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Spring Session III Schedule May 20 - June 28, 2013

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. 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) OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 1

• 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

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

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

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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 III: May 20 - June 28, 2013 • Summer Session: July 15 - August 16, 2013 • Fall Session I: September 9 - October 18, 2013 • Fall Session II: November 4 - December 13, 2013 GUEST POLICY

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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. Complete the audit request form available on our website: continue.miami.edu/osher. 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

CORAL GABLES MONDAYS World Economics: New Boys in the Neighborhood .................................... 5 SIG: Investments ......................................... 6 Wire Sculpture Art Class . ......................... 6 Literary Expatriates in Paris: The Lost Generation of the Twenties . ............................................ 6 SIG: Fun with Yiddish ................................. 7 Beginning & Intermediate Acrylics ........ 7 TUESDAYS Art in the 20th Century ............................. 8

Mondays

Intermediate Spanish: Part E .................. 8 Advanced Watercolor Painting ................ 9 Photography Around Town: South Florida Landmarks ......................... 9 The Language of Cinema ........................... 9 The Literature of Khaled Hosseini . ...... 10 “¡Charlamos!” Intermediate Spanish Conversation ............................... 11 Improvisational Comedy .......................... 11 Beginning Italian: Part E (Continuation of Part D) . .......................... 12 WEDNESDAYS Computer Basics ......................................... 12 Miami-Dade County & You ....................... 13 Social Media . ............................................... 13 Advanced Acrylic Painting ..................... 14 Beginning Portuguese . ........................... 14 Religion in Central Asian History & Culture ...................................... 14 François Mauriac: Thérèse Desqueyroux (Advanced French) . .................................... 15 Embracing Transitions ............................. 16 5

OSH 406-51 world Economics: New Boys in the neighborhood Mondays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom A May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1 Six Sessions $45 Week 1: 19th century rich vs. 21st century rich Week 2: The role of Euro, Gold, and the Dollar in the 21st century Week 3: The similarities and differences between the fall of Islamic empires and the current western powers’ condition Week 4: The role of Islamic powers as economic powers in the 21st century Week 5: Can capitalist principles continue on their current path or do they need to change to succeed in the 21st century? Week 6: Current Events Dr. Mitra Raheb received her PhD from UM in International Relations. She is an adjunct professor at several local universities, and consults for international organizations.

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SIG: Investments Mondays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom C May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1

U.S. Supreme Court .................................... 17 Advanced Conversation – Spanish ......... 17 The Gender Continuum ............................ 18

Six Sessions - Free for members

Watercolor Basics ...................................... 18

Are you an “expert” investor or just a beginner? This is your chance to discuss investment topics and opportunities with fellow OLLI members.

A Historic Miscellany ................................ 19

This group is led by OLLI member, Mr. Haim Karp.

Beginning Spanish: Part C (Continuation of Part B) . ......................... 20

“A Chiacchierare!” Intermediate Italian Conversation ....... 20

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Wire Sculpture Art Class Mondays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Art Room May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1

Travel French (For Beginner & Intermediate Level) .................................... 21

Six Sessions $90

SIG: Current Events ................................... 21

Wire Sculpture is not as threatening as you may think! In fact, it’s downright easy and fun. Plus, the supply costs are minimal to none! Did you know that Alexander Calder basically developed wire sculpture as an art form? Come learn this art of bending, twisting, and wrapping and explore the versatility of wire.

Historical Overview of American Popular Song ...................... 22 Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe PSE 4 through 11) . ....................... 22

Jim Brennan is a native Floridian. He graduated with a BA in Humanities from FAU, 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.

OSH 342-51 Literary Expatriates in Paris: The Lost Generation of the Twenties Mondays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom C May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1 Six Sessions $45 Throughout much of the twentieth century, Paris was widely viewed as the cultural capital of the western world. As such, it exercised a magnetic attraction upon several generations of artists and intellectuals, large numbers of whom migrated to the French capital from all over the world. Continued.... 6

In this class, we will look at the social and political history of the time period and read the works of the expatriates themselves. Week 1: Historical Overview, Gertrude Stein’s Paris Salon, Langston Hughes Week 2: Gertrude Stein Week 3: Ernest Hemingway Week 4: F.S. Fitzgerald Week 5: John Dos Passos, Djuna Barnes Week 6: Ezra Pound, TS Eliot, Kay Boyle 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. CORAL GABLES OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 7

OSH 310-51 SIG: Fun with Yiddish Mondays  |  12:00 – 1:00 pm  |  Classroom C  |  May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1 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 OLLI member Lorraine Feuer.

