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Nov. 30, 2006


Education Professor to Assess No Child Left Behind Act as First Speaker in Trinity’s 2007 Food For Thought Series


SAN ANTONIO – In January 2007, the No Child Left Behind Act, passed to bolster public education, will mark its fifth anniversary. But has it led to real progress in the nation’s schools in those five years?  Paul Kelleher, the Murchison Distinguished Professor and chair of Trinity University’s education department, will assess the federal law in a presentation titled “No Child Left Behind: A Benefit or a Curse to Public Education?” as the first speaker of the Trinity University Alumni Association’s 2007 Food for Thought luncheon lecture series.


Kelleher will give his presentation at noon on Wednesday, Jan. 10, in the Coates Center Fiesta Room.  Tickets for the luncheon are $14.  Reservations should be made three days in advance by calling the Alumni Relations Office at 210-999-8404.


Other speakers and topics in the 2007 Food For Thought series are:


        Feb. 7 – Jennifer Henderson, assistant professor of communication, “The Jehovah’s Witnesses and Their Plan to Expand First Amendment Freedoms.”


        March 7 – Kimberlyn Montford, assistant professor of music, “Hearing ‘Africa’ in African American Music: An Aural Journey.”


        April 4 – Gordon MacAlpine, the Zilker Distinguished Professor of Physics and chair of physics and astronomy, “The Heated Global Warming Debate: A Scientist’s Perspective.”


        May 2 – Richard Butler, professor of economics, “The Alamo Area Academies: Building a More Prosperous San Antonio.”


All luncheons will begin at noon in the Coates Center Fiesta Room. A season subscription to the series is available for $65. Individual lectures are $14 per person.


The Food For Thought series offers Trinity professors the opportunity to leave the classroom and to speak on their research or field of study to the San Antonio community.  The Food For Thought luncheon lecture series is sponsored by the San Antonio chapter of the Trinity University Alumni Association.



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