• Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-04-2021 to 03-04-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 02:30 PM → 04:00 PM
    Instructor: Felicia Katz-Harris
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Japan is notorious for its variety of ghosts, demons, and monsters, generally known as "yōkai." Featured in a current exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, these creatures have played a significant role in Japanese heritage and popular culture. For centuries, people painted them, printed them, played with them, performed them, wore... read more
    Japan is notorious for its variety of ghosts, demons, and monsters, generally known as "yōkai." Featured in a current exhibit at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, these creatures have played a significant role in Japanese heritage and popular culture. For centuries, people painted them, printed them, played with them, performed them, wore them on their clothing, and they continue to do so today. Curator Felicia Katz-Harris explains traditional yokai art and folklore and considers their persistent presence in the modern world. Felicia Katz-Harris is the senior curator and curator of Asian folk art at the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe. Her exhibitions include: Yōkai: Ghosts & Demons of Japan; Tako Kichi: Kite Crazy in Japan; Folk Art in Focus; and the award-winning Dancing Shadows, Epic Tales: Wayang Kulit of Indonesia. Katz-Harris authored books on these subjects as well as articles on Thai spirit houses, material religion in Asia, and Asian folk art.
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-26-2021 to 03-26-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Friday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Josie Lopez
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Coming to the Albuquerque Museum in February 2021, this exhibit epitomizes the vitality and expressiveness of modern Mexican art. Captivating works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are complemented by key pieces by contemporaries such as Lola Álvarez Bravo, María Izquierdo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo. These are enhanced by period photographs... read more
    Coming to the Albuquerque Museum in February 2021, this exhibit epitomizes the vitality and expressiveness of modern Mexican art. Captivating works by Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo are complemented by key pieces by contemporaries such as Lola Álvarez Bravo, María Izquierdo, David Alfaro Siqueiros, and Rufino Tamayo. These are enhanced by period photographs that give a glimpse of important Mexican cultural figures, most notably Kahlo and Rivera. Join Art Curator Josie Lopez for a livestreamed program on this exhibit. Dr. Josie Lopez is curator of art at the Albuquerque Museum. She received a master's degree in teaching from Brown University and a PhD in art history from the University of California, Berkeley. Her research and curatorial projects include examining art as a discursive agent in the political arena; modern and contemporary Latin American art; 19th century France, Spain and Mexico; Spanish art from El Greco to Goya; and the history of New Mexican art.
  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 01-18-2021 to 03-15-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 09:15 AM → 10:45 AM
    Instructor: Jim Munroe
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Read and discuss topics from a broad cross-section of the world press, academic blogs, and policy think tanks to gain a better understanding of issues in current events and foreign policy. Moderator Jim Munroe supplies core materials for discussions and welcomes additional materials from participants. All points of view are welcome, especially constructive... read more
    Read and discuss topics from a broad cross-section of the world press, academic blogs, and policy think tanks to gain a better understanding of issues in current events and foreign policy. Moderator Jim Munroe supplies core materials for discussions and welcomes additional materials from participants. All points of view are welcome, especially constructive and civil rebuttals. Because the world is in such flux, topics are not finalized until four to six weeks before the first meeting. No class Feb 15. Limited enrollment.

    Jim Munroe has moderated current event discussion groups since 2007. He retired after 25 years of service at Los Alamos National Labs. His work in nuclear non-proliferation included extensive travel in the former Soviet Union and the newly independent states.
  • Sessions: 8
    Class Date(s): 01-19-2021 to 03-16-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 09:15 AM → 10:45 AM
    Instructor: Jim Munroe
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Read and discuss topics from a broad cross-section of the world press, academic blogs, and policy think tanks to gain a better understanding of issues in current events and foreign policy. Moderator Jim Munroe supplies core materials for discussions and welcomes additional materials from participants. All points of view are welcome, especially constructive... read more
    Read and discuss topics from a broad cross-section of the world press, academic blogs, and policy think tanks to gain a better understanding of issues in current events and foreign policy. Moderator Jim Munroe supplies core materials for discussions and welcomes additional materials from participants. All points of view are welcome, especially constructive and civil rebuttals. Because the world is in such flux, topics are not finalized until four to six weeks before the first meeting. No class Feb 16. Limited enrollment.

