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February 26, 2001 Contact: Paul Francuch (312) 996-3457; francuch@uic.edu


Provost's Seminar Series: "The Cutting Edge-Increasing Public Awareness in Rapidly Ad- vancing Fields." The University of Illinois at Chicago will feature prominent UIC scholars discussing the latest cutting-edge developments in arts and sciences.

The seminars, which are free and open to the public, will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. in Room 250 of UIC's Behavioral Sciences Building, 1007 W. Harrison St. Signs will direct participants. For more information, call 413-3470, or visit the Web site.

Saturday, March 3

"Virtual Reality: Biomedical Visualization." Mary Rasmussen, UIC assistant professor, School of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences, will discuss how patients and health care professionals have unprecedented tools for understanding and treating illnesses.

Saturday, March 10

"Physics: What Are We Made Of? The Basic Structure of Matter." Uday Sukhatme, UIC professor of physics and interim vice provost, will talk about the challenge scientists face in search of the smallest, most basic building blocks of life.

Saturday, March 17

"Art-The Constructed Image: Photography in the 21st Century." Esther Parada, UIC professor of art and design, will discuss how computers have aesthetically and ethically changed this century's digitally captured photographs.

Saturday, March 24

"Medicine: Genetics in Clinical Medicine." Dr. Sherman Elias, head of UIC's department of obstetrics and gynecology, will talk about the human genome project that finds humans share some 30,000 genes-basic knowledge predicted to radically change medicine and health care.

Saturday, March 31

"Psychology: Attention, Memory, Intelligence." Andrew Conway, UIC assistant professor of psychology, will discuss how the 1990s marked advances in understanding how the brain achieves basic functions, leading to a more sophisticated concept of intelligence.

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