TAMPA — The Fall 2013 Honors Program symposia series kicks off today with a presentation by Richard Mathews, Dana professor of English and writing and director of UT Press and Tampa Review, called “Art of the Book: The Clash of Ideas and the Shape of Learning.” Mathews’ talk begins at 5 p.m. in the Vaughn Center 9th Floor Trustees’ Room on the UT campus.
Guest speakers in the series include José Manuel Garcia, professor of modern languages at Florida Southern College, who will speak on his experience as a survivor of the Mariel Boatlift on Thursday, Nov. 7, at 1 p.m. in Reeves Theater.
All lectures are free and open to the public and held on the UT campus. For a full schedule, see below:
· Wednesday, Sept. 11: “Art of the Book: The Clash of Ideas and the Shape of Learning,” Richard Mathews, Dana professor of English and writing and director of UT Press and Tampa Review, Vaughn Center 9th Floor Trustees’ Room, 5 p.m.
· Wednesday, Sept. 18: “KONY 2012: How the White, Western Savior Complex Went Viral,” Christopher Boulton, assistant professor of communication, Vaughn Center 9th Floor Trustees’ Room, 4 p.m.
· Thursday, Sept. 26: “What You Don’t Know about Religion (but should),” Ryan Cragun, associate professor of sociology, Vaughn Center 9th Floor Trustees’ Room, 5 p.m.
· Wednesday, Oct. 2: “Communicative vs. Communication in Language Learning,” Andrew DeMil, assistant professor of Spanish, Library AV2, 4 p.m.
· Tuesday, Oct. 8: “What Students Need to Know about Copyright, Trademark and the Consequences of Plagiarism,” David Reamer, assistant professor of English, with honors student Jessica Keesee ’14, Library AV2, 4 p.m.
· Tuesday, Oct. 15: “Combining Research and Service, Asking ‘What Do We Owe to Others?,’” Frank Gillen, professor emeritus of English and writing and founding director of the Honors Program, with honors students, Vaughn Center 9th Floor Trustees’ Room, 4 p.m.
· Thursday, Oct. 24: “The Acting Principles of Konstantin Stanislavski and their Relevance to Choral Conducting,” Ryan Hebert, assistant professor of music, director of choral studies and University organist, Sykes Chapel and Center for Faith and Values, 4 p.m.
· Monday, Oct. 28: “Lessons from and African Study Abroad Experience,” study abroad students with Arthur Hollist, associate professor of English, Vaughn Center 9th Floor Trustees’ Room, 7 p.m.
· Thursday, Nov. 7: “Voices from Mariel,” José Manuel Garcia, professor of modern languages at Florida Southern College, Reeves Theater, 1 p.m.
· Tuesday, Nov. 12: “College Orientation: How to Start Strong and Finish Stronger,” Catherine Chastain-Elliott, professor of art and associate dean of the Baccalaureate Experience, Reeves Theater, 4 p.m.
· Wednesday, Nov. 20: “‘I’m Only Gay in English’: Language and Queer Sexuality in Japan,” Marlen Harrison, assistant professor of English, Library AV2, 4 p.m.
· Monday, Dec. 2: “Let’s Argue … with Logic and Reason,” Gary Luter, professor of speech, theatre and dance and director of the Honors Program, with honors students, Riverside Center Room 102.
Please note that dates and locations are subject to change. For more information, contact the Honors Program at (813) 257-3545 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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