The University Record, February 4, 1997

Schorr to keynote Weisner Symposium

Can you have "lean" and not be "mean?" Daniel Schorr, keynote speaker for this year's Wiesner Symposium and a commentator for National Public Radio (NPR), thinks you can.

Scheduled to lead off the Second Annual Jerome B. Wiesner Symposium, "Government/University Research Partnership: A National Policy Conference on the Humanities and Arts," Feb. 24 in the Rackham Amphitheater, Schorr will deliver "The Future of Government: Lean, But Not Mean" at 9 a.m. Following his presentation Schorr will take questions from the audience.

Panel discussions on a variety of topics on the role of thefederal government in supporting cultural activity will take place throughout the day. Panelists that include representatives from various arts organizations, scholars, and administrators, including Sheldon Hackney, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and Catherine Stimpson of the MacArthur Foundation, will consider such topics as "Imagining a National Cultural Policy," "What's Working? What's Not? Strategies of Cultural Organizations and Alliances," and "What is the Role of the University in Shaping National and Regional Cultural Initiatives?"

The public is invited to attend any or all of the sessions that begin at 8 a.m. and run through 4 p.m. There is opportunity for audience questions and commentary at all sessions. There is no admission charge. For more information, call 763-1290.