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FALL 2021

Short Courses • Talks • Special Interest Groups Registration for courses opens Aug 10 uwm.edu/sce/osher


OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MILWAUKEE

Your Osher Connections

Osher Core Programming/Go Explore Committee Members Special thanks to the committee members who put together our course offerings: Dennis Funk........................................................... 414-217-3681

NICOLE HAIGHT Interim Director ndhaight@uwm.edu 414-227-3186

LAURIE YINGLING Program Coordinator yinglinl@uwm.edu 414-227-3255

Mary Ann Getse.................................................... 414-384-4102 Mary Ann Horky.................................................... 262-797-6330 Karen Iverson........................................................ 414-540-4837 Greg Jenks............................................................. 262-957-6017 Pat Katisch............................................................. 414-698-6895 Gretchen Lindstrom ............................................. 262-370-0047 John Link ............................................................... 414-588-5162

COLLEEN HEFFRON Program Assistant heffrocm@uwm.edu 414-227-3147

KAREN BARRY Membership Coordinator barrykj@uwm.edu 414-251-6670

Joyce Madsen ...................................................... 262-242-5403 Shirley Minga........................................................ 414-581-6607 Karen Morris-Cetin............................................... 414-964-6943 Dale Olen................................................................ 262-339-5481 Marcia Scherrer .................................................. 414-423-8212

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Cheryl Randall....................................................... 414-460-7555

Member Information................................................................. 3

Ted Tousman.......................................................... 414-403-2738

Important Policies...................................................................... 4

Beth Waschow ..................................................... 414-764-9299

Brenda Thompson................................................ 414-759-4322

Fall Registration Update........................................................... 5 Member Resources................................................................... 6 Short Courses........................................................................7-11 Osher Talks...........................................................................12-18 Special Interest Groups.....................................................19-20

Barbara Weber...................................................... 414-232-4849 Terese Zinn ............................................................ 414-378-6979 Osher relies on the generosity of members serving on committees to keep our programs running smoothly. Visit the “about us” page of the Osher website at uwm.edu/sce/osher for all of the ways in which you can get involved.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a program of the UWM School of Continuing Education, which is the largest provider of professional development in southeastern Wisconsin, serving more than 15,000 participants each year and offering over 1,000 programs. As part of the University of WisconsinMilwaukee, which is recognized as one of the nation’s top research universities, Continuing Education offers individual courses, certificate programs, events and conferences, as well as personal enrichment learning opportunities for all ages. Our full-service conference center, complete with classrooms, computer labs and on-site catering, is located in downtown Milwaukee.

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OSHER MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Step One: Sign Up for Your Membership Join Osher anytime! You must be a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM to register for programs.

NEW MEMBER FEE SCHEDULE When you join in these months

Fee for one person

Fee for a couple

First-Time Member

Sept - Dec 2021

$45

$80

As a first-time member you pay a prorated fee based on the month in which you join. Payment takes your membership to the following Aug 31, after which your membership joins the continuing member fee schedule.

Jan - Apr 2022

$30

$50

May - Aug 2022

$15

$20

It’s easy to join or renew. If you haven’t done so already, activate or renew your Osher membership online at uwm.edu/sce/osher.

Next year’s fee will be due

Aug 31, 2022

Couple Memberships Two individuals living at the same address (whether spouses, siblings or partners).

Annual Membership Renewal To register and participate in Fall 2021 programs, you will need to have an active membership for the 21/22 year. Annual membership lasts from September 1 to August 31 of the following year. Renewal fees are $45.00 for an individual and $80.00 for a couple. To renew your membership, please go to the UWM Osher website at: uwm.edu/sce/osher and scroll down to the yellow Renew Your Membership 2021-2022 button. If you have not registered online before, you will need to create an account with a password, and use a credit card for payment.

Step Two: Select/Enroll for Courses ` Registration opens Aug 10

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IMPORTANT POLICIES: PLEASE READ! Becoming an Osher Member The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is a membership program for adults age 50 and over who understand that quality of life is enhanced through learning. You need not be an alumnus/alumna of UWM in order to join. Osher is the perfect way to expand your knowledge while joining more than 1,200 like-minded, active older adults. ` You must be a member of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM to select/enroll for programs. ` If you have not joined Osher or renewed your membership, you may do so by paying the membership fee (see page 3). Visit uwm.edu/sce/osher. ` To verify your membership status, call the Osher office at 414-227-3320.

Osher Member Benefits ` Attend short courses and lectures taught by UWM faculty, Osher members and other noted experts who explore a variety of thought-provoking topics ` Participate in Go Explore excursions to some of the most interesting places in the Greater Milwaukee area (will resume when public health and safety permits) ` Enroll in peer-directed Special Interest Groups (SIG) focused on a variety of subjects ` Participate in Institute-sponsored travel programs to remarkable locations around the world ` Enjoy social events throughout the year (will resume when public health and safety permits) ` Meet new friends who share a love of learning ` Keep up-to-date with the organization through emails highlighting member profiles, future activities and events of interest

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Participation Expectations

Registration Confirmations

Osher is committed to offering exceptional socially interactive learning experiences. Each class brings a new group of individuals with divergent interests, abilities and world views, all which enrich Osher’s programs. Part of the success of Osher programs relies on the supportive and respectful interactions that our members experience. The following suggestions allow members to maximize their experience and create a community that encourages conversation and learning.

Please note that you will receive confirmations of your class enrollments by email. Delinquent accounts must be paid in full before selecting/enrolling for the current semester. Failure to do so will result in the cancellation of your order.

Respect the importance your fellow members and presenters place on learning. As a member of our learning community: ` Arrive on time since late arrivals can be distracting ` Silence electronic devices ` Ask questions that are on topic ` Share talking time; allow others to speak or ask questions ` Refrain from side conversations during the presentation that can impede hearing for others ` Remember our presenters and facilitators volunteer their time ` Respect and support each other’s differences in belief, ethnicity, lifestyle, and opinions, recognizing that we learn from each other ` Be aware of your own opinions and beliefs while acknowledging the differences of others Recognize that members may have health conditions, some of which may not be noticeable. ` Respect that some members could have increased susceptibility to pain or injury through even light physical contact ` If you have special needs or limitations, please address any concerns with specific presenters and/or the Osher office ` Osher members or guests who interfere with the goals of our learning community, or create a safety concern, will be asked to leave the class or activity. Serious or repeated violations may impose appropriate penalties including suspension of membership privileges.

Program Cancellations/ Refunds ` For programs with a fee of $35 or less, no refunds or transfers will be given ` Once a program has begun, refunds are no longer issued ` A full refund is issued to program participants if the School of Continuing Education cancels a program for any reason ` Participant withdrawals made at least 10 business days prior to the start of a program can receive a 100% refund ` When a participant withdraws less than 10 business days prior to the program start, participant may have their fees transferred one time to any available program; otherwise participants will receive a refund minus a 20% administrative fee ` This policy does not apply to Travel or Go Explore programs which have no-refund policies ` Check the Osher website for weatherrelated cancellations

Images The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute may take photographs, video, audiotape and other image and sound-based media of the campus and its employees, students and visitors (collectively, the “Images”). UWM may use such Images for educational, promotional, advertising and other purposes including, but not limited to, print and digital applications.

