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Expanding Horizons | Making Connections

Spring 2017 Catalog

Celebrating 10 years of Learning! From acting and photography to geology, history and the arts, with hundreds of classes, there’s something for everyone!

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute | University of Nevada, Reno | Extended Studies


About OLLI Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) is a program of Extended Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno that brings diverse educational and social opportunities to active older adult learners each semester. Offering a wide variety of educational, social and volunteer opportunities for adults 50 and older, OLLI seeks to foster intellectual stimulation, new interests and personal development through academic pursuits, and to provide a community in which to gather. OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno is one of 119 Osher institutes established since 2001 at colleges and universities throughout the country. It is one of the largest OLLIs, and it is celebrating its 10th anniversary this semester. See pages 64-65 for information about OLLI membership and scholarship opportunities. Questions? Please feel free to contact us. Call (775) 784-8053. The OLLI office is staffed from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

OLLI Board of Directors

On the cover: This is your season for learning! Join us in the classroom, at the museum, on the trail, at the observatory and beyond in courses designed and led by OLLI member volunteers, community members and University faculty. Offering diverse opportunities to learn, lead, volunteer, travel and explore, OLLI has something for everyone. Many more classes now take place at the University’s Redfield Campus, and there are tours and events throughout Reno-Lake Tahoe.

Executive Director Carol Parkhurst

Parkhurst@unr.edu

Elected Officers (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017) President Vice President Secretary Treasurer Past President

Ralph Jaeck Lynne Gray Susan McMurray Jaydene Holzgrefe Warren Ronsheimer

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

Committee Chairs (July 1, 2016-June 30, 2017) At-Large At-Large At-Large Communications Curriculum Co-chair Curriculum Co-chair Events Long-Range Planning Membership Redfield Coordinator Technical Tours/Travel

Karen Penner-Johnson LaMerne Kozlowski Greg Evangelatos Alice Yucht Judy Cole Pat LeVezu Diane Ronsheimer Lynne Gray Phyllis Clark Julia Berg Ben Milander Connie Douglas

AtLarge1@ollireno.org AtLarge2@ollireno.org AtLarge3@ollireno.org News@ollireno.org Curriculum1@ollireno.org Curriculum2@ollireno.org Events@ollireno.org LongRangePlanning@ollireno.org Members@ollireno.org Redfieldcoord@ollireno.org Facilities@ollireno.org Tours@ollireno.org

OLLI Office Information

Office Address: OLLI, Warren Nelson Building, 401 W. Second St., Suite 235, Reno, NV 89503 Office Contacts: Kendell Crosier or Tamela Gorden

Phone: (775) 784-8053 | Fax: (775) 784-8054 | Email: olli@unr.edu | Web: www.olli.unr.edu


Table of Contents

Don’t Miss OLLI Orientation!

Welcome ...........................................................................................4

Learn how to get the most out of OLLI at Orientation on Tuesday, Jan. 17. See page 6 for details.

How to Use this Catalog............................................................5 Important Events ..........................................................................6 Spring 2017 Classes .............................................................8-60 Arts, Culture and Entertainment ...................................8-13 Computers and Technology ..........................................14-16

See pages 64-65 for OLLI membership and scholarship applications.

Events and Tours...................................................................17-22 Government, Economics and Business ...................23-25 Health and Wellness ..........................................................26-34 History .......................................................................................35-41 Humanities .............................................................................41-44 Literature and Language Arts .......................................44-50

FREE! Extended Studies Open House! Join us at the Redfield Campus from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Local and Global Perspectives ......................................50-53 Science and Nature ............................................................54-60 10-Year Presenters ....................................................................60 Code of Conduct ........................................................................61 Planned Giving .....................................................................62-63 Membership Application .......................................................64 Scholarship Information and Application .....................65

See center insert for the OLLI Spring 2017 At-a-Glance calendar, which can be pulled out. See inside back cover for class locations and parking information.

Index .................................................................................................66 OLLI Office, Class Locations, Parking .... Inside back cover

The University of Nevada, Reno is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, ADA institution. A portion of program fees may be used to pay hosting expenses. Produced by Extended Studies Marketing Dept., 12/16. The views expressed by OLLI instructors are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, The Bernard Osher Foundation or the University of Nevada, Reno.

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OLLI

Welcome Welcome to our 10th Spring Semester as an Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Nevada, Reno, a program of the University’s Extended Studies.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno is a thriving organization of adults 50 University of Nevada, Reno | Extended Studies and older that promotes community engagement and personal development through intellectually stimulating programs and opportunities to socialize. OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno is a diverse group of participants who attend programs, develop curriculum, teach or facilitate classes, organize events, guide tour groups and encourage an environment of support and friendship.

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OLLI offers a distinctive array of courses and activities for adults 50 and older interested in expanding their horizons and learning for the joy of learning. Classes take place at the University’s off-campus OLLI facility in the Warren Nelson Building, Second Floor, 401 W. Second St., or at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway in south Reno. (See map on the inside back cover.) Volunteers are the heart and soul of OLLI, and it is hoped all members will find a way to contribute to OLLI’s commitment to lifelong learning and continue to help it grow. Complete the membership application on page 64 or for more information, call (775) 784-8053, email olli@unr.edu or visit www.olli.unr.edu. Give the gift of learning. Giving an OLLI membership to a friend or relative provides a gift that keeps on giving all year. Hundreds of free courses and activities await any older adult interested in the joy of learning. Call OLLI for more information.

The Bernard Osher Foundation Based in San Francisco, the Bernard Osher Foundation has supported higher education and the arts since its founding in 1977 by community leader Bernard Osher. It awards annual operating grants to strengthen lifelong learning programs on college and university campuses across the country. In spring 2010, the foundation awarded OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno a $1 million endowment gift for programming excellence and for demonstrating potential for long-term success and sustainability. A second $1 million endowment gift was awarded in December 2013 to establish a viable funddevelopment program to ensure long-term fiscal health and sustainability.

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How to Use this Catalog All Spring 2017 classes, events and tours are listed alphabetically by title within the topical categories. Each program item includes the presenter’s name, a description of the program, any necessary pre-registration information, and the location, day, date and time of the program. The At-a-Glance center section lists all of the semester’s classes, events and tours in chronological order, and a page number for the full description. Programs marked *PRQ* require pre-registration to attend. This section can be pulled out of the catalog and used as a calendar reminder. Note: If you use an online calendar via Gmail, Yahoo or Outlook, you can add classes directly to your personal calendar from the interactive calendar at www.ollirenonews.info. The Class Index in the back of the catalog lists all classes, events and tours alphabetically by brief title, with the page number of their full description. Pre-Registration: Classes requiring pre-registration will have information included within the class description in the main body of the catalog. They also will be marked as *PRQ* in the At-a-Glance section. Please preregister only for those classes you feel confident you will be able to attend. Classes with two locations: If the program lists two locations separated by OR, the identical program is being repeated at the second location. If the program lists two locations separated by AND, the programs are not identical. Location of Classrooms: (See map on the inside back cover for classroom locations and parking information.)

Most classes take place at the University’s off-campus OLLI facility in the Warren Nelson Building, Second Floor, 401 W. Second St., downtown Reno. Classes held at the Nelson Building will have a “N” below the course description.

Some classes are at the University’s Redfield Campus, 18600 Wedge Parkway, off the Mt. Rose Highway in south Reno. Classes held at the Redfield Campus will have a “R” below the course description.

Classes held off-premises will have an “O” below the course description.

All programs begin on time. Please plan to be there and seated when the class starts.

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Important Events (Also see Events and Tours, pp. 17-22 for more details)

OLLI Orientation for New and Prospective Members Facilitators: Phyllis Clark, OLLI membership chair and OLLI board of directors Join us to learn more about OLLI programs and procedures. While you’re here you can tour our Nelson Building facilities, sign up for OLLI 2016-17 annual membership ($45 per person), and find out about OLLI’s committees and Interest Groups. Parking is limited, so please carpool if possible.

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Nelson Building Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 10 a.m.-noon

OLLI Tours Expo Facilitator: Patty Drake, owner, Patty’s Tours and the OLLI tours team Learn about OLLI’s interesting and informative spring tours and our advance payment procedures. You will be able to pay and reserve your spot for any or all spring tours at the Expo.

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Nelson Building Wednesday, Feb. 1 | noon-1:30 p.m.

OLLI 10th Anniversary Celebration — High Tea at the Sands OLLI members will celebrate this important anniversary with tea, special entertainment, the OLLI Chorus and our 10-Year Honorees. Meet and greet other OLLI members and enjoy a sumptuous High Tea. Paid reservations will be required. Watch for more information in March and April.

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Sands Regency Hotel Wednesday, May 24 | 1:30-4 p.m.

OLLI’s Annual Membership Meeting Facilitator: Ralph Jaeck, OLLI president Join us as we review the past year at OLLI and preview the upcoming year. This is an opportunity to meet other OLLI members, elect the officers of OLLI’s Board of Directors for the coming year, hear updated financial information and consider other pertinent OLLI news. Light refreshments will be served. We look forward to seeing you there! Parking is limited — please carpool if possible.

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Nelson Building Wednesday, May 17 | 2–3:30 p.m.

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Spring 2017 Information Who may attend? Members are encouraged to attend as many classes as desired and may bring a guest for one session. Special events and tours are limited to members only unless specified. For members joining this semester (or for those who did not renew last semester), please fill out the Membership Application on page 64 for the 2016-2017 membership year that will end Aug. 31, 2017. Scholarships are available for those who qualify. A Scholarship Application is on page 65. Fees • Except where additional fees are noted in course descriptions, classes in this catalog are included in the OLLI $45 annual membership (Sept. 1, 2016 to Aug. 31, 2017) and require no additional payment. • Books and supplies are not included in membership fees or scholarships. You may buy these things if you choose, or in many cases, borrow them from our library. • Please note: If an additional fee is required for a class or an event, make checks payable to the Board of Regents by the deadline listed in the class description. Pre-registration Policies • Due to the high demand and limited space, pre-registration is required for some classes, events and tours. You must be a current OLLI member with all membership dues paid to pre-register for any such class or event. •

When a class or event requires pre-registration, information will be in the catalog description for that class.

Pre-registration will close when the class is full or three days before the first session of the class, in order to give instructors time to prepare materials for the attendees.

OLLI Communication •

OLLI’s website at www.olli.unr.edu provides information about OLLI as an organization, including membership, classes and activities, links to the current catalog and member support.

OLLI’s informal news site at www.ollirenonews.info provides current information about OLLI events and happenings, including notification of program cancellations or schedule changes, weekly listings of the programs and pre-registration information when needed.

Links to OLLI Calendar and Pre-registration site are available at www.ollirenonews.info. Members can choose to subscribe to email updates from OLLI Reno News.

Closings • OLLI is closed on legal holidays observed by the University of Nevada, Reno. Holidays are listed on the At-a-Glance calendar in the center of this catalog. •

If the University is closed due to inclement weather, OLLI also will be closed.

Information about University closings due to inclement weather is available through local television, radio and Internet news sources and on the University’s website at www.unr.edu.

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Spring 2017 Classes Arts, Culture and Entertainment Artown 2017 Presenter: Jennifer Mannix, director, Artown Marketing and Sponsorship Every July, Reno is Artown. This annual month-long celebration of art and culture features more than 500 events, including live music, dance, theater, visual arts, multi-cultural events, films and tours. Local talent is showcased, along with nationally and internationally known artists and performers. Explore a historical perspective of the festival’s 21-year history and a preview of the 2017 Artown schedule.

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Nelson Building Monday, May 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. OR Redfield Campus Friday, May 12 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Burning Man Experience Presenter: Jenny Kane, reporter, Reno Gazette-Journal Everyone has heard stories about Burning Man, about its earliest years and more recent ones. What is Burning Man becoming and how has it changed? Reno Gazette-Journal reporter Jenny Kane, who was a first-time participant in 2015 and participated again in 2016, talks about Burning Man’s history, its future and what can be gained from the Burning Man experience.

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Nelson Building Wednesday, April 12 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Carole King — I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet Presenter: Neil Siegel, M.A. Two of the most prolific songwriters of the early 1960s were Carole King and Gerry Goffin. Their songs influenced and shaped the sound of pop music. Today, we embrace their music, from the fabulous covers of her songs by other artists to King’s establishing the sensitive singer-songwriter movement with her 25 million-selling masterpiece Tapestry. Let’s dance the locomotion on this “One Fine Day.”

Nelson Building Friday, March 3 | 2-4 p.m. OR Redfield Campus Friday, March 10 | 2-4 p.m.

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Classical Music — Goings On About Town Presenter: Lynne Gray, Ph.D., OLLI member This class is an ongoing exploration of Reno’s classical music scene. Guest speakers and musicians are from the Reno Philharmonic, the Reno Chamber Orchestra, Argenta Trio, the Nevada Chamber Opera, the Reno Pops Orchestra and TOCCATA, as well as from the music, theatre, and dance departments at the University of Nevada, Reno; Truckee Meadows Community College; and Western Nevada College. Presentations will provide previews of the music and the artists scheduled for concert performances this spring, as well as introductions to some of the Metropolitan Opera’s live high-definition broadcasts in local movie theaters. Subscribe to OLLI Reno News to see specific details about each session.

Nelson Building Tuesdays, Jan. 24; Feb. 7 and 21; March 21; and April 18 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Contemporary Art in Reno Presenter: Alexis Hill, M.A. Alexis Hill will discuss contemporary Reno art and where that art is located throughout the city. She will discuss the City of Reno’s public art program and special public collaborations, and the structure, mission and future of Reno’s Art and Culture Commission and Public Art Commission.

Nelson Building Friday, Jan. 20 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Dinosaurs Megalosaurus and Iguanodon, and How They Changed Presenter: Jane Davidson, Ph.D., professor, Department of Art, UNR We will discuss how restorations and images of the dinosaurs Megalosaurus and Iguanodon changed from the 17th century to the present. The talk will include rare paleontology books and illustrations.

Nelson Building Thursday, March 30 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Discovering Nevada Folklife Presenter: Patricia Atkinson, Folklife Program Coordinator, Nevada Arts Council The Folklife Program of the Nevada Arts Council seeks to discover, understand, document and support folk traditions in Nevada. The program encourages folk artists to practice and share traditional art forms and lifeways; supports community engagement in festivals, celebrations and foodways; and collaborates with folk artists and cultural communities to support arts learning opportunities for all ages. Through field recordings, photographs and video, we will meet some of Nevada’s master traditional artists and experience traditional celebrations. Objects from the Nevada Folklife Archives art collection also will be on view.

Nelson Building Wednesday, April 5 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Drop-in Watercolors Presenter: Larry Jacox, M.A., OLLI member Larry Jacox will join avid watercolorists twice a month to paint together. He will give painting tips and positive reinforcement. Come 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.

