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New York Harper Lecture: A discussion with hanna holborn gray

Featuring Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguised Service Professor Emeritus of History

Hanna Holborn Gray immigrated to the United States as a young child with her parents, who were part of a generation of academics to flee Nazi Germany. Gray’s father taught at Yale University, and she enrolled at Bryn Mawr at the age of 15. Excelling in school, she blazed a path through American higher education as a faculty member and administrator, often as the only woman in a room. Gray was acting president of Yale from 1977 to 1978 and president of the University of Chicago from 1978 to 1993, the first woman to hold the top executive role at either institution. In her latest book, An Academic Life: A Memoir (Princeton University Press, 2018), Gray discusses everything from managing university budget crises to navigating sexism in higher education.

Please join us at this special Harper Lecture for a discussion with Professor Gray.
 
harper_headshot_new-york-city-11-29-2018Featured Faculty: Hanna Holborn Gray
Hanna Holborn Gray, the Harry Pratt Judson Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Chicago, is a historian of Renaissance and Reformation political thought. She was president of the University of Chicago from 1978 to 1993. Gray was one of twelve distinguished foreign-born Americans to receive the Medal of Liberty from President Reagan at ceremonies marking the rekindling of the Statue of Liberty's lamp in 1986. In 1991 she received the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award, from President George H.W. Bush. She also received the Jefferson Medal of the American Philosophical Society and the National Humanities Award in 1993, as well as the University of Chicago's Quantrell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 1996 and the Newberry Library Award in 2006.

Check out Gray’s most recent book, An Academic Life: A Memoir (Princeton University Press, 2018).
 

Lecture Details

 
Cost:
$20/person
$10/Maroon Loyalty Society member or recent graduate (College alumni of the past 10 years and graduate alumni of the past five years)
Free for current academic year graduates and current students
Two complimentary registrations for members of the Chicago, Harper, Phoenix, and Medical and Biological Sciences Alumni Association philanthropic societies
 
Event Details:
6:30 p.m. Registration and networking
7:00 p.m. Presentation and discussion
8:00 p.m. Reception
 
Questions?
Contact alumniassociation@uchicago.edu or 773.702.2150.
 

When:

Thursday, 11/29/18 at 6:30pm - 8:30pm | iCal

Where:

East Side Marriott Midtown
525 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10017 USA

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