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June 5, 2009

Regina Kunzel, Lambda Literary Award Recipient

Regina Kunzel has been awarded the Lambda Literary Award in the category of LGBT Studies for her book Criminal Intimacy: Prison and the Uneven History of Modern American Sexuality. Congratulations Regina.

Donna Gabaccia, Fesler-Lampert Chair

Tthe Graduate School has appointed Donna Gabaccia to the Fesler-Lampert Chair in Public Humanities for 2009-2010.

Donna Gabaccia, will create and direct a small team of University-based researchers and community-based immigrant youth and archivists to create, collect, digitize, and analyze life writings by undergraduate and high school students from the three largest immigrant and refugee groups in the Twin Cities--Hmong, Mexican, and Somali--who either arrived in the United States at a young age or were born here. Life writings are important supplements to traditional oral histories and autobiographies and help scholars to understand the identities and viewpoints of immigrants and their children.

Pat McNamara, "Red" Motley Award

Each year, the College of Liberal Arts (CLA) honors at least one tenured or tenure-track faculty member who has exemplified CLA's highest standards of teaching and scholarship. CLA has selected Pat McNamara as one of this year's recipients of the "Red" Motley Award for Teaching Excellence. Congratulations Pat.