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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico

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Registration Form................................................ 2 Calendar.............................................................. 3 Free Osher Membership Events......................... 6 Welcome!............................................................. 7 The Osher Foundation.................................. 7 Osher Courses.................................................... 8 Art & Art History............................................ 8 Current Events.............................................. 9 Economics & Finance................................. 12 History........................................................ 13 Literature & Writing..................................... 22 Music & Theater.......................................... 27 Science & Technology................................ 31 Philosophy & Religion................................. 32 Psychology & Health.................................. 33 Travel & Culture.......................................... 37 Membership....................................................... 41 UNM Alumni Partnership & Benefits........... 41 Membership Benefits.................................. 42 Discounts.................................................... 42 Course Information..................................... 42 Tuition Remission....................................... 43 Registration....................................................... 44 For More Information.................................. 44 Refunds............................................................. 44 Become an Osher Volunteer............................. 44 1

Registration Form for Osher Courses Phone: Call our Registration office at 505-277-0077 and charge it to your VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express. Fax: Fax this registration form to our office at 505-277-1990. Mail: Make your check or money order payable to UNM Continuing Education and mail the payment along with this form to UNM Continuing Education, MSC07 4030, 1 University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001. In Person: M-F, 8:00am-5:00pm, come to the UNM Continuing Education Complex south building at 1634 University Blvd. NE and register in person. Please register me for the following courses: (Please Print) Osher Membership Fee: $20 1) Course Title

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Email UNM Alumni Yes No If using a company Purchase Order or Tuition Remission, the form must accompany this registration application, or your registration will not be processed. Register at 505-277-0077 2

Summer 2014 Osher Calendar This calendar lists courses by starting date. You can use it as a handy reference throughout the semester. For a full description including length and time, look things up by Course Number in the pages of this Osher catalog. Location key: = Del Webb Alegria; = Cherry Hills Library; = Jubilee Los Lunas; = La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista

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Course# 19631 19986 19519 19885 19458 19869 19589 19263 19416 19429 19493 19584 19290 19488 19675 19512 19498 19726 19475 19496 19479 19951

Course Title Sessions How Music Works 2 Lecture China Lecture Creating Effective Scenes 4 weeks Brain Fitness 6 weeks World War I 2 sessions Flourishing in Challenging Times 2weeks Writing Memoir 4 weeks Science & Religion 4 weeks If the Shoe Fits‌ Lecture Japanese Imperialism 6 weeks John Quincy Adams Lecture Craft of Creative Writing 6 weeks Right to Bear Arms Lecture Mongols, Genghis Khan & Y-DNA Lecture Storytelling/Busby Berkeley Musicals Lecture Joy of Writing Poetry 6 weeks King Tut Lecture Biological Warfare Lecture King Arthur, Camelot Lecture Mummification Lecture Illuminated Bibles/Middle Ages Lecture Norse Mythology 3 weeks | 505-277-0077


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E-Publishing 3 weeks Life in the Tropics Lecture Mapping Your Retirement 2 weeks Renewables Lecture History of Poisoners Lecture Food and Drink in Poetry 2 weeks Shut-Eye 2 weeks Lecture Paleolithic Painted Caves Social Security Lecture Why do we do Theater? Lecture Ludwig van Beethoven Lecture Al-Andaluz Lecture Beyond the Five Senses Workshop Pilgrimages Lecture

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Course# 19591 19923 19542 19946 19271 19133 19275 19686 19378 19942 19552 19704 19392 19427 19629 19881 19649 19472 19621

Course Title Sessions Journaling 4 weeks Chocolate Lecture Summer Sailin’ Lecture Marx Brothers Lecture Democratic Forms 4 weeks Zentangle 101 Workshop Edward Snowden Lecture African American Spirituals 2 weeks Lecture Medicare Mistaken for an Inventor Lecture Literature and the Environment 4 weeks Your Water 4 sessions Mapping Your Retirement 2 weeks Templars, Gothic Cathedrals, Grail Lecture Music of World War I Lecture Introduction/ Thought Field Therapy Lecture Everything to know about Theater Lecture The Battle of Midway 2 weeks Protest Music 2 weeks

July Date Jul 10 Jul 15 Jul 16 Jul 16 Jul 17 Jul 17 Jul 21 Jul 21 Jul 22 Jul 22 Jul 22 Jul 22 Jul 22 Jul 23 Jul 24 Jul 26 Jul 29 Jul 29 Jul 30

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Course# 19405 19489 19883 19813 19416 19866 19548 19731 19629 19973 19485

Course Title Ancient Greece Rus and the Rurik Dynasty Storytelling for Empowerment Buddhism If the Shoe Fits‌ Heal the Past, Create the Future John Milton Snakes Music of World War I Barcelona Galileo | 505-277-0077

Sessions 4 weeks Lecture Workshop 4 weeks Lecture 2 weeks Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture Lecture


Summer 2014 FREE Osher Membership Events Admission is Free for Osher Members. These events are a wonderful way to introduce a friend, family member or colleague to the value of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of New Mexico. Turkey—Travels through Time May 12, Monday | 10:00am-Noon Del Webb Alegria Active Adult Community Instructor: Kay Young, MA Mamma Mia – Here we go again! The Story of Abba May 19, Monday | 2:00pm-4:00pm Jubilee Active Adult Community, Los Lunas Instructor: Jane Ellen, Composer, Lecturer, Performer, Recording Artist Estate Planning for the Middle Class May 21, Wednesday | 3:00pm-5:00pm LaVida Llena-Nueva Vista Community Room Instructors: Sheila Hard, JD and Patricia Bradley, JD South Africa Today June 2, Monday | 10:00am-Noon Del Webb Alegria Active Adult Community Instructor: Jack Chojnacki, MA, English Literature, 10 year resident of Capetown, South Africa

Talking to Your Doctor July 18, Friday | 10:00am-Noon Continuing Education North Building Instructor: Walter B. Forman, MD, FACP, FAAHPM. Retired Professor, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center Estate Planning for the Middle Class July 28, Monday | 3:00pm-5:00pm Continuing Education North Building Instructors: Sheila Hard, JD & Patricia Bradley, JD A History of the Alamo Scouts August 1, Friday | 7:00pm-8:30pm Continuing Education North Building Instructor: Lance Zedric, Author and Historian Wanagi Wolf Dog Rescue August 13, Wednesday | 5:30pm-7:00pm Continuing Education North Building Instructor: Stephanie Kaylan, Founder and President; Wolf-Dog Rescuer

Do you have an idea for a future Osher Membership Event? Contact Maralie BeLonge at 505-277-6179 or 6 | 505-277-0077

Welcome! Welcome to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at The University of New Mexico! In partnership with the Bernard Osher Foundation, we are pleased to present our Summer catalog of courses, lectures and performances for adults in their prime years.