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FALL REGISTRATION UPDATE

We’re back and better than ever! The Fall 21 semester brings the exciting opportunity to resume in-person programming, while continuing to offer the option of learning from home and enjoying the perks of the online “Zoom classroom.” Registration for Fall programs will be online only, however, you may notice some new options when filling out the online form. In-person, mail and phone registration are not an option.

Delivery Types We will be delivering our programs to you in the following ways: In-person – Programs designated by this delivery type will be offered at either the Hefter Center on Lake Drive, or the School of Continuing Education at our downtown conference center. Registration will be limited to classroom capacity and will not offer any online option. Live Online – Programs designated by this delivery type will be offered online via the Zoom platform and will have unlimited capacities. Programs are not recorded and must be attended on the date and time listed. In-person with livestream – Programs designated by this delivery type will have both an ‘In-person’ and ‘livestream’ participation option. When filling out the online form, classes designated as ‘In-person with livestream’ will be listed twice. Once as

the ‘In-person’ option, and once as the ‘livestream’ option. Make sure to check the box next to the delivery type you are interested in. If the ‘In-person’ delivery option of the desired program is at capacity, you will not be able to register for the program and should check the box next to the ‘livestream’ option if you still wish to participate in the program. THERE WILL BE NO WAITLISTS THIS FALL.

How-To Register Online (uwm.edu/sce/osher) From the Homepage, click the “Register for Fall 2021” button. 1. This takes you to the Sign In page. If you are a “New Customer” (someone who has not registered online before), click the “Sign Up” button to make an account. If you are a returning customer (someone who has registered online before), enter your email and password. If you forgot your password, simply click on the “Forgot your password?” link to reset your password. 2. The next page asks you to confirm your personal information. Make sure all fields marked with a red asterisk are filled out. Click the “Next” button. 3. It’s time to select your programs. Programs are divided by type: Short Courses & Talks. Within each subgroup, programs are listed by Program Number, Title, Date, Time and Price. Check the box next to all your desired programs. Click the “Next” button.

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4. If you are registering for more than one person, this is your chance to add them to your order. Click the “Add Another Registrant” button at the top of the page. A pop-up window will appear with the following questions: ` “Who is the additional registrant?” If you share a membership account, live at the same address, or have registered with this person before, the web will pull up their name which you must simply select. Otherwise, select the “This person has never registered” bubble. ` “Do you want to copy items from an existing registrant?” If the second registrant is taking all the same programs, select the “Yes, copy items from the following registrant” bubble. If the second registrant is not taking all the same programs, select the “No, do not copy items from existing registrant” button. Click the “OK” button. 5. You should now be able to see a list of all the classes you selected on the previous page. If you missed any classes, hit the “Edit” button to return to the previous screen. Once you confirm that everything is correct, you can enter your payment information. Pro Tip: Do not include spaces or dashes when entering your credit card number! Scroll to the bottom of the screen and check the box to “agree to the terms and conditions.” Click the “Submit” button. 6. The final screen confirms your registration.

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OSHER FALL 2021

America’s Story: A Mosaic of Cultures and Experiences As a country of immigrants, we have encountered and embraced people from many countries and cultures. Indigenous peoples of the Americas laid the groundwork for our narrative. Early Europeans helped frame the plot of our national tale. Religion, which influenced societal beliefs and laws, played a significant role in the development of culture. Further, the blood, tears and hard work of African American, Latinx, Asian and American Indian communities have written our history. Osher wants to acknowledge the hardships of different peoples but also celebrate the richness of their contributions and the goodness they bring in making the United States of America’s Story – A Mosaic of Cultures and Experiences.

Icon Key: The map indicates it’s part of the America’s Story Theme. The globe indicates it’s part of the Global Presenters Series.

MEMBER RESOURCES These classes provide members, new or returning, with the answers to all of their Osher questions. What is Osher? What are the perks of being a member? How can I get involved and volunteer? You ask. We answer.

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New/Returning Member Orientation

Volunteer Information Session

All members, new and returning, or nonmembers interested in learning about Osher are welcome! Do you have questions about Short Courses, Special Interest Groups or Go Explore programs? Learn how to register for courses, how to participate in Special Interest Groups, locations of programs and parking information. Meet current and new Osher members. Come and share your interests and ideas, and tell us what would enhance your Osher membership. Presenter: Karen Barry Fri, Sept 10, 10-11am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom Free, Program No. FALL:097

Becoming a volunteer for Osher is a great way to make the most of your benefits. Osher is a volunteer-driven organization. During this session, we present an overview of the different committees Osher has to offer and what those volunteers do. Current volunteers are available at the meeting to answer questions and share experiences. Be part of the process. Volunteering is a fun, easy way to meet other members who share the same interests as you. Presenter: Karen Barry Fri, Oct 15, 9-10am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom Free, Program No. FALL:099

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Osher Short Courses are multiweek noncredit sessions on various topics such as the arts, literature, ethics, science, politics, religion and history. Courses are taught by UWM faculty and experts and professionals in the community. Presenter biographies are located online at uwm.edu/sce/osher

Basic Spanish Stories and More Explore the Spanish language, read short vignettes in Spanish, speak Spanish with partners, listen to Spanish music and videos, write short paragraphs in Spanish and share in class with a partner. Review Spanish tenses (poco a poco) as the year progresses. Homework is shared in class each week. Class learning builds each week, so attendance is important. Note: not grammar based. Prerequisite: Osher Spanish for Travelers class or previous high school/college Spanish courses. Presenter: Esteban Bell 12 Wed, Sept 8-Dec 1, 10:30am-Noon No class 11/24 Delivery Type: In-person Location: UWM SCE $65, Program No. FALL:100

Explore the Spanish language, read short stories in Spanish, speak Spanish with partners, listen to Spanish music and videos, write short paragraphs in Spanish and share in class with a partner. Homework is shared in class each week. Class learning builds each week, so attendance is important. Note: Not grammar based. Prerequisite: Osher Casual Spanish Communication or instructor approval. Presenter: Esteban Bell 12 Thu, Sept 9-Dec 2, 10:30am-Noon No class 11/25 Delivery Type: In-person Location: UWM SCE $65, Program No. FALL:104

Fall Potpourri I

3 Mon, Sept 13-27, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:106

Sept 13 – Surviving Mars – We are living in an incredible decade. In six short years, we may have the first humans on Mars. The risks associated with this first mission are enormous. Discuss critical physiological issues that need to be addressed during the journey to Mars and on the planet’s surface. Presenter: Dennis Roscoe Sept 20 – America’s Story: Recommended Readings – Enjoy a book-filled talk about the American experience, with reviews and recommendations of both novels and memoirs. Presenter: Daniel Goldin For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

One Hit Wonders of the 1970s

Short Courses

SHORT COURSES

Intermediate Spanish Stories and More

Member Resources

Sept 27 – The Great Waukesha Springs Era – In 1868, a dying man was visiting the sleepy village of Waukesha, Wisconsin. What happened next saved his life and changed the history of Waukesha. This lecture introduces members to the rich and colorful history of the many mineral springs developed in the village of Waukesha. View images of the springs and see what remains today. The Great Waukesha Springs Era is a story of health and happiness with a dose of conflict and confrontation. Presenter: John Schoenknecht

