Speakers may provide additional resources after their presentation for LIFE members to explore and learn more information about the topic. The resources from this semester’s presentations will be listed here.

Fall 2020 Resources

September 15th: Steamboating on the St. John’s and Ocklawaha Rivers- James “Zach” Zacharias
  • Check out the Museum of Arts and Sciences: https://www.moas.org/
  • President Todd Bower recommends books by Dr. Jerrell Shofner, previous UCF history professor, for more on Florida History!
September 22nd: Opioid Epidemic – A Holistic Approach to Recovery- Sheriff Dennis Lemma
September 29th: Loneliness 2.0: Latest Research and Future Directions- Fernando Montalvo
September 29th: WMFE and the Value of Public Service Media- Erika Pulley-Hayes
  • WMFE’s e-newsletter goes out every week day. Subscribe: https://www.wmfe.org/enewsletter/
  • Listen to the station on the radio (90.7-FM), online (wmfe.org), WMFE mobile app (in app store) or on smart speaker (Say play NPR).
  • WMFE’s budget is made up of only about 8% federal funding. The majority comes from listener contributions. You can become a member and support our service at wmfe.org.
  • Information regarding how to encourage support for public media can be found at: https://protectmypublicmedia.org/
October 6th: The Young and the Restless: Tracking the Sea Turtle “Lost Years”- Dr. Kate Mansfield
October 6th: Fires and Fortifications: Recent Archaeological Findings from Kerkenes, Turkey- Dr. Amanda T. Groff
October 13th: This Missing Key to Health and Longevity: Strength Training is Medicine- Dr. Matt Stock
October 13th: Presidents in Florida: How the Presidents Have Shaped Florida and How Florida Has Influenced the Presidents- Dr. James Clark
  • For more information about Dr. Clark and his books visit his website at drjimclark.com
October 20th: Central Florida Community Arts (CFCA)- Joshua Vickery
October 20th: Advanced Care Planning-Dr. Susanny Beltran
  • Click here for a list of advanced care planning resources.
October 27th: Trendy Diets- Valerie Schulz
  • Trendy Diets Chart Handout
  • In her presentation she mentioned the “D-minder” App where a person enters profile (including how much supplement), then engages app when goes out into sun. It ESTIMATES your D level. You calibrate it by entering blood test results (when available).
November 3rd: The Contemporary Composer- Dr. Alex Burtzos
November 10th: Alexander Hamilton and the Art of Political Combat- Dr. David Head
November 17th: Exploration of the Jazz Piano-Per Danielsson

Spring 2021 Resources

January 11th: Florida History Through the Amazing Illustrations of Harper’s Weekly – James “Zach” Zacharias
January 19th: The Audubon EagleWatch Program – Shawnlei Breeding
January 19th: Florida State Parks – Robert Brooks
January 26th: Florida Cattle Ranching: Five Centuries of Tradition – Robert Stone
February 2nd: The Colors of Classical Guitar – Eladio Scharron
February 2nd: Orlando’s Journey to a Sustainable City of the Future – Chris Castro
February 9th: Global Perspectives: Hollings Center for International Dialogue – Michael Carrol
February 23rd: A Performance by the UCF Chamber Orchestra – Dr. Chung Parl
February 23rd: Rock Images of the Southwest – Paul Magnanti
March 2nd: The Guardian Ad Litem Program: The Impact of a Community – Amber Padrick
March 9th: Using Preservation and Fermentation to Benefit Your Health and Your Wallet – Chef Rob Seltzer
March 9th: Global Perspectives: UCF Puerto Rico Research Hub – Dr. Fernando Rivera 
March 16th: Plant Invaders: Local Ecosystems at Risk – Amanda Lindsay