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2006.09.13 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Affairs
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO to Celebrate Constitution Day the Week of Sept. 18-22

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will celebrate the creation of the U.S. Constitution Sept. 18-22 with a variety of activities.

Constitution Day, which falls on Sept. 17, marks the date the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document and present it to the American public.

The following events are free and open to the public:

· Monday, Sept 18, 7 p.m.

Lecture and Discussion:  "Presidents and the Constitution:  How Well Have Presidents Upheld the Constitution?"

Sam Walker, professor emeritus, Criminal Justice at UNO and author of "In Defense of American Liberties: A History of the ACLU" (1990).

University Library

Free cookies and punch, Library Cafe open until 7:00 p.m. 

· Tuesday, Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m  to 1 p.m.

Panel Discussion

"Pushing the Limits: Your First Amendment Rights in the New Century"

Sponsored by Pi Gamma Mu and the UNO Honors Program

Milo Bail Student Center (MBSC) Dodge Room

· Wednesday, Sept. 20, 7:15 p.m.

Simulcast and post-lecture discussion: "Reading Lolita in Tehran: A Memoir in Books"

Azar Nafisi, director of the Dialogue Project, Foreign Policy Institute of Johns Hopkins University SAIS

Sponsored by the Nebraska Humanities Council with simulcast promoted by the American Democracy Project

MBSC Ballroom

· Thursday, Sept. 21, 2:30 to 4 p.m.

Lecture and discussion

"It Is Broken but No One Wants to Fix It: A Call for Constitutional Reform"

Alan Gibson, associate professor of political science at California State University, Chico

MBSC Gallery Room

· Friday, Sept. 22, 2 to 4 p.m

Campus Telecast and discussion: "Our Constitution - A Conversation with Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor and Stephen Breyer"

Sponsored by the UNO American Humanics Program

MBSC Council Room

For more information, call (402) 554-3502.

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