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Robert Pinsky urges more arts education and appreciation

Dr. Robert Pinsky, Former U.S. Poet Laureate, advocated for more arts education and appreciation in American culture during his talk for the Hunter Lecture Series. Pinsky was the third speaker of the 2011-12 series co-sponsored by The Benwood Foundation and the University.

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Hunter Lecture Series: Former US Poet Laureate to speak

Former US Poet Laureate, Dr. Robert Pinsky, will be the third speaker in the 2011-2012 George T. Hunter Lecture Series at UTC.  During his three terms as US Poet Laureate, Robert Pinsky founded the Favorite Poem Project, which aimed to identify and invigorate poetry’s place in American culture. Pinksy currently serves as the poetry editor for the online magazine, Slate, and also teaches in the Graduate Writing Program at

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Carbonell stresses cooperation, civility in regional land planning

As Chattanooga grapples with the question on how to use land effectively for its growing population, Armando Carbonell, Chairman of the Department of Planning and Urban Form at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, stresses the importance of collaboration in the regional land planning process.

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Regional planning expert to speak at Hunter Lecture Series

The Hunter Lecture Series continues with a lecture from renowned land planning expert Armando Carbonell. He will be speaking at Roland Hayes Auditorium in the UTC Fine Arts Center on November 1 at 7 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Carbonell’s lecture is entitled: Planning for Growth, Livability, and Economic Success in the Chattanooga Region.

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Michelle Rhee stresses education reform, accountability

As an outspoken advocate of education reform, Michelle Rhee, former Chancellor of Washington, DC public schools, wasted no time outlining her proposed changes to the public education system during her talk to a large crowd at the Tivoli Theatre. Rhee was the inaugural speaker of the George T. Hunter Lecture Series,  co-sponsored by The Benwood Foundation and the University.

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