Fall 2010 Brochure
Fall 2010 MOLLI course descriptions and professor biographies.
In MOLLI, curiosity never retires. Fall 2010 +50 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at To learn more contact, 406.243.2905 or visit us online at www.umt.edu/molli The University of Montana, Continuing Education, MOLLI, 32 Campus Drive, Missoula, MT 59812 Welcome to the Time of Your Life! s MOLLI Summer Adventures in Science: Connecting the Circle s Classic Mediterranean Cuisine: Chemistry in the Culinary day camp for grandparents and grandkids participants doing a Laboratory a free science course for members offered in mock dig in Bones and Stones withGarryKerr,Summer2010. conjunctionwithspectrUMDiscoveryArea,Spring2010. Initially funded by a grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation, The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM (MOLLI) is a lifelong learning program for adult learners +50. MOLLI's goal is to create an accessible and innovative learning environment so that active older adults from all backgrounds and levels of education may pursue learning. MOLLI builds on the rich resources of The University of Montana to offer its members an array of educational and social opportunities. As a MOLLI member you have the opportunity to: � TakeabroadarrayofcourseswithdistinguishedUMfaculty, emeritus faculty and other Missoula area teachers in a "no grade, no test" learning environment � Keepactiveandenrichyourlife � Meetnewandinterestingpeople � Continuetolearnandexpandyourhorizons � Explorenewskillsanddevelopnewinterests � Travelandlearninnewways � Staymentallyfit�andhavefun MOLLI Council Members Sharon Alexander Cynthia Aten Gladys Considine Charlotte Hay Paul Lauren Patrick Mahoney Rustem Medora Dennis O'Donnell Ray Risho Kitte Robins Herbert Swick Burke Townsend Marta York Our Valued Partners The Missoula Symphony and Chorale spectrUM Discovery Area UM President's Lecture Series The Springs Retirement Community First Night Missoula Montana Museum of Art and Culture International Wildlife Film Festival Membershipis$20perpersonandisrenewableannually.Coursesare $60each.Someactivitiesarefreetomemberswhileothershaveasmall fee. The benefits of membership include: � � � � AccesstotheUMlibrary Specialmember-onlyevents Special"MOLLIonly"parkingpermitsduringtheMOLLIterm 10%discountattheUMbookstorefortextbooksandart supplies for MOLLI courses +50 2 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Welcome to the Time of Your Life Course Overview Course Listings Fine Arts WhatisJazz? Yes,YouCanDraw 2 4 5 5 Humanities 1910:WhatadifferenceaCenturyMakes...OrMaybeNot Photography:HistorythroughtheCamera'sEye LifeWritingforEveryone A James Joyce Miscellany Buddhism: An Introduction to One of the World's Major Religions TheMalteseFalcon:AClassicAmericanMystery TurningLifeintoFiction:MovingAhead Butte,America:TheHistoryoftheWorld'sGreatestMiningTown 6 7 7 7 8 8 8 9 9 ReconsideringJesus:NewPerspectivesonJesusandChristianity CurrentandPoliticalAffairs ObamaandtheMiddleEast:BetweenIraqandaHardPlace HighAsiaandtheSilkRoad 9 10 10 10 Our1972MontanaConstitution:PromisesKeptorOpportunitiesMissed? DecipheringNorthKorea:1945tothePresent NaturalandSocialSciences TheFaceofHungerinMontana 11 11 11 12 12 12 13 14,15 inserted HealthyRelationshipswithIncreasingAge Cinema,ComedyandSocialConflict JitterbuggingacrosstheColorline:SharingHeritageandCulture HowTwitterCanChangeYourLife:ThePromises(andPerils)ofSocialMedia BetterLivingthroughGeologicalKnowledge General Information Experience MOLLI Registration Form 3 Table of Contents CreativityandtheNaturalWorld 6 Course Overview Early Start Dates �Our1972MontanaConstitution:PromisesKeptor OpportunitiesMissed?Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 Wednesdays, 2:00 pm-3:30 pm �WhatisJazz?Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Thursdays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm �ObamaandtheMiddleEast:BetweenIraqandaHard Place Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 Fridays, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm �Butte,America:TheHistoryoftheWorld'sGreatest MiningTown Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 Fridays, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm Thursdays cont... 3:00 pm-4:30 pm �DecipheringNorthKorea:1945tothePresent 3:00 pm-6:00 pm �Cinema,ComedyandSocialConflict Fridays Oct. 1 - Nov. 5, 2010 9:00 am-12:00 pm �Yes,YouCanDraw Five weeks only: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 9:00 am-10:30 am �ReconsideringJesus:NewPerspectivesonJesusand Christianity �HowTwitterCanChangeYourLife:ThePromises(and Perils)ofSocialMedia 11:00 am-12:30 pm �CreativityandtheNaturalWorld �AJamesJoyceMiscellany 1:00 pm-2:30 pm �Buddhism:AnIntroductiontoOneoftheWorld's Major Religions �BetterLivingthroughGeologicalKnowledge 3:00 pm-4:30 pm �TurningLifeintoFiction:MovingAhead 3:00 pm-5:00 pm �TheMalteseFalcon:AClassicAmericanMystery Four weeks only: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 Thursdays Sept. 30 - Nov. 4, 2010 9:00 am-10:30 am �1910:WhataDifferenceaCenturyMakes...OrMaybeNot Late Start Date, Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, and (Friday) 12 �Photography:HistorythroughtheCamera'sEye 11:00 am-12:30 pm �LifeWritingforEveryone �TheFaceofHungerinMontana 1:00 pm-2:30 pm �HighAsiaandtheSilkRoad �HealthyRelationshipswithIncreasingAge �JitterbuggingacrosstheColorline:SharingHeritage andCulture Upcoming Events MOLLIispleasedtoofferacoursebyJonJacksonforTheBigReadinconjunctionwiththeMissoulaPublicLibrary. TheNationalEndowmentfortheArts'BigReadisthelargestliteraryprograminthehistoryofthefederalgovernment andisdesignedtorevitalizetheroleofliteratureincommunities.ThegoalsoftheBigReadaretoreachlapsedor reluctantreaders,haveawiderangeofimaginativeactivitiesrelatedtoonebook,andinvolvetheentirecommunity witheventsinavarietyoflocations. ForMissoula'sBigRead,thelibraryhaschosen"TheMalteseFalcon"byDashiellHammettandprogramswilltakeplace Oct.4�Nov.13,2010.TheBigReadMOLLIcourseisThe Maltese Falcon: A Classic American Mysteryisfourweeks,Oct. 1,8,15,22from3:00pm-5:00pmintheToddBuilding,UM.To learn more go to page 8. MOLLI in conjunction with the Missoula Public Library and The Big Read MOLLI/Public Event: Sept. 23, 2010 at 7:00 pm Mark Blumenthal will be offering a free evening lecture, Sept. 23 at St. Patrick Hospital at 7:00 pm in the Broadway BuildingConferenceCenterRooms.BlumenthalistheFounderandExecutiveDirectoroftheAmericanBotanicalCouncil; anindependentorganizationdedicatedtodisseminatingaccurate,reliable,andresponsibleinformationonherbsand medicinal plants. To Learn more visit at www.umt.edu/molli 4 MOLLI Fall 2010 Course Listings Fine Arts What is Jazz? DavidMorgenroth Thursdays,3:00pm-4:30pm,MusicRecitalHall,UM Early start date: Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Inthepasthundredyearsorso,jazzhasdevelopedinextraordinarywaysasanartform,butwhatexactlyisjazz? Thiscoursewillexplorethemusic'sevolutionandhowtheword"jazz"hascometomeanmanythingstomany people.Groupdiscussionwillbefomentedbyabundantlisteningexamples,includingliveperformances. About the Instructor: David Morgenroth is a pianist, arranger and composer living in Missoula. He holds MM degrees in both Jazz Studies and Piano Performance from the University of North Texas. Morgenroth has won acclaim for his solo piano recording "Alone with Duke," and his next recording, "The Shadow of Your Smile: The Music of Johnny Mandel" will be released in the fall of 2010. A successful concert tour of Japan last year led to an invitation to return this fall to share his artistry once again. Yes, You Can Draw Marilyn Bruya Fridays,9:00am-12:00pm,DickinsonCenter,Missoula StartsOct.1,8,15,22and29:fiveweeksonly Setyourpencilsanddoubtsasideandtrythisseriesofexercisesthatwillhaveyoudrawinginafewweeks!This non-competitive,self-pacedcourseisabasicintroductiontothepracticeofdrawing.Nopreviousexperienceis needed,butthosewithpreviousexperiencearewelcome!Studentsmustbeabletoattendthefirstclass,which provides the foundation for all others. Supplies are available at the UM bookstore in the art department at a discountedMOLLIrateandasupplylistisavailableonlineatwww.umt.edu/ce/molli. About