Upcoming Department Events

  • SCOTT ("S.L.") PRICE, Sports Illustrated Writer

    The 15th Annual Estelle Feinstein Lecture will be presented by Scott ("S.L.") Price on the topic, "Sports, Culture
    and the Propellant of American History" on Tuesday, April 16th from 12:15-1:45 pm in UCONN/Stamford's Multi-
    Purpose Room. His lecture will be followed by questions and discussion.
    S.L. PRICE, a Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated since 1994, has written four books -- including the just-released
    Playing Through The Whistle: Steel, Football and an American Town, a biography of Aliquippa, PA. Of Price’s
    work, the New York Times said, “The seasoned reporter…is a master of the new journalism developed by Hunter
    Thompson, Gay Talese and Price’s personal paragon, Pete Hamill. Whenever he writes about sports – or about
    the craft of writing – he hits it over the fence.” NPR Sports commentator, Stefan Fatsis, wrote, “I’d pay to read a
    grocery list if Scott Price wrote it.” USA Today called Price "one of the finest writers on sports anywhere.” Along
    with his more than three dozen cover stories for SI, Price has also written for Vanity Fair, the New York Times,
    TIME, and The Oxford American. Assignments have propelled him to cover ten Olympic Games, two World Cups,
    and countless Grand Slam tennis championships. He interviewed Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton,
    and played Barack Obama one-on-one in an Iowa YMCA. A former UCONN/Stamford student and graduate of
    the University of NC (where he covered Michael Jordan’s sophomore year), Price has received multiple honors,
    including two AP Sports Editors awards, two National Headliner awards and awards from the National Association
    of Black Journalists and the Women's Sports Foundation. His work has been featured in The Best American
    Sports Writing anthology on nine occasions. He is the author of Pitching Around Fidel: A Journey into the Heart of
    Cuban Sports (2000), a finalist for the LA Times Book Award; Far Afield: A Sportswriting Odyssey (2007); and
    Heart of the Game: Life, Death and Mercy in Minor League America (2009). Esquire tagged Far Afield as “one of
    the year’s five best reads” while the Chicago Tribune called the book “a masterpiece.”
    The Estelle Feinstein Memorial Lecture is an annual lecture in memory of Dr. Estelle Feinstein, a beloved
    teacher, mentor, scholar, colleague and friend at UCONN Stamford from 1957-1989, where she founded the
    History and Political Science Departments. Her specialty was American History and the Urban History of The
    United States. (She published highly regarded books on the city of Stamford.) The Estelle Feinstein Memorial
    Lecture is co-sponsored by UCONN/Stamford (and within the Stamford Campus by the History Department and
    the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program), The Jewish Historical Society of Fairfield County, and the
    Stamford History Center.

    For more information, contact: Professor Joel Blatt at joel.blatt@uconn.edu

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