The University Forum lecture series will wrap up its September presentations with talks on recovered memory, Salvador Dali, and public policy.
"Recovered Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse: What Do We Know?" will be the topic of a Sept. 20 lecture by Jonathan Schooler, associate professor of psychology at the University of Pittsburgh. This event is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the Classroom Building Complex, Room C-129.
Many people believe that recovered memories of childhood sexual abuse are accurate, while others believe that the recollections are a consequence of therapists' suggestions rather than true recollections. Schooler will review evidence on both sides of the issue and will suggest that both points of view have validity.
On Sept. 27, Barbara McCloskey of the University of Pittsburgh, will discuss "Salvador Dali and Surrealist Fashion in the 1930s and 1940s." Her presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History.
In this slide-illustrated lecture, McCloskey, an assistant professor in the department of art and architectural history, will examine Dali's impact on the New York fashion industry, as well as the affect of his work on U.S. advertising and on notions of high art and mass culture in the 1930s and 1940s.
"Facts, Values, and Public Policies" will be the topic when Rutgers University professor Frank Fischer speaks on Sept. 30. His presentation is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Natural History.
In his presentation, Fischer, a professor of political science, will discuss how people can bring together both questions of fact and of ethics in analyzing public policies. Traditional policy analysis has focused on how best to meet goals, but not on which goals should be met. The author of the recent book, "Evaluating Public Policy," Fischer will offer an alternative method of policy analysis.
All University Forum lectures are free and open to the public. The series is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts.
For additional information, call (702) 895-3401.