the Instructor: Marilyn Bruya, Emeritus Professor of Art, received an MA in Painting from Mills College in California and an MFA in Painting from Bard College in New York. She then continued her education at California State University summer workshops and at Schumacher College in Devon, United Kingdom and a residency at the Atlantic Center for the Arts in Florida. During her tenure at UM, Bruya received numerous grants. All students must attend first class and bring supplies! +50 s MOLLI students in Yes, You Can Draw withMarilynBruya.Onemembernotedaftertheclass,"Yes, I could draw!" 5 Fine Arts Creativity and the Natural World Lee Heuermann Fridays,11:00am-12:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM What is creativity and how do we perceive it? Have you ever had a brilliant idea you wish you could develop and share with others? Have you wondered if you are creative at heart, but never had the chance to explore yourcreativeimpulses?Creativityisawaytoconnectthemysteriousandthemundane.Inthisclass,wewilluse self-reflection,improvisation/play,meditation,journaling,anddiscussiontodevelopourcreativeinstinctsthrough listeningtoourselvesandtheworldaroundus.Theclasswillalsoincludeselectedreadingsandvisitsfromguest artistswhowilltalkabouttheirowncreativeprocess. About the Instructor: Lee Heuermann is on the faculty at The University of Montana Music Department, where she has taught classes on the psychology of music, composition and women in music. In addition, she has recently joined the faculty of the UM Wilderness and Civilization Program, where she will teach courses on music in relation to nature. Heuermann composes music that reflects her interest in ritual, myth, and cultural commentary. Her most recent works include "Ridge of Blue Longing", for which she was the commissioned Montana State Composer by the Montana Music Teachers Association, and "Montana Suite", which was a collaboration with New York choreographer Donna Uchizono and Amy Ragsdale's Headwaters Dance Company. Heuermann has a Ph.D. in Composition from SUNY at Stony Brook and a MM degree from the Yale School of Music. Fine Arts +50 Humanities DonnaKoch Thursdays,9:00am-10:30am,ToddBuilding,UM Late start date: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4 and make-up date, Friday, Nov. 12 Progressivism,conservation,internationalpowerstruggles,immigration.AnnaPavlova,WilliamHowardTaft,Jane Addams,JackJohnson,Puccini.GlacierNationalPark,theGreatBurn,Halley'sComet.Theeventsof1910,the moversandshakers,andtheforcespushingusintothe20thcenturystillresonatewithustoday.Inthiscourse,we willreturntothatfascinatingyearandlookatitspolitics,music,literature,socialissues,andtechnology.Ablend oflecturesandlivelyclassdiscussionswillexplorehowthoseissuesandeventsaffectustoday.Thestagesetting is1910,andwetheaudiencearesittingintheseatsofa2010theater. About the Instructor: Donna Koch has taught both English and American history courses at Ball State University in Indiana and Tidewater Community College in Virginia. She was also an assistant to the president at Tidewater. She has led book discussion groups for Humanities Montana and has taught a World War II History and Novels course for MOLLI and the General Douglas MacArthur Foundation. s MOLLI members enjoying a course at the Todd Building, UM. s MOLLI member in Behind the Scenes at the Symphony, 2010. 1910: What a Difference a Century Makes...Or Maybe Not 6 Photography: History through the Camera's Eye EileenRafferty Thursdays,9:00am-10:30am,ToddBuilding,UM Photographicimagesshapeourperceptions,memoriesandcurrentlifestyles.Thispowerfulyetubiquitousmedium hasarichhistory,eventhoughitislessthantwocenturiesold.Sinceitsbeginnings,photographyhasshaped,andbeen shapedby,contemporaryevents.Thisclasswillexplorethehistoryofphotographyinthecontextofworldcultureand history,asrelatedtoindustryandtechnology,politicsandwar,artandscienceandsocialandculturalclimate. About the instructor: Eileen Rafferty is a visual artist who creates work based on ideas of memory, history and visual culture. Using classic photographic techniques