The documentary "Living Downstream," based on the book by ecologist and cancer survivor Sandra Steingraber, will be shown. The film follows Steingraber during one pivotal year as she travels across North America, working to break the silence about cancer and its environmental links. After a routine cancer screening, she receives worrying results and is thrust into a period of medical uncertainty. We begin two journeys with Steingraber: her private struggles with cancer and her public quest to bring attention to the urgent human rights issue of cancer prevention. The film also follows invisible toxins as they migrate to some of the most beautiful places in North America. We see how these chemicals enter our bodies and how, once inside, scientists believe they may be working to cause cancer. Kamyar Enshayan, Center for Energy and Environmental Education, will lead a discussion following the film.
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences
The Creative UNIversity Conference and Celebration will showcase the creative work of students and faculty in all disciplines. Events include a series of interactive panel presentations on creativity and innovation, exhibits, a maker fair and research poster presentations. Steven Tepper, Vanderbilt University, will deliver a 12:30 p.m. keynote address on the Creative Campus Initiative. We welcome everyone from the university and the general community to attend this free event. Snacks and beverages will be provided. Attendees should feel free to bring a bag lunch or to take advantage of lunch opportunities in the Maucker Union.
Benjamin Ginsberg, Johns Hopkins University, will discuss his book "The Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why It Matters." Ginsberg documents the biggest change in higher education in recent years to be the growth of administrative bureaucracy and the concurrent decline in faculty.