Senior Scholars Program for Friday, February 5, 2016
Dr. Tom Hanchett, who retired recently as staff historian of the Levine Museum of the New South after 16 years, will be joined by Dr. Brenda Tindal, the new staff Historian, to discuss “Charlotte’s African-American History.”
Dr. Tindal is a native of Charlotte. She earned an undergraduate degree from UNC-Charlotte, and graduate degrees from Emory University. She joined the museum staff in September.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, February 12, 2016
Dr. Steven Zeisel of the North Carolina Nutrition Research Campus, will present “Let’s Talk Nutrition … Real Nutrition!!”
Dr. Zeisel is the Kenan Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Nutrition in The Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also the Director of the UNC’s Nutrition Research Institute at the newly formed North Carolina Research Campus in Kannapolis and the UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center.
Dr. Zeisel is a member of the World Cancer Research Fund’s Expert Panel on “Food, Nutrition and the Prevention of Cancer: a Global Perspective.” He serves as the principal investigator on multiple federally funded research projects that focus on human requirements for choline and the effects of this nutrient on brain development. He earned his M.D. from Harvard Medical School, and his Ph.D. in nutrition from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, February 19, 2016
Dr. Robert Corbin, vice president, Learning Experience at Discovery Place, will present “The New 3-D … Without Glasses.”
Dr. Corbin spent 18 years in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg school system, teaching science and serving as a Science Academic Content Coach and mentor. He developed science curricula for the Weather Channel, “Botany of Desire,” for PBS, Paramount Pictures and others. He wrote the curriculum to accompany Vice President Al Gore’s film, “An Inconvenient Truth.” He is currently an associate professor of secondary education at UNC-Charlotte and is an adjunct professor at Wingate University.
Dr. Corbin holds an M.A.T. degree in Natural Science Teaching from the University of South Carolina, a B.S in Environmental Science Education from Michigan State University. He earned his doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction at UNC-Charlotte.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, February 26, 2016
“Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program at UNC-Charlotte,” will be presented by Dr. Julian Montoro-Rodriguez.
He is a sociologist with a teaching and research degree in the area of aging, health, human development and family studies. He is Director of the Gerontology Program at UNC-C. His goal at UNC-C is to research family caregiving to help reduce stress, depression and burden and increase the satisfaction of life.
Dr. Montoro-Rodriquez’s training began at Case Western Reserve University where he completed his doctoral program on a Fulbright scholarship from Spain and later as a post-doctoral fellow with the Gerontology Center at the University of Kansas.
The Great Decisions books are in. If you pre-ordered the book, you may pick it up before or after the regular meetings. Payment of $22 is accepted in cash or by check.
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Great Decisions is a series of eight programs, selected each year by the Foreign Policy Association in New York. The FPA was founded in 1918 as the League of Free Nations. It was formed by 141 distinguished Americans to support President Woodrow Wilson's effort to achieve a just peace. The Association was reconstituted in 1923 as the FPA with a commitment to the careful study of all sides of international questions affecting the U. S. Eleanor Roosevelt and John Foster Dulles were among the incorporators.
Senior Scholars recruits local authorities to present a program on each of the topics selected annually by the Foreign Policy Association.
For 2016, there will be a new arrangement for ordering Great Decisions books. The books will be available in electronic format for your Kindle or your Kindle app on your various computers, pads and phones from Amazon. The cost for the electronic version will be about $13.
Pat and Bill Thomas will be in the hallway before the meetings to take your order, or you may e-mail Bill at email@example.com.