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Department News for 2009


“Ronald Numbers passes the baton”
December 2009

Ronald Numbers has completed his four-year term (2005-2009) as president of the Division of History of Science and Technology of the International Union of History and Philosophy of Science. He passes the baton to LIU Dun of China.

“Mitman's environmental film fest in the news”
October 2009

Tales from Planet Earth is a three-day festival showcasing environmental films from around the world. This journey across the globe will explore how stories told through film shape our understanding of nature and inspire action on behalf of environmental justice and the diversity of life. All festival events are free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis. Donations help support the festival and will be accepted at the door.

“New Faculty - Dayle B. DeLancey”
August 2009

The department welcomes Dayle B. DeLancey to the department. Her interests and research include 19th- and 20th-c. history and ethics of African-American health experiences, U.S. public health (esp. vaccination and disaster relief campaigns), medical technologies (esp. vaccines and pharmaceuticals), the public understanding of medicine (esp. fears, myths, and rumors), and race and gender in medicine. Explorations of discourse and print culture inform much of her work. Welcome Dayle.

“Brad Moore Receives Fulbright-IIE Grant”
April 2009

History/History of Science doctoral candidate Brad Moore has received a Fulbright-IIE grant in support of a dissertation on public health in the former Czechoslovakia (tentatively titled "Healthy Comrades: The Stalinization of Public Health in East Germany and Czechoslovakia, 1948-1956"). He plans to begin his year of overseas research in the summer of 2009.

“Walt Schalick NEH Grant”
March 2009

Walt Schalick and Monica Green (Arizona State University) have received a grant from the NEH for "Disease in the Middle Ages," a seminar planned for Summer 2009 at the Wellcome Centre in London.

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