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March 2015

The Ides of March

March 15, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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March 2016

The Filth of Progress: Immigrants, Americans, and the Building of Canals and Railroads in the West

March 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:15 pm

Dr. Ryan Dearinger, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of History, Eastern Oregon University Ryan Dearinger tells the story of the immigrants and Americans—the Irish, Chinese, Mormons, and native-born citizens—whose labor created the West's infrastructure and turned the nation's dream of a continental empire into a reality. Salvaging stories often omitted from the triumphant narrative of progress by focusing on the suffering and survival of the workers who were treated as outsiders, this book reveals that canals and railroads were not…

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April 2016

Public Dams, Private Power: The Fight for Clarks Hill, 1946-1957

April 5, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In the decade following the end of World War II, public and private forces collided over plans to construct a massive federal dam on the Snake River at Hells Canyon. The battle sparked national debates about nature, energy, economic development, and political power, as private interests successfully “unplugged” the New Deal in the US Northwest and ushered in an energy regime of private dams and public power. At the same time, Southerners too engaged in battles over whether the private…

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February 2017

2017 RCI George and Bernadine Converse Lecture: Dr. Bart Elmore

February 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Coke Isn’t Dope! The Ecological Limits of Coca-Cola Capitalism”. Dr. Bart Elmore, Assistant Professor of History, The Ohio State University. Coca-Cola is everywhere. Today, the company sells over 1.8 billion servings of its products daily to customers in over 190 countries worldwide. So how did the company do it? That’s the question that inspired environmental historian Bart Elmore to write Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism. Come hear about his international journey to document the ecological footprint of the…

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September 2017

East Meets West Lecture by Dr. Katy Fry

September 12, 2017 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Katy Fry, Assistant Clinical Professor and Curriculum Coordinator for the Roots of Contemporary Issues program will deliver a lecture titled "In Our Own Backyard: Japanese Internment During WWII" as part of the Asia 301 East Meets West Fall Lecture Series. Download the full schedule of Fall lectures here.

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RCI Fall 2017 Interdepartmental Lecture by Professor Catherine Cooper

September 12, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

On Tuesday, Sep 12 @ 7pm in the CUB Senior Ballroom, the RCI program welcomes Professor Catherine Cooper, Associate Professor in Geophysics, School of the Environment, WSU for the Fall 2017 Interdepartmental Lecture. Dr. Cooper's talk is titled: “Plate Tectonics and You: How the Earth’s Interior Impacts Elections, Cell Phones, Global Climate, and Your Very Existence.” It will explore the emergence of the theory of plate tectonics, explain the importance of building scientific consensus, and demonstrate several surprising ways that…

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October 2017

2018 Western Association of Women Historians CFP

October 15, 2017

The Western Association of Women Historians will host its annual conference at the University of California, Davis from April 26-28, 2018. The deadline for proposals is October 15, 2017. Please download the Call for Proposals and Frequently Asked Questions for more information, or visit: Scholars will find the annual spring conference an excellent forum for the presentation of scholarly work, new research, teaching methods, writing, and other issues of importance to women scholars. Sessions devoted to the work and interests…

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February 2018

2018 Converse Lecture with Dr. Jane Freedman

February 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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November 2018

RCI 2018-19 Interdisciplinary Lecture: Dr. Lawrence Pintak, “America & Islam: Soundbites, Suicide Bombs & the Road to Donald Trump.”

November 6, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The RCI 2018-19 Interdisciplinary Lecture will take place on Tuesday, Nov 6, @ 7pm in the CUB Senior Ballroom. Dr. Lawrence Pintak will deliver the lecture, titled: “America & Islam: Soundbites, Suicide Bombs & the Road to Donald Trump." Lawrence Pintak is Professor and Founding Dean of the Murrow College of Communication, former long-time CBS Middle East Correspondent, and author of several books on the Middle East & Islamic world. His RCI lecture title is the title of his forthcoming…

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March 2019

2019 RCI George and Bernadine Converse Lecture

March 20, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Announcing the 2019 RCI George and Bernadine Converse Lecture: Wednesday, March 20th, 7pm, CUB 220 (Senior Ballroom), Washington State University Dr. Alfiee M. Breland-Noble. "AAKOMA: Understanding Global-Historical Context and Complexity of Mental Heath & Depression Disparities in Black Youth." While the prevalence of depression rates varies little across racial groups of teens, Black (African American, Caribbean Black, Black African and Black Latinx) youth face significant disparities in accessing state of the art care. This presentation will illuminate the underlying historical…

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