Apr 27, 2011

CNU’s Friends of the Trible Library to Host Lecture “What’s New at the End of Life?”

By Guest Speaker and Leading Medical Ethicist Dr. Margaret Battin
Lecture is free and open to the public

(Newport News, Va.) – CNU’s Friends of the Trible Library will host a lecture titled: “What’s New at the End of Life?” at 4 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, in the Trible Library’s Blechman Room. The lecture is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

Dr. Battin is distinguished professor of philosophy and adjunct professor of internal medicine, Division of Medical Ethics, at the University of Utah.  She is an internationally acclaimed scholar on issues including assisted suicide, age-rationing of medical care, and what the Bible has to say about suicide.  Her notable books include:  Ethics in the Sanctuary, a study of ethical issues in organized religion, and The Least Worst Death, a collection of essays on end-of-life issues. A reception with Dr. Battin and book-signing will follow.

A not-for-profit organization, Friends of the Trible Library promotes and enriches the library through various initiatives and activities including: promoting intellectual growth through programs featuring world-renowned authors and speakers, supporting and rewarding stellar research in all fields of study, enhancing the library's collections and resources and supporting the library's development - from traditional to innovative.  

For more information, please contact University Librarian Mary Sellen at (757) 594-7130.

A four-year public university in Newport News, Virginia, Christopher Newport University enrolls 5,000 students in rigorous academic programs in the liberal arts and sciences through the College of Arts and Humanities, the College of Natural and Behavioral Sciences, and the College of Social Sciences, including the Luter School of Business. CNU offers great teaching and small class sizes with an emphasis on leadership, civic engagement and honor.

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