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Few historic homes survive in Florida today, but Chinsegut Hill, one of the remaining pre-Civil War plantation sites, endures. This property once was occupied by Native Americans and later by four white owners and their enslaved workers. Eventually, the federal government took possession. Hear all about Chinsegut's fascinating history and the new partnership that will allow its cultural offerings to be enjoyed by visitors. Nancy Dalence is Curator of Education at the Tampa Bay History Center.

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Have you ever felt that your doctor is too busy staring at the computer and typing to actually look at you? Learn what healthcare informatics is and why the doctor is fixated on the computer during your visit. With a bachelor's degree in nursing and a master's degree in education, Diana Dechichio has extensive teaching experience in nursing and electronic medical records. Her passion for healthcare began as a candy striper at age 14.
Join Fulvia Fiorani on a journey from our own cosmic backyard to the far reaches of space and time. In the last 30 years, the Hubble Telescope has shown us stunning and iconic images and helped us rewrite our knowledge of the universe. Fiorani holds a master's degree in physics from the Naval Postgraduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. A retired U.S. Navy lieutenant commander, she taught physics at the United States Naval Academy as her last active duty assignment.
Give a new twist to the latest travel trend: purposeful travel. Join veteran journalist Joan Giangrasse Kates and her daughter Ana Kates to learn how to create inter-generational travel adventures. It may be easier than you think and can have a huge impact on the young people in your life.
Even an act as intimate as sex exists in the context of science and society. Allow Barry Verkauf, MD, Affiliate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at USF's Morsani College of Medicine, to examine the scientific advances which effect social change and the impact of social change on science. Consider the impact of the birth control pill on society and the family. Let the man responsible for the first IVF birth in Florida forecast where we go from here.
In The Art of Loving, Erich Fromm asserts that "love is a decision," rather than a feeling, "an activity, not a passive affect." Using Fromm's work to explore the dynamics of relationships, Dr. Donald Orlosky developed tools to reduce conflict and promote harmony. Marian Orlosky will describe these tools and how she used them during her 38-year career with Pinellas County schools.

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