Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM | Catalog | Fall 2022

Page 1

Dave and Jeanne Miller Osher Members

FALL 2022

Short Courses Talks Special Interest Groups

Registration for courses opens Aug 16 uwm.edu/sce/osher


OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN–MILWAUKEE

Your Osher Connections

Osher Core Programming Committee Members Special thanks to the committee members who put together our course offerings:

SARAH GRAMMER Director grammer@uwm.edu 414-251-5799

Eva Eisman.............................................. saftaeve@gmail.com Dennis Funk........................................... denfun04@gmail.com Mary Ann Horky.............................. horkym2002@yahoo.com Greg Jenks................................ gregjenksretired@gmail.com Pat Katisch............................................... patkatisch@aol.com Gretchen Lindstrom ................................ grlindstrom@att.net Dale Olen......................................................daleolen@me.com Cheryl Randall.....................................cherylrndll@gmail.com

NICOLE HAIGHT Program Coordinator ndhaight@uwm.edu 414-227-3186

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

Brenda Thompson.......................bthompson004@gmail.com Ted Tousman.......................................... ttousman@gmail.com Linda Vieth............................................... lsv54@sbcglobal.net Beth Waschow .................................. bwaschow@gmail.com Barbara Weber..................................... bweber37@gmail.com

Table of Contents Member Information................................................................. 3 Important Policies...................................................................... 4

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.

Fall Registration Update........................................................... 5 Short Courses........................................................................6-10 Osher Talks...........................................................................11-17 Special Interest Groups.....................................................18-19

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.

2

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


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 2022 programs, you will need to have an active membership for the 22/23 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 2022-2023 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 16

218300-C3

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

3


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 ` 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

4

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.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


FALL REGISTRATION UPDATE

We’re back and better than ever! The Fall 22 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 2022” 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.

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

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.

5


Guided Autobiography: Write Your Life

Intermediate Spanish Short Stories and More

SHORT COURSES 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

Luminous and Magnetic Innovations in Fiction How remarkable that almost 100 years after the publication of Virginia Woolf’s novel “To the Lighthouse,” she continues to “make it new” for her 21st Century readers with innovations in form (shifting narratives, stream of consciousness, even radical punctuation) and content (perspectives on WWI, questions about gender roles, and the complexity of the human mind). We will explore the book’s staying power and end with Grace Paley’s funny and pithy “Conversation with My Father.” Presenter: Paula Friedman 4 Thu, Sept 8-29, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $25, Program No. FALL:100

6

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: Approval of Instructor Call Esteban Bell 414-350-5842. Presenter: Esteban Bell 14 Thu, Sept 8-Dec 15, 10:30am-Noon No class Nov 24 Delivery Type: In-person Location: UWM SCE $75, Program No. FALL:102

Movie Sampler: Jimmy Stewart The Movie Sampler class for Fall 2022 will feature five films in which actor James Stewart plays a major role. This sampling will attempt to feature Mr. Stewart’s range of talents in both comedic and romantic roles from the large number of films in which he appeared for a long career in the movie industry. The specific films offered will be announced in the Osher newsletter prior to registration and emailed to registered members. Presenter: Roy Krueger 5 Fri, Sept 9-Oct 7, 12:30-3pm Delivery Type: In-person Location: Hefter $30, Program No. FALL:104

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 12-Nov 21, 9-11am No class Sept 26 Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $55, Program No. FALL:106

Fall Potpourri I

2 Mon, Sept 12-19, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:108

September 12 – America’s Dairyland at the Crossroads – Journalists from Milwaukee PBS and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel will discuss their documentary on Wisconsin’s dairy industry, “America’s Dairyland at the Crossroads.” They will explain how this documentary came about, what it takes to produce an hour long documentary, the challenges faced during a pandemic and how a film like this gets from field to broadcast. September 19 – History of the Hefter Center – Beginning in 1911 as a grand mansion housing the Schlesinger family on Milwaukee’s Lake Drive, change has been part of this building’s life. From those days as a residence, to time as a UWM women’s dormitory and then as a conference center, it has changed with the times while maintaining its architectural grace and style. The class will examine the creation of this building, its place among the grand houses of Lake Drive and how its use has changed over time.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


The British Invasion: 1964-1966

Mindfulness as a Daily Practice This session is an overview of mindfulness as a tool for daily life. Learn to practice breath awareness and body awareness, as well as mindfulness of daily activities. You’ll also learn about the mechanisms of these methods and how they help us. These simple methods, that have been used for millennia, are tried-andtrue ways to heal, nurture and grow. Presenter: Dr.Paul Norton 4 Wed, Sept 21-Oct 19, 2:15-3:30pm No class 10/5 Delivery Type: In-person Location: Hefter $25, Program No. FALL:112

Fall Potpourri II

3 Mon, Oct 3-17, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:114

October 10 – Beijing 2022 – The challenges of covering the Beijing Winter Olympics were great and relentless: the pandemic and the communist party’s strict regulations; the travel to the other side of the world; and covering sports in -13 degree temperatures in the mountain venues. October 17 – Wisconsin’s Great Lakes Shipwrecks – Dive into Wisconsin’s rich maritime past through the lens of the well-preserved shipwrecks on the bottom of the Great Lakes. Explore the stories, discoveries, and mysteries that wind above and below the waves through underwater archaeology, historic research, and the collections at the Wisconsin Maritime Museum.

