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Lycoming College welcomes Vietnam veteran to speak on experiences

Lycoming College students in the course, "Vietnam War at Home and Abroad," had the opportunity to welcome guest speaker Walter T. Steinbacher, a Vietnam War veteran from the Williamsport area. Sarah Silkey, Ph.D., professor of history and department chair, invited him to speak after connecting with him in 2019 when she helped to publish his memoir, "Point Man Up: One Marine's Memories of Vietnam."

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WNEP: History class considers Ukraine conflict

WNEP visits history class learning about how teachings from more than 1,000 years ago relate to what is happening now in Ukraine.

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Medieval historian from Princeton University to speak at annual Ewing Lecture Series

Medieval historian William Chester Jordan, Ph.D., of Princeton University will speak at this year’s annual Ewing Lecture Series. His talk, entitled “The Harvest Indeed is Great, but the Labourers are Few”: Strangers in the Medieval Countryside, will be delivered on Thursday, March 10, 7:30 p.m., in the Academic Center, D-001. Jordan was previously slated to speak at Lycoming in March of 2020, but the event was postponed due to Covid-19 concerns.

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Reproductive justice expert Crystal Eddins to speak at Lycoming College’s Race Equity? Symposium

Lycoming College is pleased to welcome Crystal Eddins, Ph.D., assistant professor of Africana studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, as the keynote speaker for the College’s Race Equity? Symposium. The discussion, titled “Racial Capitalism and Reproductive Justice,” will take place Monday, March 7, at 7 p.m., in the Mary L. Welch Theatre.

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Lycoming faculty member earns second research fellowship for upcoming book

Christopher Pearl, Ph.D., associate professor of history and co-coordinator of American studies at Lycoming College, has earned a fellowship from the Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello, enabling him to conduct research for his upcoming book about the creation of executive power during the American Revolutionary War.

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Sarah Silkey on WVIA’s ArtScene

Sarah Silkey discusses her book, “Black Woman Reformer: Ida B. Wells, Lynching and Transatlantic Activism,” and the Ida B. Wells’ recent Pulitzer Prize, with Erika Funke on WVIA’s ArtScene.

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Lycoming faculty member named inaugural fellow by the David Center for the American Revolution

The American Philosophical Society’s The David Center for the American Revolution has named Christopher Pearl, Ph.D., associate professor of history and co-coordinator of American studies at Lycoming College, its inaugural resident research fellow, enabling him to conduct research for his upcoming book about the creation of executive power during the American Revolutionary War.

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Bourgeoning medievalists share research at annual conference

Near the close of the fall semester, seven Lycoming College students presented papers at the Fourteenth Undergraduate Conference in Medieval & Early Modern Studies at Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pa. The conference provides students with the opportunity to share their research in a professional setting with peers and faculty from across the country. This year, the conference drew more than seventy students from Virginia to New York.

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Fulbright award winners from Lycoming College tackle global teaching assignments

Lycoming College today added two recent graduates to its list of Fulbright award winners. Recently named among the 2019-20 class of prestigious Fulbright scholars, the two will travel to opposite ends of the globe to pursue teaching endeavors, to enrich their understanding of different cultures, and to share American culture with their students.

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Jane Dailey to address history of racially-restrictive marriage laws at Lycoming College

Lycoming College welcomes guest lecturer Jane Dailey, Ph.D., for the 46th annual Robert H. Ewing Lecture. Dailey’s presentation, “White Fright: Sex, Race and the African American Freedom Struggle,” will be held on Monday, April 8, at 7:30 p.m., in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall on the Lycoming College campus. The event is free and open to the public.

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