CONVOCATION SPEAKER TO ADDRESS HUMAN RIGHTS
Nationally acclaimed author and legal scholar Mary Ann Glendon will give the Founders’ Day Convocation address at 11 a.m. today in Wait Chapel. Titled, “One Nation: Two Cultures,” her talk will address human rights in the United States and abroad. The event is free and open to the public. Glendon is the Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and has written more than a dozen books about American society. Also on Feb. 8, at 3 p.m., Glendon will participate in a moderated public discussion in Pugh Auditorium.
SPORTS COMMENTATOR JOHN FEINSTEIN TO SPEAK
Best-selling author and sports commentator John Feinstein will speak about ethics and college athletics Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium. Titled, “What is Wrong With College Athletics in the 21st Century,” the talk is part of the university’s 2000-2001 Year of Ethics and Honor series. The event is free and open to the public. Feinstein is a former reporter for The Washington Post, Sports Illustrated and National Sports Daily. He is now a regular commentator for National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and ESPN’s “The Sports Reporters.” He also is a visiting professor of journalism at Duke University.
OPERA STAR TO TEACH MASTER CLASS
One of opera’s brightest stars, mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves, will teach a master class at 3 p.m. on Feb. 12 at Wake Forest’s Brendle Recital Hall. Video and still photographers are welcome to attend. Graves will perform with the Winston-Salem Symphony on Feb. 10 at Wake Forest in Wait Chapel as part of the Secrest Artists Series. Graves will also give two more performances with the symphony at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem on Feb. 11 and Feb. 13. Graves, who made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the role of Carmen, will sing excerpts from Bizet’s most famous opera. She appeared in the production opposite Placido Domingo. Graves’ performances will also include Elgar’s “Sea Pictures” and jazz and blues tunes like “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” and “My Funny Valentine.”
SOCIOLOGIST WRITES BOOK ABOUT BALANCING WORK AND FAMILY
When mothers of young children decide to stay in the work force or stay at home, their beliefs about the appropriate roles for mothers can be as important as economics, says Angela Hattery, assistant professor of sociology at Wake Forest. Her new book, “Women, Work and Family: Balancing and Weaving,” examines the ways mothers with young children resolve the job-family conflict. For the full story visit the News Service Web site at www.wfu.edu/wfunews.
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