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Fall 2013 | August-December

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

at the University of New Mexico Membership Program for 50+

Indoor Container Gardens pg 15

Art & Art History

Paleolithic Painted Caves of France pg 8


The Romans pg 31

Literature & Writing


Culture 12

Music & Theater


Current Events


Psychology/Science 45

Health & Well Being


Spirituality 47

History 25

Travel 51

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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Registration Form................................................ 2 Calendar.............................................................. 3 Free Osher Membership Events......................... 5 Welcome!............................................................. 7 The Osher Foundation.................................. 7 Osher Courses.................................................... 8 Art & Art History............................................ 8 Culture........................................................ 12 Current Events............................................ 17 Health & Well Being.................................... 20 History........................................................ 25 Literature & Writing..................................... 33 Music & Theater.......................................... 40 Psychology/Science................................... 45 Spirituality................................................... 47 Travel.......................................................... 51 Membership....................................................... 53 UNM Alumni Partnership & Benefits........... 53 Membership Benefits.................................. 54 Course Information..................................... 54 Discounts.................................................... 54 Tuition Remission....................................... 55 Registration....................................................... 56 For More Information.................................. 56 Refunds............................................................. 56 Become an Osher Volunteer............................. 56 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

Fall 2013 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

August Date Day Course# Aug 20 T 19385 Aug 20 T 19584 Aug 21 W 19645 Aug 22 Th 19523 Aug 22 Th 06461 Aug 23 F 19385 Aug 26 M 19217 Aug 27 T 19312 Aug 27 TTh 06531 Aug 28 W 19864 Aug 29 Th 19478

Course Title Sessions Brain Fitness Workshop Creative Writing 6 weeks Bach: Symbolism & Imagery 4 weeks Hero’s Journey 4 weeks Yoga for Folks Over Fifty 8 weeks Brain Fitness Workshop New Protest Movement/Russia Lecture Aging and your Health 3 weeks Senior Strength and Balance Training: An Introduction 16 sessions Writing your Spiritual Journey 6 weeks JFK: 50 years Later Lecture

September Date Sep 3 Sep 4 Sep 4 Sep 5 Sep 5 Sep 6 Sep 6 Sep 6

Day T W W Th Th F F F

Course# 19556 19569 19786 19487 19824 19133 19168 19494

Course Title Sessions Writing True 8 weeks Madness & Living Mythology 4 weeks Geology of National Parks 8 weeks Romans 10 weeks Black Madonna Sites Lecture Zentangle 101 Workshop Stick a Fork in it Lecture Origins of World Religions 8 weeks | 505-277-0077


Sep 7 Sep 9 Sep 9 Sep 9 Sep 10 Sep 12 Sep 12 Sep 14 Sep 16 Sep 16 Sep 16 Sep 17 Sep 18 Sep 20 Sep 23 Sep 23 Sep 24 Sep 25 Sep 26 Sep 27

S M M M T Th Th S MWF M M T W F M M T W Th F

19608 19207 19207 19907 19866 19463 19589 19374 06496 19411 19665 19192 19669 19210 19531 19980 19662 19436 19525 19574

Introduction to Improv Workshop Foreign Pol& Current Events 8 weeks Foreign Pol& Current Events 8 weeks How Bazaar Lecture Heal the Past 2 weeks Plague 4 weeks Writing Memoir 7 weeks Storytelling/Empowerment Workshop Weightlifting for Seniors 15 sessions Church & State in 4th C Rome Lecture Demystifying Classical Music 2 weeks Cornhusk Wreaths Workshop Aircraft Symphony Lecture Right to Bear Arms Lecture Vivid Continuous Dream 2 weeks Stonehenge &Avebury Lecture Mozart, Da Ponte& Don Giovanni Lecture Harlots & Harvey Girls Lecture Conquered Feminine 4 weeks Dancing in Chains/Poetry 2 weeks

Course# 19140 19771 19189 19437 19647 19346 19371 19646 19729 19438 19137 19155 19106 19460 19150 19197 06461 19815 19474 19594

Course Title Sessions Hadrian: Emperor, Architect Lecture Genetic Genealogy: Lombards Lecture Terrariums, Container Gardens 3 sessions Western Women 4 weeks Australian Didgeridoo Lecture Sound Healing 4 weeks Savvy Social Security Lecture Exploring the Art of Song 4 weeks Nanotechnology 4 weeks Abolitionist Movement Lecture Make it and Take it Home 3 weeks Computerized Genealogy 4 weeks Math in Art & Nature Lecture Victorian Cult of Death Lecture Becoming of Age 2 weeks Who Said Cyrillic is Difficult? 3 weeks Yoga for Folks Over Fifty 8 weeks Exercises for Spiritual Health Workshop Catacombs of Rome Lecture Reading for Writers 6 weeks

October Date Oct 1 Oct 4 Oct 5 Oct 7 Oct 8 Oct 9 Oct 9 Oct 9 Oct 9 Oct 10 Oct 11 Oct 11 Oct 15 Oct 15 Oct 22 Oct 24 Oct 24 Oct 26 Oct 28 Oct 29 4

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Hydraulic Fracturing/Natural Gas Lecture Writing Memoir 7 weeks Walk this Way: History of Religion 4 weeks

November Date Day Course# Nov 1 F 19139 Nov 2 S 19177 Nov 2 S 19507 Nov 4 M 19183 Nov 4 M 19473 Nov 4 M 19636 Nov 5 T 19144 Nov 5 T 19766 Nov 6 W 19147 Nov 6 W 19173 Nov 6 W 19267 Nov 6 W 19524 Nov 7 Th 19642 Nov 8 F 19813 Nov 11 M 19448 Nov 12 T 19460 Nov 12 T 19503 Nov 12 T 19846 Nov 13 W 19406 Nov 13 W 19448 Nov 14 Th 19475 Nov 16 S 19612 Nov 19 T 19110 Nov 22 F 19478

Course Title Sessions Erotic Pompeii Lecture Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arts 3 weeks Homer’s Odyssey II 4 weeks Everybody Dies: Lessons/ 6 Feet Under 3 weeks Balkans in the Middle Ages 2 weeks Crooners & Swooners 3 weeks History of Art/Visual Language 4 weeks Russian Space Shuttle Lecture Queen Esther Obsession Lecture Invitation to Tea 3 weeks South Africa Today Lecture Scandinavian Crime Wave 3 weeks Saga of Diamond Bessie Performance Buddhism 4 weeks Search for Historical Lincoln 2 weeks Victorian Cult of Death Lecture Women/War–WWI Lecture Humanism 4 weeks Dorothy Day 2 weeks Search for Historical Lincoln 2 weeks Cuban Missile Crisis at 51 Lecture Land the Part /Audition Workshop Painted Caves Lecture JFK: 50 years Later Lecture

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Course# 19551 19503 19498 19504 19195 19503 19676

Course Title Jane Austen Revisited 3 weeks Women/ War–WWII Lecture Anything Goes/Tobacco Advertising 2 weeks E-Publishing 2 weeks Why do we say that? Love/Marriage 2 weeks Women / War–Vietnam Lecture Caroling through the Ages Lecture | 505-277-0077


