Launches Community Lecture Series In Virginia Beach
1, 2001-- University of Virginia faculty will share
their expertise with Hampton Roads residents during a free "Engaging
the Mind" lecture series that begins Friday, March 23.
of U.Va.s statewide outreach initiative, the speakers series
will examine three topics: the ethics of everyday life, the interplay
between science and literature, and the value of American elections.
Each talk will be held twice in March, April and May at different
times and Virginia Beach locations.
Brown, an associate professor in U.Va.s McIntire School of
Commerce who is internationally recognized for his expertise in
business ethics, will lead two sessions of "Ethics of Everyday
Life" on March 23. The first will be held at 3 p.m. at First
Colonial Inn at 845 First Colonial Road in Virginia Beach. A 7 p.m.
session will be held at the Virginia Beach Central Library at 4100
Virginia Beach Blvd.
advisor to U.Va.s Institute for Practical Ethics who has taught
business ethics at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business
Administration, Brown will explore how ethical decisions are made
daily. He also will examine how making large and small ethical choices,
such as ending a life or returning pocket change, contribute to
an individuals character.
community lectures are being offered at diverse times and locations
to accommodate as many participants as possible," said Richard
Hoehlein, director of the Hampton Roads Center of U.Va.s School
of Professional and Continuing Studies.
April 20 Carl Trindle, a U.Va. chemistry professor, will explore
the ways in which science and literature enrich life. Calling the
two "a surprising partnership," Trindle will address the
scientific origins of science fiction and mystery as well as literatures
human perspective on those who pursue science.
May 18 anthropology professor Fred Damon will analyze the role elections
play in American culture. Taking an unusual anthropological approach
to elections, Damon will investigate the rituals associated with
elections throughout the world and describe how they reflect the
society in which they occur.
3 p.m. sessions of the talks will be held at First Colonial Inn,
and all 7 p.m. programs will be held at the Virginia Beach Central
series reflects U.Va.s strong commitment to outreach activities
and serves as a way to highlight faculty expertise, Hoehlein said.
recent survey showed that U.Va. reaches about 1 million Virginia
residents yearly through more than 400 public service and outreach
programs statewide. Descriptions of such programs have been posted
on an "Outreach Virginia" Web site at http://www.virginia.edu/outreachvirginia.
addition to U.Va.s Hampton Roads Center, other sponsors of
the series include U.Va.s Faculty Senate Speakers Bureau,
in cooperation with the Office of the Vice President for Research
and Public Service and the U.Va. Alumni Association.
reserve free tickets for the series, phone U.Va.s Hampton
Roads Center at (757) 552-1890, ext. 10 or e-mail email@example.com
Ida Lee Wootten, (804) 924-6857