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- 2 - 3. ROMANIAN AMBASSADOR VISITS UNIVERSITY The Romanian ambassador to the U.S., Corneliu Bogdan, spent three days here last month as guest of the University. Highlight of his visit was a public lecture on November 30, discussing "Romania in the Concert of Nations." The invitation originated in a class that is quite knowledgeable about Romania: College of Arts and Sciences 300, which was set up to offer courses relevant to students' interests and crosses academic disciplines. A current series is called "East Euro- pean Nations in Profile." Dr. Joseph A, Kessler of the history depart- ment is in charge of the course, together with Dr. Michael Impey, in- structor in Italian who specializes in Romanian literature, since both Romanian and Italian are Romance languages. Dr. Impey also offers a full-year course in the Romanian language, the first at the University. In-depth lectures are being presented in the course by Dr. Ernest Yanarella of the political science department, Dr. Curtis E. Harvey of the College of Business and Economics, Dr. Walter Abbott of the sociology department, and Miss Linda Mikel of the geography department. Guest lecturers have included a Greek Orthodox priest in Lexington who lived in Romania until 1950, and a top Romanian economist who spoke on Romania's planned economy. Mr. Bogdan spoke to the class. 4. BERRY DELIVERS ANNUAL DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR LECTURE Wendell E. Berry, distinguished professor of the College of Arts and Sciences, presented the annual Distinguished Professor of the Year lecture on November 17 in Memorial Hall. Title of Prof. Berry's address was "Discipline and Hope: Some Notes Toward a Definition of a New Middle." He was elected by his fellow faculty members in the col- lege last winter and as recipient of the award was released from his duties during the Spring semester. He is the 27th winner of the coveted award, established in 1944 as a means of recognizing academic achievement. In his address, he said: "The only life we may hope to live is here. It seems likely that if we are to reach the earthly paradise at all, we will reach it only when we have ceased to strive and hurry so to get there. There is no 'there.' We can only wait here where we are, in the world, obedient to its processes, patient in its taking away, faithful to its returns. And as much as we may know, and all that we deserve, of earthly paradise will come to us." 5. DEBATE TEAMS WINNING AWARDS University debate teams won six awards at the University of South Carolina Debate Tournament at Columbia. Dr. J. W. Patterson, director of forensics and debate coach, said the teams took first place in the Junior Varsity Division, with a two-man team composed of Jim Flegle, Bardwell, and Carl Merchant, Barbourville. Flegle also received the top speaker award and Merchant the second-place speaker award in the division; second place in the Varsity Division was a team composed of Carl Brown and Jeff Langford, both of Louisville. Brown received the second place trophy and Langford the eighth place speaker trophy in that division. Dr. Patterson said the tournament director told him the University teams had the top record in the tournament, although no tro- phy was qiven.