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Fall 2017 Catalog • Come see us at our new location! • From opera to computers, economics and health, with hundreds of classes, there’s something for everyone. www.olli.unr.edu

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Table of Contents In-Person Enrollment Sept. 18 at Redfield. See page 17 for times. Orientation Oct. 2 at 10 a.m. at our new home on Moana Lane. Learn how to get the most from your OLLI Membership. See page 18 for more details.

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Expo Day Oct. 2 at the Moana Building. Find out more about OLLI’s many Interest Groups as well as important volunteer opportunities on OLLI Committees from noon-1:30 p.m. From 2-3:30 p.m., you can learn about the exciting tours being offered this semester. See page 18 for more details. See center insert for the OLLI Fall 2017 At-aGlance calendar! See inside back cover for class locations and parking information.

About OLLI, 4 How to Use this Catalog, 6 Important Information, 7 Arts, Culture and Entertainment, 9-13 Computers and Technology, 14-17 Events and Tours, 17-22 Government, Economics and Business, 23-26 Health and Wellness, 26-31 History, 31-36 Literature and Language Arts, 37-42 Local and Global Perspectives, 43-46 Science and Nature, 46-49 Giving to OLLI, 50 Scholarships, 51 Title Index, 52-55 Presenter Index, 56-57 Class Locations and Maps, 58-59

Interest Groups The Big Questions, 37 Chorus, 10 Cracker Barrel, 43 Genealogy, 32 Great Books, 39 Hikers, 26 Mystery Books, 37 Nature Lovers Book Group, 46 Round the Table at Redfield, 43 Technology, 14 Travelers, 44 Walkers/Light Hikers, 26 Women of Substance, 29

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | Fall 2017 Catalog


Welcome Welcome to OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Fall 2017 term and the beginning of our 11th year as an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. Today’s OLLI grew out of Elder College at the University of Nevada, Reno following a generous grant in 2007 from the Bernard Osher Foundation of San Francisco and a subsequent endowment given to us over a successful trial period between 2010 and 2014. OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno is proud to offer a unique array of courses and activities for adults 50 and older who are interested in expanding their horizons, exploring new ideas and learning just for the sheer joy of it. Classes this Fall will take place at our new home at 604 W. Moana Lane, as well as at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway in south Reno. (See maps on the inside back cover.)

Volunteers are the Heart and Soul of OLLI OLLI is a volunteer-run organization, and we sincerely hope all OLLI members will find ways to contribute to the huge effort it takes to offer more than 400 classes each year. Whether or not you are already an OLLI volunteer, come to our Volunteer and Interest Groups Expo at noon Oct. 2 in the new Moana building and discover more ways you can contribute to OLLI’s success. Volunteer opportunities are available in such widely diverse areas as: Curriculum, Membership, Greeters, Communications, Strategic Planning, Database Development, Tours, and Events/Hospitality. If you are unable to attend the Expo, please contact any board member or committee chair listed on page 5, or stop by the office for more information.

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About OLLI

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Nevada, Reno, is a member-driven organization that provides hundreds of educational and social programs each semester for active adults 50 and older. Offering a wide variety of educational, social, volunteer and leadership opportunities for its members, OLLI encourages intellectual stimulation, promotes community engagement and facilitates ongoing personal development. OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno is one of 120 Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes established since 2001 at colleges and universities throughout the country. We have now become one of the largest and most successful OLLIs in the nation. As we begin our second decade this semester, we are moving to a new home. We hope we will see you at 604 W. Moana Lane this fall. Questions? Feel free to contact us at (775) 784-8053 or email olli@unr.edu. The OLLI office is staffed from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

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Pictured from left: Pat LeVezu, Alice Yucht, Judy Cole, Carol Parkhurst, Ralph Jaeck, Rich Siegel, Lynne Gray, Maureen Groach, Jaydene Holzgrefe, Diane Ronsheimer, Ena Schlossmacher, Phyllis Clark, Warren Ronsheimer, Ben Milander, Susan McMurray and Naomi Silvergleid

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Elected Officers (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) President Lynne Gray Vice President Richard Siegel Secretary Naomi Silvergleid Treasurer Maureen Groach Past President Ralph Jaeck Committee Chairs (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018) Communications Alice Yucht Curriculum Judy Cole Curriculum (Vice Chair) Alice Baldrica Events Diane Ronsheimer Events (Vice Chair) Ann Peterson Facilities Warren Ronsheimer Facilities (Vice Chair) Ena Schlossmacher Long Range Planning Greg Evangelatos Membership Phyllis Clark Tours/Travel Connie Douglas Tours/Travel (Vice Chair) Jill Muller At-Large Karen Penner-Johnson At-Large Pat LeVezu Redfield Coordinator Julia Berg Executive Director Carol Parkhurst

President@ollireno.org VP@ollireno.org Secretary@ollireno.org Treasurer@ollireno.org Past-pres@ollireno.org

News@ollireno.org Curric@ollireno.org Curric@ollireno.org Events@ollireno.org Events@ollireno.org Facilities@ollireno.org Facilities@ollireno.org Planning@ollireno.org 5 Members@ollireno.org Tours@ollireno.org Tours@ollireno.org AtLarge1@ollireno.org AtLarge2@ollireno.org RedfieldCoord@ollireno.org Parkhurst@unr.edu

Contact Information OLLI Office: Moana Building, 604 W. Moana Lane., Reno, NV 89509 Office Contacts: Kendell Crosier or Kari Gannon Phone: (775) 784-8053 | Fax: (775) 784-8054 Email: olli@unr.edu | Web: www.olli.unr.edu

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How to Use this Catalog

All Fall 2017 classes, events and tours are described under their respective categories listed in the Table of Contents, and are organized within each category by starting date. The At-a-Glance center section lists all of the semester’s classes, events and tours in chronological order, and gives the catalog page number where the full class description can be found. The At-a-Glance can be removed from the catalog, tucked in your purse or pocket and used as a daily reference. If you use an online calendar associated with your Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook accounts, you can add classes directly to your personal calendar from the online interactive calendar available at www.ollirenonews.info. Programs marked *PRQ* in the At-a-Glance require pre-registration to attend.

Pre-Registration: Any class, event or tour that requires pre-registration will have the necessary preregistration instructions printed just below the program description in the main body of the catalog. In consideration of other members who want the class, please pre-register only for those classes you feel sure you will attend.

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Please see the maps on the inside back cover of this catalog for location and parking information. The catalog’s class descriptions specify the class location in bold capital letters. MOANA These classes will be held at our new facility at 604 W. Moana Lane. Check at the lobby desk when you enter the building to find out which classroom. REDFIELD These classes are held at the University’s Redfield Campus in south Reno. Check the lobby monitor when you enter the building to find out which classroom. OFF PREMISES These classes, events and tours are held at off-site locations. Directions will be provided either in the program description or with your confirmation notice after you have pre-registered and been accepted. For Classes Offered at Both OLLI Locations: • If the catalog shows the class locations separated by ‘OR,’ the identical program is being repeated at the second location and you may choose to go to one OR the other. • If the catalog shows the class locations separated by ‘AND,’ the programs are not the same in the two locations and you may want to attend all sessions. • OLLI programs begin on time. Please plan to be seated before the class starts to avoid interrupting the speaker and other attendees by arriving late.

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Important Information OLLI Membership Privileges Members are encouraged to attend as many events and classes as they would like and can fit into their schedules. Members are welcome to bring a guest to one class session each semester. Special events and off-premises activities, such as hikes, nature walks and tours are limited to members only — no guests — unless otherwise specified in this catalog. OLLI membership runs from Sept. 1 to Aug. 31 each academic year. To sign up for membership, or to renew your current membership, please visit www.olli.unr.edu. OLLI has scholarships available for those who qualify. Please come to the OLLI Moana Office to complete a Scholarship Application in person.

Fees •

Except where additional fees are noted in course descriptions (for some special events and tours), all other classes in this catalog are included in your $55 OLLI annual membership fee (Sept. 1, 2017–Aug. 31, 2018) and require no additional payment. Books and supplies are not included in membership fees or scholarships. You may purchase these things as you choose, or in many cases, borrow them from the OLLI Library or from one of the local Washoe County libraries. Please note: If an additional fee is required for a class or a special event (as explained in its catalog description), we can accept credit cards and checks payable to the Board of Regents by the deadline listed. Sorry, but we cannot accept cash.

Pre-Registration Policies •

Because of high demand and limited space, pre-registration is required for some classes, events and tours. You must be a current OLLI member with your current year membership dues paid in order to pre-register for any such class or event. When a class or event requires pre-registration, that information will be clearly stated in the catalog description for the class. Please pay careful attention to the particular instructions for each class because they are all different. Pre-registration will close either when the stated pre-registration window closes, when the class is full or three days before the first session of the class. This gives instructors adequate time to prepare for the class.

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OLLI Communication •

OLLI’s official website at www.OLLI.unr.edu provides basic information about OLLI as an organization, including membership forms, classes and activities, links to the current catalog and newsletters, member support, online enrollment and more. OLLI’s informal news site at www.ollirenonews.info provides current program information and notifications of class cancellations or schedule changes, an interactive calendar, weekly listings of the programs being offered and pre-registration information as needed. Links to the OLLI Calendars also are available here. Members can choose to subscribe to OLLI Reno News if they wish to receive personal email updates from OLLI Reno News. Please see the website for instructions, or come to the office for assistance.

OLLI Code of Conduct •

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Participants in OLLI are subject to the Student Code of Conduct established by the University of Nevada, Reno (www.unr.edu/student-conduct/policies/ student-code-of-conduct) and to the Sexual Harassment Policy established by the Nevada Board of Regents (www.unr.edu/eotix/sexual-harassment-policy). The Student Code of Conduct and Sexual Harassment Policies apply to all OLLI members and are designed to promote and protect a learning environment which encourages reasoned discourse, intellectual honesty, openness to constructive change and respect for the rights of all individuals. We encourage members to socialize, but please be quiet during class and in the halls when classes are in session. Remember to turn cell phones and other electronic devices off, or to vibrate mode, when you are in class. All OLLI classes, whether indoor or outdoor, are smoke-free environments.

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ARTS, CULTURE AND ENTERTAINMENT Great Stories from Opera — and Some Great Music, Too! Presenter: Lynne Gray, Ph.D., OLLI president Ever wonder why so many people love opera? Partly it’s the music, partly it’s the stories, partly it’s the incredible spectacle of the costumes and sets, but mostly it’s the thrilling emotional power of the human voice. Now you can see the very best opera on earth — right here in Reno — without spending a fortune, or even getting dressed up! NYC’s Metropolitan Opera regularly broadcasts live performances to our local movie theatres. Get an in-depth preview of each Met Opera being shown this fall. Hear many of the world’s most amazing voices and learn about the stories, music, history and singing actors who thrill audiences around the globe. Operas this semester: Bellini’s Norma, Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Thomas Ades’ The Exterminating Angel. MOANA: Tuesdays, Oct. 3, 10; Nov. 14 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Geraldine Page and Paul Newman: From Stage to Screen Presenter: Jerry Barlow, OLLI member In this series of five movies, we will celebrate two veterans of the New York stage and alumni of the Actors’ Studio. We will see their skills showcased separately in four movies and combined in Sweet Bird of Youth. The four movies will be announced at the first class session and on www.ollirenonews.info. MOANA: Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25; Nov. 1 | 2-4:30 p.m.

Drop-in Watercolors Facilitator: Larry Jacox, M.A., OLLI member Larry Jacox will join avid watercolorists twice a month to paint together. He will provide painting tips and positive reinforcement. Join the group and have two hours of great painting time with one of OLLI’s favorite art teachers. Students should bring the supplies they want to use. MOANA: Fridays, Oct. 6-Dec. 15 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

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Chorus — Interest Group Facilitator: Jim Heller, M.A., OLLI member Weekly chorus rehearsals will provide an opportunity to enhance one’s singing ability and also sing in four-part harmony. Members will perform at various OLLI functions and community events in the Reno/Sparks area. Chorus capacity is 55 members. Once at capacity, a waiting list will be prepared and those listed will be contacted when an opening becomes available. Participants are asked to bring drinking water and a black three-ring binder to each session. Music packets will be distributed at the first rehearsal. MOANA: Mondays, Oct. 9–Dec. 11 | 2-4 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

TED Talks

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Presenter: Alice Yucht, MLIS, OLLI member Riveting talks by remarkable people, free to the world. TED talks are videotaped presentations from TED conferences around the globe, covering the full span of human interests and endeavors. Join us to learn from some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers. Each session will include a variety of TED talks on a common theme or topic. Topics will be announced on www.ollirenonews.info. MOANA: Thursdays, Oct. 12; Nov. 9; Dec 14 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Gays in the Movies: The Celluloid Closet Presenter: Jim Bernardi, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Department of Theatre and Dance, UNR, OLLI member View and discuss the award-winning documentary The Celluloid Closet (107 min.). Filmmakers Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedman cover the treatment of LGBT characters in film, from the censorship of the Hollywood Production Code, portrayals of coded gay characters and cruel stereotypes, to the changes made in the early 1990s. It is narrated by Lily Tomlin with interviews with Tom Hanks, Susan Sarandon, Shirley MacLaine and many others. MOANA: Friday, Oct. 13 | 2-4:30 p.m.

