Combat GIs dominate the history of Americans abroad during World War II. But these soldiers constituted only a small fraction of the unprecedented millions of Americans who mobilized for war. Brooke Blower, a Boston University historian, explores the backstories of a diverse group of noncombatants and their paths into global war.
A new exhibit commemorates the experiences of Rochester’s soldiers and citizens, from national heroes to unsung drummer boys, prisoners of war, and local activists.
Edward Ayers will appear on campus as the 2015 Distinguished Visitor in the Humanities. Ayers’ digital archive project, The Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the American Civil War, has been used in thousands of classrooms around the world.
River Campus Libraries has been awarded a $100,672 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a pilot program designed to strengthen librarians’ competencies in digital scholarship. “21st Century Skills: Digital Humanities Institute for Mid-Career Librarians” will launch during the summer of 2015.
Teacher education programs nationwide anticipate a smooth transition to edTPA, a new performance assessment for initial teacher certification. But a new study of teacher candidates in Wisconsin and New York state shows that many did not necessarily understand how the edTPA process works.
In his new book, professor of history Stewart Weaver chronicles journeys of discovery from the pre-historic trek of humans across the land bridge over the Bering Strait some 12,000 years ago to the mid-20th century deep sea voyages of Jacques-Yves Cousteau.
Joshua Dubler’s project will shed new light on how changes in the religious landscape in America have contributed to tremendous growth in the prison system over the last 40 years.