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Welcome to MOLLI Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of Montana (MOLLI) is pleased to announce programs that promote the lifelong learning and personal growth of older adults. We are looking for those +50 individuals who are curious and love to learn. Our goal is to create an accessible and innovative learning environment so that older adults from all backgrounds and levels of education may pursue learning. Neither exams nor grades are given, so it is truly learning for learning’s sake. MOLLI courses expose learners to Montana’s best teachers, including emeritus and current faculty, as well as professionals from the community. Program offerings include lectures, ongoing discussions, short courses, field trips, and interest groups that cover topics from the humanities to sciences and the arts, as well as community and regional issues.

MOLLI Members Make a Difference MOLLI members make a difference in their community by supporting lifelong learning and ensuring the continuing funding of MOLLI. Membership in MOLLI is required in order to enroll in courses. Our members enjoy the following benefits: • • • • • • • •

Having the satisfaction of supporting MOLLI in its mission to promote lifelong learning and personal growth for adults +50 Having volunteer opportunities to serve on member committees Buying special “MOLLI only” parking permits Receiving free transportation on the Park ‘n Ride bus Having access to financial assistance in order to participate Having access to the Mansfield library for research Being part of the lifelong learning community in Missoula Attending members’ only events--see last page for events Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UM Todd Building CE-Conference Center 32 Campus Dr, Todd Building Missoula, MT 59812

Schedule Winter 09 Courses To Kill a Mockingbird: A Backstage Pass with Teresa Waldorf UM-Par/TV-[Dec. 29-Jan. 27]-Mon. 2:30-4:00 pm The Middle East. The New US President. What Next? with Mark Johnson UM-Todd Building [Jan.20-Feb.5]-Tues. & Thurs. 11:00-12:30 pm What to Listen for in Music with Don Simmons UM-Music Hall, Thurs. 9:00-10:30 am Doctors & Patients: The Healing Experience...with Herbert Swick UM-Todd Building, Thurs. 9:00-10:30 am Ignored at Our Own Peril! with Father Jim Hogan UM-Todd Building, Thurs. 1:00-2:30 pm Letters From Yellowstone with Diane Smith UM-Todd Building, Thurs. 1:00-2:30 pm Reality Bites: The Economics of Now! with Dennis O’Donnell UM-Todd Building, Thurs. 3:00-4:30 pm Montana’s Indigenous Peoples with Linda Juneau & Vernon Carroll UM-Todd Building, Thurs. 3:00-4:30 pm Myth & Reality in Montana and Western History with David Emmons UM-Todd Building, Thurs. 6:00-7:30 pm Health Care Ethics: Oxymoron or Lens on Critical Issues...with Con Kelly UM-Todd Building, Fri. 9:00-10:30 am What is Existentialism with Fred McGlynn UM-Todd Building, Fri. 9:00-10:30 am Culinary Culture II with Ray Risho UM-Todd Building, Fri. 11:00-12:30 pm The Global Financial Crisis...with Richard Erb UM-Todd Building, Fri. 11:00-12:30 pm What If? Turning Life into Fiction with Kate Gadbow UM-Todd Building, Fri. 1:00-2:30 pm Great Silent Films from the “Good Ol’ Days” with Bill Raoul UM-Todd Building, Fri. 1:00 pm-4:00 pm

MOLLI Sponsored First Night Missoula New Years Eve-Dec. 31 In collaboration with Missoula Cultural Council and the First Night committee, MOLLI is sponsoring First Night lectures for individuals of ALL ages. This event is open to the public and requires a First Night button to attend. Buttons are $10 in advance and $15 the day of the event. The buttons allow access to all First Night events. To learn more go to or call 406-532-3240.

