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Sunday Morning U returns with 9 cool college classes

Sunday Morning University, a project of Congregation B’nai Israel and Temple Beth-El, both of St. Petersburg, will once again offer a variety of stimulating 45-minute lectures drawing from a pool of local community members who have taught at the college level.

The format is set up so the nine professors will teach classes spread out over three different time slots. This allows “students” to choose three different classes.

Sunday Morning University alternates from year to year between the two congregations, and this year will be hosted by Congregation B’nai Israel, 300 58th St. N., St. Petersburg, on Sunday, Jan. 20. with registration at 9:45 a.m.

A registration fee of $18 includes course materials and a lunch catered by Jo-El’s Deli.

Session one, beginning at 10 a.m.:

• Philip Roth: On Being Jewish in America – Elizabeth Unruh. Unruh is Hofstra University professor emerita of Culture, Language, and Cognition.

• Why Sea Level Goes Up and Down and Where it Might be Heading

– Robert Weisberg. Weisberg is professor of Physical Oceanography at the University of South Florida.

• The 50th Anniversary of the Chicago 7 Trial – Ellen Podgor. A former deputy prosecutor and criminal defense attorney, Podgor teaches in the areas of white collar crime, criminal law and criminal procedure at Stetson University.

Session two, beginning at 11 a.m.:

• Fiddlers and Flying Bridges: Marc Chagall and Music – Joan Epstein. She is professor of Music at Eckerd College.

• The Big Bang: A Cosmological Revolution – Larry Green. Green held appointments as Visiting Professor at Ben Gurion University and Visiting Scientist at Swiss Federal Technical University, Lausanne, Switzerland. He is retired as fellow scientist and manager of thermonuclear fusion programs at the Westinghouse Science and Technical Center.

• Saving the Whales: Current Ecology and Conservation Efforts – Jeffry Fasick. He is an assistant professor at the University of Tampa and teaches both Molecular Genetics and Molecular Biology.

Session three, beginning at noon:

• Fake News? How to Never be Fooled Again – Mark Walters. A professional journalist and veterinarian, Walters is a professor of digital journalism and media studies at University of South Florida St. Petersburg.

• The Evolving Earth – Stephen Cantor. He is a teaching lecturer in physical science at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire and an adjunct faculty member in physics and physical science at St. Petersburg College.

• Genetic Testing: Welcome to the Future of Medicine – David LeVine. He was clinical preceptor of Geriatrics for Bayfront Medical Center Family Practice Residency, did his LECOM Family Practice Residency Program at St. Petersburg General Hospital, and Internal Medicine Residency Program at Northside Hospital and Heart Institute.

To register, go to event/SMU2019 or call (813) 391- 4900.

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