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Melissa (Famiglietti) Rodriguez
Click to view contentBefore the horrific events of the Pulse nightclub shooting, the UpStairs Lounge arson attack was one of the deadliest assaults on the LGBQT community-- except hardly anyone heard about it. In honor of #PrideMonth, read into why this deadly attack is completely unknown to so many.  Read more… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
Teaching our students to properly cite sources is an essential component of college-level history courses. In a previous blog I mentioned that last summer I started requiring a rough-draft of the Works Cited page in the earliest stages of my students’ research. This week I will share that brief assignment and the reasons I have found it effective.… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
I was first introduced to Jane Addams during my junior year of college when my professor assigned Twenty Years at Hull House. It was not until several years later when I used the book with students in a course of my own, however, that I was truly impacted by Addams’s work. Today I teach at a community college where some of my students are… (Show more)
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Jennifer Bilello
In recognition of the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, author, podcaster, and historian Giles Milton is telling the tales of the people who risked their lives on Normandy Beach that fateful day. In this infographic, Milton shares the timeline of the day's events, as well as stories of those behind the Allied invasion and how they impacted the…
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Suzanne McCormack
According to my social media feeds, National Teacher Appreciation Day was May 7th. Reading posts thanking teachers and mentors last week led me to think a lot about what my years in the college classroom have meant to me personally. Although in higher education we are called “professors,” when it comes down to what we do day in and day out, we are… (Show more)
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Chelsea Simens
Click to view contentHistory of Mother’s Day Whether its flowers, breakfast in bed, or a handwritten card, Americans typically resort to “leisurely” activities to honor mothers and mother figures on Mothers Day.   We’ve been celebrating since 1914 when Woodrow Wilson declared the second Sunday in May as a national holiday. However, celebrating mothers dates back much… (Show more)
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Suzanne McCormack
Researching care of the mentally ill during my semester-long sabbatical has shown me just how much I have overlooked the importance of teaching the history of medicine in my courses. I blogged earlier this semester about some of the web-based resources I plan to share with students in future courses (see “Making Connections: History & Medicine”).… (Show more)
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Chelsea Simens
Click to view content  With the U.S.’s carbon footprint growing, air quality flunking, and a 12 year warning to stop planet warming Earth Day is not in its heyday.   On April 22, 2019 Earth Day celebrated its 49th anniversary. Let’s make this birthday one to remember! Below are actionable items you can take every day of the week to continuously celebrate Earth Day and… (Show more)
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Chelsea Simens
As another Easter passes by we wanted to take a moment to reflect on all the ways we celebrate and honor this holiday. Take a look below to learn more about Easter’s traditions and symbols.   Full moon rising (Almanac) Would you believe that the date of Easter is related to the full Moon? Specifically, Easter is celebrated on the first Sunday… (Show more)
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Melissa (Famiglietti) Rodriguez
Click to view contentWe will be displaying at the World History Association's 28th Annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jun 27-29th. Please stay tuned for more information on booth number and events.  wha2019 https://www.thewha.org/conferences/2019-puerto-rico-conference/  
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