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UMaine History Department announces fall 2015 Symposium Series

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ORONO The University of Maine's History Department will host several public lectures as part of its fall 2015 Symposium Series.

On Friday, Oct. 16, Edward Baptist, a professor of history at Cornell University, will speak as part of the series, as well as UMaine's 150th celebration at Homecoming.

Baptist will deliver the talk, 'How to Save American Higher Education from its Saviors: The Morrill Act and What It Can Teach Us Today,' at 3:15 p.m. in Minsky Recital Hall. The lecture is co-hosted by the Office of the President and the 150th Fund.

UMaine history professor Nathan Godfried will close the series with 'William S. Gailmor: Rabbi, Thief, Propagandist, Fellow Traveler, Social Justice Activist? The Popular Front, Journalism, and the Red Scare, 19411952' at 3:15 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7 in the Bangor Room of the Memorial Union.

All lectures are free and open to the public. For more information, or to request a visitor parking permit or disability accommodation, contact the History Department office at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or 581-1918.

More information about the UMaine Humanities Center's Digital Humanities Week is online.

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