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.