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UNI to host 38th Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture in History

September 6, 2011
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Robert Martin, department head, UNI Department of History, 319-273-2097, robert.martin@uni.edu

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, stacey.christensen@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- "Justice Brandeis and the Art of Dissent," will be the topic of the 38th Annual Carl L. Becker Memorial Lecture in History by Melvin I. Urofsky, at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 14, in Seerley Hall, Room 115.

Urofsky currently holds a joint appointment as a historian-in-residence at American University and as an adjunct professor of law and public policy at Virginia Commonwealth University. He received his Ph.D. in history from Columbia University in 1968 and commands academic specialties in constitutional/legal history and American Jewish history. His biography, "Brandeis: A Life," was selected as "Book of the Year" by the Jewish Book Council and as one of the "100 Best Books of 2009" by The New York Times.

The lecture is in honor of Carl L. Becker, who received his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1907 and is originally from Reinbeck, Iowa. From 1902 to 1941, Becker taught at various universities in the Midwest and East, with the last being Cornell University in New York.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Robert Martin, department head, UNI Department of History, at 319-273-2097 or robert.martin@uni.edu.