• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-21-2021 to 06-21-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 03:00 PM-05:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Martha Bogart
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Oasis National
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    Whether you are driving, biking, walking or taking public transportation, Google Maps can get you there! Learn how to find locations, directions, photos of nearby attractions, and how to print directions. In addition, learn how to mark locations as favorites and how to access Street View to see a photo of each location. This class provides an overview of... read more
    Whether you are driving, biking, walking or taking public transportation, Google Maps can get you there! Learn how to find locations, directions, photos of nearby attractions, and how to print directions. In addition, learn how to mark locations as favorites and how to access Street View to see a photo of each location. This class provides an overview of the Google Maps desktop version. While a Google account is not required to use Google Maps, we recommend that you create one in order to save your personal preferences. Google accounts are free. Instructions on how to create an account will be sent once you register.
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-21-2021 to 06-21-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 06:00 PM-07:00 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Pam Gardephe, Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This class will inspire you to permanently change your relationship with sugar and turn your life around through the power of healthy eating. Have you experienced the feeling that eating just a little sugar creates the desire for more? Like most Americans today, you are probably addicted to sugar. This is an opportunity to finally control what you eat and... read more
    This class will inspire you to permanently change your relationship with sugar and turn your life around through the power of healthy eating. Have you experienced the feeling that eating just a little sugar creates the desire for more? Like most Americans today, you are probably addicted to sugar. This is an opportunity to finally control what you eat and drink, not through will power or discipline but by understanding what causes those uncontrollable cravings -- and knowing that you can reduce them naturally over time. Class is taught via Zoom. You must have a computer/tablet/phone with audio and video capability.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-21-2021 to 06-21-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: John M. Taylor
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Submarine warfare was one of the winning components in World War II. Unfortunately, winning came at a significant cost. The United States lost 52 submarines during the war, taking with them 374 officers and 3,131 men. This presentation recounts those losses and the importance of the submarine force. Taylor discusses the Lost 52 project, which has discovered... read more
    Submarine warfare was one of the winning components in World War II. Unfortunately, winning came at a significant cost. The United States lost 52 submarines during the war, taking with them 374 officers and 3,131 men. This presentation recounts those losses and the importance of the submarine force. Taylor discusses the Lost 52 project, which has discovered the wreckage of 11 subs. He looks at the USS Grunion, the USS Perch, and the USS Bullhead. John Taylor retired in 2010 as the manager of the Integrated Technologies and Systems Strategic Management Group Support Department at Sandia National Laboratories. He has a master's degree in nuclear engineering from Stanford University and was a member of Sandia's technical and management staff for 35 years. He is the author or co-author of 50 technical reports and 11 books on a variety of topics including New Mexico history, soccer science, and naval history.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-22-2021 to 06-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM - Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Edgar Degas was a founding member of the so-called Impressionists, who exhibited as a group from 1874 to 1886. But he resisted being called an Impressionist, saying that his art was the most unspontaneous imaginable. Degas called himself a realist, aligning himself with Ingres, the great 19th century linearist as well as the Romantic colorist Delacroix.... read more
    Edgar Degas was a founding member of the so-called Impressionists, who exhibited as a group from 1874 to 1886. But he resisted being called an Impressionist, saying that his art was the most unspontaneous imaginable. Degas called himself a realist, aligning himself with Ingres, the great 19th century linearist as well as the Romantic colorist Delacroix. Degas said he drew in color. This lecture is an overview of Degas' career and his unique position between the two great “camps” - the classicists and the colorists.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-22-2021 to 06-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Brooke Pillifant
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis
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    Join San Antonio Storyteller, Brooke Pillifant to discuss collecting family history through storytelling in order to help preserve your history for the next generation. Learn how to record and share your stories with your... read more
    Join San Antonio Storyteller, Brooke Pillifant to discuss collecting family history through storytelling in order to help preserve your history for the next generation. Learn how to record and share your stories with your family.
