Florida State University Faculty Luncheon Series

For over two decades the Faculty Luncheon Series at Florida State University has provided an excellent venue for interdisciplinary conversations. The four luncheons during each of the fall and spring semesters feature invited speakers and a hot catered lunch and are open to faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

Three Cultures

In the Fall 2011 Faculty Luncheon Series, Dr. Ross designed and led a series on the three “cultures” within academia, the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences.  The goal of the series was to explore how each of these “cultures” might inform, and be informed by, the other two “cultures.” Three outstanding visiting speakers, one from each of the “cultures,” made presentations. The series concluded with a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Ross and featuring four professors from Florida State University on the theme of “Implementing a Three-Culture Dialog at Florida State University.”

Environmental Ethics (PDF)

During the 2008-2009 academic year, Dr. Ross designed and led a year-long Faculty Luncheon Series on the theme of environmental ethics. Eight invited speakers representing oceanography, history, philosophy, religion, law, psychology, economics, and art, each discussed the possible foundations of a new environmental ethic from their own unique disciplinary perspective. Dr. Ross edited and produced an anthology of the papers presented during this series, and this anthology appears here as a pdf document.