Margaret Johnson Let’s Act Activities New Years Eve, 1:00-1:45 pm, rm 204 Todd Building-UM

Put all your fears of getting up in front of people away. Theatrical experience isn’t necessary, but we love those who have had experience too—just bring a desire to act and a willingness to try. We will be “doing” a variety of easy, fun exercises, vocal and physical, designed to put you at ease in front of an audience. We’ll begin with group activities and move towards writing our own 1-minute monologues. Margaret F. Johnson taught high school theatre for thirty-seven years. She served as the Montana State Thespian Director from 1972-1992, establishing the state convention held every year in partnership with UM. She directed over 190 productions. She published a book The Drama Teacher’s Survival Guide, and she was honored for her years in theatre at The Odyssee of the Stars.

Yvonne Seng The Mystical Poetry of Rumi & the Whirling Dervishes New Years Eve, 2:00-2:45 pm: rm 203, Todd Building-UM

America’s best-selling poet is a 13th-century Persian mystic from Konya, Turkey: Mevlana Rumi. “It is my love which enhances my whole existence,” he wrote. His poetry accompanied a striking spiritual devotion – a harmonious blend of verse, song, dance and music that encouraged a controlled ecstasy. His work inspired the Mevlevi Sufi order, more commonly known today as the Whirling Dervishes. The class will use audiovisual materials to explore the historical background, poetry, beliefs and music associated with Rumi, the sublime master of love poetry. Yvonne Seng was born in Australia and has traveled and worked widely in the Middle East. The first non-Muslim woman allowed in the religious law archives of Istanbul, she researched the lives of 16th-century women in the time of Suleyman the Magnificent for her doctoral dissertation at the University of Chicago. She has worked as an archaeologist and a professor of Islamic Studies in Washington D.C. and Princeton, and interviewed religious leaders and mystics for her book “Men in Black Dresses: A Quest for the Future Among Wisdom Makers of the Middle East.”

Jon Jackson The Greatest Detective Story of All Time! New Years Eve, 2:00-2:45 pm: rm 204, Todd building-UM

The Greatest Detective Story Of All Time! Forget Edgar Allan Poe’s “Murders In the Rue Morgue,” or Conan Doyle’s “The Hound of the Baskervilles.” The true master is an American who lives in Brooklyn ... and his name is largely unknown to a great mass of mystery fans. If you love detective novels, you must love Paul Auster. “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. Jon Jackson has published 11 novels. He has written articles on a wide variety of topics ranging from food, to golf, to fishing, and even including literature. Jon received a B.A. in 1970 from UM. He earned his M.F.A. from the University of Iowa in 1973. He is also a radio presenter for KUFM – Montana Public Radio – where he hosts two radio shows, ‘The Food Guys’ and ‘Jazz Sessions.’ Jon was born in Michigan and has lived in Montana since 1968.

Hal Stearns Big Sky Tales New Years Eve, 3:00-3:45 pm: rm 203, Todd Building-UM

From Indian tribes to politicians, explorers and writers, soldiers and athletes and cowboys, Montana is loaded with fascinating stories. Hal Stearns will whet your curiosity with a few of his favorites. Hal Stearns is a native of Harlowton with generations of ranchers, homesteaders and newsmen in his family. He has a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame an M.A. and doctorate from UM. He taught for 34 years in Germany, at Sentinel High School and UM. Honored as Montana’s Teacher of the Year and Outstanding U.S. History Teacher, he was a recipient of two National Endowment of the Humanities grants and was a Keizai Koho Fellow to Japan. He also served in the Montana Army National Guard for 35 years attaining the rank of Brigadier General.

Gary Hawk On the Verge of the New Year: A Community Conversation about Forgiveness New Years Eve, 4:00-4:45 pm: rm 204,Todd Building-UM

Presenting ideas on the value of forgiveness on the cusp of the New Year, his presentation will be based on his experience teaching forgiveness and reconciliation for twelve years at The University of Montana. After introducing a helpful theoretical framework, Gary Hawk would like to engage the audience in a conversation about forgiveness. Together we might explore topics such as: Who benefits from forgiveness? Is forgiveness a decision or a process? How does power affect forgiveness? Why is it crucial to distinguish between forgiveness and reconciliation? What stories can the community tell about forgiveness, its effect on relationships, and its possible outcome in reconciliation? Gary W. Hawk is an adjunct assistant professor in the Davidson Honors College where he teaches Ways of Knowing, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation, and other courses.

