Of The Life Sciences On Contemporary Society Theme Of Fall Lecture
25, 2001-- Stem-cell research. The war on drugs.
Balkan nationalism. These are some of the topics to be discussed
this fall as part of the University of Virginia's Forum for Contemporary
Thought, a speakers series sponsored by the Faculty Senate.
the accelerated pace of pathbreaking developments in human and animal
biology, the theme of seven talks beginning Oct. 19 will be the
"Impact of the Life Sciences on Contemporary Society,"
said Robert Kretsinger, professor of biology and faculty co-chair
of the program.
talks are free and open to the public.
spring's Finals speaker, Francis Collins, director of the Human
Genome Research Institute at the National Institutes of Health will
discuss the "Consequences of the Human Genome Project for Medicine
and Society" on Nov. 1.
forum, created to foster intellectual community and dialogue across
disciplines, is funded by U.Va.'s College of Arts & Sciences,
the Olsson Center for Applied Ethics and the schools of law, business,
engineering, architecture, education and nursing.
1 CANCELLED Nenand Miscevik, professor of philosophy, University
of Slovenia. "Balkan Nationalism." 5 p.m., Minor Hall 225. (Co-sponsored
by the Philosophy Department.)
19 Richard Tuck, professor of government, Harvard University.
"Roundtable [on government] with Professor Tuck." 10 a.m., Wilson
22 David Courtwright, professor of history, University of
North Florida. "Why We Make War on Some Drugs but Not on Others."
3:30 p.m., Reading Room, Colonnade Club. Reception to follow. (Co-sponsored
by the Institute for Practical Ethics.)
24 Harold Shapiro, professor of economics and public affairs,
former president of Princeton University and chairman of the National
Bioethics Commission. "Public Bioethics: The Case of Stem Cell Research."
12:30 p.m., Jordan Conference Center Auditorium. (Co-sponsored by
the Institute for Practical Ethics, the Center for Biomedical Ethics,
and the Miller Center of Public Affairs.)
26 Jane Gaines, professor of literature and English and director
of the film and video program, Duke University. "The Vanishing Race:
The Career of African-American Character Actor Noble M. Johnson."
1 p.m., Clemons Library 201.(Co-sponsored by the Virginia Film Festival.)
31 Dorothy Nelkin, professor of sociology, New York University.
"Genetics and Society: DNA as Icon." 12:30 p.m., Jordan Conference
Center Auditorium. (Co-Sponsored by the Institute for Practical
1 Francis Collins, director, Human Genome Research Institute,
National Institutes of Health. "Consequences of the Human Genome
Project for Medicine and Society." 1:30 p.m. Newcomb Hall Theatre.
(Co-sponsored with the Medical Center, Brown College, the Institute
for Practical Ethics, and the departments of biology and chemistry.)
1 Donna Diers, Anne W. Goodrich Professor of Nursing, Yale
University. "Between Practice and Policy." 3:30 p.m., McLeod Hall
Joanna Gluckman, (434) 924-6858