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MOLLI Winter 2008 courses meet for six consecutive Thursdays or Fridays, Jan. 10-Feb. 15, 2008, at The University of MontanaMissoula

The Montana Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (MOLLI) is pleased to announce programs that promote the lifelong learning and personal growth of older adults. We are looking for those + 55 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, and interest groups that cover topics from the humanities to sciences and the arts, as well as community and regional issues.

Below: Photograph by Joe Gough 2007

Bitterroot MOLLI at the Daly Mansion

Will Return Mar. 31-Apr. 28, 2008

MOLLI annual membership fee: $20 per individual for Jul. 1-Jun. 30 Course fee: $50 per course

MOLLI Members Make a Difference MOLLI members make a difference in their community by supporting lifelong learning and ensuring the continuing funding of MOLLI. MOLLI must meet the 500-member goal established by the Osher Foundation in order to continue receiving annual funding and to become eligible for a major endowment. MOLLI courses are open to anyone +55. 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 +55 • Being part of the 500-member goal established by the Bernard Osher Foundation to ensure continued funding and eligibility for a major endowment • Attending members’ only events • Having volunteer opportunities to serve on member committees • Buying special “MOLLI only” parking permits • Receiving free transportation to campus on the Park ‘n Ride bus system • Having access to financial assistance, if necessary in order to participate • Having access to the Mansfield library for research The Montana Osher Lifelong Learning Institute-UM 32 Campus Dr, Todd Building Missoula, MT 59812

The 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 Make a Bernard Osher, a respected businessman and community leader. The Osher difference by supportFoundation has now funded more than ing lifelong learning and 100 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes helping to ensure the conon campuses of colleges and universities from Maine to Hawaii. Funding for tinuing funding of MOLLI. MOLLI is contingent upon membership Become a member growth goal, so membership matters. To today! Learn more about The Bernard Osher foundation visit online

Fred McGlynn What is Existentialism? Thursday, 9:00-10:30, Todd Building - UM-Missoula Examine 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 Kierkegaard, Nietzsche, Heidegger, Sartre, and Camus, which came to be identified with the cultural phenomenon known as “existentialism.” We will also look at 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 UM. Areas of specialization: Phenomenology, existentialism, aesthetics.

Joanna Shelton American Trade Policy and Politics: Who’s in Charge Here? Thursday, 11:00-12:30, Todd Building - UM-Missoula

Pull back the curtain on how U.S. trade policy is made. Who are the players and what is their role? How do special interest groups influence decisions made in Washington? What role do we, as “ordinary” citizens, play in shaping our policies? We will look at how the U.S. Constitution divides power between the Congress and the President, how our first presidents viewed the world outside American borders, and how and why U.S. trade policy has taken the direction it has since World War II. Competition from China and “alphabet soup” agreements like NAFTA and the WTO also will be examined. Joanna Shelton received her M.A. in international economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, D.C. and has devoted much of her career to public service in international trade policy. She has written U.S. trade law, participated in international trade negotiations, and helped shape Administration trade policy positions. She has served with the U.S. House of Representative’s Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee, U.S. Treasury Department, U.S. Department of State and U.S. Trade Representative’s Office. She also was Deputy Secretary General of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

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Thursday Courses

Dane Scott Virtues Thursday, 11:00-12:30, Todd Building - UM-Missoula

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What does it mean to be an excellent human being? Are there some moral traits that all humans should strive to possess and perfect? If so, what are these traits? We will explore these questions by looking at classical and contemporary accounts of the virtues in philosophy, theology, literature and film. Dane Scott is the Director of The Center for Ethics at the University of Montana and Associate Professor in Environmental Studies. He holds a doctorate in philosophy from Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN), and M.A. in philosophical theology from the Graduate Theological Union (Berkeley, CA), and a B.S. from the University of California, Riverside. Professor Scott has taught numerous courses in ethics and writes and researches ethical issues in science, technology and society.

Paul Miller US Anti-Poverty Initiatives & the Struggle to Define America Thursday, 1:00-2:30, Todd Building - UM-Missoula

US anti-poverty initiatives have developed within a dizzying array of strongly contested topics: Work and self-reliance; devolution of authority and privatization of services; a culture of poverty; guaranteed income experiments; marriage, family, and abstinence promotions; welfare dependency; faith-based initiatives; racial discrimination; economic globalization; and so on. We will examine some of these topics within three historical contexts: 1) The War on Poverty-early 1960s to late 1970s; 2) the counter-movement against the welfare state-early 1980s to mid-1990s; and 3) from the 1996 Welfare Reform Act to present concerns about “...4000+ Montanans persistent low-wage slipped into poverty last poverty in a gloyear, joining a statewide debalizing economy. Paul Miller is mographic now more than Emeritus Professor 130,400 residents strong,� of Sociology at UM. His research areas have been poverty, hunAug. 31 2006. ger, community studies, and public social policies.