and digital technology, she combines archival and contemporary imagery to reposition the past into the present. She received her MFA in Photography/Film from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and a BS in Human Physiology from Pennsylvania State University. She has been an educator and working photographer for over ten years. Currently, she is an instructor at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography in Missoula and an Adjunct Professor in the Art Department at The University of Montana, where she teaches the history of photography and advanced photographic techniques. Eileen Rafferty taught in last year's MOLLI class on the Pulitzer Prize Photographs. Life Writing for Everyone Joyce Hocker Thursdays,11:00am-12:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM Areyouwritingaboutyourlife?Ifso,keepitup!Ifnot,whynot?Writeyourdefiningstories,writetoentertain, writetoheal,writetolearn.Writinghelpstocreate,shapeandtransformourlives.Whetheryouarenewtothe processorarealong-timelifewriter,thisclasswilloffercreativewaystowriteaboutyourlife,usingin-classandout ofclasswritingopportunities,andwithastrongerfocusonyourownwritingthanonpublishedwriting.Students whowishtodosomaycontributeandsharebriefportionsoftheirwriting,whiletheclasslistenswithappreciation, support,andanon-criticalstance.Bringathreeringbinderandpaperorlaptoptoclass. About the Instructor: Joyce Hocker received a Ph D in Communication from the University of Texas, and a Ph D in Clinical Psychology from the University of Montana. She was a professor of communication for fifteen years. She is co-author of Interpersonal Conflict (Mc-Graw-Hill). Since the 1980's she has worked as a clinical psychologist and communication consultant in Missoula. She has been keeping a journal for all her adult life, and enjoys memoir writing as an avocation. She has presented papers for the National Communication Association and has several life writing papers in publication. Reconsidering Jesus: New Perspectives on Jesus and Christianity DanSpencer Fridays,9:00am-10:30am,ToddBuilding,UM Text:MarcusBorg:Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time: The Historical Jesus and the Heart of Contemporary Faith(HarperOne,1995) This course draws on the recent scholarship of biblical scholars associated with the Jesus Seminar to take a freshlookatthehistoricalpersonofJesusofNazareth,howhewasunderstoodbyhisearlyfollowers,andthe implications of this for understanding Christianity today. We will supplement class discussions with selections from the documentary film, From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians. All faith and religious perspectives are welcome! About the Instructor: Dan Spencer is Associate Professor of Environmental Studies and has taught at The University of Montana since 2002. Areas of teaching and research interest include ecological ethics, ethical issues in ecological restoration, religion and ecology, and globalization, justice, and environmental issues in Latin America. Born and raised in California, Dan received his BA in Geology from Carleton College, Minnesota in 1979, and his Masters and PhD degrees in Environmental Ethics from Union Theological Seminary, New York. 7 Humanities A James Joyce Miscellany John Hunt Fridays,11:00am-12:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM Text:Dubliners by James Joyce (PenguinEdition), A Portrait of the Artist by James Joyce (PenguinEdition) Joyce'sprosefictions--Dubliners,APortraitoftheArtistasaYoungMan,Ulysses,andFinnegansWake--were highlyexperimental,andeachsucceedingbookwasmoreambitiousanddifficultthanthelast.Thiscoursewill provideanintroductiontoallfour,throughincreasinglybriefselections(bigchunksofDubliners,smallerportions ofAPortraitandUlysses,tinysliversoftheWake).Wewilltalkaboutthedesign,content,andstylisticeffectsof eachworkonitsown,butwe'llalsoconsideroneofJoyce'senduringinterests--thelifeofthenuclearfamily--as it appears in each fiction. About the Instructor: John Hunt is on the faculty of the Department of English at The University of Montana. He earned his BA from