Churchill: Reviewing an Important Life One cannot do justice to the importance of Winston Churchill in a few short lectures. However, we will touch on Churchill’s successes and failures in two lectures. The first session will begin at birth and go to World War I. The second class will address World War II until Churchill’s death. Presenter: Martin Strouse 2 Tue, Oct 4-11, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:118

Short Courses

The Beatles’ appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964 forever altered the trajectory of popular music and opened the door for a battalion of musicians from across the Atlantic who quickly conquered the Billboard charts. This course will review the music history of the US and the UK before, and after, the Fab Four’s arrival while also playing the songs and discussing the artists that filled the airwaves in the first two years of this musical incursion. Presenter: Greg Jenks 2 Wed, Sept 21-28, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:110

the city of Geneva from his visit to the International Red Cross headquarters. Worden will also share the beauty of the iconic cities of Budapest, Vienna and Prague. Much of his travel is via bicycles, boats and on foot!

Wisdom Quest A thoughtful exploration of such important life issues as: What is wisdom? Where can it be found? In what ways can it make our lives better? Material from a wide variety of spiritual and philosophical traditions will provide material for reflection and discussion. The course can be taken multiple times as the content will be ever changing. Presenter: Carolyn Sweers 3 Mon, Oct 3-17, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person Location: Hefter $20, Program No. FALL:116 3 Thu, Oct 27-Nov 10, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person Location: Hefter $20, Program No. FALL:142

October 3 – France and Bohemia on a Budget – This class highlights the sights and scenery this presenter encountered on a recent trip to Europe. Worden also shares hints about how to experience much, control your own agenda and do it economically. He visits Toulouse, France where his daughter lives and includes a side-trip to in Annecy, known as the Venice of the Alps. He also includes images of

Florentine Opera: Romeo and Juliet This talk will discuss the ins and outs of the production and creative process. This will give audience members the inside scoop on the production before seeing the rehearsal and the show. October 6 – Florentine Opera: Romeo and Juliet, Hefter October 10 – Rehearsal, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N Water St October 16 – Matinee, Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, 929 N Water St Oct 6, 12:30-1:45pm Oct 10, 6:45-8:45pm Oct 16, 2:30-4:30pm Delivery Type: In-person $30, Program No. FALL:120

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

7


Armchair Adventures for Lifelong Learners

Reflecting on Current Events

Exploring Works of Unfamiliar Great Composers This four-week course will introduce little-known great classical composers. Two sessions will introduce contemporary classical music of Australia. Composers have found their voice through music representing the Australian landscape and indigenous peoples. The third session will examine the personal histories of women composers from the 12th to mid-20th centuries. Women often faced personal and societal pressures to stay out of a domain defined by men. The final session will introduce the multifaceted career of contemporary American and Russian composer Lera Auerbach and curate examples of her talent in music, poetry, and art. Presenter: Michael Barndt, Ph.D. 4 Fri, Oct 7-28, 10-11:30am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $25, Program No. FALL:122

8

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 7-Nov 11, 1-2:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: UWM SCE & Zoom $35, Program No. FALL:124

Did you know you have a “virtual escape room” in your home where you can depart for virtual museum and art galley tours, picturesque travel destinations, cooking and art classes, multicultural events, gatherings with people who share your interests, and online educational classes on almost every subject imaginable? All you need is a computer or digital device to experience virtual learning adventures from the comfort of your favorite armchair! Join two “virtual armchair adventurers” who will introduce you to the infinite world of virtual travel, touring and lifelong learning opportunities discovered during the confining days of the pandemic. They will share tips, options and samples of some actual virtual tours. No need to bring luggage – just your curiosity and love of learning! Presenters: Pat Katisch & Linda Vieth 2 Tue, Oct 11-25, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:126

Making of a Family Historian Part 4 – Production The Making of a Family Historian Production classes discuss the dozens of book production decisions involved in family history work. For ‘do-it-yourselfers’ learning about front matter and backmatter, covers, photos, fonts, binding and printing to name a few, can move you from the organization, research and writing stages to putting the final touches on your family keepsake. Join Mary Patricia Voell to take your family history project from inspiration to celebration. Presenter: Mary Patricia Voell 4 Wed, Oct 12-Nov 2, 9-11am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $25, Program No. FALL:128

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


Introduction to Genealogy

Beginning with John Steinbeck’s A Primer on the 30s and continuing on through reportage, short fiction, poetry, and theater, this course will offer an opportunity to visit ( or revisit ) the works of a generation of great American authors. Some were connected to the Federal Writing Project, others were not, but all had something to say about the challenges and aspirations of working and poor people during the Great Depression years. Presenter: Eva Hagenhofer 6 Tue, Oct 18-Nov 22, 12:30-2pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $35, Program No. FALL:130

