|Vol. 17, No. 4||Sept. 25, 1997|
The lecture series/credit course brings scholars and experts to the campus once a week to examine a variety of alcohol-related research topics and to lead the group in discussion.
All lectures are free and open to the public and are held from 12:30-1:45 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Kirkwood Room of the Perkins Student Center.
On Sept. 30, "From Vice to Disease: The Early History of Treatment for Alcoholism in America" will be the subject of a talk by Sarah Tracy, research associate with the Center for Alcohol Studies at Rutgers University.
October's lectures include: "Women and Alcohol" with Cynthia Robbins, sociology, UD, Oct. 7; "Fetal Alcohol Syndrome" with Elizabeth Armstrong, University of Pennsylvania, Oct. 14; "Gender, Body Image and Alcohol" with Kim Logio, UD graduate student, on Oct. 21; and "Ethnicity, Alcohol and Fatalities Among Drivers in New Mexico," with Robert Peralta, Center for Drug and Alcohol Studies, UD, on Oct. 28.
Scheduled in November are "Alcohol, Homelessness and the Loss of SSI Benefits" with James Baumohl, Bryn Mawr College, Nov. 4; "Sociodemographic Patterns and Treatment Effectiveness" with Mandel Much, sociologist and director of the Aquila Center, Nov. 11; "Alcohol and Its Connection to Street Drug Use in America and Other Countries" with Mario Pazzaglini, youth counselor, Nov. 18; and "The Impact of Alcoholism on Families" with Jonathan Lewis, Center for Counseling and Student Development, UD, Nov. 25.
Robbins completes the lecture series on Dec. 2 with "Is Alcohol a Disease?"
On Dec. 9, the final day of class, course coordinator, Roberta Gealt Murphy, project manager for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation grant, will summarize the series and facilitate a class discussion.
The Research on Alcohol series was created and coordinated by the Campus/Community Coalition to reduce high-risk drinking on campus. For more information, call 831-3204.