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Congratulations to Yosef Kuperman

Congratulations to Yosef Kuperman who is graduating in May 2011 and has just been accepted into the University of Baltimore Law School on full scholarship.

Congratulations to James Furgol

Congratulations to James Furgol, M.A. in Historical Studies, May 2011. James is accepted into the Ph.D. program in Public Policy at UMBC and has a full Graduate Research Assistantship at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Center of HIV Prevention, funded through the Maryland Institute of Policy Analysis and Research.

Congratulations to Bethanee Bemis

Congratulations to Bethenaee Bemis who will graduate with an M.A. in Historical Studies in May, 2011. Bethanee is the Inventory Contractor for the Military History Collections Project at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C..

Congratulations to Daniel Burge

Congratulations to Daniel Burge, M.A. in Historical Studies, May 2011. Daniel will attend the Ph.D. program in History at the University of Alabama on a full departmental fellowship. departmental fellowship.

Congratulations to Sara Patenaude

Congratulations to Sara Patenaude who is graduating with an M.A. in Historical Studies. Sara has won a Graduate Teaching Assistantship for the Ph.D. program in History at Georgia State University, in Atlanta.

Congratulations to James Risk

Congratulations to James Risk, M.A. in Historical Studies 2011, upon his acceptance into the doctoral program in History at the University of South Carolina, with funding. A terrific accomplishment.

Nechama Newman accepted to George Washington Law School

Congratulations to Nechama Newman (BS Biology, Minor History 2010) upon acceptance to George Washington University's Law School. Nechama plans to specialize in Intellectual Property Law.

UMBC History Class on C-SPAN American History TV

American History TV broadcast UMBC's HIST 405/710 "American Youth Activism" on March 26th. Take a look and you might see someone you know
http://www.c-span.org/Events/Lectures-in-History-20th-Century-Political-Activism/10737420466-1/

News from Christine Keiner

“I took Dr. Howard Smead’s civil rights course at UMBC in the spring of 1995, and just wanted to let you know what an important role it wound up playing for me. When I signed up for the course I was contemplating a career change, having completed a B.A. in biology but no longer desiring a laboratory position. Dr. Smead’s course confirmed my desire to become a historian, and that fall I began the graduate program in the history of science at Hopkins. I am thrilled to say that since then I've published my first book, The Oyster Question: Scientists, Watermen, and the Maryland Chesapeake Bay since 1880, and am an Associate Professor of Science, Technology, and Society in the Public Policy Department at Rochester Institute of Technology.”

Congratulations to Laura Marshallsay

Congratulations to Laura Marshallsay, 2007 B.A. in History, and will earn an M.A. in May 2011, will serve as an editor on a book for the Junior League of Baltimore's 100th anniversary. She is also running an oral history workshop with Dr. Barry Lanman for the Baltimore County Bar Association.

Congratulations to Melissa Cuzzart-Boyce

Melissa Cuzzart-Boyce, 2004 History B.A. and May 2009 M.A. is working for the National Park Service. She will soon attend Operational Leadership Instructor Training in Tulsa and attend an Emergency Medical Services conference on behalf of the National Capital Region.

Congratulations to Peter Bunten

Congratulations to Peter Bunten, M.A. December, 2010. Peter is working for the Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow. Phillipsburg is the site of a large colonial farm, and was involved in the slave trade and piracy. The site is interpreted from the vantage point of the 23 enslaved Africans who were held there during the mid-18th century. Peter was also recently the guest speaker at the Ulster County Civil War Round Table, talking on the contested memory of the Civil War.

Dr. Anne Rubin interviewed on 1861 Pratt Street Riots

http://www.umbc.edu/blogs/umbcnews/2011/02/umbc_experts_share_us_civil_wa_1.html

Eric Petenbrink

Eric Petenbrink, History B.A. (2003), Honors College, and LLC, is in the final stages of completing his Ph.D. dissertation at Indiana University. He writes: "I work as an editorial assistant at the Journal of American History, which is why I was at OAH in D.C. I also do some adjunct work at Franklin College, a small liberal arts school south of Indianapolis."

Dr. Robert K. Webb Lecture Online

This year's Webb lecture of 10/27/2010 is available online: http://my.umbc.edu/media/262 Enjoy.

Alum, Alice Donahue Exhibit

Open House introducing the new gallery
exhibit by M.A. alum, Alice Donahue. Please drop in
anytime between 3 and 7pm on Thursday, October 14, 2010

National Electronics Museum
1745 W. Nursery Rd.
Linthicum, MD 21090

http://nationalelectronicsmuseum.org/

Prof. Robert Webb featured in UMBC Magazine

The Fall 2010 UMBC Magazine honors Prof. Robert Webb, Emeritus
http://www.umbc.edu/magazine/fall10/discovery.html#creeds Prof. Webb will give this year's Webb Lecture on October 27, 2010, 4:00 pm, A. O. Kuhn Library Gallery. Free and open to the public.

