OLLI SPRING 2018 CLASS LIST

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MONDAYS -BEGINNING January 29, 2018

1:30 PM

IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE TO PREVENT FALLS

STEVE BAROWSKY

Prevent falls by improving balance with a series of the best excercises and meditative practices from the internal arts of Tai Chi and Chi Gung. This approach to improving balance can be very effective because of its multifaceted approach. We will use physical balance practice methods along with meditation techniques to increase awareness of your center of balance and your body's position in space as well as focusing on meditative techniques to balance your right and left sides, your front and back, the sense of downward energy and rising energy and to develop the aspect of Tai Chi known as central equillibrium. This allows you to remain balanced in motion.

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REPUJADO: METAL EMBOSSING CLASS A

ROMY SAENZ HAWKINS

Metal Embossing also known as Repujado in Spanish term or Repousse in French is an ancient art of manipulating soft metal such as aluminum, copper, pewter or brass, entirely by hand using special tools creating unique works of art. New students learn the basic techniques in this art, and a beginner kit project will be available for $10 payable at the first class. Advanced students will review from intermediate to advanced level techniques. This is a 12 week Class. Maximum Number of Students is 20. Extra Fee is $35.00.

HOW TO FALL IN LOVE WITH POETRY

DANIEL CHACON

Have you ever looked at a poem and wondered why it’s considered good, or even great?  With this short class several poets will show how reading poetry can be an art in itself; but more than that, we’ll show you how to fall in love with poetry. There will be four classes, all of them taught by poets and teachers of poetry from the internationally recognized Department of Creative Writing at UTEP.  

DARK COMEDY IN FILM

LEANNE VON MITTENWALD

What do ARSENIC AND OLD LACE, HAROLD AND MAUDE, and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN have in common?  They are all films that have been labeled Dark Comedies.  Dark Comedy is defined as, “comedy that makes light of serious subjects in a sarcastic, humorous manner.”  If you believe that “laughter is the best medicine,” then join us as we explore the films and filmmakers of this entertaining genre.

3:15 PM

INTRODUCTION TO VIKING AND SAXON SPIRITUALITY

REV. NEAL LOCKE

This class will explore the striking and often surprising spiritual legacy of Nordic and Germanic peoples (including England) during the Viking Age, which were comprised of heathen, pagan, and Christian beliefs and practices. We will use art, archaeology, music, literature and history, and individual reflection, to better explore the topic.

GREAT WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF RUSSIA

NATALIA SAVCHENKO PHD

This class will focus on key female personalities throughout Russian history. Not all of the women are of Russian origin, however, their influence in Russia is undeniable. You will become aquainted with the personal and social lives of brilliant personalities, scientists, mothers, artists and heads of state. Every lesson is accompanied by visual and audio information about their influence in Russia and around the world.

TUESDAYS -BEGINNING JANUARY 30, 2018

9:30 AM

CHI GONG/TAI CHI

SIFU BETO BRISENO

Experience increased vitality and radiant good health through exercises to improve physical and mental health. This ancient Chinese system of movement and breathing is especially appropriate for those in the second half of their lives as the non-aerobic exercises can increase flexibility, stamina, agility, and overall well-being. Newcomers are welcome.  Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tien Shan Tzi Center. 1629 Montana Ave. . Extra fee $35.00.

1:30 PM

REPUJADO: METAL EMBOSSING CLASS B

ROMY SAENZ HAWKINS

Metal Embossing also known as Repujado in Spanish term or Repousse in French is an ancient art of manipulating soft metal such as aluminum, copper, pewter or brass, entirely by hand using special tools creating unique works of art. New students learn the basic techniques in this art, and a beginner kit project will be available for $10 payable at the first class. Advanced students will review from intermediate to advanced level techniques. This is a 12 week Class. Maximum Number of Students is 20. Extra Fee is $35.00.

CONTEMPORARY BOOKS (FICTION, NON-FICTION, AND DRAMA)

BRIAN YOTHERS PHD

Each week, the class will consider a different major book from the last 20 years, whether fiction, non-fiction, or drama. The class will be taught by faculty from the Department of English, organized by Dr. Yothers. Every lecture will be taught by a different faculty member.

