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March 27, 2008

Giancarlo Casale

Congratulations to Assiatant Professor Giancarlo Casale, who has been awarded a Senior Residential Fellowship at Koc University's Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations (RCAC), for Spring 2009.

Rudy Vecoli

Congratulations to Emeritus Professor Rudolph Vecoli who recently received the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society. The award is presented on rare occasions to scholars who have made
distinguished contributions to the field of immigration and ethnic history. Rudy is only the third recipient of this award.

Rudolph J. Vecoli has been one of the most important scholars in the field of immigration and ethnic history. Rudy has been a leader over many years in every facet of the sub-discipline of immigration and ethnic history. His scholarship is well known and widely read. Through books, articles, reviews, and presentations, he has helped to shape the field, and this work will remain a part of every immigration historians’ bibliography.
Furthermore, Rudy has served as long-time director of the Immigration History Research Center, one of the finest repositories for the immigrant experience, and its development and significance is largely due to Rudy’s commitment to this project. His care in securing and preserving numerous immigrant and ethnic related documents will bring him thanks from historians far into the future. It is a service and achievement that few, if any, others have matched.

March 25, 2008

Fellowships for Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies

Fellowships for Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies, June 9-June 21
"Immigrants in Europe and North America: Representations of Self and Other."

The DAAD Center for German & European Studies at the Universities of Minnesota will host the 8th Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute in European Studies (TASI). The Institute will bring together 12 German or other European, and 12 North American graduate students for an intensive two-week seminar on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. The 2008 topic is "Immigrants in Europe and North America: Representations of Self and Other." The Institute will be taught by a multi-disciplinary team of senior faculty: Donna Gabaccia (History; University of Minnesota) and Barbara Wolbert (Anthropology; European University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder, Germany). The Institute is intended for advanced graduate students. All selected students will receive full fellowships. Application deadline: April 21, 2008.

Full details and application materials at cges.umn.edu/fellowships/tasi.htm

(9902) Term Faculty Job Req #154239

The Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota occasionally needs term (non-tenure-track) faculty to fill in for regular faculty who may be on leave. Term faculty include visiting, contract, adjunct or temporary appointments. Positions will be appointed for the 2008/09 academic year: fall semester 2008 (8/25/08-1/7/09) or spring semester (1/8/09-5/24/09) or summer 2009 (May - August).

(9903) Instructional Job Req # 154244

The Department of History in the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Minnesota occasionally needs teaching specialists or lecturers to teach courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty or graduate students. Openings of this kind sometime occur for teaching evening and summer session, as well as day courses. The courses are primarily introductory or survey courses. Potential openings for the 2008-09 academic year may include African history, early American history, Europe/Germany, international world, ancient Israel, and modern Japan. These positions are temporary and can either be full-time or part-time. This search will establish a "pool" of instructors. Applicants will be selected from this pool on an as-needed basis through the academic year. Appointments may be renewable based on need, funding, and performance. Appointment dates: Fall 2008 (8/25/08-1/7/09), Spring 2009 (1/8/09-5/24/09), May Session/Summer 2009.

March 6, 2008

Stephen Feinstein 1943-2008

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The University of Minnesota lost a popular teacher and influential scholar when Stephen Feinstein, the director of the U's Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies (CHGS) and adjunct professor of history, died on Tuesday, March 4. Feinstein was speaking at the Jewish Film Festival when he suffered an aortic aneurysm that resulted in cardiac arrest. He was 64.

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March 2, 2008

Saje Mathieu

Assistant Professor Saje Mathieu has been awarded the 2008 President's Faculty Multicultural Research Award (PFMRA). PFMRA is designed to encourage and support research on issues related to people of color, particularly in a North American context.
For more information see PFMRA.

March 1, 2008

Ruth Karras

It is with great pleasure to report that Professor Ruth Karras has been selected as the recipient of the Distinguished Women Scholars Award in Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities for 2008. This award will be presented at the OUW spring celebration.