Record Crowd Attends DSS

_MG_5472The College of Sciences Distinguished Speaker Series started off with a record crowd this week.  The first talk took place Tuesday night in front of a packed house. The event was hosted in a new location off campus. Located in downtown Winter Park, Cocina 214 is a cozy Mexican and Tex-Mex style restaurant and bar that serves as an enjoyable location for these talks. Among the audience were UCF community partners, faculty, staff, students and Alumni.

Cocina Inside

Guests were able to enjoy food and drinks as Dr. James Alan Fox gave his presentation. The title of his presentation was mass shootings in America: Active shooters, workplace avengers, family annihilators, and schoolyard snipers. Dr. Fox spoke about how such events are more methodical and planned out than imagined. He focused on the fact that Increasing our understanding of these events can help begin to minimize the violence. He also discussed which currently enacted policies will most likely be successful and which are less likely to be effective because they’re based on faulty reasoning.

The evening ended with the Dean of the College of Sciences, Michael Johnson, thanking Dr. Fox for traveling to Orlando and sharing his presentation with the community.

About the Speaker

At Northeastern University in Boston, Fox is The Lipman Family Professor of Criminology, Law and Public Policy.
He has written 18 books and published dozens of journal and magazine articles primarily on multiple murder, youth crime, school and campus violence, workplace violence and capital punishment. But, he didn’t stop there. Fox has also published over 200 op-ed columns in newspapers across the nation. As a member of its Board of Contributors, Fox regularly writes for USA Today and has blogged on “Crime and Punishment” for the Boston Globe in the past. He was also profiled in a two-part cover story in USA Today, which described him as “arguably the nation’s foremost criminologist,” in feature stories in the New York Times and the Scientific American, as well as in other media outlets.

The next speaker will be hosted on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at Cocina 214.  Make sure to RSVP as these talks fill up quickly.
To read more and RSVP to the event please visit our Distinguished Speaker Series website.

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