To commemorate the signing of the U.S. Constitution in 1787, the University of Montana will hold a Constitution Day lecture by historian Melvin Urofsky titled “Dissent and the Constitutional Dialogue” at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the North Underground Lecture Hall.

Urofsky is a former history department chairman and professor emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University and is the historian-in-residence at American University in Washington, D.C. In 2010, he was awarded the Distinguished Griswold Prize by the Supreme Court Historical Society for his biography of Supreme Court Justice Brandeis titled “Louis D. Brandeis: A Life.” Among his 52 book publications is “March of Liberty: A Constitutional History of the United States,” one of today’s most widely used Constitutional texts.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UM Office of the Provost and has been held annually since 2004.

For more information, contact Michael Mayer at 243-2088 or

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