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College of Arts and Sciences Will Host Evening of "Great Conversations" Oct. 28 at U of M University News
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 Center Ballroom.

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,    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

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.

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