The program will include a keynote address by University of California‐Berkley Professor Tyrone Hayes. Hayes’ lecture, ‘Silent Spring’ to Silent Night: The Silent Attack of Pesticides on the Human Immune System,” will focus on his controversial research exposing the effects of a widely used pesticide. The lecture will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 25 at 7:30 p.m. in URI’s Memorial Union.
On Friday, Sept. 26, the Pangaea Roots Music Festival will end the week with Dhafer Youssef, the acclaimed Tunisian-born singer, composer, and Arabic lute player. The concert, also free and open to the public, will be held at 8 p.m. in Edwards Auditorium. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Plan to arrive early for best seating at this event, which is sponsored by URI ‘s Department of Housing and Residential Life.