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Wheeler speaks on May 25th in Oak Ridge
Bruce Wheeler, RET speaker on July 16th, will be speaking in Oak Ridge on Thursday, May 25, 7:30 p.m., at the American Museum of Science and Energy.

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Wheeler to deliver next "Friends" community lecture

Bruce Wheeler, Professor of History at the University of Tennessee, will give the next Friends of ORNL Community Lecture at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at the American Museum of Science and Energy in Oak Ridge. His topic will be "East Tennessee in the Twentieth Century: A New Look at an Old Question." The talk is free and open to the public.

Wheeler is a highly regarded community leader and is best known for his knowledge and insight about the region. A graduate of both Leadership Knoxville and Leadership Sevier, Wheeler is one of the organizations' most popular speakers. He is also a writer of note. The most recent of his many books are Knoxville, Tennessee: A Mountain City in the New South (UT Press, 2005) and Discovering the American Past (Houghton Mifflin, 6th edition, 2006). Having retired from teaching in July 2005, he is currently working on an updated history of the University of Tennessee.

This is fifth lecture of the 9th Annual Dick Smyser Community Lecture Series of the Friends of ORNL. The lecture series is supported by contributions from UT/Battelle and BWXT Y-12, with additional support from The Oak Ridger and AMSE.

Posted by pking
May 16, 2006