Town & Gown planned at Union

Town & Gown planned at Union

Posted: Friday, February 4, 2011 10:07 am

The Messenger 02.04.11

Technology and culture will be the topic for the next Town and Gown series at Union University in Jackson from Thursday through 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.
The schedule is:
• Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Carl Grant Events Center — “Only Technology Can Save Us From the Problems Technology Has Caused,” with Read Schuchardt, associate professor of media ecology at Wheaton College.
• Feb. 17 at 6 p.m. in Harvey Auditorium, located in Barefoot Student Union Building — “Perfecting Ourselves to Death: Technology, Humanity, and the Quest for Perfection,” with C. Ben Mitchell, Graves Professor of Moral Philosophy at Union.
• Feb. 24 at 6 p.m. in Harvey Auditorim: “Aug-ustine, Aquinas and Asi-mov: a Christian View on the Creation of Artificial Moral Agents,” with Gene Rohrbaugh, associate professor of computer science at Messiah College.
• March 3 at 6 p.m. in the Carl Grant Events Center: “Back to the Shire: From English Village, to Global Village, and Back Again,” with Arthur W. Hunt III, associate professor of communications at the University of Tennessee at Martin.
• March 10 at 6 p.m. in the Carl Grant Events Center: “Unnatural Selection: Technological (r)Evolution by Consumer Desire,” with Barnard.
For more information, call (731) 661-5963.

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