MOLLI Winter 09 Courses Please note the times and dates of MOLLI courses as not all courses start and end on the same dates.

Mondays-Dec. 29, 2008-Jan. 27, 2009 Teresa Waldorf [20 Seats] To Kill a Mockingbird: A Backstage Pass Mondays, 2:30 pm-4:00 pm, PAR/TV rm 190-UM

DATES: Dec. 29, 2008 & Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26, 2009. Opening Night Jan. 27, 2009 at 7:00 pm tickets will be available at the box office for $6.00 for students enrolled in this course. TEXT: “To Kill a Mockingbird” by Christopher Sergel. “To Kill a Mockingbird” is a landmark of American theater. In the spring of 2009, the professional Montana Repertory Theater (MRT) takes this play on a national tour, performing throughout the country. This class offers a glimpse behind the scenes as words on a page are transformed into life on the stage. Learn about the play’s social and historical settings, attend rehearsals, hear from the actors, the director and the design team. The class attends the opening night performance of “To Kill a Mockingbird” with a special, private “talk-back” session following. Opening night is Jan. 27 at 7:00 pm and tickets will be available at the box office the night of the show for $6.00 for MOLLI members enrolled in this course. Teresa Waldorf teaches at the UM Drama/Dance Department and is the Educational Outreach Coordinator for the Montana Repertory Theater. Greg Johnson, who will be directing “To Kill a Mockingbird,” is the Artistic Director of MRT and a professor in the UM Drama/Dance Department.

Tuesday & Thursday (twice weekly for 3 wks) Mark Johnson The Middle East. The New US President. What Next? Tuesday & Thursday, 11:00am-12:30 pm, Todd Building-UM

DATES: Twice weekly for three weeks: Jan. 20, 22, 27, 29, Feb. 3, 5 Soon after taking the oath of office, the next president must confront critical challenges in the turbulent Middle East. Iraq, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Palestine, Gaza, Israel, Al Qaeda, Lebanon, Syria, Egypt and the like will require immediate attention. How should the new president deal with these crises? What can any president hope to accomplish? Our class will examine the historic role of the presidency in conducting foreign policy against the backdrop of long-standing American interest in the Middle East. We will discuss ongoing developments in the Middle

East in the context of the 2008 presidential campaign. Ambassador Mark Johnson (ret.) is the Vice Chair of the US Center for Citizen Diplomacy and the former national Vice Chair of the World Affairs Councils of America in Washington, D.C. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the World Affairs Council of Montana and serves as a Mansfield Adjunct Professor at the Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center of the University of Montana.

Thursday Courses Herbert Swick [30 Seats] Doctors & Patients: The Healing Experience through Literature Thursday, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Todd Building-UM

TEXT: TBA Everyone, at least occasionally, visits the doctor. Seeing your physician can evoke many feelings: anxiety, relief, fear, a sense of hope, a sense of healing. The relationship between patient and doctor can be a very special one indeed. This seminar class will explore the healing experience through reading and discussing short, accessible works of literature including short stories, poems and plays. Dr. Swick is the former director of the Institute of Medicine and Humanities, a joint program of The University of Montana and St. Patrick Hospital and Health Sciences Center. He has taught for more than forty years, including courses in literature and medicine at the Davidson Honors College, St. Patrick Hospital and the Medical College of Wisconsin. In recognition of his many contributions, Dr. Swick was named a national honoree of the Gold Humanism Honors Society in 2006.

