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January 2018

W18-30 THE ACCELERATING WORLD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

January 9, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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An event every week that begins at 9:00am on Tuesday, repeating until February 27, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-30 THE ACCELERATING WORLD OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Tuesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Arthur Kesten The iPhone is 10 years old, Google is 17 years old, and both have caused our world to change profoundly. Innovations in molecular biology are reshaping the field of medicine. Advances in energy production and distribution are impacting consumption patterns and engendering political upheaval. Changes in global water usage may lead to local environmental catastrophe. And robots will transform…

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W18-SCF-50 PARASITES AND PREDATORS

January 9, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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East Campus — SCF: Lakewood Ranch, 7131 Professional Pkwy. E.

Sarasota, FL 34240 United States
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W18-SCF-50 PARASITES AND PREDATORS Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 8 Sessions: Jan. 9-Feb. 27 ACADEMY EAST (STATE COLLEGE OF FLORIDA, LAKEWOOD RANCH) Joe Kerata We live in an ocean of microbes, some of which are very nasty. We constantly inhale them, swallow them, and unwittingly invite them into our bodies. We have evolved simple and complex strategies over the millennia for protecting ourselves. This course is a fascinating survey of the human body’s defensive and regulatory systems and its never-ending battle…

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W18- 54 HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE

January 10, 2018 @ 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18- 54 HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE Wednesdays: 9-10:20 a.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 10-Feb. 14 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Alan Grindal Consciousness is the only real thing in the world and yet the greatest mystery of all. It is the complex interaction of multiple neural networks from which emerges a phenomenon that truly defines us as human. Recent technological advances, such as modern brain scanning, have begun to open doors to a greater understanding of the mind at work.…

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W18-80 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION

January 11, 2018 @ 11:00 AM - 12:20 PM
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Thursday, repeating until February 15, 2018

Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-80 CLIMATE CHANGE: LOCAL IMPACTS AND LOCAL ADAPTATION Thursdays: 11 a.m.-12:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Jack Merriam What are climate change predictors—those that affect our natural and man-made environment? In this course, we will discuss how climate change and bay level rise are impacting our area and what we can expect in the future. Each week, we will examine a different topic including storm surge implications, pollution sources, biological indicators (seagrass, red tide, fish, mangroves,…

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W18-88 EVERYDAY AND MODERN PHYSICS

January 11, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:20 PM
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Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-88 EVERYDAY AND MODERN PHYSICS Thursdays: 1-2:20 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 11-Feb. 15 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Robert Yamartino Many of us encounter and solve physics problems daily without ever thinking that science is involved. In this course, we will cover simple physics, as well as advances made over the past 150 years. Examples of simple physics include mechanical advantage, as experienced at the gym, or forms of energy, such as that of a car rolling down a hill, or a…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE

January 15, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND - HUMAN CONSCIOUSNESS: THE LAST FRONTIER OF SCIENCE Monday, Jan. 15: 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Alan Grindal Consciousness is the only real thing in the world and yet the greatest mystery of all. It is the complex interaction of multiple neural networks from which emerges a phenomenon that truly defines us as human. Recent technological advances, such as modern brain scanning, have begun to open doors to a greater…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: THE DIGITAL FUTURE

January 18, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Westminster Towers & Shores, 1533 4th Ave.
Bradenton, FL 34205 United States
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“THE DIGITAL FUTURE” Thursday, Jan. 18 • 1-2 p.m. WESTMINSTER TOWERS & SHORES Alex Beavers We’ll take a quick look at digital technologies that are starting to creep into our headlines and our lives. The goal is to highlight what is reality and what is science fiction for technologies such as artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics, autonomous cars, and home automation. Lectures sponsored by Westminster Towers & Shores are free and open to the public. Pre-registration is suggested for the…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – FROM ATOMS TO THE ATOMIC BOMB

January 22, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS - FROM ATOMS TO THE ATOMIC BOMB Monday, Jan. 22 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Jan Skalny One of the greatest and most controversial scientific achievements of the 20th century was exploitation of nuclear phenomena for both military and industrial causes. In this lecture, we will briefly review the road from understanding the structure of atoms to radioactivity to nuclear energy and warfare. Important personalities to be discussed include Niels Bohrs, Otto Hahn, Lisa…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: WHEN SCIENCE FAILS US

