Personally Speaking Dives Into the World of Dolphins

Humans love dolphins, and dolphins seem to love us too. For centuries, dolphins were believed to protect sailors and became the symbols of safe travel, kindness and charity. We think we know dolphins well when, in fact, most of us are ill-informed about how they evolved, how they function as organisms and how they have interacted with humans for millennia.

In Dolphin (Reaktion Press), UNC Charlotte English professor Alan Rauch draws on years of experience working with and studying dolphins to provide thoughtful insights into the ways in which we have interacted with and interpreted this delightful creature over the centuries.

Be part of a community conversation about the life and times of dolphins at Personally Speaking with Alan Rauch on Tuesday, November 1, 2016.

The presentation will begin at 6:30 p.m. at UNC Charlotte Center City, 320 E. 9th St. (Charlotte 28202). A reception and book-signing will follow immediately after Rauch’s presentation.

Personally Speaking is open to the public without charge, but registration is requested.  Complimentary parking is available at lots directly across 9th and across Brevard streets from UNC Charlotte Center City.

This is the second in the four-part 2016-17 Personally Speaking series, now in its seventh year. It is presented by UNC Charlotte’s College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and J. Murrey Atkins Library, with support from UNC Charlotte Center City.

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