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Spring Session II Schedule Mar 18 - Apr 26 2013

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THE OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE (OLLI) The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Miami was founded in 1984. Previously known as the Institute for Retired Professionals, the name was changed upon the awarding of a grant from the Osher Foundation. A department of the Division of Continuing and International Education, the Institute welcomes all members of the community who are 50 years old or better and who consider learning an integral part of life. Membership is open to all those who wish to continue their pursuit of learning, new ideas, and social and cultural opportunities. The Institute’s programs are designed to accommodate a relaxed learning style and make it easy for anyone who may have been away from the formal learning environment for many years. Classes included in this schedule are offered with no tests and in most cases, no homework. Classes are designed to spark your curiosity and to encourage your participation. Classes are structured to fit a flexible schedule. OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

Our member students include men and women whose backgrounds are varied, and may include the legal and medical professions, teachers, homemakers and volunteers as well as social workers and business owners. In other words, our members are everyday people who are interested in keeping their minds active and engaged. Benefits of Membership Memberships are payable once every academic year (all memberships expire August 15 yearly) • Eligible to register and enroll in our OLLI courses at both our Coral Gables and Northeast Miami locations • Ability to audit University classes (additional fee required – see Auditing Procedures) • Access to the University Library System with borrowing privileges at the Richter Library (Coral Gables campus) • General admission to the Lowe Art Museum • Special pricing on field trips and OLLI luncheons • Participation in Special Interest Groups (SIGs) • Invitations to University special events • Option to purchase an OLLI member UM parking permit • A lively and stimulating group of fellow “students” who share your interests

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Participation and Commitment OLLI is a cooperative organization dedicated to those aged 50 and over seeking intellectual enrichment. Students are encouraged to make a commitment to the program and its ongoing development. This commitment can take several forms, including: • Teaching or co-teaching a course • Serving as a leader of a Special Interest Group • Volunteering at the front desk or with daily operations • Providing assistance in one or more committees: - Curriculum - Membership & Recruitment - Events LocationS

Grove by the Bay Building 1440 79th Street Causeway, Suite 207 North Bay Village, FL 33141 Special Interest Groups

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Coral Gables Main Campus 1550 Brescia Ave, Coral Gables, FL 33146 (between Red Road and San Amaro Drive)

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are classes/meetings organized and operated by OLLI students. They are created to bring together students who share a particular interest. Do you know students who share a common interest with you - photography? board games? science fiction? reading The New Yorker? Our existing SIGs are listed in this catalogue and are marked SIG. • A coordinator and/or co-coordinator (OLLI students) is responsible for the group’s organization, operations and activities. • OLLI staff members are available for scheduling rooms and general guidance If you have an idea for a SIG that you would like to organize, please talk to OLLI staff. Participation in a SIG is one of the benefits of membership! 2

PARKING All vehicles on campus are required to display a UM parking permit from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm from Monday through Friday. OLLI members may purchase a 2012/2013 permit from the Parking Department. The annual cost is $148 and permits expire on August 15th, 2013. This permit allows you to park in the lots around Founders Hall and any other nearby lots whose signs specify that Gray Zone permit holders may park. Parking permits may be purchased from the Parking Department during OLLI registration week in the OLLI office. You will be required to show your OLLI membership card and valid vehicle registration when you purchase a permit. The Parking Department is open from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. Call the parking department at 305-284-3096 for more details. UPCOMING Sessions • Spring Session 2: March 18 – April 26, 2013 • Spring Session 3: May 13 – June 21, 2013 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 3

GUEST POLICY Bringing guests to class is a great way to introduce OLLI to a potential student and you are encouraged to do so. However, you must clear the visit with the office at least 48 hours before arriving with the guest to ensure that there is space available in the class. Potential members are limited to two complimentary visits where there is space available. Children under the age of 15 are not permitted to attend. AUDITING PROCEDURES Many of our UM university professors welcome OLLI students in their classrooms. If you are just starting out with OLLI, you may want to audit only one course. However, you may be ready to audit multiple courses in one semester. Whether it is one course or four courses, auditing is a great benefit of OLLI membership. An auditor is a person who enrolls as an observer or listener only. The professor will indicate if s/he wants to include you in the classroom interaction. Auditing is permitted in most credit lecture courses only when there is space available in the class and OLLI has received written permission from the instructor and clearance from the OLLI Director. Auditing is not permitted in laboratory, creative writing, or performance courses (where audit status is not appropriate). Auditing is not permitted in Law or Medical School classes. All requests to audit must come through the OLLI office and be approved by the Director of OLLI. Send your auditing request to osher@miami.edu. You will be notified when you have received permission from the instructor and OLLI to audit the classes you requested.

Auditing for OLLI members is a privilege granted to us by the University of Miami. Abuse of this privilege by any person can jeopardize the benefit for all OLLI students. There is a flat fee for auditing each semester you decide to audit a course. CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY - If a class is cancelled, we will notify you using your supplied contact information. - If a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire course fee will be refunded. - The OLLI membership fee is non-refundable. - If you cancel course registration 3 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a full refund on the class fee. - If you cancel within 3 days (72 hours) prior to the start date of class, a 75% refund will be issued to you. - If you cancel on or after the first day of class, you will not receive a refund. - All cancellations must be submitted in writing, either via email or letter. - Fees cannot be transferred or pro-rated. OLLI operates only when the University of Miami is open. If the University is closed due to inclement weather or any other emergency situation, we will close as well. Please check your local TV and radio stations for closing information or call the University of Miami’s Hurricane Hotline: 305-284-5151. CLASSROOM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

PHONES All phones are required to be turned off or set to vibrate when classes are in session. If you must answer a call during class, please exit the classroom. SMOKING Smoking is not allowed inside OLLI facilities, on the patio, or outside our entrances/exits. Smoking on campus is in designated areas only. Please see the map posted in the kitchen/lunchroom for more information. 4

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MONDAYS Current Economic & Political Powerhouses . ............................ 5 SIG: Investments .......................................... 5 The Immigrant Experience Through Literature....................................... 7 SIG: Fun with Yiddish ................................ 8 Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius,The Polymath ......................... 8 Public Speaking & Presentation Skills .................................. 9 Beginning & Intermediate Acrylics ....... 9

OSH 405-41 Current Economic & Political Powerhouses Mondays  |  10:00 – 11:45am  |  Classroom A March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 Six Sessions $45 Week 1: Argentina & Brazil Week 2: India Week 3: Malaysia & Indonesia Week 4: The Gulf Countries (& Saudi Arabia)

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Week 5: China

Holocaust Studies . .................................... 10 Intermediate Spanish: Part D (Continuation of Part C) ........................... 10 Advanced Watercolor Painting ............... 11 Nature and Animal Digital Photography . ................................. 11 Exploring our Tropical Environment ............................... 11 Singularity: The Future is Here! ............ 12 “¡Charlamos!” Intermediate Spanish Conversation ..... 13 Triumph & Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men . ............................ 13 Beginning Italian: Part D (Continuation of Part C) ............. 14

Week 6: Russia & Azerbaijan Dr. Mitra Raheb received her PhD from the University of Miami in International Relations. She is an adjunct professor at several local universities, and consults for international organizations.

