Government Expert Matthew Holden Jr. To Speak At Fall Convocation
Sept. 22, 1999 -- Matthew Holden Jr., the
Doherty Professor of Government and Foreign Affairs at the University
of Virginia and a leading authority on public policy and American
government, will deliver U.Va.'s 1999 Fall Convocation address on
Friday, Oct. 22, at 2 p.m.
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 at U.Va.
Thomas Jefferson Award, the University's highest honor, also will
be presented. The event is open to the public.
who recently ended his term as president of the American Political
Science Association, is the author or editor of numerous books,
including "Continuity and Disruption: Essays in Public Administration,"
which won the National Conference of Black Political Scientists
Outstanding Book Award.
expert on utilities regulation, he is a former commissioner of the
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the Public Service Commission
of Wisconsin. He also has recently served on the U.S. Department
of Energy's Task Force on Electric System Reliability, a 21-member
committee charged with providing recommendations to the U.S. Secretary
of Energy on the reliability of electricity systems in the United
has written numerous articles on urban politics, ethnicity and race
relations, decision-making and American politics, and he has spoken
on constitutional issues in South Africa, Mozambique and Tanzania.
the editor of National Political Science Review, Holden has taught
at U.Va. since1981. He received his bachelor's degree from Roosevelt
University and his master's and doctoral degrees in political science
from Northwestern University. Before coming to U.Va., he taught
at Wayne State University and the University of Pittsburgh.
Weekend also includes the University Forum, a public address by
President John T. Casteen III, followed by a public question-and-answer
session with U.Va. administrators. The forum will take place Oct.
23 from, 9:30 to 11 a.m. in Cabell Hall Auditorium.
more information about Family Weekend, visit the website at www.virginia.edu/~family.
For an electronic photograph of Matthew Holden, Jr. contact Katherine
Jackson at (804) 924-3629 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Katherine Jackson, (804) 924-3629