Category Archives: Humanities Education

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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American Responses to the Brexit Vote

In the aftermath of last week’s Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, Americans seem to have rediscovered Europe. Frantic news reports warn of dire economic consequences for American banks and investors, even as journalists attempt to explain the complexity of … Continue reading

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Summer Archival Studies Seminar

The Medici Archive Project is offering a Archival Studies Seminar in Florence this summer. The call for applications reads: The Medici Archive Project (MAP) is pleased to announce the call for participation in our summer seminar in archival studies and … Continue reading

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Ken Burns Defends the Humanities

Historical filmmaker Ken Burns delivered the Jefferson Lecture at the National Endowment for the Humanities on 9 May 2016. Inside Higher Ed reports that “Ken Burns, the documentary maker who brought the Civil War, the histories of baseball and jazz, … Continue reading

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