WHO'S AFRAID OF MODERN ART

ELISABETH SOMMER PHD

Have you ever looked at Modern artwork and thought, "How is that art?" or "My kid could do that!"? This class aims to help you understand and appreciate Modern Art, beginning with Picasso's Cubism and ending with works from the 1960's. This class is highly interactive and intended to stimulate conversation. It will include at least one field trip.

3:15 PM

ART OF THE BRITISH COUNTRY HOUSE

NICHOLAS DAHLE

Explore the inner sanctum of the British Aristocracy. Learn about art through the rich history of magnificent British homes. We'll see homes morph from medieval halls to Georgian palaces to Neogothic castles. First class will cover Country houses from the Middle Ages to Tudor times. The second will cover the Stuart era. The third will cover the Georgian grandeur and the 18th century.The fourth will look at the romantic regency country house. The fifth will study the Neogothic splendor and the 6th class will cover from the Edwardian era to the present.

WOMEN, MEDIA, AND POLITICS

MARY BENANTI

Women, media and politics: An overview of the current status of women in the political world. Participants will be able to discuss current media and political issues affecting women. We will also be looking at the works of political women such as "Wolf Whistle Politics, the New Misogeny, in America Today" which includes Wendy Davis' address at Princeton University and Hillary Clinton's "What Happened."

MEDITATION AND THE POWER OF POSITIVE

LYNN PROVENZANO

Meditation becomes a powerful tool supporting health and wellness when creating and maintaining a positive personal and environmental framework for daily living. Practice the basic guidelines for meditation, discover and create mindfulness, experience guided meditation, and learn exercises to keep the mind alert, active, present, and positive.

4:45 PM

RECORDER ENSEMBLE

RICKY VILLARDEL

This class will build upon the foundation laid down in the beginning recorder class (although if you do not play an instrument, you may still join in on percussion instruments; no prior musical experience necessary!). Class members will begin playing multiple-part music in a group and may switch to different sizes of recorder if they wish. Repertoire will range from the Renaissance to the 20th century and may include folk songs/pop tunes as well. Class members may also choose their own musical selections to share with the class if they wish. Basic elements of ornamentation and improvisation will also be discussed. You will need to bring your own Instrument. A  Yamaha 28B Alto Recorder can be purchased for as little as $20.00 (Amazon), or sweetpipes.com.  (You may email the instructor, ricksax06@hotmail.com, if you have questions.). This is a 12 Week Class. Extra fee is $60.00.

WEDNESDAYS-BEGINNING January 31, 2018

1:30 PM

PHOTOGRAPHY PROJECT: FIELDWORK AND EXHIBIT PREPARATION

DIANA MOLINA

 In preparation for a public display, students will engage in experiential learning through fieldwork for a chosen topic, followed by refinement of images for presentation and exhibit.  Participants will gain hands-on experience in the creation and editing of a captivating body of work, worthy of public display. Examples of published work and exhibits produced by professional artists will form the framework of instruction in this course.  This is a 12 week project class. Minimum number of students is 12. Extra Fee is $60.00.

BEFORE THERE WAS MONOTHEISM

LAWRENCE JOHNSON PHD

Most of us, whether raised as Jews, Christians, or Muslims, have been led to assume that monotheism is and always has been the prevalent—and thus the imperative—vision of the Divine and its operations in the creation of the world.  But the older traditions—the “strange gods” railed against in the Mosaic Law—are older and perhaps even more pervasive even today. So we’ll look at two works—the Babylonian Enuma Elish and Hesiod’s Theogony—to explore the older polytheistic myths for themselves.

A SKEPTICS GUIDE TO AMERICAN HISTORY (VIDEO CLASS)

Great Courses Instructor

Mark A. Stoler, Ph.D., an award-winning scholar and professor, examines commonly held myths and half-truths about American history and invites you to think about what really happened in the nation's past--as opposed to what many believe happened. Each class will cover two lessons with time for discussion.

