Posted by William Nunnelley on 2008-03-19

Dr. Larry Sabato, author of more than 20 books on American politics and director of the University of Virginia Center for Politics, will speak at Samford University's Cumberland School of Law Tuesday, March 25, on the Rushton Lecture Series.

He will discuss the topic of his latest book, A More Perfect Constitution, at 4:30 p.m. in the moot courtroom of Robinson Hall law building. The program is open to the public free.

The Robert Kent Gooch Professor of Politics at Virginia, Sabato also wrote The Sixth Year Itch: The Rise and Fall of the George W. Bush Presidency and Divided States of America: The Slash and Burn Politics of the 2004 Presidential Election.

He maintains an election analysis website, "Sabato's Crystal Ball," that recorded the most accurate 2006 election predictions in the nation, correctly forecasting every contest for the U.S. Senate, all but one gubernatorial race and a net party change of 29 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives.

A former Rhodes Scholar and Danforth Fellow, Sabato has been a Virginia faculty member since 1978.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. Samford enrolls 5,791 students from 49 states, Puerto Rico and 16 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.