In this introduction to genealogy, we will study family history and the challenges of tracing previous generations, covering terminology and standards, ways to search records, top websites to use and topics to organize and validate your search records. Presenter: James Young 5 Wed, Oct 19-Nov 16, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $30, Program No. FALL:132

Iriquois Influence on American Democracy Did you know that the democratic principles of the Iroquois Confederation inspired many of the concepts that were included in the U.S. Constitution? Find out about the important role of the Iroquois in the formation of our government, a role that was acknowledged in a U.S. Senate Joint Resolution passed in 1987. Presenter Richard Gonzalez is an educator/ Native American scholar and a member of the Iroquois Confederation, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin. He will share the story of his own Iroquois 10th grandfather, whose close and valued friendship with George Washington is depicted in a commemorative statue in Washington, D.C. Learn how the Iroquois’ democratic attitudes about governance, voting and women in government influenced the development of our own U.S. government. Presenter: Richard Gonzalez 2 Mon, Oct 24-31, 12:30-2pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:134

Flannery O’Connor: Her Last Stories As we have done with Flannery O’Connor sessions since Pandemic, we will benefit through Zoom from the experience and insight of seasoned “O’Connor Guest Scholars” to guide our discussion and share their depth of insight on these four stories, all written near the end of her For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

life, from lupus at age 39—Greenleaf, The Comforts of Home; Parker’s Back, and Revelation. This series will complete our journey through her fiction writing, and also look at the foundations of those stories—in Greek tragedy, comedy, and philosophy. We invite newcomers to join, and welcome back our regular O’Connor fans. Presenters: Craig Martell with several O’Connor Guest Scholars. Presenter: Craig Martell 5 Mon, Oct 24 - Nov 28 2:15 - 3:30pm No Class Nov 21 Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $35, Program No. FALL:136

Women’s Voices Through the Centuries

Short Courses

Hard Times: Literature of the 1930s

Living in a white, male-dominated world, women in different times, places, and cultures have struggled to be heard and respected as equals. Numerous determined women carved out paths that encouraged others to confront the difficult roads they faced. So many possibilities . . . but these women are sure to make the cut: Margery Kempe, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, Harriet Jacobs, Angelina Grimké, Te Ata Fisher, and Nellie Bly. Presenter: Leslie Babcox 4 Thu, Oct 27-Nov 17, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $25, Program No. FALL:140

Rand, Strangelove & Saving the World What do DOD “think tanks” (like RAND) do? Why do they exist? How do they work? Are they helping? Based on his experience as a “think tanker” at RAND and other, similar places, Dr. Hanks will offer some stories, experiences, and “official facts” that will shed some light on those questions – and perhaps other questions participants may have. You don’t need to have seen Mr. Kubrick’s film to participate – but it wouldn’t hurt. Presenter: Cristopher Hanks 3 Fri, Oct 28-Nov 11, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:144 9


Fall Potpourri III

3 Mon, Nov 7-21, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:146

November 7 – Milwaukee Art Museum: Quadracci Pavillion Anniversary – Join Amy Kirschke, the Milwaukee Art Museum’s director of adult, docent, and school programs, as she presents the history of the Santiago Calatrava-designed Quadracci Pavilion on the occasion of its 20th anniversary. Both cutting-edge technology and old-world craftsmanship went into creating this sculptural addition, which has become an icon, not only for the Art Museum, but also for the city of Milwaukee. November 14 – Road Salt in Natural Waters – This research will address the problem of groundwater that is contaminated with road salt. Chloride is the predominant dissolved-phase constituent of road salt and is highly mobile in runoff water, surface water, and groundwater. The concentrations of chloride in surface waters of Southeastern Wisconsin have been measured in exceedance of both chronic (395 mg/L) and acute (757 mg/L) toxicity levels for several decades during periods of road salt application and precipitation/snowmeltdriven runoff. Interestingly, higher chloride levels have also been observed during summer months along sections of the Root River when road salt applications are negligible and precipitation/snowmeltdriven runoff is relatively low. It has been hypothesized that the mass discharge of residual chloride via groundwater flow (baseflow) to the Root River can explain the high levels of chloride during summer, but this hypothesis has yet to be tested. The goal of this research is to quantify the residual groundwater component of the mass discharge of chloride to the Root River before, during, and after the summer months.

