SOU History Professor to Explore the Past, Present and Future of the Middle East

Dr. Bob Harrison in his office.

Dr. Bob Harrison in his office. Photo: Jspeer

(Ashland, Ore.) – Dr. Robert Harrison, Southern Oregon University Professor of History, will present “The Middle East and the Arab Spring: Troubled Past, Hopeful Future?” on Monday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m. in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library on the SOU campus. A reception follows immediately. The talk is free and open to the public. Continue reading

SOU’s Distinguished Lecture Series Continues Nov. 9 with Professor Diana Maltz

Southern Oregon University English and Writing Professor Diana Maltz will continue SOU's Insights: Distinguished Lecture Series with a talk on Nov. 9.Photo courtesy of Southern Oregon University

(Ashland, Ore.) — As part of Southern Oregon University’s Insights: Distinguished Lecture Series, English and Writing professor Diana Maltz, will give a talk Nov. 9 about a cultural group in England—known as the Fellowship of New Life—that pursued peace, environmentalism and equality in the 1890s.

President Mary Cullinan initiated the lecture series last year to highlight the work of SOU faculty.

“Our faculty are doing outstanding scholarship and creative activity in every field,” she said. “I very much want our community and our campus to gain insight into the work being done at SOU.”

Maltz will review writings by novelists who participated in the rural colonies, as well as satires by writers who simply found New Life initiatives impractical and their practitioners self-important and deluded. Continue reading