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May 27, 2016

The Brown University Department of History is very pleased to announce that two of its faculties have received awards at the 2015-2016 University Awards Ceremony.

Françoise Hamlin, Associate Professor of History and Africana Studies, was awarded "The Karen T. Romer Award for Excellence in Advising."

Ethan Pollock, Associate Professor of History and Slavic Studies, was awarded "The William G. McLoughlin Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Social Sciences."

For further details, you can visit the University Awards page here.

May 22, 2016

On April 28, 2016, James T. Patterson, Brown University professor emeritus and prize-winning historian, became one of the 10 people who got selected by the Board of Directors of the Rhode Island Heritage Hall of Fame for membership in the hall. Link to the article in Providence Journal can be found here.

May 20, 2016

On March 28, 2016, Prof. Howard P. Chudacoff's article - "Let's Not Pay College Athletes", was published on The Wall Street Journal. The link to the article can be found here.

February 20, 2016

Dr. Michael Vorenberg's talk on "Voting Rights and the Meaning of Freedom: The View from the Civil War Era", a part of the Lincoln Legacy Lecture Series was broadcasted on WUIS NPR Illinois radio station on February 11, 2016. Each year, around the time of Lincoln's birthday, the Center for State Policy and Leadership at the University of Illinois, Springfield broadcasts the previous fall’s lectures on their public radio station. You can find the recap of the lecture here.

February 18, 2016

In her course “Refugees: A Twentieth-Century History,” Professor Vazira Zamindar presented students with the opportunity to confront the global refugee crisis through a small cardboard box and a smartphone. What the students saw was “The Displaced,” an eleven-minute virtual reality film created by the New York Times specifically to be viewed through a Google Cardboard apparatus. The Brown Daily Herald covered the experience in a February 16th article, which can be viewed here. In the article, Professor Zamindar was quoted as saying that she "planned the exercise for the course with the hope it would provoke students to think critically about the refugee crisis and how the news media portray displaced people."

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