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Civil Rights Lectureship Funded

Civil rights.jpgThanks to a bequest from a generous donor, a new lectureship in civil rights and civil liberties will be launched at the UO next year.


The estate of Val and Madge Lorwin has provided funding for a new lecture series that will feature renowned scholars and experts in the field. The purpose will be to promote greater appreciation -- among UO faculty, staff and students as well as the community at large -- for the importance of civil rights.

Guest lecturers will include scholars as well as non-academics such as attorneys, journalists or activists who have special expertise in civil rights and civil liberties. A faculty committee will recommend selection of guest speakers.

The lectureship will be overseen by the College of Arts and Sciences and the UO School of Law and may be administered through research centers, including the Wayne Morse Center for Law and Policy and the Center for the Study of Women in Society. Members of the faculty selection committee will be drawn from relevant departments, such as ethnic studies, history, international studies, journalism, Judaic studies, law, philosophy, political science, sociology and women's and gender studies.

Further information about the series will be posted on the College of Arts and Sciences web site ( as details are finalized.

- Lisa Raleigh 

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