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Lecture Explores Cultural Upheaval During Birth of Rock 'n' Roll

April 6, 2016 – The Knowledge is Power lecture series continues with “Music, Mayhem and Money: Teenage Culture and the Birth of Rock ‘n’ Roll” from 1-2 p.m., Monday, April 18 at the Preston Ridge Campus Conference Center, 9700 Wade Blvd. in Frisco. The event is free and open to the public.

The lecture will explore the way teens, and their interest in the growing musical movement that became rock ‘n’ roll, helped shape America in surprising ways. Featured presenters for this program are Brett Adams, professor of history and Dr. Aaron West, professor of music.

Knowledge is Power co-organizer and professor of biology Sukanya Subramanian summarizes this unique educational opportunity, “The lecture series is designed to promote an interdisciplinary approach to topics and concerns being discussed in the larger culture.”

Free drinks and dessert will be provided to guests.

The Knowledge is Power lecture series is presented in cooperation with Collin College and the Student Activity Fee Advisory Committee. For more information, contact Subramanian at or Adams at .

Collin College serves nearly 52,000 credit and continuing education students annually and offers more than 100 degrees and certificates in a wide range of disciplines. The only public college in the county, Collin College is a partner to business, government and industry, providing customized training and work force development. In addition, the college operates the Collin Higher Education Center, which serves 3,300 additional students each year in partnership with The University of Texas at Dallas, Texas Woman’s University, Texas A&M Commerce, Texas Tech and the University of North Texas.