Williams College and his PhD from Stanford University. In addition to courses on James Joyce, Hunt teaches many courses in the literature of the Renaissance, with a focus on Shakespeare, on whose works he has just completed a book titled, "I nothing am: Shakespeare's embodied selves." Humanities Buddhism: An Introduction to One of the World's Major Religions DavidCurtis Fridays,1:00pm-2:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM Text: Buddhism: A Very Short IntroductionbyDamienKeown(OxfordUniversityPress,1996) The purpose of this course is to provide a basic understanding of Buddhist philosophy and practice. Using a historicalapproach,wewillfocusonBuddhisttraditioninthreephases:thefoundationalteachingsoftheBuddha, thelaterphilosophicaldevelopmentsoftheMahayana,andtheritualandcreativevisualizationofTantra.Wewill trace changes in Buddhism as it spread from its original home in India throughout all of Asia and ultimately to the West.WewilldiscusstherichliterarytraditionofBuddhismandlookbrieflyatoneofitsmostimportanttexts,the HeartSutra. About the Instructor: David Curtis graduated in Classics from The University of Montana in 1980. He attended the Coll�ge Monastique de Kagyu Ling, France, for five years, completing the Tibetan Buddhist Seminary there in 1992. He taught Buddhism and Tibetan for ten years in Los Angeles, including six years for the Loyola Marymount University Extension Program. He founded the Tibetan Language Institute in 1995. The Maltese Falcon: A Classic American Mystery Jon Jackson TheBigReadinconjunctionwiththeMissoulaPublicLibrary Fridays,3:00pm-5:00pm,ToddBuilding,UM Four weeks only: Oct. 1, 8, 15, 22 Thisfour-weekcoursewillexploretheliteraryandfilmcareerofDashiellHammett,especiallyinreferencetoThe MalteseFalcon.Wewillreadthenovel,seethemovie,anddiscusstwoquitedifferentexpressionsofthisclassic story.ThiscourseoccursatthesametimeastheMissoulaPublicLibrary'sBigReadprogram,whichwilloffer students additional opportunities to learn about The Maltese Falcon. About the instructor: Jon Jackson has written 11 published novels, as well as articles on a wide variety of topics ranging from food, to golf, to fishing, and even including literature. "Jon A. Jackson is a master mystery writer with plenty of action, lots of low key black humor, and a perfect ear for the nuances of criminal speech." - Chicago Tribune (http://www.jonajackson.com/ ). He graduated from The University of Montana and earned his MFA from the University of Iowa. He also hosts two radio shows -- `The Food Guys' and `Jazz Sessions' -- on Montana Public Radio. 8 Butte, America: The History of the World's Greatest Mining Town DavidEmmons Fridays,3:00pm-4:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM Early start date: Sept. 24, Oct. 1, 8, 22, 29 and Nov. 5 [No class Oct. 15] About the Instructor: Dave Emmons is a Professor of History Emeritus at UM. He is the author of The Butte Irish: Class and Ethnicity in an American Mining Town, 1875-1925 (1990) and the just released Beyond the American Pale: The Irish in the West (2010). Turning Life into Fiction: Moving Ahead KateGadbow Fridays,3:00pm-4:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM Goodfictionwritingdependsonimagination,creativityandexperience.Inthisworkshop-styleclass,wewillread publishedstoriesanddiscussthemaswriters,andwewillcraftourownshortstoriesinaninteractive,dynamic setting.Thecoursewillbelimitedtotwelvestudents.Firstpreferenceforthisintermediatelevelfictionworkshop willbegiventoMOLLIstudentswhohavetakenKateGadbow'sWhatIf?TurningLifeintoFiction.Ifspotsremain, otherMOLLIstudentswithpreviousfiction-writingexperiencemayenroll. About the Instructor: Kate Gadbow retired in 2007 after 23 years in The University of Montana English Department, including twelve years directing the Creative Writing Program. Her fiction has appeared in Epoch, Northwest Review, and other journals. She co-edited The Quill Reader (2000). Her 2003 novel, Pushed to Shore, won the 2001 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction. Current and Political Affairs Obama and the Middle East: Between