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Three Minutes: A Lengthening A Glimpse into the lives of unsuspecting Jewish citizens in 1938

September 24, 2022 by Natalie Figueroa | News

In 2009, Wilkinson College Presidential Fellow in English and History, Dr. Glenn Kurtz came across some old film in his parent’s closet. He discovered the film documented his grandparents’ trip to Europe in 1938, which included three minutes of David and Liza Kurtz’s visit to Nasielsk, Poland. These three minutes would become the only known

Wilkinson Students Explore the Japanese American National Museum

September 16, 2022 by Sam Shlafstein, '25 Political Science Major | News

My high school glossed over the incarceration of 100,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese Americans in World War II, rendering a historical blind spot in my education. I don’t think this was by accident—the American school system often romanticizes the United States’ role in World II.  With hotly contested debates over critical race theory being taught

Wilkinson Faculty Honored with Endowed Professorships 

September 16, 2022 by | News

Dean Jennifer D. Keene recently announced two endowed professor appointments in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. Dr. Wendy Salmond now holds the inaugural Martha Weidlein Masters Professor in Art and Dr. Kyle Longley was named the Henry Salvatori Professor of American Values and Traditions. Both endowed professorships provide research funds to advance

Ask the Experts: Roe v. Wade, Now What?

June 29, 2022 by | News

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 landmark decision, Roe v. Wade, that protected a person’s right to choose to have an abortion, upheld for nearly 50 years. The Roe decision hinged on the “right to privacy” guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. The recent Dobbs v. U.S. decision eliminated

Censorship and  Disinformation, the U.S. vs. China

May 11, 2022 by | News

The MA in International Studies Program (MAIS) was honored to have Dr. Teng Biao deliver his lecture, “Confronting Disinformation and Censorship: Lessons from China and the US” as part of the program’s newly launched Scholars-at-Risk lecture series. Like its namesake organization, the Scholars-at-Risk lecture series gives space and advocacy to academics, writers, artists, and other

History Students Win Best Paper Awards

April 26, 2022 by Natalie Figueroa | News

Patrick Beirne (‘22, History) and Sydney Horner (‘22, History) tied for Best Undergraduate Paper and Nat Pendergraft (‘22, History, TV Writing & Production; MA War & Society ‘23) was the runner-up at the 2022 Southern California Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society) Regional Conference. The conference featured 45 student presentations and 10 participating schools, and

Continued NEH Successes

April 25, 2022 by Allison DeVries | English

Congratulations to Dr. Shira Klein (History) and Dr. Nora Rivera (English), who each recently received highly competitive awards funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Dr. Shira Klein, Associate Professor of History, was awarded an NEH Summer Stipend for work on her book, Jews and Race in the Italian Colonization of Africa, 1890–1945.

War & Society Students Share Research with Vietnam Veterans

April 19, 2022 by Natalie Figueroa | News

Wilkinson College’s MA in War and Society Program recently co-hosted the Vietnam War Conference: 1972: The War Between North and South Vietnam with the Texas Tech University Vietnam Center and Sam Johnson Vietnam Archive and Texas Tech’s Institute for Peace and Conflict. This event featured over 45 presentations, including three by graduate students enrolled in

Celebrating Professor Bob Slayton’s Career at Chapman University 

March 31, 2022 by | News

After more than 34 years of service, Robert (Bob) Slayton, Professor of History and Henry Salvatori Professorship in American Values and Traditions of Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Chapman University, has announced his retirement at the end of this academic year. When asked what Wilkinson College means to him, he replied,

Graduate Careers In Focus: Alumnus Gregory Falcon Applies Historian Training at Plethora Businesses

March 18, 2022 by | News

Gregory Falcon’s historical training is serving him well in his role as a research analyst at Plethora Businesses, an investment banking firm in Orange, C.A., where he is responsible for analyzing economic trends across various industry sectors. Making use of his manuscript research skills, he assembles reports, lists, and other various writings to help business

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