Maralie BeLonge Program Supervisor

Through our Osher courses, seasoned learners are encouraged to explore where they are at this juncture in their lives. These offerings are intellectually challenging, psychologically probing, and spiritually engaging. We feature the leadership and expertise of UNM’s most recognized scholars and other experts. Click on Meet Our Instructors’ to read their biographies on the website at

The Osher Foundation The Bernard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977. Bernard Osher is a community-oriented businessman whose philanthropy has greatly benefited 117 universities that are now funded as Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes. Assisted by his wife Barbro (Swedish Consul in San Francisco and Chair of the Osher Board of Directors), Bernard Osher helps these universities to establish intellectually stimulating learning opportunities for mature participants. The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNM is the only one in New Mexico. | 505-277-0077


Osher Courses Art & Art History Paleolithic Painted Caves of France The exquisite painted caves in France were created by European ancestors of pre-history, the Old Stone Age. To give some perspective: the Roman Empire expanded a mere two thousand years ago. Sumeria in Mesopotamia produced the myth of InanMaya Sutton na four thousand years ago. But can you imagine modern humans creating stunning art works of animals 20,000 years ago? They did, at Lascaux in SW France, Niaux in the French Pyrenees and elsewhere. Stretch your mind again: Picasso-like art works 30,000 years ago? Yes, at Chauvet, “The Cave of Forgotten Dreams.” Come dream with us amidst the Paleolithic Painted Caves of France! Course: 19110 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 23 M 2:00pm-4:00pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Maya Sutton, Ph.D., Celtic Mythology professor and author; dual citizen with Ireland

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Zentangle 101 Come along and discover the new and creative art of drawing called Zentangle. This fascinating new art form is fun, relaxing, and increases your focus and awareness. The Zentangle method also enables you access to your inner guidance and enhances a sense of personal well-being. In this introductory class, you will experience the satisfaction of completing two of your own unique Zentangle tiles. You don’t have to be ‘artistic’ or able to draw a straight line. Note: $8 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Class limit: 10. Zentangle® is a registered trademark. Course: 19133 $30 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 17 Th 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Jane Robertson, MSLS, CZT-Certified Zentangle Teacher

Current Events Is a Painless Transition to Renewables Possible? Can the transition from a fossil fuel economy to one based on renewables be quick, efficient and relatively painless? Although President Obama has frequently stated his commitment to mitigate man-made Global Warming, his actual program is vague, haphazard and self-contradictory as he supports the massive expansion of shale (“fracked”) natural gas. By contrast, energy experts at Stanford have laid out a program that painlessly transitions to renewables and ends the role of fossil fuels in a couple of decades. Can the transition really be this easy? Course: 19257 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 18 W 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Ramon Flores, M.A. in Cultural Pluralism | 505-277-0077


The War Between Science and Religion One of the popular mythologies about the relationship between Science and Religion is that they are at war with each other. This mythology plays a vital role in the controversy over the teaching of Darwin and Design in public school science education. We’ll examine this and other mythologies in light of a review of the historical and philosophical roots of modern science. We’ll show that while science had its roots in rational Christian theology, today it is dominated by naturalism, the belief that there are no causes other than natural causes. During this review we examine the Galileo affair, reveal the devastating effect of Darwinian thought on Western culture and provide fresh perspective on how cosmological and biological origins should be taught. Course: 19263 $45 For: 4 sessions SUA: Jun 5-26 Th 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Josesph Renick, Senior Scientist and Executive Director of NM Intelligent Design Network Participatory Democracy and Democratic Theory The most common form of democracy is usually understood to mean a form of government in which power resides with the majority of the citizens of that society who are able to freely elect and replace representatives of the people and their leaders. As mid-term elections loom, does our general agreement that we live in a democracy reflect our contemporary reality? We will examine the three extant theories of democracy-Revisionist, Pluralist and Participatory. We’ll discuss each theoretical structure and its relevance to current political reality. Is the United States a democracy? Course: 19271 $45 For: 4 sessions SUA: Jul 17-Aug 7 Th 1:30pm-3:30pm CE South Building Alan Pezaro, Ph.D., Public Administration, NYU; Deputy Director, Ohio Dept. of Human Services (Ret.) 10 | 505-277-0077

Edward Snowden: National Security Traitor or Privacy Freedom Fighter? Starting in June 2013, Edward Snowden began a series of leaks describing the wide-ranging surveillance programs of the National Security Administration (NSA). This resulted in the government charging Ramon Flores him with espionage and theft of government property while the Privacy advocate community awarded him the Sam Adams award and other commendations. This presentation will review the arguments for both sides of this debate. Course: 19275 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 21 M 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Ramon Flores, M.A. in Cultural Pluralism The Right of the People to Keep & Bear Arms: Exploring the Second Amendment What does the Second Amendment actually say? What was the original intent of the Nation’s Founders and what does it mean to us now? This is a non-rhetorical and clear-eyed examination of the gun control debate including the Heller and McDonald vs. Chicago Supreme Court decisions. Also included will be comparative information from the attempts of Australia and other countries to control gun violence. Course: 19290 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 9 M 2:00pm-4:00pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Ramon Flores, M.A. in Cultural Pluralism | 505-277-0077


Economics & Finance Savvy Social Security for Boomers Social Security planning is complex. This course will teach you how Social Security works so you can avoid costly mistakes and maximize your family’s benefit. This significant asset offers you: a lifetime annuity, cost-of-living adjustments and right Doug Lindsey of survivor-ship. We’ll explore answers to the following questions: Will Social Security be there for me? How much can I expect to receive? When should I apply for Social Security benefits? How can I maximize my benefits? Will Social Security be enough to live on? Social Security is too important for guesswork. Treat this resource as a significant asset and maximize it to the greatest extent possible. The application of knowledge is power! Course: 19371 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 23 M 3:00pm-5:00pm CE South Building Doug Lindsey, Registered Investment Advisor The Impact of Healthcare Reform on Medicare If you are confused about the impact of health reform on your Medicare benefits, this session is designed to clarify the law’s impact on Medicare and answer any burning questions. Medicare beneficiaries will not be affected by the Health Insurance Exchanges or have to change their coverage if they don’t want to, but there are many improvements to Medicare benefits under health reform that should expand services and reduce costs to individuals. And we will also look at the politics around the debate to change Medicare and the impact of various proposals. Course: 19378 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 22 T 10:00am-12:00pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Nandini Kuehn, Ph.D., MHA 12 | 505-277-0077

Mapping Your Retirement Experts in various fields will cover topics on areas of lifestyle as you plan for this next phase of life. Discussions will touch on the importance of maintaining your health and building strong relationships. The power of identifying personal priorities and embracing what matters most to you as well as investment basics, how to make your money last a lifetime and passing on a legacy. Mapping Your Retirement (MYR) is much more than information about planning your finances. It’s a holistic course to assist you in planning into the golden years and beyond. Suggested reading: Mapping Your Retirement. Mark Skeie, Janet Skeie, and Julie Roles. MYR Publishing. 2007. Available at or Course: 19392 $25 For: 2 sessions SUA: Jun 17-24 T 6:00pm-8:00pm CE South Building SUB: Jul 22-29 T 6:00pm-8:00pm CE South Building Various Distinguished Instructors

