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As a benefit of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at UNM Continuing Education, members are able to register for free Members-only events throughout the year, including lectures and movie nights.

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Type
In-Person Class
Days
Th
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Dec 01, 2022
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Nov 28, 2022
Transfer Request Deadline
Nov 28, 2022
Instructors
Section Notes

How should the United States address with the most aggressive build-up of military forces in the Pacific since Japan’s preparations for war in the 1930s and early 1940s? China is building artificial islands with military bases in the Western Pacific while it spends a considerable portion of its GDP arming its military with massive numbers of new sophisticated weapons.  It regularly threatens democratic Taiwan with military overflights and war games in the waters close to the island, claiming the island’s reunification with the communist .mainland is imminent.  China frequently states its grievances with the West as stemming from “a century of humiliation” and demands a change in the international order. We’ll discuss the origins of the current conflicts and the major players.

Type
In-Person Class
Days
W
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Feb 01, 2023
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 29, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 29, 2023
Instructors
Section Notes

The tragedy of Emperor Maximilian and his wife, Carlota, is particularly fascinating, because despite their good intentions, this rather naïve couple believed that they could successfully govern Mexico.  This view was supported by France’s Napoleon III and the Pope.  Many others, including the families of the couple, strongly asserted that they should stay home in Austria. Both had dreams of becoming great and beloved leaders who could win over the Mexican people.  In reality, Maximilian and Carlota’s attempt was almost certain to fail.  The French withdrew support, the US was threatening, and there was no money.  Maximilian was captured, and although he might have escaped, he was executed in 1867. We’ll look at all the actors in this violent melodrama and assess the errors in judgement, the venality and naivety of some of the participants, and try to understand how such disasters occur.  

 

Type
In-Person Class
Days
T
Time
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Feb 28, 2023
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 25, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 25, 2023
Instructors
  • Kris Winterowd
Section Notes

The NM Aging and Long-Term Services Department’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) offers one-stop access to a variety of federal, state, local, public and private resources to support New Mexicans in maintaining their independence as they age. This workshop offers an opportunity to learn about how to access resources through the Aging and Disability Resource Center. 

Open to interested individuals. No OLLI Membership required. 

Type
In-Person Class
Days
F
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Mar 17, 2023
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 14, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 14, 2023
Instructors
Section Notes
When the United States went to war with Mexico in 1846, many Irish immigrants were serving in the U.S. army, following in the tradition of the Wild Geese, Irish soldiers who for more than a century had left the Emerald Isle to fight in the armies of other nations    But faced with rampant anti-immigrant and anti-Catholic discrimination, some left the U. S. army, crossed the Rio Grande, and joined the Mexican army instead.  At the war’s end, the U.S. hanged them as deserters, but today some in Mexico, Ireland and the U.S. celebrate them as heroes. We’ll examine their history and listen to their tale in music by The Chieftains.   
Type
In-Person Class
Days
Th
Time
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Dates
Apr 13, 2023
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Apr 10, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 10, 2023
Instructors
Section Notes

What advance healthcare planning options exist in New Mexico? Our discussion will include an overview of Advance Healthcare Directives and an explanation of various healthcare choices we have as we near the end of our lives. The Elizabeth Whitefield End-of-Life Options Act (Medical Aid in Dying) which was enacted in the 2021 legislative session and has been effective since June 2021 is an important part of this.  This is a lot of information so the format will be 70-90 minutes of presentation followed by 30+ minutes of questions and discussion.

 

 

Type
In-Person Class
Days
T
Time
10:00AM to 11:30AM
Dates
Jun 13, 2023
Schedule
Contact Hours
2.0
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $0.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jun 10, 2023
Transfer Request Deadline
Jun 10, 2023
Instructors
  • Kris Winterowd
Section Notes

Staying healthy is key to a happy retirement.  Medicare offers a host of preventive services to help you have a healthy future.  At this workshop you will learn how to access Medicare’s free yearly wellness checks, cancer screenings, disease prevention services and more.  You’ll become familiar with tools to help you track and even plan your preventive benefits up to two years into the future, so that you can be proactive in utilizing what Medicare offers to maximize your health outcomes.

 

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