2 Riverside The European Union and Its Member Nations Thurs. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mar. 1-Apr. 5 Join us to analyze and explain the European Union, and explore what it is, what it does, what it can and cannot do, and how it impacts the politics and the lives of the citizens of its member states. We will try to answer the questions: Is the European Union simply another international organization (a mini-United Nations)? A potential super-power (a United States of Europe)? Neither of these? Something unique and new in world history? Irwin M. Wall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus, UC Riverside, taught French and European History for more than 30 years. Dr. Wall is the author of four books on the History and Politics of France, as well as numerous articles and book chapters. UCR Osher instructor since 2017. 173-CCS-012 The Hollywood Musical: From Inspiration to Opening Night Thurs. 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Mar. 1-Apr. 5 If, as Shakespeare believed, music is the food of love, then the lyrics and music of the Hollywood Musical are indeed the champagne of love. Discover the recipe for this magical American art form as we examine the ingredients of the best musical numbers from The American Film Institute’s (AFI) top six greatest movie musicals. We will explore how producing, screenwriting, music and lyrics, design, directing, cinematography, choreography, performance, and editing all come together to create an unforgettable banquet of sound and light. John W. Lugar, M.D., President, John Lugar Productions, Palm Springs, is a physician turned filmmaker and entertainer. Broadway and Hollywood musicals are his passion, and he has performed in, produced, and directed many productions. He also co-produced the acclaimed 16-hour miniseries, “Amerika,” and produced the award-winning series, “China Beach,” as well as the Humanitas prize-winning “Lucky Day,” starring Olympia Kukakis. Dr. Lugar currently produces tribute motion pictures called “Platinum Tributes,” which celebrate life’s milestones, special events, and passions. UCR Osher instructor since 2017. 173-CCS-013 The Latino Diaspora Wed. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Mar. 7-Apr. 11 Who is Latino? What is the “diaspora” and what are the stereotypes of the “Hispanic” cultures that span from Central America, Mexico, and South America? We will explore various Latin American cultures, and the challenges Latino communities face when homogeneously grouped. Through lectures, discussions, selected film screenings, and excerpts from literary works, you will gain a better understanding of the history of Spanish colonization and the implications of this history on society in the New World. You will learn of the diversity in beliefs, traditions, and identities among Latino cultures, and discover the various sub-identities such as gender, sexuality, race, ethnicity, and religions that make up the “diaspora.” Parissa Majdi Clark, Ph.D., Political Science, UCLA, Supervisor of Teacher Education, UCR, and Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Redlands. Dr. Clark has expertise in governmental processes and the legal systems, as well as ethnic and women’s studies and the history of various cultural and migrant groups in the U.S. and abroad. UCR Osher instructor since 2017. 173-CCS-014 Telling Our Stories: Let’s Review, Revise and Refine—Part 2 Wed. 1 p.m.-3 p.m., Mar. 7-Apr. 11 Telling our “stories” with continued focus on strategies and techniques that can enhance our storytelling and writing skills. We will share our writing-in-progress, and generate ideas for revising and refining. Methods will be discussed and practiced that will strengthen your writing. Please bring examples of your writing- in-progress to each session. New and returning members are welcomed. Cora Lee Brown, M.A., is a teacher and consultant for the Inland Area Writing Project. UCR Osher instructor since 2014. 173-CCS-015 MARCH UCR Extension Center  1200 University Ave.  Riverside RIVERSIDE OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE  |  UCR EXTENSION  |  SPRING 2018 Program information (951) 827-7139  www.extension.ucr.edu/osher