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New Meetup: Facing the Future: Media Ethics, Bioethics, & the World's First Face Transplant

From: Ronnie
Sent on: Wednesday, October 7, 2009 1:02 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for Chicago Science Field Trips Club!

What: Facing the Future: Media Ethics, Bioethics, & the World's First Face Transplant

When: October 20,[masked]:30 PM

Loyola University - Water Tower Campus
26 E. Pearson Avenue 303/304 Baumhart Hall
Chicago, IL 60611

Presentation by Professors Marjorie Kruvand and Bastiaan Vanacker, Loyola University School of Communication.

When the world?s first partial face transplant was performed in France in 2005, the complex scientific procedure and accompanying worldwide media attention sparked many ethical issues, including how the media covered the story. Profs. Kruvand and Vanacker examine what happens when media ethics intersect with bioethics by analyzing French, American, and British media coverage on the transplant and its aftermath. Significant differences were found in the way the story was covered by reporters in different countries and over time.

Free and open to the public. No RSVP is needed.
Refreshments will be served!

NOTE: Professor Marjorie Kruvand is a member of our Chicago Science Field Trips Club, and she has personally invited us to attend this event!

Baumhart Hall is on the northwest corner of Pearson and Wabash on Loyola's Water Tower Campus. While there are a number of private parking garages (not operated by Loyola) nearby, public transportation is recommended. The building is two short blocks west of Michigan Avenue, where there are many bus lines. It is also a two-block walk from the Chicago stop on the Red Line.

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