Next Life of the Mind Lecture Series Scheduled for October 30

The second in the “Life of the Mind” lecture series on the theme of “Security” is scheduled for Tuesday, October 30 from 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center.

Free and open to the UC  community and public, “Life of the Mind” features interdisciplinary  conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme. Each quarter, there are  two “Life of the Mind” sessions with three “thought  provocateurs” contributing to each session. Each scholar provides a  15-minute talk followed by audience Q&A and a reception with light refreshments.

At the October 30th lecture, three distinguished  faculty members will address the theme from unique and diverse perspectives:

  • Adrian Parr, Associate Professor in the School of Architecture and Interior Design and the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, “Securitybound: Cities in  the 21st Century”
  • Henry R. Nasrallah, Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, College of Medicine, “Unstable  Cortex (UC): The Jurassic Park of the Human Mind”
  • Richard J. Harknett, Associate Professor of Political Science, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, “When Big Brother Meets Lord of  the Flies: The Challenge of Cybersecurity”

The previous “thought provocateurs” on  the subject of “Security” were:

  • Pamela Heaton,  Associate Professor of Pharmacy, James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, “Prescription Medications: Safe, Too Safe, or Not Safe Enough?”
  • Kathleen Ballman,  Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing, College of Nursing, “The 3 C’s of  Security: Confidence, Competence and Caring”
  • Robin Engel,  Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, College of Education, Criminal  Justice, and Human Services, “Enhancing Security through Crime Prevention: The  Power of Repeats”

The spring 2012 “Life of the Mind” lecture  series, scheduled for February 5 and March 5, will focus on the theme of “Death.” Past themes have been  “Technology,” “War” and “Identity.” More information about “Life  of the Mind” is available  online at

Can’t make it to the Alumni Center to watch “Life of the Mind” in person? The lecture will stream live on the “Life of the Mind” website.

“Life of the Mind” is co-sponsored by the Office of the Senior Vice President for  Academic Affairs and Provost, the Chair of the University Faculty, and the UC Libraries.

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