Do you recognize the names Carl Douglas or Edwin Starr? How about the bands Blue Swede or The Hues Corporation? You might not, but I do suspect you would recognize their songs that hit #1 on the billboard charts in the 1970s. In this short course, we listen to the music and discuss the inside stories of a number of one-hit wonders from across the decade; recording artists who were able to capture lightning in a bottle once, but never again. Presenter: Greg Jenks 2 Mon, Sept 13-20, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:108

Guided Autobiography: Write Your Life Learn the act and art of writing your life story through guided autobiography techniques. Discover ways to get started, keep going and celebrate a life well-lived. Explore the impact of historical context and reflect on choices and forces that shaped a life. The GAB method encourages open sharing and learning from other participants. Learn how to make your history come alive. Presenter: Mary Patricia Voell 10 Mon, Sept 13-Nov 15, 2-4pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $55, Program No. FALL:110

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Myers-Briggs Personality Preferences Session 1: Learn how your personality affects how you live, love and work. Identify what causes you conflict and learn to improve. After an overview, you can respond to 70 questions and score yourself. (The professional test is $50 online if you prefer to take that at myers.briggs.org.) Presenter: Marge Schell

Films With Impact

Glory, Crisis and Illumination Our journey delves into fiction and poetry highlighting culture and collision, and blindness both literal and symbolic. We begin with Allen Ginsberg’s poem, “America,” showcasing political repression and rebellion followed by Amiri Baraka’s haunting “Ka’Ba” as he declares “We are beautiful people, with African imaginations.” Both Toni Cade Bambara’s girl in “The Lesson” and Raymond Carver’s flawed character in “Cathedral” gain vision. Join our journey. Presenter: Paula Friedman 4 Tue, Sept 14-Oct 5, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $25, Program No. FALL:112

Charles Chestnutt’s Color Line This American Mosaic-themed course examines African American Charles Chesnutt’s witty, shrewd, and incisive observations of race in the late 19th century American South. Session one looks at his short stories, such as “The Goophered Grapevine” and “Baxter’s Procrustes.” Sessions two and three examine his novel, “The Marrow of Tradition,” which is based on the Insurrection of 1898, in Wilmington, North Carolina – a coup d’état resulting in the massacre of Blacks by white supremacists. Presenter: Nancy Backes, PhD 3 Tue, Sept 14-28, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:114

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This presenter has watched 117 films over the past 12 months and found these to be the most impactful: “The Violin,” 1976, Mexico, a man of courage faces a government turned against its people; “Antonia’s Line,” 1995, Netherlands, a feminist fairytale; “L’Enfant d’en Haut,” 2012, Switzerland, love isn’t always assured; and “Capernaum,” 2018, Lebanon, what happens to uncared for refugee children. Some are difficult to watch but are wonderfully made with situations that are part of the mosaic of our world. Presenter: Kathy Johnson 4 Wed, Sept 15-Oct 6, 12:30-3pm Delivery Type: In-person Location: UWM SCE $25, Program No. FALL:116

Session 2: Discuss 16 different unique personality types, the strengths and shadow side. The goal is to better understand your preferences and the choices you’ve made in life and the reoccurring conflicts. Presenter: Marge Schell 2 Mon, Sept 20-27, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:120

Cultural Works and “Gray Matters” “How to” books offer some insight into the experience of growing old, but literature, film, television and art reveal a more indepth study of aging. This course brings together material from Lem’s 2020 book “Gray Matters” that examines important issues that arise in later life. Besides reflecting on literary sources, research from 200 interviews with individuals over 65 will be shared. Presenter: Ellyn Lem Session 1: Relationships with Adult Children Session 2: Gender Differences Session 3: Intimacy 3 Fri, Sept 17-Nov 19, 12:30-1:45pm Meets the 3rd Fri of the month Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:118

Write Your Own One-Person Show How to write your own one-person show. What events have shaped your life? What happened with your siblings that is a great story. Who was your best friend growing up? Did you have a mentor? What challenges did you have? What made you laugh? You will soon discover how the process impacts who you are and why you are here! Presenter: Gail Rust 3 Mon, Sept 20-Oct 4, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:122

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Fall Potpourri II

3 Mon, Oct 4-18, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:130

Join us for a reading and discussion of Taylor’s short story masterpiece, “The Old Forest,” and the novel for which he was awarded the 1987 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction, “A Summons to Memphis.” Robert Penn Warren said that Taylor was one of the “real, and probably enduring masters of the short story.” Taylor, who died in 1994, primarily wrote about Upper South gentry living during the early and mid-20th century, the setting for the two works discussed. Presenter: Jay Miller 4 Wed, Sept 22-Oct 13, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $25, Program No. FALL:124

Ethical Issues in Medicine II We cover issues not addressed in previous courses; new and previous participants are welcome. Advances in medical treatments and technologies have brought life-changing results but have created ethical quandaries for patients, families, medical professionals and society. Examine current ethical issues surrounding medical care at the beginning and end of life, decision making by patients and their advocates, allocation of resources and ethics during a pandemic. Readings and videos are available online. Presenter: Donna Engelmann, PhD 4 Fri, Sept 24-Oct 15, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $25, Program No. FALL:126

Opera 101: Rigoletto Forget your opera phobia and become an opera lover! This course addresses everything you have always wanted to know about opera but were afraid to ask. The Florentine Opera Company’s season opening production of Verdi’s Rigoletto provides the backdrop to learning about the world’s biggest and most spectacular performing artform: opera! In this course you will learn about each of these elements by attending an informative discussion (Monday, Sept 27th at Hefter Center) about Rigoletto’s glorious music and the techniques Verdi used to create one of his most famous works, and then attend a technical rehearsal (Monday, Oct 4th at Marcus Center PAC) to experience the power and beauty of Verdi in person. Presenter: John Stumpff Members may also choose to attend a matinee performance of Rigoletto on Sunday, October 10 at 2:30pm. Tickets must be purchased directly from the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts (ticket price: $75.) This is NOT part of the Osher program offering. 2 Mon, Sept 27-Oct 4 Delivery Type: In-person Mon, Sept 27, 12:30-1:45pm Location: Hefter Center Mon, Oct 4, 7-9pm Location: Marcus Center for the Performing Arts $15, Program No. FALL:128

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Short Courses

Peter Taylor: Master Storyteller

Oct 4 – When Milwaukee Was Milwaukie – The talk starts with a short history on how Milwaukee spelled its name, which depended on which side of the Milwaukee River you were on. We talk about the other Milwaukees in the United States and answer the question about how Milwaukie, Oregon decided on their name. The presentation then moves on to the beer barons that made Milwaukee famous and covers major Milwaukee Breweries. Presenter: Bob Giese Oct 11 – Route of the Badger – The focus of the class is to create a 700mile connected trail system in southeast Wisconsin. Working within the 7 southeast counties, the focus is to double the size of the current trail infrastructure using both abandoned and active rail lines, energy corridors and existing parkways. Presenter: Willie Karidis October 18 – Historic Preservation: People, Place and Planet – If you look at older buildings and wonder not why should this building be saved, but why would we throw this building away, you are a preservationist! Explore why reusing the buildings and landscapes that define Milwaukee’s past and present is good for everyone. Learn from the region’s leading preservation advocate, Milwaukee Preservation Alliance, what it took to save historic places from the Soldiers Home to the Mitchell Parks Domes and beyond, and how you can help preserve the places you love. Presenter: Jeremy Ebersole

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Fall Potpourri III

2 Mon, Nov 1-8, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:142

Nov 1 – Identity and Hearing Loss – CODA stands for “Child of Deaf Adults.” The presenter will talk about her experience growing up in a deaf family, explanations of deaf culture and American Sign Language, and the legislation and events that have led to progress within the deaf community.

