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2012.09.04 > For Immediate Release
contact: Charley Reed - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - email: cdreed@unomaha.edu

Constitution Week 2012 Features Guest Speaker, Public Forum

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) Department of Political Science will host two special events during Constitution Week, which runs Monday, Sept. 17 through Sunday, Sept. 23.

Constitution Week at UNO will start off on Sept. 17 with a watch party of a simulcast panel discussion of renowned Civil War historians on the topic of emancipation. The simulcast will run from 12:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. in the Milo Bail Student Center Nebraska Room and be moderated by Department of History professor Mark Scherer.

The event is co-sponsored by the UNO Department of History, UNO Department of Black Studies and GovEdWeb.

On Sept. 20, Peri Arnold, a professor of political science at Notre Dame, will be on hand for a public form discussing the centennial of the 1912 presidential election and how constitutional values influenced that year’s candidates: William Howard Taft, Theodore Roosevelt and, the eventual winner, Woodrow Wilson. The event begins at 1 p.m. in the College of Public Affairs and Community Service Collaborating Commons.

Both events are free and open to the public. Constitution Week was declared in 2002 by then-president George W. Bush. Fifty-five delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the U.S. Constitution on Sept. 17, 1787.

For questions about Constitution Week events at UNO, contact Carson Holloway at cholloway@unomaha.edu.

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