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The 26th Annual Humanities Day to be held at the University of Chicago this Saturday

What/Who: Humanities Day 2006: A Day of Reading, Research and Response will be held at the University of Chicago this weekend, welcoming more than 900 guests and featuring more than 30 lectures, panel discussions, tours, live performances and readings from the faculty of the Division of the Humanities at several locations across campus. The day is free of charge and open to the public.

When: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Saturday, October 28

Where: The University of Chicago Main Campus, Hyde Park

Background: Humanities Day 2006 will continue the annual tradition of showcasing the wide range of research interests and artistic pursuits among the faculty in the University’s Division of the Humanities. It will consist of three sessions of concurrent presentations and a keynote address by Michael Murrin, the Raymond W. and Martha Hilbert Gruner Distinguished Service Professor in English Language & Literature and the College. Humanities Day 2006 will take place in honor of Annette Cronin, who as Director of Special Events in the late 1970s and early 1980s worked with faculty members and Karl Weintraub, former Dean of the Division of the Humanities, to make the day an annual event.

A complete and detailed schedule is available at
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