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Pittsburgh, March 20, 2009 — Several authors and an editor of the new International Encyclopedia of Revolution and Protest (Wiley-Blackwell) will host a reception and informal panel discussion about the release of this new eight-volume edition from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 2, at La Roche College’s Ryan Room on the main campus in McCandless Township. The public is invited to attend.

"We are thrilled to see the culmination of our work and are excited to celebrate the release of the volumes,” said Paul Le Blanc, Ph.D., editor and author of entries on labor and theory. Le Blanc is the dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at La Roche College and serves as a professor of history. “Much hard work by all involved has resulted in this terrific collection of work, and I am proud to be associated with my fellow authors.”

He will appear with these panelists:

• Lucille Adkins, registrar, Community College of Allegheny County and adjunct faculty for women’s studies at La Roche, who authored entries on the U.S. women’s movement;

• Edward Brett, Ph.D., professor of history at La Roche and author of entries on Latin America;

• Kunal Chattopadhyay, author of entries on Europe and Asia and professor of history, Jadaypur University, Calcutta, currently a guest lecturer at La Roche;

• Patricia De Marco, author of the entry on Rachel Carson and executive director of the Rachel Carson Homestead;

• Richard Goff, author of entries on utopian communities and field organizer for the Service Employees International Union; and

• Jean-Jacques Sene, author of the entry on Mali and assistant professor of history, cultural and conflict studies at Chatham University, Pittsburgh, and coordinator of the university’s Global Focus Program.

The reception is sponsored by La Roche College’s Wright Library, Institute for Cross-Cultural Ethics and Institute of African History, Culture and Politics.

For directions to La Roche College, visit or call 412-536-1186.

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