Berube to give talk on academic freedom, extramural speech March 29

Michael Berube
Michael Berube

Michael Bérubé, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor of Literature at Penn State, will be giving the lecture "Talking Out of School: Academic Freedom and Extramural Speech" at 2 p.m. March 29, 2019, in the Nebraska Union Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public and will be followed by a Q&A session.

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—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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