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News from the History Department

Newest Faculty Publication News:

On Wednesday, May 15th, the University of Texas Press will release Professor Fabio Lopez Lazaro's newest book,The Misfortunes of Alonso Ramírez: The True Adventures of a Spanish American with 17th-Century Pirates, in paperback! 

Professor Barbara Molony has co-authored (with Jonathan Lipman and Michael Robinson) Modern East Asia: An Integrated History (Prentice Hall, 2011), which offers a new approach to East Asian history as part of a globally connected and diasporic world.

Professor Harry Odamtten has a new publication, "They Bleed but They Don't Die: Towards a Theoretic Canon on Ga-Adangbe Gender Studies" in the Journal of Pan African Studies. Congrats!!  

Professor Nancy C. Unger has a new essay out, co-authored with Marie Bolton, "Hope and Disappointment: San Francisco Housing Reconstruction after the 1906 Earthquake and Fire" in Sophie Vallas, ed., San Francisco: Á L'ouest D'Éden (Presses Universitaires de Provence, 2012), 57-68.

Also look for Professor Nancy C. Unger's new book coming out in September 2012-- Beyond Nature's Housekeepers: American Women in Environmental History

Other Faculty News: 

Professor Amy Randall is one of four winners of the Phi Beta Kappa Northern California Association Excellence in Teaching Award for 2012. These awards are conferred to honor those who have been outstanding teachers and mentors in the opinion of members of PBK NCA. They are those who have taught an especially memorable course, or who have had a special impact on the education, career, life, or who have been found inspiring or particularly admirable by a PBK member. Each awardee receives a handsome certificate, invitation to the Annual Awards Dinner, and a modest honorarium ($500 in recent years). A big congrats to Professor Randall!!

Professor Nancy Unger, $2,255 to support work on a project called "Diggs-Caminetti and the Mann Act: Test Case in Legislating America's Sexual Ethics." Professor Unger, a specialist in the Progressive Era in the United States, will be examining the 1913 case of Maury Diggs and Drew Caminetti, two Californians who abandoned their wives, ran off to Reno with two sorority sisters, and were prosecuted under the federal Mann Act that prohibited the interstate transport of females for immoral purposes. Crucial questions linger from the case about the extent to which the government should police personal morality.

Student News:

2012 Student Award Winners:

The Mehl Prize
Established in 1993
In Memory of Frederick J. Mehl, BA 1974, MA 1975
Awarded for the Best Senior Thesis
2012 Winner: Andrea Dlugos

The McPhee Prize
Established in 2007
Through the generosity of Lulu and John McPhee
Awarded for the Best Presentation of Original Historical Research
2012 Winners:
First Place: Bridget Brown
Second Place: Michelle Khoury

The Redwood Prize
Established in 1908
Awarded for the Best Essay on a Historical Subject
2012 Winner: Margaret Woods

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