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2010.04.07 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

Arts and Sciences Speaker Series Continues April 14 with Political Science Lecture

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) College of Arts and Sciences Centennial Speaker Series continues Wednesday, April 14, with a lecture by Orville Menard, UNO professor emeritus of political science.  His talk - "Omaha's 1919 Race Riot" - will begin at 7 p.m. in the William H. and Dorothy Thompson Alumni Center.  The event is free and open to the public. 

After teaching for 34 years at UNO, Menard retired in 1998.  He is the recipient of the UNO Outstanding Teacher Award and the Chancellor's Medal.  Menard initiated the European Studies Conference, the Arts and Sciences Honors Program, the Interdisciplinary Studies Major and a yearly scholarship for undergraduate political science majors.  He also has written on various French, American and Nebraska topics.

The yearlong speaker series is part of the UNO College of Arts and Sciences' centennial celebration, which highlights the college's many departments and alumni.  Established in 1909, Arts and Sciences is the university's first college and largest academic unit.

For more information, call (402) 554-2624.  For additional details on upcoming speakers, visit http://www.unomaha.edu/cas/speakers.php.

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