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Major Awards for History Profs. Kevin Murphy, Barbara Welke, Donna Gabaccia (2), Kay Reyerson, Elaine Tyler May

It has been a season for great honors and accomplishments for our faculty. Congratulations to all!

Donna Gabaccia is one of the recipients of the 2013 University Outstanding Community Service Award
Donna Gabaccia has been awarded the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective.
Elaine Tyler May has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013 by The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.
Kevin Murphy is a 2013 recipient of the UofM's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education.
Kay Reyerson has been awarded the Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies by the Medieval Academy.
Barbara Welke has been named one of the new Distinguished McKnight University Professors.

Donna Gabaccia is one of the recipients of the 2013 University Outstanding Community Service Award

The University of Minnesota Outstanding Community Service Awards recognize faculty, staff, students, and University-affiliated community partners who, by devoting their time, talents, and expertise to serve the public good, have made significant, demonstrable, and direct contributions to society's well-being.

Donna Gabaccia has been awarded the Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society for Foreign Relations: American Immigration in Global Perspective (Princeton University Press, 2012)

Immigration and Ethnic History Society's Theodore Saloutos Memorial Book Award is awarded for the book judged best on any aspect of the immigration history of the United States. "Immigration history" is defined as the history of the movement of peoples from other countries to the United States, of the repatriation movements of immigrants, and of the consequences of these migrations, both for the United States and the countries of origin. To be eligible for the award, a book must be based on substantial primary research, and must present a major new scholarly interpretation.

Elaine Tyler May has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2013 by The John Simon Guggenheim Foundation.

The Guggenheim Foundation website offers the following description of her project:
"[Prof. May] plans to use the Guggenheim Fellowship to work on a new book project, "The American Quest for Security, 1960 to the present." In the last half-century, Americans across the political and economic spectrum have come to live by a pervasive belief that the world is a dangerous place and that individuals are responsible for their own protection. This preoccupation with personal security transcends culture wars and partisan politics, weaving its way tightly into the fabric of American society. The project explores how and why that culture of security emerged, how it changed over time, and its impact on how Americans pursue their daily lives, act politically, and relate to each other. Ultimately, this project is an effort to illuminate how individual citizens embraced or challenged security culture, and how American social, political, and cultural life changed as a result."

Kevin Murphy is a 2013 recipient of the UofM's Award for Outstanding Contributions to Postbaccalaureate, Graduate, and Professional Education.

Since 1998-1999, the University of Minnesota has recognized a select group of faculty members for their outstanding contributions to postbaccalaureate, graduate, and/or professional education. This honor is awarded annually to exceptional candidates nominated by their colleges in their quest to identify excellence in postbaccalaureate, graduate, and/or professional education. In addition to honoring individual faculty members, the award contributes to the improvement of postbaccalaureate, graduate, and professional education at the University by publicizing their work to serve as resources to the whole faculty.
Full list of award recipients

Kay Reyerson has been awarded the Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies by the Medieval Academy.

The Robert L. Kindrick-CARA Award for Outstanding Service to Medieval Studies recognizes Medieval Academy members who have provided leadership in developing, organizing, promoting, and sponsoring medieval studies through the extensive administrative work that is so crucial to the health of medieval studies but that often goes unrecognized by the profession at large.

Barbara Welke has been named one of the new Distinguished McKnight University Professors.

Barbara Welke, History & Law Professor
Law and the Conditions of Freedom in Everyday Life
Professor Welke's pioneering interdisciplinary research traces the relationship between law and economy and legal selfhood and citizenship from the founding era of the United States through the development of a mass production, mass consumption economy in the twentieth century. Her work has provided a crucial foundation for understanding the relationship between power and abundance on the one hand and security and the character of American democracy on the other. Welke's research has been published by top university presses and journals and has had broad national and international influence.
Full list of 2013 Distinguished McKnight Professors


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