Reflecting on Current News Events

Holocaust: Why, How, Future Implications

This course focuses on current events and “breaking news” in areas of public interest: government operations and decision-making, civil and human rights advocacies, promotion of the Rule of Law domestically and internationally, equal protection and due process challenges, law enforcement and community-based policing, and prosecutorial and judicial proceedings, among others. Based on reading assignments and consideration of fact-based public reports and news articles, participants are afforded opportunities for discussion and to delve into the occurrences of our times. Presenter: James Santelle 6 Fri, Oct 8-Nov 12, 1-2:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: UWM SCE & Zoom $35, Program No. FALL:132

Session 1: What conditions existed in Germany and the World that allowed Adolf Hitler to rise to power in Germany? How did Europe react to Hitler’s leadership? What signs may have been missed? Presenter: Lloyd Levin

Origins and Evolution of American Football Football is far and away the most popular spectator sport in the United States though the first football game ever played barely resembles how it looks today. Discuss the origins of the American game and how it has evolved over the past 150 years, highlighting critical philosophical changes and rule modifications that led it to become the beloved multi-billion dollar industry. Presenter: Greg Jenks 2 Thu, Oct 14-21, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:134 10

Session 2: Once Hitler and the Nazi Party gained control in Germany, how did they disenfranchise the Jews in Europe? What laws and regulations were put in place? How did the Nazi regime murder 6,000,000 Jews (and close to 5,000,000 others)? What lessons can we learn? Presenter: Lloyd Levin 2 Wed, Oct 20-27, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:138

Movie Sampler: Comedic Genius Our fall schedule includes five movies from the comedic realm. The following films were produced in Europe and are early pics for some of our most popular U.S. actors: “The Man in the White Suit;” “Mr Hulot’s Holiday;” “The Lady Killers;” “The Pink Panther;” “Divorce Italian Style.” Presenter: Roy Krueger 5 Fri, Oct 22-Nov 19, 9:30am-Noon Delivery Type: In-person Location: UWM SCE $30, Program No. FALL:140

Nov 8 – My Father’s Untold War Story – For 57 years, Alfred told his family he had been a barber, chauffeur and translator in World War II. Following his wife’s death, Alfred started sharing a glimpse into his actual experiences. His daughter, Louise, began capturing those stories on napkins during nursing home visits, which grew into a deep dive into his true role–a reluctant front-line machine gunner in Europe. Louise discusses her book “Alfred: The Quiet History of a World War II Infantryman.” Presenter: Louise Moore

Returning Home. Recovery. Peace. Returning home after being imprisoned by the Japanese in WWII, Tayo–halfPueblo Laguna, half-white–searches for redemption, justice, hope and contentment with the help of the unfailing support of people who love and stories that teach. “Ceremony,” by Leslie Marmon Silko, is both distressing and beautiful, both narrative and poetic, always compelling. Universal themes evolve in the reservation setting where Silko still lives. Let’s read and discuss. Presenter: Shirley Minga 2 Tues, Nov 2-9, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:144

Performance and Body Art Around 1970, women began to claim their place in the art world, with an expanded variety of visual modes: performance,

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photos, films, video, text. Body Art and Performance Art are closely allied. We will look at a few male artists as well as many women, and explore how feminism inspired new forms of expression. Presenter: Priscilla Camilli 2 Tue, Nov 2-9, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:146

We often think of ethics as applying to questions of life and death; however, it also applies to behaviors like lying or gossiping. This course is based on one of the Great Courses, “Moral Decision Making: How to Approach Everyday Ethics.” Clancy Martin, Professor and Chair of Philosophy at the University of Missouri, takes an approach from the great philosophers. Presenter: Kathy Johnson 6 Thu, Nov 4-Dec 16, 2:15-3:30pm No class 11/25 Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $35, Program No. FALL:148

Cultivating Communities of Belonging What can we do to foster communities in which “everyone belongs?” This workshop draws upon the work of thought leaders such as John A. Powell, who directs the Othering and Belonging Institute at the University of California, Berkeley. Expanding the circle of human concern can combat “othering” and create spaces of belonging for all members of society through learning, listening and intentional engagement. Practice and process within a circle, including through writing and sharing resources. Presenter: Virginia Small 2 Fri, Nov 5-12, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person Location: Hefter $15, Program No. FALL:150

In 2013, the famous author Jung Chang published the book “Empress Dowager Cixi” telling the story of the most important woman in Chinese history. Discuss this book and 19th century China in two sessions. Please try to read the book in advance. Presenter: Rick Rocamora 2 Mon, Nov 8-15, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:152

Flannery O’Connor: Five Short Stories We continue our pilgrimage through O’Connor’s short stories: “The Barber,” “The River,” “A Stroke of Good Fortune,” “A View of the Woods” and “The Lame Shall Enter First.” We welcome seasoned O’Connor Osher veterans and O’Connor newcomers. We leverage the experience of O’Connor scholars—starting with author, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell, whose books “Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith” and “Radical Ambivalence” provide a framework for understanding the characters and culture in which they are portrayed. Presenter: Craig Martell 5 Tue, Nov 9-Dec 14, 2:15-3:30pm No class 11/23 Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $30, Program No. FALL:154

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Rise and Fall of Fascism Italy was under Fascist rule from 1922 to 1943; Germany from 1933 to 1945; Spain from 1939 to 1975. How did this happen? Who was behind these movements? Where did their funding come from? Today we see the rise of Fascism in the two largest formerly Communist countries, Russia and China. What is happening? What is our risk? Presenter: Dennis Hafemann, PhD 3 Tue, Nov 16-Dec 7, 2:15-3:30pm No class 11/23 Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:155

The Poetry of Our People

Short Courses

Everyday Ethics

Concubine Who Launched Modern China

“Poetry is the clear expression of mixed feelings,” according to poet W.H. Auden. Muddled feelings can emanate from our attempt to define who we are as a nation, a people, a mosaic of cultures and experiences. Examine and discuss poetry that embraces our varied stories, beliefs, challenges, sufferings, and joys to celebrate the richness of this lovely, diverse country we call ours. Presenters: Shirley Minga & Paula Friedman 2 Wed, Dec 1-8, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:156

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TALKS Talks are single-session programs that offer insights on a diverse array of topics in the arts, humanities, sciences and current issues. Presenter biographies are located online at uwm.edu/sce/osher

