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LLI at UNL

Course Catalog: Winter 2021 Term 3

Curiosity never retires

Registration begins Tuesday, January 12, 8 a.m.


schedule at a glance

Key Code for Course Numbers CR = Course • EV = Event

MONDAYS 9-10:30 a.m. 9-10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 5:30-7 p.m.

Page Want to Be a Saint? Organize Your Estate Mammals, Primates and Hominids in the Last 65 Million Years What’s Up at Sheldon? The Happiest People: Understanding the Science of Happiness Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity/Expression Need, Service & Empowerment: Four Organizations Working to Improve Lives American Religious Liberties

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TUESDAYS 9-10:30 a.m. 9-10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 3-4:30 p.m. 7-8:30 p.m.

The Power of Flowers What Time Is It? Equality Before the Law: Explore Some of America’s Most Famous and Infamous Court Cases Sleepless in Nebraska: Sleep Deprivation Affecting Our Lives Meditation for Times of Stress The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America Black Women Journalists Lincoln Literacy: Teaching English Language Boosting Memory and Lowering Risk for Dementia Backstage at the Rep with “Dracula: Mina’s Quest” Shakespeare on Page, Stage and Screen

WEDNESDAYS 9-10 a.m. 10-11 a.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 3-4 p.m. 3-5 p.m. 6:30-7:30 p.m.

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Show Tunes Zumba Gold A Fair Shot: Health Equity Speaker Series North to Alaska Photography Using Your Mobile Device Post-Processing/Editing Your Digital Pictures The Power of Poetry: When Prose Won’t Do Visualizing Honor, Service and Sacrifice Digital Photography Mental Health: Meeting the Current Challenges Only Hope: My Mother and Holocaust Brought to Light Successful Cultural Integration in Rural Nebraska Communities Links to the Land: A Vetter World The Queen of Sheba and King Solomon

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THURSDAYS

9-10 a.m. 9-10:30 a.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 11 a.m-12:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 4-5:30 p.m. 6:30-8 p.m.

Page Gentle Yoga 21332CR 20 Findings from Recent Language Acquisition Research 21333CR 20 Lincoln’s Assisted Living Virtual Tours 21334CR 20 Aging at Home 21335CR 20 The International Red Cross and the 21336CR 21 Laws of War: Devilish Details Drug Development: How Chemicals Become Drugs 21337CR 21 Paying for Nebraska’s Schools 21338CR 21 Great Decisions 2021 21339CR 22 Slavery and Freedom in American History 21340CR 22 How to Be an Anti-Racist and Anti-Exceptionalist: 21341CR 23 A Discussion Pioneers of Rock Music 23142CR 23

FRIDAYS 9-10:30 p.m. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 1-2:30 p.m. 3-4:30 p.m.

Turn Friday into “Fri-Yay” with Friday Fitness Club Prepare to Care: Creating a Plan American Harvest: God, Country and Farming in the Heartland Black Lives Matter: An Update Promoting Health & Preventing Disease: A Pharmacist’s Perspective Chinese History II: Middle Imperial (220 CE-1279 CE)

CANVAS COURSES Travel Opportunities Interest Groups Liability Waiver Form Registration Forms

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ZOOM Zoom is an online video-conferencing platform streamed live. After your register, we will email a meeting link and instructions on how to access and use Zoom.

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Registration begins Tuesday, January 12, 8 a.m. Register online or by mail. OLLI is NOT taking walk-in and telephone registrations.

CANVAS

Recorded video programs are available for a single cost on Canvas, an online platform for virtual learning. Learn at your pace, on your own time and at your convenience. After you register, we will email you instructions on how to access and use Canvas and a join code.

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A Farewell Message from the Coordinator Dear OLLI Members, Staff and Friends, As many of you know, I have been planning on retiring in January 2021. That time has nearly arrived, and so too, a new beginning for me, a new journey and a time for reflection and discovery. Fifteen years ago, I was fortunate to join the staff of this new, struggling organization called the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, or OLLI, with its mission to provide lifelong learning opportunities for adults age 50 plus. While it was a new organization, it was a very experienced organization, having evolved from the original SAGE program at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln. I was soon pleased to discover that the organization came with many dedicated members who believed in the value of lifelong learning and who were willing to roll up their sleeves and go to work. Since that time, it has been amazing to watch the OLLI program grow from 206 members to a peak of 1,786 before the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been remarkable, awe-inspiring and so energizing, and I am proud of everyone who has helped make OLLI at UNL a highly respected organization with an outstanding reputation—one that has received recognition from at the national level of the OLLI organization. I want to say THANK YOU to all of OLLI’s members, to my coworkers in the OLLI office, and to all of the instructors, professionals and experts who step up to teach and share their knowledge and talents with others. I am also so grateful for the support of the University, and the leadership and talented staff of the College of Education and Human Sciences. OLLI at UNL has truly become a strong community of like-minded people who make up the heart of the organization. I have no doubt it will remain strong and continue to make a difference. My time with OLLI has truly been one of the most satisfying experiences of my career. I’ve enjoyed the friendships, the engagement, the laughter, and the memories. I believe these are the most important things we take with us as we move through the stages of our lives. Soon I will be somewhere else during staff meetings and planning meetings. As I launch into the next adventure in my life and discover who I will be in retirement, I will remember everyone at OLLI with warm thoughts. But my first venture is to spend time with my family, especially my five grandchildren. Thank you, again, all for the memories and fun over the years. Regards

Dee Aguilar

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Share your OLLI experience with friends and family across Nebraska

With a click of a button, anyone from across the state can join an OLLI course live streamed on Zoom or courses on demand, online through Canvas. That's why we invite YOU to share your OLLI experience with friends and family across Nebraska. OLLI courses are a great way to stay mentally and socially engaged no matter where you live. Anyone can join and register for a $50 mid-year membership, good for winter, spring and summer terms of 2021. OLLI is for anyone with a curious mind and a keen interest in learning. Help us spread the word about OLLI across Nebraska!

Membership & Registration You receive a lot for your investment, including interest groups, some free programs, discounts from partners and more. We want to ensure that you get the best possible value from your membership. Membership Fee A mid-year membership is $50, valid from January 1 to July 31, 2021. Two Easy Ways to Join and Register To become a member, renew your membership, and/or to register for courses: • Go online to olli.unl.edu • Mail-in your membership/registration form with your payment. (If you mail your registration, mail at least five days prior to the first day of registration.) Accepted payments include VISA, MasterCard, Discover, cash and personal check.

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Mailing Address: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Osher Lifelong Learning Institute 125 Human Sciences Bldg. P.O. Box 830800 Lincoln, NE 68583-0800 Financial Scholarships Available Everyone should have the opportunity to participate in a rich intellectual life. A scholarship can provide a waiver of the membership fee and/or course fee with the benefits of membership. If you or someone you know could benefit from this opportunity, please apply. Call the OLLI office at 402-472-6265 for additional information. 5


Preparing for Zoom Classes! How do I join a class in Zoom? You will receive a Zoom link for your upcoming OLLI at UNL class(es) in your registration confirmation email, and in a reminder email prior to class. Next to or underneath each class title, you will see a link – copy and paste that link into your web browser OR click on the link to enter the digital classroom. If your class has multiple sessions, you’ll use the same link every week the class meets. A Zoom account isn’t required to attend a class session. Anyone can attend a class session using their laptop or desktop (Windows or Mac), tablet, or smartphone (iPhone or Android). A free download of Zoom is available in your application store for your device. • If you haven’t used Zoom before, leave about five minutes to set it up before your first use. • If you are planning on using a laptop or desktop, the first time you click on a link it will download a free and secure program to your computer. • If you are planning on using a tablet or smart phone, you’ll want to download the free and secure Zoom application from your application store.

