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Maine Museum
Libby Bischof, USM associate professor of history in the Department of History and Political Science, under the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences (CAHS), has been appointed by Gov. Paul LePage to join the 15-member commission, which has oversight of the museum’s policies and operations.
Todd May
On Friday, September 19th, at 3 PM, in room 102 Wishcamper, Dr. Todd May, Ph.D. will lecture on "What Makes Life Meaningful?". This event is sponsored by the Philosophy Department and is co-sponsored by History and Political Science as well as the English Department. All are welcome to attend! Pizza and beverages will be served starting at 1:30 and there will be a meet and greet with Dr. May prior to the lecture. Please join us!
Old School Telephone
Inside Higher Ed, an online publication, interviews History Professor Elizabeth Bischof regarding a new trend: professors contacting students who are not enrolled, to come back to campus and finish their degrees. https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2014/08/22/faculty-one-public-university-are-asked-get-involved-student-retention
Nixon
Check out this NPR news piece on USM Adjunct Professor Chris Beam and his project transcribing the Nixon tapes for the National Archives: http://news.mpbn.net/post/four-years-transcribing-nixon-tapes-what-usm-history-professor-learned
Fall 2014 History Schedule
History Schedule at-a-glance
Lunch Counter Sit-in 1960
The USM History and Political Science Department with Multicultural Student Affairs presents Contesting and Celebrating Citizenship: Commemorating the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Thursday, February 13th, 2014 in the University Events Room, 7th Floor of the Glickman Library at 6:00 pm.
Confucius
Jie Zhao, Associate Professor of History, contributes opinion piece to the Portland Press Herald. Find the link to the article here.
HSA Flyer
Attention history buffs! Come join us for a trivia night on Wednesday evening, October 30th, from 7:30-9:30 at 200 Payson-Smith Hall. Those interested in History and Political Science should come out for a night of food, fun, and friendly competition. Prizes will be given out to the winning team. Please contact 780-4283 for further information. This event is being sponsored by the History Students Association.
History & Political Science are proud to announce that The New England Society has awarded Associate Professor Libby Bischof with their 2013 New England Society Book Awards for Art & Photography.
"If people visiting Portland tried to learn about the city's history from its outdoor public art, what would they think?" Professor Eagan explores the connection between the city's history and its art.

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