Monday, March 7, 2016

UIS Lunch & Learn Series presents "The Past as Prologue: Climate"

WHAT: The University of Illinois Springfield’s Office of Advancement, Alumni SAGE Society, Chancellor’s Office and the Illinois State Historical Society presents “The Past as Prologue: Climate” as part of the Lunch and Learn Series.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

WHERE: Public Affairs Center (PAC) Conference Room C/D, located on the lower level of the PAC on the UIS campus.

DETAILS: Gillen D’Arcy Wood, author and professor of English at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will discuss the 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora, the largest volcanic eruption in history, which changed global temperatures, ocean circulation patterns and created epidemics.

Stuart Fliege, author and Illinois State Historical Society vice president, will speak on “Lost Illinois: The Forgotten (and Misremembered) History of the Prairie State.”

The cost for the hot buffet lunch and program is $23/per person. Reservations are requested, as seating is limited.

Other upcoming Lunch & Learn events include “The Future of the Past: Museums” on April 19. These lunch-time programs will stimulate thinking as they build upon the university's tradition of open and intelligent dialogue.

Visit to register online. For more information, contact the UIS Office of Advancement at 217/206-6058 or email

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