Impact of Full Inclusion of Minorities This eye-opening discussion explores the significant and measurable economic impact and other benefits of full participation of all people in the American economy. This is in contrast to the economic and other costs of the current exclusion of many minorities, especially African Americans. The presentation will demonstrate that it is in the economic selfinterest of everyone to support the goal of full inclusion. Presenter: John Haydon Wed, Sept 8, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:300

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Black Students Practice Code-Switching

World of Ninja Shadow Warrior

Black college students are struggling to learn, navigate and perform code-switching at predominately white institutions (PWIs). In his book, George Paasewe reveals the three secrets of how Black college students and practically anyone can learn, perform and master the tool of codeswitching. Presenter: George Paasewe Thu, Sept 9, 4-5:15pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:304

Known for their stealth and fighting, Ninja originated in Japan eight centuries ago and worked as professional spies and assassins. Used in the Sengoku period (1467-1568) during an era of Japanese civil war, they served the feudal leaders that hired them. Ninja played a role in helping the Tokugawa family win control of Japan from 1600-1868. Myth and exaggeration surround the history of ninja. They are gone now, but the ninja legend continues. Presenter: Diana Ahmad, PhD Thu, Sept 16, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:310

Building, Rebuilding Notre Dame Cathedral

Why Debunk Conspiracy Theories

The tragic fire sparked renewed interest in Notre Dame’s history and a debate concerning the restoration, its ambitious pace, and how to reconcile the cathedral’s 800-year history with its modern standing as a global icon. There is an astonishingly accurate digital record of the interior dimensions captured with laser scans prior to the fire. Should such data be employed to rebuild with traditional methods, or should architects use materials to reflect a more modern France? Presenters: Richard Leson & Lawrence Kuiper Thu, Sept 9, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:302

Conspiracy theories are as old as mankind and can be quite damaging. This talks focuses on two of the most significant historical conspiracy theories: the idea that a massive conspiracy within the United States government engineered the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the notion that the Catholic church has conspired to keep secret the marriage of Jesus to Mary Magdalene. We also examine the recent conspiracy theories championed by the QAnon movement. Presenter: Patrick Jung, PhD Tue, Sept 14, 4-5:15pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:308

Insights Into MKE County Government Milwaukee’s newly elected County Executive David Crowley joins us to share his experiences and accomplishments since taking office.

Presenter: David Crowley Fri, Sept 17, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: UWM SCE & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:312

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


Ozaukee Building Blocks: Cream-City Brick

Monitoring Sea, Lake Surface Temperature

The Nazi Holocaust that resulted in the murder of six million European Jews is a well-known event. Fewer people know that Nazi Germany also killed 25 million Soviet citizens during the course of World War II, including 3.3 million Soviet prisoners of war through starvation. This talk examines why so many Soviet citizens died at the hands of the Nazis. Presenter: Patrick Jung, PhD Tue, Sept 21, 4-5:15pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:314

An architectural look at the methods and materials that helped build the early European American structures of Ozaukee County. Learn about the history of Cream City brick, stone and lime that were primary building materials utilized in many historic buildings still in existence throughout Ozaukee County. Presenter: Vincent Micha Thu, Sept 30, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:320

Oceanic heat waves are causing severe coral bleaching at reefs across the globe. Join a team of OSHA satellite data explorers to analyze sea and lake surface temperatures to answer the questions: What are the consequences of rising sea/ lake surface temperatures on coral reefs and other organisms, and why should you care? Presenter: Caroline Joyce Thu, Oct 7, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:326

Milwaukee Street Names

European Symbolism

This talk provides an overview of Milwaukee street naming from 1835 to the present, including the haphazard way which streets were named by developers and the problems that they caused in travel around the city, the massive changes that were required to develop a uniform streetnaming program nearly a century later and how that effort has been undermined today. Presenter: Carl Baehr Thu, Sept 30, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:322

A late 19th century link between Romanticiam and Surrealism, Symbolism turned from realism and rationalism to inner concerns with a spiritual, mystical focus on memory, dreams, the unconscious, imagination and death. We take a look at French and Belgian painters as well as the Norwegian Edvard Munch. Presenter: Priscilla Camilli Thu, Oct 7, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:328

Frank Lloyd Wright Designed Church Review the process utilized to design the addition to the Frank Lloyd Wright designed First Unitarian Society Meeting House located in Madison, WI. Get a glimpse at the challenges, failures and eventual consensus for a design that addressed how to design an addition without subtracting from this historically significant church that FLW was a member of. Presenter: Vincent Micha Thu, Sept 23, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:316

Cajun Song Traditions Cajun music ranks among North America’s most misunderstood music traditions. With roots dating back as far as the 12th century, it has survived multiple transatlantic displacements, a 19th century cultural metamorphosis, anti-francophone legislation and continues to live and evolve today. Explore Cajun music’s origins and its continued evolution in the 20th and 21st centuries. Presenter: Nancy Carey, PhD Thu, Sept 23, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:318

The First Step Act The First Step Act was signed into law by President Trump in 2018 with strong bipartisan support. Explore the sentencing and prison reform provisions of the Act – both aimed at making the federal justice system more fair and focused on rehabilitation and public safety. Study detailed examples of excessive and unfair federal prison sentences that let to the enactment of the Act. Finally, Discuss why sentencing and prison reform and are necessary to enhance public safety. Presenter: Larry Thompson Wed, Oct 6, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:324

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

Talks

Hitler’s Forgotten Holocaust

Henry Aaron’s Summer Up North As a shy 18-year-old from the Deep South, Henry Aaron was far out of his comfort zone in 1952 when he arrived in Eau Claire, Wisconsin to begin his minor league baseball career. Integrating with whites for the first time on and off the field, how would he respond? Based on the book “A Summer Up North,” learn how the experience helped propel him to a record-setting, Hall of Fame career. Presenter: Jerome Poling Thu, Oct 7, 4-5:15pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:330

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Gender Bias and De Beers Advertising

MKE’s United Nations Chapter Association

The New Age of Disruption

An exploration of De Beers diamond advertising throughout the 20th century, with a focus on the ways that notions of gender, sexuality, and hetero-coupling have changed in that time, and how those changes are reflected in the advertisements. Presenter: Eric Lohman Fri, Oct 8, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:332

Learn about the most active local world affairs group you’ve never heard of. Frank Zeidler and friends formed what became the Milwaukee UNA chapter to educate and agitate at the grass roots for the UN and its goals. The UNA has the best continuing monthly forum series in town about global issues with speakers including John Nichols, Sheldon Lubar and Reggie Jackson. Members work on peace, women’s rights and education about the UN within MPS. Presenter: Steve Watrous Wed, Oct 13, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:338

As we adjust to a post-COVID world, take a look at what we have learned and what has changed with our economy, our culture and racial relations. How has our social contract changed, and what does our future look like? Presenter: Julia Taylor Mon, Oct 18, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: UWM SCE & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:342

German Immigration to Wisconsin This class looks at people’s experiences of migration from Germany to Wisconsin in the 19th century. It examines the reasons they migrated, their experiences en route, and their work and leisure activities in the new state. The course draws on letters from immigrants held by the Wisconsin Historical Society and on their collection of historical photographs. Presenter: Merry Wiesner-Hanks, PhD Mon, Oct 11, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:334

