Internationally recognized historian Ellen Schrecker will be the guest speaker for UAH's Distinguished Speakers Series on Thursday, Oct. 16. Schrecker will give the public lecture "Academic Freedom in Higher Education," at 4 p.m., in Frances Roberts Recital Hall. Her talk at UAH will explore long-term structural changes in American society and how these have impacted academic freedom, in principle and in practice, in universities. Her visit is sponsored by the UAH Departments of Sociology and History, the Humanities Center and the UAH Chapter of American Association of University Professors. The event is free and open to the public. Dr. Schrecker has been writing about higher education and political repression for 30 years. She is the world-renowned historian on McCarthyism and Professor Emerita of History at Yeshiva University (YU) New York, N.Y. She currently teaches at The Stern College for Women, the undergraduate women's college of arts and sciences of YU.