Think Factory to focus on 'concept of power'
Come listen or participate in a discussion of "Rethinking the Concept of Power" at the Wednesday, Oct. 27, session of The Think Factory at Lone Star College-CyFair.
The Think Factory is a colloquium series each semester, which brings together faculty, staff, students and members of the community to discuss a range of ideas that have philosophical resonance.
"The Think Factory initiates a series of discussions on politics, ethics, religion, science, technology, academia, history, sociology, anthropology and many other issues," said Professor Mark Thorsby, who organizes the event.
"It's an exciting arena in which some of the most prominent, central, and controversial topics can be discussed in an innovative and critical atmosphere."
This month, join LSC-CyFair faculty Idolina Hernandez, sociology; Maria Sanders and Mitchell Thomas, philosophy; and Rick Pretzch, economics as they discuss what power is, whether power exists in the state alone and how one might rethink the concept of power in the global age.
The LSC-CyFair Philosophy Department sponsors The Think Factory sessions typically held the last Wednesday of the month from 4 to 6 p.m. in room 102 of the Center for the Arts building at 9191 Barker Cypress. Refreshments are also provided.
Take tours of sonography labs
In celebration of Medical Ultrasound Awareness Month and as part of a nationwide campaign, Lone Star College's-CyFair's Sonography Department is helping raise awareness about ultrasounds and the role they have in medicine.
Community members are welcome to schedule a tour of the Sonography labs to get an up-close view of the ultrasound equipment, receive a free nondiagnostic ultrasound examination and learn more about LSC-CyFair's Sonography program.
To schedule a tour, call Christina Hagerty, program director, at 281-290-3971 or e-mail Christina.A.Hagerty@LoneStar.edu.
Call Darlene Ross at 281-290-3275 to schedule a nondiagnostic ultrasound examination.
The labs are located in the Health Science Center, rooms 130–133, on the campus at 9191 Barker Cypress. Appointments for tours and nondiagnostic ultrasound examinations are available through Friday, Oct. 29.
Go to LoneStar.edu/diagnostic-medical-sonography for information on LSC-CyFair's program.
Travel author to visit Cypress
Known for his European travel guidebooks, author and travel show host Rick Steves will present "Travel as a Political Act" at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in the Main Stage Theatre at Lone Star College-CyFair.
Steves took his first trip to Europe in 1969, visiting piano factories with his father, a piano importer.
By the time he reached 18, he jokes, "I realized I didn't need my parents to travel!" and he began traveling on his own, funding his trips by teaching piano lessons.
In addition to a best-selling author of guidebooks, phrase books and "snapshot" guides, Steves is also a syndicated newspaper columnist with the Tribune Media Services and appears frequently on television, radio and online as the leading authority on European travel.
Event sponsors are Harris County Public Library, LSC-CyFair Branch and the LSC-CyFair Branch Friends of the Library. Visit Lonestar.edu or call 281-290-5276.
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