Seminar on Asian American Role in Politics Set for April 20
Talk on Politics and Statistics to Take Place April 24
Norwood, a Senior Fellow at the Urban Institute, a non-profit policy research organization in Washington, will speak on "Politics and Federal Statistics." Her career has focused on the development of quality statistical data for use by government and the public. Her work has included analysis and interpretation of employment data and examination of issues in consumer pricing, transportation and education. She also has encouraged leading government officials to recognize the importance of using high quality data to support decisions and has written extensively on the role of statistics in the development of public policy.
Norwood served as chair of the Advisory Council on Unemployment Compensation under both President Bush and President Clinton. She previously served as U.S. Commissioner of Labor Statistics under Presidents Carter and Reagan.
Nature and the Everglades Topic of Teale Lecture April 26
Mathiessen's trilogy of fiction about the Everglades is drawn from fragments of historical fact. Killing Mr. Watson depicts the fortunes of Edgar J. Watson, a ruthless, real-life outlaw who, following the Civil War, fled a charge of murder in South Carolina, hid in the Indian territories, established a sugarcane empire in Florida, and ultimately was gunned down by a howling mob. Lost Man's River, second in the trilogy, describes the lives of 20 families whose fortunes and misfortunes were intertwined with and followed Watson. In the third novel, Bone by Bone, Watson tells his own story.
Matthiessen has been a member of expeditions to remote regions of all five continents. A former commercial fisherman, he participated as a diver in the worldwide search for the great white shark that led to his book Blue Meridian and the film Blue Water, White Death. His most recent work is Tigers in the Snow (New York: North Point Press/ Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2000). His book The Snow Leopard received the National Book Award.
Noted Oral Historians to Speak at April 29 Conference
Featured speakers are prominent oral historians Anne Ritchie of the National Gallery of Art, and her husband, Donald, who works at the U.S. Senate Historical Office. There will also be a panel discussion. A buffet lunch in Rome Commons Ballroom follows the conference at 1 p.m.
Registration is required and begins on the day of the conference at 8:30 a.m. It is also possible to pre-register. To obtain a registration form or for more information call (860) 486-4582.
Forum on Faculty Development Document Rescheduled