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Nelson Building Fridays, Jan. 27-May 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

European Actors in Hollywood Presenter: Jerry Barlow, OLLI member We shall examine the talents of outstanding actors who immigrated to the United States and became well-known artists in the film industry. The series of six films will feature European actors in leading roles. Titles and descriptions of the movies will be handed out at the first session.

Nelson Building Wednesdays, March 29-May 3 | 2-4:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Fearless Creating

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Presenter: Tricia Leonard, M.A., OLLI member Learn about the stages of creativity and how to increase the creative energy in your life from a local artist who displays her impressionistic works at the Artists Co-op Gallery of Reno. Participants should be prepared to take notes.

Nelson Building Wednesday, Jan. 18 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Gourds — Nature’s Greatest Gift Presenter: Cheryln Bennett, artist Gourds have been found on every continent in the world. In this hemisphere, the gourd dates back to 11,000 BC. The gourd is pre-pottery and pre-basket, and it has served as containers for storage, cooking, drinking, eating and utensils. They also were used as musical instruments, masks, clothing, floats, rafts and birdhouses. Learn about the gourd’s history and how to clean, cut, color, wood-burn and seal gourds to make a wonderful piece of art.

Nelson Building Thursday, April 13 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Great Stories from Opera (and Great Music, Too!) Presenter: Lynne Gray, Ph.D., OLLI member Ever wonder why so many people love opera? It’s the music, stories and spectacle of the costumes and sets, but mostly it’s the thrilling emotional power of the human voice. Now you can experience the best opera on Earth right here in Reno. New York’s Metropolitan Opera broadcasts live performances in high definition right to our local movie theaters. In each class, you’ll get a preview of each Met Opera scheduled for our theaters. You’ll hear many of the world’s most amazing voices and learn about the backgrounds, stories, music and singing actors. You will be able to go to your local movie theater on Opera Saturday mornings or Wednesday evenings with the background to

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confidently understand what’s happening and to experience the thrill of opera (and always with English supertitles). The operas showing this semester are Dvořák’s Rusalka, Verdi’s La Traviata, Mozart’s Idomeneo, Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin and Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier.

Redfield Campus Thursdays, Feb. 23 and March 23; Wednesday, April 19 | 2-4 p.m.; and Friday, May 12 | 10-noon

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Hollywood and the “Commie Menace” Presenter: Jim Bernardi, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Department of Theatre and Dance, UNR Not that long ago, Communists seemed to be everywhere: among our politicians, neighbors and even favorite actors and screenwriters. The post-World War II, anti-Communist hysteria produced congressional hearings on Hollywood’s involvement, resulting in banned writers, maligned actors and paranoid studio heads. It was during this troubling time that some of the biggest names in Hollywood stood up to the bullies in Congress, while others succumbed, naming names of possible present Communist party members in their ranks. Careers were ruined, lives destroyed and lifelong friendships became toxic.

Nelson Building Friday, April 21 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Illustrate your Travel Journal Presenter: Louise Evans By learning how to see, one can learn how to draw. This is a step-by-step project using the contour technique. Students will draw a simple object using this technique. Later, we will put together compositions with a respect and awareness of the vertical and horizontal of the format, and watercolor will be added. Regular attendance is recommended since each lesson builds on the previous. This technique enables you to illustrate your journal. Attendees should bring a Sharpie permanent marker with extra fine point and a drawing board of about 9-by-12-inch. W/C paper supplied at minimum cost. To be discussed at first session: journal and watercolor set. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Call 323-2641 or email luisafirenze@yahoo.com. Class limit is 15.

Nelson Building Thursdays, Jan. 26; Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23; and March 2 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Introduction to Acting Presenter: Melissa Taylor, M.A. Learn the basics of stage acting, from tips to scripts, script analysis, character development and stage voice. You will find something for everyone, from beginners to experienced actors, to enhance the theater experience.

Nelson Building Thursday, April 6 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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More Forgotten Films to Remember Presenter: Larry Coffman, OLLI member Forgotten films are those that deserve viewing, but have been overlooked. It may be because of the distance of time, or perhaps because a film zipped through Reno and was not noticed when it played against the blockbusters. Often these films are “indies” or from outside the country. The first selection will be from the Silent Era. Titles of specific movies will be announced at the first meeting and on OLLI Reno News.

Nelson Building Wednesdays, Feb. 15-March 22 | 2-4:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Mystery Book Movie: The Secret in Their Eyes Presenter: Kenn Rohrs, OLLI member The Secret in Their Eyes (El Secreto de Sus Ojos), an Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, is part cold-case mystery, part long-lost love story and part thriller set both in the present and in 1970s Argentina. Director Juan José Campanella manages to tread easily across these genres with a story that’s gripping, a little outlandish, and compelling— if full of a growing sense of dread.

Nelson Building Monday, April 10 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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OLLI Chorus — Interest Group Facilitators: Jim Heller, M.A. and Molly Mitchell Weekly OLLI chorus rehearsals will provide an opportunity to enhance one’s singing ability and sing in four-part harmony. Members will perform at OLLI functions and community events in Reno-Sparks. 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 a 1-inch or 2-inch black, three-ring binder for their music and drinking water to each session. Music packets will be distributed at the first rehearsal.

Nelson Building Mondays, Jan. 23-May 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Rebekah Bogard — A Life in Art Presenter: Rebekah Bogard, MFA, associate professor in ceramics, chair, Department of Art, UNR Bogard is a ceramic artist who creates fictional animals to explore her life narrative and personal history. Her lecture on her artwork, past through present, will give the audience a glimpse and insight into an artist’s mind. Her artwork is purposefully ambiguous and conceptually complicated, revealing meaning and content that is not always present in the work itself. She will discuss how her work has evolved over time, reflecting her path of transformation.

Nelson Building Friday, March 3 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Red Skelton: Classic Television Presenter: Mel Shields, M.A., OLLI Member Red Skelton had a show that was in the Top 20 for 20 years. We will look at his life, clips from “The Red Skelton Show” and a video of one of his performances at the Sparks Nugget.

Nelson Building Wednesday, March 1 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Square Dancing — Our National Folk Dance Presenter: Richard Besaw America’s national folk dance, the square dance, will be demonstrated in full costume. It still is enjoyed as entertainment today by fun-loving locals. Spectators are welcome to join in. There will be an opportunity to learn the basic steps. Flyers from clubs in various locations will be provided.

Nelson Building Tuesday, April 18 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Technical Theater and Stage Management Presenter: Chad Sweet, technical director, Reno Little Theater Actors aren’t the only ones working hard in the theater. Designers, board operators and stage managers are essential members of the production team. Learn the basics of the backstage world and get the inside scoop on how to bring a director’s vision to life as a designer or stage manager.

Redfield Campus Thursday, April 20 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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The British System of Theatre Presenter: Jim Bernardi, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Department of Theatre and Dance, UNR Year after year, the names of British actors seem to dominate Oscar and Tony nominations. Major characters on American television are played by British actors who have honed a believable Yankee accent. If a director is looking for someone to play a master villain in a film or TV show, he or she will look to the Brits. The British system of theatre and actor training is the finest in the English-speaking world. We will explore their qualities and examine why these same elements may not be possible in America.

Nelson Building Friday, April 7 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Try Clogging — Do You Want to Dance? Presenter: Bonnie Larson, OLLI member Clogging is an American folk dance originating in the Appalachian Mountains. It is a variation of tap dancing that has been seen on various TV talent shows. In these introductory sessions, we will do a senior-friendly version. Participants should be in good physical condition, wear comfortable clothes, and if possible, hard-soled shoes. Bringing a bottle of water is a good idea. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. E-mail madameg@charter.net with “Clogging” in subject line.

Nelson Building Wednesdays, Feb. 15, 22; and March 1, 8 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Computers and Technology

Basic Internet, Browsers and Email Presenter: Berry Courtney, OLLI member How do you set up browsers? What the heck is a browser anyway? How do you set up an email account? Why do we need passwords? Are we really secure on the Internet? Is our data kept private? How do we keep ourselves and our information safe? This class will address those questions and more. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Email courtney.berry49@gmail.com with “Basic Internet” in the subject line by Jan. 12.

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Redfield Campus Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Create a Website in 10 Minutes or Less for Free

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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 are Internet access and an email address. Learn what forms a website and some basic terminology. Then explore creating a website using one of two free websites available to you. The first is WordPress (not just for blogs) and the second is Weebly.

Nelson Building Wednesday, March 1 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Intro to Social Media Presenter: Diana Adams, instructor, UNR Extended Studies Learn about popular social media networks and discuss the purpose and basics of each. Important privacy issues to consider will be examined. Social media networks on the menu may include Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Email diana@myrenocomputertutor.com with “OLLI Social Media” in the subject line. Class size is limited to 20.

Nelson Building Thursday, March 30 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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FREE! Extended Studies Open House! Join us at Redfield Campus, Wednesday, Jan. 18, from 5:30-7 p.m. to visit our OLLI table and enter to win a free Extended Studies class! (up to $250 value)

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Open Computer Lab — Personalized Tech Assistance Facilitator: Ena Schlossmacher, OLLI member Receive one-on-one help and support on anything computer-related. 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 bighearted and knowledgeable OLLI members.

Nelson Building Wednesdays, Jan. 18-May 17 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates) AND Redfield Campus Wednesdays, Jan. 25-May 10 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Organizing Pictures, Docs, Folders, etc. (Windows) Presenters: Doug Ramseth and Berry Courtney, OLLI members Learn the basics of organizing folders and files on your computer using Windows operating system. Learn how to arrange, copy (and/or move), rename and delete folders and files. Basic computer skills are required.

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Redfield Campus Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. OR Nelson Building Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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Technology Interest Group Facilitator: Berry Courtney, OLLI member This group is for both beginners and enthusiasts who want to learn and have more choices. We will cover a range of topics, including What is Computer Programming All About?; Identity Theft, Ransomware and Other Scams; and Configuring Windows 10 for Desktop Users. Specific class topics will be announced by email. To receive information about classes and computer labs, 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.

Nelson Building Wednesdays, Jan. 18; Feb. 15, April 19; and May 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. AND Redfield Campus Wednesdays, Feb. 22; and April 12, 26 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Use OneNote to Get Organized Presenter: Ben Milander, MBA, OLLI member OneNote is an application you probably already have on your computer if you have Microsoft Office suite. Would you like to organize your recipes or your 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, then Microsoft OneNote is for you.

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Redfield Campus Wednesday, March 8 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR Nelson Building Wednesday, March 22 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Using Photoshop Elements 10 Presenter: Doug Ramseth, Ph.D., 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 on attending both sessions. Past participants are welcome.

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Nelson Building Thursday and Friday, March 9-10 | 9:30-11:30 a.m.

WebSmarts: Online Resources and Apps Presenter: Alice Yucht, MLIS, OLLI member Demonstration and discussion of useful and distinctive websites to enhance your life and/or satisfy your curiosity about the world we live in. Topics will be announced on OLLI Reno News in “This Week at OLLI” listings.

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Nelson Building Thursdays, Feb. 16; March 16; April 13; and May 11 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Word Styles In-Depth Presenter: Ben Milander, MBA, OLLI member Learn how to modify existing styles, create new styles and custom style sets to fit your own way of creating consistent documents. Create a table of contents. Learn how to create beautiful and repeatable documents in less time. PREREQUISITE: Current knowledge/use of Microsoft Office Word. Understand the different types of styles and their uses.

Nelson Building Wednesday, April 5 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Events and Tours

OLLI Events and Tours are organized within four sections to make searching easier: •

Nelson Events

Special Off-Premises Events

Free Local Tours

Paid Bus Tours

All of these events and tours are for current OLLI members only. See each specific event or tour for pre-registration details. Note: Because many tours and events require advance payment or pre-registration by a specific deadline and often fill up quickly, they are listed in chronological order within each section.

Nelson Events OLLI Orientation for New and Prospective Members Presenter: Phyllis Clark, MHS, membership chair, OLLI Board of Directors If you are a new member, or are interested in learning more about what OLLI has to offer, this is your chance. Learn about OLLI’s many programs and activities, tour our facilities at the Nelson Building and meet board members. Find out about our wide variety of interest groups, committees and volunteer opportunities. You may enroll for OLLI Membership ($45 per person for the year) and purchase a City of Reno parking permit ($16 for the Nelson lot if still available). Parking is limited, so please carpool if you can. Bring your catalog if you already have one; we will go over classes and procedures using this publication.

Nelson Building Tuesday, Jan. 17 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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OLLI Tours Expo Facilitators: Patty Drake, owner, Patty’s Tours; and Connie Douglas, OLLI Tours chair This is your chance to learn more about the spring tours. Leaders of our free local tours will describe their destinations. We will demonstrate the online pre-registration system. Patty Drake of Patty’s Tours will give detailed information about the bus tours that she has arranged in cooperation with the OLLI Tours Team. You will be able to register and pay (check, credit card or cash) for the spring bus tours, or go online to pattystours.com beginning Feb. 1.

Nelson Building Wednesday, Feb. 1 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Annual Membership Meeting Presenter: Ralph Jaeck, president, OLLI Board of Directors Join us as we review the past year at OLLI and preview the upcoming year. Meet and chat with other OLLI members, learn more about the internal workings of our organization, elect new officers of OLLI’s Board of Directors for next year and hear updated financial and business reports. Light refreshments will be available. We look forward to seeing you there!

Nelson Building Wednesday, May 17 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Special Off-Premises Events Remembrance: Holocaust and World War II Survivors Presenters: Julia Berg, OLLI member, and members of Honor Flight, UNR’s International Rights Club, Hillel and other organizations for veterans Participate in making history in Reno. We welcome the public and especially students to hear World War II-era survivors tell their personal stories and answer questions on the Holocaust and the war. This uplifting conversation will concentrate on liberation and rescue.

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Off-Premises Tuesday, April 25 | 5-7:30 p.m.

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OLLI 10th Anniversary High Tea Presenter: Lynne Gray, vice president, OLLI Board of Directors Join OLLI members old and new for High Tea at the Sands as we celebrate 10 years of OLLI at UNR. Share memories of our past and look ahead to our next 10 years! In April 2007, we celebrated our transformation from Elder College to OLLI under a big tent in the Nelson Building parking lot. Our generous endowment from the Bernard Osher Foundation has since enabled membership to grow from 350 to 2,000. We will honor some of OLLI’s most celebrated speakers and volunteers, John Nasir will perform on the piano and the OLLI Chorus will perform its new OLLI song. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Look for information in OLLI Reno News and on flyers at classes.

Off-Premises Wednesday, May 24 | 1:30-4 p.m.

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OLLI Summer Picnic Facilitator: Diane Ronsheimer, OLLI member Join your OLLI friends for our annual potluck picnic in the Peavine Pavilion at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park. We will provide pulled-pork sandwiches. Please bring a dish to share and a nonalcoholic beverage for yourself. Bring cards, board games or a kickball to play after we eat. Watch for further information in OLLI Reno News. This event is limited to 150 members. Members only please. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Begins at 9:05 a.m. May 18 at www.tinyurl.com/2017summerpicnic or go to the link on OLLI Reno News.

