Cancer and Culture: Facing a Fate We Fear
Aroop Mangalik, M.D
June 5, 2016 (Sun) 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
UNM Continuing Education Conference Center
Followed by reception with the speaker at SCALO Northern Italian Grill.
Cancer is a terrifying and tremendously complicated disease. In America we fear it and fight it. Death itself is an enemy to be defeated. But other cultures do not respond this way. In India, for example, death is viewed as a natural part of the cycle of life. Dr. Mangalik’s lecture will compare the impact of these two cultures on cancer treatment and research — Indian family-centeredness versus American individualism, faith in fate versus faith in science and, in particular, the role of the physician and scientist as hero. +More Info
Great Museums of the World: Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum
Dr. Charlie Steen, UNM
June 12, 2016 (Sun), 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
ABQ Museum of Art & History
One of the largest and most interesting art museums in the world is the Rijksmuseum. The State Museum has an unparalleled collection of paintings and objects of material culture, prints and classic photography. Dr. Steen will take us on a tour of what is, without doubt, one of the best art museums in the world. +More Info