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UW-Fox Valley Hosts Panel Discussion, 'Race - Science or Society'

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The University of Wisconsin-Fox Valley is presenting a panel of experts that will discuss, "Race: Science or Society," this coming Wednesday, April 11. The program is being held in Room #1346 and runs from noon to 1:00 p.m. at the Menasha campus.

Individuals appearing on the panel include:

  • Clayborn Benson, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Black Historical Society;
  • Dr. George Sanders, Professor of Anthropology at Lawrence University;
  • Dr. Carol Cornelius, Area Manager for the Cultural Heritage Department of the Oneida Nation;
  • Dr. Terri Gonya, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences, UW-Fox Valley;
  • Dr. Peter Peregrine, Chair of the Anthropology Department at Lawrence University.

The moderator / facilitator of the panel is Dr. Thomas Pleger, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at UW-Fox Valley.

Each panelist will have five to ten minutes to give her/his statement on the existence of race, and whether they feel it's based in science or society. The panel members will then each have a few minutes to give follow up comments. Time for questions from the audience is expected to be available at the end of the presentations.

The panel discussion is free and open to the public, and is part of UW-Fox Valley's semester-long "Multicultural Series." There is free parking located on the west side of the campus.

Posted 4/5/2001