Don Simmons What to Listen For In Music Thursday, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Music Hall-UM

TEXT: What to Listen for in Music, by Aaron Copland A guide for students wanting to develop basic music listening skills. It will begin with a review of the basic elements of music and then look at the ways in which composers create musically interesting works through the repetition and contrast of those materials. Both recorded and live musical examples will be used to explore ways of listening. While some basic analysis of various style periods in music literature will be presented it is not a music history course. It is, in fact, an effort to explore the question implied in the title -- “What to Listen for in Music�-- so you can increase your own enjoyment and understanding of music. Don Simmons completed his undergraduate degree in music at Knox College then earned his graduate degree at the University of Illinois. He began his teaching career in the public schools of Grosse Pointe, Michigan, joined The Ohio State University faculty in 1964 and came to The University of Montana to chair the Music Department in 1973. He retired as Associate Dean of the School of Fine Arts in 1993. His areas of special interest have been choral music, teacher education, and music administration.

Thursday Courses Father Jim Hogan Ignored At Our Own Peril Thursday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building-UM

The American media reports various moral/ethical issues that concern us as a nation. These issues are then ignored or forgotten as if they have little or no consequence for us. This course will provide a forum for open and non-confrontational discussion of some of those issues. The “Great Sages” of the Axial Age (including the Hebrew prophets, the Christian bible and the Koran) will provide the foundation for our consideration of some of the moral/ethical issues that concern us as a nation. Father Jim Hogan is an Anaconda native and has been a Roman Catholic priest for forty-seven years. On campus he was an adjunct professor teaching “Gandhi, Martin Luther King: The Ethics of Nonviolence.” In addition, he was chaplain of the Griz football team for nineteen years.

Diane Smith Letters From Yellowstone Thursday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building

TEXT: Books will be on reserve in the UM-Mansfield Library Yellowstone Park is one of the jewels of the National Park System. The park is rich in geology, natural history, and human history. Participants in this course will read and discuss a variety of sources drawn from history, science, and literature, with the goal of developing an enhanced, multi-disciplinary understanding of Yellowstone and its place within the national park system. Historian and author Diane Smith has written two novels. The first, Letters from Yellowstone follows a scientific field study in Yellowstone Park in the 1890s. It was featured as the 2005 One Book Montana selection, and won the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association award for fiction. Letters from Yellowstone will provide much of the source for this course. Smith’s second novel, Pictures from an Expedition, which won the first ever Montana Book Award, chronicles the history of scientists, artists and Civil War veterans along the Missouri River right after the Battle of the Little Big Horn.

Giving Opportunities Gifts to the MOLLI Scholarship fund are welcome. Give now so everyone +50 has the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. If you would like to contribute and/or to learn more call 406.243.2905.

Bernard Osher Foundation The Osher Foundation seeks to improve quality of life through the support of lifelong learning institutes such as MOLLI. The Bernard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Osher Foundation has now funded more than 100 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes on campuses of colleges and universities from Maine to Hawaii. Funding for MOLLI is contingent upon membership growth goal, so membership matters. To Learn more about The Bernard Osher foundation visit online

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O What to Listen for in Music (Don Simmons)-Music Hall........................................................9:00 am-10:30 am O Doctors and Patients: The Healing Experience through Literature (Herbert Swick).............9:00 am-10:30 am O Ignored at Our Own Peril! (Father Jim Hogan)........................................................................1:00 pm-2:30 pm O Letters From Yellowstone (Diane Smith).................................................................................1:00 pm-2:30 pm O Reality Bites: The Economics of Now! (Dennis O’Donnell)....................................................3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Thursday Courses January 22-February 26, 2009

O The Middle East. The New US President. What Next? (Mark Johnson)-[Jan.20, 22, 27, 29 Feb. 3, 5]...11:00 am-12:30 pm

Tuesday & Thursday January 20-February 5, 2009

O To Kill a Mockingbird: A Backstage Pass (Teresa Waldorf)-Par/TV-[Dec. 29, Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26 ]...2:30 pm-4:00 pm

