

01/23/2020 - 01/30/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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Journey back and learn about the evolution of television, an important and emerging industry. Its many applications range from a multifaceted scientific medium to an important and prosperous entertainment experience. Learn the basics of How Television works, and how to use it more effectively to enhance your life. Learn about important milestones in the development of Television that changed the world and why Television is considered the 5th Estate. There will be technical demonstrations and lots of resource materials and handouts. Understand the evolution of the Color Television industry from 1956 to the present. Learn how High Definition Digital Color Television works and how to make the best purchasing decisions of digital imaging products and services.

19780 | $69

The History of Television - Spring 1

01/23/2020 - 02/27/2020
Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 11:00 AM (6 Session Total)
James M. Gale
CE South Building

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The birthday of Robert Burns (January 25, 1759) is celebrated in more countries of the world than any other person. Why? But wasn't he a poet? We remember him for composing "Auld Lang Syne" which we sing on New Year's Eve, but is that such a worthy accomplishment? Why is his short life of thirty‐seven years so world‐renowned? We'll answer these questions and cover the life and times of Robert Burns, Poet Laureate of Scotland. His social and political activism‐indeed treason‐will be discussed, as well as his views on the human condition of the eighteenth century. His connections to our own American Revolution will be explored as well as his notorious love of women.

19080 | FREE

Robert Burns: Social Activist? - Spring 1

01/24/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Michele Buchanan, Ph.D.
CE South Building

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The Vandals were an East Germanic Tribe that entered the late Roman Empire during the 5th century. The Vandals were divided in two tribal groups, the Silingi and the Hasdingi. In 400 or 401, possibly because of attacks by the Huns, the Vandals, under King Godigisel, along with their allies moved westwards into Roman territory. Around this time, the Hasdingi had already been Christianized. During the Emperor Valens's reign (364–78) the Vandals accepted, much like the Goths earlier, Arianism, a belief that was in opposition to that of Nicene orthodoxy of the Roman Empire. On October 13, 409, they crossed the Pyrenees into the Iberian peninsula. There, the Hasdingi received land from the Romans, as foederati, in Gallaecia (Northwest) and the Silingi in Hispania Baetica (South), while the Alans got lands in Lusitania (West) and the region around Carthago Nova. The Suebi also controlled part of Gallaecia. We'll review a short film that traces the history of these people. We'll also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

19976 | $20

The Vandals Connection to New Mexico Families - Spring 1

01/24/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Everyone has a story to tell and the beginning of a new year is a great time to take stock of your life and start writing. But how to get going? This workshop will show you how to remember and write down stories from your life and then organize them into a cohesive book, whether for publication or just for your family. Bring paper and pen and you will leave with your memoir started.

19563 | $20

Crash Course in Memoir Writing - Spring 1

01/27/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Norma Libman
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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The past has much to reveal to us if we listen closely and look deeply. Why do we engage in warfare? Why do we have tribal tendencies? Why do we act compassionately towards others? 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.

19837 | $20

Integrating the Past, Forging a Future - Spring 1

01/28/2020
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Denise Ames
CE South Building

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Discover how the most iconic symbols were used throughout history and how they influenced the world. Drawings and pictures comprised the first written languages and thus symbols were born. Symbols represent people, beliefs, actions or material entities. Discover how people all over the world have used symbols to signify the ideology of their particular culture. We will discuss symbols used today in our culture. Come join us on a walk through the ancient and modern worlds of symbols.

19144 | $20

How Symbols Influence History - Spring 1

01/28/2020
Tue 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Sasha Wasko
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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After the death of Henry VIII, his three legitimate children became rulers of England. Edward VI died of tuberculosis at age fifteen to be followed by Mary I or "Bloody Mary" for her burning of Protestants at the stake. She had two phantom pregnancies, but no child. After Mary's death from cancer, Elizabeth I succeeded. Having watched her father control all six wives and execute two, she never married. As a "Virgin Queen" she played one royal suitor against another to avoid war while building England into a formidable nation. When war did come in the form of the Spanish Armada in 1588, she addressed her troops in full armor. "I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman, but I have the heart and stomach of a king, and of a king of England too." Join us for a final journey into the Tudor period when lead‐based cosmetics killed, assassins poisoned gloves destined for royalty, houses were built in the shape of an "E" to flatter Elizabeth, and cockle shells and silver bells in the nursery rhyme "Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary" refer to implements of torture.

19403 | $20

The Tudors, Part III - Spring 1

01/29/2020
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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What constitutes a well‐made historical dramatic series on television? Even the best presentation of large historical events such as the building of The First Transcontinental Railroad or the Manhattan Project require some fictional characters and fictional dramatic situations. In this presenter's humble opinion, one of these series is a brilliant historical drama while the other falls considerably short in spite of a very talented cast and writers. In terms of approach, what kind of narration leads to success and which to a less than successful series?

19949 | $20

A Comparative Analysis of Virtues and Shortcomings of AMC's Hell on Wheels and WGN's Manhattan - Spring 1

01/30/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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Throughout history, borders of countries have changed like the tide. Countries have been formed by colonial powers and forcibly divided by external powers. Many times this has happened against the will of the people populating the territories of these countries. Germany was one of these countries. German unification was initially achieved with the formation of the German Empire in 1871 under the leadership of Prussian Chancellor Otto von Bismarck only to be divided less than 100 years later in 1945 by the victorious allies following WW II. We'll discuss the history leading up to the division of Germany. After the division of Germany, we'll focus on the economic, military, political, legal and social/cultural effects that resulted from 45 years of division, we'll identify the difficulties associated with reunifying a country and why, after 25 years, there are still unresolved issues.

19222 | $20

A Primer in German Reunification - Spring 1

01/30/2020
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Timothy Goloversic
CE South Building

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We will examine the socio‐political statements of the Marx Brothers, focusing on the films they made between 1931 and 1937. In the earliest, we see the brothers as stowaways aboard a luxury liner and eventually sneaking into the United States. Assuming their standard personae as the Italian, Irishman, Eastern European Jew, and the immigrant of undetermined origin, the brothers represent the influence of the outlier on American culture. First, they invade the country itself, then the worlds of academics, politics, the arts, and, finally, the sciences. At the end of A Day at the Races, released some 30 years before the March on Washington, the brothers present a powerful political statement and civil rights march of their own.

19908 | $20

The Marxist Revolution in American Comedy: How Chico, Harpo and Groucho Changed How We Laugh - Spring 1

01/31/2020
Fri 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Eddie Tafoya
CE South Building

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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 us the way out of this slurry of thoughts. Types of meditation contain overlapping strategies. Rather than choosing a single type of meditation, we'll explore various techniques, such as body scan meditation, mindfulness, breathing meditation, walking meditation, mantras, and affirmations. We'll also discuss a variety of meditation myths. Attendees 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 - Spring 1

01/31/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Laura Smith
Corrales Arts Center

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Looking for some good feedback on that novel you're writing? Like to share some of your poetry or get back to that memoir you started a while back? Getting together with other writers on a regular basis to read one another's work and discuss it is the best way to stay on track with your writing project and keep the momentum going. All writers are welcome ‐‐ novelists, playwrights, poets, biographers. Let's get together once a week for a two hour session to read one another's work and give positive feedback. Come join us for this ongoing writers group.

19526 | $75

Facilitated Writers Group - Spring 2

03/25/2020 - 04/29/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
House Concert ‐ Private Home in NE Heights

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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 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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In the Middle Ages, a warrior conquered land, declared himself chieftain, and enslaved occupants of his territory. He built a "castle" from which to defend his claims. In the modern mind, a castle is a knight's structure with high walls and towers. A moat and a drawbridge complete the picture. That chieftain would have been amazed at such a structure. His home was a single stone tower with a window at the top and several slits in the mortar from which to shoot arrows. As castles became more imposing, they still were cold, damp, and reeked of human waste. A peasant simply threw fecal matter outside his door where the hogs ate it. A knight sat on a board suspended over a multi‐storied stone tunnel. His feces dropped through a hole in the board to travel several stories to the moat below. His "toilet" made his castle vulnerable to especially intrepid enemies who swam the moat and climbed the feces‐smeared walls to enter the castle through the wooden seat. By the time of Henry VIII, the royal posterior made a deposit through a hole in a velvet‐covered chair called "the throne." Sound familiar?

19903 | $20

If Walls Could Talk – Part III - Spring 1

02/03/2020
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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The Elizabethan Renaissance was, in the instructor's opinion, England's finest period of music composition. Such composers as John Dowland, William Byrd, Thomas Tallis and Thomas Weelkes were contemporaries of the author known as Shakespeare as society was undergoing a radical change from the Medieval period. We'll talk about and listen to some of the favorite works of the period.

19610 | $20

What Pleasure Have Great Princes": Music of the English Renaissance" - Spring 1

02/03/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Daniel Crafts
CE South Building

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Our 16th president has been written about so much that it is hard to separate fact from legend. This often happens when an historical figure becomes larger than life and seems to portray super‐human features that frequently make it difficult for normal mortals, like ourselves, to relate. In this course we will examine the well‐known aspects of Lincoln's life but we will also look at the very human traits this man possessed. He was, on occasion, depressed and suicidal, was unfortunate enough to have to mourn the death of some of his children while managing the Civil War and his emotionally troubled wife, Mary Todd. We will better understand how Lincoln utilized his noted sense of humor to cope with the enormous burdens he faced during his life. Please join us as we examine the very human traits of our most revered president.

19440 | $20

Abraham Lincoln - Spring 1

02/04/2020
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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The period from 1870 to 1900 is often perceived as a period of peace and stability‐ the lull preceding the stormy 20th century. However, dramatic changes were taking place in art (and in the western world) during this complex and controversial time. We will closely examine the works of many artists of this period, including such diverse artists as Claude Monet, Edvard Munch, Odilon Redon, Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel. We'll discuss various artistic styles, including, among others, Impressionism, Post‐Impressionism, Symbolism, Expressionism, and the art of the Pre‐Raphaelites and Art Nouveau. This was a rich, complex period, and understanding these various movements in art helps us better understand our own times.

19198 | $39

The Art of the late 19th Century: Changing Interpretations of Art. Symbolism, Impressionism, Post Im - SPA‐PE

02/04/2020 - 02/18/2020
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Kathleen Waymire
CE South Building

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Mary Godwin Wollstonecraft Shelley is best known for her novel Frankenstein and for being the wife of Percy Bysshe Shelley. She is the daughter of Mary Wollstonecraft, author of Vindication of the Rights of Women, and subject of a Fall 2019 Osher class. Shelley lost her mother at birth, was forced away from her father in her teens, and yet had an amazingly productive life, following in her mother's footsteps and creating footsteps of her own.

