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Wed Nov 1, 2017

Mon Nov 20, 2017

Rachel Oidtman - GLOBES Mini-Grant Talk


Location: 116 Pasquerilla Center

Please join us for a GLOBES event on Monday November 20th at 12:00 pm as part of the GLOBES mini-grant series as Rachel Oidtman gives a talk on the role of environmental conditions and importation on dengue epidemics in China. 


Disentangling the relative roles of environmental conditions and importation in driving interannual variation in dengue epidemics in Guangzhou, China…

Thu Nov 30, 2017

Peter Distelzweig- HPS Colloquium Speaker Series


Location: 120 DeBartolo

Climbing the Tree of Philosophy? Physics, Medicine, and Morality in The Passions of the Soul


In this paper I aim to identify, disentangle, and relate physical, medical, and moral perspectives on the role of the passions in human life. In one of the prefatory letters to the The Passions of the Soul, Descartes’ “physics” (which includes the study of plants, animals, and humans) is presented as especially relevant to medicine—one of the three principal “branches” of philosophy that sprout from its “trunk” (physics), to employ Descartes’ image of the Tree of Philosophy (also referenced in the prefatory letters of Passions