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AMERICAN STUDIES DEPARTMENT NEWS

Luna '14 Named 2014 Rangel Fellow

Following a highly competitive nationwide contest, David Luna '14 has been awarded a prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Fellowship for his dedication and determination to foster political and global awareness among fellow students, and desire to pursue a career in public service. He is the first HWS student to receive the honor. The Rangel Fellowship, funded by the U.S. Departmen...  More >>

 

A Novelist's Sacred Trails

Susan Power will visit campus to give a talk titled "A Novelist's Sacred Trails" on Thursday, April 3. Power is an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and a native Chicagoan, who has authored three books and numerous short stories and essays. Her talk will take place at 7:30 p.m. in the Albright Auditorium. "I will discuss how I came to embrace this new process which required such a ...  More >>

 

del Fabro '67 Memorial a “Must-See”

Artist and sculptor Pietro del Fabro '67 constructed the American Civil War Memorial in the Village of Waterloo in 2008 to commemorate the lives lost in the Civil War. CBS Pittsburgh has since included the memorial among the "Top 5 Must-See Civil War Era Sites." The news station noted, "The Memorial honors the sacrifice of soldiers serving for both North and South and was built in part by residen...  More >>

 

Baseball and American Culture

In the interdisciplinary course, "Baseball and American Culture," students encounter the perhaps unlikely amalgam of politics, theatre, baseball and the cultural landscape of the United States -- but then again, says Professor of Political Science Iva Deutchman, "Baseball is drama, politics is drama -- it's all American culture at large. Baseball, and what it has come to symbolize, is pretty darn...  More >>

 

Harrigan ’69 in Daring Rescue

Kevin Harrigan '69, a Syracuse adoption lawyer, was among a handful of good Samaritans recently involved in rescuing a stranger from a burning truck on the New York State Thruway. An article in the Post-Standard explains how he and others pried a smashed door to pull a soldier from the pickup truck. The article notes Harrigan and his legal assistant Sherry Kline were driving eastbound on the way...  More >>