Noted Chess Coach & Author Bruce Pandolfini to Give Lecture to UF Honors Class

On Wednesday, March 23, American chess master Bruce Pandolfini will join (via Zoom) students in the UF Honors (Un)common Reads course focusing on The Queen’s Gambit (novel and Netflix series). The course is taught by ECE Professor and Chair (and chess enthusiast) John G. Harris. Mr. Pandolfini also served as a consultant on both the novel (he suggested the title) and the Netflix series (where he had a cameo role). 

For this special appearance, individuals not enrolled in the class may request the Zoom link to attend Mr. Pandolfini’s talk. Please contact the ECE Department by email at The course is 7th period (1:55pm-2:45pm)

Thank you to Derek Zhang and the Gator Chess Club for arranging the talk. Another ECE connection with this course—the UF Honors Program is led by Distinguished Professor Mark Law, former chair of the department.