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Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, The presentation by Mags will be in the Courtside Club located on the side of the Schollmaier Arena overlooking the Carter.

The February TCURA meeting will feature Dr. Magnus “Mags” Rittby speaking on “Hammarah, Lebanon (Where I found a brother I never knew I had).” Mags, who came to TCU in 1990, is a professor of physics and astronomy. He grew up in Sweden, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in physics and mathematics and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Stockholm. He has served two terms as department chair and 15 years as associate dean in the College of Science and Engineering.


Mags will talk about his SciCom science communication workshops, where storytelling is an important component in challenging students to bring their own life experiences to bear. Through stories, science can be made more relevant to a lay audience which otherwise might be difficult to reach. In his talk, he will give some examples of the inspiration for some of his recent stories, focusing on a narrative revolving around Cold War events in global politics.


The talk with Mags will be in the Courtside Club located on the side of the Schollmaier Arena overlooking the Carter. The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. with a buffet lunch in the ballroom of the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center. Parking is available in the Kelly Center lot or the adjacent visitors’ parking garage. Reservations for the lunch should be made by February 13th.


Register by Tuesday, February 13, 2024. If you are not able to register online, please RSVP to Lenelda Pennington:


Lunches are available for $15. Lunches are FREE for first time visitors and those who have a Birthday in February.


Kelly Center parking lot (Lot 6). Parking in the Kelly Center lot can never be guaranteed as we share it with the BLUU, and it is the largest visitor’s lot on the west side of campus. You may park in the Frog Alley Parking Garage which can be entered off Stadium Drive just north of the Kelly Center between our facility and Ranch Management. 

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