Wednesday March 1, 2006

Former VP Candidate to Speak March 6

Winona LaDuke, Green party presidential candidate Ralph Nader's running mate in 1996 and 2000, will finish the University of Dayton's 2005-06 Distinguished Speakers Series.

Winona LaDuke, Green party presidential candidate Ralph Nader's running mate in 1996 and 2000, will finish the University of Dayton's 2005-06 Distinguished Speakers Series at 8 p.m. Monday, March 6, in the Kennedy Union ballroom. It is free and open to the public. LaDuke was nominated by Time as one of America's 50 most promising leaders under 40. She also shared Ms. Woman of the Year honors with the music duo Indigo Girls and was a winner of the Reebok Human Rights award. LaDuke is the program director of Honor the Earth and the founding director of the White Earth Land Recovery Project. Her speech is co-sponsored by UD's Diversity Lecture Series, the UD women's studies program and the UD Women's Center. UD's Distinguished Speakers Series is sponsored by the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership.

PATENT COMMISSIONER WILL DISCUSS BACKLOGS AT UD INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW SOCIETY DINNER

John Doll, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office patent commissioner will discuss the challenges facing that office, such as backlogs, during the University of Dayton's Intellectual Property Law Society dinner at 6:30 p.m. Friday, March 10, in Kennedy Union's Barrett Dining Room. Wood Herron & Evans L.L.P., Thompson Hine L.L.P., Mark Levy of Thompson Hine L.L.P., and the UD Intellectual Property Law Society are sponsoring the event, which is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Susan Oiler at oilersum@notes.udayton.edu.

FORMER CONVICTED FELONS WILL DISCUSS BREAKING CYCLE OF CRIME AT UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON SCHOOL OF LAW

Former convicted felons Scott Washington and Khalil Osiris will discuss their plan to break the cycle of crime in Dayton and what a growing number of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated men and women and their families are doing to help each other become agents of change. The lecture, free and open to the public, will take place at 6 p.m. Friday, March 10, in the University of Dayton Keller Hall's Mathias Heck Court Room. Washington, a former self-admitted crack addict and drug dealer, said he was arrested 14 times, couldn't kick cocaine despite two drug rehabilitation stints, and could barely read and write. After the birth of his son in 1990, Washington turned his life around and ultimately graduated from UD's School of Law. Osiris earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Boston University while serving a 15-year prison sentence. Also while in prison, he organized prisoner study groups and coordinated a series of lectures for prisoners by community leaders. Osiris teaches a course on the psychology of incarceration at Wright State University.

For more information, contact Shawn Robinson
at (937) 229-3391.