Eric Carlson, associate professor of physics at Wake Forest, will present a talk titled “A Scientist Looks at Astrology” Saturday, Feb. 6, at the university. In his remarks, Carlson will discuss the origin and history of horoscopes, and what scientific testing has discovered about them. Carlson’s presentation, sponsored by the Triad Skeptics Club, will begin at 4 p.m. in Olin Physical Laboratory, Room 101..
Michael Heflin, director of Amnesty International’s Out Front program, will lecture at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 8, in the Scales Fine Arts Center, Room 102. The free and public event is sponsored by the Year of Globalization and Diversity, the university’s Amnesty International chapter, the women’s studies program and the Gay/Straight Student Alliance. Heflin’s work has also focused on additional rights issues, such as the connection between civil/political rights and economic rights.
The way fathers and daughters relate will be the focus of the next Discovery Series program on Tuesday, Feb. 9. How do daughters view the role of their fathers in their lives? What gets in the way of how fathers and daughters relate to one another? Can fathers understand and meet the needs of their daughters? A discussion and question-and-answer session will feature panelists Mike Ford, director of student development; Paul Ribisl, professor of health and exercise science; Simeon Ilesanmi, associate professor of religion; and Linda Nielsen, professor of education. The free event is from 11 a.m. to noon in Benson University Center’s third floor lounge. The Discovery Series is a monthly program sponsored by the Benson University Center.
Wake Forest is preparing for a March conference that will help educators determine how computers influence learning. The First Annual Congress on the Impact of Technology Upon Learning will be held at the university March 1-3. Wake Forest’s International Center for Computer Enhanced Learning (ICCEL) will host the event. Those attending will hear presentations by educators and researchers from colleges, universities and institutions in the United States and Canada. Planners expect those registering for the program to include educators and government officials making decisions about investing in information technology.
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