'Huddle with the Faculty' series returns Sept. 4

August 05, 2004

"Huddle with the Faculty," a series of free lectures organized by Penn State Alumni Outreach, will begin its fall season at 10 a.m. Sept. 4 at The Nittany Lion Inn, University Park. The schedule follows:

-- Sept. 4: "The Discovery of New Species of Animals on Caribbean Islands," Blair Hedges, professor of biology, 10 a.m.;

-- Sept. 18 : "It's Hazardous Out There — Science Education that Works," Kevin Furlong, professor of geosciences in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, 9 a.m.;

-- Oct. 9: "Medical Miracles and Your Personal Financial Health: The Promise and the Threat of Medicine in the Future," Darrell G. Kirch, chief executive office of Penn State Hershey Medical Center, senior vice president for health affairs and dean of the College of Medicine, 10 a.m.;

-- Oct. 23: "To Clone or Not to Clone: The Future of Stem Cells," Kent Vrana, professor and chair, pharmacology, Penn State College of Medicine, 9 a.m.;

-- Nov. 6: "To the Heart of the Nile: White Slavery, Black Slavery and the remarkable Lady Florence Baker," Pat Shipman, adjunct professor of anthropology, 9 a.m.; and

-- Nov. 20: "Empire in Vogue: Lessons from the British Imperium," Mrinalini Sinha, associate professor of British imperial and modern Asian history and women's studies, 9 a.m.

The events are free to the public, feature a complimentary continental breakfast and free parking in the Nittany Deck. Lectures taking place on days when the game kicks off after 3 p.m. will begin at 10 a.m., rather than 9 a.m.

Huddle with the Faculty is an Alumni Outreach program sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, Outreach, the Penn State Bookstore, Penn State Press and The Nittany Lion Inn.

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Last Updated March 19, 2009