Thur., April 11, 2013, 5:00pm
The Importance of Long-Acting Reversible Contraception. Join A Step Ahead Foundation as they welcome family planning expert, Jeff Peipert, MD as he lectures on the importance
of long-acting reversible contraception (LARC), and the potential impact this has
on our community. Dr. Peipert will describe the public health importance of unintended
pregnancies, list the barriers to the use of IUDs in the U.S., describe the benefits
of LARCs, and list the key findings of the Contraceptive CHOICE project. Lecture will
be held at the UofM Holiday Inn, 3700 Central Ave, Memphis, TN 38111 from 5:00pm to
7:00pm. Free and open to the public. Participants can pay $25 to receive Continuing
Medical Education (CME) credit or Certificate of Attendance. Please visit https://cmetracker.net/MLBH/Catalog to register. For more information contact ASAF at 901-320-STEP.
Thur., April 18, 2013, 6:00pm
Goya and the Guitar. Lily Afshar, Professor of Guitar at the University of Memphis, blends a fascinating
analysis of etchings by Francisco Goya with her own inimitable performance on the
classical guitar. Her first album, The 24 Caprichos de Goya, OP. 195, was originally
inspired by a series of Goya's satirical black and white etchings in the eighteenth
century. In order to understand the meaning of each guitar piece, Afshar extensively
studied the pictures along with Goya's life, his political, social, personal and philosophical
beliefs. The result is a musical masterwork. Dr. Afshar will both explain the artwork
and perform selected pieces.
The event will be held at the University Center Theater, with a reception at 6:00
p.m. and the lecture/recital at 6:30 p.m. For more information contact the Marcus W. Orr Center for the Humanities.
Co-sponsored by the Center for Research on Women and the Women's Leadership & Philanthropy