Prof. David Stradling of the University of Cincinnati will be delivering a public lecture entitled “The Burning River, Carl Stokes, and the First Earth Day” on October 20th, 2010 at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The reception begins at 5:30 PM in the Rotunda, followed by the lecture and Q&A session from 6 PM until 7 PM. The event is open to the public and parking at the WRHS lot off Magnolia Drive will be free.
David Stradling has taught urban and environmental history at the University of Cincinnati since 2000. Stradling received his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996, after having earned a BA and MAT from Colgate University. He taught for two years at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey, before moving to Cincinnati. His research has focused on urban environmental history, including the struggle to improve air quality and the many ways in which urbanization has inï¬‚uenced rural America. He has just begun a study of the Cuyahoga River and industrial Cleveland.
This event is presented by the Center for Public History + Digital Humanities at Cleveland State University in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Cuyahoga County and Constructing, Consuming, and Conserving America, a Teaching American History project.