UF Event: January 22 – UF: The Past is Prologue Panel Discussion in Honor of the 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Act

The news announcement below is from the UF Bob Graham Center newsletter. This is certain to be a great panel discussion, and it’s on one of my favorite topics (public, land-grant universities!) and so I’m excited about attending thid.

morrillCelebrate the 150th Anniversary of the Morrill Act, which allowed for the creation of land-grant universities, with a panel discussion about the many challenges faced by UF in the past as it moves forward to the future.
The program will take place on Tuesday, Jan. 22 in Pugh Hall Room 170  at 6 p.m. The event and parking are free and open to the public.
Themes such as the status of women and minorities, the civil rights era and its effect on the shaping of the university, town-gown relations and more will be explored throughout the evening.The panel discussion will be moderated by the Graham Center’s Director, David Colburn.
The event is sponsored by the Department of History and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, co-sponsored by the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, the Center for the Humanities and Public Sphere, and the Center for Women’s Studies and Gender Research.