Category Archives: Humanities Education

A Rehearsal for a Government Shutdown

Daily headlines relate the grim details of the current U.S. federal government shutdown of December 2018 to January 2019, now the longest in the history of the United States.  Detailed news reports analyze the growing economic and social impact of … Continue reading

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Italian Paleography Seminar

2019 Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography July 8-26, 2019 Newberry Library Application Deadline: March 1, 2019 CRS is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Mellon Summer Institute in Italian Paleography, which will be … Continue reading

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American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Chicago

The American Historical Association 2019 Annual Meeting wrapped up yesterday. Historians from across the United States (and beyond) met for four days in Chicago to discuss new research, graduate education, undergraduate education, professional concerns, and public history.   I attended … Continue reading

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Frank Valadez AHA Spotlight

Frank Valadez, my friend and fellow UIUC graduate History alum, is featured in an American Historical Association spotlight today! Frank is an amazingly flexible history thinker and practitioner who currently serves as  Director of the Division for Public Education at … Continue reading

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Promoting Diversity in Undergraduate Admissions

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis has published an article presenting new research on diversity in undergraduate admissions. The article considers the State of Texas’s 10 percent plan, which provides guaranteed admissions into state universities for the top 10 percent of … Continue reading

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The State of Illinois is Destroying its Future

Illinois high school graduates are fleeing the state in record numbers, largely due to the continuing lack of a state budget in Illinois. State universities in Illinois will lose even more students as the Illinois high school graduates of 2017 … Continue reading

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Spanish Paleography Workshop

The Center for Renaissance Studies at the Newberry Library is hosting a Spanish Paleography Workshop this fall. The workshop, led by Carla Rahn Phillips offers faculty and graduate students an introduction to reading Spanish-language manuscripts of the early modern period. … Continue reading

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