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PAST AND FUTURE

PASSED! OCTOBER 15, 2019




Overview


Housing fulfills a fundamental human need required for the actualization of human potential. A home provides security, dignity, community, and a shot at self-actualization. Abundant affordable housing is a key component in a community’s ability to flourish. This Moonshot Night showcases innovative Tallahassee women developing the future of housing that will transform Tallahassee, and serve as models for the rest of the world. Join us as Loranne Ausley, Monique Ellsworth, Kyndra Light, and Allison Tant Richard talk about their inspiring work with Tallahassee’s Purpose Built Community project, our tiny house community, The Dwellings, the nation's first, residential permitted 3-printed homecoming to Tallahassee this Spring, and Independence Landing, an independent living community for adults with intellectual and/or cognitive disabilities.

DR. JONATHAN DENNIS, JUN 20, 2019 -


Description


Join us as Dr. Jonathan Dennis discusses how humans can now edit the genetic code of any living organism. But will we use these powers for good? Come learn about CRISPR/Cas9, discuss its potential, and explore the ethics surrounding its use from designer babies to curing cancer.


About Our Presenter


Dr. Jonathan Dennis is the Pfeiffer Endowed Professor for Cancer Research in the Biological Sciences Dept at FSU. A leader in his field, he offered the first ever undergraduate CRISPR course in the country when the technology was still brand new. Whether he is presenting to top experts at the Mayo Clinic or to the general community, his down to earth descriptions and hands on demonstrations make science accessible and meaningful.

DR. NEIL CHARNESS, MAR 07, 2019 -



Overview


Advances in technology are allowing people to live longer and more productive lives. Still, our aging adult population faces a number of serious challenges of which loneliness and social isolation are among the most widespread and serious. In this unique and poignant Moonshot Night event, Dr. Neil Charness will explore challenges related to successful longevity and the innovations and technologies being developed to address them. You will learn about and experience a new technology named PRISM (Personalized Reminder Information and Social Management) that Neil and his team have developed to confront loneliness and social isolation in aging adults. You will also learn about a wide variety of services dedicated to successful longevity in Tallahassee.


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