Howard Segal to give Maine Heritage Lecture, Oct. 23

The transformation of UMaine from a traditional land-grant school to the flagship campus of the University of Maine System is the subject of the annual Maine Heritage Lecture on Monday, Oct. 23.

Howard Segal, professor of history, will speak on “Becoming Modern: The Transformation of the University of Maine, 1965-2015,” beginning at 4:30 p.m. with a reception, in the McIntire Room of the Buchanan Alumni House.

The event is free and open to the public.

Segal, who has taught at UMaine since 1986, specializes in the history of technology and science. He received an M.A. and Ph.D. from Princeton and is the author of several books, including “Technological Utopianism in American Culture” and “Future Imperfect: The Mixed Blessings of Technology in America.”

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Maine Heritage Lecture showcases research and creative work about the state of Maine, with particular emphasis on Maine’s sense of place, history, diverse cultures, society, and policy.

For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact Tonya Corriveau, 207.581.1954.