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MSU College of Letters and Science Dec. 8 book signing

November 29, 2006

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Bozeman - Ten authors will be on hand to sign their books at the Montana State University College of Letters and Science holiday authors' reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8, at Borders Books in Bozeman. The event is free and open to the public.

The event will celebrate Letters & Science faculty members with recently published books. The authors, professors from the departments of earth sciences, ecology, economics, English, history, and modern languages, will be present to discuss and sign their books. At 6:30 p.m., history professor Bob Rydell will talk about his recent book on Buffalo Bill and the Americanization of the world, "Buffalo Bill in Bologna" as well as his current research on world's fairs. Rydell, who specializes in American history, is the director of the MSU Humanities Institute.

In addition to Rydell, other featured MSU authors, the title of their books and their departments include: Lisa Eckert, English, "How Does it Mean? Engaging Reluctant Readers through Literary Theory;" Gwendolyn Morgan, English, "The Invention of False Medieval Authorities as a Literary Devise in Popular Fiction;" Mary Murphy, professor of history, and Connie Staudohar, doctoral student in history, "Motherlode: Legacies of Women's Lives and Labors in Butte, Montana;" Harold Picton, professor emeritus of wildlife management, "Buffalo: Natural History and Conservation;" Randal Rucker, economics, "Plowshares and Pork Barrels: The Political Economy of Agriculture;" Leah Schmalzbauer, sociology, "Striving and Surviving: A Daily Life Analysis of Honduran Transnational Families;" Brett Walker, history, "The Lost Wolves of Japan;" and Bill Wyckoff, Earth Sciences, "On the Road Again: Montana's Changing Landscape."


Sarah Alexander (406) 994-7791,