Margaret Johnson Staging the Miracle Worker Thursday, 1:00-2:30, Todd Building - UM-Missoula

NOTE: purchase the play The Miracle Worker at the UM Bookstore and read it before the first class time.

So what is it a director does to produce a play? We will explore The Miracle Worker finding out about the actual characters portrayed, designing costumes, sets, props, and program, as well as preparing tryout sheets and character analysis culminating in watching a rehearsal of the play being produced at MCT. You do not have to be an artist or an actor to enjoy this course and there is no homework. All you need is an enjoyment of play going. Margaret Johnson, taught high school theatre for thirty-seven years. Upon her retirement the Sentinel high school auditorium was named in her honor. She served as the Montana Thespian Director, establishing the state convention held every year in partnership with the University of Montana. She directed over 190 productions. After retirement she has kept busy acting with Missoula Community Theatre, having just finished as Mother Burnside in MAME. In March her book The Drama Teacher’s Survival Guide was published and in April she was honored for her years in theatre at The Odyssey of the Stars. Above: Print “Bold Masks” By Dannette Fadness 2001 print 2/6

Pat Williams Congress & Montana’s Wilderness Struggle Thursday, 3:00-4:30, Todd Building - UM-Missoula

Former Congressman Pat Williams’ congressional career of 9 terms, 18 years, paralleled the Congress consideration of the appropriate designation of federal lands under the Big Sky. As a primary participant of those deliberations, Congressman Williams presents a first-hand account. Pat Williams was a Montana Congressman from 1979-1997. Ten years prior to being elected to Congress, he served two terms as a state legislator from Silver Bow County. As a nine-term former Congressman, he was deputy whip of the U.S. House, Chairman of the Post-Secondary Education Committee, and a senior member of the Resources Committee. It was on that committee, called Interior in those days, that Williams helped spearhead many of the Wilder-

ness Bills of the ‘70s, ‘80s, and 90s through the congress. Following his ninth term, Pat returned home and has resumed his teaching career. He teaches primarily environmental studies at UM and is Senior Fellow at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West. Pat writes columns for a number of newspapers in Montana and throughout the West. His columns also appear on several national websites. He has a regular commentary on Montana Public Radio and hosts a half-hour statewide public radio program.

Above: Graphic art by Dannette Fadness

Friday Courses

Christine Fiore Psychology of Family Violence Friday, 9:00-10:30, Todd Building-UM Missoula

Examine the research and knowledge base of the presence of family violence in western culture. Often a difficult topic of study, this course will sensitively and academically seek to understand the dynamics of family violence. Students will select topics of interest that may include: child abuse and neglect; child sexual abuse; sibling violence; dating violence; intimate partner violence; batterers and battered women; child witness; and/or elder abuse. Class participation will involve readings and video with lecture and discussion. Christine Fiore, PhD., is Professor of Psychology at UM. Her research focuses onwomen’s experiences with intimate partner violence. She also conducts research in behavioral aspects of diabetes and is a Motivational Interviewing trainer. Dr. Fiore teaches in the clinical psychology program, training students in clinical interviewing and practice, and teaches the psychology of family violence and theories of personality in her undergraduate teaching. She also maintains a small private practice.


**Membership is required to enroll in courses.

*Bitterroot MOLLI courses return in the Spring 2008

O What is Existentialism? (Fred McGlynn).....................................................................................................9:00 am-10:30 am O The Notion of Virtues (Dane Scott)..........................................................................................................11:00 am-12:30 pm O American Trade Policy & Politics: Who’s in Charge Here? (Joanna Shelton)..................................11:00 am-12:30 pm O US Anti-Poverty Initiatives and the Struggle to Define America (Paul Miller)...................................1:00 pm-2:30 pm O Staging the Miracle Worker (Margaret Johnson).......................................................................................1:00 pm-2:30 pm O Congress & Montana’s Wilderness Struggle (Pat Williams)....................................................................3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Thursday Courses Jan. 10-Feb 14, 2008

Please select the course(s) for which you would like to register note : Courses are at the Continuing Education, Todd building at The University of Montana unless otherwise noted.

Membership Fee: $20 per individual Course Fee: $50 per course

Annual Membership for July 1, 2007 - June 30, 2008


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Friday Courses Jan. 11-Feb. 15, 2008

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MOLLI Parking passes allow MOLLI students to park in both the ‘PAY BY THE HOUR’ and DECAL parking spaces on campus. To learn more, contact Dannette at 243.2905 or stop by the CE office 3rd floor in the Todd Building at UM.