History History of Ancient Greece Ancient Greece was one of the most formative civilizations in Western history. While never an Empire, the Greeks, and particularly the people of Athens, developed and put into practice early concepts of democracy and legal equality. Aristophanes and Sophocles wrote classic plays describing issues im- Lizabeth portant to Athenians of the 5th century BC, Johnson but which still resonate today - the social cost of warfare and the contest between loyalty to one’s family and obedience to one’s government. Even after the end of the Classical period, when Athens and other Greek city-states fell under the control of Macedon and Rome, the Greeks continued to make their mark on the ancient Western world through the development of Hellenistic art, | 505-277-0077


science, philosophy and religious cults. We’ll examine the history of Greece from its prehistoric period through the Classical period and into the Hellenistic Age with a particular focus on the political and intellectual advances made by the Greeks and inherited by all of Western society. Course: 19405 $45 For: 4 sessions SUA: Aug 1-22 F 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Lizabeth Johnson, Ph.D., UNM Honors Program Poisoners Throughout History Think the art of poisoning began and ended with the Borgias? What about Arsenic Annie, a German immigrant who was the first woman executed by electrocution in the United States? And Dr. Edward Pritchard? His hanging was the last public execution in Scotland and attendance was said to reach John H. Trestrail 100,000. The history of poison stretches from 4500 BC and poisons have been used for many purposes across the span of human existence, most commonly as weapons, anti-venoms and medicines. Engage in an educational and fascinating discussion of homicidal poisoning from the days of early man, down through the “Italian and French Schools of Poisoners” and the present, with case discussions of real poisoners drawn from criminal history. Course: 19414 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 18 W 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building John H. Trestrail III, BS, Pharm, FAACT, DABAT, Clinical & Forensic Toxicologist, Author, Speaker

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If the Shoe Fits... Practical shoes mean protection and comfort, but Cinderella didn’t wear practical shoes to the ball. Nor would millions of women who embrace that little slip of magic that imparts status, power and sex appeal. Walk a mile or maybe a few mincing steps as Roberta we try on the history of shoes. Boggess Course: 19416 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 6 F 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building SUB: Aug 4 M 2:00pm-4:00pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Roberta Boggess, M.A., English, Award-Winning High School Teacher Knights Templar, Gothic Cathedrals and the Grail Nine French knights encamped in Jerusalem in 1119 CE, on the site of the original Temple of Solomon; hence they were called Knights Templar. A more mysterious and secretive group would be hard to find in history. They seem to have discovered the sacred geometry and proportions of Solomons temple, and took this arcane knowledge back to Europe. From 1134, eighty Gothic cathedrals were built in the next hundred years, starting at Chartres. Then Chrétien de Troyes produced the first Grail story in 1182, followed by Wolfram von Eschenbach with his Parzival. Come discover these amazing connections! Course: 19427 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 23 W 1:30pm-3:30pm CE South Building Maya Sutton, Ph.D., Celtic Mythology professor and author; dual citizen with Ireland | 505-277-0077


Japanese Imperialism We’ll examine Japan’s rise and fall as a modern superpower. The process begins with Japan’s modernization, its victorious war with China in 1895, followed by Japan’s defeat of Russia in 1905, and its annexation of Korea in 1910. In the 1920s and 30s, Japan militarizes and conquers Manchuria, then invades China in 1937. Finally in 1941, Japan defeats the colonial powers in East Asia, but cannot sustain long term war with the United States, and collapses in 1945. Recommended Reading: A History of Japan by R.H.P. Mason. Course: 19429 $70 For: 6 sessions SUA: Jun 6-Jul 18 F 1:00pm-3:00pm Note: Class will not meet on Jul 4. CE South Building Charles Truxillo, Ph.D., Latin American Expert A War That Still Haunts a Civilization: An Examination of World War I When war broke out on July 28, 1914, it changed the face of three continents and the course of Western Civilization. For the first time in the history of warfare, aerial combat was used extensively. The trench-style warfare, complete with artillery fire, barbed wire, and chemical weapons, was unlike any conflict ever seen before. By the end of World War I, there were over 16 million military and civilian deaths, the casualty rate exacerbated by each side’s technological and industrial sophistication. It was the fifth-deadliest conflict in world history, paving the way for major political changes, including revolutions in many of the nations involved. Explore and discuss important questions that still need to be answered about World War I. How does it continue to set the stage for geopolitical and social conflict into the present day? Course: 19458 $25 For: 2 sessions SUA: Jun 3-5 TTh 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Howard Romanek, History/International Studies Instructor Illinois State University (Ret.) 16 | 505-277-0077

Turning the Tide—The Battle of Midway The United States Pacific Fleet was still reeling from the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor six months prior, and in May had suffered the additional loss of the carrier USS Lexington in the battle of the Coral Sea. Now intelligence reports indicated Japan was readying a massive 185 ship armada to attack and secure Midway Atoll, only 1,300 miles from Pearl Harbor. The battle of Midway is where inferior American naval forces, down to three operational aircraft carriers, were able thwart the invasion and forever shift the balance of naval power in the Pacific theatre. Explore the critical events surrounding this decisive four-day battle. Course: 19472 $25 For: 2 sessions SUA: Jul 29-Aug 5 T 1:30pm-3:30pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Dick Blankmeyer, B.A., Social Studies; Avid investigator of American social issues King Arthur’s Camelot and Other Legends of Glastonbury, England King Arthur and Queen Guinevere legend says their Camelot was close to Glastonbury, England. During the Neolithic 4,000 years ago, stone circles including Stonehenge were erected nearby. Celts and Druids occupied Glastonbury 2,000 years ago, when it was called the Isle of Avalon. In the Middle Ages, Glastonbury Abbey was a major pilgrimage destination, like Chartres and Jerusalem. New Agers have discovered Glastonbury, where stores sell crystals, Chalice Well has healing waters, and a rock festival occurs at the summer solstice. And myths claim that Glastonbury is an entrance to the Otherworld of the ancestors, where Arthur is said to still sleep. Course: 19475 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 11 W 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Maya Sutton, Ph.D. Celtic Mythology professor and author; dual citizen with Ireland | 505-277-0077


