Lyceum Society: Science Explores Free Will
Thursday, September 20, 2012
The September 20th Lyceum Society meeting will be held at:
University Settlement at the Houston Street Center, 273 Bowery (at Houston), New York, NY 10002
The Lyceum Society comprises the Academy's retired and semi-retired members. Talks cover various scientific fields. All Academy members are welcome.
All Lyceum meetings (except December) are Brown Bag lunches.
Brown Bag: 11:30 AM
Brief-Brief: 12:45 PM
Lecture & Discussion: 1:00–3:00 PM
Multiple Discoveries of the Periodic Table
Speaker: Uldis Blukis, PhD, Professor Emeritus Chemistry, Brooklyn College
Science Explores Free Will
Speaker: Ralph S. Kaslick
Reflections on the relative ability of unconscious and conscious brain activity to predict our future decisions and actions, including examination of the biological basis of our subjective perception of conscious will.
Ralph S. Kaslick, DDS, graduated from Columbia College in 1956, receiving his DDS from Columbia's medical campus. He was active for 23 years at Fairleigh Dickinson U, serving as Professor of Periodontics and Oral Medicine, Dean of the College of Dental Medicine, and Campus Provost. During the following 15 years, he was Chief of Dentistry and Medical Consultative Services and President of the Medical Staff at Goldwater Memorial Hospital, while holding the position of Professor of Periodontics and Hospital Dentistry at NYU's College of Dentistry. For the past 5 years, he has been Chairman of the Visiting Professorship Program dedicated to Contemporary Issues in Dentistry at Columbia University's College of Dental Medicine.
This event is free, but registration is required.