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University to Conclude Academic Year With Several Lectures

April 15, 2008

Mark Vanderhoek
(478) 301-4037

Mercer University will wind down the year with a number of lectures from various parts of the University's Macon campus. Free Lectures:

“The Power Of The Closing Argument: How A Case Is Won Or Lost In Court”
Trials of the Century Lecture by Charles H. Weston Sr., J.D., senior lecturer of Criminal Justice at Mercer and Former District Attorney and State Prosecutor for the Macon Judicial Circuit and The State of Georgia for 31 years.
Tuesday, April 15, 7 p.m.
Willet Science Center Auditorium
The event is sponsored by the William Fielding Ogburn Department of Sociology.

Beyond an “Inconvenient Truth”
Vicki Coulter, a member of the Climate Project personally trained by Al Gore, will lead a discussion with Robert Hargrove, professor of chemistry, concerning the causes of and ways to address global warming.
Tuesday, April 15, 4:30 p.m.
Conference Room II, Connell Student Center
Event is sponsored by Students For Environmental Action

“Neurobiological Aspects Of Some Religious/Mystical Experiences”
By Dr. Ananda Weerasuriya, professor of Neuroscience and Physiology, Mercer University School of Medicine,
Friday, April 18, 3 p.m.
Stetson 251
The event is sponsored by the Department of Philosophy.

“Imagining a Politics of Creation”
A lecture by Richard F. Wilson, professor of Christianity and chair of the Columbus Roberts Department of Christianity. The event is part of the Department of Political Science Lecture Series “Caring for God's Green Earth: the Politics of Energy (In)Dependence and Global Warming”
Wednesday, April 16, 6 p.m.
McCorkle Music Building Room No. 110

“Lessons from the Presidential Selection Process”
A lecture by Charles S. Bullock III, a political science professor at the University of Georgia and an expert in legislative politics and Southern politics.
Monday, April 21, 7 p.m.
Auditorium of the Science and Engineering Building
Event is sponsored by the Department of Political Science

About Mercer University:
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a dynamic and comprehensive center of undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The University has 7,300 students; 11 schools and colleges – liberal arts, law, pharmacy, medicine, business, engineering, education, theology, music, nursing and continuing and professional studies; major campuses in Macon, Atlanta and Savannah; three regional academic centers across the state; a university press; two teaching hospitals — Memorial Health University Medical Center and the Medical Center of Central Georgia; educational partnerships with Warner Robins Air Logistics Center in Warner Robins and Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta; an engineering research center in Warner Robins; a performing arts center in Macon; and a NCAA Division I athletic program. For more information, visit
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