University of the South

Organized by:
University of the South

Participating Organizations:

PreHealth Program Neuroscience Program Biology Department Philosophy Department Dean’s Office Center for Speaking and Listening

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Exhibit
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: Debate

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • Professionals
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

approx. 100 directly

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

“Your Brain Lies to You: An Exhibition of Illusions”. This was a static exhibition of optical illusions placed along a corridor in the biology department. The illusions were on poster boards and as slideshows on large monitors, accompanied with some explanations of why your brain is misinterpreting the images. “You don’t control your life: a debate on free will”. This was a lively collegiate debate between myself, an assistant professor in the neuroscience program, and Prof. Jim Peters of the philosophy department. “From the Mountain to the Operating Room and back: The Journey of a Sewanee Graduate”. this was a lecture from a Sewanee alum outlining his journey from Sewanee as an undergraduate to a professor of neurosurgery, including some technical aspects of his work.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?


Contact Information

BAW Website:


Contact Name:

Chris Shelley

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