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2020 News & Research

 

The AHA Welcomes New and Returning Students

August 31, 2020

The American Historical Association (AHA) has produced videos welcoming new and returning students during these difficult times. Below you will find links to the videos created for undergraduate students:

Videos for New and Returning History Majors
Bill Lowry, attorney and Cook County Commissioner (Illinois)
Muhammad Hanzala, engineering student, Georgia Highlands College
Victor Medina Del Toro, Meetings and Executive Assistant, AHA

Videos for Returning History Majors
Laura McEnaney, Professor of History, Whittier College; Vice President, AHA Teaching Division
Kayla Begg, Business Development Administrator, HKA

Videos for New History Majors
Megan Connor, Program Associate, AHA
Shelbie Britt, history major, Mississippi State University
Jason Holt, Realtor, COMPASS

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Welcome, Graduate Students!

August 28, 2020

With these difficult and trying times, the Department of History has not been able to give our graduate students the same welcoming we do at the beginning of each fall semester. Thankfully, the American Historical Association (AHA) has produced videos welcoming new and returning students specifically for the fall 2020 semester. Below you will find links to the videos created for graduate students.

Rita Chin, Professor of History, University of Michigan; Vice President, AHA Professional Division

Tyler Stovall, Dean, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University; former AHA president

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Katrina Ponti named a 2020-2021 Friends of the American Philosophical Society Fellow at the American Philosophical Society

August 28, 2020

Below is a press release from the American Philosophical Association. Check out all of the 2020-21 Fellows on the APS website.

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A Welcome from the Chair to class of 2024

June 9, 2020

Welcome to the class of 2024! We look forward to seeing you, whether on campus or virtually, in August, and we will celebrate the day when the whole class can convene on campus. Here in the department of history, we believe that studying the past is the best way to begin to understand the challenges and crises—great and small, political and personal--that face us in our present lives. We do so by offering a range of courses for majors, minors, clusterers, or the simply curious. Our courses truly embody the idea that "everything has a history.” Check out our fall semester line-up. And we’ll see you in August.

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Class of 2020

May 15, 2020

Photo of some Department of History faculty members on Zoom.

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Ten appointed to named professorships

March 4, 2020

Rochester faculty have been appointed to named professorships in recognition of their leadership as researchers and teachers.

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