Off-Premises Friday, June 2 | 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

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OLLI Good Time Camping Facilitator: Ramon Seelbach, OLLI member Davis Creek Campground was spared from the Little Valley Fire last October, but it won’t be spared from OLLI’s annual Campfire and Sing-Along in 2017. On June 7-9, we will again enjoy life in the outdoors: overnight camping with the OLLI crowd, fun with outdoor games, fantastic lectures, exciting hikes and camp cooking. Prepayment of the $25 fee for overnight camping is again required (day use is free). Updates will be posted on the bulletin board and on OLLI Reno News. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. For more information, contact Ramon Seelbach at 775-7865814 or rseelbach@sbcglobal.net. Make checks payable to the Board of Regents and deliver in person to the OLLI office between May 8 and June 6. Davis Creek Campground is about 20 miles south of Reno. Check-in and check-out time is at noon each day. Early arrivals or late departures could cost OLLI additional charges. Please bring a log or two to add to the campfire.

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Off-Premises Wednesday through Friday, June 7-9 | noon-noon

Free Local Tours PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL FREE TOURS. Space is limited, and tours fill up quickly. See individual tour descriptions for pre-registration dates and tour information. You can only register for one person at a time, and you must be a current OLLI member to pre-register. When possible, we will try to schedule more than one tour per location so we can accommodate more members. Be aware that putting your name on a wait list does not necessarily mean you will get on the tour. You will be notified if a space becomes available. Pre-registration is done online at www.ollifreetours.eventbrite.com. Tours will appear on the preregistration site only when they are open for pre-registration. Pre-registration will close when the tour is full and/or three days before the tour date. How to pre-register for free local tours: •

Go to www.ollifreetours.eventbrite.com.

Find the specific tour you want (remember to check the catalog for pre-registration start dates). If there are no tours open for pre-registration, it will say ‘Unavailable.”

Change the “Quantity” to the right of the class you want from 0 to 1.

Click on the “Register” button.

Fill in all of the required information in order to complete the registration process.

Once you have successfully pre-registered you will receive a confirmation email from Eventbrite. Check your email and spam folder for the message from Eventbrite before contacting the preregistration manager. NOTE: If you do not have access to a computer, the Tours Team will have someone at Nelson Main on pre-registration days from 9:05-9:30 a.m. to help you use the computers there to pre-register. This is not a guarantee you will get on the tour. If you have problems registering, email the Tours Team at tours@ollireno.org or ollirenoprereg@gmail.com. The office staff is not involved in the pre-registration process; please do not call them with questions.

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Free Tour: Geothermal Energy at the Peppermill Facilitators: Robin Jackson, OLLI Tours Committee, and Peppermill Resort Spa Casino staff Interested in Reno’s efforts to “go green” and in touring the actual geothermal power plant at the Peppermill? Tour with the experts, learning how they harness geothermal energy to heat 100 percent of the resort’s domestic water and heat all 2.1 million square feet of the property. Learn about the 4,400-foot-deep well, making it the only resort in the United States whose heating source is provided totally from geothermal energy produced on the property. The Peppermill is ADA accessible for walkers and wheelchairs. Find more information and photos at www.peppermillreno. com/about-us/going-green/geothermal-heating. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Beginning Feb. 1 at 9:05 a.m. for either tour at www.ollifreetours.eventbrite.com. Tour is limited to 28 OLLI members each date.

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Peppermill Resort Spa Casino Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR Friday, Feb. 17 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Free Tour: Riverside Artist Lofts and Old Post Office: DeLongchamps Legacies

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Facilitator: Sharon Honig-Bear, chair of Historic Reno Preservation Society’s Reno Harvest of Homes Tour Explore the rich history of the Riverside Hotel, designed by Frederic J. DeLongchamps and built in 1926, as well as meet its current occupants — the artists of the Riverside Artist Lofts. Learn about the Old Reno Post Office, another DeLongchamps-designed building now transformed into retail and office spaces by developer Bernie Carter. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Beginning March 21 at 9:05 a.m. at www.ollifreetours. eventbrite.com. Tour is limited to 30 OLLI members. Driving directions will be sent to preregistered members.

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Free Tours: Nevada Woodchucks Woodworking Group Facilitators: Susan Moffitt, OLLI Tours team, John Hasenau and Donnah Wenstrom, members of Nevada Woodchucks Nevada Woodchucks is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and teaching safe woodworking skills. Through special interest groups (carving, lathe work, scroll saw and small furniture making) that provide hands-on workshops in each area, charming wooden toys and other artistic wooden items are created. The Nevada Woodchucks support the community by donating hundreds of these wooden toys to needy children in Washoe County through local charities and during the holidays. We have been invited to visit their facility, observe how they create and learn more about their work and their goals. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Beginning April 6 at 9:05 a.m. for either tour at www.ollifreetours.eventbrite.com. Tour is limited to 20 OLLI members each date. Driving directions will be sent to pre-registered members.

NV Woodchucks Woodworking Group Wednesday, April 19 | 12:45-1:45 p.m. OR Saturday, April 29 | 10-11 a.m.

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Paid Bus Tours Advance payment is required for all Paid Bus Tours operated by Patty’s Tours in conjunction with the OLLI Tours Teams. Make your reservations for the Paid Bus Tours directly through Patty’s Tours. Required advanced payment and registration for these bus tours will begin Feb. 1 at the OLLI Tours Expo. Payments are non-refundable, although you can transfer your seat to another participant. Choose from three ways to reserve your place on any of the Paid Bus Tours: •

Come to the Feb. 1 OLLI Tours Expo to learn more about the tours and pay in person, or

Go to www.pattystours.com beginning Feb. 1. Click the “OLLI” icon at the top and then select the tours you want. Indicate the number of people in your party in the box using the dropdown arrow. Then, scroll down to fill in your credit card payment information, or

Call the Patty’s Tours Office beginning Feb. 1 at (775) 453-1794 to pay by credit card.

All Paid Bus Tours will leave from parking lot No. 3T at the Grand Sierra Resort, near the Big Swing on the northwest corner of the property. Directions to the parking lot: From Highway 395/Interstate 580, take the East Second Street/Glendale Avenue Exit 67. Go east to the entrance to the GSR parking lot.

OLLI Travel Tickets Though a very generous donation from an OLLI family, an endowment fund has been established to provide transportation assistance to those OLLI members who are unable to drive to OLLI classes. Limited funds are available. Contact the OLLI office for an application.

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Paid Tour: Truckee Scales Tour Facilitators: Patty Drake, owner, Patty’s Tours, and Robin Jackson, OLLI Tours Committee Learn about the commercial truck scales on Interstate 80 with Robin Jackson, retired trucker. We’ll go behind the scenes, and learn how and why they weigh such large vehicles and why they need to be enforced by the Highway Patrol. Following our tour, we will have lunch at Jax at the Tracks in Truckee. After lunch, we will have a guided tour of historic Truckee with the local historical society. We also will make a brief stop in Verdi to learn about the famous train robbery. PRE-REGISTRATION AND ADVANCED PAYMENT REQUIRED. $74 per person includes deluxe coach, tour of the Truckee Scales, lunch and guided walking tour of Truckee. Tour is limited to 34 OLLI members.

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Meet bus at Grand Sierra Resort parking lot No. 3T. Wednesday, March 22 | 8:45 a.m.-4 p.m. (Bus departs at 9 a.m.)

Paid Tour: Fallon History, Wine and Food Tour

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Facilitators: Patty Drake, owner of Patty’s Tours, and Barbara Curry, OLLI Tours Committee Tour the Churchill County Museum, known as the “Best Little Museum on Highway 50,” and learn about the history of the Great Basin, the local Indian tribes and the pioneers who made their way west. Following our museum tour, lunch will be served at the historic Slanted Porch Restaurant, known for its local farm-to-fork program. In the afternoon, we’re off for wine and spirit tasting and a guided tour of the Frey Ranch Estate Distillery and Churchill Vineyards. PRE-REGISTRATION AND ADVANCED PAYMENT REQUIRED. $74 per person includes deluxe coach, entrance fees, lunch and wine tasting. Tour is limited to 48 OLLI members.

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Meet bus at Grand Sierra Resort parking lot No. 3T. Tuesday, April 11 | 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. (Bus departs at 9 a.m.)

Paid Tour: Portola Train Museum and Plumas County Highlights Tour Facilitators: Patty’s Tours representative and Jackie Hogan, OLLI Tours Committee Visit the museum of the Western Pacific Railroad, whose rich heritage includes the famed California Zephyr, which introduced domed passenger cars in the late 1940s. Sit in the cab of the largest and mightiest diesel locomotive. Climb aboard California Zephyr passenger cars. Take the throttle of a real locomotive. Next, we visit the Nakoma Resort for lunch in the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Wigwam Room. We wrap up the day with a visit to Graeagle, a town rich in history and kept as nearly like the original as possible. If time permits, we may check out Graeagle’s boutiques. PRE-REGISTRATION AND ADVANCED PAYMENT REQUIRED. $84 per person includes deluxe coach, entrance fees and lunch. Tour is limited to 48 OLLI members.

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Meet bus at Grand Sierra Resort parking lot No. 3T. Thursday, May 11 | 8:45 a.m.-5 p.m. (Bus departs at 9 a.m.)

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Government, Economics and Business De-mystifying Economics — We CAN Make Better Policy Choices Presenters: Jon Garman, M.S.; Fred May, Ph.D.; and Lynne Gray, Ph.D., OLLI members Learn more about economics and how it actually affects your daily life. We compare competing economic theories and look at hard data on the effects of current government policies on our lives. We talk about the deficit and the debt; private vs. public enterprise; taxes and trade; regulation vs. deregulation; and state and federal tax, spending and budget proposals. In considering the real-life implications of alternative economic policy choices, we discuss what nearly everyone agrees on (actual economic data), what is more difficult to agree on (interpretations of the data) and what is hardly ever discussed — the likely effects of differing policies on our day-to-day lives. Every class session is different and usually is based on issues currently in the news. You are welcome to attend any or all meetings at Nelson, at Redfield or at both.

Redfield Campus Wednesday, Feb. 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. AND Nelson Building Wednesday, March 29; April 12 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Estate Plan I Have, Now What? Presenter: Darcy Houghton, Esq. Many people think they have an estate plan and they can put it in a drawer and forget it. However, the world always is changing. Houghton will explain how to make sure your plan does what you need it to do, when you need it to do it. She will share tips on things to do each year, how often a plan should be revisited by an attorney and things to look for if you change your state of residence.

Nelson Building Friday, April 28 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Executor or Trustee: What Do I Do? Presenter: Gordon Muir, estate attorney Learn about the duties and responsibilities of executors and trustees, including small-estates affidavits, summary and full estate administrations, estate administrations with and/or without a will, trust administrations and the differences between and advantages/disadvantages of probate and trust estate administrations.

Nelson Building Thursday, April 27 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Get Your Assets in Order Presenter: Karin Costa, ATS, CES, International Society of Appraisers, Certified Appraisers Guild of America The role of a professional appraiser can be as diverse as the individual’s needs — from wealth planning and charitable contributions appraisals to estate inventories and equitable distribution appraisals. Learn the breadth of services provided by professional appraisers, types of information that can be provided and when to employ a professional. An overview of value definitions and report types will be discussed.

Nelson Building Thursday, March 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR Redfield Campus Thursday, March 16 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Presenter: Robert Chisel, director of Finance and Administration, City of Reno Learn about some of the key features of the State of Nevada’s tax policy for the City of Reno, including property tax, sales tax and other taxes focusing on policy for economic development, redevelopment agency tax increment, sales tax anticipated revenue bonds (STAR) and tourism improvement districts.

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Nelson Building Tuesday, Feb. 14 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Native American Tribal Water Governance Presenter: Kate Berry, Ph.D., professor, Department of Geography, UNR Addressing the rights and access of Native American tribal governments and communities to fresh water has been a long-standing challenge. This presentation examines some of the major issues contemporary tribes face concerning water rights and administration, water issues associated with energy development and water quality governance.

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Nelson Building Friday, Feb. 10 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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. Truckee Meadows Community College political science professor and well-known northern Nevada pundit Fred Lokken will discuss what’s topical at the time of his talk.

Nelson Building Friday, March 10 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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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 crisis, and the long-term impact of inflation on medical costs.

Nelson Building Wednesday, April 19 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Protect Yourself from Fraud and Scams Presenter: Nancy Andersen Identity fraud, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money. Knowledge is power. This presentation will provide information about the latest scams and tips on how to avoid becoming a victim.

Nelson Building Monday, Feb. 27 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Terrorism Watch — Local and National Presenter: Jim Lopey, Fusion/Terrorism Liaison coordinator, Nevada Threat Analysis Center Learn about terrorism threats, both domestic and transnational, and the efforts of the fusion center to keep Nevadans safe. Lopey is the Fusion/Terrorism Liaison coordinator of the Nevada Threat Analysis Center (NTAC), which is part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Learn how the community can help by being alert, knowing what to look for and how to report unusual activities.

Nelson Building Wednesday, Jan. 25 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Trends in War, Terrorism and Other Political Violence Presenter: Susanne Martin, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Political Science, UNR Has politics become less violent over time? News of ongoing insurgencies, sectarian fighting, suicide, terrorism and gang warfare seems to suggest otherwise. Despite appearances, there is evidence to suggest violence has decreased over time. Political scientists have pointed to a decline in the number of wars and war-related casualties as well as an increasing likelihood of smaller-scale wars, including intra-state wars and violent conflicts involving non-state actors. We will consider patterns in these groups’ uses of violent and nonviolent tactics over time.

Nelson Building Thursday, Feb. 23 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Who Gets What and When From My Estate Presenter: Ervin Thompson, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF Let’s explore how much will be left once the taxes are paid, how much of a “bite” the estate will suffer and who will be responsible to pay whom, how much and by when. Thompson will diagram and discuss a timetable of events and payments.

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Health and Wellness ABCs of Caregiving Presenter: Lynda Hascheff Hascheff will define the roles of the caregiver and how to take care of the caregiver. She will discuss and explore many of the resources afforded to caregivers in Nevada, provide an overview of the Care Act passed in Nevada in 2015 and discuss the difference between Medicare and Medicaid in paying for caregiving.

Nelson Building Thursday, Feb. 23 | 2-3:30 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.

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Nelson Building Thursday. Feb. 9 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Angels at the Bedside Presenter: Anna Antonowich, M.S., Certified Nurse Practitioner A family member, a friend or a patient is dying. Have you ever wondered who they are talking with or reaching toward? We will explore the “visitors” at the bedside and their significance to those moving through the dying process. How we manage pain medications based on the symptoms we observe and how we interact with someone prior to death can turn a traumatic time into one of peace. Antonowich brings both life experiences and her 24 years of professional expertise in cancer nursing to this presentation.