Monday: Starts December. 29, 2008-January. 27, 2009

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O Health Care Ethics: Oxymoron or Lens on Critical Issues of Living & Dying (Con Kelly)......9:00 am-10:30 am O What is Existentialism (Fred McGlynn)..................................................................................9:00 am-10:30 am O Culinary Culture II (Ray Risho)............................................................................................11:00 am-12:30 pm O The Global Financial Crisis: Can Humpty Dumpty be put back together? (Richard Erb)....11:00 am-12:30 pm O What If? Turning Life into Fiction (Kate Gadbow)...................................................................1:00 pm-2:30 pm O Great Silent Films from the “Good Ol’ Days” (Bill Raoul).....................................................................................1:00 pm-4:00 pm

Friday Courses January 23-February 27, 2009

O Montana’s Indigenous Peoples (Linda Juneau & Vernon Carroll)...........................................3:00 pm-4:30 pm O Myth & Reality in Montana and Western History (David Emmons).........................................6:00 pm-7:30 pm

MOLLI In Pictures Left top: MOLLI members in Garry Kerr’s Course Left middle: Bitterroot Valley tales with Hal Stearns Right top: Butte & Anaconda Bus Trip at Metals Bank Bottom: Ray Risho’s Culinary Culture course

Benefits of MOLLI Membership Left top: Tour guide Washoe Theatre, Anaconda, MT Left bottom: Anselmo mine lift, Butte MT Right top: Mark Johnson’s Middle East Course Right middle: Projector room Washoe Theatre, Anaconda MT Right bottom: William Marcus’ Backroads of MT course

Thursday Courses Linda Juneau & Vernon Carroll Montana’s Indigenous Peoples Thursday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Building

This course will discuss the history, cultures, religions and philosophies of the twelve Indian Tribes of Montana. Students will gain an understanding of the contemporary lives of each of the tribes, as well as the historical and cultural landscapes that contributed to their longevity in the state. Special attention will be given to geography, oral history, language, education and the sovereignty and special relationships with the State of Montana and the federal government. Linda Juneau, Tsa-niita-pii-akii [Woman who Wonders], serves as a Tribal Liaison to address collaborative partnerships and communications between UM and the twelve Tribes of Montana. As a member of the Blackfeet Tribe, Linda holds a degree in Hospitality Management from Blackfeet Community College; a BA in Native American Studies and an MA in Social/Cultural Anthropology from UM. Her areas of interest and experience are in tribal histories developed through oral and written traditions, and research that leads to effective social and educational programs for the Blackfeet tribe. Vernon Carroll is an enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe and a long time resident of the Blackfeet Reservation as a cattle rancher. He is the Interpretive Specialist for Montana State Parks in Missoula and is a former director of the Glacier County Historical Museum in Cut Bank. He is currently a member of the Montana Archaeological Society and has presented two papers at their annual meetings titled: “Archaeology, An Amateur’s Perspective”, and “Sacred Landscapes of Northern Montana”. Carroll is also co-author of the Indian Education for All Curriculum for Montana State Parks.

DennisO’Donnell Reality Bites: The Economics of Now! Thursday, 3:00 pm-4:30 pm, Todd Building

[30 seats]

The current state of the United States and global economies can best be described as chaotic. The implications for individuals are profound and disturbing regardless of age or location. This course will examine basic economic principles such as the Law of Unintended Consequences, the conflict between public and private goods, the status of 19th Century ideology as a useful intellectual framework for contemporary challenges, and the detachment of financial markets from real economic behavior. Our discussions will focus on understanding the implications of such issues for nations, states, cities and individuals. Dr. Dennis J. O’Donnell was a Professor of Economics at UM from 1974 to 2007. He has a PhD. from Penn State. He specialized in research and teaching of economic development issues in the US and Asia. He served as Mansfield Professor of Modern Asian Affairs, and worked with the University of Hawaii

and The London School of Economics on various projects. He is the recipient of the John Ruffatto Memorial Award (2004) and the Distinguished Service to International Education Award (2005).

