The Ruhl Lecture

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The Robert and Mabel Ruhl Endowment, which has supported an annual Ruhl Lecture at the School of Journalism and Communication since 1974, was established by Mabel W. Ruhl, Robert’s widow, to “foster mutually beneficial contact between the School of Journalism and Communication and the mass media.” It honors Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert W. Ruhl, who was for many years one of Oregon’s most respected newspaper journalists. Ruhl, who died in 1967, was editor and publisher of the Medford Mail Tribune. He performed his duties with a high sense of responsibility to the public and with uncompromising ethics. In one instance, he wrote a series of editorials against a government reform group that was inciting unrest in the area. The paper’s editorials won the 1934 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished and meritorious public service.

2014 Ruhl Lecture

"Power, Voice, and the Meaning of Citizenship"

Eric Liu, Author

May 15, 2014

4:00 p.m.

Eric Liu is  the founder and CEO of Citizen University, which promotes and teaches the art of great citizenship. Liu served as a White House speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the President's deputy domestic policy adviser. After the White House, he was an executive at the digital media company RealNetworks. His first book, The Accidental Asian: Notes of a Native Speaker, was a New York Times Notable Book featured in the PBS documentary “Matters of Race."

 The video stream of the event can be found online at the SOJC Livestream Channel.

Reception and book signing immediately follows.

The event is free but registration is required.

RSVP by May 10 at http://guestli.st/237387

 

 


2013 Ruhl Lecture

Ann Curry, American Journalist

February 28, 2013

6:30 p.m.

View the press release of the event.

The video stream of the event can be found online at the SOJC Livestream Channel.

The Robert and Mabel Ruhl Endowment, which has supported an annual Ruhl Lecture at the School of Journalism and Communication since 1974, was established by Mabel W. Ruhl, Robert’s widow, to “foster mutually beneficial contact between the School of Journalism and Communication and the mass media.” It honors Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert W. Ruhl, who was for many years one of Oregon’s most respected newspaper journalists. Ruhl, who died in 1967, was editor and publisher of the Medford Mail Tribune. He performed his duties with a high sense of responsibility to the public and with uncompromising ethics. In one instance, he wrote a series of editorials against a government reform group that was inciting unrest in the area. The paper’s editorials won the 1934 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished and meritorious public service.


2012 Ruhl Lecture

Anand Giridharadas

“Journalism in the Digital Age"

Author and columnist, Anand Giridharadas writes about a world in transition as seen through the lens of culture. He writes the “Currents” column for The New York Times and its global edition, the International Herald Tribune and also writes for The New York Times Magazine. 

May 17, 2012

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