Morning with a Professor Lecture Series Set at UW-River Falls

Sept. 1, 2011-- Registration has opened for the UW-River Falls Morning with a Professor lecture series. The popular series, which began in 1988, brings together university professors and community members to share expertise, knowledge and opinions on topics drawn from current news, historical events, contemporary issues and personal experiences.

"The topics are always interesting and stretch your imagination," says Cindy Wells-O'Malley, outreach program manager. "The professors have the ability to get you excited about the topics they are presenting."

Each two-hour session includes a thought-provoking presentation from a university faculty member and the opportunity for participants to share insights and inquiries in an open question and answer forum.

Lectures take place on Tuesday mornings from 9-11 a.m. in the Kinnickinnic River Theater of the University Center at UWRF. Registration is $60 and includes the six lectures, coffee and light refreshments. A limited number of parking permits will issued by request, on a first come, first served basis at the time of registration.

Fall 2011 presenters and topics include:

Oct. 4: Duane Hall, retired 3M health physicist, "Summary of the March 2011 Japanese Earthquake's Effects on the Nuclear Reactors at the Fukushima Daiichi Site."

Oct. 11:  Timothy Lyden, UWRF Biology Department faculty member, "Generating Artificial Tissues in the Lab: Developmental and Cancer Research at the UWRF TCIC."

Oct. 18: Neil Kraus, UWRF Political Science Department faculty member, "The New Deal Goes to a Tea Party."

Nov. 1: Karen Klyczek, UWRF Biology Department faculty member, "The HIV/AIDS Epidemic at 30 Years"

Nov. 8:  Nancy Parlin, UWRF Sociology Department professor emeritus, "Pakistan: A Fifty Year Perspective."

Nov. 15:  Larry Harred, UWRF English Department faculty member, "From Sherlock Holmes to Nick Charles: Detectives in Literature and Film."

To register, contact the UWRF Office of Outreach and Continuing Education by calling 715-425-3256, emailing or visiting