January 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Anna Maria Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 United States
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“WHEN SCIENCE FAILS US” Wednesday, Jan. 24 • 1-2:30 p.m. ANNA MARIA ISLAND LIBRARY 5701 MARINA DRIVE James Vartuli Science and inventions have played an important role in our lives. From the printing press to iPhones and computers and from vaccinations to artificial limbs and pacemakers, science has enhanced our way of life. However, science has also failed us. The reasons for these failures range from simple greed and/or incompetence to unexpected consequences. We will discuss several examples of scientific…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – EVOLUTION IN AND OUT OF TEXTBOOKS

January 29, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY - EVOLUTION IN AND OUT OF TEXTBOOKS Monday, Jan 29 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Joe Kerata Evolution is the central organizing theme in biology, but by 1960, the word “evolution” did not appear in the most widely-used biology textbooks in this country. What strange confluence of church and state influenced the changes that challenged the teaching of evolution in our classrooms? Where do we stand now? Upcoming topics on Science Mondays: Feb.…

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February 2018

W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – FOSSILS: HARD WON FACTS AND EVIDENCE OF CHANGE

February 5, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY - FOSSILS: HARD WON FACTS AND EVIDENCE OF CHANGE Monday, Feb 5 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Jeff Rodgers Every summer, Jeff Rodgers leads two paleontological expeditions to the Badlands in South Dakota. The fossils collected on these trips shed light on remarkable changes that took place in North America between 38-24 million years ago, as the global climate cooled and mammals continued their post-dinosaurian evolution. Join Jeff for a look at how…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – FEELING NERVOUS

February 12, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY - FEELING NERVOUS Monday, Feb 12 • 1-2:30 p.m. THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Joe Kerata We’ll take an in-depth look at the body system that enables us to experience the world around us. Every minute, sensations and information bombard us. How do we know what is important to our survival? Why do we experience pain? What exactly is a nerve impulse? Join us for the discussion. Upcoming topic on Science Monday: Feb. 19 “The…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND

February 19, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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The Center of Anna Maria Island, 407 Magnolia Ave.

Anna Maria, FL United States
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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAYS ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Mondays: 1-2:30 p.m. 6 Sessions: Jan. 15-Feb. 19 THE CENTER ON ANNA MARIA ISLAND Moderator: Sanchia Adye Science Mondays return to Anna Maria Island. Join in as we explore the world around us—from outer space to our home planet. We’ll learn about our brains and our body systems, and we’ll take a look at how great minds came up with astonishing, yet simple ideas in science. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from…

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W18-AMI-22 SCIENCE MONDAY – THE BIGGEST OF PICTURES – A GUIDED TOUR OF YOUR UNIVERSE

February 19, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
South Florida Museum, 201 10th Street West
Bradenton, United States
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SCIENCE MONDAY - THE BIGGEST OF PICTURES – A GUIDED TOUR OF YOUR UNIVERSE Monday, Feb 19 • 1-2:30 p.m. BISHOP PLANETARIUM AT THE SOUTH FLORIDA MUSEUM Jeff Rodgers Can you think of a better way to spend a Monday than contemplating your place in the universe? Join us for an afternoon exploring the cosmos using Bishop Planetarium’s state-of-the-art 3D atlas of the universe. We’ll talk about how we know what we know and what we still hope to learn.…

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ACADEMY LECTURE: OUR DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS

February 21, 2018 @ 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Anna Maria Island Library, 5701 Marina Dr
Holmes Beach, FL 34217 United States
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“OUR DIGITAL FUTURE: HOPEFUL OR HOPELESS?” Wednesday, Feb 21 • 1-2.30 p.m. ANNA MARIA ISLAND LIBRARY 5701 MARINA DRIVE Alex Beavers Is our digital future of robots, artificial intelligence, deep learning machines, and autonomous cars something to fear or embrace? This talk will include highlights of why a digital transformation of our lives is happening, what control we have over it, what it will mean for our institutions, and why it is something that we should embrace and not fear.…

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W18-97 THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF QUANTUM MECHANICS

February 23, 2018 @ 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Main Campus Temple Beth Sholom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Building 1
Sarasota, FL 34237 United States
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W18-97 THE HISTORY AND MYSTERY OF QUANTUM MECHANICS Friday: 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. 1 Session: Feb. 23 TEMPLE BETH SHOLOM Bob Bahm Does science excite you? Are you curious about the strange world of quantum mechanics? Join us as we make this topic more understandable and accessible. We’ll start with the basic history of understanding light and the internal workings of the atom. We’ll grapple with objective reality vs. probability (Einstein vs. Bohr), particle/wave duality, Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle, and Schrödinger’s cat.…

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