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NKU News Release: 1 of 2 Contact: Karina McGill Integrative Studies Program firstname.lastname@example.org (859) 572-6075 For Immediate Release Interdisciplinary Scholar to Discuss 19th-Century “Giants” Douglass, Lincoln at NKU Highland Heights, Ky – February 11, 2010 – Leading American Studies scholar, Dr. John Stauffer will discuss his new book, Giants: The Parallel Lives of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln, at Northern Kentucky University. This is the inaugural lecture in an annual series hosted by the Integrative Studies Program. The free event is open to the public and will be held February 19, 2010, at noon in the Otto Budig Theater in the University Center. For directions to NKU or a map of campus, please visit http://www.nku.edu/campusmaps/index.php. Stauffer will discuss the importance of viewing the lives of Douglass and Lincoln in relation to each other and in relation to life in America today. He will also explore the lives of other important nineteenth-century figures such as Herman Melville and Walt Whitman. “John Stauffer’s work helps us see American society as a whole, in its history, its present, and its future. He helps us see central dynamics of American life and history that cannot be seen through a single discipline,” said Dr. Robert Wallace, Regents Professor of English at NKU. “His research spans the disciplines of literature, politics, history, visual art, and racial and ethnic studies. He is an extremely inventive scholar and engaging speaker with a knack for bringing together elements of America’s cultural history and human potential that are too often kept separate.” --MORE-- NKU News Release: 2 of 2 Stauffer is the Chair of the History of American Civilization Program and Professor of English and African and African-American Studies at Harvard University. He is the author of eight books including The State of Jones, co-authored with Washington Post columnist Sally Jenkins. The book was a New York Times bestseller and nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. Also, he has served as an advisor for documentary films and screenplays on the Civil War era. To learn more about John Stauffer, visit his Harvard web page at http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~amciv/faculty/stauffer.shtml. “We are deeply honored to have Dr. Stauffer launch our annual interdisciplinary lecture series, “ said Dr. Tamara O'Callaghan, Co-Director of the Integrative Studies Program, “because his scholarship transcends the boundaries between traditional disciplines. Students often ask what integrative studies is, and his work couldn’t be a more perfect example of the field.” About NKU and Department of Integrative Studies Northern Kentucky University is a growing metropolitan university of more than 15,000 students served by nearly 2,400 faculty and staff on a thriving suburban campus near Cincinnati. To find more information about NKU, check out http://www.nku.edu. Integrative Studies is a flexible degree plan designed to allow students to follow their own academic interests and goals. The program awards associate’s, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees, as well as numerous professional certificates. To learn more, visit http://ist.nku.edu. ###
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