Monday September 22, 2008

Fall Schedule Heats Up

UD events the next few weeks focus on health, business ethics, nanotechnology.

'CONCEIVED IN RAPE: A STORY OF HOPE' — Rebecca Kiessling, conceived in rape and a survivor of two back-alley abortion attempts, will share her story at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, in Kennedy Union's Boll Theatre on the UD campus. "Have you ever considered how really insulting it is to say to someone, 'I think your mother should have been able to abort you?' It's like saying, 'If I had my way, you'd be dead right now.' And that is the reality with which I live every time someone says they are pro-choice or pro-life 'except in cases of rape,' because I absolutely would have been aborted if it had been legal in Michigan when I was an unborn child. And, I can tell you that it hurts.  But I know that most people don't put a face to this issue -- abortion is just a concept ... They sweep it under the rug and forget about it.  I do hope that, as a child conceived in rape, I can help to put a face and a voice to this issue." Kiessling is the author of Conceived in Rape: A Story of Hope. Feminists for Life honored her as one of their "Remarkable Pro-Life Women." Kiessling has appeared on ABC's Good Morning America, CNN's Talk Back Live, CBS News, Canada's 100 Huntley Street and EWTN's Life on the Rock. UD Students for Life and Dayton Right to Life are sponsoring this event, which is free and open to the public. Contact Karl Eckberg for more information.

LAW SCHOOL TO CELEBRATE RED MASS SEPT. 28 — The UD School of Law and Catholic judges of the Dayton area will celebrate a Red Mass at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28, at St. Joseph Church, 411 E. Second St. in Dayton. The Rev. Patrick Tonry, S.M., spiritual director for the Marianist mission in downtown Dayton, will celebrate the Mass, which is open to the public. Red Masses are held annually nationwide by legal professionals and academics to request guidance from the Holy Spirit for all who seek justice. Red Masses usually coincide with the opening of the U.S. Supreme Court on the first Monday in October. Members of Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court and other government officials have a Red Mass annually in the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle in Washington, D.C. For more information, contact Lee Ann Ross at 937-229-3793.

BUSINESS AS A CALLING: CREATING A CULTURE OF INTEGRITY – Alan A. Andolsen, president of Naremco Services Inc., will deliver a keynote speech on business ethics at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in the Kennedy Union ballroom. Andolsen, a 1967 UD graduate, has focused his consulting efforts on the creation of office systems that recognize the diversity of human capabilities and the potential of emerging technologies, as well as conserve an organization's resources. During the past two decades, he has pioneered techniques for managing digital records and lectured on their application worldwide. The "Business as a Calling" series focuses on exemplary business leaders who have kept the faith with public trust as part of their daily work. The series explores the value of viewing a business career as a calling rather than simply a series of jobs, fostering a deeper sense of purpose and a greater social awareness while creating a culture of business integrity. Sponsored by the University of Dayton School of Business Administration, the talk is free and open to the public. Contact Sharon Person at 937-229-3731 for more information.

12TH ANNUAL CONCERT WILL BENEFIT BREAST CANCER RESEARCH — Zeta Tau Alpha sorority will hold its FREEFAHL Concert — Forever Reminding and Educating Every Female About Healthy Living — 5-9:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5, at the University of Dayton's ArtStreet amphitheater. Tickets are $10; they will be sold in advance in Kennedy Union and Humanities Plaza. The event is open to the public. Hot dogs, pizza, chips and drinks are included. There also will be a Yoplait "Save Lids to Save Lives" yogurt eating contest. Featured artists include Urban Transit, Fred Shafer and Blessid Union of Souls. All proceeds go to breast cancer education and awareness. Luminaries will be available for purchase the day of the event in memory of those affected by the illness. Last year, this event raised more than $8,700. For more information or to purchase tickets, call Kristina Frazier at 614-395-8652. UD's Zeta Tau Alpha chapter is an international award-winning organization. This year, it received the highest award the national organization presents a chapter, for consistently attaining a high level of superiority in activities, academics, recruitment and finances.

REGULATING THE SMALLEST DETAILS — Slight modifications to nanomaterials can be the difference between a medical marvel and medical hazard. But, there are no laws or regulations specific to governing this emerging technology, particularly as it crosses national borders unseen and undocumented. Local lawyers and others working with business and technology can hear what nationally prominent scholar Gary Marchant thinks about the issue when he talks from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at the University of Dayton School of Law's Keller Hall. Marchant is the Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies at the Arizona State University College of Law. He teaches environmental law, science and technology law, genetics and the law, and environmental justice. Marchant is a former editor for the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology and the Harvard Environmental Law Review and a partner in a Washington, D.C., law firm where he practiced administrative and environmental law. The event is $50; register here or by calling 937-229-4778. Participants will receive one Ohio continuing legal education credit. Marchant's talk is part of the UD School of Law's Program in Law and Technology's Scholarly Symposia Series. Porter Wright Morris & Arthur and The Hubert A. and Gladys C. Estabrook Charitable Trust are sponsoring the event.