Senior Scholars Program for Friday, October 2, 2015
Brent Cagle,Interim Aviation Director for Charlotte Douglas International Airport will discuss “Destination CLT”. Anyone who has had occasion to be in or around the Charlotte Douglas International Airport recently has noticed the high level of activity and the many changes that are taking place. Mr. Cagle previously served as Assistant Aviation Director of Administration and Finance for Charlotte and Deputy Aviation Director for the City of Phoenix.
He will bring us up to date on the latest activity and what’s in store for the future at the airport.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, October 9, 2015
Dr. John Bird, Professor of English and Director of the Teaching and Learning Center at Winthrop University, will discuss his book, “Mark Twain and Metaphor.” Dr. Bird is the founding editor for “Mark Twain Annual” and president of the Mark Twain Circle of America. He has been teaching at Winthrop since 1993 and recently was re-elected by faculty members to head up the faculty leadership. Dr. Bird earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Appalachian State University. He earned a PhD. from the University of Rochester.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, October 16, 2015
Dr. Derek Raghavan, President of the Levine Cancer Institute, Carolinas HealthCare Systems, will tell us about “Progress in Cancer Research & Treatment – Evolving Paradigms in Charlotte.”
Dr. Raghavan has served at a senior level in oncology for more than 20 years. Trained initially in Australia, Dr. Raghavan completed a Ph.D. at the University of London and undertook post-doctoral research at the University of Minnesota. He has published more than 250 papers and 12 books, with areas of focus including heterogeneity of tumor function, biology and management of cancer of the bladder, testes and prostate, new drug development in lung cancer and geriatric oncology. He was awarded a research doctorate in medicine, (MD) from the University of Sydney in 2012.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, October 23, 2015
In 2010 Timothy J. Boyce stumbled upon a long-out-of- print book, “The Secret Concentration Camp Diary of Odd Nansen.” Mr. Boyce considered the book a masterpiece and was astounded that it could be so forgotten for over 65 years. He set a goal of getting the book back into print and Vanderbilt University Press is set to re-publish it, with Boyce’s introduction and annotations, in February 2016. Mr. Boyce is a former partner in the Charlotte office of a finance and real estate group. He holds a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
Senior Scholars Program for Friday, October 30, 2015
Dr. Emily C. Richardson, will give a talk on genealogy, a subject in which she is expert and which is one of her passions. Dr. Richardson joined Queens University in the 2014-15 academic year as Dean of the Hayworth School of Graduate and Continuing Studies, when the school combined the school of adult undergraduate education (continuing education) and graduate school. Dr. Richardson came to Queens from Stetson University in Florida, where she worked with returning adult students in the Adult Vocational Program of Boundless Learning.
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Great Decisions is a series of eight programs, selected each year by the Foreign Policy Association in New York. The FPA was founded in 1918 as the League of Free Nations. It was formed by 141 distinguished Americans to support President Woodrow Wilson's effort to achieve a just peace. The Association was reconstituted in 1923 as the FPA with a commitment to the careful study of all sides of international questions affecting the U. S. Eleanor Roosevelt and John Foster Dulles were among the incorporators.
Senior Scholars recruits local authorities to present a program on each of the topics selected annually by the Foreign Policy Association.
For 2016, there will be a new arrangement for ordering Great Decisions books. The books will be available in electronic format for your Kindle or your Kindle app on your various computers, pads and phones from Amazon. The cost for the electronic version will be about $13.
For those of you who still like the feel and smell of paper, we will again be offering the printed books for $22. Because we have no idea how many printed books to order, we will be selling the books on a pre-order basis only. If you wish to buy a print copy, you must place your order no later than October 16.
Pat and Bill Thomas will be in the hallway before the meetings to take your order, or you may e-mail Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org.