FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Michael Traupman, Director of College Relations or
Allison Benner, College Relations Associate – Media, 610-740-3790
March 16, 2005
TWO HIGH PROFILE PUBLIC LECTURES AT CEDAR CREST COLLEGE — TOMORROW — MARCH 17
EVOLUTIONARY SCIENCE PIONEER SPEAKS AT 4 PM
Susan Epperson, the former high-school biology teacher who fought to teach evolutionary science in the classroom (Epperson vs. Arkansas 1968), will present the lecture, "There is a striking resemblance between you and a monkey: The Epperson vs. Arkansas evolution ruling, Supreme Court, 1968." The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will be held at 4 p.m. in Room 1 of the Oberkotter Center for Health and Wellness at Cedar Crest College.
Epperson's lecture will detail her role in the case and is particularly relevant to the current public debate surrounding the teaching of evolution and creation science in public schools and universities. In 1965, with the help of the Arkansas Education Association, she filed suit against the State of Arkansas in Chancery Court. In 1966, the Chancery Court declared the law against the teaching of evolution unconstitutional. This ruling was eventually appealed all the way to the Supreme Court, which ruled unanimously in 1968 that the law was unconstitutional, overturning 40 years of anti-evolution statutes.
Epperson’s lecture at Cedar Crest is sponsored by the Cedar Crest College Theta Psi Chapter of Beta Beta Beta. The lecture is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Dr. Cristen L. Rosch at (610) 606-4666 ext. 3513.
BEST-SELLING AUTHOR DR. SHERWIN NULAND SPEAKS AT 7 PM
Dr. Sherwin Nuland, the best-selling author of “How We Die,” returns to Cedar Crest College with “The Artist Looks at the Doctor: A Millennium of Observations” on Thursday, March 17th at 7:00 p.m. in the Samuels Theatre. In his talk, Nuland will look at the connection between art and science and the western concept of “imaging.” Physician, surgeon, teacher, medical historian and best selling author, Sherwin Nuland continues to enlighten audiences with his research, scholarship, philosophy and vision on the future of medicine. In January, Dr. Nuland spent two weeks in Sri Lanka, one of the countries affected by the tsunami, as part of a seven-member group that included personnel from Yale-New Haven, Griffin and St. Mary's hospitals, the School of Medicine and the School of Public Health. He is the author of a number of critically acclaimed books including, “The Doctors' Plague: Germs, Childbed Fever, and the Strange Story of Ignac Semmelweis” (2004), “Lost in America: A Journey with My Father” (2003), “Leonardo da Vinci” (2000), and the monumentally successful “How We Die” (1994).
Dr. Nuland’s presentation is free and open to the public but tickets are required. For more information please contact the Special Events Hotline at 610-740-3791.
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