January 31, 2011

Media Availability -- Eugene P. Trani

Reporters, photographers and camera crews are welcome to attend an availability with Eugene P. Trani at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 1, at Southern Illinois University Carbondale’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute. Director David Yepsen will host the event in the Institute lobby. For more information, contact Matt Baughman, associate director, at 618/453-4009 or 618/201-0082.

Trani, a former president of Virginia Commonwealth University and one-time SIUC faculty member, will discuss the roles that both universities and communities must play to build successful “town-gown” relations. Trani will present “Universities and their communities in the 21st Century: An Economic Partnership,” at 7 p.m., Tuesday, in the Student Center ballrooms. Admission is free, and the public is welcome.

The Paul Simon Public Policy Institute is sponsoring Trani’s lecture. The discussion will also be available via live stream for free on the Institute’s website, http://paulsimoninstitute.org/.