19518 | $39

Mary Shelley: Not Only the Author of Frankenstein - Spring 1

02/04/2020 - 02/18/2020
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Rosemary Day
CE South Building

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Never underestimate the delights of the so called lesser poets. We will reas discuss and enjoy the poetry of Robert Service, Ogden Nash, Edward Lear, Alfred Noyes, Longfellow, and Oscar Wilde.

19590 | $49

The Delights of Doggerel - Spring 1

02/04/2020 - 02/25/2020
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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Is everyone else weird and American society normal, or vice versa? We grapple with this 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. Join us for a fun and informative conversation about how our cultural differences evolved and shape who we are today.

19212 | $20

Cross‐Cultural Awareness: Learning About and From Others - Spring 1

02/05/2020
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Denise Ames
CE South Building

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It's a funny thing ‐‐ so much has happened in New Mexico's long, long history; so many people, so many events, and so many happenings. There's bound to be some that are funny, absurd, whimsical, weird, ludicrous, and, of course, strange. Not surprisingly, some funny things happened on the way to New Mexico, on the way to Santa Fe, and on the way to Albuquerque. It's also surprising what happened to some New Mexicans on the way to other places, here and there, even on the way to the moon! So, as we continue our search for the strange tales of this enchanting land, it's a sure bet we'll find other things that happened on the way to...

19968 | $20

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to... - Spring 1

02/05/2020
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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The Fall of France to the Nazi invasion in the late spring of 1940 is a crucial pivot point in history with profound world‐wide implications. This presentation will examine the pattern established by previous French‐German wars, the state of French and German societies at the beginning of World War II, how the Germans quickly overran the British and French forces, and how deep unresolved divisions in French society led to the creation of the collaborationist Vichy regime. Finally we will catalogue how the Fall of France profoundly changed how the French, British, Germans, and Americans viewed their identities and respective roles in history.

19404 | $20

Pivot Point of History: The Fall of France - Spring 1

02/05/2020
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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The Guadalupe Mountains of southeastern New Mexico host some of finest caves in the world, including Carlsbad Cavern and Lechuguilla Cave. These caves formed differently than most caves. Rather than being dissolved by carbonic acid, they were dissolved by sulfuric acid, derived from the oil and gas fields of the nearby Delaware Basin. We'll first examine the Capitan Reef in the Guadalupe Mountains so as to give you the geologic background to understand why Carlsbad Cavern is so deep and why the Big Room is one of the largest cave rooms in the world. We'll also cover the spectacular mineralogy of the caverns and tell you how its cave minerals and formations ("speleothems") were deposited.This class is intended to greatly enhance your next visit to Carlsbad Caverns and Guadalupe Mountains National Parks.

19791 | $20

Geology of Guadalupe Mountains and Carlsbad Caverns - Spring 1

02/05/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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''Where uncommon valour was a common virtue.'' ‐ Admiral Chester Nimitz 75 years ago, Associated Press war photographer Joe Rosenthal snapped a Pulitzer Prize winning photograph that became synonymous with American victory in World War II. Initial planning had projected that Iwo Jima would be captured in less than a week; however, the amphibious assault to take the island would become the U.S. Marine Corps bloodiest battleground in the war. Over 25% of all the Medals of Honor awarded to Marines in WWII would be earned in the 36 days it took to conquer Iwo. This course will review the planning for the assault, the offensive and defensive strategies used during the battle, and the ultimate significance of its outcome.

19435 | $29

The Battle for Iwo Jima - Spring 1

02/05/2020 - 02/12/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
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.

19868 | $39

The Wisdom of the Heart: Science, the Human Heart and Performance - Spring 1

02/05/2020 - 02/19/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol March
CE South Building

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The Persian Empire is often cast as the long‐time enemy of the Greeks and the Romans and an empire that was oppositional in culture. To paraphrase Herodotus, the "father" of history, the Persians ruled an empire that thrived on slavery, not freedom, in stark contrast to the Greeks. The expansion of the Roman empire was often stymied by the presence of the Persians, and more than one Roman emperor was forced to submit to Persian military might in what is now Syria and Iraq. What allowed the Persian Empire to persist from the 6th century BCE up until the 7th century CE? What factors allowed Persian culture to survive for a millennium and thrive in the wake of the Muslim conquest, leading to the creation of one of the most cosmopolitan and learned societies in the pre‐modern world? We'll focus on the creation and evolution of the Persian Empire from its earliest history to its conquest by Muslim forces as well as the culture that defined Persian society.

19475 | $49

The Persian Empire - Spring 1

02/05/2020 - 02/26/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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

19717 | $75

Planetary Geology - Spring 1

02/05/2020 - 03/25/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (8 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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This class is for anyone – writer, artist, musician, or chef ‐‐ who feels stuck, blocked, or otherwise incapable of manifesting their creative drive. Each session will begin with an in‐class exercise followed by an examination of the types of blocks that exist and specific techniques to address them. Topics will include: Inner Critics, Reptile Councils, The Big Why, Creative Seasons, The Boom‐a‐rang Effect, Environmental Catalysts, Permissions, The Big T, and the Four Pillars. Students will be expected to complete short written assignments and to share their experiences in class. The instructor will help each student tailor an individualized action plan to cultivate flow in future creative endeavors.

19562 | $75

Creative Blocks: What Causes Them and How To Move Through Them - Spring 1

02/05/2020 - 03/11/2020
Wed 2:30 PM ‐ 4:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Kathy Kitts
CE South Building

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From birth through old age, our taste buds respond eagerly to sweetness. Along the way, we develop teeth, and for some of us, we claim that every tooth in our heads is a "sweet tooth." Candy manufacturers capitalize on this love of sweets knowing that the average American eats almost 25 pounds of candy per year. How did this obsession with candy evolve from ancient Egyptians binding figs, nuts, dates, and spices with honey through the Spanish introduction of Aztec chocolate to Europe? When did "sugar plums danced in their heads" give way to candy canes and the chocolate "wars" between Mars and Hersheys? Join us for a sweet trip through history. Note: A tasting fee of $15 is payable to the instructor because it's fun to learn about food, but even more fun to taste it. Instructor is not responsible for weight gain due to this class!

19420 | $20

How Sweet It Is! A History of Candy - Spring 1

02/06/2020
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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This first course will provide the historical and architectural background of this beautiful and fascinating city‐state.

19108 | $20

Renaissance Art and Architecture of the Venetian Republic - Spring 1

02/07/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Susan Bailey
CE South Building

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In 1587, the lost colonists of Roanoke were left on Roanoke Island in present day North Carolina in 1587 in order to establish the first British colony in America. A vessel was sent back to England with Governor John White to obtain supplies and was subsequently unable to return until 1590. Upon the return of the supply ship, the colony was gone, not destroyed, but removed. The only clue was the name Croatan carved into a tree: John White, whose daughter, son‐in‐law and grandchild were among the colonists began a lifelong quest to find the colonists. We will investigate America's oldest missing person's case, the lost colony of Roanoke Island. A documentary will be shown that shows a new DNA study that reveals groundbreaking evidence about the fate of the 16th century settlers.

19451 | $20

Roanoke: The Lost Colony through DNA - Spring 1

02/07/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
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 - Spring 1

02/07/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Lucio Lanucara
CE South Building

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Whether you are a spinster or a Beau Brummell, on Friday we like to slip on our Levi's, put on the dog, rub elbows with the upper crust, or eat a corned beef sandwich even when we have to rob Peter to pay Paul. And once in a blue moon while we eat, drink and and make merry, we find the person of honeymoon dreams to carry across the threshold even though later that person may try the patience of Job. Why do we say what we do? Learn the history behind these and other colorful terms while we follow one young woman's journey looking for love.

19561 | $20

Love and Marriage: Why Do We Say That? - Spring 1

02/10/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Learn about upcoming OLLI adventures internationally through Collette Travel.

19024 | FREE

Osher Member Event: OLLI Travels – Spotlight on The French Riviera and Sunny Portugal - Spring 1

02/11/2020
Tue 12:00 PM ‐ 1:00 PM (1 Session Total)
To be Announced
CE South Building

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We will unveil the mystery of how to employ color harmoniously in an art form. As we gain basic knowledge, we being to understand the use of color in composition and design. We discover why certain hues and palettes work and which color combinations to avoid. A lecture and video about the Munsell Color System, a major development in the history of color theory based on three main factors (hue, value, and chroma) and Isaac Newton, who created the first ''Color Circle,'' will be discussed. We'll look at the work of Renoir, Miro, Vincent Van Gogh, Gustav Klimt, Georges Seurat, Pablo Picasso, Pieter Bruegel, Claude Monet, and contemporary artists who worked with color.

19104 | $20

Did Sir Isaac Newton Really Create the Color Circle? - Spring 1

02/11/2020
Tue 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Sasha Wasko
CE South Building

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Ah, Valentine's Day! Cards, flowers, candy – perhaps a bit of jewelry – to celebrate your love, but what really lies behind this day? If we look back in history, the heart was not the center of soulful emotion. It was the liver. Imagine giving a liver to your true love. Or, as in ancient Rome, being slapped with a strip of goat skin by a naked youth running through the streets? And what of St. Valentine? The one who was beaten, decapitated and martyred. Why does he symbolize love? Join as we celebrate a day that is more – and less – than it seems. Chocolate will be served because as Charlie Brown says, "All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt.''

19901 | $20

Valentine's Day: What They Didn't Tell You - Spring 1

02/12/2020
Wed 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Romance novels are not a new phenomenon; they date back to ancient Greece! The modern romance genre was pioneered by the likes of Jane Austen with Pride and Prejudice (1814) and Charlotte Bront

19502 | $20

A History of the Romance Novel - Spring 1

02/13/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Sarah Baker
CE South Building

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Although love has been a topic for poets and philosophers, there is an actual science to love. Being in love is affected by measurable changes in the biochemistry of the brain. Science has identified three basic parts of love, each driven by a unique blend of brain chemicals. Lust, attraction and long‐term attachment are all governed by different chemicals. Defining love is complex but once you have it, you will know it, but holding onto it is not always easy. Come learn about these components as well as six scientifically proven facts about love. That's Amore!

19085 | FREE

The Science of Love - Spring 1

02/14/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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This second course in the series will acquaint you with Venetian painting of the Bellini workshop and Andrea Mantegna of the 15th century.

19108 | $20

The Art of Early Renaissance of the Venetian Republic - Spring 2

02/14/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Susan Bailey
CE South Building

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There are now four companies in the USA offering DNA testing to the general public. Some of these tests are extensively advertised. All four of these companies are legitimate and provide what they promise. There are also now five types of tests offered. Each type test has benefits and limitations. This class will explore which test and are best company for you to use to achieve your goals.