Fall 2013 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. Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Saxons Connection to the Founding Fathers Monday, August 19, 2013 | 3:30–5:30pm Continuing Education North Building Angel Cervantes, Director, New Mexico DNA Project Personal Safety Friday, September 13 | 10:00am–Noon Continuing Education North Building Steve Sink, Albuquerque Police Department Ghost “Proof” Photos Tuesday, October 22 | 1:00–3:00pm Continuing Education North Building Hank Estrada, Paranormal Researcher and Ghostbook.Biz Publisher Caregiver Stress and Brain Health Tuesday, November 5 | 2:00–4:00pm Del Webb Alegria Active Adult Community Chris McCaffrey, Alzheimer’s Association, NM Chapter Two Months on Two Wheels: Exotic Travel by Motorcycle Friday, November 8 | 2:00–4:00pm Continuing Education North Building Roger & Emily Waterman, Avid Motorcycle Enthusiasts The Time of Their Lives: A Reading by Osher Members Sunday, November 10 | 4:00–7:00pm Continuing Education North Building Members of the Memoir/ Memoir-Based Fiction classes read from their work. A pot-luck reception follows. The Christmas That Almost Didn’t Happen Monday, December 9 | 10:00am–Noon Continuing Education North Building Instructor: Roberta Boggess, M.A., Linguistics 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 Fall 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 over 120 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 From Counting to the Acropolis: Math in Art and Nature What do index cards and pineapples have in common? Discover this and more as you look at sequences as simple as 1, 2, 3, & and the series (sums of terms of a sequence) associated with them. You’ll tackle a word problem from the 13th century, using no more than counting, and see how its solution relates to the family tree of a male honeybee. The solution will lead you to patterns that appear with astonishing frequency in nature as well as art and architecture. Math phobes are welcome! Course: 19106 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Oct 15 T 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Linda Ozier, B.A., Mathematics 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 Inanna 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. Picasso-like art works 30,000 years ago? Yes, at Chauvet, “The Cave of Forbidden Dreams.” Come dream with us amidst the Paleolithic Painted Caves of France! Course: 19110 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Nov 19 T 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Maya Sutton, Ph.D., Georgetown University degree in Foreign Service, Advocate of European Pre-history 8 | 505-277-0077

Zentangle 101 Come 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 your own unique Zentangle tile while enjoying the meditative quality that this method has to offer. Note: $8 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the first class. Class limit is limited to 10 students. The Zentangle® art form and method was created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas and is copyrighted. Zentangle® is a registered trademark of Zentangle, Inc. Course: 19133 $35 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 6 F 3:00pm-5:00pm CE South Building Jane Robertson, MSLS, CZT-Certified Zentangle Teacher Make it and Take it Home Docents and art lovers: enhance your appreciation for your favorite image by enlarging and reproducing it. Learn mural painting techniques for identifying elements of composition and pallet by exactly matching the colors in a painting, photograph or poster. Even if you cannot draw, and have no experience painting, you’ll be provided step-by-step mechanical techniques for drawing and reproducing a masterpiece. Bring a favorite postcard, picture, or photograph and you’ll take a 2 foot by 4 foot reproduction home for your enjoyment. No artistic background is required. Instructor will provide all materials for a lab fee of $80 due at the first class meeting. Course: 19137 $55 For: 3 sessions Section A: Oct 11-25 F 1:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building James E. Bruce, Jr. | 505-277-0077


Erotic Pompeii Erotic art in Pompeii and Herculaneum was discovered in the ancient cities around the bay of Naples after extensive excavations began in the 18th century. That such imagery was so common would seem to indicate that sexual mores in Roman culture at the time were quite liberal, though much of what might seem to be erotic could arguably be Teresa Cutler-Broyles fertility-imagery. We’ll view the erotic art of Pompeii, its sculptures, small and not so small, the frescoes and the pottery. Daily life in Pompeii will be explored, as will the Secret Room in the Museum of Naples which houses much of the erotic items. Course: 19139 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Nov 1 F 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Teresa Cutler-Broyles, Owner, Inkwell International LLC Hadrian: Man, Emperor, Architect From Hadrian’s Wall in Britain to Hadrian’s Villa outside of Rome, this emperor of Ancient Rome was quite the builder and ruled Ancient Rome for over 60 years. During Hadrian’s rule, he worked on reforms and consolidated the Roman provinces, once touring his empire for 11 years. Mementos of Hadrian’s reign in the form of coins and the many building projects he undertook survive. Most famous is the wall across Britain. Hadrian’s Wall was the northernmost boundary of the Roman empire until early in the fifth century. We will look at the emperor’s wondrous works many of which survive today and one of which is one of the most visited places in the world: the Pantheon. Course: 19140 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Oct 1 T 9:30am-11:30am La Vida Llena-Nueva Vista Community Room Teresa Cutler-Broyles, Owner, Inkwell International LLC

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A Brief History of Art and Visual Language The history of art is a multidisciplinary science, seeking an objective examination of art throughout time and across cultures, observing the distinctive and influential characteristics of art and their relationship to humankind. The study of the history of art was initially developed in the Renaissance, with a limited focus on western civilization. As time has passed, this once narrow scope has broadened to encompass the larger visual language of humans and our collective global history. Discuss and explore the history and journey of art and visual language from the use of tools to why certain colors inspire great emotion in the beholder and the impact of the Cave of Forgotten Dreams, site of the oldest cave paintings yet discovered. Course: 19144 $45 For: 4 sessions Section A: Nov 5-26 T 6:00pm-8:00pm CE South Building Ralph Greene, M.F.A. The Queen Esther Obsession Queen Esther, the biblical heroine, was the subject of intense interest among Christians and Jews during 15th-17th centuries. Especially in Italy, images of Esther appeared in artwork, church decorations, and marriage furniture while books and plays about the biblical heroine also proliferated. Through viewing historical materials and artwork (in- Naomi Sandweiss cluding paintings by Veronese, Turabouni and others), this illustrated presentation will describe the “Esther Obsession� and explain some of the reasons behind the intense interest. Course: 19147 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Nov 6 W 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Naomi Sandweiss, Author, Jewish Albuquerque | 505-277-0077


The Becoming of Age: Cinematic Visions of Body, Mind and Identity in Later Life Join us for some readings from The Becoming of Age: Cinematic Visions of Mind, Body and Identity in Later Life (McFarland 2013), Pamela Gravagne’s new book about the various ways aging and old age are portrayed in popular film. Using clips from movies such as Gran Torino,The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Calendar Girls, and Away From Her to help illustrate the book’s arguments, the readings will be followed by a discussion of the way in which movies not only reflect how we understand aging and old age, but also have the potential to reinvent how we make sense of what it means to grow older. Seeing popular film as a crucial site of struggle over the meanings we give to aging and old age rather than simply as a representation of some essential “truth” about aging, can open our minds to all sorts of alternative ways to imagine and live our lives as we grow older. Course: 19150 $25 For: 2 sessions Section A: Oct 22-29 T 3:00pm-5:00pm CE South Building Pamela Gravagne, Ph.D., American Studies, UNM West

Culture Computerized Genealogy Everyone has ancestors! Researching family history has become the fastest growing hobby in America. Bring your laptop so you can practice using technology to organize and research your genealogy. You will learn the best software and tools to help you search efficiently. Online genealogy includes how to hunt for web sites and evaluate what you find there, and the use of free and commercial databases. The rest is up to you. Happy hunting. Course: 19155 $55 For: 4 sessions Section A: Oct 11-Nov 1 F 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Victoria Sullivan, Albuquerque Genealogical Society 12 | 505-277-0077

Why do we Say That? Stick a Fork in it Horrified when a man wears his hat while dining? Disgusted if a woman wipes her mouth on the table cloth? Actually, you may be the one with questionable table manners. Both of these behaviors were considers perfectly appropriate etiquette for centuries. Ever encountered a salt cellar or sugar shell? Know what a room is but can’t fath- Roberta om room and board? Join us at the table as Boggess another chapter of ‘Why Do We Say That?’ serves up the history behind table manners. Psssst...There is a reason why Americans hold their forks in the wrong hand. Course: 19168 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 6 F 10:00am-12:00pm Jubilee Active Adult Community Roberta Boggess, M.A., English, Outstanding High School Teacher An Invitation to Tea Tea - that humble little package with a tag has built fortunes, changed empires and created social strata. Think you know about the Boston Tea Party? Who organized the raid? What “Indians” dumped tea? Do you picture the harbor as a giant tea pot? What about the British East India Company and the Opium Wars? What’s the difference between “Low Tea,” “High Tea” and “Sweet Tea” and we don’t mean what they serve in the South. For that matter, what is a crumpet? Explore the history of tea while you sample a British tea table. There will be a tasting fee of $20 payable to the instructor at the first class because it’s fun to learn about food, but even more fun to taste it! Course: 19173 $35 For: 3 sessions Section A: Nov 6-20 W 3:30pm-5:30pm CE South Building Roberta Boggess, M.A. English, Outstanding High School Teacher | 505-277-0077


