Prof. William Bolcom to deliver Henry Russell Lecture

March 7, 1997

ANN ARBOR—This year’s Henry Russel Lecture at the University of Michigan will be delivered March 11 by William E. Bolcom, the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Music. The lectureship is the highest honor the University gives to a senior faculty member.

Bolcom’s lecture, titled “A 60-year Update on Virgil Thomson’s ‘State of Music,'” will begin at 4 p.m. in Rackham Amphitheater. The lecture is open to the public.

Preceding the lecture, this year’s Henry Russel Award, given annually to junior faculty members, will be presented to Kamal Sarabandi, associate professor of electrical engineering and computer science, and Carla M. Sinopoli, associate professor of anthropology.

Both the Henry Russel Lecture and the Henry Russel Award were established in 1925 with a bequest from Henry Russel of Detroit, who received three degrees from U-M.