Add Us to Your List of Email Contacts Make sure you add olli@unl.edu to your list of email contacts. By adding our email address to your list of contacts, you will ensure that you receive the weekly “OLLI Connects” newsletter in your inbox. If you don’t, our newsletter may land in your junk/spam emails. Every email provider has a different way of adding contacts. Remember to contact the OLLI office if you have a change in your email address. Email is the primary way we have of informing you of special events and courses that come up after the catalog has been published. Example: Look for this icon in Gmail

What equipment do I need to get started? At the most basic level, all you need to use Zoom is a telephone, such as a smartphone or landline. However, if you have access to a computer or mobile device you can use the full capabilities of Zoom. The following equipment will enhance your experience but is not necessary: • Web camera: A camera will increase your connection with your instructor and your peers by allowing you to see each other face-to-face. If you do not have access to a web camera, you will still be able to see the instructor. • Headset with a microphone: This will let you hear and be heard more clearly. This does not need to be fancy equipment, it can be the same as the headphones you might use with your phone. • Charger: •.Charging your device during class will ensure that you do not have an unexpected power outage interrupting your learning. OLLI at UNL is here to assist you. Visit olli.unl.edu or call us at 402-472-6265

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MONDAYS 21301CR When the time comes, make it easy for your loved ones to administer your estate. We will describe a practical method to organize your financial and legal affairs that will benefit you now and help your estate administrator save time and avoid errors. Get an overview of estate administration, including professional tips that can save money and headaches. Make sure the final words said about you are praise and not colorful prose. Instructors: Lorrie Benson, retired attorney; Andrew Loudon, attorney, Ball, Loudon, Ebert & Brostrom Day/Date: Mon, Jan 25 Time: 9-10:30 a.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $5

Mammals, Primates and Hominids in the Last 65 Million Years

21303CR Explore Sheldon Museum of Art’s collections and discuss art with curators from the museum. Learn about a different exhibition on view at the museum each week. The first session will begin with “Sheldon Treasures,” which features some of the museum’s most important and best-known works. In subsequent weeks,we will explore the remaining exhibitions—“Person of Interest;” and “Barriers and Disparities: Housing in America”—as well as Sheldon’s outdoor sculptures.

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Want to Be a Saint? Organize Your Estate

What’s Up at Sheldon?

Instructors: Sheldon Museum of Art: Erin Hanas, curator, Academic Engagement; Jackie Spackman, assistant curator, Academic Engagement Facilitator: Mary Ann Sullivan Day/Dates: Mon, Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Zoom Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $20 Learning more about the museum’s virtual learning guides and galleries.

21302CR Explore time just before that last major mass extinction and the rise of larger mammals. Learn more about the evolution of man and our ancestors. Instructor/Facilitator: Esa Jarvi, OLLI member Day/Dates: Mon, Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15 Time: 9-10:30 a.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 25 Cost: $20

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The Happiest People: Understanding the Science of Happiness

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21304CR Jonathan Biggane discusses his new book, “The Happiest People.” Learn the state of the art research on positive emotions, what makes a life worth living, and how to cultivate happiness at home and at work. His book is a practical guide to well-being that uses interventions and other research from the fields of positive psychology, neuroscience and business. Reading in advance is not required, but if interested, you can purchase the book on Amazon.com. Instructor: Jonathan Biggane, associate professor, Management, California State University-Fresno Facilitator: Bob Michl Day/Date: Mon, Jan 25 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $5

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Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity/Expression: Everything You Wanted to Know (or Thought You Knew) but Were Afraid to Ask (or Talk about) 21305CR Learn about the world of LGBTQA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Asexual and Allies). Topics to be addressed will include LGBTQA+ history and human rights; the terminology and concepts related to sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression and sex assigned at birth; how intersecting identities impact the lived experiences of being LGBTQA+ in today’s world; the coming out process; legal protections and discrimination that is protected by law; what “conversion therapy” really does; the role and impact of religion and its interface with the law; resources and the lack thereof; and how diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice can be incorporated into everyday life. Instructor: Pat Tetreault, director, LGBTQA+ and Women’s Centers, UNL Facilitator: Peter Levitov Day/Dates: Mon, Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $30

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Need, Service & Empowerment: Four Organizations Working to Improve Lives

Instructors: Shon Olson, Heroes into Homes; Teresa Harms, Clinic with a Heart; Heather Loughman, Community Action; Dwight Thiemann, Barnabas Community Facilitator: Marie Trayer Day/Dates: Mon, Feb 8, 15, 22, Mar 1 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 75 Cost: $20

21307CR Many Americans love to talk about America having a separation of church and state to justify certain ends. On the surface, the separation exists: there is no official national religion, and religious discrimination is forbidden by the First Amendment to the American Constitution. The reality is quite different, as what scholars call “American Civil Religion” weighs heavily on issues like American morality, legality, justice, and equality. Learn about different court cases that have considered ideas such as religious freedom, religious choice, and whether this hypothetical separation of church and state is real or a pipe dream. We will focus on prominent Supreme Court cases relevant to the First Amendment to evaluate and provide rationale for the current state of American religious liberties.

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21306CR Four nonprofit organizations, among hundreds in Lincoln, work tirelessly to serve and empower people needing help. The nonprofit representatives describe services their organizations provide. Heroes into Homes offers veterans direction, purpose and basic needs to further their future and improve their quality of life. Clinic with a Heart serves people who are uninsured and underinsured through a ministry of free healthcare. Community Action empowers people living in poverty to reach economic stability. Barnabas Community provides a free store, offers clothing, books, toys, household goods, meals — and hope and hospitality.

American Religious Liberties

Instructor: Jonathan Redding, assistant professor, Religion, Nebraska Wesleyan University Facilitator: Bob Michl Day/Dates: Mon, Jan 25, Feb 1, 8, 15, 22, Mar 1 Time: 5:30- 7 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 75 Cost: $30

Insights in three Supreme Court Cases

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TUESDAYS COURSES

The Power of Flowers 21308CR What is the value of flowers? Twenty dollars? Five dollars, or free for the picking? Flowers are priceless. They bring balance to your living and workspace and a passion between lovers, they share emotion when words are not possible, provide a memorable backdrop for life events, and connect young and old when they don’t understand each other. We will discuss the importance of flowers for wellness and emotional connection, learn about flower characteristics and use, essential principles of design, basic construction techniques, and the use of flowers in the home, as gifts, or at an event. Let stress slip through your hands as you enjoy the importance and beauty of flowers in our lives. Instructor: Stacy A. Adams, associate professor, Horticulture, UNL Facilitator: Mary Ann Sullivan Day/Dates: Tue, Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2 Time: 9-10:30 a.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 30 Cost: $30

What Time Is It? 21309CR What IS time? Explore the many aspects of and questions about time, including the history and evolution of time keeping devices. We will explore how our brains and bodies keep track of time and include discussions of the different perceptions of time and its importance in various cultures. We will delve into the science and question of time being relative or perhaps having no relevance at all. Instructor/Facilitator: De Tonack, retired educator, UNL, and OLLI member Day/Dates: Tue, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 Time: 9-10:30 a.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 75 Cost: $20 10

Equality Before the Law: Exploring Some of America’s Most Famous and Infamous Court Cases 21310CR Today, Americans have a far more positive opinion of the courts, judges, and judicial proceedings versus elected politicians serving in the executive and legislative branches. If you wonder why, consider that Americans have far more daily interaction with courts at all levels, from the local municipal traffic court to the Supreme Court, than with politicians. We demand that witnesses tell the truth, that juries be fair, that judges be impartial, and that the law apply equally to everyone. The jury pool is as large as the American electorate. All state judges stand for election and usually run unopposed. The Constitution addresses how we should run courts, subpoena witnesses, pay bail, impose punishments, and testify. We provide legal assistance to anyone arrested in navigating the judicial system. Essentially, Americans have a more everyday dynamic, direct, and concrete participation in the judicial system than with the executive and legislative branches. And yet, the court system sometimes does not work the way that it should, much less how we want. We will explore some of America’s most celebrated court cases, both famous and infamous, as decided by a voluntary jury of citizens that never reached the Supreme Court. Instructor: Thomas Berg, lecturer, History, UNL Facilitator: David Dyke Day/Dates: Tue, Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23, Mar 2 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 300 Cost: $30

