Roundtable series returns, past sessions now on iTunesU

By: Gabriel Arrarás / News Director

The Tuesday Times Roundtable will be returning to the Modesto Maidique and Biscayne Bay campuses with the Spring 2011 series and for the first time ever past TTR sessions will be available for free download on Apple’s iTunesU.

The TTR is a weekly series of open group discussions of New York Times articles on global current events sponsored by the University’s Office of Global Learning Initiatives, The New York Times and the Student Government Association.

The roundtables are held every Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and are moderated by faculty members who encourage those in attendance to engage in discussions on a variety of topics that deal with global issues, events and trends. A free lunch is also provided to those who attend.

Some topics of the TTR MMC spring 2011 series include: U.S. immigration policies, international adoptions after natural disasters, the state of the economy and the repeal of “Don’t ask, Don’t tell.”

At BBC, students and faculty attending the TTR will hear on topics which include: WikiLeaks and the value of information in a global world, the benefits of higher education and literacy in the 21st century.

With the roundtables now available on iTunesU, the perspectives and opinions of University faculty and students will be broadcasted for the entire world to listen.

They are available free of charge at Florida International University’s iTunesU page.

The MMC TTR will take place every Tuesday from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in the Ziff Education Building, room 150. The BBC TTR series occurs during the same time in the Wolfe University Center, room 159.

A free lunch is provided at both campuses and students who attend are eligible to receive CSO points.