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Peters to talk about Land-Grant Mission

Scott PetersFrom Cornell Chronicle, 10/11/2012:

Scott J. Peters (right) will give a public lecture about the Morrill Act, the basis 150 years ago of Cornell’s founding as a land-grant university, Oct. 18 at 4 p.m. in 2B48 Kroch Library. Free.

His talk, The Vision of the True Prophets: Founding and Contemporary Interpretations of the Land-Grant Mission, will draw from his study of Justin Smith Morrill’s and Jonathan Baldwin Turner’s speeches and writings, and the views and experiences of contemporary faculty and staff at Cornell and other land-grant institutions.

Peters is an associate professor of horticulture at Cornell, a professor of cultural foundations of education at Syracuse University, co-director of the consortium Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (http://imaginingamerica.org) and a faculty affiliate for the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

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