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Sleepless in Nebraska: Sleep Deprivation Affecting Our Lives

Instructor: Susan Harris-Broomfield, educator, Nebraska Extension, UNL Facilitator: Bob Michl Day/Date: Tue, Jan 26 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $5

Meditation for Times of Stress 21312CR Learn why quieting the mind is important to your well-being, breathing approaches and physical relaxation. Topics include as the relaxation response, using words and images for enhanced relation, practicing mindfulness in our daily lives, and a focus on loving-kindness and gratitude. Instructor: Margaret Rickers, OLLI member Day/Dates: Tue, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 40 Cost: $20

21313CR Join us for a talk with Dr. Richard Bell, author of the book, “Stolen.” Bell will share the incredible story of five boys whose courage forever changed the fight against slavery in America. Philadelphia, 1825: five young, free black boys fall into the clutches of the most fearsome gang of kidnappers and slavers in the United States. Lured onto a small ship with the promise of food and pay, they are instead met with blindfolds, ropes, and knives. Over four long months, their kidnappers drive them overland into the cotton kingdom to be sold as slaves. Determined to resist, the boys form a tight brotherhood as they struggle to free themselves and find their way home.

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21311CR Sleep affects every moment of our daily lives, from how we think and remember, to how our bodies thrive or deteriorate. It determines how we deal with stress, make choices related to safety and function as human beings. Sleep is arguably the single most important factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle and lack of it causes a significantly reduced quality of life. We will focus on strategies for self-care, customized to fit particular participants’ circumstances with plenty of time for discussion.

The Reverse Underground Railroad: Slavery and Kidnapping in Pre-Civil War America

Their ordeal—an odyssey that takes them from the Philadelphia waterfront to the marshes of Mississippi and then onward still—shines a glaring spotlight on the Reverse Underground Railroad, a black market network of human traffickers and slave traders who stole away thousands of legally free African Americans from their families in order to fuel slavery’s rapid expansion in the decades before the Civil War. Instructor: Richard Bell, professor, History, University of Maryland-College Park Facilitator: Bob Michl Day/Date: Tue, Jan 26 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 150 Cost: $5

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Black Women Journalists

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21314CR The historic black press of the 20th century featured women as publishers and writers who bravely brought truth and information to African American communities. These trailblazing journalists witnessed, participated in, and reported on some of the truly defining events of our national and our Nebraska history of civil rights struggles. Learn about Ida B. Wells, the fearless anti-lynching crusader, women’s rights advocate and journalist; Ethel Payne, covering bus boycotts and the Jim Crow south as well as black U.S. soldiers in Tokyo during the occupation of Japan; and Nebraska’s Mildred Brown, publisher of the Omaha Star from 1938-1989, longestrunning black newspaper founded by an African American woman in the United States; Cathy Hughes, an Omaha native who went on to found the successful Radio One empire. Instructors: Amy Forss, faculty, History, Metropolitan Community College, Omaha; Jinx Coleman Broussard, professor, Mass Communications, LSU; Rachel Grant, professor, History, University of Florida Facilitators: Charlyne Berens, Lynn Roper Day/Dates: Tue, Jan 26, Feb 2, 9, 16, 23 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 75 Cost: $25

Lincoln Literacy: Teaching English Language and Literacy Skills to People of All Cultures. 21315CR Learn about the students and trained volunteer tutors of Lincoln Literacy, and the impact they have on the Lincoln community. Students may be working toward a GED, seeking advancement in employment or preparing to become a CNA or teacher. Lincoln Literacy has won multiple awards for its innovation, partnering skills and effectiveness in producing transformative outcomes. Lincoln Literacy partners with over 25 organizations in Lincoln to provide English language and Adult Empowerment programs. Instructors: Lincoln Literacy: Clayton Naff, executive director; Victoria Welles, associate director, Training & Development Facilitator: Joan Dietrich Day/Date: Tue, Feb 2 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 75 Cost: $5

Learn more...Ida B. Wells, prominent journalist in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

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Backstage at the Rep with “Dracula: Mina’s Quest”

21316CR Your memory is amazing, fascinating and mysterious. In many ways it is also your most precious possession. Hear the latest solutions to preserving, protecting and boosting your memory especially in our current time. Learn how to protect your precious brain from memory loss and age-related mental decline, science based memory boosting tips you can start using today and what you can eat to help your memory and lower risk of dementia. In addition, learn shocking new research on what accelerates dementia, and the common, surprising, and often hidden health issues that significantly raise the risk of losing your memory. Finally, you will get three usable brain-based tips to remember day to day items such as people's names, where you parked your car and what you wanted in the refrigerator.

21317CR The Rep's Apprentice Company takes the stage with a frightening and provocative new adaptation of Bram Stoker's Dracula. Follow Mina, the brave heroine, as she dares to defy the ruler of the night. This sensual and terrifying retelling of the classic story will leave you clinging to the edge of your seat. Written by Steven Dietz and directed by David Long, this play is not recommended for children or the faint of heart.

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Boosting Memory and Lowering Risk for Dementia

Instructor: Staff, Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film, Nebraska Repertory Theatre, UNL Facilitator: Leta Powell Drake Day/Date: Tue, Feb 2 Time: 3-4:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $5

Instructor: Marc Milstein, biological chemistry, UCLA Facilitator: Bob Michl Day/Date: Tue, Jan 26 Time: 3-4 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $5

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Shakespeare on Page, Stage and Screen

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21318CR Flatwater Shakespeare presents a multiple session course that explores the three primary ways in which we experience Shakespeare. The first session will focus on Shakespeare’s texts and especially on how The First Folio helped “create” Shakespeare as we know him. The second session will shine a spotlight on regional artist and arts administrator Summer Lukasiewicz and her Shakespearean stage work as an actor, director, and producer. In the final session, Stephen Buhler, early modern scholar, will use versions of “Hamlet” – from the silent era to the present – to illustrate Shakespeare’s adaptability on film and video.

Show Tunes Zumba Gold

Instructors: Stephen M. Buhler, education director, Flatwater Shakespeare Company; Summer Lukasiewicz, executive artistic director, Flatwater Shakespeare Company; Aaron Douglas professor, English, UNL Facilitator: Bob Michl Day/Dates: Tue, Feb 2, 9, 16 Time: 7-8:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 15 Cost: $20

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21319CR Zumba Gold is dance fitness perfect for older adults who want to add some movement to their lives but would like to adapt the easy-to follow choreography to their own fitness levels. You will be encouraged to do what works for you and will be shown options for raising and lowering the intensity. You can dance in a chair. In the process, you will move to great show tunes and swing music while improving your balance, brain function and cardiovascular endurance. We will start with our cameras turned on in order to provide a social aspect to our gathering. But then we will mute our videos and dance “as if no one were watching.” Wear comfy clothing and have some space in which to move. Instructor/Facilitator: Julie Enersen, certified Zumba instructor Day/Dates: Wed, Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3 Time: 9-10 a.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 50 Cost: $30

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A Fair Shot: Health Equity Speaker Series

Beyond simply equal access to health care, you will get a better understanding of the multi-dimensional causes of health inequity, including poverty, education, employment, housing, discrimination, childhood toxic stress, and more. The class will feature various speakers with knowledge and perspective on both the current and historical causes of health inequity in Lincoln and begin the discussion about ways to create health equity for all.

21321CR Some of you may be joining the OLLI trip to Alaska in September 2021, provided by our tour vendor AAA Nebraska, and some of you may just want a virtual trip. We will address the reasons for visiting Alaska in September and get an overview of the land, weather, flora and fauna. Get the science behind the features unique to Alaska including the permafrost, glaciers, Northern Lights, and climate change. We will discuss the people including the history and the culture, as well as briefly discuss Alaskans’ ways of making a living including agriculture, fishing, mining, tourism and oil in particular. Plus, get a virtual tour of this September 2021 trip.

