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Karl Cron Lecture Features Dr. Edward Larson

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Dr. Edward Larson will speak at the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh on Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hyman and Frances Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall as park of the Karl Cron Lecture Series.

Larson will present, "From Dayton to Dover: A Brief History of the Evolution Teaching Controversy in America." With doctoral degrees from Harvard Law School and the University of Wisconsin, Larson is the Richard B. Russell Professor of History and Talmadge Professor of Law at the University of Georgia.

Prior to this, he served as an associate counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and Labor. He is the author of "Summer for the Gods: The Scopes Trial and America's Continuing Debate over Science and Religion."

The annual Cron Lecture Series on religious studies topics is part of the College/Community Scholars Series and is sponsored by the Plattsburgh Protestant Campus Ministry and its supporting churches. It is named in memory of Rev. Karl Cron, who founded the campus ministry in 1973.
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