3:15 PM

THE MAGICAL ART OF 19TH CENTURY IMPRESSIONISM

KATHLEEN KEY

Join us for a class all about beauty and light!  Impressionism reached far beyond France.  By examining many artists, we will examine how and why Impressionism appealed to such a wide audience. This six week class will begin with pre-Impressionist artists, Edouard Manet and Edgar Degas and continue with Claude Monet, Mary Cassatt, Berthe Morisot, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, Alfred Sisley, Camille Pissarro, John Singer Sargent and many others.

CHINA: YESTERDAY, TODAY, AND TOMORROW

PAUL HUCHTON

This course has previously included history, demography, arts, music (brief), much on current events and the government. The current course now offers additional content on the life of current President Xi, as well as additions to the section on China's taking over Sub-Saharan Africa. As always, there are many excellent current photos from Xinua, the daily China news agency.

AMERICANA MUSIC REDUX

DAVE LARSEN

Folksinger Dave Larsen utilizes his guitar and vast repertoire of songs to examine the connection between history, American Folk music and old-fashioned Country music.  The class will feature live music, tall tales, and discussions of six historical happenings that contribute to our collective story: the Salem Witch Trials of 1692, Nat Turner's rebellion, Joseph Smith (an American prophet), Huey Long (populist demagogue), Aimee Semple McPherson and Pete Seeger vs. HUAC.

THE HUMANITY OF MATHEMATICS

DAVE LARSEN

Learn and discuss a brief history of mathematics. In addition, students will be able to learn basic mathematics concepts to be used in real life situations. The class is designed for everyone who wants to learn real-life applications of mathematics. No previous experience with mathematics is necessary.

THURSDAYS -BEGINNING FEBRUARY 1, 2018

1:30 PM

IF YOU CAN MAKE A PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH YOU CAN PROGRAM A COMPUTER

BARRY LEVINE

Write your first program in ten minutes with three lines of plain-English code! This class is designed to demonstrate how computers “think” by writing very simple programs using the free, open-source, LiveCode Development Environment. Each week, we’ll build on what we’ve learned the prior week. You’ll need to bring your Mac or Windows laptop; be sure it’s charged fully. You’ll write your first program before the end of the first session.

GREAT AMERICAN COMPOSERS

STEVE SCHILLER

We will cover music from the symphony stage, opera, ballet, broadway musicals, jazz, popular music, and the movies. Come listen and learn about Leonard Bernstein's music, Copland, Barber, John Williams, and much more. Instructor, Steve Schiller, will discuss his experiences in performing this music and in some cases, performing with the composer conducting the orchestra.

SHAKESPEARE'S AS YOU LIKE IT

GRACE HADDOX

Join us as we explore one of Shakespeare’s great comedies, As You Like It. We will read the full text of the play and watch a production of this delightful work.  Come and be part of this class that will include lively and interesting discussions of a play that has Shakespeare’s greatest comic heroine, Rosalind.  We will use the No Fear Shakespeare edition of the play.

3:15 PM

PROGETTO ITALIANO

SILVIA PORTILLO-KOCH

Progetto Italiano is the first of three levels of a modern Italian multimedia course for teens and adults. It's easy to use and adaptable for students of all levels. This course emphasizes modern Italian language, situational language and conversational practice. No prior language experience necessary. Units 1-4 will be covered.

SAFE AROMATHERAPY FOR HEALTH AND BEAUTY

ARMANDO GONZALEZ PHD

What are essential oils and how can they help us to improve our health? Is it safe to ingest essential oils? Can certain essential oils be toxic? Will essential oils be useful as part of natural cosmetics? All of these questions--and more- - will be answered in this course. Various essential oils will be brought to class for students to sample. Aromatherapy is an art and a science!

FRIDAYS -BEGINNING January 2, 2018

9:00 AM

LANDSCAPE IN OILS

ROSARIO PONTE

“Learning how to paint is learning how to see.”   Learn mixing of colors, determine color temperature and use  composition and drawing. Some experience would be beneficial, but if beginners are ready for a challenge, they are also welcome. A list of supplies will be provided for this class. This is a two hour, 12 week class. Extra fee $35.  Class limit 14.