Illuminated Bibles of the Middle Ages A remarkable aspect of the Christian tradition contrasting with Judaism and Islam has been the production of richly illustrated copies of the Scriptures. The most beautiful Bibles were produced during the European Middle Ages. Timothy Graham will discuss the major stages in the history of medieval Bible decoration and illustration, beginning with the oldest surviving complete copy of the Vulgate (produced in northern England in the early eighth century) and including the Bibles moralisÊes, the magnificent Bible picture-books made for royal and aristocratic patrons between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries. He will end by discussing a modern book that seeks to replicate and expand upon medieval traditions: the great St. John’s Bible, of which pages were exhibited in the New Mexico History Museum in 2012. Course: 19479 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 16 M 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Timothy Graham, Ph.D., Director of UNM Institute of Medieval Studies The Galileo Case Revisited Was Galileo Galilei the victim of a dogmatic Catholic Church? Prevailing thought is that Galileo was unjustly persecuted. In 1992, the Edict of Inquisition against Galileo was lifted. Does the trial of Galileo in 1633 and the events leading up to the trial need to be revisited? Is there a side of the story that has not been heard? What are the challenges that confront one when looking at a controversial episode from the past? What are the important questions that need to be asked when looking at the conflict between religion and science? Course: 19485 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Aug 14 Th 1:30pm-3:30pm CE South Building Howard Romanek, History/International Studies Instructor Illinois State University (Ret.) 18 | 505-277-0077

Anthropological Genetic Geneaology: The Mongols, Genghis Khan & Y-DNA Genghis Khan was founder and Great Khan (emperor) of the Mongol Empire, the largest contiguous empire in history. By the end of his life, the Mongol Empire occupied a substantial portion of Central Asia and China. After being proclaimed Genghis Khan, Angel R. Cervantes he began the Mongol invasions that resulted in the conquest of most of Eurasia. These included raids or invasions and were often accompanied by wholesale massacres of the civilian populations. Before Genghis Khan died, he assigned Ă–gedei Khan as his successor and split his empire into khanates among his sons and grandsons. The connection between modern day Asians and the Mongols will be explored with special attention on Genghis Khan. Course: 19488 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 9 M 3:30pm-5:30pm CE South Building Angel R. Cervantes, Director, New Mexico DNA Project Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Rus and the Rurik Dynasty Rurik was a Varangian chieftain who gained control of Ladoga in 862, built the Holmgard settlement near Novgorod, and founded the Rurik Dynasty, which ruled Kievan Rus (and later Grand Duchy of Moscow and Tsardom of Russia) until the 17th century. A short film will be shown that traces the history of the Rus and the Rurik Dynasty. We will also discuss which DNA markers are most identified with the bloodline of Rurik. Course: 19489 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Aug 1 F 3:30pm-5:30pm CE South Building Angel R. Cervantes, Director, New Mexico DNA Project | 505-277-0077


John Quincy Adams Featured in John F. Kennedy’s book, Profiles in Courage, John Quincy Adams was a witness and a participant to events that shaped America for sixty-five years. He was an American minister to six countries, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, Secretary of State, Howard and the sixth President of the United States. Romanek The class will look at the life of a man little remembered today. Course: 19493 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 6 F 1:00pm-3:00pm Jubilee Active Adult Community Howard Romanek, History/International Studies Instructor Illinois State University (Ret.) Mummification in Ancient Egypt Explore the history and process of mummification through 3,000 years of Egyptian history and the reasons why Egyptians wanted to be mummified. Learn about the industry that evolved to create the grave goods buried with the mummies which included some of the most beautiful pieces of art the world has ever seen. What can we learn in present day from the study of mummies using modern technology? What insight do they provide into personal lives, fears and dreams, diseases, political and social conditions through the span of Egyptian history from pre-dynastic age through the Roman era? Course: 19496 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 13 F 3:30pm-5:30pm CE South Building Hamdy Oraby, Egyptologist

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The Brief Life and Enduring Legacy of Tutankhamun “King Tut” The 1922 discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb received worldwide press coverage. It sparked a renewed public interest in ancient Egypt, for which Tutankhamun’s burial mask, now in Cairo Museum, remains the popular symbol. Exhibits of artifacts from his tomb have toured the world and almost a century later, the boy king still generates great interest. His tomb in the Valley of the Kings was discovered almost completely intact, the most complete ancient Egyptian royal tomb ever found. Explore the brief life and enduring legacy of Tutankhamun. Course: 19498 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 10 T 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Hamdy Oraby, Egyptologist Al-Andaluz: Religious Communal Relations in Islamic Spain The brilliant civilization Islam created in Medieval Spain featured vibrant cultural cross-pollinations amid the conflicts among the Christian, Muslim and Jewish communities. This was La Convivencia of the 8th through 11th centuries, a remarkable period of tolerance and “flowing together” of the three cultures. Indeed, the Jewish Medieval Golden Age occurred in Al-Andaluz. This was followed by four centuries of the increasing conflict, persecution, and ethnic cleansing of La Reconquista. The many tantalizing legacies and ambiguities of Al-Andaluz will be assessed. Course: 19499 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 27 F 10:00am-12:00pm La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room Ramon Flores, M.A. in Cultural Pluralism | 505-277-0077


Literature & Writing E-Publishing: The Wave of the Future Do you have a story to share or are you looking for a wider audience for your traditional print book? One third of American adults own an e-reader. E-books require little expense to produce and distribute and smartphones and personal tablet computers have offered alternatives to the traditional print-book publishing paradigm. Explore the ins-and-outs of E-book publishing and create a final product for distribution to the E-book universe. Sarah Baker is the author of 21 novels and e-books. Course: 19504 $45 For: 3 sessions SUA: Jun 16-30 M 6:00pm-8:00pm CE South Building Sarah Baker, Author of twenty-one novels & e-books, including the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series. The Joy of Writing Poetry This class is for those who enjoy writing poems, but have never taken the endeavor seriously. We’ll start each class by reading and discussing exemplary poems about the natural world, family, hardship, and love. Then we’ll write, read, and revise our in-class Dodici Azpadu efforts using as series of prompts and revision strategies. We will emphasize expression rather than technique, but we will discuss form as participants wish. Course: 19512 $60 For: 6 sessions SUA: Jun 10-Jul 15 T 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Dodici Azpadu, Ph.D., M.F.A., Author and Workshop Leader

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In the Moment: Writing Effective Scenes Scene is the building block of narrative. But how do we determine when to move from scene to exposition? In this class, we will examine the effects of scene and exposition upon the reader and explore how they are used effectively in memoir and fiction. Class format includes literature study, writing ex- Connie Josefs ercises, supportive feedback and critique. Course: 19519 $50 For: 4 sessions SUA: Jun 3-24 T 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Connie Josefs, M.F.A. Summer Sailin’ with Osher Blimey, is that a limey with a spic and span slush fund where there’s no room to swing a cat? Has he been shanghaied, reached the Plimsoll mark—or is he going round robin on his way to Davy Jones locker? Will he find 15 men on a dead man’s chest? Yo Ho Ho, bring your rum— or at least a Coke—and learn the story behind seafaring terms as “Why Do We Say That?” sails with flying colors into another chapter of word origins. Course: 19542 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 16 W 10:00am-12:00pm La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room Roberta Boggess, M.A. English, Award-Winning High School Teacher | 505-277-0077


