Library Lecture Series
Events for Fall 2013
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lecture Series presents a talk and book signing by Charlie Lovett, author of the bestselling novel The Bookman’s Tale. Charlie is the son of Wake Forest Professor Emeritus Robert Lovett, and the Z. Smith Reynolds Library rare books collection and special collections reading room were an inspiration for his novel. The event is open to all members of the Wake Forest community and to the general public.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library Lecture Series presents a talk and book signing by Deborah Harkness, author of the bestselling novels A Discovery of Witches and Shadow of Night. Deborah is a featured author at the 9th annual Bookmarks Festival of Books. Her Wake Forest appearance is co-sponsored by Bookmarks and ZSR Library as part of the Bookmarks Authors in Schools program. The event is open to all members of the Wake Forest community and to the general public.
Dr. Stephen Boyd, J. Allen Easley Professor of Religion at Wake Forest University, will address the Moral Monday Movement that began during the 2013 Session of the North Carolina Legislature. Attention will be given to select aspects of the legislative agenda, their effects on various members of the state’s population, media coverage, and the nature, growth, and aims of the demonstrations, including the 950 who engaged in non-violent civil disobedience and were arrested. He will touch on the larger historical context of race and class in the US and North Carolina and then suggest that this new movement has the potential to answer Dr. King’s call for a broadening of the Civil Rights Movement to a multi-racial human rights movement.
Cheralyn Lambeth will present a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into creating a costume and/or a character to wear it! From putting together on-the-cheap costumes for fun events (such as Halloween parties) to creating more advanced projects for stage or screen, this presentation gives a brief overview on where and how to find references, resources, and materials.
Costumes are encouraged, so come dressed to impress!
Patients with diseased or injured organs may be treated with transplanted organs. There is a severe shortage of donor organs which is worsening yearly due to the aging population. Regenerative medicine and tissue engineering apply the principles of cell transplantation, material sciences, and bioengineering to construct biological substitutes that may restore and maintain normal function in diseased and injured tissues. Stem cells may offer a potentially limitless source of cells for tissue engineering applications and are opening new options for therapy. Recent advances that have occurred in regenerative medicine will be reviewed and applications of these new technologies that may offer novel therapies for patients with end-stage tissue and organ failure will be described.
The speaker for this lecture is Anthony Atala, M.D., Director of the Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, and the W.H. Boyce Professor and Chair of the Department of Urology at Wake Forest University. Dr. Atala is a practicing surgeon and a researcher in the area of regenerative medicine. His current work focuses on growing new human cells, tissues and organs.
Cheating is very much in the news today. Dr. Christian Miller, Associate Professor of Philosophy, will present some of the latest psychological research on cheating behavior and cheating motivation. Using that research, Dr. Miller will conclude that there is good reason to think that most people are not honest in this area of their moral lives. But, surprisingly, they are not dishonest either. They have what he will call a “mixed” character.
Leigh Ann Hallberg, Senior Lecturer in the Art Department, will discuss her artwork, “Cereal Bags” a group of 80 drawings. These drawings are ruminations on perception and seeing. Audience members will then have the opportunity to make blind contour drawings, an exercise in careful observation.
About the Series
The Library Lecture Series features discussions that support the current curriculum, addresses current issues and events, acknowledges and accentuates the current collection, and brings together the many diverse points of view found in our community.