OSH 901-51 Beginning & Intermediate Acrylics Mondays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Art Room  |  May 20, June 3, 10, 17 24, July 1 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 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.

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OSH 734-52 Art in the 20th Century Tuesdays  |  10:00 - 11:45 am  |  Classroom A  |  May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45 The Impressionist movement changed the way we see art today dramatically. During the course of the 20th Century, artists developed different approaches to art. Fauvism, Dadaism, Expressionism, Surrealism, and others depicted an array of ideas and techniques through their new interpretations. Week 1: Impressionism Week 3: Dadaism Suprematism and Expressionism Week 4: Cubism Week 5: Surrealism Week 6: Pop and Op Art

OSH 311-52 Intermediate Spanish: Part E (Continuation of Part D) Tuesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom C  |  May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45

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Dr. Batia Cohen has a PhD in Mesoamerican studies from the Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico. She was an adjunct professor at FIU, 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 2: Post-Impressionism and Fauvism

¡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. 8

OSH 904-52 Advanced Watercolor Painting Tuesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Art Room  |  May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 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. 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 and also teaches at Fairchild Tropical Gardens.

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Photography around town: south florida landmarks Tuesdays  |  10:00 am – 1:00 pm  |  Computer Room & five outdoor photo shoots May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $90 This is a Digital Photography course with a historic emphasis. We will capture significant South Florida landmarks through the eyes of a digital camera in this 18-hour course. First session meets at OLLI in Coral Gables, the rest of our sessions will be at local landmarks from the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts, Freedom Tower, AA Arena, Julia Tuttle Bronze Statue in Bayfront Park, Miami Circle, Brickell Park, Deering Estate, to Key Biscayne lighthouse. A digital reflex camera with an 18-55 mm or longer zoom lens is recommended. Note: This 6-week course starts with one classroom instruction and continues with five outdoor photo shoots, followed by thoughtful critiques outdoors. Karl Koslowski received his B.S. 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 Services. He designed and supervised the installation of major USA Pavilions in 30 countries throughout the world.

OSH 737-52 The Language of Cinema Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom A  |  May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45 This course is designed as an introduction to the fundamental concepts and principles of narrative film art. Each week’s lecture is devoted to presenting you with an in-depth vocabulary for how to describe the inner-workings of our most multifarious of visual media.

Lectures are illustrated with a variety of entertaining film clips from Hollywood and around the world. All film lovers and enthusiasts are most welcome – as is anyone curious to know more about movies and how they work. Week 1: Narration Week 2: Cinematography Week 3: Mise-en-scène Week 4: Editing I (Continuity) Week 5: Editing II (Discontinuity) Week 6: Sound

OSH 304-52 The Literature of Khaled Hosseini Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom B  |  May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

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Charlie Michael received his BA ’97 in English from Carleton College; MA ’99 Comparative Literature from University of Iowa; MA’04 Communication Arts (Film) in University of Wisconsin-Madison and PhD ’10 in Communication Arts (Film) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Michael is a Professor in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the University of Miami.

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Week 1: We will discuss Khaled Hosseini’s debut novel The Kite Runner. Haven’t read it before? Pick it up and read it before this session begins! Week 2: Please read through the chapter that ends past page 80 of And the Mountains Echoed before class. We will determine the reading schedule for the rest of the session during the class.

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For this course, we will read the new novel And the Mountains Echoed by best-selling author Khaled Hosseini. In the first week, we will discuss his debut novel The Kite Runner. If you have not previously read it, finish it before the session begins. We will then read And the Mountains Echoed over the following five weeks. On June 19, we will take a group field trip to attend a reading by Hosseini at 7:30 PM.

