by Vince Moore

Furman University News and Media office

April 14, 2003

Dr. Ted Rueter, executive director of Noise Free America and a professor of political science at Tulane University, will speak on the Furman University campus Ted Rueter Monday, April 14, at 8 p.m. in Hartness Pavilion.

His address, “Noise Pollution and Urban Deterioration,” is sponsored by the Richard W. Riley Institute of Government, Politics and Public Leadership and Upstate Forever. The lecture is open to the public.

Rueter is a national expert on noise pollution in America. He is the author of eight books, including The Politics of Race: African Americans and the Political System and The United States in the World Economy, and has years of experience in government and politics. He has also taught at Middlebury and Smith colleges, Georgetown University, and UCLA.

As the executive director of Noise Free America, Rueter has been researching the effects of noise pollution in urban areas and lobbying for the passage of legislation to alleviate some of the frustration that urban citizens experience as a result of noise. Noise Free America has chapters in 19 states and 30 cities, including Atlanta and Raleigh, N.C.

Rueter received his master’s degree from the University of Chicago and a Ph. D. from the University of Wisconsin, both in Political Science. Prior to teaching at Tulane, he taught at Middlebury and Smith Colleges, Georgetown University, and at UCLA.

For more information, contact Furman’s News and Media Relations at 294-3107.