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April 2018

ACSC 2018 | Former Kansas governor John Carlin

April 25 @ 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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John Carlin served as Governor of Kansas from 1979 to 1987 and Archivist of the United States and chair of the National Archives and Records Administration from 1995 to 2005. Join us for a discussion about his tenure as AOTUS, which began with a strategic plan to tackle the growing challenges of electronic records management and access, as well as encouraging public awareness of and engagement with NARA collections. Carlin's keynote will be moderated by Dole Institute assistant director and…

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ACSC 2018 | Former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker

April 26 @ 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

This program is moderated by Senate historian Betty Koed and built off of her recent oral history interviews with former U.S. Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker. When Nancy Kassebaum took the oath of office as a U.S. Senator, she became just the fourth woman elected to a full term to the Senate, and when she joined the Senate in December of 1978, there were no other female senators. That alone is worth discussing, but her three terms in the Senate, from…

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May 2018

Discussion Groups | Rise of the Independents: Candidates and Reform in 2018 and Beyond

May 2 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Week seven: Jackie Salit Jonas caps discussion groups with a visit from Jackie Salit, president of IndependentVoting.org, one of the nation's leading organizing centers for independent voters. In addition to support for specific candidates, Salit and IV have supported ballot initiatives for nonpartisan primaries as well as legal and political defense of open primaries. Her political commentaries have appeared in a wide variety of publications, and she has been a commentator on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, FOX and other outlets. --…

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Ft. Leavenworth series | The Great War in East Asia

May 3 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Most of the world focused its attention on events in Europe during the First World War, but many changes were brought to the Far East as well. Both China and Korea suffered from Japan’s favorable treatment in the Treaty of Versailles, adding to the ongoing political upheavals in both countries. The U.S., meanwhile, maintained a military role in both China and the Philippines while joining other allied states in operations in Russia. Joseph G.D. Babb explores the events in the…

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Discover with Dole

May 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Drop by the Dole Institute on the first Saturday of each month for an interactive, kid-friendly visit to discover uniquely themed items in the museum and archives. Activities include crafts, puzzles, coloring, and museum gallery activities. Families with young children encouraged! All programs and events at the Dole Institute are free and open to the public.

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June 2018

Discover with Dole

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Drop by the Dole Institute on the first Saturday of each month for an interactive, kid-friendly visit to discover uniquely themed items in the museum and archives. Activities include crafts, puzzles, coloring, and museum gallery activities. Families with young children encouraged! All programs and events at the Dole Institute are free and open to the public. This event will be held in conjunction with the institute's Homeschool Family Open House, running from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. The open house…

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Homeschool Family Open House

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Join the Dole Institute for a special event for homeschool families and students! The institute will have games, crafts, educational activities, archival tours and document discovery for families in attendance. This program is free and open to all. Learn more by downloading our informational flyer. Questions? Contact public education coordinator Julie Bergene at jbergene@ku.edu.

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Ft. Leavenworth series | Vicissitudes of Violence: Fear, Physiology, and Behavior under Fire

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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In battle, every soldier’s reaction is unique. The related range of brain chemistry reactions, acquired coping skills and shaping behavioral norms are so diverse that the concept of a “universal soldier” response to combat loses all meaning. Dr. Ed Coss leads an examination of this interactive process, clarifying what soldiers experience in battle and why they react as they do—a matter of supreme significance when using history as a lens to examine human behavior.

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July 2018

Discover with Dole

July 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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Drop by the Dole Institute on the first Saturday of each month for an interactive, kid-friendly visit to discover uniquely themed items in the museum and archives. Activities include crafts, puzzles, coloring, and museum gallery activities. Families with young children encouraged! All programs and events at the Dole Institute are free and open to the public.

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Historical Interpreter: Deborah Sampson

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dole Institute, 2350 Petefish Drive
Lawrence, KS 66045 United States
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In the waning years of the American Revolutionary War, Deborah Sampson felt a higher calling as she heard news of the rebellion while in Massachusetts. Her response? The former indentured servant and schoolteacher disguised herself in men’s clothing and enlisted in the Continental Army under the name “Robert Shurtlieff.” Historical interpreter Judith Kalaora visits the Dole Institute to bring Sampson’s fascinating story to life, including Sampson’s arduous upbringing, years in active combat and success as a professional soldier.

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