• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2023 to 04-12-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Blaine Davies, MA, Professor of U.S. History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Raised in the small town of Abilene, Kansas, Dwight Eisenhower grew from humble beginnings to lead the allied victory over Germany and serve two successful terms as President of the United States. As Allied Commander, he made the momentous decision to launch the D-Day assault that led to ultimate victory in the war in Europe. As President, though not... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2023 to 04-12-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Barbara Paulson, European Travel Specialist
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Paris without the jet lag? Consider the re-purposed ’76 Olympic velodrome that is now home to four enclosed biospheres including a circular aquarium and Antarctic environment (complete with penguins), a center for architecture founded by the Seagram’s heiress, a shop of maple-flavored treats with a maple museum in the basement, and the gastronomic treat... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2023 to 04-12-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-02:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Julie Nicolai
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Examine local historical events and people to gain a better understanding of the roots of racism and white privilege. Inspiration for this discussion was born from a visit to the Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace & Justice in Montgomery,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-12-2023 to 04-12-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Oliva M. Espín, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Ana-Maria Rizzuto is an educator and psychoanalyst. Rizutto offers an alternative to Freud’s understanding of religion. Whereas Freud postulated that belief in God is based on a child's idea of father, Rizzuto argues that the God representation draws from a variety of sources and is a major element in the fabric of one's view of self, others, and the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-13-2023 to 04-13-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Marylen Mann
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Join Oasis for a series of conversational interviews with the leaders of renowned St. Louis Arts and Cultural institutions. Hosted by Oasis founder Marylen Mann, hear the stories behind these iconic St. Louis institutions that are distinguished for their missions, and the philosophy and vision of their leaders. Meet Amy Shaw, Executive Director of Nine... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-13-2023 to 04-13-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Matthew Wion, Ph.D.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    We classify people by their race and ethnicity? Are these the same thing? Is race even real? What exactly is race and why do we think it is so important? In response to the injustice of racism and race discrimination how can we think about race and ethnicity in a way that prevents us from seeing others in a negative light? Should we try to be 'color blind'... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-14-2023 to 04-14-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 11:00 AM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Jane Ellen
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Keyboardist Keith Emerson (1944-2016), guitarist Greg Lake (1947-2016), and percussionist Carl Palmer (1950- ) came together in 1970 to become one of the most popular and commercially successful English progressive rock bands in the 1970s. Represented by such classical crossovers as?Pictures at an Exhibition?(1971), and Emerson’s classical piano concerto... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-14-2023 to 04-14-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Marti Peck, Ph.D., Psychologist
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    One of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, Sigmund Freud revolutionized the field of Psychology with his ideas of mental health. Understand the man and his ideas and theories of human behavior and mental... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 04-14-2023 to 04-21-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Martha Bogart
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Whether you just got a brand-new iPhone or have an older model, there are many features you may want to take advantage of and might be unaware of. If you are fairly new to using an iPhone, or just not as familiar with it as you’d like to be, this class will help you learn your way around screens, menus and notifications. You will also learn how to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-14-2023 to 04-14-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Gwenyth Mapes, Professor of Humanities
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    The 7th century CE rise of Islam, still one of the world’s three major monotheisms, created trade and war, as well as syncretic and new architecture and art through... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-14-2023 to 04-14-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 05:00 PM-06:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Chris Burns, Many-Strings
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Tchaikovsky was a master of melody. He also had a rich sense of harmony and a love for the dramatic. The music in his three ballets were first presented on the stage, but they soon took flight and have become among the most beloved compositions ever! This hour will present his music with context and history! It will enrich your day in so many ways. An hour... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-17-2023 to 04-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Frank Newton, PhD
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    After 300 years of obedience and servitude, Spain’s New World colonies dramatically exploded with rebellion from 1810 to1825. Eventually, more than a dozen independent nations took shape in Latin America – most notably Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, Chile and eventually Peru. How did this happen… and why  all at once? Join Dr. Frank Newton as he... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-17-2023 to 04-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 01:30 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Andrew Schultz
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    The Supreme Court has steered a careful path between the First Amendment’s religion clauses: the “free-exercise” clause, which requires a degree of friendliness towards religion, and the “establishment” clause, which cautions against too much friendliness. Recently the Court has signaled that it is willing to find a new balance between these... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-18-2023 to 04-18-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Barney Bradshaw
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Mark Twain, a name known far and wide and especially by those who plied their trade along the rivers of America, is not a name at all, but a measurement of the depth of the river! Find out what else you may not know about one of Missouri's most famous... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-18-2023 to 04-18-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Henry George, Engineer, Archaeologist and Geologist
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    The Olmec Civilization is regarded by many as the “Mother” civilization in Mesoamerica, the formative civilization from which the succeeding civilizations drew cultural attributes.  Among the mysteries are their origins and their art.  The numerous colossal heads clearly exhibit African features, their jade figurines depict East Asian phenotypes, and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-18-2023 to 04-18-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 01:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Lucy Morros, Ph. D
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    In her novel Corinne published in 1807, Madame de Stael, the most remarkable woman of 18th century France, engages her readers in a fabulous architectural voyage throughout Italy, a voyage that leads to the liberation of her... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-19-2023 to 04-19-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Johnny Rabbitt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    ’59 was the prelude to the Sixties and all that happened in that decade which changed much of our culture. From the perspective of 1959, the year everything changed, we’ll talk about this transformative time in our history; in the world, the country, and in St. Louis. Our tornado of February ’59 created the mind-altering Gaslight Square, and the great... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-19-2023 to 04-19-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 03:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Julia Fister, MA, Studio ACE Executive Director
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Pablo Picasso was a prolific Spanish artist who had enormous influence on 20th century art including being a co-creator of Cubism.  He worked  as painter, sculptor, etcher, lithographer, ceramicist and designer and in an unprecedented variety of styles. This lecture will take a look at his amazing career and influence in the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-20-2023 to 04-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    The start of the 20th century saw the fundamental concepts by which we understood the universe challenged. Einstein's theory of relativity and the emergence of quantum mechanics threatened to undermine everything we thought we knew about nature. A group of the greatest scientists in history gathered yearly to discuss the foundations of... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-20-2023 to 04-20-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Marylen Mann
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom

    Join Oasis for a series of conversational interviews with the leaders of renowned St. Louis Arts and Cultural institutions. Hosted by Oasis founder Marylen Mann, hear the stories behind these iconic St. Louis institutions that are distinguished for their missions, and the philosophy and vision of their leaders. Meet Andrew Jorgensen, General Director of... read more
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