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Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom will speak in the Burkett Miller Distinguished Guest Lecture Series on Wednesday at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. The talk is at noon in the University Center Auditorium.

Dr. Ostrom will speak on "The Challenge of Self-Governance in Complex Contemporary Environments."

She is the first woman and first political scientist to be awarded the Nobel Prize in economics.

Sponsored by the Scott L. Probasco Jr. Chair of Free Enterprise and the UTC Department of Political Science, the lecture series is free and open to the public. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, call 425-4118.

Connor Society Conversation

Thursday is the deadline to make a reservation for the barbecue dinner before the next Connor Society Conversation on Nov. 22.

Pete Cooper, president of the Community Foundation of Greater Chattanooga, will be interviewed by Grant Law. The talk will start at 6 p.m. in the Chattanooga Room of the UTC University Center. The theme for the occasion is "Chattanooga: Challenges and Opportunities."

Tickets for the barbecue before Cooper's talk are $20.

Checks should be made payable to the Connor Society and mailed to the Connor Society, 732 Cherry St., Chattanooga, TN 37402.

For more information, e-mail verbie-prevost@utc.edu or call 425-4627.

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