WEDNESDAYS Embracing Transitions After 50 ............. 6 Great Decisions 2013 ................................. 14 Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe PSE 4 through 11) . ........................ 15 The Writer’s Journey .................................. 15 Advanced Acrylic Painting ...................... 16 Tai Chi ............................................................ 16 Our Mysterious Fine-Tuned Universe .................................. 16 Advanced French “Auvergne” . ................ 17 Ron Rash: Appalachian Fiction and Poetry ..................................... 18 5

OSH 401-41 SIG: Investments Mondays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Art Room March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 Six Sessions - Free for members Are you an “expert” investor or just a beginner? This is your chance to discuss investment topics and opportunities with fellow OLLI members. This group is led by OLLI member, Mr. Haim Karp.

OSH 207-41 Embracing Transitions WEDNESDAYS  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom B March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 Six Sessions $45 This interactive course continues to build on the foundation of the Spring I course on “Successful Aging”. Growing old presents change and challenges, but it also offers the enormous potential for happiness. The process of personal reflection and group dialogues will guide participants to envision, plan and grow a purposeful life. Week 1: Introduction of “Circles of Reflective Dialogues” (CORD) and course goals. Introduction of Dr. Gene D. Cohen’s research and the four phases of older life: reevaluation, liberation, summing up, and encore. Week 2: In the reevaluation phase, plans and actions are shaped by a sense quest, which can lead to a powerful desire to find meaning in life or redirect life in a new direction. Week 3: A new sense of liberation and personal freedom is represented by “if not now, when?” as presented in Dr. Cohen’s second phase of late life.

THURSDAYS Art & Art History ........................................ 19 Advanced Conversation – Spanish ......... 19 Internet & Emailing for Beginners .............................................. 20 Watercolor Basics ...................................... 20 Religion in East Asian History & Culture ....................................................... 21 “A Chiacchierare!” Intermediate Italian Conversation ....... 22 Computer Basics: Part I ........................... 22 Intermediate French: Part D .................. 23 Beginning Spanish: Part B (Continuation of Part A) . ......................... 23 Social Media: Blogging, Facebook & Twitter .................................... 24 FRIDAYS Beginning French: Part D ....................... 25 SIG: Current Events .................................. 25 Adventures in Musicology ...................... 26 Tai Chi ........................................................... 26

Week 4: The role of voluntarism, autobiography, and philanthropy will be reviewed as summing up - the third phase of late life of Dr. Cohen’s research. Week 5: The encore phase contains aspects of the three previous phases represented by the desires for love, companionship, self-determination, control and giving back. Week 6: Summarize, evaluate and close with an interactive group exercise that will include a list of resources and tools. Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, LCSW, LMHC brings more than 20 years of experience in psychotherapy and psychoeducation, lately focusing in working with men and women 50+. Miriam is a frequent lecturer on the subject of transitions for clients 50+, most recently presenting at the annual symposium of the International Association for the Advancement of Social Work with Groups, and the annual meeting of the Latin American Jewish Studies Association. 6

OSH 329-41  — NEW COURSE — The Immigrant Experience Through Literature Mondays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Claroom C  |  March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 Six sessions $45

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How many times have you heard: “We are a nation of immigrants”? Even those we call Native Americans immigrated from Asia, marching on foot over a land bridge through the Bering Straits, leaving their homelands for a new world that they eventually made their own. Multitudes of new migrations followed, and, today, America is a hodge-podge of cultures and ethnic groups where the search for wholeness and the struggle for acculturation is part of each day’s drama. In this course, our inquiry begins with learning about the history of immigration to the United States. With that as a background, we launch into reading about a variety of immigrant experiences. We will examine the historical and political circumstances that spurred the abandonment of countries of birth and the harsh realities that met the newcomers in a foreign land. We will discuss how the collision between old and new traditions shapes us and question the issues of nationalism, gender, economic class, religion and language. We will look at America itself: what it means to the world and what it will continue to mean in the future. Workshop participants will come to class prepared to discuss not only the literary merits of the narrative (language style, plot, structure, setting, character development, themes) assigned for that week, but also the historical and political issues tackled therein. Week 1: Introduction to Immigration: The Ideology of Success Week 2: The American Dream: “America and I” by Anzia Yezierska Week 3: Resistance and Assimilation: ‘Tis by Frank McCourt Week 4: Old World vs New: “Negocios” by Junot Diaz Week 5: Language: “Leave Your Name at the Border” by Luis Munoz and “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan Week 6: Class and Race: Brother I’m Dying by Edwidge D’Anticat Cecilia M. Fernandez is an independent journalist and college professor with a passion for literature. Her work has appeared in Latina Magazine, Accent Miami, Upstairs at the Duroc (journal of the Paris Workshop), Vista Magazine, and Le Siecle de George Sand. Recently, she finished a memoir entitled Leaving Little Havana which was selected as a finalist in the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Book Contest.

OSH 310-41 SIG: Fun with Yiddish Mondays  |  12:00 – 1:00 pm  |  Art Room  |  March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 Six Sessions - Free for members Brush up on your Yiddish, and start speaking it now. Even if you understand it but have never spoken it, come surprise yourself with how quickly you can join the conversation. This group is led by an OLLI member.

OSH 123-41 Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius, The Polymath Mondays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Claroom A  |  March 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 Five Sessions $45

Week 2: The early life of Leonardo Da Vinci. His first paintings in Verrocchio’s workshop and his first achievements as an artist.

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Week 1: Introduction to the Renaissance. We will discuss some of the artists who began the new humanist movement in which man is viewed as the center of the universe.

Week 3: Leonardo moved to Milan under the patronage of Ludovico Sforza, where he made a variety of military designs and the Last Supper. Week 4: The Mona Lisa and other works. His life under the support of Cesare Borgia.

Dr. Batia Cohen has a PhD in Mesoamerican studies from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. She was an adjunct professor at Florida International University, and has published numerous articles in specialized art and history magazines. Currently, she is a collaborator of an online cultural magazine.

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Week 5: The last years of Leonardo’s life in Amboise under the auspice of the King of France Francois I.