11:00 AM

PAINTING ABSTRACTS

DAVINIA MIRAVAL

Have you ever wondered why certain combinations of color are more effective than others or why some colors produce specific reactions? You will learn about color schemes, the emotions that colors evoke and techniques on how to apply color theory in abstract composition. Looking at influences like Picasso, Matisse, Modigliani, and others, you will enjoy the application of paint and the process of painting without the pressure of rendering objects as they are, but as they feel. You will be painting the essence of the object and in this class, freedom is key. This is a 12 week, 2 hour class. Class fee is $35.00.

11:15 AM

LANDSCAPE IN OILS

ROSARIO PONTE

“Learning how to paint is learning how to see.”   Learn mixing of colors, determine color temperature and use  composition and drawing. Some experience would be beneficial, but if beginners are ready for a challenge, they are also welcome. A list of supplies will be provided for this class. This is a two hour, 12 week class. Extra fee $35.  Class limit 14.

1:30 PM

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH; BUILDING A REAL LIFE BRIDGE

VIRIDIANA VIDANA

Learning Spanish is a great skill for those living here on the Border. In this course, students will focus on acquiring basic Spanish skills. A mix of proper and slang Spanish is taught so that students can begin to apply their skills to immediate real life situations. No prior linguistic experience necessary.

EASY VINYASA YOGA I

PHYLLIS LANE PRICE

EASY: just challenging enough. VINYASA: breath-empowered movement and postures. YOGA: the whole of you, present. ASANA: physical postures (adapted to your body). PRANAYAMA: breathing techniques. PRATYAHARA: meditations. You'll learn these 5,000 year old techniques by practicing them. Now Western research supports their benefits in restoring balance, hence health. Along the way, you can build strength, flexibility, lung capacity, equilibrium, energy, focus - and often, delight. UTEP furnishes lightly used mats, or you may bring your own. Park in Lot P-9, across from Memorial Gym.

PERFECTION IN HOLLYWOOD: 1939 CLASSICS

CATHERINE DICKASON

We'll explore the  obsession and somewhat "delusional" desire of Hollywood to create absolute perfection at any cost. We will watch, discuss and enjoy films such as "The Wizard of Oz", "Gone With the Wind" and many others. Learn about the grueling movie-making process and conditions that resulted in some of today's classics.

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SESSION 2 -MONDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 19, 2018

1:30 PM

DEVELOPING A RELATIONSHIP TO THE IMPOSSIBLE

MICHELLE CROMER

Developing a relationship to the impossible requires effort and energy. It requires you to awaken a new part of yourself. The impossible requires cautious sight, an attentive nature and bold choices. We will discuss how our attitude and vulnerability affect our connection to the impossible, thus allowing us to overcome.

JOURNEY THROUGH THE CRIMINAL MIND

ALFREDO ARROYO

This course is a survey of the facts and motives for the perpetrators of notorious crimes. The course presents an overview of specific crimes and emphasizes the psychological motivations of the suspects. We will discuss the likes of Richard Ramirez (Night Stalker), The Unibomber (serial bomber), Robert Hansen (Espionage), Jeffrey Skilling (ENRON scandal), and others.

COPLAND AND MAHLER

JIM SMITH

Although Aaron Copland, an American who died in 1990, and Gustav Mahler, an Austrian who died in 1911, approached the composition of music in widely different ways, they share an extraordinary popularity that ranks them prominently in the modern classical repertoire.  Students will primarily analyze the creation of the “American" sound in music and how that sound achieved great popularity in Copland’s compositions. Students will then gain an in-depth analysis of all five movements of Mahler’s most popular work, the Resurrection Symphony.

3:15 PM

THE SUSPENSE OF THE THRILLER: HITCHCOCK AND BEYOND

LEANNE VON MITTENWALD

Experience the thrill of plot twists, the excitement of the cliff-hanger, and the anticipation of danger around every corner.  Explore and discuss films that have kept audiences “on the edge of their seats” for decades!  Learn how early filmmakers developed and mastered film techniques that still influence filmmaking today.  This class has been updated and features all new material for Spring 2018.