19714 | $20

Testing Your DNA - Spring 1

02/14/2020
Fri 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Farris
CE South Building

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The 2017 report by International Panel on Climate Change stated that global warming must be limited to 1.5

19262 | $20

How the Manhattan Project can Serve as a Template for Effective Global Warming Mitigation - Spring 1

02/18/2020
Tue 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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The drugstores and soda fountain pharmacies of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries would have been fascinating places. Up until the middle of the twentieth century, most "fountain" drinks contained stimulant or anti‐depressant drugs, yet were heavily pushed by the Temperance movement. Do you think the Vampire Facial is the oddest beauty craze out there? How about ingesting arsenic for a demure pallor or injecting botulism to plump up lips and skin? And females aren't alone, according to a 2013 HuffPost survey, men are spending almost as much on health and beauty products as women. We do some strange and dangerous things to ourselves in the name of health and beauty. Come and explore the fatal and fantastical in this evolution of cosmetics and health "elixirs."

19750 | $20

Cosmetic Toxicology and the Fabulous Soda Fountain Pharmacy - Spring 1

02/19/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Since his 2015 debut with the shocking movie Sicario, Taylor Sheridan has followed with a torrent of compelling screenplays such as Come Hell or High Water (2016), Wind River (2017), the sequel Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018). He is the principal writer and show runner for the Paramount Network's hit series Yellowstone (2018). Sheridan grew up dirt poor on a ranch in central Texas, an experience that anchors the clear and consistent worldview of his scripts. His characters live and love with the keen awareness that ruinous violence lurks just below the surface of civilized life. Sheridan reminds us that William Faulkner's description of Southern life ("The past is never dead‐‐‐It's not even past") also applies to the West. We'll view and analyze scenes from Sheridan's works.

19690 | $20

Taylor Sheridan: Screenwriter of the Modern Western - Spring 1

02/20/2020
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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How do we arrive at the truth of our stories? For some, the path lies in writing memoir; for others, in writing fiction. Still others find themselves moving back and forth between the two. In this class, members will use fact, memory and imagination to transform life experiences into stories that are emotionally true, whether memoir or fiction. Weekly format provides writing prompts, supportive feedback and critique, as well as discussions of craft and the illusive boundary between fiction and memoir.

19556 | $75

Writing True: Memoir and Memoir‐Based Fiction - Spring 1

02/20/2020 - 03/26/2020
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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This third course in the series focuses on visiting artists Donatello and Antonello da Messina, the narrative cycles of Carpaccio, the ghetto, and painter Giorgione of the Late Renaissance of the 16th century.

19108 | $20

The Art of the Latter Half of the Early Renaissance of the Venetian Republicic - Spring 3

02/21/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Susan Bailey
CE South Building

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We'll enjoy, learn, taste, and drink of the fig history of New Mexico. According to descendants of first five families, figs have been here from the founding of Albuquerque. The course is part history, part story‐telling, part passion for the fig. We will discuss medicinal uses and figs in historical cheese‐making and paper‐making and its 200 year marriage with NM stage coach stops. Your questions about growing figs here in New Mexico will be answered, and you'll have opprtunities to sample fresh or dried figs and fig leaf tea

19418 | $20

The History of the Fig in New Mexico: A Love Story - Spring 1

02/21/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Lloyd Kreitzer
CE South Building

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Rome was founded in the 8th century BC and became a globalized empire dominating the Mediterranean until the fith century with Eastern Roman Empire surviving for about another 1,000 years. While many issues of Roman civilization, from civic sense to military organization and engineering genius, have been abundantly studied, this class will focus on Roman cuisine, describing how the initial frugal diet of the Latium shepherds developed in a sophisticated cuisine (for those who could afford it!), blending food and spices from all corners of the Mediterranean, and mixing them with ingenuity to produce surprising results and tastes which would not be recognized by any modern Western citizen. Particular attention will be dedicated to the recipes from the Cookbook of Apicius, the only Roman cookbook to survive the Middle Ages.

19916 | $20

Ancient Roman Cooking - Spring 1

02/21/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Lucio Lanucara
CE South Building

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This is not only a class about writing, it is a class about people writing. It is about writing as a tool for intellectual, psychological, and spiritual growth. It is about our language and our being and their powerful interconnectedness. This class is about taking back the gift of our language as an instrument of creation. The guided writing explorations begin by asking you to go inside yourself, to start with your heart, to take your stories out from within and look at them and learn from them. We will also work with the dimension called ''Toward Public Writing.'' This gives your journaling work new form as to be shared with others. This writing‐and‐being group travels beside you as we create a published summation of our creations.

19503 | $75

Writing and Being ‐ Taking Back the Gift of Language - Spring 1

02/22/2020 - 03/28/2020
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
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 one lives. One 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.

19582 | $75

Get Paid to Write Online - Spring 1

02/24/2020 - 03/30/2020
Mon 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

What do you think our future will look like? Could it be a world dominated by Artificial Intelligence, environmental catastrophe or a dreary urban landscape? Or, on a more optimistic note, could the future offer a sustainable and joyous scenario? Join us for a lively conversation about the most important topics of our times: what kind of future do we want and how can we get it?

19217 | $20

A Transformative Worldview: A Vision for the Future - Spring 1

02/25/2020
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Denise Ames
CE South Building

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Born into slavery, Harriet Tubman suffered a severe head injury as an adolescent when an overseer threw a metal weight at another slave but struck her instead. The injury caused dizziness, pain, and spells of hypersomnia, which plagued her throughout her life. Tubman became deeply religious, experiencing strange visions and dreams, which she believed to be portents from God. Following her escape, Tubman, using the network of antislavery activitsts and safe houses known collectively as the Underground Railroad, made some 13 missions, rescuing approximately 70 enslaved people. She later assisted abolitionist John Brown in recruiting men for his raid on Harpers Ferry. She served as an armed scout and spy for the United States Army during the Civil War and, in her later years, was an activist in the struggle for women's suffrange. Come and explore the life and legacies of this extraordinary woman.

19443 | $20

Harriet Tubman - Spring 1

02/25/2020
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
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. 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.

19956 | $20

The Real Gunsmoke: Lawmen and Gunfighters of the Wild West - Spring 1

02/25/2020
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Under Queen Victoria's rule from 1837 until 1901, England developed one of the most rigorous etiquette systems in history. Behavior was even so controlled that ''polite society'' was not allowed to shelve books by male authors next to those by female authors. Examine the moral strictures of Victorian England and the ways polite and definitely not‐so‐polite society evaded them. Under Queen Victoria's rule from 1837 until 1901, England developed one of the most rigorous etiquette systems in history. Behavior was even so controlled that ''polite society'' was not allowed to shelve books by male authors next to those by female authors. Examine the moral strictures of Victorian England and the ways polite and definitely not‐so‐polite society evaded them.

19426 | $39

Flowers, Fans and Pornography: Flirtation in Victorian England - Spring 1

02/26/2020 - 03/11/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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This final course in the series focuses on the Venetian artist Titian of the 16th century.

19108 | $20

The Art of the Late Renaissance of the Venetian Republic - Spring 4

02/28/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Susan Bailey
CE South Building

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Would you like to learn the weapons of influence and how to use them. Persuasion is an incredibly powerful tool to have on your side, and by exploring these techniques you will better equip yourself for different situations. Without coercion or force, with persuasion, one is making an intentional effort to change another's mental state while the other person has some measure of freedom and choice. By leveraging different weapons of influence, we can encourage people to do things consciously and subconsciously. This interactive class provides an opportunity to further practice these principles of persuasion that not only empower you but also creates the awareness around your own decisions.

19805 | $20

Social Influence and Persuasion - Spring 1

02/28/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Benjamin of Tudela was a rabbi who traveled much of the known world in the 12th century. The journal he wrote about his travels influenced Christopher Columbus. Columbus, in turn, was connected with the Jewish community in Inquisitional Spain. The intersection of these three elements in the 15th century makes for a fascinating and important historical chapter which is often overlooked. Norma Libman's presentation will examine the story in detail: what we know and what we don't know about these men and their true place in history.

19436 | $20

Benjamin of Tudela, Christopher Columbus, and the Jews of Spain - Spring 1

02/28/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Norma Libman
Corrales Arts Center

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Looking for some good feedback on that novel you're writing? Like to share some of your poetry or get back to that memoir you started a while back? Getting together with other writers on a regular basis to read one another's work and discuss it is the best way to stay on track with your writing project and keep the momentum going. All writers are welcome ‐‐ novelists, playwrights, poets, biographers. Let's get together once a week for a two hour session to read one another's work and give positive feedback. Come join us for this ongoing writers group.

19526 | $75

Facilitated Writers Group - Spring 1

01/22/2020 - 02/26/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
House Concert ‐ Private Home in NE Heights

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We'll analyze the accelerating pace of population growth, nation states, trade between continents (the spice trade), conquest, and colonization, starting with the fall of Roman Empire into the Renaissance, to examine the various food‐related events that have shaped our world. An example is the Columbian Exchange's introduction of plants from the Americas into Europe and the reciprocal introduction of European animals and plants into the Americas. Using the slave trade as a starting point, this period of history is also referred to as modernity with global markets, dispossession of peasants from the land, the mechanization of labor, the first factories, and a revolution in food ways, with new crops and new ways of farming. Migration, population growth, urbanization all intensify.

19423 | $20

A History of Food: Globalization and Industrialization - Spring 1

03/02/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Greg Gould
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 - Spring 1

03/03/2020
Tue 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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Make dancing a part of your active lifestyle and learn to Line Dance. We will begin with simple step combinations and work into more complicated routines as the class progresses. Dancing is an effortless way to exercise your body and Line Dancing is fun, easy to do and no partner is required. Join us for a series of fun evenings and learn several line dances, including the Electric Slide and Cotton‐Eyed Joe. Step in line and sign up today! Note: Please wear closed‐toe shoes, no sandals or flip‐flops. Max: 20 students

19606 | $49

Line Dance: Beginning - Spring 1

03/03/2020 - 03/24/2020
Tue 5:00 PM ‐ 6:30 PM (4 Session Total)
Vicky Burke
CE North Building

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The Navajo reservation is the largest Indian reservation in the United States, covering some 17.5 million acres. From the original 1868 Treaty Reservation of 3 million acres, the reservation has grown incrementally over the last century and a half to span four states. This presentation examines what prompted the growth, why contemporary views of Native people led to its expansion and contraction, and how the development in the West and quest for water and natural resources caused conflicts and controversies, and continues to affect Native and non‐native communities.

