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Kenneth Janken Selected for the R.D.W. Connor AwardJanken-199x3001-199x300

Kenneth Janken, Director of CSAS and our colleague, has won the R.D.W. Connor Award, which is given by the Historical Society of North Carolina for the year’s best article to appear in the North Carolina Historical Review. Kenneth’s winning article is entitled “Remembering the Wilmington Ten: African American Politics and Judicial Corruption in the 1970s.”


Carolina Chronicle Names Theda Perdue, Professor Emerita, an Academic Superhero

TPerdueTheda Perdue has amassed many accolades and achievements during her career of 30-plus years. She says her most rewarding role can be summed up in three words: graduate student mentor. She reflects, specifically, on her 13 years at Carolina: “I came to UNC at the height of my career, and graduate students were my top priority. Mentoring a graduate student is a creative enterprise and a collaborative process. I have enjoyed it so much, and my graduate students have been very gifted and hard working.” Click here to read the full article by the Carolina Chronicle.

bobyboormersrussianDonald Raleigh’s Book Newly Translated

Moscow publisher, Novoe Literaturnoe Obozrenie, published a Russian-language translation of Donald J. Raleigh’s Soviet Baby Boomers:  An Oral History of Russia’s Cold War Generation (Oxford University Press, 2012), Советские бэйби-бумеры. Послевоенное поколение рассказывает о себе и о своей стране. See more here.


Kathryn Burns Gives Talk on Her New Book Project

Professor Kathryn Burns spent last academic year, 2014-15, as an NEH Long-Term Fellow at the John Carter Brown Library to do research on a new book project, “Relations of Resgate.” And the JCB director asked her to do one of the ten-minute, no-notes “JCBx talks” he set up for the former fellows’ reunion on May 2, 2015. Click here to watch.

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