Monday, April 21, 2008

Speaking on Academic Freedom

I'm also quoted today in the Chronicle of Higher Education article about the Yale art controversy.

On Thursday, April 24th, I'll be speaking at Loyola University in Chicago at a Forum on Academic Freedom, Sponsored by the Faculty Council, the Academic Council, the College of Arts and Sciences, the Office of the Provost, and The Loyola University Chapter of the AAUP. Here are the details:
Thursday, April 24th
4:00-6:00 p.m.
4 p.m. Welcome, Christine Wiseman, Provost and Pamela Caughie, AAUP Chapter President
4:15 - 5 p.m. Keynote Speech: Academic Freedom in the Aftermath of Katrina, Lawrence Poston, Professor Emeritus of English Literature at UIC and former member of the National AAUP Committee on Academic Freedom.
5 – 5:30 p.m. Panel Discussion
Guest Speakers:
Lawrence Poston
John K. Wilson, Illinois State University, editor of Academe (the AAUP journal) and author of Patriotic Correctness: Academic Freedom and Its Enemies (2007), Barack Obama: The Improbable Quest (2007), and The Myth of Political Correctness: The Attack on Higher Education (1995)
Loyola Faculty Speakers:
Pamela Caughie, Professor, Department of English
Wiley Feinstein, Professor and Chair, Modern Languages and Literatures
5:30 – 6 p.m. Questions and discussion
Reception to follow

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