The Foley Institute is hosting Coffee & Politics Tuesday, February 23 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. Dr. Joris D. Kila will discuss how global policies are failing to deal with this crisis. For more information, the announcement flyer can be seen here.
“I think this book has had a real impact on students,” says WSU history instructor Ken Faunce, who uses Just Mercy in his Roots of Contemporary Issues course. “We discuss a chapter every Friday.” The book, required reading for first-year WSU students and incorporated into various course curricula as this year’s common reading program selection, has sparked numerous discussions among students, faculty, and staff about the troubling incongruities. For the entire article, see the Spring 2016 edition of Washington State Magazine.
The Center for Digital Scholarship and Curation is offering two full Graduate Assistantships (tuition and stipend) for academic year 2016-2017. Consider applying for an assistantship in the CDSC if you are interested in digital scholarship, curation, data management, digital production, issues of access, ethics, and collaboration. For more information on the application process, see the CDSC-GA_flyer.
An exhibit created by the descendants and survivors of the Sand Creek Massacre of November 29, 1864 is being held at the Clark County Historical Museum beginning February 13 through February 20. For more information, see the WSU Vancouver One November Morning flyer.
The Department of History is eager to recognize and reward the hard work of its students by offering an array of merit- and need-based scholarships. Please take the time to read the announcement and complete the application. Both can be found using the links below.
Dr. Theresa Jordan will attend the Washington State Council for the Social Studies in Chelan, representing Washington State University. Other presenters are from the UW Jackson School of International Affairs, Western and Seattle Universities. A draft of the conference schedule can be seen here.
Drs. Yvonne Berliner and Julian Dodson will participate in Eastern Washington University’s colloquium on Mexico February 10. Dr. Berliner is on Panel Discussion II and will present a paper entitled “Mexican Feminism in the Twentieth Century.” Her paper traces the struggle for political rights for women in Mexico, culminating in the right to vote in 1953.
Dr. Julian Dodson will participate in the Roundtable Discussion on Ayotzinapa in Context: Social Violence, Media Repression, Police Impunity, and Popular Resistance in Contemporary Mexico. See the program here.
There will be several Washington State University faculty and students attending the World History Association (WHA) meeting in Ghent, Belgium in July. A double panel of Roots of Contemporary Issues faculty, and a panel on “Women as Migrants: Conflict and Consequences” with president-elect Merry Wiesner-Hanks, past president Candice Goucher, Barbara Traver, Sue Peabody and instructor Aaron Whelchel and alumni Maryanne Rhett. For more information, see the WHA conference URL.
Shawna Herzog, 2013 PhD recipient and instructor, says “I’ve been on the conference planning committee since 2013 and this year I am assistant program organizer. I’ll also be delivering a paper on a panel chaired by Karen Phoenix about inter-imperial cooperation in colonial Southeast Asia. This is going to be a SUPER fun conference and I’m so excited that so many of our faculty and students are going this year.”
WSU Undergraduate Education scholarship applications are due Feb. 29, 2016. See the Undergraduate Research poster.
SURCA abstract deadline is February 22 at 5:00 p.m. See the SURCA Poster.