(March 10, 2008)

Contact: Rick DelaHaya, Centenary News Services, 318.869.5073

Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows Presents Chris Hackler, Ph.D March 26

SHREVEPORT, La.— Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellow Chris Hackler, Ph.D., will present a lecture, Futility and Hope: Science or Politics at the End of Life? on Wednesday, March 26 beginning at 7 p.m. at Centenary College. His lecture will examine ethics in medicine and law as they relate to end of life issues, which is free and open to the public. This event will be held in the Whited Room at Bynum Commons.

Chris Hackler Ph.D

Hackler will be on Centenary’s campus beginning Tuesday March 25. During his week-long visit he will speak to various classes as well as hospice and health care professionals.

Dr. Hackler joined the faculty of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine in 1982 as the first director of the new Division of Medical Humanities. During his tenure there, he has published widely on topics in the field of medical ethics, health care reform, rationing of health care, and genetic engineering. Recent publications include edited books and articles in various medical and legal journals on the topic of biomedical ethics and health care reform in the context of an aging population. He is currently working in the area of social issues in the use of genetic and reproductive technologies. He has been the recipient of Fulbright, National Defense, and National Endowment for the Humanities awards, has served as Chair of the Association of Faculty in the Medical Humanities, and has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society for Health and Human Values.

For more information, please contact Chris Ciocchetti at 318.869.5246 or email.


About the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program

Centenary is one of the oldest participants in the Woodrow Wilson Visiting Fellows program. Woodrow Wilson Fellows connect on a personal level with faculty, students, and the community during their weeklong stay at Centenary. Students benefit from the Fellow by being able to discuss their personal plans, ambitions, and receive advice and encouragement from someone with extraordinary experience. Each visit makes a lasting impression on the campus, the students and all who take advantage of this opportunity.

About Centenary College of Louisiana

Centenary College is a private, four-year arts and sciences college affiliated with the United Methodist Church. Founded in 1825, it is the oldest chartered liberal arts college west of the Mississippi River and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. Centenary is one of 16 colleges and universities constituting the Associated Colleges of the South and is regularly rated as one of the top colleges in the South. In 2008 Centenary College celebrates 100 years in Shreveport and Bossier City.

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