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Oct. 1, 2004

Harvard Professor Talks About the Vanishing Voter

Harvard Professor Thomas Patterson will speak about his book, "The Vanishing Voter," as part of the Wyman Lecture Series on Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. in Abbott Concert Hall of the Kleinpell Fine Arts Building.

His book analyzes why Americans are voting at historically low rates and why audiences for televised presidential debates have declined by half. Patterson will discuss how the declining participation in elections is related to the lack of leadership. For more information on Patterson's book visit

This speech is open to the public and free to UW-RF students. Nonstudent admission is $5. For more information on the Wyman Series call the Student Leadership Center at 715/425-4911.


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