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Psychogenic Seizures — What are They, How Can They be Diagnosed and Treated?

Presented by Stanford Health Library

Psychogenic seizures are attacks that may look like epileptic seizures, but are not caused by abnormal brain electrical discharges. This talk will explain this confusing disorder, its diagnosis and treatment.

Speaker: Robert Fisher, MD, PhD The Maslah Saul Professor in the Department of Neurology and Professor, by courtesy, of Neurosurgery at Stanford University Medical Center

Potential Benefits of Herbal and Dietary Supplements

Presented by Stanford Cancer Supportive Care Program

Cancer patients are often interested in using herbal and dietary supplements as forms of alternative medicine. This presentation will give a brief overview, answer some common questions, and discuss the appropriate use of herbal and dietary supplements.

Speakers: Abraham Chang, PharmD and Eun Jeong Kim, PharmD, MS 

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She Who Tells a Story Artist Panel

Boushra Almutawakel was born in 1969 in Yemen, resides in Sana'a, Yemen and Paris, France. Her series of nine photographs, Mother, Daughter, Doll (2010) is included in She Who Tells a Story: Women Photographers from Iran and the Arab World. Tanya Habjouqa, born in 1975 in Jordan, now residing in East Jerusalem, has six photographs from the series Women of Gaza (2009) on view in the exhibition. Hear them speak in this panel discussion.

WWI in Film: Gallipoli

As part of our year-long commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the beginning of World War I, we are screening nine of the most accomplished movies on the War, in chronological order. All Quiet on the Western Front, La Grande Illusion, and Sergeant York were shown during Fall quarter.Behind the Lines(1997), Regeneration (1997), and Joyeux Noel (2005) will be screened during Spring quarter. During this Winter term, please join us for the following: 

Gallipoli: March 12

Isolation and Proliferation: Israel, America, and the South African Nuclear Weapons Program

Guest: Sasha Polakow-Suransky

Sasha Polakow-Suransky is an Editor for International Opinion at the New York Times Op-Ed page, based at the International New York Times office in London. He is responsible for assigning pieces on foreign policy, national security and international affairs. Before moving to the New York Times in early 2011, he was a senior editor at Foreign Affairs from 2007 - 2011.

Tehran At Twilight/Tehran Noir

SALAR ABDOH was born in Iran, and splits his time between Tehran and New York City, where he codirects the Creative Writing MFA Program at the City College of New York. He is the author of The Poet Game and Opium. His essays and short stories have appeared in various publications, including the New York Times, BOMB, Callaloo, Guernica, and on the BBC. He is the recipient of the NYFA Prize and the National Endowment for the Arts award.


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