Monthly Archives: November 2015

Honoring Dr. Steven Hoffman

It is with an extremely heavy heart that the fourth floor says goodbye today to our colleague and dear friend Dr. Steven Hoffman. We will forever be inspired be your work on and off the campus and will honor your … Continue reading

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History Matters-Getting Slavery Out of the Closet

Are modern sweatshops a form of modern slavery? Sophomore Whitney Oachs takes an interdisciplinary approach to thinking about this question. At the launch event of the UST Free Project, Whitney drew upon her coursework in history, cojo, and women’s studies … Continue reading

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History Matters-Giving Voice to the Voiceless

Junior Mallory Tarnowski exemplifies how history extends beyond the classroom. This past summer, she wrote about her experiences with Comunidad Hispana, an immigrant rights and community development organization based in Merrill, WI. Comunidad Hispana advocates for humane working conditions for migrant farmworkers … Continue reading

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History Matters – Wine in Ancient Rome

This week we’re proud to highlight how history matters for our undergraduate majors. Over the summer, senior Andrew Ring joined a group of students led by Dr. Ivancica Schrunk in a historical archeology adventure in Croatia. Andrew details some of his … Continue reading

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Is Slavery Dead? – UST Free Project Event on 11/19

The History Department is proud to participate in the inaugural event of the UST Free Project on Thursday, November 19th. Come join a discussion led by history students and faculty as well as colleagues from across the campus.

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“Listening to Grief Wherever it Speaks”

Like so many others, our history community is saddened by events around the world over the past week. Instead of discussing the history behind violence or discrimination or even cultural difference, we hope that we can help foster a meaningful … Continue reading

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Honoring the 11th

Today we take a moment to honor history and those who had a hand in making history. While most of us on the 4th Floor can explain the historical events that led to armistice on the 11th Hour of the … Continue reading

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