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21320CR Health equity means that “everyone has a fair and just opportunity to be as healthy as possible” (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation). But not everyone in Lincoln has that opportunity. With people of color having disproportionate illness and mortality, COVID-19 has shone a light on health disparities that existed in our community before this pandemic. We will focus on health disparities—differences in health status influenced by a person’s social or demographic characteristics such as race, gender, income or neighborhood.

North to Alaska

Instructors: De Tonack, retired educator, UNL; LeEtta Sprackling, retired educator, and OLLI members Facilitator: De Tonack Day/Dates: Wed, Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM live stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $20

Instructors: Moderator, Lori Seibel, president & CEO, Community Health Endowment of Lincoln, and various presentors. Facilitator: Carol McClain Day/Dates: Wed, Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3 Time: 10-11 a.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $30

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Photography Using Your Mobile Device

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21322CR Are you interested in focusing on photography using your mobile devices – smart phones and tablets (not limited to Apple products) – and doing some limited post-processing of these photographs? The small class size provides for personalized assistance. In preparation for the course, please download Snapseed for photo processing to your device. Instructor: John Keller, adjunct professor, Photography, Doane University and Southeast Community College Facilitator: David Dyke Day/Dates: Wed, Jan 27, Feb 3, 10 Time: 11 a.m.- 12 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 12 Cost: $15

Post-Processing/Editing Your Digital Pictures 21323CR You hopefully have learned a lot more about your camera and now are making much better pictures, after taking the OLLI Digital Photography course. This course has been designed to help you make those great photos into masterpieces through post-processing/editing. You will learn how to control brightness, contrast, sharpness, cropping, and much more. You will need a laptop with an editing program such as Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Nikon NX-1 or another comparable recent editing program. Prepare at least two photos in RAW format and two photos in JPEG format for the class to get started.

Instructor: John Keller, adjunct professor, Photography, Doane University and Southeast Community College Facilitator: David Dyke Day/Dates: Wed, Feb 17, 24 Time: 11 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 12 Cost: $10

The Power of Poetry: When Prose Won’t Do 21324CR Joseph Roux said that, “Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes,” and Rita Dove said, “Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.” There are times we especially NEED poetry. We will look at these precepts, showcasing some particularly fine poems, including poems that may become your new favorites. We will discuss what makes a poem tick, the humorous and serious sides of poetry, and provide a non-threatening opportunity to write a poem of your own, maybe two. Instructor: Lucy Adkins, Poet Facilitator: Gail Hollarbush Day/Date: Wed, Feb 3 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 50 Cost: $5

The prerequisite for this course is completion of the OLLI Digital Photography course. Contact John Keller, the instructor, at jfk120@gmail.com, 402-450-3781, if you have questions about what program(s) can be used for this course or if you have any other related questions.

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Visualizing Honor, Service and Sacrifice

Honor, sacrifice and service are themes that artists and cemetery designers have brought to life using many different forms of symbolism and allegories. Representatives of ABMC and SAAM help contextualize the history of memorials, monuments, and art in their “collections.” Compare what specific artworks and cemeteries meant when first created versus what they mean now. Explore the visual elements of sculpture, architecture and two-dimensional works to understand how the design of their respective compositions work together to convey these themes. Instructor: Rebecca Fulcher, Smithsonian American Art Museum and Renwick Gallery, Washington DC Facilitator: Bob Michl Day/Date: Wed, Feb 10 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $5

Digital Photography 21326CR Want to gain a greater proficiency in digital photography while using an advanced amateur camera (adjustable), mirrorless interchangeable lens camera (MILC) or digital single-lens reflex (DSLR) camera? This course is designed to provide you with these fundamentals as you practice with your own personal camera. Basic principles of photography will be reviewed and then more sophisticated digital camera

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Instructor: John Keller, adjunct professor, Photography, Doane University and Southeast Community College Facilitator: David Dyke Day/Dates: Wed, Jan 27, Feb 3, 10, 17, 24, Mar 3 Time: 1- 2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 12 Cost: $30

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21325CR As sites of our national memory, American Battle Monuments Commission cemeteries honor the service and sacrifice of US soldiers overseas. As the national institution that documents America’s stories through art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum reveals key aspects of America’s culture and history through its collection.

operations, such as controls, function and purpose, lighting, composition, hardware options and software will be discussed.

Mental Health: Meeting the Current Challenges 21327CR Three local efforts in addressing mental health, especially during current challenges, will be presented and discussed: Substance use and treatment and the extra challenges during the pandemic; Challenges of R.E.A.L. (Respond, Empower, Advocate and Listen) in collaboration with LPD and the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services; and the Nebraska Loves Public Schools series addressing mental health in the Nebraska’s schools. Instructors: Chad Magdanz, Mental Health Assoc. of Nebraska; Brenda Mueller, mental health counselor, Bryan Medical Center; De Tonack, retired educator and OLLI member Facilitators: De Tonack and Nancy Comer Day/Dates: Wed, Feb 3, 10, 17 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $15

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Only Hope: My Mother and the Holocaust Brought to Light

Successful Cultural Integration in Rural Nebraska Communities

21328CR Before she passed away in 1974, Felicia Bornstein Lubliner wrote about her internment in Polish ghettos and two Nazi concentration camps, Auschwitz and GrossRosen. Her powerful stories have recently been published by her son, Irv Lubliner. He will share excerpts from “Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust,” shedding light on his mother’s experiences and indomitable spirit, as well as his experience as a child of Holocaust survivors and his process in bringing the book to fruition.

21329CR Rural Nebraska is generally accepted as being primarily Caucasian. But that demographic continues to change significantly as the minority population in rural Nebraska continues to grow and become more diverse. The leaders in specific Nebraska rural communities who have led successful cultural integration will share their stories. Learn the challenges that faced both the newcomers and the existing communities and how those challenges were overcome to allow these communities to thrive.

Instructor/Facilitator: Irv Lubliner, professor emeritus, Southern Oregon University Day/Date: Wed, Feb 10 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 75 Cost: $5

Instructors: Kyle McGowan, retired Crete Public Schools Superintendent; John Fagot, City Mayor, Lexington; Aaron Plas, superintendent, Columbus Lakeview Public Schools Facilitator: Bob Michl Day/Dates: Wed, Feb 3, 10, 17 Time: 3-4 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $15

Links to the Land: A Vetter World 21330CR This is the first presentation of a new series. The David Vetter Farm (The Grain Place) founded by David’s father, Don, has been working since the 1953 to provide sustainability efforts via soil health and organic methods of farming. “Dreaming of a Vetter World” is a documentary about the Vetter farming methods. A question and answer period after the showing will include Bonnie Hawthorne, the documentary’s director, cinematographer, editor, writer, and narrator of the film; David Vetter and Charles Francis. Instructors: Bonnie Hawthorne, filmmaker; David Vetter, Vetter Farm; Charles Francis, professor, Agronomy, UNL Facilitator: Dori Bush Day/Date: Wed, Feb 24 Time: 3-5 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $10 18

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The Queen of Sheba and King Solomon

Instructor: Tosca Lee, author Facilitator: Susan Major Day/Dates: Feb 3, 10, 17 Time: 6:30-7:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $15

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21331CR Who was the Queen of Sheba? Where did she live and reign, and what might have compelled her journey to meet and test the wisdom of Israel’s King Solomon? Join Tosca Lee, New York Times bestselling author of “The Legend of Sheba” for an in-depth look at what history, the archaeological record, religious texts, and legend tell us about the enigmatic Queen of the South, the legendary King Solomon, and their extraordinary meeting.