Ikebana: Communication with Mother Nature through the Japanese Flower Arts Through this workshop-style course, you will make one traditional-style arrangement and one modern-style arrangement. Minimalism, asymmetry, and the balance between empty space and occupied space these are among the characteristics of Japanese flower artistry. Note: Materials fee of $20 payable to the instructor. Course: 19177 $35 For: 3 sessions Section A: Nov 2-16 Sa 1:00pm-3:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Yayoi Tanida Everybody Dies: Lessons from Six Feet Under From 2001 to 2005, the HBO cable television series Six Feet Under took viewers behind the scenes at Fisher & Sons Funeral Home. This upbeat talk uses clips from this award-winning series to illuminate funeral planning issues for those who don’t plan to die. Topics include funeral consumer issues, traditional and green burial, developments Gail Rubin in the funeral industry, as well as aspects of contemporary grief and mourning. Course: 19183 $35 For: 3 sessions Section A: Nov 4-18 M 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Gail Rubin, Author, Speaker and Blogger

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Terrariums, Dish Gardens, and Indoor Container Gardens Terrariums and Dish Gardens are back in vogue and really add to the home/ business decor. Houseplants are great air purifiers and add beauty indoors. Come learn what plants are best for what situations within your home, as well as their care and cultivation. You will also learn how to design and grow your own terrariums and dish gardens. These can be very expensive to buy ready-made and do not always have the best plants suited for our southwestern homes. This class will culminate with designing a beautiful terrarium to give for the holidays, or keep for yourself. A terrarium making fee for plants, soil, and other ingredients is $20 payable to the instructor at the first class. The terrarium container will be supplied by the student, and its needs will be discussed at the second class. Course: 19189 $35 For: 3 sessions Section A: Oct 5-19 Sa 1:00pm-3:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Debi Harrington, Uptown Garden Club, Avid Award-Winning Gardener | 505-277-0077


Corn Husk Wreaths Learn how to make beautiful cornhusk wreaths in an easy, fun manner. Several other styles and methods will be demonstrated to further inspire you. Cornhusk wreaths are inexpensive and can be embellished in so many ways. They can be Traditional, or they can be Southwestern. You will receive instructions for the other styles to take home. Samples will be on display to show a variety of ways to embellish the different styles. For this class you will need: utility or leather gloves, wire cutters, and a 2 gallon bucket to hold water. A materials fee of $15 for the wreath supplies is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. You will take home a beautiful finished wreath that is ready to hang for fall. Course: 19192 $25 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 17 T 1:00pm-4:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Debi Harrington, Uptown Garden Club, Avid Award-Winning Gardener Why Do We Say That? Love and Marriage Whether you are a spinster or a Beau Brummel, on Friday we like to slip on our Levi’s, put on the dog, rub elbows with the upper crust, or eat a corned beef sandwich even when we have to rob Peter to pay Paul. And once in a blue moon while we eat, drink and make merry, we find the person of honeymoon dreams to carry across the threshold Roberta Boggess even though later that person may try the patience of Job. Why do we say what we do? Learn the history behind these and other colorful terms as we separate the wheat from the chaff of language. Course: 19195 $25 For: 2 sessions Section A: Dec 6-13 F 1:00pm-3:00pm La Vida Llena-Nueva Vista Community Room Roberta Boggess, M.A., English, Outstanding High School Teacher 16 | 505-277-0077

Who Said Cyrillic Is Difficult? Debunking the Myths about the Russian Alphabet An interactive class introducing the Russian Cyrillic alphabet and much more. At the end of the class, participants will be able to write their names in Russian, read Russian signs, newspaper headlines, and make their choices from a Russian restaurant menu. There will be time left for questions and answers about Russian language and culture. Course: 19197 $35 For: 3 sessions Section A: Oct 24-Nov 7 Th 1:30pm-3:30pm CE South Elena Patterson, M.A. Teaching Foreign Languages

Current Events Foreign Policy and Current Events Understand issues in foreign policy and current events by reading and discussing analyses from a broad cross-section of the world press, academic blogs and policy think tanks. Core materials will be supplied for discussions but other materials are welcome from participants. All points of view are welcome, especially constructive and civil rebuttals. There are potentially serious disputes between China, Japan and the Koreas over islands in the East China Sea. New leaders in South Korea and Japan are assertive and militaristic, raising the prospects of war. Much of the distrust and tension has historical roots in the Russo-Japanese War of 1905, the Japanese invasion and occupation of China and WWII. This semester we will look at this region of Northeast Asia. Readings from the international press will be the basis for our discussions. Each group is limited to 16 participants to maximize opportunities for active participation. Course: 19207 $70 For: 8 sessions Section A: Sep 9-Oct 28 M 9:30am-11:30am CE South Building Jim Munroe, trained facilitator for “Great Decisions” Section B: Sep 9-Oct 28 M 1:30pm-3:30pm Cherry Hills public library Jim Munroe, trained facilitator for “Great Decisions” | 505-277-0077


Hydraulic Fracturing of Natural Gas: Economic Boon or Threat to the Nation’s Groundwater and Health? The hydraulic fracturing of natural gas deposits since the 1990’s has greatly increased the size of America’s energy reserves and lowered the price of natural gas. At the same time, many communities have complained of the degradation of their water and higher rate of illness due to exposure to toxins. What is the state of the science and Ramon Flores drilling regulations and what must state and national officials do to ensure the health of the nation? Course: 19208 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Oct 30 W 10:00am-12:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Ramon Flores, M.A. in Cultural Pluralism The Right to Bear Arms What does the 2nd Amendment actually say and what was the original intent of the Nation’s Founders? What does it mean to us now? This is a non-rhetorical and cleareyed 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: 19210 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 20 F 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Ramon Flores, M.A. in Cultural Pluralism

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New Protest Movement in Russia (2011-2013) The 2012 Presidential and 2011 parliamentary elections in Russia were accompanied by unprecedented demonstrations and disturbances. They ushered the beginning of a new wave of political protest in Russia. Young people, many of them in their 20s, started the protest. This is unprecedented in the history of post-Communist Russia and gives us an indication about the emergence of a new generation in the political arena. Who are the demonstrators? What do they want? Who are the leaders? Putin is cracking down, but can he succeed in the long run? History shows that over time protest movements can change Russian politics dramatically. Course: 19217 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Aug 26 M 3:00pm-5:00pm CE South Building Marina Oborotova, Ph.D., President, Albuquerque International Association South Africa Today South Africa exists today as a country of deep contrasts. The physical beauty of the country diverges from the disparate townships. The mineral wealth belies the poverty of the indigenous people. Will South Africa, seeking its rightful place in the roster of first world countries, join the failed governments of other Sub-Saharan countries? This debate continues daily - in the press, the smoke-filled halls of politics, the townships, in magnificent gated communities and on golf courses and soccer fields. Suggested Reading: South Africa’s Brave New World: The Beloved Country Since the End of Apartheid. R.W. Johnson. Penguin. 2009. Course: 19267 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Nov 6 W 10:00am-12:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Jack Chojnacki, M.A., English, 10 year resident of Capetown | 505-277-0077


