OASIS is proud to have UMSL as a partner in providing adult education opportunities.
OASIS winter/spring 2014 classes now available!
Labor Art: Artists Interpreting Labor Issues in the Workplace
You will have the unique opportunity to hear from the collector about the many artists who have documented issues surrounding the history of work and labor as expressed in the paintings, prints and sculpture in the Feldacker Labor Art Collection. Several themes reoccur in this artwork, including strikes, workers’ rights, the role of women in the workforce and industrial architecture.
Friday, Mar 21, 9:30-11:00
Fee: $13 – includes parking
Mercantile Library, UMSL North Campus
From the Wild to the Plate
Dr. Patti Wright, Department of Anthropology, UMSL
Have you ever wondered how the tomato, once considered unfit to eat, became the most common garden item in the United States? Did you know that corn is a grass? What is manioc? Join us for a discussion of the myth, history and biology associated with some of our favorite foods.
Wednesday, Apr 2, 9:30-11:00
Human Connections Through Time and Space
Joni Hoscher, UMSL’s Center for Human Origins & Cultural Diversity
Come and explore how anthropologists seek to understand what defines culture and our human family through discussions and activities. We will examine components that distinguish a society and introduce crosscultural examples of how groups of humans order and influence their world, both historically and contemporaneously. Meet at UMSL,South Campus.
Friday, Apr 4, 9:00-12:00