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Town and Gown series at Union to examine technology and culture

The next Town and Gown series at Union will address the topic of technology and culture.
The next Town and Gown series at Union will address the topic of technology and culture.

JACKSON, Tenn.Jan. 27, 2011 – Technology and culture will be the topic for the next Town and Gown series at Union University from Feb. 10-March 10.

The Town and Gown series is an opportunity for community members interested in various topics to attend lectures and participate in discussions in a classroom setting. The classes are free and open to the public.

“Technology has become so deeply interwoven into the fabric of our day-to-day lives that it’s difficult for us to grasp its impact,” said Justin Barnard, associate professor of philosophy at Union. “Increasingly, technology is not simply something we use; it is who we are.”

Barnard said this Town and Gown series “takes a look at who we are becoming in and through the various technologies we use. It also wrestles with the crucial question, ‘Should we become who or what we’re becoming?’”

The schedule for the series is:

For more information, call Barnard at (731) 661-5963.

Media contact: Tim Ellsworth, news@uu.edu, 731-661-5215

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The wellness center will open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m., and the aquatic center will be open from 1-3 p.m.

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Brewer Dining Hall will be open from 11 a.m.-5:30 p.m. for continuous service.

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