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"Disability Studies and the Future of Humanities," Ranging from Oedipus to X-Men to be Featured Lecture

"Disability Studies and the Future of Humanities," Ranging from Oedipus to X-Men to be Featured Lecture

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     Dr. Michael Berube, Penn State Paterno Family Professor of English, will speak on “Disability Studies and the Future of Humanities” at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 4, in the J. Irving Whalley Chapel on the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown.

     The lecture, which is part of the Humanities Colloquia Series, is free of charge and open to the public.

     Dr. Berube’s lecture will explain the rationale behind disability studies and elaborate on the field’s implications for humanities.  Ranging from Oedipus to the X-Men, the talk will suggest that disability studies offer a profound reinterpretation of the ancient humanist belief that nothing human should be alien to us.

     For additional information contact, Dr. David Magill at 269-7144.

     UPJ is a vital knowledge center defining excellence and a foremost contributor to the area’s educational, social, cultural and economic environment through:  excellent faculty teaching scholarship and service as well as enriching faculty-student mentorships and collaborations in scholarship, research and creative activity; operating as a top employer and key partner in shaping the economic future with an annual impact exceeding $60 million; engaging the community through exceptional volunteerism by faculty, staff and students; expanding the workforce capacity by linking theory to practice through experiences such as internships and service learning projects; exceeding the national averages of student graduation and retention rates of similar institutions; a tradition of athletic excellence, with nationally recognized and award-winning; 17,000 alumni making a difference throughout the community and world; and by growing partnerships with businesses in areas such as healthcare, education, commerce, technology and the arts.

Posted by Shook, Kimberly on 10/3/2007 12:00:00 PM