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The UnCommon Core: Mid-Florida Style
UChicago classes are transported to Mid-Florida to give participants a taste of academic life.

Cost: See official website for details
Registration Required: Alumni and Friends Event Website

The UnCommon Core is an Alumni Weekend tradition at the University of Chicago, offering participants the opportunity to attend lectures and presentations by faculty in all the disciplines. The University of Chicago Alumni Club of Mid-Florida has started its own similar tradition—The UnCommon Core: Mid-Florida Style.


9:30–10:10 a.m. Registration and continental breakfast

10:10–10:15 a.m. Welcome and introduction of first speaker

10:15–11:15 a.m. Darren Reisberg, Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics, "Leadership in the Making: What We've Learned about the Art and Practice of Politics in Our First Year at the Institute"

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. Steve Murawski, University of South Florida, "Understanding Deepwater Horizon: Key Scientific Questions in Preparing for the Future of Off-Shore Oil"

12:20–1:30 p.m. Lunch

1:30–2:30 p.m. Douglas McElhaney, Former Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina, "The International Relations You Don't See: How Diplomacy Actually Gets Done, Including the ABCs (Afghanistan, Bosnia, China) and a Host of Others"

2:45–3:45 p.m. Panel with all three speakers, including Q&A, additional speaker topics, etc.

3:45–4:00 p.m. Wrap-up

4:00 p.m. Adjourn to World of Beer for informal social

Reservations can be made by mailing a check payable to the "University of Chicago" to: Suzanne Verhulst, 126 26th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, FL 33704-3458. Please include your name, degree and year, address, phone, e-mail, and names of your guests. Please RSVP by October 14, 2013.

The club has arranged for a special room rate at the Downtown Courtyard by Marriott, 300 4th Street North, St. Petersburg. This rate ($99/night + tax) is good for a double queen or king plus sofa room Friday–Sunday, October 24–27. Call 727.450.6200 for reservations and mention the U of C UnCommon Core: Mid-Florida Style, or you can book directly online.

Event Contact
Deanna Bennett AB'67

Staff Liaison
Mari Meyer

Event Information
Sunday, Oct 27 2013 at 9:30am - 4:00pm [ iCal ]
Tampa Bay Times Auditorium
490 1st Avenue South
Saint Petersburg, FL