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UND Provost Paul LeBel will give next Robinson Lecture April 11

Posted on 4/8/2013

Provost LeBel
Provost LeBel
The University of North Dakota Chester Fritz Library invites all members of the community to attend the 22nd annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture on Tuesday, April 11 at 3:30 p.m., in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library (fourth floor).

This year's featured speaker, Paul LeBel, provost and vice president for academic affairs at UND, will offer observations on the state of higher education in his presentation, titled "The Perils of Not Crying Wolf: Steering Away From A World In Which Higher Education Is Neither."

LeBel will be leaving the Office of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the end of April, and the library is extremely pleased that he has agreed to speak and share thoughts from his years of experience as a law professor, a law dean, and UND's chief academic officer.

A reception will follow LeBel's presentation.

About Paul LeBel

Paul LeBel has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of North Dakota since February 2009, appointed initially as Interim and then to the permanent position. He came to UND in May 2004 as Dean of the School of Law. He will assume a full-time faculty position in the law school on May 1.

LeBel was professor of law at the Florida State University College of Law from 1997-2004, where he also served as dean from 1997-1998. He also held academic appointments at the University of Alabama (1978-1982) and the College of William and Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law (1982-1997, including 7 years as the James Goold Cutler Professor of Law).

He earned a Juris Doctor (with highest honors) from the University of Florida and received a bachelor's degree in American Literature from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He served in the US Air Force between college and law school.

About the Robinson Lecture

The Robinson Lecture series began in 1991 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Professor Elwyn B. Robinson's publication, "A History of North Dakota." Professor Robinson, whose career spanned 35 years at UND, was a distinguished member of the History faculty. The Lecture, together with the Library's compilation of a bibliography of faculty and staff publications and creative activity, is designed to recognize the scholarly accomplishments of the UND community.

Wilbur Stolt
director of libraries, Chester Fritz Library
University of North Dakota
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