19998 | $20

History of the Navajo Indian Reservation - Spring 1

03/04/2020
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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We'll examine the complexity of Victorian society as depicted in the arts it produced. Even with the dreadful stuffiness that characterizes it, the period was an intellectual roller coaster. It is a period that fused romanticism with modern realism. It birthed the topsy turvy works of Gilbert and Sullivan, and the dark crimes of Jack the Ripper. Harsh living conditions and a strong puritanical social class system existed, creating such phenomena as growing prostitution, pornography, and wife sales, and child labor. At the same time in created organizations trying to improve the situation, and a great deal of self‐mockery, like the cartoons of Max Beerbohm. Scientific growth triggered changing attitudes in culture, religion, and all the arts. The names of the innovators in every field still hold sway today: Dickens, and Wilde, Turner, the Pre‐Raphaelites, Leighton and Whistler, Tennyson and Browning.

19101 | $25

The Art of the Victorian Period: Virtue and Depravity - Spring 1

03/04/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Smith
CE South Building

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We are taught that the Roman Empire fell in 476 CE, but the eastern half of the Roman Empire, which had existed as a distinct administrative entity since 395 CE, survived the collapse of western Roman territory. The capital of eastern Roman territory, Constantinople, became the beating heart of the Roman world thereafter. While the last Roman emperor in the west was deposed in 476 CE, emperors continued to rule from Constantinople until 1453 CE, when the city itself was conquered by Ottoman Turks. The eastern half of the Roman Empire, more accurately known as the Byzantine Empire, went through periods of upheaval, decline, and renaissance. We'll focus on the history of the Byzantine Empire, from the founding of Constantinople to the fall of that city in the late middle ages. We'll pay particular attention to Byzantine society's relations with its neighbors, including western Christians, various Slavic states, and the various Muslim empires and forces that occupied the Near and Middle East from the seventh to the fifteenth centures.

19476 | $49

The Byzantine Empire - Spring 1

03/04/2020 - 03/25/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
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.

19372 | $20

Savvy Medicare Planning for Baby Boomers - Spring 1

03/05/2020
Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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Learn how to format a manuscript for submitting to agents and editors, or for self‐publishing e‐books and paperbacks through Amazon. We'll review Microsoft Word tools for making global changes, effectively using ''find and replace,'' inserting graphics and tracking editing changes. We'll also cover standard formatting guidelines and discuss file types. This will be an interactive class.

19501 | $49

Microsoft Word Tools for the Writer - Spring 1

03/05/2020 - 03/12/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Sarah Baker
CE South Building

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Horticulture (gardening) is described as art and a science. This is an accurate description, it requires practice and skill as an art, but the application of Plant Science/Botany to the practice of gardening can increase success and enjoyment for the gardener. Taxonomy, proper plant classification and naming; Morphology, the study of plant form; Anatomy, the microscopic nature of plants; Physiology, the functioning of plants; Reproduction and Breeding of plants are all important aspects of gardening. This knowledge can enhance the gardener's understanding of problems and their ability to find solutions whether they are growing flowers, vegetables, or fruit. Ultimately success and greater enjoyment result from increased knowledge of the science that underlies and supports gardening.

19720 | $49

An overview of Science in the Garden - Spring 1

03/05/2020 - 03/26/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Curtis Smith
CE South Building

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To be Jewish in Europe during World War II and to have a chance for survival depended largely on the country where you lived. In the Netherlands, 70% of the Jewish population died. Were the Dutch especially anti‐Semitic? Not at all, but they are a very organized people. When the Germans invaded, very complete census records already existed for Jews detailing the addresses, occupations, schools, and names of family members. On the other end of the spectrum, the Danes surrendered in six hours with one proviso so that the Jews in Denmark would continue to live normal lives free from persecution. By contrast, over 99% of Denmark's Jewish population survived the Holocaust. How did this come to be? Between the two polar opposites of the Netherlands and Denmark was the Vichy government of France, which gleefully handed its Jews to the Germans. Why was the attitude so different from country to country, and what were the roots of European anti‐Semitism that coalesced in World War II?

19499 | $20

Secrets of World War II, Part V - Spring 1

03/06/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Trajan or Marcus Ulpius Traianus, was Roman Emperor from 98 to 117 CE. Known as a benevolent ruler, his reign was noted for public projects which benefitted the populace such as improving the dilapidated road system, constructing aqueducts, building public baths and extending the port of Ostia. Trajan was also a highly successful general and won three major conflicts against the Dacians and in the East, resulting in the Roman Empire reaching its greatest size up to that date. These accomplishments earned him his enduring reputation as the second of the Five Good Emperors who presided over an era of peace and prosperity in the Mediterranean world. Mr. Cervantes will show a short film that will trace the history of Emperor Trajan and his legacy in Roman history

19453 | $20

Who Was the Roman Emperor Trajan? - Spring 1

03/06/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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2020 celebrates the 100th anniversary of the publication of Shakespeare, a milestone in Shakespearean research.That the man from Stratford wrote the poems and plays we attribute to ''Shakespeare'' is simply an hypothesis, and one that stands on shaky legs indeed. A careful examination of the facts indicates that this is a very complicated subject and by no means one that can be lightly dismissed. More and more genuine research is appearing and the list of signers of the Declaration of Reasonable Doubt (https://doubtaboutwill.org/declaration) grows continually. We'll examine the facts as we know them. Did the man from Stratford write the plays and poems? If not, who did?

19607 | $20

The Shakespeare Authorship Question - Spring 1

03/09/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Daniel Crafts
CE South Building

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Ernest Hemingway remains one of the giants of American Literature, though he only wrote twelve complete novels during his lifetime. His numerous short stories contribute, considerably, to his literary greatness. He was married four times, but loved adventure best. Hemingway constantly needed to prove to the world and himself, that he had no discernible fears of anyone or anything. He was a war correspondent during World War II and was nearly killed on numerous occasions. He suffered a near‐death experience as an ambulance driver during World War I, the experiences of which led to one of his first critically acclaimed novels, A Farewell to Arms. Please join us in exploring the life of one of America's greatest authors.

19547 | $20

The Life of Ernest Hemingway - Spring 1

03/10/2020
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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

19519 | $75

In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes - Spring 1

03/11/2020 - 04/15/2020
Wed 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Rob Spiegel
CE South Building

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

19811 | $20

The Case for Reincarnation - Spring 1

03/12/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE North Building

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We'll examine the beginning of the first Gulf War to the current post‐Iraq War situation formed in part by the implementation of the US led Provisional Coalition Authority to the birth and defeat of ISIS. How and why did a country formed with three different distinct peoples (Sunni, Shiites and Kurds) survive? Can Iraq survive in its current form? Will the strong Iranian influence overwhelmi the Iraqi Government and lead to the break‐up of the country?

19219 | $20

Iraq: The First Gulf War to the Present - Spring 1

03/12/2020
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Timothy Goloversic
CE South Building

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When writers read, they look beneath the text to what was not said. They examine choices the writer made, the problems solved and not solved. Readers who write increase their appreciation of the text; they read with greater interest, understanding and enjoyment. In this class, members will read and analyze literature from a writer's point of view and will experiment with writing exercises to solidify learning and enhance creative expression. We will explore a variety of genres, including fiction, creative non‐fiction and poetry. For writers, aspiring writers and other curious souls. Note: This is a recurring class; a new set of readings will be studied each time the class is offered.

19594 | $59

Reading for Writers - Spring 1

03/12/2020 - 04/02/2020
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Connie Josefs, M.F.A
CE South Building

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The history of art is a multidisciplinary science, seeking an objective examination of art throughout time and across cultures, observing the distinctive and influential characteristics of art and its relationship to humankind. The study of the history of art was initially developed in the Renaissance, with a limited focus on Western civilization. As time has passed, this once narrow scope has broadened to encompass the larger visual language of humans and our collective global history. Discuss and explore the history and journey of art and visual language from the use of tools to why certain colors inspire great emotion in the beholder and the impact of the Cave of Forgotten Dreams, site of the oldest cave paintings yet discovered. Note: This is not a classroom‐based course. We will be meeting in the community and visiting various locations in and around Albuquerque: Tamarind Institute, The NM Museum of Art and History, Popejoy Hall Center for the Arts, 516 Arts, Sumner and Dene Gallery, FreeStyle Gallery, Maxwell Museum of Anthropology. The first class will meet at Continuing Education.

19149 | $99

The History of Art - Spring 1

03/12/2020 - 04/09/2020
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 1:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Ralph Greene
CE South Building

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On March 25, 1911, 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men ‐ found themselves trapped on the eighth, ninth and tenth floors of their factory. The owners locked the doors to the stairwells and exits to prevent unauthorized breaks and to reduce theft. Those who were not overcome by smoke inhalation or flames jumped from windows only to die on the pavement below. The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire is the deadliest industrial disaster in the history of New York City, but it led to improved factory safety standards and resulted in growth of the International Ladies' Garment Workers' Union. Join us in one of New York's worst sweatshops as fire changed industrial America.

19417 | $20

Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire - Spring 1

03/16/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Could New Mexico's story get any stranger, including the bat bombers of Carlsbad and the bomb that was dropped on Albuquerque? These tales just prove that this land of blue skies and red and green chile also has a rich and colorful history full of amazing stories ‐ a royal hunt that turned into a "royal" headache; one of the wildest sessions of the New Mexico House of Representatives ever; a Sousa march that will make you proud to be a New Mexican.

19967 | $20

More Strange, But True Tales of New Mexico - Spring 1

03/18/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Mary Diecker
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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Nine French knights encamped in Jerusalem in 1119 CE on the site of the original Temple of Solomon; hence they were called Knights Templar. A more mysterious and secretive group would be hard to find in history. They seem to have discovered the sacred geometry and proportions of Solomon's temple and took this arcane knowledge back to France. Beginning in 1134 CE, eighty Gothic cathedrals were built over the next hundred years, starting at Chartres. Why? Then Chrétien de Troyes produced the first Grail story in 1182 CE, followed by Wolfram von Eschenbach with his Parzival tale in Germany. Come discover these amazing connections!

19462 | $20

Knights Templar, Gothic Cathedrals and the Grail - Spring 1

03/19/2020
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton, Ph.D.
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 - Spring 1

03/19/2020
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building

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Many cultures and religions have believed in and taught (and still believe in and teach) the idea of reincarnation or the evolution of the soul consciousness through living many lives on earth. There has been much research into this idea though examining near death experiences and recovered memories of past lives from children and through past life regression sessions for adults. Do you remember a past life? This class will examine the various teachings and research and allow time to practice some techniques you may use to recover any past life memories or your own. We'll also discuss what role reincarnation and the evolution of conscious might play in today's world.

19854 | $20

Have You Lived Before? Past Lives and the Evolution of Consciousness - Spring 1

03/19/2020
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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The Visigoths were one of two main branches of the Goths, an East Germanic tribe, the Ostrogoths being the other. A Visigothic army under Alaric I moved into Italy and famously sacked Rome in 410. Eventually, the Visigoths were settled in southern Gaul as foederati of the Romans, but soon fell out with their hosts and established their own kingdom with its capital at Toulouse. They extended their authority into Hispania, displacing the Vandals and Alans. Their rule in Gaul was cut short in 507. Thereafter, the only territory north of the Pyrenees the Visigoths held was Septimania. Their kingdom was limited to Hispania, which came under the control of their small governing elite at the expense of the Byzantine province of Spania and the Suebic Kingdom of Galicia. We'll watch a short film that traces the Visigoth history and its migration to the Iberian Peninsula.