Prehistoric & Mesopotamian Art & Architecture For this class, we will look at the earliest known beginnings of the creation of art; From cave paintings to monumental structures like Stonehenge. We will then see the birth of Western civilization in the Tigris and Euphrates valley of presentday Iraq, by examining temples, palaces, sculptures and finely crafted decorative arts. Presenter: Priscilla Camilli 2 Thu, Nov 10-17, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:148

Seeing Living Things Anew Do apes have ethics? Do trees communicate? Are wolves our friends or foes? Is an elephant a person? This course is the follow-up to a Spring 2022 Osher course in which we explored what science is learning about what animals, plants and fungi can know, feel and do. We will delve deeper into what scientists and ethicists have been saying about what these living things are capable of, and how our relationship with them is changing now, and will continue to change in the future. You do not have to have been a participant in the Spring 2022 Osher course to understand and benefit from this course. Presenter: Donna Engelmann, Ph.D. 4 Fri, Nov 11-Dec 9, 10-11:15am No class 11/25 Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $25, Program No. FALL:150

November 21 – Early Milwaukee – This course will explore the genesis of Milwaukee beginning with the fur traders who moved through the area to the movers and shakers of the 20th century.

10

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


TALKS Talks are single-session programs that offer insights on a diverse array of topics in the arts, humanities, sciences and current issues.

Wisconsin Climate Change

Walking Re-Imagined: Total Body Workout Learn the power of a “hybrid” exercise that combines the exercise that is programmed into all human DNA – walking, and the exercise many experts consider the ultimate total body exercise – crosscountry (or “Nordic”) skiing. By adding specially designed poles to walking, along with a very simple, yet specific technique, this hybrid total body version of walking will help you maintain an optimal level of fitness. Presenter: Tom Rutlin Mon, Sept 12, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:302

This presentation will share research in mapping restrictive deed covenants in Milwaukee County, and black resistance to them, between the years of 1910 and 1960. Presenter: Anne Bonds Mon, Sept 12, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:304

In January 2010 the Supreme Court opened the floodgates for big, hyper-corrupting money in political campaigns known as “Citizens United” decision. We will discuss the history of how we got to this place, how it has accelerated corruption of our political system, why we the People are no longer represented by our politicians, how citizens are working to restore our republic and how you can help. Presenter: George Penn Wed, Sept 14, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:312 Wed, Oct 12, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:338

Foxconned: WI Economic Development Fiasco By taking a deep dive into Wisconsin’s $4 billion flirtation with Asian tech giant Foxconn, Tabak underscores the deep problems with current U.S. economic development policy. Rampant state vs. state bidding burns taxpayer dollars in a zero-sum game which enriches corporations and well-connected contractors and vendors to the detriment of education, social services and infrastructure. Presenter: Lawrence Tabak Tue, Sept 13, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:306

China’s “New” Era of Foreign Policy China’s supreme leader, Xi Jinping, has fundamentally transformed China’s foreign policy, with important consequences for American security. The most important sources of Xi’s foreign policy changes can be found in his ideological statement, along with his domestic policies and habitually preferred methods of domestic rule. These factors help us to explain Xi’s significant foreign policy innovations relative to his predecessors. We then discuss implications for how China under Xi might best be deterred and contained. Presenter: Shale Horowitz Tue, Sept 13, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:308 For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

Talks

Dr. Notaro will virtually present an overview of historical and future projected climate change in Wisconsin; initiatives by the university, state and local partners to tackle adaptation and mitigation; and potential actions that individuals can take to address local climate change impacts. Presenter: Michael Notaro Wed, Sept 7, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:300

Ending Big-Money Ownership of Democracy

Short Courses

Presenter biographies are located online at uwm.edu/sce/osher

Mapping Racism in MKE County

What is Working in MKE Schools For all of the worrisome facts about the overall educational success of children in Milwaukee, there are bright spots, including schools that show above-average success year after year. This session will name some of those schools, the traits underlying their success and the possibilities for more schools to follow their lead. Presenter: Alan Borsuk Thu, Sept 15, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:314

11


Resources for Resiliency The world we prepared for in our education and working years has become a world we are simply not prepared for. A pandemic, a war, and relentless technological change has brought stress to those not accustomed to it. The quality of resiliency does not prevent us from feeling stress, but helps us recover and provides a keel on the rough seas of life. Discover how resiliency is a learned skill and a very current issue for psychologists and therapists. This course is filled with the latest and most reliable resources for anchoring yourself in turbulent times. Presenter: Brian Fette Tue, Sept 20, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:316

Finding Joy in Climate Activism Bringing joy and zest into climate activism work is no small feat! Using unexpected approaches that surprise, inspire, amuse or, at the very least, pique curiosity, can significantly increase engagement in the work. People are often more receptive to messages delivered through unusual or creative means and, thus, more likely to take action! Inherent in this approach is the spirit of play, which uplifts and energizes activists and audiences alike, vital for supporting sustained work. Presenter: Dianne Brakarsh Tue, Sept 20, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:318

12

The Story of Blue Note Records From its humble beginning in 1939 as a tiny independent jazz label, Blue Note developed into a legendary source of much of the finest in modern jazz, especially for the music it produced during the 50’s and 60’s. In this course we will look first at the evolution of the label and how it captured the zeitgeist of the era through sound and sight. Then we will focus on some of the key musicians who gave Blue Note its distinctive sound and its indelible place in the jazz pantheon. Presenter: James Adashek Thu, Sept 22, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:320