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Gentle Yoga 21332CR Mindful movements, breath-work (pranayama), and relaxation is what this class is all about. Gentle Yoga is appropriate for those who want a softer, nurturing, slow-paced practice. It will help to improve your flexibility and balance while decreasing stress in your daily life. By syncing our breath to different movements we will soothe the nervous system and set the tone for the rest of your day ahead. All levels of practitioners are welcome and we will modify poses as needed for a safe, calming practice in our candlelit studio. Great for complete beginners. Instructor/Facilitator: Casey Weiss, Yoga Instructor, Juniper Spa and Yoga Day/Dates: Thu, Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4 Time: 9-10 a.m. ZOOM live stream Enrollment Limit: 20 Cost: $30

Findings from Recent Language Acquisition Research 21333CR Why do most adults have to work hard to learn a new language while children just seem to pick it up? How do young children attain mastery of their native language/ languages? Can caregivers aid in the process? Are there universal stages that learners exhibit? We will explore current theoretical approaches to such questions, including insights from neurological research. We will also consider studies with bilingual children, language acquisition by deaf children, and first versus second language learning. There is revealing research to explore from across the world on all of these topics. Instructor/Facilitator: Susan Major, retired linguistics professor, University of 20

Mississippi, and OLLI member Day/Dates: Thu, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 Time: 9-10:30 a.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 40 Cost: $20

Lincoln’s Assisted Living Virtual Tours 21334CR Each week we will feature one assisted living community. Each class will include a virtual tour, aging and healthcare information from professionals and a question and answer period. Facilities represented will include: The Seasons at Eastmont; The Woodlands at Hillcrest; Yankee Hill Village (formerly Clark Jeary); The Landing at Williamsburg; and Grammercy. Facilitators: Karla Frese and Carla Fetch Day/Dates: Thu, Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4 Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 40 Cost: $30

Aging at Home 21335CR Getting older is inevitable but that does not mean that a move is. Join the Tabitha Health Team along with community partners to understand the resources available for aging in place—your place. We will discuss nutrition, exercise, home safety, and all things related to staying safe, healthy and successful while aging at home. Instructor: Aubrey Paulsen, senior living advocate, Tabitha Facilitator: Pat King Day/Dates: Thu, Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 50 Cost: $20 Winter 2021 Term 3


Drug Development: How Chemicals Become Drugs

21336CR We will review the origins of the International Red Cross, which explains its complicated status today. A big objective of the Red Cross is to promote the laws of war such as the 1949 Geneva Conventions and protection of prisoners of war. Learn about the structure and functioning of the International Red Cross, and the basic ideas in the modern laws of war including why all states and their military establishments accept–at least in principal– that war should be regulated by law.

21337CR Nearly all of us need to take a prescription drug, or several of them, at some point in our lives and many people will experience unwanted side effects as a result. How does the FDA determine if a new treatment is safe and effective? Why do prescription drugs cost so much? How does your doctor know if a new medication will get along with your old medications? How do pharmaceutical companies investigate potential new treatments? We will take a look at the process for getting a new drug on the market and hopefully answer those questions.

Instructor: David Forsythe, professor emeritus, Political Science, UNL Facilitator: Charlyne Berens Day/Dates: Thu, Feb 4, 11 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 75 Cost: $10

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The International Red Cross and the Laws of War: Devilish Details

Instructor: Scott Rasmussen, M.D., Principal Investigator, Celerion Pharmaceuticals Facilitator: Bob Bleicher Day/Date: Thu, Feb 18 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 50 Cost: $5

Paying for Nebraska’s Schools 21338CR School funding is a big part of the debate going on right now in the Nebraska Legislature regarding property taxes. Twothirds of financial support for K-12 schools in our state comes from property taxes. We will examine how we came to this point, the history behind our state’s plan to pay for education and how potential legislative decisions might change it. Not every state uses this formula to fund schools, so we will also look at other ways states have chosen to finance education. Instructors: Matt Blomstedt, Nebraska Commissioner of Education; Bill Lock, retired state employee Facilitator: Charlyne Berens Day/Dates: Thu, Mar 11, 18, 25 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 75 Cost: $15 olli.unl.edu | 402-472-6265 | olli@unl.edu

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Great Decisions 2021

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21339CR Great Decisions 2021 will discuss major foreign policy issues facing the United States. The Foreign Policy Association has selected eight topics for discussion. In conjunction with PBS, FPA produces 25-minute videos on each topic and selects a foreign policy expert(s) to write an article on each topic. You are expected to read the articles prior to watching the video on the day of the class. Topics to be discussed in Term 3 include: 1) Global supply chains and national security; 2) Persian Gulf security issues; 3) Brexit and the European Union; and 4) Struggles over the melting Arctic. You can purchase the “Great Decisions Briefing Book” from the UNL bookstore, online at www.fpa.org. Instructors: Great Decisions features foreign policy experts to write the articles and to appear in the videos. Facilitator: Marvin Almy Day/Dates: Thu, Jan 28, Feb 4, 11, 18, 25, Mar 4 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 40 Cost: $30

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Slavery and Freedom in American History 21340CR Based on his recent book "A Question of Freedom: The Families Who Challenged Slavery from the Nation's Founding to the Civil War," historian William Thomas will consider the changing history of slavery and freedom from the Revolution to the Civil War. For over 70 years and five generations, the enslaved families of Prince George’s County, Maryland, filed hundreds of suits for their freedom against a powerful circle of slaveholders, taking their cause all the way to the Supreme Court. Between 1787 and 1861, these lawsuits challenged the legitimacy of slavery in American law and put slavery on trial in the nation’s capital. Piecing together evidence once dismissed in court and buried in the archives, he tells an intricate and intensely human story of the enslaved families (the Butlers, Queens, Mahoneys and others), their lawyers (among them a young Francis Scott Key), and the slaveholders who fought to defend slavery, beginning with the Jesuit priests who held some of the largest plantations in the nation and founded a college at Georgetown. Instructor: William G. Thomas III, professor, History, UNL Facilitator: Nancy Comer Day/Dates: Thu, Feb 4, 11 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $10

Winter 2021 Term 3


How to Be an Anti-Racist and AntiExceptionalist: A Discussion

But is it enough? The genocide and enslavement visited upon the First Americans and the enslavement of West Africans are well-rehearsed as the capstones of U.S. racism.But what about the history of elite “whites” enjoying privileges over non-elite “whites?” Starting with the Framers/Founders, elite whites have disdained commoners, except to the extent that they were useful for subjugating hostile “Indians” and unruly “black” property. Does anti-racism miss the precedence of and weight due to this white-over-white exceptionalism? We will test the concepts of anti-racism with antiexceptionalism.

21342CR Elvis Presley may have been the King of Rock and Roll, but five major artists were seminal in making the music more mainstream for radio and younger audiences in the late 1950s. Little Richard, Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry and Buddy Holly forged the road to assuring the world that “rock and roll is here to stay.” Learn about these five pioneers and their musical contribution to rock and roll.

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21341CR Ibram X. Kendi’s “How to Be An AntiRacist” (2019) has rightfully garnered fame as a study of the United State’s unspeakably deep core of racism. So entrenched is racism, Dr. Kendi argues, that merely being against racism is insufficient: One must be, actively and decisively, an anti-racist. At this critical time in the nation’s history, this celebrated discussion is long overdue.