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OSH 700-41  — NEW COURSE — Public Speaking & Presentation Skills Mondays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom B  |  March 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15, 22 Six Sessions $45 Learn the fundamentals of effective presentations and speeches – know yourself, your audience, and your subject – and develop the right skills. In this class, we will develop seven skill areas to form the basis of a public speaking presence. During each of the first six classes, each student will give a 3-4 minute presentation or talk. Each session is a balance of new instruction, skill exercises, presentation/speech delivery, and critique from the instructor. Peter Rogen is an active OLLI member and founder of Peter Rogen & Associates, now RogenSI, Inc., a leading worldwide provider of communication, presentation, and public speaking skills. CORAL GABLES OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 9

OSH 901-41 Beginning & Intermediate Acrylics Mondays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Art Room  |  March 18, 25, April 1, 22, TBA Six Sessions $90 Painting with acrylics can be great fun. Painting is to be enjoyed, not endured. Acrylics are easy to use mainly because they are water soluble, and are not encumbered by numerous technical rules, as are oils. Acrylics allow the artist to jump in and push the medium to its limits. Come and experience the fun, ease and lack of boundaries this medium and class offers. There will be time in class to work on your projects where you will receive assistance and weekly critiques. For a list of suggested supplies, please contact the OLLI office. You will be painting in the first class. Note: This class is geared toward those who are new to the medium, as well as artists of different levels who have not painted for a while. Jim Brennan is a native Floridian. He graduated with a BA in Humanities fromFlorida Atlantic University, where his focus was on art and architecture. Jim is a teacher and an award-winning artist in acrylics, watercolor, metal sculpture and wire sculpture mediums. His work has been featured throughout Miami, Palm Beach, Winter Park and Tampa.

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OSH 120-42 Holocaust Studies Tuesdays  |  10:00am – 11:45 am  |  Classroom A  |  March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Six Sessions $45 Week 1: FDR and the Holocaust Week 3: Rescue in Denmark and Other Righteous Nations Week 4: Germany and the Jews Today Week 5: Discussion: The Problem of Forgiveness Please read Simon Wiesenthal’s The Sunflower before class meets.)

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Week 2: Christian Churches and the Holocaust

Week 6: Personal Experiences: My Childhood in Nazi Germany

OSH 311-42 Intermediate Spanish: Part D (Continuation of Part C) Tuesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom C  |  March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Six Sessions $45

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Dr. Rita Botwinick is Fellow at the University of Miami Miller Center for Judaic Studies. She holds a PhD in Modern German History from St. Johns University. Dr. Botwinick was born in Germany, but fled Nazi Germany with her family during World War II.

¡Bienvenidos! In this intermediate course you will continue learning the basic essentials of speaking and writing in Spanish. Vocabulary, main grammar points and cultural elements will all be presented in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join in on the fun. ¡Te esperamos! Manny Garcia-Rossi, MA, attended the University of Florence and graduated from Florida State University in 2002 in Italian and Literary Theory. He received a second MA in Film studies at the University of Miami in 2006. He has taught at Florida State University and designed the curriculum used for the Italian program at the InterAmerican campus of Miami Dade College, focusing on communicative proficiency. Manny is a Senior Lecturer, and founder of the UM Italian Film Series, for the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at the University of Miami, where he has taught since 2003. 10

OSH 904-42 Advanced Watercolor Painting Tuesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Art Room  |  March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Six Sessions $90 Are you an experienced watercolor artist who wants to learn more advanced techniques? This class is designed for those students who have been working with the medium for at least one year. You will be given ample time in class to work on your projects, where you will receive assistance and critiques each week. This class is for students who have been painting fo r at leat 1 year and want to enhance the quality of their work. David Maddern, MA, a musician and visual artist who transfers the elements of music to his paintings, has worked on many collections both in the United States and abroad. He has been teaching at OLLI since 2001. CORAL GABLES

OSH 918-42 Nature and Animal Digital Photography Tuesdays  |  10:00am – 1:00pm  |  Computer Room & five outdoor photo shoots March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Six Sessions $90

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Learn how to catch and record close-ups of animals, plants and panoramic subtropical landscapes. This 6-week course combines one classroom session with five outdoor photo safaris, followed by thoughtful critiques outdoors after the shoots. Topics include aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings. PowerPoint and digital image presentations will serve as demos. A digital camera with a zoom lens is recommended. Field trips include Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, Miami Zoo, Pinecrest Gardens, Everglades National Park, and the UM campus. Karl Koslowski received his BS from Philadelphia University of the Arts. He currently teaches digital photography at Florida International University, University of Miami and Miami Dade College. Koslowski was a member of the US & Foreign Service. He designed and supervised the installation of major USA Pavilions in 30 countries throughout the world.

OSH 736-42  — NEW COURSE — Exploring our Tropical Environment: fairchild is more than a garden Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom A  |  March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Six Sessions $45 Join your OLLI friends for this speaker series of local experts from the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. Each week brings a fascinating topic of interest. Week 1: Dr. Carl Lewis, Director of Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden Week 2: Bob Petzinger, Art in the Gardens

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Week 3: Devon Powell, Field Biologist Week 4: Glenn Huberman, Butterflies and Plants Week 5: Gaby Orihuela, Exhibits Manager Week 6: Amy Padolf, Director of Education This series was organized by OLLI Member Adele Mucha.

OSH 804-42 Singularity: The Future is Here! Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom C  |  March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Six Sessions $45

Week 1: Trans-Humanism In this overview, we will look at the idea that the human body and mind are at a very early stage of their development and can - with the help of technology overcome their physiological limitations. Troublesome ethical questions arise in the wake of each new development.

Week 3: Designing the Perfect Human It started with the discovery of the double helix and within half a century the entire human genome had been described, setting the stage for designing the human body and, perhaps, the mind, and raising the question: “Who are we after all?” Week 4: The Non-Human Human Thankfully, robots are on their way toward taking over a lot of human tasks. However, given the progress in making robots “human-like” with language, ideas of their own, and even emotions, are we creating robots that will replace humans on this planet? The answer will scare many.

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Week 2: The IT Future Shock In the IT world, everything gets smaller, faster, has more capacity, and gets cheaper, too. Looking back on 50 years of technological progress, the speaker will offer projections of a world that is totally incomprehensible today and raises the question of how we will adapt to such changes.

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Humanity is facing daunting challenges in the next few decades as a result of accelerating developments in four key technologies/fields: IT, Genetics, Robotics, and Neuroscience. We will be tested individually and our social fabric will be strained, but should we stop these developments…if we even can? This series focuses on a very brave new world called The Singularity.

Week 5: Cafeteria Plan Brains With new understanding of the actual functioning of the brain and with technologies like those discussed in the previous three lectures, we are on the brink of re-making our brains to our own specifications - like choosing the food in a cafeteria. Will we like our new selves? Torben Riise, PhD, MBA, and a native of Denmark, has held executive positions in large international biotech companies for two decades. He owns his own consulting business. Torben specializes in ethics and corporate/social issues. 12

OSH 307-42 “¡Charlamos!” Intermediate Spanish Conversation Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Art Room  |  March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Six Sessions $45

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Now that you know your grammar – let’s start chatting! The purpose of this interactive intermediate Spanish conversation course is to begin honing your speaking skills and develop the ability to discuss personal activities, everyday situations and to express your opinions – ¡En Español! We will be using various readings ranging from authentic newspaper/ magazine materials to various short stories and other types of brief readings. Please bring along the specific magazine/newspaper articles or other readings that the instructor will give you to class each week for the discussions. Note: Although this class is the most basic of the conversation classes offered, you will still need to have a decent understanding of Spanish grammar since it will not be primarily taught during this course. Manny Garcia-Rossi, MA.

