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

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March 28, 2018

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

University Libraries - University At Albany

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

Photo of Dr. Kendra Smith_Howard

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

The event 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. Light food will be provided. All are welcome.

"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, "Campus Conversations in Standish" raise awareness of UAlbany faculty research and expertise and connect members of the UAlbany community and beyond in an exchange of ideas and perspectives. They are held two to three times per semester 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. "Campus Conversations in Standish" are free and open to all.

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