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Course Overview

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 monthly lectures and movie nights.

To register, simply choose an upcoming open event and click "register now". You must be signed in and have an active OLLI membership to enroll.

To learn more about becoming a member, click here.

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Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Did You Ever Wonder... About Christmas? Live Online
Type
Live Online
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Dec 11, 2020
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online
Course Fee(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Dec 08, 2020
Transfer Request Deadline
Dec 08, 2020
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Feb 19, 2021
Instructors
Section Notes

Were you this child? Why do we hang stockings on Christmas Eve? Why is there a ginormous apple – and an orange – in my stocking taking up space where there should be toys? Would Santa really put coal in my stocking? Why? IS THERE REALLY A SANTA CLAUS? Are you this adult? Who thought of putting a tree in the house where it can shed on the carpet? Am I irreverent if I write “Xmas”? Should I leave milk with the cookies or would he prefer a bottle of Coke? Join us for an exploration of the plum pudding that is Christmas and its customs – religious, secular, and even “pagan.” And, yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. Who the heck is Virginia?

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: New Mexico Politics and a Preview of the 60-Day Session Live Online
Type
Live Online
Days
W
Time
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jan 13, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online
Course Fee(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Jan 10, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jan 10, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Mar 24, 2021
Section Notes

New Mexico is the only state with a foreign policy. It was a laugh during the Richardson administration, not so much with immigration and trade wars in a border state that ties Arizona and Texas for the most Mexican exports. The sixty-day New Mexico legislative session beginning in January of 2021 will occur in a world where social distancing and videoconferences are the new norm and our Governor has garnered national attention for her response to the pandemic. Half of the seats in the statehouse are up for reelection in November, there could be new members of the House and Senate delegation and possibly, a new Commander in Chief. Come explore state politics with Gene Grant, Host of New Mexico in Focus.

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: What's Happening in the Travel World? Live Online
Type
Live Online
Days
Th
Time
4:00PM to 5:00PM
Dates
Feb 04, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online
Course Fee(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 01, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 01, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 15, 2021
Instructors
Section Notes
Travel satisfies our sense of adventure and makes the world a smaller and more connected community. How is travel changing in the face of Covid-19 and what's the future of tourism in a post-Covid world?Collette Tours have been around for more than 102 years. We are back on the road traveling domestically right now with great anticipation for the rest of the world to open back up to us. Our cancel for any reason travel waiver is the best in the industry. Come join us and learn about what’s coming to OLLI at the University of Mexico. We will explore Portugal and Greece in 2022. Are you ready to dream and plan for the future?
Section Title
OLLI Member Event: A History of the Romance Novel Live Online
Type
Live Online
Days
F
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Feb 12, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online
Course Fee(s)
Drop Request Deadline
Feb 09, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Feb 09, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Apr 23, 2021
Instructors
Section Notes

Romance novels are not a new phenomenon; they survive from ancient Greece. The modern romance genre was pioneered by the likes of Jane Austen with Pride and Prejudice (1814) and Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre (1847), leading to a genre that made up more than 23% of the US fiction market in 2016, surpassed only by “general fiction.” How did Romance novels develop, what are they, and why are they so popular?

Section Title
OLLI Member Event: Magical Ireland Live Online
Type
Live Online
Days
W
Time
1:00PM to 3:00PM
Dates
Mar 17, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
2.0
Location
  • Online
Course Fee(s)
Additional Fee(s)
OLLI Membership $20.00 Mandatory
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 14, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 14, 2021
Withdrawal Request Deadline
May 26, 2021
Section Notes

Do you have Irish ancestry, or wish you did?  Are you drawn to the Emerald Isle, longing to experience ancient sacred sites, castles and abbeys, and pubs with live music? This talk reveals a hundred different aspects of magical Ireland. You will see exceptional Neolithic structures, treasures from Celtic times, medieval castles, the water of lochs, rivers and wells, and feel the pulse of modern Ireland. The cuisine is now gourmet, and the people are forever delightfully individual. Ireland – let’s go!

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