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Faculty Book Series

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Various dates, see below for details


JFK Library


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Event Details

  • Rivers, Memory, and Nation-building, by Dr. Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted
    Wednesday, March 4, 2015, Noon-1 p.m.
    JFK Library
    Dorothy Zeisler-Vralsted is Professor of Government and International Affairs at Eastern Washington University. She has held senior administration positions at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, Eastern Washington University, and served as Chair of the History Departments at the United Arab Emirates University and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.
    Her current research examines the intersection of race, class and gender with the environment, specifically rivers. Professor Zeisler-Vralsted's research agenda includes grant writing and publications including Rivers, Memory and Nation-Building: A History of the Volga and Mississippi Rivers (Berghahn Books, 2014). "Aesthetics of the Volga and National Narratives in Russia," in a special issue "Nature and Nation in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe," Environment and History, was published in February 2014. Another article, "Water and Art," UNESCO series, Water and Civilization (Paris: International Hydrological Program) is scheduled for 2015.
    She has been invited to present on her research at the Environmental Humanities Lab at the Royal University of Armenia, United Arab Emirates Heritage Center, and the European University of St. Petersburg, among others.

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  • Living with an Open Hearth, by Dr. Russel Kolts
    Wednesday, March 11, 2015, Noon-1 p.m.
    JFK Library
    Russell Kolts is a clinical psychologist and an Assistant Professor of Psychology in EWU's psychology department. He grew up in rural Oklahoma and recieved his bachelor's degree in psychology from Oklahoma State University in 1993 and his Ph.D from the University of Mississippi in 1999. Dr. Kolts joined the EWU faculty in 1999. His areas of specialization an research include the effects of traumatic stress across the developmental spectrum, the development and implementation of effective therapeutic treatments for mental illness, sexual assault prevention, and the analysis of therapeutic responses and suicidal behaviors to placebo and active drugs in FDA clinical trials research. 

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