LET'S CELEBRATE RUSSIAN STYLE!

NATALIA SAVCHENKO PHD

We all love to celebrate. National and family holidays in Russia have their own characteristics. In this course you will get to know what and how the peoples of great Russia celebrate in the course of a year or just once in a lifetime. Planning and preparation, long-awaited and spontaneous, old and new festive calendar dates, traditional dishes and clothes, what can and cannot be given to men and women. All this and much more is waiting for you.

SESSION 2 -TUESDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 20, 2018

9:30 AM

CHI GONG/TAI CHI II

SIFU BETO BRISENO

Experience increased vitality and radiant good health through exercises to improve physical and mental health. This ancient Chinese system of movement and breathing is especially appropriate for those in the second half of their lives as the non-aerobic exercises can increase flexibility, stamina, agility, and overall well-being. Newcomers are welcome.  Class meets Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Tien Shan Tzi Center. 1629 Montana Ave. . Extra fee $35.00.

1:30 PM

UP FROM THE UNDERGROUND: THE RISE AND FALL OF PUNK ROCK

JOHN SIQUEIROS

This course will detail how urban youth in NYC and London created an art form that reflected their own sensibilities and which flatly rejected the aesthetic and practices of a bloated, greedy, and corrupt corporate music industry. Economically and culturally disenfranchised youth rejected the excesses of the music industry and created a simple art form loaded with angst; and promised to return rock music and culture to its roots. Content will include: aesthetics, politics, American culture, the effects of music on society and society on music, musician biographies and a lot of song analysis.

THE WOMEN OF SMELTERTOWN, ORPHAN TRAINS AND THE "DARK AND DASHING HORSEMEN"

CAROL EASTMAN

This is a 3 week course: 4/10/18-4/24/18. These seldom told stories cover the characters, cultures and legends that began in far flung regions of North America and found their way into the Southwest. They date from the Conquest to the early 1900's. These stories will focus on Northern Mexico, West Texas, Southern New Mexico and  southern Arizona. The teaching format includes lecture, discussion and documentary photos collected and taken by the instructor.

SENIORS -PROTECT YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS

BOB WARACH

This is a 3-week course: 3/20/18-4/3/18. This course will explain the process of wills, power of attorney, (statutory and medical) advance directives, guardianships and trusts. Learn legal jargon and definitions. We will also discuss the difference between probate and non-probate assets--after we cover what probate is and the process of probate. Other topics include legal issues in regards to Medicaid and real-estate. The course is led by Bob Warach, a practicing attorney with over 30 years of experience.

3:15 PM

A SKEPTICS GUIDE TO AMERICAN HISTORY (VIDEO CLASS)

Great Courses Instructor

CONTINUED FROM SESSION ONE- Mark A. Stoler, Ph.D., an award-winning scholar and professor, examines commonly held myths and half-truths about American history and invites you to think about what really happened in the nation's past--as opposed to what many believe happened. Each class will cover two lessons with time for discussion.

PROGETTO ITALIANO (A1-A2) FOR ADVANCED BEGINNERS

SILVIA PORTILLO-KOCH

Progetto Italiano is the first of three levels of a modern Italian multimedia course. This class format, style, and material is specifically designed for adults and teens who have little-to-no prior experience with the language. This class is a continuation for those who have previously taken the course. We will cover units 5-9.

MEDITATION, MINDFULNESS AND THE MENTAL GARDEN

LYNN PROVENZANO

Discover the benefits of tending your mental garden through meditation and mindfulness. Learn how the laws of meditation apply to daily activities and generate mindfulness, the ability to focus without distraction, forgetfulness, and awareness. Create your own healthy routines though guided meditations and practical exercises.

THE GLORIOUS ART OF 19TH CENTURY POST- IMPRESSIONISM

KATHLEEN KEY

What is “Post-Impressionism?” Is there a cohesive movement called ”Post Impressionism?” This six week class will concentrate on the artists who came after Impressionism like Paul Cezanne, Vincent van Gogh, Georges Seurat, Paul Gauguin, Odilon Redon, Toulouse Lautrec and many other great artists from this period. Come join us for a class about how some artists used color, while some concentrated on form, influencing the work of many early 20th century artists.