Iraq and a Hard Place Mark Johnson Fridays,11:00am-12:30pm, Todd Building, UM Early start date: Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24 Severalmonthsafteranelection,thereisnostablegovernmentinIraq.TheTalibanremainrestiveinAfghanistan. The nuclear ambitions of Iran continue to defy a solution. The Israelis and the Palestinians still don't like each other. EventsandconditionsintheMiddleEastwillplayamajorroleindeterminingthesuccessorfailureoftheObama administration'sforeignpolicy.Findoutwhy. About the Instructor: Mark Johnson was one of the first instructors in the MOLLI program. He was a career diplomat for 30 years at the State Department and was involved with the 1979 Iran hostage negotiations, the Palestine-Israel crisis, Persian Gulf conflicts, and served as U.S. Ambassador to Senegal. He has spoken throughout the Middle East, including Egypt, Iran, and the UAE. 9 Humanities Butte has long held a special place in the hearts and minds of many Western Montanans. But by all that has been thoughtuniquelyWestern,Butteshouldneverhavehappenedasandwhereitdid.Thiscoursewillexplorethe historyoftheSummitValleyandButtefromthepre-settlementeratothepresent.Theemphasiswillbeonthe social,cultural,andpoliticalaspectsofthisuniqueplacecalledButte,America. Current and Political Affairs Our 1972 Montana Constitution: Promises Kept or Opportunities Missed? JeanBowman Guest speakers will include:BobBrown,MargaretDavis,RoyceEngstrom,MaeNanEllingson,MikeKadas, JamesLopach,RichardOpper,JimPosewitzandJenniferJeffriesThompson. Wednesdays,2:00pm-3:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM Early start date: Sept. 22, 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 OurcurrentMontanaConstitutionisgenerallyconsideredthebeststateconstitution.Whatmakesitsogood?How doesitaffectourdailylives?Inthiscourse,wewillexplorehowthe1970ConstitutionalConventioncametobe andthespecialnatureofthedelegatestotheConvention.WewillfocusonseveralprovisionsoftheConstitution whichmostdirectlyaffectordinarycitizens.Every20years,Montanacitizensvoteonwhetherornottoholda newConstitutionalConvention.ThisissuewillbeontheNovemberballot.Inthelastclass,apanelofexpertswill discusstheprosandconsofwritinganewconstitution,sostudentswillbewellinformedonvotingday.Aspecial sessionwillbedevotedtoshowingafilmaboutthecreationofthe1972Constitution. About the Instructor: A delegate from Billings to the 1972 Constitutional Convention, Jean Bowman was elected Secretary of the Convention, and served on the Judiciary Committee. She worked tirelessly to educate voters about the need to hold a Convention, and after the Convention, worked tirelessly to get it passed. Jean holds a BA with High Honors in Political Science, and a JD from The University of Montana. High Asia and the Silk Road RickGraetz Thursdays,1:00pm-2:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM High Asia is a majestic land that holds the world's tallest mountains (those over 7000 meters high) and cloud piercingsummitsdrapedwithmassiveicecapsandriversofice-someofthelongestglaciersontheplanet.We willvisitthehighestreachesoftheHimalaya,Karakorum,TienShanandotherlegendarymountainsandwewill travelthewildestsegmentsoftheSilkRoadthatpassedthrutheconvolutedtrailsofthesemountainsthatrise higherthananyotheronearth.Wewillconsidertheinhabitantsofthisremoteandancientregion:theSherpa,Balti, Kyrgyz,andKazhakpeople. About the Instructor: Rick Graetz is professor of Geography at The University of Montana and founder of Montana Magazine. He and his wife, Susie, have authored almost 20 books about Montana, as well as many other areas of the United States and foreign countries, especially many areas of Asia. Deciphering North Korea: 1945 to the Present StevenLevine Thursdays,3:00pm-4:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM NorthKoreahasbaffledforeignobserverssinceitsestablishment.Oftenreferredtoasa"Staliniststate,"itisrun byafamilydynastysupportedbyapowerfulparty/militaryestablishment.Theregimerigidlycontrolsapopulation largelycutofffromtheoutsideworld,sufferingfrompovertyanddeprivation,andsubjectedtoextremeforms