and historian David McCullough will speak on Qualities
of Leadership at the SAS 2004 Dean's Forum on Wednesday, March
31, 4:30 p.m., in Irvine Auditorium.
McCullough's books have been praised for their narrative
scholarship, and their insight into American life. His best-selling
biographies John Adams and Truman both garnered
the Pulitzer Prize, and his numerous other honors include
two Francis Parkman Prizes and the National Book Foundation
Distinguished Contribution to American Letters Award. Mr.
McCullough is also familiar to PBS fans as the host of Smithsonian
World and The American Experience, and he can
be heard as the narrator of The Civil War, Napoleon,
event celebrating intellectual accomplishment and the richness
of the liberal arts tradition, the SAS Dean's Forum has featured
such speakers as genomics pioneer Craig Venter, authors Tom
Wolfe, John Updike, and Toni Morrison, and historian Arthur
Note: Tickets for the 2004 Dean's Forum lecture are
limited and must be obtained in advance through the Annenberg
Center box office, (215) 898-3900. Box Office hours: Monday
to Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday, 12-6 p.m.
Almanac, Vol. 50, No.
March 23, 2004