Pioneers of Rock Music

Instructor: Robert Joyce, adjunct instructor, Augustana College & University of South Dakota Facilitator: Bob Michl Day/Dates: Thu, Jan 28, Feb 4 Time: 6:30-8 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 150 Cost: $10

Instructor: Gregory E. Rutledge, associate professor, English and Ethnic Studies, UNL Facilitator: Bob Michl Day/Dates: Thu, Jan 28, Feb 4, 11 Time: 4-5:30 p.m. ZOOM live Stream Enrollment Limit: 150 Cost: $15

Learn more...Top 10 Rock & Roll Pioneers

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Turn Friday into “Fri-Yay” with Friday Fitness Club 21343CR Enjoy the “golden years” with a healthy and strong body. Join this exclusive physical activity club, open to OLLI members only. Each Friday, meet with a certified personal trainer to discover ways to incorporate physical activity and fitness into your everyday life. This is a health and wellness class, where we will discuss different wellness topics such as fitness, nutrition, and healthy lifestyle choices. The class will then go through some at-home exercises to learn proper form as well as going through stretches as a group. The instructor will give out different exercises focused on improving balance, coordination, and strength for you to complete during the week. Instructor: Jen Beres, graduate assistant, Wellness Services & Nutrition Education, Campus Recreation, UNL, Facilitator: Brad Dwiggins Days/Dates: Fri, Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5 Time: 9-10:30 a.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 30 Cost: $30

Prepare to Care: Creating a Plan 21344CR When it comes to caring for a loved one, most families don’t have a plan until a problem or crisis emerges. People can now expect to live 20 to 30 years beyond the traditional retirement age of 65. It is now more important than ever to prepare for future caregiving demands. You will receive a framework to help you make plans to care for family members, neighbors and friends. You will have opportunity to connect with other family caregivers, exchange tips and advice, and learn about resources available to you and your loved ones. Instructor/Facilitator: Karla Frese, manager, Home Care Partners of Nebraska Day/Date: Fri, Feb 5 Time: 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Enrollment Limit: 30 ZOOM Live Stream Cost: $5

To our fearless and adventurous OLLI instructors who have stepped up when we needed you to deliver courses online. To our amazing community of volunteers for your efforts to bring us together for online courses, socializing, online interest groups, and all things you do behind the scenes.

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Winter 2021 Term 3


American Harvest: God, Country and Farming in the Heartland

Mutsuki Mockett, whose father’s family goes seven generations deep in the Nebraska panhandle was born and raised in Carmel, California, to a Japanese mother, her childhood as removed from a Midwestern wheat field as you might imagine. But when she inherits the family farm, Mutsuki Mockett begins a journey into the center of America—its agrarian rhythms, its generosity, its enormous blind spots—and comes out the other side with the kind of perspective we need more of right now. Instructor/Facilitator: Marie Mutsuki Mockett, author Day/Dates: Fri, Jan 29 Time: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 75 Cost: $5

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21346CR The Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement began after the death of Treyvon Martin in Florida in 2013, grew after the killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in 2014, and grabbed the nation’s attention in 2020 with the deaths of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia, Breonna Taylor in Kentucky and George Floyd in Minnesota in 2020. Nebraska saw demonstration in support of BLM in Lincoln, Omaha and other locales. We will hear from some of the participants about their goals and expectations.

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21345CR Marie Mutsuki Mockett tells the story of her months-long journey across the American Midwest with a team of evangelical wheat harvesters—and her conversations with them about faith, politics, history, race, and more. She’s a gifted writer, and as a city-dwelling young woman of color whose family has owned a wheat farm in Nebraska for almost a century, she’s in a unique position to tell this story about America and some of the people who comprise it.

Black Lives Matter: An Update

Much has been said about “defunding” police departments. What does that mean? How do police feel about BLM and police reform proposals? The BLM movement has focused on social, economic and health disparities faced by Blacks in America. We will hear from educators on Black history, UNL personnel on diversity measures at the University and Unicameral members on legislation being prepared for the upcoming session. Facilitator: Marvin Almy Day/Dates: Fri, Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 300 Cost: $30

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Promoting Health & Preventing Disease: A Pharmacist’s Perspective

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21347CR Many adults are looking for ways to maintain health and prevent disease. We will will discuss a number of methods with evidence to support their use. Vaccines, healthy diets, reasonable exercise, stress management techniques, and nicotine cessation will be highlighted. Studies demonstrating efficacy will be cited and referenced. Instructor: Ally Dering-Anderson, clinical associate, Pharmacy Practice and Science, College of Pharmacy, UNMC Facilitator: Paula Eurek Day/Date: Fri, Feb 19 Time: 1-2:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 100 Cost: $5

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Chinese History II: Middle Imperial (220 CE-1279 CE) 21348CR Although we tend to think of China as a timeless unchanging society, it was in fact subject to currents of radical historical change as any other place. In this series of courses, we explore China from antiquity to the present. The second part of this course covers the Chinese Dark Age to the Mongol invasion, beginning with disintegration of the Han empire, chaos of the Dark ages (220 – 589), and the rise of Buddhism; then the middle imperial age with the restoration of a stable empire under the Sui (589-618) and the cosmopolitan Tang Empire (618-907). We will discuss the industrious Song Empire, and finally the Mongol conquest. These periods were influential in laying the foundations of lasting imperial institutions as well as philosophical, religious, and scholarly discourse. Among other things, we will trace in detail the vicissitude of political, social, religious, technological, ideological, cultural and philosophical changes. The format of the class will comprise of both lectures and lively discussions surrounding primary sources. Instructor: Christopher C. Heselton, associate director, Office of Global Studies, UNL, Day/Dates: Fri, Jan 29, Feb 5, 12, 19, 26, Mar 5 Time: 3-4:30 p.m. ZOOM Live Stream Enrollment Limit: 40 Cost: $30

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PROGRAMMING ON DEMAND CANVAS

21349CR Cost: $30 All of the following recorded video program is on demand, on the online platform CANVAS. This programming is available for a single cost. Learn at your pace, on your own time and at your convenience. After registration, we will email you a “Join Code” and instructions on how to access and use Canvas. All Shook Up: America in the 50s You all lived this era. Relearn how major historical events such as the Cold War, the emergence of rock and roll, the early Civil Rights Movement, the threat of nuclear annihilation, and others made the 1950s such an influential period in our history. (Six sessions/75 minutes each) Courtesy of OLLI at University of Massachusetts-Boston A Slice by Slice Exploration of the Human Brain Let’s explore the forebrain, one coronal section one by one, from the front of the brain to the back of the brain. The forebrain is the brain minus the brain stem and cerebellum. How does the brain work? What parts provide which functions? (One session/60 minutes) Courtesy of OLLI at University of Massachusetts-Boston Facing the Facts of Death Dr. Leo Buscaglia, a Vietnam veteran, has served as a pastor for 25 years. In his lifetime, he has sat at the bedside in hospitals, nursing homes, and other places and brought peace and understanding to those who were preparing for death. He shares his experiences, his stories and his perspectives in facing death. (Five sessions/75 minutes each) Courtesy OLLI at University of Massachusetts-Boston

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Hidden Reality Much of the world we take for granted is truly hidden from us. We are a curious and superstitious lot. Scott Perry, a physics teacher, will present a variety of interesting physics experiments and discuss broadly how science connects us to the world and whether or not it makes a difference. This is a course about physics, enlightenment and who we really are. (Two sessions/90 minutes each) Courtesy OLLI at Cal State Chico How to Manage Money During the Coronavirus The Covid pandemic was unforeseen and there’s no way anyone could have predicted it. Steve Cliadakis, CFP, discusses how you should always be aware of how your financial investments are allocated. The unknown should always be considered when creating any financial plan. Cliadakis covers the history of pandemics, the basics of financial planning, and preparing for the unknown. Finally, he’ll introduce the idea of behavioral finances. (Four sessions/75 minutes each) Courtesy OLLI at Cal State Chico I Didn’t Know My iPhone Could Do That In this class, the instructor will go over some things that you can do that actually work. You might want to try out the ones that sound good to you. It works best if you watch this session on your computer or ipad while you have your iPhone in your hand. You can pause this video at any time,

