• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-26-2020 to 11-26-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Ann Cunningham
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute
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    Thanksgiving is one of the most significant times of the year in the United States for making memories. For you, they may include the smells of the turkey roasting and pies baking, the laughter of gathered family and friends, and beautiful china place settings at the dining room and kid’s tables. But Thanksgiving is so much more than just the delicious... read more
    Thanksgiving is one of the most significant times of the year in the United States for making memories. For you, they may include the smells of the turkey roasting and pies baking, the laughter of gathered family and friends, and beautiful china place settings at the dining room and kid’s tables. But Thanksgiving is so much more than just the delicious food and desserts. It is about gathering with loved ones to renew an attitude of gratefulness. Join us and be a part of a 60 minute facilitated discussion with others across the country to share memories of Thanksgiving (and perhaps a recipe or two).
  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 11-30-2020 to 12-07-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    With so many landings in WWII, people forget that in 1915 no one had ever attempted a major amphibious landing under first before.  It would have a huge impact on D-Day in 1944.  This  battle helped define the modern Turkish state.  Teh campaign is often considered to be the beginning of Australian and New Zealand national consciousness; 25 April, the... read more
    With so many landings in WWII, people forget that in 1915 no one had ever attempted a major amphibious landing under first before.  It would have a huge impact on D-Day in 1944.  This  battle helped define the modern Turkish state.  Teh campaign is often considered to be the beginning of Australian and New Zealand national consciousness; 25 April, the anniversary of the landings, is known as ANZAC Day, the most significan commemoration of military casualties and veterans in the two countries. 
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  • Sessions: 11
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2020 to 01-13-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Moday, Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Cindy Blair
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - The Oasis Institute

    Reduce the impact of age-related memory impairment and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and many other memory disorders by adopting a realistic program of regular mental exercises and a brain-healthy lifestyle. BrainSavers® offers a comprehensive solution for total brain health to become the best versions of yourself both physically and... read more
    Reduce the impact of age-related memory impairment and the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and many other memory disorders by adopting a realistic program of regular mental exercises and a brain-healthy lifestyle. BrainSavers® offers a comprehensive solution for total brain health to become the best versions of yourself both physically and mentally, incorporating mini-lectures, nutrition, cognitive exercise, sleep, socialization and stress management. Classes are cohort-based and facilitated by a trained Oasis instructor. Each class includes a combination of viewing recorded videos by experts and live discussion.
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 12-01-2020 to 12-08-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Joan Musbach
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    President George Washington saw the need to raise federal troops and deploy them to put down domestic violence.  In the first such example in American History, President George Washington donned his Revolutionary War uniform and was prepared to act as Commander-in-Chief in the field.  By his side was his Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton,... read more
    President George Washington saw the need to raise federal troops and deploy them to put down domestic violence.  In the first such example in American History, President George Washington donned his Revolutionary War uniform and was prepared to act as Commander-in-Chief in the field.  By his side was his Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, acting temporarily as the Secretary of War. Lin-Manuel Miranda brought this little-known episode to our attention when he had Thomas Jefferson rap, “Look, when Britain taxed our tea, we got frisky. Imagine what gon’ happen when you try to tax our whisky.” The responses to the whiskey tax varied from peaceful civil disobedience to violent insurrection. This challenge to government authority tested the viability of the new U. S. Government. Come hear this story unfold and appreciate the fragility of that government.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-01-2020 to 12-01-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-10:30 AM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Molly Ball, National Political Correspondent, TIME
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The House Speaker shattered the "marble ceiling" to become the first woman Speaker—twice. She's been a crucial part of liberal legislative victories from the Affordable Care Act to allowing gay people to serve openly in the military. She's repeatedly confronted President Trump, from calling him a liar to his face to leading the impeachment process to... read more
    The House Speaker shattered the "marble ceiling" to become the first woman Speaker—twice. She's been a crucial part of liberal legislative victories from the Affordable Care Act to allowing gay people to serve openly in the military. She's repeatedly confronted President Trump, from calling him a liar to his face to leading the impeachment process to ripping up his State of the Union, and she seems to get under his skin in a way few other political opponents have managed to do. This look at her life and career, by the author of the new New York Times bestselling biography PELOSI, will shed light on her methods and motivations.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-01-2020 to 12-01-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Dr. Lopez Matthews, Jr., Historian, Howard University
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Emancipation and Reconstruction brought the challenge of building a new society, in which education was a key imperative.  Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played an historical role in enhancing equal educational opportunity.   They have fostered leadership, scholarship and activism and produced many American notables, including... read more
    Emancipation and Reconstruction brought the challenge of building a new society, in which education was a key imperative.  Historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played an historical role in enhancing equal educational opportunity.   They have fostered leadership, scholarship and activism and produced many American notables, including Mary McLeod Bethune, Martin Luther King, Jr., Toni Morrison, Thurgood Marshall, and Leontyne Price.  Using nearby HBCUs Howard University and Coppin State University as examples, Dr. Matthews will discuss the history of HBCUs and their importance to American society.   
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-02-2020 to 12-02-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, MA
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Diego Oasis

