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Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Geography Coffee Hour with Dr. Chris Wells Friday 9/13

THE DEPARTMENT OF GEOGRAPHY is hosting a coffee hour with Dr. Chris Wells this Friday, September 13th at 3:15pm in Belgen Hall 445. Dr. Wells will give a talk titled "Motor Age Geography: Land-Use Change and Car Dependence Before 1956".

Dr. Chris Wells is an Associate Professor of Environmental Studies at Macalestor College
Professor Wells' research and teaching focus on the ways that technology--and especially technological systems--have reshaped the American environment, mediating and structuring people's relationships with the natural world. His book, Car Country: An Environmental History (2012), focuses on the proliferation of car-dependent landscapes in the United States before 1956. His current projects include a co-edited volume on Minnesota's environmental history (with George Vrtis, Carleton College), and a history of the idea of "building with nature" in American domestic architecture.
The talk will be held in Blegen Hall 445 beginning at 3:30 pm. Complimentary refreshments and coffee will be served at 3:15 pm.
Click here to view event flier: Chris Wells Event Flier.pdf