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Sikang Song.phpSikang Song earns CAS Doctorate Student Achievement Award in the Humanities

Sikang Song was awarded the 2016 College of Arts and Sciences Doctorate Student Achievement Award in the Humanities. He is an all-but-degree PhD candidate working with former Asia Program director Dr. David Pietz. His research fields are Modern China, World History, and Global Environmental History. His research focuses on the ecological, social, and cultural constructions of tobacco growing and tobacco industry in North China during the early twentieth century.

Jason Hogstad.phpJason Hogstad earns CAS Master’s Student Achievement Award

Jason Hogstad was awarded the 2016 College of Arts and Sciences Master’s Student Achievement Award in the Humanities. Jason is an MA student who has finalized his thesis titled “Splitting Hares: Eastern Oregon Pest Control and the Urban/Rural Divide, 1900-1925.” He has also worked as a history educator at the High Desert Museum and with the WSU Athletics Department as a tutor.

Brianna-Webb2Brianna Webb, invited to present paper at World History Association Conference, Belgium

Graduate Student Brianna Webb will present her paper “Layers of Memory: Käthe Kollwtiz and Die Eltern” at the 25th annual World History Association conference in Ghent, Belgium. Her research examines the role of war memorials through a study of Käthe Kollwitz’s sculpture Die Eltern (“The Grieving Parents”), and challenges a popular perception that memorials suggest a single narrative.

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james pic2James Pappas invited to research at Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama

Graduate student James Pappas has been invited to the Air Command and Staff College (ACSC) located at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala., to conduct archival research on the roots of the U.S. Air Force’s Air Corps Tactical School (ACTS). James will travel to the ACSC in summer 2016.

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sean gilleranSean Gilleran awarded Bennett History Graduate Fellowship

Sean Gilleran, a history masters candidate, was awarded the Edward and Margery Bennett History Graduate Fellowship. He will use the funding to travel this summerto Washington, D.C., where he will explore the Seth MacFarlane Collection of the Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan Archive at the Library of Congress.

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