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More from our sports historian and film commentator, Adrian Burgos... Interview he did with Jeff Bossert was excerpted as part of their 12 O’clock newscast http://will.illinois.edu/news/audioplayer_newscast

He was also featured in the Afternoon Magazine (April 15), http://www.will.illinois.edu/news/story/ui-prof-42-brings-accurate-story-of-racist-abuse-within-baseball

For all those interested in the brave new world of online teaching, please check out Terri Barnes's blogpost on Coursera, just published in South Africa. http://openuct.uct.ac.za/blog/coursera-not-panacera

Adrian Burgos' article on Jackie Robinson for The Progressive was recently published.

Fred Hoxie has been named the winner of this year's American Indian History Lifetime Achievement Award, in recognition for his many years of advancing the field of American Indian history, through publications, commitment to helping Native and other students in the field, and through service that includes working with tribal communities. His award will be given on October 7 at the annual meeting of the Western History Association.

Kristin Hoganson has been awarded the 2012 Ray Allen Billington Prize from the Western History Association for her article, "Meat in the Middle: Converging Borderlands in the U.S. Midwest, 1865-1900," Journal of American History (2012).

Mark Micale has been selected as a University of Illinois Distinguished Teacher-Scholar for 2012-13.  This is a recognition of Mark's achievements as both classroom teacher and scholar, and he will retain the title Distinguished Teacher-Scholar for the duration of his university career.  The award will also engage him in specific duties next year on behalf of the university teaching mission. 

Here is the link to Ken Cuno's interview yesterday, “Current Events in Egypt,” on WILL AM’s Focus 580 program, May 30, 2012. http://will.illinois.edu/focus/interview/focus120530a

A Minute with Kenneth Cuno can be viewed at http://illinois.edu/emailer/newsletter/24260

Leslie Reagan has garnered a new prize for her already-much-honored Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America. She has been awarded the Arthur J. Viseltear Award, given each year by the Medical Care Section of the American Public Health Association to an historian for outstanding contributions to the history of public health.

Faculty fellows from the Illinois Program for Research in Humanities for 2012-13 are Kathy Oberdeck and David Roediger.

Eugene Avrutin and James Brennan have both been awarded Charles A. Ryskamp Research Fellowships by the ACLS. Funded by the Mellon Foundation, these fellowships support advanced assistant professors in the humanities and related social sciences.

Clare Crowston has been awarded an ACLS Collaborative Research Fellowship to support her project, "Learning How: Apprenticeship in France, 1675-1830," for 24 months beginning in July 2012.

Congratulations to Craig Koslofsky, whose book, Evening's Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe, was awarded the Longman History Today Prize January 11, 2012 in London for the best first or second book in history published in 2011.  Judges described the book as "methodologically bold and brilliantly original."  More details about the prize can be found at:

http://www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/01/pictures-history-today-awards-party2

Craig Koslofsky's Evening's Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe, has been shortlisted for the Longman-History Today Book of the Year for the best first or second book in history.  The winner from among the six finalists will be announced in London on January 12, 2012. 

Leslie Reagan has won the 2011 Joan Kelly Prize for her book, "Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America".

Recently released article in Fermilab Today concerning Lillian Hoddeson's recent APS awards and her work. http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive_2011/today11-10-24_Lillian HoddesonReadMore.html2

Professor Ronald P. Toby has been awarded the inaugural 2011 National Institutes for the Humanities Prize in Japanese Studies, for outstanding contributions to Japanese studies by a foreign scholar. He received this honor "For his significant scholarly contributions to research in the history of early modern Japanese foreign relations, including his re-examination of the so-called 'seclusion' system; for his work in the United States as an educator fostering the development of younger Japan scholars; and for his career-long accomplishments in deepening understanding of Japan and in the advancement and promotion of Japanese studies abroad."

A panel discussion on the Illinois Public Radio at Wrigley Field with Adrian Burgos: http://will.illinois.edu/news/story/ciw1101017/3

Prof. Adrian Burgos appeared on the Tuesday, October 5, 2011 broadcast of "Michael Eric Dyson Show," talking about his latest book "Cuban Star: How One Negro League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball." It can be found online at http://dysonshow.org/4 with local affiliates listed at http://dysonshow.org/?page_id=75.

Leslie Reagan has won the 2011 Joan Kelly Prize for her book, "Dangerous Pregnancies: Mothers, Disabilities, and Abortion in Modern America".

Recently released article in Fermilab Today concerning Lillian Hoddeson's recent APS awards and her work. http://www.fnal.gov/pub/today/archive_2011/today11-10-24_Lillian%20HoddesonReadMore.html2

A panel discussion on the Illinois Public Radio at Wrigley Field with Adrian Burgos: http://will.illinois.edu/news/story/ciw1101017/

Carol Symes has been named as the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar by the Dean of the College of LAS. This position was awarded for Carol's outstanding achievements in research and teaching.