SESSION 2 -WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 21, 2018

1:30 PM

GRASPING THE SPARROW'S TAIL

STEVE BAROWSKY

Grasping the Sparrow's Tail is a beautiful sequence of four movements. These four movements exemplify the four basic energies of Tai Chi. These movements are the core from which all Tai Chi forms are developed. In this class you will be able to learn a complete repeating sequence to be able to practice at home or wherever you may be.

A FRENCH CULTURAL EVENT FOR BEGINNERS

FRANCE PETERS

This class is divided into three sections. The class focuses on oral communication. We will cover pronunciation, short dialogue, and culture. We will utilize the French in 10 minutes a day book. The book costs around $30 new. It can be found at Barnes & Noble or on Amazon.com. You may find a used one for a lower price. Bonne journée!

PROVERBIAL WISDOM

LAWRENCE JOHNSON PHD

How is an individual to act wisely? What constitutes wise action? Why is it wise?  This series will explore the Greek vision of practical wisdom in this “Iron Age” as articulated by Hesiod (a contemporary of Homer) in his Works and Days, setting it alongside the Wisdom Books of the Old Testament, works themselves that draw extensively on ideas arising long before their compilation.

THE POETRY OF LOSS

TRACEY TRAMBLEY

An intellectual exploration of grief as expressed through the imaginative insight of great writers such as Walt Whitman, Dylan Thomas, and William Shakespeare. Their poetry will be the basis of inspiration for introspective analysis and the writing of one's own poetry of loss.

1:30 PM

CHANGING WORLD - HISTORY AND POLITICS

UTEP History Faculty & Special Guests

A series of lectures given by UTEP faculty and other community leaders. A list of speakers and topics will be sent out before the second session begins.

3:15 PM

FAKE SCIENCE PAST AND PRESENT

DAVID TOFSTED

Culture's fascination with the mystical and unknown often lead to beliefs that have proven false. Beliefs such as mythical gods and goddesses who controlled nature and alchemy were just the start. Today's myths are seemingly just as powerful. From crystals to the hall effect and magnet therapy to Bigfoot, seances of the 1920's and faith healing, mankind has not so much eliminated fake science as he has managed to replace old false beliefs with new ones. This course will explore what real science requires as well as numerous examples of false beliefs.

THE SOURCE OF THE WHITE NILE

BILL KEY

The greatest feat of exploration in the 19th century was determining the source of the White Nile, over four thousand miles away from its Mediterranean mouth. It was done by three different groups of British and Hungarian (the only woman) explorers. The history of the topic will be covered as well as the relatively recent scandal behind the Nile's history.

THEATRE APPRECIATION

HECTOR SERRANO

Meet El Paso’s most prominent theater personalities: actors, directors, designers, and producers who will provide an insight into their jobs and responsibilities.  Classes will cover theater of the 17th through mid-19th century.  Lectures will start with the Royal Theater, especially Moliere and Sheridan, and conclude with the Romantic period with playwrights such as Victor Hugo and new styles such as farce, Victorian burlesque and early musical comedy as typified by Gilbert and Sullivan.  Whenever possible, invitations will be arranged for class members to attend rehearsals and/or performances of local productions (at a discounted price).

SESSION 2 -THURSDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 22, 2018

1:30 PM

TOM LEA’S WONDERFUL COUNTRY

MIMI GLADSTEIN PHD

As a class, we will read Tom Lea’s novel, followed by a viewing of the movie made from the novel. The course will include special guest speaker Adair Margo, who will discuss the murals and landscapes Lea painted of the Wonderful Country.

GREAT FRENCH COMPOSERS

STEVE SCHILLER

This class was presented previously in Summer 2014 and is back by popular demand! We will enjoy orchestral ballet and opera music of Berlioz, Saint Saens, Franck, Debussy, Ravel, Lilli Boulanger and others. Discussion of the prominent roles played by the Paris Opera, and that of Louis XIV in Ballet will follow. As always, Steve Schiller will discuss his experiences performing the great music.

