Holden to be Convocation
Holden Jr., the Doherty Charitable Foundation Professor of Gov-
ernment and Foreign Affairs at U.Va. and a leading authority on
public policy and American government, will deliver U.Va.'s 1999
Fall Convocation address Oct. 22 at 2 p.m.
The annual Lawn ceremony, which officially opens Family
Weekend, will honor undergraduate students who have earned
grade-point averages of 3.4 or higher during their first two years
Thomas Jefferson Award, the University's highest honor, also will
be presented. The event is open to the public.
Weekend also includes the University Forum, a public address by
President John T. Casteen III, followed by a question-and-answer
session with U.Va. administrators. The forum will take place Oct.
23 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Old Cabell Hall Auditorium.
the U.Va. faculty since 1981, Holden is the editor of National
Political Science Review and former president of the American
Political Science Association. Among his publications, Continuity
and Disruption: Essays in Public Administration won the National
Conference of Black Political Scientists Outstanding Book Award.
has written numerous articles on a variety of topics, including
the regulation of the electric utilities industry, politics and
law, urban politics and ethnicity and race relations. He served
on the U.S. Department of Energy's Task Force on Electric System
Reliability in 1997-1998.
received his bachelor's degree from Roosevelt University and his
master'and doctoral degrees in political science from Northwestern