Taiwan and China The Communist victory in the Chinese civil war in 1949, resulted in the establishment of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC) on the Chinese mainland, and in Taiwan, the Republic of China. Today, Taiwan is a thriving democracy that the PRC asserts is a part of China. The PRC’s intention to reunify with Taiwan is a source of potential conflict with the United States – which we will discuss in this seminar. Presenter: Rick Rocamora Thu, Sept 29, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:324

Watershed Management and Climate Change Two objectives laid out in the MMSD 2035 Vision are integrated watershed management and climate change mitigation/adaptation with an emphasis on energy efficiency. Integrated watershed management is a continuous adaptive process of managing human activities and ecosystems at the watershed scale. It integrates land and water use planning and evaluates cumulative effects from multiple environmental stressors. Integrated watershed management brings people and their activities together to build relationships and to balance social, economic, and environmental needs. Presenter: Kevin Shafer Tue, Sept 27, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:322

Who are the Sikhs? Shauna Singh Baldwin is a writer whose novels and stories feature people of the Sikh faith living in India, Canada and the USA. She worships at gurdwaras in Brookfield and Oak Creek. Yes, that Sikh Temple of Wisconsin in Oak Creek, where in 2012, a neo-nazi shooter killed 7 people and himself. After that shooting, Shauna and other bilingual Sikhs in the Milwaukee area began an (uncharacteristic) outreach effort to introduce non-Sikhs to the tenets and beliefs that guide those professing the fifth largest religion in the world. This presentation is a step in that direction. Presenter: Shauna Singh Fri, Sept 30, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:326

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


Great Lakes Climate Change Resilience Climate change threatens to worsen coastal flooding, erosion, bluff collapse and shipping hazards facing Wisconsin’s Great Lakes communities. Under a changing climate, more extreme highs and lows in Great Lakes water levels may occur and declining winter ice cover will increase the damaging wave energy that reaches the coast. Great Lakes coastal communities are adapting with strategies that include zoning and land-use policies, traditional gray infrastructure, and nature-based shorelines. Presenter: Adam Bechle Mon, Oct 3, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:328

Alcohol-induced deaths rose nearly 25% in Wisconsin in 2020, the biggest oneyear increase in more than two decades. This was just slightly below the national increase during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but Wisconsin started with a higher rate of such deaths than the national average, and last year’s increase exacerbated a trend that warrants consideration of underlying causes and appropriate policy responses. Presenters: Ari Brown & Mark Sommerhauser Tue, Oct 4, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:330

Ethics in Journalism This talk will explore journalism as ordered by ethical and moral principles. Through an examination of best practices and case studies, we will look at ethical situations in journalism as well as how news organizations are guided by codes of ethics. Presenter: Dave Edwards Thu, Oct 6, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:332

Influencing Action on Climate Change

Milwaukee is losing 1,000 homeowners of color every year. By learning from the successful systems that led to the remarkable growth and stability of white homeownership, we can build new systems to support all people. Teig will share his family’s housing journey and how it differs from the housing journey of most Milwaukeeans of color. Understanding these journeys will help us all identify our own roles in writing a new chapter for housing in Milwaukee. Presenter: Teig Smith Mon, Oct 10, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:334

You don’t need to be a policy expert to influence your local, state, and federal decision-makers. This talk will focus on effective methods for contacting your decision-makers to impact their positions and priorities. It will focus on the historic opportunities we have to tackle climate change at every level of government. Presenter: Peter Burress Thu, Oct 13, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:342

From Fighting Bob to Scott Walker After Wisconsin pioneered progressive reforms in the early twentieth century, it became a laboratory for right-wing populism under Governor Scott Walker from 2011 to 2019. Which groups in the state empowered “Fighting Bob” La Follette’s progressivism? And who supported the state’s rightist turn a century later? We compare these political coalitions, paying special attention to the role of highly educated Wisconsinites and their relation to other groups in the state. Presenter: Chad Alan Goldberg Wed, Oct 12, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:340

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

Talks

Alcohol Induced Deaths in WI

Housing in MKE: A New Chapter

Access Library Resources With Libby The Libby app from OverDrive is a complete app for borrowing digital books and magazines from your local library. Use it to borrow and read eBooks, eMagazines and borrow and listen to audiobooks at home or even in your car. Over 90% of the public libraries in North America including the Wisconsin Public Library Consortium host their digital collections on OverDrive. This talk will explore the Libby app and how to use it to borrow, read or listen to books and magazines from your local library. Presenter: Don Frederiksen Thu, Oct 13, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:344

13


The Wisdom of Dr. Seuss

Architecture Creating Community: MKE Public Market

Greendale: Building A Planned Community

Unlike the current popular view of architecture as a collection of beautiful objects, The Kubala Washatko Architects sees it’s work as community building and life affirming. This lecture focusses on the TKWA designed Milwaukee Public Market and its role in bootstrapping the life of the Third Ward and beyond. Presenter: Tom Kubala Tue, Oct 18, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:346

