Fall 2014 Special Topics Class: World War II

Graduate students will be able to take a unique World War II class this fall. HY 693 covers events of the war exactly 70 years after they occurred, which means it will cover the events of August to December 1944 — one of the most important and dramatic periods of the war.

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Graduate Student Nicole Watkins Recognized at Graduate Student Research Days

History graduate student Nicole Watkins won second place in this year’s Graduate Student Research Days, hosted by UAB Graduate School. Selected by peer review, rather than faculty (as had been done in the past), the two winners were scored on content, delivery, visual aid and preparation.

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New Summer Class: Money and Capitalism

This class, taught by Dr. Glenn Feldman, will cover various economic ideas from the ancient Greeks and Romans; through the early church fathers and medieval thought; through Adam Smith, Karl Marx, and the classical economists; upward to Keynes; and finally to Hayek, Milton Friedman, and recent supply-side and neoliberal fashions. It will not be highly mathematical, and there will be very few graphs.

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Come to the 2014 Graduate History Forum

A horse-drawn waggon in post-Civil War Richmond, Virginia. UAB’s Graduate History Forum will take place on March 7 and 8, 2014. The keynote lecture will be given by Dr. Aaron Sheehan-Dean, Professor of History at Louisiana State University and author of Why Confederates Fought: Family and Nation in Civil War Virginia, on Friday, March 7, from 6:00 – 7:00 PM, in the Spencer Honors House. Dr. Sheehan-Dean’s lecture is free and open to the public, and food will be provided.

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Study Away 2012: Peru

Students and llamas in Peru.In May 2012, 15 UAB students led by Professors Carlos Orihuela (Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures) and Pamela Murray (Department of History) arrived in Lima, Peru, for a crash course in the language, culture, and history of one of the most fascinating countries in the Western hemisphere.

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