Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship In History

Wyman Visiting Professorship in History

Established with a generous gift from Dr. Bry Wyman, the goal of the Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship in History program is to annually feature a prominent scholar speaking on timely topics, beginning in 2015.

The events—free and open to the public—are planned and produced by UWRF History and Philosophy Department, College of Arts and Sciences.


Mar. 28 - Mar. 29

Bruce Cummings, Ph.D. - photo courtsey of The University of Chicago

Dr. Bruce Cummings

Gustavus F. and Ann M. Swift Distinguished Service Professor in History and the College
Department of History, The University of Chicago

Ph.D. 1975 Columbia University

Free & open to all!

 Field specialties

  • Modern Korean history
  • East Asian political economy
  • International history

Recent books by Cummings

Cummings' faculty page

Cummings' Amazon author's page

Wednesday, Mar. 28

"Provincialism and Internationalism in U.S. Foreign Policy"

4 p.m. reception
4:30 p.m. lecture

Kinnickinnic River Theater, 320 University Center, UWRF
501 Wild Rose Avenue, River Falls WI
Building map
Parking map
- building #20

Free & open to all

Thursday, Mar. 29

The Korean War by Cummings - book cover

Roundtable discussion of The Korean War: A History

1:45 p.m. Reception
2 p.m. Discussion

Chalmer Davee Library Breezeway (upper level), UWRF

Free & open to all

Thursday, Mar. 29

American Policy Toward North Korea: Seven Decades of Failure

6 p.m. reception
6:30 p.m. lecture

River Falls Public Library (lower level)
140 Union St, River Falls, WI

Topic details coming soon

Free & open to all

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for past events

In-class meetings

Thursday, Mar. 29
11 a.m.
With students in American history classes
Discussing "Pacific Ascendancy and American Power"

Friday, Mar. 30
10 a.m.
With the students in Asian history classes
Discussing "Korea's Place in the Sun"

Parking & directions

TENTATIVE - to be confirmed. For the Mar. 28 event at University Center - We have 30 free-parking spaces (with dashboard permit below) - marked with ORANGE "RESERVED" signs - in Pay 2 Lot (south of University Center).

  • Be sure to PRINT this permit for your dashboard. If the "Reserved" section is full, the permit will allow you to park elsewhere in the same lot (Mar. 28 event only).
  • Those arriving after the marked 30 spaces are filled, and without a permit, may purchase a permit at the parking lot pay station.
  • By late afternoon, additional free parking may also be available on 6th Street near the Power Plant and on the side streets north of Cascade Avenue.

For the Mar. 29 event at Davee Library - Paid parking is available in Pay 1 Lot (west of North Hall. Park in the numbered spaces  and pay at the pay station ($1 per hour). You may find free parking along Spring and other nearby streets not marked "Permit Only."

Directions to campus & parking map
University Center information

Directions to RF Public Library