Upcoming events at Mary Baldwin College in Staunton.
Opening Reception and Artist’s Talk: Paul Thulin: Place Your Ad Everywhere. Hunt Gallery, located in the Lyda B. Hunt Dining Hall. Free and open to the public. For more information, call 540-887-7196.
Lecture with Gregory Petsko: Adventures of a Public Scientist. 7 p.m. Francis Auditorium in the Pearce Science Center.
Dr. Gregory Petsko, the 2014 Phi Beta Kappa visiting scholar at Mary Baldwin, will give a lecture, “Adventures of a Public Scientist.” Free and open to the public; reception to follow.
Petsko is the Mahon Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City, and Tauber Professor of Biochemistry and Chemistry, Emeritus, at Brandeis University. His research interests center on protein three-dimensional structure and its relationship to biological function. Most recently, he has focused on developing methods to treat age-related neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and Lou Gehrig’s (ALS) diseases.
Book Launch: Rites of Passage. 2 p.m. SMA/VWIL Museum.
Rites of Passage, a young adult book about the first female cadet at a previously all-boy military academy, comes out in September 2014 from HarperCollins. Author Joy N. Hensley completed her Rook year at Norwich University in 1999-2000.
Sunday Recital Series: Paulo Steinberg, piano. 3 p.m. Francis Auditorium in the Pearce Science Center, 227 East Frederick Street, Staunton.
Featuring works of Scarlatti, Beethoven, Liszt, Steen, and Villa-Lobos.
Tickets are $5 for adults and $4 for students and senior citizens, MBC students free. Concerts are free to MBC students, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit www.mbc.edu/arts/musicatmbc or call 540-887-7294.