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The Blues can make you happy, and other musical truths

Jeffrey Carroll to speak at Downtown Speakers Program on December 15th

University of Hawaiʻi
Posted: Dec 7, 2005

HONOLULU — The Colleges of Arts & Sciences of the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa continue their Downtown Speakers Program with a lecture on December 15, 2005 by English professor, Jeffrey Carroll. Held from 12:00 noon to 1:00 PM at the American
Savings Bank Tower, 1001 Bishop Street, 8th floor, room 805, this lecture is FREE and open to the public. Attendees are welcome to bring brown bag lunches.

Music is not only entertainment: it is the lifeblood of culture, of races and peoples, and it creates communities far beyond any shores or national boundaries. Music is not just the
sound of song and voice and instrument: it is the ritual of clubs, auditoriums, front lawns and back porches, the common language of humanity.

Carroll will look at the ways we live with music, for music, and under music—and look ahead to what music technology and musical politics have in store for us in the future.

Jeffrey Carroll is currently director of Graduate Studies in English at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. He earned his PhD in English with a concentration in rhetoric and composition in 1987 from the University of Washington in Seattle. He has published a novel, numerous short fiction works, and two textbooks on writing. He has also written many essays to include a focus on revision, the ethics of teaching writing, questions of authority in composing, classroom writing about culture, and the role of definition in the modern classroom. One current research interest of Carroll‘s is Jake Shimabukuro‘s
rock-inflected ükülele music, now popular around the world.

For more information, please call the Office of Community & Alumni Relations, Colleges of Arts & Sciences, 956-4051