Nelson Building Friday, Feb. 24 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Cancer: Thriving and Surviving — A Sanford Center for Aging Program Presenters: LuAnne Steininger and Joyce Yano, Sanford Center for Aging, UNR For individuals diagnosed with cancer: Learn how to develop the tools to live a healthy and full life. The workshop will meet weekly for two and a half hours off-campus. Location information will be provided after pre-registering. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact Suellen Bacigalupi at (775) 784-1807.

Off-Premises Thursdays, Feb. 16-March 30 | 1-3:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Community Participatory Research Presenter: Julie Lucero, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor, School of Community Health Sciences, UNR Community-Based Participatory Research is an approach to research that engages the priority community/population in planning to ensure appropriate and respectful methods that result in benefit to the community. This presentation will provide an overview of CBPR and examples of how it has been used in a variety of communities. We will brainstorm topics that are important to your community and determine if the CBPR approach is appropriate.

Nelson Building Thursday, March 9 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Community Resources for Seniors — A Senior Outreach Services (SOS) Program Presenters: Sina Ward, Ph.D., director Senior Outreach Services; Walt Ratchford, senior advocate; and Dolores Ward Cox, M.S., certified gerontologist Learn about locally available services and resources that maintain dignity, autonomy and respect, while maintaining safety and security of our seniors in their homes. Ward will discuss the Senior Outreach Program’s services as well as other senior services available from local, state and federal agencies in Reno. Ratchford will outline services available for elders living in rural Nevada. Cox will explain the 10 warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease.

Nelson Building Wednesday, Feb. 8 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Death: Everybody’s Doing It! Presenter: Sharon Hatfield, M.Ed., OLLI member Why do we celebrate birth but are fearful of death? Both are different sides of the same coin known as life. For centuries, death was the great mystery, viewed by many as an unknown abyss where consciousness and loved ones were lost forever. Let’s discuss our beliefs and fears about what happens when we die. Passages from books written by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Dr. Alexander Eben, Anita Moorjani and others will be focal points to facilitate lively discussions. Bring paper and pen to the first class.

Nelson Building Mondays, Jan. 23-May 8 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Don’t be a Target — Get Informed: A Senior Outreach Services (SOS) program Presenter: Chuck Allen, sheriff, Washoe County Staying safe means having the tools and resources to empower and guide you to make choices that protect you and your family. Allen will explain the phone scams that are affecting citizens in Washoe County and discuss other situational awareness safety tips. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact Sina Ward at (775-784-7506) or email sinaw@unr.edu by April 7.

Nelson Building Tuesday, April 11 | 9-11:00 a.m.

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Feldenkrais© Awareness Through Life-Changing Movement Class Presenter: Carole Bucher, guild-certified Feldenkrais© practitioner Learn how to improve your range of movement, recover stability/balance, reduce pain, wake up your brain by reconnecting to your body and do activities you love. Class will include a lecture, demo, short lesson and question/answer period. Recommended readings: Awareness Heals by Steven Shafarman and The Brain’s Way of Healing by Norman Doidge, MD. Reading not required to participate. Bring a mat or blanket to Redfield class. Nelson class will be a seated lesson.

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PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED FOR NELSON CLASS ONLY. Email berg775@sbcglobal.net with “Movement” in the subject line by Feb. 17. Class size is limited to 18.

Redfield Campus Wednesday, Feb. 15 | noon-1:30 p.m. OR Nelson Building Wednesday, Feb. 22 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Fido and Me Fitness Presenter: Beth Williams, licensed physical therapist Learn the benefits of regular exercise for you and your dog, including outdoor walking, indoor walking on a treadmill, stretching, strengthening and balance exercises. Dogs are the perfect exercise partners, as they are generally happy, enthusiastic and ready to go rain or shine. By special permission, Williams will bring her dog to show what is possible. However, no other dogs are allowed in the classroom unless they are service dogs.

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Fit & Strong — A Sanford Center for Aging Program Presenter: LuAnne Steininger, Sanford Center for Aging, UNR Fit and 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 exercise. Location information provided after pre-registering. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact Suellen Bacigalupi at (775)784-1807.

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Healthy Living Workshop — a Sanford Center for Aging Program Presenters: Barbara Hunt and Suellen Bacigalupi, 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/or increase a vibrant healthy lifestyle. These fun and interactive classes meet once a week for two and a half hours on Thursdays. Location information will be provided after preregistering. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact Suellen Bacigalupi at (775)784-1807.

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How to Succeed as a Senior Without Really Trying — A Senior Outreach Services (SOS) Program Presenters: Senior Outreach Services May has been designated National Older Americans month in the United States to give recognition and respect to this fast-growing group who have a wealth of talent, ability, experience and knowledge. Our show aims to recognize all older Americans. It will feature individuals from this diverse group to provide entertainment and some laughter. The show will revolve around its title “How to Succeed as a Senior...” with an emphasis on the positive. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact Sina Ward at (775-784-7506) or email sinaw@unr.edu by May 26.

Nelson Building Tuesday, May 30 | 9-11:00 a.m.

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Interviewing Medical Students: A Volunteer Opportunity Presenter: William Murphy-Sharp, director, Standardized Patient Education Program, School of Medicine, UNR The School of Medicine’s Standardized Patient Education program identifies and prepares volunteers and paid “patients” to work with medical students in specific teaching and assessment activities. Activities include doctor-patient communication, history taking, physical examination and clinical skills. Learn how you can get involved.

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Nelson Building Thursday, April 20 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Meditation One-OM-One Presenter: Debbie Bartley, OLLI member Learn how to design your own meditation practice and adapt it for your changing needs. Learn how important it is to breathe and control the stress in your life. We will explore music, silence and mind/body connections, as well as some ancient meditation practices. Most of all, we will have fun learning together and seeing what we can improve in our lives. This course is four sessions, and each session builds upon the previous, so plan to attend all four sessions.

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Redfield Campus Wednesdays, March 8, 15, 22 and 29 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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OLLI Hikers — Interest Group Facilitators: Floyd Whiting, Warren Ronsheimer, Mary Walkiewicz, John Thomsen, OLLI members OLLI Hikers explore the Reno, Sparks, Tahoe and Sierra areas by trails, paths and roads. Meeting times and places will vary. Location, time and degree of difficulty will be posted by Monday, the week of the hike, on the OLLI bulletin board in the Nelson Building. You also may opt to be notified by email by Sunday the week of the hike. To be added to the email list and receive weekly notices about hikes, send an email to both wardi@sbcglobal.net and fjwhiting@sbcglobal.net. Put your name and email address in the body of the message. Most hikes will be 4-12 miles in total length, usually about 7 miles. Most will be moderately difficult with doable elevation changes, but some sections may be strenuous. The pace will be moderate. Most hikes will take from two to five hours, plus transit time, depending upon distance and difficulty. Participants should be in healthy physical condition and able to maintain a pace of more than 2 miles per hour uphill and 2.5 miles per hour on flat trails. Hikers should wear comfortable and durable walking shoes or boots and bring an adequate supply of drinking water. Use of a lightweight waist or shoulder pack and trekking pole(s) is suggested. If outings encompass

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lunchtime, participants should bring a bag lunch. During the winter, we will schedule occasional snowshoe hikes. Moonlight snowshoe treks will be scheduled when the moon is full. Snowshoe outings depend on snow and weather conditions, and they usually will be on days other than Thursday. Participants shall provide their own equipment and dress appropriately. To participate in OLLI hikes, a signed OLLI Identification, Emergency Information and Liability Release/Waiver Form is required. The form covers the school year (Sept. 1 through Aug. 31) for all OLLI physical and off-campus programs. To participate in any hike, follow the RSVP directions in the hike description. If more information is needed, contact Floyd Whiting, fjwhiting@sbcglobal.net or (775) 826-2728; Warren Ronsheimer, wardi@sbcglobal.net or (775) 827-3545; or Mary Walkiewicz, walkietalkie47@ yahoo.com or (775) 851-4553.

Off-Premises Thursdays, Jan. 5-May 25 | TBA a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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OLLI Walkers/Light Hikers — Interest Group Facilitators: Dan and Carol Bean, OLLI members OLLI Walkers explore trails and paths in the Truckee Meadows area. Meeting times and places vary. Walks are 3-5 miles in total length, with some elevation changes. They usually take 2-3 hours to complete, with the pace accommodating slower walkers. Participants should be in healthy physical condition, carry ID and medical cards, wear comfortable and durable walking shoes or hiking boots and bring plenty of drinking water. Lightweight waist/ shoulder pack, hiking poles and a hat and sunscreen are suggested. To participate in the OLLI Walkers/Light Hikers, a signed OLLI Identification, Emergency Information and Liability Release/Waiver Form is required, which covers the school year (Sept. 1-Aug. 31) for all OLLI physical and off-campus programs. The location and degree of difficulty for each walk will be noted before the Monday of the planned walk. To obtain OLLI Walkers/Light Hikers weekly notices, check the website at wptrial.homenet. org. For additional information, email program facilitators Dan and Carol Bean at clbean24@yahoo.com.

Off-Premises Mondays, March 6-May 22 | TBA a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Orphan Diseases — Both Common and Rare Presenter: Vicky Hines, Ph.D., Product Development and Strategic Planning, BioMarin Orphan diseases are both common and very rare: 1 in 10 people have an orphan disease worldwide. However, many diseases affect only 100 to 1,000 people in the world. For years, orphan diseases were ignored by the pharmaceutical industry. Today, 1 in every 3 new drugs approved by the FDA is for an orphan disease.

Nelson Building Friday, April 14 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Public Health 101 Presenter: Tia Rudd, RN, MPH, program coordinator, Child Health Research, School of Community Health Sciences, UNR This participatory and multi-media training will provide a dynamic look at the some of the most fundamental aspects of public health from the viewpoints of members of the workforce and community. Learners will gain a grounded understanding of the Three Core Public Health Functions and the Ten Essential Public Health Services.

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Nelson Building Thursday, March 2 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Recess for Adults Presenter: Joe Giampapa, M.A. Taking time out to relax the mind, play and laugh de-stresses the system, strengthens the immune system, stimulates creativity and actually helps us to live longer. Giampapa will introduce simple group games for laughter and fun; a time where “goofy” is not only acceptable but can be the norm.

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Nelson Building Wednesday, Jan. 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. OR Redfield Campus Tuesday, Jan. 24 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Reconnecting Community: The Village Movement and Time Exchange Presenters: Eric and Amy Dewitt-Smith, cofounders, Neighbor Network of Northern Nevada The senior village movement began in Boston, Mass., in 2002 and has quickly grown nationwide as a positive solution for “aging in community.” This grassroots initiative is citizen-centered and supports program design that is driven by the people using the services. The village movement also 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.

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Redfield Campus Thursday, April 13 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Sensory Splash: A Senior Outreach Services (SOS) Program Presenter: Jay Wildgrove, M.S., president Northern Nevada Activity Professionals Association Learn how to enhance communication with our senior population, utilizing the five traditionally recognized methods of perception: hearing, sight, touch, smell and taste. Understand the importance and value of all five senses, including using basic everyday items one may have at home to establish and maintain positive relationships and memories. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact Sina Ward at (775-784-7506) or email sinaw@unr.edu by Friday, Feb. 10.

Nelson Building Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 9-11 a.m.

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The Aging Athlete Presenter: Naomi Albertson, M.D. Learn about basic general sports performance and exercise physiology, and the biochemical and physiologic changes in adult/aging athletes. The presentation will then focus on injury prevention, combating aging, training regimens and a review of some myths and truths about “anti-aging” supplements.

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The Joys of “Adopting” a 90-Year-Old: A Senior Outreach Services (SOS) Program Presenters: Adrienne Hardt and Coral Brus Join us in this informative, light-hearted and ongoing experience of two women who opened their home and hearts to a 90-year-old. You’ll laugh, cry and feel the joy of personalities, stories and lessons. You will learn tips and tricks that make life easier for their charge and for themselves. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact Sina Ward at (775-784-7506) or email sinaw@unr.edu by March 10.

Nelson Building Tuesday, March 14 | 9-11 a.m.

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The Long Trail: The Gnarly Older Brother to the Appalachian Trail Presenters: Karen and Gary Ide, OLLI members When we thru-hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2012, we also hiked the southern part of the Long Trail, since the two trails are concurrent from the southern end of the Massachusetts-Vermont border to the Highway 4-Maine Junction. That left us with unfinished business: the northern two-thirds of the Long Trail. Come with us as we relive our journey the length of the Long Trail. You’ll see some beautiful scenery and meet some interesting characters along the way.

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Redfield Campus Friday, Jan. 27 | 2:00-3:30 p.m.

The Paws 4 Love Therapy Dog Program Presenters: Judy Mugrauer and Sharon Sanger Not to be mistaken as “service dogs,” therapy dogs visit and bring a friendly greeting of companionship and often comfort to those in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools, libraries and many other area facilities. Paws 4 Love, through pet therapy, encourages literacy, volunteerism and well-being within the community. Sanger will discuss and demonstrate some of the obedience training required to become a therapy dog. Learn how you and your dog can become a member of Paws 4 Love. Other dogs are not allowed in the classroom unless they are service dogs.

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Tribal Elder — Your Role Presenter: Claire Barnes, M.A. Boomer grandparents are living longer with more vitality, energy and resources than grandparents of previous generations. We are expected to be engaged with our children and grandchildren in ways we could not have anticipated, and find ourselves the role models in families to sustain traditions, beliefs and customs. We will examine the general areas where the critical role of the tribal elder is inarguable: socialization, values, health and well-being.

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What Does the Red Cross Do and How Can I Be Involved? Presenter: Danel Lipparelli, LSW, Red Cross Disaster Mental Health volunteer The American Red Cross has been around for more than 100 years. Learn what we do for the people in your community and around the world. There is nothing like being part of something larger than ourselves. Come find out how you can be a Red Cross volunteer.

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Nelson Building Wednesday, March 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR Redfield Campus Tuesday, March 28 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Women of Substance: An Empowerment/Interest Group for Senior Women Facilitators: Elizabeth Purtee and Sharon Hatfield, OLLI members 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 group-selected book. We use the book selected 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, 775-412-8620, or Sharon Hatfield, Sharonimo12@yahoo.com, 775-470-5551.

Nelson Building Mondays, Feb. 6; March 6, 20; April 3, 17; and May 1, 15 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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History 1908 WCTU Fountain — Restoration and Placement Presenter: Neal Cobb, OLLI member Originally located on Virginia Street between the railroad tracks and Plaza Street, the newly restored fountain commissioned by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union in 1908 was moved to the Reno Amtrak station in 2007. Local historian and preservationist Neal Cobb will reveal the fountain’s history and describe the rescue and restoration of this little-known historic treasure.

