Paige A. Dauparas, a Gatton College accounting senior from Mokena, Illinois, has been selected to present the 23rd annual Edward T. Breathitt Undergraduate Lectureship in the Humanities at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, in the UK Athletics Auditorium at William T. Young Library. Dauparas' free public lecture focuses on diversity and how the search for individuality impacts unity. She is also majoring in English and Spanish literature and culture.
The Breathitt Lectureship was named for Gov. Edward T. Breathitt an outstanding UK alumnus who showed an exceptional interest in higher education and the humanities. The lectureship is awarded to an undergraduate who has eloquently expressed the qualities of mind and spirit, including one or more of the basic concerns of the humanities. Each year all undergraduate students are invited to apply for the lectureship.
Dauparas' lecture is titled “Desperation for Diversity: How Modern Ideals Perpetuate Racial Lines.”