Texas Lutheran University

Texas Lutheran University is a private, undergraduate university offering  challenging academic programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies. On a spacious 184-acre campus just 35 miles from San Antonio and 50 miles from Austin, TLU offers 28 majors, 33 minors and 13 pre-professional programs.

TLU has been recognized in the 2012 U.S. News & World Report's annual ranking of America's best liberal arts colleges as the No. 1 “Best Value” for colleges in the West and the No. 3 overall “Best College” in the West.

For more information about Texas Lutheran University, visit www.tlu.edu

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What is the current status of teleportation, faster than light phenomena, and gravitational shielding? Quantum teleportation, lightning effects such as “Elves”, and levitating frogs have all been in the news, and are effects that are actually observed. They are also related to the ideas that make such science fiction series as Star Trek work. But are the observed effects really related to their science fiction counterparts, or is this all just smart marketing? And what is the current status of the research? The answers are perhaps even more surprising than the fiction.

Panelists: Harley Eagle, Cecila Menjivar, Doris Marie Provine, and David Doerfler. It was moderated by Carolyn Turner. The Panel Discussion is a culmination of all the views and issues presented at the symposium, which focused on the U.S. criminal justice system and, in particular, racism, the "drug war",  immigration, and the concept of restorative justice.

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David Doerfler

Harley Eagle is of Dakota and Anishinabe decent. He is the co-coordinator of Indigenous work for the Mennonite Central Committee Canada, a Restorative justice practitioner, and dismantling racism/oppression trainer. Harley will look to his Dakota traditions and experience in working with Indigenous and diverse communities in both Restorative Justice and dismantling oppression to explore what it might mean to address racial harms using Restorative concepts that embrace a fuller Indigenous worldview.

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Dr. Provine is the director of the School of Justice and Social Inquiry at Arizona State University. Previously, she had a long tenure at Syracuse University and served as Director of the Law and Social Sciences Program at the National Science Foundation. Her areas of interest reflect her background in law (JD Cornell) and political science (Ph.D. Cornell).

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Michelle Alexander is a highly acclaimed civil rights lawyer, advocate, and legal scholar who currently holds a joint appointment at the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity and the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University. Prior to joining the Kirwan Institute, Professor Alexander was an Associate Professor of Law at Stanford Law School, where she directed the Civil Rights Clinics.

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