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U.S. Census Director to Speak at the Miller Center

May 31, 2000 -- Kenneth Prewitt, director of the U.S. Census Bureau, will speak June 9 at 11 a.m. on "The Census as a Civics Lesson" at the University of Virginia's Miller Center of Public Affairs.

Prewitt has directed the Census Bureau since 1998. His main focus is the operation of Census 2000 and the issues associated with the population count and its impact on American communities, business and the public sector.

Prewitt came to government service from a distinguished career in higher education and private philanthropy. From 1995 to 1998, he served as president of the Social Science Research Council. From 1985 to 1995, he was senior vice president of the Rockefeller Foundation. He also served for five years as the director of the National Opinion Research Center, based at the University of Chicago, where he taught for 15 years.

The Miller Center of Public Affairs links the local and University community to the wider world of national and international affairs. It is among the country's premier sites for studying and understanding the American presidency and the executive branch of government.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Prewitt will be available to speak to members of the press beginning at 10:40 a.m. There will also be a brief opportunity for questions after his formal remarks.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: please contact the Office of University Relations at (804) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (804) 924-7550.
SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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