LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 14, 2019) — The final lecture in the “Summer Lecture Series 2019: Critical Thinking For The Preservation of Our Democracy” takes place from 9 to 11:30 a.m. this Thursday, Aug. 15.
This summer, the University of Kentucky’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) teamed up with the OLLI at Dartmouth College to livestream their 23rd annual Summer Lecture Series.
The lecture series’ focus is to promote critical thinking — listening thoughtfully and evaluating different points of view objectively on an issue. The sessions have been structured as debates, where both sides of an issue are discussed between two speakers and a moderator.
Thursday’s lecture is titled “Voting Rights” and features Debo Adegbile from Wilmer Hale Law Firm, Bradley Smith a professor of law at Capital University Law school and John Greabe a professor of law from the University of New Hampshire Law School.
The event is free and open to the public with complimentary tickets. Visit https://ukytickets.universitytickets.com/w/default.aspx to register for tickets or quick registration can be completed at the door.
For more information, visit https://osher.dartmouth.edu/summer_series/.
The University of Kentucky is increasingly the first choice for students, faculty and staff to pursue their passions and their professional goals. In the last two years, Forbes has named UK among the best employers for diversity and INSIGHT into Diversity recognized us as a Diversity Champion two years running. UK is ranked among the top 30 campuses in the nation for LGBTQ* inclusion and safety. The Chronicle of Higher Education judged us a “Great College to Work for," and UK is among only 22 universities in the country on Forbes' list of "America's Best Employers." We are ranked among the top 10 percent of public institutions for research expenditures — a tangible symbol of our breadth and depth as a university focused on discovery that changes lives and communities. And our patients know and appreciate the fact that UK HealthCare has been named the state’s top hospital for three straight years. Accolades and honors are great. But they are more important for what they represent: the idea that creating a community of belonging and commitment to excellence is how we honor our mission to be not simply the University of Kentucky, but the University for Kentucky.