3 Riverside Like us on Facebook! http://fb.me/UCROsher The Metamorphosis of Political News Fri. 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Mar. 9-Apr. 20 (no meeting March 30) How did we move from an age of hierarchical, even plutocratic journalism, to a fragmented, democratized delivery system? We will focus on historic changes in news delivery, especially political news, and what the changes mean to consumers. We will examine what the news media was and where we are now in this metamorphosis. Can the news survive this highly charged political and multi-universe situation with aberrations such as fake news, bots, propaganda campaigns and worse? How can we deal with it? Mel Opotowsky, B.A., Managing Editor (Retired), The Press Enterprise. UCR Osher instructor since 2009. 173-CCS-016 Italian Film Neorealism Fri. 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m., Mar. 9-Apr. 27 (no meeting March 30) World War II left Italy in ruins and in socio-political turmoil. Unemployment, hunger, poverty, depression, and desperation were rampant. Destitute adventurers roamed the city streets trying to invent anything to stay alive just one more day. In spite of this desperate scenario, we find that art still moved well. The Neorealist movement began at the end of World War II, and it was a response as well as a denunciation of awful life conditions. Directors such as Vittorio De Sica, Roberto Rossellini, and Luchino Visconti shared the idea of taking these stories and portraits of common people and turned them into eternal masterpieces. These were characterized by small budgets, a realist aesthetic, outdoor shoots, and nonprofessional actors. The best-known example is Bicycle Thieves (1948), by De Sica, a masterful work of touching humanity that opened the eyes and the attention of the world to this phenomenon. Our focus will be on the works of these great directors and the meanings they sought out to extract, and not just to revel in easy tear jerkers, but rather to provide moving stories anyone could easily identify with. Roberto Catalano, Ph.D.,Ethnomusicology, has taught at Whittier College and the University of La Verne. UCR Osher instructor since 2004. 173-CCS-017 Cinematic Exploration: Films About the Meaning of Life Mon. 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m., Mar. 12-Apr. 16 American author Joseph Campbell wrote, “I do not believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” Through screenings of selected films, we will explore the concept of human nature, gain insights into our values and attitudes to life and hopefully come away with a better understanding of each other and ourselves. We will cover various aspects of the meaning of life including character and authenticity, life changes and transitions, departures, spiritual strength and resilience, integrity and courage, culture, gender, and personal identity. As is traditional for the cinematic exploration series, the quest for the meaning of life will span numerous cultures as we discover and discuss the similarities and differences. Elena Romine, Ph.D., Author, is a Russian educator and the author of the book “The Intimate Diary of a Russian Woman.” Dr. Romine is now researching cross-cultural issues. UCR Osher instructor since 2004. 173-CCS-019 Beginning Iyengar Yoga Tues. 9:30 a.m.-11:00 a.m., Apr. 3-May 22 Introduction to the basic principles and practice of Iyengar Yoga through instruction on postures from four groups: standing, seated, forward bends and back bends. Variations and adaptations of postures will be made to meet the individual abilities of the student. The course will include the physical and mental health benefits of each group of postures. Joanne Redoble, B.S., has studied and practiced Iyengar yoga since 1995, and has been an Internationally Certified Instructor since 2009. UCR Osher instructor since 2016. 174-CCS-001 MARCH–APRIL OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE  |  UCR EXTENSION  |  SPRING 2018 Enroll today! (951) 827-4105  |  (760) 834-0997