World-renowned neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky to speak at Coe College Marquis Series event

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2012-08-28 13:22:46 - General

Neuroscientist Robert Sapolsky will speak in a Coe College Marquis Series event on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Dows Theatre.

One of the world's leading neuroscientists, Robert Sapolsky, will speak at a Coe College Marquis Series event on Monday, Sept. 10, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sinclair Auditorium.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Tickets are available by calling the Coe Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., or at the door the night of the event.

Sapolsky has been called "one of the best scientist-writers of our time" by Oliver Sacks and "one of the finest natural history writers around" by The New York Times. In addition to numerous scientific papers, Professor Sapolsky has produced books for broader audiences, including "A Primate's Memoir: A Neuroscientist's Unconventional Life Among the Baboons," "Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers: Stress Disease and Coping," and "The Trouble with Testosterone." His articles have appeared in publications such as Discover and The New Yorker. Currently, he is working on a book to be titled: "Human Aggression, Human Compassion and the Ambiguities of Biology."

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

For more information, go to or call 399-8600.