Thomas to give lecture on origins of World War I

The popular annual lecture by Dr. Marvin Thomas, professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, will examine the events that led to the start of World War I.

The lecture, which will take place at 8 p.m. April 8 in the Lester and Barbara Rice Auditorium in Fisher, coincides with the start of the war nearly 100 years ago in June 1914.

Thomas will examine the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo and how it led directly to the Great War.

The lecture is free and open to the public. For disability-related needs, contact the Office of Disability Resources and Services at (814)362-7609 or

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