CONTACT: JANE HOSHI
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Saturday scholars lecture series to begin Sept. 5
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Saturday Scholars: Tailgating for the Mind"
lecture series kicks off Sept. 5 with Scott Robinson, associate professor
of psychology, "Womb with a View: The Development of Behavior Before
Birth." The public is invited for Saturday pre-game warm-up at 9
a.m. in Room 40 Schaeffer Hall.
"Behavior is not a trivial aspect of prenatal life, but is integral
to the process of normal physical, neural and behavioral development before
birth," says Robinson. He will explore a new view of prenatal experience
and the foundations for understanding development of behavior before birth.
There will be coffee and pastries available at 8:45 a.m, and the presentation
will finish before game time. The program is free and open to the public.
This is the first in a series of six presentations sponsored by the College
of Liberal Arts. "We hope it will be a fun learning experience that
will showcase some of the exciting new things going on in the College."
Linda Maxson, professor of biology and dean of the College of Liberal
Other sessions include:
Alice Fulton, director of the College's honors program and professor
of biochemistry, "Messages for Healing." Fulton will share new
insights into how cells "walk" for the purpose of healing wounds.
(Sept. 12, Iowa vs. Iowa State);
Linda Maxson, dean, College of Liberal Arts and professor of biological
sciences, "Fascinating Frogs." Maxson will discuss the adaptability
and the plight of frogs in their changing environments. (Oct. 3, Iowa
Edward Wasserman, professor of psychology, "Minding Animals."
Wasserman will trace the scientific study of animal intelligence and discuss
recent findings about mental abilities in animals. (Oct. 10, Iowa vs.
Christopher Roy, professor of art and art history and Lynda McIntyre,
associate director, "Art and Life in Africa Project." Roy and
McIntyre will show how advanced technology is bringing the masterpieces
of African art and creativity to Iowa. (Oct. 24, Iowa vs. Wisconsin, Parents
Ed Folsom, professor of English, "Photo-Sensitive: Walt Whitman
and Nineteenth Century Photography." Folsom will explore how Whitman,
the most photographed writer of the century, wrote a poetry that was "photographic"
in its ways of seeing and describing the world. (Nov. 14, Iowa vs. Ohio