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Five public lectures this week at Connecticut College

NEW LONDON, Conn. - This week, experts at Connecticut College will discuss everything from the history of the wicked stepmother to integrating plant populations to how to raise a mindful child. All lectures are free and open to the public.

The lecture schedule is as follows:

- March 3, "The First Uprising of the Cultural Revolution at Nanjing University: Dynamics, Nature and Interpretation," by Dong Guoqiang, a professor of history at the Hopkins-Nanjing Center at Nanjing University, China, at 4:30 p.m. in the Haines Room, Shain Library.

- March 3, "Solving Tough Metal-Ion Detection Problems with Fluorescent Polymers and Novel Ligand Designs," a Chemistry Department seminar by Roy Planalp, associate professor of chemistry at the University of New Hampshire, at 4:30 p.m. in Brown Auditorium, Hale Laboratory.

- March 4, "Stepmothers, Wickedness and the Stacking of the Deck," by Lisa Wilson, the Charles J. MacCurdy Professor of American Studies at Connecticut College. Wilson will discuss the history of the proverbial wicked stepmother at 6:30 p.m. in Ernst Common Room, Blaustein Humanities Center.

- March 5, "Integrating Plant Population and Community Ecology: Implications for Theory, Conservation and Management," a Biology, Botany and Environmental Studies Seminar Series lecture by Martin Dovciak, assistant professor of plant ecology at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, at 4:30 p.m. in New London Hall Room 112.

- March 6, "Raising the Mindful Child: How to Help you De-Stress Childhood for your Child," by Susan Kaiser Greenland, founder and executive director of InnerKids, an organization that teaches children mindful awareness, at 1:30 p.m. in Holmes Hall, Room 1.

About Connecticut College

Situated on the coast of southern New England, Connecticut College is a highly selective private liberal arts college with 1900 students from all across the country and throughout the world. On the college's 750-acre arboretum campus overlooking Long Island Sound, students and faculty create a vibrant social, cultural and intellectual community enriched by diverse perspectives. The college, founded in 1911, is known for its unique combination of interdisciplinary studies, international programs, funded internships, student-faculty research and service learning.

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March 3, 2009