Calendar Highlights: Sept. 13, 2011

Jennifer S. Bard

Calendar Highlights: Sept. 13, 2011

Scholar and author Stephen ProtheroThe Gartner Honors Lecture Series on SMU’s 2011 Common Reading continues Sept. 14 with”HeLa Cells and the Law,” featuring Jennifer S. Bard, the Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty Research, and Development Director, Health Law Program, at Texas Tech University School of Law. She also serves as associate professor (adjunct) in the Department of Psychiatry at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. The lecture begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum. Free and open to the public.

Scholar and bestselling author Stephen Prothero (top right) will speak on “God Is Not One: The Eight Rival Religions That Run the World” as part of SMU’s Willson Lecture Series. The lecture draws its title from Prothero’s 2010 book by the same title, in which he argues that attempts to portray all religions as different paths to the same God overlook the distinct human problem that each seeks to solve. The lecture begins at noon Sept. 15 in the Mack Ballroom, Umphrey Lee Center. Free and open to the public. Read more about Stephen Prothero from SMU News.

Meadows Opera Theatre performs in the Opera Free for FallThe Meadows Opera Theatre (bottom right) celebrates SMU’s 2011 Family Weekend with a new Opera Free for All at 1 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Bob Hope Theatre Lobby, Owen Arts Center. Called “New Faces and Old Friends,” the show will feature new and returning soloists in the Meadows Opera Ensemble performing arias, songs and scenes. Free and open to the public; bring your lunch. For more information, call the Division of Music, 214-768-1951. Read a 2010 Q&A on the Opera Free for All with Meadows Opera Theatre Director Hank Hammett, by SMU Meadows student Chris Calloway.

September 13, 2011|Calendar Highlights|

Gartner Honors Lecture Series presents talks on 2011 Common Reading

Common Reading 2011 Gartner Honors Lecture Series posterSMU’s Gartner Honors Lecture Series will host leading experts to discuss the medical, ethical and social issues presented in the 2011 Common Reading, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.

The series begins Sept. 7 with “HeLa Cells Up Close,” presented by Joel M. Goodman, professor of pharmacology and Jan and Bob Bullock Distinguished Professor for Science Education at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The lecture takes place in O’Donnell Lecture Hall, Owen Fine Arts Center.

A Sept. 14 lecture, “HeLa Cells and the Law,” features Jennifer S. Bard, the Alvin R. Allison Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Faculty Research, and Development Director, Health Law Program, at Texas Tech University School of Law. She also serves as associate professor (adjunct) in the Department of Psychiatry at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. The lecture takes place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum.

The series concludes Sept. 21 with “HeLa Cells, Human Research Ethics and Genetics” by Fred Grinnell, professor of cell biology at UT-Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. The lecture takes place in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum.

All lectures begin at 6:30 p.m. and are free and open to the entire SMU community as well as the general public. For more information, visit the 2011 Common Reading homepage.

September 6, 2011|Calendar Highlights, News|
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