Week 3: We will continue to read and discuss And the Mountains Echoed. Week 4: We will continue to read and discuss And the Mountains Echoed. Week 5: We will continue to read and discuss And the Mountains Echoed. Week 6: We will finish reading and discuss And the Mountains Echoed. Karen “KC” Culver has been a lecturer in the English Department at UM since 2003. She has a MA in English Literature from Auburn and an MFA from the University of South Carolina in Creative Writing. 10

OSH 307-52 “¡Charlamos!” Intermediate Spanish Conversation Tuesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Art Room  |  May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45 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. CORAL GABLES

Manny Garcia-Rossi, MA.

OSH 343-52 IMPROVISATIONAL COMEDY Tuesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom B  |  May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45

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Have you ever thought you were funny? Or maybe someone else says you are? No matter. You see, we all have hidden quirks and talents – and sometimes the funniest people are actually the shy ones, the awkward ones, the ones who have no idea in the world how to tell a joke! This course is designed as a basic introduction to the techniques of improvisational comedy – a style of “structured spontaneity” used by professional actors and comedians everywhere and featured on well-known game shows like Whose Line is it Anyway? Each session will be spent in an interactive, workshop-style atmosphere. No previous acting or comedy training is required. Week 1: Warm-ups and Icebreakers Week 2: Accepting and Building Week 3: Creating Environments and Objects Week 4: Association Games Week 5: Endowment Games Week 6: Limitation Games Charlie Michael received his BA ’97 in English from Carleton College; MA ’99 Comparative Literature from University of Iowa; MA ’04 Communication Arts (Film) in University of Wisconsin-Madison and PhD ’10 in Communication Arts (Film) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Michael is a Professor in the Department of Modern Languages & Literatures at the University of Miami.

OSH 309-52 Beginning Italian: Part e (Continuation of Part d) Tuesdays  |  3:00 – 4:45 pm  |  Art Room  |  May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25 Six Sessions $45 Buon giorno! This class is a continuation of Beginning Italian Part D. 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.

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Wednesdays

COMPUTER BASICS Wednesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Computer Lab  |  May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 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.

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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 e-mail account, use and functionalities. Week 6: Exploring the Internet, use and functionalities. Mariely Valentin-Llopis 12

OSH 126-53 miami-dade county & you Wednesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom A  |  May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 Six Sessions $45 Join us for this speaker series and learn more about your county government and services. Speaker Series. CORAL GABLES OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 13

OSH 917-53 social media Wednesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Computer Lab  |  May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 Six Sessions $90 This course is design 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 skills and the disposition to publish material online. In addition, by the end of the session students will have a broader understanding of social media trends such as Facebook and Twitter. Note: There are many blog developing applications such as WordPress. In addition, there are numerous web albums such as Picasa. Week 1: What is a Blog?  A brief history of blogs. Touring some weblogs. Week 2: What is Blogger.com? Account/blog creation. Touring the dashboard. Creating additional blogs. Deleting a blog. Week 3: Configuring basic and formatting settings. Week 4: Using Template Designer: Customizing colors, fonts, and backgrounds. 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. Mariely Valentin-Llopis holds her MS in Mass Communications from FIU and her BA in Communications from the University of Puerto Rico. As an adjunct faculty member of UM’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.

OSH 902-53 Advanced Acrylic Painting Wednesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Art Room  |  May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 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. Note: Pick up your supply list at the OLLI office or you may print it from the website.

OSH 325-53 BEGINNING PORTUGUESE Wednesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom B  |  May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 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.

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Lais Quadrado was born and raised in Southern Brazil and has been teaching Portuguese at UM since 1992.

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This course is designed for those of you who may never have studied the language or have less than one year of traditional classroom training. This level will allow you to acquire a solid foundation of vocabulary for future use and study. This course emphasizes vocabulary, idioms, verb tenses, grammar, and proper pronunciation in every class.

