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  • Survival and Stability in Rural Canada the Topic at Tuesday’s Dixie Forum
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    Published - 10/08/13 - 11:48 AM | 0 0 comments | 15 15 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    DSU Associate Professor of Integrated Studies Dr. Mark Jeffreys, who will present at the next DSU Dixie Forum on Tuesday, October 15. (Photo Courtesy of DSU/Mark Jeffreys)
    DSU Associate Professor of Integrated Studies Dr. Mark Jeffreys, who will present at the next DSU Dixie Forum on Tuesday, October 15. (Photo Courtesy of DSU/Mark Jeffreys)
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    (ST. GEORGE, Utah) – Dixie State University’s weekly “Dixie Forum: A Window on the World” forum continues this Tuesday, October 5, featuring a presentation entitled “Survival and Stability in a Rural Canadian Community,” by DSU Associate Professor of Integrated Studies Dr. Mark Jeffreys. The forum will begin at 12 noon, in the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Resource Center on the DSU campus. Admission is free for all community members, DSU students, and faculty and staff.

    This past summer, Dr. Jeffreys began a longitudinal ethnographic study in a rural Canadian village, which is the subject of his presentation. Following the completion of his study, he arrived at Dixie State to chair the new Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences department and to teach integrated studies.

    Jeffreys is a biocultural anthropologist and former poetry professor who studies the mechanics of cultural change. He began his academic career in the creative writing program at the University of Montana, before moving to the southeast where he studied at Emory (GA) University. Jeffreys went on to teach English for over a decade at Morehouse (GA) College and the University of Alabama-Birmingham.

    Jeffreys made his way back to the west to earn a second doctorate in Biological Anthropology at the University of Utah, while teaching integrated studies and behavioral sciences at Utah Valley University from 2002 to 2013. He has published research on human evolution, behavioral economics, disability studies, and modernist poetry.

    DSU’s weekly Dixie Forum series will continue its 2013 Fall Semester slate on Tuesday, October 22, with a presentation on research done on spider silk by Utah State University professor of biology Dr. Randy Lewis.

    For further information on DSU's Dixie Forum series, please contact DSU Forum coordinator John Burns at 435-879-4712 or at burns@dixie.edu.

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