UCR history prof to address Natures conference
February 15, 2012
By Darla Martin Tucker
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – (www.lasierra.edu) David Biggs plans to explore a broad range of topics this Friday, from environmental preservation and degradation, to the complexities of juggling academic life, research and family.
Biggs, associate history professor at the University of California, Riverside will give a plenary address and a seminar on Feb. 17 for Natures 2012, an annual humanities conference at La Sierra University for masters and doctoral students. His plenary talk, titled “Between Wasteland and Wilderness,” discusses environmental history with various definitions and perspectives on nature, wilderness, environmental preservation and destruction.
His seminar talk, titled “Love, Money, and Glory: Navigating Academic Life and Continuing the Pursuit of Research,” will include anecdotes and observations from his own experiences.
The conference will be held between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. with presentations and a panel discussion given by 17 masters and doctoral students. Their topics vary from the controversial Keystone Pipeline project, to the national role of Hong Kong Television post World War II, to the status of libraries in the era of Google.
Click here for a schedule of presentations: 44547.orgsync.com/org/naturesconference/Natures2012program.