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September 21 - November 02, 2023

Is Reality Really Real?

Thurmond McRae Lecture Hall • 625 Academy St., GainesvilleGA  30501 Organized by Brenau University
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Six IN-PERSON sessions September 21, 28, October 5, 19, 26, November 2 How well do you know what the world around you is truly all about? Do you ever wonder if something is missing? How does each of us make sense of what we see, hear and feel? Is it possible to really know what is real and what is not? The answer is “yes,” though it may not always be simple. In this course: we will discuss how our minds interpret how we perceive the world around us and how our brains lead us astray, what science tells us at present about how we make sense of all that information the world constantly throws at us, and finally how all of us are able to escape the endless circle of confusion that we find ourselves caught in. This class will be interesting and thought-provoking, involve fun interactions, and help each of us to understand ourselves and our minds better. Veteran BULLI instructor Robert Powers has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and biostatistics from the Medical University of South Carolina and Masters of Divinity (Honors) from Candler School of Theology at Emory University. He has served on the faculties of Harvard Medical School, the University of South Carolina School of Medicine, Yale College of Medicine, and Gwinnett Technical College. Currently, he is director of research for the College of Health Sciences and Professions at the University of North Georgia. Brandon Powers was GGC's first double-degree student receiving a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and a Bachelor’s of Science in Cognitive Neuroscience. Following college he attended Emory University’s School in Law where he achieved his Master’s specializing in Legal Research. Following working in foreclosures at a large Atlanta law firm he joined Northeast Georgia Medical Center in January of 2020 as a Research Regulatory Specialist, later taking a similar role with the Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center.


September 21 - November 02, 2023


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625 Academy St., GainesvilleGA  30501

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