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OSH 105-45 Triumph & Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men Tuesdays  |  3:00 – 4:30pm  |  Classroom A  |  March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Six Sessions $45 Over six weeks, we will study the lives of six great men in history through a series of live costumed historical portrayals. The focus will be on their triumphs, accomplishments, and the struggles that brought them their respective recognition and fame. Afterward, in an open forum, we will examine the nature and greatness and what separates their lives from our own. Week 1: Juan Ponce de Leon (1474-1521) Discovery of La Florida Week 2: General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) Marble Man Week 3: William John Wills (1834-1861) Victorian Exploring Expedition Week 4: William Dampier (1651-1715) Pirate/Hydrographer Week 5: Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) Voyage of the Kon Tiki Week 6: Charles Hall (1821-1871) In Search of Franklin Robert Dawson is an actor/historian and has been a science lecturer for the Museum of Science for the past 14 years. He has created over 40 one-man historical presentations for festivals, museums and educational institutions.

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OSH 309-42 Beginning Italian: Part D (Continuation of Part C) Tuesdays  |  3:00 – 4:45 pm  |  Classroom C  |  March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Six Sessions $45 Buon giorno! In this elementary course you will begin learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Italian. Greetings, basic grammar points and cultural elements will be presented, all in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join the fun! Siete Benvenuti! Manny Garcia-Rossi, MA.

Wednesdays

Great Decisions 2013 Wednesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45am  |  Classroom A  |  March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 Six Sessions $45

Week 1: NATO – Sid Mitchell Week 2: Future of the Euro – Edwin Bell Week 3: China in Africa – Elisabeth Evans Week 4: Iran – Joe Falowitz Week 5: Humanitarian intervention – Ulrich Merten

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Great Decisions is a stimulating course that promotes civic competence through discussion of critical international topics. Each week brings a different topic, examined from a multitude of perspectives. Students are prodded to explore various policy options and hone their skills for sharing information with others, exchanging ideas, and responding to differing and previously unconsidered perspectives and viewpoints.

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Week 6: Egypt – Frank da Varona Each week’s session is led by an OLLI member.

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OSH 912-43 Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe PSE 4 through 11) Wednesdays  |  9:30am – 12:00pm  |  Art Room  |  March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 Six Sessions $90 Learn techniques to enhance your digital images with Adobe Photoshop®, the most popular digital imaging software favored by amateur and professional photographers. This remarkable program is able to handle images from a variety of cameras. Learn how to remedy the problems that plague amateurs as well as the pros. Each student will be given a CD with 40 of my single images and composites, for practice in class and at home. Karl Koslowski.

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The Writer’s Journey Wednesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45am  |  Classoom C  |  March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 Six Sessions $45 This workshop explores writing creatively in the genre of short fiction and nonfiction, guided by the mythic structure of the hero’s journey. Students will learn the basic structure of narrative, following the archetypical elements established in the work of Joseph Campbell. We will consider how characters’ inner wants and immediate goals shape and drive action. Texts: The Writer’s Journey: Mythic Structure for Writers, *3rd Edition, by Christopher Vogler. *Available on Amazon. Additional texts will be available on Blackboard.

Note: Please make sure to register with Blackboard if you haven’t already done so. Blackboard Help Desk can be reached by dialing 305-284-3949 during hours of operation Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm. Week 1: Stages of the Journey, Ordinary World, Call to Adventure. Week 2: Refusal of the Call, Meeting with the Mentor. Week 3: Crossing the First Threshold, Tests, Allies, Enemies. Week 4: Approach to the Inmost Cave, The Ordeal. Week 5: Reward, The Road Back. Week 6: The Resurrection, Return with the Elixir. Lisa Reyes was born and raised in New York City. She has taught writing at various branches of the City University of New York and has been a Lecturer with the English Department at the University of Miami since 2005. She has a MA degree in English Literature from the College of Staten Island (CUNY), and is a MFA candidate with the University of Texas at El Paso.

OSH 902-43 Advanced Acrylic Painting Wednesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Art Room  |  March 20, 27, April 3, 17, 24, TBA Six Sessions $90 Painting with acrylics can be great fun. Painting is to be enjoyed, not endured. Acrylics are easy to use mainly because they are water-soluble and are not encumbered by the numerous technical rules, as are oils. Acrylics allow the artist to jump in and push the medium to its limits. Come and experience the fun, ease and lack of boundaries this medium and class has to offer. There will be time in class to work on your projects where you will receive assistance and weekly critiques. This class is geared toward advanced painters, but all levels are welcome to attend. For a list of suggested supplies, please contact the OLLI office.

OSH 201-43 Tai Chi Wednesdays & Fridays  |  12:00 – 1:00 pm  |  Classroom A March 20, 22, 27, 29, April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

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Jim Brennan is a native Floridian. He graduated with a BA in Humanities from Florida Atlantic University, where his focus was on art and architecture. Jim is a teacher and an award-winning artist in acrylics, watercolor, metal sculpture and wire sculpture mediums. His work has been featured throughout Miami, Palm Beach, Winter Park and Tampa.

Twelve Sessions $90

Tony Garcia is a Master Trainer and Instructor in Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs. He has been teaching Tai Chi in Miami for the past ten years and also teaches Tai Chi for people with chronic health conditions.

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Tai Chi has a long and distinguished tradition in exercise programs; it is suitable for people who may be in weak health as well as in good health. It emphasizes a calm and peaceful mind, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, and strengthens the immune system. Come and learn the techniques and movements under the guidance of instructor Tony Garcia.

Our Mysterious Fine-Tuned Universe Wednesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classoom A  |  March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 Six Sessions $45 Some interpret the many striking coincidences necessary for the existence of life in our universe as evidence for a higher power. Or, as Stephen Hawking proposes, are we just one of a number of parallel universes? This thought-provoking course gives us a greater scientific and spiritual understanding of our cosmos.

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Week 1: Science versus Religion in the West. Gods and the One God of Abraham. Medieval beliefs. The views of Copernicus, Galileo, Newton, and Einstein. Week 2: Goldilocks Earth. The remarkable features of our home planet; Why it is just right for life. Week 3: Quantum Coincidences. The strong and weak nuclear forces, electromagnetism, and gravity. How they stand on a knife-edge of coincidence. Week 4: On the Scale of Universe. Cosmic curiosities such as the expansion of space, cosmic entropy, total mass-energy, and ultrahigh uniformity. Week 5: Multiple Universes. Inflation theory, quantum mechanics, and string theory all predict parallel universes. Are they really possible? Week 6: Counter Arguments and Open Discussion. Isaiah and the hidden God. Will new physics, such as string theory, give us the answer? Mark Egdall retired to South Florida several years ago after a thirty-five year engineering and management career. He has been teaching at other South Florida lifelong learning programs since 2006 and at OLLI at the University of Miami since 2010.

