University College at Fairfield University presents free lectures on health and wellness, China, and laughter as the best medicine

University College at Fairfield University is offering a series of free lectures to the general public this fall. The lectures will take place in the Multimedia Room of Fairfield University's DiMenna-Nyselius Library.

In conjunction with St. Vincent's Medical Center, University College will present two lectures on Health and Wellness. The first, "Take Control of Your Heart," will be delivered on Tuesday, October 7, at 1 p.m., by Dr. Jose Missri, MD, FACC, Chairperson, Cardiovascular Medicine, St. Vincent's Medical Center. Anthony R. Iorio, DPM, MPH will deliver the second, "Oh, My Aching Feet," which will take place on Tuesday, October 21, at 1 p.m.

Professor Edwin Williams, president of TraveLearn, will deliver "China: The Sleeping Giant Awakes," on Thursday, Oct. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon. Prof. Williams has been traveling to China since the early 1980s and has witnessed firsthand China's spectacular economic growth since the inception of its "free-market economy." The one-hour presentation will be followed by a question and answer session during with Professor Williams will respond to questions about China's past and present as well as answer travel questions or concerns of those possibly planning a trip to China.

On Thursday, November 6, Dr. Steve Sobel will provide the audience with his unique ideas on bringing more laughter, joy, and optimism into their lives and into the lives of the people they deal with daily. His 2 p.m. lecture, "Laugh More, Live Longer," will leave the audience feeling rejuvenated and light-hearted. The lecture is presented in conjunction with St. Vincent's Medical Center and Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield.

Seating is limited at each lecture. Please contact Elizabeth Hastings at (203) 254-4000, ext. 2688, to make reservations.

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Posted on September 17, 2003

Vol. 36, No. 61

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