Evenings at Whitney Public Lectures

The University of Florida Whitney Laboratory presents a public lecture series, Evenings at Whitney. Monthly presentations include current science topics, plus subjects from ongoing research programs at the lab.

Speakers  are recognized experts in their fields who welcome questions and discussion. Lectures and parking are free and registration or reservations are not necessary. The event is at 7 p.m. on the scheduled date at Center for Marine Studies, Lohman Auditorium, 9505 Ocean Shore Blvd., St. Augustine, Florida. For further details, call (904) 461-4000.

2016 Fall Schedule – Coming Soon!

 

Completed 2016 Spring Schedule

 

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January 14 “Mad about Poo: The Biology of Toxoplasmosis'” Dr. Judith Milcarsky,
Veterinarian, Daytona Beach

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February 11 “Anti-Bat Strategies in Moths: Sonar Jamming and Acoustic Deflection” Dr. Akito Y. Kawahara, Assistant Professor/Curator, McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

 

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March 10 “Kids Curing Cancer through Diet”, Dr. Alana M O’Reilly, Associate Professor, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple University Health System, Temple University School of Medicine

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March 31 “The Mighty Water Bear: Tiny, but Invincible!”, Dr. Bob Goldstein, Professor, Biology Department, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 

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April 14 “In Sickness and in Health: The Marriage of Corals with their Symbiotic Algae”, Dr. Virginia Weis
Professor, Department of Integrative Biology, Oregon State University

 

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May 12 “Historic Trees: The Science Behind the Preservation and Conservation of our Largest Specimens”, Danny Lippi

ISA Certified Arborist, ISA Qualified Tree Risk Assessor, and UF Master Naturalist Instructor

 

May 19 “Building Body Parts: Lessons Learned from Simple Critters”, Deborah J. Andrew

Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Johns Hopkins University

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture on May 19 – Building Body Parts: Lessons Learned from Simple Critters

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on May 19, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled Building Body Parts: Lessons Learned from Simple Critters. Deborah Andrew, professor of cell biology at Johns Hopkins University, shared the findings from her lab’s studies of the fruit fly…

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture on May 12 – Historic Trees: The Science Behind the Preservation and Conservation of our Largest Specimens

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on May 12, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled Historic Trees: The Science Behind the Preservation and Conservation of our Largest Specimens. Danny Lippi, International Society of Arboriculture certified arborist and qualified tree risk assessor as well as…

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture – In Sickness and in Health: The Marriage of Corals with their Symbiotic Algae on April 14, 2016

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns on April 14, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled In Sickness and in Health: The Marriage of Corals with their Symbiotic Algae. Virginia Weis, professor of integrative biology at Oregon State University, will speak about the relationship between…

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Evenings at Whitney Lecture – The Mighty Water Bear: Tiny, but Invincible! on March 31, 2016

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returns on March 31, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled The Mighty Water Bear: Tiny, but Invincible!. Bob Goldstein, professor of biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will speak about water bears, which are fascinating,…

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View the March 10th Evenings at Whitney Lecture on Kids Curing Cancer through Diet

The Evenings at Whitney Lecture Series hosted by the University of Florida Whitney Laboratory returned on March 10, 2016, at 7 p.m. with the program titled Kids Curing Cancer through Diet. Alana O’Reilly, associate professor at Temple University School of Medicine’s Fox Chase Cancer Center, shared her research conducted with hundreds of students that looks to…

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View Dr. Todd Osborne’s Lecture on Florida Coastal Change if you missed it!

Dr. Todd Osborne: “Evolution of coastal ecosystems in Florida: a story of time and climate” Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture Series December 2015. Todd Osborne, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Biogeochemistry, Whitney Laboratory of Marine Bioscience, studies the biogeochemical processes in soil and water in a variety of ecosystems throughout Florida. He will review Florida’s environmental history…

Dr. Judith Milcarsky: “Mad About Poo: The Biology of Toxoplasmosis” January 14th, 2016, 7 pm Evenings at Whitney Public Lecture

Judith Milcarsky, DVM, studies Toxoplasma and its association with human illness. Toxoplasma gondii is a protozoan parasite that infects warm-blooded animals [including humans] throughout the world. The sexual phase occurs in the intestine of all felids and the millions of oocysts generated from a single cat remain infectious in the environment for years. Two asexual…

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Dr. David Colburn, “Martin Luther King’s Non-violent Army Chooses St. Augustine” Thurs, September 10th, 7 p.m. 450th Celebration Evenings@ Whitney Public Lecture

Please join us as Dr. David R. Colburn, Director of the Bob Graham Center for Public Service at the University of Florida, will talk about the significance of St. Augustine to the national civil rights movement in the early 1960s and why Dr. King chose to lead demonstrations in the nation’s oldest city at the…

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Dr. Mansfield presents on the lost years of Sea Turtles, 7 p.m., Thurs., August 20, Public Lecture Series: Evenings at the Whitney

Please join us as Dr. Kate Mansfield from the University of Central Florida presents “Tracking the sea turtle ‘lost years’” for the Evenings at the Whitney public lecture series on Thursday, August 20th at 7 PM. Dr. Mansfield is a pioneer in satellite telemetry studies on wild sea turtles and will share her team’s work…