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OSH 306-43 Advanced French “Auvergne ” Wednesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classoom B  |  March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 Six Sessions $45 In this segment of our tour de France, we will focus on the province of Auvergne and read excerpts from the Pensées of its most famous writer, Blaise Pascal. We will likewise discuss current events, as reported in the French and francophone press. All materials and discussions are in French. Week 1: Introduction – Meet the class; “Quoi de neuf?”: News from class members; “Les Informations”: Discussion of current events; Tour de France: L’Auvergne I – Geography Week 2: Quoi de neuf?; Les Informations; Tour de France: L’Auvergne II – History

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Week 3: Quoi de neuf?; Les Informations; Tour de France: L’Auvergne III – Culture and Traditions Week 4: Quoi de neuf?; Les Informations; Tour de France: L’Auvergne IV – Economy Week 5: Quoi de neuf?; Les Informations; Tour de France: L’Auvergne V – Pascal’s Pensées (excerpts) Week 6: Fête; Discussion générale sous la direction des étudiants

OSH 341-43 Ron Rash: Appalachian Fiction and Poetry Wednesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classoom C  |  March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24

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Dr. Nancy Lawther taught at Texas A&M University, the University of Georgia and most recently at Barry University. She has a BA in French from Pennsylvania State University, a Masters in French from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in French from Yale University.

Six Sessions $45

Note: Please acquire the novel and read through Chapter 8 of The Cove before attending the first class. Do NOT read past Chapter 8. Week 1: Please acquire The Cove and Nothing Gold Can Stay and read through Chapter 8 of The Cove before attending the first class. DO NOT read past Chapter 8.

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This course will be a discussion of the fiction and poetry of American Appalachian writer Rob Rash. Rash has published three collections of poetry, three short story collections, and four novels, all to wide critical acclaim and several awards and honors. During this session, we will read The Cove, Rash’s 2012 novel, as well as Nothing Gold Can Stay, a collection of short stories published in February 2013. In addition, we will discuss a few of Rash’s poems each week.

Week 2: Read through Chapter 16 of The Cove before class. Week 3: Read through the end of The Cove before class. Week 4: We will determine which stories to read from Nothing Gold Can Stay during Week 1. Week 5: We will determine which stories to read from Nothing Gold Can Stay during Week 1. Week 6: We will determine which stories to read from Nothing Gold Can Stay during Week 1. Karen “KC” Culver has been a lecturer in the English Department at the University of Miami since 2003. She has a MA in English Literature from Auburn and an MFA from the University of South Carolina in Creative Writing. 18

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OSH 734-44 Art & Art History Thursdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom A  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45 Week 1: The Art of Cruising / Mediterranean Masterpieces / Part I The history of the Mediterranean region is crucial to understanding the origins and development of Western civilization. The Mediterranean Sea is similarly the uniting element and certainly one of the centers of Western art and culture. Week 2: The Art of Cruising / Mediterranean Masterpieces / Part 2 CORAL GABLES OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 19

Week 3: A Taste of Art / Part I From the dawn of civilization, through the Dutch Golden Age to contemporary times, food and drink have been protagonists of the art scene, playing an important role in the development of all the plastic arts. Week 4: A Taste of Art / Part 2 Week 5: The Life and Art of Oscar Kokoshka / Part I As an artist Oscar Kokoshka was an individualist, combining elements of Expressionism and Symbolism, with a sense of space and movement inherited from the Baroque, to create images of tremendous vitality, strength and psychological insight. Week 6: The Life and Art of Oscar Kokoshka / Part 2 Armando Droulers is an artist, art historian and educator. He studied at Bard College, Academia de Arte Federico Brandt, New World School of the Arts and the University of Florida. He lectures on art, culture and travel, teaches fine art and design and organizes cultural tours, as well as art and wine culinary events. As a Master Artist, he teaches art and is a guest lecturer onboard Celebrity Cruises ships. He has lived in Europe, Latin America, the Middle East and the United States and speaks fluent English, French and Spanish.

OSH 327-44 Advanced Conversation – Spanish Thursdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom C  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45 The main focus of this interactive advanced Spanish course is to be able to discuss, debate and express your opinions – ¡En Español! We will be using authentic materials from various Spanish newspapers and magazines with topics ranging from politics to technology.

Therefore, it is important to understand beforehand that there might be differing opinions – so play fair and shake hands at the end! Please bring the specific magazine or newspaper articles that the instructor sends you to class each week for the discussions. Note: In order to take this course, you need to have a strong foundation in Spanish grammar (present and past tense). Grammar will not be primarily taught during this course. Manny Garcia-Rossi, MA.

OSH 916-44 Internet & Emailing for Beginners Thursdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Computer Lab  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $90

Note: Participants should know how to use keyboard and mouse. Week 1: What is the Internet? Understanding the World Wide Web and URL. Week 2: What is Google? “Have you googled it?”

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This course is for students who are eager to learn their away around the Internet and email communication. It is expected for students to be willing to sign up for a personal email account.

Week 3: Exploring different search engines such as Bing, Yahoo, MSN, among others. Week 4: Email sign up. Week 6: Emial: How to create a signature line and manage contacts. Mariely Valentin-Llopis holds her MS in Mass Communications from Florida International University and her BA in Communications from the University of Puerto Rico. As an adjunct faculty member of the University of Miami’s School of Communication, Mariely taught theory and hands-on workshops in graphic design, Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and other software programs. She currently teaches at Barry University in Miami.

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Week 5: Email: Understanding how to reply, reply all and forward messages.

OSH 903-44 Watercolor Basics Thursdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Art Room  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $90 If you’ve never painted before or have been painting for less than a year, this is a great class to learn or review the foundations of watercolor. Even if you are just beginning, David will have you painting in no time. This class is for those who have been painting for a year or less. You will be given ample time in class to work on your projects, where you will receive assistance and critiques each week.

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SUPPLY LIST FOR BEGINNERS: 6 paint colors (Indian Yellow, Lemon Yellow, French Ultramarine Blue, Cerulean Blue, Windsor Red and Alizarin Crimson); 1 chisel brush (flat brush with no point, at least 3/4 inch); a 5B pencil; 1 white plastic eraser; 1 round #8 brush with a sharp point; and a pad of 140 lb or 30o lb-pound paper. David Maddern, MA.

OSH 733-44 Religion in East Asian History & Culture Thursdays  |  1:00 – 2:45pm  |  Classroom A  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45

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The continent of Asia has been the birthplace of some of the world’s major religions, and of others less well-known, that have impacted the diverse cultures of East Asia in many ways. Not only have various religions shaped everyday ritual practices and life cycle observances, they have left their mark on East Asian art and architecture as well as influencing their history and politics. As the Abrahamic religions of the Middle East – Christianity, Islam, and Judaism – made their way across the Silk Road, and Buddhism spread from South Asia to the north and east, religious traditions and customs adapted themselves to new cultural contexts. Even today, the politics and cultures of the countries of East Asia continue to shape, and be shaped by, their distinctive religious legacies. Week 1: Ancient Chinese Culture: Myths, Legends and Traditions. The Mandate of Heaven doctrine. (Tian) Week 2: China’s Classical Period: Lao-Tzu (founder of Taoism) and Confucius (founder of Confucianism) Week 3: Buddhism in China, Korea, Japan and Tibet. Week 4: Muslims, Jews and Christians Traders along China’s Silk Road. Week 5: Zen Buddhism, Shinto and the Samurai in Japan. Week 6: East Asia and Religion in the 20th–21st Century Dr. Marsha B. Cohen, PhD, is an independent scholar, lecturer and news analyst who specializes in the role of religion in world affairs. She taught International Relations at Florida International University for over a decade, and worked with the University of Miami Master of Arts in International Administration (MAIA) program from 2009-2011. She has taught continuing education in a variety of venues locally and nationally, including four very popular OLLI courses during 2012.