Nelson Building Friday, March 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR Redfield Campus Wednesday, April 5 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Death Valley Tragedy Presenter: Jim Bonar, M.Ed., OLLI member In 1849, a 49er party decided to take a shortcut to the gold fields instead of using the southern route to California. It was a tragic mistake. They discovered Death Valley, but at what cost? This is the tale of William Lewis Manly and John Rogers, two “superheroes” of their time.

Nelson Building Tuesday, March 7 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR Redfield Campus Wednesday, March 15 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Depression-Era Popular Culture Presenter: Mark Oxoby, Ph.D., lecturer, Core Humanities, UNR Explore the role of popular culture during the United States Great Depression, with particular attention to film, music and comics. The majority of pop cultural production during the Depression inclined toward providing escapist entertainments, but the reality is decidedly more complex. Many producers turned out escapism, others attacked the issues and problems of the day straight on and still others crafted works that walked the line between these poles. We will look at numerous examples and the social, economic and cultural forces that shaped them. Although preparation isn’t required, a familiarity with the films Modern Times and The Wizard of Oz may prove helpful.

Nelson Building Friday, Feb. 10 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Digging up History: Unearthing the Forgotten, the Colorful and the Sensational Presenter: Jackie Boor, author Why do we tell stories? The answer ranges from preserving personal history to simply understanding what made you “you.” Boor explores the many research and “source mining” techniques she learned and used in writing her two award-winning nonfiction books, Logan: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman and Inside the President’s Helicopter: Reflections of a White House Senior Pilot. Boor will cover organizing material, building narrative context and connecting the past to the present.

Nelson Building Wednesday, May 17 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Presenter: June Kelly, OLLI member Genealogy is your own personal history mystery. It’s time travel at its very best, and it is all about you. This class is for beginners who do not know where to start. You will learn how to organize your findings, fill out the forms that all genealogists use and track your research while finding your family. With family history research, there always is another clue or ancestor to pursue, and this class will provide you with a guide. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Contact June Kelly at joonjoller54@yahoo.com. Class size is limited to 15.

Nelson Building Fridays, Feb. 3-April 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Genealogy — Interest Group Facilitators: June Kelly, Rosie Cevasco, and other OLLI members In a world that seems ever more rootless, tracing your genealogy leads to a sense of connection with the past. Knowing more about “where we came from” brings a deeper understanding of who we are now. Diving into your family history can be an amazing adventure — one in which the learning never ends. Whether you’re a genealogy novice just looking to learn a little bit more about your ancestors, or a more-experienced researcher wanting to explore new horizons, you’ll find a variety of lessons, tutorials, case studies and other guidance to help you. For more information, contact June Kelly at joonjoller54@yahoo.com or (775) 622-1333.

Nelson Building Fridays, Feb. 3-May 19 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Human Rights, Moral Dilemmas and the Second World War Presenter: Richard Siegel, Ph.D., professor emeritus of political science, UNR, OLLI member World War II probably was the deadliest and most barbaric of any in world history. There were many moral dilemmas faced by the Western allies, some of them related to human rights and humanitarian law. How did the choices pass the tests of proportional use of force and protection of innocent civilians? How moral was the alliance with Stalin and the ultimate acceptance of Communist rule in much of Eastern and Central Europe? Did the United States act properly to its standards of justice in the war crimes trials? Did the Allies act appropriately in not seeking to stop the machinery of the Holocaust or in terms of their limited acceptance of Jewish and other potential refugees? Recommended reading: Michael Bess, Choices Under Fire: Moral Dimensions of World War II.

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Redfield Campus Wednesday, March 29 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Inside the President’s Helicopter Presenter: Jackie Boor, author Boor helped Master Army Aviator LTC Gene Boyer write his memoir chronicling 11 years of flying for Presidents Johnson, Nixon and Ford and their dignitaries. Boyer grew up dirt-poor during the Great Depression and built his distinguished career one adventure at a time. His career included tours of duty in Korea, Europe and Vietnam, as well as missions in 49 states and 17 countries. He amassed nearly 7,000 hours of helicopter flight time.

Nelson Building Thursday, April 6 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Logan: The Honorable Life and Scandalous Death of a Western Lawman Presenter: Jackie Boor, author Logan was in his third term as Nye County sheriff when he was shot and killed by an unruly gambler at a “house of ill-fame” on April 7, 1906. Learn why the killer, represented by future U.S. Senator Patrick McCarran, was acquitted. Boor will relay insights about Logan and his interactions with historical figures, including Tasker Oddie, George Winfield, the Pittman Brothers and Wyatt Earp. This award-winning biography was featured at the Smithsonian Museum of American History during the 2015 Police Officers Memorial Week.

Nelson Building Tuesday, May 16 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Nevada Governors — 1923 to the Present Day Presenter: Sam Macaluso, OLLI member This is the second installment of “Governors of Nevada,” from James Scrugham to our current governor, Brian Sandoval.

Redfield Campus Friday, March 17 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Nevada Mining: Yesterday and Today Presenter: Dana Bennett, Ph.D., president, Nevada Mining Association Ever since the discovery of the Comstock Lode in the late 1850s, mining has been ingrained in Nevada’s cultural and economic identity. While the days of prospectors from all over flocking to Nevada in search of personal fortune have largely passed, mining in the Silver State has persevered for more than 150 years and continues to be an important part of the Silver State in the 21st century. Today, mining remains a highly sophisticated industry that produces the resources needed for the many technologies modern society relies upon to exist.

Nelson Building Thursday, Feb. 9 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Nevada’s First 150 Years Presenter: Stanley Paher, M.A., OLLI member The discovery of silver at Virginia City in 1859 led to Nevada’s first mining boom that ended by 1880. Ranching, farming and transportation all were affected by this early mining era. Nevada’s early 20thcentury mining boom began with the discovery of silver at Tonopah in 1900, leading to 20 years of mining development. Legalization of gaming in 1931 and a liberal divorce law spurred Nevada’s growth during the Depression. After World War II, Reno diversified with light manufacturing and the development of Stead Air Force Base. Recommended Reading: Nevadans, the Spirit of the Silver State.

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Nelson Building Tuesday, Feb. 21 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Preserving the Stewart Indian School Presenter: Sherry Rupert, executive director, Nevada Indian Commission Learn about the Stewart Indian School Living Legacy from Sherry Rupert, an American Indian who was raised on the Washoe Reservation in Gardnerville. For more than 90 years, American Indian children were removed from their homelands, families and culture with profound impacts on their lives. The Stewart Indian School Living Legacy preserves their stories and cultural legacy.

Redfield Campus Tuesday, Jan. 24 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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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 completed, displaced Chinese laborers were paid off and left along the tracks. Almost immediately, they built a barewood shantytown along the Truckee River out of any available materials. Learn where Reno’s Chinatown was located and what is there today.

Redfield Campus Thursday, Feb. 16 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Reno’s Heyday in Photographs, 1931-91 Presenter: David Lowndes, M.A., project archivist, Special Collections and University Archives, UNR Lowndes will discuss the challenges he faced in researching and writing his recently published photographic history of Reno, including identifying the locations and dates that photographs were taken.

Nelson Building Monday, March 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. OR Redfield Campus Monday, March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Sparks Heritage Museum: Volunteers with Vision to Success Presenter: Dick Dreiling, secretary, Board of Trustees, Sparks Heritage Museum Cities do not normally just “pop up” overnight, but one in Truckee Meadows did. Follow the development and (almost) demise of Sparks. Many years after the departure of its major employer, learn how determined locals fought and are continuing to fight to ensure the story of the city and its contribution to this area are remembered.

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Nelson Building Monday, March 20 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Story of Peleg Brown: “Nestors” of the Truckee Valley Presenter: Diane Crowne, OLLI member Damonte Ranch now is a large housing development in south Reno, but few people know about its original owner, Peleg Brown. His Rhode Island ancestors were original American colonial settlers, and if any of the “Nestors” in Truckee Valley could be thought of as “Eastern Blue Bloods,” it would be Peleg Brown. His life was cut short by the violence he encountered in the West, but his contribution to civilizing this place was substantial.

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Nelson Building Thursday, Feb. 2 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Substantial Threats from Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) Presenter: Glenn Miller, Ph.D., professor, Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, UNR The United States has long fought wars in other countries, which largely has isolated us from the threats of unexploded ordnance (UXOs) or bombs that did not explode. In every war since World War I, UXOs still complicate land use in those affected countries. Nevada is not completely absent from this problem, due to expansive weapons testing, although the problem is much greater in other parts of the world. This talk will discuss the responsibility for finding, disarming and removing these UXOs.

Nelson Building Monday, March 27 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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The Notorious K.C. Blue Book Presenter: Howard Herz The Notorious K.C. Blue Book was a cheater’s catalog of “special” gambling equipment. This supply catalog was the leading supplier of such devices in America and supported the “dark side” of gambling.

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Nelson Building Wednesday, Feb. 1 | 10-11:30 a.m.

The Truckee Meadows Open Lands Project Presenter: Steve Davis, Ph.D, OLLI member Between 1985 and 1995, Davis documented the open lands remaining in the Truckee Meadows. These included the large meadow in the southeast quadrant of the valley that included the Double Diamond Ranch. Davis also photographed agricultural remnants, parks, ruins and abandoned places as well as many domestic and commercial construction projects. He will discuss his Childhood Memory and Sense of Place project, which includes collected childhood memories about places.

Nelson Building Monday, Feb. 27 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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The Vietnam War: Security, Moral and Human Rights Issues Presenter: Richard Siegel, Ph.D., professor emeritus, Department of Political Science, UNR, OLLI member Was it necessary to support dictatorships in South Vietnam in order to oppose Communism? Did security interests justify the use of napalm and agent orange; the killing of civilians with insurgents in villages; using punitive bombings to force Hanoi to negotiate; and the use of false data (body counts) and frequent lying to maintain public support of the war?

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Nelson Building Monday, March 6 | 10-11:30 a.m.

The Washoe People and Lake Tahoe Tourism: Exploring Reciprocal Relationships Presenter: Catherine McGee, Ph.D., director, Nevada Historical Society This class covers how Euro-American settlement and tourism, and the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California’s cultural heritage influenced each other. How and why Lake Tahoe was settled by the Washoe and Euro-Americans, and how media was and is used to shape cultural perceptions also will be discussed. We will examine Lake Tahoe as a whole, but specifically focus on Cave Rock, Meeks Bay and Dat So La Lee.

Nelson Building Tuesday, Jan. 31 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Virginia City Gold Hills Water System Presenter: Jim Bonar, M.Ed., OLLI member One of the most amazing stories of the 1860s, this lecture will explain the process in which Virginia City and Gold Hills obtained quality drinking water for the cities. The program will include many previously unseen pictures of building the systems. The development and building of the Virginia City’s system is to this day one of the greatest engineering achievements of its time.

Nelson Building Wednesday, Jan. 25 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR Redfield Campus Wednesday, Feb. 8 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Why is There Still Racism in the United States? Presenter: Greta deJong, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of History, UNR In the mid-1960s, Congress acted to outlaw racial discrimination in the United States with the passage of the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts. Half a century later, racial inequities persist in employment, education, housing, health care, the legal system and many other aspects of American life. This lecture examines what happened after the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s and explains why legislation alone was not enough to eradicate racism.

Nelson Building Wednesday, March 8 | 10-11:30 a.m.

N Humanities and Social Sciences Chautauqua — Stephen T. Mather, First National Parks Service Director Presenter: Steve Hale, M.F., retired educator for U.S. Forest Service After amassing a fortune as a consummate salesman, Stephen T. Mather masterfully sold his captivating vision that the national parks should be managed collectively as national treasures for the American people. Lake Tahoe played a little-known, but indispensable, key role in inspiring him to give nature interpretation a central role in the new agency mission. Learn how Mather created a new unified national park system that filmmaker Ken Burns has called “America’s Best Idea.”

Nelson Building Monday, April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Chautauqua — Thomas Hart Benton Presenter: Doug Mishler, Ph.D., part-time faculty, Department of History, UNR The irascible artist welcomes you to his painting studio to talk about the state of American art and the character of the American people. Benton considers art as a divine passion. Learn how his lengthy career progressed from French impressionism in 1900 all the way through regionalism in the 1930s to the modern art of his protégé Jackson Pollock in the 1950s. Enjoy his stories of hard living, of fights with critics and artists, of merry escapades as a true bohemian and all those stories from his years on the road drawing the American scene.

Redfield Campus Tuesday, Feb. 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. OR Nelson Building Tuesday, Feb. 28 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Presenter: Karen Faehling, M.A. Do you have areas in your home that collect clutter/treasures? This class will provide practical knowledge for beginning the process of a clutter-free home. Learn about the small and large changes you can make in your goal of de-cluttering and downsizing, finding homes for your stuff and using what is important to you.

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Redfield Campus Thursday, Feb. 2 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Monotheism in the Book of Isaiah Presenter: Grant Leneaux, Ph.D., associate professor emeritus, Department of World Languages and Literatures, UNR Is the Book of Isaiah in the Hebrew Bible one of the earliest proclamations of monotheism, as is often claimed? This lecture will clarify the difference between monotheism and monohenotheism and use these terms to interpret the Book of Isaiah.

Nelson Building Thursday, May 4 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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OurTownReno Presenters: Nico Colombant, M.A., lecturer of digital media, Reynolds School of Journalism, UNR; Jose Olivares; Lynette Eddy; and Corey McDowell Reno has been rebranding and reimagining itself rapidly ever since the Great Recession of 2008. OurTownReno is a collective, multimedia website that addresses important issues in our changing community — homelessness, urban blight, gentrification and the lack of affordable housing. The site is giving a voice to those who may be left behind if we are not sufficiently caring and vigilant. A panel of UNR Journalism faculty and students will introduce us to the website and to these important community issues, as well as show a short film — The Invisible Girl — which follows the courageous journey of an amazing young woman.

Nelson Building Friday, March 24 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Rock Art and Archaeology in the Great Basin: On Again, Off Again Presenter: Pat Barker, Ph.D., OLLI member Early archaeologists included rock art as part of their study of archaeology of a region but as archaeology became more scientifically based, archaeologists backed away from research on rock art, believing it could not be dated or interpreted. That dogma now is challenged as archaeologists learn to date rock art and study its place in the landscape in relation to places inhabited and used by indigenous peoples.

Nelson Building Thursday, March 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. OR Redfield Campus Thursday, May 4 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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TED Talks — Ideas Worth Sharing 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 “talks” on a common theme or topic. Topics will be announced on OLLI Reno News in “This Week at OLLI” listings.

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The National Register of Historic Places Presenter: Jim Bertolini, M.A. The National Register of Historic Places is the nation’s official list of places worthy of preservation. But what does that mean? Why do we have a list? How are citizens, agencies and organizations involved in maintaining the list and in preserving these important places?