Health & Well Being Yoga For Folks Over Fifty It’s never too late and you are not too old or stiff to begin to explore the wonders and benefits of Yoga practice. This series of classes will be geared to the older beginner. If you are dealing with painful knees or feet, arthritis, osteoporosis, issues of balance or the proverbial midlife crisis, you will discover how to use commonly available props and postures to help alleviate these conditions and begin to reverse the aging process. Note: Not a medical class - call instructor to discuss any serious condition before signing up. Free Osher membership with this class. Course: 06461 $95 For: 8 sessions Section A: Aug 22-Oct 10 Th 4:00pm-5:15pm Section B: Oct 24-Dec 12 Th 4:00pm-5:15pm High Desert Yoga, Nob Hill Judy Mortallero Weight Lifting for Seniors This introductory course in weight lifting is held specifically for seniors with little or no prior lifting experience. Joe Behrend, a certified personal fitness trainer and owner of One on One Fitness, teaches the class. Several studies have illustrated the importance of developing/maintaining strength for senior citizens in particular. Class participants will be shown proper weight lifting techniques using light to moderate weights based on individual strength. Enrollment is limited to 12 seniors with no serious health complications. Reserve your spot today! Note: Free Osher Membership with this class. Course: 06496 $155 For: 15 sessions Section A: Sep 16-Oct 18 MWF 9:00am-11:00am Mike’s Iron Gym Joseph Beherend 20 | 505-277-0077

Senior Strength and Balance: An Introduction Enjoy a casual yet focused workout. Learn the importance of maintaining muscle mass to age gracefully and remain independent. This class is designed for those new or returning to exercise. Practice simple routines for your major muscle groups. Discover adjustments to have a pain-free workout. The instructor is certified as a Personal Trainer and Group Fitness Instructor by the American Council on Exercise. She has experience training people with chronic conditions. Please bring your doctor’s name and fax number to the first class. Note: Register for this class and receive a free Osher Membership. Course: 06531 $125 For: 16 sessions Section A: Aug 27-Oct 17 MWF 9:00am-10:00am Good Samaritan Society Manzano del Sol Village Anne Schroeder Aging and Your Health: Is Illness Expected as I Age? As we age, we all notice changes in our ability to do our daily routines that now require effort to perform. What is happening? Is it “normal?” Will I lose my independence, as these “issues” may or may not develop? The initial discussion will be to define “normal aging.” We will discuss the anatomy, how the system works in our bodies, and changes that may or not occur as we age. Following this conversation, we will point out common illnesses that affect the particular systems function. It is hoped that you will come to each session with questions so that we can interact about these topics, the effect of aging, and if there is anything in our life style that can slow or delay the normal effects about aging. Course: 19312 $35 For: 3 sessions Section A: Aug 27-Sep 10 T 1:30pm-3:30pm CE South Building Walter B. Foreman, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM, Retired Professor, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center | 505-277-0077


How Can Music/Sound Be Used for Healing Mind, Body and Spirit? Bring your curiosity and experience sound as never before. Today we have sonar, sonograms and nerve stimulating devices. In ancient times there were drums, Tibetan medicine bowls, didgeridoos, chanting and Hindu Ragas. Now we have classical music, rock music and rap. As never before, “since the crack of dawn,” unrelenting sound bombards us all day and all night. Learn how to protect yourself from unsafe decibel levels and about ancient Egyptian and Tibetan practices of sound healing. We will experience the latest technology utilizing frequencies for better health through sound. Course: 19346 $55 For: 4 sessions Section A: Oct 9-30 W 1:00pm-3:30pm CE South Building Trudy Charlton, Certified Sound Healer, Reiki Master 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 of survivor-ship. We’ll explore answers to the following questions: Will social security Doug Lindsey 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 Section A: Oct 9 W 10:00am-12:00pm Jubilee Active Adult Community Doug Lindsey, Registered Investment Advisor 22 | 505-277-0077

In Our Own Voice: Storytelling for Women’s Empowerment This four-hour workshop focuses on storytelling for women’s empowerment. We all carry life experiences within our bodies, minds and spirit. 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 heal- Susi Wolf ing 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 re-frame 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. This class is designed to ensure each person’s successful experience to acquire new introspection and life skills. Course: 19374 $25 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 14 Sa 1:00pm-5:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Susi Wolf, Certified Professional Coach | 505-277-0077


Brain Fitness and 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 Terri Tobey between selected activities and brain stimulation/growth will be explored. Course: 19385 $25 For: 1 session Section A: Aug 20 T 1:00pm-4:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Section B: Aug 23 F 1:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Both sections: Terri Tobey, M.A., Gerontology; M.A., Teaching

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History Dorothy Day and the Catholic Worker Movement “The greatest challenge of the day is: how to bring about a revolution of the heart, a revolution which has to start with each one of us?” Dorothy Day survived the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 and life in a tenement flat on Chicago’s south side to become a social activist who fought for the cause of social justice from within the Ro- Jane Ellen man Catholic Church. A controversial figure in death, as in life, her life’s example and writings continue to challenge and provoke activism today. This class will include a screening of the biographical film Entertaining Angels. Course: 19406 $25 For: 2 sessions Section A: Nov 13-20 W 1:30pm-3:30pm CE South Building Jane Ellen, Composer, Lecturer, Recording and Performing Artist Church and State in Fourth Century Rome At the beginning of the fourth century Christians were a persecuted minority in the Roman Empire; by the end of the century Christianity was the official religion. All other religions were banned and an orthodox version of Christianity imposed. In 390, the bishop of Milan could impose a penance on the Roman Emperor. How did such a Kay Young remarkable cultural change come about? We will examine the role of Constantine, his successors, and key early bishops in bringing this change about. Course: 19411 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 16 M 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Kay Young, Humanities Fellow in U.S. and Europe | 505-277-0077


Harlots, Harvey Girls and Holy Women in the American West Women, although not often mentioned in history books, were a crucial component in the settlement and “civilizing” of the American West. Into this land labeled “North” by the previously ruling governments of Spain and Mexico, brave and adventurous women, whether “soiled doves,” disciplined Harvey Girls, or saintly missionaries forged their way. Their impact and influence on the quality of life there is well worth exploring. This class will present an overview of some of these remarkable women. Their stories are largely unrecorded but many of their names and contributions to the settling of the American west live on in notoriety and infamy. Course: 19436 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 25 W 10:00am-12:00pm Jubilee Active Adult Community Patricia Guggino, M.A., History of the American West; Los Lunas Oral Historian Western Women: Their Land, Their Lives Most of us are familiar with the stereotypes of western women: the hardy, rugged sunbonneted pioneers of the overland trail experience; those “hell raisers” such as Calamity Jane and her dancehall sisters; and, often known as “soiled doves,” western prostitutes of all races and ethnicities. While such personalities existed, these images limit the wide and rich experiences of most women who have called the West home for generations. We’ll consider four major topics that shaped women’s lives: patterns of migration/immigration, community building, political work and paid labor. We will also note the broad ethnic diversity historically present in the West in which Native Americans, Hispanas/Latinas, African Americans and Asian women have all made their homes. Course: 19437 $55 For: 4 sessions Section A: Oct 7-28 M 1:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Sandra Schackel, Ph.D., American West Women’s History, UNM/Boise State University (Ret.) 26 | 505-277-0077

A History of the American Abolitionist Movement The 2012 film, Lincoln, covers Abraham Lincoln’s campaign in 1865 to obtain passage of the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution which would formally end slavery in the country. Slavery began in North America in 1619 at Jamestown, Virginia. The slave trade between Britain’s American colonies and Africa began seven- Howard teen years later. From the beginning, there Romanek were some colonists who were opposed to the notion of slavery. The class will study the long struggle to abolish an institution in a country that had proclaimed that “all men are created equal.” Course: 19438 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Oct 10 Th 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Howard Romanek, International Studies/ History Instructor (Ret.), Illinois State University The Search for Historical Lincoln When some people saw the 2012 film, Lincoln, they were troubled by seeing a Lincoln different from the one they learned about in school many years earlier. Ever since his death in 1865, there has been an ongoing struggle over how “history” should remember the 16th President of the United States. The class will look at the challenges one encounters when studying a figure from the past and at the never-ending search for the “truth” about Abraham Lincoln. Course: 19448 $25 For: 2 sessions Section A: Nov 11-18 M 2:00pm-4:00pm La Vida Llena-Nueva Vista Community Room Section B: Nov 13-20 W 10:30am-12:30pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Both sections: Howard Romanek, History/International Studies Instructor (Ret.), Illinois State University | 505-277-0077


