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Pulitzer Prize winner David M. Oshinsky will be speaker for 124th spring commencement

Posted: April 3, 2007

Oshinsky, the Jack S. Blanton Professor of History at The University of Texas at Austin, received the Pulitzer Prize in April for his book "Polio: An American Story," which details America's obsession with the disease in the 1940s and 1950s.

"We're very pleased that David Oshinsky will be our commencement speaker this year," said William Powers Jr., president of The University of Texas at Austin. "As an exceptional scholar, dynamic teacher and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, he represents the best of our university's academic community and our highest aspirations. The 2007 graduates and their families are in for a real treat."

Oshinsky, a leading historian of modern American politics and society, holds a doctor's degree from Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass., and since 2001 been a professor at The University of Texas at Austin where he specializes in 20th century U.S. political and cultural history.

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Photos of Dr. Oshinsky and UT Tower by Marsha Miller

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