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10/13/2017 to 4/26/2018
When: 11:30 AM
Where: Trinity University
One Trinity Place
San Antonio, Texas  78212
United States
Contact: Susan Lavenant

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Friday, October 13, 2017 – 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. (Lunch Included) $20 per person

Fiesta Room, Coates University Center, Trinity University

David Ribble, Ph.D. ’82 – Professor, Biology

“Pura Vida – Trinity’s Embrace of International Education”


Pura Vida is more than a saying in Costa Rica, it is an attitude and way of life for Costa Ricans.  Trinity’s international education is also becoming a way of life for Trinity students with faculty-led study abroad programs continuing to expand across all disciplines. Professor and alum David Ribble will share his recent experience with 15 Trinity students studying ecology in Costa Rica and highlight how important these types of experiences are for our students


Wednesday, February 28, 2018 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Dinner Included) $25 per person

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, 76 N.E. 410 Loop, San Antonio, 78216
Nicolle Hirschfeld, Ph.D.- Associate Professor, Classical Studies

“A Tale of Two Fateful Trips: the Uluburun and Cape Gelidonya Shipwrecks”


The Late Bronze Age — the era of Tutankhamun and Ramses, Homer and the Trojan War — was one of glittering overseas exchange at its height and upheaval at its end. The speaker participated in the excavation of two of the three known shipwrecks from that time and is involved in the continuing research of both. This illustrated lecture provides a glimpse into the glamor and drudgery of seafaring in the eastern Mediterranean ca. 1400-1200 BC, and the work of learning about it.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Dinner Included) $25 per person

La Fonda on Main, 2415 N. Main, San Antonio, 78212

Norma Cantú, Ph.D.- Murchison Professor of the Humanities, Modern Languages and Literatures

“Quinceañeras and George Washington’s Birthday: Fiestas and Celebrations in Laredo Texas”


Fiestas and celebrations reflect the identity and culture of a community. In this discussion of the secular and religious celebrations in the border town of Laredo, Texas, we can see the unique hybridity and confluence of cultures that exist in a border community. Photographs illustrate the content of the talk.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 5:30-7:30 p.m. (Dinner Included) $25 per person

Paesano’s Lincoln Heights, 555 E. Basse, San Antonio, 78209

Amer Kaissi, Ph.D. – Professor, Health Care Administration

“Humbitious – The Unexpected Traits of High-Performing Leaders”


Dr. Kaissi uses an evidence-based approach, story-telling and research results to examine the role of humility, compassion, kindness and generosity in leadership.He argues that when these traits are combined with ambition, accountability, strength and competence, leaders can reach high performance individually, for their teams and for their organizations

Enjoy all four lectures at a discounted price of $80 for the series. 


For season subscribers, we will offer a special bonus lecture by the Department of Physics & Astronomy this spring with a reception followed by a telescope viewing of the stars on the rooftop of the CSI building.



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