19979 | $20

The Visigoths Connection to New Mexican Families ‐ The Visigoth Perspective - Spring 1

03/20/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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About 25% of us in experiencing a traumatic event develop significant symptoms of Post‐Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). This session will cover problems related to this diagnosis and we'll 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.

19891 | $20

PTSD–An Introduction to Emotional Reactions Following Traumatic Events - Spring 1

03/20/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
William Foote
CE South Building

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What does "NeuroNutrition" have to do with anxiety, depression and ADHD/ADD? A whole lot more than most people think! Food for thought: What you eat affects and influences your focus and attention, how you, feel and your mood, which are all managed by your brain. The resulting stress of these conditions overlaps, affecting relationships, work/school, and the ability to focus and enjoy life. Learn the latest research on NeuroNutrition and the latest technologies that balance serotonin, dopamine and other key hormones to give us an edge, to help put us in control of our emotions and well‐being naturally and drug free.

19865 | $20

NeuroNutrition: Change Your Brain, Overcome Anxiety, Depression and ADHD - Spring 1

03/20/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Miriam Ginny"" LaPore
CE South Building

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This presentation will explore the history of women's involvement in manned spaceflight. You will hear about the first woman to fly into the stratosphere (in a balloon she piloted in 1934), women who worked in rocket development, female astronaut candidates who failed to break into the "old boy network," and women who finally flew as astronauts.

19071 | FREE

OLLI Member Event: Women and the History of Manned" Space Flight" - Spring 1

03/24/2020
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Loretta Hall
CE South Building

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You are cordially invited to Mount Vernon for dinner with the Washingtons. The bill of fare for our guests will include Martha's recipes as well as George's favorite dessert: a trifle of custard, cake, and raspberries laced with brandy, which he called "tipsy pudding." This class will enlighten those who wish to know more about the gentleman and his wife as well as their lives and pursuits. The guest list will be limited to 20, as fine dining precludes any greater number. Note: A tasting fee of $25 is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class because it's fun to learn about food, but even more fun to taste it!

19405 | $20

Dinner at George and Martha's - Spring 1

03/25/2020
Wed 12:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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At the end of World War II, Dutch authorities charged Han van Meegeren with selling national treasures to the Nazis. His defense argued what could have ben a capital offense was that he was actually a hero for pulling the wool over the German's eyes. He had faked the ''treasure.'' His story lifted the veil on a thriving market in duplicates. The bold actions, crazy mishaps, and skills of the ''imposters'' are talked about as this presentation considers the ethics and aesthetics of the craze for the original. The arena of dishonesty is the business of tragedy and treasury. The role of morality is measured, snobbery is laughed at, and the value of a fine fake is weighed. If you, an audience member, have what you think is a fake you are welcome to bring it and present it for the group's smiles and sighs.

19102 | $25

Fakes Forgeries, Duplicity and the Art of Counterfeiting - Spring 1

03/25/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Smith
CE South Building

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Looking for some good feedback on that novel you're writing? Like to share some of your poetry or get back to that memoir you started a while back? Getting together with other writers on a regular basis to read one another's work and discuss it is the best way to stay on track with your writing project and keep the momentum going. All writers are welcome ‐‐ novelists, playwrights, poets, biographers. Let's get together once a week for a two hour session to read one another's work and give positive feedback. Come join us for this ongoing writers group.

19526 | $75

Facilitated Writers Group - Spring 2

03/25/2020 - 04/29/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Heidi Carlson
House Concert ‐ Private Home in NE Heights

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So many aspects of modern highway travel we take for granted. Rest areas along solitary stretches of the road, fast food places serving a quick bite for the road weary, and even mail that reaches destinations cross‐country in a day or two. None of that was available or known until 1858 when John Butterfield created the first stage/mail route across the southern part of the country. His roads connected St. Louis, Missouri with San Francisco allowing parcels and passengers to make the trip in 25 days or less. Before Butterfield took charge, the trip could take four months with innumerable perils: navigating the Atlantic, the Gulf and the Pacific, and crossing the Isthmus of Panama. Butterfield's stage line became so successful the British Parliament used it to send official documents up to Canada. Butterfield's story is an important part of American history and New Mexico history as well, and many of his ''inventions'' are still in use today.

19980 | $20

Butterfield's Byways: America's First Mail Route Across The West - Spring 1

03/30/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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

19991 | $20

Albuquerque Indian School: Origins, History and Communities - Spring 1

03/30/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Joe Sabatini
CE South Building

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There is strong circumstantial evidence that some of the founders of New Mexico's oldest Hispanic families may have been Jews hiding from the Inquisition on New Spain's northern frontier in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. This presentation will attempt to untangle history from social myth and identity romanticism. We may also have one or more scenes presented by live actors from the play, The Merchant of Santa Fe, written about the crypto‐Jews of 1670 New Mexico. Suggested reading: To the End of the Earth: A History of the Crypto‐Jews of New Mexico (2008) by Stanley M. Hordes

19966 | $20

The Hidden Jews of Colonial New Mexico - Spring 1

03/31/2020
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
CE South Building

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Few modern American indigenous authors dramatize the marginality of American Indians as well as James Welch. We'll see this through reading and discussing The Death of Jim Loney, Winter in the Blood, and Riding the Earth Boy Forty.

19569 | $59

The Masterful Mediation of James Welch - Spring 1

03/31/2020 - 04/21/2020
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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The four operas that make up The Ring revolutionized 19th century opera and still entertain and challenge audiences today. Through lectures, discussion and excerpts of the operas we will explore the theoretical underpinnings of the works and experience the range of expression from deeply human experience to mythic archetypes, as well as his despicable anti‐semitism.

19693 | $65

Wagner's Ring - Spring 1

03/31/2020 - 04/28/2020
Tue 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Julius Kaplan
CE South Building

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Involvement with political, social and cultural events of the day is thought by most to be the hallmark of an educated and enlightened society. An informed electorate is critical to the larger need for civic engagement in a democratic process. But what's the impact of a 24‐hour news cycle and why does it often feel like the news is not news at all? We'll examine and discuss current events from the standpoint of psychological impact. What does the way in which we engage (or choose not to) or debate say about us as a culture and a democracy?

19205 | $75

The Psychology of Current Events - Spring 1

03/31/2020 - 05/05/2020
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
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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A hundred years before the Protestant Reformation, Jan Hus, a Czech theologian, called for church reform which led to him 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.

19498 | $20

From Heretic to National Hero: Jan Hus and the Hussite Wars - Spring 1

04/01/2020
Wed 5:30 PM ‐ 7:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Hana Samek Norton
CE South Building

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This workshop is an extension of an earlier OLLI workshop, "Become the Creative Director of a Colorful Life," offering a creative way for moving beyond black‐and‐white thinking. Building on the acronym of COLOR, this workshop offers opportunities to continue to apply and practice the process developed by Karen Foss and Ann Skinner‐Jones in their book, COLOR Up to Create the Life You Want to Life (FriesenPress, 2018). The focus here is improving our lives and building relationships out in the world–taking COLOR out to the level of the family, the workplace, the community, and beyond. If you missed the first course, no worries; we will catch you up and take you with us on this creative journey toward positive change.

19866 | $29

More on a Colorful Life: Out in the World - Spring 1

04/01/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Karen Foss
CE South Building

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The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular geologic features on planet Earth. It is 277 miles long, up to 18 miles wide in its western portion, and over a mile deep. We will take a "trip" from the bottom to the top of the canyon. Along the way, we will visit ancient rock formations almost 2 billion years old. On our way up, we will view the caves in the Redwall Limestone and discuss how these caves hold important clues to the canyon's incision and evolution. Finally, we'll watch a National Geographic video, Birth of the Grand Canyon, that presents the most recent theories on when the Grand Canyon was carved in order to answer controversial questions. How old is the Grand Canyon? Was it carved entirely by the Colorado River in the last 6 million years, or did parts of it form long before that time?

19728 | $39

Geology of the Grand Canyon - Spring 1

04/01/2020 - 04/15/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE South Building

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

19944 | $35

The 1879 Anglo‐Zulu War: From Isandlwana to Ulundi - Spring 1

04/02/2020
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Trestrail
CE South Building

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Rudolfo Anaya's award‐winning novel is set in northern New Mexico at the end of WWII. In this semi‐autobiographical tale of growing up amid conflicting cultures, Antonio must face coming of age, death, which spiritual path to choose, and the tension between his parents. His mother wants him to become a priest, but Ultima, the Curandera who arrives to live with the family, begins to teach Antonio her practice. Suspected of being responsible for strange things happening in town, the local Catholic priest and scared townspeople want to get rid of her. Magical fish, spiritual leaders, join our discussion of this novel to discover which path Antonio chooses.

19523 | $39

Bless Me Ultima - Spring 1

04/02/2020 - 04/16/2020
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Shari Tarbet
CE South Building

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

19456 | $20

Amazon Warrior Women and the Sarmatians - Spring 1

04/03/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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This class further demonstrates that intentional, guided journaling is a profound way to nurture your authentic self. Powerful writing exercises and prompts for deep inner exploration serve as a continuation of Writing and Being. We'll also explore journal‐keeping tips for self‐discovery and sharing with others and practical advise for transforming private journal writing into public, published writing. You'll discover how to transform your inner journey and writing into a source of guidance and wisdom and translate one's feelings into polished, literary treasures.

19513 | $75

Expanding the Writing and Being Process ‐ Harness the Healing Power of Language - Spring 1

04/04/2020 - 05/16/2020
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Much has been written, filmed, debated, and argued about the infamous William Bonney (born William Henry McCarty), aka ''Billy the Kid.'' Yes, he was ruthless, but he had to be to survive. After his mom's death, Billy's stepfather placed Billy and his younger brother, Joseph, in separate foster homes before heading to Silver City, NM. So, at the age of 14, the smooth‐cheeked, blue‐eyed McCarty was forced to find work in a hotel, washing dishes and waiting tables at the restaurant. The boy was reported to be very friendly and the manager boasted that Billy was the only kid who ever worked for him who didn't steal anything. His teachers thought the young orphan was ''no more of a problem tha any other boy, always quite willing to help with chores around the schoolhouse.'' Despite what we think we know about Billy the Kid, there's more to the picture. We'll discuss nine things you may not know about New Mexico's famous outlaw.

