Thursday, November 09, 2006

Vacca Lecture Series Continues; Falcon Men End Record Season

I had the good fortune last week of attending a lecture given by this year's Vacca Professor, Dr. Dmitry Goncharov. The topic, "Gender and Politics in America," was a timely one given recent events in American politics.

The UM Bulletin offers this short introduction to the Vacca Lectures:
An eminent teacher-scholar in the liberal arts is invited periodically to Montevallo to teach a special undergraduate course and deliver public lectures as the Paschal P. Vacca Professor of Liberal Arts. The guest scholar also assists the faculty by reviewing the University’s curriculum and library holdings. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, Vacca professors contribute new perspectives to the learning experience at Montevallo.
Dr. Goncharov will give the second Vacca lecture on Monday, Nov. 20, at 3:30 p.m., in Palmer Commons (Comer 202). The topic will be “Social Prerequisites of Politics in the Post-Communist Societies.”

For those who will not have the opportunity to study with Dr. Goncharov this year, the Vacca lectures offer the chance to learn from an accomplished scholar who offers a unique perspective on politics on the world stage. A reception will follow the lecture.

In sports news, I'd like to congratulate the men's soccer team, who have just completed competition for the year. The team owns a new single season team record for victories, finishing the 2006 season with a record of 14-5-1 overall.

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