Getting “Fiddler on the Roof” It was a blockbuster, world-wide hit, from its Broadway premier in 1964, and continuing today. “Sounds crazy, no?” How did it happen that some Yiddish/ Russian folk tales from 1894 become this universally beloved show? Learn how the director, composer, lyricist, writers, set designers, choreographer, and actors developed and delivered it, including its Wisconsin connection. Presenter: Nancy Weiss McQuide Thu, Oct 20, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:348

14

Greendale, Wisconsin is one of three “greenbelt towns” built by the federal government during the Great Depression. Together with Greenbelt, Maryland and Greenhills, Ohio, the greenbelt towns program of President Roosevelt’s New Deal administration addressed unemployment, the housing shortage, and demonstrated the benefits of community planning. Greendale’s plan is distinctive for its integration of formal and informal elements, the preference for single family homes, and its separation of vehicular and pedestrian circulation systems. The presentation will examine planning precedents and how these were realized in Greendale – both in its final design and in the creation of a community. Presenter: Daina Penkiunas Thu, Oct 20, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:350

Five Decades of Refugee Resettlement

Theodor Seuss Geisel was an American children’s author, political cartoonist, illustrator, poet, animator, and filmmaker. He is known for his work writing and illustrating more than 60 books under the pen name Dr. Seuss. His work includes many of the most popular children’s books of all time, selling over 600 million copies and being translated into more than 20 languages by the time of his death. What made Dr. Seuss’s writings so popular with young people? Come learn how the successful children’s author developed a moral vision and universe which appeals to readers (old as well as young). Presenter: Dr. John Horgan Wed, Oct 26, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:354

The Manuscripts of J.R.R. Tolkien Did you know that Marquette University owns the original manuscripts for J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings? The collection’s curator will share the remarkable tale of how these literary treasures ended up in Milwaukee and how they are preserved and used. The presentation will include biographical information about Tolkien and explain what these manuscripts tells us about Tolkien as a writer. Presenter: William Fliss Wed, Nov 2, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:356

The who, what, where, why and how of Refugee Resettlement will address the following questions: Who are the refugees that arrived in Wisconsin during the last five decades? What were some of the unique challenges of helping them resettle? Where did they resettle? Why communities in Wisconsin? How have we all adjusted to multicultural Wisconsin? Presenter: Bojana Zoric Martinez Tue, Oct 25, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:352

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


Putin’s Russia As history unfolds before us, Vladimir Putin is the authoritarian dictator of a shaky present-day Russian police state. A dictatorship presiding over a rapidly collapsing economy. A dictatorship which engaged in a vicious invasion of Ukraine, with escalating costs to the Kremlin. How did this happen? What might come next? Presenter: Joe Roach Wed, Nov 2, 2:15-3:30pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:358

Exploring Door County Lighthouses

WI Trumpeter Swan Recovery Program This class will share a 32-year retrospective on the research and history of the Wisconsin Trumpeter Swan Recovery Program. It will begin with the early Alaskan egg-collection days up to more recent events involving the satellite-tracking of 10 marked swans, and the growth of Wisconsin’s population to over 11,000 swans. Presenter: Sumner Matteson Thu, Nov 3, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:362

Glaciers in SE WI Pleistocene epoch glaciation commenced approximately 2 million years before present (bp) and ended about 11,700 years bp. During that timeframe, glaciers came and went depending on climatic conditions. The Wisconsinan stage, the most recent glacial period in Wisconsin, occurred from approximately 75,000 to 12,000 years bp. During this period, glaciers, at times, covered most of the State except for the Driftless Area of SW Wisconsin. The glacial activity resulted in erosion in some areas, but in Wisconsin glacial flow and its eventual ablation resulted in the deposition of sediments and formation of landforms common to glaciated areas. Climatic change, glacial process, and glacial sediments and landforms of SE Wisconsin will be the focus of this talk. Presenter: Mark Borucki Fri, Nov 4, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:364

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

Human Zoos: Invention of the “Savage” Human zoos, also called ethnological expositions, were 19th-, 20th-, and 21stcentury public exhibitions of humans, usually in a so-called natural or primitive state. The displays often emphasized the cultural differences between Europeans of Western civilization and non-European peoples or with other Europeans who practiced a lifestyle deemed more primitive. This is the story of women, men and children from Asia, Africa, Oceania, the Americas and in some cases from Europe who were displayed in the West and elsewhere at universal and colonial exhibitions and fairs, circuses, cabarets, zoos, as well as in traveling “exotic” villages. For almost five centuries (14901960) these people were exhibited as “savages” in Europe, the United States and Japan. The shows were impressive “spectacles” or “theater” with performers, stage sets, impresarios and riveting storylines. Presenter: Dr. John Horgan Wed, Nov 9, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:366

