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The following is submitted on behalf of Yvonne Rogalski, Chair of the Whalen Academic Symposium Steering Committee:

Congratulations to all the students and faculty sponsors who participated in the Symposium!  

The following is a list of those students who won awards at the Symposium.

Recipients of this year's awards were selected through a two-step process.  The first step was to submit an abstract for award in early March.  The abstracts were separated into groups according to areas of research and discipline.  Each abstract was judged by at least two judges and the judges determined the finalists from each group.  

The finalists where then scheduled to present at finalist sessions during the Whalen Symposium.  Again, the finalists presentations were judged by at least two judges and the judges then determined the award winners.

Congratulations to all of the winners on a job well done!

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Several weeks ago Conger was interviewed by Liz Covart for Ben Franklin's World: A Podcast About Early American History.  The episode recently went live and is available for download at http://www.benfranklinsworld.com/

 

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Dr. Ed Baptist, Associate Professor of History at Cornell University, will be on campus   Tuesday, February 24, to share insights from his new book The Other Half Hasn’t Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism (Basic Books) and from his crowdsourcing project, Freedom on the Move. In a review of Dr. Baptist’s new book, the Daily Beast notes that  “Baptist turns the long-accepted argument that slavery was economically inefficient on its head, and argues that it was an integral part of America's economic rise."

 

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As part of her work with the Committee on U.S. Latin American Relations, Celina Foran co-authored an article on Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. The article," 'If they kill me, I will be reborn'-Oscar Romero nearer to sainthood," appears in the CUSLAR newsletter and in the Venezuelan news service, TeleSUR. A History and Sociology double major, Celina is an intern with CUSLAR.

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At the 2015 American Historical Association Annual Meeting in New York City, Ali Erkan (Computer Science), Michael Smith (History/Environmental Studies and Sciences), Matt Klemm (History), Steve Lam (Computer Science, Class of 2013) presented the history and results of their multi-year experiment with a digital teaching and learning tool they have developed.

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