3:15 PM

SOCIAL MEDIA - BUILDING YOUR CONFIDENCE!

AMAN WRAICH

>Buiding on what we learned in the previous class, we will be working on improving our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter skills. There will be a focus on 1) how to effectively post text and pictures; 2) How to select who you want to share with and who you want to follow; 3) Most importantly,  understanding and using the security settings in each of the three apps. A vocabulary of often used terms will be provided.  New participants are welcome.     

THE ART OF JAPAN

NICHOLAS DAHLE

Come and explore the artwork of the land of the rising sun. Learn from Japan's rich cultural traditions and its various art forms. Art forms such as painting, theatre and costume, ceramics, gardens, architechture, sculpture and much more. First lecture: Architecture. Second lecture: Ceramics. Third lecture: theatre and costume. Fourth lecture: Painting and woodblock print. Fifth lecture: Sculpture. Sixth lecture: Gardens and Landscape Design.

EASTERN AND WESTERN MEDICINE

ARMANDO GONZALEZ PHD

Is it true that the Indian herb Ashwagandha can increase libido? Can Korean Ginseng lower blood sugar? Will Milk Thistle protect your liver from toxins? These and many other topics will be covered regarding herbs used in Ayurveda, Chinese herbal medicine and scientific herbal medicine. The benefits and possible risks of using certain herbs and medications will be amply discussed.

SESSION 2 -FRIDAYS BEGINNING MARCH 23 , 2018

9:00 AM

LANDSCAPE IN OILS--SESSION II

ROSARIO PONTE

Continuation of 12 week class. Full Description

11:00 AM

PAINTING ABSTRACTS--SESSION II

DAVINIA MIRAVAL

Continuation of 12 week class. Full Description

11:15 AM

LANDSCAPE IN OILS--SESSION II

ROSARIO PONTE

Continuation of 12 week class. Full Description

EUTRAPELICA CLASE PARA HACERTE DORMIR

Jesus Burciaga

Señor: Que prefiere usted: que su esposa le esté insinuando lo sicio de los vidirios y del montón de hojas por recoger en el jardin o venir a descansar aquí durante hora y media? Señora: Quiere que la tengan preparando fritangas todo el dia o planchando ropa que nunca vestirán o venir a retajarse un rato? Ustedes escojan. Conozca el por qué de tan sugestivo y original título para este clase. This class will be taught in Spanish and is an excellent opportunity to be exposed to good Spanish dialogue. The instructor is bilingual.

CONVERSATIONAL SPANISH; BUILDING A REAL LIFE BRIDGE (PART 2)

VIRIDIANA VIDANA

The aim of this course is to allow students to apply their  basic Spanish skills in real life situations. We will emphasize past tense and conversational Spanish. This course will also cover past tense verbs and conversation practice. A short review from the first part of the course will also be included.

1:30 PM

EASY VINYASA YOGA II- SESSION II

PHYLLIS LANE PRICE

EASY: just challenging enough. VINYASA: breath-empowered movement and postures. YOGA: the Whole of You, present. ASANA: physical postures (adapted to your body). PRANAYAMA: breathing techniques. PRATYAHARA: meditations. You'll learn these 5,000 year old techniques by practicing them. Now Western research supports their benefits in restoring balance, hence health. Along the way, you can build strength, flexibility, lung capacity, equilibrium, energy, focus - and often, delight. UTEP furnishes lightly used mats, or you may bring your own. Park in Lot P-9, across from Memorial Gym.

3:15 PM

FILM NOIR: ENCORE

CATHERINE DICKASON

Join us for a brief visit back in film history to view and discuss some of the classics of Film Noir. We will explore the essential rules of Film Noir and screen films like "White Heat," "Laura," "Sunset Boulevard" and others. Let's get lost in the lingo of the time and meet the Femme Fatales, gun toting gangsters and private eyes that make up the dark and entertaining world of great American film.


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