The Victorian Cult of Death Compared with today, our forebears of the Victorian era could be accused of having a morbid obsession with death and dying, dubbed a “cult of death.” Victorian society dictated strict rules for the observance of rituals related to death and dying exacerbated by the death of the Prince Consort Albert and Queen Victoria’s entry into deep Roberta mourning. Across the pond, another widow Boggess was grieving the loss of two of her children and a husband, the 16th president of the United States. As Mary Todd Lincoln and Queen Victoria mourned, Americans and British subjects alike followed their lead and death practices became far more elaborate. Explore the culture and origins of Victorian death practices and how they persevere in society today. Course: 19460 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Oct 15 T 10:00am-12:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Section B: Nov 12 T 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Both sections: Roberta Boggess, M.A., English, Outstanding High School Teacher The Plague Black Death, Bubonic Plague, or the Pestilence as it was termed in the Middle Ages, killed more than half the population of Europe. Over 700 years later, economics, religion, mores, and art of the Western World still are shaped by those deaths. Learn about the plague, its effects, and why, even here in the developed world, the plague still kills. Course: 19463 $45 For: 4 sessions Section A: Sep 12-Oct 3 Th 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Roberta Boggess, M.A., English, Outstanding High School Teacher

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The Balkans in the Middle Ages With the decline of Roman power, the Balkans saw a series of migrations and cultural changes which laid the foundations of the turmoil seen in the Balkans during the twentieth century. They have been fought over by neighboring imperial powers as well as been the seat of strong indigenous kingdoms. These invasions and migrations have Bruce Grove led to the development of strong ethnic identities. This course will trace these developments from the period of Roman rule to the conquest of the region by the Ottoman Turks. Course: 19473 $25 For: 2 sessions Section A: Nov 4-11 M 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building R. Bruce Grove The Catacombs of Rome Beneath Rome lies a network of tunnels that provided the final resting-place for nearly a million men, women, and children in the early centuries of Christianity. In this illustrated presentation, Timothy Graham will explore why the catacombs were built, the different types of burial, and the fascinating collection of art within the catacombs. Writing in the fourth century, St. Jerome compared visiting the catacombs to a trip into hell. We will learn about Rome’s storied underground burial sites in a more comfortable environment. Course: 19474 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Oct 28 M 7:00pm-9:00pm CE South Building Timothy Graham, Ph.D., Director of UNM Institute of Medieval Studies | 505-277-0077


The Cuban Missile Crisis At 51 Millions of Americans still remember the Cuban Missile Crisis that brought the world to the brink of nuclear disaster. Today, as the United States faces the challenge of a nuclear North Korea and an Iran on the brink of going nuclear, the class will examine the background to the crisis, those fateful days in October, 1962, and the lessons to be learned fifty-one years later as our country faces possible new crises. Course: 19475 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Nov 14 Th 1:30pm-3:30pm CE South Building Howard Romanek, History/International Studies Instructor, Illinois State University JFK: 50 Years Later There are millions of American young people who cannot answer why November 22, 1963, is a significant day in U.S. History. The class will look at the presidency of John F. Kennedy that was tragically ended that day. In polls, John F. Kennedy is still remembered by many Americans as a great president. The class will examine his presidency and will look at the debate over his place in history. Course: 19478 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Aug 29 Th 1:30pm-3:30pm Jubilee Active Adult Community Section B: Nov 22 F 1:30pm-3:30pm CE South Building Both sections: Howard Romanek, History/International Studies Instructor, Illinois State University

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The Romans The Republic and Empire of Rome was one of the most formative civilizations in Western history. We’ll explore the aspects of Roman civilization that have most influenced modern Western society. We’ll examine the evolution of Rome’s own political system, from a monarchy to a Republic to an Empire, and pay particular attention to the forces that drove this transition over the course of Rome’s history. Roman civilization irrevocably shaped the political, social, and religious inheritance of all societies it came into contact with, and those heirs to Roman civilization helped to shape modern Western society itself. Course: 19487 $90 For: 10 sessions Section A: Sep 5-Nov 7 Th 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Lizabeth Johnson, Ph.D., UNM Honors Program The Origins of World Religions, 15,000 B.C. - 312 A.D. Evidence from cave art, dating back at least 30,000 years, suggests religion has been a part of human consciousness since the very beginning. Our global survey will include all the cultural regions of the world from the Middle East, India, Europe, the Far East, Africa and the Americas. We’ll discuss the Great Mother-Cult, Pharoic God-Kings, Charles Monotheism, Buddhism, Indian Brahman- Truxillo ism, Confucius, Taoism, Prophetic Judaism, Zoroaster, Greco-Roman Paganism and Christianity. Explore the origins of World Religions from Prehistoric Shamanism to Constantine’s conversion to Christianity in the 4th Century. Suggested Reading: History of Religious Ideas, Vol. I and II by Mircia Eliade. Course: 19494 $75 For: 8 sessions Section A: Sep 6-Oct 25 F 1:00pm-3:00pm CE North Building Charles Truxillo, Ph.D., Latin American Expert | 505-277-0077


Anything Goes! A History of Cigarette Advertising From Harem girls to camels; physicians to pin-up girls; kids to comics. In 1900, the annual adult per capita consumption of cigarettes was 54. By 1950, this per capita consumption had exploded to 3,522. What was behind this phenomenal growth? ADVERTISING! The early to mid-20th century saw the emergence of modern mass adver- Dick tising, led by tobacco industry innovations. Blankmeyer The period was filled with outrageous (and hilarious) advertising claims as competing tobacco companies fought to increase their share of the ever-expanding cigarette market. Ads from the period will be viewed in class as we examine the industry’s advertising propaganda and the techniques they used to aggressively expand their smokers’ base by targeting women and youth. Course: 19498 $25 For: 2 sessions Section A: Dec 4-11 W 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Dick Blankmeyer, B.A., Social Studies; Avid investigator of American social issues

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Literature & Writing Women Writing about War Women have played many roles during wartime. They wait, they fight, they survive, they resist and they object. They also documented their experiences, but their documentation is often overshadowed by the war writings of men. In each workshop we will sample writings by women during and/or about each respective war. Some representative titles are listed below. The workshops in this series can be taken separately or in any combination. Course: 19503 $25 For: 1 session Section A: Nov 12 T 1:00pm-4:00pm Recommended Readings: World War I CE South Building Section B: Dec 3 T 1:00pm-4:00pm Recommended Readings: World War II CE South Building Section C: Dec 10 T 1:00pm-4:00pm Recommended Reading: The Vietnam War CE South Building All sections: Caroline LeBlanc, MFA, MS, RN 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? 12% 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 14 novels and e-books. Course: 19504 $45 For: 2 sessions Section A: Dec 5-12 Th 6:00pm-9:00pm CE South Building Sarah Baker, Author of fourteen novels & e-books, including the Dassas Cormier Mystery Series. | 505-277-0077


