AFGLC-ICHS EDUCATIONAL FORUM/CONFERENCE 2008

“The Hellenic Legacy through the Ages”
March 7-8, 2008
PROGRAM
Friday, March 7, 2008
University of South Florida / CWY 109
8:15 am - 9:15 am Registration, Continental Breakfast & Social Hour
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Lunch
9:15 am - 10:30 am
Invocation
Reverend Dr. Stanley Harakas
Dean Emeritus and Archbishop Iakovos Professor of
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
Welcome, Recognition of Dignitaries and Overview
of Program
Dr. John U. Balis
Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology
University of South Florida
President of AFGLC/IFGLC, Tampa, FL
Dr. James F. Strange
Distinguished University Professor and Executive
Director of Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
“Greetings from the University of South Florida”
Dr. Ralph Wilcox
Provost, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
“Support of AFGLC - ICHS Mission"
Dr. John Skvoretz
Dean, College of Arts and Sciences,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Coffee Break
“Introduction” (15 minutes)
Reverend Dr. Stanley Harakas
Annual AFGLC-ICHS Lecture on Hellenism:
“Philanthropy in the Greek World”
Reverend Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos
(30 minutes)
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, The Richard
Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ
“Commentary: “Philanthropy in Interdisciplinary
Curricula”
Dr. James F. Strange (15 minutes)
Distinguished University Professor and Executive
Director of Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Panel Discussion followed by General Discussion
10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Moderator: Reverend Dr. Stanley Harakas
Dean Emeritus and Archbishop Iakovos Professor of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
THEME 1 - Philanthropy through the Ages:
Lectures with a Panel Discussion
1:00 pm - 2:15 pm
Moderator: Dr. Christos Evangeliou
Professor of Philosophy, Towson University, Towson, MD
THEME 2 - The Impact of Hellenic Thought in the
Creation of American Democracy
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“Introduction” (10 minutes)
Dr. Christos Evangeliou
“Greek Philosophy and the Founding of America”
Dr. Michael T. Gibbons (30 minutes)
Associate Professor of Government & International
Affairs, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
General Discussion (15 minutes)
Coffee Break (15 minutes)
2:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Moderator: Dr Demetrios Halkias
Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, University of South Florida
VP and Treasurer of AFGLC/IFGLC, Tampa, FL
THEME 3 - Vignettes from Hellenic Diaspora through the Ages
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“Syros, a cultural beacon in the 19th Century”
Mr. John Krinos (15 minutes)
Computer Engineering Sciences
AFGLC/IFGLC Member-at-Large
“Hellenic Diaspora: The Greek-American
Experience” (20 minutes)
Dr. Marios Stephanides
Professor of Sociology, University of Tampa
Tampa, FL
“Historical Vignettes from Tampa” (15 minutes)
Dr. Bill Manikas
Professor of History, St. Petersburg College
St. Petersburg, FL
General Discussion
Coffee Break (15 minutes)
3:45 pm – 5:00 pm
Moderator: Dr. William Yotis
Professor Emeritus, Loyola University of Chicago, Clinical Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
THEME 4 - The AFGLC Agenda: Work in Progress and Plans
for the Future: A Panel Discussion
Dr. Peter Yiannos
President of the AFGLC- Tri-State Center
Wilmington, DE
Ms. Kalliope Halkias, MPH
President of AFGLC Tampa Bay Center
Tampa, FL
Dr. Byron Palls
VP and Editor of Newsletter
AFGLC/IFGLC, Tampa, FL
Mrs. Ourania Stephanides
Secretary of AFGLC/IFGLC, Tampa, FL
Dr. Ulysses J. Balis
Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of Clinical Informatics,
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Director of AFGLC Website
General Discussion
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8::30 am - 9:30 pm Registration, Continental Breakfast & Social Hour
10:15 am -12:00 pm
Moderator: Dr. Tom Papademetriou
Executive Director, of Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ
SESSION 1 – Educational Commitment to Principles
of Hellenic Paedeia
Saturday – March 8, 200
University of South Florida / CWY 109
9:30 am - 10:15 am
“Welcome; Overview of Program and Publication of
the Conference”
Dr Demetrios Halkias
Emeritus Professor of Microbiology and Immunology,
University of South Florida
VP and Treasurer of AFGLC/IFGLC, Tampa, FL
Dr. James F. Strange
Distinguished University Professor and Executive
Director of Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Dr. Kimon Valavanis
Professor, Director Unmanned Systems,
Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
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Moderator: Dr. John U. Balis
Emeritus Professor of Pathology and Cell Biology, University of South Florida
President of AFGLC/IFGLC, Tampa, FL
Dr. Joanna Hills, Ph.D. in Nursing, sings the American and Greek National Anthems
Dr. James Strange introduces the Keynote Speaker.