WI Elk Management Update What is the history of elk in Wisconsin? What are the current reintroduction efforts for this magnificent mammal? What are the planned management activities for elk in our state? Get these questions answered and more, directly from a Wisconsin wildlife biologist from the state DNR. Presenter: Scott Roepke Tue, Oct 12, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:336

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Japan: What Tourists Rarely Notice Japan is a nation with a long and captivating history. Tourists visit the Imperial Palace, samurai castles and the Shinto shrines. Many travelers miss the small things, the hidden treasures of Japan, like mailboxes, karate schools, sake parlors, and even bathrooms and sewer covers. Although that sounds mundane, those items and more provide a look into Japan’s culture seldom noticed by tourists but are delightful and enjoyable to discover. Presenter: Diana Ahmad, PhD Thu, Oct 14, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:340

Gems of National Parks Part 2 We explore more of our national park system’s stunning hidden gems, places largely unfamiliar to the public and all but serious park enthusiasts and rangers. We cover sites from across the continent and into the Pacific and Caribbean, exploring lesser known but spectacular natural and historical parks that remain some of our National Park Service’s best kept secrets. Presenter: David Kroese Tue, Oct 19, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:344

Women Winning Suffrage in Wisconsin In the home of Progressivism, as described by a suffragist after defeat as late as 1912, “the last thing a man becomes progressive about is the activities of his wife.” From statehood to the state’s ratification of the 19th Amendment, nowhere was “the struggle” fought for so long. While women elsewhere sang suffrage hymns, women in the Badger State marched to a “fight song” with a familiar tune but in their own words–lyrics too long forgotten until now. Presenter: Genevieve McBride Tue, Oct 19, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:346

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


Progress Toward African-American Reparations Examine what reparations have meant historically and what it could mean now. Discuss the concepts embedded in the public discussion of racial inequality and the relation of reparations to changing radicalized inequality. Finally, consider the kind of public dialogue African-Americans can have today in the post-Trump era. Presenter: Amber Hendley Mon, Oct 25, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:348

Civil War in Our Parks

Yiddish’s Influence on American Comedy Many of the best of American comedians, comedy television series, comedy movies, stage musicals, plays, books, etc. have been influence by, or utilize, the humorous traits found in Yiddish. If you laughed at “MASH,” chuckled at “The Odd Couple,” or never missed a “Seinfeld” episode, you were enjoying a Yiddish presence. Have fun learning the background and history of this major contributor to our cultural humor. Presenter: Nancy Weiss McQuide Wed, Oct 27, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:352

Protecting Rights, Promoting Equity in MKE

Until the Ford Model T, there were more electric cars than gasoline cars on the road. The catastrophe of Global Heating is partly due to fuel-burning cars, which waste 85% of the energy in their fuel. New technologies will permit the replacement of the fuelburning fleet with zero emission vehicles. Presenter: Dennis Hafemann, PhD Thu, Oct 28, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:353

In the 1940s, Milwaukee’s Black population grew rapidly as a result of jobs being created for the war industry and labor shortage. As the Black community expanded, conflicts with the white community followed, and then-Mayor John Bohn realized the city’s struggles and formed the Mayor’s Committee on Inter-Racial Relations, which evolved into the Equal Rights Commission (ERC). Today, the city faces challenges, and the ERC chair shares the commission’s commitment to combat discrimination and make Milwaukee a more inclusive city. Presenter: Tony Snell Mon, Nov 1, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:356

Haunted National Parks and Battlefields Dan Heibler is back with “Tales of Ghoulies and Ghosties and Long-Legged Beasties” – this time in national parks and battlefields of the United States. If you behave, a few other places right here in Milwaukee! Did you know that the ghost of Abe Lincoln appeared to Churchill in the White House or that Gettysburg is our most haunted battlefield? Miller Brewery has ghostly lovers and Captain Pabst can sometimes be seen at his mansion. Presenter: Dan Heibler Mon, Nov 1, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:354

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

Talks

More than 90 of our 423 National Park Service sites have a direct connection to the Civil War. Such is the impact the Civil War had on American history and the country we live in today. Explore these sites and some of their fascinating aspects, revisiting their profound stories and the heroism and tragedy in events that changed the course of our nation. Presenter: David Kroese Tue, Oct 26, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:350

Electric Vehicles: Past, Present, Future

Biden’s First Year This presentation summarizes the major accomplishments and policy challenges which have confronted President Biden during his first year in office. Discuss the COVID-19 crisis, the economy, the racial and political divide and more. Attention is given to areas that have been implemented and targeted to reach diverse populations which have been affected negatively. For example, was the $1.9 billion stimulus package a success or a failure and did it reach those most in need? Presenter: Anne Gurnack Tue, Nov 2, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:358 15


The Empathy Experiment

Building Common Ground in MKE

Beer Barons of Lake Geneva

Common Ground is an alliance of congregations, schools, non-profits, small businesses and neighborhood groups whose mission is to build non-partisan, political power to strengthen the common good in greater Milwaukee. We lay out the success Common Ground has had over the last 12 year challenging the balance of power in Milwaukee and creating real change for real people. Presenter: Bob Connolly Wed, Nov 3, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:360

Introduce yourself to the Chicago Beer Baron who built a summer estate on Geneva Lake in 1888. (The 8,000 square foot Queen Anne Victorian cottage stayed in the family for four generations, before being gifted to the state of Wisconsin.) Learn about six other beer brewers who owned estates on the lake, their lifestyles ... and compare with Milwaukee’s “big four” brewers. We’ll learn a little about beer history, styles and explore craft brewing, too! Presenter: Michael Rehberg Thu, Nov 4, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:364

Get Ready, Set, Laugh! Life gives us many humorous moments that add joy and meaning to our everyday experiences. We all need a good laugh, so join us for an entertaining afternoon of good and comical storytelling. We invite fellow Osher members share their personal experiences about first-time events, relationships, children, embarrassing moments, vacations, animals, secrets and more! Whether you are a good storyteller or a great listener, we have something to make you laugh. Presenters: Cheryl Randall & Beth Waschow Wed, Nov 3, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:362

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George Floyd: Canadian Judge’s Perspective

Larry Spears wrote that one key principle of servant leadership is empathy; servant leaders strive to understand and empathize with others. People need to be accepted for their special and unique spirits. To understand “other,” one must be able to see beyond themselves, a task that is difficult in a narcissistic culture. Nishida Kitaro advocated for pure experience, a Buddhistic metaphysic that enables the individual to move beyond his/her subjectivity, creating a recipe for empathy. Presenter: David Howell Mon, Nov 8, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:368

The MKE River Greenway Join us for an illustrated guide to the Milwaukee River Greenway. Did you know that the Greenway, Milwaukee’s system of connected parks along the river, is larger than New York’s Central Park? Unlike the world-famous urban park, it is not well known. Photographer Eddee Daniel, who has been serving as Artist in Residence for the River Revitalization Foundation, tells how the Greenway came to be protected. His stunning photographs demonstrate just what a treasure we have. Presenter: Eddee Daniel Wed, Nov 10, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:370

