Fruit Flies and French Fries: The Role of Fat Cells in Communicating Nutritional Input
By Alissa Armstrong, Biological Sciences
3 p.m. | Thursday, December 3
What can a fruit fly tell us about nutrition, obesity, and diabetes? Plenty. In this talk, Alissa Armstrong will explain how cells in the fruit fly communicate
nutritional information to each other, allowing changes in nutrition to trigger changes
in the body. Although her research focuses on the tiny insect, it has implications
for humans and diseases linked to the foods we eat.
Register for this Zoom webinar.
The Best Medicine — How Art Brings Laughter and Healing
By Marius Valdes, School of Visual Art and Design
Spring 2021 | Date and time to be announced soon
When Marius Valdes learned about the way art benefits children receiving health care,
he knew he wanted to do more for the new children's hospital in Charleston, South
Carolina. The result is multiple hallways filled with bright, delightful images, letting
child patients know that they are in a safe place. This presentation will discuss
the role of art in medicine, therapy and healing.
Registration link coming soon.
Questions about this webinar series can be directed to Jodi Salter or Bryan Gentry.
The following events have been completed.
Sins of Omission: The Rollin Sisters and the SC Suffrage Movement
Presented by Valinda LIttlefield on August 10. Watch below or on YouTube.
Most accounts of the Suffrage Movement in South Carolina begin with the 1890s, with
little or no mention of the movement during Reconstruction. Omission of the first
struggle denies a rich and complex narrative with the inclusion of women of color
and their efforts to obtain the vote. As the nation marks 100 years since the 19th
Amendment was ratified, Valinda Littlefield shared the history of Frances, Katherine,
Charlotte, Louise and Florence Rollin and the roles they played in starting the fight
for women's suffrage.
New Approaches in Theatre and Dance: Keeping the Lights On During COVID-19
Presented by Tanya Wideman-Davis and Jim Hunter on July 13. Watch below or on YouTube.
When a global pandemic shutters traditional performance halls, we need to find new
ways to keep theatre and dance thriving. In this webinar, two professors from the
Department of Theatre and Dance discussed their response to the COVID-19 pandemic,
including how they will teach the performing arts and how they will use innovative
techniques to bring performances to the public this fall.
Sensory Revolutions: War, Peace and the Pandemic through the Five Senses
Presented by Mark Smith on June 23. Watch below or on YouTube.
There is more to history than meets the eye. History also affects what people hear,
smell, touch, and taste, and those sensory experiences have their own influence on
history. Mark Smith, author of a book on the sensory history of the Civil War, shared how
sensory history brings this study to life, as well as how the COVID-19 pandemic is
shaping our senses for the future.