Author to Re-Tell Voyager’s Adventures at Lone Star College-Montgomery

Published on: September 10, 2010

The Lone Star College-Montgomery Lyceum Speaker Series begins its fall series with a rich, cultural presentation entitled “The Adventures of Ibn Battuta,” by Dr. Ross Dunn, on Tuesday, September 28, at 12 p.m., on campus in Building B, Room 102.

The presentation is free to the public. Refreshments will be provided, and a meet-and-greet reception will start at 11:30 a.m. in the same location.

Although unknown to many people in the Western Hemisphere, explorer Ibn Battuta has been called the greatest Eastern World traveler of pre-modern times. His journey through Asia and Africa has been known only to specialists until recently, when Dunn captured Battuta’s travels in a book entitled, “The Adventures of Ibn Battuta: A Muslim Traveler of the Fourteenth Century,” (University of California Press, 2004).

“Dr. Dunn is a fascinating speaker who will elaborate on the adventures of this great voyager, whose travels, some say, rival those of Marco Polo,” said Linda Woodward, department chair of arts and humanities at LSC-Montgomery and chairperson of the Lyceum Speaker Series. “This presentation is just the beginning of a variety of fascinating topics showcased through the series that will be of interest to our students, as well as the entire community.”

Dunn is professor emeritus at San Diego State University, where he teaches African, Islamic, and world history. He is the author of several books in the field of world history and is currently working on a new world history textbook for college students. Dunn also serves as director of World History Projects for the National Center for History in the Schools and director of World History for Us All, a Web-based model curriculum for world history in middle and high schools.

The Lyceum Speaker Series at LSC-Montgomery provides a variety of free lectures throughout the fall and spring semesters that are based on sociological, historical, economical, political, psychological, and spiritual views. All students, staff, and faculty, as well as community members, are invited to attend any Lyceum event throughout the year.

For more information about this presentation or the Lyceum Speaker Series, please visit www.LoneStar.edu/lyceum-montgomery; or contact Linda Woodward at (936) 273-7228 or Linda.Woodward@LoneStar.edu.

LSC-Montgomery is located at 3200 College Park Drive, one-half mile west of Interstate 45, between Conroe and The Woodlands. For more information about the college, call (936) 273-7000, or visit www.LoneStar.edu/montgomery.

With more than 62,000 students in credit classes in spring 2010, and a total enrollment of nearly 85,000, Lone Star College System is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area, and the second largest and the fastest-growing community college system in Texas. LSCS consists of five colleges including LSC-CyFair, LSC-Kingwood, LSC-Montgomery, LSC-North Harris, and LSC-Tomball, six centers, LSC-University Park, LSC-University Center at Montgomery, LSC-University Center at University Park, Lone Star Corporate College, and LSC-Online. To learn more visit LoneStar.edu.