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Feb. 23, 2012
CONTACT: K.E. Schwab



Brown Bag Series offers social science roundtables


SLIPPERY ROCK, Pa. – Slippery Rock University’s department of professional studies and geography, geology and the environment have teamed to offer a four-part “Brown Bag Series: Topics in Social Science” for spring semester.

           The programs are being led by Mustafa Casson and Richelle Dykstra both instructors in the department of professional studies, and Kolson Schlosser, instructor in geography, geology and the environment.

           Participants are invited to bring a bagged lunch and join in the discussion, Casson said.

           The March 1 topic is “Power Plants and Pottery Sherds: Archaeology as Activism in Turkey,” led by Casson. The 12:30 p.m. session is in 111 Eisenberg.

           March 29, the topic will be “The Writings on the Stall: Themes, Motivations and Consequences of Graffiti in One of SRU's Bathroom Stalls,” led by Dykstra. The 12:30 p.m. session is in 132 Advanced Technology and Science Hall.

           “Greening Consumption or Whitewashing? The Case of Diamonds from the ‘Great White North’” will be the 12:30 p.m., April 19, topic led by Schlosser in 132 ATSH.

           The series final program will be at 6 p.m., May 1, in 142 ATSH with the topic “Understanding the Occupiers: Perspectives on the Wall Street Protests” presented by a panel of SRU faculty and labor and business professionals.


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