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100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0017; fax (319) 384-0024
Saturday Scholars lecture series continues Sept. 12 with "Messages
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- "Saturday Scholars: Tailgating for the Mind"
lecture series continues this Saturday morning with "Messages for
Healing" presented by Alice Fulton, director of UI's honors program
and professor of biochemistry. The public is invited to join the huddle
for this pre-game presentation at 9 a.m. in Room 40, Schaeffer Hall.
"The cells in our bodies can stretch out to reach each other, or
walk long distances in order to heal wounds or to sculpt our bodies during
development. For cells to walk this way, they need to make many different
proteins, and assemble them into structures in the right positions,"
Fulton said. She will share new insights into how cells "walk"
from one area to another for the purpose of healing wounds.
Linda Maxson, professor of biology and dean of the College of Liberal
Arts, said "We received an excellent response from last week's Saturday
Scholars participants. It's exciting to offer alumni and the community
opportunities to learn new information on a variety of topics from our
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 second in a series of six lectures sponsored by the College
of Liberal Arts.
Future sessions include:
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