Guest of Honor speaker gives ‘The History of White People’

Nell Irvin Painter will present “The History of White People” today at 7:30 p.m. in the Kiva.

Painter was the Edwards Professor of American History at Princeton University until her recent retirement, according to an announcement written by University Communications and Marketing.

She was the director of Princeton’s African American Studies Program from 1997 until 2000 and is the author of six books and several articles, reviews and other essays.

“She represents what students can aspire to be,” said Deborah Craig, coordinator of the Guest of Honor Series. “She is a very interesting individual.”

The lecture is free and open to the public, Craig said. For more information, call the Honors College at (330) 672-2312.

In addition to the keynote speaker, the annual Forum for Undergraduate Scholars and Artists will provide other presentations and events throughout the day. Students will have the opportunity to present their scholarly and creative contributions through poster and forum presentations, said Victoria Bocchicchio, coordinator of curriculum and senior thesis for the Honors College.

The Guest of Honor Series is sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences, the department of history, the Honors College and the Office of the Provost.

– Deborah Pritchard