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To Be or Not to Be — Are You? Presenter: John Coles, Ph.D. We live in a world where the powers of persuasion and influence appear to be overcoming the ability to make our own choices. If free choice is being eroded by media, government and corporate America, then even choosing one’s own value system is in danger of dying. Social psychology has given us experiments by Stanley Milgram, Philip Zimbardo and Solomon Asch that reveal just how fragile our free wills are. Let us review these psychological forces and explore how to face the challenges of choosing who we are and who we want to be.

Nelson Building Friday, April 28 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Nelson Building Monday, Feb. 6 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Big Questions — Interest Group Facilitators: Lou Alanko and Larry Marshall, OLLI members Big Questions is a group of open-minded individuals seeking informed answers and new insight into the “big questions” of our lives through book discussions. Each semester members select titles to be read and discussed by the group in easily digestible 50-100 pages over a couple of months. 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, thought-provoking debates about the “big questions.” For more information, contact Lou Alanko at (775) 322-5325 or ilovetoread@sbcglobal.net.

Nelson Building Thursdays, Feb. 2-May 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Black River: Writing the Modern American West Presenter: Sarah Hulse, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of English, UNR Hulse’s debut novel Black River (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2015) is a story of redemption that follows a former fiddler and corrections officer in a small town in Montana. It was a 2016 American Library Association Notable Book, a 2016 PEN/Hemingway Finalist and a 2015 Reading the West Book Award winner. Hulse will discuss the process of researching and writing the novel, the use of place and setting to deepen characterization in fiction and the tension between the mythologies and realities of the modern American West as played out in contemporary literature.

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Buddenbrooks: A Most Glorious Decline Presenter: Karen Wikander, Ph.D., instructor, Department of English, TMCC Buddenbrooks: The Decline of a Family is Thomas Mann’s first novel and often overlooked in favor of The Magic Mountain and Death in Venice. This is a shame, as the novel is arguably Mann’s strongest, as he explores the collapse of a family over four generations. It’s an epic, but an approachable and engaging one, and the Buddenbrooks family will remain with you long after the book is back on the shelf. We will examine the structure of the novel, the relationship to Wagner, the significance of John E. Woods’s powerful translation and how the themes presage our modern concerns.

Nelson Building Thursday, April 13 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Celebrate Poetry Month with Gailmarie Pahmeier and Joe Crowley Presenter: Gailmarie Pahmeier, MFA, Department of English, UNR; and Joe Crowley, Ph.D., president emeritus, UNR April is National Poetry Month. Let’s celebrate with Reno’s first poet laureate, Gailmarie Pahmeier, and former UNR President Joe Crowley, who began writing poetry following his retirement and recently published a collection of 40 original poems. Join them for an exploration of the creative process, learn about their lives and listen to some of their favorite poems.

Nelson Building Monday, April 17 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Contemporary Northern Nevada Literature Presenter: Ann Ronald, Ph.D., professor emerita of English, UNR A half century ago, the prose of Walter Van Tilburg Clark and of Robert Laxalt defined northern Nevada literature — defined all Nevada literature, in fact. A new generation of Nevada writers is exploding the boundaries of what once was a somewhat narrow literary scene. Shaun Griffin, Mike Branch, Willy Vlautin, Tupelo Hassman, Jessica Barksdale Inclan, Bruce Borgos and others are writing contemporary memoirs and novels well worth reading. We will explore their achievements in a conversation about their latest books, and we will talk about how and why the northern Nevada literary scene is changing.

Nelson Building Thursday, Jan. 26 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Editing the Internet Shakespeare Editions Presenter: James Mardock, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of English, Crowley Distinguished professor of the humanities, UNR This workshop/lecture will guide attendees through the Internet Shakespeare Editions website, give a brief history of the ISE, provide a sense of the job of general textual editor and talk about the ins and outs of preparing an edition of Shakespeare for a modern online readership. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptop computers or other devices that can access the Internet, but this is not required.

Nelson Building Friday, Feb. 3 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Flannery O’Connor’s The River Presenter: Donald Hardy, Ph.D., professor emeritus of English, UNR Many literary scholars busy themselves and others with “hidden” meaning, with the assumption that literalism is unsatisfying. In the case of O’Connor’s The River, we will explore two common “literary” interpretations: how the drowning of a small child is either suicide or a result of Christian fundamentalism gone awry. We will concentrate on some of the linguistic devices that help create the grotesque world that Harry Ashfield lives in, one in which a deadly choice to literalize a metaphor might indeed be motivated. The River can be read online at www.doxaweb.com/assets/ The_River.pdf or in O’Connor’s collection of short stories, A Good Man is Hard to Find.

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Nelson Building Thursday, March 30 | noon-1:30 p.m.

French Conversation Presenter: Cora Robey, OLLI member The class is for students with some previous knowledge of French who 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 Côte d’Azur). We’ll practice with dialogues written to help travelers.

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Nelson Building Mondays, Jan. 23-May 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Great Books — Interest Group Facilitator: Cathie Cronkhite, OLLI member This semester the group will continue with the “5th Series” available from the Great Books Foundation catalog #ADU-05. Call 1-800-222-5870 or check www.greatbooks.org. Please read the essay by Hume “Of Personal Identity” before the first session. Questions? Call Cathie at 359-9736 or email cejuniper@att.net.

Nelson Building Thursdays, Jan. 19-May 4 | 10-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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How Chaucer Became Chaucer Presenter: Phil Boardman, Ph.D., professor, Department of English, UNR How did Geoffrey Chaucer, public servant and son of a London wine merchant, become one of the greatest of the poets in English in the Middle Ages? By what route did Chaucer acquire the skill and poetic insight for an undertaking like his masterpiece, The Canterbury Tales? Boardman will examine the life and times of Chaucer in the late-medieval culture of the London court. We will look closely at Chaucer’s early poems, the four dream visions that reveal both his strategy of portraying himself as an unskilled poet and unsuccessful lover and his growing mastery of the art of hiding in plain sight. Recommended book: Geoffrey Chaucer: Love Visions, translated by Brian Stone (Penguin Classics, 1983). Session 1: The Young Chaucer, his connections and London courtly culture. (Read: The Book of the Duchess.) Session 2: The Poet of Love and Fame, and his role as court entertainer. (Read: The House of Fame and The Parliament of Birds.) Session 3: Poetic Forms in a time of great peril. (Read: The Legend of Good Women.)

Nelson Building Fridays, Feb. 10, 17, 24 | 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. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Email journalgroupkaj@gmail.com with “Journal” in the subject line. Class size is limited to 15.

Off-Premises Wednesdays, Jan. 25-May 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Juan Gabriel Vasquez — The Sound of Things Falling Apart Presenter: Brad Summerhill, MFA Vasquez’s The Sound of Things Falling Apart would seem to be an apropos book club selection given the recent peace agreement between the government of Colombia and the rebel group FARC. The novel explores the effects of violence and the drug trade in an oblique fashion. Participants are encouraged to read the book before the session.

Nelson Building Friday, March 10 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Lifescapes Facilitators: Margo Daniels, MLS, and Judi Whiting, Phyllis Clark, Julia Berg and Linda Kelly, OLLI members Lifescapes classes involve various activities aimed at evoking memories and facilitating writing about one’s life experiences. In 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 on their own (short pieces) that they may share with the class. Each semester participants are encouraged to write for a themed anthology, which is then published and copies distributed to the authors. In addition, members of the class can write their own memoir that Lifescapes will publish. To keep class size to appropriate levels, please sign up for only one OLLI Lifescapes series. Lifescapes 1-3: PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Email readingmargo@gmail.com with “Lifescapes 1-3” in the subject line. Pre-registration deadline is Jan. 15.

Nelson Building Tuesdays, Jan. 24-May 2 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates) OR

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Redfield Campus Wednesdays, Feb. 8-May 10 | 10-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Lifescapes Book Launch Presenters: Margo Daniels, MLS, Phyllis Clark, Judi Whiting, OLLI members Let’s celebrate the writing done in our Lifescapes’ classes. Come join these clever writers and friends and enjoy hearing some of their stories. We will have great entertainment and since it’s a potluck, be sure to bring something to share: fruit, pastries, cheese and crackers, etc. Coffee and tea will be provided. Hope to see you at this special event! Sponsored by Lifescapes at OLLI and the Washoe County Libraries.

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Nelson Building Wednesday, May 24 | 10 a.m.-noon

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Mystery Books — Interest Group Presenters: Kenn Rohrs, LaMerne Kozlowski and Judith Fisher, OLLI members Join fellow mystery buffs to discuss mysteries of all types — from cozies to hard-boiled crime fiction. The facilitators provide brief biographical information about the authors and lead the discussion. See www.ollirenomysterybg.blogspot.com for more information, or contact Kenn Rohrs at karohrs@charter.net or (775) 849-9530. Our Spring Semester mysteries are: •

Feb. 13: John Harvey, Cold in Hand

March 13: Sara Blaedel, The Forgotten Girls

April 10: Leonardo Padura, Havana Gold

May 8: Jacqueline Winspear, Maisie Dobbs

Nelson Building Mondays, Feb. 13; March 13; April 10; and May 8 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Reading and Writing Subtle Fiction Presenter: Chris Coake, M.F.A., associate professor, Department of English, UNR Coake will discuss how fiction works and offer tips about how to write stories that stay with readers.

Nelson Building Thursday, March 23 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Reading Poems Together Facilitator: Anne Howard, Ph.D., professor emerita of English, UNR, OLLI member Share insights and pleasures in response to a few poems each class. Members may submit poems two days before each gathering to the folder cabinets behind the tables. Howard will try to balance the choices to add variety.

Nelson Building Wednesdays, Jan. 25-May 10 | 10-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Spanish Conversation Presenter: Sandra Bailey, OLLI member Interested in learning Spanish for travel or to converse with Spanish-speaking members of our community? 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 smallgroup practice. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Email 13moons@seerenotv.com.

Nelson Building Tuesdays, Jan. 24-May 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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The King James Version of London Presenter: James Mardock, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of English; Crowley Distinguished Professor of the Humanities, UNR In 1603, the King of Scotland becomes the King of England and marks his new territory with a long parade southward to his new capital city. But will it all go horribly wrong?

Nelson Building Wednesday, March 15 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Twelfth Night on Page, Stage and Film Presenter: Eric Rasmussen, foundation professor and chair, Department of English, UNR, OLLI member This course will undertake a detailed examination of Shakespeare’s gender-bending play, Twelfth Night, in concert with Trevor Nunn’s acclaimed film version starring Helena Bonham Carter and Ben Kingsley, and the landmark all-male production at the Globe Theatre featuring Mark Rylance and Stephen Fry.

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Nelson Building Fridays, March 31; and April 7, 14 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Writing and Publishing in the Digital Age Presenter: Sinda Slagle, M.A., OLLI member The world of book publishing has changed drastically in the last 10 years. In this digital age, the big publishing companies have steep competition with online book distributors. This talk discusses how these shifts have changed the playing field for today’s authors. If you are interested in publishing that book you’ve written or always wanted to write, the presenter will walk you through the process of online publishing. After publishing, there’s the world of marketing. Learn how marketing your book today has become as different as publishing it.

Redfield Campus Thursday, March 9 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Redfield Campus Thursday, April 20 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Cracker Barrel — Interest Group Facilitators: LaMerne Kozlowski, Patrick Griffin and Kathy Gorrell, OLLI members Cracker Barrel is an ongoing forum for discussion of current affairs of municipal, state, national and international interest. Cracker Barrel is modeled on the old-time, free-wheeling 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 ppan_5@charter.net or (775) 358-1746.

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Nelson Building Tuesdays, Jan. 24-May 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

Gems and Curiosities from Traveling to All 50 States Presenter: Karin McCollum, M.Ed., OLLI member After Karin McCollum had visited all seven continents and more than half the countries on earth, she needed a new goal: to finish seeing all 50 states. This is her seventh OLLI travel presentation and is new.

Nelson Building Thursday, Jan. 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. OR Redfield Campus Monday, Jan. 30 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Inside Morocco Presenter: Lawrie Kirkham, OLLI member There are many misconceptions regarding this moderate Muslim monarchy. Travel with Kirkham and his brother on a three-week adventure in Morocco from Casablanca’s splendid King Hassan II mosque, to the blue hill city of Chefchaouen, the snake charmers of Marrakesh and the desert nomads of the Sahara. Experience the variety and wonders of this amazing country via an 80-minute video.

Nelson Building Friday, April 14 | noon-1:30 p.m. OR Redfield Campus Monday, April 17, | 2-3:30 p.m.

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K-12 Virtual Education: More Than What’s Behind the Screen Presenter: Steven Werlein, executive director, Nevada Connections Academy K-12 “virtual education” — what is it? Werlein will provide some key definitions and demographics, and then demonstrate how both students and teachers work in this online educational setting.

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Redfield Campus Wednesday, March 15 | noon-1:30 p.m. OR Nelson Building Wednesday, March 22 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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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. Discussions are 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 ppan_5@charter.net or (775) 358-1746.

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Nelson Building Tuesdays, Jan. 24-May 16 | noon-1:30 p.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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OLLI Travelers — Interest Group Facilitators: Judi and Floyd Whiting, OLLI members Whether you have travel adventures to share or just enjoy hearing about other peoples’ 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, contact Judi or Floyd Whiting at fjwhiting@ sbcglobal.net or call (775) 826-2728 at least two days before the meeting.

Nelson Building Wednesdays, Feb. 1; March 1; April 5; and May 3 | 3-5 p.m.

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Round the Table 2.0 — Interest Group Facilitators: Lou Marsella, Ken Donajkowski, Bill Isaeff and Patrick Griffin, OLLI members Discussions exploring matters of current interest, domestic and international. Topics will be emailed to participants a week prior to each class, which will either be a detailed description of the issue for reading and studying, or a topic for participants to do their own research. Class format will consist of first gaining each individual’s view on the assigned subject, and then open discussion. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Email savoye1@yahoo.com with “Round the Table” in the subject line. Class size is limited to 20.

Redfield Campus Thursdays, Jan. 26-June 22 | 10-11:30 a.m. (See At-a-Glance for dates)

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Serving in the Forests of Malawi — A Peace Corps Experience Presenter: Trason Hirsch, M.F. A forestry graduate student at Northern Arizona University, Hirsch joined the Peace Corps in 2011 and was stationed in the northern mountainous region of Malawi in a small village called Phoka. Every Peace Corps experience is special as individuals blend their knowledge, skills and interests with the needs and wants of the communities.

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Nelson Building Friday, Feb. 24 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Trans-Siberian Railway: Traverse Two Different Continents Presenter: Karin McCollum, M.Ed., OLLI member Come venture on the Trans-Siberian Railway, the longest railway line in the world. Embark in St. Petersburg, Russia, and disembark in Beijing, China, passing through Siberia and Mongolia. We also will explore Hiroshima, Japan, and if time allows, maybe even ramble in Nepal and touch upon Tibet and China.

