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- Jesse Jackson
Talk: February 13
- Reading by Percival
- Gala Wine Tasting
- Event Highlight:
The Idea of Black Culture
in the News: Schaefer on Cancer Treatment Discovery, Elder's
Research Linking Pollution and Heart Problems, Autism Study
- In Higher
by Rev. Jesse Jackson Rescheduled for Feb. 13
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will deliver the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative
Address at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13, in Strong Auditorium. Jackson's
talk was originally scheduled last month but was postponed because of
a family medical emergency.
Author Percival Everett Gives Reading for Plutzik Series
Award-winning author and poet Percival Everett will read from his works
at 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 1, in the Welles-Brown Room in Rush Rhees
Library as part of the Plutzik Reading Series.
of Strong to Hold 16th Annual Gala Wine Tasting
More than 300 domestic and imported wines and champagnes will be on
hand for tasting and sampling at the Friends of Strong 16th annual Gala
Wine Tasting on Friday, February 16.
The Idea of Black Culture: Hortense Spillers, literary critic and Gertrude
Conway Vanderbilt Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. Interfaith
Chapel, 5 p.m.
for more events.
in the News
May Lead to New Cancer Drug
Katherine Schaefer, research assistant professor of medicine, discusses
an accidental discovery that she and colleagues made that could lead
to new treatments for cancer. (Also reported by Scientific
Post (February 5)
Pollution Effects Observed
A round-up of science news highlights Medical Center research led by
Alison Elder, research assistant professor of environmental medicine,
suggesting a link between exposure to air pollution and a drop in heart
Intelligencer (February 3)
Diet' Getting a Closer Look
A report about autism cites a study at the Medical Center to test the
effectiveness of a wheat- and dairy-free diet therapy for young children
diagnosed with the disorder.
of Higher Education (January 5)
the Second Revolution
"Arden L. Bement, director of the National Science Foundation,
says cyberinfrastructure will be at the heart of the next IT revolution."
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