Come Along on Homer’s Odyssey II Come along on Homer’s Odyssey, a journey that has thrilled its readers and shaped our culture for nearly 3000 years. As we travel, we’ll talk about how the poem evolved, its early audience, authorship and geography. We’ll discuss the heroes their extraordinary deeds, privileges, flaws, responsibilities and renown. We’ll consider the relationships between humans and gods, among men and women and among the gods themselves. We’ll explore the Homeric theme of hospitality in its numerous variations. We’ll thrill to stories of monsters and enchantresses, traps and snares, twists and turns, disguise and recognition and Odysseus’ great-rooted bed. Participants will read the first six chapters for the first session and then another 100 pages for each of the next three weeks. We will be using the Robert Fagles translation of the Odyssey. Course: 19507 $50 For: 4 sessions Section A: Nov 2-23 Sa 10:00am-12:30pm CE South Building Peter Tasso, J.D. The Hero’s Journey What do modern heroes such as Luke SkyWalker, Dorothy Gale, Alice, Frodo, even Scrooge have in common with heroes of the past such as Gilgamesh, Odysseus, Aeneas, Diarmuid, Parzival, and Beowulf? Heroes, who embark on an epic journey, do not just travel to another world and back, they journey to one’s self and return with a gift to share with Shari Tarbet their community. Come explore the Hero’s Journey from world cultures through literature and movies. Learn what it means for Heroes, male and female, and what gift each brings back from their journey. Discover insights that can guide you through your hero’s journey. Course: 19523 $45 For: 4 sessions Section A: Aug 22-Sep 12 Th 3:30pm-5:00pm CE South Building Shari Tarbet, Ph.D., Classical Mythology Expert 34 | 505-277-0077

Scandinavian Crime Wave: Mysteries in a Cold Climate After reading The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy and all of Henning Mankell, what’s next? We will explore the world of Scandinavian crime fiction beginning with Maj Sjowall and Per Wahloo, the first internationally known Scandinavian mystery writers. Why is Nordic Noir so popular? Does landscape play a prime role in the crime fiction of Scandinavian countries? Do mystery writers from Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Iceland share geographical themes and are national differences evident in their crime stories? How influential are the long shadow of WWII and the collapse of the Soviet Union in Scandinavian crime writing? We will explore the top crime writers from the five Scandinavian countries with emphasis on types of characters, plots, and uses of national culture and history. Participants will receive detailed reading lists for all five countries as well as an introduction to online sites devoted to Scandinavian mysteries. Course: 19524 $35 For: 3 sessions Section A: Nov 6-20 W 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Kate Luger, Retired Reference Librarian and Mystery Buff What’s in a Word? The Conquered Feminine Why are words like bitch, whore, and hell so derogatory? Originally, these words and many like them weren’t evil at all. They were sacred words associated with the worship of the Goddess. What happened? How did the definitions and connotations of these words make a 180° turnaround from holy and mythic to disparaging? Come explore the history, etymology, mythology and imagery of twelve representative words and discover how invasion, religious belief and politics have reversed the meanings and use of such words to intentionally convey offense and insult. Course: 19525 $45 For: 4 sessions Section A: Sep 26-Oct 17 Th 3:30pm-5:00pm CE South Building Shari Tarbet, Ph.D., Classical Mythology Expert | 505-277-0077


The Vivid Continuous Dream— A Two-Day Writing Workshop “Fiction does its work by creating a dream in the reader’s mind.” -John Gardner What can we learn about narrative by examining how dreams are constructed? In this workshop, we will use aspects of dream analysis to illuminate elements of storytelling in fiction and memoir, and gain insight into the craft of writing. Format includes Connie Josefs readings, discussion, writing exercises and critique. Experienced and aspiring writers welcome. Course: 19531 $45 For: 2 sessions Section A: Sep 23-30 M 1:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Connie Josefs, M.F.A. Jane Austen Revisited Jane Austen’s themes are timeless... family, social convention versus the needs and wants of the individual, love, marriage, honor and friendship. Her characters are so eternal that we have remade them throughout popular culture. We’ll discuss and analyze Austen’s style and techniques as well as historical and literary contexts, allowing for greater understanding of the themes and subtexts. Students should have a basic knowledge of the plot for each novel and the major characters. We’ll discuss points from the reading, cover some period context for the novel and watch a few segments from the many wonderful film adaptations. Emma, Pride and Prejudice and Mansfield Park will be the basis of most analysis and discussion. Course: 19551 $35 For: 3 sessions Section A: Dec 2-16 M 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Maralie W. BeLonge, M.S., Avid Jane-ite 36 | 505-277-0077

Writing True: Memoir and Memoir-Based Fiction “What happened is not what matters; what matters is the larger sense the writer is able to make of what happened.” -Vivian Gornick How do we arrive at the truth of our stories? For some, the path lies in writing memoir; for others, in writing fiction. Still others find themselves moving back and forth between the two. In this class, members will use fact, memory and imagination to transform life experiences into stories that are emotionally true, whether memoir or fiction. Weekly format provides writing prompts, supportive feedback and critique, as well as discussions of craft and the ever-shifting boundaries between fiction and memoir. Prerequisite: 19589 Writing Memoir or permission from the instructor. Course: 19556 $90 For: 8 sessions Section A: Sep 3-Oct 22 T 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Connie Josefs, M.F.A. F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda, T. S. Eliot and Vivian, Madness and Living Mythology Controversy reigns over two of the 20th Century’s most famous writers and their women. F. Scott Fitzgerald and his wife, Zelda were the romance of early 20th Century America. Poet T. S. Eliot, American born, and later a British citizen, married Vivienne Haigh-Wood. Both women had “breakdowns,” were institutionalized and died tragically. Some credit Zelda and Vivienne as not only muses but the actual writers of both men’s work. We’ll look at Fitzgerald’s novels, the book Zelda by Nancy Milford, some of T. S. Eliot’s poetry, especially in relation to the film Tom and Viv and the fictional book The Archivist by Martha Cooley. In this process, we can explore what is knowable about these relationships and the writings and also what is left as mystery. Course: 19569 $45 For: 4 sessions Section A: Sep 4-25 W 1:00pm-3:00pm CE South Building Rosemary Day, Ph.D., English; University Professor (Ret.) | 505-277-0077


Dancing in Chains: Fixed Forms in Poetry Why are there no sad limericks? What’s the difference between an Italian sonnet and an English sonnet? And why do they typically tell different kinds of stories? We’ll answer these questions and more in this course. Sonnets, limericks and other poems are called “fixed forms” because they have to follow rules, such as having a certain number of lines or a specific rhyme scheme. This has two consequences: (1) form influences content, and (2) poets use the limits of a “fixed form” to create meaning and beauty. Hence, the Chinese expression for “fixed forms” is “dancing in chains.” The first class of this course will cover the limerick, triolet, villanelle, and sestina. The second class will focus entirely on the sonnet. Course: 19574 $25 For: 2 sessions Section A: Sep 27-Oct 4 F 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Lance W. Ozier, M.A., English and Poetry 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 elements of the original class. The course is designed Dodici Azpadu 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 Section A: Aug 20-Sep 24 T 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Dodici Azpadu, Ph.D., Author and Workshop Leader

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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 $80 For: 7 sessions Section A: Sep 12-Oct 24 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Section B: Oct 31-Dec 19 Th 10:00am-12:00pm Note: Class will not meet on Nov 28. Both sections: CE South Building Connie Josefs, M.F.A. Reading for Writers When writers read, they look beneath the text to what was not said. They examine choices the writer made, the problems solved and not solved. Readers who write increase their appreciation of the text; they read with greater interest, understanding and enjoyment. In this class, members will read and analyze literature from a writer’s point of view and will experiment with writing exercises to solidify learning and enhance creative expression. We will explore a variety of genres, including fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. For writers, aspiring writers and other curious souls. Note: This is a recurring class; a new set of readings will be studied each semester. Course: 19594 $70 For: 6 sessions Section A: Oct 29-Dec 3 T 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Connie Josefs, M.F.A. | 505-277-0077


Music & Theater Introduction to Improv Improvisation can be defined as a delivered performance which has had no previous preparation - to play on the spur of the moment. This workshop will give students the means to create a “who/what/where” onstage, with only imaginations, voices and bodies employed. My goal is to encourage playfulness, spontaneity and fun among Robin Lane the students - and in doing so, I hope to enhance each student’s originative abilities; lead each to quickly think on one’s feet; and to focus his/her attention more readily. These skills, which will be developed in a productive and whimsical way, will certainly strengthen the students’ communicative skills enormously. Course: 19608 $40 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 7 Sa 10:00am-4:00pm CE South Building Robin Lane, Professional Actor, Director, Producer and Educator Land the Part! Learning to Audition! Learn the basics of “how to.” Audition is performance, thus performance requires bold and definitive choices, in the work itself and in the presentation of oneself. This workshop will not only enhance the student’s ability to audition for the many shows showcased in our creative city, it will fuel the student’s confidence in his/her self-presentation, which will aid in other aspects of the student’s life, both in the social and business arenas. Course: 19612 $40 For: 1 session Section A: Nov 16 Sa 10:00am-4:00pm CE South Building Robin Lane, Professional Actor, Director, Producer and Educator 40 | 505-277-0077

