Free “History Matters” community event set April 18

Mark April 18 on the calendar to spend “An Evening with Richard White: History Matters” at Lone Star College-CyFair.
 
White, a professor of history who joined the faculty of Stanford University in 1998, is widely regarded as one of the nation’s leading scholars in three related fields: the American West, Native American history and environmental history.

White’s book “The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires and Republic in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815,” one of five he’s authored, was named a finalist for the 1992 Pulitzer Prize. Among other honors, he is the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation fellowship and served as president of the Organization of American Historians in 2007.

White will share his insights on the study of history as well as his latest research, which will publish in May 2011, titled “Railroaded: The Transcontinentals and the Making of Modern America.” His presentation will be part of LSC-CyFair’s Earth Week celebration that the college’s Sustainability Committee will sponsor.

“We are looking forward to hosting Dr. White on campus as a part of our continued commitment to offer the Cy-Fair community the opportunity to actively engage with prominent national historians and their recent research findings,” said Esther Robinson, LSC-CyFair history professor and coordinator for the event.

Co-hosting this 7 p.m. free community presentation in the Main Stage Theatre at 9191 Barker Cypress Road are the LSC-CyFair History Department, Windows on the World and W.W. Norton Publishers.
 
For other community events, go to LoneStar.edu.