Keynote Speaker

Dr. T. Jackson Lears

Keynote Speaker Dr. Lears

Dr. Lears is Distinguished Professor of History at Rutgers University. His work focuses on American cultural and intellectual history, investigating the role of advertising, industrialization, and myth in the modernization of the U.S. Dr. Lears’ work reveals both the costs and benefits that these attributes of society lend to transformative moments in our nation’s history.


Schedule of Events


Colloquium Schedule

February 18Keynote Lecture – Location: Rush Auditorium (J-103)
5:00 – 6:30 pmDr. T. Jackson Lears, “The Price and Promise of Progress”
6:30 – 7:00 pmReception – Rush Lobby
February 26Faculty Lecture Series – Location: I-122
3:00 – 4:00 pmDr. Laura Weir, “The Middle East, the U.S., and Peace”
March 13Faculty Lecture Series – Location: Collier G-109 (polycom available)
3:00 – 4:00 pmDr. Michael McGowan, “Stones Unturned: Truth and Goodness in Science and Religion”
March 20Guest Artist Talk – Location: Rush Auditorium (J-103)
4:30 - 6:00 pmGregory Green
6:00 – 7:00 pmReception – Location: J-117/118
March 27-29 Student Play – Location: Black Box Theater (L-119B)
8:00 pmJennifer Haley’s Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
Director: Prof. Stuart Brown
April 1Eating to Thrive – Location: U-102   (Download Flyer)
5:00 – 6:15 pmPresentation Eating to Thrive: Jill Hummel and Marcela Trevino
6:30 – 8:00 pmFilm Screening Food Fight
8:00 – 8:30 pmReception and Discussion
April 2 Designing to Thrive – Location: AA-177   (Download Flyer)
12:00 – 1:00 pm Brown Bag Lunch – Registration:
Student/Professional Informal Lunch Meet & Greet
1:00 – 1:20 pm Welcome Remarks:
Dr. John Meyer, Dean, ESC School of Business and Technology
Jon Iglehart, Director, Department of Environmental Protection
Roy Beckford, Director, UF/IFAS Lee County Extension
1:20 – 3:15 pm Panel on Sustainable Urban Agriculture
Facilitated by Sean Posey, Eastern Gateway Community College, Ohio
Solutions to Food Deserts; Edible Landscapes; Permaculture; Community Gardens; Aquaponics.
3:30 – 6:00 pm Panel on Sustainable Design & Construction
Facilitated by Paul Shahriari, Green Mind, Inc.
Integrated Design for Mixed Use; Incorporating Green Practices in Building Codes; Sustainable Goals Become Reality; Sustainable Storm Water Design; Transportation Design.
Wrap-Up and Next Steps
April 3-5Student Play – Location: Black Box Theater (L-119B)
8:00 pmJennifer Haley’s Neighborhood 3: Requisition of Doom
Director: Prof. Stuart Brown
April 8Eating to Thrive – Location: Rush Auditorium (J-103)
9:30 - 10: 45 amLecture Choosing to Eat at the Expense of Others: Roz Jester.
Recommended reading:
Foley, J. et al. (2011) “Solutions for a Cultivated Planet.” Nature 478: 337.
April 10Eating to Thrive – Location: Rush Auditorium: (J-103)
9:30 - 10: 45 amTalking Circle Food for Thought
April 18Faculty Lecture Series – Location: U-102
6:00 – 7:30 pmDr. Russell Swanson, “Philosophy and Progress”