Eva Marie Garroutte

Modern Indian Identity Event Date: Oct 25, 2007 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: ATLAS Center, Room 100 My Father’s Stories: Remembering Oklahoma The Center presents Dr. Eva Marie Garroutte in this fall’s Modern Indian Identity lecture. Professor Garroutte is the author of Real Indians: Identity, Community, and the Survival of...

Words to Stir the Soul

Public Servants, hosted by Mayor John Hickenlooper Event Date: Nov 17, 2007 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Old Main This year, the Center honored the tireless, and oftentimes thankless, exertions of Colorado’s public servants. With Mayor John Hickenlooper as our host, we celebrated the dedicated spirit that drew these exceptional...

Living Beyond Lament

Rethinking George Catlin's Vanishing America, featuring Professor John Hausdoerffer Event Date: Feb 07, 2008 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Eaton Humanities, Room 150 George Catlin was a self-taught artist who dedicated himself to painting Indians and their culture. Professor John Hausdoerffer discussed the impact these paintings have had on Indians...

National Sacrifice Zone: Colorado and the Cost of Energy Independence

Film Screening and Conversation Event Date: Feb 28, 2008 Event Time: 7:30 p.m. Location: ATLAS Center, Room 100 This film screening was followed by a panel discussion moderated by Patty Limerick. The respectful and positive exchange reflected on the current opportunities and challenges surrounding energy development in the West. Panel...

Robert Mirabal

Modern Indian Identity Event Date: Mar 19, 2008 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: First United Methodist Church, Boulder, CO An Evening with Robert Mirabal This was a very special evening with Grammy Award-winner Robert Mirabal. As a composer, songwriter, and musician, Mirabal has won many honors, including two-time Native American...

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor

2008 Wallace Stegner Award Recipient Event Date: Apr 17, 2008 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Macky Auditorium The Center of the American West, in conjunction with the University of Colorado Law School, was proud to present one of the most influential, and interesting, Westerners of our time, Justice Sandra Day...

An American Faust

Patty Limerick Interviews J. Robert Oppenheimer Event Date: Jul 16, 2008 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Ricketson Auditorium, Denver Museum of Nature & Science Patty Limerick, Ph.D., award-winning historian and Chair of the Board at the Center of the American West, University of Colorado, interviewed J. Robert Oppenheimer as portrayed...

Gerard Baker

Modern Indian Identity Event Date: Sep 17, 2008 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Eaton Humanities, Room 150 “Why I did what I did”: Sharing the American Indian Story in our National Parks The Center welcomed Superintendent Gerard Baker, the highest-ranking Native American in the National Park Service, to both the...

Western Literature Week

Event Date: Oct 01, 2008 Location: Boulder, CO The Western Literature Association and the University of Colorado’s Center of the American West hosted a celebration of contemporary Western writing in conjunction with the Western Literature Association’s 43rd Annual Conference. The week-long event provided the CU-Boulder community with a rich and...

Words to Stir the Soul

Immigration Event Date: Nov 12, 2008 Event Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Old Main On the heels of one of the longest presidential campaigns in history, one that has turned up the heat on the topic of immigration, the Center shifted the focus back from positions to people. This special evening...

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