Nursing prof talks on gender and substance abuse

Nursing and Women’s Studies Prof. Carol J. Boyd, a director at the Substance Abuse Research Center, will speak about her current research today from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in room 2239 of Lane Hall.Boyd’s research focuses on the relationship between gender and substance abuse among different groups, including female criminals college and high school students. The talk, “Drink, Drugs and Gender,” is free and sponsored in part by the Institute for Research on Women and Gender.

School of Music graduate students hold concert

Graduate students from the School of Music will premiere their personal compositions tonight at a University Symphony Orchestra concert at 8 p.m. in Hill Auditorium. Students of Kenneth Kiesler, director of orchestras at the School of Music, will conduct the performance. Admission is free.

Mentorship program holds mass meeting

The Mentorship Staff of the Office of New Student Programs will hold a mass meeting for students interested in becoming peer mentors tonight from 7 to 8 p.m. in the Center Room of Pierpont Commons. Students can learn more about the program and how peer mentors work closely with University faculty members to affect the experiences of first-year students.For additional information or to download an application, students can visit


Subject detained for possession of marijuana

The Department of Public Safety reported that a subject was detained for marijuana posession in East Quadrangle Residence Hall Sunday night. DPS said the investigation is underway.

Drunk driver caught on State Street

A man was arrested Sunday on State Street for driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a suspended license, DPS reported.

He was released pending authorization of warrants.

Caller reports property stolen at Hatcher Library

DPS reported that personal property was stolen from the Harlan Hatcher Graduate Library Sunday afternoon.

This Day in Daily History

Gulf War worries members of ‘U’ community

Feb. 1, 1991 — Several members of the University community expressed concern for relatives who were fighting in the the Gulf War.

Prof. Buzz Alexander said his 23-year-old son was serving on a navy ship, making communication with him difficult.

“I’ve had no way of knowing what he’s going through, what he’s thinking, what he’s worried about, what his exxperience is,” Alexander said.

Alexander, who opposed the war, said his son would fully support his anti-war activities. The professor had been involved in a teach-in during the previous month.



Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *