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University Forum: New History of an Old Place

When

Feb. 4, 2014, 7:30pm to 8:30pm

Office/Remote Location

Auditorium

Description

Please join the College of Liberal Arts for the University Forum Lecture " Death Valley National Park: A New History of an Old Place," a talk by Char Miller, professor of environmental analysis, Pomona College.

Death Valley is the largest national park in the lower 48, an immense, quiet and very hot landscape. It has also been very controversial; until recently, park administrators have resisted accepting the Timbisha people on the land or in the park’s official history; and the park itself has been much-neglected, in part because it did not fit the cultural model of a national park (think Yosemite or Yellowstone).  In this illustrated talk, Dr. Miller will explore Death Valley’s complicated past and some of its contemporary dilemmas, drawn from "Death Valley National Park: A History" (University of Nevada Press), co-authored with the late Hal K. Rothman, a distinguished professor at UNLV.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

Name: Phyllis Thompson
Office: College of Liberal Arts
Phone: 702-895-3401
E-mail: liberalarts@unlv.edu

Event Sponsor

College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office and co-sponsored by the Department of History