Program Event Announcements
Each year, students participating in the program are required to attend at least 5 events.
- Thursday, March 6 — The 8th Annual Cheves Smyth Distinguished Lecture will be held from 4:00-5:00 pm in MSB 3.001. Presenter Luis Miguel Gutierrez-Robledo, Director General of the National Institute of Geriatrics, Mexico will present, "Screening for Frailty: Is It Useful from the Clinical and Public Health Perspectives?" The talk will examine frailty, dementia, and the interface between the two conditions.
- Friday, March 7 — The Humanities Research Center of Rice University presents, "Consciousness in the 20th Century" with Galen Strawson, Professor of Philosophy, University of Reading. The lecture is scheduled in Room 119 of the Humanities Building from 4:00-5:30 pm. This presentation is part of the Rice seminar, "Materialism and New Materialism Across the Disciplines". More information can be found here.
- Wednesday, March 12 — The Institute for Spirituality and Health presents "Case Studies in Spirituality and Aging: A Dialogue Between a Priest and a Physician." The event is the second in a ten-part series on spirituality in care. The event will be held from 5:30-7:30 pm at 8100 Greenbriar, #220. Space is limited, so those interested in attending are asked to register in advance.
- Thursday, March 20 — The Medical Humanities & Ethics Program will host its Annual Poster Symposium to showcase the research projects of graduating fourth-year students in the program. This will be held in the MSB Leather Lounge from 11:30 am-1:00 pm; refreshments will be served. No RSVPs are required, but we encourage you to attend and show your support for fellow Program students.
- Thursday, March 20 — The Marian Fox Martel Distinguished Lecture in Gender and Science is sponsored by Rice's Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. Emily Martin, Professor of Anthropology, Institute for the History of Production of Knowledge at New York University will present, "Cultures of Mania: Toward an Anthropology of Mood" from 6:00-7:30 pm in Room 100, Herring Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public, but space is limited and an RSVP is requested. To reserve a spot, email email@example.com by March 18. An abstract and speaker biography are available here.
- Tuesday, March 25 — Rice's History Department and Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality co-sponsor its Annual Women's History Month Lecture. This year's topic is "Women and Social Justice Today: What's History Got to Do with It?" presented by Jacqueline Jones. Dr. Jones is the Walter Prescott Webb Chair in History and Ideas, and the Mastin Gentry Professor of Southern History at The University of Texas at Austin. The lecture is from 5:00-7:00 pm in Room 100 of Herring Hall.
- Thursday, March 27 — The UTHealth Neuroscience Research Center will hold its 2014 Distinguished Lecture in the Neurosciences with Dr. Huda Y. Zoghbi. Dr. Zoghbi is Professor at Baylor College of Medicine and Director of the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital, and Investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The event is scheduled from 4:00-5:00 pm in MSB 3.001.
- Friday, March 28 — The Religion and Public Life Program and MD Anderson's Department of Integrative Medicine sponsor this panel discussion on "Does Religion Prevent or Promote Health?" Panelists include Dr. Alejandro Chaoul, Assistant Professor and Director of Education, Integrative Medicine Program at MD Anderson, Dr. Alexander Prokhorov, Professor, Department of Behavioral Science at MD Anderson, and Dr. Barnes, Associate Professor, Internal Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. The lecture will be held in the Farnsworth Pavilion RMC/Ley Student Center from 8:00-9:00 am.
- Monday, March 31 — The Integrative Biology and Pharmacology Seminar Series will feature "Chronic Pain After Central Injury: Unexpected Mechanisms in Peripheral Sensory Neurons," with Edgar T. Walters, Ph.D. Dr. Walters is Professor in the Department of Integrative Biology and Pharmacology at UTHealth. The lecture will be held in MSB 2.135 from 4:00-5:00 pm.
- Monday, March 31 — The Rice University History Department sponsors the 2014 Kalb Lecture. John Hawks will present, "How Genetics Is Expanding and Deepening History," from 4:30-6:00 pm in Room 309 of Sewall Hall. More details can be found here.
- Tuesday, April 8 — Rice University's Fondren Library presents, "The Books That Shaped My World," with Mary B. McIntire, Dean of Continuing Studies in the Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. The event is free and open to the public, and will be held from 7:00-9:30 pm in the Farnsworth Pavilion RMC/Ley Student Center.
- Wednesday, April 16 — University of Houston's Ethics in Science series continues with, "The Decision to Put David Vetter in the Bubble," with Dr. James H. Jones. The talk will feature discussion about David Vetter, a 12 year-old boy put into a bubble due to a rare genetic disease. The lecture will take place from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in Room 232 of Philip G. Hoffman Hall. More information about the lecture can be found here.
- Wednesday, April 16 - Thursday, April 17 — "New Frontiers of Therapeutic Agents-Successes in Drugging the Undruggable" is the topic for the 3rd Annual Conference of the Texas Screening Alliance for Cancer Therapeutics. The conference will be held at Rice University's BioScience Research Collaborative, and advance registration is required. Those interested in attending can find the full agenda and registration information through TxSACT.org.
- Thursday, April 17 — The Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning at Rice University will host the next lecture in its Leadership Lecture Series. Deborah Bial, President and Founder of The Posse Foundation, will speak in Room 309 of Sewall Hall from 6:30-7:30 pm. Additional details about the lecture and speaker can be found through the CERCL site.
- Thursday, April 24 — Rice's Center for the Study of Women, Gender, and Sexuality will present its next Gray/Wawro Lecture from 6:00-7:30 pm in McMurtry Auditorium in Duncan Hall. Jennifer S. Hirsch, Professor and Deputy Chair for Doctoral Studies in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, will present "The Inevitability of Infidelity: Gender, Sexuality, and Marriage as a Risk Factor for HIV Infection." More details about the lecture and Dr. Hirsch can be found here.
- Friday, April 25 - Saturday, April 26 — The Rice Humanities Research Center will host a closing conference for the "Materialism and New Materialism Across the Disciplines" series. The conference will be held in the Founders Room at Lovett Hall. Additional details will be made available soon.
For more information or to notify the Program Coordinator of event attendance, contact Angela.Polczynski@uth.tmc.edu
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