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Foreclosures, the Financial Crisis, Revolution Featured in UT Honors Symposia

Published: March 17, 2009

Award-winning author Todd Swanstrom will focus on foreclosures in a presentation at The University of Tampa on Thursday, March 26, at 4 p.m. in the Reeves Theater in the Vaughn Center.

Swanstrom, the Des Lee Endowed Professor of Community Collaboration and Public Policy Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, will give a lecture on “The Foreclosure Tidal Wave: How Can We Minimize the Damage.” The lecture is free and open to the public.

Swanstrom is the author of six books, including Place Matters: Metropolitics for the Twenty-First Century (UP of Kansas, 2001), which examines the relationship between suburban sprawl and the decline of central cities and inner-ring suburbs.

This presentation is part of the UT Honors Program Spring Symposia. The following are the other presentations this spring. All programs are free and open to the public, and a Q&A session will follow each presentation.

  • Thursday, March 19: Susan Taylor Lennon, UT professor of speech, theatre and dance, will present “From Stage to Sidewalk: Dance Revolution in the 1960s” at 4 p.m. in the Reeves Theater.
  • Wednesday, April 1: Steve Kucera, interim dean of the UT College of Natural and Health Sciences, and Heather Masonjones, UT associate professor of biology, will speak on “The Interconnectedness of Things: The Jack-of-All-Trades Approach to Problem Solving” at 4 p.m. in Riverside Center Room 102.
  • Friday, April 3: Members of the Art History Honor Society will present “We All Want to Change the World: Art, Politics, Religion, and Revolution” at 4 p.m. in the Reeves Theater.
  • Wednesday, April 8: John Stinespring, UT assistant professor of economics, will present “Revolutions in the Economy: The Current Financial Crisis” at 4 p.m. in the Macdonald-Kelce Library, Room AV2.
  • Wednesday, April 15: Gregg Perkins, UT assistant professor of communication, will present “A Revolution of the Real in Contemporary Filmmaking” at 4 p.m. in Riverside Center, Room 102.
  • Thursday, April 23: Elizabeth Winston, UT associate professor of English, along with students from Honors English, will present “The Parody Projects: A Sampling from Revolutionary Revisions” at 4 p.m. in the Macdonald-Kelce Library, Room AV2.
The UT Honors Program allows students to go beyond the classroom and regular course work to study one-on-one with faculty through enrichment tutorials, overseas study, internships, research and classroom-to-community outreach.

For more information, contact the UT Honors Program office at (813) 257-3545.