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Title: University Lecture Series — “Mobility in the 21st Century: Challenges and Promises”

The Basics: Bill Reinert, national manager of Advanced Technology for Toyota Motor Sales, USA, will speak about Toyota’s development of environmentally friendly transportation alternatives, specifically hybrid electric products, direct hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, ethanol fuels and reformed fuel sources for hydrogen and electric vehicles, and sustainable transportation systems, among other projects.

When: Today 
at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136A)

Title: “Wrong Way” Travel Fellowship Report — Alia Poonawala

The Basics: Alia Poonawala, a sophomore in the BSA program and recipient of the first C.G. Douglas "Wrong Way" Corrigan Summer Travel Fellowship, will discuss her trip to Pakistan. The C.G. Douglas Corrigan Summer Travel Fellowship is the first student-run and student-financed travel fellowship at Carnegie Mellon.

When Tuesday at
 5 p.m.

Where: Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136A)

Title: Journeys Lecture — “The Changing Shapes of Lives”

The Basics: Mary Catherine Bateson, the Robinson Professor Emerita of Anthropology and English at George Mason University, will discuss the implications of the increasing length of the average human life span. Specifically, Bateson will explain the need to restructure the education system, relationships between generations, and the notions of hope and responsibility to reflect the extended transmission of knowledge and tradition that will occur with longer lifetimes. Bateson is a fellow of the International Leadership Forum, president of the Institute for Intercultural Studies in New York, and the author of six books, most recently Willing to Learn: Passages of Personal Discovery (Steerforth, 2004) and Angels Fear—Towards an Epistemology of the Sacred (Hampton Press, 2004).

When: Thursday at
 4:30 p.m.

Where: McConomy Auditorium, University Center

Title: Humanities Center Lecture — "The Macro as Micro: Henry James and the Three Wars" 

The Basics: Wai Chee Dimock is the William Lampson Professor of English & American Studies at Yale University. Her research focuses on close readings of American literature in international or historical contexts. She is the author of many books, most recently Through Other Continents: American Literature Across Deep Time (Princeton University Press, 2006). She is currently working on a textbook entitled American Literature and the World and a project titled “Genres and Media; A Long Kinship.”

When: Thursday at 4:30 p.m.

Where: Breed Hall (Margaret Morrison 103)

Title: Hispanic Heritage Month Lecture/Performance — Shaggy Flores

The Basics: Shaggy Flores, a new generation Nuyorican Massarican poet and writer, will perform some of his work. Flores aims to use literature as a means of uplifting and educating the public. He is a graduate and scholar of the University of Massachusetts with a specialization in the African Diaspora.

When: Thursday at 7 p.m.

Where: The Underground, Morewood Gardens