• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-11-2022 to 08-11-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Dan Sherman
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis
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    Although some might think classical music is removed from the world of politics, there has long been a political overtone to how classical music is presented and its performers received. This (non-political!) class will discuss fascinating history of how classical music has interacted with larger political history in the two world wars and in particular the... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-11-2022 to 08-11-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: David Lindauer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis
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    To promote the success of the Allied landings on D-Day, British and American planners organized an enormous array of deceptions to distract the Germans and draw their attention away from the real landings. This presentation looks at those plans, how they were conceived and the many ruses, plants, and false information used to protect the plans'... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 08-12-2022 to 08-12-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steven Gimbel, Professor of Philosophy, Gettysburg College
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis
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    Isaac Newton created the most important scientific theory in history. This theory not only accounted for the falling of apples and the motion of planets, but gave rise to a scientific worldview that many thought could explain everything. But that result bothered Newton, who thought it squeezed God out of the picture. We will explore Newton's life, science,... read more
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-07-2022 to 12-07-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Bonita Billman, Art History Lecturer
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    The Hudson River School — a loose group of American landscape artists — was neither a school nor confined to the Hudson River Valley. Beginning in the early 19th-century, American painters finally paid significant attention to the uniqueness of landscape around them. The Hudson River School drew inspiration from America’s unspoiled landscape,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-14-2022 to 12-14-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Manifest Destiny: The True Story of Westward Expansion & Native Expulsion in America explores westward expansion and its impact on Native communities. Even though the phrase 'manifest destiny' was not used in print until 1845, the spirit of American expansionism that it referred to was very apparent long before the 1840s. Americans had been talking... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 12-15-2022 to 12-15-2022
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Daryl Davis, Musician
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Larry Williams was a great Rock'n'Roll singer/songwriter and the Marvelettes and the Shirelles were a great all-female vocal groups. What could they possibly have in common? They influenced one of the most influential Rock'n'Roll bands in music history. Come find out all about... read more
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  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 01-02-2023 to 04-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Oasis Participants
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. There is a designated... read more
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  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 01-02-2023 to 04-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Oasis Participants
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. There is a designated... read more
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  • Sessions: 34
    Class Date(s): 01-03-2023 to 04-28-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday, Friday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Oasis Participants
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This group meets on Tuesdays at 10:30 am and on Fridays at 12:30 pm. It provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. There is a designated moderator who suggests topics and provides background materials in... read more
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  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 01-04-2023 to 04-26-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Oasis Participants
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Participants are asked to submit articles or topics beforehand. There is a designated moderator who notifies the participants of what topics have been... read more
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  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 01-05-2023 to 04-27-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Oasis Participants
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. Topics for discussion are selected by the group. The role of moderator rotates each week from among those who... read more
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  • Sessions: 17
    Class Date(s): 01-06-2023 to 04-28-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 09:00 AM-10:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Oasis Participants
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    This group provides a forum to engage in intellectual conversation with a peer group and explore areas of common interest. The role of moderator rotates each week from among those who volunteer. The moderator for that week solicits topics in advance and distributes to the whole group brief descriptions/questions related to them, giving everyone a chance to... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-09-2023 to 01-09-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:30 AM-11:00 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Steve Roberts, Journalist and Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Join Steve Roberts for a lively look at the results of the 2022 Midterm Elections. Steve Roberts has been a journalist for almost 60 years, covering some of the major events of his time, including fourteen presidential election campaigns. As a broadcaster, Roberts appears regularly as a political analyst on the ABC radio network and writes a... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-11-2023 to 01-11-2023
    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 - Washington Metro Oasis

    First time to Europe? Finally traveling again? European Travel Specialist Barbara Paulson offers advice on balancing your travel criteria and priorities with tips on who, what, when, where, why, and how of preparing for your trip. How many countries? Should I go with a group? Cash or credit cards? How do I pick a hotel? What do I pack (hint: old underwear)... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-17-2023 to 01-17-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Richard Bell
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    In 1619, a ship docked near Jamestown and sold twenty captive Africans into slavery in colonial Virginia. To the creators of the 1619 Project that moment was momentous. The 1619 Project argues that it marks the birth date of American slavery and that “the year 1619 is as important to the American story as 1776.” This program is designed to give you the... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-18-2023 to 01-18-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 02:00 PM-03:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Barbara Paulson, European Travel Specialist
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Are you ready to get the most out of your European travel? Here are tips on how to plan and pace your days, deal with the weather, travel between locations, personal safety while you’re abroad, experience the local food and culture, language and customs, etc. European Travel Specialist Barbara Paulson offers tips on enjoying your time in... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-19-2023 to 01-19-2023
    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 - Washington Metro Oasis

    Around Cambridge University early in the 20th century, a group of intellectuals met regularly to talk, to think, and to express their inherent superiority to the rest of humanity...in an understated British fashion. Including writers Virginia Woolf and E. M. Forster, economist John Maynard Keynes, and philosopher Bertrand Russell, norms were violated, puns... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-23-2023 to 01-23-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:30 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Naomi Darenblum
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    After 40 years of uneven experience, democracy is facing acute challenges in Latin America. Over the past two decades, two of the region’s countries—Venezuela and Nicaragua—have completed the transition from being representative democracies to fully-fledged dictatorships, while a few others are barely worthy of the democratic label. Democracy in... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-24-2023 to 01-24-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 12:00 PM-01:15 PM Central Time
    Instructor: Brian Rose
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    Alfred Hitchcock is probably the most famous film director who ever lived. For five decades, first in England, then in Hollywood, he made fifty-four films, including classics such as The Thirty-Nine Steps, Rebecca, Notorious, Rear Window, North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho. Few filmmakers have been as popular, critically celebrated, and as influential,... read more
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  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 01-25-2023 to 01-25-2023
    Day(s) of the week: Wednesday
    Time: 09:30 AM-10:30 AM Central Time
    Instructor: Lewis M. Simons, Foreign Correspondent and Author
    Term: OE
    Location: Zoom - Washington Metro Oasis

    By way of an interview-style format, Philippino journalist Christian Esguerra will talk with foreign correspondent Lewis Simons about Simons' Pulitzer-prize winning story that led to the toppling of the Marcos regime, followed by a discussion of the recent return to power of the Marcos... read more
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