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January 31, 2007

CLONING:  SHOULD WE OR SHOULDN’T WE? Cloning will be the first of four topics in Wake Forest University’s “For Whose Humanity” Pro Humanitate Film & Speaker Series.  At 7 p.m. Feb. 1, Keith Campbell, the co-creator of Dolly the sheep, will speak in Brendle Recital Hall on “What We Can Do and Should We Do It?”  He will address the birth of Dolly and how this epic research breakthrough raised more questions than it answered.  The series, which features a film each Tuesday and a speaker with a question-and-answer session the following Thursday for four weeks, will include the screening of the 2005 film “The Island” at 7 p.m. Jan. 30 in Pugh Auditorium.  Campbell will also hold a booksigning following the lecture.  Copies of “The Second Creation:  Dolly and the Age of Biological Control” will be available for sale.

Contact:  Pam Barrett, or (336) 758-5237.

SOCIOLOGIST TO ADDRESS SOCIAL JUSTICE Sociologist Patricia Yancey Martin, nationally known for her research on gender and organizations, will discuss social justice and the treatment of rape victims in a lecture at Wake Forest Feb. 1.  The free, public talk, “Organizations, Rape Work and Social Justice” will begin at 4 p.m. in Benson University Center’s Pugh Auditorium.  Martin, the Daisy Parker Flory Professor of Sociology at Florida State University, has written four books and more than 90 articles on gender and organizations. The lecture will be based on her most recent book, “Rape Work: Victims, Gender and Emotions in Organization and Community Context.”  In the book, she examines how organizations, including police departments, hospital emergency rooms, and the courts, respond to rape victims and suggests ways to create organizational changes aimed at improving the quality of care for rape victims. While on campus, Martin will also lead workshops for students and staff and meet with student groups, including PREPARE, a Wake Forest student group focused on rape education, prevention and response.   Her visit is sponsored by Wake Forest’s sociology department and several campus departments and organizations.

Contact:  Cheryl V. Walker, or (336) 758-5237.

CELEBRATION OF CHAMPIONS – Wake Forest’s football, field hockey and men’s soccer teams will be honored at 4 p.m. Feb. 2 in Wait Chapel at an event that will include the university marching band, cheerleaders, a number of university officials, including President Nathan O. Hatch and Winston-Salem Mayor Allen Joines.  The event, which will feature the teams’ players and coaches, is being held to give the university and off-campus communities the opportunity to extend their congratulations for the teams’ successful seasons.  The celebration is free and open to Wake Forest students, faculty and staff and the public.  The football team played in the FedEx Orange Bowl after winning the ACC championship.  The field hockey team won the ACC championship and played in the NCAA national championship game.  The men’s soccer team won the regular season ACC championship and played in the semifinals of the NCAA tournament.

Contact:  Kevin P. Cox, or (336) 758-5237.

PREVENTING GENDER VIOLENCE AMONG MALES Jackson Katz, one of America’s leading anti-sexist male activists, believes educating men and boys about gender violence and providing mentors helps prevent gender violence.  Katz will discuss the issue of gender violence and his preventive approach at 7 p.m. Feb. 7 in Wake Forest’s Wait Chapel.  His talk, “Tough Guise: Violence, Media and the Crisis in Masculinity,” is free and open to the public.  Katz is an educator, author and filmmaker, internationally recognized for his groundbreaking work, particularly in the sports culture and the military.

Contact:  Pam Barrett, or (336) 758-5237.

PRESERVED MOVIE PALACE REBUILT FOR EXHIBIT A portion of “The Alvin Shalimar,” a carefully preserved, 1930s-style, private working theater will be rebuilt in Wake Forest’s Charlotte and Philip Hanes Art Gallery for its next multimedia exhibition, “The Projectionist,” which will run Feb. 8 to March 18.  This will be the first time The Shalimar will be seen by the public.  For nearly 50 years, it has been the hidden jewel and private sanctuary of 91-year-old, self-taught artist Gordon Brinckle.  The exhibit, created by photographer and filmmaker Kendall Messick, features 40 color photographs by Messick, original drawings and designs by Brinckle and historical photographic documentation on Brinckle’s life as a projectionist.  The opening reception will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 8.  During the exhibit opening Feb. 8, the documentary will be shown at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Scales Fine Arts Center Art Department, Room 102, and Messick will give a personal introduction.

Contact:  Pam Barrett, or (336) 758-5237.

FORMER ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY TO GIVE SERMON – The Very Rev. George Carey, who served as the 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury from 1991 to 2002, will deliver the second “Worship in Wait” lecture of the spring semester titled “Is Your God Too Small?” at 11 a.m. Feb. 9 in Wait Chapel.  The event is free and open to the public.  A graduate of King’s College in London, Carey served as parish priest, principal of Trinity College in Bristol, and bishop of Bath and Wells before being selected as archbishop of Canterbury, the primate of all England and the symbolic head of the worldwide Anglican Communion.  He is author of numerous articles and books, including “The Church in the Marketplace” and his memoir, “Know the Truth.”  His visit to Winston-Salem is in cooperation with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.  “Worship in Wait” is a new series of talks started in the fall of 2006 in an effort to bring distinguished preachers from diverse religious traditions to the university’s most recognizable landmark, Wait Chapel.  The series brings preachers to the university and to the Winston-Salem community who are recognized for their work as pastors, teachers and writers.  The goal of the free, public speaker series is to respond to contemporary issues within the context of ecumenical worship.  It is sponsored by the Office of the President, the Wake Forest Divinity School and the Office of the Chaplain.  For additional information, call (336) 758-5121 or visit

Contact:  Jacob McConnico, or (336) 758-5237.

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