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South stages monthlong series of events on global awareness

By Jonathan Resendez/south news editor

Celebrating Black History Month will not be the only focal point of February at TCC.

South Campus will host a series of lectures on global awareness 12:30-2 p.m. in the South Campus Performance Hall (SPAC 1203) throughout the month of February. International and local lecturers will give one-hour presentations that end with question-and-answer sessions.

After considerable research and examination of world issues, Reinhold Wagnleitner, two-time Fulbright Scholar and associate professor at the University of Salzburg, Austria, will present “The United States of America and the World: Views from a Distance” Feb. 2.

Wagnleitner will also talk about the history of jazz Feb. 3 in the NFAB theatre on NE Campus at 2 p.m. as a part of the “Jazz Informance” hosted by NE Campus. New Orleans pianist Tom McDermott will perform.

Timothy Gilbert, TCC associate vice chancellor for teaching and learning services, will elaborate on “The Challenges of Global Warming” on Feb. 11. He became a trained presenter through his work with the Climate Project, a worldwide nonprofit organization.

On Feb. 19, Charles Hopkins, United Nations Education, Scientific, and Cultural Organization chair at York University in Toronto, Canada, will speak. Hopkins has also served as chair of the World Congress for Education and Communication on Environment and Development held in Toronto.

The organization gathered more than 4,000 individuals from 81 countries for a follow-up conference to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, also known as the Earth Summit.

Hopkins will also speak in the Roberson Theatre on SE Campus at 7 p.m. Feb. 17 and at 10:45 a.m. Feb. 18.

The global awareness month will conclude Feb. 25 with a panel discussion and student forum. Gilbert and other faculty members who are involved with the campus Global Initiatives Committee will participate.

Events are free and open to the public. For additional information, contact history Assistant Professor Carolyn Carney at 817-515-4192.

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