14 January 2009

Coming up

Samuel C. Dudley, Jr., MD, PhD, Professor and Chief of Cardiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, will talk about fixing broken hearts, on February 10, near Valentine's Day.

Charles Wheelan, fifth-district hopeful for the U.S. House of Representatives, senior lecturer in economics at the University of Chicago, and club member, will talk about our economic situation, on February 24.

Robert Wallace, Professor of Classics at Northwestern University, will give a talk and a slide show about ancient Greek sex, on March 10.

Sam Sisodia, Director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Chicago, will talk about the brain, in April.

Abraham Kocheril, Professor of Medicine and Director of Clinical Electrophysiology at UIC, will explain how music (and wine) hath charms to soothe a savage breast.

Cigar Society Adventurers there will be an outing to Chuck Hannon's estate in Lake Geneva in late May.

Bill Daley, Wine and Food Critic for the Chicago Tribune, will talk about wine and smoke, in early June.

The University Club Cigar Society in Exile Presents

Shrinks, Torture, and Terror
Donald H. J. Hermann
Professor of Law and Philosophy
DePaul University

Tuesday, January 20

The Lounge at Iwan Ries
19 S. Wabash Av, 2d floor

Don Hermann, Professor of Law and Philosophy at DePaul University, will lead a discussion of the participation of psychiatrists and psychologists in the interrogation of military detainees and prisoners of war, with a focus on ethical restrictions and the proper role of these professionals in assisting military personnel.

$40 inclusive covers the cost of the room, cocktails, cigars, and snacks.  Cash onlyJacket and tie recommended; reservations required.    RSVP to the Secretary.

Before joining the faculty of DePaul, Professor Hermann taught at the law schools of the University of Washington and the University of Kentucky.  He is a graduate of Stanford University, where he majored in economics and history.  He earned law degrees at Columbia University and Harvard University.  He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Northwestern University, a Masters in Art History from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a Masters in Liberal Arts from the University of Chicago.  Professor Hermann has held a number of positions involving government and public service including Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington and Judicial Fellow at The United States Supreme Court.  Professor Hermann has published extensively on a range of subjects in law reviews as well as other scholarly and popular publications. 

Events in the Cigar Society University Series, sponsored by the University Club Cigar Society in Exile, include cocktails at 5:30pm, a lecture or reading starting at 6:00 sharp for about thirty minutes, followed by discussion.  We meet privately in the second-floor lounge of the Iwan Ries Building, at 19 South Wabash, around the corner from the University Club of Chicago.  Smoking is permitted and encouraged at all times.  Jacket and tie are recommended, and reservations are required.  Please note that this event is not sponsored or staffed by the University Club of Chicago.  $40 inclusive, cash only.  RSVP to the Secretary.

January 20 is also the 89th anniversary of the founding of the ACLU.

About the Cigar Society

ONE OF THE OLDEST AND greatest traditions of the University Club of Chicago was the discussion of intellectual, social, legal, artistic, historical, scientific, musical, theatrical, and philosophical issues in the company of educated, bright, and appropriately provocative individuals, all under the beneficent influence of substantial amounts of tobacco and spirits.  The University Club Cigar Society in Exile embraces this tradition and extends it with its fortnightly Informal Smokers, monthly University Series lectures, and quarterly Cigar Society Dinners, in which cigars, and from time to time pipes and cigarettes, appear as an important component of our version of the classical symposium.  To be included in the Cigar Society's mailing list, write to the Secretary at CigarSociety@logicophilosophicus.org.

Visit the Cigar Society archive at logicophilosophicus.org.