UAFNews-L Professor to speak about Morrill Act

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From: University of Alaska Fairbanks <UAFdistribution>
Date: April 12, 2012 6:03:59 PM EDT
To: UAFnews-l
Subject: [UAFNews-L] Professor to speak about Morrill Act
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Subject: Professor to speak about Morrill Act

Start Date: April 11, 2012

Stop Date: April 16, 2012


University of Alaska Fairbanks history professor Terrence Cole will give a free public lecture on the history and significance of the Morrill Act Monday, April 16th at 7 p.m.

The lecture will take place in Boyd Hall, located in the Reichardt [RIKE-heart] Building on the UAF campus. Cole will talk about how the land-grant college ideal has shaped the history of Alaska, Fairbanks and the university.

The Morrill Act was signed on July 2, 1862, in the midst of the Civil War. It established land-grant colleges for the “liberal and practical education” of the people.

MEDIA CONTACT: Debbie Carter, Extension information officer, at 907-474-5406 or via e-mail at dscarter.


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