• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 09-14-2021 to 09-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Lisa Alzo, MFA nonfiction writing, author and genealogist
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis
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    When researching family history, we often uncover so much information that our research produces nothing but boring lists. This course will demonstrate how to bring your family tree to life by placing family stories in historical context. You will learn: how to bring your family tree to life by pacing your own family stories in historical context, how to... read more
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    Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 09-14-2021 to 09-14-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 08:30 AM-11:30 AM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Lisa Alzo, MFA nonfiction writing, author and genealogist
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis
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    When you're new to family history, the prospect of diving into the research process can seem overwhelming, especially when it comes to navigating the countless number of online databases and other websites related to roots research. This session will walk beginners through the exciting journey of genealogy. Learn how to begin searching the most popular... read more
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    Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 09-22-2021 to 09-22-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Laura Nicholls, retired art educator
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis
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    Known as one of the most controversial artists in his time, Édouard Manet was a 19th C French painter who broke new artistic ground by defying traditional techniques of representation, and chose subjects from the events and circumstances of his own time. Born in Paris to a wealthy family, Manet was denied admission to France’s prestigious Naval College... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-05-2021 to 10-05-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 02:00 PM-03:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Liz Bremer, certified professional organizer® at Put it Simply Organizing
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    Are you struggling with getting and staying organized? Then this course is for you! We will discuss how to organize and simplify your surroundings and how to avoid common pitfalls. Getting organized will jumpstart your journey to a less stressful... read more
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  • Sessions: 3
    Class Date(s): 10-13-2021 to 10-27-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Charles Coon, MA, retired social studies teacher; adjunct professor of history, Onondaga Community College and SUNY Cortland
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    In 1830 President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act. It called for relocation of five tribes–Cherokee, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaw, and Seminole–in the southern states to a new location west of the Mississippi River, an area called “Indian Country,” in the present state of Oklahoma. To make it happen, those five Indian tribes would, if... read more
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  • Sessions: 4
    Class Date(s): 10-18-2021 to 11-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Tom Henry, M.S.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    By the time of Jackson's election (1828) the US looked nothing like it had less than forty years earlier when Washington established the Presidency. The dynamic, rapidly expanding nation now challenged the Executive Office to lead the new America while maintaining the framework laid out by the first generation. The new issues would parallel the old, mainly... read more
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  • Sessions: 5
    Class Date(s): 10-19-2021 to 11-23-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Donald Bridy, Ph.D., theoretical physics, former adjunct professor, LeMoyne College & Syracuse University and worked for GE, Lockheed Martin, Bell Labs and MIT Lincoln Labs
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    The goal is to understand and appreciate evolving conceptions of the universe from ancient times to the present including primal chaos/gods, mythological and pre-scientific speculations, the Big Bang, expansion of the universe, dark matter/energy, the ultimate fate of the universe, discovery of exoplanets, search for extraterrestrial life, and the hidden... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-20-2021 to 10-20-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Laura Nicholls, retired art educator
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    As a young woman growing up in Brooklyn, Lee Krasner always knew that she wanted to be an artist. Inspired by the opening of MoMA in 1929, Krasner joined the Hans Hofmann School of Fine Arts and became a member of the American Abstract Artists where she met and later married Jackson Pollock. With the financial assistance of Peggy Guggenheim, the Pollocks... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 10-21-2021 to 10-21-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 02:00 PM-04:00 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Tom Henry, M.S.
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    The latest Supreme Court term was unique due to the pandemic but also held a few surprises with both its rulings and the make-up of majorities in several cases. Cases include issues ranging from free speech, freedom of religion, and transgender rights to NCAA rules. As always there are interesting but less publicized cases as well, this term dealing with... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 11-03-2021 to 11-03-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Daylight Time
    Instructor: Laura Nicholls, retired art educator
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Syracuse Oasis

    J.A.M. Whistler was an American-born, British-based artist who became known during his lifetime as an aesthete, a proponent of the credo “art for art’s sake,” and a forerunner of the Post-Impressionist art movement. Whistler was bold and self-assured, developing a reputation for verbal and legal retaliations against art critics, dealers, and artists... read more
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