Regular Wednesday morning meetings will resume at the Harn Museum of Art on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Coffee and snacks will be available at 9:30 a.m. in the main lobby of the Harn. The meeting will begin at 10 a.m. in the Chandler Auditorium at the Harn. This meeting will conclude by 11 a.m.

Spring Luncheon:  Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 11 a.m. at the Village Retirement Community (near Santa Fe College)

Spring 2018 Meeting Schedule

Meeting Date
Speaker and Topic

Jan. 10

Pamela Soltis, Director, UF Biodiversity Institute
The Importance of Biodiversity for Life on Earth

Jan. 17

Kathy Colverson, IFAS International Programs
Gender and Agriculture:  Why Does It Matter?

Jan. 24

Lou Schilling, Architect & Retired Project Manager, UFPPD
Challenges in Designing and Building Joseph Hernandez Hall:  The New Chemistry/Chemical Biology Building

Jan. 31

Kevin Folta, Chair, IFAS Horticulture
Risks and Benefits of Genetic Engineering (GMOs)

Feb 7

Adegbola Adesogan, Director, Livestock Systems Innovation Lab
 The Growing Demand and Critical Need for Animal Source Foods in the Developing World

Feb. 14

Sergeant Timothy Peck, UF Police Department
The Challenges and Rewards of Policing on a University Campus

Feb. 21

Steven DeKosky, Deputy Director, McKnight Brain Institute
Alzheimer's Disease:  Scientific Progress and an Uncertain Future

Feb. 28

Brendan Shortley, Director, Helping Hands Medical Clinic
Reaching the Health Needs of our Homeless and Poor Neighbors & the Current State of Federal and Local Programs:  The Helping Hands Medical Clinic

Mar. 7

No meeting - Spring Break

Mar. 14 Guolong Lai, UF College of the Arts
Importance of Archaeology in the Study of Chinese Art

Mar. 21 Rebecca Nagy, Director, The Harn Museum of Fine Arts
The Harn:  Where Do We Come From?  What Are We?  Where are We Going?

Mar. 28 Breton Homewood, UF International  Center
The Peace Corps:  Then and Now

Apr. 4 Alice Holmes,  UF Speech and Hearing Sciences
Do You Hear What I Hear?
Apr. 11

Richard MacMaster, History, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Demythologizing Immigration


Recorded Presentations