September 2008 Archives

French Connections: the U and College in the Schools

Every October and March, 300 high school students of French arrive on the U campus for a College in the Schools (CIS) French Field Day. For many of the high schoolers, these field days are their first exposure to a college campus. A good percentage of these students go on to enroll in the U with minors or majors in French.
By Lydia Belatèche

Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

CedarRiverside200x150.jpgStudents of the Children’s Home Society & Family Services’ Cedar-Riverside Youth group saw their neighborhood in a different way this summer through a weeklong camp provided by the Department of Art. By Anise McDowell

Remembering Roland A. Delattre

The late professor was not your typical American studies academic

By David D. Hall

Transforming Teaching in a Digital Age

Alumna Sharon Leon uses technology to engage young history students

Sharon M. Leon, Ph.D. ’04

Travel Writing and American Ideas of Mexico

Grad student Jason Ruiz examines early travel discourse

By Jason Ruiz, Ph.D. ’08

David Noble on His Career

"I think of teaching as a kind of jazz performance..."

Q&A with Kate Tyler

News of our American Studies community

by Roderick Ferguson, Associate Professor

From The Chair

Professor Carol Miller to Retire

"She routinely draws students into the palm of her hand..."

by Riv Ellen Prell

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