Apr 10, 2012

"On Risk-Taking and Success"

(Newport News, Va.) - Dr. Benjamin Carson, director of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center and professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Medical Center will present “On Risk-Taking and Success” on Wednesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in Gaines Theatre. The event is free and open to the public. No reservation is required.

Carson is an award-winning pediatric neurosurgeon best known for completing the first successful separation of twins conjoined at the head. He was named one of Time magazine’s foremost physicians and scientists, and was selected as one of 89 “Living Legends” by the United States Library of Congress. In 2008, he was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Carson was raised in Detroit by a single mother. His personal experiences motivated him to establish and serve as president of the Carson Scholars Fund, which recognizes youth from diverse backgrounds who have demonstrated academic achievement and service to their communities.

The event is sponsored by Alpha Phi Omega, Psi Chi, the Neuroscience Club, Men of Vision and Excellence, the Center for Honor Enrichment and Community Standards, the Office of Student Activities, Student Assembly, the Pre-Health Program, the Master of Arts in Teaching Program, and the Honors Program.

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.

Media Contact:
Lori Jacobs
Director of Public Relations

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