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 ALL965 
Independent Study Intermediate Bridge 
Day/Time  Friday 3:00-4:20 
Location C-106
Session12 weeks 1-Feb
Limit: 16
  

For students who have taken Intermediate Bridge with this coordinator, this will be an independent study on duplicate bridge including games with match point scoring. The coordinator will assist students with preparation of the boards, the schedule of play, use of the traveling score sheets, and tabulation of the results. A duplicate game may take place at one sitting or be spread out over several weeks as pairs are able to meet and play.

Coordinator: Christopher Senie

Christopher has developed a love for the game of bridge and a passion for teaching the game to others.

 

 

 

 ALL1060 
Let's Play with THINKERTOYS 
Day/Time  Wednesday 1:30-2:50 
Location C-106
SessionFirst 6 weeks 30-Jan
Limit: 25
  

Creativity is not an accident, but a consequence of the intention to be creative. THINKERTOYS are strategies or techniques for producing ideas, each a way of seeing that can change how we perceive our own creativity, bolster creative thinking confidence and strip creativity of its mystique. Each week, you will play with a different THINKERTOY to discover how to become an idea person, to know where to look for that breakthrough idea, and to make better sense out of the world. A few of the THINKERTOYS we will use to creatively envision what is and what can be are Intuitive, linear, metaphorical, incubation, and collaborative.

Coordinator: Nina Greenwald

Nina is a retired Professor of Critical and Creative Thinking at UMass Boston. She is a published author and educator trainer specialized in creative problem solving, innovation and invention, humor and thinking and gifted education.

 

 

 

 ALL1067 
Let's Play with THINKERTOYS! 
Day/Time  Wednesday 1:30-2:50 
Location C-106
SessionSecond 6 weeks 20-Mar
Limit: 20
  

Creativity is not an accident, it is a consequence of the intention to be creative and the determination to learn and use creative thinking strategies! THINKERTOYS are strategies or techniques for producing ideas, each a way of seeing that can change how we perceive our own creativity, bolster creative thinking confidence and strip creativity of its mystique! Each week, you will play with a different THINKERTOY to discover how to become an idea person, know where to look for that breakthrough idea, and make better sense out of this complex world of ours. Intuitive, visual, linear, inventive, metaphorical, incubation, boundary-breaking and collaborative are THINKERTOYS we will use to creatively envision what is and what can be instead of what is not in personal and many other aspects of our lives!

Coordinator: Nina Greenwald

Nina is a retired Professor of Critical and Creative Thinking at UMass Boston. She is a specialist in creative thinking and problem solving, problem and inquiry based learning, humor and thinking and thinking through multiple intelligences.

 

 

 

ALL1070 FULL
Lets Talk About Food II 
Day/Time  Thursday 12:00-1:20 
Location C-106
Session Second 6 weeks 21-Mar
Limit: 25
   

Our food practices here are the result of waves of immigration, their foodways, and the interaction of those with both what was already here and what could be successfully grown or produced. This course will explore the waves of immigration, the challenges they faced, and where and how their food preferences made the way into enriching the American diet. The 5th class will be dedicated to influences of interest to class members that were not covered in the first four. For the last class, we will meet that evening at my home to share a meal. Everyone will be expected to contribute a dish that either represents their own heritage or the heritage they most enjoy eating.

Coordinator: Marilyn Nouri

This is the second course taught by Marilyn on foodways, a topic of increased interest in the social sciences. Marilyn has coordinated many classes on a variety of social science topics for A.L.L.

 

 

 

 ALL827 
Techniques to Unlock Photographic Creativity 
Day/Time  Wednesday 1:30-2:50 
Location C-115
SessionFirst 6 weeks 30-Jan
Limit: 15
  

This course will cover important concepts for improving our photographs, such as using the camera's manual mode to improve creativity and using ISO, aperture, and shutter speed as exposure tools. There will be lectures, weekly assignments, and critiques of students' works. The coordinator's photographs will augment discussions. Participants should be familiar with their camera and the owner's manual.

Coordinator: Daniel Gorman

Daniel has had photographs published in two books and a photograph accepted in the Photographic Society of Rhode Island Ocean State International Exhibition for three consecutive years.

 

 

 

 ALL1065 
Thats Not What I Meant!! Using the Enneagram to understand yourself and your impact on others. 
Day/Time  Tuesday 10:30-11:50 
Location C-106
Session12 weeks 29-Jan
Limit: 25
  

This highly participatory course uses the Enneagram (and other profile types) as a framework for self-awareness and how we interpret and interact with others. This framework is used in business for team building and stress management. It is also used as an aid for mindfulness, for good health and for personal or spiritual growth. Handouts will be provided.

Coordinator: Marianne Triplette

Marianne has more than three decades experience as a professor and business leadership and life coach. She earned degrees in organizational behavior and group dynamics.

 

 

 

 ALL1064 
The Complete Financial Management Workshop 
Day/Time  Wednesday 2:00-3:15 
Location North/South Hall
SessionFirst 6 weeks 30-Jan
Limit: 25
  

Whether you are retired or planning for retirement, are you financially ready for what could be more than a thirty-year retirement?. This workshop focuses on strategies to help you improve your overall financial well-being. It will cover cash management, risk management, investment concepts, tax planning, retirement planning and estate conservation. A complimentary consultation will be offered to all attendees at the end of the course. A comprehensive workbook will also be provided to everyone. Please Note: This course is strictly educational, no products or services will be solicited.

Coordinator: Michael Garrison and M. Greenleaf Garrison

Michael, a certified financial planner (CFP), has been helping individuals achieve their financial goals for nearly 35 years. He is the creator of The Financial Freedom Navigator, a holistic approach to investment and wealth management. Greenleaf, a certified financial planner with a master's degree in mental health counseling, provides family-based financial planning services.

 

 

 

 ALL1026 
The Origami Club 
Day/Time  Tuesday 12:00-1:20 
Location C-115
Session12 weeks 29-Jan
Limit: 15
  

Origami, the ancient art of paper-folding, has become more mainstream because of its beauty, enjoyment, and health connections. After learning a few basic folds and bases you will enjoy exploring a world of beautiful models. One model will be taught each class, but you will all help decide which models. Models may be taught three different ways: From diagrams on paper, from YouTube videos, or from the facilitator. All levels are welcome. Paper will be supplied at the first two meetings; then there will be a required purchase of paper costing no more than $15.

Coordinator: Andrea Plate

Andrea is a retired middle school math teacher who used origami as a teaching tool. She has honed her technique through attendance at origami conferences and through self study.