March 25, 2019

Academic freedom, extramural speech topic of March 29 talk

Michael Berube

Michael Berube

Michael Bérubé, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature at Penn State, will deliver the lecture, “Talking Out of School: Academic Freedom and Extramural Speech,” at 2 p.m. March 29 in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a group discussion.

Bérubé previously served as president of the Modern Language Association and on the American Association of University Professors’ Committee A on Academic Freedom and Tenure.

He has published 10 books, including “The Humanities, Higher Education, and Academic Freedom: Three Necessary Arguments” and “Life As We Know It: A Father, A Family, and an Exceptional Child, ” which was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year and chosen as one of the best books of the year by Maureen Corrigan of National Public Radio.

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