Renowned Learning Expert Dr. Mel Levine to speak at Florida Southern College
LAKELAND, Fla. (August 27, 2007) — Dr. Mel Levine, renowned learning expert and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School, will visit Florida Southern College for a lecture and discussion of the concepts associated with his book “All Kinds of Minds.” The event, part of the Roberts Center for Learning and Literacy, takes place on Sept. 11 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Anne MacGregor Jenkins Recital Hall on the college campus. A book signing will follow the address and books will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public. Prior to the lecture, Dr. Levine will speak in a special session for Florida Southern faculty and students.
Dr. Levine is the co-founder of All Kinds of Minds, a non-profit institute established in 1995 for the study of differences in learning, with financier Charles R. Schwab. Over the past thirty years, Dr. Levine has pioneered programs for the evaluation of children and young adults with learning, development and/or behavioral challenges. In 1995, he received the C. Anderson Aldrich Award for outstanding contribution to the field of child development, and in 2005 he was named the most admired person in education by Scholastic Press.
Dr. Levine graduated summa cum laude from Brown University and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford in England. He later graduated from Harvard Medical School and completed his pediatric training at The Children's Hospital in Boston. Dr. Levine served for fourteen years as Chief of the Division of Ambulatory Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital and was an associate professor of pediatrics at The Harvard Medical School before moving to North Carolina. Dr. Levine served as Director of the University of North Carolina’s Clinical Center for the Study of Development and Learning for 21 years.
The Roberts Learning and Literacy Center, established in 2006 by Hal and Marjorie Hollis Roberts, provides resources for recognizing and assessing learning and literacy differences. The Center was established to enhance the College’s exceptional teacher education program by providing students with specialized instruction in diagnostics and intervention protocol related to learning and literacy challenges. Through coursework with highly credentialed faculty, and an annual lecture series, graduates will be even better prepared for the challenge of educating students with learning differences.
For further information, contact David Wood, Ph.D., Director, Roberts Center for Learning and Literacy, Florida Southern College, (863) 680-3741, email@example.com.
For more information on Dr. Levine, please visit www.allkindsofminds.org.
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