Talks

Door County, Wisconsin boasts one of the highest concentrations of lighthouses of any county in the United States. With its lengthy coastline, much of it rocky and treacherous, mariners of long ago relied heavily on these sentinels for safe travel. Explore all of the county’s 11 lighthouses, with special emphasis on Cana Island, Door County’s most visited lighthouse. Archival and contemporary photography highlight the presentation. Presenter: Ken and Barb Wardius Thu, Nov 3, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:360

15


Designing Vibrant Cities

From Campus to Capitol

Placemaking, innovation hubs, affordable housing, and transportation connections are a few elements critical to creating Vibrant Cities. Carolyn’s passion for inclusive and innovative planning has transformed neighborhoods and cities throughout Wisconsin. Hear about her collaboration across campus and community including converting vacant parcels into 20 parks in Milwaukee, planning and designing the regions first suburban town center, as well as how students engage with real projects from the Harbor District, Milwaukee Public Schoolyards, to gentrification policies. Presenter: Carolyn Esswein Thu, Nov 10, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:368

In this presentation, State Representative Jonathan Brostoff will chart his path from the UW-Milwaukee campus to the Wisconsin State Capitol, covering his experiences in student government, his volunteer and work experiences, and his election to represent Wisconsin’s 19th Assembly District. Additionally, Rep. Brostoff will discuss some of his major legislative priorities and successes over his four terms of service, including his advocacy for increased mental health access, strong regulatory licensing standards, and the Deaf community. Presenter: Jonathan Brostoff Fri, Nov 18, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:372

Translating the Pabst Family Letters

Post Election Discussion Discuss the election with the recently retired Washington Bureau Chief and national political reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Craig Gilbert. Gilbert will share his insights and offer some information about what happened. Presenter: Craig Gilbert Tue, Nov 15, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:370

16

This presentation will focus on the student internship project between UWM’s graduate program in Translation and Pabst Mansion Museum in Milwaukee. Over the course of the project, students translate 19th-century historical letters into English, originally written in the old German Kurrentschrift. The letters were written between 1841 and 1887 by members of the Pabst and Best families, founders of what became the Pabst Brewing Company. Presenter: Viktorija Bilic Wed, Nov 30, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:374

Anne Frank: Beyond Her Diary Join us for an online/virtual tour of the places throughout Europe associated with Anne Frank. While the basics of Anne’s life as depicted in her diary are known to many, some of the most noteworthy aspects of this time are not well known. In addition, the period of her life before and after the 26 months covered in her diary are not nearly as familiar as they should be. We’ll review Anne’s tragic and inspiring life (before, during and after the diary) through the places in Germany, the Netherlands and Poland connected to her. Presenter: Robert Kelleman Fri, Dec 2, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:376

The Amazing Afterlife of James Cameron At age 16 Dr. James Cameron survived a lynching that killed two other teenagers in Indiana to become one of the many unsung activists of the civil rights movement. In 2006, he made Dr. Fran Kaplan a steward of his vision, mission, and museum. In this multimedia presentation, Fran shares what we can learn from the life of this extraordinary man, from America’s Black Holocaust Museum that he founded in Milwaukee, what her own involvement has meant, and what we all can do to promote the racial repair and reconciliation that Dr. Cameron spent his life pursuing. Presenter: Fran Kaplan Fri, Dec 2, 1-3:30pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:378

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


Art, Illusion and the Brain By focusing on the groundbreaking work of neuroscientist Eric Kandel and others, this course addresses works of art from turn of the 19th-century Vienna (mostly portraiture by Klimt, Kokoschka and Schiele) and from the New York School of Abstract Expressionism (de Kooning, Pollock and Rothko among others). Aspects of mind (cognitive and Freudian psychology) and brain (neuroscientific discoveries) will be considered. The course concludes with examples of visual illusions that illustrate the functioning of the brain. Presenter: Mark Ruttum Tue, Dec 6, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:380

Family Restructuring in Divorce This program will describe a better divorce process. Most divorces cases are settled by agreement of the parties. All should be. The problem is that the adversary process we use for divorce makes settlement harder and divorces more damaging and expensive. In Wisconsin there is a unique alternative. A lawyer acting as a neutral mediator, can provide education and information to both parties to a divorce, create a process by which they can resolve their differences, and help them complete the paperwork required. Presenter: Michael Dwyer Wed, Dec 7, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:384

Milwaukee Art Museum: Community Dialogue Join us for a conversation and sneak peek at all the upcoming events, gatherings, and opportunities to build connections and engagement through art at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

Discover how Wisconsin-made Christmas decorations became Space Age pop culture icons in 1960s America, and how they now serve as a window into both innovative mid-century design and nostalgic family holiday traditions. Joe Kapler will detail the story of the Aluminum Specialty Company of Manitowoc, who introduced the “Evergleam” aluminum Christmas tree in 1959. In the decade that followed, aluminum trees became wildly popular in American homes, and the Evergleam was the most popular brand of all. Presenter: Joseph Kapler Wed, Dec 7, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:386

Presenter: Kantara Souffrant Tue, Dec 6, 12:30-1:45pm Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:382

