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Connect-Learn-Engage: Recordings of Academic Forums from CSU, Chico

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As part of Regional & Continuing Education’s efforts to share the valuable knowledge on the California State University, Chico campus, we record guest speakers and academic forums. These videostreamed presentations cover a variety of academic disciplines, and the online format allows anyone interested to access the materials any time, view the presentation multiple times, and print handouts when available. Transcripts are provided for many of these presentations, either with or without PowerPoint slides. More recent recordings feature closed captioning.

To explore these offerings and view the presentations, use the list of subject areas in the green navigation block to the right.

In addition to these presentations, recorded workshops from the CSU, Chico Student Learning Center, Wellness Center, Career Center, Liberal Studies, Academic Advising and the Cross-Cultural Leadership Center enrich the experience of online students by providing study and test-taking tips, career guidance, and forums relating to mental and physical health.  View a complete listing of those workshops.

Featured Video:

Russia 1917: Why Did Tsarism Collapse and the Bolsheviks Come to Power?

Dr. Donald J. Raleigh, Faculty, History Department, University of North Carolina

The basic facts of the Russian Revolution are widely known. Tsar Nicholas was ousted – and he and his family murdered – and the Bolshevik socialists, led by Vladimir Lenin, took over. In this lecture, prominent Russian history scholar Dr. Donald J. Raleigh provides much more information. For one thing, in addition to the Bolsheviks, there were many different socialist political parties other than the Bolsheviks. Dr. Raleigh places the revolution in context, outlining 19th century events that led to an environment in which revolution was possible. He also explains how Russia’s disastrous performance in World War I deeply affected that country. Dr. Raleigh’s achievements include writing several books, including the first local Russian history written by an American scholar, and receiving such awards as the Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships.

Presentation Time: 1 hour, 32 minutes

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