Crooners and Swooners Bing Crosby, Frank Sinatra and Nat King Cole were called many things throughout their career, but the term which stuck (and which most singers hate!) was ‘crooner.’ This three-part retrospective will examine the careers of these legendary musical entertainers, each of whom were innovative in Jane Ellen their field and beloved all over the world. Course: 19636 $35 For: 3 sessions Section A: Nov 4-18 M 1:30pm-3:30pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Jane Ellen, Composer, Lecturer, Performing and Recording Artist The Saga of Diamond Bessie - A Tale of Love and Murder Diamond Bessie was an infamous actress and prostitute, murdered by her paramour husband, Abe Rothschild, in Jefferson, TX in 1877 while she was carrying their first child. He killed her to steal the last of her diamonds to settle gambling debts and continue his reckless and hedonistic lifestyle. This solo performance portrays her life from the earlier—and happier—years to her final tragic ending. And perhaps even beyond. This one-woman show written and performed by Susi Wolf is an exploration into societal conditions and may challenge our perception about those women whose life circumstances differ from our own. Course: 19642 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Nov 7 Th 10:00am-11:30am Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Susi Wolf, Certified Professional Coach | 505-277-0077


Music of Johann Sebastian Bach, Hidden Symbolism and Musical Imagery Unpacked Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) is the giant among all musical geniuses whose music is unsurpassed in beauty and intelligence. The course will delve into his works, great and small, to learn of the rich symbolism, both obvious and hidden. We will learn of Bach’s aesthetic that engaged in the musical “affect theory” of the high Baroque, special James Yeager keys, harmony, even the system of tuning with in-class demonstrations on a harpsichord. Bach used number symbolism that often puzzle musicologists. Above all, despite the intricacies he achieves sublime beauty worthy of appreciation through analysis. All will be explained to the non-musician in mostly plain language. Course: 19645 $45 For: 4 sessions Section A: Aug 21-Sep 11 W 3:00pm-5:00pm CE South Building James A. Yeager, Ph.D., Professor of Music, Emeritus Exploring the Art of the Art Song Vocal Music of Schubert, Faure, and Mahler French and German song (German Lieder and French Chansons) has been the richest confluence of great poetry and music for over a century. The master of song, Franz Schubert, led the way with his famous song cycles. The class will study how the musician treats the poetry to invent the special form, the “Art Song,” where the piano and voice create a musical world of images, ideas, and emotion. We will study the musical scores in analysis that reveals the “art” of the song in its melody and harmony. Moreover, we will listen with care to numerous examples both familiar and rare. Course: 19646 $45 For: 4 sessions Section A: Oct 9-30 W 3:00pm-5:00pm CE South Building James A. Yeager, Ph.D., Professor of Music, Emeritus 42 | 505-277-0077

The Australian Didgeridoo The didgeridoo is the oldest human wind instrument still played within the culture from which it came. Dr. Eaton will demonstrate how the instrument is played and we’ll discuss the place of the didgeridoo and bimli (clap sticks) in Australian ritual, as well as several other aspects of Australian indigenous culture. Dr. Eaton has previously taught UNM classes in the making of stone tools, and will show examples and techniques unique to Australian tradition. Course: 19647 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Oct 8 T 3:00pm-5:00pm CE South Building Charles Eaton, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus; Player, Teacher and Maker of Fine Didgeridoos Mozart, Lorenzo Da Ponte and Don Giovanni Within the world of opera, certain partnerships seem to have been made in heaven. The collaboration of Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte is among the most famous. Even though both men were great talents, with Mozart a certifiable genius, their collaboration on The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Cosi Fan Tutti produced as a whole was greater than the sum of its parts. This class will focus on Don Giovanni as it is the Fall production of Opera Southwest and an opera that you can experience live and in person. Through a combination of lecture, discussion and excerpts from DVD, we will explore the background and meaning of this work. Come and discover the story behind the story with this much-loved comic masterpiece, and prepare yourself for Opera Southwest’s fall program. Course: 19662 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 24 T 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Julius Kaplan, Ph.D., Vice President, Opera Southwest | 505-277-0077


Demystifying Classical Music The American public has been saturated with so-called “classical” music since childhood, but we don’t always recognize it for what it is. This class will seek to demystify classical, or serious music by providing examples of how this music has inspired, as well as been the basis for popular music especially during the 1940s and 50s. Copious Jane Ellen musical examples from advertising, television, and film will also be examined during this two-part presentation. You really know more classical music than you think! Course: 19665 $25 For: 2 sessions Section A: Sep 16-23 M 1:30pm-3:30pm CE South Building Jane Ellen, Lecturer, Composer, Performing and Recording Artist Aircraft Symphony: A Musical History of Aviation Man’s adventures in flight have been chronicled in song ever since the early days of hot air ballooning. Technological advancements have continued to captivate songwriters across the decades, resulting in an amazing number of popular songs, as well as orchestral pieces, celebrating ballooning, passenger planes, warbirds, and ultimately, the race to conquer outer space. This class will also include audio recordings of the “music of the spheres” as captured by the NASA program. Course: 19669 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 18 W 3:30pm-5:30pm CE South Building Jane Ellen, Lecturer, Composer, Performing and Recording Artist

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Caroling Through the Ages Have you ever wondered about “merry gentlemen” or “decking halls” or “good king whatshisname?” What is a carol anyway? This class will answer these questions, and more, as we explore the stories behind traditional Christmas carols, which are often rich in symbolism or full of archaic language. We will explore the origins of many of these tunes, how we nearly lost them, and why they continue to enhance the celebration of Christmas in the 21st century. Course: 19676 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Dec 12 Th 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Jane Ellen, Lecturer, Composer, Performing and Recording Artist

Psychology/Science The History of Nanotechnology: from Medieval Stained Glass to Microscopic Robots Nanotechnology deals with science and technology on the nanometer scale. By comparison, a nanometer is about 1/100,000th the width of a human hair! Materials at this scale exhibit new, fascinating phenomena that allow scientists to do things that they never could before. This class will discuss how nanotechnology came Caitlin Rochford about, how we study and manipulate such tiny objects, public awareness and controversy and nanotech’s role in our lives (we all use it every day!). With something for everyone, topics will be addressed from a scientific, historical, and political perspective. Course: 19729 $45 For: 4 sessions Section A: Oct 9-30 W 7:00pm-9:00pm CE South Building Caitlin Rochford, Ph.D., Experimental Condensed Matter Physics | 505-277-0077


The Russian Space Shuttle Program Have Russians ever had a space shuttle program? The answer is “Yes.” They not only had a program in response to the United States Space Shuttle program, they actually had the space shuttle itself. In fact, it did fly to space in 1988. The Russian Space Shuttle program started in 1974, back in the Soviet era, and was formally suspended in 1993. The presentation is about the development of the program during this time frame, about the pilots and engineers involved in the program and about the fate of the Russian shuttle and the people associated with it after the termination of the program in 1993. Course: 19766 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Nov 5 T 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Elena Patterson, M.A., Teaching Foreign Languages Anthropological Genetic Genealogy: The Lombard Connection to Italian Families In the 5th Century, the Lombards, the Heruls, the Gepids, the Bulgars, the Thuringians, and the Ostrogoths established themselves in Italy. By late 569 they had conquered all the principal cities north of the Po River except Pavia, which fell in 572. At the same time, they occupied areas in central Italy and southern Italy. They established a Lombard Kingdom in Italy, Angelo later named Regnum Italicum (“Kingdom Cervantes of Italy”), which reached its zenith under the eighth-century ruler Liutprand. The connection between certain Italian families and the Lombards will be explored. A short film that will trace the history of these people will be shown. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization. Course: 19771 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Oct 4 F 3:30pm-5:30pm CE South Building Angelo R. Cervantes, Director, New Mexico DNA Project 46 | 505-277-0077

