The University Record, September 8, 1992

Turner Geriatric Services launches two lecture series

Turner Geriatric Services’ Learning in Retirement program will offer its annual Distinguished Lecturer Series and a second lecture series titled “The Theatre” this fall at the Kellogg Eye Center Auditorium, 990 Wall St.

The Distinguished Lecturer Series (10 a.m. on Tuesdays) begins Sept. 15 with David A. August, assistant professor of surgery, discussing “AIDS—Personal Dilemmas, Ethical Challenges.”

The Theatre series begins with a presentation by Peter M. Beudert, assistant professor of theatre, on “Bringing the Victorian Personality to Modern Theatre” on Friday (Sept. 11). Theatre series lectures will be at 10 a.m. Fridays.

Distinguished Lecturer Series speakers and topics:

q Oct. 6, Piotr A. Michalowski, the George G. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Civilization and Languages, “Origins of Writing in the Ancient Near East”;

q Nov. 10, Jonathan Marwil, author and lecturer, “The Second World War Remembered”;

q Dec. 1, Fernando Coronil, assistant professor of anthropology and of history, “Nationalism and Social Movements in Latin America Today”;

q Jan. 19, William G. Lockwood, associate professor of anthropology, “Gypsies: Past, Present, Future”;

q Feb. 9, Ejner J. Jensen, professor of English, “Laughing Matters: Comedy and the Human Community”;

q March 2, Gerald P. Hodge, professor emeritus of art and of medical and biological illustration, “Depictions of Illnesses in Early Paintings”;

q April 27, Francis X. Blouin Jr., director of the Bentley Library, “Vatican Archives and the Bentley Library.”

Theater series speakers and topics:

q Sept. 18, Claribel Baird Halstead, professor emeritus of speech, on “Ann Arbor Crossroads for Theatre, 1871 Onward” and Zelma H. Weisfeld, professor emeritus of theatre and drama, on “Highlights of University Theatre, 1960–80”;

q Sept. 25, Laura J. Crow, associate professor of theatre, “Costumes for the Theatre, a Personal Perspective”;

q Oct. 2, Charles F. Gordon, associate professor of English and of theatre, “Playwriting: From Concept to Production”;

q Oct. 9, Robert J. Cardullo, assistant professor of theatre, “Role of the Critic in the Theatrical Process”;

q Oct. 16, Sarah-Jane Gwillim, lecturer in theatre and acting, and Erik Fredricksen, associate professor of theatre and chair of the Department of Theatre and Drama, “Performance Training in the 20th Century”;

q Oct. 23, Newell Kring, artistic director of the Purple Rose Theatre, “The Current Scene in Regional Theatre”;

q Oct. 30, Judith Dow Alexander, singer, philanthropist and fund-raiser, “A Visit to the Musical Theatre”;

The fee for each series is $20. For information, call 764-2556 mornings.