Enroll today! (951) 827-4105  |  (760) 834-0997 Rancho Mirage 7 Pearl Harbor Reconsidered Thurs. 9 a.m.-11 a.m., Sep. 13-Oct. 18 Pearl Harbor provokes specific images and emotions in most Americans. Seventy-seven years ago, United States military personnel were “suddenly and deliberately attacked” by Japanese forces, leaving more than 2400 people killed and nearly 1200 people wounded. The following day, President Franklin Roosevelt appeared before congress, and secured a declaration of war. The consequences of that declaration continue to reverberate in our nation today. Through recently declassified information published in two prominent books, Day of Deceit and Pearl Harbor Betrayed, you can explore what was happening in Washington, Tokyo, and Oahu, in the years, months, weeks, days, and minutes before the attack. What you discover in this course will surprise you and change your view of history. As a powerful way to process and comprehend the information, you will read sections from these publications and discuss them in light of conventional wisdom. John Powers, M.F.A. See bio on page 2. UCR Osher instructor since 2013. 182-CCS-101 The Week’s News in Review Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Sep. 13-Oct. 25 (No meetings Sep. 27 & Oct. 4) An interactive discussion of events shaping the news each week. Media sources include print, TV, the Internet and social media. You discuss politics, the economy, sports, show business and “headline” topics. Dick Stein, B.S., worked for the New York Times, is one of the founders of ESPN, and has taught college-level history and economics in Los Angeles. UCR Osher instructor since 2003. 182-CCS-102 All Science Considered, Part 2 Fri. 10 a.m.-12 p.m., Sep. 14-Oct. 19 In this second installment of the series, we will continue to examine and discuss current science-related topics that influence the everyday lives of citizens of planet Earth. Discussions include the “state of the science” along with key knowledge, issues, and uncertainties in topical areas such as climate change, food production, fresh water availability, land use, and more. Planned topics may be modified based on current events and class interest. Each class will follow a similar pattern of a discussion of topics in the recent news during the first hour, followed by a more comprehensive discussion of focused science areas during the second hour. Michael R. Luther, M.S., recently retired from NASA, after more than 44 years of service in engineering, management, and Senior Executive positions. He was responsible for oversight and direction in the planning, development, and operations of billions of dollars of science spacecraft. UCR Osher instructor since 2016. 182-CCS-103 Italian Film Neorealism Fri. 12:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Sep. 14-Oct. 19 World War II left Italy in ruins and in socio-political turmoil. 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. 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. See bio on page 5. UCR Osher instructor since 2004. 182-CCS-119 OSHER LIFELONG LEARNING INSTITUTE  |  UCR EXTENSION  |  FALL 2018 SEPTEMBER RANCHO MIRAGE