Teck spill adds to long history of polluting upper Columbia
NESPELEM—This week Teck Cominco's failure to manage its operations has once again sent toxic pollution into the Columbia River. It is another tragic assault by Teck on the region's natural resources. Teck's disregard for the land, air and water it … Read more on Tribal Tribune (subscription)
THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Space Shuttle Columbia Launched From Kennedy Space Center …
ABOVE VIDEO: A new era in space flight began on April 12, 1981, when Space Shuttle Columbia, or STS-1, soared into orbit from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. (NASA) – A new era in space flight began on April 12, 1981, when Space Shuttle … Read more on SpaceCoastDaily.com
Columbia hosting national symposium on legacy of Reconstruction Era
For two days this week, some of America's leading historians will gather in Columbia to discuss America's Reconstruction Era, a period of great importance to South Carolina history. The Reconstruction Era marked a period in America when African … Read more on ColaDaily.com
Columbia takes its place in Ivy League history with CIT title
Columbia entered the CIT Championship game aiming to make history, and Grant Mullins wasn't going to allow UC Irvine to prevent it from happening. Mullins spearheaded a late-game rally and brought the Levien Gymnasium crowd to life with an acrobatic … Read more on New York Post
Understanding the significance of Reconstruction era in SC's history
Organized by the University of South Carolina History Center and Historic Columbia, “The Reconstruction Era: History and Public Memory” marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Reconstruction era. Special guests includePulitzer Prize-winning … Read more on The State
England's V&A museum reveals a brief history of underwear
LONDON — Think of it as Victoria's — and Albert's — secret. London's Victoria and Albert Museum has peeled back fashion's layers to expose everything from long johns to lingerie in “Undressed,” an exhibition tracing the hidden history of underwear. Read more on Columbia Daily Tribune
Hitler's Nazi ghost train hiding BILLION fortune 'found in Poland'
Seventy years since the Third Reich was consumed in blood and fire the hunt is on for the loot that the Nazis left behind. The reported discovery of a legendary Nazi 'ghost' train packed with gold and money by two treasure hunters hidden in a long … Read more on Daily Mail
Treasures From Spanish Galleon Sunk in 1622 Set For Auction
In addition to a fortune's worth of gold and silver bars, coins and jewelry, the bounty recovered from Atocha included emeralds traced to a mine in Colombia, along with items ranging from navigational instruments to ceramic vessels, all offering a … Read more on History
This far-ranging collection of public and private sources illuminates a revolutionary half century for American women. The last six decades have been a pivotal period of change and resistance, progress and backlash for American women. From the Hoover vacuum cleaner to the fax machine, the pill to reproductive rights, from Rosie the Riveter to Martha Stewart and Hillary Rodham Clinton American women have grappled with a sometimes dizzying rate of social and economic change and continually shiftin
Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) is an interdisciplinary Master of Arts degree program in the field of oral history, the first program of its kind.
OHMA trains students to conduct research through creating and analyzing interviews, and to develop fieldwork projects to address historical and contemporary issues that require interdisciplinary investigation. The field of oral history supports research on immigration, migration, ethnicity, gender, politics, government and human rights. Through the collection, archiving and analysis of individual, community and institutional histories, we preserve the critical first-person narratives that capture the spirit of our society for generations to come.
This was the first webinar in the Winter Webinar Series hosted in partnership between the Kootenay Conservation Program and the Columbia Basin Watershed Network.
Presentation by Will Warnock, Canadian Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fisheries Commission
This session will give a description of the historic distribution of Sockeye and Chinook salmon and Steelhead in the Columbia Basin in Canada and their role in the ecosystem. Following precipitous development of hydroelectricity after salmon were extirpated, the ecosystem of the Columbia basin changed markedly. Learn more about these changes, as well as challenges and potential for restoring salmon all the way through their historic range. Video Rating: / 5
Dr. Lookingbill earned a Bachelor of Arts in Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, where he graduated summa cum laude in 1991. At the University of Toledo, he obtained the Master of Arts in History in 1993 and the Doctor of Philosophy in History in 1995. From 1995 to 1996, he taught classes in American and world history at Independence Community College in Kansas. In 1996, he joined the Columbia College faculty.
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Founded in 1851, Columbia College has been helping students advance their lives through higher education for more than 150 years. As a private, non-profit, coeducational liberal arts and sciences college, the college takes pride in its small classes, experienced faculty and quality educational programs.
Television is a form of media without equal. It has revolutionized the way we learn about and communicate with the world and has reinvented the way we experience ourselves and others. More than just cheap entertainment, TV is an undeniable component of our culture and contains many clues to who we are, what we value, and where we might be headed in the future.Media historian Gary R. Edgerton follows the technological developments and increasing cultural relevance of TV from its prehistory (befor
Four Masters students talk about their experiences of the Dual Degree in International & World History at LSE & Columbia University. (2010-11) Video Rating: / 5
The Historic Columbia Foundation offers several tours of Columbia’s historic Elmwood Cemetery on the second Thursday of each month April-October: The “Secrets from the Grave Tour” that highlights the artistry of the gravestones is held at 7:30 p.m. and two “Moonlight Cemetery Tours” start at 8 and 8:30 p.m. The tours cost for adults and for children, less for members of the Historic Columbia Foundation.
The foundation also offers “Historic House Tours” of the Hampton-Preston Mansion, the Mann-Simons Cottage and the Robert Mills House and Gardens. The Woodrow Wilson Family Home will be added to the tours once the extensive renovations of the property are complete. Admission for each house tour is for adults, less for children, seniors and members of the military, or you can buy a pass to all three houses for . Video Rating: / 5