Jacksonville, Fla.—Jacksonville University’s College of Arts & Sciences is proud to host a panel discussion entitled “Our Future Has a History” on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. in Terry Concert Hall on campus. A reception will also take place before the discussion from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public.
Participating in the panel are six JU faculty members, representing various academic disciplines ranging from economics to literature. Panelists will converse on topics associated with each discipline and remind us that the future is not random, that its peculiarly American idealization is often dangerously ill-conceived, and that different disciplines have approached the future very differently, both for society-at-large and for the Jacksonville community.
The panel will consist of the following JU faculty members:
Professor of Economics John Buck, Ph.D.
“Are Modern Economic Policies Congruent with Reality?”
Assistant Professor of Biology/Marine Science Nisse Goldberg, Ph.D.
“Science—A Ticket to Utopia?”
Professor of English Patrick McLeod, Ph.D.
“’Soylent Green is People!’ Food for Thought about the Future in Science Fiction”
Assistant Professor of Communications Keith Saliba, Ph.D.
“A Creeping Cycle: The Coarsening of American Media Content”
Assistant Professor of Sociology Heather Downs, Ph.D.
“You’re putting that online?: An Analysis of Facebook Culture”
Assistant Professor of History Jesse Hingson, Ph.D.
“Best Laid Plans: Visions of Jacksonville’s Future since the early 20th-century”
The moderator for the evening will be Douglas M. Hazzard, Ph.D., dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. To RSVP, please contact Lauren by Feb. 17 at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (904) 256-7095.