MOLLI Parking passes $15.00

O Psychology of Family Violence (Christine Fiore)......................................................................................9:00 am-10:30 am O The Dead do Tell Tales: Forensic Anthropology (Garry Kerr).................................................................9:00 am-10:30 am O Yes, You Can Draw (Marilyn Bruya)-Missoula Art Museum...........................................................9:00 am-12:00 pm O Culinary Culture (Ray Risho)........................................................................................................................11:00 am-12:30 am O Finding Your Own Voice Through Writing (Dorothy Patent)..............................................................11:00 am-12:30 pm O Yes, You Can Draw (Marilyn Bruya)-Missoula Art Museum.............................................................1:00 pm-4:00 pm O Islam and the West (Mehrdad Kia).................................................................................................................1:00 pm-2:30 pm O Glittering Misery: Life Experiences of the Frontier Military 1860’s-1900’s (Kermit Edmonds)......3:00 pm-4:30 pm

Join in a hands-on class. Learn to distinguish human from non-human, sex, age, stature, trauma, and time since death using real bones,casts,and other remains. On the final day you will be given a case to assess to see what forensic investigators do. Garry Kerr is a UM Lecturer of Anthropology. He was voted best UM Professor in the Missoula Independent 2007 Best of Missoula, “…When people think of professors, they often think of academic types who wear tweed and write papers, and while professor of anthropology Kerr has done at least the paper writing, he’s a lot closer to Indiana Jones than Richard Leakey. He’s also died of malaria. It’s true. The guy once got a 106-degree fever traveling in Fiji and Tahiti and his heart stopped…yeah he’s got something to teach you.” Above: MOLLI archive photo “The Dead do Tell Tales” Forensic Antropology

MOLLI archive photo: MOLLI members in Mark Johnson’s Petroleum, Preachers and Pharaohs: The U.S. and Middle East, fall 2007, Todd Building-UM

Financial Assistance & Scholarship Fund Financial assistance is available to ensure everyone +55 has the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. To learn more call 406.243.2905.

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Garry Kerr The Dead do Tell Tales: Forensic Anthropology Friday, 9:00-10:30, Social Sciences Building, Room 250

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MOLLI membership or course enrollment gift certificates are wonderful presents for family and friends. To learn more about giving the gift of learning call 243.2905.

Marilyn Bruya Yes, You Can Draw! Session One Friday, 9:00-12:00, Missoula Art Museum Session Two Friday, 1:00-4:00, Missoula Art Museum Note: This is a 5 week course, ending on Feb. 8

Set your pencils and doubts aside and try this series of exercises that will have you drawing in a few weeks! This non-competitive, self-paced course is drawing from the beginning, no previous experience needed, but those with previous experience are welcome. Marilyn Bruya, emeritus Professor of Art, received a master’s degree in painting from Mills College in California and a master’s of fine arts in painting from Bard College in New York. She then continued her education at California State University summer arts workshops and at Schumacher College in Devon, United Kingdom. During her tenure at UM, Bruya received numerous grants, including seven University research grants, various travel grants, visiting scholar and professional enhancement grants, three sabbatical leaves, and four mini-sabbaticals. Above: “Untitled” ink drawing by MOLLI member, Anne Pfeiffer, Yes, You Can Draw Course Fall 2007

MOLLI Parking Permits MOLLI members may purchase special MOLLI parking permits that are valid in both the ‘PAY BY THE HOUR’ and DECAL parking spaces on campus during courses for a one time fee of $15.oo/term To Learn more call 406.243.2905.

If you would love to write but a voice in your head tries to tell you that what you put down on paper is no good, this class is for you. We’ll send your internal editor off to vacation in Hawaii so you can discover your own unique and powerful writer’s voice. There will be no critiquing, just fun learning techniques to help you express yourself in words. Anyone interested in writing freely, from beginners to experienced writers, is welcome. Dorothy Patent holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of more than 130 nonfiction books for children as well as a published novel, two coauthored gardening books, and a coauthored cookbook. She has written for more than a dozen magazines ranging from Cricket to Woman’s Day and for the Missoulian. Patent has been teaching writers how to loosen up and express themselves freely for 15 years at the Yellowstone Institute in Yellowstone National Park, the Montana Friends of Jung, the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and Athanor Arts, a creativity center in the Evaro area. She is a Faculty Affiliate with the Department of Environmental Studies at UM. Above: Graphic art by Dannette Fadness

Ray Risho Culinary Culture Friday, 11:00-12:30, Todd Building-UM Missoula

Cuisine nudges our memories, with its incredible imprint. Ray Risho will explore the essence of Old World hospitality and cooking as it defines the character of a people. Ray will present the implements and artifacts of the global kitchen and their uses. He’ll discuss the practical aspects of food preparation and cooking, menu design and balance, translating raw materials in to cuisine and art. He describes regional cuisines of the world and the lore of spice with a special focus on the flavors of the Middle East and the Mediterranean taste experience. Ray Risho, retired restaurateur, founder

