Park Studies Laboratory
Bob Manning presents the Ira Allen Lecture.
- By William Valliere
On March 18th, Bob Manning presented an Ira Allen Lecture titled “A Thinking Person's Guide to the National Parks” at the University Club in New York City. The lecture was sponsored by the UVM Foundation’s Ira Allen Society which is named for the University of Vermont’s founding father, and represents the pinnacle of philanthropy to the University of Vermont. The Ira Allen Lectures are given at the request of alumni to “bring them back to the classroom.” Bob’s lecture discussed the history, philosophy, and management of the national parks and a previewed a new book he is preparing to help celebrate the centennial of the National Park Service in 2016. Bob’s new book is part of the program of work he is conducting under the auspices of the Steven Rubenstein Professorship.