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UNLV Department of History Newsletter - Fall 2017
From the Chair
As the new Chair of the Department of History it is a pleasure to present a remarkable list of new programs, gifts and events for Fall 2017. Engagement with the community is a central goal of our department and everything listed below is the result of engagement of our faculty and support from the community. We look forward to implementing these innovative programs this year and growing and expanding our efforts in the years to come. Welcome back from summer and best wishes for a productive fall.

Andy Kirk Andy Kirk
Department Chair
Big Events
An endowed chair for the History Department.
Jon Huntsman Sr., businessman and philanthropist, recently gave $1 million to UNLV to create an endowed chair in History to honor Sen. Harry Reid. The Harry Reid Endowed Chair for the History of the Intermountain West will allow the department to hire a leader in the history of the Intermountain West. For more information, click here.
Clark County School District history teachers who would like to pursue a graduate degree in history will now have extra help. Bob Clark recently created a scholarship through the history department.
Henry Schuck, CEO and co-founder of Discoverorg, made a gift which will enable undergraduate research on the life of Richard Bryan, Nevada's former governor (1983-89), U.S. senator (1989-2001), and Chair of the board of Preserve Nevada. Students in history, political science, and the Honors College will work with Bryan as well as independently to help research his life for a planned book project.
The UNLV History Department will be the new home for the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association. Michael Green will be the executive director.
Coming Up
The China Town Hall comes to UNLV on October 24th thanks to a collaboration between Austin Dean and the National Committee on U.S. China Relations. The event which is open to the public takes place in the Moot Court of the Boyd School of Law. The event starts at 4pm with a national webcast featuring Susan Rice, former Ambassador to the United Nations. Brian Chang of China Plus Capital follows speaking about trends in Chinese investment in the United States. For more information, click here.
Student & Alum News
Congratulations to Zsolt Nagy (BA 2005), Assistant Professor of History, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota who has published his monograph Great Expectations and Interwar Realities Hungarian Cultural Diplomacy, 1918-1941.
Margaret Huettl (Ph.D. 2016), Assistant Professor of History and Ethnic Studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln received the W. Turrentine Jackson Award from the Pacific Coast Branch of the American Historical Association for the most outstanding dissertation on any aspect of the history of the twentieth century American West.
Claytee White (MA 1997), Director of the Oral History Resource Center at UNLV's Lied Library, has been recognized by the TMG Entertainment Network's 21st Silver State Awards with the Humanitarian Award. She will join Elaine Wynn and Senator Catherine Cortez Masto among others. White was recently profiled in this article.
Two History undergraduates received funding to support their research during the summer of 2017. Alejandra Herrera is mentored by Dr. Miriam Melton-Villanueva. G. Jenni Ochoa is mentored by Dr. Schauer and Dr. Melton-Villanueva.
Faculty News
Marcia M. Gallo (History) has been named the Martin Duberman Visiting Scholar for 2017-2018 by the New York Public Library. The fellowship provides funds for scholars to conduct research in the Library’s preeminent LGBT historical collections. Gallo will research the impact of feminist and lesbian theory and activism on LGBTQ movements from the 1970s through the 1990s. Read more.
Ages of Anxiety: Youth Governance in Transnational Perspective, edited by William S. Bush (M.A. 1997) and David S. Tanenhaus will be published Fall 2018 by the New York University Press. The book presents six compelling histories of youth crime in the twentieth century from Ankara to Zanzibar. It includes a new theoretical model for interpreting historical research to demonstrate the usefulness of social histories of children and youth for policy analysis and decision-making in the twenty-first century.

The second edition of The Constitutional Rights of Children, by David Tanenhaus is coming in the fall.
Greg Hise and William Deverell co-authored "Representing Cities in a Digital Age," which appeared in the Western Historical Quarterly 48/3 (Fall 2017). Also, they co-edited the volume Form and Landscape: Southern California Edison and the Los Angeles Basin, 1940-1990 (Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West), which will be out this fall.
A.B. Wilkinson's article, "People of Mixed Ancestry in the Seventeenth-Century Chesapeake: Freedom, Bondage, and the Rise of Hypodescent Ideology" will appear in the Journal of Social History 52:2 (Winter 2018). The article helps situate the first people of mixed heritage in English colonial North America.
Michael Green is the co-director of a National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $133,432 for a two-week Summer Institute for 25 college and university faculty. The Institute will cover the topic "Hoover Dam and the Shaping of the American West." Dr. Green and several department faculty have collaborated with the University of Massachusetts and Dartmouth University.
Joanne Goodwin has returned to the history department full time having completed her tenure as founding director of the Women's Research Institute of Nevada (1999-2017). She delivered the archives of WRIN to the University Archives located in Special Collections at Lied Library. Women in Nevada History, a legacy digital project launched in September 2017 and features work produced by Goodwin, graduate students, and community members.
This fall Elspeth Whitney is teaching USAC (University Studies Abroad Consortium) students in Viterbo, Italy. She writes that she and her students are having a wonderful time!
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