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For Immediate Release
September 21, 2018

Fall 2018 Community Conversations to Focus on 'The Mind at Work'

LCC's Fall 2018 Community Conversations lectures series addresses the human brain from a variety of disciplines and perspectives.

Lectures are held on Thursdays at noon (12-12:50 pm) in the Laufman Lecture Hall on the LCC campus (Health and Science Building, Room 101).

All lectures are free and open to the public. No tickets are needed, and food and beverages are allowed in the lecture hall.

To register for the series as a credit-bearing course, please see HUM 106 in the current class schedule.


Dates, presenters and topics for upcoming lectures include:

  • October 4: Elizabeth West, "A Strengths Based Approach to Autism"
  • October 11: Elena Ross, "How Exercise and the Outdoors Boost Mood and Brain Power"
  • October 18: J Haynes-Hughes, "How Adverse Childhood Experiences Can Throw a Wrench in the Works"
  • October 25: Michael Strayer, "The Teen Brain: Creative, Impulsive, Miraculous, Terrifying and Incomplete"
  • November 1: Annette Ward, "The Good Kind of Plastic"
  • November 8: Michelle Waltz, "Neurobiology of Addiction"
  • November 15: David Rosi, Don Derkacht and Mark Gaither, "Artificial Intelligence"
  • November 29: Open Discussion

Elizabeth West is the Director of Special Education for the Longview School District. All other presenters are members of the faculty at LCC.

Note: there is no lecture on November 22 due to the Thanksgiving holiday.


For additional information contact:

Courtney Shah, Social Science Instructor, cshah@lowercolumbia.edu

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