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Spotlight for the week of January 24

Rhodes College

From the global hardships we have faced over the past years, a theme of greater understanding and empathy for one another has emerged.

From technology to the humanities, scholars across disciplines are looking towards the future and what we can do now to improve it.

Tonight, Monday, January 24th, at 6pm, The Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program at Rhodes College is welcoming Dr. Collin M. Stultz, professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT and cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital. In this virtual lecture, Dr. Stultz will discuss the potential uses of Machine Learning, a form of artificial intelligence, within the medical field. Dr. Stultz’s lecture aims to address current obstacles to incorporating machine learning into clinical applications and their possible solutions.

Then, on Wednesday, January 26, Facing History and Ourselves presents their Eighth Annual Rachel Shankman Symposium, honoring the founding director of their Memphis office, an advocate for inclusivity worldwide. This year’s keynote conversation is “Legacies of the Holocaust: Building a More Humane World” and features Dr. Wendy Lower, professor of History and Holocaust Studies. This virtual event begins at 12pm Central Time and will be followed by a brief Q&A.

For the links to these and other lifelong learning opportunities in Memphis please check out our website or find us on Facebook.

Dr. Laura Loth is the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Director of the French and Francophone Studies program at Rhodes College. She teaches courses in French and Francophone literatures, cultures, and cinema. She received her BA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. You can email her at lothl@rhodes.edu