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TODAY news for Thursday, September 24, 2004

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‘Question of God’ lectures set for October 7, 8

Armand M. Nicholi Jr., MD, associate clinical professor of psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, will present two lectures at the beginning of October.

Dr. Nicholi, author of the noted book, The Question of God: C. S. Lewis and Sigmund Freud Debate God, Love, Sex, and the Meaning of Life, will speak at the University of Redlands Memorial Chapel on Thursday, October 7, at 7:00 p.m.; and again on Friday, October 8, at 7:00 p.m., at Loma Linda University Gentry Gymnasium. Both events are free and open to the public.

During his lectures, Dr. Nicholi will discuss topics from his book. Dr. Nicholi’s lectures will be different on each evening.

This topic was the subject of a two-part, four-hour Public Broadcasting System television program that aired on two consecutive Wednesday evenings on September 15 and 24, 2004.

Dr. Nicholi’s research has ranged from a study of changes in the structure of the American family, to the study of object relations theory and its application to the success of organizations. Focusing on the causes for the widespread non-therapeutic use of drugs and on the biological and psychological consequences of their use, his investigation of college dropouts is the first large-scale epidemiological study of that age group.

Dr. Nicholi is editor and co-author of one of the leading textbooks on psychiatry used in universities and medical schools throughout the world. He has authored more than 120 scientific publications including original articles, chapters, and abstracts.

He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and was elected a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Nicholi has served as a consultant to the United States Peace Corps, to the United States Surgeon General, to the White House, to several United States senators, to the National Football League, and to many corporations.

Dr. Nicholi will autograph copies of his book following the lecture at the University of Redlands.

The lectures are co-sponsored by Loma Linda University, the C.S. Lewis Foundation, the University of Redlands, La Sierra University, and California Baptist University.

TODAY news for Thursday, September 24, 2004