Liah Greenfeld presents her new work on mental illness at the University of Alabama

Renowned social scientist Liah Greenfeld will receive the 2008 UAB Ireland Distinguished Visiting Scholar Prize and present a free, public lecture 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 5 in the Alys Stephens Center Jemison Concert Hall. Greenfield’s analysis of modern culture and mental disease is examined in her lecture, “Madness in Modern Society: A Key to the Mind?”

The Ireland Award brings internationally renowned scholars in the arts and sciences to UAB to present a public lecture, attend a dinner in their honor and participate in campus activities. The prize is made possible through an endowment established by Caroline F. and Charles W. Ireland.