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By George Lewis


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The forum is designed to give the the UK community and Lexington residents an opportunity to address questions and concerns that arise from the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C.

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Sept. 18, 2001 (Lexington, Ky.) -- A community forum originally set for tonight has been rescheduled for 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Worsham Theater in the UK Student Center. The forum was postponed in order to honor observance of Rosh Hashanah, a Jewish high holiday.

The forum will feature Michael Desch, associate director of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, a specialist in national security; Sarah Goodrum, a National Institute of Mental Health postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Behavioral Science, who specializes in family reactions to violent deaths; Russell Groves of the College of Architecture, former Adjutant General of the Kentucky National Guard, a retired U.S. Army general and a former teacher in the Army War College; Stuart Kaufman, professor of political science, an expert on international politics whose most recent book deals with ethnic violence; and David Wildasin of the Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, an economist who deals with public finance in domestic and international settings.

The forum is designed to give the Lexington community a chance to hear from a panel of university experts regarding the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C., and to provide commentary and ask questions of panelists.

"This is intended to offer a useful set of ideas to help people think about the consequences of the terrorist attacks and the kinds of responses that might be made to them," said Edward Jennings, acting chair of the Political Science Department and professor in the Martin School Of Public Policy and Administration, who has organized the event. "We will address a broad set of issues, including strategic considerations, economic concerns, and individual and community well being, rather than focusing exclusively on the search for ways to retaliate against the aggressors."

Student Government President Tim Robinson will also address the audience.

Meanwhile, the University of Kentucky Student Government has erected the UK Remembrance Wall on the Student Center patio. Members of the UK community can leave messages on the wall. The wall is the first set up by a student body at a Kentucky public university.

This weekend, the Kentucky State Board of Student Body Presidents passed a resolution that each public university would establish a similar wall on their campuses.

When filled, the walls will be linked together and put on public display in Frankfort. UK Student Government is working toward making New York City the final destination of the walls.

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