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CARTER AND MOYERS SCHOOL OF EDUCATION TO WELCOME DR. MING WANG FOR "UPHOLDING CONSTITUTION" SERIES



March 17, 2014 - Harrogate, Tennessee — The Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) Carter and Moyers School of Education will present the 2014 installment of its “Upholding the Constitution” lecture series featuring Dr. Ming Wang, a Harvard and MIT educated doctor and musician, on Friday, April 25, 2014. Wang’s presentation is entitled, “Journey from Communist China to America: A Lesson in Freedom.” Funded through the generosity of its namesake, Dr. G.L. Carter, the School of Education hosts the teacher workshop annually.

“This is a wonderful opportunity for educators across the region to gain new prospective on a document that really impacts all of us. As teachers we have a responsibility to help the younger generations understand just how important this document is,” said Dr. Michael Clyburn, Carter and Moyers School of Education dean. “This initiative has grown out of Dr. Carter’s passion for education. This series is designed to help educators more effectively teach the constitution.”

Growing up in China during the Cultural Revolution, Wang faced the devastating fate of being deported by the communist government to the poorest parts of China where he, along with millions of other Chinese youth, would be condemned to a life of poverty and hard labor. Wang learned to play the Chinese er-hu violin as a way to avoid deportation. A chance meeting with a visiting American professor led to his immigration to the United States in 1982 with only $50 and a Chinese-English dictionary in his pocket.

Today, Wang is the director of the internationally renowned Wang Vision 3D Cataract and LASIK Center in Nashville. He is the founding president of the Tennessee Chinese Chamber of Commerce and a co-founder of Tennessee Immigrant and Minority Business Group. A Harvard and MIT graduate, Wang is one of the few cataract and LASIK surgeons in the world today who holds a doctorate degree in laser physics. He is the only surgeon in Tennessee who performs 3D LASIK, 3D Forever Young Lens surgery and 3D laser cataract surgery.

During his presentation, he will describe his 16-year journey with faith and science. He will touch on the freedoms that the U.S. Constitution has provided him and how they have changed his life. He will tell the powerful story of the amniotic membrane contact lens, a breakthrough biomedical technology he invented to help restore sight and he will describe how he began wound-healing research to help injured adult eyes. Wang will also discuss the moral and ethical distress he experienced at not being able to find a way to conduct fetal research without harming an unborn child.

This unique and powerful talk will also include a musical performance by Wang and classical guitarist Carlos Enrique.

The one-day seminar is open to teachers, pre-service educators, medical professionals and students and legal professionals and law students. The program will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Hamilton Math and Science Building. Registration opens at 8 a.m. This seminar is entirely underwritten and provided to participants at no cost. A continental breakfast, lunch and all printed materials are included. Registration is required. For more information contact Sue England at 423.869.6253 or by email at sue.england@LMUnet.edu.

Lincoln Memorial University is a values-based learning community dedicated to providing educational experiences in the liberal arts and professional studies. The main campus is located in Harrogate, Tennessee. For more information about the undergraduate and graduate programs available at LMU, contact the Office of Admissions at 423-869-6280 or e-mail at admissions@lmunet.edu.

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