OSH 328-44 “A Chiacchierare!” Intermediate Italian Conversation Thursdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom C  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions$45

Note: Although this class is the most basic of the conversations classes offered, you will still need to have a decent understanding of Italian grammar since it will not be primarily taught during this course.

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Now that you know your grammar – let’s start chatting! The purpose of this interactive intermediate Italian conversation course is to begin honing your speaking skills and be able to discuss personal activities, everyday situations and be able to express your opinions – tutto in Italiano! We will be using various readings ranging from authentic newspaper/magazine materials to various short stories and other types of brief readings. Please bring along the specific magazine/newspaper articles or other readings that the instructor will give you to class each week for the discussions.

Manny Garcia-Rossi, MA.

OSH 908-44

Six Sessions $90 In this class you’ll learn how to identify the components and how to use some of the basic programs of your computer. Note: This is a beginner’s course, so no prior experience is necessary.

SPRING SESSION I SCHEDULE

Computer Basics: Part I Thursdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Computer Lab  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25

Week 1: Exploring the keyboard and mouse. Week 2: How to find, open and use applications such as Internet Explorer and Word among others. Week 3: How to cut, copy, and paste. Week 4: How to save documents using Windows Libraries and external storage. Week 5: How to open an email account, use and functionalities. Week 6: Exploring the Internet, use and functionalities. Mariely Valentin-Llopis. 22

OSH 308-44 Intermediate French: Part D Thursdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom B  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45 CORAL GABLES

A continuation of Intermediate French: Part C, taught during the Spring I session, this course reviews and extends previous grammatical concepts while introducing new vocabulary through the context of French cultural constructs. In order to foster aural/oral communication skills, all class discussions are in French. Week 1: Introduction – Meet the class; “Quoi de neuf”: News from class members; Prononciation: mute e; Vocabulaire: les repas Week 2: Quoi de neuf; Grammaire: les pronoms relatifs qui et que; Lecture: French in Action, Chapitre 24

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Week 3: Quoi de neuf; Vidéo: French in Action, Chapitre 24; Grammaire: les pronoms démonstratifs; Lecture: French in Action, Chapter 25 Week 4: Quoi de neuf; Vidéo: French in Action, Chapitre 25; Grammaire: expressions de quantité; Lecture: French in Action, Chapter 26 Week 5: Quoi de neuf; Vidéo: French in Action, Chapitre 26; Grammaire: exercices de révision: les verbes dire, vivre, plaire, et suivre Week 6: Fête: déjeuner au restaurant Dr. Nancy Lawther.

OSH 303-44 Beginning Spanish: Part B (Continuation of Part A) Thursdays  |  3:00 – 4:45 pm  |  Classroom C  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45 ¡Bienvenidos! In this elementary course you will begin learning the basic essentials to speak and write in Spanish. Greetings, basic grammar points and cultural elements will be presented in a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Come and join in on the fun! ¡Nos vemos! Manny Garcia-Rossi, MA.

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OSH 917-44 Social Media: Blogging, Facebook & Twitter Thursdays  |  3:00 – 4:45 pm  |  Computer Lab  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $90 This course is designed for avid writers with a taste for graphic design. Blogger is a web-based application to build blogs. Blogger offers many fascinating, yet easy to use templates and tools to create unique and eye-catching blogs. This course requires basic computer skillsand the disposition to publish material online. In addition, by the end of the session students will have a broader understanding of social media trends including Facebook and Twitter. Week 1: What is a Blog? A brief history and tour of weblogs. Week 2: What is Blogger.com? Account/blog creation; touring the dashboard; creating additional blogs; deleting a blog. Week 4: A Brief History Of Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Week 5: Creating a Facebook account, working with account and privacy settings, profile, and picture albums. Week 6: Creating a Twitter Account: Posting and following Twitter feeds.Fridays

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Week 3: Configuring basic and formatting settings.

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OSH 330-45 Beginning French: Part D Fridays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom C  |  March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 Six Sessions $45

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A continuation of Beginning French: Part A-C, taught starting with the Fall I session, this course covers basic French grammar and vocabulary with an emphasis on communication. Students have previously been introduced to the fundamental rules of French pronunciation and to several features of French grammar. Week 1: Introduction – Meet the class; Communication: Review Exercise 1; Grammaire: La deuxième conjugaison; Review Exercise 2 Week 2: Lecture et Vidéo: French in Action, Leçon 4

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Week 3: Grammaire: Les prépositions géographiques, Review Exercises 3-4; Vocabulaire: La famille; Lecture: Les petites annonces Week 4: Grammaire: Review Exercices 5-6, les pronoms compléments d’objet Week 5: Lecture et Vidéo : French in Action, Leçon 5 Week 6: Fête et film (Etre et avoir) Dr. Nancy Lawther taught at Texas A&M University, the University of Georgia and most recently at Barry University. She has a BA in French from Pennsylvania State University, a Masters in French from Washington University in St. Louis and a PhD in French from Yale University.

OSH 101-45 SIG: Current Events Fridays  |  12:00 – 1:00 pm  |  Art Room  |  March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 Six Sessions - Free for members Would you like to discuss current events within a smaller group? Do you share the same passions as other OLLI members on certain national or global topics? Participants in this SIG should prepare for meetings by brushing up on current topics in the news frequently, bringing not only opinions to the table, but verified facts as well. This group is led by OLLI member, Mr. Haim Karp.

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OSH 701-45 Adventures in Musicology Fridays  |  10:00 – 11:45am  |  Classroom A  |  March 22, 29, April 5, 12, 19, 26 Six Sessions $45 This course highlights concert performances that will be presented in Miami during the current concert season by various South Florida musical organizations. The musicological approach will focus on the “physical, psychological, aesthetic and cultural phenomenon” of the pieces. Week 1: Vivaldi – and his women (Seraphic Fire, March 20-24) Week 2: Mozart, Berlioz, Verdi, Faure – Requiem Masses (various organizations) Week 3: Copland – Appalachian Spring (Miami symphony Orchestra, April 6-7) Week 4: Brahms – Symphony #4 (Frost Symphony Orchestra, April 20) Week 5: Mahler – Symphony #4 (NWS, April 27-28) Note: a field trip associated with this class will take place on the last class meeting – on Friday, April 26. Watch OLLI announcements for more information on the field trip sign-up. Field trip participation will require a separate fee.

