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2009.09.14 > For Immediate Release
contact: Tim Kaldahl - University Relations
phone: 402.554.3502 - email: tkaldahl@unomaha.edu

Black Studies Welcomes Author James Loewen Oct. 8

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Black Studies and University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) Institute of Ethnic Studies will host an evening with best-selling author James Loewen on Thursday, Oct. 8, at the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.

Loewen will present a lecture on his book, Lies My Teacher Told Me, from 6 to 8 p.m. Loewen has sold more than 800,000 copies of Lies My Teacher Told Me and he continues to inspire K-16 teachers to get students to challenge, rather than memorize, their textbooks. He has taught race relations for more than 20 years at the University of Vermont. Previously he taught at predominantly black Tougaloo College in Mississippi. He now lives in Washington, D.C., continuing his research on how Americans remember their past.

His presentation is free and open to the public. For more information, call 554.2412 or e-mail fdailey@mail.unomaha.edu.

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The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is celebrating its 100th anniversary. The celebration recognizes the partnership among the City of Omaha, its citizens and UNO to build a vibrant and dynamic community. The centennial theme is UNO: Central To Our City Since 1908. This theme acknowledges the past contributions of UNO to the community and sets the stage for great things to come. UNO, inaugurated in 1968, emerged from the Municipal University of Omaha, established in 1931, which grew out of the University of Omaha founded in 1908. For Centennial information, go to www.unomaha.edu/100/.

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