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Oct. 3 , 2003
Vol. 28, No. 4

Green chemistry
Minority enrollment increase sets record
Improved student services called key
McAllister to lead Dole Institute as interim director
Shadow dancers
United Way campaign challenges contributors
Financial woes cause Printing Services layoffs
Catholic, Jewish studies professorships established
Grad student stretches talents

Lecture series to bring writers, analysts to KU
AAUP organizes public forum on Patriot Act
Former professor solves royal mystery in Sickly Stuarts
KU joins study of doctoral education

New portable carts provide options for fast food, beverages

Peace Corps renews KU office grant

Faculty receive Higuchi awards
Novelist supports Watkins scholarship

Hispanic heritage celebrated at KU

August employees honored
Engineering hall to be dedicated
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Lecture series to bring writers, analysts to KU

This year’s Presidential Lecture Series, sponsored by the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics, is set for 8 p.m. on successive Sundays — Nov. 2, 9 and 16 — at the Lied Center.

The series is free and open to the public. Tickets can be reserved at the Lied Center box office or by calling 864-2787.

Robert Caro kicks off the series Nov. 2. Best known for his biographies detailing the life and career of President Lyndon Johnson, Caro is working on a fourth installment of The Years of Lyndon Johnson. The series’ third volume, Master of the Senate, earned Caro a second Pulitzer Prize last year. He received his first Pulitzer for The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York.

Roger Wilkins will be the featured speaker Nov. 9. Wilkins, a distinguished professor at George Mason University, also is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist who earned praise for his Watergate-related editorials while with the Washington Post. Wilkins wrote Jefferson’s Pillow: The Founding Fathers and the Dilemma of Black Patriotism and the autobiography A Man’s Life. For many years he has been the publisher of the NAACP’s journal, The Crisis.

David Gergen will round out the series Nov. 16. Gergen has served as adviser for presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. The author of Witness to Power, he serves as an editor at U.S. News and World Report, is a faculty member at Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and is a political analyst on ABC’s Nightline.

Each speaker will sign books in the Lied Center lobby immediately after his speech. The KU Bookstore will sell a selection of each speaker’s books before and during the book-signing at the Lied Center.

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