Keynote Speaker
Dr. John P. Anton
Distinguished Professor of Greek Philosophy and Culture
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Honorees of AFGLC Forum/Conference 2008
Reverend Dr. Stanley Harakas introduces the Honoree:
Reverend Dr. Demetrios J. Constantelos
Distinguished Professor Emeritus
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ
Dr. James F. Strange introduces the Honoree:
Dr. John P. Anton
Distinguished Professor of Greek Philosophy and Culture
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Reception
Friday Evening Educational Event and Reception
7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Embassy Suites at University of South Florida / 3705 Spectrum Blvd, Tampa, FL 33612
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Moderator: Dr. Maria Esformes
Associate Professor of World Language Education
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
“The Universal Hellenic Mother Tongue: Zolotas’s
Unified Speeches as a Global Logion”
Mr. Theodoros Katerinakis
Ph.D. program Graduate Student, Department of
Culture and Communication, Drexel University,
Philadelphia, PA
“Greek words and male names in the Georgian
Life of George the Athonite (XI century)”
Dr. Eka Tchkoidze
Post Doctoral Fellow, Program in Hellenic Studies
Scheide Caldwell House, Princeton University,
Princeton, NJ
“Eco-Agritourism as a means to preserve culture and
the Environment”
Ms. Nikki Rose
Professional Chef, Writer and Noted Responsible Travel
Practitioner, Founder of Crete’s Culinary Sanctuaries,
an acclaimed eco-agritourism program
“Bridging Arta with Beijing: The Master builders
Kazantzakis and Kalomiris”
Dr. Maria Hnaraki, Ph.D.
Director of Greek Studies
Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
Panel Discussion Followed by General Discussion
Coffee Break
SESSION 2 – Hellenism and Language / Culture
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Moderator: Dr. Elias Stefanakos
Professor and Director, Clean Energy Research Center
College of Engineering, University of South Florida
Tampa, FL
“Overview”
Dr. Kimon Valavanis
Professor, Director Unmanned Systems,
Computer Science and Engineering
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
“Early Greek Accounts of Travel Exploration”
Mr. Philip Kaplan
Graduate Program
University of North Florida, Jacksonville, FL
“Update on the Antikythera Mechanism”
Dr. Ulysses J. Balis
Associate Professor of Pathology and Director of
Clinical Pathology Informatics, University of
Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Panel Discussion Followed by General Discussion
Coffee Break
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
AFGLC – ICHS Issues and Prospects
Moderator: Dr. Karen M. Weidenheim
Professor of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of
Medicine, Chief, Division of Neuropathology; and
Director, Neuropathology, Residency Program
Bronx, NY
Participants includes leaders from AFGLC and ICHS
Summary, Concluding Remarks and Special
Acknowledgments:
Dr. James Strange
Distinguished University Professor and Executive
Director of Interdisciplinary Center for Hellenic Studies,
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Dr. John U. Balis
Emeritus Professor, University of South Florida
President of AFGLC/IFGLC, Tampa, FL
SESSION 3 – Hellenism and Sciences
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“Platonic Paideia: Education for Leadership”
Dr. Christos Evangeliou
Professor of Philosophy, Towson University, Towson, MD
Coffee Break
“Education and the Art of Teaching: The
Apprenticeship in Ideals in Plato’s Socrates”
Dr. Lucio Angelo Privitello, PhD.
Philosophy and Religion Department
Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, Pomona, NJ
“Aristotle’s Account of Akrasia and Its
Contemporary Incarnations”
Mr. Michael Funke
Ph.D. Program
University of South Florida, Tampa, FL
Panel Discussion Followed by General Discussion
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