Professor Maria McKenna to participate in TEDxUND

Author: Julie Hail Flory

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The University of Notre Dame will present TEDxUND 2014, featuring a diverse lineup of speakers exploring the topic “Creating Knowledge Together,” on Jan. 21 (Tuesday) in the Patricia George Decio Theatre of Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Admission to TEDxUND 2014 is free, but tickets are required. Applications are being accepted online until midnight Dec. 15 (Saturday) with 100 seats available for the live event in the Decio Theatre and an additional 800 for a live stream broadcast that will be presented in DeBartolo’s Leighton Concert Hall. Attendees will be selected by lottery and must claim tickets at the DeBartolo box office 15 to 30 minutes prior to the event.

TEDxUND 2014 will be composed of two live sessions from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 6 p.m., and will feature emcees Candida Moss, professor of New Testament and early Christianity, and Hugh R. Page Jr., vice president and associate provost for undergraduate affairs, dean of First Year of Studies and professor of theology and Africana studies.

Maria McKenna, Director of Undergraduate Studies for Africana Stuides, will present her talk: “Connecting the Dots: Caring Education, Joyful Learning, and Human Integrity.” in the afternoon session.