RIT Gannett Lecture Focuses on China's Rising Might




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Writer Eric Liu will give his talk, "How China’s Rising Might Affects America’s Self-image," at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19, in Webb Auditorium, James E. Booth Building on the Rochester Institute of Technology campus. His talk is part of RIT’s Caroline Werner Gannett Lecture series.

Liu, the son of Chinese immigrants, served as the deputy domestic affairs advisor in the Clinton administration. He has written widely on the issue of race and ethnicity for Slate, the Washington Post Magazine and USA Weekend. He is the editor of Next: Young American Writers on the New Generation and is the author of The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker.

The lecture—free and open to the public—is handicapped accessible and sign interpreted. The event concludes with a reception. For more information, call 475-2057.

RIT’s College of Liberal Arts, which launched the Gannett lecture series in the mid 1970s, is one of seven colleges at RIT, and provides the foundation for every RIT student. All undergraduate degree programs at RIT require from 38 to 54 credits of liberal arts courses. Students can choose from 26 concentrations or 13 minors, often finding ones that complement technology majors. CLA is the only RIT college that offers minors.