Walker D. and Helen Bryant Wyman Visiting Professorship In History

Wyman Visiting Professorship in History


Established with a generous gift from Dr. Bry Wyman in 2015, 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.

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


March 28 - 29

Bruce Cumings

Dr. Bruce Cumings

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 and open to all!

Field specialties

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

Recent books by Cumings

About Cumings


Wednesday, March 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 #18

Free and open to all

Topic summary

Thursday, March 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 and open to all

The Korean War: A History (Modern Library Chronicles) (2011)

Thursday, March 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

Free and open to all

Topic summary

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for past events

In-class meetings

Wednesday, Mar. 28
11 a.m., KFA 289
With students in American history classes (HIST 216 and 359)
Discussing "Pacific Ascendancy and American Power"

Friday, March 30
10 a.m., Davee Library 103
With the students in Intro. to International Relations (POLS 260)
Discussing "Korea's Place in the Sun"

Parking & directions

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

  • Be sure to PRINT this permit for your driver's-side dashboard. Park between the "Reserved" signs.
  • 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 March 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 Street and other nearby streets not marked "Permit Only."

Directions to campus & parking map
University Center information
Directions to RF Public Library