Cherry Award Program To Sponsor Symposium, Lectures Feb. 3-4

Jan. 27, 2003

Noted scholars in economics, English and history will participate in a symposium sponsored by Baylor University's Robert Foster Cherry Award program and will deliver public lectures Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 3-4.

The symposium, "A Celebration of Teaching in the 21st Century," will begin at noon Monday at Barfield Drawing Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center. Participating in the symposium will be Dr. Kenneth G. Elzinga, professor of economics at the University of Virginia; Dr. Weldon E. Thornton, The William R. and Jeanne H. Jordon Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Dr. Norton Mezvinsky, professor of history at Central Connecticut State University.

At 3 p.m. that afternoon, Thornton will lecture on "Voices and Values in Joyce's Ulysses" in room 101 at the Carroll Science Building. At 4 p.m., Elzinga will speak on "Slotting Allowances and Price Competition" in room 305 at the Hankamer School of Business. On Tuesday at 3:30 p.m., Mezvinsky will focus his lecture on "Are Islamic, Jewish and Christian Fundamentalisms Obstacles to Peaceful Resolution of the Arab-Israeli Conflict?" The lecture will take place in Meadows Recital Hall in the McCrary Music Building.

Thornton received his bachelor's degree from Mercer University, his master's degree from Emory University and his doctorate from the University of Texas. He joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina in 1961. He is the author of numerous books, book chapters and scholarly articles, including "Voices and Values in Joyce's Ulysses," "The Antimodernism of Joyce's Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man and "D.H. Lawrence: A Study of the Short Fiction."

Elzinga, who also writes mysteries under the name Marshall Jevons, joined the University of Virginia faculty in 1967 and focuses much of his research on antitrust law. He is the editor of "The Antitrust Casebook: Milestones in Economic Regulations," "The Morality of the Market: Religious and Economic Implications" and "Economics: A Reader," as well as author of many articles that have appeared in economic and law journals.

Mezvinsky joined the faculty at Central Connecticut State in 1967, after teaching appointments at the University of Michigan and City College of New York. He is the author of "Jewish Fundamentalism in Israel" and the forthcoming "The Meir Kahane Phenomenon" and "Women in Traditional Judaism." He received awards in 1998 from Ain Shams University and the Middle East Research Center in Cairo, Egypt, and from "Mitan," an Israeli Hebrew language quarterly.

All events are free and open to the public. A lunch will be provided at no charge to the first 100 symposium participants. For more information on the symposium or lectures, call 710-2923.

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