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Dorothy Patent Finding Your Own Voice Through Writing Friday, 11:00-12:30, Todd Building - UM-Missoula

of the celebrated Perugia Restaurant and the Emmaus Road restaurant in the 1970’s, independent scholar and master chef of global cuisine, has spent a lifetime studying culinary cultures. He was former director of the Northern Rockies Committee of the National Council on US/Arab Relations, “[I] enjoyed Ray’s a non-governmenknowledge of the Middle tal organization which dissemiEast, I know I learned a lot nates educational about a mysterious region!” programs relevant to the Middle MOLLI member East. Mr. Risho has comments presented more than ninety highly acclaimed teaching dinners, an original concept titled “Ports of Call, “ featuring culinary cultures of the “Global Kitchen.” He gives workshops and cooking demonstrations on topics relating to his research at Missoula’s Good Food Store, and presents a series of lectures at the Montana Osher Lifelong Learning Institute.

MOLLI annual membership rate: $20 per individual for Jul. 1-Jun. 30

Disability Accommodations

Reasonable accommodations based on a disability will be provided. To make arrangements call 243.2905.

The Mountain Line para-transit The Mountain Line para-transit system is the primary transportation service available to frail seniors and persons with disabilities who are unable to drive or use the Mountain Line fixed route bus service. Para-transit offers curb to curb service in the Missoula area, serving all eligible individuals and those disabled with physical or cognitive limitations. (To be eligible, you must complete professional medical verification forms and applications.) You must call to schedule rides two weeks in advance and the cost is $1.00 each way. To learn more call 406.728.7682.

Explore the historical origins of Islam as a civilization and analyze the underlying causes of the conflict between various Islamic states and the United States. Mehrdad Kia received his M.A. (1980) and his Ph.D. (1986) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell College before coming to The University of Montana in 1989. He has studied the intellectual history of nineteenth century and early twentieth century Iran, the Ottoman Empire, and Transcaucasus. He has published extensively on the emergence of a new Muslim intelligentsia that focused primarily on issues of political modernization, socio-economic reform, and the relationship between the Islamic world and the West. Mehrdad Kia has won several teaching awards at The University of Montana including in 1997 the Distinguished Teacher of the Year and in 1999 the Most Inspirational Teacher of the Year. In 2000 the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching directed by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education honored Professor Kia as one of the U.S. Professors of the Year. In 2002, Dr. Kia was appointed as the Director of the Office of International Programs and Assistant Vice President for Research where he coordinated and oversaw UM’s international activities. Currently, as Associate Provost for International Programs, he continues to develop relationships with international partner institutions and organizations as well as oversee international development activities.

Giving Opportunities

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Mehrdad Kia Islam and the West Friday, 1:00-2:30, Todd BuildingUM-Missoula

Above: Graphic art by Dannette Fadness

Gifts to the MOLLI Scholarship fund are welcome. Give now so everyone +55 has the opportunity to engage in lifelong learning. If you would like to contribute and/or to learn more call 406.243.2905.

Kermit Edmonds Glittering Misery: Life Experiences of the Frontier Military 1860’s-1900’s Friday, 3:00-4:30, Todd Building- UM-Missoula Examine the life experiences of frontier military from 1860’s1900’s in this hands on interactive course utilizing audio visuals; excerpts from writings, diaries, letters and memoirs; original artifacts; field trips; and food and drink of the period. Kermit Edmonds retired after 30 years as a history teacher at Hellgate high school. During his summers off he served as a National Park Service Ranger, Historian and Curator at such places as Fort Laramie, Big Hole National Battle field, and Sitka, Alaska. He also served as a Historian for Montana Army National Guard with service in both Korea and Desert Storm. He serves as a Consultant to states, Federal agencies, Forest Service, National Park Services and private archeological firms on the material cultural of U.S. military 18501910s. He holds a B.A. in history from California State University and did graduate work at the University of Colorado.

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MOLLI annual membership rate: $20 per individual for Jul. 1-Jun. 30 Course fees: $50 per course

Lights, Action, Camera... MOLLI member presenting her Montana Story during Backroads of Montana: Behind the Scenes with William Marcus fall 2007 MOLLI course. “It was a wonderful [and] interesting experience...thanks William,” MOLLI member comments.

MOLLI must meet the 500-member goal established by the Osher Foundation in order to continue receiving annual funding and to become eligible for a major endowment.

MOLLI must meet the 500-member goal established by the Osher Foundation in order to continue receiving annual funding and to become eligible for a major endowment. Support lifelong learning and join today!

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