It is an easy day’s drive from Winnipeg, Manitoba to the murder trial courtroom where a Minneapolis police officer stands accused of the George Floyd homicide. The Canadian legal community there is fascinated by the proceedings against Derek Chauvin in Judge Peter Cahill’s courtroom. Get in on the Winnipeg courthouse corridor chatter about the case and discover some surprising contrasts about what would have happened had this case been tried across the border. Presenter: Rocky Pollack Thu, Nov 4, 7-8:30pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:366

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


French Roots of WI and MKE Was Wisconsin once French territory? Is the UWM campus built on a farm site that once belonged to a lawyer whose ancestors left France in 1765? Does the Wisconsin River have its source at a lake with a French name? Is Racine French for root? Mais oui! Drop that brat and grab a baguette as Monsieur Brian Fette tells the story of how, from Prairie du Chien to Hartford Avenue, it was once all La Nouvelle France. Presenter: Brian Fette Wed, Nov 10, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:372

In 1845, journalist John L. O’Sullivan coined the term “Manifest Destiny,” the belief that the United States was destined by God to spread its empire across North America. Manifest Destiny served as justification for 19th-century expansion to California and Oregon, and later to the southern and western Pacific Ocean. The significance of Manifest Destiny lies in its belief of American self-confidence and sense of superiority. Learn what Manifest Destiny means and its impact on the United States. Presenter: Diana Ahmad, PhD Thu, Nov 11, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:374

Groundwater Resources of Southeastern WI Most Wisconsinites get their water supply from groundwater. Yet that supply is outof-sight/out-of-mind and inconsistently managed. The presentation introduces the basics of groundwater and focuses on the supply, use and quality of our local resource. Cases of groundwater management and mismanagement from Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties are presented, as well as the future viability of this water supply

Our Mission: Dignity Empowered More than 100,000 adults in Wisconsin are blind and visually impaired and are a vibrant part of most Wisconsin communities. This session describes the meaning of blindness and vision impairment, addresses myths and barriers associated with vision loss, and offers tips for comfortable interactions. If you or someone you know has vision loss, recognize resources and professional service providers who can guide you in the process of adaptation and adjustment. Bring your questions. Presenter: Jean Kalscheur Tue, Nov 16, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:378

Future of Liberal Arts Colleges There are three fundamental challenges facing the U.S. college and university system. The first challenge can be traced back to the growth of colleges and universities following World War II. The second was the increasing levels of administration and support staff that have been rising since the early 1970s, and the third is collateral damage from the Great Recession of 2008. The COVID-19 Pandemic of 2020 and 2021 has exacerbated all three. Presenter: Paul Martino Tue, Nov 16, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:380

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

From Diplomacy to Development It has been Daniel Speckhard’s goal to work for a better world. After a twodecade career in public service that took him to global hotspots like Iraq, Belarus and Greece, seeing up-close the successes and failures of U.S. policy, he took a decidedly different turn. In 2014, he took over leadership of a faith-based humanitarian organization, Lutheran World Relief. He has worked to find ways to improve lives, more profoundly and more sustainably. Presenter: Daniel Speckhard Thu, Nov 18, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:382

Inciting Violence vs. Free Speech

Talks

Manifest Destiny: Fact or Fiction

in response to growing population, climate change and other stresses. Presenter: Douglas Cherkauer Mon, Nov 15, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:376

The violent actions that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021 raise many important questions about our American constitutional system. When does free speech and advocacy transform into unacceptable “incitement?” Can and should those involved in escalating political tensions be held criminally liable when their speech causes injury? Come join in the discussion about the delicate balance between protecting free speech and preventing harm. Presenter: Paul Nolette Fri, Nov 19, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:384

China and the USA China is probably the USA’s most important foreign policy challenge. Examine the history of areas of tension and also areas where the two countries will likely cooperate. Our goal is to provide a balanced understanding of what some observers refer to as the Special Relationship. Presenter: Rick Rocamora Mon, Nov 29, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:386

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Hiking the Camino Trail: Part 2 If you enjoyed Jane Stoltz’s 2020 Osher presentation, A Tale of Two Spains, don’t miss this continuation of her adventurous 2018 journey. Jane and, this time, her husband John (Idzikowski) hiked an additional 160 miles of Spain’s Camino Francas starting in St. Jean Pied de Port in southwestern France. One of many highlights was day one’s strenuous hike through the picturesque Pyrenees mountain range. Finishing off this remarkable trip was a visit to picturesque Porto, and historic Lisbon, Portugal. Presenter: Jane Stoltz Wed, Dec 1, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:388

Words Choose You: Poetry Demystified You don’t have to be a poet to write poetry. Milwaukee-area poet and essayist, Richard Hedderman, demystifies poetry, opens the imagination, and brings the writer’s tools of intuition, language and poetic structure into practice. Learn to troll for vocabulary and vanquish fear of the blank page. Explore the poetic process through a structured writing exercise. Participants share works-in-progress, and conclude with a reading from Richard’s latest collection of poetry, “Choosing A Stone” (Finishing Line Press, 2020). Presenter: Richard Hedderman Wed, Dec 1, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:390

Polar Transit of USS Nautilus The Nautilus was a record-breaking vessel. She was powered by a new energy source (nuclear) which made her the first true submersible. Her operations obviated existing anti-submarine warfare techniques. However, the Pacific-Atlantic transit across the top of the world via 18

the North Pole exploring the uncharted Artic Ocean under the ice was hailed as a superb technological victory which boosted American Cold War spirits. The transit is an amazing story of engineering excellence and courage. Presenter: John Lindstedt Mon, Dec 6, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:392

Create a Digital Photo Album Do you have old disorganized snapshots or scrapbooks that none of your kids want? Are you downsizing or decluttering but can’t part with the memories? Want to make it possible for all your kids and grandkids to have access to the antique photos? What about home movies? Or do you need a modern way to save your new digital pictures? Let me show you how easy it is to make a free Digital Photo Album! Presenter: Kim Gloede Tue, Dec 7, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:394

An Opthalmologist Views Art This talk concerns the relationship between works of art (mostly paintings) and vision. The first part of the talk provides basic information on the visual system and then continues with a discussion of the neurophysiology of vision as it relates to art, for example the influence of color and perspective. The second part of the talk covers eye diseases of several famous artists and speculates on how that disease may have affected the artist’s work. Presenter: Mark Ruttum Thu, Dec 9, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:396

Judaism Through the Senses Come and learn from Eva Eiseman, who grew up in a family of Deaf parents. Archaic Biblical laws provided protection to the disabled, but not an understanding of Judaism. Lack of communication Eva’s grandparents made this more challenging. However, Eva’s mother was able to provide cultural Judaism to the family through the senses of taste and smell. Presenter: Eva Eiseman Thu, Dec 9, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:398

Being Bicultural in America There are so many unique and intriguing stories that immigrants encounter as they migrate to the U.S. Along with the fun memories of exploring a new culture, there are countless challenges and setbacks. This is a story of a person that came to the U.S. as a college student and his life now, after 40 years. The speaker also looks back at his own journey and shares unique experiences and insights. Presenter: Mohammad Dakwar Fri, Dec 10, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:400