ofthoughtcontrolandmanipulation.NorthKoreahaslongbeena"problemstate,"disturbingpeninsularpeace andregionalorder.Itsacquisitionofnuclearweaponsin2006hasonlymadethingsworse.Wewillexamineits evolutionandprospectsinthecontextofregionalandglobalpolitics. About the Instructor: Steven Levine is Senior Research Associate in the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center at The University of Montana. He has taught East Asian History and Politics at the university level for nearly forty years and has published extensively. Steven Levine has taught two previous MOLLI classes, most recently on Xinjiang in Winter 2010. 10 The Face of Hunger in Montana Minkie Medora Thursdays,11:00am-12:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM ThiscourselooksatthestatusofhungerinMontana,thedynamicsofwhyfamiliesarehungry,thechallenges they face finding food, and efforts made in Missoula and around the state to provide food for hungry people. The coursewillexplorethedistinctionsbetweenshortandlongtermsolutionstohungerandfoodinsecurity,aswellas thedifferencesbetweencharitableeffortsandthepursuitoffoodsecurityandeconomicsecuritybypoorfamilies. Stories of real people in Montana and the coping strategies they use to overcome hunger and poverty will be shared.ThecourseincludesatriptotheMontanaFoodBankNetworkinMissoula. About the Instructor: Minkie Medora, MS, RD is on the board of the Montana Food Bank Network and chairs the Food Security Council. The Council pursues long-term, sustainable solutions to hunger through research, education and impacting public policy to reduce the growing need for emergency food in Montana. Minkie was also Director of Nutrition Services at Community Medical Center and at the Missoula City-County Health Department. Healthy Relationships with Increasing Age Philip Bornstein Thursdays,1:00pm-2:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM This class will focus upon creating healthy relationships in the years leading up to and following retirement. Emphasiswillbeplaceduponcharacteristicsofsatisfyingrelationshipswithlifelongpartners,children,parents, extendedfamily,andfriends.Someconsiderationwillalsobegiventothe"self"inretirementandhowonecan achieveapersonalsenseoffulfillmentandhappinesswithincreasingage.Thoughtheclasswillbepracticaland appliedinnature,Dr.Bornsteinwillprovideafoundationwhichisbaseduponcurrentresearchinpsychological literature. About the instructor: Dr. Bornstein has a doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology. His current clinical practice has an emphasis in individual, couples, and family therapy. Dr. Bornstein is the originator of the UM undergraduate class entitled Psychology of Loving Relations. He was on The University of Montana faculty from 1973-1989 and is the founding partner of Garden City Professional Offices, a group practice comprised of psychologists, psychiatrists, and social workers. Jitterbugging across the Colorline: Sharing Heritage and Culture MarkMatthews Thursdays,1:00pm-2:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM Oneofthegreat(stillunfinished)storiesofhistoryistheintegrationoftheracesinAmerica.Danceandmusic providedthefirstportalsthroughwhichEuropeancolonistsandAfricanslavescouldunderstand,ormisunderstand, oneanother.ComelearnhowblackslavesturnedIrishjiggingintobuckdancing,tapdancing,andultimately,into the Charleston; and how white dancers transformed black `'zoo'' dances such as the turkey trot into modern ballroom dancing. Black social dances not only helped integrate society, they also allowed Victorian whites to rediscovertheirsexuality,aswellastheirhips.Thiscoursewillincludevintagefilmclips,butnodancing. About the Instructor: Mark Matthews worked for many years as a freelance reporter for national and local publications before concentrating on writing books. The University of Oklahoma Press has published his three non-fiction works: `'Droppers'' (2010), `'A Great Day to Fight Fire'' (2007), and `'Smoke Jumping on the Western Fireline'' (2005). Additional books on the social and cultural history of dance in America are in the works. Matthews currently teaches writing at The University of Montana-College of Technology. 