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Coming to Campus

- October 9, 2006

Coming to Campus is a section announcing visiting speakers of note.

Those who wish to submit items for this section should send a brief description (maximum 300 words) of the event, including the date, time, and place, and giving the name, title, outstanding accomplishments and, if available, a color photo of the speaker to: Visiting Speaker, Advance, 1266 Storrs Road, Storrs, CT 06269-4144 or by e-mail: advance@uconn.edu, with Visiting Speaker in the subject line.

The information must be received by 4 p.m. on Monday, a minimum of two weeks prior to the event.

Publication will depend on space available, and preference will be given to events of interest to a cross-section of the University community.

Bioethicist to speak on human dignity, Oct. 18

A new lecture series on human dignity, human rights, and the life sciences will begin this semester, with a lecture titled "Human Dignity - Trump Card and Troublemaker," by Karen Lebacqz, on Oct. 18 in the Konover Auditorium at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center.

The lecture, which begins at 4 p.m., will be followed by a reception.

Lebacqz is emeritus Robert Gordon Sprout Professor of Theological Ethics at the Pacific School of Religion, Graduate Theological Union, in Berkeley, Calif.

She is an internationally known bioethicist with special expertise in stem cell ethics.

She was on the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research and is known as a co-author of the Belmont Report, "Ethical Principles and Guidelines for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research" (1979).

The event, the first annual Heinz and Virginia Herrmann Lecture on Human Rights and the Life Sciences, is part of the Human Rights Institute's Program on Science and Human Rights.

The program focuses on the ethical and human rights implications of advances in the sciences.

It also brings together faculty and students from the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences to examine the ethical and human rights implications of scientific research conducted at UConn.

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