Dr. Eric Kandel was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 2000 for his groundbreaking work in discovering the physical mechanism for the storage of memories in neurons.
His latest book, Age of Insight, looks at memories through a different lens as Kandel explores Vienna, the city of his birth, and the profound impact that it had on the cultural landscape of the Twentieth Century.
Kandel is slated to deliver the keynote address for the eighth annual Emerson-Wier Liberal Arts Symposium beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 13 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma in Chickasha.
The event is free and open to the public.
Dr. Stephen Weber is scheduled to present a concert of music on the pipe organ beginning at 7:30 p.m. on March 10 at Holy Name Catholic Church.
The concert is free and open to the public.
Weber is a professor of music and chair of the arts and humanities division at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma. The concert will be a preview of the performance he is slated to give later this spring in Hungary and Poland.
University officials honored Clydia Richie Troullier Parker at a luncheon held on Feb. 19 at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma for her role in ending the segregational policies that prohibited African-American women admission to the Oklahoma College for Women (OCW) in 1955.
In her famous speech, delivered to the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio in 1851, abolitionist and women’s rights activist Sojourner Truth defiantly responded to a male critic in the audience who insisted that women were weak and in need of protection.
“Nobody ever helps me into carriages,” Truth said. “I have borne thirteen children, and seen most all sold off to slavery, and when I cried out with my mother’s grief, none but Jesus heard me! And ain’t I a woman?”
Truth is one of four African-American women whose life will be celebrated when the visiting Core Ensemble performs Ain’t I a Woman? at 7:30 p.m. on March 7 in Te Ata Memorial Auditorium as part of the Davis-Waldorf Performing Arts Series.
More than 210 students at the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma achieved a grade point average of 3.5 or greater during the fall 2013 trimester and were named to the university’s honor rolls, the USAO registrar has announced.
University records show 138 students were named to the USAO Honor Rolls and 73 students to the Regents Honor Roll. Honor roll students represent 35 counties, seven states and six countries.