Congratulations to Katie Lang who successfully defended her dissertation, "Caledonian Coast: Ecological Transformation and Conservation of Scottish Waters and Shores" this afternoon. Her committee members are Professors Chris Otter, Bart Elmore and Nicholas Breyfogle. Well done, Katie!
Zack Matusheski recently took a research trip to the University of Oklahoma's Western History Collection. He says, "I worked on Patrick J. Hurley's papers. Dwight Eisenhower served Hurley in the early 1930s. Later Hurley served as ambassador to China towards the end of World War II.
PhD Candidate Nikki Freeman is in Jerusalem at Yad Vashem doing research for her dissertation on the care and education of Jewish children in Poland after the Holocaust. She received a two-week Yad Vashem research fellowship to conduct research and present her project at a workshop.
Professor Joan Cashin was recently quoted in the article, "It's not just Sarah Milov. Female academics aren't credits in media 'all the time.'" in The Lily.