RELIGION IN CENTRAL ASIAN HISTORY & CULTURE Wednesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom A  |  May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 Six Sessions $45 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 Central Asia in many ways. Not only have various religions shaped everyday ritual practices and life cycle observances, they have left their mark on Central Asian art and architecture as well as societal attitudes that continue to impact history and politics. Continued... 14

Week 1: Shamanism, Zoroastrianism and Buddhism in Central Asia Week 2: East Meets West: Bactria’s Greco-Persian Hellenistic Culture Week 3: Christians in Central Asia: Armenians, Nestorians, Monophysites and Jacobites Week 4: Islam in Central Asia: Sunnis, Shiites and Sufis Week 5: Jews in Central Asia: Legends of the Ten Lost Tribes and the Jewish Kingdom of Khazaria Week 6: The Religious Politics of War in Afghan

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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 UM 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 306-53 françois mauriac: thérÈse desqueyroux (Advanced French) Wednesdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom B  |  May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26 Six Sessions $45 This course, geared toward advanced students who are already comfortable reading and speaking French, will explore in depth François Mauriac’s masterpiece, Thérèse Desqueyroux. The novel, set among the bleak pineland forests of southwestern France, paints a portrait of suppression and transgression among the provincial Catholic bourgeoisie of the 1920’s. Note: Students should buy, borrow, or download a copy of the novel: Thérèse Desqueyroux, prior to class. Week 1: Introduction, Chapters 1-2 Week 2: Ch 3-5 Week 3: Ch 6-8 Week 4: Ch 9-10 Week 5: Ch 11-13 Week 6: Conclusion 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.

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Six Sessions $45 This course introduces scientific research on “successful aging” as a foundation for participating in interactive techniques for personal development and self-awareness. Growing old presents challenges and changes but also enormous potential for happiness. The enriching group dialogues will offer a new set of resources, understanding, and empowerment.

Week 2: Life transitions and how to embrace them into a positive aging experience. Week 3: What is Old? Creativity that commences with age. The crucial role of creativity in changing the landscape of life after fifty. Week 4: It is never too late: Recognizing the opportunities of mind plasticity maximizing life potential.

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Week 1: Introduction of Circles of Reflective Dialogues (CORD) and an overview of scientific research on the rewarding, fulfilling new way to age successfully.

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EMBRACING TRANSITIONS Wednesdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom C  |  May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26

Week 5: The Social Portfolio: A sense of nurturing, belonging, and support from family and friends. Summarize implications of mind plasticity, creativity and close connections to friends and family in positive aging. Evaluation and closing. Week 6: TBA Miriam Moussatche-Wechsler, LCSW, LMHC brings more than 20 years of experience in psychotherapy and psycho-education, 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. 16

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OSH 127-54 US SUPREME COURT Thursdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom A  |  May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 Six Sessions $45 CORAL GABLES

Week 1: An overview of the Court’s history, some of its landmark decisions and a look at the outstanding Justices as defined by the American Bar Association. Week 2: A consideration of the cases of two convicted men, Clarence Gideon and George Milton, whose cases the Court agreed to hear from among the thousands of petitions submitted each year. Week 3: Sandra Day O’Connor as a pioneer on the Court and a discussion of the diverse backgrounds of the other three women who followed her as Justices.

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Week 4: Recent cases summarized and analyzed. Week 5: The Supreme Court and Religion. Week 6: The First Amendment and hate speech. This series is led and facilitated by OLLI member, Mr. Robert Olian.

OSH 327-54 Advanced Conversation – Spanish Thursdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom C  |  May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 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.

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OSH 208-54 The Gender Continuum Thursdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Art Room  |  May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 Six Sessions $45 What is gender? Is it simply men vs. women? Why have the past 100 years brought so many profound social changes in gender? Where is gender heading next? This course will present a holistic view of gender including concepts, current understandings, and emerging research across the disciplines of biology, psychology, and sociology. Gender is at the very core of our being; it is how we self-conceptualize and how we relate to others. The course provides new distinctions and redefines gender studies beyond binary notions of male vs. female. Dynamic audio/visual presentations and live guest speakers will provide an enriching learning experience. Mr. Joseph Zolobczuk, MS Ed., Director of Education & Research at YES Institute, Miami.

Watercolor Basics Thursdays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Art Room  |  May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 Six Sessions $90

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); a pencil; and a pad of 300 lb-pound paper. David Maddern, MA.

