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Wilkes University Hosts Second Annual Wyoming Valley Undergraduate History Conference, Feb. 21

The Wilkes University history department will host the second annual  Wyoming Valley Undergraduate History Conference on Feb. 21. The conference will take place from 4-7 p.m. in the Cohen Science Center, 140 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre. The conference features research presentations by 11 students from four colleges and universities. In addition to Wilkes, participating schools include Kings College, Marywood University and University of Scranton. The conference is free and open to the public.

The Wilkes students presenting research are:

  • Nicole Kolessar, “The Female Experience in Native American Off-Reservation Boarding Schools”
  • Mackenzie Egan, “How Catharine Beecher and Harriet Beecher Stowe Changed Lives of Nineteenth Century Women"
  • Courtney McMonagle, “The Magic of Reformation Era Europe: Witchcraft and the Courts"
  • Mauri Bohan, “Project MK Ultra: Human Rights and Ethical Concerns during the Cold War"
  • Robbie Petrovich, “Fast Food in the US"
  • Patrick Gilhooley, "Poland: How Religious and Cultural Toleration Shaped a Thriving Nation"