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Tori Myers Celebrates Her Dean’s Award of Merit at the College of Arts & Sciences Honors Day Reception

Tori’s interests focus on the intersections between Indigenous studies, environmental studies, and the law. She will graduate this May with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in the Accelerated Master’s Program in American Studies with plans to attend law school at the University of Utah.

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AMS Student Tori Myers Wins Dean’s Award of Merit

Accelerated Master’s Program student Tori Myers has won a Dean’s Award of Merit for her academic excellence and service commitments. She will be recognized at the College of Arts & Sciences Honor’s Day banquet. Tori’s interests focus on the intersections between Indigenous studies, environmental studies, and the law. She will graduate this May with a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in American Studies with plans to attend law school.

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Dr. Edward Tang and Temple University Press win National Endowment for the Humanities Open Book Program Award

This fellowship allows Temple University Press to make available Dr. Tang’s book From Confinement to Containment: Japanese/American Arts during the Early Cold War (2019) as open access to the public. Dr. Tang’s work qualified for the award since he had previously received an NEH summer grant for the initial research on the project.

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Professor Stacy Morgan in conversation with Artist Shaun Leonardo

Professor Stacy Morgan will be in conversation with artist Shaun Leonardo in a live streamed Zoom event on Wednesday, November 8 at 6pm CST. The conversation is being held in conjunction with the Smithsonian’s exhibit Men of Change, currently on view at the Birmingham Public Library and Birmingham Civil Rights Institute through December 2. The conversation will be video-streamed on the library’s theatre-sized screen in the atrium on the first floor.  Audience members will have the chance to participate in […]

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Dr. Odle wins CARI and UA Museums grant

Dr. Mairin Odle has received the 2023 Collaborative Arts and Museums Program grant from the Collaborative Arts Research Initiative (CARI) and UA Museums.  With her Co-PIs Dr. Clay Nelson, Director of Moundville Archaeological Park, and Mr. Brent Greenwood, Director of Fine Arts and Arts Academy for the Chickasaw Nation, Dr. Odle will organize an exhibit of works by contemporary Native artists, to open at Moundville’s Jones Archaeological Museum in Spring 2025, celebrating Indigenous artistic traditions.

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Professor Melton discusses Twain’s first travel book

The Center for Mark Twain Studies at Elmira College (New York) curates a wealth of material related to the life and work of Mark Twain, providing  academic resources meeting the needs of a range of readers. In this article, published August  25, 2023, Professor Melton discusses Twain’s first travel book, The Innocents Abroad (1869). The Innocents Abroad: Mark Twain’s Seminal Narrative  

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