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Speaker Series Welcomes Noted Political Science Scholar

September 15, 2011 – The Distinguished Speaker Series at Collin College begins its 2011-12 schedule with Dr. Gregory Markus at 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 29.

Dr. Markus has been a professor of political science at the University of Michigan for more than 30 years and is a research professor at the Institute for Social Research. He will present on “Creativity in Community Empowerment” at the Livings Legends Conference Center at the Spring Creek Campus, 2800 E. Spring Creek Parkway in Plano.

All Distinguished Speaker Series events are free and open to the public.

Dr. Markus’ research and public work has focused on practical approaches to building political power from the bottom up. He recently led a research team on a four-year, 14-city study of public participation in the United States.

Dr. Markus is the chair of the Harriet Tubman Center for Community Organizing and volunteers with the Detroit Action Commonwealth. He is the past recipient of the Socio-Psychological Prize of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Amoco Award for Excellence in Teaching.

Visit www.collin.edu/academics/csce for more information.

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