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Washington, DC Harper Lecture with John W. Boyer, AM'69, PhD'75
A Century of Higher Learning: The University and its Histories

Since the presidency of William Rainey Harper, the University of Chicago has cultivated a powerful and distinct identity marked by intellectual rigor, merit, and free debate. In this talk based on his forthcoming book, The University of Chicago: A History (University of Chicago Press), dean John Boyer, AM’69, PhD’75, shows that this identity is profoundly interwoven with the University’s history—a history that is unique in the annals of American higher education.

Event Details

6:00p.m. Registration and networking
6:30p.m. Presentation and discussion
7:30p.m. Reception

$20/person for general admission
$10/person for recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free registration for any Class of 2015 UChicago alumni
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Alumni Leadership Societies

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Featured Faculty

John W. Boyer, the Martin A. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History, became dean of the College in 1992 and was reappointed to a fifth term in 2012. Boyer has served as an editor of the Journal of Modern History since 1980. In 1992 and 1993 he was acting dean of the Division of Social Sciences. He was also chair of the Council on Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences from 1986 to 2009. He regularly teaches European Civilization in the College, as well as courses on modern European history, the Habsburg Empire, and modern Germany.

Buy The University of Chicago: A History. A limited number of copies will be available for purchase at the lecture.

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Event Information
Wednesday, Oct 7 2015 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm [ iCal ]
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC,
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