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Graduating soon? Advice on Careers in History

We have asked Keyalo Gray, the History Advisor in the Career Development Center, to offer advice for graduating seniors about finding a fulfilling job. Keyalo will be leading a workshop for all History students thinking about careers on Friday, April 25th, from 2-3:30 in Life Science Building 312. Refreshments will be offered.

Essay and Blog Contest Winners Annnounced

Congratulations to the winners of this year's undergraduate and graduate essay and blogging contests. The winning entries demonstrate the rich range of work undertaken by Loyola's talented History students.

Final Spring Capstone Seminar Set for April 28

Six students will present their work during the final session of the spring capstone seminar.

History Undergraduate and Graduate Students Present Research, Win Awards

Several History majors and graduate students presented their research at symposiums as part of Loyola's "Weekend of Excellence."

History Department Faculty Awards

Four History Department faculty receive awards for their teaching and research excellence.

John Pincince, Marek Suszko, and Elena Valussi Promoted to Advanced Lecturer

Three History Department Lecturers have been promoted in recognition of their contributions to teaching and leadership in the University.

Loyola Public Historians Featured at the NCPH Conference

If you thought two time zones and over 2,000 miles prevented Loyola from having a strong presence at the National Council on Public History annual conference, then read on.

Ellie Shermer Granted Prestigious Russell Sage Foundation Fellowship

Assistant Professor Elizabeth Tandy Shermer will be spending the 2014-15 academic year as a Visiting Fellow of the Russell Sage Foundation. She will be working on her new book, The Business of Education: The Corporate Transformation of America's Public Universities.

Public History Graduate Program Alumni and Students Find Success on the Job Market

Alumni and current students of the Loyola Public History graduate program are proving their value in even the most challenging hiring environment. A number of them have recently secured excellent jobs at institutions that represent the range of public history careers.

Introducing the Jesuit Libraries Provenance Project

An innovative new project designed by History students and faculty uses the social media imaging-sharing site Flickr to reassemble the surviving books from Loyola's original (1870) library collection.

Loyola Alumnus Named Executive Director of the Urban History Association

The Urban History Association has selected Timothy B. Neary (PhD, 2004) to be its new executive director.

Introducing the Spring 2014 Undergraduate Interns

Polar vortexes and near record snow falls might have grounded many of us this winter, but not the 17 intrepid Loyola students participating in HIST 398, the History Undergraduate Internship, this semester. Each week these interns are traveling to venerable institutions in the Loop; basements in Edgewater; and (from the comfort of the library or their dorm rooms) seventeenth-century Jamaica, nineteenth-century Chicago, Nazi Germany, and post-Katrina New Orleans. In their internships, students are putting the skills they have learned in the classroom to work in various “real world” applications.

A Spate of New Books by Recent PhDs

Recent PhDs have been busy publishing impressive monographs of late! On topics ranging from Vegetarianism to the memory of the Great War in Irish culture to the idea of Great Books, these books evidence the rich diversity of scholarship that began as dissertations in our department.

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