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January 29, 2018

Dr. Kendra Smith-Howard to Discuss Environmental History of America's Household Cleaning

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February 5, 2018

Contacts: Trudi E. Jacobson, Head of Information Literacy Department,, (518) 442-3581; Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries,, (518) 442-3568.

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Campus Conversations in Standish:
Dr. Kendra Smith-Howard to Discuss Environmental History
of America’s Household Cleaning

Photo of Kendra Smith-Howard, Department of History Photo

The Department of History’s Kendra Smith-Howard, PhD, will lead the last "Campus Conversations in Standish" of the spring 2018 semester with a discussion titled "Finding Nature in Unexpected Places: What Cleaning Closets and Laundry Rooms Tell us About American Environmental History."

The event, which was originally scheduled for February 7, 2018 but rescheduled due to inclement weather, will take place on Wednesday, April 4, 2018, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Science Library’s Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room. All are welcome. Complimentary refreshments will be provided.

“The ‘Campus Conversations in Standish’ series is a hallmark of the University Libraries’ programming,” explains Rebecca Mugridge, Dean of University Libraries. “I am excited to welcome Dr. Smith-Howard to our exchange of ideas and perspectives.”

A prolific scholar and educator, Dr. Smith-Howard is the author of Pure and Modern Milk: An Environmental History Since 1900 (2013). She teaches courses in American cultural and environmental history, with a focus on the 20th century.

Launched by the University Libraries in spring 2015 and held two to three times per semester, “Campus Conversations in Standish” raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise, connecting members of the UAlbany community and beyond. “Campus Conversations in Standish” are free and open to the public, and are always held on selected Wednesdays, 12:35–1:30 p.m. in the Patricia and J. Spencer Standish Board Room on the third level of the Science Library.

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