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Aug. 25: Giler Humanities Lecture To Examine Opinion Polling, Survey Data and Public Perception

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Carnegie Mellon's Giler Humanities Lecture To Examine
Opinion Polling, Survey Data and Public Perception

Sarah IgoPITTSBURGH—University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of History Sarah Igo will give the Giler Humanities Lecture at Carnegie Mellon University at 4:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 11 in the Adamson Wing (Baker Hall 136). Her lecture, titled "The Averaged American: Citizens and Statistics in the 20th Century," was rescheduled from its original date last April. Part of Carnegie Mellon's University Lecture Series, the talk is free and open to the public.
    
Igo specializes in modern American cultural and intellectual history, the history of the human sciences, the sociology of knowledge and the history of the public sphere. She is the author of "The Averaged American: Surveys, Citizens and the Making of a Mass Public," which won the President's Book Award of the Social Science History Association and was a Slate Best Books of the Year Selection in 2006.
    
Sponsored by the Humanities Scholars program, along with the Science and Humanities Scholars program and the Department of Statistics, the Giler Humanities Lecture is funded by Carnegie Mellon alumni Kim and Eric Giler. Kim Giler earned a bachelor's degree in English and Spanish in 1978, and Eric graduated in 1977 with a bachelor's degree in industrial management.

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Pictured above is Sarah Igo.