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African American history at Hanford focus of WSU Tri-Cities, National Park Service project

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

African American historic photoRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University Tri-Cities was recently awarded a $73,000 grant in partnership with the U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service to research and document the African American migration, segregation and overall civil rights history at the Manhattan Project National Historical Park, Hanford. » More …

March 22 reception opens women’s exhibit at WSU

By Nella Letizia, WSU Libraries

PULLMAN, Wash. – Before 1900, women were denied entrance to many eastern colleges; but in the West, with fewer people, many colleges were coeducational. This included the small, land-grant Washington Agricultural College and School of Science, today’s Washington State University. » More …

March 15-18: Conference considers Manhattan Project legacy

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

RICHLAND, Wash. – The Hanford History Project at Washington State University Tri-Cities will host a conference March 15-18 at the Red Lion Hanford House that details the global impact of secret U.S. World War II nuclear weapons research and development. » More …

Feb. 7: Ecological history of Coke capitalism discussed

PULLMAN, Wash. – Environmental historian Bart Elmore will discuss his international journey to document the ecological footprint of the Coca-Cola Co., and his subsequent book, “Citizen Coke: The Making of Coca-Cola Capitalism,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, in the CUB ballroom. » More …

Nov. 7: War and terrorism in historical, political contexts

stratton-80PULLMAN, Wash. – The influence of historical and political contexts in distinguishing war and terrorism will be discussed in a free presentation at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, in Todd 216 at Washington State University as part of the common reading. » More …

Sept. 21: Islamic contributions to Western civilization

By Emma Epperly, Undergraduate Education

charles-wellerPULLMAN, Wash. – A free, public lecture about Islamic contributions to Western civilization will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 21, in Todd Hall 216 at Washington State University. » More …

Sept. 20: Politics, religion in American West’s age of oil

Darren-DochukPULLMAN, Wash. – Award winning historian Darren Dochuk will discuss “Crude Awakenings: A Sacred History of Oil in the Early 20th-Century American West” at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the CUB junior ballroom at Washington State University. » More …

WSU historian awarded Guggenheim prize

By Adrian Aumen, College of Arts & Sciences

sutton-80PULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University historian Matthew Avery Sutton has been appointed a 2016 Guggenheim fellow “on the basis of prior achievement and exceptional promise.” The fellowship was awarded to 178 scholars in the U.S. and Canada from nearly 3,000 applicants. » More …

March 24: WSU Tri-Cities hosts speaker on Chicana history

ChicanaHistory-mugRICHLAND, Wash. – Antonia Castaneda, an award-winning retired professor of history, will give a free, public presentation on Chicana history and the first generation of historians who founded that academic discipline 3-5 p.m. Thursday, March 24, in the East Auditorium at Washington State University Tri-Cities. » More …