College Convocation Series: Dr. Robert Sapolsky
"Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: Stress, Disease, and Coping"
Thursday, April 10, 2008
One of the nation's finest science writers will speak on stress and stress-related disorders on April 10 at 7:30 in Mead Chapel. Robert Sapolsky is the recipient of the MacArthur ("Genius") Fellowship, a professor of biology and neurology at Stanford University, and a research associate with the Institute of Primate Research at the National Museum of Kenya. He is the author of several bestselling books including "A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons," "The Trouble with Testosterone: And Other Essays on the Biology of the Human Predicament," and "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers." He is known for his animated lecture and writing style, which helps communicate intricate scientific information in a humorous and accessible way.
The College Convocation Series seeks to bring together all members of the college community to reflect upon topics of broad intellectual and cultural importance.
Sponsored by the Samuel S. Stratton Fund, the Scott Center for Spiritual and Religious Life, the Ad-Hoc Committee on Campus Stress, departments of Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, and Religion, and the Center for Counseling and Human Relations.