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Dr. Booth to Present at International Symposium on Jesuit Studies

Dr. Ryan Booth will present a paper at the 2023 International Symposium on Jesuit Studies in Lisbon, Portugal in June. The conference brings scholars on Jesuit history from across the world to share their research on a particular theme. This year’s theme is on “Circa Missiones: Jesuit Understandings of Mission Through the Centuries.” The International Symposia on Jesuit Studies offer annual opportunities to cross thematic, chronological, and disciplinary boundaries. Dr. Booth’s paper will address the painful and complicated legacy of the Jesuit-Native American boarding schools in the Pacific Northwest.

Dr. Franklin Awarded Grant

Robert Franklin and Phil Gruen (SDC) were awarded a TCI IDEA Grant for a class they plan to co-teach in spring 2024 tentatively titled “Infrastructural Racism” looking at social justice in the built environment.  They will be examining how infrastructure projects, specifically in the Tri-Cities (the Lewis Street Underpass and the Pasco-Kennewick “Green Bridge”), shape social and economic inequalities.  The grant is to fund important site visits and relationship building with community partners, and to recruit students.

Dr. Chastain Wins Albert J. Beveridge Grant

 Andra Chastain won an Albert J. Beveridge Grant for Research in the History of the Western Hemisphere from the American Historical Association. The grant will support preliminary research on a new project on the history of air pollution in California, Mexico, and Chile, tentatively titled Urban Air: A History of Smog in the Americas.

Dr. Herzog Wins Award

Shawna Herzog has received the Excellence in Online Teaching AwardThis award seeks to acknowledge and reward those faculty teaching Global Campus courses who go the extra mile to inspire and engage students in learning, support and care about students, and encourage students to do and be their best.

Dr. Peabody Selected for Endowment

Sue Peabody (History, Vancouver) is thrilled to have been selected for a National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) 2023 Summer Stipend. She will complete the archival research for her book project, “The Failure of the Succès: Anatomy of a Slave Smuggling Voyage” in Paris and Nantes, while giving several invited lectures in Paris (Campus Condorcet, Sorbonne, Dartmouth Study Abroad) and Venice (Ca’ Foscari).