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back it up if need be, and try out some of these suggestions. (One session/30 minutes) Courtesy OLLI at Cal State Chico Introduction to Drawing on Paper Have some good fun with just a simple pencil. Discover the building blocks of basic drawing. You will learn four different drawing techniques. Demonstrations will accompany these presentations and you’ll be able to draw along-side of the instructor. You may want to have a sketchpad handy. (Four sessions/75 minutes each) Courtesy of OLLI at Cal State Chico Lessons from the Black Death Can we compare Covid-19 to the Black Death? The instructors will take you back to the 1300s and tell you what the world looked like back then. They will discuss what the world looked like before the Covid-19 pandemic. They will characterize the different aspects of the two diseases and discuss reactions to the recent pandemic. Finally, they will share any “silver linings” that may have resulted from pandemics. (Four sessions/55 minutes each)l Courtesy of OLLI at Cal State Chico Please Sir, Can I Have Some More? Listen to Kay Menchel discuss Charles Dicken’s novel “Oliver Twist.” This novel, Dickens’ second, was the first major Victorian novel to have a child protagonist. Twist’s life was based significantly on Charles Dicken’s own difficult early life. Read, or re-read ahead of these sessions and compare your impressions to those of Menchel. The passage of Britain’s Poor Law Amendment Act was a huge factor in the creation of this novel. (Six sessions/90 minutes each) Courtesy of OLLI at George Mason University

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Virtual Tours Machu Picchu Machu Picchu is a stunning site nestled between the Andes and the Amazon Basin. This grand complex of around 200 structures was thought to have been built during the height of the Inca Empire, which ended in the 1500s. Taj Mahal Taj Mahal is a mosque-mausoleum located in the Indian city of Agra. In spite of its Muslim origin, this white marble necropolis became an actual symbol of India. Angkor Wat Angkor Wat is an expression of the architecture of power and the power of architecture. With its massive scale and painstaking detail, the temple was a symbol of Suryavarman II’s absolute rule over his kingdom in Cambodia. The Vatican Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, Italy, is the headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church. It’s home to the Pope and a trove or iconic art and architecture. Its museums house ancient Roman sculptures and is famous also for Michelangelo’s ceiling in the Sistine Chapel.

Little Europe: Vatican City" with Rick Steves

Winter 2021 Term 3


TRAVEL WITH OLLI suitcase TRAVEL

When it comes to learning about life, there is nothing more enriching than traveling. AAA Nebraska, the Auto Club Group, makes OLLI travel arrangements. Their team is focused on bringing you customized local to global educational travel experiences. OLLI travel opportunities are open to members and non-members. All registration is handled by AAA Nebraska.

Explore Alaska September 6-14, 2021

Lake Michigan Circle tour featuring Mackinac Island August 14-21, 2021 Take a step back in time with us to visit an island with old world Victorian charm. Once on the island, the sounds of horses and carriages are heard throughout the streets. Automobiles are not permitted on the island. The main forms of transportation are horsedrawn carriage, bicycle and by foot. Carriage rides is one of the best ways to tour the island to see the sweeping views of the Straits of Mackinac, lighthouses and the gorgeous Victorian architecture. We will visit and have lunch at the Grand Hotel. The trip is full of other great activities. Come enjoy the sights and sounds of this unique and beautiful place.

View all the videos for these trips on the OLLI YouTube Channel.

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Explore the last great American frontier– Alaska. This land excursion includes hotel accommodations for eight nights, as well as some incredible included activities. OLLI and AAA Nebraska have custom built a land tour that allows you to experience Alaska with a small group. Come join us for an amazing Alaskan Adventure!

Savannah & Charleston Charm September 13- 17, 2021 Head "Down South" to visit the historic southern cities of Savannah & Charleston. Antebellum architecture and southern hospitality will take you back in time as you stroll through squares, along boardwalks and down the piers of these charming cities. Prepare for a great getaway complete with elm-lined streets and mouthwatering southern cuisine!

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Moroccan Adventure October 14-26, 2021

TRAVEL

Take a magical journey to a world frozen in time. From the amazing cuisine, incredible bazaars and historic architecture, Morocco is a world all its own. From the Sahara Desert to Casablanca, Fes to Marrakesh, a journey of history and wonderment awaits you! Architecture lovers will marvel at the intricate tile work and stunning madrasas. Obsessive shoppers will spend hours haggling competitively and trying to find the next best shop in the medina. Adventure seekers will hop a camel straight into the Sahara. And foodies will bask in the aromas of tagine and spices almost as much as the actual taste of them. Photography nerds? Well, you'll just geek out over the beauty of it all. This trip is a rescheduled travel event from 2020. All registrants from 2020 will have priority to register.

For more information and trip registration: • Visit the OLLI Travel Opportunities Webpage, https://olli.unl.edu/travel-opportunities. • Check your email for our email newsletter “OLLI Connects.”(If you are not receiving our email newsletter, please email olli@unl.edu and request to be placed on the list.) • Call AAA Nebraska for more information at 1-800-887-4971 or email Ron Metz at rlmetz@acg.aaa.com

For more information, please visit olli.unl.edu and click on the “Support OLLI” icon. You can also contact Todd Mattox, senior director of development for the College of Education and Human Sciences, at todd.mattox@nufoundation.org or 402-458-1238.

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INTEREST GROUPS

INTEREST GROUPS An OLLI interest group is a group of OLLI members who have a hobby or special interest in a particular topic and want to share experiences with others. There are several in place and new ones are encouraged to form at any time. You do not need to register and there is no fee. Information about starting a new interest group is available on the OLLI website. Questions? Contact Stan Riggle at archaeogastropoda@hotmail.com, 402-435-0900; or Doug Wood at Wooddb137@gmail.com, 402-217-0511. Some OLLI interest groups are meeting on the online video conferencing platform, Zoom. Contact the facilitators of group for more information. Watch for our email newsletter “OLLI Connects” every Tuesday for information on interest group Zoom meetings.

Talkin’ Baseball

Drone Interest Group

Contacts: Marvin Almy, hmalmy@aol.com, 402-786-5856; Bill Fagler, bill.fagler@gmail.com, 402-430-8289; Jon Hamilton, playingwiththepossibilities@ gmail.com, 402-261-5979 Day: 2nd Tuesday of each month Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Contact: Jerry Smithers, jsmithers@neb.rr.com

Biking the Trails Contact: Roger Adams, rogerladams@ me.com, 402-304-0962; Bob Kunz, bob.kunz65@gmail.com, 402-484-5902 Day/Time: Fall, Spring and Summer

Birdwatching Contact: Esa Jarvi, esajarvibirding@gmail.com Day/Time/Location: Day, time and location will vary. Blogspot reference: http://ollibirdinggroup.blogspot.com/

Card Club/Dominoes Contact: Diane Ohlson, ladydi6347@yahoo.com Day: 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month

Conversational Spanish Contact: Jack McGann, jackmcgann1@mac.com Day: Every Thursday Time: 11 a.m. olli.unl.edu | 402-472-6265 | olli@unl.edu

German Language and Culture Contacts: Ken Gobber, kengobber@hotmail.com; David Dyke, drdrdmd@me.com, 402-470-7211 Day: 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

International Affairs Discussion Group Contact: Peter Levitov, plevitov1@unl.edu Discussion Leaders: Dave Forsythe, professor emeritus, Political Science, UNL; Peter Levitov, associate dean emeritus, International Affairs, UNL; Beth Ann Brooks, adjunct professor, Psychiatry, UNMC Day: First Wednesday of each month, Sept through May Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Meditation Contact: Margaret Rickers, frickers@neb.rr.com Day: Second Thursday of each month Time: 1:30 p.m.

My Backyard Contact: Bob McCollough, rmccollough@neb.rr.com, 402-875-1424 Day: Last Tuesday of each month Time: 3:30 p.m. 31


INTEREST GROUPS

OLLI’s Ping Pong Players (OPPPs)

Science & Technology

Contact: Larry McClure, lmerkmcclure@yahoo.com Days: Tuesdays and Thursdays Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

Contacts: Stan Riggle, 402-435-0900, archaeogastropoda@hotmail.com; Craig Hahn, 402-730-7487, craig_hahn@ hotmail.com; Doug Wood, 402-217-0511, wooddb137@gmail.com; Tom Hoegemeyer, 402-419-4426, thoegemeyer@gmail.com Day: Second Tuesday of each month Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Politics Contacts: Marvin Almy, hmalmy@aol.com; John Comer, jcomer1@unl.edu; Randy Moody, randallmoody44@gmail.com Day: Third Thursday of each month Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Out to Lunch Contacts: Sherry Leeright, duckmom_2000@yahoo.com, 402-817-8406; Nancy Whitman, newhit34@gmail.com, 402-488-8416

Ukulele Contact: Julia Larson, jlarson9342@gmail.com Day: 4th Thursday of each month Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Walking

Contact: Kay Rockwell, krockwell1@unl.edu, 402-484-5431

Contact: Karen Harris, kharris555@gmail.com Day: Monday Time: Sept-May, 9:30 a.m.; June-Aug, 8:30 a.m. Location: Holmes Lake parking lot at the northwest corner of the park near the dam.

