Coming attractions: A top biochemist speaks and an Aggie poet holds a workshop

Two highlights of Aggieland’s research and creative activity agenda in February:

Monday February 14 — Of particular interest to researchers in chemical and biological engineering, chemistry, biology, biotechnology and biosciences, agromedicine, and agricultural biotechnology: Dr. James Ntambi, Steenbock professor of biochemistry at  the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will speak on campus.  Topic: The Relationship Between Genetics, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases.  Noon in the Fort IRC, Room 410.  For more information, contact Bernetta Hill, 334-7995,

Thursday February 24 — Aggie poet Val Nieman will conduct an evening workshop on the extremely cool concept of ekphrastic writing.  6:30 p.m.,  part of the “Art After Dark” series at the Weatherspoon Art Museum at UNCG.  Details … including a brief but completely satisfying explanation of what ekphrastic poetry is (for those of us who missed that day in Advanced Poetry class) …are right here.  Note that registration is required and admission is $5 if you’re not a Weatherspoon member.


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