UNH Center for the Humanities

Linking Communities and Schools the Subject of UNH Sidore Lecture Feb. 22

By Erika Mantz
UNH News Bureau

February 5, 2001

DURHAM, N.H. -- Michael Umphrey, director of a statewide community-centered education program in Montana, will present the third of this year's University of New Hampshire Saul O Sidore Memorial Lectures Thursday, Feb. 22, from 12:40 to 2 p.m. at the Memorial Union Building's Theatre II. All Sidore lectures are free and open to the public.

Umphrey is director of the Heritage Project in Montana. His work as a teacher, writer and administrator emphasizes the need to rediscover the links between communities and schools. The author of a bimonthly column about education in “State of the Arts,” a publication of the Montana Arts Council, Umphrey is a frequent contributor to other periodicals as well as a poet.

The Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series was established in 1965 in memory of Saul O Sidore of Manchester, N.H. The purpose of the series is to offer the university community and the state of New Hampshire programs that raise critical and sometimes controversial issues facing our society.

This year's series, “Education for the New Millennium,” continues March 22 with a look at race, inequality and justice in the U.S. The final lecture in the series on April 19 explores the ethics of education.

The 2000-2001 Saul O Sidore Memorial Lecture Series is sponsored by the Sidore Foundation and the University of New Hampshire Center for the Humanities. For more information on the series or specific lectures, contact the Center for the Humanities at 603-862-4356 or visit www.unh.edu/humanities-center/

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