2014 Garden Walk and Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 08/29/2014
10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location
UIC College of Pharmacy, Room 32

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Please join the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy as they 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.

About the Lesniewicz Memorial Lecture: Alan Lesniewicz, who suffered an untimely death in the early spring of 2008, was employed by the University of Illinois at Chicago for more than 16 years. His wife, Cherise A. Greski-Lesniewicz, worked for the University for more than 25 years. Both Alan and Cherise believed firmly in the power of medicinals and in the importance of educating the public about the benefits of taking natural approaches to solving medical problems. Mrs. Greski-Lesniewicz wanted to recognize Alan by a gift to the College in his name.
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.