Shades of Freedom: November 11

On November 11, the celebrated jurist and Trustee Emeritus, the Hon. A. Leon Higginbotham, Jr., comes to campus for a lecture marking the release of his newest book, Shades of Freedom: Racial Politics and Presumptions of the American Legal Process (Oxford University Press, $30). President Judith Rodin and Law School Dean Colin Diver are hosts, Robert Potamkin, W '67, L '70, is the sponsor of the event in Harrison Auditorium in the University Museum from 4:30-5:30 p.m. A reception and book signing will follow the lecture.

Shades of Freedom is the long-awaited sequel to Judge Higginbotham's award-winning In the Matter of Color, also issued by Oxford. The third and fourth volumes in the series, "Race and the American Legal Process" are to be published in 1998 and 1999. Judge Higginbotham, the Presidential Medalist of Freedom who taught in the Penn Law School until his recent retirement, is also preparing an autobiography for Knopf.

Neil Welliver: November 9

An Emeritus Professor comes back to Philadelphia for a "Meet-the-Artist" reception and signing on November 9 from 2 to 5:30 p.m. at The Print Center, 1614 Latimer Street. As part of the opening of a new exhibit there, Neil Welliver Prints: The Essence of Maine Professor Welliver will sign Prints- -1973-1995 (Down East Books, $37.50) with its 50 color plates and 20 black and white reproductions, plus 27 photographs documenting the printmaking process. Although he is known for his ability to capture the Maine landscape in oil on canvas, this book focuses on his talent as a printmaker.


Volume 43 Number 11
November 5, 1996

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