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Prof. Channa Newman developed Point Park's Global and Cultural Studies program. | Photo by Christopher Rolinson

Channa Newman, Ph.D., professor of French and cultural studies, director of the global cultural studies program, and coordinator of modern languages for the humanities, will give a lecture on "The Genealogy of the Honors Movement in American Higher Education" on Tues., March 13 at 6 p.m. in the JVH Auditorium on the Point Park University campus. Attendance is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and the general public.

Newman's presentation, which is part of the Point Park Global Cultural Studies Lecture Series, will trace the history of the honors movement in the U.S. over the past 100 years and raise questions about the role of honors programs in higher education.

The Global Cultural Studies Lecture Series features faculty members from the Department of Humanities and Human Sciences giving dynamic presentations on a wide range of topics.

For more information on the upcoming lecture, contact Kris Julian in the Department of Humanities and Human Sciences at 412-392-3480 or

About the Global Cultural Studies Program at Point Park

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in global cultural studies serves as a progressive alternative to more specialized programs, preparing students for a variety of career fields and graduate programs. The program provides a broad foundation for students who are hungry for knowledge in the traditional university disciplines but who also see the necessity of confronting new global issues and realities.

"Global cultural studies fills a gap in education by promoting extensive critical thinking and allowing students to understand the world in which they live," explains Newman.