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Charles Bolton, Head, History Department
Public History Students Win National Award
The National Council on Public History has announced that UNCG's second-year History/Museum Studies students have won the 2013 Graduate Student Project Award for their work on the exhibition "Past the Pipes: Stories of the Terra Cotta Community," which opened in December at the Terra Cotta Museum in Greensboro. One such award is given annually. The designation recognizes the students' work in building community partnerships, recording oral interviews, designing and facilitating public programs, gathering images and artifacts, writing exhibition text, creating media pieces and interactives, and installing the exhibition.
Students Ellen Kuhn, Shawna Prather, and Ashley Wyatt will travel to Ottawa, Canada to be recognized at the awards luncheon of NCPH's annual conference, held April 17-20. The students will also present about the project at a poster session and write an article about their work for the publication "Public History News."
Tolbert Receives 2013 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
Congratulations to Associate Professor of History Lisa Tolbert, who has been selected as the UNCG recipient of the 2013 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, the University's highest honor for superior teaching. She will be officially honored at the UNCG Spring graduation ceremony.
Levenstein on The State of Things
Associate Professor of History Lisa Levenstein discussed the status of girls and women in North Carolina on The State of Things on March 28, 2013.
Logan Publishes New Book
Rutgers Press announces the publication of Hormones, Heredity, and Race: Spectacular Failure in Interwar Vienna" by Dr. Cheryl A. Logan, faculty emerita. "This terrifically inventive and important story is one of the first to examine physiological attempts to understand heredity in the first half of the twentieth century, offering a beautiful rendering of the intersection of science and politics." - Vassiliki Betty Smocovitis, University of Florida. Click here for a flier with more information and a discount code for 20% off.
Alum Emmanuel Dabney in the News
National Park Service interpreter and UNCG History alum Emmanuel Dabney is the subject of this news article: From Bondage to Battlefield