• Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 09-12-2022 to 09-19-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    The battle that spilled more ink than blood. The Battle of the Little Bighorn, also known as the Battle of the Greasy Grass, and most commonly referred to as Custer's Last Stand, was effectively two separate battles between combined forces of the Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes and elements of the 7th Cavalry Regiment of the United States... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 09-14-2022 to 09-28-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    At a time when more women were trained as artists, opportunities for making and selling art increased. Women exhibited with the Impressionists, had a separate building at the 1893 Worlds Columbian Exposition and formed part of collectives like the Omega Workshops in England. Nevertheless the work of women was often received differently. The three-session... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 09-15-2022 to 09-29-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Laurence Britt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This three part course will deal with the turbulent history of the relationship between the United States and Russia. This relationship has been one of continual tension for more that 100 years, briefly interrupted during World War II when the two nations were critical allies to each other. The first session of the course will cover the period from Czarist... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 09-21-2022 to 10-05-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:30 PM-02:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Having just written a book about Barney Miller (1975-1982), the instructor will take that knowledge to look at that show and others related to the production such as Car 54, That Girl, Night Court, and Mr. Belvedere, as well as TV classics like Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone, The Dick Van Dyke Show, and The Andy Griffith Show, to identify actors that... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 09-26-2022 to 10-03-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Where the Impossible Appears Possible. Magic is the ability to redirect people away from their concerns, but as a side benefit, it can actively inspire people to overcome resistance and reach for the impossible. But it also teaches us to be skeptical by letting us know how easy it is to be fooled. For over a thousand years, inventors, engineers, and even... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 10-12-2022 to 10-26-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    Born in St. Thomas, Jewish, and a decade older than his fellow Impressionists, the “humble and colossal Pissarro,” as Cézanne called him, was at once an outsider and a key member of the group. He was the only one to show in all eight exhibitions of the independent artists. This three-session class will look at ways in which the works of this artist... read more
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  •  Quackery

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    Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 10-17-2022 to 10-24-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 11-02-2022 to 11-16-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Otto Bruno
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    In this class we'll look at one of the most prolific and beloved lyricists of The Great American Songbook. E.Y. "Yip" Harburg wrote the words to such enduring classics as "April in Paris," "It's Only A Paper Moon," and, of course, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." A wry wit, Harburg was also known for his commitment to social justice as well as racial and... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-02-2022 to 11-02-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 02:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Mark Sample, Professor of History
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This was a big one - that year was the depth of the Great Depression. A (seemingly) do-nothing President, Herbert Hoover, is up for re-election. The Governor of New York, FDR is the opponent. Whoever wins will change the future of the... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 11-03-2022 to 11-17-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Laurence Britt
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    In the 1930's, author Sinclair Lewis wrote a dystopian novel, "It Can't Happen Here," about fascism coming to America. This course will explore that subject give the current status of the political environment in America. The rise of fascism has been one of the most destructive movements of the past hundred years, bring oppression, war and devastation in... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 11-09-2022 to 11-30-2022
    No Class: 2022-11-23
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Grace Seiberling, Art Historian
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    This three-session class will look at ways in which pictures of and for children, as well as literature for and about them participated in communicating changing ideas about children's nature and their roles in America from Colonial times to the early twentieth century. Huck's Raft by Steven Mintz will be a point of departure. You must have a... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 11-14-2022 to 11-21-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    The End of the Middle Ages. The Roman Empire lasted for 1,480 years. They lasted the longest in the east. 1,123 Years and 18 Days. But that all came to an end on May 29, 1453. Warfare would never be the same again. The city that couldn’t possibly fall—fell. The Turks change the name to Istanbul, meaning “The City.” But it would both unleash the... read more
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  • Sessions: 2
    Class Date(s): 11-28-2022 to 12-05-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: David Woodruff
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Rochester Oasis

    English Civil War... read more
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