News and Announcements
Original Jazz CD Celebrates Frederick Douglass
A new CD, A Sky with More Stars—Suite for Frederick Douglass, weaves together the abolitionist's words, delivered by University Vice President Paul Burgett, with interpretive jazz. There is an "inherent musicality" to Douglass's writing that this new album captures, says Jeffrey Tucker, director of the Frederick Douglass Institute for African and African-American Studies and an associate professor of English.
Probing New Ways to Reduce Heart Attack, Stroke Damage
Paul Brookes, an associate professor of anesthesiology and of pharmacology
and physiology at the Medical Center, and graduate student Andrew
Wojtovich are part of a team of scientists exploring new ways to screen
for drugs that might be useful for a range of conditions, including
cardiovascular problems like heart attack and stroke.
Lecture Will Address Civil Rights in the 21st Century
Harold Ford Jr. will give a lecture at 7 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 18, at the Interfaith Chapel. Ford will discuss civil rights, the
importance of volunteerism, and how the public can meet the challenges
of leadership to make a difference. The lecture is free and open to the
International Lecture Series and Film Screening
fourth annual International Lecture Series and Film Screening begins at
7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, in the Gleason Theater. The Spanish
comedy/drama Jamon Jamon will be shown and Claudia Schaefer,
professor of Spanish, will lead a discussion. For a schedule of
upcoming lectures and films, go to the Modern Languages and Cultures Web site.
Need a Starbucks Fix?
Faculty and staff are invited to take to a quick dining services survey. The first 50 people to respond will receive a free coupon for any tall beverage from Starbucks.
Lasik Surgery Seminar Scheduled
An information session on Lasik eye surgery will be offered at 5:30
p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 17, at 100 Meridian Centre, Suite 125. Attendees
will be able to schedule a free future Lasik evaluation. Reservations
are required. Register online or call 273-2020.