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2015 PKP Muriel Tomlinson Lecture on history of U.S.-Iranian relations rescheduled to Feb. 17


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MARTIN, Tenn. – The University of Tennessee at Martin’s annual Phi Kappa Phi Muriel Tomlinson Lecture, originally scheduled for Feb. 10, has been rescheduled for 7 p.m., Feb. 17, in Watkins Auditorium of the Boling University Center on the main UT Martin campus.

Dr. Richard Garlitz, UT Martin associate professor of history and philosophy, will present a lecture titled, “Friends Like These: The Legacy of the 1953 Coup on United States-Iranian Relations.” His research examines the roles that American colleges and universities played in international development during the first two decades of the Cold War, especially as part of the U.S. government-sponsored Point Four Program.

Garlitz completed undergraduate work in history and English at Purdue University. He received a master’s degree in history from Ball State University and a Ph.D. in history from Ohio University. He joined the UT Martin faculty in 2008 and teaches courses on American foreign relations, the Middle East and world history.

The Muriel Tomlinson lecture is presented each spring semester in honor of Dr. Muriel Tomlinson, a UT Martin faculty member and chair of the Department of Modern and Foreign Languages from 1959-76. Tomlinson created the campus language laboratory and was a supporter of the ideals of the Phi Kappa Phi honor society.

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Dr. Becky Cox, associate professor of educational studies at 731-881-7134 or by email at


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