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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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OSH 903-54

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OSH 125-54 A Historic Miscellany Thursdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom A  |  May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 CORAL GABLES OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI 19

Six Sessions $45 Join Mr. Robert Dawson (as Robert Dawson) and be amused, entertained, and, most importantly, enlightened by the variety of miscellaneous subjects in this six-week series. Week 1: Oddities of the Civil War: Many strange and unbelievable things took place during the American Civil War, most references found only in the most obscure resources. Here are many of the strange stories, anecdotes, and bizarre facts that you don’t read about in mainstream historic texts. Week 2: The History of Flight: From Icarus to the first human footstep on the moon, this lecture tells the story of man’s efforts (most often unsuccessful) to soar into the sky like birds. We will concentrate, primarily on the efforts of da Vinci, and the Wright Brothers, but were many others along the way, whose efforts we will share. Week 3: Phantom Ships & Stories of the Sea: Gathered from years of related seafaring research and the World’s rich legacy of sea stories, here are Mr. Dawson’s favorites. Week 4: This Strange World: The bizarre and curious behavior of the living creatures with whom we share this wonderful and diverse world. Week 5: HMS Bounty: A tribute to a ship and her history. Robert Dawson served aboard this historic vessel for over 8 years. The 50-year-old ship was recently lost in Hurricane Sandy. This is Mr. Dawson’s tribute to her history and legacy. Week 6: The Swashbuckler in Film: For many years Robert Dawson led a troupe of 35 stage fight coordinators call The Ring of Steel. He trained countless actors and enthusiasts to handle swords without killing each other. Their inspiration was the legacy of film and stage swordsmen of the ages. Here is a retrospect of all the great cinematic heroes who handled a blade. 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 328-54 “A Chiacchierare!” Intermediate Italian Conversation Thursdays  |  1:00 – 2:45 pm  |  Classroom B  |  May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27 Six Sessions $45 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. 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.

OSH 318-54 Beginning Spanish: Part c (Continuation of Part b) Thursdays  |  3:00 – 4:45 pm  |  Classroom C  |  May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

CORAL GABLES

Manny Garcia-Rossi, MA.

Six Sessions $45

Manny Garcia-Rossi, MA.

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¡Bienvenidos! This is a continuation of Beginning Spanish: Part B. 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!

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Friday

OSH 322-55

CORAL GABLES

TRAVEL FRENCH (FOR BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE LEVEL) Fridays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Art Room  |  May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 Six Sessions $45 Fasten your seatbelt as you prepare to embark upon the trip of a lifetime – a traveler’s jaunt through France. Emphasis will be on communication and practical vocabulary including transportation, lodging, dining, shopping, healthcare, and entertainment. No previous knowledge of French is required.

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Week 1: Planes, Trains, and Automobiles – getting around Week 2: The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel – from five starts to no stars Week 3: Breakfast at Tiffany’s – restaurants, bistros, cafes Week 4: Confessions of a Shopaholic – splurging and scrimping Week 5: Young Doctors in Love – flu, sniffles, and broken bones Week 6: The Da Vinci Code – museums and other entertainment venues Dr. Nancy Lawther

OSH 101-55 SIG: Current Events Fridays  |  12:00 – 1:00 pm  |  Art Room  |  May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 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 738-55 HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF AMERICAN POPULAR SONG Fridays  |  10:00 – 11:45 am  |  Classroom A  |  May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28 Six Sessions $45 This course provides a historical overview of the six most innovative American composers, including biographical information, and discussions of musical form and analysis. Each class will include lectures, audio and visuals, class discussions, and live demonstrations. Week 1: Jerome Kern Week 2: Irving Berlin Week 3: George Gershwin Week 4: Richard Rodgers Week 6: Harold Arlen Joe Donato, one of Miami’s most talented musicians, has spent 50 years performing jazz. In this course, Joe and his saxophone / vocals takes you on a historical overview of the six most innovative American composers: Jerome Kern, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter and Harold Arlen. Joe will be accompanied by World Class Master pianist, Brian Murphy.

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Week 5: Cole Porter

OSH 912-55

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.

