WHO: Stephen Valentine, visionary architect for the Timeship, a six-acre life extension research and cryopreservation facility.
Macon - When the late Ruth Harrison Resseau read about Mercer University's plans to open the School of Medicine more than 20 years ago, she decided to do what she could to help. She presented one of the first private gifts to the School in 1981, and continued to be a devoted supporter of the School of Medicine over the past two decades.
Students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends can soon keep up with Mercer athletics each week, thanks to a new Mercer-produced television show. Beginning Friday, Jan. 17, Mercer In a Minute, a 60-second wrap-up of weekly Bears' athletics will air on the 58 ABC Sport Show, hosted by Sara Walsh and Frank Sulkowski. Mercer In a Minute is a segment hosted by Mercer students and will air each Friday evening during the 6 p.m. and 11 p.m., 58 ABCSports Show. 58 ABC is locally-owned affiliate WPGA, which covers a large viewing area in the mid-state. Mercer In a Minute is produced entirely by Mercer students with assistance from advisor and Mercer Multimedia Productionspecialist Rebecca Sandifer. "Mercer In A Minute is just one of many outlets available for Mercer students with an interest in the many aspects of broadcast television and/or sports information," Sandifer said. "I am excited to help these students see their efforts recognized."...
Atlanta - To celebrate 100 years of pharmacy education, Mercer University's Southern School of Pharmacy is hosting a Centennial Forum Lecture Series, which will feature guest speakers throughout the year.
MACON - Three Mercer University students were recently selected to play at Carnegie Hall as members of the 2003 National Wind Ensemble.
Founded in 1833, Mercer University is a 7,300-student, comprehensive, Baptist-affiliated university, offering undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in the liberal arts, education, engineering, business and economics, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, theology and law.
Macon - More than 200 students from 33 high schools throughout Georgia competed in the Mercer University High School Mathematics Tournament Nov. 9 in Macon. Following the competition, Mercer faculty members presented the following awards:
MACON -- One of the National Basketball Association's most respected front office executives, Pete Babcock of the Atlanta Hawks will be the featured speaker at the Nov. 19th Executive Forum of Mercer University. The breakfast presentation will begin at 7:30 a.m. in the Georgia Sports Hall of Fame in Macon.
Macon, GA - In a collaboration that spans the continent, researchers have found that pluripotent stem cells isolated from adult muscle can be induced to become cells specific to nervous tissue, both nerve cells and the supporting tissue called neuroglia. Their findings, published in the Sept. 15 issue of the Journal of Neuroscience Research, open doors for patients with neurological disorders, who, in the future, may be able to use their own reserve pluripotent stem cells to grow new nerve cells and neuroglia. The research team consists of Dr. Marie-Francoise Chesselet, Dr. Marina Romero-Ramos and Dr. Patrick Vourc'h of the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, in collaboration with Dr. Henry E. Young of Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga., Dr. Paul A. Lucas, formerly of Mercer and now with New York Medical College, Valhalla, N.Y., and scientists at MorphoGen Pharmaceuticals Inc. in San Diego, Calif. Mercer researchers, Young and Lucas, led the field in...
The luncheon benefits Mercer University Press. Bob and Ruth West Wells of Atlanta are co-chairs of the host committee. Mercer alumnus, King & Spalding attorney and author Robert L. Steed will serve as master of ceremonies. Ticket prices are $125 per person, and tables of 10 are available for $1,250. For tickets and information, call Terri Massey at (678) 547-6400, (800) 837-2911 or (478) 301-2943.