John Milton Matters in Our Time Paradise Lost is an accessible and essential work. Milton’s Biblical scholarship, dramatic sensibility, and organ-toned poetry are perfectly suited to our time’s abiding issues, including the responsibility of freedom and challenges of free will. While a Puritan Poet and his great epic poem may seem off-putting or inaccessible, this session will allow you to love John Milton and discover his timeless works. Course: 19548 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Aug 7 Th 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Timothy R. McIntire, Ed.S. Literature and the Environment: Edward Abbey and Aldo Leopold Desert Solitaire and A Sand County Almanac hold esteemed places in the environmental writing tradition. This course will consider and discuss these acclaimed books, their authors, and the attendant implications Robert Gish for our own contemplation of nature. Course: 19552 $45 For: 4 sessions SUA: Jul 22-Aug 12 T 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Robert Gish, Ph.D., English Professor, Distinguished Scholar and Author

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A Gastronomic Delight in Words: Food and Drink in Poetry We will explore selected poetry that deals with food and drink. Many well-known poets have explored human emotion through food as subject, and as metaphor. The poems we will read use food, and the rituals associated with it, to address a full range of Anastasia Andersen cultural themes including family, politics, spirituality, and hunger. This one humble topic encapsulates the human experience! Class discussion will follow each poem. This class is not only for poets and poetry-lovers, but is also a great introduction to the world of poetry. Course: 19561 $25 For: 2 sessions SUA: Jun 19-26 Th 6:00pm-8:00pm CE South Building Anastasia Andersen, M.F.A. The Craft of Creative Writing Do you have ideas for fiction or non-fiction stories, but don’t know how to get them on paper for others to enjoy? Using commentary on participant work, we will focus on narrative arc, character, point of view, conflict, stylistics (tone, pacing, diction), and sentence mechanics. The course is designed for writers who want a refresher in the craft of writing and are willing to give and take feedback. Participants are strongly encouraged to share “air time” in a respectful manner. Course: 19584 $70 For: 6 sessions SUA: Jun 9-Jul 14 M 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Dodici Azpadu, Ph.D., M.F.A., Author and Workshop Leader | 505-277-0077


Writing Memoir What memories do you carry with you, moments that make your life your own? Memoir invites us to unpack those moments and render them into story. This ongoing class is designed for members who want guidance, inspiration and writing exercises to launch or continue their memoir writing. Weekly format provides writing prompts, discussions of craft, supportive feedback and critique. Experienced and aspiring writers welcome. Course: 19589 $50 For: 4 sessions SUA: Jun 5-26 Th 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Connie Josefs, M.F.A. Joyful Journaling Do you have a desire to keep a journal but feel guilty when you don’t write? Do you only write about negative life experiences? What if you couldn’t wait to open your journal to create and write about your life? We will explore ways to help you develop a journaling practice that fosters creativity and Amanda Cisco self-nourishment. You will learn some journaling techniques, ideas for creative journal entry topics, and ways to keep yourself inspired and coming back to the page because you want to, not because it’s an obligation. Classes will be used for writing and embellishing your journals and also discussion of journaling practices. Course: 19591 $45 For: 4 sessions SUA: Jul 10-31 Th 10:30am-12:30pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Amanda Cisco, B.A., English, Certified SoulCollage ® Facilitator

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Music & Theater Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Theater, but Were Afraid to Ask Too often, people don’t make plays, operas, ballets, and symphonies a part of their life because they aren’t familiar with attending the performing arts. And who can blame them? The arts often surround themselves with jargon and confusing etiquette. In this informative and lighthearted lecture Carole Sullivan demystifies the experience and tells you how to get the most out of a performance - before during - and - after. She will also explore the benefits of live performance in this electronic age. Local, national and international resources will be referenced. Course: 19616 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 29 T 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Carol Sullivan, M.S., Theater, University of Maryland; Producer, John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (Ret.) A Change is Gonna Come: Protest Music of the 60’s and 70’s Although many people consider the protest music era of the 1960s and 1970s as a somewhat unique spinoff of the folk-rock era, the ancestry of protests in American music can be traced as far back as the colonial era and “Yankee Doodle.” Amplified by copious musical examples, this twopart presentation will examine musical protest songs in the mid-20th century including civil rights, the war in Vietnam, the women’s liberation movement, and more. Course: 19621 $25 For: 2 sessions SUA: Jul 30-Aug 6 W 1:30pm-3:30pm CE South Building Jane Ellen, Composer, Performer, Lecturer, and Recording Artist | 505-277-0077


Oh, What a Lovely War! The Music of World War I Many who suffered the horrors of war in the past century were reluctant to talk about their experiences. However, soldiers throughout history, have used music as a coping mechanism, and their songs (which Jane Ellen can contain a sub-text of anti-war sentiment) live on and continue to tell their story. We’ll explore the music of The War to End All Wars by looking at the songs and reminiscences of the soldiers themselves (including violinist Fritz Kreisler), as well as the film “Oh! What a Lovely War”. Course: 19629 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 24 Th 1:00pm-3:00pm Jubilee Active Adult Community SUB: Aug 11 M 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Jane Ellen, Composer, Performer, Lecturer, and Recording Artist Unraveling the Mystery: How Music Really Works 2 We will continue our hands-on exploration of basic musical concepts, music appreciation and history, in this second installment of “Unraveling the Mystery.” With the help of a keyboard we will explore various musical ideas and sounds, including chords and simple harmonies. This is your chance to continue to solve all of those musical riddles that have kept you awake at night! You do not need to have attended previous classes to participate. Future classes may be scheduled according to class interest. Course: 19631 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 2 M 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Jane Ellen, Composer, Performer, Lecturer, and Recording Artist

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Triumph in the Face of Adversity: Ludwig van Beethoven Generally considered to be one of the three most important composers of the Classical Era, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827) is the only one whose music was equally important in the subsequent Romantic Era. The tumultuous events surrounding this child prodigy’s life and career often make it difficult to sort truth from mythology. Despite seemingly endless adversities, Beethoven became one of the most influential and evocative composers of his time. Course: 19635 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 25 W 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Jane Ellen, Composer, Performer, Lecturer, and Recording Artist Why do we do Theater? The Greeks used theater to praise or mock their gods. Renaissance craft guilds employed it to celebrate themselves. Juan de Oñate, the colonial governor of New Mexico, commissioned the first play performed in North America to promote religious ideals. But centuries later—what is our motive Richard Peck for still doing live theater, when so many people consider it a dead form, killed by film and television? Richard Peck’s reasons may not be yours, but it will be fun to discuss them. Course: 19649 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 25 W 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Richard Peck, Ph.D., Author, Playwright, and Former UNM President | 505-277-0077


