The School of Liberal Arts will install Dr. O. Vernon Burton as the latest recipient of the Weil Fellowship when he visits the AUM campus on Sept. 23-24. Burton will present a sesquicentennial lecture on Abraham Lincoln (Sunday, Sept. 23, 7:30 p.m., Goodwyn Hall 109). He will also provide a demonstration on how his CyberInstitute has advanced the application of digital history as a tool for both research and classroom instruction (Monday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m., Goodwyn Hall 109). Both presentations are free and open to the public.
Burton is Professor of History at Clemson University and Director of the Clemson CyberInstitute. He is also a senior research scientist at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications. Since earning his doctorate in American history from Princeton University, Burton has authored seven books, most recently the award-winning Age of Lincoln (2008). Nationally recognized for his teaching, in 1999 he received the U.S. Research and Doctoral University Professor of the Year award.
Established in 1995 in honor of Adolph Weil, the Weil Fellow in the Arts and Humanities is awarded to persons of distinguished achievement in the arts and humanities: writers, artists or renowned scholars in one or more of the liberal arts disciplines. Click here to learn more.
Reporting by Frank Miles