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

The “Concert for Bangladesh” was the first of its kind as a major musical humanitarian charity fundraiser. Approached by his friend Ravi Shankar, George Harrison quickly organized a star-studded line-up of musicians to raise funds, and awareness, to the 1971 refugee crisis in the new country of Bangladesh. This class looks at the crisis, the presentation of the two shows, the subsequent controversies, and its enduring legacy. Presenter: Terry Rindt Thu, Dec 8, 10-11:15am Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:388

Talks

The Evergleam Aluminum Christmas Tree

The Concert for Bangladesh

Rarely Heard Christmas Songs Many of us look forward to the annual return of holiday music though typically, we hear the same songs every year, over and over again. This unique yuletide talk will change that by playing and discussing a series of seldomly heard tunes while also briefly touching on the history of mainstream Christmas music. So turn on the tree lights, grab a hot toddy and settle in for a special evening that will set the stage for a very Mele Kalikimaka. Presenter: Greg Jenks Thu, Dec 15, 7-8:15pm Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:390

17


Writing 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

Italian Language Introduction Italian Introduction will continue with McGraw-Hill’s Italian Conversation workbook for grammar. Following review and practice of grammar, participants will offer a statement in Italiano and respondents are to either comment or ask a question also in Italiano. Our aim is to become attuned to hearing and speaking in Italian. Contact: Gus Ricca, gusricca@yahoo.com. 15 Tue, Sept 6-Dec 13, 10-11:30am Meets weekly on Tue Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:500

Italian Intermediate Level 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 6-Dec 13, 12:30-2pm Meets weekly on Tue Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:502

18

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. Meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Contact: Nancy Martin, nancymartin2006@yahoo.com. 7 Tue, Sept 6-Dec 6, 2:15-3:45pm Meets the 1st & 3rd Tue of the month Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:504

Nonfiction Book Group SIG 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. Contact: Dale Olen, daleolen@me.com. Fri, Sept 9-Dec 9, 10-11:30am Meets the 2nd Fri of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:508

Italian Reading and Conversation – Primary Level 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. 13 Mon, Sept 12-Dec 12, 10-11:30am Meets weekly on Mon Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $20, Program No. FALL:510

Spanish Conversation 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. Contact: José Sectzer, joenorth86@gmail.com. 14 Thu, Sept 8-Dec 15, 10-11:30am Meets weekly Online Only on Thu EXCEPT 2nd Thu (Sept 8, Oct 13, Nov 10 & Dec 8) meets in-person only at Hefter Delivery Type: Online & In-Person Location: Online and Hefter $10, Program No. FALL:512

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education


History

Theatre Writing

Social Justice

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 regular attendance is expected. Spring 2022 book selection TBD. Meets the 2nd and 4th Wed of the month. Contact: John Link, jmlink@milwpc.com. 7 Tue, Sept 13-Dec 13, 10-11:30am Meets the 2nd & 4th Tue of the month Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:514

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 15-Dec 15, 2:15-3:45pm Meets the 1st & 3rd Thu of the month Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $15, Program No. FALL:520

The Social Justice SIG was launched in Spring 2022 to help us better understand the history and impact of systemic racism and social injustices in our society. Through an open discussion of articles, books, films, videos and current events, we explore the obstacles to achieving social/racial justice as well as opportunities for action. Come join friends in a supportive environment to share, reflect and learn together how we might become better-educated allies in addressing social injustices in our country and in our personal lives. FYI: This is NOT a course but an interactive, member-led special interest discussion group respectfully facilitated by two white women who have backgrounds in advocacy of social/racial justice issues. Contact: Pat Katisch, patkatisch@aol.com & India McCanse, indiamccanse@gmail.com. Mon, Sept 19-Nov 21, 12:30-2pm Meets the 3rd Mon of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No: FALL:526

Current Events in Sports 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 Wed, Sept 14-Dec 14, 10-11:30am Meets the 2nd Wed of the month Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:516

Spanish Language Book

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. 4 Fri, Sept 16-Dec 16, 10-11:30am Meets the 3rd Fri of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:522

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 16-Dec 16, 10-11:30am Meets the 3rd Fri of the month Delivery Type: Live Online Location: Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:524

For more information uwm.edu/sce/osher

Current Issues Salon The group discusses a current issue or an important topic each month. The sources for our discussion will be one or two opinion pieces or news articles from one or more of these sources: The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and The Atlantic magazine. The articles will be selected 2-3 weeks before the scheduled Salon meeting to be current. Members will hold a lively discuss of the topic together in one space. Contact: Ted Tousman at 414-403-2738 or Marv Wiener at marvin.wiener@ sbcglobal.net. 3 Wed, Sept 21-Nov 16, 10-11:30am Meets the 3rd Wed of the month Delivery Type: In-person Location: Hefter $10, Program No. FALL:528

Special Interest Groups

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 15-Dec 15, 12:30-1:45pm Meets the 3rd Thu of the month Delivery Type: In-person with Livestream Location: Hefter & Zoom $10, Program No. FALL:518

Book Group

19