This week in brief

Monday, December 10
No events scheduled.

Tuesday, December 11
11:30 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
Reflection – Dave Elliott '08
Ascension Chapel - Founders Hall

8:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Teach for America Info Session
Olin 201

Wednesday, December 12
7:30 p.m.
John Deason –
" Sixty Years of
Photography's Decisive Moment,
and its Effect on Contemporary
Chineese Photography"
Larson Hall, followed by Art Museum reception.

Thursday, December 13
10:30 a.m. – 11:20 a.m.
Community Convocation
"Return to Little Rock" -
MinniJean Brown Trickey
Centennial Hall

4:30 p.m. – Social Hour
4:45 p.m.
Constructive feedback
on faculty projects begins.
Faculty Research Forum
Board Room, Student Center

6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Omid Safi . “Mysticism in Islam”
New Science, room 304

Friday, December 14
3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Visiting Professor Omid Safi
Islam, Iran, and the United States
Wilson Center

8:00 p.m. – Messiah
Centennial Hall

Saturday, December 15
8:00 p.m. – Messiah
Centennial Hall

Sunday, December 16
8:00 p.m. – Messiah
Centennial Hall















Volume 5, Issue 12• December 10, 2007

Faculty News

A poem by Dan Lee entitled “Non-Sense” was selected from among a multitude of submissions for inclusion in the 2007 edition of In Other Words: An American Poetry Anthology, published by Denver-based Western Reading Services. Dan extends his apologies to the English Department. The editors of the anthology apparently concluded that someone who teaches ethics has no business writing poetry and took the liberty of assigning him to the English Department, which does absolutely nothing to enhance the reputation of the English Department.

On October 29th, Kristin Douglas presented a convocation talk entitled, "How different are we? Genetics and the Individual" at Illinois College in Jacksonville, IL . The presentation served as an introduction to the science of genetics for non-scientists and answered questions such as: What is DNA? How does it carry information in a cell? What are proteins? What are alleles? After covering the basics, our current understanding of genetic diversity between individuals was discussed. The talk was funded by the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars program. For more information on the Illinois Humanities Council Road Scholars Speakers Bureau, please click here.