Jan. 4, 2001
Vol. 20 No. 7

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    Hanna Gray will speak at next ‘Idea of University’ session

    Jennifer Leovy
    News Office

    Hanna Gray, President Emerita and the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emerita in History, will deliver the second of three lectures in the yearlong, public colloquium “The Idea of the University.”

    Gray will present her address, “The University in History,” at 4:30 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 17, in the third-floor lecture room in Swift Hall. The New Collegiate Division and Student Government are sponsoring the colloquium.

    Donald Levine, the Peter B. Ritzma Professor in Sociology, presented the first lecture, “The Idea of the University, Take One––The Genius of This Place.” His lecture and panelists’ responses are posted online at http://iotu.uchicago.edu.

    All three lectures have the same format, which include a lecture, remarks from panelists, audience discussion and a reception.

    Stuart Rice, the Frank P. Hixon Distinguished Service Professor in the James Franck Institute, will moderate the discussion following Gray’s presentation.

    Members of the discussion panel for the second session are J. Paul Hunter, the Barbara E. and Richard J. Franke Professor in English Language & Literature; Stephen Stigler, the Ernest DeWitt Burton Distinguished Service Professor in Statistics; and Anthony Yu, the Carl Darling Buck Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities.

    President Randel will conclude the series Wednesday, April 4, when he presents “The University in the Future.”