UIC Garden Walk and Lecture- Learn about Medicinal Plants August 29

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2014 Garden Walk and Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture Friday, August 29, 2014 UIC College of Pharmacy, 833 S. Wood St., Rm. 32, Chicago

Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as we host the 2014 Garden Walk and annual Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture to celebrate the first and only urban medicinal plant garden in the city of Chicago.

The day will feature a keynote lecture by Memory Elvin-Lewis, Ph.D. on “Understanding Traditional Healing Plants of Tropical Rainforests in Northern South America” and tours of the garden. The garden is open for guided tours from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday.

PROGRAM AND AGENDA

10 a.m. to Noon. Garden Walk: Walking Tour and Discussion of the Uses of Medicinal Plants
Location: Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden, COP

Noon-1:20 p.m. Alan Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture

Understanding Traditional Healing Plants of Tropical Rainforests in Northern South America
Speaker: Memory Elvin-Lewis, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis
Location: Room 32, COP

1:30-3 p.m. Garden Walk: Walking Tour and Discussion of the Uses of Medicinal Plants
Location: Dorothy Bradley Atkins Medicinal Plant Garden, COP

Please contact Deb Fox at dfox4@uic.edu, if you have any questions or wish to attend this program.

About the Garden: Named in memory of Dorothy Bradley Atkins, BS ’45, the medicinal plan garden was created in 1999 with a $1 million gift from her husband, Dr. Robert Atkins. As the daughter of a pharmacist and a graduate of the UIC College of Pharmacy herself, Dorothy Bradley Atkins had a lifetime interest in Pharmacognosy. Today, the garden serves as a resource for education and research at the UIC College of Pharmacy, as well as providing a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle of urban life.