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In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month in April, “Autism: History, Gentlemen, Giants and Villains” will be the focus of a presentation in the 2017-18 Galveston College Lecture Series on “The Brain” on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Galveston College to host lecture on autism

In recognition of National Autism Awareness Month in April, “Autism: History, Gentlemen, Giants and Villains” will be the focus of a presentation in the 2017-18 Galveston College Lecture Series on “The Brain” on Thursday, April 26, at 7 p.m. in Room 207 of the Fine Arts Building on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight V. Wolf, professor of psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTMB Health.

The guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight V. Wolf, professor of psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTMB Health
The guest speaker will be Dr. Dwight V. Wolf, professor of psychiatry in the Child and Adolescent Division of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at UTMB Health

Dr. Wolf is the vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry and an Osler Scholar in the McGovern Academy of Oslerian Medicine at UTMB. He attended Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in biology with a minor in chemistry. He attended medical school at UTMB, graduating in 1986, and completed his residency in general psychiatry in 1993 and his fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry in 1995.

Dr. Wolf joined the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry upon completion of his fellowship. He has served as the department’s outpatient medical director since 2000 and has been the chair of Institutional Research Board-2 since 2010. He was appointed vice chair of the Department of Psychiatry in 2015. He maintains an active private practice and provides clinical supervision of the Child Psychiatry fellows and medical students in the UTMB Psychiatry clinics and the St. Vincent’s Clinic.

Dr. Wolf is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. His areas of research interest include team-based learning in medical student education and the use of popular cinema in medical student psychiatry education.

The free lecture is open to the public.

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Coastal Culinary Lecture Series to focus on tamales and family traditions

Galveston College will present the fourth talk in its Coastal Culinary Lecture Series: Exploring Food Narratives on Thursday, April 5, at 7 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing on the Galveston College campus, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Guest speaker will be Dr. M. Dustin Knepp, director of interdisciplinary studies and chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures at California State University, Bakersfield, who will discuss “Tamales: A Tradition of Food, Family and Culture in Texas.”

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Knepp to Galveston College for the next lecture in our Exploring Food Narratives series,” said Dr. Shane Wallace, associate professor of English and coordinator of English and Humanities at Galveston College. “Tamales are greatly associated with themes of unity, celebration, family and community. We look forward to Dr. Knepp’s presentation on tamales and the impact of Mexican and Mexican-American food on Texas culture.”

Dr. Knepp received his doctoral degree from the State University of New York at Albany with a concentration in Latin American, Caribbean and U.S. Latino Studies. He is a Texas native and has degrees from Angelo State University and the University of Texas at San Antonio.

A member of the CSU Bakersfield faculty since 2015, Dr. Knepp has responsibility over various programs, including Ethnic Studies (Latino, Latin American, African American) and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, among others.

Previously, he served as director of Latin American and Latino Studies and assistant professor of Spanish in the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures at the University of Central Arkansas.

The free lecture is open to the public and is funded by a generous grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information about the lecture, contact Dr. Shane Wallace at (409) 944-1321 or swallace@gc.edu.

Student Success Seminar to focus on communication

How do you make a great first impression? How do you come across as confident and powerful?  How do you know if someone is lying to you?

Come learn about how to read other people’s nonverbal behavior and how to better manage your own nonverbal communication at Galveston College on Wednesday, March 21, from 3-4 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing-West at Galveston College, 4015 Avenue Q, Galveston, Texas.

Janene Davison, assistant professor of speech and coordinator of the Communications program, will be the featured speaker for this Student Success Seminar. Her presentation is titled “Read Others Better: Nonverbal Communication and Power.”

The seminar is sponsored by the Student Activities office at Galveston College. For more information, contact Cynthia Parra at (409) 944-1234 or cparra@gc.edu.