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Classical Music — Goings-on About Town Presenter: Lynne Gray, Ph.D., OLLI president This class offers an ongoing exploration of Reno’s extraordinarily rich classical music scene. Over the years, regular special guests have included talented conductors and performers from the Reno Phil, RCO, Argenta Trio, the Nevada Chamber Opera, the Reno Pops Orchestra and TOCCATA, as well as musicians from UNR, TMCC and WNC. In addition to learning more about classical music, presentations this semester will provide you with previews of the music and the artists we can see in town this fall and winter. Specific details about each month’s class will be announced on www.ollirenonews.info. MOANA: Tuesdays, Oct. 17; Nov. 7; Dec. 5 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Gays in the Theatre: Behind the Curtain Presenter: Jim Bernardi, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Department of Theatre and Dance, UNR, OLLI member LGBT characters and themes have been an aspect of the theatre world since the time of the Greeks. In this second presentation on the contributions made and challenges faced by members of the gay community, we will explore playwrights, actors and other creative personnel, and how their visions have impacted the development of theatre. Representative plays and significant movements will be discussed in light of the evolving attitudes of modern society. MOANA: Friday, Oct. 20 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Classic Television: “Hey, Kids!” Presenter: Mel Shields, M.A., OLLI member Return to the early days of children’s programming and revisit some long-lost friends from the 1950s and 1960s, the years when Walt Disney and a few others discovered the power of television and the potential of the children’s market. From Sky King to Pinky Lee, Dr. Frances Horwich’s Ding Dong School to Lassie, they are all there. MOANA: Wednesday, Oct. 25 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Tom Hanks — A Man of a Thousand Faces Presenter: Neil Siegel, M.A., MLS, chief reference librarian, TMCC Tom Hanks is truly a man of a thousand faces. His screen versatility, his sense of character and his ability to lift supporting cast members, earn him admiration, respect and box office appeal. We will witness the contributions Tom Hanks has made to the art of film across the decades. MOANA: Friday, Nov. 3 | 2-4 p.m. OR REDFIELD: Friday, Nov. 17 | 2-4 p.m.

More Forgotten Films to Remember

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Presenter: Larry Coffman, OLLI member Forgotten films are those that are well-deserving of a second — or even a third — viewing, but seem to have been overlooked. Such films often are “indies” (from independent film studios) or were produced outside of this country. Films are chosen for their cultural, social or historical perspectives, and will be presented with informative introductions, follow-up analyses and lively discussions. The first selection will be from the silent era, the first three decades of cinema. Specific titles will be announced at the first meeting and on www.ollirenonews.info. MOANA: Wednesdays, Nov. 8, 15, 29; Dec. 6, 13 | 2-4:30 p.m.

Isms, Ideas, Imagination — Theatre (and Film) Meets the 20th Century Presenter: Ward Haarbauer, Ph.D., professor emeritus of theatre Session 1: Outside In: Truth is in the Details. Real life comes to the stage. The Realists rebel against the stodginess of the present theatre and insist art must be accurate. Here are the plays, playwrights and theatres that shaped the future using electric lighting as a key tool. Session 2: Inside Out: Truth is in Your Mind. What is truth? Suppose there’s no answer to that! The Non-Realists rebel against the stodginess of the present theatre and insist art must be felt. Here are the plays, playwrights and theatres that shaped the future using electric lighting as a key tool. (Wait! Aren’t they solving the same problem?) MOANA: Wednesday, Nov. 8 and Thursday, Nov. 9 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Hollywood Censorship Presenter: Jim Bernardi, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Department of Theatre and Dance, UNR, OLLI member During the 1920s, the Hollywood studios were rocked by several scandals that threatened to jeopardize the careers of once-popular stars. In an effort to placate critics and religious groups, the industry undertook several measures to ensure stars behaved in an exemplary way and the films they were presenting would not offend anyone. From 1934 until 1968, all Hollywood studios adhered to a Production Code that rigidly controlled the private lives of members of the movie community, damaging the development of film artistry and limiting discussion of adult themes. We will examine the justification for this censorship, explore the code as it was developed, and reveal the negative effects that it brought about. MOANA: Friday, Nov. 17 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Shadow Self in Modern Television Landscape Presenter: Karen Wikander, Ph.D., instructor, Department of English, TMCC In contemporary society, going to the “dark side” has become linguistic currency for making terrible moral choices (thank you, Darth Vader). However, what was initially presented as a forthright battle of good and evil tracing Joseph Campbell’s monomyth of the hero’s quest has become a nuanced discussion of postmodern morality, and some of the most beautifully complex interrogations of the soul are happening on television. We will cover a handful of narratives that present us with the battle of the self and examine our complicated relationship with good, evil and the worlds we inhabit. Narratives will include Twin Peaks, The X-Files, Justified and The Leftovers. MOANA: Monday, Dec. 4 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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COMPUTERS AND TECHNOLOGY Create a Website in 10 Minutes or Less for Free Presenter: Ben Milander, MBA, OLLI member Learn the basics of creating a website using free tools on the internet. Have you thought of having a personal website to share experiences, pictures and information but worry it is too hard or too expensive? All you will need for this class is internet access and an email address. Learn what constitutes a website and some basic terminology, then explore creating a website using one of two free websites available to you. The first is WordPress (no, it is not just for blogs) and the second is Weebly. REDFIELD: Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR MOANA: Wednesday, Nov. 15 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Facilitator: Ena Schlossmacher, OLLI member Do you need help using your computer, tablet, laptop or smartphone? Do you have a question about Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, email, attachments or social media? Feel free to bring your own device or use one of the OLLI desktop computers. You do not need to pre-register. This is a drop-in service provided by our big-hearted and knowledgeable OLLI members. REDFIELD: Wednesdays, Sept. 27-Dec. 13 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.) AND MOANA: Wednesdays, Oct. 18-Dec. 20 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

Technology — Interest Group Facilitator: Berry Courtney, OLLI member For both beginners and enthusiasts who want to learn and have more choices. Specific class topics will be announced by email. To receive information about these classes, email olli-reno.tech@gmail.com with “TIG” in the subject line. The email list of members will continue from semester to semester unless you ask to be removed. MOANA: Wednesdays, Oct. 4; Dec. 6, 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. AND REDFIELD: Wednesdays, Oct. 11, 25; Nov. 8, 29; Dec. 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | Fall 2017 Catalog


Tech Time with Students Facilitators: UNR Associated Students of Gerontology Club supervised by Heather Haslem, M.S., coordinator, Gerontology Program, Sanford Center for Aging, UNR They’re not your grandkids, but they can help. Get personalized tech advice from gerontology students at the University of Nevada, Reno. Feel free to bring in your smartphone, iPad or laptop to any of these open sessions. MOANA: Fridays, Oct. 13; Nov. 3 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Using Photoshop Elements 10 Presenter: Doug Ramseth, OLLI member Learn how to use Photoshop Elements 10 to improve your photos, using tools and techniques such as crop, resize, enhance light and contrast, color correction, adding text, cleanup and touchup, and cut and paste. Bring your laptop or a USB thumb drive with photos to process. Please plan to attend both sessions. Past participants are welcome. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email ollirenoramseth@gmail.com with “PS ELEMENTS” in the subject line, beginning Oct. 9. Class size is limited to 15. MOANA: Monday, Oct. 23 and Tuesday, Oct. 24 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Organizing Pictures, Docs, Folders, etc. (Windows) Presenters: Berry Courtney (REDFIELD) and Doug Ramseth (MOANA), OLLI members Learn the basics of organizing folders and files on your computer using the Windows 10 operating system, including how to arrange, copy, move, rename and delete folders and files. Basic computer skills are required. Please bring a flash drive to class. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: for Nov. 16 class at MOANA. Email ollirenoramseth@gmail.com with “ORGANIZE” in the subject line, beginning Nov. 2. Class size is limited to 15. REDFIELD: Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. OR MOANA: Thursday, Nov. 16 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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iPhone Tips and Tricks Presenter: Ena Schlossmacher, OLLI member Learn how to use Apple’s health app, plus iPhone basic tips and tricks, including how to close your Safari tabs and opened apps, take a screenshot, quickly open the camera and how to access your flashlight. Please bring your fully charged iPhone to class. REDFIELD: Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Use OneNote to Get Organized Presenter: Ben Milander, MBA, OLLI member If you have Microsoft Office on your computer, you also probably have the OneNote application. Would you like to organize your recipes or photos? Keep notes on important events and meetings? Insert hand drawings and clip art? Convert handwritten notes or scanned documents to editable text to share with others? If so, Microsoft OneNote is for you. MOANA: Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Photo Editing Help Sessions Presenter: Doug Ramseth, OLLI member One-on-one photo lab help. Bring your laptop with your software or a USB drive to use the PSE10 program on the OLLI computers. Bring any problem photo to class and receive assistance. MOANA: Mondays, Nov. 27; Dec. 11 | 2-4 p.m.

Alan Turing: What Computers Can and Cannot Do Presenter: Allen Brady, professor emeritus, Department of Computer Science, UNR In 1936, 12 years before the first (modern) computer, Alan Turing showed there is a machine that can do anything another machine can do, and there are problems that no machine can solve. A grade-schooler can understand this, but most computer users know nothing about it. MOANA: Wednesday, Dec. 6 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Excel Can Be Fun Presenter: Doug Ramseth, OLLI member This class will cover using formulae and functions to help track and manage personal finances or a small business. Use Excel for tracking expenses for a trip, making an itinerary, listing and sorting names and details, making a budget, inventorying contents in your house, and so much more. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email ollirenoramseth@gmail.com with “EXCEL” in the subject line, beginning Nov. 24. Class size is limited to 15. MOANA: Friday, Dec. 8 | 10-11:30 a.m.

PowerPoint Basics Can Be Fun Presenter: Doug Ramseth, OLLI member This class will cover how to prepare a presentation with text and pictures. Your presentation can look professional in no time. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email ollirenoramseth@gmail.com with “PP” in the subject line, beginning Nov. 24. Class size is limited to 15. MOANA: Friday, Dec 8 | noon-1:30 p.m.

EVENTS AND TOURS EVENTS Enrollment Day Facilitator: Phyllis Clark, OLLI membership chair For returning and new members who would like help enrolling for the new academic year. (Note: OLLI membership is Sept. 1-Aug. 31) Come to the first floor Computer Lab on the Redfield Campus to enroll in person and pay your annual dues of $55. Payment may be made by exact cash, credit card or a check made payable to Board of Regents. • 10 a.m. Last names beginning with A-E • 11 a.m. Last names beginning with F-L • Noon Last names beginning with M-R • 1 p.m. Last names beginning with S-Z REDFIELD: Monday, Sept. 18 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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Orientation for New and Prospective Members Facilitator: Phyllis Clark, OLLI membership chair New and prospective members: learn more about OLLI’s programs and procedures and how to use the OLLI catalog to help you find all the classes and events OLLI offers. You will be able to sign up for your 2017-18 OLLI membership ($55 per person for the academic year) in person. MOANA: Monday, Oct. 2 | 10 a.m.-noon

Volunteers and Interest Groups Expo Presenters: Lynne Gray, OLLI president; Committee Chairs; and Interest Group Coordinators OLLI is primarily a volunteer organization. In order to keep our membership fees as low as possible, we always need new helping hands. Learn more about OLLI’s Board of Directors, its working committees and the wide variety of volunteer opportunities that will help keep us viable for years to come. Talk with representatives from our various Interest Groups to find out about their activities, and then consider staying for the Tours Expo that follows at 2 p.m. MOANA: Monday, Oct. 2 | noon-1:30 p.m. 18

Tours Expo Presenters: Connie Douglas and the Tours Committee Learn about the exciting free and paid tours being offered this semester. We will describe each tour and demonstrate how to sign up for both the free and paid tours. MOANA: Monday, Oct. 2 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Tea and Symphony Presenter: Laura Jackson, music director of the Reno Philharmonic Join us for OLLI’s annual Tea and Symphony gala. Tea, cookies and chocolate will be served. Beautiful hats and other appropriate accoutrements always are welcome. Tim Young, president and CEO of the Reno Philharmonic, and Laura Jackson, music director, will talk about the Reno Phil’s upcoming season. As always, they will bring a musical guest — or two — to complete the afternoon. The event size is limited. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: starting on Monday, Oct.16. Instructions for pre-registering will be posted on www.ollirenonews.info and at the OLLI Moana office. MOANA: Tuesday, Oct. 31 | 1-3 p.m.