Adrian Burgos appeared on WGN's "White Sox Warm Up" pregame show this Saturday, April 30 to talk about the 60th anniversary of Orestes "Minnie" Minoso, the first black player for White Soxs. Pompez is the subject of Burgos' just published book "Cuban Star: How One Negro League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball," and was featured on NPR's "What We're Reading" http://www.npr.org/2011/04/27/135745234/what-were-reading-april-26-may-2?ps=cprs

Ralph W. Mathisen contributed to the National Geographic Series: “When Rome Ruled". This program will be airing on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at 4pm CST on National Geographic Channel. See here for more details: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/series/when-rome-ruled/4725/Overview

Congratulations to Diane Koenker on her recent election as Vice President/President Elect of the Association for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (2012-2014). The recently renamed ASEEES (formerly AAASS) will benefit greatly from her leadership, organizational skills, and vision.

Check out Craig Koslofsky's interview on Focus 580 (WILL-AM) with Carol Spindel, about his new book, Evening's Empire: A History of the Night in Early Modern Europe. You can listen to the podcast on http://will.illinois.edu/focus/#2

Carol Symes has been named as the Lynn M. Martin Professorial Scholar by the Dean of the College of LAS. This position was awarded for Carol's outstanding achievements in research and teaching.

Check out Adrian Burgos' appearance this past weekend on Tiger's Live pregame show talking Latinos and baseball history as part of Detroit Tigers' Fiesta Tigres events.

Ken Cuno was interviewed2 on WCIA concerning the U S position on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Adrian Burgos presented a book talk on his new book "Cuban Star" on Thursday, June 9 from 5 PM to 6 PM at the Illini Union Bookstore during their Off the Page Summer Book Festival.

Adrian Burgos' book "Playing America's Game" was cited June 18 in the NY Times in an article about the controversy over 2011 All-Star Game in Arizona and Latinos. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/18/sports/baseball/from-jackie-robinson-to-dead-silence-jonathan-mahler.html?_r=1

Adrian Burgos presented a book talk on his new book "Cuban Star" on Thursday, June 9 from 5 PM to 6 PM at the Illini Union Bookstore during their Off the Page Summer Book Festival.

Elizabeth Pleck Retirement Party at the Bruce Levine home.

Adrian Burgos appeared on WGN's "White Sox Warm Up" pregame show April 30 to talk about the 60th anniversary of Orestes "Minnie" Minoso, the first black player for White Soxs. Pompez is the subject of Burgos' just published book "Cuban Star: How One Negro League Owner Changed the Face of Baseball," and was featured on NPR's "What We're Reading" http://www.npr.org/2011/04/27/135745234/what-were-reading-april-26-may-2?ps=cprs1

Adrian Burgos, Jr. has received the 2010-2011 Queen Award

Ralph Mathisen's Podcast interview concerning The Journal of Late Antiquity can be heard by clicking this link.

"A Minute with Bruce Levine" on The American Civil War

"A Minute with Adrian Burgos" on Latinos in Major League Baseball

WILL Focus 580 with Ken Cuno and Asef Bayat on current events in Egypt

WILL Focus 580 with Ken Cuno and Asef Bayat on current events in Egypt

http://will.illinois.edu/focus/interview/focus110210a/

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Retirement Celebration of Professors Caroline Hibbard and Lillian Hoddeson.

Congratulations to Antoinette Burton on being named a 2010 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Investiture of Professor Lillian Hoddeson for the Thomas Siebel Chair in the History of Science.

Congratulations to Antoinette Burton on being named a 2010 Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

Read David Roediger's New Yorker Review of How Race Survived History in Kelefa Sanneh's "Beyond the Pale: Is White the New Black?"

Friends of History Faculty/Alumni Event: "Word Warriors: Native Americans and the Making of the United States History" with Professor Frederick E. Hoxie

Faculty, staff and their families enjoyed a wonderful evening of fine food and music at the Chair's Reception on August 24, 2008 at the Crystal Lake Boat House. Photos from the party.

September 12, 2008 faculty and guests attended a retirement party honoring Professor Vernon Burton’s distinguished service to the Department of History for over 30 years. Vernon and his wife, Georganne are planning to retire and build a new home in South Carolina. Photos from the party.

On September 19, 2008 our own Keith Hitchins received a royal medal of honor commemorating his scholarly contributions to the Romanian nation. There was a reception held in his honor, hosted by the Princess and Prince of Romania.

Assiduous readers of the Sunday NY Times will have been treated to a sneak preview of our own Professor Mark Micale's new book, "Hysterical Men: The Hidden Histories of Male Nervous Illness"
(due out any day now from Harvard University Press). For a link to the article that features Mark's book, go to: www.nytimes.com