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Wofford presents programs this week


2010-02-22

Lectures, performances, health care seminars

SPARTANBURG, S.C.
– Wofford College will host a variety of events this week, including lectures by faculty and visiting faculty and two more American Health Care Reform seminar programs.

Here is a schedule of these programs, all free and open to the public:

Tuesday, Feb. 23:
11 a.m. – “Spain and Morocco: Historic, Artistic and Religious Crossroads,” a lecture by Dr. Yamina El Kirat, a Visiting Fulbright Professor who is spending this semester at Greenville Technical College. Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building.

4 p.m. – “Transnational Perspectives on the Nineteenth-Century Movement of Cuba Libre: Views from Italy and the United States,” a lecture by Alessandra Lorini, the Lewis P. Jones Visiting Professor. Olin Teaching Theater, Franklin W. Olin Building.

4 p.m. – “Why Afro-Brazilians dance samba and why African-Americans sing the blues: A comparative look into systems of slavery in the Americas,” a lecture by Dr. Denise Frazier, assistant professor in the foreign languages department at Wofford. The lecture is in conjunction with the exhibition “The African-American experience in slavery and the nineteenth century from documents in the specials collections of the Sandor Teszler Library, Wofford College.” Sandor Teszler Library.

6:30-7:30 p.m. – “Palestine/Israel Conflict,” a panel discussion presented by Collective Consciousness from Clemson University, hosted by the Wofford chapter of Amnesty International. Leonard Auditorium, Main Building.

Wednesday, Feb. 24
7-8:15 p.m. – American Health Care Reform Seminar. Tracey Jackson, executive director of Piedmont Care, an HIV/AIDS prevention and advocacy non-profit organization in the Upstate, will discuss the challenges of providing care in the current system as well as the consequences of the lack of health care access and insurance. Dr. Robert Riehle, former chief medical officer at Spartanburg Regional Healthcare system, will present components of an optimal 21st century health care delivery system and describe new patient care models that will provide more appropriate, efficient and effective clinical care for all. Riehle is a health care consultant with special interest in health care policy reform tailored to improve care and control costs. Leonard Auditorium, Main Building.

Thursday, Feb. 25
11 a.m. – Drama therapist and performer Autumn Knight will depict former U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan of Texas as part of a series of Black History Month events, sponsored by Multicultural Affairs. Leonard Auditorium, Main Building.

4 p.m. – Faculty Talk by Professor Tiezhu Dong, assistant professor in the foreign languages department. He will present the history and current situation of Chinese culture studies in the United States, tracing back how American scholars began to do research on Confucius after the World War II, and how (and maybe why) the interpretation of Confucianism in the U.S. has changed since that time. Montgomery Room, Burwell Building.

7-8:15 p.m. – American Health Care Reform Seminar. Dr. Robert Rainer, pathologist and former medical director of quality and clinical effectiveness at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, will discuss the changes required to achieve improved outcomes and long-term cost reduction in health care, focusing on the Institute of Medicines report on cross the quality chasm. Dr. Paul Catalana, assistant dean of medical education at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine-Greenville Campus and professor of clinical pediatrics also will participate. Moderator of the program will be Sarah Catalana (Wofford class of 2012). Leonard Auditorium, Main Building.