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Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression

UTC’s twenty-second annual Symposium on 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression will be held Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, November 6-8.  The purpose of the conference is to share current research and to develop a series of monographs on the 19th century press, the Civil War and the press, and 19th century concepts of free expression. Papers from the first five conferences were published by Transaction Publishers

Seminar: “Natural Resource Damage Assessment and the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill”

The Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences Seminar Series presents Dr. Kevin Reynolds, the Department of the Interior’s Case Manager for the Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment.

“A Discussion of Health Justice in the Black Community” set for October 28

Protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over the police shooting of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown prompted a discussion among several student leaders at UTC, who exchanged their thoughts about what racism looks like in the 21st century.  Those discussions motivated the students to take action. The Black Issues Steering Committee began a speaker series this semester, to discuss issues in the black community “in an effort to deepen students’ knowledge

Nobel Laureate Thomas J. Sargent addresses UTC crowd

Dr. Thomas J. Sargent is quite sure that President Obama knows two countries that use U.S. currency, but he doubts he could name the third country. Sargent, the William R. Berkeley Professor of Economics and Business at New York University who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences in 2011 for his “empirical research on cause and effect in the macroeconomy,”

Holocaust lecture, discussion scheduled for October 14

Following the talk, there will be a spirited discussion on Holocaust memory, anti-Semitism in Europe and how teenagers in America, Europe and Israel are using social media to create and share projects.

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