February 2011 Archives

IHRC Honors Supporters at 2011 Awards Event

A foot of snow and blustery weather did not stop IHRC supporters from gathering on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011, to celebrate a year of progress and innovative activities. The IHRC's new exhibition "A Heart Connects Us" and an array of foods kept attendees talking before and after the awards ceremony. For information about awards and the event, visit this link.

100th Anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire

"Then and Now: Immigrants, Workers and the Search for Justice" is a commemorative series of events marking the 100th anniversary of one of America's worst industrial tragedies. Films, discussion and tours will take place over a series of dates March-May, 2011. More...

IHRC Scholarly Collaboration & Programming Update

Read an update on the Immigration History Research Center's research activities and programs written by Donna Gabaccia, IHRC Director and Rudolph J. Vecoli Chair in Immigration History. Click here!

Grant Proposal Opportunity

The Leah Kayless Ingber Designated Fund is now accepting grant proposals. The deadline is Tuesday March 15, 2011 and it is the goal of the committee to announce awards by Tuesday May 2, 2011.

The IHRC staff's redesign of its patron services processes will be featured at the University of Minnesota's 2011 Quality Fair and Forum on Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Carlson School of Management. CIndy Herring and Sara Wakefield will present a poster session on how staff respond to thousands of e-mails, phone calls and patron visits each year.