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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch

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7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
(941) 363-7000
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January 2019

W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

January 22 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-96 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 a.m-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET

January 22 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until February 5, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-100 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET Tuesdays 1-2:20 p.m. 4 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 5 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa This class will provide a broad look at the current state of today’s financial markets. We will not only address the risks investors face but will also outline opportunities that wealth managers look for when allocating portfolios. Themes to be discussed will include: tax-advantaged investing, investing for income in a low-interest-rate environment, analysis of investor behavior,…

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W19-SCF-102 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST

January 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-102 REVIEW OF THE MIDDLE EAST Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 28 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron Today’s news abounds with reports about critical situations in the Middle East. This course will focus on the historic, economic, demographic, and religious aspects of the numerous conflicts occurring there. You will get an understanding of events as they unfold and the United States’ options in the region. Silver Member: $90; Gold Member: $81.

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W19-SCF-103 MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS

January 24 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19 SCF-103 MEDICAL ILLNESSES OF THE U.S. PRESIDENTS Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 28 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Gene Ginsberg This course will cover the medical illnesses of every U.S. president and how their illnesses impacted our history. Particular emphasis will be placed on the case histories of FDR, Wilson, and Lincoln. We will also discuss medical illness trends among the presidents (i.e., those with cancer, heart disease, the average age of death,…

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W19-SCF-105 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR RETIREMENT

January 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 7, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-105 FINANCIAL LITERACY FOR RETIREMENT Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 3 Sessions: Jan. 24-Feb. 7 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Eric Rodriguez How do you make sure that your money will last throughout retirement? This course will teach the principles that will ensure you don’t outlive your savings. By the end of this class, you should have an excellent understanding of the risks you face, how to preserve your investments, and how to create a financial plan that enables…

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W19-SCF-97 SIX CONTROVERSIAL PRESIDENTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY

January 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 21, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-97 SIX CONTROVERSIAL PRESIDENTS OF THE 20TH CENTURY Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 21 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Robert Brent Toplin Our studies will draw attention to the character and leadership of Woodrow Wilson, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, and Ronald Reagan. We’ll investigate their upbringing, early life experiences, and personality formation. Central to our discussion will be an examination of psychological factors, which may help us understand why…

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W19-SCF-104 LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES

January 24 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-104 LIFE IN THE ARAB COUNTRIES Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 7 Sessions: Jan. 17-Feb. 28 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) James Aaron This course will explain the religious, economic, and historical influences shaping the modern Arab Middle East. Class discussions will focus on social and political practices such as marriage, family, language, veiling, and civil rights. We will explore how and why Arab countries embrace Islam as a religion and a way of life. Silver Member: $90; Gold…

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W19-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY

January 29 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 26, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-98 HOW FOOD BECOMES YOU: AN ADVENTURE IN HUMAN BIOLOGY Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 5 Sessions: Jan. 29-Feb. 26 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Joe Kerata You’ve heard the axiom, “we are what we eat,” but how exactly do steaks, veggies, and ice cream become us? You don’t have to be a scientist to enjoy exploring human biology from a different perspective — from the molecular to the global level. Discover the differences between carbohydrates, fats, and…

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February 2019

W19-SCF-95 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: THE RENAISSANCE

February 7 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday and Thursday, repeating until February 28, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-95 HISTORY OF THE HUMAN EXPERIENCE: THE RENAISSANCE Tuesdays & Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Feb. 7-Feb. 28 (Note: No Class: Feb. 12) OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Steven Derfler From the 14th to the 17th century, the Renaissance was regarded as the cultural bridge between the Romanesque/Gothic Age and modern history. The Renaissance started as a cultural movement in Italy during the Gothic Age and later spread to the rest of Europe, thus marking the…

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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD

February 7 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W19-SCF-99 THE BYZANTINE WORLD Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Feb. 7-Feb. 28 (Note: No Class: Feb. 12) OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Steven Derfler Rome’s influence in the Mediterranean Basin began to wane at the start of the 4th century CE. The Byzantine Empire was founded when the capital of the Roman Empire was transferred from Rome to Constantinople. In 330 CE, Constantine moved the seat of the empire to Constantinople, which he founded as…

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SP19-SCF-56 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE

February 12 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Tuesday, repeating until April 30, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-56 MINDFULNESS AS A PATH TO PEACE Tuesdays: 11 am-12:20 pm 8 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 30 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Charles Bradt It’s hard to read anything about stress these days without some mention of “mindfulness.” This course will introduce and expand upon the principles and practices of mindfulness as a pathway to a more peaceful life. Instruction in the practice of mindful meditation will be given, as well as related practices designed to relieve the…

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March 2019

SP19-SCF-57 CULT FILMS

March 12 @ 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-57 CULT FILMS Tuesdays: 1-3 pm (Note: Extended Class Time) 7 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 23 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Jordan Shifrin Cult films…Why are they so alluring? What will motivate a devoted fan to stand in line to see a film they have already seen 50 times before? In this course, you will learn why cult films do not necessarily require blood splatters. In fact, many of them are tame enough for a trip to the…

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SP19-SCF-58 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET

March 12 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday, repeating until April 2, 2019

OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SP19-SCF-58 SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES FOR TODAY’S MARKET Tuesdays: 1-2:20 pm 4 Sessions: Mar. 12-Apr. 2 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Bob Latessa This class will provide a broad look at the current state of today’s financial markets. We will not only address the risks investors face but will also outline opportunities that wealth managers look for when allocating portfolios. Themes to be discussed will include: tax-advantaged investing, investing for income in a low-interest-rate environment, analysis of investor behavior,…

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May 2019

SU19-SCF-61 POSITIVE TRANSITIONS… THE PROMISE OF LIFE’S PIVOT POINTS (Summer)

May 7 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SU19-SCF-61 POSITIVE TRANSITIONS… THE PROMISE OF LIFE’S PIVOT POINTS (Summer) Tuesday: 1-4 pm 1 Session: May 7 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Kathy Flora Whether navigating a move to a new area, a new job, or a new life stage, transitional pivot points are a constant fact of life. Learn new strategies for tackling the challenges that life transitions bring, so that you can claim the promise and personal excitement these changes hold. Kathy will guide you…

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SU19-SCF-62 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL (Summer)

May 21 @ 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
OLLI East— SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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SU19-SCF-62 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: GOOD OR EVIL (Summer) Tuesday: 1-4 pm 1 Session: May 21 OLLI EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Alex Beavers Headlines are barraging us with warnings that artificial intelligence (e.g., robotics, automation, data analytics, deep learning, etc.) might just be evil because it will boost productivity at the expense of fewer jobs and a diminished role for human labor. Despite these alarms, there is much that dispels the evil myth of technology and that builds a…

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