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PCC Hosts Free Public Lecture

March 5, 2013

Tucson, AZ – Enjoy a thought-provoking presentation, “Ars Moriendi, Ars Vivendi:  The Art of Death, the Art of Life,” by Dr. Dianna Repp, Anthropology Faculty, at PCC’s Speakers’ Series tonight at 6 p.m. 

Repp will examine the common themes in death and dying across cultures, as well as end-of-life practices unique to specific cultures.  The way we contemplate and prepare for death, for ourselves and those we love, shapes the way we die… and also the way we live our lives.

Repp has explored anthropology of religion, art and end-of-life issues for more than two decades. She has taught Anthropology at Pima since 1996 and holds a Ph.D., in Anthropology from Arizona State University. She is involved in local and national funerary societies, and last fall attended the First International Summit of Funeral Cooperatives in Québec City, Canada.

The lecture is today, March 5, at 6 p.m., at the PCC District Office, Community Board Room (Building C), 4905 E. Broadway Blvd. The Speakers’ Series is sponsored by the Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the College Dr. Jerry Migler and PCC Faculty Senate.  The series, now in its third year, is aimed at showcasing the expertise and accomplishments of PCC’s faculty to the community.

The next Speakers’ Series presentation will be held at 6 p.m., April 2.  Dr. Jerry Gill, Humanities Faculty, will give a presentation on the notion of “tacit knowing.”

For additional information view the Speakers Series flyer or contact Pima Community College at (520) 206-4500.