All Singing, All Dancing: Storytelling in Busby Berkeley Musicals Busby Berkeley musicals from the 1930s are legendary for fantastic escapism. The songand-dance numbers also tell stories that reflect the times - and totally depart from the storyline in the movie. We’ll look at and discuss Remember My Forgotten Man from Gail Rubin Gold Diggers of 1933, Lullaby of Broadway from Gold Diggers of 1935, Shanghai Lil from Footlight Parade and other great song-and-dance numbers! Course: 19675 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 9 M 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Gail Rubin, The Doyenne of Death®, Author of A Good Goodbye Steal Away Home: An Introduction to African American Spirituals “They were tones, loud, long and deep, breathing the prayer and complaint of souls, boiling over with the bitterest anguish. Every tone was testimony against slavery and a prayer for deliverance from chains.” These are the words of Frederick Douglass, who experienced the sound of African-American spirituals first hand. Unwilling immigrants brought their native music to a new land, infused it with elements of a new culture, and created a new hymnody for a young country. We’ll explore the beginnings of a unique American musical style, which ultimately influenced both the popular and classical music of a nation. Course: 19686 $25 For: 2 sessions SUA: Jul 21-28 M 1:30pm-3:30pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Jane Ellen, Composer, Performer, Lecturer, and Recording Artist

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Science & Technology Your Water: Where Does it Come From, and Where Does it Go? The course will summarize the “water budget” of inflows, outflows, and ground-water storage for New Mexico and the water budget for the Middle Rio Grande valley, past, present, and predicted. We’ll look at water rights in various areas of New Mexico and changes over the past 25 years. The prospects for future water supply in north-central New Mexico, including projects to import water from the Pecos and San Augustin basins, “deep aquifer” wells, desalination, and transfers from agriculture will be covered Course: 19704 $45 For: 4 sessions SUA: Jul 22-31 TTh 3:00pm-5:00pm CE South Building John Shomaker, Ph.D. Agents of Chemical & Biological Warfare & Terrorism We think of Chemical weapons in terms of the mustard gas of World War I, but chemical weapons have been in use for millennia in the form of poisoned spears and arrows. Further, evidence can be found for the existence of more advanced forms of chemical weapons in ancient and classical times. Arsenical smokes were known to the Chinese as far back as c. 1000 BC and Sun Lzu’s Art of War advises the use of fire weapons. We’ll analyze the history of chemical and biological warfare and terrorism from ancient times to the present. Course: 19726 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 11 W 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building John H. Trestrail III, BS, Pharm, FAACT, DABAT, Clinical & Forensic Toxicologist, Author, Speaker | 505-277-0077


Poisonous Snakes and Snake Bite Poisoning A discussion of the toxicology and treatment for venomous snakes of North America, and a discussion of the natural history or rattlesnakes and other venomous snakes from around the world. Topics covered include: poisonous snakes of the USA, descriptions & distribution, rattlesnakes–their private lives, venom & its effects, the basics of treatment of the snake envenomed patient both in the “field” and in the hospital setting, and prevention techniques to avoid snake bites. Course: 19731 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Aug 8 F 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building John H. Trestrail III, B.S., Pharm, FAACT, DABAT, Clinical & Forensic Toxicologist, Author, Speaker

Philosophy & Religion Buddhism Buddhism appeals to many Westerners because it is nonjudgmental, requires no faith, and teaches ways to reduce suffering. It encourages personal responsibility, mindfulness, and compassion for ourselves and others. In this class we’ll discuss the life and times of the prince who became the Buddha, his search for enlightenment, his teachings, the historical development of Buddhism, plus current branches and their practices. We’ll also discuss the work of some present-day teachers including the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh, and prominent American authors. We’ll have slide shows, videos, and readings, as well as discussions. This class assumes no prior knowledge, but also goes into reasonable depth to interest those with some previous experience. Course: 19813 $45 For: 4 sessions SUA: Aug 4-25 M 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Jon Nimitz, Ph.D., Teacher and Workshop Leader 32 | 505-277-0077

Pilgrimages in Europe and the Americas Have you ever felt called to go on a trek, a journey? If so, you’ve joined millions of pilgrims [Latin for foreign traveler] who have yearned to connect with spiritual places. First, we will learn about European pilgrimage sites in Ireland, England, France and Spain including the famous Santiago de Compostela. Then we will consider Chimayo in New Mexico, and Our Lady of Guadalupe’s basilica in Mexico City. We’ll conclude at the second-largest basilica in the world, Nossa Senhora de Aparecida in Brazil, where you’ll complete your pilgrims passport. As the saying goes, “You will not return home as you left.” Course: 19814 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 30 M 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Maya Sutton, Ph.D., Celtic Mythology professor and author; dual citizen with Ireland

Psychology & Health It’s More Than “Shut Eye” Explore the science of sleep and the health risks of sleep disorders. The intent of the lecture is to provide the following: Overview of the physiology of sleep; the extent of sleep deprivation and sleep disorders in our society; common sleep disorders, their cause, prevention and treatments; good sleep hygiene: preventing sleep problems and enhancing your physical and mental health. Course: 19858 $25 For: 2 sessions SUA: Jun 20-27 F 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Dennis Holland, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Therapist | 505-277-0077


Heal the Past, Create the Future Have your ancestors passed on to you the emotional energy of their unresolved conflicts and beliefs? Are you carrying more than eye color in your DNA? Modern physics suggests that time is an illusion. What if we could heal the past in the present? We’ll explore theoretical outcomes in physics and gene research and their potential implications for breaking negative patterns in our lineage. (Yes, you can do this even if you flunked high school Biology.) Our second session will be a series of exercises designed to “talk” with our ancestors about what needs to be healed in our lineage. Course: 19866 $25 For: 2 sessions SUA: Aug 5-12 T 10:00am-12:00pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Diane Thome, B.S., Experimental Psychology, M.B.A. Flourishing in These Challenging Times Imagine a future when most adults are able to achieve their potential as fully functioning human beings. Join us for a stimulating discussion of flourishing, an exciting new concept from the scientific and professional movement called positive psychology. Leaders in positive psychology tell us that complete mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. The elements that contribute to flourishing include positive emotion, meaning, engagement, and healthy relationships. How would you live your life differently if you were flourishing? What does it take to live the good life and how can we apply these insights to our lives? The use of a personal journal will be encouraged to help your reflect on weekly exercises designed to promote flourishing. Course: 19869 $25 For: 2 sessions SUA: Jun 3-10 T 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Stephen Poland, Ph.D., Psychology

