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Thursday: A psychology mystery, an art show and talking Muslim peace

April 1, 2013

UW-Stout will be busy Thursday, April 4, with three special events — two speakers and an art show opening.

All the events are free and open to the public.

From 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the ballrooms of Memorial Student Center, Appalachian State (N.C.) Professor Hall Beck will present “Search for Little Albert,” on the 1920 mystery of a baby boy who was conditioned to fear rats in a laboratory study by John B. Watson.

After the study Albert disappeared.

Beck, his students and others have investigated the boy’s fate. Beck will discuss their quest to identify and find Little Albert.

Beck’s visit is being sponsored by the UW-Stout Center for Applied Ethics and Psi Chi, an international academic honor society for psychology students.

From 5-7 p.m. in Furlong Gallery, Micheels Hall,
an opening reception will be held for the Best of Design juried art show, featuring student projects from 2012-13.

Some of the categories are 2D, 3D, drawing, concept visualization, 2D digital imaging and furniture.

The judges will be UW-Stout alumni who are professional designers.

Rabia HarrisAt 6:30 p.m. in room 110 Jarvis Hall Science Wing,
Rabia Harris of the Muslim Peace Fellowship in Stony Point, N.Y., will present “What Does Allah Want? Peace and Justice in Islam.”

Harris founded the Muslim Peace Fellowship in 1994 to promote the theory and practice of Islamic nonviolence.

She also will visit a UW-Stout Peace Studies class, led by Jim Handley, in the morning.

Harris’ visit is sponsored by the Center for Applied Ethics, College of Arts, Humanities and Human Sciences, Office of International Education and Red Cedar Peace Initiative.

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