Cookie Packaging and Exchange Facilitator: Diane Ronsheimer, OLLI member Join the Events Committee to provide and package homemade cookies and candies for door prizes at the hOLLIday luncheon to be held on Dec. 1. Please bring at least 4 dozen homemade cookies or candies and arrive by 2 p.m. The extra cookies will be divided among the participants at this exchange. MOANA: Thursday, Nov. 30 | 2-3:30 p.m.

hOLLIday Luncheon Facilitator: Diane Ronsheimer, OLLI member It’s holiday season! Which means it’s time for a hOLLIday lunch with family and friends at the Sands Hotel, Regency Ballroom. All OLLI members and their paid guests are welcome to join the OLLI Chorus in celebrating the season. A no-host bar will be available before lunch. Drawings for door prizes will be held after lunch. n PRE-REGISTRATION AND ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: Instructions for reservations and payment will be posted in November on www.ollirenonews.info and at the OLLI Moana office. OFF-PREMISES: Friday, Dec. 1 | 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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TOURS PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL TOURS — FREE AND PAID. You must be a current OLLI member to pre-register and to attend OLLI tours. Travel directions will be sent to confirmed tour participants. See individual tour descriptions for specific pre-registration dates. Registration will be open only between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. on the designated date for each tour. HOW TO PRE-REGISTER FOR ALL TOURS: 1. On the pre-registration date listed for each tour, send an email to ollirenoprereg@gmail.com between 9 a.m.-9 p.m. 2. Put the NAME of the specific tour in the subject line. 3. In your message, specify the date and/or time you prefer, and give your name and phone number. 4. There is a maximum of two names per email and both must be OLLI members. If you do not have access to email, you may call 1-775-241-8474 (must include area code) in the same registration day/time window. Leave a voicemail message with your name, phone number and desired tour/date/time.

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Each pre-registration message is automatically time-stamped. Messages sent outside of the designated 12-hour window will not be considered, and will not qualify to be entered in the random drawings for tour slots. If there are more names on the pre-registration list than slots on the tour, the Tours Committee will hold a random drawing on the day after pre-registration to determine the list of accepted attendees. You will be notified as soon as possible if you are on the tour list or the wait list for the tour. If you have been accepted, you will be given the meeting place directions and time, as well as the deadline for signing the appropriate liability waiver and filing it with the OLLI Office. If the tour is a PAID tour, you also will be given the payment options and a deadline for payment and signing of the liability waiver.

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FREE TOURS Free Tour: UNR Anatomy Lab Facilitator: Connie Douglas, OLLI member Tour the Anatomy Lab at the University of Nevada, Reno and be sure to be prepared for the normal sights and smells of this environment. Lab manager Patricia Elder will explain and show the various uses of the lab, and we will be able to observe a cadaver, which is an integral part of the anatomy teaching curriculum. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: on Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. Tour is limited to 30 OLLI members. OFF-PREMISES: Tuesday, Oct. 3 | 10 a.m.-noon

Free Tour: International Game Technology Facilitator: Connie Douglas, OLLI member Tour the production floor of the IGT facility in South Reno. See areas of production, including lottery, gaming machines, manufacturing and silk screens. As this is a working facility, we will not be able to accommodate members with mobility restrictions. Participants will need to show driver’s license on arrival. No photos or recording allowed. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: on Sept. 28, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. for both tours. Please specify tour date. Each tour is limited to 20 OLLI members. OFF-PREMISES: Friday, Oct. 6 OR Oct. 13 | 10 a.m.-noon

PAID TOURS Paid Tour: Stewart Indian School Facilitator: Dennis Crabb, OLLI member Explore an interesting and controversial period in the history of Nevada and the United States by touring the Stewart Indian School in Carson City. In the late 1800s, the federal government decreed Native American children be removed from their families and sent to boarding schools, stripped of their heritage and given vocational training to integrate them into white society. The consequences of this social experiment for both the students and the nation were significant and lasting. The tour of the school and its campus will be led by Sherry Ruppert, executive director of the Nevada Indian Commission, and it will be preceded by lunch at Red’s Old 395 Grill in Carson City. n PRE-REGISTRATION AND ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: on Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $50 per person includes lunch, tour of the school and bus transportation. OFF-PREMISES: Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 9:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

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Paid Tour: North Sails in Minden Presenter: Rita Malkin, OLLI member Tour the North Sails company in Minden and see how very large sails for racing boats are created. The facility has 95 employees and two large buildings with a capacity to construct 18,000 sails annually, some costing $1 million. North Sails has the most comprehensive testing program in sail-making. The sails are customized for each boat and are designed for durability and shape-holding in races such as the America’s Cup. The tour of the buildings will be two hours, followed by lunch at J.T.’s Basque Restaurant in Gardnerville. n PRE-REGISTRATION AND ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: on Oct. 2, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $55 per person includes company tour, lunch and bus transportation. OFF-PREMISES: Tuesday, Oct. 10 OR Oct. 17 | 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m.

Paid Tour: Churchill County Arts and Culture Tour

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Facilitator: Jackie L. Hogan, OLLI member The Oats Park Art Center, located in Fallon in one of Frederick DeLongchamps’ earliest-designed public school buildings, was designated an official project of Save America’s Treasures in 1999. Tour the thoughtfully renovated facility with its restored historic fan window, galleries and 350-seat proscenium theatre. After enjoying a boxed lunch from the Slanted Porch in Fallon, we will tour the Churchill County Museum and the Woodliff Novelty Store housed in one of the oldest buildings in Fallon. Several of these displays were not available to us on our last visit. n PRE-REGISTRATION AND ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: on Oct. 30, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $45 per person includes lunch, art center and museum tours, and bus transportation. OFF-PREMISES: Wednesday, Nov. 8 | 8:15 a.m.-4 p.m.

Paid Tour: Cosmos at the Planetarium Facilitator: Clare Steppat, OLLI member Join OLLI for a “Tour of the Cosmos” at the University of Nevada, Reno’s Fleischmann Planetarium. Enjoy a private showing of two stellar documentaries in the Dome Theater and a Star Talk with planetarium director Dan Ruby, as well as time in the hands-on Exhibit Hall and the Science Store. Both the Planetarium and the parking garage are handicapped-accessible. n PRE-REGISTRATION AND ADVANCE PAYMENT REQUIRED: on Nov. 2, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. $5 per person covers admission to the Planetarium and parking in the West Stadium Parking Complex. OFF-PREMISES: Tuesday, Nov. 14 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | Fall 2017 Catalog


GOVERNMENT, ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS Scams, Scoundrels and Circumstances Presenter: Karin Costa, ATS, CES, International Society of Appraisers, OLLI member Almost 50% of people have a will or trust, but very few have a power of attorney for finances. Unforeseen life events can bring out the worst in people. Learn how seniors can protect their personal property assets from circumstances causing heartbreak, or the unintended dispersal of assets against your wishes, leading to family strife. MOANA: Thursday, Oct. 5 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR REDFIELD: Thursday, Oct. 5 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Protecting Against Healthcare Costs Presenter: Ervin Thompson, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Learn about estimating annual healthcare costs during retirement, how to protect against the cost of significant health events or crises and the long-term impact of inflation on medical costs. MOANA: Wednesday, Oct. 11 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Demystifying Economics: How Economics Can Help Us Understand Policy Choices Presenter: Jon Garman, M.S., OLLI member Depending on the current news, we will talk about the deficit and the debt, taxes and trade, private and public enterprise, health care, Social Security, and state and federal budgets. We will discuss the historical roots of current economic thinking, unpack the theories of economists from different schools, and consider the implications of alternate economic policies. We will talk about what nearly everyone agrees on (actual economic data), what is more difficult to agree on (interpretations of the data), and most importantly, what hardly is ever discussed: the likely effects of different legislative choices on our day-to-day lives. Every session is different and will be based on issues currently in the news. Each month’s topic will be posted on www.ollirenonews.info. MOANA: Thursdays, Oct. 12, Nov. 2, Dec. 7 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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A Secure Retirement is Right Under Your Roof Presenter: Maggie O’Connell The fear of outliving resources exceeds the fear of death for many retirees. Learn strategies to utilize all your assets, including your home equity, to last through a long and active retirement. Learn about the FHA Insured, Home Equity Conversion Mortgage, commonly known as a reverse mortgage. In 2010, financial columnist Jane Bryant Quinn wrote, “Save the reverse mortgage option for your late 70s or early 80s when other money might be running low.” In 2016, she reversed herself and said: “Take a reverse mortgage at 62 and let the line of credit grow to create an ever-increasing nest egg.” MOANA: Thursday, Oct. 19 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Double Duty Dollars

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Presenter: Ervin Thompson, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Taking a slightly different view of the “duty” of money can significantly make your hard-earned money and assets last much longer or quite possibly never run out. Proper leveraging of your money and assets can assure you will not run out of money too soon. Find out the potential pitfalls of failing to leverage your assets properly. MOANA: Thursday, Nov. 9 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Technology! What’s Happening in Northern Nevada? Presenter: Dave Archer, president and CEO, NCET What do power strips, earthquakes, genetic testing and giant warehouses have in common? They’re associated with technology companies and organizations that call northern Nevada home. Dave Archer will provide an update on the companies that make or provide a wide range of fascinating technology-based products and services in our region. MOANA: Monday, Nov. 13 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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21st Century Financial Concerns and Some Solutions Presenter: Patricia Meidell, CFP, registered investment advisor, chairwomen of American Wealth Management Discuss the challenges that threaten our financial security in retirement: (1) macroeconomics and the stability of fixed rate investments like long-term care policies, some annuities and life insurance; (2) the proposed DOL regulation and its effect on investors; (3) short-term decisions that lead to long-term negative results; (4) divorce hazards after 60; and (5) how inflation and population surges in life expectancy play into fears for the future. Assess your risk tolerance. Can you ever play it safe? Look at your estate planning with new eyes. What needs to be done now? MOANA: Wednesday, Nov. 15 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Buy Local = Jobs Presenter: Dave Asher Who is Local? And how does Local create jobs? Dave Asher answered those questions by going viral, giving a free listing to all locally owned businesses in the Nevada Business Directory, and now there are more than 4,000 entries. This campaign led Asher to open the Buy Nevada First Gift Shop & Visitors Center in the Reno Town Mall, which he just expanded to 18,000 square feet. More than 500 different locally made products are showcased, and we’ll hear more about the new businesses and how they create jobs. MOANA: Wednesday, Nov. 29 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Liquidating an Estate Presenter: Karin Costa, ATS, CES, International Society of Appraisers, OLLI member Whether you are downsizing or your executor/trustee is settling your estate, the task is emotional, daunting and a lot of hard work. Insights will be from a 28-year veteran estate liquidator who will walk you through the steps involved in handling a loved one’s personal property, including sorting the estate contents. The types of, pros and cons of, and timing of various sale venues and processes will be outlined, including the pitfalls of not planning properly or letting the kids “figure it out.” Current trends in estate liquidation will be discussed. MOANA: Thursday, Dec. 7 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR REDFIELD: Thursday, Dec. 7 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Potpourri of Politics Presenter: Fred Lokken, M.A., professor of political science, TMCC The world of politics — whether at the local, state, regional, national or international level — seems to change every five minutes or so, which can make it hard to sort out. A well-known northern Nevada pundit, Fred Lokken will discuss what’s topical at the time of his talk. MOANA: Friday, Dec. 8 | 2-3:30 p.m.

