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Congratulations to Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine for successfully defending his dissertation with honors January 25, 2018. 

Dr. Jonathan Burrow-Branine and PhD Committee after his dissertation defense


Congratulations to Ph.D. student William Adams for receiving the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) Summer Short-term Fellowship.

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Hannah Bailey for being awarded the 2017 Graduate Studies Summer Scholarship.

Ph.D. candidate, Rachel Schwaller, has been awarded the Hall Center's Sias Fellowship for Spring 2018.  This award grants a stipend and office space at the Hall Center for Rachel to focus on her writing.  Congratulations, Rachel!

Congratulations to Marilyn Ortega, Ph.D. student in American Studies, for being selected as one of the inaugural National Humanities Without Walls Predoctoral Fellows for 2017. 

NEA grant to KU to help physically disabled play music

In September 2016, PhD candidate Kathryn Vaggalis received the Center for Migration Research Graduate Student Grant, a $500 award designated for students performing migration-related research. The grant supports students in the Center's mission to promote, coordinate, and facilitate innovative high-quality interdisciplinary research on how human migration both shapes and is shaped by the social landscapes in which it takes place. Kathryn received the award to help fund her visit to the National Archives in Washington, DC to conduct research for her dissertation on early-twentieth century immigrant Greek and Japanese picture brides.

Ben Chappell will be speaking at the Kansas City Museum this week, discussing his research at Mexican American softball tournaments. It should be an interesting event, somewhere between an academic conference, an old-timer’s game, and Antiques Roadshow. The initiative is aimed at developing the collection of the National Museum of American History. Participants will also get a shout-out at the Royals game on Thursday, so look for me on the jumbotron. More info (Smithsonian web site) »

Tribute Or Tribulation? How do we commemorate history? What is the best way to remember a conflicted and painful past? And who gets to decide? Listen here »

CLAS names 1st associate dean for diversity, equity and inclusion (KU News link)

Area Studies and the Problems of Global Histories (Guest Post, external link)

Why student-athlete activism is rattling cages
(The Christian Science Monitor)

Editors of the American Studies Journal, Randal Jelks and Sherrie Tucker enjoy showing the summer reading issue of the AMS Journal to Jeannette Jones, University of Nebraska, at the Mid America ASA reception in Toronto.

Congratulations to Ray Pence for his significant contributions to the celebration of upcoming events and exhibit recognizing the American Disabilities Act 25th anniversary.  Events are hosted by The Dole Institute of Politics (see article), opening July 26th. You can listen to Ray's interview (see below) for more details.

The interview is available in podcast form on KLWN-AM. To listen, access their site at www.klwn.com, then find the link on their home page for "Podcasts," then choose "Timeline Radio" from the drop down menu. The interview show, aired 07/13/2015, taped 07/07/2015, should be listed.

Congratulations to Ruben Flores and Ray Pence
June 01, 2015

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