Schedule of Speakers - Spring 2014

Unless otherwise noted, lectures take place from noon - 1 p.m. in Memorial Ballroom, Hall Campus Center.

Date Speaker Topic

Theme 1: Learning

Jan. 27 Saundra Yancy McGuire, PhD, Director Emerita Center for Academic Success (CAS), (ret) Assistant Vice Chancellor and Professor of Chemistry, Louisiana State University Metacognition and mindset: Changing perspectives on intelligence
(Lecture to be held in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel)
Feb. 3 Ann Soukhanov, lexicographer, columnist and U.S. General editor of the Encarta Webster’s Dictionary of the English Language, Second Edition Our language as a marker of where we have been and a predictor of where we are heading as a society
Feb. 10 Alan Farrell, PhD,(ret) Professor of French, Virginia Military Institute

Fudge Motors Inc.: The Model T Ford operator’s manual and the modern mind

Feb. 17 Deanna Cash, PhD, Assistant Professor of Education and Human Development, School of Education and Human Development, Lynchburg College

The future of (special) education: Will we ever truly have no child left behind

Theme 2: Health

Feb. 24 Alisha Marciano, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychology, School of Sciences, Lynchburg College Cyber bullying and Facebook preoccupation: Potential harmful effects of constant connectedness
Mar. 3 Thomas W. Nygaard, MD, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Centra Health Health care change: The health care affordability act or inevitability?
Mar. 17 Nancy Welch '68, MD, Director, Virginia Department of Health Healing emotional wounds: One step forward – two steps back
(Lecture to be held in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel)
Mar. 24 Mike Davis '08, Project Director, Exhaled Breath Research, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Nursing Exhaled breath: Biomarkers for therapy
(Lecture to be held in Sydnor Performance Hall, Schewel)

Theme 3: Environment

Mar. 31 Jim Herrick, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology, James Madison University

Antibiotic resistance: Are we on the threshold of a post-antibiotic era?

Apr. 14 Kate Skaggs '06, CoastSmart Communities Planner, Maryland Department of Natural Resources Death by a thousand cuts? Local impacts of global climate change in coastal management
Apr. 21 Lauren Braithwaite Dianich, AIA President, Atelier 11 Ltd. Architecture, and Jon Braithwaite, AIA Demystifying the LEED process
Apr. 28 Elise Sheffield, MTS, Education Director, Boxerwood Nature Center, Lexington, Va. “I’ve always wanted to be a hero” – Caring for the Earth and each other at Boxerwood