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Turning Hindsight to Foresight

The National Landscape Conservation System— The Next Ten Years

Filed under: Politics,Public Lands — Centerwest at 9:53 am on Monday, June 28, 2010

Remarks by Bruce Babbitt
Denver, Colorado, April 15, 2010

I am pleased to join you at this gathering to assess the future of the National Landscape Conservation System.  The 10th anniversary of the Executive Order creating the System is a good time to look back, to reflect upon lessons learned, and to look forward to the next ten years.

By any measure the Conservation System is off to an impressive start.  The System is now the administrative home for some 27 million acres of protected areas including National Monuments, National Conservation Areas, Wilderness Areas, National Trails and Wild and Scenic Rivers within the Bureau of Land Management.   The BLM now has a conservation mandate (Read on …)

CU’s Patty Limerick to Interview Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt

Filed under: Center Events,Patty Limerick,Politics — J. Hsu at 8:41 am on Thursday, February 18, 2010

Original article can be found at the news site
Originally published on February 10, 2010
By Staff

University of Colorado at Boulder history Professor Patty Limerick will bring history alive when she interviews nationally recognized actor Clay Jenkinson portraying Thomas Jefferson and Theodore Roosevelt in Boulder and Denver on Feb. 24 and 25.

(Read on …)

An Invitation to Redemption for Joe Wilson and Van Jones

Filed under: Patty Limerick,Politics — J. Hsu at 9:07 am on Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Original article can be found at
Originally published September 15, 2009
By Patty Limerick

To Joe Wilson, Congressman from South Carolina and Now-Legendary User of Language to Convey Disrepect for the Presidency of the United States


To Van Jones, Gifted Environmental Advocate and Now-Legendary User of An Immature and Impoverished Figure of Speech to Characterize Political Opponents

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CU-Boulder’s “University Fool” to Hold Court on April 1

Filed under: Center Events,Patty Limerick,Patty's Speeches,Politics — S. Riley at 1:23 pm on Monday, March 30, 2009

CU Boulder News Center Article
March 30, 2009

Patty Limerick, the renowned University of Colorado at Boulder history professor who also serves as the official “University Fool,” will put on white face paint and hold court on campus on April 1.

Limerick will appear on a “throne” in the University Memorial Center’s fountain area from 11 a.m. until about 1 p.m. The University Fool will award licenses to those who come to talk with her. She will be near a sign stating: The University Fool Is Eager to Receive Petitions Requests for Consolation and Encouragement And Confessions. (Read on …)

Bill Lane speaks on Lincoln – Patty follows

Filed under: Patty Limerick,Politics — S. Riley at 1:27 pm on Monday, February 9, 2009

The Standford Daily
By Liz Stark
February 9, 2009
Original Article

Lane Center hosts conference on Lincoln and the West

Stanford’s Bill Lane Center for the American West played host on Friday to a discussion of Abraham Lincoln and his legacy in an all-day conference at the Schwab Residential Center, featuring five of the nation’s preeminent Civil War-era scholars.

Friday’s lectures and panel followed Pulitzer Prize-winner James McPherson’s keynote address, which took place on Thursday.

The series was funded by Bill Lane ‘42, former publisher of Sunset Magazine. Lane, in his opening speech on Friday, described the root of his interest in Lincoln and the West. (Read on …)

Salazar takes reins at Interior at tumultuous time

Filed under: Energy,Patty Limerick,Politics — S. Riley at 1:50 pm on Monday, January 26, 2009

The Colorado Statesman article
Vol. 110, No. 4
By Janet Simons

On Inauguration Day, Ken Salazar became the 50th U.S. secretary of the Department of the Interior and the sixth Coloradan to serve in the post.

Until now, Colorado has been tied with Ohio and Illinois, each of which contributed five Interior secretaries to the United States.

With Salazar — who is the first Interior secretary born in Colorado — the Centennial State becomes the champion state for providing Interior secretaries. (Read on …)

CU-Boulder to Host Panel on Native American Religious Practices and Public Lands in the West Jan. 21

Filed under: Center Events,Modern Indian Identity,Patty Limerick,Politics — S. Riley at 11:23 am on Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Original Press Release
January 16, 2009

The University of Colorado at Boulder’s Center of the American West and School of Law will host a panel discussion on “Public Lands, Private Ceremonies: Native American Religious Practices and Public Lands in the West” on Jan. 21.

The panel discussion will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Wolf Law Building’s Wittemeyer Courtroom on the CU campus. The panel is free and open to the public.

The program is presented by the Natural Resources and Environmental Law Section of the Boulder County Bar Association, an organization dedicated to improving education and opportunities for its lawyer members through programs and community relations, as well as educating the public about their legal rights and responsibilities. (Read on …)

What the West wants

Filed under: Authored by Patty Limerick,Climate Change,Energy,Patty Limerick,Politics — S. Riley at 11:11 am on Monday, December 8, 2008

… from the Obama administration

The Denver Post
Various Authors
December 7, 2008

The Denver Post asked a diverse stable of Westerners to add their voices to the chorus of Americans who have advice for President-elect Barack Obama. Top row, left to right: John Hickenlooper, Cleo Parker Robinson, Norma Anderson, Jeff S. Fard. Middle row: Dottie Lamm, Gary Hart, Federico Pena, Brian Schweitzer, Tucker Hart Adams. Bottom row: Al Simpson, Andrew Romanoff, Bill Owens, Patty Limerick. (Read on …)

Blog: Stegner 100

Filed under: Blogroll,Center Events,Modern Indian Identity,Patty Limerick,Politics — S. Riley at 2:36 pm on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Wallace Stegner as a White guy, circa 1945

Stephen Trimble
Stegner 100 Blog Entry
November 17, 2008

At the end of World War II, Look Magazine commissioned Wally to write a series of articles on racism. He spent a year and a half traveling the nation with Look photographers, visiting minority communities from Boston to Los Angeles, covering Filipinos, Jews, Blacks, American Indians, and a half-dozen other oppressed peoples. In the end, Look grew too timid to publish what he wrote, and he gathered the essays, with dozens of photographs, in a Family of Man-style picture book published in 1945 called One Nation. (Read on …)

The works of immigrants

Filed under: Center Events,Patty Limerick,Politics,Western Literature — S. Riley at 12:34 pm on Friday, November 14, 2008

Center of the American West examines literary diversity

Conor Doyle
The Campus Press Article
Issue date: 11/13/08

The Center for the American West is promoting a new way of getting the experience of American immigrants across to a large audience.

Members of the CU and Boulder community gathered in Old Main Chapel on Wednesday night and listened to speakers present tales of immigration for the center’s 12th annual Words to Stir the Soul event. (Read on …)

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