UMASS DARTMOUTH TO HOST MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR
DR. PHILIP H. MELANSON
A memorial service for Professor Philip H. Melanson, a career-long UMass Dartmouth professor and expert on governmental secrecy, will be held on December 15, 2006 in the UMass Dartmouth Library Browsing Area from 4pm to 5pm. The service will be followed by a reception from 5pm to 6pm. Dr. Melanson was chancellor professor of policy studies, director of the Policy Studies Program and coordinator of the Robert F. Kennedy archive. He was most well-known for his work on governmental secrecy and political violence and assassination. During his lifetime, he authored 15 books, 14 articles, and appeared in countless interviews and seminars on the subject of political assassinations and government secrecy.
At the service, remarks will be given by former colleagues, community leaders, and students. There will also be a book display of Dr. Melansonâ€™s work, a video collage of his various TV interviews going back to the 1970s, and a photo album comprised of newspaper clippings covering his career.
The memorial service is open to the public and to the UMass Dartmouth community. Parking is in Lot 13.
For more information on the memorial service, contact Professor Shawna Sweeney at 508-999-8254.