Thursday Evening Course David Emmons Myth & Reality in Montana & Western History Thursday, 6:00 pm-7:30 pm, Todd Building-UM

As the historian Richard White has written, the West is the “most imagined” region in America. For “imagined” read “invented” or “mythologized.” In Dorothy Johnson’s novel The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, one of the characters, an Eastern newspaperman, is told that “when the truth gets in the way of the legend, print the legend.” This class will explore the “myths of concern” that so distorted--and still distort--our understanding of western America. Special attention will be paid to Montana’s history, which may be more myth-encrusted than that of any other western state. David Emmons, Emeritus Professor of History UM. He is the author of The Butte Irish and was the senior historical expert and consultant for Arco and the recently completed superfund case.

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Winter scene black and white photo $2.00 plus cost of gift. MOLLI Membership and/or Course enroll- Rainbow Tree, watercolor ment Gift Cards are wonderful presents by Dorothy Patent for family and friends. The cards feature a winter scene for the Holiday Season or a colorful watercolor “Rainbow Tree” by Dorothy Patent for other occasions. To learn more about giving the gift of learning and brain health call 243.2905.

“Each course I take adds an extra dimension to my life so by the time that I am 80, I should be quite ‘thick.’”-- MOLLI members comments “Excellent speakers-good group-great enthusiasm of speakers & participants. I would love to participate in another MOLLI program this year!’” -- MOLLI members comments-Butte & Anaconda Bus Trip

Friday Courses Con Kelly Health Care Ethics: Oxymoron or Lens on Critical Issues of Living & Dying Friday, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Todd Building-UM

The U.S. health care system is structured to provide direct care for acute needs. This orientation has created a culture that is long on action and short on reflection. This course will provide the opportunity to examine and reflect on a number of issues likely to impact each of us personally or someone close to us. An introduction to health care ethics will offer perspectives from which to pursue questions such as complicated endof-life choices (Whose life is it anyway?), assisted suicide (Is it coming to Montana?), in an Obama presidency, (Will we need a bail out for health care too?), and the impact of new technologies (Because we can do something, should we?) Con Kelly is an attorney with a background in theology and philosophy. He has been active in the field of health care ethics for over twenty-five years. A Montana native, he has served as health care ethicist for large, multi-state health care systems and is currently a program consultant for Centura Health System, Denver, Colorado.

Fred McGlynn What is Existentialism? Friday, 9:00 am-10:30 am, Todd Building-UM

This class examines the basic notions that came to be identified as “Existentialism” after WWII, in both their cultural and philosophic context. Ideas will be examined in the thought of major 20th century philosophers as Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus, which came to be identified with the cultural phenomenon known as “existentialism.” The course will also utilize literary and artistic examples which were understood to be “existentialist” in their outlook. This course presupposes no prior knowledge of philosophy. Fred McGlynn, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at UM. His courses on existentialism, tragedy and other topics always drew a large and enthusiastic group of students, as did his previous MOLLI classes.

Ray Risho Culinary Culture II Friday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd Building-UM

In his popular MOLLI course, Culinary Culture, Ray Risho explored how cuisine was a “cultural imprint” of peoples and regions. Now, he expands this idea by considering cooking mediums, especially olive oil and butter; wine essentials; sauces and stocks; condiments and flavoring. Ray will also share his knowledge of global cuisine by delving into subjective recipe analysis and interpretation, menu design and balance, and the art of mis en place (where cuisine begins.) Ray Risho, retired restaurateur and founder of the celebrated Perugia Restaurant, is an independent scholar and chef who has spent a lifetime studying global cuisine. Risho has presented more than ninety highly acclaimed teaching dinners, an original concept titled “Ports of Call,” featuring classic menus from around the world. The Missoula Cultural Council, in May 2008, awarded Ray and his wife Susie the 2008 “Cultural Achievement Award” for supporting the arts and enhancing the quality of life in Missoula.

