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An Introduction to the UMF Makerspace


with Bryce Cundick

Calendar Aug 24, 2022 at 6 pm

In-Person Class

Come to the UMF Makerspace* in Mantor Library and learn all about the machines there and what they're capable of. From 3D models, laser cutting, engraving, embroidering, and more, the UMF Makerspace is now open to the public and ready to help you.

*Makerspace is an area that contains materials and tools for people to work together to learn, collaborate, create, and share.

Bryce is the Director of the Mantor Library. He was originally hired as the IT Librarian at UMF, and he's been part of the push for a Makerspace from the beginning.

Full Course

Remarkably Gifted: Hedy Lamarr


with Jane Ellen

Calendar Sep 15, 2022 at 10 am

Online Class

Hedy Lamarr (1914-2000) was billed by Louis B. Mayer as “the world’s most beautiful woman”, but there was far more to this remarkable woman than MGM’s sexist billing would have you believe. Lamarr appeared in 30 films across a 28-year career in Europe and the U.S.; more importantly she was a gifted inventor who advised Howard Hughes on airplane design and pioneered the technology that forms the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems.

Jane Ellen has been presenting lifelong learning classes for over 25 years. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of New Mexico, and later received Professional Certification from the Music Teachers National Association. As a lecturer she specializes in all aspects of music and entertainment history, with the occasional foray into other areas of her eclectic interests. Ellen’s presentations benefit not only from her gifts as a storyteller, but from a lifetime of work as an independent scholar, performer, published composer, and recording artist.

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