“Cooking Up Community: Recipe Discussions, Online Book Reviews and Virtual Hospitality”

Dr. Vivian HalloranGalveston College will kick off the spring semester with the second offering in its Coastal Culinary Lecture Series: Exploring Food Narratives, “Recipe Discussions, Online Book Reviews and Virtual Hospitality,” on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 7 p.m. in room 207 of the Galveston College Fine Arts Building.

Guest speaker will be Dr. Vivian Halloran, professor of English and associate professor of American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington.

“We are excited to follow-up the lecture on Boudin Kolaches with this talk by Dr. Halloran,” said Dr. Shane Wallace, associate professor of English and coordinator of English and Humanities at Galveston College. “She is currently one of the significant voices in Food Studies and will share some of her own experience of moving to the U.S. from Puerto Rico.”

Dr. Halloran is the author of “The Immigrant Kitchen: Food, Ethnicity and Diaspora,” which examines food memoirs by immigrants and their descendants and reveals how their treatment of food deeply embeds concerns about immigrant identity in the United States.

Cover of “The Immigrant Kitchen” by Dr. Vivian Halloran

In her book, Dr. Halloran asserts that by offering a glimpse into the authors’ domestic lives through discussions of homemade food, these memoirs demystify the processes of immigration, assimilation, acculturation and expatriation—ultimately examining what it means to live as naturalized citizens of the United States.

Dr. Halloran served as associate director of American Studies at Indiana University Bloomington and since 2005 has been a faculty fellow in the Program in Human Biology.  Other programs or centers with which she is affiliated at IU include the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies, Latino Studies, Cultural Studies, African Studies and the Anthropology of Food concentration.

Her research and teaching interests include the interconnections between art, history and literature; autobiography, poetry and the novel; and scientific discourse, medicine and popular literature.

The free lecture is open to the public and is funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information about the lecture, contact Dr. Shane Wallace at (409) 944-7321 or swallace@gc.edu.

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GC Lecture Series: Anxiety, Stress, Trauma and the Brain – Science and Strategies

Dr. Janet ZadinaGalveston College’s 2017-2018 Lecture Series , “The Brain”, continues with its second presentation “Anxiety, Stress, Trauma and the Brain – Science and Strategies” on Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in the Abe and Annie Seibel Foundation Wing. The second lecture of the series will be presented by educational neuroscientist Dr. Janet Zadina, Ph.D.

A determination to better understand learners’ struggles led high school and community college teacher Janet Zadina to an interest in neuroimaging studies of dyslexia. Pursuing that interest, she became a neuroscientist, conducting MRI research into dyslexia in the Department of Neurology at Tulane University School of Medicine, where she completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in cognitive neuroscience.

Today, Dr. Zadina is an internationally renowned speaker, consultant, and author. She is known for her extraordinary ability to debunk popular myths about the brain while keeping educators aware of credible brain research. The Society for Neuroscience honored her with the 2011 Science Educator Award for making significant contributions to public education and raising awareness of neuroscience through her powerful conference presentations and transformational workshops.

She is the author of reading and learning textbooks for students as well as professional development books for teachers, including Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain, and is co-founder of the Butterfly Project, a project designed to help teachers who have experienced natural disasters. Among her many honors, she has been named as a Distinguished Fellow in the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations.

Lecture attendees pose with the speaker, Dr. Raji.

Alzheimer’s lecture supports walk

Galveston College’s 2017-2018 Lecture Series “The Brain” kicked off Tuesday evening with a lecture by Dr. Mukaila Raji of UTMB on “Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias”.

Pictured are lecture coordinators Galveston College’s Priselda Perez and Vicki Jernigan with presenter Dr. Mukalia Raji, Alzheimer’s Walk organizer Kathy Van Dewalli, Outreach Director for the Alzheimer’s Association of Houston Krista Bohn, Galveston College lecture committee member Laimutis Bytautas, Dr. Gail Cantini and her husband, Alzheimer’s Walk Chairman and College Regent Armin Cantini.

The Alzheimer’s walk begins Saturday October 14 at 8:00 a.m. at Stewart Beach in Galveston.