OSH-201-43 Tai Chi Wednesdays & Fridays  |  12:00 – 1:00 pm  |  Classroom A March 20, 22, 27, 29, April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 Twelve Sessions $90

SPRING SESSION I SCHEDULE

Dr. Eugene Greco graduated cum laude from Union College as a Humanities major, concentrating on music and art history. He holds an MME degree in Choral Music Education from Ithaca College and a second masters from State University of NY at Albany in Educational Administration. Additionally, Dr. Greco holds a PhD in Musicology from the University of Miami. He teaches at both Miami Dade College and UM.

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Week 6: Field Trip to New World Symphony Dress Rehearsal

Tai Chi has a long and distinguished tradition in exercise programs; it is suitable for people who may be in weak health as well as in good health. It emphasizes a calm and peaceful mind, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, and strengthens the immune system. Come and learn the techniques and movements under the guidance of instructor Tony Garcia. Tony Garcia is a Master Trainer and Instructor in Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs. He has been teaching Tai Chi in Miami for the past ten years and also teaches Tai Chi for people with chronic health conditions.

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Tuesdays

OSH 508-42 Triumph & Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men Tuesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45am  |  OLLI North Bay Village  |  March 19, 26, April 2, 9, 16, 23 Six Sessions $65 Over six weeks, we will study the lives of six great men in history through a series of live costumed historical portrayals. The focus will be on their triumphs, accomplishments, and the struggles that brought them their respective recognition and fame. Afterward, in an open forum, we will examine the nature and greatness and what separates their lives from our own. Week 1: Juan Ponce de Leon (1474-1521) Discovery of La Florida Week 2: General Robert E. Lee (1807-1870) Marble Man

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Week 3: William John Wills (1834-1861) Victorian Exploring Expedition

TUESDAYS

Week 4: William Dampier (1651-1715) Pirate/Hydrographer

Triumph & Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men . ........................... 27 Tai Chi ........................................................... 28 WEDNESDAYS Current Economic & Political Powerhouses . ......................... 28

THURSDAYS Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius, The Polymath....................... 29 Nature and Animal Digital Photography . ................................ 29

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Week 5: Thor Heyerdahl (1914-2002) Voyage of the Kon Tiki Week 6: Charles Hall (1821-1871) In Search of Franklin Robert Dawson is an actor/historian and has been a science lecturer for the Museum of Science for the past 14 years. He has created over 40 one-man historical presentations for festivals, museums and educational institutions.

OSH 502-42 Tai Chi Tuesdays & Thursdays  |  3:00 – 4:00 pm  |  OLLI North Bay Village March 19, 21, 26, 28, April 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25 Twelve Sessions $100

Tony Garcia is a Master Trainer and Instructor in Dr. Paul Lam’s Tai Chi for Health programs. He has been teaching Tai Chi in Miami for the past ten years and also teaches Tai Chi for people with chronic health conditions.

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Tai Chi has a long and distinguished tradition in exercise programs; it is suitable for people who may be in weak health as well as in good health. It emphasizes a calm and peaceful mind, lowers blood pressure, relieves stress, and strengthens the immune system. Come and learn the techniques and movements under the guidance of instructor Tony Garcia.

Wednesdays

CURRENT ECONOMIC & POLITICAL POWERHOUSES Wednesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45am  |  OLLI North Bay Village  |  March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17, 24 Six Sessions $65

SPRING SESSION I SCHEDULE

OSH 507-43

Week 1: Argentina & Brazil Week 2: India Week 3: Malaysia & Indonesia Week 4: The Gulf Countries (& Saudi Arabia) Week 5: China Week 6: Russia & Azerbaijan Dr. Mitra Raheb received her PhD from the University of Miami in International Relations. She is an adjunct professor at several local universities, and consults for international organizations. 28

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OSH 509-44 Leonardo da Vinci: The Genius, The Polymath Thursdays  |  10:00am – 1:00pm  |  OLLI North Bay Village  |  March 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Five Sessions $65 Week 1: Introduction to the Renaissance. We will discuss some of the artists who began the new humanist movement in which man is viewed as the center of the universe. Week 2: The early life of Leonardo Da Vinci. His first paintings in Verrocchio’s workshop and his first achievements as an artist. NORTHEAST MIAMI OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 29

Week 3: Leonardo moved to Milan under the patronage of Ludovico Sforza, where he made a variety of military designs and the Last Supper. Week 4: The Mona Lisa and other works. His life under the support of Cesare Borgia. Week 5: The last years of Leonardo’s life in Amboise under the auspice of the King of France Francois I.Thursdays Instructor’s info?????

OSH 510-44 Nature and Animal Digital Photography Thursdays  |  10:00am – 1:00pm  |  OLLI North Bay Village  |  March 21, 28, April 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $100 Learn how to catch and record close-ups of animals, plants and panoramic subtropical landscapes. This 6-week course combines one classroom session with five outdoor photo safaris, followed by thoughtful critiques outdoors after the shoots. Topics include aperture, shutter speed, and ISO settings. PowerPoint and digital image presentations will serve as demos. A digital camera with a zoom lens is recommended. Field trips include Crandon Park on Key Biscayne, Miami Zoo, Pinecrest Gardens, Everglades National Park, and the UM campus. Karl Koslowski received his BS from Philadelphia University of the Arts. He currently teaches digital photography at Florida International University, University of Miami and Miami Dade College. Koslowski was a member of the US & Foreign Service. He designed and supervised the installation of major USA Pavilions in 30 countries throughout the world.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION Registration for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is online at www.continue.miami.edu/osher. IN PERSON - march 12th

ONLINE - march 12th starting at 11:00 am Register for courses online using your personal computer. If this is your first time registering for courses online you will need to create your CaneID and edMiami Profile (steps 1 & 2). If you are a returning student, you can log in to your edMiami profile at www.edmiami.com and register for courses.

SPRING SESSION I SCHEDULE

Register for courses in person at Founders Hall on the University of Miami Coral Gables Campus. Registration days and times will be announced. If you have previously created your CaneID and edMiami Profile, there will be staff available on a first-come, first-served basis to process your registration and payments. If you have not previously created your CaneID and edMiami Profile, there are computers available in the Founders Hall Computer Lab for you to do this prior to registration. You can turn in your Registration Form starting at 9:00 am on March 12th. We will begin processing registrations from the Registration Forms at 11:00 am.

