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Author and "Jeopardy!" champion Ken Jennings lecture

Event Date and Time: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2012, 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM
Location: 
Hannaford Lecture Hall, Abromson Community Education Center, Portland
Contact Name: 
Osher Map Library
Contact Phone: 
(207) 780-4850
Contact Email: 
pmarston@usm.maine.edu

Jennings will give the free, public lecture, “Cartophilia: Navigating the Strange Appeal of Maps,” at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, in the Abromson Community Center’s Hannaford Lecture Hall, Bedford Street, Portland. A book signing will take place at 6 p.m. in the lobby, followed by his keynote presentation at 6:30 p.m.

Please note that seating is limited and will be available on a first come, first-served basis.  

USM’s Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education, is hosting the lecture, which is part of the International Visual Literacy Association’s annual conference.  Jennings' visit is made possible thanks to the Osher Map Library's Mattson-New York Times Lecture, which was established by the New York Times Foundation in 1994 to honor their retired president, Walter E. Mattson, a graduate of Portland Junior College (one of USM's predecessor institutions).