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June

  • The Future of Urban Farms

    June 25, 2014

    Urban farms have been popping up in cities all over the world with benefits ranging from local food production and neighborhood beautification to job creation and crime reduction. But what happens when the funding used to start these farms runs out?

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  • New Courses for Fall

    June 24, 2014

    What do time, Abraham Lincoln and LGBT history have in common? They’re all topics you can learn about in these new fall courses!

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  • Ignoring the Evidence at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

    June 23, 2014

    The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict ended, for me, not with a bang but with a tiny symbol of my irrelevance. As I stood, furiously tweeting, after the summit’s closing plenary, I was literally pushed aside by a bodyguard to Angelina Jolie. (Special Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Jolie was a co-host of the summit, with UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.)

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  • 2014 Honors Societies Inductions

    June 12, 2014

    The Department of History and Politics congratulates our 2014 honors societies inductees! Twenty-four students qualified to join the national honors societies for history and political science, demonstrating high academic achievement and commitment to their disciplines. Inductees were honored at receptions in late May.

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  • Q&A With Kathryn Steen: 2014 Awardee of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

    June 06, 2014

    The Department of History and Politics congratulates Kathryn Steen, PhD, associate professor of history, on receiving the Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. This is not the first teaching award Steen has earned; in 2006, she also received the University's award for junior faculty, the Allan Rothwarf Award for Teaching Excellence.

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  • How Can You Make Science News Better? Ask a Historian or Sociologist of Science

    June 05, 2014

    The nuanced reality of scientific and medical research is almost always a little more complicated than the attention-grabbing headlines claim. Even experienced health and science journalists struggle with how to balance reporting the news of the day with the broader context of what scientists really know so far.

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