Lecture spotlight: Early diagnosis of Alzheimers; American troops in Britain during WWII

“Overpaid, Overfed, Oversexed and Over Here: Culture Shock and the American G.I. in Britain During World War II”
6:30 p.m. June 5, 144 Cathedral of Learning/Croghan-Schenley Room

The event, sponsored by the Nationality Rooms along with English Nationality Room Committee and Britsburgh, will focus on the mutual culture shock experienced by both Britons and the American servicemen stationed in the UK during World War II. American troops started arriving in Britain as early as January 1942. By the spring of 1944, the Americans comprised the vast majority of the nearly 1.5 million foreign troops posted in Britain in preparation for the D-Day invasions. Up until this time, relatively few Britons had encountered or engaged with Americans to any great degree, gaining their impressions of the US and American culture largely from legends of the Old West and the movies. Similarly, many of the American soldiers were young men from small towns who had not previously traveled abroad.

“Early diagnosis and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease” by Dr. Reisa A. Sperling, professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School
Noon, May 31, Western Psychiatric Hospital second floor auditorium

The Department of Psychiatry Distinguished Scientist Lecture presents this talk by Dr. Reisa A. Sperling, who also is the director of the Center for Alzheimer’s Research and Treatment and director of Clinical Research, Memory Disorders Unit, at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.