Talk on Rehnquist
Court to initiate lectures honoring Abraham
E. Yarbrough, Distinguished Professor of Arts & Sciences at East
Carolina University, will give the inaugural Henry J. Abraham
Lecture Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. in the Law School' Caplin Auditorium.
Yarbrough's lecture, "The Rehnquist Court," is free
and open to the public, but reservations are required (call 295-4784).
A reception will follow.
new annual lecture, under the auspices of the Thomas Jefferson
Center for the Protection of Free Expression, honors Henry J.
Abraham, the James Hart Professor Emeritus of Government and Foreign
Affairs and winner of the 1983 Thomas Jefferson Award, the highest
honor bestowed by the University. He retired in January 1997 after
a 50-year career split almost evenly between the University of
Pennsylvania and U.Va.
students, colleagues, family and friends have raised nearly $45,000
toward their goal of $60,000 to endow the lectureship, said Barbara
Perry, one of Abrahamıs former doctoral students and now a member
of the faculty at Sweetbriar College. Many of the contributors
are expected at the first lecture, she said.
"That's the kind of person he is," Perry said. "He
instilled that kind of loyalty and support."