Escape? From Alcatraz

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Discovered by the Spanish in 1775, "the Rock" was named "La Isla de los Alcatraces" meaning "Island of the Pelicans." Anglicized to "Alcatraz," the twenty-two acre island in San Francisco Bay has been home to gulls, cormorants and "jail birds." Join us as we seperate fact from fiction about this famous prison. Why was the "Birdman of Alcatraz" forbidden to have birds? Did Al Capone really play in a prison band called the Rock Islanders? Did three inmates successfully escape in 1962 inspiring the 1979 film Escape from Alcatraz? Learn how scientists today are using coconutes to track their possible success. Think you know about Alcatraz? What is its connection to George Lucas and Star Wars?

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Fri

Location
CE South Building

Instructor
Roberta Boggess 

 

Notice

Please read:  UNM Tuition Remission eligible, under Personal Enrichment

Tuition: 

$20.00


Registration Closes On
Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
12/15/2017 - 12/15/2017 Weekly - Fri 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 109 Roberta Boggess