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The McConnell Connection


Monday, Oct. 1, 6-8 p.m.
Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville


Teacher Scholar applications due Oct. 16

20 social studies teachers will be selected to join our yearlong professional development series.


Teachers invited to 'rethink' the 2012 election

Does Obama’s campaign mirror Truman’s?

Some pundits watching the 2012 U.S. presidential race say Obama’s campaign has a lot in common with Harry Truman’s 1948 campaign. But while Obama and Truman have both complained of a “do nothing” Congress, the economic, foreign affairs and social issues of today vastly differ from those in Truman’s time. So says David Pietrusza, a presidential historian and author who will speak on “Rethinking the 2012 Election: Is Obama Following the Harry Truman Model?” Oct. 1 from 6-7 p.m. in Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium.

Teachers interested in the McConnell Center's yearlong Teacher Scholar Program will be invited to an extended Q&A session with the author and past TSP participants from 7-8 p.m.

Get a Copy of the Book

Copies of David Pietrusza's book,
1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year That Transformed America,
will be available for purchase at the event at a discounted price.

RSVP requested (but not required) to accommodate light refreshments.

Contact: Malana Salyer, Civic Education Coordinator, malana.salyer@louisville.edu

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