MOLLI annual membership rate: $20 per individual expires June 30 Richard Erb The Global Financial Crisis: Can Humpty Dumpty be Put Back Together? Friday, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Todd Building-UM

During the summer of 2007 the first signs of a global financial crisis emerged when a large French bank, BNP Paribas, announced that it had suspended some of its activity because of problems in the U.S. subprime mortgage sector. Other banks and financial institutions in Europe and the United States, including Montana’s state-owned Short Term Investment Pool (STIP), also began to publicize financial problems. Governments and central banks responded with extraordinary financial support. But the financial problems spread and intensified quickly and dramatically, so that by late 2008, fear turned into panic and financial markets around the world suffered major declines. Issues to be explored in the seminar include the following: (a) What caused the financial crisis? (b) Who is to blame – is any one to blame? (c) Why did a mortgage sector crisis in the United States start in Europe and spread around the world? (d) How is the financial sector crisis affecting other economic activity in the United States and abroad? (e)What tentative lessons can be drawn from this experience? Richard D Erb is a Research Professor in the Economics Department and teaches courses on globalization, the European Union, and international money and financial flows. His extensive monetary and financial background includes public sector service at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, the White House, the US Treasury Department and the International Monetary Fund. He has a PhD in economics from Stanford University.

Friday Courses

Kate Gadbow What If? Turning Life into Fiction Friday, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm, Todd Building-UM

[16 seats]

This entry-level fiction workshop is designed to develop skills in reading, writing, revising and responding to short fiction. We will read and discuss published stories as writers, and we will learn to craft our own short stories using life experiences as starting points. Kate Gadbow’s stories and novel excerpts have appeared in “Epoch”, “Northwest Review”, “CutBank, Talking River”, and other journals. She co-edited The Quill Reader, published in the spring of 2000 by Harcourt Brace. Her novel, Pushed to Shore, won the 2001 Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction, sponsored by Sarabande Books. She recently retired as director of the Creative Writing Program at the University of Montana in Missoula, where she lives and writes.

Bill Raoul Great Silent Films from the “Good Ol’ Days” Friday, 1:00 pm-4:00 pm, Todd Building-UM

From their early beginnings in the 19th century, motion pictures evolved quickly as a new and exciting form of art and entertainment that captured the public’s imagination. Filmmakers became expert storytellers through light, shadow and action. Then came the “talkies.” Did the introduction of sound in the late 1920s stop the real creative work and only encourage technical perfection? This class includes viewing and discussion of six entertaining films from the 1910s through the 1920s that put the question to the test. Bill Raoul taught Theatre Design at the University of Montana for more than 25 years. His appreciation of silent films began in the 1960s and has lasted for more than 40 years.

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Members’ Appreciation Events Behind the Scenes at the Symphony

with Darko Butorac, Music Director & John Driscoll, Executive Director of the Missoula Symphony FREE with Current MOLLI Membership Todd Building room 204-Presentations

Feb. 10, Tues., 3:30-5:00 pm Feb. 17, Tues., 3:30-5:00 pm

University Theatre-“Forbidden Love” Rehearsal

Feb. 19, Thurs., 7:00 pm

A voluntary goodwill donation will be collected for the Missoula Symphony at the presentations. Space is limited so RSVP to or call 406.243.2905.

Presentation/Discussion Spirit Trails & Sky Beings and Fritz Scholder: Lithographs In Collaboration with the Montana Museum of Arts & Culture with Tom Foor, Emeritus Professor Anthropology & Manuela Well-Off-Man, MMAC Curator Presenting. FREE with Current MOLLI Membership Wine & Cheese Reception & Art Discussion Paxson & Meloy galleries in the PAR/TV Center

Mar. 9, Mon., 4:00–6:00 pm

Presentations begin at 4:30 pm Masquer Theatre, adjacent to the galleries

Join your friends for a wine & cheese reception and the opportunity to view both shows as your time permits before and after the presentations. The first show features Ojibway stories scribed on birth scrolls and the second, lithographs by the renowned artist, Fritz Scholder, of the Tamarind Institute.

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