Range of topics on tap in PCC speakers' series

2014-01-30T00:00:00Z Range of topics on tap in PCC speakers' seriesArizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star
January 30, 2014 12:00 am  • 

A speakers’ series offered by Pima Community College and open to the public kicks off Tuesday and will feature topics ranging from the possibility of earthquakes in Arizona to the “Aging Brain.”

The talks are in the Community Board Room (Building C) of the PCC District Office, 4905 E. Broadway.

All presentations will begin at 6 p.m. at the same location, and refreshments will be served.

The schedule, according to a news release from the college:

  • Tuesday: “Creating Climates for Learning in 21st Century College Classrooms” by
  • Eugene “Gene” Trester
  • , of the anthropology faculty, and Chancellor
  • Lee Lambert
  • .

Trester has been devoted to implementing the enculturation model of teaching/learning at Pima for more than 10 years. He holds a Ph.D. in adult-learning theory and cultural anthropology from the University of Toronto.

Lambert, who has been with Pima since July 2013, is the former president of Shoreline Community College in Shoreline, Wash., and received his juris doctor from Seattle University School of Law.

  • March 4: “How to Get Published” by
  • Carin Rubenstein
  • , Ph.D., psychology faculty. Rubenstein has more than two decades of experience in journalism and publishing. She is the author of four books and has written more than 100 articles for The New York Times and contributed to many national publications.
  • April 1: “Earthquakes in the Western U.S.: Is Arizona at Risk?” by
  • Noah Fay
  • , geology faculty. Fay has been a faculty member in Pima’s geology department since 2009. He also teaches geology at the University of Arizona. Fay has a Ph.D. in geological sciences from the University of Oregon.
  • Oct. 7: “Life, Death and Redemption at the Grand Canyon” by
  • Tom McDonald
  • , physiology faculty. McDonald is an adjunct faculty member at Central Arizona College and Pima. He also is a docent instructor and co-presenter of Sonoran Desert reptiles at Tohono Chul Park.
  • Each summer McDonald spends a month hiking and camping in remote parts of the Grand Canyon and southern Utah.
  • Nov. 4: “The Aging Brain” by
  • Sarah B. Burger
  • ,
  • psychology faculty. Burger has been an adjunct faculty member in Pima’s psychology department since 2012. She also teaches undergraduate courses at the University of Arizona, supervises doctoral students through the UA’s departmental clinic and works full time in private practice as a clinical neuropsychologist. She earned her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the UA.
  • Dec. 2: “The U.S. Poetry Academy” by
  • Kristen Hoggatt
  • , writing faculty. Hoggatt has been an adjunct faculty member in Pima’s writing department since 2012. She received her master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Emerson College, Boston.

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