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Professor Alison Frank Johnson Awarded the Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Award

April 4, 2019

Compassion is a quality that doesn’t often appear on CVs or in grant proposals, but it’s a quality that makes a faculty mentor great. The Everett Mendelsohn Excellence in Mentoring Awards, presented by the Graduate Student Council, aim to highlight compassionate, generous mentors who help their graduate advisees thrive at Harvard. Students nominate faculty for the award, and winners are chosen by a GSC selection committee. The Mentoring Award is named for ...

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Professor Philip J. Deloria Studies American Indians and the Contradictions That Made America

January 8, 2019

"Conjure your image of a Native American. Modern Americans might first think of American Indians as relics of the past, their memory consigned to kindergarten Thanksgiving dress-up and Hollywood Westerns. But much as they are marginalized in the story of America, American Indians are also central to the American cultural imagination—both erased from and incorporated into the national narrative. Philip J. Deloria, professor of history, began to explore this seeming contradiction in his first book, Playing Indian (1998), writing about white people dressing up as Native Americans,...

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Drew Faust, Harvard President Emerita and Lincoln Professor of History, Named a University Professor

December 21, 2018

Celebrated historian Drew Faust, Harvard president emerita and Lincoln Professor of History, has been named a University Professor, Harvard’s highest faculty honor.

Faust’s groundbreaking scholarship has addressed questions central to American life and the human condition. A historian of the American South and the Civil War, she has transformed the understanding of the nation’s most devastating internal conflict, shining new light on how the efforts of those caught up in the crisis and its aftermath...

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Two Seniors Elected Phi Beta Kappa for 2019

December 5, 2018

Congratualtions to our history majors, Sierra C. Nota and Arthur S. Lopes on being elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Harvard’s Alpha Iota chapter typically selects students who have “chosen the most challenging courses available, pursued independent research as part of an honors concentration, achieved excellence in coursework across all academic divisions, and attained outstanding grades in all courses,” according to the College’s Handbook for Students.

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