Lunchtime Lectures is a new series of events intended to give alumni a taste of their college days. Lectures are $25 for members or $35 for nonmembers, and lunch is provided.

Lucas Powe

America’s Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases From Texas Shape Constitutional Law 

July 16, 2019

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

A leading historian of the Supreme Court, Professor Powe clerked for Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas before joining the Texas faculty in 1971. His latest book is The Supreme Court and The American Elite, 1789-2008 (2009). Previously, reflecting a split career as a historian and a First Amendment scholar—especially of electronic media—his three award-winning books were American Broadcasting and the First Amendment (1987), The Fourth Estate and the Constitution (1991), and The Warren Court and American Politics (2000). Additionally, he has co-authored Regulating Broadcast Programming (1994) and written scores of articles. Powe was also a principal commentator on the 2007 four-part PBS series The Supreme Court. He is also a professor of government and has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Connecticut; and Georgetown University.

Dr. Carlos Torres-Verdin

September 12, 2019

11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m., Etter-Harbin Alumni Center

Dr. Torres-Verdín is currently the Zarrow Centennial Professor in Petroleum Engineering, and Frank W. Jessen Professor in Petroleum Engineering in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Texas Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering Department and Program Director of the Formation Evaluation Joint Industry Research Consortium. He holds a PhD in Engineering Geoscience from the University of California, Berkeley.

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