HEALTH AND WELLNESS Hikers — Interest Group

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Facilitators: Warren Ronsheimer, Floyd Whiting, Mary Walkiewicz, OLLI members Hikers explore the Reno, Sparks, Tahoe and Sierra area by trails, paths and roads. Meeting times and places will vary. Most hikes are 4-12 miles in total length; moderately difficult with elevation changes. Hikes will take from 2-5 hours, depending upon distance and difficulty. For more information, see http://ollireno.com/outdoor/about-the-hikers. OFF-PREMISES: Thursdays, Sept. 21-Dec. 21 | TBA a.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group Facilitators: Dan and Carol Bean, OLLI members Walkers explore trails and paths in the Truckee Meadows area. Meeting times and places vary. Walks are 3-5 miles in total length, some with elevation changes. Walks will take 2-3 hours to complete, with the pace accommodating slower walkers. For more information, see http://ollireno.com/outdoor/about-the-walkers OFF-PREMISES: Mondays, Sept. 18-Nov. 20 | TBA a.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

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Diabetes Self-Management Classes at the Sanford Center Presenters: Heather Haslem, M.S., Gerontology Academic Program, Sanford Center for Aging, UNR, and Joyce Yano-Maggiori, OLLI member The diabetes workshop teaches the skills needed for the day-to-day management of diabetes in order to maintain and increase an active and fulfilling lifestyle. These fun and interactive classes meet once a week for two and a half hours at the Sanford Center for Aging. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Go to https://unrmed.formstack.com/ forms/diabetes_self_management or call 784-1807. OFF-PREMISES: Wednesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 15 | 9:30 a.m.-noon (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

Healthy Living Classes at the Sanford Center Presenters: LuAnne Steininger and Joyce Yano-Maggiori, Sanford Center for Aging, UNR Learn the skills needed in the day-to-day management of any type of ongoing health condition in order to maintain and increase a vibrant, healthy lifestyle. These fun and interactive classes meet once a week for two and a half hours at the Sanford Center for Aging. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Go to https://unrmed.formstack.com/ forms/cdsmp or call 784-1807. OFF-PREMISES: Wednesdays, Oct. 4-Nov. 15 | 1-3:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

Punching Out Parkinson’s Disease Presenter: Terry McAfee Rock Steady Boxing is the premier program for stopping and delaying the debilitating symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease. Intense exercise is the only thing that has shown to slow the progression of the disease. Take a close look at the Rock Steady Boxing program, as experienced by its members in Carson City and Reno, including a live demonstration and audience participation. REDFIELD: Wednesday, Oct. 4 | 2-3:30 p.m. OR MOANA: Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Fit & Strong Classes at the Sanford Center Presenter: LuAnne Steininger, Sanford Center for Aging, UNR Fit & Strong blends stretching, low impact aerobics, strength training, walking and balance exercises with education and group problem-solving. This program is designed for elders who are ready to start exercising and have been cleared by their physician to participate in the exercise. Fit & Strong meets three times a week at the Sanford Center. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Go to https://unrmed.formstack.com/ forms/fitandstrong or call 784-1807. OFF-PREMISES: Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Oct. 9-Dec. 8 | 9:30-11 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

Reconnecting Community: The Village Movement and Time Exchange (An SOS Program)

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Presenters: Eric and Amy Dewitt-Smith, co-founders, Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada (N4) The senior village movement began in Boston in 2002 and quickly has grown nationwide as a positive solution for “aging in community.” This grassroots initiative supports a program design that is driven by the people using the services. The village movement aligns with the core values of time exchange, where neighbors help one another and earn time credits that can be used to receive needed services from any other member. Exchanges can include transportation, household tasks, yard maintenance, errands, tutoring, workshops, pet care, personal care, business services, etc. The possibilities are limitless! Breakfast/ networking at 9 a.m. Presentation from 10-11 a.m. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: contact Sina Ward at 784-7506 or sinaw@unr.edu before Oct. 6. OFF-PREMISES: Tuesday, Oct. 10 | 9-11 a.m.

Reno’s Changing Food Scene Presenter: Melissa Smith Forks in the road — an exploration of Reno’s changing culinary landscape. Discover the newest tastes and trends impacting the local restaurant scene. Learn about new food options, experiences and even digital tools for foodies from the owner of a local culinary tourism company. Find out about new tasting adventures off-the-eaten-path. MOANA: Tuesday, Oct. 10 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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20 Hikes in the Truckee Meadows Presenter: Nathan Daniel, M.A., executive director, Truckee Meadows Parks Foundation The beautiful and diverse parks in our region are the perfect place to start exploring the natural world. Learn about 20 easy to challenging hikes for all seasons that are close to Reno. REDFIELD: Friday, Oct. 13 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Women of Substance: An Empowerment Interest Group for Senior Women Presenter: Elizabeth Purtee, OLLI member We are a women’s support and idea group for living our best lives now! Each semester, our journey and discussions are inspired by a book selected by the group that is used as a springboard for discussions full of ideas, fun, friendship and inspiration. Each class is self-contained, and you are welcome to drop in and join us anytime. For more information, contact ElizabethPurtee@gmail.com or (775) 412-8620 or Sharon Hatfield, Sharonimo12@yahoo.com or (775) 470-5551. MOANA: Mondays, Oct. 16; Nov. 6, 20; Dec. 4 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Intergenerational Memoir Discussions Facilitator: Heather Haslem, M.S., Gerontology Academic Program, Sanford Center for Aging, UNR Share your knowledge with the next generation. Connect with undergraduate students in the UNR Gerontology program to share different aspects of life experience, discuss and dispel aging myths and explore various controversies about aging. In addition, you will have the opportunity to write a memoir about your experience. One of the sessions will include a presentation about how to write a memoir. Attendance at all sessions is preferred. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Go to www.eventbrite.com/e/ intergenerational-memoir-writing-tickets-34216976899. For more information, email susanharris@unr.edu. MOANA: Wednesdays, Oct. 18; Nov. 8, 15, 29 | 4:30-6 p.m.

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Acupuncture: A Life-Changing Introduction Presenter: Joey Rueckl, OMD Chinese medicine is a 3,000-year-old system that is the longest continually practiced medicine form in the history of the world. It combines a complex system that involves several modalities of which acupuncture is just one aspect. MOANA: Thursday, Oct. 19 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Tinnitus: The Puzzle Pieces Presenter: Frederick Byl, MD, OLLI member Tinnitus is the perception of sound that is not coming from the environment and is the result of many factors. Learn about the role of hearing loss, energy loss, anxiety, depression and personality as pieces of the tinnitus puzzle. This knowledge will help you develop a personal management strategy. Questions are encouraged and welcomed. MOANA: Tuesday, Oct. 24 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Presenter: Nancy Byl, PT, MPH, Ph.D., OLLI member Adult learners can maximize their brain health by understanding the physiology of aging and the principles of neuroplasticity. You will take a screening battery of cognitive tasks to help identify your strengths and weaknesses, and learn how to engage in appropriate behaviors to reduce the risk of age-related neurological decline. • Session 1: Learn about neuroplasticity; take and evaluate a screening battery. • Session 2: Learn how to integrate perceptual, cognitive and motor learning into daily life to optimize brain health. MOANA: Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 2-4 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 26 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Fall 2017 OLLI Courses At-a-Glance

All classes in this calendar are included in your OLLI $55 annual membership (Sept. 1, 2017-Aug. 31, 2018) and require no additional payment, except where additional fees are noted in the OLLI Catalog. Most classes are held at the Moana Building, 604 W. Moana Lane; or Redfield Campus, in south Reno off Mount Rose Highway, 18600 Wedge Parkway. Details about off-premises classes can be found in the catalog. For more information, see the OLLI catalog, visit www.olli.unr.edu, call (775) 784-8053 or email olli@unr.edu.

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Moana Building Redfield Campus Off-Premises PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

September 2017 Date Day 18 Mon 18 Mon 21 Thu 25 Mon 27 Wed 27 Wed 27 Wed 27 Wed 28 Thu

Location:Course Title O:Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group R:Enrollment Day O:Hikers — Interest Group O:Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group R:Create a Website R:Lifescapes at Redfield *PRQ* R:Round the Table at Redfield — Int. Group *PRQ* R:Open Computer Lab O:Hikers — Interest Group

Time Page TBA a.m. 26 10 a.m. 17 TBA a.m. 26 TBA a.m. 26 10 a.m. 14 10 a.m. 38 10 a.m. 43 noon 14 TBA a.m. 26

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Location:Course Title O:Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group M:Orientation Day M:Volunteers & Interest Groups Expo M:Tours Expo

Time Page TBA a.m. 26 10 a.m. 18 noon 18 2 p.m. 18

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October 2017 (cont.) Date Day Location:Course Title 3 Tue M:Lifescapes 1-3 *PRQ* 3 Tue M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* 3 Tue M:Opera and Great Music Too! 3 Tue O:Free Tour: UNR Anatomy Lab *PRQ* 3 Tue M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 3 Tue M:It’s a Verdi Thing 3 Tue M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 4 Wed O:Diabetes Self-Management Workshop *PRQ* 4 Wed O:Paid Tour: Stewart Indian School *PRQ* 4 Wed M:Journal for Everyday Life *PRQ* 4 Wed M:Reading Poems Together 4 Wed M:Naming Nevada 4 Wed O:Healthy Living Workshop *PRQ* 4 Wed M:Geraldine Page and Paul Newman 4 Wed M:Technology — Interest Group 4 Wed R:Punching Out Parkinson’s Disease 4 Wed M:Travelers — Interest Group 5 Thu O:Hikers — Interest Group 5 Thu M:Great Books — Interest Group 5 Thu M:Scams, Scoundrels, Circumstances 5 Thu M:Spanish — Basic 5 Thu M:French — Advanced 5 Thu M:Ornamental Grasses 5 Thu M:Big Questions — Interest Group 5 Thu R:Scams, Scoundrels, Circumstances 6 Fri R:Stargazing at MacLean Observatory 6 Fri M:Drop-in Watercolors 6 Fri M:Shakespeare/Original Pronunciation 6 Fri O:Free Tour: IGT *PRQ* 6 Fri M:In the Footsteps of Marco Polo 6 Fri M:Genealogy — Interest Group 6 Fri R:Healthy Garden Ecosystem 9 Mon O:Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group

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Time Page 9:30 a.m. 38 10 a.m. 38 10 a.m. 9 10 a.m. 21 noon 43 noon 31 2 p.m. 43 9:30 a.m. 27 9:45 a.m. 21 10 a.m. 39 10 a.m. 38 noon 32 1 p.m. 27 2 p.m. 9 2 p.m. 14 2 p.m. 27 3 p.m. 44 TBA a.m. 26 10 a.m. 39 10 a.m. 23 noon 40 noon 39 noon 46 2 p.m. 37 2 p.m. 23 TBA p.m. 47 9:30 a.m. 9 10 a.m. 40 10 a.m. 21 noon 44 noon 32 noon 47 TBA a.m. 26


Date Day Location:Course Title 9 Mon O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* 9 Mon M:French Conversation 9 Mon M:Mystery Books — Interest Group 9 Mon M:Chorus — Interest Group 10 Tue O:Paid Tour: North Sails in Minden *PRQ* 10 Tue O:Reconnecting Community *PRQ* 10 Tue M:Lifescapes 2-4 *PRQ* 10 Tue M:Opera and Great Music Too! 10 Tue M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* 10 Tue R:Nature Lovers’ Book Group 10 Tue M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 10 Tue M:Reno’s Changing Food Scene 10 Tue R:Blue Planet — Tidal Seas & Coasts 10 Tue M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 11 Wed O:Diabetes Self-Management Workshop *PRQ* 11 Wed O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* 11 Wed M:History of Sparks 11 Wed M:Journal for Everyday Life *PRQ* 11 Wed R:Lifescapes at Redfield *PRQ* 11 Wed M:Reluctant Poet 11 Wed M:Protecting Against Healthcare Costs 11 Wed R:Open Computer Lab 11 Wed O:Healthy Living Workshop *PRQ* 11 Wed M:Punching Out Parkinson’s Disease 11 Wed M:Geraldine Page and Paul Newman 11 Wed R:Technology — Interest Group 12 Thu O:Hikers — Interest Group 12 Thu M:Pet Peeves in Hydrology 12 Thu R:Round the Table at Redfield — Int. Group *PRQ* 12 Thu M:De-Mystifying Economics 12 Thu M:Spanish — Basic 12 Thu M:French — Advanced 12 Thu M:TEDtalks 12 Thu M:Community of Writers

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October 2017 (Cont.) Date Day Location:Course Title 12 Thu R:Aviation Early Pioneers 13 Fri O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* 13 Fri M:Shakespeare/Original Pronunciation 13 Fri O:Free Tour: IGT *PRQ* 13 Fri M:Tech Time 13 Fri M:Gays in the Movies 13 Fri R:20 Hikes in the Truckee Meadows 16 Mon O:Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group 16 Mon Pre-registration for Tea and Symphony 16 Mon O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* 16 Mon M:Rants from the Hill 16 Mon M:French Conversation 16 Mon M:Women of Substance — Interest Group 16 Mon M:Chorus — Interest Group 17 Tue O:Paid Tour: North Sails in Minden *PRQ* 17 Tue M:Lifescapes 1-3 *PRQ* 17 Tue M:Classical Music 17 Tue M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* 17 Tue M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 17 Tue M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 18 Wed O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* 18 Wed O:Diabetes Self-Management Workshop *PRQ* 18 Wed M:Reading Poems Together 18 Wed M:Journal for Everyday Life *PRQ* 18 Wed M:Zero Waste Household 18 Wed M:Open Computer Lab 18 Wed O:Healthy Living Workshop *PRQ* 18 Wed M:Reluctant Poet 18 Wed M:Geraldine Page and Paul Newman 18 Wed M:Intergeneration Memoir Discussions *PRQ* 19 Thu O:Hikers — Interest Group 19 Thu M:Great Books — Interest Group 19 Thu M:Acupuncture

