The Immigration History Research Center has taken the lead in creating a public syllabus on the history of immigration to the US. The hope is that ordinary citizens can better understand the complexities--and myths--of our immigration past and present.
Undergradaute Tyler Boesch is driven to influence positive change in his local community. The Talle Scholarship winner is majoring in both history and global studies and is eager to bring an informed perspective into his volunteer work with New Americans. He finds that learning about other times and places helps him to understand and engage with people who live in his own city.
Donovan Scholarship recipient Michaela Bunke recently traveled to Vienna, Austria to study some of history’s most renowned intellectuals. Not only did she emerge from this experience with a greater understanding of her research topic, but she also found that her focus on this particular area of history actually reinforced a framework for comprehending global historical phenomena.
Turkey, potatoes, stuffing, and pumpkin pie are likely some of the foods that will be on your Thanksgiving dinner table. But how did our traditional Thanksgiving dishes become, well, traditional? Food historian Tracey Deutsch at the University of Minnesota helps answer the question.