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FGCU's Renaissance Academy Hosts "2010 Great Scholars Lecture Series," Feb. 27

FORT MYERS, FL - The Renaissance Academy of Florida Gulf Coast University announces its "2010 Great Scholars Lecture Series" with some of the country's foremost scholars and award-winning professors from Harvard University, Duquesne University, and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as they come together to offer an enriching, challenging and interactive academic experience 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 27 at Bentley Village, 704 Village Circle in North Naples.

The cost for the full-day program is $150 and features two morning lectures, lunch, and two afternoon lectures. An interactive Q&A session with the speakers will end the day. To register, call (239) 425-3272 or register online at

The "2010 Great Scholars Lecture Series" features the following speakers and presentations: Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School - Racial Politics in the Age of Obama; Maria Tatar, Harvard University - The Mysteries of Beauty and Horror in Fairy Tales; Zoe Trodd, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Contemporary Slavery: Bondage and Abolition in the 21st Century; and James Houlik, Duquesne University - Music and the Mind: Neuroscience with a Beat.

Founded in January 2001, the Renaissance Academy is committed to the concept that learning should never cease; that keeping the mind intellectually, creatively and culturally active fundamentally enriches and invigorates lives. Among the Renaissance Academy's offerings are affordable, non-credit single lectures, short courses, day trips, computer classes, film series, life enrichment classes, writing workshops, travel abroad programs and other special events. There are no exams or grades, just learning for the joy of learning.

For more information or for a free catalog of the Academy's lifelong learning offerings, call (239) 425-3276.

For further information, media representatives should contact FGCU director of Continuing Education and the Renaissance Academy John Guerra at (239) 434-4838 or

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