Program information (951) 827-7139 8 Rancho Mirage MARCH-APRIL Annenberg Center  39000 Bob Hope Drive  Rancho Mirage OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE  |  UCR EXTENSION  |  SPRING 2018 “The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands, but seeing with new eyes.” –Marcel Proust Making Sense of Choice and Change: The Search for Peace of Mind in a Mindless World Mon. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mar. 5-Apr. 9 Move beyond the analysis of the process of choice and into the world of action. Choice and the human power of decision making is viewed as a tool for self-empowerment and as a powerful skill to create positive change in one’s life. Study and examine the words and images of some of the most enlightened minds that exist, and have lived on this planet including Deepak Chopra, Eckhart Tolle, Jiddu Krishnamurti and Neale Donald Walsch. “Each of our lives is an adventure to becoming human.”—Joseph Campbell from The Hero’s Journey. 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. 174-CCS-101 The Life and Times of Niccolò Machiavelli Mon. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Mar. 5-Apr. 9 Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) lived in an era that was turbulent, creative, and colorful. His own works, in particular The Prince (1513), have made him both famous and infamous. He served the government of Florence as diplomat and secretary of war until forced into retirement. A keen observer of his own times, he knew his history, as his Discourses, Art of War, History of Florence, and correspondence attest. Join us to review and discuss the memorable personalities depicted in his book. We will learn about popes Alexander VI Borgia, Julius II della Rovere and Leo X and Clement VII de’ Medici; politicians, tyrants and soldiers such as Lorenzo de’ Medici the Magnificent, Ludovico il Moro Sforza and Cesare Borgia and the reformer, Girolamo Savonarola. We will study also French kings Charles VIII, Louis XII and Francis I, King Ferdinand of Aragon and Holy Roman Emperors Maximilian I and Charles V. Machiavelli. Peter O’Malley Pierson, Ph.D., is a retired Professor of History, Santa Clara University, and a former Lecturer with the Fromm Institute for Lifelong Learning, University of San Francisco. Dr. Pierson has an has an extensive knowledge of historical movies, and appeared in television productions on the Spanish Armada. UCR Osher instructor since 2016. 174-CCS-102 Architectural Buildings in Western Civilization Tues. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Apr. 3-May 8 A study of some notable architectural structures in Western civilizations with an emphasis on influences and styles, the people who built them, and the social events that had an impact on civilization then and now. Eras of architectural buildings we will study will range from the Pyramid in Ancient Egypt, Pantheon and Parthenon in Ancient Greece, to Chartres and 17th Century Versailles. Randall W. Hatch, B.S., see bio on page 7. UCR Osher instructor since 2012. 174-CCS-103 The Story of Rock ‘N’ Roll: The Fifties Tues. 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m., Apr. 3-May 8 Back by popular demand with new recordings and artists, this interactive class tells you the story of rock ‘n’ roll music and its development (1954-1959) using history, entertainment and nostalgia. With selected recordings and video clips, you will examine the hits, artists, and the many influences on the music. William Maxwell, F.C.M.A., grew up in the era of rock ‘n’ roll and is an expert on history and trends in music. UCR Osher instructor since 2012. 174-CCS-104 RANCHO MIRAGE