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Time Page 2 p.m. 33 9:30 a.m. 28 10 a.m. 40 10 a.m. 21 noon 15 2 p.m. 10 2 p.m. 29 TBA a.m. 26 9:05 a.m. 19 9:30 a.m. 28 10 a.m. 41 10 a.m. 40 noon 29 2 p.m. 10 8:45 a.m. 22 9:30 a.m. 38 10 a.m. 11 10 a.m. 38 noon 43 2 p.m. 43 9:30 a.m. 28 9:30 a.m. 27 10 a.m. 38 10 a.m. 39 10 a.m. 44 noon 14 1 p.m. 27 2 p.m. 41 2 p.m. 9 4:30 p.m. 29 TBA a.m. 26 10 a.m. 39 10 a.m. 30


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Location:Course Title M:Spanish — Basic M:French — Advanced M:Secure Retirement M:Big Questions — Interest Group M:Drop-in Watercolors O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:Shakespeare/Original Pronunciation M:Fake News M:Genealogy — Interest Group M:Gays in the Theatre R:Reno’s Chinatown O:Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:French Conversation M:Using Photo Elements 10 *PRQ* M:Chorus — Interest Group M:Lifescapes 2-4 *PRQ* M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* M:Tinnitus: The Puzzle Pieces M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group M:Using Photo Elements 10 *PRQ* M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group O:Diabetes Self-Management Workshop *PRQ* O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* R:Organizing Pictures, Docs, Folders *PRQ* M:Aurora: Nevada Mining Town M:Journal for Everyday Life *PRQ* R:Lifescapes at Redfield *PRQ* M:Classic Television: “Hey, Kids!” M:Reluctant Poet M:Spanish-American War R:Open Computer Lab O:Healthy Living Workshop *PRQ*

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October 2017 (Cont.) Date Day 25 Wed 25 Wed 25 Wed 25 Wed 26 Thu 26 Thu 26 Thu 26 Thu 26 Thu 26 Thu 30 Mon 30 Mon 30 Mon 30 Mon 30 Mon 31 Tue 31 Tue

Location:Course Title M:Healthy Aging M:Geraldine Page and Paul Newman R:iPhone Tips and Tricks R:Technology — Interest Group O:Hikers — Interest Group M:Healthy Aging R:Round the Table at Redfield — Int. Group *PRQ* M:French — Advanced M:Spanish — Basic M:Re-Defining Retirement O:Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:French Conversation M:Molecules of Our Bodies M:Chorus — Interest Group R:Eleanor Roosevelt M:Tea and Symphony *PRQ*

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November 2017 Date Day 1 Wed 1 Wed 1 Wed 1 Wed 1 Wed 1 Wed 1 Wed 1 Wed 1 Wed 1 Wed 1 Wed 2 Thu

Location:Course Title O:Diabetes Self-Management Workshop *PRQ* O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:WW1: Centennial of 1917 M:Reading Poems Together M:Journal for Everyday Life *PRQ* M:Molecules of Our Bodies M:Open Computer Lab O:Healthy Living Workshop *PRQ* M:Geraldine Page and Paul Newman M:Use OneNote to Get Organized M:Travelers — Interest Group O:Hikers — Interest Group

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Location:Course Title M:Great Books — Interest Group M:Global East Asia M:Spanish — Basic M:De-Mystifying Economics M:French — Advanced R:Chautauqua — Judge Parker M:Neuroscience of Aging M:Big Questions — Interest Group R:Stargazing at MacLean Observatory M:Drop-in Watercolors O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:Contentious Kingship in Israel M:Your Place in the Universe M:Genealogy — Interest Group M:Tech Time M:Tom Hanks R:How Science Doesn’t Work O:Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:Fort Churchill Archaeology M:French Conversation M:Eleanor Roosevelt M:Women of Substance — Interest Group M:Chorus — Interest Group M:Lifescapes 1-3 *PRQ* M:Classical Music M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group M:How Science Doesn’t Work O:Paid Tour: Churchill County Arts *PRQ* O:Diabetes Self-Management Workshop *PRQ* O:Fit & Strong *PRQ*

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November 2017 (Cont.) Date Day 8 Wed 8 Wed 8 Wed 8 Wed 8 Wed 8 Wed 8 Wed 8 Wed 8 Wed 9 Thu 9 Thu 9 Thu 9 Thu 9 Thu 9 Thu 9 Thu 9 Thu 13 Mon 13 Mon 13 Mon 13 Mon 13 Mon 13 Mon 13 Mon 14 Tue 14 Tue 14 Tue 14 Tue 14 Tue 14 Tue 14 Tue 14 Tue 15 Wed

Location:Course Title M:Isms, Ideas, Imagination M:Journal for Everyday Life *PRQ* R:Lifescapes at Redfield *PRQ* M:Native Bees of Nevada R:Open Computer Lab O:Healthy Living Workshop *PRQ* M:More Forgotten Films R:Technology — Interest Group M:Intergeneration Memoir Discussions *PRQ* O:Hikers — Interest Group M:Isms, Ideas, Imagination R:Round the Table at Redfield — Int. Group *PRQ* M:Double Duty Dollars M:Spanish — Basic M:French — Advanced M:Community of Writers M:TEDtalks O:Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:Technology! What’s Happening in NV? M:French Conversation M:Mystery Books — Interest Group M:Photo Editing Help Sessions M:Chorus — Interest Group M:Lifescapes 2-4 *PRQ* M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* M:Opera and Great Music Too! R:Nature Lovers’ Book Group M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group R:Fremont and the Cannon M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group O:Paid Tour: Cosmos at the Planetarium *PRQ* O:Fit & Strong *PRQ*

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Location:Course Title O:Diabetes Self-Management Workshop *PRQ* M:Journal for Everyday Life *PRQ* M:WW1: Centennial of 1917 M:Reading Poems Together M:Open Computer Lab M:21st Century Finances O:Healthy Living Workshop *PRQ* M:Create a Website M:More Forgotten Films M:Intergeneration Memoir Discussions *PRQ* O:Hikers — Interest Group M:Organizing Pictures, Docs, Folders *PRQ* M:Great Books — Interest Group M:Spanish — Basic M:French — Advanced M:Chautauqua — Judge Parker M:One Truckee River Update 2017 M:Big Questions — Interest Group M:Drop-in Watercolors O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:Contentious Kingship in Israel M:Genealogy — Interest Group M:Hollywood Censorship R:Tom Hanks O:Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:French Conversation M:Women of Substance — Interest Group R:Animal Intelligence, Emotions & Morality M:Chorus — Interest Group M:Lifescapes 1-3 *PRQ* M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* M:Fremont and the Cannon

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November 2017 (Cont.) Date Day 21 Tue 21 Tue 22 Wed 22 Wed 27 Mon 27 Mon 27 Mon 27 Mon 28 Tue 28 Tue 28 Tue 28 Tue 28 Tue 28 Tue 29 Wed 29 Wed 29 Wed 29 Wed 29 Wed 29 Wed 29 Wed 29 Wed 30 Thu 30 Thu 30 Thu 30 Thu

Location:Course Title M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* R:Lifescapes at Redfield *PRQ* O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:French Conversation M:Chorus — Interest Group M:Photo Editing Help Sessions M:Lifescapes 2-4 *PRQ* M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* M:Yucca Mountain — What’s New M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group M:Animal Intelligence, Emotions & Morality M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:WW1: Centennial of 1917 M:Journal for Everyday Life *PRQ* M:Buy Local = Jobs R:Open Computer Lab M:More Forgotten Films R:Technology — Interest Group M:Intergeneration Memoir Discussions *PRQ* O:Hikers — Interest Group M:Spanish — Basic M:French — Advanced M:Cookie Packaging and Exchange

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December 2017 Date Day 1 Fri 1 Fri 1 Fri 4 Mon

Location:Course Title R:Stargazing at MacLean Observatory O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* O:hOLLIday Luncheon *PRQ* O:Fit & Strong *PRQ*

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Location:Course Title M:French Conversation M:Women of Substance — Interest Group R:Lincoln Highway M:Chorus — Interest Group M:Shadow Self in Modern Television M:Lifescapes 1-3 *PRQ* M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* M:Classical Music M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:Veterans Guest House M:Reading Poems Together M:Journal for Everyday Life *PRQ* M:Open Computer Lab M:Alan Turing: Computers M:More Forgotten Films M:Technology — Interest Group M:Travelers — Interest Group O:Hikers — Interest Group M:Liquidating an Estate M:Great Books — Interest Group M:Spanish — Basic M:French — Advanced M:De-Mystifying Economics M:Big Questions — Interest Group M:Brexit R:Liquidating an Estate M:Drop-in Watercolors O:Fit & Strong *PRQ* M:Excel can be FUN *PRQ* M:African-Americans in Nevada M:Genealogy — Interest Group

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December 2017 (Cont.) Date Day Location:Course Title 8 Fri M:Power Point Basics *PRQ* 8 Fri M:Potpourri of Politics 11 Mon M:French Conversation 11 Mon M:Lincoln Highway 11 Mon M:Mystery Books — Interest Group 11 Mon M:Mystery Book Movie 11 Mon M:Chorus — Interest Group 11 Mon M:Photo Editing Help Sessions 12 Tue M:Lifescapes 2-4 *PRQ* 12 Tue M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* 12 Tue R:Nature Lovers’ Book Group 12 Tue M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 12 Tue M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 13 Wed M:Journal for Everyday Life *PRQ* 13 Wed R:Lifescapes at Redfield *PRQ* 13 Wed R:Open Computer Lab 13 Wed M:More Forgotten Films 13 Wed R:Technology — Interest Group 14 Thu O:Hikers — Interest Group 14 Thu R:Round the Table at Redfield — Int. Group *PRQ* 14 Thu M:Spanish — Basic 14 Thu M:Biggest Little City 14 Thu M:French — Advanced 14 Thu M:TEDtalks 14 Thu M:Community of Writers 15 Fri M:Drop-in Watercolors 15 Fri M:Genealogy — Interest Group 19 Tue M:Spanish Conversation *PRQ* 19 Tue M:Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 19 Tue M:Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 20 Wed M:Open Computer Lab 20 Wed M:Technology — Interest Group 21 Thu O:Hikers — Interest Group

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Re-Defining Retirement: Meaningful Engagement in the Second Half of Life Presenter: Jennifer Baker, Sanford Center for Aging, UNR Learn about the importance of meaningful engagement and volunteerism in the second half of life. Baker will share current data about the benefits of “actively aging” and give examples of community members in Reno who are challenging the stigmas often associated with getting older. Consider leading a more dynamic life by actively participating in our community. Baker will share a number of different ways OLLI members can both improve their quality of life and strengthen our community at the same time through volunteer service. MOANA: Thursday, Oct. 26 | 2-3:30 p.m.

The Neuroscience of Aging Presenter: Alexandra N. Scurry, Ph.D. candidate, UNR Our sensory systems provide us with necessary information that allows us to perceive and navigate in the natural environment. Throughout our lifespan, the way in which we process various types of sensory information can change dramatically and alter how we interpret the world. Understanding these changes better can help us cope with aging. Learn how our brains receive and interpret sensory information throughout our individual lifespans. We also will discuss how various age-related diseases, such as hearing loss, can alter our perceptions and the activation of certain sensory areas in our brain. MOANA: Thursday, Nov. 2 | 2-3:30 p.m.

