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Spotlight for the week of March 21

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Rhodes College
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This week, we’re Spotlighting a series of thoughtful talks on Wednesday that range from the metaphysical to the most basic of our human needs.

First, the Rhodes College English Department is hosting their annual Visiting Writer. This year, they welcome award winning essayist Meghan O’Gieblyn for an in-person reading at 5:30pm in Blount Auditorium. O’Gieblyn is a creative nonfiction writer who contributes to Harper’s, The New Yorker, the Paris Review, and Wired. Her newest work God, Human, Animal, Machine, is concerned with the intersections of theology and technology and deals with the contested historical hypothesis that modernity is a long account of disenchantment.

Then, at 6:30, the Wolf River Conservancy continues their “Restoration Series Online” with a talk from Sarah Houston, Director of Protect Our Aquifier, a science-based nonprofit dedicated to the protection of Memphis’s water quality. Houston will discuss why protecting our local water resources is so important and how all of us can help. Registration is required to receive your personal webinar ID for this event.

If this double feature Wednesday doesn’t speak to you, Memphis is offering us an embarassment of lifelong learning riches this week, so please find us on Facebook or check out our website.

Dr. Laura Loth is the Chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and the Director of the French and Francophone Studies program at Rhodes College. She teaches courses in French and Francophone literatures, cultures, and cinema. She received her BA from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA, and her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. You can email her at lothl@rhodes.edu