SPRING SESSION III SCHEDULE

Adobe Photoshop Elements (Adobe PSE 4 through 11) Fridays  |  9:00 – 12:00 pm  |  Computer Lab  |  May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

Each student will be given a CD with 40 of single images and composites, for practice in class and at home. Karl Koslowski

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CORAL GABLES SCHEDULE Number

Title

Instructor

Days and Times

Location

Mitra Raheb

Mondays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom A Lecture Hall

H. Karp

Mondays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom C

May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1

J. Brennan

Mondays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Art Room

May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1

Cecilia M. Fernandez

Mondays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom C

May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1

World Economics:

OSH 406-51 New Boys in the Neighborhood

OSH 401-51

SIG: Investments

Wire Sculpture

OSH 920-51 Art Class

May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1 * May 27 is holiday *

* May 27 is holiday *

* May 27 is holiday *

OSH 342-51

Literary Expatriates in Paris

OSH 310-51

SIG: Fun with Yiddish

OLLI Member Lorraine Feuer

Mondays 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Classroom C

May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1

OSH 901-51

Beginning & Intermediate Acrylics

J. Brennan

Mondays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Art Room

May 20, June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1

B. Cohen

Tuesdays 1:00√√ - 2:45 pm

Classroom A Lecture Hall

May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

M. Garcia-Rossi

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom C

May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

D. Maddern

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Art Room

May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

K. Koslowski

Tuesdays 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Computer Lab

May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

C. Michael

Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom A Lecture Hall

May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

K.C. Culver

Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom B Library

May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

M. Garcia-Rossi

Tuesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Art Room

May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

C. Michael

Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom B Library

May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

M. Garcia-Rossi

Tuesdays 3:00 - 4:45 pm

Art Room

May 21, 28, June 4, 11, 18, 25

M. Valentin-Llopis

Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Computer Lab

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26

Speaker Series

Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom A Lecture Hall

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26

Art in the 20th

OSH 734-52 Century OSH 311-52

Intermediate Spanish: Part E

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Advanced

OSH 904-52 Watercolor Painting Photography Around

OSH 905-52 Town: South Florida Landmarks

OSH 737-52

The Language of Cinema The Literature of

OSH 304-52 Khaled Hosseini

“¡Charlamos!”: Intrm.

OSH 307-52 Spanish Conversation OSH 343-52

Improvisational Comedy Beginning Italian:

OSH 309-52 Part E

OSH 908-53 Computer Basics

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Dates

Miami-Dade County & You

* May 27 is holiday *

* May 27 is holiday *

* May 27 is holiday *

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OSH 917-53

Title Social Media

Advanced Acrylics

OSH 902-53 Painting

Instructor

Days and Times

Location

Dates

M. Valentin-Llopis

Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Computer Lab

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26

J. Brennan

Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Art Room

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26

Beginning Portuguese

L. Quadrado

Wednesday 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom B Library

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26

OSH 733-53

Religion in Central Asian History & Culture

M. Cohen

Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom A Lecture Hall

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26

N. Lawther

Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom B Library

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26

M. Moussatche

Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom C

May 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19, 26

B. Olian & Speakers

Thursdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom A Lecture Hall

May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

M. Garcia-Rossi

Thursdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom C

May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

OSH 208-54 Gender Continuum

YES Institute

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Art Room

May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

OSH 903-54 Basic Watercolors

D. Maddern

Thursdays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Art Room

May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

OSH 125-54

R. Dawson

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom A Lecture Hall

May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

OSH 328-54 Intermediate Italian

M. Garcia-Rossi

Thursdays 1:00 - 2:45 pm

Classroom B Library

May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

OSH 318-54

Beginning Spanish: Part C

M. Garcia-Rossi

Thursdays 3:00 - 4:45 pm

Classroom C

May 23, 30, June 6, 13, 20, 27

OSH 322-55

Travel French (For Beginner & Intermediate Level)

N. Lawther

Fridays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Art Room

May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

OSH 101-55

SIG: Current Events

H. Karp

Fridays 12:00 - 1:00 pm

Classroom C

May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

J. Donato

Fridays 10:00 - 11:45 am

Classroom A Lecture Hall

May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

K. Koslowski

Fridays 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Computer Lab

May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, 28

Thérèse Desqueyroux

OSH 306-53 (Advanced French) OSH 207-53

Embracing Transitions

OSH 127-54

U.S. Supreme Court

OSH 327-54

Advanced Conversation - Spanish

Historic Miscellany A Chiacchierare! Conversation

Historical Overview of

OSH 738-55 American Popular Song OSH 912-55

Adobe Photoshop Elements

SPRING SESSION III SCHEDULE

OSH 325-53

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Spring Session III Schedule May 20 - June 28, 2013

Advanced Acrylic Painting

U.S. Supreme Court

A Historic Miscellany

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Beginning Spanish: Part C

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