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Syllabus for 2006

Sunday, July 9

3:30PM-5:00PM—Check-in at Woodward Hall

5:00PM-6:30PM—Pizza Party (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

6:30PM-8:30PM—Screening of the film “Gattaca with introduction and a discussion led by Dr. Jeff Buechner (R Place, Paul Robeson Center)

8:30PM—All students and counselors in assigned dormitory rooms (Woodward Hall)

11:00PM—Woodward Hall (Lights out)

 

Monday, July 10

7:30AM-8:30AM— Breakfast (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)
9:00AM-10:30AM-- Lecture: Kinds of Ethical Theories and How They’re Used, Dr. Jeff Buechner.

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10:30AM-10:45AM –Break (Room 203 Management Education Center)

10:45AM-11:45AM—Critical Thinking Workshop: Identifying Arguments (a method for determining how well premises support an argument’s conclusion; critical analysis of two arguments), Dr. Jeff Buechner (Room 203 Management Education Center)

Noon-1:00PM—Lunch (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

1:15PM-3:45PM—Discussion: What is Race Medicine and Is It Good Medicine? (the pros and cons of race-based medicine and race-based questionnaires), Dr. Barry Komisaruk). - Discussion will be preceded by viewing of a Tony Brown TV segment on this topic. (Room 203 Management Education Center)

4:00PM-5:00PM-- Computer Lab, Dr. Robert Nahory (Room 126 Hill Hall)

5:30PM-6:30PM—Supper (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

6:30PM-8:30PM—Mr. Darnell Davis (Room TBA)

8:30PM-- All students and counselors in assigned dormitory rooms (Woodward Hall)
11:00PM—Lights out (Woodward Hall)

 

Tuesday, July 11

7:30AM-8:30AM— Breakfast (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

9:00AM-10:30AM-- Lecture: The Human Genome Project, Dr. Karl Drlica (Room 203 Management Education Center)

10:30AM-10:45AM—Break (Room 203 Management Education Center)

10:45AM-11:45AM—Critical Thinking Workshop: Using the Framework of  Necessary and Sufficient Conditions to Assess Definitions of Concepts (e.g., defining the concept of a person and a human being), Dr. Jeff Buechner (Room 203 Management Education Center)

Noon-1:00PM—Lunch (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

1:15PM-3:45PM—Discussion: What is Race?, (Room 203 Management Education Center)

4:00PM-4:45PM--Computer Lab, Dr. Robert Nahory (Room 126 Hill Hall)

5:00PM-6:00PM—Supper (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

6:00PM-8:45PM—Screening of the film “Les Miserables” with introduction and a discussion led by Dr. Pheroze Wadia (Dana Room of the Dana Library)

8:30PM -- All students and counselors in assigned dormitory rooms (Woodward Hall)
11:00PM—Lights out (Woodward Hall)

 

Wednesday, July 12

7:30AM-8:30AM—Breakfast (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

9:00AM-10:30AM –Lecture: Evolution, Dr. Joseph Graves and Dr. Douglas Morrison (Room 203 Management Education Center)

10:30AM-10:45AM—Break (Room 203 Management Education Center)

10:45AM-11:45AM—Critical Thinking Workshop: Distinguishing Science from Non-Science (e.g., History) and Pseudo-Science (e.g., Creationism), Dr. Jeff Buechner and Dr. Karen Chaffee (Room 203 Management Education Center)

Noon-1:00PM—Lunch (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

1:15PM-3:45PM—Discussion: What Is Science?, How Should a Scientist Do Research?, Dr. Robert Nahory and Dr. Douglas Morrison (Room 203 Management Education Center)

4:00PM-5:00PM--Computer Lab, Dr. Robert Nahory (Room 126 Hill Hall)

5:30PM-6:30PM—Supper (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

6:30PM-8:30PM—Screening of the film “Bid ̀Em In”, Speaker is Kim Fields, actress, producer, director (Black Film Festival at The Newark Museum)

8:30PM -- All students and counselors in assigned dormitory rooms (Woodward Hall)
11:00PM—Lights out (Woodward Hall)

 

Thursday, July 13

7:30AM-8:30AM— Breakfast (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

9:00AM-10:30AM –Lecture: Stem Cells and Cloning, Dr. Mill Jonakait;
DVD: “To Walk Again” segment from a CBS 60 Minutes TV program;
Lecture: Development of the Human Brain, Dr. Barry Komisaruk (Room 371A Smith Hall)

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10:30AM-10:45AM –Break (Room 371A Smith Hall)

10:45AM-11:45AM—Critical Thinking Workshop: Scientific Experimentation: Distinguishing Correlations from Causes, Dr. Jeff Buechner (Room 371A Smith Hall)

Noon-1:00PM—Lunch (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

1:15PM-4:30PM—Hands-on Laboratory Experience: Extraction of DNA, Drs. Patricia Soteropoulos and Saleena Ghanny (Room 007 Olson Hall)

4:30PM-5:00PM--Return to Woodward Hall

5:00PM-6:30PM—Supper (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

6:30PM-8:30PM--“Musical Evolutions” Jazz by the Leo Johnson Group (Dana Room of the Dana Library)

8:30PM -- All students and counselors in assigned dormitory rooms (Woodward Hall)
11:00PM—Lights out (Woodward Hall)

 

Friday, July 14

7:30AM-8:30AM— Breakfast (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

9:00AM-10:30AM –Introduction: Dr. Jeff Buechner;
Lecture: Wellness vs. Enhancement: Should We Not Seek Perfection?, Dr. Jeff McMahon (Room 203 Management Education Center)

10:30AM-10:45AM –Break (Room 203 Management Education Centerl)

10:45AM-11:45AM—Critical Thinking Workshop: How and Why Word Meanings Affect Reasoning, Dr. Jeff Buechner (Room 203 Management Education Center)

Noon-1:00PM—Lunch (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

1:15PM-3:45PM—Discussion: Is Enhancement Unfair? Dr. William K. Hagmann and Dr. Helen Blank (Room 203 Management Education Center)

4:00PM-5:00PM—Computer Lab, Dr. Robert Nahory (126 Hill Hall)

5:30PM-6:30PM—Supper (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

6:30PM-8:30PM-- TBA Teams finalize their presentations for the closing banquet

8:30PM -- All students and counselors in assigned dormitory rooms (Woodward Hall)

11:00PM—Lights out (Woodward Hall)

 

Saturday, July 15

7:30AM-8:30AM—Breakfast (R Place, Paul Robeson Campus Center)

8:45AM-11:45AM—Clean-up and check-out (Woodward Hall)

Noon-2:30PM—Closing Banquet, Guest Speaker-- Dr. Cary Booker, Associate Dean of the Academic Foundations Center of Rutgers-Newark Student Presentations;
Award of Certificates.Parents/guardians and siblings are invited to attend. (Atrium of the Center for Law and Justice )



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