November 2011 Archives

Faculty News & Awards

History faculty members continually contribute new research, from award-winning books to performance texts. Here are a few highlights from the past year.

Our Star Scholar-Teachers

by Gary B. Cohen, chair

The University of Minnesota History Department has for decades prided itself on the scholarly achievements and renown of its faculty. Yet time and again the very same colleagues who have won accolades for their research have earned the highest distinctions for their teaching and advising. During this past year, we were particularly proud that Erika Lee won the Arthur "Red" Motley Exemplary Teaching Award in the College of Liberal Arts; Thomas Wolfe, the University of Minnesota Council of Graduate Students (COGS) Outstanding Faculty Award; and Kirsten Fischer, the Horace T. Morse - University of Minnesota Alumni Association Award for Undergraduate Education.

A Recent History of History

By Ted Farmer, professor emeritus

The fall 1999 issue of our department's annual newsletter featured a photo of six "senior colleagues" gathered in the Ford Room. I was in that photo. I took it as a gentle hint that it was time we should be moving on. Now, more than 10 years later, I have just participated in the retirement celebration of my 43 years of service in the Department of History and I am grateful for this opportunity to offer a few observations and reflections.

Donovan Scholars Research the World

Today's undergraduate experience entails much more than just coursework. Students are involved in cultural and leadership organizations, service learning and volunteerism, internships and study abroad. And for our most ambitious students, the opportunity to conduct research is a highly sought-after experience.

Undergraduates benefit from the University of Minnesota's status as one of the world's great research universities, giving students the chance to work closely with a faculty mentor. Through research, students challenge themselves, learn more about their strengths and interests, and explore possible career paths.



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