UVU to host Renowned Lincoln Scholar to lecture on ‘The President vs. the Media’

Utah Valley University is pleased to host award-winning scholar Harold Holzer to lecture on Thursday, October 26th from 11:30-12:30 in the Classroom Building, Room 101a. He will present remarks entitled “The President vs. The Media: Lincoln and the Press.”


This event will kick-off The Appomattox Project, a UVU effort designed to explore the ethical dimensions of public life. The project is a three-year partnership led by the Center for the Study of Ethics in collaboration with several campus and community partners. “I cannot think of a better time for our students to be engaged with ethics in society,” said center director Brian Birch. “We look forward to working with each of our partners to promote civil discourse and to help build a healthier democracy.” The project will host a variety of events and activities including workshops, public lectures, undergraduate research projects, panel discussions, and community engagement.

As the site that ended the American Civil War, Appomattox Court House has become a symbol of reconciliation and civil discourse. The aim of the project is to engage critical issues in our public life and to explore how ethical principles and practices shape civil society. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Center for the Study of Ethics: Appomattox Project Kickoff Event

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Classroom Building, Room 101a



For more information:

Brian Birch, brian.birch@uvu.edu, 801.863.6363

Courtney Burns, courtney.burns@uvu.edu, 801.863.5455