    Jim Munroe has moderated current event discussion groups since 2007. He retired after 25 years of service at Los Alamos National Labs. His work in nuclear non-proliferation included extensive travel in the former Soviet Union and the newly independent states.
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-09-2021 to 03-09-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Abbas Akhil
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    New Mexico is transitioning from coal-based electricity generation to a renewable energy future through a major bill passed in 2019: the Energy Transition Act. While the goals are clear, there is no roadmap to achieve them. In this presentation, we touch on the electric system improvements needed to achieve those goals and how those affect the consumer. We... read more
    New Mexico is transitioning from coal-based electricity generation to a renewable energy future through a major bill passed in 2019: the Energy Transition Act. While the goals are clear, there is no roadmap to achieve them. In this presentation, we touch on the electric system improvements needed to achieve those goals and how those affect the consumer. We also address oil and gas extraction, its contribution to the state's revenues, and its effect on land and water use. Abbas Akhil was elected to the New Mexico House of Representatives in 2018 and served for one term. He brings a working history of renewable energy and energy storage to the legislature. Akhil was born in Hyderabad, India, a pluralistic society where Muslim and Hindu communities existed side by side for generations. After moving to the US, Akhil completed his Masters at NMSU and worked at the Public Service Company of New Mexico. He later worked at Sandia National Laboratories where he developed energy storage and microgrids.
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 03-25-2021 to 03-25-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Jason V. Zuffranieri
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Back by popular demand! In 2017, Jason Zuffranieri got the call inviting him to participate on the legendary television program, Jeopardy! Three weeks and 19 wins later, he would see what a lifetime of preparation and loyal viewing would lead to. Even in his wildest dreams he never imagined how things would turn out. This session describes the process... read more
    Back by popular demand! In 2017, Jason Zuffranieri got the call inviting him to participate on the legendary television program, Jeopardy! Three weeks and 19 wins later, he would see what a lifetime of preparation and loyal viewing would lead to. Even in his wildest dreams he never imagined how things would turn out. This session describes the process before, during, and after playing on Jeopardy! Zuffranieri answers any burning questions you have about the show and its iconic host, Alex Trebek. Jason Zuffranieri came to Albuquerque in 2002 from his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona. After working at Sandia National Labs, he moved into teaching, and has been at Albuquerque Academy for seven years as a math instructor and coach of math and science teams. Zuffranieri has won multiple national championships for sudoku puzzles and has played trivia games since he was a child.
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-08-2021 to 04-08-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Thursday
    Time: 12:30 PM → 02:00 PM
    Instructor: Andrew Schultz
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    The US Supreme Court began its most recent term in early October 2020 with a full docket. The Court heard cases on the Affordable Care Act, the regulation of "robocalls," religious liberty, and Congress's continuing efforts to obtain materials from the Mueller investigation. Andrew Schultz reviews many of the Court's most important decisions and previews... read more
    The US Supreme Court began its most recent term in early October 2020 with a full docket. The Court heard cases on the Affordable Care Act, the regulation of "robocalls," religious liberty, and Congress's continuing efforts to obtain materials from the Mueller investigation. Andrew Schultz reviews many of the Court's most important decisions and previews the remaining cases to be decided before the end of the current term. Andrew Schultz is a director at the Rodey Law Firm where he practices in the litigation department. He is the only graduate of the UNM Law School to serve as a law clerk at the US Supreme Court, serving as clerk to Byron R. White. Schultz has been a visiting professor at UNM's School of Law and continues to serve as an adjunct professor. In 2018, he was selected as the Albuquerque Bar Association's Lawyer of the Year.
  • Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-19-2021 to 04-19-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Monday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:30 AM
    Instructor: Roland Penttila
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Zoom
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    Electric Vehicles (EVs) are the future. Fossil fuels are a finite energy source and will eventually run out. EVs can be powered by solar, wind, hydro-power and even oil or coal. EVs are non-polluting and efficient. Batteries are getting better each year. Roland Penttila covers how EVs work, talks about his own Tesla, and shows some new calculations to... read more
    Electric Vehicles (EVs) are the future. Fossil fuels are a finite energy source and will eventually run out. EVs can be powered by solar, wind, hydro-power and even oil or coal. EVs are non-polluting and efficient. Batteries are getting better each year. Roland Penttila covers how EVs work, talks about his own Tesla, and shows some new calculations to consider in owning one. Roland Penttila is a retired civil engineer who added amateur historian to his other hobbies and is now fully engaged in learning more and more about the city and state he adopted in 1998. His new obsession is his 2020 Tesla Model Y.
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    Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-06-2021 to 04-06-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Steve Prickett
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Eldora Chocolate
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    Back by popular demand! This small batch, craft chocolate maker exposes you to everything from the full cocoa bean to the chocolate bar-making process and presents new ways of thinking about chocolate. You will come to understand the terroir of where a bean is grown and how it affects taste and quality. Tour the Eldora Chocolate facility, sample some... read more
    Back by popular demand! This small batch, craft chocolate maker exposes you to everything from the full cocoa bean to the chocolate bar-making process and presents new ways of thinking about chocolate. You will come to understand the terroir of where a bean is grown and how it affects taste and quality. Tour the Eldora Chocolate facility, sample some amazing chocolate, and become educated on the various flavor profiles of bean origins. Limited enrollment. 

    Steve Prickett, owner and founder, followed his hobby, passion, and lifelong love of dark chocolate to start Eldora after a successful career as a private wealth advisor at Merrill Lynch. Part of this journey was to understand chocolate flavors around the world. He proceeded to make chocolate from 24 countries and 35 origins. He brings this knowledge and enthusiasm to Eldora.
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    Sessions: 1
    Class Date(s): 04-13-2021 to 04-13-2021
    Day(s) of the week: Tuesday
    Time: 10:00 AM → 11:00 AM
    Instructor: Steve Prickett
    Term: 2021-1
    Location: Eldora Chocolate
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    Back by popular demand! This small batch, craft chocolate maker exposes you to everything from the full cocoa bean to the chocolate bar-making process and presents new ways of thinking about chocolate. You will come to understand the terroir of where a bean is grown and how it affects taste and quality. Tour the Eldora Chocolate facility, sample some... read more
    Back by popular demand! This small batch, craft chocolate maker exposes you to everything from the full cocoa bean to the chocolate bar-making process and presents new ways of thinking about chocolate. You will come to understand the terroir of where a bean is grown and how it affects taste and quality. Tour the Eldora Chocolate facility, sample some amazing chocolate, and become educated on the various flavor profiles of bean origins. Limited enrollment.

    Steve Prickett, owner and founder, followed his hobby, passion, and lifelong love of dark chocolate to start Eldora after a successful career as a private wealth advisor at Merrill Lynch. Part of this journey was to understand chocolate flavors around the world. He proceeded to make chocolate from 24 countries and 35 origins. He brings this knowledge and enthusiasm to Eldora.

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