Professor Thompson will use the grant to write and translate “After Lawrence: Woodrow Wilson and the Brief Promise of Arab Liberalism.”
This academic year, 10 students worked as interns for about 100 hours each semester in the museum, and took part in three training sessions and three academic seminars.
“Causes Won and Lost: The End of the Civil War,” is bringing together leading historians to discuss the war’s closing, its aftermath and its legacy in American life.
Jerry White’s lecture, “Religion, Violence and Strategy: How to Stop Killing in the Name of God?,” served as a preview of a new course that he will teach during May’s short academic session and in the fall.
The award honors a rising fourth-year student who displays leadership, achievement, enterprising spirit, humility and devotion to the University.
“The aim of my project is to equip the young women of Mariposa with the tools they need to lead confident, autonomous and purposeful lives.”
The project is being led by German Associate Professor Chad Wellmon and Assistant English Professor Brad Pasanek.
A “Plant Your Dreams” garden, a “Humanitea” Party with local children and a moonlight circus of aerialists and fire-twirlers will be featured.
The five-year grants are among the most prestigious available to young faculty in science and engineering fields.
For her “positive, inspiring and long-lasting effect on students,” Prof. Spaar has been named one of three finalists for the national, $250,000 Cherry Award for Great Teaching.