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Published on 11 April 2014

The University of the Sunshine Coast and the University of the Third Age are uniting for a fascinating lecture series covering everything from how the brain works to saving the endangered Macadamia jansenii.

Five leading USC lecturers will deliver a total of eight weekly lectures for students of U3A in a series sponsored by USC’s Office of Engagement. It will run on Tuesdays from 9am-11am over eight weeks beginning 29 April.

The topics, dates and lecturers are:

  • ‘Understanding the contemporary economy and how it affects our region and us’ (29 April, Professor of Property and Development Mike Hefferan)
  • ‘How the property market works and its prospects for 2014’ (6 May, Professor of Property and Development Mike Hefferan)
  • ‘Stand up straight! – The biomechanics of posture’ (13 May, Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics Dr Mark Sayers)
  • ‘Balance training – sorting out the myths from reality’ (20 May, Senior Lecturer in Sports Biomechanics Dr Mark Sayers)
  • ‘A User’s Guide to the Brain!’ (27 May, Associate Professor of Education Dr Michael Nagel)
  • ‘The management of acquired hearing loss and tinnitus among aging populations’ (3 June, Professor Emeritus of Education Merv Hyde)
  • ‘The USC Compensatory Habitat Project’ (10 June, Associate Professor in Education and Plant Ecology Dr Alison Shapcott), and
  • ‘The recovery of the endangered Macadamia jansenii’ (17 June, Associate Professor in Education and Plant Ecology Dr Alison Shapcott)

Lectures are free to all U3A members who join before 28 April and membership forms are available at the U3A office on the USC campus.

A full lecture schedule is available at the office but locations vary, so interested members are asked to RSVP to Anne Main on 5478 1808 or email lorraineq@live.com.au.

– David Cameron

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