19995 | $20

Nine Things You May Not Know About Billy the Kid - Spring 1

04/06/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 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 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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Amsterdam suddenly emerged as a major trading and political center at the start of the sixteenth century. From the earliest times, Amsterdam had created a limited government with a solid dedication to the rule of law, thus placing limits on feudal interests and religious interference. In 1572 Amsterdam led the Dutch speaking provinces of the Netherlands in a revolt against the Spanish monarchy. The successful revolt created the Dutch Republic with Amsterdam as an economic center but not as its leader. As a place that encouraged freedom, Amsterdam's scientific, intellectual, and artistic life grew rapidly and its toleration helped to make it a place of refuge in a time of widespread persecution. By the end of the seventeenth century, it had achieved a remarkable place as a leader in artistic and intellectual life in Europe, and had developed a level of personal freedom that earned Amsterdam the open hatred of Louis XIV. All authoritarian regimes detested the intellectual and artistic freedom of Amsterdam though they admired the technical and engineering successes that the city inspired.

19408 | $39

Early Modern Cities: Amsterdam in the Sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - Spring 1

04/09/2020 - 04/23/2020
Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Charlie Steen
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.

19504 | $49

E‐Publishing: The Wave of the Future! - Spring 1

04/09/2020 - 04/23/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Sarah Baker
CE South Building

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Garner a hands‐on interactive understanding of the American Judicial System...How and Why it Works! From the Constitution to the practical aspects of the Courtroom, learn about the laws, rules, process and evidence necessary to make your case.

19216 | $49

A Law Camp for Adults - Spring 1

04/09/2020 - 04/30/2020
Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Frank Sedillo
CE South Building

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"Fake News!!" You hear this charge leveled at the media with ever increasing frequency and intensity. Most people feel quite confident they can tell the difference between fact and fiction. That includes people who consume radically different news sources. But, can you truly be certain that you know when to believe in the latest news or dismiss it as a bogus sham? Is it just possible that you could be susceptible to being tricked by deceptive messaging? The purpose of this workshop is to provide you with a quick guide for assessing the likely credibility of the news. We'll also demonstrate how to detect our own areas of personal vulnerability to pernicious persuasion. Cognitive and Social Psychology provide us with a host of common perceptual errors that can lead the sharpest among us down a rabbit hole of deceit.

19202 | $20

Fake News: Defending Against Propaganda and Persuasion - Spring 1

04/10/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Laura Smith
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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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'll 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. This course is an updated version of the previous course, "Living with Hearing Loss."

19869 | $39

Purchasing a hearing aid – ARGHH!! - Spring 1

04/13/2020 - 04/27/2020
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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Southwest France has witnessed marvels and horrors. Marvels: 20,000 years ago it hosted Paleolithic artists making their exquisite cave paintings. Greeks and Romans left their cultural signs. Carcassonne is the walled medieval town perhaps saved by a Saracen woman against Charlemagne's siege. Black Madonna statues and Magdalene legends exist in Languedoc. Horrors: in the 1200s, the Cathars were genocide victims during a Catholic crusade led by the French king and Pope Innocent III. During the Spanish civil war, thousands of refugees fled over the Pyrenees. In the 1940s, Languedoc partisans resisted Nazi occupation by all possible means. Let's determine if the marvels outweigh the horrors.

19487 | $20

The Powerful History of Southwest France - Spring 1

04/14/2020
Tue 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Maya Sutton
CE South Building

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Ireland, Scotland, and Wales represent some of the most lively and colorful cultures known in the modern Western world. When we think of Irish, Scottish, and Welsh music, we cannot help but think of harps, bagpipes, fiddles, and the soaring voices of musicians such as Enya, the Chieftains, and Celtic Woman. Similarly, one cannot imagine Irish, Scottish, and Welsh culture without its traditional customs, dress, and beverages, such as St. Patrick's Day celebrations, kilts, and the production of Guinness beer, scotch, and whisky. But the history of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales is also full of tales of conquest, conflict, and oppression. We will focus on the early cultural identity of the Irish, Scots, and Welsh and their customs and mythologies; the influence of Roman culture and Christianity on these lands and peoples; the English conquest and colonization of these lands and peoples; and, finally, on the process of political devolution in all three areas, including the repercussions of the Brexit process on devolution

19439 | $59

History of Ireland, Scotland, and Wales - Spring 1

04/15/2020 - 05/13/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (5 Session Total)
Lizabeth Johnson
CE South Building

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Death is one part of life we know will happen, but that doesn't mean we like to talk about it! However, it truly is a gift to your loved ones if you do accept that it will happen, make plans and then have conversations about what you want before it is too late. We will discuss many end of life and aging topics, including one's values and how they play an important role in end of life decisions, having the conversation with one's loved ones, advance healthcare directives, palliative and hospice care, estate planning basics, living arrangement options and tips for not leaving a "mess" for one's family.

19073 | FREE

Don't Make Me Talk About THAT – Discussions about End of Life Topics - Spring 1

04/16/2020 - 04/30/2020
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Various Instructor
CE South Building

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Baseball has been America's national sport, America's pastime, for over 150 years. Though a twenty year old by the name of Abner Doubleday is credited with inventing the game in New York in 1839, there is no real evidence to support that. It was probably derived from a series of similar games dating back to ancient times. What makes the American version so unique is that it has evolved as a metaphor and lesson for how to succeed in living a productive, happy, and fulfilling life. We will look at its rules, its layout, how it promotes self‐sacrifice, ''coming home,'' and being safe. There are many other similarities that preach integrity and working hard to achieve important goals. Come join us for a discussion of how our nation's pastime has a lot more to offer then just entertainment.

19945 | $20

Baseball as a Metaphor for Life - Spring 1

04/16/2020
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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What does the 2nd Amendment actually say, and what was the original intent of the Nation's Founders? What does it mean to us now? We'll look at the role of the NRA and the gun lobby and other policy groups, such as those that developed after mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the #NeverAgain movement in response to a mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida. We'll engage in a non‐rhetorical and clear‐eyed examination of the gun control debate, including comparative information from the attempts of Australia and other countries to control gun violence.

19210 | $20

The Right to Bear Arms and the NRA Role in Public Policy - Spring 1

04/16/2020
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Ramon Flores
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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We often turn to memoir for wisdom rather than form. But sometimes the form is the wisdom. –Stephanie Burt A collage memoir is composed of both original and borrowed material. In it, the author's words are juxtaposed with non‐literary elements ‐ postcards, histories, research materials, drawings, photographs, etc. ‐ to create a hybrid style of writing. It enables the writer to find connections between disparate objects and follow an associative, rather than a linear, path. In this class, members will combine borrowed materials with original writing to reconstruct moments of life experience.

19593 | $75

Writing the Collage Memoir - Spring 1

04/16/2020 - 05/21/2020
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (6 Session Total)
Connie Josefs, M.F.A
CE South Building

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Many visitors come to Alaska for the glaciers. So, what are glaciers and why is Alaska such a special place for glacier formation and continued good health? How do glaciers create fjords? How fast do glaciers travel? Also discussed will be glacier erosion and moraines, why glaciers form crevasses, glacier calving, and why glacier ice is so blue. While the theme is ''what is that all about,'' the many examples are all from Alaska's major glaciers and fjords that are such tourist attractions.

19777 | $12

Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (I): Land Sculpted By Ice - Spring 1

04/17/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Matthews
CE South Building

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The Franks or Frankish people were a Western Germanic tribal confederation thought to be living north and east of the Lower Rhine River in the third century CE. Under the Merovingian dynasty, they founded one of the Germanic monarchies, which replaced the Western Roman Empire from the fifth century. The Frankish state consolidated its hold over large parts of western Eurpore by the end of the eighth century, developing into the Carolingian Empire and its successor states. We'll review a short film that traces the history of these people and we'll also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

19983 | $20

The Franks Connection to New Mexican Families - Spring 1

04/17/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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According to Albert Einstein, "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results." Let's face it, most of us know what we need to do to lose weight, but no matter how much we try, we just can't seem to stick with it and end up gaining back whatever weight we lost, or worse, gaining even more! We'll teach you how you can break those repeat patterns and share the latest evidence‐based research that shows very promising results for weight loss and maintenance. It all starts with the brain!

19871 | $20

NeuroNutrition: Change Your Brain, Change Your Weight - Spring 1

04/17/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Miriam Ginny"" LaPore
CE South Building

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Leo Crane was a Bureau of Indian Affairs official who wrote two books about his experiences from 1911 to 1928 in Arizona and New Mexico. His ''Christmas Revels'' chapter in Desert Drums about a little‐known incident in 1919 inspired the lecturer to seek additional information, leading to the discovery of remarkable resources in the Institute for Pueblo Indian Studies at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center. The attempt by state militiamen to seize cattle rustlers during the pueblo Christmas Day dance almost resulted in the Santo Domingo Pueblo massacre. The incident was a precursoer fo the united Pueblos' struggle in the 1920's to defeat the Bursum Bill and preserve their lands and way of life.

19992 | $20

Christmas Revels: The 1919 New Mexico Mounted Police Raid on Santo Domingo Pueblo - Spring 1

04/20/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Joe Sabatini
CE South Building

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There is plenty of information about how to improve your physical and mental health by regular exercises for body and brain. What about your spirit? It needs regular exercise, too. From quiet meditation and prayer to ecstatic song and dance, spiritual practices or "exercises" have taken myriad forms throughout history. This class will present a brief overview of many of these forms, along with some description of the various religious and spiritual traditions they represent. Next, it will focus on how to create an individual form of practice, which will complement and supplement your own particular belief system to provide a regular source of strong spiritual health. As time permits, there will be a chance to practice some of the exercises.

19855 | $20

Exercises for your Spiritual Health - Spring 1

04/23/2020
Thu 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Gay Witherington
Corrales Arts Center

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Cannabis is more frequently in the news than any other plant, and by some measures it is the most valuable crop in the US. Yet most people know little about the plant's past beyond pop‐cultural rumors, most of which are false and serve to either support or challenge anti‐marijuana laws. This course moves beyond rumors to outline the plant's documented, global history. Cannabis is neither good nor bad; it can provide fiber, oil seeds and psychoactive substances; it has been sometimes a plant of power and sometimes a plant of the powerless. This course will enable you to cut through some of the nonsense that surrounds cannabis in current society.

19702 | $25

A Cultural History of Cannabis - Spring 1

04/23/2020
Thu 9:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Chris Duvall
CE South Building

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We will learn that Alaska is a real‐time plate tectonics "laboratory". But what are plate tectonics and how do we know that the surface crust of the Earth is divided into a number of "crustal plates" that move and interact in real time? Striking features include the Aleutian Island chain caused by the Pacific Plate diving under the North American plate (locally called Alaska), and the formation of mountain ranges that host the 10 highest peaks in the United States. And while the theme is ''what is that all about,'' the many examples are all from Alaska's major mountain peaks, mountain ranges, and the related tourist attractions.