11 Natural and Social Sciences Natural and Social Sciences Natu ral and Social S c i en c es Cinema, Comedy and Social Conflict StanRodenandPhyllisdePicciotto Thursdays,3:00pm-6:00pm,ToddBuilding,UM MelBrookssaid,"TragedyiswhenIcutmyfinger.Comedyiswhenyouwalkintoanopenseweranddie."Comedy takesusunawaresandprovidesarichopportunitytoseeuniversaltruthsaboutourworld."Thereisathinlinethat separateslaughterandpain,comedyandtragedy..."saidErmaBombeck.FromthegeniusoftheMarxBrothers, MelBrooks,WoodyAllen,PeterSellers,MontyPython,BillyWilderandtheCoenBrotherswewillexaminecomedic filmmaking,whatsuchfilmsrevealaboutsocialconflict,andthestructural,strategic,psychological,institutional and cultural barriers that obstruct and hamper conflict resolution. About the instructors: Stan Roden is a lawyer, mediator/arbitrator and teacher of conflict resolution and negotiation; he currently teaches global conflict management, alternative dispute resolution and negotiation workshops at various institutions of higher education. Phyllis dePicciotto started and ran the Santa Barbara International Film Festival for 14 years; she currently operates an independent film consulting business. Stan & Phyllis are married, live part time in the Bitterroot and have four children and seven grandchildren. How Twitter Can Change Your Life: The Promises (and Perils) of Social Media ClemWork Fridays,9:00am-10:30am,ToddBuilding,UM Acookingfiremayhavebeenthefirstsocialmedium.Today,tensofmillionsaroundtheworld,youngandold, gather around Facebook, MySpace, Flickr, Twitter and other 21st century social media to chat, share, gather information,brag,gossip,collaborateandotherwisecommunicate.Butarethesenewtoolsthebestthingsince slicedbreadorasuresignofArmageddon?We'lltakeacloserlookatfacetsofcontemporaryelectronicsocial media and discuss their pros and cons. About the Instructor: Clem Work has taught journalism at UM for 20 years, following a career as a reporter and editor. While his specialty is media law, he also teaches reporting and editing. He uses Facebook, Twitter and other social and news media to keep up with his students, and to learn what's going on in the world. Better Living through Geological Knowledge Ian Lange Fridays,1:00pm-2:30pm,ToddBuilding,UM Asourworldgrows,especiallyitsurbanpopulations,countriesarebecomingnotonlymoreeconomicallylinked butalsoatthemercyofbothman-madeandnaturallyoccurringcatastrophicevents.Anunderstandingofthese phenomenabybothcitizensandgovernmentofficialsisvitalforourpresentandfuturewell-being.Thiscourse willexplorethesourcesandusesofsomeoftheEarth'sfinitemineralandfuelresources,howthoseresourcesare impactedbyhazardssuchasearthquakesandflooding(manyactuallyexacerbatedbyhumanactivity),andhow theygovernourhighstandardoflivingandshapeworldforeignpolicy. About the Instructor: Ian Lange was a professor at The University of Montana for 30 years. He earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College and his PhD in geology and geochemistry from the University of Washington. He was a Research Faculty Affiliate with the U.S. Geological Survey from 1978-1996 and has published more than 130 papers in national and international journals. He serves as a consultant for mining and exploration companies. 12 General Information Membership Dues $20 per person annually Course Fees $60 per course MOLLI is pleased to offer the following special for a limited time! Fall SpecialTaketwofallcoursesforonly$100 Thisisa33%savingsonyoursecondcourse! How To Register Onlineatwww.umt.edu/molli Call usat406.243.2905 About the Costs of MOLLI Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Hand deliveryourformtotheUMCampus, ToddBuilding,adjacenttotheUC. Mail the registration form to: The University ofMontana,ContinuingEducation,MOLLI, 32CampusDrive,Missoula,MT59812 Faxyourregistrationformto406.243.6224 MOLLI tries very hard to keep costs at a minimum, so everyone can participate. However, we know that some people may need some help. 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