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Lee Allison, President of the Lee Allison Company, will talk about the history of men's neck wear.

Don Hermann, Professor of Law and Philosophy at DePaul University, will talk about the ethics of torture, in January.

Samuel C. Dudley, Jr., MD, PhD, Professor and Chief of Cardiology, University of Illinois at Chicago, will talk about the history of the heart, near Valentine's Day.

Bill Daley, Wine and Food Critic for the Chicago Tribune, will talk about wine and smoke.

Sam Sisodia, Director of the Center for Molecular Neurobiology at the University of Chicago, will talk about the brain.

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Tuesday, December 9, 5:30-8:30pm
Funding Higher Education:
Who pays? Who should pay?

Charles Middleton, President of Roosevelt University, will explore the trends of changes in higher education funding and cost drivers since Reagan became President.  He will also discuss possible solutions for a significant overhaul of the current system.

Events in the University Series include cocktails at 5:30pm, a lecture or reading starting at 6:00 sharp for about thirty minutes, followed by discussion.  We meet in the second-floor lounge of the Iwan Ries Building, at 19 South Wabash, around the corner from the University Club.  Smoking is permitted and encouraged at all times.  Jacket and tie recommended; reservations required.  $40 includes premium open bar, cigars, snacks, tax, and tip.  RSVP to the Secretary, Curtis Tuckey

Charles Middleton has been a university professor or administrator for 39 years. Prior to joining Roosevelt, he was vice chancellor for Academic Affairs at the University System of Maryland, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Bowling Green State University, and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado, Boulder.

Dr. Middleton is a Fellow of the Institute for International Education (Midwest), on the Board of Directors of the American Council on Education (ACE), and chair of the Federation of Illinois Independent Colleges and Universities.

He earned an A.B. degree with honors in history from Florida State University and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in history from Duke University. Professor Middleton's academic expertise is in modern British history from the late 18th Century to the early 19th Century. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.