February 15, 2010

'Life of the Mind' spotlights faculty

Celebrating the University’s outstanding faculty and dynamic intellectual community, the Life of the Mind series will feature three conversations this semester.

“This spring’s Life of the Mind series highlights fascinating faculty work, ranging from the promise and politics of pioneering medical practices to explorations of social forms of subordination and dominance in India and the United States,” says Tom Jenkins, executive director of academic and strategic partnerships in the Office of the Provost.

The series begins Thursday, Feb. 18, with “The Interchangeable Man: Transplantation as a Cure for Everything.” Linda Cendales, assistant professor of surgery in the School of Medicine’s Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Division of Transplantation, will be in conversation with Allan D. Kirk, professor of surgery in the Division of Transplantation.

A month later, March 18, Gyanendra Pandey, Distinguished Professor of History in Emory College, will speak on “Subaltern Citizens: Investigations from India and the USA.” He will be in conversation with Leslie Harris, associate professor of history and African American Studies; Ruby Lal, associate professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies; Earl Lewis, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs; Mary Odem, associate professor of history and women’s studies; and Jonathan Prude, associate professor of history.

The series concludes April 15 with Donald G. Stein, Asa G. Candler Professor of Emergency Medicine in conversation with Arthur Kellerman, associate dean of public policy in the School of Medicine and director emeritus of the Center for Injury Control at Rollins School of Public Health. Stein’s topic is “Hidden in Plain Sight: The Science, Sociology and Politics of Progesterone as a Treatment for Brain Injury and Stroke.”

The provost’s office and the Faculty Council sponsor the Life of the Mind series. All talks are in the Jones Room of Woodruff Library from 4-5 p.m.

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