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Provost’s Lecture Series welcomes visiting professors

March 12 @ 3:30 pm - May 7 @ 5:00 pm


Topics range from cancer to presidential executive powers to decision-making strategy in this year’s Provost’s Lecture Series.

All lectures will be held in the Sugden Welcome Center on the FGCU campus. Lectures are held on Thursdays from 4 to 5 p.m. and are preceded by receptions from 3:30 to 4 p.m. Following each lecture, a question-and-answer session is scheduled.  Lectures are free and open to the public.

Feb. 6: “Personalized Oncology: Age, the Tumor and the Patient,” by Martine Extermann from Lee Moffitt Cancer Center.  Dr. Extermann is program leader of the senior adult oncology program at Moffitt. She is a professor of oncology and medicine at USF.

Feb. 20: “Executive Power and the Role of the Presidency,” by Gene Healy of the Cato Institute. Healy is vice president at the institute. His research interests include executive power and the role of the presidency as well as federalism and overcriminalization.

March 12: “Decision Making,” by Sandra Wright-Schneider of the University of South Florida Psychology department. Wright-Schneider is the associate chair of the USF psychology department. Her areas of expertise are cognitive and neural sciences and she teaches cognitive psychology, decision making and research methods.

March 19: “Russia and Putin,” by Darrell Slider of the University of South Florida. Slider was a Fulbright Scholar in Moscow’s Higher School of Economics and has studied extensively in Russia and Georgia. He has authored and contributed to innumerable.publications on Russian, Georgian, Soviet and post-Soviet politics.

April 2: “Election Polling,” by Mark Schulman, a senior research consultant at SSRS Research. Schulman has done market and public opinion research for major media, corporations, foundations and government. His specialties include election and opinion polling, public policy evaluation, segmentation, data science applications, and survey methodology.

To register for a lecture, go to fgcu.eduprovostlectureseries. Seating is limited. For more information, call Kerry Barth Shields at 239-590-1056.


March 12 @ 3:30 pm
May 7 @ 5:00 pm
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