Distinguished Speaker Series Revolutionized

Dss- Talk 1 pic 2The first talk of the 2015-2016 Distinguished Speaker Series was held on September 23rd, at Cevíche Tapas Bar & Restaurant in downtown Orlando. Approximately 70 guests came out to hear Sarah Parcak’s, Ph.D., presentation on A Digital Revolution: Archeology from Space”.

Many UCF faculty, staff, alumni, students, and community members were in attendance, including the Dean of the College of Sciences, Michael Johnson, Ph.D., as well as the chair of the UCF Anthropology Department, Tosha Dupras, Ph.D.  This event was a great opportunity for UCF alumni to reconnect to the college while enjoying a great talk.

The spacious new venue created a relaxed and comfortable environment where guests enjoyed personal food and bar service in the private room.

Dr. Parcak captivated the audience with personal stories and photos of her research across the globe. She shared how new satellite technologies are helping us rewrite ancient history, while also allowing us to re-imagine ancient society on a completely different scale. While mainly focusing on new discoveries in Egypt and the tremendous potential of the new technology, Dr. Parcak also described how archeologists are using satellites to stop looting in the Middle East.

At the end the evening, a door prize drawing was chosen.DSS - talk 1

Join us on October 21st, 2015 at 6:00pm, as we will be welcoming Pegasus Professor of Psychology and Medical Education, Deborah Beidel, Ph.D. She will be giving her talk titled “Examining Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. She will discuss the symptoms of PTSD, how it develops, who is most likely to develop it and the treatments, including virtual reality that are most effective in treating this disorder.

To RSVP for this exciting talk please click here.

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