19777 | $12

Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (II): Shaped By Plate Tectonics - Spring 2

04/24/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Matthews
CE South Building

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Remember knock‐knocks, riddles and other playground humor you enjoyed as a kid.? These traditions are important because sense of humor allows for development of critical thinking skills, creativity, and cognitive flexibility; serves as an important social skill and functions as a coping strategy. This is why sense of humor is a universally‐valued personality trait. Plus, it's fun. We'll explore and deepen our understanding of children's humor, providing a ''nuts and bolts'' curriculum for infusing humor into the lives of younger generations in our families. You'll come away with specific humor resources and learn to teach children and grandchildren to solve knock‐knocks and riddles and even how to make up their own.

19806 | $25

Grow Laughter: Foster a Sense of Humor in Your Children and Grandchildren - Spring 1

04/27/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Robert Duncan
CE South Building

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The Jemez Mountains are only one of a number of volcanic features located along the Rio Grande Rift zone – a north‐south corridor throughout central New Mexico and part of the Basin and Range Province of the southwestern United States. The Jemez volcanic field has been active for the past 15 million years, and the rhyolite flow that makes up Kasha‐Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument formed about 6.7 million years ago. The Jemez caldera exploded twice: once at 1.62 million years and then again 1.25 million years, with that last and greatest explosion creating the Bandelier Tuff. We'll learn about the geology of the Valles Caldera, Bandelier National Monument, and Kasha‐Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, and also discover a "little Yellowstone" right in our own Jemez Mountains.

19725 | $25

Geology of the Jemez Mountains - Spring 1

04/29/2020 - 05/06/2020
Wed 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Carol Hill
CE North Building

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Puritanism was a religious reform movement in England and New England in the late 16th and 17th centuries that sought to "purify" the Church of England of what were perceived as remnants of the Roman Catholic Church. Holidays such as Christmas and Easter were not celebrated as these had pagan origins. Puritans believed in pre‐destination, meaning God alone determined who would receive salvation. Separating themselves from mainstream Anglicans, they were called "Puritans" as an insult. This separation between the two groups culminated in the English Civil War, the beheading of King Charles I and Cromwell's tenure as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Restrictions on English citizens increased drastically under Cromwell's tenure, and by his death the English citizenry welcomed the return to monarchy under Charles II. Today, more than 350 years later Puritan precepts still shape the United States. Join us to learn of this period and its lasting effects.

19429 | $20

Puritanism, Cromwell and the English Civil War - Spring 1

04/30/2020
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Hawthorne's talents are legendary. Why? That's what we'll seek to discover by reading several key short stories: ''Young Goodman Brown''; ''Ethan Brand''; ''The Minister's Black Veil''; ''Rappaccini's Daughter'', and others. Be ready for the questions and answers as they apply to your life choices.

19568 | $49

Nathaniel Hawthorne and the Unpardonable Sin - Spring 1

04/30/2020 - 05/21/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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Each of us has a different image when asked about "ocean waves". These vary from serene and peaceful to wild and violent. We will ask "what is that all about" for the four main classes of waves: swell (for surfers), seiche (maybe in the ship's swimming pool), tsunamis, and tides. Alaska is the source of major tsunamis. Alaska also has some of the largest tidal extremes in the world. Why is that? In all four types of waves, the water goes "up and down" ‐ but in very different ways and for different reasons. For trips to Alaska knowing more about tsunamis and tides is essential!

19777 | $12

Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (III): Waves in the Ocean - Spring 3

05/01/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Matthews
CE South Building

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Heart pounding, blood pumping, the rodeo cowboy nods, chute gate opens and his world begins. Eight seconds of adrenaline rush. Eight seconds of gripping, pulling, and holding on. The animal under him bucks, but the rider sticks like glue. The buzzer sounds, the cowboy dismounts, and tips his hat to a cheering crowd. Originating from real ranch work, the players are many and varied, ranging from the two‐footed variety to four‐legged creatures. But why is eight seconds on a bull considered perfect? Why not ten? Or five? Why do contestants always wear long sleeved shirts?

19982 | $20

Boots and Spurs, and Chaps... Oh My! - Spring 1

05/07/2020
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
Corrales Arts Center

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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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Many visitors come to Alaska for the glaciers. So, what are glaciers and why is Alaska such a special place for glacier formation and continued good health? How do glaciers create fjords? How fast do glaciers travel? Also discussed will be glacier erosion and moraines, why glaciers form crevasses, glacier calving, and why glacier ice is so blue. While the theme is ''what is that all about,'' the many examples are all from Alaska's major glaciers and fjords that are such tourist attractions.

19777 | $12

Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (I): Land Sculpted By Ice - Spring 1

04/17/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Matthews
CE South Building

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Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (II): Shaped By Plate Tectonics - Spring 2

04/24/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Matthews
CE South Building

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Science for Lunch: Alaska Dreaming (III): Waves in the Ocean - Spring 3

05/01/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM(1 Session Total)
John Matthews
CE South Building

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Every time we open our mouths, words with strange origins and meanings flow from our lips. These words sound ordinary and downright commonplace, but behind them are stories that are exotic and downright bizarre. What's the connection between assassins and hashish? How did the Crusaders invent biscuits? Why do libraries specialize in peeled bark? Was George Washington groggy? Join us for a hodgepodge (French stew) of potpourri (plague repellent).

19572 | $20

A Hodgepodge of Potpourri Part I - Spring 1

05/01/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Renowned as the ''Mind of the Renaissance,'' the genius of Leonardo da Vinci reaches beyond the centuries. Born into obscurity in a tiny Italian village in 1452, young Leonardo seemed destined for a life of peasantry. But early mastery of art and a personal code of success catapulted him to the highest levels of Italian society and ultimately made him one of the most important figures of the Renaissance era. Creator of some of the world's great artistic masterpieces, he was also a visionary whose fantastic inventions would become reality only hundreds of years after his death. Mr. Cervantes will show a documentary that will trace the history of Leonardo Da Vinci and his legacy in history. We also discuss the possible DNA results of this Renaissance man.

19486 | $20

Who Was Leonardo da Vinci? - Spring 1

05/01/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Scientists say most of our 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 we'll practice techniques.

19872 | $20

Introduction to Neuro‐Linguistic Programming (NLP): Subtle, Sensitive and Sophisticated - Spring 1

05/01/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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With over 100 arresting professional photos accompanied by memorable video clips, the lecture highlights Frank Gehry, I.M Pei, Florence Knoll, Richard Meier, and Adrian Smith. These architects' imaginative, groundbreaking landmarks have captured world attention in Los Angeles, Paris, London, Dubai, Bilbao, Shanghai, Beijing, Kyoto, and other capital cities. Their landmarks have helped to maintain U.S. leadership in the art of architecture and the front‐line position today in ingenious environmental building technology and global climate control.

19116 | $20

Five American Architects who Shook the World - Spring 1

05/01/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Beverly Russell
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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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? - Spring 1

05/04/2020 - 05/18/2020
Mon 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (3 Session Total)
Mary Clark
CE South Building

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Claire King, author of the novel, The Night Rainbow, says "What I love about child narrators is the way they question the things that we take for granted, and take for granted the things we question." We'll look at selections from several novels intended for the adult reader in which the protagonist is a young person. We'll analyze themes and discover what makes these works some of the finest, most successful contemporary adult fiction available. Novels covered include, but not limited to: The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, The Curious Case of the Dog in the Nighttime, and Winter's Bone.

19516 | $39

Child Narrators in Adult Fiction - Spring 1

05/05/2020 - 05/19/2020
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (3 Session Total)
Maralie Waterman
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 - Spring 1

05/05/2020 - 05/26/2020
Tue 6:00 PM ‐ 8:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Robert Gish
CE South Building

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On an August weekend some fifty years ago, an estimated half‐million young people converged on a dairy farm in upstate New York to attend a folk and rock concert advertised as "An Aquarian Exposition – 3 Days of Peace and Music in White Lake, N.Y." Organizers had originally designed Woodstock to be a profit‐making venture with an anticipated 200,000 attendees; but a crowd more than double that size converged on the selected venue site, created massive traffic jams in the process, and overwhelmed the available support services, turning the event into a "free concert." Come take a peek back through the looking glass for a glimpse at the planning and staging of an event that evolved into a three day "love in" and became symbolic of the 1960s counter‐culture social movement.

19601 | $20

Golden Anniversary: Woodstock Music and Art Fair - Spring 1

05/06/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Richard Blankmeyer
The Neighborhood in Rio Rancho

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We'll explore music at a deeper level. Those of us who truly appreciate music for its beauty, imagery and magnificence will now be able to comprehend its physical structure and building blocks. We will understand chord progressions, the Sonata‐Allegro form of composition, theme and variations and the Rondeau method of writing. We will also attempt to identify major and minor harmonies as well as the various instrument that constitute an orchestra. Most of all, the hope of this class is for the student to have an even deeper appreciation of the glory of music.

19633 | $49

The Basics of Music Theory - Spring 1

05/06/2020 - 05/27/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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FinTech or Financial Technology is a new financial industry that applies web and phone technology to improve financial activities. How do you use these tools to make your financial world better while still protecting yourself and your personal data? This class will spur your thinking by introducing some of the current online tools and discussing some of the benefits, like better financial outcomes for you, and pitfalls, like potential data security breaches. Together we will consider tools in categories like budgeting (Mint, YNAB), investing (Acorns, Betterment), credit monitoring (WalletHub, Credit Karma) and online payments (Venmo, Paypal). This class will offer new insights into what is currently availablewhile keeping an eye on the vulnerabilities of these products.

19041 | FREE

Savvy Personal Finance Technology: What Baby Bomers and Gen‐X'ers Need to Know About FinTech - Spring 1

05/07/2020
Thu 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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'Outlaws'' of the Old West weren't always on the wrong side of the law. Consider Albuquerque's first Town Marshal, Milton J. Yarberry. Before being appointed as marshal in 1881, he'd already killed a few men, rode with the Texas Rangers, opened a saloon/brothel in Colorado, and had run off with his partner's wife. After serving as Albuquerque's town marshal for just over a year, and having killed two men in ''the line of duty,'' he found himself on the rope‐end of a gallows. And what about Wyatt Earp? He'd been arrested for theft before moving to Tombstone, where he was involved in the famous shoot‐out. It depends on who's telling the story. Was Wyatt a law‐abiding man in the wrong place, or did he kill men but never saw a noose? Unlike the old movies, where the outlaw was always a grizzled, mean, and murdering road agent and the lawman was a calm, steely‐eyed, honest man, the reality was the two types were often very much the same. We'll take a look at a few of these men and you can decide on which side of the badge they belonged.

