The series of Cornhusker Economics Management and Outlook conferences will cover a number
of key economic topics affecting farm management and production decisions for 2011. The opening
session will focus on the fundamental outlook for agriculture in 2011 while the closing session will
address the challenge of management for the coming year.
This workshop geared more to an audience of faculty and graduate students.
David Tyler, Associate Professor/Subject Librarian will discuss some of the issues around the use of journal impact factors and journal rankings when publishing and highlighting your research. To register send your name and contact information to Sue Leach email@example.com, 402 472-0703. http://libraries.unl.edu/learnatlib
Prof. Reverby is unable to travel to Lincoln due to illness. The lecture will be rescheduled at a later date.****
Susan M. Reverby will present a lecture on the history of two U.S. Public Health Service studies of sexually transmitted diseases. The first, the "Tuskegee" Syphilis Study (1932-1972) was the longest running non-therapeutic research study in U.S. history. The study, run by the United States Public Health Service, included more than 600 African American men in the counties surrounding Tuskegee, Alabama. The men thought that they were being treated, not studied, for what they thought was "bad blood." They were denied treatment for forty years. The second study, which Prof. Reverby has only recently brought to light, involved the deliberate transmission of syphilis and other sexually transmitted diseases to prisoners and others in Guatemala between 1946 and 1948. In this study, none of the participants gave informed consent, and they were deceived about the nature of the experiments.
Prof. Reverby has been a key actor in the successful efforts to have the U.S. government apologize for these reprehensible medical studies.