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March 9, 2001

Student Activism Presentation with Best-selling Author

Best-selling author and professor Blanch Wiesen Cook will present a lecture, "Student Peace Activism 2001," at noon, Monday, March 12 in Eureka Hall 106.

Combined, Cook's two biographical books about Eleanor Roosevelt remained on The New York Times bestseller list for more than three months and received many literary awards.

Cook is a professor of history and women's studies at the City University of New York. She is the vice president and chair of the Fund for Open Information and Accountability and co-chair of the Freedom of Information and Access Committee. Cook is also a non-government delegate to the United Nations, representing the Peace History Society.

Cook will be one of the major speakers at the 2001 Peace Odyssey Interdisciplinary Conference held in recognition of the 100th anniversary of the awarding the Nobel Peace Prize.

For more than 20 years, Cook has produced and hosted her own program for Radio Pacifica and she frequently appears on television on such programs as The Today Show, Good Morning America and Macneil/Lehrer.

For more information call (916) 278-5904. Media assistance is available by contacting the public affairs office at (916) 278-6156.


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