Sketch

Woodworking

Contact: Stan Riggle, archaeogastropoda@hotmail.com, 402-435-0900 Day: Second Monday of each month Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Contact: Michael Jess, michaeljess3@gmail.com, 402-802-8921 Day: Last Thursday of each month Time: 3-4:30 p.m.

Reading Groups

In spite of this, we continue to meet our mission, but it’s crucial we seek additional forms of revenue at this critical time. As you may know, we rely heavily on course and event registrations and receive no university funding. We’re asking for your help. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused much uncertainty in the lives of many, and OLLI at UNL is no exception. While we have adapted our way of doing business to meet the needs of our members, we face several financial challenges as result of cancelled courses and events.

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We strive to provide programs that engage, enlighten and entertain, and we know our courses and events not only enhance your life, but they also impact our community in a positive way, because lifelong learning enriches everyone’s life. We are constantly building new relationships and creating new opportunities to give you the best experience our program can offer.

Winter 2021 Term 3


WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) This WAIVER and RELEASE OF LIABILITY was executed this ____ day of ___________ 2____, at Lincoln, Lancaster County, State of Nebraska by _____________________, (Releasor) in favor of the UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA and its Regents, Officers, Employees, Instructors, Staff, agents, operators, successors, and assigns (University). The Releasor wishes to participate in Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Activities. In consideration for the privilege of participation in the program, the Releasor consents and agrees to the following: 1.

Releasor certifies that he/she is physically capable of participating in the Activities and that he/she will take responsibility for physical fitness and capability to perform under normal conditions of the Activities. Releasor is encouraged to get his/her physician’s opinion prior to participating in any OLLI Activities. In the event of a medical emergency, the University of Nebraska or its representatives have my permission to take whatever measures they deem reasonable to render assistance and that I will be financially responsible for any expenses involved.

2.

Releasor realizes that participation in the Activities involves certain risks and dangers. Releasor has hereby been made aware that participation in the Activities may have the following non-exclusive list of certain risks which I accept: death; head, eye, neck, and spinal injury resulting in complete or partial paralysis; brain damage; heart attack; blisters; cuts; lacerations; abrasions; concussions; contusions; strains; sprains; dislocations; fractures; cold and heat injuries; water immersion; drowning; lightning strikes; injury to bones, joints, muscles, internal organs; and environmental conditions. In addition, I understand and accept the incidental risks of travel to and from the site of activity; participation at sites that may be remote from available medical assistance; and the possible reckless conduct of other participants.

3.

Consequently, while understanding that the UNIVERSITY has taken precautions to provide organization, supervision, and equipment for reasonable safety, Releasor assumes joint and personal responsibility for safety while participating in the Activities. Pursuant to that joint and personal responsibility, Releasor agrees to comply with the instructions and direction of representatives and staff members of the University. Releasor understands that failure to abide by the instructions and rules may result in his/her termination from the activity. Releasor accepts personal responsibility to ensure that any equipment needed to participate in the the Activities and used by the Releasor is safe and functioning properly and to refrain from causing loss or damage to the property of the University. Releasor realizes that he/she is solely responsible for any personal equipment, supplies, or property he/she may choose to use during the duration of the Activities.

4.

Releasor further agrees to indemnify and hold harmless the UNIVERSITY for any and all claims or actions as a result of engaging in, using University facilities and equipment, or receiving instruction for the Activities or any activities incidental thereto whatsoever, whenever, or however the same may occur.

5.

Releasor is aware that if he/she uses a vehicle not operated by the University for transportation to, at, or leaving the activity site, the University is NOT responsible for any damage caused by or arising from Releasor’s use of such vehicle. Furthermore, Releasor acknowledges that he/she is solely responsible for any action he/she takes outside the scope of those actions permitted by the University for purposes of the particular activity regardless if occurring before, during, or after the duration of the activity. Releasor agrees to follow University policies when operating a University owned vehicle.

6.

In consideration of participation in the Activities, Releasor hereby RELEASES and covenants not-to-sue the UNIVERSITY for any and all present and future claims resulting from ordinary negligence on the part of the UNIVERSITY for property damage, personal injury, or wrongful death arising as a result of his/her engaging in, using University facilities and equipment, or receiving instruction for the Activities or activities thereto, wherever, whenever, or however the same may occur. Releasor hereby voluntarily waives any and all claims or actions resulting from ordinary negligence, both present and future, that may be made by Releasor’s family, estate, personal representative, heirs, or assigns.

I have read and understand that this WAIVER is intended to be as broad and inclusive as permitted by the laws of the State of Nebraska. I further agree the venue for any legal proceeding shall be in the State of Nebraska. I understand the rights that I am waiving and that I am freely signing this WAIVER AND RELEASE. I have read and fully understand that by signing this agreement I am giving up legal rights and remedies, which may be available to me for ordinary negligence of the UNIVERSITY. I further agree to follow and abide by the regulations and rules of the UNIVERSITY as they pertain to the Activities and to reimburse and make good to the UNIVERSITY any loss, damage, or cost the UNIVERSITY may have to pay as a result of my participation in the program.

Read and acknowledge by checking the box on the mail-in registration form or check the box provided if you register online.


LLI at UNL

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I have read and understand the Waiver and Release of Liability for OLLI. FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Reg. Rec’d SM Entry Type CC Auth Code By ______________ By ________________ _____ Registration __________________ Date ____________ Date ______________ _____ Refund/Cancellation 2020-2021 Membership Registration -- Check One

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Payment Method: Check or money order payable to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Check # _________________ Amount _____________ Credit Card [ ] Visa [ ] MasterCard [ ] Discover Credit Card Number _______________________________________________________________________________ Expiration Date ________________ CVV _____________ (3-digit number on the back of the card) Return this form with your payment to: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 125 Human Sciences Building, P.O. Box 830800, Lincoln, NE 68583-0800

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LLI at UNL

REGISTRATION Complete one form for EACH person.

First Name

Curiosity never retires

Last Name

Complete the information below only if you are a new member or your information has changed. Preferred name for badge

Birthdate

Address

City

State Zip Code

E-mail Address

Phone: Home

____________________

Cell

______

_____________________

If you are a new member referred by a current OLLI member, who was it? ______________________________

I have read and understand the Waiver and Release of Liability for OLLI. FOR OFFICE USE ONLY Reg. Rec’d SM Entry Type CC Auth Code By ______________ By ________________ _____ Registration __________________ Date ____________ Date ______________ _____ Refund/Cancellation 2020-2021 Membership Registration -- Check One

Cost

I am a current 2020-2021 OLLI member

$0

I am purchasing a 2020-2021 mid-year membership (Valid through July 31, 2021)

$50

Course or Event Registration: Number

Name

Cost

Total Payment (Membership + Course Cost + Event Cost)

Payment Method: Check or money order payable to University of Nebraska-Lincoln Check # _________________ Amount _____________ Credit Card [ ] Visa [ ] MasterCard [ ] Discover Credit Card Number _______________________________________________________________________________ Expiration Date ________________ CVV _____________ (3-digit number on the back of the card) Return this form with your payment to: Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 125 Human Sciences Building, P.O. Box 830800, Lincoln, NE 68583-0800

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