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Dr. Anne Rubin wins GSA mentoring award!

Dr. Anne Rubin is the choice for the 2011 Donald Creighton Annual Outstanding Faculty GSA Award. Each year, this award is given to honor an outstanding advisor, mentor or professor who aids graduate students in academic and professional pursuits during their time at UMBC. Congratulations to Dr. Rubin!

Anne Rubin and Kelley Bell Digital History Project

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

Dr. Anne Rubin in UMBC Magazine

There is a great story on Dr. Anne Rubin's digital history project on the memory of Sherman's March to the Sea in the new UMBC Magazine.

Public History Students Help Heal Wounds in Baltimore

Dr. Denise Meringolo partnered with public historian Mary Rizzo for a wonderful class in Fall 2010. Mary wrote about the experience on the National Council for Public History blog.
The project focused on Baltimore's Hampden neighborhood. Denise and her students provided an important bridge for healing some of the neighborhoods open wounds through oral history. The class was partially funded with a CAHSS Kauffman Entreprenership Grant.
More heritage, hon? Community history and gentrification in Baltimore

Congratulations to everyone involved in the project.

Dr. Anne Rubin interviewed on 1861 Pratt Street Riots

Dr. Michelle Scott in the Baltimore Sun,0,1893725.story

Dr. Robert K. Webb Lecture Online

This year's Webb lecture of 10/27/2010 is available online: Enjoy.

Prof. Robert Webb featured in UMBC Magazine

The Fall 2010 UMBC Magazine honors Prof. Robert Webb, Emeritus 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.

Prof. James Grubb feature story

Prof. James Grubb wins 2010-11 Lipitz Professorship as recognition of his outstanding scholarship on Renaissance Italy

Dr. Constantine Vaporis was the featured speaker in Mexico City

Dr. Vaporis spoke about his recent book

Dr. Clay Laurie on Declassification of Secret Korean War Intelligence Documents

Dr. Clay Laurie participates in a panel discussing the declassification of secret intelligence documents on the Korean War. The panel is available on C-SPAN This was followed-up by a story in the Washington Post and Independence (Mo) examiner and an interview on NPR. Dr. Laurie also did a similar presentation several weeks back at the Eisenhower Library for a group of about 350.

Constantine Vaporis' book being translated into Japanese

Dr. Constantine Vaporis' latest book, Tour of Duty is being translated into Japanese. See the feature story on the UMBC News site:

Dr. Joe Tatarewicz Op-Ed in the Baltimore Sun

Joe Tatarewicz has an Op-Ed piece on the future of NASA in today's Baltimore Sun.
"In spaceflight's murky future, old paradigms no longer apply",0,5776460.story

History and Law School Course Praised at First Citizen Ceremony
UMBC graduate students may take this course in the fall! See Dr. Lindenmeyer

Ka-che Yip named Presidential Research Professor

Prof. Ka-che Yip is UMBC's Presidential Research Professor for 2010-2013!

Professor Yip has made significant contributions to the study of China as well as the more broadly conceived history of public health and disease. His work bridges historical scholarship in the East and West as well as making significant contributions to contemporary policy debates on public health issues. He is the author of the pathbreaking book, Health and National Reconstruction in Nationalist China: Development of Modern Health Services, 1928-1937, as well as Disease, Colonialism, and the State: Malaria in Modern East Asian History (Hong Kong University Press, 2009). Prof. Yip is also the author of thirty-five journal articles, book chapters, and encyclopedia entries. He is a sought after scholar as an external reviewer and has presented at numerous conferences both inside and outside the United States. Prof. Yip's membership in the International Network for the History of Malaria is further evidence of his stellar reputation among malariologists, social scientists, historians of medicine, and medical doctors throughout the world. Dr. Yip was also the UMBC Presidential Teaching Professor in 1994.

Vaporis wins Choice Award

Constantine Vaporis' recent book, Tour of Duty was chose as a Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2009.
This is an exceptional honor. Congratulations Constantine!

Interview with Prof. Sandra Herbert

UMBC In the Loop features a wonderful interview with Prof. Sandra Herbert. The interviewer is Prof. Joe Tatarewicz. Sandra Herbert talks about how she "met" Darwin and explains the benefits of a lifetime spent researching your passion. Look at the Interview

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!

Prof. Sandra Herbert's Darwin and Lincoln Lecture

Prof. Sandra Herbert's Darwin and Lincoln Lecture available online.

Julie Oakes

CONGRATULATIONS to Julie Oakes for successfully defending her dissertation, "'Faint Traces and Hints of Color:' The Creation of Japan's National Treasure System." Her successful defense was last week and she will graduate with a doctorate from the University of Chicago on December 11th. Congratulations Dr. Oakes.

Russell Spinney successfully defends his dissertation

Congratulations to Russell Spinney on successfully defending his dissertation on 9/30/2009 at Penn State ("A Nation in Peril? How Fear Influenced Everyday Life and Politics in the Weimar Republic.")!

Anne Rubin on Sherman's March

Anne Rubin published an essay on the University of North Carolina Press blog about her forthcoming book and website on Sherman's March.

Kate Brown Wins Guggenheim Fellowship

History professor Kate Brown wins Guggenheim Fellowship for book project: “Enriched by Plutonium: The Tandem History of the Secret Cities Plutonium Built." Read more>

Constantine Vaporis

Tour of Duty: Samurai, Military Service in Edo, and the Culture of Early Modern Japan University of Hawaii Press, 2008.

Terry Bouton Named OAH Distinguished Lecturer

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Amy Froide

Never Married: Singlewomen in Early Modern England. Oxford University Press, 2007.

Michelle Scott.

Blues Empress in Black Chattanooga: Bessie Smith and the Emerging Urban South University of Illinois Press, 2008.

Warren Cohen

America's Failing Empire: U.S. Foreign Relations Since the Cold War Blackwell Publishing, 2005.

Kriste Lindenmeyer

The Greatest Generation Grows Up: American Childhood in the 1930s. Ivan R. Dee Publisher, 2005.

Barry Lanman

Baltimore County: Celebrating A Legacy, 1659-2009. Baltimore County Historical Society, 2009.

Anne Rubin

A Shattered Nation: The Rise And Fall Of The Confederacy, 1861-1868 (University of North Carolina Press). Winner of the 2006 Organization of American Historians' Avery O. Craven book prize for the best book in Civil War era history.

Sandra Herbert

Charles Darwin, Geologist. (Cornell University Press) Winner of the Geological Society of America's 2006 Mary C. Rabbitt Award, “given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions to the understanding of the history of the geological sciences in the United States and abroad.” The book has also won the 2006 Suzanne J. Levinson book award from the History of Science Society, the George L. Mosse Prize from the American Historical Association, and the Albion Book Prize from the North American Conference on British Studies.

Terry Bouton

Taming Democracy: "The People," the Founders, and the Troubled Ending of the American Revolution. (Oxford University Press, 2007). Winner of the Pennsylvania Historical Society's Best Book of the Year Award.


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Dr. Anne Rubin wins GSA mentoring award!
Anne Rubin and Kelley Bell Digital History Project
UMBC History Class on C-SPAN American History TV
Dr. Anne Rubin in UMBC Magazine
Public History Students Help Heal Wounds in Baltimore
Dr. Anne Rubin interviewed on 1861 Pratt Street Riots
Dr. Michelle Scott in the Baltimore Sun
Dr. Robert K. Webb Lecture Online
Prof. Robert Webb featured in UMBC Magazine
Prof. James Grubb feature story



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