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TALH Lecture Series presents Char Miller

The Texas Academy of Leadership in the Humanities (TALH) lecture series on “The Future of Texas” will present Char Miller on March 24. Miller will present on “Why the Suburban is the State Car of Texas” as part of a five-speaker series that will continue through April 14.

Miller is the director of the environmental analysis program and W.M. Keck professor of environmental analysis at Pomona College. He earned master’s and doctoral degrees from Johns Hopkins University. In 1997, he was awarded the “Dr. and Mrs. Z.T. Scott Faculty Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching” at Trinity University. Miller was named a distinguished lecturer for the Organization of American Historians (2007-10). He is the author of six books, editor of 14 anthologies and collections, and has penned more than 400 journal articles, book chapters, essays and opinion pieces on a variety of cultural and environmental topics. He writes regularly for “Que Pasa Media” (North Carolina), the “Rio Grande Guardian” (Texas), and “Forest Magazine” is a contributing writer for the “Texas Observer” and is an associate editor of two professional journals, “Environmental History” and the “Journal of Forestry.”

The lecture series will continue on April 7 with a presentation by Armando Alonzo, associate professor of history at Texas A&M University. The lecture will be on “The Rise of Hispanic Texas."

All lectures will be offered in two sessions. The first will be held at the Lamar University Science Auditorium at 4 p.m. and the second at the McFaddin-Ward Visitors Center at 7 p.m. each day. The lectures will be open to the public and free of charge. For more information, contact Mary Gagne at 839-2995.