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Brittan to address science, humanities relationship in Oct. 7 lecture

October 2, 2009 -- MSU News Service

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BOZEMAN -- The relationship between the sciences and the humanities will be the topic of a free public lecture to be given Wednesday, Oct. 7, at Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies.

Gordon Brittan, Regents Professor Emeritus of Philosophy, will speak on "Craven Images" at 4 p.m. in the Taylor Planetarium. A reception will follow in the museum's classroom.

Brittan has been on the MSU faculty since 1973 and recently retired. He is still teaching two courses during the fall semester in the Department of History and Philosophy. During his career at MSU, he has taught over 20,000 students and also served as director of the Burton K. Wheeler Center for Public Policy. He is a widely published scholar and has written three books. He is currently serving as director of new project development at Exergy Development Group, a company involved in wind farms and wind turbine technology.

Brittan's lecture is presented by the Association of Retired Faculty at MSU. The association has initiated a Capstone Lecture Series to honor and recognize recently retired faculty, where the faculty members are invited to give a capstone lecture, on a topic of their choice, before the university community. Brittan's lecture will be the first in the Capstone Lecture Series.

Brittan's lecture is being co-sponsored by the Museum of the Rockies. For more information, contact Jerome Coffey at 587-8872 or