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


Nonfiction Book Group SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS Join socially stimulating, peer-led study groups that meet on a regular basis. Presenter biographies are located online at uwm.edu/sce/osher

History

Making of a Family Historian

The goal is for participants to speak Spanish fluently and correctly with the focus on conversation; participants must have a reasonable level of fluency. This course utilizes Spanish readings of all sorts and of interest to the participants as well as books to help with discussions and to improve vocabulary. Spanish speakers are periodically invited to visit, which exposes participants to different intonations, idiomatic expressions and cultural characteristics of the speaker’s native country. Meets weekly on Mon. Contact: Jose Sectzer, joenorth86@gmail.com. 15 Mon, Sept 13-Dec 20, 10-11:30am Meets weekly on Mon Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:508

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

Italian Language Introduction Cominciamo di leggere, scrivere e parlare la lingua italiana! We begin to read, write and speak the Italian language. The first portion of our session is learning the Italian alphabet, cordial greetings and phrases, numbers and the basic structure of Italian verbs. The latter portion features reading “Ad Alta Voce” for practice in reading Italian and getting its meaning. Our literature selection is “Read and Think Italian,” by McGrawHill. We use internet resources to assist and enhance our language experience. Contact: Gus Ricca, gusricca@yahoo.com 15 Tue, Sept 14-Dec 21, 10-11:30am Meets weekly on Tue Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:512

Special Interest Groups

The family history special interest group provides those who have participated in “The Making of a Family Historian” classes to continue the conversation by sharing successes and challenges, and networking with others on the family history journey. Contact: Mary Patricia Voell, legaciescommunity2019@gmail.com 4 Thu, Sept 9-Dec 9, 2:15-3:15pm Meets the 2nd Thu of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:504

Spanish Conversation

This group is composed of Osher members who have completed basic introductory classes in Italian and/or demonstrate equivalent proficiency. The group focuses on listening, speaking, reading and writing in Italian, with an emphasis on building vocabulary, strengthening grammatical constructions, improving conversational skills and reading Italian literature. We share a common love of all things Italian— culture, history, art and food. All members of the group take turns developing lessons, providing readings and listening comprehension exercises, including homework. The class facilitator/leader responsibility rotates on a weekly basis. Contact: Theresa Bellone, tjbellone@gmail.com. 15 Mon, Sept 13-Dec 20, 10-11:30am Meets weekly on Mon Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:510

Talks

Read and discuss books selected by participants, who also volunteer to lead a discussion in an informal manner. Qualifications: An interest in history and a willingness to lead and participate in discussion. This SIG has had a waiting list in the past, so if you register, regular attendance is expected. Contact: John Link, jmlink@milwpc.com 7 Wed, Sept 8-Dec 22, 10-11:30am Meets the 2nd & 4th Wed of the month No class 11/24 Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:502

Many interesting and important current non-fiction books have been published recently on social and cultural issues, on politics, on science—i.e., astronomy, the brain, community and relationships, the environment, and so on. Anyone interested in reading this type of literature and discussing it among friends is invited to our first gathering where we will select books to read/discuss for our first three months. Each member of the group will facilitate the discussion on a book he/she recommends. Meets once a month on the second Friday. Contact: Dale Olen, daleolen@me.com. 4 Fri, Sept 10-Dec 10, 10-11:30am Meets the 2nd Fri of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:506

Italian Reading and Conversation – Primary Level

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Book Group

Current Events in Sports

Current Issues Salon

This group provides a monthly forum for members who are interested in sports to discuss hot topics of the day such as: Should college athletes be paid? Should professional athletes compete in the Olympics? Contact: Dennis Funk, denfun04@gmail.com. 4 Tue, Sept 14-Dec 14, 10-11:30am Meets the 2nd Tue of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:514

The group discusses a current issue or an important topic each month. After an introduction of the subject, the large group will break out into smaller groups for lively discussion. Contact: Ted Tousman, or Marv Wiener, marvin.wiener@sbcglobal.net. 4 Wed, Sept 15-Dec 15, 10-11:30am Meets the 3rd Wed of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:520

Italian Intermediate Level

Spanish Language Book Club

This intermediate-level class in the Italian language meets once a week for 90 minutes and focuses on three areas: conversation practice on an announced topic with the introduction of new useful vocabulary; written and verbal exercises designed to review grammar concepts; and oral reading from modern Italian literature. Class discussions explore topics of Italian culture, art and cuisine. Contact: Ned Turner, nedmturner2@sbcglobal.net. 15 Tue, Sept 14-Dec 21, 12:30-2pm Meets weekly on Tue Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:516

German Conversation Members in this course speak in German with as little English or translation as possible. Contact: Valerie Brumder, viipiib@gmail.com. 8 Tue, Sept 14-Dec 21, 12:30-2pm Meets on the 2nd & 4th Tue of the month, except in Dec, meets the 1st and 3rd Tue of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:518 20

This group meets one time per month to discuss a novel, book of non-fiction or short stories written in an author’s native language. The ability to read and speak in Spanish is the only requirement. Fluency is not a prerequisite. The goals of this experience are to enrich appreciation of Spanish literature and to further the participant’s ability and confidence in reading and conversing in Spanish. Books will be chosen by group members. Contact: Joelyn Olen, joelynolen@gmail.com. 4 Thu, Sept 16-Dec 16, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:522

Theatre Writing Explore the craft of playwriting, share your writing with others, receive feedback and give encouragement. Contact: Reed Groethe, reed.groethe@gmail.com. 7 Thu, Sept 16-Dec 16, 2:15-3:45pm Meets the 1st & 3rd Thu of the month Delivery Type: In-person Location: UWM SCE $15, Program No. FALL:524

Discuss selected books of fiction and nonfiction. Books are chosen each June for the following year. Our September book is “The Testaments” by Margaret Atwood. Members volunteer to lead discussions in an informal manner. Qualifications: a love of reading and a desire to share knowledge of good books. Contact John Jacobs, jjacobs9073@gmail.com. 3 Fri, Sept 17-Nov 19, 10-11:30am Meets the 3rd Fri of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:526

Climate Crisis If you are concerned about the climate crisis, join our small group of interested members to study and discuss the many facets of the threats and opportunities of this wounded planet. As a group we identify articles, reports and books to read on a specific aspect of the climate crisis and come to the meeting ready to share and learn. Together we clarify the problems and hopefully find some solutions. Contact: Dale Olen, daleolen@me.com 4 Fri, Sept 17-Dec 17, 10-11:30am Meets the 3rd Fri of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:528

Writing Share your writing with others, receive and give feedback along with encouragement. Ideas and information on writing are also discussed. All levels of writing and genres are welcome. The only qualification is a desire to write. Contact: Nancy Martin, nancymartin2006@yahoo.com 7 Tue, Sept 21-Dec 21, 2:15-3:45pm Meets the 1st & 3rd Tue of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:530

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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM | Catalog | Fall 2021  

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership organization for adults age 50+ who understand that quality of life is enhanced through le...

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM | Catalog | Fall 2021  

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is a membership organization for adults age 50+ who understand that quality of life is enhanced through le...

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