Fall LIFE OF THE MIND Lecture Series Kicks Off September 18

UC faculty to focus on the theme “Security.”

The fall “Life of the Mind” lecture series will kick off Tuesday, September 18 from 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center. “Life of the Mind” features interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme followed by audience Q&A and a reception with light refreshments.

Each quarter, there are two “Life of the Mind” sessions with three “thought provocateurs” contributing to each session. The fall “Life of the Mind” theme is “Security.”

At the September 18 event, three distinguished faculty members will address the theme from unique and diverse perspectives:

  • 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 second session in the series on “Security” will be held Tuesday, October 30 from 3:30-5pm and will feature:

  • Richard Harknett, Associate Professor of Political Science, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences
  • Henry Nasrallah, Professor of Psychiatry & Neuroscience, College of Medicine
  • Adrian Parr, Associate Professor, Department of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, McMicken College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Architecture and Interior Design

“Life of the Mind” is free and open to the public and attracts a broad audience including UC students, faculty, staff, and alumni, as well as people from the community. Past themes have been “Technology,” “War,” and “Identity.” More information about “Life of the Mind” is available online at www.libraries.uc.edu/lifeofthemind/.

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.