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Trinity Announces 2017-18 Food for Thought Series
Faculty members will share expertise with the community in lunch or dinner format

Trinity University will host faculty at the 2017-18 Food For Thought Lecture Series. The series will feature topics ranging from the qualities of leadership to a discussion of the secular and religious celebrations that take place in Laredo, Texas.  

One Food For Thought lecture will be on the Trinity campus and three will be held at San Antonio restaurants. Prices for each lunch are listed below, or a series subscription is available for $80.

The dates, speakers, and topics for the series are:

Friday, Oct. 13, 2017 - David Ribble, professor of biology, “Pura Vida - Trinity’s Embrace of International Education,” 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fiesta Room, Coates Student Center, Trinity University. Lunch included, $25. Free parking will be available at Alamo Stadium. Ribble, who recently led 15 Trinity students to study ecology in Costa Rica, will highlight the importance of these types of experiences.

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 - Nicolle Hirschfeld, professor of classical studies, “A Tale of Two Fateful Trips: the Uluburun and Cape Gelidonya Shipwrecks,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 76 N.E. Loop 410. Dinner included, $25. Hirschfeld has participated in the excavation of two of three known shipwrecks from the Late Bronze Age and present an illustrated lecture of her finds.  

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - Norma Cantú, Murchison Professor of the Humanities and professor of modern languages and literature, “Quinceañeras and George Washington’s Birthday: Fiestas and Celebrations in Laredo, Texas,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., La Fonda on Main, 2415 N. Main St. Dinner included, $25. Cantú will share how these celebrations reflect the identity and culture of a community.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - Amer Kaissi, professor of healthcare administration, “Humbitious – The Unexpected Traits of High-Performing Leaders,” 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Paesano’s Lincoln Heights, 555 E. Basse. Dinner included, $25. Kaissi will demonstrate how research helps examine the role of humility, compassion, kindness, and generosity in leadership.

You may contact Trinity’s Office of Special Events at 210-999-7375. Space is limited for each lecture and an email reminder will be sent out one week prior to each lecture. Space is not guaranteed without prior payment.

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