The NEH has awarded Associate Professor of History Jose R. Torre a $157,000 grant to bring 72 K-12 schoolteachers to Rochester in summer 2015 to study the reform movement.
This is the third time in the last five years the NEH has awarded Torre this grant. In summer 2014, 80 schoolteachers from more than 30 states gathered at the Strong Museum to study the unique role of Rochester in the 19th-century efforts to end racial and gender inequality.
August 6, 2013
While in Japan this summer, Dr. Takashi Nishiyama was interviewed by Yomuiri, one of Japan's major national newspapers, about his research on Kamikaze.
May 7, 2013
Dr. Bruce Leslie is among only sixteen professors from across the SUNY system and the only professor at The College at Brockport to be elevated this year to the position of Distinguished Professor. This prestigious promotion is in recognition of Dr. Leslie's extensive service to the College at Brockport and SUNY. Congratulations to Dr. Leslie and many thanks for dedication to the Brockport community.
May 1, 2013
Congratulations to Dr. Morag Martin, who is among the eight faculty selected from the College at Brockport to receive this year's SUNY Chancellor's Awards. This brings the total number of current history faculty who have won Chancellor's Awards to 10! Congratulations to Dr. Martin for her many accomplishments.
History students Becky Smith, Tiffany White, and Rebekah Feller recently presented papers at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in La Crosse, WI, This is a large conference that represents some of the best undergraduate work from around the country. Thank you to Tiffany, Becky, and Rebekah for representing Brockport and the History Department so well!
Congratulations to Dr. Ken O'Brien
for receiving the 2012 William Hoyt Advocacy Award from the State Archives and Partnership Trust. O'Brien has been on the State Historical Records Advisory Board for a decade and has been advocating for the permanent preservation and archival recording of the State University of New York's Central System Administration. He shares the award with Carl Hayden, former chairman of the State University of New York Board of Trustees.
We are delighted to announce that the following students have won campus-wide awards for the 2011-2012 academic year. Congratulations to each of you!
April 26, 2012
Congratulations to Drs. Alison Parker and Meredith Roman, who were among the four faculty selected from the College at Brockport to receive this year's SUNY Chancellor's Awards. This brings the total number of current history faculty who have won Chancellor's Awards to 9! Congratulations to them both for their many accomplishments.
Meredith Roman, Associate Professor, Department of History
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching. Roman is a dynamic teacher with an engaged teaching style that includes innovations such as “circle learning.” She has taught 13 different courses and is appreciated by students for consistently paying careful attention to the needs and concerns of her students. She regularly looks to improve her courses through frequent solicitation of student feedback as well as the addition of the most up-to-date texts and films. She has mentored forty-two students through individual research projects in her eleven semesters at Brockport.
Alison M. Parker, PhD, Professor, Department of History
Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities Parker has published two books, 13 articles in journals and books, three co-edited books, and many book reviews over the course of her career. Her work has had a significant impact on the field of American Women’s and Gender History. Her first book Purifying America: Women, Cultural Reform, and Pro-Censorship Activism 1873-1933 is one of the most prominent and influential books on its topic. Her most recent book is Articulating Rights: Nineteenth-Century American Women on Race, Reform, and the State
March 20-22, 2012
Dr. Anne Macpherson opened the Belize at 30 Conference at St. John's College in Belize City with an evening lecture entitled "Never a Coward Woman: Women and the Struggle for Belize's Independence." The Belize at 30 Conference was organized by the Institute for Social and Cultural Research, a branch of the National Institute of Culture and History (NICH), and it acted as the final event in the celebrations marking the 30th anniversary of Belize's Independence. The conference organizers billed Dr. Macpherson's talk as the "highlight of the forum." The conference featured eight other speakers including Belize's ambassador to Guatemala and the Chief Executive Officer of Belize's Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Dr. Nigel Encalada, director of NICH discussed the importance of Dr. Macpherson's talk with Channel 7 News in Belize. Dr. Macpherson also gave a brief pre-lecture interview, which can be found here.
Dr. Wakefield interviewed by Ed Hinton for ESPN on NASCAR, Jimmie Johnson, and Chad Knaus
Dr. Moyer's editorial contrasting the recent Le Roy Health Crisis to the Salem Witch trials was featured in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle.
Dr. Macpherson wins prestigious Goveia Book Prize from the Association of Caribbean Historians
Our sincere congratulations to Matty Lynn Kuhar who won the 2016 School of the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Undergraduate Award!
Dr. Alison Parker has been invited to be this year's Harriet Jacobs Lecturer at Purdue University. Her talk is entitled Mary Church Terrell, Black Women, and the Rise of the Democratic Party.
Dr. Nishiyama has been invited to give a talk (title "Kamikaze Technology and Culture for War: Japan and the USA, 1941-2001") at the RIT.
Dr. Alison Parker facilitated significant donation of historical papers to Oberlin College and participates in its celebratory symposium on the life of racial justice advocate Mary Church Terrell (1863-1954).
Congratulations to Dr. Jose R. Torre on winning the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching!
History Forum will host Region 11&12 Meeting of the Association of Public Historians of New York State, on 4/30 (Saturday, from 9am to about 4pm) at McCue Auditorium (LAB104).
History Department Graduation Ceremony will be held in New York Room, Cooper Hall, at 10:30 am, May 14 (Saturday).