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An Introduction to Thought Field Therapy Do you want a Fantastic Relationship with your finances, health & emotional well being? Thought Field Therapy (TFT) is a unique mind-body therapy that capitalizes on the power of the body’s energy system to relieve the emotional distress associated with many psychological problems and open new channels for overall wellness and creativity. Come and experience the benefits of TFT and explore the Map of Consciousness, developed by David Hawkins the father of kinesiology. Learn how to calibrate your energy and increase your ability to create. Course: 19881 $25 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 26 Sa 9:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Mary Lou Dobbs, Entrepreneur and Author In Our Own Voice: Storytelling for Women’s Empowerment The story you tell can change your life. This highly participatory class teaches how to tell our own stories and embrace release from fear, negativity, illness or whatever issue precludes our enjoying life to the fullest. Susi Wolf will briefly tell healing folktales and, afterwards, we will discuss how these assorted stories relate to our own personal story and to each other. We will begin to apply and reframe the message of Story into our own tale. By knowing our personal narrative in a new way, we are empowered to make significant positive changes in our life. Included in the class will be writing opportunities, interactive exercises and group discussions to aid in finding our individual journeys. Also, each student will create an “Empowerment Story” art card to keep. Course: 19883 $25 For: 1 session SUA: Aug 2 Sa 1:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Susi Wolf, Workshop Leader and Award-Winning Life Coach and Storyteller | 505-277-0077


Brain Fitness and the Creative Arts Are you game? We will tap into the parts of your brain which are underused through fun-filled, experiential exercises (music, writing, art, theatre, dance, movement, contemplation). Novices are encouraged to attend. Osher members who participated in the Brain Fitness Introductory class will apply what they have learned. The connection between selected activities and brain stimulation/growth will be explored. Note: The Brain Fitness workbook is available from the instructor for $20. Course: 19885 $60 For: 6 sessions SUA: Jun 3-Jul 8 T 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Terri Tobey, M.A., Gerontology, M.A., Teaching Beyond the Five Senses: From Ancient Alchemy to Modern Technology What do ancient alchemists, mystics and psychics have in common with modern science and technology? All are exploring a realm which exists beyond the ordinary five senses we use for perceiving everyday reality. One group ascribes the extrasensory to a spirit or supernatural realm while the other ascribes it to natural forces which remain as yet undiscovered or detectable by the ordinary senses. The methods they use to explore these extrasensory realms may be different but both approaches open up a wider view of reality. This class will give a brief overview and examples of both approaches. It will speculate how the alchemist who wanted to turn lead into gold through the philosopher’s stone has a counterpart in the modern physicist attempting to find the “God Particle” with the Supercollider. And we will ask the question: Is technology the best answer for humanity or is it the human mind and soul which is needed to unfold further senses of perception? Course: 19891 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 28 Sa 1:00pm-3:00pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Gay Witherington, M.Ed., Counseling Psychology 36 | 505-277-0077

Travel & Culture All About Chocolate and Why it Enchants Us Embark with the instructor on a delicious journey through the history of chocolate and how it came to be the sophisticated confection we know and love. Understand chocolate terms such as: chocolate bloom, cacao bean, chocolate liquor, chocolate Nancy Iris seize and more. The types of chocolate (milk, semi-sweet, bittersweet, white) and their components (nibs, cocoa butter, etc.) will be discussed. Samples will be offered so the students can “taste the lecture”. Note: A $10 Tasting Fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of the first class. Maximum of 12 students per session. Course: 19923 $25 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 15 T 1:00pm-4:00pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Nancy Iris, Owner, The Chocolate Art Gallery Mistaken for an Inventor What do penicillin, Silly-Putty, Post-It notes and chocolate chip cookies all have in common? They were all mistakes made by inventors who maximized their errors instead of burying them. Grab a chocolate chip cookie as you message yourself a Post-It to “Take a class about common objects that started by accident.” And aren’t you glad the recipe for the cookies wasn’t discarded? Course: 19942 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 22 T 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Roberta Boggess, M.A., English, Award-Winning High School Teacher | 505-277-0077


The Whole of Western Comedy is a Footnote to Chico, Harpo and Groucho In the early decades of the twentieth century, the Marx Brothers introduced a whole new style and approach to comedy, one that changed the business as permanently and profoundly as the Beatles would change the music industry decades later. The Marxist influence was, in fact, so profound and influential that even into the twentieth century every major American comedian has little choice but to follow in its wake. This presentation by author, comedian, and college professor Eddie Tafoya examines the impact the three comic geniuses have had not just on show business and the art of comedy, but on American culture as well. Course: 19946 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jul 16 W 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Eddie Tafoya, Comedian, Author, Professor of Creative Writing and American Literature Norse Mythology From J.R.R. Tolkien and the Composer, Richard Wagner to Japanese animation, Harry Potter and heavy metal music, it is difficult to find an area of culture today not influenced by Norse myths and legends. Using the Edda, the first written version of these myths by Snorri Sturluson as a prime source, we will explore Norse mythology from Ginnungagap to Ragnarok from the World Tree Yggdrasil to four of the nine worlds. From the weird Norns (fates) to the Norse pantheon of gods and goddesses, from the Valkyries to Sleipnir and Nidhogg and the concept of Valhalla, come and journey through a fascinating realm that informs some of Western civilization’s basic cultural beliefs. Course: 19951 $35 For: 3 sessions SUA: Jun 16-30 M 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Shari Tarbet, Ph.D., Classical Mythology Expert 38 | 505-277-0077

Great Cities of the World: Barcelona Visit the pearl of Catalonia and one of the great cities of the world. Admire Gaudi’s stunning, immense but still unfinished Sagrada Família cathedral, stroll through the historical Gothic Quarter and learn about the world-famous Catalan cuisine. Enjoy a virtual tour of Barcelona, her history, architecture, arts and museums. Course: 19973 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Aug 12 T 3:00pm-5:00pm CE South Building Marina Oborotova, Ph.D., Director, Albuquerque International Association Life in the Tropics: Is it Really for You? This course provides a practical view of Latin America. The perspective taken is that of age 55+ Americans who have considered retiring, doing business, investing, or seeking healthcare in the region. It breaks myths and shows a region in transition from tradition-bound economies and cultures to modern societies, with their attendant comforting conveniences and confusing complications. The course portrays a realistic middle-ground position between the rose-colored views of life “South of the Border” peddled by flim-flam artists and the sometimes overly-paranoid reports of violence, crime, and corruption. Course: 19975 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 17 T 1:30pm-3:30pm Del Webb Alegria—Active Adult Community Thomas Becker, Ph.D., International Business; U.S. Foreign Service Officer (Ret.) | 505-277-0077


What is Happening in China? One in every five people in the world is Chinese. With the second largest economy in the world, China is home to a highly literate and upwardly mobile population. While economic and social controls have been significantly relaxed in China since the 1970s, personal and political freedoms are still tightly restricted. We’ll take a brief survey of the history of China and the challenges confronting contemporary China. We’ll explore the divergent opinions around what the future course of China will be and how all of this affects the world. Course: 19986 $19 For: 1 session SUA: Jun 2 M 10:00am-12:00pm La Vida Llena/Nueva Vista Community Room Howard Romanek, History/International Studies Instructor Illinois State University (Ret.)