19990 | $20

When Old West Lawmen Went Bad... and Vice Versa - Spring 1

05/07/2020
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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Since 2015, hate crimes and hate groups in the US have increased by about 30%. "Hate crime" may be defined as a traditional offense, such as murder, arson or vandalism, which manifests evidence of prejudice based on race, gender or gender identity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or ethnicity. Some hate crimes, such as mass shootings fueled by white supremacist ideology, are considered domestic terrorism. "Hate groups" have beliefs or practices that attack or malign an entire class of people, typically for their immutable characteristics. New Mexico has had relatively few hate crimes and hate groups. We will examine the nature and causes of hate crimes; hate group missions and activities; and associated controversies, such as hate speech as a form of free speech.

19211 | $25

Hate Crimes in the US and New Mexico - Spring 1

05/07/2020 - 05/14/2020
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Dianne R Layden, Ph.D
CE South Building

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Shamanism is the oldest form of healing, dating back 30,000 years when medicine men mediated between the inner life of tribal members and their external affairs. The shaman mastered the ecstatic power of dreams, visions, and trances. Shamanism was practiced all over the Earth, and the legacy lives on today, not only in indigenous cultures, but also in Eastern practices of yoga. Western schools of psychology have investigated altered states of consciousness, visualization, dream imagery, breathing techniques and sound to incorporate spiritual insight into therapeutic processes. We'll explore how the new therapies use shamanic methods, such as the journey of awakening, healing of psychic fragmentation, and the reconciliation of dualities such as good/evil, male/female and human/animal.

19841 | $49

Shamanism: From Witch Doctors Through the New Millennium - Spring 1

05/07/2020 - 05/28/2020
Thu 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (4 Session Total)
Carol March
CE South Building

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Spacecraft with scientific instruments sent into space ave made a sea change in astronomy, especially in regard to the study of moons and planets in our Solar System. We now have amazing, detailed images of the planets, Pluto, and major moons. Surprises are everywhere. We'll focus on a few topics that are easy to visualize, including ''travel'' to places where ''we'' (or, more realistically, robot craft) can land and explore and to planets and moons with atmospheres and some version of ''weather.'' Think daily weather reports! Brown bag lunch encouraged.

19779 | $12

Science for Lunch: Out of this World (I): Our Unexpected Solar System - Spring 1

05/08/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 2:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Matthews
CE South Building

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Are you struggling with your memory? Challenging yourself to learn a foreign language? Setting new goals and paths in life? Join us to explore easy‐to‐follow movements to enhance your mental performance. Enjoy the benefits of being whole and integrated, give your brain a boost!

19890 | $20

Brighten Your Brain - Spring 1

05/11/2020
Mon 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Matilde Machiavello
CE South Building

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As a writer, there are so many great resources to use, but sometimes it's overwhelming. What do I do? Let's look at a few of the best writing, revision, and production apps. I present a general introduction to these apps and a web site for writers. The writing app is Scrivener. The revision apps are Hemingway and ProWritingAid, and the production apps are Vellum, Calibre, and a list of nine more e‐book conversion tools. The web site is ProWritingAid which is like the app. We'll explore each app and the web site, exploring the basic benefits of each. Handouts that summarize each app and website will be provided.

19595 | $25

Three Apps and a Web Site for Writers - Spring 1

05/11/2020 - 05/18/2020
Mon 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (2 Session Total)
Larada Horner‐Miller
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." Learn how to be smarter, safer and more secure in guarding your finances, your reputation, and your family.

19355 | $20

Savvy Cybersecurity - Spring 1

05/12/2020
Tue 4:00 PM ‐ 6:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Doug Lindsey
CE South Building

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Grammar for Writers is designed for practicing writers, who are more or less facile with the standards of grammar and syntax, but have nagging usage questions or specific areas they'd like to refresh. Emphasis will be on how each participant uses language to express thoughts, emotions, and actions. By looking at passages of participant writing, we will analyze the patterns of syntactical construction available. The goal will be to stimulate awareness of individual writing processes and bring mss up to current submission standards.

19508 | $25

Grammar For Writers - Spring 1

05/12/2020
Tue 1:00 PM ‐ 4:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Dodici Azpadu
CE South Building

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Albuquerque became an official "villa" on April 23, 1706. The stories behind that major accomplishment are inspiring, aggravating, humorous and captivating. Old Town, the original Albuquerque, stands today as a testament to people's creativity, stamina and sense of community. In fact, the oldest continually‐used residence sits directly behind the church and the oldest house, which housed soldiers during many battles, is east of the plaza. Each building tells a tale and each block effuses stories.We will talk about how Albuquerque got its name (really) and its first buildings (the original church fell down). We'll discuss the changes that occurred and how the area is used today. Old Town is an amazing mixture of cultures and eras.

19974 | $20

Old Town: 300 Years in the Making - Spring 1

05/14/2020
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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Why are candidates covered in powedered chalk? What's the connection between chivalry and horses? Are horses more polite than other animals? Should bridal shops sell beer rather than dresses? Yes, they should. And does a short shrift mean you only work a six‐hour day? Join us for a hodgepodge French stew) of potpourri (plague repellant).

19573 | $20

A Hodgepodge of Potpourri: Why Do We Say That? Part Two - Spring 1

05/15/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
CE South Building

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Roman rule over Spain ended in 400 AD with the endless barbarian invasions. The reconquest of Spain by the Eastern Empire was almost an accident. The Emperor Justinian had reconquered North Africa in 534 and was still fighting the long reconquest of Italy from 535 to 554. It is impossible to say whether Justinian, in the early years of his reign, had formed any definite plan for reconquering Spain, but we may be sure that it was one of his ambitions. But before he had completed the subjugation of the Ostrogoths, he was invited to intervene in Spain. In a nasty dynastic civil war, the Visigoth King Athanagild sought the support of the Emperor Justinian, who sent a fleet to the southern coasts of Spain. We'll watch a short film that traces the history of these people. We'll also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

19996 | $20

The Byzantine Connection to New Mexico Families - Spring 1

05/15/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
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 - Spring 2

05/15/2020
Fri 9:30 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Farris
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 - Spring 1

05/15/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Beginning in 1970, four imaginative architects began to break away from traditional Modern Design, abandoning abstract, box‐like, flat‐roofed forms popular since the Second World War. Working separately but pursuing similar goals, Philip Johnson, Michael Graves, Thom May, and Zaha Hadid created revolutionary ideas to reboot architectural conventions across the world. They introduced color and historical references, as well as intentional disruption of the norms of form. They were enabled by digital technology to breakthrough barriers in building techniques, working on all scales.

19118 | $20

A Cosmic Revolution Through Architecture - Spring 1

05/15/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Beverly Russell
Nueva Vista Retirement Community

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The American Civil War period of 1861 – 1865 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.

19960 | $20

New Mexico's Role in the Civil War - Spring 1

05/19/2020
Tue 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Peter Fisk
CE South Building

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the most widely known and best‐loved American poet of his lifetime. Paul Revere's Ride is actually an abolitionist's call‐to‐arms in the North as South Carolina seceded from the United States. The Rainy Day was written after the death of his first wife as he wrestled with grief and penned the line, "Into each life some rain must fall . . ." Join us as we discuss Evangeline, which is about loss of country and love, and The Building of the Ship, which, over 170 years later, still expresses Longfellow's hope for the United States.

19512 | $20

Longfellow - Spring 1

05/20/2020
Wed 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Roberta Boggess
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.The instructor will share her expertise, provide examples, and give pointers to make the people in books become people readers recognize. We'll do a short exercise to create an unforgettable character. Along with good characters has to be good dialogue. The way they speak is individual, yet also universal. 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. There will be examples and we'll do a bit of critiquing along the way.

19506 | $20

Writing Realistic Characters in Dialogue: Fiction and Non‐Fiction - Spring 1

05/21/2020
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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How come the French have so much vacation time, and still manage to be productive? Why are they thinking about food all the time and seem not to be that unhealthy? What impact do their historical and walkable cities have on their way of life? And what is it with taking it to the streets, Revolution style, each time they have something to tell their government? If you're planning a trip to France or simply curious about another way of looking at the world, come and enjoy this class managed by our French‐American instructor. She'll highlight the contrasts between American and French cultures, and will ,of course, welcome all your questions about them.

19910 | $20

That's So French! A Study in Cultural Contrast - Spring 1

05/21/2020
Thu 3:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Annick Herbelin
CE South Building

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

19492 | $20

The Conquest of Florida and Andrew Jackson - Spring 1

05/22/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
CE South Building

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Writers like to think communication is mostly through dialogue. But what's NOT said is most important. Emotions lie at the core of every character's actions, choices and words – all of which drive the story. What would a story be without emotions? We'll discuss various emotions and highlight the physical signs, internal sensations, mental reactions and how to incorporate them into your writing. I'll talk about adding emotion to every character and every scene. Along the way, you'll be introduced to a few writers' tips, such as not being afraid to challenge your character's morals and putting them in situations that are outside their comfort zone. Make them squirm, and the reader will, too.

19507 | $20

Putting emotion into your Writing - Spring 1

05/28/2020
Thu 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Melody Groves
CE South Building

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We will discuss the role of espionage in Latin America during World War II. We'll look at the strategic realities, the establishment of espionage and counter‐espionage networks, the use of disinformation, and various espionage cases. Professor Bratzel is a retired professor from Michigan State University and the author of Shadow War: German espionage and United States Counter‐Espionage During World War II.

19075 | FREE

Espionage in Latin America during WWII - Spring 1

05/29/2020
Fri 10:00 AM ‐ 12:00 PM (1 Session Total)
John Bratzel
CE South Building

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The Poor Fellow‐Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, commonly known as the Knights Templar, were among the most wealthy and powerful of the Western Christian military orders. The organization existed for nearly two centuries during the Middle Ages. When the Holy Land was lost, support for the Order faded. Rumors about the Templars' secret initiation ceremony created mistrust and King Philip IV of France, deeply in debt to the Order, took advantage of the situation. On October 13, 1307, many of the Order's members in France were arrested, tortured into giving false confessions, and then burned at the stake. Under pressure from King Philip, Pope Clement V disbanded the Order in 1312. The abrupt disappearance gave rise to speculation and legends. We will explore the possible connection of modern day organizations with this Medieval Order through historical and DNA research, as well as view a film that traces the history of the Knights Templar.

19410 | $20

Who Were the Knights Templar? - Spring 1

05/29/2020
Fri 3:30 PM ‐ 5:30 PM (1 Session Total)
Angelo Cervantes
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 - Spring 1

05/29/2020
Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 3:00 PM (1 Session Total)
Stacey Lane
CE South Building

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Maralie Waterman Osher Program Supervisor

Maralie Waterman

Program Supervisor

(505) 277-6179

maralie@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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