BSC College to host several speakers this week

BIRMINGHAM SOUTHERN    •    Priscilla Cooper, interim president of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, will present “Black Lives DO Matter: Lessons from our History” on Tuesday, Feb. 10, at 11 a.m. in the Norton Theatre as part of the college’s Black History Month celebration.
•    Dr. Mark Suto, vice president of drug discovery at Southern Research Institute, will speak about “The Business of Drug Discovery” on Thursday, Feb. 12, at 9:30 a.m. in room 336 of the Stephens Science Center.
•    Organist and former Fulbright Scholar Rhonda Edgington will present a lecture-recital entitled “To Study in Europe – What I Learned, Why I Went, and Why I Think You Should Go” on Feb. 12 at 11 a.m. in the Hill Recital Hall. The presentation, sponsored by BSC’s Music Department, will include live musical examples, pictures, and recordings of what she experienced in Europe as well as a brief narrative explaining her story.
•    Dr. Frans De Waal, Emory University’s renowned primatologist and acclaimed author of The Age of Empathy, will speak about “Morality Without Religion: Empathy, Fairness, and Prosocial Primates” on Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m. in the Norton Theatre as part of BSC’s Darwin Day observance.

Whittington performance, benefit concert scheduled for Sunday
The annual Dorsey and Frances Whittington Music Competition performance will take place on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. in Bruno Great Hall. This year’s student winners – baritone Nicholas DeCastro, violinist Rachel Christmas, and sopranos Hope Strawn and Zoe Wirt –will perform with the Red Mountain Chamber Orchestra. Also, the Music Department’s Alabama Sings! concert benefiting Children’s of Alabama will take place that same day at 7:30 p.m. at the Alys Stephens Center.