eu-gen-ics (yōō-jěn’ĭks) noun. the study of or belief in the possibility of improving the qualities of the human species or a human population, especially by discouraging reproduction by persons having genetic defects or presumed to have inheritable undesirable traits (negative eugenics) or encouraging reproduction by persons presumed to have inheritable desirable traits (positive eugenics). Origin: 1883, from Greek "well-born."
Based on Random House Dictionary, 2009.
The Disability Studies Program invites you to attend a Brown Bag discussion with Becky Matter about her work in Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Friday, Feb 21, 1:00-2:30pm, in Miller 112A. Book: Don't Call Me Inspirational: A Disabled Feminist Talks Back – by Harilyn Rousso.
Reading and discussion with the author of Don't Call Me Inspirational, Thurs Feb 27, 2014, 6:00–7:30pm, Odegaard 220.