The Lifelong Scholar Society announces a diverse, six-part, fall lecture series, which started Sept. 10. Lectures, free to faculty and staff, are open to the public and suitable for any adult seeking the college experience without the homework and stress. Lecturers include a former NASA astronaut, and noted scientists and professors. The presentations are held late afternoon and early evening two Tuesdays a month, September-November, at the Harris Community Auditorium, adjacent to Florida Tech’s Foosaner Art Museum.
Next, on Sept. 24, is “Seagrasses of the Indian River Lagoon System: Limitations after 100 Million Years of Adaptation,” presented by Dick Turner, professor of biological sciences, 6-7:30 p.m.
Upcoming lectures are: Oct. 8, “Bird Art through the Centuries: Humans Conveying Their Love of Birds,” by Juanita Baker, professor emerita (psychology), 4-5:30 p.m.; Oct. 22, “Beautiful, Romantic and Dead: Why Keats and Shelley Are Better than Twilight,” presented by Chris Frongillo, assistant professor, School of Arts and Communication, 6-7:30 p.m.; Nov. 5, “Distinguishing the Various Styles of Jazz,” presented by former astronaut and senior vice president for external relations and economic development Winston Scott, 6-7:30 p.m.; and Nov. 19, “Extreme Vision in a Blue World,” presented by Michael Grace, associate dean of the College of Science, 6-7:30 p.m.
Free to Florida Tech faculty, staff and students. Call (321) 674-8382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.