Step 1: Get your UM ID by creating your CaneID: https://caneid.miami.edu/createnewaccount.aspx Step 2: Create a personal online account profile on the website www.edmiami.com where you will register for OLLI courses online. You will use your email address and create a password for this system. You will need your UM ID from Step 1 to create your profile. Create your edMiami Profile https://www.continue.miami.edu/register.aspx Step 3: Select courses, register and pay for courses at www.continue.miami.edu/osher Step 4: Registration Assistance - If you need assistance with registration or if you’re without a computer and can’t make it into our offices, we are available to help you. Please call 305-284-6554 and we will assist you or register you over the phone. 30

CORAL GABLES SCHEDULE Number

Title

Instructor

Days and Times

Location

Dates

OSH 405-41

Current Economic & Political Powerhouses

Mitra Raheb

Mondays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom A

Mar 18, 25 Apr 1,8, 15,22

OSH 401-41

SIG: Investments

H. Karp

Mondays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Art Room

Mar 18, 25 Apr 1,8, 15,22

OSH 207-31

Embracing Transitions

M. MoussatcheWechsler

Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom B

Mar 20, 27 Apr 3,10, 17,24

OSH 329-41

The Immigrant Experience Through Literature

Cecilia M. Fernandez

Mondays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom C

Mar 18, 25 Apr 1,8, 15,22

OSH 310-41

SIG: Fun with Yiddish

OLLI Member

Mondays 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Art Room

Mar 18, 25 Apr 1,8, 15,22

OSH 123-41

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius, The Polymath

Batia Cohen

Mondays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom A

Mar 18, 25 Apr 1,8, 15,22

Peter Rogen

Mondays 1:00√√ - 2:45pm

Classroom B

Mar 18, 25 Apr 1,8, 15,22

J. Brennan

Mondays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Art Room

Mar 18, 25 Apr 1,8, 15,22

R. Botwinick

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom A

Mar 19, 26 Apr 2,9, 16,23

M. Garcia-Rossi

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom C

Mar 19, 26 Apr 2,9, 16,23

D. Maddern

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Art Room

Mar 19, 26 Apr 2,9, 16,23

Public Speaking &

OSH 700-41 Presentation Skills

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OSH 901-31

Beginning and Intermediate Acrylics

OSH 120-42

Holocaust Studies

OSH 311-42

Intermediate Spanish: Part D Advanced

OSH 904-42 Watercolor Painting Nature & Animal

OSH 918-42 Photography OSH 736-42

Exploring Our Tropical Environment: Fairchild Is More Than A Garden Singularity:

OSH 804-42 The Future is Here! “¡Charlamos!”: Intrm.

OSH 307-42 Spanish Conversation OSH 105-45

Triumph & Tradegy: The Lives of Great Men Beginning Italian:

OSH 309-42 Part D OSH 123-43

Great Decisions 2013

OSH 912-43

Adobe Photoshop: Elements

OSH 37743

The Writer’s Journey

K. Koslowski

Tuesdays Computer Lab 10:00 am - 1:00 pm & Around Town

Mar 19, 26 Apr 2,9, 16,23

Speaker Series

Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom A

Mar 19, 26 Apr 2,9, 16,23

Torben Riise

Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom C

Mar 19, 26 Apr 2,9, 16,23

M. Garcia-Rossi

Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Art Room

Mar 19, 26 Apr 2,9, 16,23

Rober Dawson

Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:30 pm

Classroom A

Mar 19, 26 Apr 2,9, 16,23

M. Garcia-Rossi

Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:45 pm

Classroom C

Mar 19, 26 Apr 2,9, 16,23

Led by OLLI Member

Wednesdays 3:00 - 4:45 pm

Classroom A

Mar 20, 27 Apr 3,10, 17,24

Karl Koslowski

Wednesdays 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Computer Room

Mar 20, 27 Apr 3,10, 17,24

L. Reyes

Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom C

Mar 20, 27 Apr 3,10, 17,24

Advanced Acrylics

OSH 902-43 Painting

J. Brennan

Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Art Room

Mar 20, 27 Apr 3,10, 17,24

Tai Chi

T. Garcia

Wed & Fri 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Classroom A

Mar 20, 22,27,29 Apr 3, 5, 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26

OSH 811-43

Our Myserious Fine-Tuned Universe

E. Egdall

Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom A

Mar 20, 27 Apr 3,10, 17,24

N. Lawther

Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom B

Mar 20, 27 Apr 3,10, 17,24

K. Culver

Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom C

Mar 20, 27 Apr 3,10, 17,24

A.Droulers

Thursdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom A

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4,11, 18,25

M. Garcia-Rossi

Thursdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom C

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4,11, 18,25

M. Valentin-Llopis

Thursdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Computer Lab

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4,11, 18,25

D. Maddern

Thursdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Art Room

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4,11, 18,25

M. Cohen

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom A

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4,11, 18,25

M. Garcia-Rossi

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom C

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4,11, 18,25

M. Valentin-Llopis

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Computer Lab

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4,11, 18,25

N. Lawther

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom B

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4,11, 18,25

M. Garcia-Rossi

Thursdays 3:00 - 4:45 pm

Classroom C

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4,11, 18,25

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Thursdays 3:00 - 4:45 pm

Computer Lab

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4,11, 18,25

Advanced French

OSH 306-43 “Auvergne” OSH 341-43

Ron Rash: Appalachian Fiction and Poetry

OSH 734-44 Art & Art History OSH 327-44

Advanced Conversational Spanish Internet & Emailing

OSH 916-44 for Beginners OSH 327-44

Watercolor Basics

OSH 733-44

Religion in East Asian History & Culture A Chiacchierare! -

OSH 328-44 Intermediate Italian Conversation

Computer Basics:

OSH 3908-44 Part 1

OSH 308-44 Intermediate French C Beginning Spanish:

OSH 303-34 Part B OSH 917-44

Social Media: Blogging, Facebook & Twitter

OSH 330-45

Beginning French: Part D

N. Lawther

Fridays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom C

Mar 22, 29 Apr 5,12, 19,26

OSH 101-45

SIG: Current Events

H. Karp

Fridays 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Art Room

Mar 22, 29 Apr 5,12, 19,26

OSH 701-45

Adventures in Musicology

E. Greco

Fridays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom A

Mar 22, 29 Apr 5,12, 19,26

OSH 201-43

Tai Chi

T. Garcia

Fridays 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Classroom A

Mar 22, 29 Apr 5,12, 19,26

SPRING SESSION I SCHEDULE

OSH 201-43

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NORTHEAST MIAMI SCHEDULE Number

Title

Instructor

Days and Times

Location

Dates

OSH 508-42

Triumph & Tragedy: The Lives of Great Men

R. Dawson

Tuesdays 10:00 – 11:45 am

NE Miami

Mar 19, 26 Apr 2, 9, 16, 23

OSH 502-42

Tai Chi

T. Garcia

Tues & Thur 3:00 - 4:00 pm

NE Miami

Mar 19, 21, 26, 28 Apr 2, 4, 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25

OSH 507-43

Current Economic & Political Powerhouses

M. Raheb

NE Miami

Mar 20, 27 Apr 3, 10, 17, 24

OSH 509-44

Leonardo Da Vinci: The Genius, The Polymath

B. Cohen

Thursdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

NE Miami

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

OSH 510-44

Nature and Animal Digital Photography

K. Koslowski

Thursdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

NE Miami & Around Town

Mar 21, 28 Apr 4, 11, 18, 25

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at the event.

Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Course

Course Title

Course Fee

SPRING SESSION I SCHEDULE 34

What’s inside Adventures in Musicology

Spring Session II Schedule Mar 18 - April 26, 2013

26 17

Current Economic & Political Powerhouses

Advanced French “Auvergne”

28 21

Religion in East Asian History & Culture

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