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Penn State economist will lecture on April 18

A nationally known economics professor from Pennsylvania State University will give a lecture at Georgia Southern University on Friday, April 18.

G. Dirk Mateer will discuss ‘Bridging the Gap Between Instructors and Students: Bringing Popular Culture into the Classroom.”

Free and open to the public, the lecture will be held at 11 a.m. in the College of Information Technology Auditorium (Room 1004).

Mateer is a senior lecturer and the co-director of Undergraduate Studies in Economics at Penn State. He has developed new ways of engaging students by using popular film to teach economic concepts.

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the University offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement. The University, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education. Visit: www.georgiasouthern.edu .

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