Local Focus: Champaign County for Feb. 17

Professor of economics to give program

Richard K. Vedder, a 2012 scholar in residence, will present a program at 7 p.m. Tuesday, called “American Exceptionalism” at Urbana University. The event will be hosted by Urbana University and the BrownRidge Foundation. Vedder will also speak during a brown bag lunch from noon to 12:50 p.m. Wednesday. Both programs are free and will be in the Sara Landess Room at Urbana University.

Vedder is a distinguished professor of economics at Ohio University. He has written extensively on labor issues and has written more than 100 scholarly papers published in academic journals and books. For more information, call (937) 484-1354. STAFF REPORT

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