Redfield Campus Monday, April 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. OR Nelson Building Monday, April 10 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Trash Talk: Recycling in Northern Nevada Presenter: Lauren McCullough, education coordinator, Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful Learn about the waste stream, problems common in our area, and solutions and alternatives for both individuals and groups to help keep the Truckee Meadows beautiful. This particular presentation will focus on local recycling guidelines, alternative disposal options and common misconceptions.

Nelson Building Thursday, March 23 | 10-11:30 a.m. OR Redfield Campus Tuesday, March 28 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Science and Nature African Safari: Wildlife of Malawi and Zambia Presenters: Tom Howell, Ph.D., and Ann Howell, OLLI members Highlights of a two-week trip into Malawi (Liwonde and Myika National Parks) and the eastern part of Zambia (South Luangwa National Park) in November 2008. Malawi is off the beaten track of most tourist visits to Africa and offers a wide variety of bird life and changing landscapes. South Luangwa is representative of the most traditional African safari in terms of savanna and river wildlife.

Redfield Campus Friday, March 3 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Presenter: Bob Goodman Video record of six years of exploring mine tunnels, from large operations to small ones, showing the handiwork nature has presented us with since they were abandoned. It is a trip through a world of colors, plants, textures, shapes and critters that have never been exposed to light except for that provided when photographing. It is a world that has been forgotten for decades and rarely has been seen. This work was sponsored in part by the National Geographic Magazine.

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Nelson Building Wednesday, Feb. 8 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden Presenter: Tova Roseman, horticulturist We are at a critical time to restore wildlife habitats for birds, butterflies and bees. Learn to do your part by establishing a habitat in your yard. By making some simple changes in your gardening, you will be able to increase your association with nature and receive its bountiful benefits. Learn the importance of organic gardening and how it attracts butterflies and hummingbirds. Learn tips collected from butterfly conservatories.

Redfield Campus Thursday, March 9 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Basic Botany: Identifying Tahoe Basin Interpretive Trail Wildflowers Presenters: Becky Colwell, M.Ed., Nikki Peterson and Donna Roth, OLLI members Join us in this two-part class to learn the specific leaf and flower identification features of many beautiful wildflowers in the Tahoe Basin. Choose either class session and then join us on a field walk to practice your identification skills using the Wildflower Identification Notes packet you will receive in class. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Email theroths@yahoo.com, with “Botany Field Walk� in the subject line by June 9 to receive directions and details.

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Birds of Galena Creek Presenter: Kenn Rohrs, OLLI member Learn more about our avian neighbors: the raptors, corvids, woodpeckers, nuthatches, songbirds, hummingbirds and other birds of the Galena Creek area on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada.

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Nelson Building Wednesday, Feb. 22 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Butterflies of the Great Basin: Ecology, Species and Stories Presenter: Kevin Burls, Ph.D., executive director, Nevada Bugs and Butterflies Nevada has a surprising number of insect species, including butterflies (Lepidoptera). They range in size from the half-inch Western Pygmy Blue Butterfly to the Giant Swallowtail, which is more than 6 inches and can be seen flying from April through September. Learn about the types of butterflies found in our state, including common species, desert endemic species and endangered subspecies. Discover the results of field studies conducted by Nevada Bugs and Butterflies, and learn about the ongoing research from the Nevada Butterfly Monitoring Network.

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Nelson Building Monday, Feb. 13 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Climate Change in Nevada and the Surrounding Region Presenter: David von Seggern, Ph.D., Nevada Seismological Laboratory Reno is the fastest-warming city in the United States, and Las Vegas is not far behind. Everyone notices snowpacks in the Sierra Nevada are diminishing, that spring comes earlier and fall comes later, winters are not as severe, drought conditions often are prevalent and growing seasons have stretched out. This talk will document the changing climate of Nevada and its relation to general global warming. Climate-change predictions for our area under various policy scenarios will be presented. Adaptations to climate change in Nevada will be discussed.

Nelson Building Friday, March 31 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Creating a Water-Wise Yard Without Grass Presenter: Tova Roseman, horticulturist Learn how to replace your grass lawns with beautiful evergreen and blooming groundcovers that require no maintenance and use one-third less water than a traditional grass lawn. Roseman will share tips for successful gardening in our high desert, intermountain region. She will share a special soil recipe that makes gardens grow beautifully lush without all the extra work.

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Nelson Building Thursday, Feb. 16 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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CSI Reno Presenter: Floyd Whiting, OLLI member This presentation will demonstrate methods used by a forensic document examiner to resolve disputed handwriting and other problems related to fraudulent behavior. See examples from actual criminal cases and test your own skills to analyze the evidence. Learn how the techniques of observation and reasoning are critical to solving crimes such as forgery and altered documents.

Nelson Building Wednesday, April 12 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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From Grizzly Bears to the Moon to Nevada: One Veterinarian’s Unusual Career Odyssey Presenter: Richard Simmonds, DMV, DACLAM Simmonds will illustrate and discuss the diversity of opportunities and choices available in veterinary medicine. He will include many “lessons learned� about human relations and making choices. He will share anecdotes and stories about some of his most special experiences.

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Nelson Building Thursday, March 2 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Global Warming: Some Science, Some Economics and Some Possible Solutions Presenter: Allan Ferrenberg, Ph.D., OLLI member How does carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere act like the glass in a greenhouse and how is it different? How strong is the evidence for global warming? What are the most important economic issues? Learn about recommendations for economically effective and efficient means of combating global warming.

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Nelson Building Friday, March 24 | noon-1:30 p.m.

Hot Springs in Nevada Presenter: Bob Goodman Nevada is home to the largest number of hot spring vents in the continental United States. This program will take you on a journey to many of the more than 300 hot springs around Nevada. See the small, undisturbed vents where an array of plants and minerals combine to form unusual shapes, textures and colors. These vents and pools are in a constant state of change; they are living life forms.

Redfield Campus Friday, Feb. 24 | 10-11:30 a.m.

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Meet Your State Reptile: The Desert Tortoise Presenter: Meeghan Gray, Ph.D., instructor, Biology Department, TMCC Come and meet live desert tortoises! You will have plenty of time to ask questions and hold a desert tortoise. Come and learn more about your state reptile, including how long they live, how they survive winter, how their gender is determined and why they are listed as a threatened species.

Nelson Building Friday, April 28 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Monarchs in My Yard Presenter: Becky Colwell, M.Ed. Ten years ago, Colwell established a monarch butterfly habitat in her yard. Come enjoy pictures and learn useful information about these beautiful and endangered butterflies: their life cycle, generations, migration and how to create a monarch butterfly habitat.

Redfield Campus Friday, Feb. 17 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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More Science Shorts Presenter: Ed Oakes, geologist, OLLI member Over the past few years, Science Shorts has explored many different topics — earworms, the perception of time as we age, how a slinky toy works, why we laugh and the safety of vitamins. Join Oakes for another whimsical tour through the sometimes bizarre — but always fascinating — world of science.

Redfield Campus Monday, Feb. 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. OR Nelson Building Wednesday, Feb. 8 | 2-3:30 p.m.

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Presenter: Kenn Rohrs, OLLI member “Saving Luna” is the story of a baby orca who befriended humans after being separated from his family. Left alone in the ocean, Luna becomes a local celebrity on Vancouver Island near Nootka Sound. Watch as filmmakers Suzanne Chisholm and Michael Parfit begin to transcend their roles as documentarians after deciding to play an active role in helping determine Luna’s fate, rather than just covering the story for Smithsonian as they originally had set out to do.

Redfield Campus Tuesday, March 14 | noon-2 p.m.

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Nature Lovers’ Book Group — Interest Group Facilitators: Kenn Rohrs and Linda Robb, OLLI members Join us to discuss books with topics concerning wildlife, ecology, the natural world and our place in it. Explore the literature of landscape, place, natural history and the environment. For additional information, please see ollirenonatbooks.blogspot.com.

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Redfield Campus Tuesdays, Jan. 10; Feb. 14; March 14; April 11; and May 9 | 10-11:30 a.m.

Pocket Pets and You Presenter: John Hasenau, DVM, laboratory animal veterinarian The Wikipedia definition of pocket pets includes rodents such as hamsters, gerbils, fancy mice, fancy rats and guinea pigs, sugar gliders, flying squirrels and hedgehogs. Hasenau, a retired lab animal veterinarian who has cared for most of these species, will discuss the history of these animals, how and where they originated as pets and the critical aspects of their care and well-being. Learn some distinctive anatomical aspects of these animals and their nutritional requirements to maintain healthy and full lives.

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Redfield Campus Thursday, March 30 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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Stargazing at the MacLean Observatory, Redfield Campus Presenters: Dan Ruby, M.A., planetarium staff and students, Astronomical Society of Nevada volunteers Join us for outdoor stargazing programs at the University’s MacLean Observatory. Volunteers will provide information, answer questions and enlighten you with amazing facts. Look for a visit from satellites like the International Space Station, plus much more. Bring your phones with a constellation app to see what is below and above the horizon. Dress warmly and bring a folding chair for comfort. Restrooms will not be available on the Redfield campus. These events are open to the public. Note: Call the UNR Planetarium at 784-4812 on Friday afternoons to check event status and learn the start time for each evening’s program.

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Redfield Campus Fridays, Jan. 6; Feb. 3; March 3; April 7; May 5; and June 2 | TBA p.m.

Truckee River Watershed Council: Rolling Back 150 Years of Damage to the Truckee River Presenter: Brenda Gilbert, M.S. The Truckee River, supplying 80 percent of Reno-Sparks’ municipal water, is no longer pristine. Come hear how the Truckee River Watershed Council is working to make the Truckee River fishable, swimmable, drinkable and resilient under great pressure from development and extreme weather events.

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Nelson Building Friday, March 24 | 2-3:30 p.m.

Wild Pacific Presenter: Kenn Rohrs, OLLI member Wild Pacific is a documentary series on life in, and adapted to, the conditions of the southern part of the Pacific Ocean — a vast aquatic region with an unequaled number of islands. Both wildlife and human cultures developed in distinctive varieties, largely determined by such natural conditions as the huge distances, sea depths, currents and winds. Filmed entirely in high-definition, Wild Pacific was co-produced by the BBC Natural History Unit and the Discovery Channel.

Redfield Campus Tuesday, April 11 | noon-2 p.m.

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Yellowstone Wolves Presenter: Judy Somers, OLLI member Session 1: In the Valley of the Wolves. The “Druids” were one of the largest (37 strong) wolf packs in Yellowstone National Park. Learn how Somers camped during the winter to observe this wolf pack in the Lamar Valley. Then watch the PBS documentary about the Druids as they try to rebuild their clan after the alpha female is killed by another pack and the patriarch is found dead. Session 2: The Rise of Black Wolf. Follow the journey of Black Wolf as he breaks from his pack and survives to be one of the oldest wolves in Yellowstone National Park. Traveling paved roads most wolves avoid, he ventures out to mate with females in a rival’s pack. Black Wolf is the “Casanova” wolf from the PBS documentary above.

Redfield Campus Tuesdays, Jan. 31 | 2-3:30 p.m.; Feb. 28 | noon-1:30 p.m.

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10-Year Presenters at OLLI Lou Alanko — The Big Questions Interest Group

Phil Boardman — Medieval Classics, English Literature

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Jim Bonar — Western United States, Nevada History Neil Cobb — Reno, Sparks, Washoe County and Nevada History Larry Coffman — Forgotten Film Classics Cathy Cronkhite — Great Books Interest Group Margo Daniels — Lifescapes Bob Goodman — Birds, Bats, Nature Photography Jerry Fenwick — Local/Regional History and Photography Neal Ferguson — History Eugene Hattori — Anthropology Anne Howard — Poetry and American Literature Toby Isler — Financial Literacy Larry Jacox — Drop-in Watercolors LaMerne Kozlowski — Cracker Barrel Interest Group Fred Lokken — Potpourri of Politics James Mardock — Shakespeare, English Literature Richard Siegel — Political Science Neil Siegel — Popular Culture Eric Rasmussen — Shakespeare, English Literature Floyd Whiting — OLLI Hikers Interest Group and OLLI Travelers Interest Group Judi Whiting — OLLI Travelers Interest Group Tim Young — Tea and Symphony

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OLLI Code of Conduct Classroom Decorum Participants in OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno 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 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 Policy apply to OLLI and are designed to promote and protect an environment that encourages reasoned discourse, intellectual honesty, openness to constructive change and respect for the rights of all individuals. In keeping with our mission, OLLI seeks to meet the needs of an engaged learning community. If, in the opinion of the OLLI Board of Directors, a member or guest interferes with the goals of our learning community, or creates a safety concern, he or she will be asked to leave the class or activity and ultimately may forfeit his or her affiliation with OLLI. Examples may include threatening behaviors; disruptive classroom conduct; sexual harassment; violations of weapons, explosives, fireworks, drug and alcohol policies; monopolizing discussions; undermining the instructor’s credibility; conversing with others and cell phone and electronic device use not germane to the class experience; poor hygiene and introduction of allergens (e.g., perfumes, scents, lotions and/or foods that interfere with the learning experience of others). The overall goal is to create classroom environments that maximize the learning experience for all members. Quiet in the Classrooms and Halls We encourage members to socialize, but please be quiet during class and in the halls when classes are in session. Cell Phones and other Electronic Devices Remember to turn cell phones and other electronic devices off or to vibrate mode when you are in class. Smoking The University of Nevada, Reno is a smoke-free campus. All OLLI classes are held in smokefree environments.

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OLLI makes a difference. And you can, too! When you make a gift to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Nevada, Reno, you make a difference. You improve OLLI now and in the future. You strengthen lifelong learning in northern Nevada. You enrich your life and the lives of others. If you appreciate how OLLI impacts your life, consider following the lead of many OLLI members who have established scholarships, given to specific OLLI programs, provided funds for upgraded technology or given to the Friends of OLLI (unrestricted gifts). As in all OLLI endeavors, we need the strong support of our members to succeed. Your gift truly will make a meaningful difference. If you would like to support OLLI but can’t right now, please consider a planned gift. Just a few sentences in your will or trust, or a simple beneficiary change to your IRA or life insurance policy, may be all that is required. If OLLI is already in your estate and financial plans, thank you so much for including us!