HISTORY It’s a Verdi Thing Presenter: Barbara Ting Verdi, Nevada, was once a booming lumber town with a growing social community and local businesses, including hotels, bars, schools and churches. Verdi had numerous fires but always came back from the ashes. The town was known for the Verdi Lumber Co., the Box Factory, Inyo Marble Works, Essex Ice Co. and multiple ranches, including the Donner Trail Dude Ranch. It is now a growing community known for its bike and hiking trails, the Lincoln Highway, Emigrant Trail and the Railroad. MOANA: Tuesday, Oct. 3. | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Naming Nevada: Nevada State Board on Geographic Names Presenter: Christine K. Johnson, Ph.D., Nevada Historical Society, Curator of Artifacts Have you ever wondered how places in Nevada were named? Do you know many features on our state’s landscape still are unnamed? This program will provide the history of the Nevada State Board on Geographic Names and highlight some interesting and noteworthy features on the Nevada landscape. MOANA: Wednesday, Oct. 4 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Facilitator: Rosie Cevasco, OLLI member What makes learning about family history so fascinating? In a world that seems ever more rootless, tracing our genealogy leads to a sense of connection with the past and a deeper understanding of who we are now. Diving into family history can be an amazing adventure — one in which the learning never ends. Whether you’re a genealogy novice just looking to learn more about your ancestors or the meaning of your last name, or a more experienced researcher wanting to explore new horizons, you’ll find a wide variety of lessons, tutorials, case studies and other guidance to help you on your way. For more information, contact Rosie Cevasco at rosie@cevasco.us. MOANA: Fridays, Oct. 6-Dec. 15 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

History of Sparks Presenter: Joyce Cox, OLLI member The story of Sparks and the surrounding area will be told through historical photos from the new book Images of America: Sparks. Photographs of Glendale, one of the earliest settlements in the Truckee Meadows, show early life in the area. The new railroad town became East Reno or Harriman and, finally, Sparks in 1904. Photographs show how Sparks grew almost overnight to become the fifth largest city in Nevada. MOANA: Wednesday, Oct. 11 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Aviation’s Early Pioneers Presenter: Roger Collins, MBA, OLLI member The Wright Brothers’ first flight in 1903 opened the eyes of the world to business opportunities in aviation. Some wanted to build airplanes, others eyed entertainment, air mail and eventually carrying passengers. Many of these early entrepreneurs were intertwined in a small, close-knit community. Although several faded away, others are names we recognize today. We will see who they are and briefly note Nevada’s limited role in early aviation history. REDFIELD: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Reno’s Chinatown Presenter: Edan Strekal, M.A., project archivist, Special Collections and University Archives, UNR Like other mining and railroad towns in the American West, Reno had a Chinatown that originated with the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad. Once the work was finished, displaced Chinese laborers who had worked their way over the Sierra Nevada and into the Truckee Meadows were paid off and left along the tracks. Almost immediately, those Chinese built a bare-wood shantytown along the Truckee River out of any available materials. Find out where Reno’s Chinatown was located and what is there today. REDFIELD: Friday, Oct. 20 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Aurora: Boom and Bust of a Nevada Mining Town Presenter: Fred Frampton, OLLI member In 1860, gold was discovered in Aurora, Nevada. The population peaked at 5,000 in 1863, but failed mines led to a rapid decline, and by 1865 only a few hundred people were scratching out a living. It is an archaeological site today. Learn about life in this frontier mining town, utilizing historic photos and descriptions from Mark Twain and other historic figures. MOANA: Wednesday, Oct. 25 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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The Spanish-American War Presenter: Michael Brodhead, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Department of History, UNR, OLLI member In the 1890s, America — along with other nations — experienced a wave of nationalism, which fed into a clamor for overseas expansion especially voiced by Civil War veterans who believed the soft youth of the day needed to be toughened up. With this was a hope that a “man on horseback” would emerge and lead America to glorious things. We went to war with Spain, a declining power, ostensibly to ensure the independence of Cuba. The United States was ill-prepared but able to conquer the Spanish forces quickly. The peace treaty provided for an independent Cuba and the cession of Puerto Rico, the Philippines and Guam to the United States. What did the war achieve? MOANA: Wednesday, Oct. 25 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Eleanor Roosevelt: America’s Foremost Female Political Figure of the 20th Century

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Presenter: Richard Siegel, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science, UNR, OLLI vice president Between 1933 and 1963, Eleanor Roosevelt usually was voted America’s mostadmired woman. What did she accomplish to earn this accolade? We will review her roles as first lady, as a Democratic Party leader and as the chairwomen of the UN Commission on Human Rights. We will explore a life that had some mysteries and unique experiences; a life that was amazingly private and public. REDFIELD: Tuesday, Oct. 31 | noon-1:30 p.m. OR MOANA: Monday, Nov. 6 | noon-1:30 p.m.

WWI: Centennial of 1917 Presenter: Neal Ferguson, dean emeritus, College of Extended Studies, UNR, OLLI member Learn about the major political, military, and economic events and trends of the Great War in 1917. Topics will include the first and second Russian Revolutions of March 1917, the continuation of the Allied offensive strategy on the Western Front resulting in the French mutinies and the disastrous battle of Passchendaele, the French military command crisis, the pacifist movement in Britain, German ersatz industrial production, submarine warfare, the entry of the United States into the war, the Italian front at the Battle of Caparetto and the war in the desert. We also will discuss the increasing use of newer technologies, including tanks and airplanes. MOANA: Wednesdays, Nov. 1, 15, 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | Fall 2017 Catalog


Chautauqua — Hanging Judge Parker Presenter: Doug Mishler, Ph.D., part-time faculty, Department of History, UNR Isaac Parker was known as the hanging judge who hung more than 78 men as he tried to bring law and order to the extremely wild Oklahoma Indian Territory from 1871 to 1891. He was a man of powerful opinions and hard edges with a biblical sense of strength who was the model for Western movie judges in films like True Grit and Hangʹem High. His story is one of the Old West at its wildest. REDFIELD: Thursday, Nov. 2 | noon-1:30 p.m. OR MOANA: Thursday, Nov. 16 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Fort Churchill Archaeology: From Artillery to Zeus Presenter: Eugene Hattori, Ph.D., curator of anthropology, Nevada State Museum Archaeological excavations took place at Fort Churchill, Nevada, a military fort occupied during and after the Civil War, now a state park and National Historic Landmark. Although the collection of artifacts was analyzed, not much information made its way to the public until the collection was “rediscovered” and re-analyzed to uncover the lives of officers and enlisted men living in this isolated fort. MOANA: Monday, Nov. 6 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Fremont and the Cannon Presenter: Jim Bonar, M.Ed., OLLI member Hear the lively story of Lt. John C. Fremont’s third trip to California through Nevada and the historical importance of the Fremont Cannon to Nevada. REDFIELD: Tuesday, Nov. 14 | noon-1:30 p.m. OR MOANA: Tuesday, Nov. 21 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Lincoln Highway: The First Transcontinental Highway Across America Presenter: Jim Bonar, M.Ed., OLLI member The Lincoln Highway was the First Transcontinental Highway across the United States. What was it? When was it? Where did it go? A lecture and slideshow will highlight the development and history of the Lincoln Highway and how the highway crossed the United States through Reno, Sparks, around Lake Tahoe and across Donner Summit. REDFIELD: Monday, Dec. 4 | noon-1:30 p.m. OR MOANA: Monday, Dec. 11 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Brexit

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Presenter: Dennis Dworkin, Ph.D., professor and chair, Department of History, UNR In recent European history, there have been few eruptions that compare to Brexit. It threatens to not only destabilize the European Union, the largest free trade zone in the world, but it also poses a threat to the future of the United Kingdom, the fragile unity of three nations (England, Scotland and Wales) and a contested political entity (Northern Ireland). We will examine Brexit in its historical context, considering the historical relationship between Britain and Europe as well as the rise of English nationalism, which must be seen in relationship to the rise of multicultural and multiracial Britain. MOANA: Thursday, Dec. 7 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Biggest Little City — Reno Remembers Presenter: Neal Cobb, OLLI member This KNPB video features the “golden years” (1930s-1970s) and focuses on the growth of gaming, the divorce frenzy and the amazing marketing opportunities of the time, with cameos by numerous local personalities: Roy Powers, Harry Swanson, Lou Levitt and Neal Cobb, people who remember the “Good Old Days.” MOANA: Thursday, Dec. 14 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE ARTS Big Questions — Interest Group Facilitator: Lou Alanko, OLLI member Big Questions is a challenging and fun book discussion group for open-minded individuals seeking informed answers and new insights into the “big questions” of our lives. Past areas of inquiry have been science, religion, philosophy, history, politics and economics. The class is built on the respectful exchange of ideas and perspectives as we read, intelligently discuss and enjoy stimulating, thoughtful debates about the “big questions.” For more information, contact Lou Alanko at (775) 322-5325 or ilovetoread@sbcglobal.net. MOANA: Thursdays, Oct. 5, 19; Nov. 2, 16; Dec. 7 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Mystery Books — Interest Group Presenter: Kenn Rohrs, OLLI member Join fellow mystery buffs to discuss mysteries of all types — from cozies to hardboiled crime fiction. The facilitators provide brief biographical information about the authors and lead the discussion. See www.ollirenomysterybg.blogspot.com for a list of books and dates, or contact Kenn Rohrs at karohrs@charter.net or (775) 849-9530. MOANA: Mondays, Oct. 9; Nov. 13; Dec. 11 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Lifescapes Facilitators: Margo Daniels, Phyllis Clark, Judi Whiting (MOANA Building); Julia Berg, Linda Kelly (REDFIELD Campus), OLLI members. Lifescapes classes involve various activities aimed at evoking memories and facilitating writing about one’s life experiences. At each class session, a piece of literature is read, discussed and used as a springboard for in-class writing. Students also are given a topic for writing short pieces on their own that they may share with the class. There will be a themed anthology for all students to contribute stories, which will be published and copies distributed to the authors. Members of the class are encouraged to write their own book of memoirs that Lifescapes will publish. Classes held at Moana meet on the first and third Tuesday OR the second and fourth Tuesday. Contact Margo Daniels at (775) 322-1469 or readingmargo@gmail. com by Oct. 1 if you are interested in those classes. MOANA: Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Dec. 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. OR MOANA: Tuesdays, Oct. 10-Dec. 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. OR REDFIELD: Wednesdays, Sept. 27-Dec. 13 | 10-11:30 a.m. 38

Spanish Conversation Presenter: Sandra Bailey, OLLI member This class is for students who have some previous knowledge of Spanish and would like to review and build upon that knowledge. Emphasis will be on conversation, but basic grammar and vocabulary enrichment also will be included. Learn the language and culture with relaxed, non-threatening pair and small-group practice. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email 13moons@seerenotv.com by Oct. 2. MOANA: Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Dec. 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

Reading Poems Together Facilitator: Anne Howard, Ph.D., professor emerita of English, UNR, OLLI member Meet with Anne Howard to share insights and pleasures in response to a few poems each class. Members may submit poems two days before each gathering to a folder in the OLLI office. Howard will try to balance the choices to add variety. MOANA: Wednesdays, Oct. 4, 18; Nov. 1, 15; Dec. 6 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Journal for Everyday Life Presenter: Kathy Jakolat, M.S., OLLI member The journal is a pathway to personal growth and self-discovery. We will address issues in the “here and now.” We may hear echoes from the past, but how are they affecting us in the present? Get your pen and bring your journal, notebook or the back of a napkin you used at brunch. Let’s have fun writing. We will learn different techniques to enter the journal for those who have difficulty with the blank page. Fear not! It will be a great experience. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email journalgroupkaj@gmail.com by Oct. 2. Class size is limited to 15. MOANA: Wednesdays, Oct. 4-Dec. 13 | 10-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

Great Books — Interest Group Facilitator: Catherine Cronkhite, OLLI member Great Books will be reading a new anthology Imperfect Ideal: Utopian and Dystopian Visions. Catalog #ADU-IMP. Available from the Great Books Society for $24.95. Call 800-222-5870 or go online at www.greatbooks.org. Please read the first selection before the first class. For more information, contact Cathie at (775) 359-9736 or cejuniper@att.net. MOANA: Thursdays, Oct. 5, 19; Nov. 2, 16; Dec. 7 | 10-11:30 a.m.

French — Advanced Presenter: Arlette Lessig, OLLI member This class is for students who would like to build upon and practice their knowledge of French in a conversational setting. We discuss topics of interest in French and learn new vocabulary in a relaxed setting. MOANA: Thursdays, Oct. 5-Dec. 14 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

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Spanish — Basic Presenter: Judy Aukeman, OLLI member Spanish—Basic is for students who want a good grounding in elementary Spanish and is suitable for beginning to intermediate levels. The textbook Puntos de Partida, eighth edition is used and is an invaluable reference for beginning through advanced students. Used copies are available from Amazon for about $3. In addition to the textbook with its extensive conversation, grammar, cultural activities and its accompanying free online learning center, this class uses a variety of other listening and reading activities, including stories, online music and videos. For more information, email judyaukeman@yahoo.com. MOANA: Thursdays, Oct. 5-Dec. 14 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

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Presenter: Eric Rasmussen, foundation professor and chair, Department of English, UNR, OLLI member In concert with the Prague Shakespeare Company, Eric Rasmussen produced a season of three Shakespeare plays in original Elizabethan pronunciation in the capital of the Czech Republic in the summer of 2017: Romeo & Juliet (directed by Steven Urkowitz), a gender-reversed Midsummer Night’s Dream (directed by Lisa Wolpe) and Richard II (directed by Rob Gander and starring Ben Crystal), the latter being the world premiere of that play in original pronunciation. In this series of presentations, Eric Rasmussen and Rob Gander will provide an insider’s view of this ground-breaking season of Shakespeare. MOANA: Fridays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 | 10-11:30 a.m.

