|February 7, 2008
From: Laura Harris, Director of Media Relations
(318) 342-5447, email@example.com
Chautauqua Nexus discussions continue with focus on "Heroes of the Delta (music)" Feb. 18
The educational and cultural Chautauqua Nexus series continues its 2008 spring semester roster with scheduled discussions in February.
Brian Sivils will speak about “Heroes of the Delta (music)” Monday, Feb. 18.
On Thursday, Feb. 21, Matthew Teutsch will lead a discussion on “Dante in a Modern Context: An Examination of Sepultura’s Dante XXI in Relation to Dante’s Divine Comedy.” The concentration focuses on “the resurgence, in a way, of the narrative concept album in modern music,” according to the description.
Nexus presentations are free, informal and open to the public. Everyone is invited to attend. ULM FRYS students are encouraged to attend and sign in.
“The Nexus is an opportunity for intellectual and cultural exchange,” said Joe McGahan, ULM psychology professor and Chautauqua Nexus organizer. “This year we're focusing on a change in scheduling (with Mondays being the primary meeting day) intended to free us to develop a think tank, or multiple think tanks, that, like the Nexus, will build on the cultural resources of our community. Whereas the Nexus series will continue to be about virtually any topic that people find interesting, the think tank will focus on economic security and economic development—to a large extent, we’d like to focus on the potential of research and development.”
For more information call (318) 342-1338 or go to www.ulm.edu/nexus for the complete schedule of upcoming Chautauqua Nexus events.