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If you are ready to make a gift, please contact: Lynda Buhlig Assistant Vice President of Development University of Nevada, Reno (775) 682-6013 lbuhlig@unr.edu Or visit the University Foundation’s secure OLLI Giving Website at: https://supportnevada.unr.edu/ OLLI If you are interested in learning more about planned giving, please contact: Lisa M. Riley, J.D. Director of Planned Giving (775) 682-6017 lriley@unr.edu Or Brian J. Saeman, J.D. Director of Development Planned Giving (775) 682–5938 bsaeman@unr.edu

Or visit our planned-giving website at unrlegacy.org

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Support OLLI today! Yes, I wish to support OLLI with a gift of: ( ) $500 ( ) $250 ( ) $125 ( ) $50 ( ) Other______________ Please credit my gift to: ( ) FRIENDS OF OLLI (unrestricted/area of greatest need) — fund 270029 ( ) OLLI Operating (scholarships for membership assistance) — fund 272703 ( ) OLLI Lifescapes — fund 270028 ( ) OLLI Sustainability Endowment — fund 172705 ( ) Contact me about other opportunities to support OLLI Name ____________________________________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________________________________ City ______________________________________________ State ________ Zip ______________ Phone (_______) _____________________ Email ________________________________________ Donor’s Consent: OLLI and the University are grateful for the support they receive. One of the ways we express our thanks is by listing the names of donors in various publications. Should you not wish your name to appear as a donor, please indicate below: (

) I would like to remain anonymous.

Payment options: (

) Enclosed is a check for $ _________ payable to the University of Nevada, Reno Foundation

(Please indicate in the memo line that your gift is for OLLI and reference the fund number). (

) Charge a one-time amount of $ _________ to my credit card.

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) Charge a recurring monthly payment of $ _________ to my credit card. (

) Please charge this amount monthly indefinitely (cancel at any time).

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) Please charge this amount monthly through ____________________ (month, year).

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Name as it appears on card __________________________________________________________ Card number _________________________________________________ Expires _____________ X ________________________________________________________________________________ (Signature as it appears on card) Mail or fax completed form with payment to: University of Nevada Reno Foundation, University of Nevada, Reno/0162, Reno, NV 89557 Fax: (775) 784-4801

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Membership Application Adults 50 and older are welcome to enjoy all the benefits of OLLI membership. Please print clearly or type. See page 65 for the scholarship application and information. Name __________________________________________ Year you first joined OLLI _____________ Phone (____) ______________________ Cell (____) ______________________ q Male q Female Address ___________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________________________________ State ________ Zip ________________ Email __________________________________ Have you received a current catalog? q Yes q No How did you hear about OLLI? q Newspaper q Catalog/flier q Friend q Other ______________ Signature of applicant ___________________________________________ Date _______________ By signing above, I acknowledge my photograph may be taken at OLLI; give OLLI permission to use my name and image in promotional materials; and give OLLI permission to send OLLI program-related information to my email address. OLLI never sells or shares personal data with organizations outside the University of Nevada, Reno.

Please register me for OLLI membership (no refunds will be given): q Annual Membership (Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017): $45 per person

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q 2016-2017 Annual Parking Permit: $16 ______ Limited parking is available in the shared City of Reno parking lot to the east of OLLI at the Warren Nelson Building in downtown Reno, 401 W. Second St. Annual permits are valid Aug. 15, 2016-Aug. 20, 2017. (limited availability) q OLLI Name Badge: $10 ______ Name for badge: ______________________________________________ First name Last name q University WolfCard: $10 (one-time fee) per person ______ Required for University of Nevada, Reno library use and for E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center pass (below). Date of birth (required to obtain card) q Optional tax-deductible contribution to OLLI in the amount of $ _______ ______ Total: ______ Current OLLI members may buy a membership to the E.L. Wiegand Fitness Center (must also buy a WolfCard, see above). For more information, call (775) 784-1225 or visit www.unr.edu/campusrec/membership.

Payment options:

Give a little – get a lot!

Please contact me regarding volunteer opportunities related to: q Board of Directors q Communications q Curriculum q Events q Fundraising q Greeters q History q Membership q Office Help q Planning q Publicity q Technology q Tours/Travel

q Enclosed is a check for $ ___________ payable to the Board of Regents. q Or charge my: q VISA q Discover q MasterCard q American Express Cardholder’s name _______________________________________________________________ Card number __________________________________________________ Expires __________ X _______________________________________________________ Amount $ _____________

(Signature as it appears on card)

I am a graduate of the University of Nevada, Reno q Yes q No (Optional; for UNR statistical purposes only) Mail or fax completed form with payment or scholarship application request to:

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Scholarship Information The Helaine Greenberg Scholarship Fund was created by Helaine S. Greenberg, who believes educational opportunities are as important for older adults as for young people. The one-time scholarship is available for a year of membership only; parking is not included (see OLLI Scholarship).

The OLLI Scholarship is available as part of the Bernard Osher Foundation endowment received by OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno. Individuals may apply for this scholarship the year after receiving the Helaine Greenberg scholarship and continue applying each year thereafter. OLLI Scholarships are available for membership dues, parking and/or transportation to/from OLLI classes, and events/tours that require an additional fee.

Please note that books and materials are not included in scholarships. All scholarship applicants must complete the OLLI scholarship application below and submit to: OLLI Scholarships, OLLI, University of Nevada, Reno/0380, Reno, NV 89557 • Fax: (775) 784-8054

Scholarship Application Form I have a great interest in being an OLLI student but am unable to afford the annual fee. I understand if I receive a scholarship I will be expected to attend classes regularly and participate fully in the OLLI program at the University of Nevada, Reno. Name ______________________________________________ Year you first joined OLLI __________ Phone (____) ______________________ Cell (____) _______________________ q Male q Female Address ____________________________________________________________________________ City _____________________________________________ State ________ Zip _________________ Email ___________________________________ How did you hear about OLLI? q Newspaper q Catalog/brochure q Friend q Other ___________ Please select one: First-time applicant: q Yes q No (I received a scholarship in___________) I am applying for (please select all that apply): q Annual OLLI membership (Sept. 1, 2016-Aug. 31, 2017): $45 (There are no summer-only scholarships) q Annual parking permit (Aug. 15, 2016-Aug. 20, 2017): $16 (Parking availability not guaranteed) q Transportation assistance (Select one): q OLLI Travel Tickets

q Citilift/RTC Access q Senior bus pass

Briefly explain why you wish to become a member of OLLI at the University of Nevada, Reno: ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________ ____________________________________________________________

Give a little – get a lot! Please contact me for volunteer opportunities: q Board of Directors q Communications q Curriculum q Events q Fundraising q Greeters q History q Membership q Office Help q Planning q Publicity q Technology q Tours/Travel

____________________________________________________________ By completing this application I verify I am on a fixed income and would be unable to participate in OLLI programs without the benefit of this scholarship. Signature of applicant ______________________________________________ Date ____________ By signing above, I acknowledge my photograph may be taken at OLLI and give OLLI permission to use my name and image in promotional materials; and give OLLI permission to send OLLI program-related information to my email address. OLLI never sells or shares personal data with outside organizations.

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1908 WCTU Foundation, 35 ABCs of Caregiving, 26 Acupuncture, Life-Changing Intro, 26 African Safari: Wildlife, 54 After the Prospectors, 54 Aging Athlete, 33 Angels at the Bedside, 26 Artown 2017, 8 Asset-Based Community Development, 50 Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden, 54 Aunt Jemima and Her Discontents, 44 Basic Botany: Identifying Tahoe Basin, 55 Basic Internet, Browsers and Email, 14 Big Questions − Interest Group, 44 Birds of Galena Creek, 55 Black River: Writing American West, 44 British System of Theatre, 13 Buddenbrooks: Most Glorious Decline, 45 Burning Man Experience, 8 Butterflies of Great Basin, 55 Cancer: Thriving and Surviving, 26 Carole King, 8 Celebrate Poetry Month, 45 Chautauqua − Stephen T. Mather, 41 Chautauqua − Thomas Hart Benton, 42 Classical Music, 9 Climate Change in Nevada, 56 Community Participatory Research, 27 Community Resources for Seniors, 27 Contemporary Art in Reno, 9 Contemporary N. Nevada Literature, 45 Cracker Barrel − Interest Group, 51 Create Website in 10 Minutes, 14 Creating a Water-Wise Yard, 56 CSI Reno, 56 Death: Everybody’s Doing It, 27 Death Valley Tragedy, 35 De-cluttering and Downsizing, 42 De-mystifying Economics, 23 Depression Era Popular Culture, 35 Digging up History, 36 Dinosaurs, How They Changed, 9 Discovering Nevada Folklife, 9 Don’t be a Target, 28 Drop-In Watercolors, 10 Editing Internet Shakespeare, 45 Estate Plan I Have, Now What, 23 European Actors In Hollywood, 10 Executor or Trustee, 23 Fearless Creating, 10 Feldenkrais Movement, 28 Fido and Me Fitness, 28 Fit and Strong, 29 Flannery O’Connor’s The River, 46 Free Tour: Geothermal Energy, 20 Free Tour: NV Woodchucks, 21 Free Tour: Riverside Artist Lofts, 20 French Conversation, 46 From Grizzly Bears to Moon, 56

Gems, Curiosities from Travelling, 51 Genealogy for Beginners, 36 Genealogy − Interest Group, 36 Get Your Assets in Order, 24 Global Warming, 57 Gourds − Nature’s Greatest Gift, 10 Great Books − Interest Group, 46 Great Stories from Opera, 10 Healthy Living Workshop, 29 Hollywood and “Commie Menace,” 11 Hot Springs in Nevada, 57 How Chaucer Became Chaucer, 47 How to Succeed as a Senior, 29 Human Rights ... Second World War, 37 Illustrate Your Travel Journal, 11 Interviewing Medical Students, 30 Inside Morocco, 51 Inside President’s Helicopter, 37 Introduction to Acting, 11 Intro to Social Media, 14 Journal for Everyday Life, 47 Joys of “Adopting” a 90-year-old, 33 Juan Gabriel Vasquez, 47 K-12 Virtual Education, 52 King James Version of London, 50 Lifescapes, 48 Lifescapes Book Launch, 48 Local Government Finances, 24 Logan: Honorable Life, 37 Long Trail: Gnarly Older Brother, 33 Meditation One-OM-One, 30 Meet Your State Reptile, 57 Mini Cracker Barrel − Interest Group, 52 Monarchs in My Yard, 57 Monotheism in Book of Isaiah, 42 More Forgotten Films to Remember, 12 More Science Shorts, 58 Mystery Books − Interest Group, 49 Mystery Book Movie, 12 National Register of Historic Places, 43 Native American Tribal Water, 24 Nature Film: The Whale, 58 Nature Lovers’ Book Group, 58 Nevada Governors 1923 to present, 37 Nevada Mining: Yesterday and Today, 38 Nevada’s First 150 Years, 38 Notorious K.C. Blue Book, 40 OLLI Annual Membership Meeting, 18 OLLI Chorus, 12 OLLI Good Time Camping, 19 OLLI Hikers − Interest Group, 30 OLLI Orientation, 17 OLLI Summer Picnic, 18 OLLI 10th Anniversary High Tea, 18 OLLI Tours Expo, 17 OLLI Travelers − Interest Group, 52 OLLI Walkers/Light Hikers, 31 Open Computer Lab, 15 Organizing Pictures, Docs, Folders, 15

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Orphan Diseases, 31 OurTownReno, 43 Paid Tour: Fallon History, 22 Paid Tour: Portola Train Museum, 22 Paid Tour: Truckee Scales Tour, 22 Paws 4 Love Therapy Dog, 33 Pocket Pets and You, 58 Potpourri of Politics, 24 Preserving Stewart Indian School, 38 Protecting Against Healthcare Costs, 25 Protect Yourself from Fraud, Scams, 25 Public Health 101, 32 Reading and Writing Subtle Fiction, 49 Reading Poems Together, 49 Rebekah Bogard − Life in Art, 12 Recess for Adults, 32 Reconnecting Community, 32 Red Skelton: Classic Television, 13 Remembrance: Holocaust, 18 Reno’s Chinatown, 38 Reno’s Heyday in Photographs, 39 Rock Art and Archeology, 43 Round the Table 2 − Interest Group, 52 Sensory Splash, 32 Serving in the Forests of Malawi, 53 Spanish Conversation, 49 Sparks Heritage Museum, 39 Square Dancing, 13 Stargazing at MacLean Observatory, 59 Story of Peleg Brown, 39 Substantial Threats from Ordnance, 39 Technical Theater, 13 Technology − Interest Group, 15 TED Talks − Ideas Worth Sharing, 43 Terrorism Watch, 25 To Be or Not to Be, 44 Trans-Siberian Railway, 53 Trash Talk: Recycling in N. Nevada, 53 Trends in War, Terrorism, 25 Tribal Elder − Your Role, 34 Truckee Meadows Open Lands, 40 Truckee River Watershed Council, 59 Try Clogging, 13 Twelfth Night on Page, Stage and Film, 50 Use OneNote to Get Organized, 16 Using Photoshop Elements 10, 16 Vietnam War: Security, Human Rights, 40 Virginia City Gold Hills Water System, 41 Washoe People and Tahoe Tourism, 40 WebSmarts, 16 What Does the Red Cross Do, 34 Who Gets What, When from Estate, 25 Why is There Still Racism in U.S.?, 41 Wild Pacific Nature Film, 59 Women of Substance, 34 Word Styles In-Depth, 16 Writing, Publishing in Digital Age, 50 Yellowstone Wolves, 60


Warren Nelson Building, 401 W. Second St., Suite 235, Reno, NV 89503

Redfield Campus, Nell J. Redfield Building A, 18600 Wedge Parkway, Reno NV 89511

All catalog course descriptions designate Nelson Building, Redfield Campus or off-site locations.

Warren Nelson Building Find many classes and the OLLI office at the Warren Nelson Building, 401 W. Second St., Reno. Classes may be held upstairs in Nelson Small or Nelson Main classroom or downstairs in Laxalt Auditorium, all located in the Nelson Building.

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Parking at the Warren Nelson Building Limited parking for the University of Nevada, Reno’s off-campus OLLI facility is located on West Second Street or in the City of Reno parking lot just east of the Warren Nelson Building. Parking in the shared city lot may be available. Annual OLLI parking permits for Aug. 15, 2016-Aug. 19, 2017, are available for $16. (Parking in the fenced lot directly in front of the Nelson Building is reserved for those who have a University parking permit. All others will be ticketed.) Parking is free without a permit at Redfield Campus.

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Please note: Parking at the Nelson building is limited. There may be times when you will not find a parking space even if you have purchased a parking permit. Please remember you are not allowed to park in the University lot at any time with the City of Reno permit. We encourage you to carpool. Purchasing a parking I-80 permit does not guarantee a parking space.

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

Expanding Horizons | Making Connections

Your experiences, your ideas, your classes.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at the University of Nevada, Reno | Extended Studies is dedicated to offering the widest possible variety of educational and social opportunities for adults 50 and older. Look inside for more information about OLLI membership, scholarships, interest groups, activities and more than 200 classes being offered this spring. Here’s just a sampling of this semester’s offerings included in your OLLI membership: • Basic Botany • Classical Music • Computers and Technology • Conversational Spanish or French • Emergency Preparedness • Genealogy • Geology • Hiking and Walking • Memoir and Journal Writing • Photography • Tours, Discussion Groups and Events • Politics . . . and much more!

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