Joe Tropea on WBAL-TV

August 4, 2010, WBAL-TV News featured a story about UMBC History B.A. and Historical Studies M.A. alum Joe Tropea. Joe is making a documentary on the Catonsville Nine entitled "Hit and Stay." The news story is on the WBAL-TV website at:
http://www.wbaltv.com/news/24512060/detail.html

Alum, Jayme Hill at BCHS and on WYPR

2008 M.A. graduate Jayme Hill is the final presenter in the Baltimore City Historical Society's Baltimore History Evening series for 2010. She will also be interviewed by Sheila Kast, host of WYPR's Maryland Morning.
Jayme Hill's topic is "From the Brothel to the Block: The Abolition of Prostitution in Baltimore During the Progressive Era" (the topic of her 2008 M.A. thesis). She is a teacher mentor at the Aberdeen High School and received an honorable mention for the 2009 Joseph L. Arnold Prize for Outstanding Writing on Baltimore City History. She has a Master's Degree in Historical Studies from UMBC.

Richard Hardesty enters George Mason University doctoral program

Congratulations to Richard Hardesty (UMBC BA 2002, MA 2008) who earned a scholarship to the George Mason University Doctoral Program in History. Richard will enter the program in Fall, 2010.

Nick Fry working for NASA Center for Aerospace Information

History B.A. and Historical Studies M.A. Nick Fry writes:
I got a second Masters degree in Library and Information Science
from Drexel University in 2008. Since 2007 I have been an
Outreach Specialist at the NASA Center for AeroSpace Information
(CASI) in Hanover, MD. My job involves research, technical
assistance, marketing and communications skills as I help NASA
researchers, contractors, grantees and the general public find
the scientific and technical publications they are seeking. I'm
also our liaison with the NASA History Office at NASA
Headquarters in Washington, DC. It's one of the best jobs for
anyone who appreciates history to have. I'm right next to our
archive and as part of my regular duties I have to go to the
NASA centers for outreach and training activities related to our
database. This has allowed me to go in one of the buildings
that housed Von Braun's rocket team at Marshall Space Flight
Center, stand at the Flight Director's console at Apollo Era
Mission Control at Johnson Space Center, and see artifacts from
America's early age of aeronautics research at Langley Research
Center. The research, analysis and communication skills I
learned as an undergraduate and graduate student in history at
UMBC have helped me get to this point. It's been quite a ride.

Sina Negabaum

Sina Negabaum was chosen to participate in the 2009 NSAISS Seminar. He writes, "It was truly phenomenal I felt so proud to represent UMBC. I was the only Maryland student represented out of a crop of 40 graduate students. Moreover I was the youngest student selected, amongst students who had come from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Princeton." Congratulations!

Dawn Bidne

Dawn has been accepted into two Master of Public Policy programs, at George Washington and American. She will graduate magna cum laude in May, and is grateful to the History Department for her academic training.

Congratulations to the December, 2009 M.A. Graduates

Donna Gray, "Dispatches from the Front Line: The Brixton Riots and the Restructuring of Black British Identity"

Kevin Kelly, "The Maryland State Colonization Society and Maryland’s Ambivalence to Slavery"

Nicole Paterson, "A Comparative Analysis of Idalion’s Olive Presses and Their Relationship to Idalion’s Economic and Religions Environment"

Christopher Fritz

Chris has been offered a commission in the United States Army and starts training at Fort Leonardwood, Missouri on 27 January 2010 followed by Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia in April. In the meantime he has been substitute teaching for Anne Arundel County Public Schools and working intermittently with UMBC's Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising. He has also published his thesis with Lambert Academic Publishing. It will be available on or around 25 January 2010. (editor's PS---and Chris is getting married in early January--congratulations!)

Annual Holiday Party, Wed., December 9th

Join us for the Department of History's Annual Holiday Party, Wed., December 9th noon-1:30 pm. 7th Floor Administration Building. See you there!

Michael Karabinos at National Geographic

An update from Mike Karabinos: "After getting my BA in 2005 I received my Masters in Library Science from the Catholic University of America and am currently the Map Librarian at the National Geographic Society." Mike is also thinking about applying for a Ph.D. program.

John Maranto

John writes: "I am a 1997 graduate of UMBC where I earned my BA in History. I have been working at the B&O Railroad Museum since February of 2006 where I am the Curator of Archives and Small Objects. I work directly with the Museum's collection of archival material, photographs and railroad artifacts. I assist outside researchers and work as part of a team to create new exhibits. The knowledge and skills I learned as a student at UMBC prepared me to be effective as an archivist and historian."

David Munford

David is working at the National Archives and Records Administration. The bulk of his
responsibility at the moment is in the photo archives. He conducts research, answers researcher inquiry and staffs the research room on occasion. He is happy and really enjoying himself and plans to enter graduate school soon.

Maureen O'Prey

(M.A. 2004) Maureen taught as a part-time instructor at CCBC and this fall earned a full-time faculty teaching position. She teaches "Women's Autonomy in the Ancient World," "Survey of Ancient Mediterranean Religions," and the standard Ancient, Medieval, and Modern European History (Western Civilization) courses.

Micheal Fasulo

(B.A. 2009) Mike entered the M.A./Ph.D. graduate program in History at Texas A & M University. He is focusing his studies on U.S. political history.

David Lande

(M.A. 2007) David is a Senior Researcher at National Geographic Magazine in Washington, D.C.


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