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-22-2021 to 06-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Shelley Fisher Fiskin - Stanford University
    Term: OE
    Location: Online - Oasis National

    This class is presented in partnership with One Day University In 1908, William Dean Howells introduced Mark Twain in a speech as “Mark Twain, originally of Missouri, but then of Hartford, and now ultimately of the solar system, not to say the universe.” Samuel Clemens entered the world and left it with Halley’s Comet, little dreaming that... read more
    This class is presented in partnership with One Day University In 1908, William Dean Howells introduced Mark Twain in a speech as “Mark Twain, originally of Missouri, but then of Hartford, and now ultimately of the solar system, not to say the universe.” Samuel Clemens entered the world and left it with Halley’s Comet, little dreaming that generations hence Halley’s Comet would be less famous than Mark Twain. He has been called our Rabelais, our Cervantes, our Homer, our Tolstoy, our Shakespeare. Ernest Hemingway maintained that “All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn.” President Franklin Delano Roosevelt got the phrase “New Deal” from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court. Twain saw more of the world than any other American writer of his era–and the world saw more of him, as well–both in print, and in person. Throughout the world he is viewed as the most distinctively “American” of American authors—and also as one of the most universal. In this talk, leading Mark Twain scholar, Shelley Fisher Fishkin, will explore what Twain learned from his world travels and what the world learned from him–both during his lifetime and in the century since his death: a century during which his work has been translated into virtually every language in which books are printed. Discussion Questions: 1. What did Mark Twain learn from his travels? How did they shape his work? 2. What universal themes that Twain addressed spoke to audiences around the globe? 3. Why were Americans relatively inattentive to Twain’s social criticism? Why did readers outside the United States pay so much more attention to the serious issues he raised? 4. What allows humor to travel and what stops it from travelling? What is hard or impossible to translate? 5. What is the connection between laughing and thinking? Twain thought it was very important for his readers to learn to think for themselves. What role could laughter play in that process?
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    Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-22-2021 to 06-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Andrew Michael Cooperman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    The pride of the Italian Line, the Andrea Doria was considered the ultimate in luxurious trans-Atlantic travel. That is, until the night of July 25th, 1956. Despite having an experienced captain and a range of safety features, the Doria was rammed and sunk by the Swedish liner Stockholm. The story of the Andrea Doria’s life and death is one of the most... read more
    The pride of the Italian Line, the Andrea Doria was considered the ultimate in luxurious trans-Atlantic travel. That is, until the night of July 25th, 1956. Despite having an experienced captain and a range of safety features, the Doria was rammed and sunk by the Swedish liner Stockholm. The story of the Andrea Doria’s life and death is one of the most compelling in modern maritime history.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-22-2021 to 06-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM - Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Matthew Barbour
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Albuquerque Oasis

    Elephants have been utilized in war throughout much of human history. Sometimes referred to as “living tanks,” their strength, height, and intelligence make them ideal for a number of tasks, including destroying enemy fortifications and serving as mobile platforms for sharpshooters. While most commonly used in India and Southeast Asia, the animals were... read more
    Elephants have been utilized in war throughout much of human history. Sometimes referred to as “living tanks,” their strength, height, and intelligence make them ideal for a number of tasks, including destroying enemy fortifications and serving as mobile platforms for sharpshooters. While most commonly used in India and Southeast Asia, the animals were also employed along the Mediterranean and in the Middle East. We explore the use of war elephants through time and across the globe.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-23-2021 to 06-23-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Melvin Goodman, Adjunct Professor, Int'l Relations, Johns Hopkins Univ.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The initial U.S. military involvement in 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks was an overall success.  Unfortunately, the United States chose to remain in Afghanistan instead of turning the keys to the state back to the Afghans themselves.  Instead of learning from the failed Soviet experience from 1979 to 1989, we repeated Moscow’s mistakes and then... read more
    The initial U.S. military involvement in 2001 in the wake of the 9/11 attacks was an overall success.  Unfortunately, the United States chose to remain in Afghanistan instead of turning the keys to the state back to the Afghans themselves.  Instead of learning from the failed Soviet experience from 1979 to 1989, we repeated Moscow’s mistakes and then contributed some of our own.  Mr. Goodman's talk will identify the various myths associated with our involvement in Afghanistan, particularly the belief that Pakistan would be an ally in our efforts to restore stability.  There are no central strategic interests for the United States in Afghanistan, and the case will be made for leaving the instability of Afghanistan to its various neighbors.
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    Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 06-23-2021 to 06-23-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM - Central Time
    Instructor: Laura Nicholls, retired art educator
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    Mary Cassatt is known primarily for her touching imagery of mothers and children. Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker who lived much of her adult life in France, where she met Edgar Degas and exhibited alongside the French Impressionists. Early in her career Cassatt faced gender discrimination in the mostly male-dominated ‘French Salon’ art... read more
    Mary Cassatt is known primarily for her touching imagery of mothers and children. Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker who lived much of her adult life in France, where she met Edgar Degas and exhibited alongside the French Impressionists. Early in her career Cassatt faced gender discrimination in the mostly male-dominated ‘French Salon’ art world, but rose to a level of fame and acceptance through her association with Degas and the Independents. As her career progressed, she experimented with artistic trends while maintaining a strong sense of underlying compositional form. At the turn of the 20th century, Cassatt was influential in introducing French Impressionist paintings to American collectors.
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