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MEDIA CONTACT: Daniel Moses (585) 442-4858 or Helene Snihur (585) 275-7800
April 20, 1999
EVENT: "Academic Life: Is It Worth It?", a lecture and discussion by Julius Getman
TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: 7 p.m. Monday, May 3 in Room 2-162 in Dewey Hall on the University of Rochester River Campus
ADDITIONAL EVENTS: Reception to follow lecture and discussion
ADMISSION: Free and open to the public Note: Parking is available on University lots after 7 p.m. on weeknights.
Julius Getman, law professor at the University of Texas, will be lecturing at 7 p.m., Monday, May 3, in Room 2-162 in Dewey Hall on the University of Rochester River Campus on "Academic Life: Is It Worth It?"
Getman will examine life at universities, from teaching and mentoring to scholarship and competition. He will explore how decisions are made on university campuses, the changing relationships between faculty and administration, and what university life is like for graduate students.
Getman is the former president of the American Association of University Professors and a preeminent scholar in the field of labor law. He has pioneered many empirical studies and continues to do extensive field work. His books include In the Company of Scholars: The Struggle for the Soul of Higher Education and The Betrayal of Local 14: Paperworkers, Politics, and Permanent Replacements. He has written numerous articles for legal, educational, and labor journals.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the University of Rochester Graduate Organizing Group and the Rochester chapter of the American Association of University Professors. For more information, call (585) 275-6592.
About the University of Rochester
The University of Rochester (www.rochester.edu) is one of the nation's leading private universities. Located in Rochester, N.Y., the University gives students exceptional opportunities for interdisciplinary study and close collaboration with faculty through its unique cluster-based curriculum. Its College of Arts, Sciences, and Engineering is complemented by the Eastman School of Music, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, Laboratory for Laser Energetics, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, and the Memorial Art Gallery.