Geology of the National Parks We will cover a number of geology-type parks, from canyon parks (Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce) to mountain parks (Guadalupe Mountains, Rocky Mountains, Yosemite, Grand Tetons), to volcanic parks (Mt. Rainier/Mt. St. Helens, Hawaiian Islands) to cave parks (Carlsbad, Mammoth) to sand dunes (Great Sand Dunes, White Sands). In order to understand the different geologic features in American parks, we will first learn the basic principles of geology, about the three types of rocks (igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary) and how they form and about plate tectonics being the driving force for the geology we see on planet Earth. Course: 19786 $70 For: 8 sessions Section A: Sep 4-Oct 23 W 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Carol A. Hill, Ph.D., Geology, UNM

Spirituality 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 Section A: Nov 8-Dec 6 F 10:00am-12:00pm Note: Calss will not meet Nov 29. CE South Building Jon Nimitz, Ph.D., Teacher & Workshop Leader | 505-277-0077


Exercises for your Spiritual Health There is plenty of information about how to improve your physical and mental health by regular exercises for body and brain, but how about your spirit? It needs regular exercise, too. From quiet meditation and prayer to ecstatic song and dance, spiritual practices or “exercises” have taken myriad forms throughout history. This class will Gay Witherington present a brief overview of many of these forms along with some description of the various religious and spiritual traditions they represent. As time permits, there will be a chance to practice some of the exercises. Course: 19815 $25 For: 1 session Section A: Oct 26 Sa 1:00pm-4:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Gay Witherington, M.A., Counseling “Walk this Way,” A History of Religion “Walk this way,” a pun derived from an old vaudeville joke lends a history of religions a bit of humor and may give us a different understanding of the way we walk, religiously. Beginning with animism and up to emerging ways of walking, including new steps in Roman Catholicism, we will map a history of religion and attempt to trace our own paths of belief and practice. How does our human perception of the divine get interpreted and expressed in such a way that we become part of the history of religion? The course will employ long term and short term memory, as well as other learning modes, including visual, kinesthetic, emotional and rational. Course: 19819 $45 For: 4 sessions Section A: Oct 31-Nov 21 Th 3:30pm-5:00pm CE South Building Kathryn Johnson Cameron, Ph.D., Columbia University, Sacred Writing and Culture 48 | 505-277-0077

Black Madonna Sites in Europe From Poland to Spain, from Switzerland to Sicily, dozens of medieval statues of Our Lady remain at powerful pilgrimage sites today. Why are most of the remaining statues located in France and Spain? Who is Notre Dame or Nuestra Se単ora? Black Madonnas are found at ancient sites of temples to pre-Christian goddesses. These statues are Maya Sutton also found near Neolithic stone structures from 3000 BCE and even near Paleolithic painted caves from 18,000 BCE. Trying to solve the mystery of these statues is less important than understanding the immense significance of this Feminine Divine for millions of people to this day. Course: 19824 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 5 Th 2:00pm-4:00pm CE South Building Maya Sutton, Ph.D., Dark Goddess Expert and Pilgrim to the Black Madonnas The Many Faces of Humanism This course distinguishes between humanism as a philosophy with origins in ancient Greece, and as a modern day movement that advocates for an ethical global society that relies on human nature and not on any single God tradition for its moral grounding. We will discuss the major philosophical themes and concerns of the humanist move- Fred March ment: democracy, human rights, religious and secular humanism, and the role of Science and Reason in human fulfillment. Course: 19846 $45 For: 4 sessions Section A: Nov 12-Dec 3 T 10:00am-12:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Frederic March, Past President, Humanist Society of New Mexico | 505-277-0077


Writing Your Spiritual Journey Each of us has a unique role in this life. Understanding the history of this role becomes a preparation for the next stage of the journey and an awareness of mortality. Some have called this a “life review.” It is like packing our bags for a challenging trip: certain items are no longer useful and should be discarded; other items are essen- David Johnson tial for safe and meaningful travel. Preparations then become a process of sorting and exploration. We will use writing as a tool for understanding how past history has shaped who we are today and what preparations are necessary for the future. Specific weekly assignments will guide this process. Classes will be used for discussion and sharing. Course: 19864 $60 For: 6 sessions Section A: Aug 28-Oct 2 W 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building David Johnson, Ph.D., Emeritus Professor of English 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? In our first class we will 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 Section A: Sep 10-17 T 10:00am-12:00pm CE South Building Diane Thome, B.S., Experimental Psychology, M.B.A. 50 | 505-277-0077

Travel How Bazaar Called the Kapalicarsi, meaning “covered market” in Turkish, the Grand Bazaar has a rich and vivid history. Built by order of Sultan Mehmet the Conqueror between 1455 and 1461, the Grand Bazaar was opened in 1461. It is a vast and colorful labyrinth filled with bargains, as is the Egyptian Spice Bazaar in Istanbul, located on the Bosphorus Strait near Galata Kulesi (Tower) and not far from Hagia Sophia, and Topkapi Palace. Arasta Bazaar is a small and simple traditional market in Istanbul, established in the 17th century, but profits from its operation have been instrumental in funding restoration of the famous Blue Mosque. We’ll discuss the history of Istanbul’s ancient bazaars and how they continue to influence culture and economics in the area. Course: 19907 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 9 M 10:00am-12:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Teresa Cutler-Broyles, Owner, Inkwell International | 505-277-0077


Stonehenge and Avebury Sacred Sites of England Was Stonehenge built by Druids or aliens or slaves? Not at all. It was one of thousands of stone circles built in the Neolithic (new stone age) by skilled teams. Yet Stonehenge has layers of mystery and history that are absent at other stone circles. Nearby is the larger, much more complex and magnificent Neolithic site of Avebury. Silbury is adjacent, the largest man-made hill in Europe, plus the gigantic West Kennet long barrow, all in an area visited by those enigmatic “crop circles.� Are you ready to enter these sacred spaces and unlock some mysteries yourself? Course: 19980 $19 For: 1 session Section A: Sep 23 M 2:00pm-4:00pm Del Webb Alegria - Active Adult Community Maya Sutton, Ph.D., Avid Summer Resident of Britain for many years

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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 2013, 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 200 courses, lectures and performances offered during the calendar year.

UNM Alumni Association Partners with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

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.

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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 courses that range from 2 to 12 weeks long. The Fall semester runs from August-December. 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. 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.

For More Information Maralie W. BeLonge, Program Supervisor 505-277-6179 Location: 1634 University Blvd NE Phone: 505-277-6179 Fax: 505-277-8975 Email: Web:

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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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 640 Promenade Trail SW, Los Lunas, NM 87031 Phone: 505-866-1777 La Vida Llena-Nueva Vista Community Room 10501 Lagrima de Oro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87111 Phone: 505-296-6700

How to Register: Phone: Call our Continuing Education Registration office at 505-277-0077, Option 1 Fax: Fax the registration form (page 2 of this catalog) to 505-277-1990 In Person: Come by UNM Continuing Education Registration, located at 1634 University Blvd., NE, Albuquerque.

Osher Lifelong Learning at The University of New Mexico Fall 2013 Catalog  

Osher Lifelong Learning at the University of New Mexico provides classes and membership benefits for learners ages 50 and up. Join the fun a...

Osher Lifelong Learning at The University of New Mexico Fall 2013 Catalog  

Osher Lifelong Learning at the University of New Mexico provides classes and membership benefits for learners ages 50 and up. Join the fun a...