French Conversation Presenter: Cora Robey, OLLI member This class is for students who have some previous knowledge of French and would like to review and build upon that knowledge. We will concentrate on such topics as ordering food; asking for information at airports and train stations; communicating needs in hotels, shops and on the street; and becoming familiar with some of the popular destinations in France (the Loire Valley, the Champagne area, the Cote d’Azur, etc.). We will practice dialogues written to help travelers. MOANA: Mondays, Oct. 9-Dec. 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

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The Reluctant Poet: Poetry for Everyone Presenter: Nancy Lee Cecil, Ph.D. You will learn how to write poetry using literary scaffolds that will invite you to pour your unique ideas into existing poetic formats. Using these formats and the poetic formats of alliteration, onomatopoeia, rhyme and/or repetition, you will begin to see poetry as an exciting and powerful vehicle through which to experiment with your own words, perceptions and ideas. The following books are suggested for the course, but are not required: Cecil, N.L. (1994) For the Love of Language: Poetry for Every Learner, and Cecil, N.L. (1996) For the Love of Poetry: Poetry for All Learners. They can be purchased from www.amazon.com. MOANA: Wednesdays, Oct. 11, 18, 25 | noon-1:30 p.m.

A Community of Writers Presenter: Sinda Slagle, M.A. Sinda Slagle, who publishes under the pseudonym Jeanne Harrell, will lead a forum for writers who want to publish or published writers who want to discuss various topics that occur in the profession. Any aspect of writing, publishing and marketing will be open for discussion. Writers will be able to share their concerns and experiences with other writers; however, this is not meant to be a venue for critiquing one another’s work. MOANA: Thursdays, Oct. 12; Nov. 9; Dec. 14 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Rants from the Hill Presenter: Michael Branch, professor, Department of English, UNR Michael Branch’s latest collection of essays describes his inspiring, humbling and usually comical encounters with the weather, plants, animals and unusual neighbors surrounding his family home in remote high elevations adjacent to public lands where the western Great Basin Desert and the Sierra Nevada meet. Rants from the Hill continues the thoughtful exploration he began in Raising Wild of the blessings and challenges of raising young children in a harsh but remarkably beautiful desert landscape. Following several short readings, there will be a general discussion of issues related to creative nonfiction, humor writing, environmental representation, children’s experience of nature and life in the high desert. MOANA: Monday, Oct. 16 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Contentious Kingship in Israel: Samuel, Saul and David Presenter: Phillip Boardman, Ph.D., professor, Department of English, UNR Explore one of the most compelling narratives in the Hebrew Bible: the linked stories of Samuel, who shepherded the rule in Israel from judges to kings; Saul, who was chosen by God to be the first king; and David, who succeeded Saul on the throne. These stories are full of military maneuvering, political intrigue, family tragedy and historical questions. • Session 1: The seer Samuel and the reign of Saul, Israel’s troubled first king. Participants are urged to read the Old Testament Book 1 of Samuel. • Session 2: Book 2 of Samuel and its remarkable court history, the inside story of intrigue and treachery during David’s reign with rape, murder and rebellion within his own family. Participants should read the entire Book 2 of Samuel. MOANA: Fridays, Nov. 3, 17 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Presenter: Kenn Rohrs, OLLI member A Japanese crime novelist and a small-town sheriff are lured into the same strange murder mystery in this idiosyncratic and engrossing neo-noir. Unfolding on the backstreets and outskirts of San Francisco, Man from Reno is sinister and seductive by turns. MOANA: Monday, Dec. 11 | 2-4 p.m.

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LOCAL AND GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES Round the Table at Redfield Facilitators: Lou Marsella, Ken Donajkowski, Bill Isaeff and Patrick Griffin, OLLI members The class is a discussion group to examine and allow full expression of matters of current interest, domestic and international. Each class will have a subject, emailed to participants a week prior to the class, which will either be a detailed description of the issue for reading and studying, or a title of an issue for the participant to do their own research. Class format will consist of first “going around the table” to gain each individual’s view on the assigned subject, followed by an open discussion moderated by the facilitator. n PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Email savoye1@yahoo.com with “ROUND THE TABLE” in the subject line by Sept. 22. Class size is limited to 20. REDFIELD: Wednesday, Sept. 27 and Thursdays, Oct. 12, 26; Nov. 9; Dec. 14 | 10-11:30 am

Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group Facilitator: LaMerne Kozlowski, OLLI member This mini version of Cracker Barrel is for participants who want to try a smaller group for discussing current affairs of municipal, state, national and international interest. The group is modeled on the old-time, freewheeling exchange of opinions in a small group by those who desire to be heard among their peers. Subjects will vary according to the interests of the participants. Bring a brown bag lunch as no refreshments will be served. For more information, contact LaMerne Kozlowski at lamernekozlowski@att.net or (775) 358-1746. MOANA: Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Dec. 19 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.)

Cracker Barrel — Interest Group Facilitator: LaMerne Kozlowski, OLLI member An ongoing group for discussion of current affairs of municipal, state, national and international interest. Cracker Barrel is modeled on the old-time, freewheeling exchange of opinions in a small group by those who desire to be heard among their peers. Subjects will vary according to the interests of the participants. For more information, contact LaMerne Kozlowski at lamernekozlowski@att.net or (775) 358-1746. MOANA: Tuesdays, Oct. 3-Dec. 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for specific dates.) University of Nevada, Reno | www.olli.unr.edu

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Travelers — Interest Group Facilitator: Judi Whiting, OLLI member Whether you have travel adventures to share or just enjoy hearing about other people’s travels, this is the group for you. Members are invited to show pictures or tell their travel stories. We will draw from members’ experiences and from invited travel professionals to answer your travel questions. If you have something to share with the group, please contact Judi or Floyd Whiting at fjwhiting@sbcglobal.net or call (775) 826-2728 at least two days before the meeting. MOANA: Wednesdays, Oct. 4; Nov. 1; Dec. 6 | 3-5 p.m.

In the Footsteps of Marco Polo Presenter: Judi Whiting, OLLI member Two young men attempt to follow Marco Polo’s travel from Venice to China in this PBS Emmy-nominated documentary. Using Marco Polo’s 13th-century book as a guide, the two adventurers traveled 25,000 miles along the Silk Road without flying. They had to secure visas, survive extreme temperatures and talk their way out of jams brought on by Tajik soldiers, bureaucrats, border guards and armed warriors. MOANA: Friday, Oct. 6 | noon-1:30 p.m. 44

Zero Waste Household Presenter: Kimberly Rios Zero waste is an approach to resource management that conserves, repurposes and recycles what otherwise would be buried or burned into valuable assets that contribute to environmental, economic and social well-being. The philosophy of zero waste is centered on the three R’s — “reduce, reuse, recycle” — but the most important of those to keep in mind is “reduce.” By reducing the amount of resources we use, we are conserving them. MOANA: Wednesday, Oct. 18 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Fake News, Fact-Checking and Filter Bubbles Presenter: Alice Yucht, MLIS, OLLI member Can’t figure out if what you’ve read or heard is for real? Just because you saw it online or in an email from a friend doesn’t mean it’s true. Learn how to identify reputable news sources, sort out “alternative facts,” check for authenticity and accuracy, and become knowledgeable online and off. MOANA: Friday, Oct. 20 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Global East Asia: Pivotal Ideas of 2017 Presenter: Hugh Shapiro, Ph.D., associate professor of history, UNR East Asia continues to transform the shifting global order. Moments and pivotal ideas of 2017 that are part of the complex transformations of China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea and Vietnam will highlight this presentation. MOANA: Thursday, Nov. 2 | noon-1:30 p.m.

One Truckee River Update 2017 Presenter: Christi Cakiroglu, CCEP, executive director, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful One Truckee River is a collaboration of public and private partners working together to realize a Truckee River that flows clear and clean, quenches our thirst, sustains the river’s natural ecology and wildlife, serves as a cultural resource and connects residents and visitors to unparalleled opportunities for recreation and regeneration. Learn about the progress that has been made to ensure a healthy, thriving, sustainable river since the inception of this innovative approach. MOANA: Thursday, Nov. 16 | 2-3:30 p.m.

The Veterans Guest House — the Little House That Could and Has Presenter: Noreen Leary Find out about the history and plans for the Veterans Guest House in Reno. The Guest House has provided more than 70,000 guest-nights of lodging to military veterans and their families. The Guest House is a private nonprofit devoted to helping veterans and their families when they are undergoing medical care in the Reno-Sparks area. MOANA: Wednesday, Dec. 6 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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African-Americans in Nevada: Political Experiences and Social Goals — Do Black Votes Matter? Presenter: Lonnie Feemster, Nevada State Director, NAACP National Voter Fund Nevada’s unusual racial-political climate has created many odd twists and turns in the state’s history and continues to do so even in current day politics. From Mark Twain’s the “Duel That Never Was” in May 1864, to blacks being allowed to vote in Nevada in 1870 (and voting almost exclusively Republican), to the 2012 election of Steven Horsford as the first African-American U. S. Congressman in Nevada’s history, the African-American electorate has had major influences on state politics. This presentation will explore the history and importance of the black vote in Nevada. MOANA: Friday, Dec. 8 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Presenter: Kenn Rohrs, OLLI member Discuss books about wildlife, ecology and the natural world and our place in it. Explore the literature of landscape, place, natural history and the environment. For more information, see http://ollirenonatbooks.blogspot.com. REDFIELD: Tuesdays, Oct. 10; Nov. 14; Dec. 12 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Ornamental Grasses for Fall & Winter Color Presenter: Tova Roseman, horticulturist, OLLI member Learn how easy it is to create a colorful fall garden that will bloom throughout the winter months using mixtures of ornamental grasses and perennials. Your garden can have texture and color year-round and offer food and protection for wildlife. Learn more about our climate growing zone and understand that you have hundreds of plants to choose from. Tova’s best-selling gardening book Perennials for Intermountain and High Desert Gardens will be for sale after the class. MOANA: Thursday, Oct. 5 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Healthy Garden Ecosystem — the Basics Presenter: Becky Colwell, M.Ed., OLLI member Learn how to create a self-sustaining habitat using nature instead of chemicals. The food, nesting, water and shelter that are needed for birds, butterflies, lizards, native bees and other pollinators found in our area will be explored. Pictures of native plants that are also xeric and fire resistant will be shown, many from the presenter’s garden. REDFIELD: Friday, Oct. 6 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Stargazing at the MacLean Observatory, Redfield Campus Presenters: Dan Ruby, M.A., director, Fleischmann Planetarium, planetarium staff and students, Astronomical Society of Nevada volunteers Explore Nevada’s open skies as volunteers provide information, answer questions and enlighten you with amazing facts. Bring your phones with a constellation app to see what is above the horizon. Dress warmly and bring a folding chair for comfort. These outdoor events are open to the public. IMPORTANT: Call the UNR Planetarium at (775) 784-4812 on Friday afternoons to check event status and start time. REDFIELD: Fridays, Oct. 6; Nov. 3; Dec. 1 | TBA p.m.

The Blue Planet — Tidal Seas & Coasts Presenter: Kenn Rohrs, OLLI member David Attenborough narrates a natural history of the oceans in this documentary series. Oceanic marvels abound in these two episodes of The Blue Planet, and we are given a front-row seat thanks to the peerless camerawork, sound effects and George Fenton’s glorious orchestral score. REDFIELD: Tuesday, Oct. 10 | noon-2 p.m.

Pet Peeves in Hydrology — or Why Reservoirs Must Go Presenter: Roger Jacobson, OLLI member Water storage reservoirs in the West need to be eliminated or reduced in size. Surface storage at Lake Mead and other reservoirs lead to huge evaporative losses. If we want to be ready for the next drought and/or continued growth in the West and Nevada, we need to create more subsurface storage and redirect irrigation water to domestic use. MOANA: Thursday, Oct. 12 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Molecules of Our Bodies Presenter: Kathy Turner, OLLI member The organic molecules that comprise us and other living things are composed of atoms (or elements). Just as individuals comprise families, atoms make up molecules by bonding with certain other atoms. The goal is to lower their energy. Please bring pencil and paper, and a tablet or laptop to access the internet. • Session 1: Organic Molecule Basics: Using molecular model kits, we will explore some of the easiest organic molecules, such as butane, propane, polyethylene, urea and acetone. • Session 2: Sugars, Proteins, Nucleic Acids — Our Body’s Superstars. For the major types of molecules in our bodies, we will discover their basic structure, size and the weird shapes they take. MOANA: Monday, Oct. 30, Wednesday, Nov. 1 | 10-11:30 am

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Presenter: James Fahey, vice president, Astronomical Society of Nevada Journey through the cosmos from the beginning of time and space. How did the universe create each of us? What are we made of? How did we get here? MOANA: Friday, Nov. 3 | noon-1:30 p.m.

