Monday, January 16, 2012
Hill Auditorium Keynote Memorial Lecture
10:00 am Hill Auditorium Keynote Memorial Lecture Michele Norris, an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience, hosted NPR’s newsmagazine All Things Considered, public radio’s longest-running national program, with Robert Siegel and Melissa Block. Norris began hosting the program in December, 2002. In September 2010, Norris released her first book, The Grace of Silence: A Memoir, which focuses on how America talks about race in the wake of Barack Obama’s presidential election, and explores her own family’s racial legacy. It has been called one of the best books of 2010 by The Christian Science Monitor. At this event, President Coleman will be acknowledging DAAS’ Jon Lockard, James Chaffers and Edward Jackson and Dr. Monts also will convey upon them King/Chavez/Parks Visiting Professorship for their work on the National MLK Memorial in Washington, D.C.