September Monthly Meeting: On being an “alien”… Doing scientific research on the survivors of the Atomic Bombs
Join us on Saturday, September 20th, when our guest, Dr. James Trosko, Professor-Emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics/Human Development, College of Human Medicine at Michigan State University, will share his experiences as the Chief of Research at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Japan (The Institute responsible for monitoring the long-term effects of the Atomic Bombs on the survivors and the offspring of the survivors). Dr Trosko will also discuss the cultural sensitivities that had to be observed, which are inherent in fundamental cultural differences between the Western world view, shaped by a dualism of observer and nature and the sense of individual “freedom” (Western view), and by the world view of the Japanese, shaped by the physical factors of that island and philosophical influences inherent in its history that led to the values of cooperation, obedience and adherence to tradition, as well as “Elegance with simplicity”.
WHEN: Saturday, September 20, 2014
6:00pm: The ExComm meeting begins. All members are welcome to attend.
7:00pm: Mingling begins.
8:00pm: Program starts.
ADMISSION (Exact change appreciated)
Adult members: $4, Adult guests: $5; Children 13 and under: $3
Members receive free admission in the month of their birthday
LOCATION: Northwest Unitarian Universalist Church
23925 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48075