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Membership in our Osher Lifelong Learning Institute opens the door for adults 50 and above to choose from many thought-provoking courses. The emphasis of the university-level courses is to deepen understanding of academic areas such as art, history, literature and science. Members also increase skills in areas such as music, genealogical research, and informed travel. In addition, Osher classes offer members the opportunity to build connections with other mature learners in the Albuquerque community. The classes are non-credit. There are no entrance requirements, no tests, and no grades. In fact, no college background is needed at all—it’s your love of learning that counts. The membership fee is $20 annually. Joining allows you to register for all the Osher courses in 2014, and you may join at any time during the year. New catalogs are distributed in the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters, with a total of over 250 courses, lectures and performances offered during the calendar year.

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UNM alumni who are age 50 and above qualify for special membership benefits when joining the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNM. With membership, age-qualified UNM alumni receive a 10% discount on all Osher courses (but not the Membership fee) and 10% off all Growth & Enrichment courses. Alumni who become Osher Members will receive a special membership card, free book check-out from the four libraries on main campus, as well as e-mail announcements of cultural events on the campus. | 505-277-0077


Membership Benefits An annual $20 membership provides entry into the Osher community and a growing list of benefits on campus and citywide. By showing your Osher Membership card and a valid picture ID, you receive the following benefits and discounts: • A free monthly members lecture on a variety of stimulating topics and other special member’s-only events. • Book and materials check out within the four main UNM Libraries. • 10% discount at many events at Popejoy Hall, all events at Keller Hall and announcements for on-and off-campus cultural events. • Discounts to the YMCA of Central New Mexico and waiver of Joining Fee. Check for program information. • Discounts on Defined Fitness memberships. Check • Discounts on Albuquerque International Association Lecture Series. Check for program information. Joining the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute provides access to the best of UNM’s educational tradition. Osher members join a dynamic community of adults 50+ who share a common love of learning. Classes are interactive and participation is encouraged. Not only will you make discoveries that may change your life, you’ll meet many like-minded people who will become friends. Course Information Tuition fees vary by course, with lectures at $19 and courses ranging from $25 to $90. There may be required texts or materials fees for some courses, which will be stated in the course description. You may take as many Osher courses as you wish each semester. Our program features one-time lectures lasting about two hours, performances lasting several hours, and 42 | 505-277-0077

courses that range from 2 to 12 weeks long. The Summer semester runs from June-August. Now, take advantage of a very special offer. As an Osher Member, you’ll receive a 10% discount for all Growth & Enrichment courses offered through Continuing Education. Just contact Registration in person or by phone at 505-277-0077 when you enroll in Osher courses, and say you qualify for this discount. Locations UNM Continuing Education 1634 University Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM (just north of Indian School) Del Webb Alegria Active Adult Community 901 Cottonwood Circle, Bernalillo, NM (Turn east onto Santiago Way, off Rio Rancho Blvd. NE Highway 528) Phone: 505-771-3367 Jubilee at Los Lunas 601 Jubilee Blvd. SW, Los Lunas, NM 87031 Phone: 505-866-1777 La Vida Llena-Nueva Vista Community Room 11100 Lagrima de Oro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 Phone: 505-296-6700 Tuition Remission All Osher courses are eligible for tuition remission! UNM Staff and retirees may use tuition remission for all the Osher courses, but not for the membership fee. As of August 1st, $252 of tuition remission may be applied to personal enrichment courses including those offered through the Osher Institute. Forms may be found online at | 505-277-0077



Registering for Osher courses is quick and easy. You can register by phone, mail, FAX or in person: Mon–Fri, 8:00am–5:00pm in the South Building of UNM Continuing Education, 1634 University Blvd. NE. For a full list of registration instructions, see page 2.

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Mailing Address: Osher UNM Continuing Education MSC07 4030 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001


Requests to refund tuition must be made in writing and received 3 business days prior to the first class meeting. UNM Continuing Education retains $15 as a processing fee. Send or bring your request to the above address, or FAX 505-277-1990, or email

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Advocate for Osher Osher charges less than $30 for many of its courses and free activities abound. Additional member benefits and inclusion in the Osher Community are included in the $20 Annual Membership fee. To keep our program accessible to all and our fees low, we encourage contributions from people like you. Lifelong learning is essential for cognitive health and overall wellness. As we develop Osher as a place to be for new ideas, free public forums and a myriad of creative

outlets, we want to explore how education can serve people throughout their lives. We welcome your input and suggestions. Please give as generously as you can. Donating is Easy: • Sign up to make a donation on the UNM Foundation Website: • Choose “Continuing Education” from the list and make your gift designation to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. • Checks should be made payable to the University of New Mexico Foundation and designate the contribution to be utilized for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNM and sent to: UNM Foundation MSC07 4260, 1 University of New Mexico Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001 Phone: 505-277-4503 / 1-800-UNM-FUND (866-3863) Fax: 505-277-4435 • Your contribution is tax deductible.

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Building Sustainability The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute(OLLI) at the University of New Mexico succeeds because of the contributions of a number of incredible volunteers, exceptional instructors and engaged and active members. In addition, we rely on funding to cover our operational costs. Our program depends on membership fees and tuition, the generosity of the Bernard Osher Foundation and donations from caring individuals and companies. Thank you to the following people who have made a tax-deductible contribution to the OLLI program in the past year: Fran Ahern-Smith Janice J. Akin Kirsten J. Anderson Marjorie Armstrong Jan Augenstein-Miller Dodici Azpadu Penn Baker & Dorothee Baker Scott & Maralie BeLonge Dick & Carol Blankmeyer Roberta Boggess Michele A. Buchanan Teresa R. Civello Craig R. Cropsey Linda Dalton Gary L. Dawson Edward G. DiBello Charles & Eugenia Eberle Charles F. Eberle Family Trust Carol M. Egbert Jane Ellen Helen Feinberg Michael T. & Frances Ford Friends of Osher Stephen F. Fritz Mary M. Gallemore R. Bruce Grove James & Karen Guth Keith & Betty Harvie Jane Hellesoe-Henon James G. Houston Robert Benton Howell Donna Huxtable Richard Huxtable Kathleen D. Ingley The Family of Keith A. Kellum Kate Luger Cynthia A. Lynch Jean E. Manger Frederic March Karen Q. McKinnon Edward K. Merewether Christine C. Mink Sharon Moran William & Margaret Nunns Alan C. Overmier Margaret Palumbo

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Osher Lifelong Learning at UNM Catalog Summer 2014  

Osher Lifelong Learning at UNM Continuing Education Summer 2014 Catalog. Education for learners 50+ in Albuquerque, NM. Classes in Art, Hist...

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