Thursday, August 26, 2010

Dr. James (Jim) Norwine - Professor of Geography

Our speaker on August 26 was Dr. James (Jim) Norwine.  Jim has been a professor at Texas A&M-Kingsville for almost 40 years, and  was named Regents Professor in 1997 by Texas A&M, becoming the first professor at Texas A&M-Kingsville to receive the honor.  In addition to his teaching duties, Jim has published numerous books, including Water for Texas and the Changing Climate of South Texas 1900-2100.  He is also a three-time Fulbright Scholar and been the recipient of numerous awards.

His topic this morning was "After Climate Change and Culture-Shift: Imagining a World".  Various aspects of climate change were discussed, as well as the dynamics of "dueling worldviews of postmodern, modern and traditional values".

Dr. Norwine's books may be purchased at Amazon.com.  Be sure to use the link on our webpage to enter the Amazon site - a portion of the sales come back to our club to be used for community service and scholarships.