For release: October 19, 2010
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
Lively dinner conversation at the University of Memphis later this month will touch
on such topics as deep brain stimulation, medicinal foods, reducing crime in Memphis,
and the colors on Mars, when the College of Arts and Sciences presents its “Great
Conversations” dinner on Thursday, Oct. 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. in the University
During this popular annual exchange of ideas, the College’s faculty and distinguished
graduates will lead discussions on more than 20 wide-ranging topics, including disappearing
frogs, farming in an urban setting, baseball and historical events, dog training,
money and power in global economics, American families, and the French language.
A full list of possible topics is available online at the Great Conversations website,
cas.memphis.edu/conversations The final list of topics that will be discussed that evening will depend on the number
of people requesting reservations for each subject.
Reservations – required for the dinner – may be made online via a link at cas.memphis.edu/conversations
The cost is $75 per person for the general public and $65 for members of the U of
M Alumni Association and the University of Memphis Association of Retirees.
Paid parking is available in the Zach Curlin garage, adjacent to the University Center.
For more information, call 901-678-3523.