Creek Lecture Series Now Online

by Yvonne Lopez | Apr 16, 2020

Science and Spirituality
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A Harvard Trained Scientist, Ronnie Newman Interviews Nobel Prize Nominee and world-renowned spiritual leader Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi. Ronnie has spoken at the NSU Lifelong Learning Institute for a number of years. Video is 43 minutes long and includes a guided meditation.

America First (27 minutes)
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Racism in America (1 hour / 27 minutes)
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VINCENT TOSCANO, Ph.D. holds a BA from Muhlenberg College, MA from Seton Hall University, PhD from the State University of New York in Albany. He worked at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, NY for over 33 years. While at Marist he served as assistant vice president for academic affairs and the dean of the school of liberal arts. Professor Toscano retired as an Associate professor of History. Two years later he was named Heritage Professor of History by the College Board of Trustees. His major fields of study include:  modern American history, the American presidency and the Civil War

The Political Ramifications of the Coronavirus
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Charles L. Zelden, Ph.D. is a Professor of history in the NSU College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. A legal-Constitutional historian by training, Zelden has published seven books to date: Justice Lies in the District: The U. S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, 1902-1960 (1993); Voting Rights On Trial (2002); The Battle for the Black Ballot: Smith v Allwright and the Defeat of the Texas All-White Primary (2004); Bush v Gore: Exposing the Hidden Crisis in American Democracy (2008); The Supreme Court and Elections (2009); Bush v Gore: Exposing the Hidden Crisis in American Democracy, Abridged and Updated 2nd Edition (2010); and Thurgood Marshall: Race, Rights and the Struggle for a More Perfect Union (2013). Dr. Zelden is also the general editor of ABC-Clio Press’ three volume About Federal Government encyclopedia. He has also published numerous scholarly articles and is a regular commentator on politics and current events for local media outlets.

There is no Such Thing as Free Will
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ROBERT SPETH, Ph.D. came to NSU in September of 2009 as a Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Speth brings a lifetime of scholarship and expertise in the biomedical study of the human brain and cardiovascular system. He received a Master of Arts in Psychology with an emphasis on Physiological Psychology at Connecticut College. He went on to Vanderbilt University where he earned his Ph.D. in Pharmacology in the Neuro-psychopharmacology program. Dr. Speth has generated over one million dollars in funding for his numerous research projects on a wide variety of medical subjects. He has published over 200 scholarly works in peer reviewed journals. He was a founding officer of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, the founding editor of the Newsletter of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics and is a Past-President of this organization. Dr. Speth received the Louis J. Kettel Memorial Award in 1998 for his efforts in advocating biomedical research with animals. He continues his commitment to research and teaching through his oversight of relevant PhD, masters and undergraduate level programs at NSU.

1939 World's Fair

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Steven Schlesinger earned a BA at Rutgers University and a MA in American History at Syracuse University. After a successful career on Wall Street he pursued his passion for New York City by becoming a licensed NYC Tour guide. Since moving to Florida in 2008 he has lectured in many venues in South Florida.

A Free Market Economy is an Illusion in the 21st Century
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Peter Levine was born in New York City, attended The George Washington University where he majored in history with an emphasis on American History and International relations.  He attended C.W. Post College for two years of graduate work while working at CBS-TV News. He taught History, Government and Economics at the Copenhagen International School and lived in Denmark for 5 years. Currently Peter has volunteered at the Jewish Community Center to teach courses in American History, Current Events, Economics and Government. .

Recorded ZOOM lecture
Nutrition and Your Health:  Fighting Inflammation with Food
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Many major diseases that plague us—including cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, depression, and Alzheimer's—have been linked to chronic inflammation. What you eat matters!  There are foods that lead to inflammation in our bodies AND there are foods that help to alleviate inflammation. Choose the right anti-inflammatory foods, and you may be able to reduce your risk of illness.

Stephanie Petrosky, M.H.A., RDN, FAND is assistant professor and chair of the Department of Nutrition at Nova Southeastern University, Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine.  She   received her professional training from Florida International University and earned an M.S. in Health Services Administration from Capella University. With 30 years of teaching experience, she has been active in many leadership roles. She is proud to be a past-president of the Florida Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and currently serves as the Chair of the Dietetics and Nutrition Practice Council for Florida, which oversees the licensure in Florida. Ms. Santarone is a student in the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine at NSU.