October 15, 2010

Childhood and health among lecture topics

The University’s Life of the Mind lecture series kicks off Wednesday, Oct. 20 when Melvin Konner speaks on “The Evolution of Childhood.”

Konner is the Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the program in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. He will be discussing this topic with Tom Jenkins, academic projects and strategic initiatives director in the Office of the Provost.

“I look forward to our exchange and to the questions our conversation may stimulate in the audience," says Konner.

Sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the Faculty Council, the Life of the Mind series celebrates Emory’s outstanding faculty and the dynamic intellectual community of the University.

The series is designed for faculty to be able to share their research with a wide audience across the campus.

On Tuesday, Nov. 2, Kenneth L. Brigham will be in discussion with Michelle Lampl on “Discovering and Predicting Your Health.”

Brigham is director of the Predictive Health Institute. Brigham is also associate vice president of health affairs and vice chair for research in the department of medicine. Lampl is associate director of the Predictive Health Institute, and Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Anthropology.

Both Life of the Mind lectures will be held in the Jones Room of the Woodruff Library from 4 to 5 p.m.

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