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“Comparative History of Technology and Culture: Ramming for the Homeland Defense of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, 1941-45,” Gunjishigaku (Journal of Military History of Japan) Vol. 51 (2015): 127-143
“Altruism,” Sage Encyclopedia of War (forthcoming)
Engineering War and Peace in Modern Japan, 1868-1964 (Johns Hopkins Studies in the History of Technology, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014 )
“Japan,” An Introduction to the History of Science in Non-Western Traditions, 2nd edition (2008) (co-authored publication solicited by the History of Science Society) (http://www.hssonline.org/publications/NonWesternPub/Japan.html)
"War, Peace, Non-WeaponTechnology: Material Conversion in Japanese Passenger Rail Cars, 1880s-1950s,” Technology and Culture, Volume 48 (2007): 286-302
"Friction between Technological Development and System Management in Japan: The Development of the Shinkansen High-Speed Rail Service as a Case Study," Kagaku, Gijutsu, Shakai (Japan Journal for Science, Technology, and Society) volume 13 (2004): 1-23. (publication in Japanese)
"Frameworks for the Growth of Aircraft Design Knowledge in Japan: Horikoshi Jirô (1903-1940) as a Case Study," Kagakushi kagaku tetsugaku (History and Philosophy of Science) volume 18 (2004): 119-137.
"Cross-disciplinary Technology Transfer in Trans-World War II Japan: The Japanese High-Speed Bullet Train as a Case Study," Comparative Technology Transfer and Societyvolume 1, number 3 (December 2003): 305-325.
"Aeronautical Technology for Pilot Safety: Re-examining Deck-Landing Aircraft in Great Britain, Japan, and the United States," HIstoria Scientiarum volume 13, number 1 (July 2003): 13-32.
"Kamikaze, Technology, and Culture for War: Japan and the United States," at Rochester Institute of Technology, April 22, 2016.
"Reconciling Speed with Local Concerns: Shinkansen Bullet Train as a Case Study" at Soken University, Japan, December 20, 2015.
"Doctors on Call: The Formation of Intellectual Migration and Culture for Japanese Empire" at Symposium: Human Migrations and the Borders, Binghamton University, November 14, 2015.
Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!
History major Michael Zagari has been accepted into the Duquesne University School of Law this coming fall on a full academic scholarship! During his time at Brockport, Mike has played on the NCAA men’s ice hockey team and has won the Jack Crandall and Robert Griswold History Department Awards.
History major Gabrielle Brannigan received a scholarship to enter the MA program in Social Studies and Special Education at the University of Rochester's Warner School of Education.
History professor Jose R. Torre to direct NEH Landmarks Workshop for K-12 teachers. The Rochester Reform Trail explores Rochester’s nationally important antebellum reform history. This July, 72 K-12 teachers from as far away as California, Florida and Oregon will visit Rochester and learn why national figures like Frederick Douglass and Susan B. Anthony chose to live and work for social justice in Rochester, New York.
Robert Marcus Memorial Lecture, Thursday, 4/14/16, 7:30 pm, McCue Auditorium (LibArt 104 A/B), Dr. Raymond Craib (Cornell University), Title: "The Cry of the Renegade: The politics and poetry of subversion in Santiago, Chile"