How Science Sometimes Doesn’t Work … Until it Does! Presenter: Ed Oakes, geologist, OLLI member Science tries to explain the true nature of everything. In its simplest form, science is a process that pursues truth by gathering isolated facts (not “alternative facts”) and assembling them into coherent theories. But truth can be slippery. What was scientifically true 25 years ago may no longer be true today, and today’s scientific truths might not be true 25 years in the future as more and better data is gathered, sometimes forcing existing theories to change. This is the self-correcting nature of science. Scientists themselves can impede scientific progress because of egos and deep-seated beliefs. We will look at examples of how science sometimes doesn’t work until the weight of data becomes so overwhelming that theories, egos and beliefs are trumped. REDFIELD: Friday, Nov. 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. OR MOANA: Tuesday, Nov. 7 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Native Bees of Nevada Presenter: Kevin Burls, Ph.D., executive director, Nevada Bugs and Butterflies Nevada has a diverse set of native bee species that are amazing creatures, as well as important pollinators of native wildflowers and many domesticated crops. Although the high desert environment in the western United States is a hot spot for bee diversity, many Nevadans are unfamiliar with the species living in their area. We will review bee biology and ecology, and discuss issues related to native bee conservation. MOANA: Wednesday, Nov. 8 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Animal Intelligence, Emotions & Morality Presenter: Karin McCollum, M.Ed., OLLI member Dolphins, killer whales, chimpanzees, birds, wolves and elephants commonly are suspected of being intelligent and possibly emotional creatures. How can researchers look into the minds of animals that cannot speak with us? Several resources will be used to let you decide whether animals belong in a completely different realm than humans. REDFIELD: Monday, Nov. 20 | noon-1:30 p.m. OR MOANA: Tuesday, Nov. 28 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Yucca Mountain — What’s New Presenter: David Von Seggern, Ph.D., Nevada Seismological Laboratory, OLLI member What led to the creation of the Yucca Mountain project? What progress was made on the project until 2008? What events since then have implications for a project revival? Although nearly universally opposed by Nevada’s Congressional delegation over the years, there is some current interest in reviving the project. Events impacting this possibility are the momentous 2011 Fukushima nuclear plant meltdown, the increasing cost of nuclear power generation relative to solar, wind and natural gas, and the development of on-site storage of nuclear waste. MOANA: Tuesday, Nov. 28 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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OLLI Makes a Difference. And you can, too!

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When you make a gift to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Nevada, Reno, you make a difference to OLLI now and in the future. You strengthen lifelong learning in northern Nevada, you enrich your life and you make a positive impact on the lives of many others. If you appreciate how OLLI makes a difference in your life, please consider following the lead of the many past and current members who contribute every year, have established scholarship funds, have supported specific OLLI programs, or have included OLLI in their planned giving. A planned gift is an ideal way for people who would like to help OLLI’s long-term sustainability, but can’t right now. Just a few sentences in your will or trust, or a simple change to your IRA or life insurance beneficiary statement may be all that is required. Please be sure to let us know of your planned giving intentions because it helps OLLI demonstrate our long-term sustainability to foundations and other larger funders. For more information or help with any donation, no matter the timing or the amount, please contact OLLI’s Executive Director, Carol Parkhurst, at (775) 784-8053 or parkhurst@unr.edu. --------------------------------------------------------I wish to support OLLI with an immediate gift of: __ $500 __$250 __ $125 __ $50 __ Other Please credit my gift to: q q q q

FRIENDS OF OLLI (unrestricted/the area of greatest need) OLLI Scholarship fund (membership and transportation assistance, tours and special events) OLLI Lifescapes fund Contact me about other giving opportunities to support OLLI

Name: _________________________________ Home Phone: ______________ Mailing Address: ____________________________________________________ City / State / Zip: ____________________________________________________ Cell Phone: ______________________________ Email: ____________________ Please mail or bring this form and your donation (payable to the UNR Foundation), to OLLI at University of Nevada, Reno, 604 W. Moana Lane, Reno, NV 89509.

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OLLI Scholarships Available The Helaine Greenberg Scholarship Fund was created by Helaine S. Greenberg, who believes educational opportunities are as important for older adults as they are for young people. This is a one-time scholarship that may be granted for one year of membership only. The OLLI Scholarship Fund is available as part of our Bernard Osher Foundation endowment. Individuals may apply for this scholarship the year after receiving a Helaine Greenberg scholarship and may continue to apply each year thereafter. OLLI Scholarships are available for membership dues, transportation to and from OLLI classes, and events or tours that require an additional fee. Through a very generous donation from a current OLLI family, an OLLI Transportation Fund also has been established to provide additional assistance for those OLLI members who are unable to drive to OLLI for classes. A limited amount is available each year, so apply early if this is something you need. The OLLI Transportation Fund supplements our Transportation Assistance Scholarship Program that offers CitiLift/RTC Access and senior bus passes. If you would like to apply for any OLLI Scholarship, please visit the OLLI Moana Office and request a form. 51

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20 Hikes in the Truckee Meadows 29 21st Century Finances 25 Acupuncture 30 African-Americans in Nevada 46 Alan Turing: Computers 16 Animal Intelligence, Emotions & Morality 49 Aurora: Nevada Mining Town 33 Aviation Early Pioneers 33 Big Questions 37 Biggest Little City 36 Blue Planet - Tidal Seas & Coasts 47 Brexit 36 Buy Local = Jobs 25 Chautauqua — Judge Parker 35 Chorus — Interest Group 10 Classic Television: “Hey, Kids!” 11 Classical Music 11 Community of Writers 41 Contentious Kingship in Israel 42 Cookie Packaging and Exchange 19 Cracker Barrel — Interest Group 43 Create a Website 14 De-Mystifying Economics 23 Diabetes Self-Management Workshop 27 Double Duty Dollars 24 Drop-in Watercolors 9 Eleanor Roosevelt 34 Enrollment Day 17 Excel can be FUN 17 Fake News 44 Fit & Strong 28

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Fort Churchill Archaeology Free Tour: IGT Free Tour: UNR Anatomy Lab Fremont and the Cannon French — Advanced French Conversation Gays in the Movies Gays in the Theatre Genealogy — Interest Group Geraldine Page and Paul Newman Global East Asia Great Books — Interest Group Healthy Aging Healthy Garden Ecosystem Healthy Living Workshop Hikers — Interest Group History of Sparks hOLLIday Luncheon Hollywood Censorship How Science Doesn’t Work In the Footsteps of Marco Polo Intergeneration Memoir Discussions iPhone Tips and Tricks Isms, Ideas, Imagination It’s a Verdi Thing Journal for Everyday Life Lifescapes 1-3 Lifescapes 2-4 Lifescapes at Redfield Lincoln Highway Liquidating an Estate Mini Cracker Barrel — Interest Group Molecules of Our Bodies More Forgotten Films Mystery Book Movie

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Mystery Books ­­— Interest Group 37 Naming Nevada 32 Native Bees of Nevada 49 Nature Lovers’ Book Group — Interest Group 46 Neuroscience of Aging 31 One Truckee River Update 2017 45 Open Computer Lab 14 Opera and Great Music Too! 9 Organizing Pictures, Docs, Folders 15 Orientation Day 18 Ornamental Grasses 46 Paid Tour: Churchill County Arts 22 Paid Tour: Cosmos at the Planetarium 22 Paid Tour: North Sails in Minden 22 Paid Tour: Stewart Indian School 21 Pet Peeves in Hydrology 47 Photo Editing Help Sessions 16 Potpourri of Politics 26 Power Point Basics 17 Protecting Against Healthcare Costs 23 Punching Out Parkinson’s Disease 27 Rants from the Hill 41 Re-Defining Retirement 31 Reading Poems Together 38 Reconnecting Community 28 Reluctant Poet 41 Reno’s Changing Food Scene 28 Reno’s Chinatown 33 Round the Table at Redfield 43 Scams, Scoundrels, Circumstances 23 Secure Retirement 24 Shadow Self in Modern Television 13 Shakespeare/Original Pronunciation 40 Spanish — Basic 40

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Spanish Conversation 38 Spanish-American War 34 Stargazing at MacLean Observatory 47 Tea and Symphony 19 Tech Time 15 Technology — Interest Group 14 Technology! What’s Happening in NV? 24 TEDtalks 10 Tinnitus: The Puzzle Pieces 30 Tom Hanks 12 Tours Expo 18 Travelers — Interest Group 44 Use OneNote to Get Organized 16 Using Photo Elements 10 15 Veterans Guest House 45 Volunteers and Interest Groups Expo 18 Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group 26 Women of Substance — Interest Group 29 WW1: Centennial of 1917 34 Your Place in the Universe 48 Yucca Mountain — What’s New 49 Zero Waste Household 44

Honorees at OLLI’s 10th Anniversary High Tea

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Lou Alanko 37 Dave Archer 24 Dave Asher 25 Judy Aukeman 40 Sandra Bailey 38 Jennifer Baker 31 Jerry Barlow 9 Dan Bean 26 Julia Oversloot Berg 38 Jim Bernardi 10, 11, 13 Phillip Boardman 42 Jim Bonar 35, 36 Allen Brady 16 Michael Branch 41 Mike Brodhead 34 Kevin Burls 49 Frederick Byl 30 Nancy Byl 30 Christi Cakiroglu 45 Nancy Lee Cecil 41 Rosie Cevasco 32 Phyllis Clark 17, 18 Neal Cobb 36 Larry Coffman 12 Roger Collins 33 Becky Colwell 47 Karin Costa 23, 25 Berry Courtney 14, 15 Joyce Cox 32 Dennis Crabb 21 Catherine Cronkhite 39 Nathan Daniel 29 Margo Daniels 38

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Eric Dewitt-Smith 28 Connie Douglas 18, 21 Dennis Dworkin 36 James Fahey 48 Lonnie Feemster 46 Neal Ferguson 34 Fred Frampton 33 Jon Garman 23 Lynne Gray 9, 11, 18 Heather Haslem 15, 27, 29 Eugene Hattori 35 Jim Heller 10 Jackie L Hogan 22 Anne Howard 38 Laura Jackson 19 Roger Jacobson 47 Larry Jacox 9 Kathy Jakolat 39 Christine Johnson 32 LaMerne Kozlowski 43 Noreen Leary 45 Arlette Lessig 39 Fred Lokken 26 Rita Malkin 22 Lou Marsella 43 Terry McAfee 27 Karin McCollum 49 Patricia Meidell 25 Ben Milander 14, 16 Doug Mishler 35 Maggie O’Connell 24 Ed Oakes 48


Elizabeth Purtee 29 Douglas Ramseth 15, 16, 17 Eric Rasmussen 40 Kimberly Rios 44 Cora Robey 40 Kenn Rohrs 37, 42, 46, 47 Diane Ronsheimer 19 Warren Ronsheimer 26 Tova Roseman 46 Dan Ruby 47 Joey Rueckl 30 Ena Schlossmacher 14, 16 Alexandra Scurry 31 Hugh Shapiro 45 Mel Shields 11 Neil Siegel 12 Rich Siegel 34 Sinda Slagle 41 Melissa Smith 28 LuAnne Steininger 27, 28 Clare Steppat 22 Edan Strekal 33 Ervin Thompson 23, 24 Barbara Ting 31 Kathy Turner 48 David Von Seggern 49 Judi Whiting 44 Karen Wikander 13 Alice Yucht 10, 44

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OLLI Class Locations

Classes are held at University’s off campus OLLI facilities, except as noted in catalog descriptions: Moana Building, 604 W. Moana Lane, Reno. Redfield Campus, Nell J. Redfield Building A, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno. All catalog course descriptions designate Moana Building, Redfield Campus or off-site location.

Moana Building 604 W. Moana Lane, Reno To reach the Moana Building, take South Virginia Street or U.S. 395 (Interstate 580) exit west onto Moana lane and turn left at 604 W. Moana Lane. (If driving on Interstate 580, use exit 64.) Parking is free. The RTC No. 6 bus also stops near the building on Moana Lane.

OLLI Office: Open 9 a.m.-4 p.m. M-F Call (775) 784-8053 Fax (775) 784-8054 Email olli@unr.edu

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Nell J. Redfield Building A 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno To reach the Redfield Campus in south Reno, take South Virginia Street or U.S. 395 (Interstate 580) exit west onto State Route 431 (Mt. Rose Highway) and turn left/south at the stoplight on Wedge Parkway. (If driving south on U.S. 395, use exit 56 Mt. Rose/ No. Lake Tahoe.) Parking is free.

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Orientation, Volunteers and Interest Group Expo and Tours Expo are now all on Monday, Oct. 2. See page 18. Tea and Symphony is now on Tuesday, Oct. 31. See page 19.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute University of Nevada, Reno/0380 Reno, NV 89557- 0380

Visit www.olli.unr.edu for more information.

Important Date changes:

Opening date for Moana building: Monday, Oct. 2

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Fall 2017 Catalog from Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nevada, Reno

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