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Conference to examine issues in global psychiatry

International experts in psychiatry and global mental health will gather to discuss global psychiatric research, forensic psychiatry, and innovative services at a conference sponsored by the Medical School’s Department of Social Medicine on May 8-9. Paul Appelbaum, president of the American Psychiatric Association, will deliver the Roger Allan Moore Lecture and keynote address on “International Approaches to Involuntary Civil Commitment.”

Arthur Kleinman, the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Medical Anthropology, and Gerald Keusch, director of the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health, among others, will be featured speakers. Open to the public, the conference will convene in the Benjamin Waterhouse Room of Gordon Hall from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m. May 8, and from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. May 9.

For more information, contact Robynn Maines at (617) 432-2558.

Smith’s ‘White Teeth’ to hit airwaves

Author and Radcliffe Institute Fellow Zadie Smith’s acclaimed first novel, “White Teeth,” comes to life in a two-part television adaptation airing on Exxon/Mobil Masterpiece Theatre on Sundays May 11 and 18 at 9 p.m. on PBS (WGBH /Channel 2). Set in the London suburb of Willesden Green, where Smith grew up, “White Teeth” tells the story of two families and several cultures in the hippie-to-hip-hop era from 1974 to 1992.

HMNH to show off wares at spirited kickoff

The Harvard Museum of Natural History will be displaying artifacts, photographs, memorabilia, art, and/or reproduced documents from its collection on May 7 in the Center Court of South Station as part of a kickoff event for May’s designation as Museum Goers Month. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., HMNH will join over 20 other museums participating in the trade show. Museum Goers Month is sponsored by the Museums of Boston – a collaborative group of more than 35 museums.


In a front page promo of a story about the appointment of three new housemasters, the Gazette inadvertently referred to them as “headmasters,” and regrets the error.

– Compiled by Andrew Brooks