Program information (951) 827-7139 “You can’t depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.” – Mark Twain Rancho Mirage 8 Annenberg Center  39000 Bob Hope Drive  Rancho Mirage OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE  |  UCR EXTENSION  |  FALL 2018 Potpourri of Poetry: Revisited but not Repeated Mon. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sep. 17-Oct. 22 This course covers all types and forms of poetry in English (or in translation). Selected poems by American and British authors, including poems written and published by the instructor. Lectures and discussion will cover how poems are interpreted, critiqued or commented on, and will include songs as poems and an exploration of poems’ endings. Poems from the Romantic Poets such as Keats, Shelly, and Wordsworth will be studied, and in some cases, real aloud. You will also have the opportunity to share and read your own poems in class. John Haas, Ph.D., is a retired Professor Emeritus from the University of Colorado (Boulder). UCR Osher instructor since 2010. 182-CCS-105 All Tech Considered: Facebook 101 Mon. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Sep. 17-Oct. 22 In this introductory course, receive step-by-step instructions to help you use Facebook to not only connect with friends and family but to confidently communicate, record, and live-broadcast your travel and family memories, create a profile, follow your favorite charities, or social and professional clubs and organizations. Learn to personalize your page by posting your favorite movies, photos, and music and travel adventures. Please bring your own device, chargers, and power cords to class. Ideal for those who have taken at least one course of “All Tech Considered,” and are familiar with setting up UCR’s NetID to access WiFi. Kim A. Shepherd. See bio on page 3. UCR Osher instructor since 2010. 182-CCS-111 Criminal Justice Issues in Review Tues. 9:30 a.m.-11 a.m., Sep. 18-Oct. 23 This interactive course lets you experience the legal and criminal justice systems from the view of the judge’s chair. A series of weekly topics and videos will lead to discussions of current and past legal issues, decisions, and consequences that affect our individual lives. Gary Bindman, J.D., was a practicing attorney and served on the bench of the Los Angeles Superior and Municipal Courts for more than 25 years. UCR Osher instructor since 2014. 182-CCS-107 History of Chinese Thought and Civilization Tues, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sep. 18-Oct. 23 The “Chinese way of thinking” has been uniquely impacted by the spiritual pathways that have evolved in the context of each dynasty and shift in governing systems. This course will anchor around those thought systems as the lens to begin to understand Chinese thought, civilization, and history. Explored are the dynastic structures and their effects with deeper dives into the interaction of Buddhism and Daoism after the Han dynasty. Offers you a historical perspective of China’s civilization and people from the 19th Century to now. Arlette Poland, Ph.D., Philosophies in Religion, has been an Adjunct Professor at College of the Desert for more than 15 years, and has a wide knowledge of world religions, including Buddhism, Judaism and Islam. UCR Osher instructor since 2016. 182-CCS-108 SEPTEMBER