Janet Valley, an undergraduate student in Mercer University’s Tift College of Education, has accepted a full-time teaching position at Ameri-Can International Academy (AIA) in Weifang, China, the result of a newly formed partnership between the two institutions.
MACON - Mercer Law School will hold two lectures this month. On Sept. 11, noted conflict of laws professor Erin O'Hara O'Connor, Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law at Vanderbilt Law School, will deliver the second Annual Brainerd Currie lecture. Her topic will cover "How Choice of Law Has Killed the Private Attorney General." On Sept. 22, Douglas Laycock, the Robert E. Scott Distinguished Professor of Law at University of Virginia School of Law, will deliver the School's Constitution Day Lecture on "The Constitution and the Culture Wars - With Special Attention to the Religion Clauses." Both events will be held at noon in the Moot Courtroom of the Law School. The events are free and open to the public.
Mercer Theatre director, professor and alumnus Scot Mann has his feet in two worlds this month with the opening of two musicals in which he plays major roles behind the scenes. Mercer Theatre's co-production with Mercer Opera of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music opens at The Grand Opera House on April 13. His second role as fight director for the premiere of the star-studded production of a new play, Ghost Brothers of Darkland County, opens at The Alliance Theatre, Atlanta's reigning professional playhouse located at the Woodruff Center, on Wednesday.
Mercer University's Stetson School of Business and Economics will hold its second annual Entrepreneurial Festival on May 2, 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., on the Cecil B. Day Graduate and Professional Campus in Atlanta.
Mercer University’s James and Carolyn McAfee School of Theology will welcome Dr. David Christian, noted historian and pioneer in the interdisciplinary field of Big History, for the sixth annual D. Perry and Betty Ginn Lectures on Christian Faith and Modern Science from Sept. 24-26 on Mercer’s Atlanta and Macon campuses.
MACON - Daniel Sandweiss, Ph.D., an archaeologist and author researching the link between climate change and prehistoric cultures, will give the inaugural Sigma Xi Distinguished Lecture at Mercer University at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 25, on Mercer's Macon campus. Sandweiss will give a lecture entitled "Explorations with Thor Heyerdahl: Peruvian Pyramids and a Cuban Connection," about the legendary explorer and scientist's work in Peru and later in Cuba.   The event will be held in the Charles H. Andrews Classroom, Room 251 of Stetson Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public and will be preceded by a reception at 6 p.m.   A well-known archeologist, Sandweiss serves as professor of Anthropology and Quaternary and Climate Studies and dean and associate provost for Graduate Studies at the University of Maine. He directed excavations for three years at T'ucume, Peru's largest pyramid center as part of a project coordinated by Norwegian explorer and scientist Thor...
MACON - Augusta native Andrew "Drew" Goldsmith, M.D., was presented the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Leonard Tow Student Humanism in Medicine Award from Mercer University School of Medicine during commencement May 3 in Macon. Goldsmith, who also received his doctor of medicine degree at the commencement, was chosen by the medical school faculty for his empathic, sensitive and respectful behavior in providing patient care.
NEW YORK - Students from Mercer's Professional Master of Business Administration program recently returned from a five-day tour of the Big Apple, going from Broadway to Wall Street as part of the cohort's Best Practices Field Residency.
 NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Rebounding and free throw shooting were the difference as the Mercer women's basketball team fell to Lipscomb, 58-47, Saturday afternoon. The Bears remain winless in four road games against the Lady Bisons.   Lipscomb (6-13, 5-7 A-Sun) slowly built a seven-point lead before Mercer made its first bucket. Nicole Leonard's layup after a pass from Courtney Hall at the 13:08 mark and Hall's 3-pointer on Mercer's next possession brought the Bears within two.   Cold shooting plagued both teams throughout the opening half, allowing Lipscomb to take a 21-15 into the break. The Lady Bisons shot 29.2 percent from the floor, while the Bears connected on just 17.6 percent of their shots and never made it to the foul line.   Mercer (10-9, 7-5 A-Sun) struggled to find its offensive groove to open the second half as Lipscomb sprinted out to a 27-15 lead before Mercer answered back. The Bears trimmed the lead down to two twice but each...
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