On April 27, 2011 in College Station, Texas there will be a connection partner lunch held at the Hyatt Place. The lunch will start at 11:30 AM and end at 12:30 PM. During the lunch there will be a presentation given by Glenn D. Davis, who is currently a lecturer in International Studies teaching INTS 201 (Intro to International Studies) and INTS 491 (Senior Seminar/Thesis). The presentation will be regarding the College Station book, which covers the history of College Station and Texas A&M through pictures and extended captions.
Glenn was born in Bryan, Texas but has spent the past four decades living and working in Tokyo, Japan. Davis started off his long career there by earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Sophia University in Tokyo. He later became a foreign correspondent for Business International, a New York-based think tank, and entered the Foreign Correspondents Club of Japan. Active on various committees, he was awarded an FCCJ Life Membership in 2007. After serving as editor-in-chief of Tokyo Journal during the 1980s, he moved on to edit the American Chamber of Commerce Journal in Japan and then became bureau chief of UPI’s Tokyo bureau in the mid-1990s. He also served as an educator in Tokyo, teaching literature, history and journalism at Tokyo’s Hosei University. Finishing his career in Tokyo with a stint as editor in Merrill Lynch Tokyo’s Documentation Division, he returned home in early 2007. Having published hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles on Japan in worldwide publications, Glenn is best known for the 1996 book entitled An Occupation without Troops (in English and in Japanese). He is also the author of two books on local history: How We Lived in Wellborn before Television (2010) and College Station (2011). Davis is currently researching another local history book on the history of the lower Brazos Valley (Millican and Navasota).