Open Invitation to meet Dr. Richard White at the Lore Kephart '86 Distinguished Historians Lecture Series

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

This year's Lore Kephart '86 Distinguished Lecture Series is bringing Dr. Richard White, the esteemed Margaret Byrne Professor of American History at Stanford University, to Villanova University for a lecture titled: "The Late Great Environmental Crisis of the Gilded Age: A Success Story."

The Lecture Series is a gift by my father to the university from which my mother graduated with honors after raising three children. Each year it brings extraordinary people to the campus for dialogue with students and the community. Jill Lepore has joined us. Andrew Bacevich. James McPherson. Others.

The selection of Dr. Richard White for this year's lecture is especially timely—and inspired. Dr. White is a Pulitzer-Prize nominated historian with a special interest in environmental history and Native American history. Through his Spatial History Lab at Stanford, he "explores the construction of space by transcontinental railroads during the late nineteenth century." It's a topic about which he wrote in Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America, a Los Angeles Times Book Award winner.

My father, the Kephart family, and Villanova University invite you to join us for this free event:

October 1, 2015
7 PM - 9 PM
Villanova Room, Connelly Center
Villanova University


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