Friday Lecture Series


Deterioration in our five senses has been linked to decline in cognition. Dr. Jennifer Jones Lister, Professor of Audiology and Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies at USF, will focus on how hearing loss may precede and indicate future cognitive impairment.

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The infamous 1919 World Series between the Chicago White Sox and the Cincinnati Reds became better known as "The Black Sox Scandal." Mark Pienkos explored this scandal in his book, 1917-2017: One Hundred Years of White Sox Baseball. Join Mark for a walk through history that will not only enlighten baseball fans about a great team-the 1919 Chicago White Sox- but also engage them in memories of their own baseball diamond heroes.
Learn about this lovely art form. Eleanor Pigman will discuss and demonstrate the process of bead embroidery, including business logistics, marketing, and the joy of being an artist. Follow her journey from watercolor artist to creator of stunning bead embroidery as she "tries to create the impossible" using unconventional techniques. She holds a master's degree in art therapy and received a Congressional honor for "Keeping Hope Alive Through Art."
Historian Jim Goebdiscusses the architects and henchmen of the Holocaust. Goeb, who helped found the Hillsborough Schools Holocaust Studies Program, also shares stories of resistance: Schindler in occupied Poland; Wallenberg, the Swedish architect who saved thousands of Jews in occupied Hungary; the Danish resistance group; the Bielski brothers who built refuges in the Naliboki Forest and Anielewicz, "Little Angel," leader of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.
Dr. Jerri Edwards, USF Professor at the College of Medicine and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences, will discuss how cognitive abilities can be maintained and even enhanced with advancing age. She will review interesting research that has examined how cognitive interventions (often referred to as brain fitness programs or brain games) help older adults to avoid or at least delay functional difficulties and thereby maintain independence and improve their quality of life.
Women have recently emerged from centuries of subordination and even oppression. What accounts for such a radical difference? Susan Northcutt, PhD, Political Science and co-founder of the Women's Caucus of the USF International Studies Association, offers three compelling reasons for this seismic change: literacy, the pill, and suffrage.

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