Middle school students will learn about the communicative and defensive tricks of moths in “Bats, Moths & Poetry” from 9:30-11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 12, in Wait Chapel. With the help of poetry, video and live moths, Wake Forest biology professor William Conner will explain findings such as why moths click at bats. The free event is sponsored by Science STARS Universe, a non-profit organization affiliated with Wake Forest that offers educational programs for students interested in math and science. For more information or to reserve a space for a group of students, call 910-758-5518 or fax 910-758-4656.
“Identities in Question: German, European, American,” a symposium examining multiculturalism in Germany and the United States will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov.7-8, at the Benson University Center, Room 401. Experts in politics, literature, cultural studies and a variety of other fields will participate in the symposium. Event highlights will include keynote speaker Cem Oezdemir, the first German Federal Parliament member of Turkish descent. The event is sponsored by Wake Forest and the German Academic Exchange Service. For more information or to register, call 910-758-5557.
Chemistry professor Dilip Kondepudi and assistant physics professor Eric Carlson will discuss the likelihood of life on other planets from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Benson University Center’s third floor rotunda. The informal discussion is part of the Benson Center’s “Discovery Series.”
Some of the nation’s leading scholars on natural law — unwritten laws such as the right to life and property that arise from moral truths and reasoning instead of legislative acts — will convene at Wake Forest Nov. 21 and 22 in DeTamble Auditorium of Tribble Hall for the Tenth James Montgomery Hester Philosophy Seminar, “Natural Law Theory: Historical and Contemporary Issues.” Considered one of the most extensive gatherings of scholars on the subject, the seminar will feature such writers and thinkers as Robert George, a Princeton University professor. All seminar sessions are open to the public.
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