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Town and Gown series on war runs through Feb. 5

JACKSON, Tenn.Jan. 9, 2007 – Local residents interested in learning about and discussing the topic of war will have the opportunity to do so during Union University’s Town and Gown series.

The five-week course entitled “War: Representations and Repercussions” began Jan. 8 and will continue for the next four weeks. It features lectures from several Union faculty members and a visiting lecturer from Canada.

The class is free and open to the public. Those attending may listen to lectures and participate in class discussions.

The schedule of topics for the class is as follows:

Jan. 15, 6 p.m. – History professor Terry Lindley, “History of Warfare”
7:45 p.m. – Photojournalism professor Jim Veneman, “War Through the Eyes of a Photojournalist”

Jan. 22, 6 p.m. – Ann Livingstone of the Pearson Peacekeeping Center in Ottawa, Canada, “Asymmetric War-Asymmetric Peace”

Jan. 29, 6 p.m. – Language professor Cindy Jayne, “Cultural Perspectives on War”
7:45 p.m. – Biology professor Elsie Smith, “Bio-terrorism”

Feb. 5, 6 p.m. – Christian studies professor Daryl Charles, “Justice, Neighbor-love, and the Just-War Tradition”
7:45 p.m. – Faculty panel

The classes will be held in Harvey Auditorium, located in the Barefoot Student Union Building. For more information, call Suzanne Barham at (731) 661-5378.

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

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