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Faculty/Staff Activities

Touré Reed: Presented “Title VII: Workplace Fairness and the Retreat from Economic Justice” at the annual conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH), held in Memphis.

Amy Wood: Was chair and commentator for a session on “Race, Place, and Popular Violence After the Civil War” at the same ASALH conference.

Former Student Receives Award

Mike Mitchell (MA’14) was a CAS Recipient of the James L. Fisher Award for Outstanding Thesis and is now entered into the university-wide competition.  His thesis, “Modernism on Trial: An Analysis of Historic Preservation Debates in Chicago,” was guided by Alan Lessoff (chair) and Roger Biles.


Dr. Ross Kennedy gave an overview of the German and Allied bombing campaigns in Europe during World War II yesterday at the International Seminar Series: Bombing Europe’s Cities in World War II. He assessed some of the historical controversies surrounding the American and British bombing of Germany’s cities during the war for the audience. Kennedy is the author of The Will to Believe: Woodrow Wilson, World War I, and America’s Strategy for Peace and Security. He teaches courses at ISU on American history and on international politics from 1914 through the early Cold War.

This was part of the continuing International Studies Seminar Series sponsored by the Office of International Studies and Programs. See more at:;jsessionid=570D4DE13F3EDD7385CC60972DAC24F6#sthash.Uks9ufcp.dpuf



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