James Loewen visit October 27, 2015
Speaking on the UW-L campus and at La Crosse City Hall, James Loewen discussed his analysis of history textbooks in Lies my Teacher Told Me and the overlooked history of racism in Sundown Towns. These author events were supported by a long list of sponsors on campus and off, including the Department of History. History graduate Jennifer DeRocher's research, which began as a history class project, was presented in the video below at the evening City Hall event. The La Crosse Tribune covered the events on October 25 and, with community leader responses, on October 28. The national site History News Network also carried the story.
Department in the news
April 2017, Víctor M. Macías-González, La Crosse Tribune, Despite national tensions, Arcadia embraces diversity
October 2016, Jennifer DeRocher, La Crosse Tribune, Challenging La Crosse's History.
October 2016, Kenneth Shonk, The Sunday Times, De Valera hid civil war film to protect Fianna Fail
October 2015, sponsored in part by the Department of History, Dionne Van Reenen of the Institute for Reconciliation and Social Justice at the University of the Free State, South Africa presents "Scrutinizing Mechanisms of Subtle Discrimination," followed by a panel discussion. Video.
May 2015, James Longhurst, La Crosse Tribune, UWL Professor explores bike culture with new book
April 2015, James Longhurst, Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Professor's Love of Biking Leads to Book on Road Battles
April 2015, Ariel Beaujot, La Crosse Tribune, History project expands conversation
April 2015, James Longhurst, Wall Street Journal, 150 Years of Bike Lane Battles
April 2015, Ariel Beaujot, La Crosse Tribune, Hear Here: Project launches sites to hear La Crosse history
January 2015, Víctor M. Macías-González, La Crosse Tribune UWL History Professor Receives Diversity Award
October 2014, Heidi Morrison, La Crosse Tribune, UWL Researcher to discuss children, war
October 2014, James Longhurst, La Crosse Tribune, City's walkability is reason to celebrate
September 2014, Ariel Beaujot, La Crosse Tribune, UWL project seeks to share personal stories about La Crosse
September 2014, Julia Roden, Ariel Beaujot, La Crosse Tribune, Scavenger hunt to showcase city's colorful past
May 2014 Barbara M. Kooiman, La Crosse Tribune, Brick by Brick: Winners Announced for PAL architectural treasure hunt
April 2014 Ariel Beaujot , La Crosse Tribune, Public Stations Would Give La Crosse Residents a Chance to Listen in on Local History
March 2014 James Longhurst, La Crosse Tribune, UWL to host bicycle book talk and signing event
November 2013, Victor Macías-González, La Crosse Tribune, UWL instructor named Professor of the Year
October 2013, Barbara Kooiman, La Crosse Tribune, Hard Work has turned neglected Victorian into neighborhood jewel
September 2013, Leslie Crocker, La Crosse Tribune, Former professor authors book about UWL history