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Gary Okihiro of Columbia U to Give 2016 Wilson Lecture

Gary Okihiro, Professor of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University will deliver the Department of History’s prestigious O. Meredith Wilson Lecture. Okihiro is a brilliant and internationally recognized scholar whose wide-ranging research focuses on United States, southern African, and world history.

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Danielle Olden Awarded an NEH Fellowship

Danielle Olden, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, has been awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship. The year-long NEH Fellowship will enable Danielle to complete her book, Racial Uncertainties: Mexican Americans, School Desegregation, and the Making of Race in Post-Civil Rights America,which examines Denver, Colorado's battle over school desegregation in the late 1960s and 1970s.

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Paul Reeve Honored As UCSS Teacher of the Year

The Utah Council for the Social Studies recently honored Professor Paul Reeve with its University Teacher of the Year Award at its annual conference in Salt Lake City. The UCSS recognized Professor Reeve for his contributions to the teaching of Utah history in particular and his efforts to re-imagine and reinvigorate pedagogical approaches to that subject.

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Graduate Student Kate Mower Wins Fulbright for 2016-17

Three Humanities students, Jessica Chamorro, Sabrina Dawson, and Kate Mower have won the 2016-2017 Fulbright Awards. The US Fulbright program was established in 1946 to create mutual understanding and support friendly and peaceful relations between people in the U.S. and other countries.

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2nd Annual Futures in History Social

Hosted by H-SAC in cooperation with Department staff and faculty, the second annual Futures in History social brings together faculty, students, and alumni to share stories, network, and to explore the rich variety of career pathways open to History undergraduates.

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Professor Cohen Teaches Sustainable Urbanization in Hyderabad

Professor Benjamin Cohen received a 30k grant from the U.S. Consulate, Hyderabad, India, to lead a team of nine Indian and six American students in studying sustainable urbanization in India. He travelled with Stephen Goldsmith (Architecture + Planning) to Hyderabad in December-January where the students conducted interviews, fieldwork, and meetings.

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U of U Podcast Features History PhD Student

Brad Dennis, who graduated in the Fall of 2015 with his Ph.D. in History from the University of Utah this December, discusses the origins of interethnic and interreligious conflict at the birth of the modern Middle East from the ashes of the Ottoman Empire.

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Featured Course

(HIST 3350) The History of Brazil: 1500 to Now

From sun, surf, and sex, to cybercrime, and from the 2014 World Cup to the 2016 Olympics, Brazil never fails to capture the global imagination. This course explores the transformation of Brazil from a colonial backwater into one of the modern world’s largest and most diverse nations. Through film, music, and an array of other material, students examine issues including religion and cross-cultural interaction, race and slavery, industrialization and urban growth, the environment, and the pursuit of political and economic stability.
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Last Updated: 1/12/17