    In one of the great ironies of history, the successful outcome of the French and Indian War triggered a series of events that ultimately led to the American Declaration of Independence. Professor Blaine Davies traveled to upstate New York to visit many of the sites where the war was fought. His presentation will feature a photographic journal of his trip... read more
    In one of the great ironies of history, the successful outcome of the French and Indian War triggered a series of events that ultimately led to the American Declaration of Independence. Professor Blaine Davies traveled to upstate New York to visit many of the sites where the war was fought. His presentation will feature a photographic journal of his trip as well as a synopsis of the key events in the war including how the outcome of the war helped shape our nation’s future.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-02-2020 to 12-02-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Betsy Solomon
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - St. Louis Oasis

    It is a story with which many of us are quite familiar. The Nativity story summons immediate images in our minds of Mary, Joseph, Jesus, a manger, a star, some shepherds and kings and maybe a few donkeys. However, throughout the history of European painting, generations of artists have brought the story to life in ways that reflect the conventions of their... read more
    It is a story with which many of us are quite familiar. The Nativity story summons immediate images in our minds of Mary, Joseph, Jesus, a manger, a star, some shepherds and kings and maybe a few donkeys. However, throughout the history of European painting, generations of artists have brought the story to life in ways that reflect the conventions of their time as well as the creative spirit seeking timeless interpretation.
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-03-2020 to 12-03-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Chelsea Beningo
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - San Antonio Oasis

    Many of us have heard of the Mediterranean Diet, but do you know what this diet consists of? What’s the history of this diet? Is it good for my health? In this class, we will define the diet and it’s foundations, explain the history, discuss what the research says about how this diet affects your health, as well as discuss Mediterranean... read more
    Many of us have heard of the Mediterranean Diet, but do you know what this diet consists of? What’s the history of this diet? Is it good for my health? In this class, we will define the diet and it’s foundations, explain the history, discuss what the research says about how this diet affects your health, as well as discuss Mediterranean recipes. 
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-03-2020 to 12-03-2020
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Standard Time
    Instructor: Anne Bowser, Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program, The Wilson Center
    Term: 2020-2
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    In 2014, a young mother determined to find answers about what was sickening her children became a leading advocate for clean water in the town of Flint, Michigan.  Her story is but one example of how citizen science has brought about important change in environmental policies and regulations.  There are many pathways for engaging global citizens to... read more
    In 2014, a young mother determined to find answers about what was sickening her children became a leading advocate for clean water in the town of Flint, Michigan.  Her story is but one example of how citizen science has brought about important change in environmental policies and regulations.  There are many pathways for engaging global citizens to collect data and have a real impact on our global environment.  We will explore what it will take to move forward and get more citizens involved in science-based decision making.  Anne Bowser will be interviewed by Walter Staveloz, Oasis Program Committee member and Senior Advisor for Global Challenges at the Association of Science-Technology Centers
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