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Elder Scholars December Meeting

With Dr. Richard Rice, Prof. Emeritus, Department of History

Tuesday, December 10, 1:00-2:30 p.m.

Signal Mountain Room, 3rd floor, University Center 


You won’t want to miss the December meeting of Elder Scholars! Dr. Richard Rice will be the speaker, and his topic, “Fifty Years of Gag Cartooning: Where Does He Get His Ideas?” is certain to delight and entertain.

Profile photo of Richard RiceWall Street Journal cartoonist, Dr. Rice is also a UTC professor emeritus who taught Asian history, world history, Japanese economic history, and cartoon history. In 1975, he began seeing his cartoons published. Moreover, in 2015, the historian-cartoonist began a new career as a watercolorist.

In addition to in The Wall Street Journal, Rice’s cartoons have been published in The New York Times, Chronicle of Higher Education, Barron’s, Kappan, Business Law, Diversion, USA Today, Across the Board, Good Housekeeping, and The Saturday Evening Post.

In his cartoons, Dr. Rice dispenses social commentary and pokes fun at political events. His presentation will begin with a short overview of cartoon history that will show how gag cartoons emerged and how they differ from other cartoon genres.

The presentation will be held Tuesday, December 10 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Signal Mountain Room on the THIRD floor of the University Center on UTC’s campus.

Parking is FREE in the 5th Street Parking Garage or in Lot 7. Bring a print out of this post to show the attendant in the Garage or to leave on your dashboard if no attendant is available.

If you’d like to mix and mingle before the meeting, come at noon and lunch with others in the cafeteria on the second floor of the University Center next to the windows.

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