The Land of Little Rain and other works by nature writer and early environmentalist Mary Hunter Austin will be the focus of a presentation from 5 to 6 p.m., Wednesday, February 21, in the solarium of the Center for Teaching and Learning in BRK 460. The discussion will be led by UIS History Professor Robert McGregor.
Austin (1868-1934) was born in Carlinville and graduated from Blackburn College. She studied the life of the Mojave Desert for many years, and her writing reflects an intimate knowledge of the land and the people who lived there. Read more>>